Scope and policy
The journal Población y Salud en
Mesoamérica is a free, open-access electronic journal. The journal
receives articles in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. The
primary objective of this publication is to disseminate the results of
research in the various disciplines of knowledge based on population
studies from a demographic perspective, ie the determinants and
consequences of the dynamics of the size and composition of human
populations. Based public health research contributions, where health is
studied from a population subject to interventions and public policy
perspective will also be coming. Those works that are original and have
not yet been published will be accepted.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The academicians interested in publishing their research’s findings regarding population and health, can send their contributions. Original and unpublished works will be accepted. They must fulfill the following norms:
1. Title and subtitle that represents the content of the work.
3. Include an abstract (maximum 250 words) in English and Spanish; it will describe the purpose of the article, methodology employed, obtained results, discussion, and conclusions.
4. Include at least three key words in English and Spanish; they will identify the content of the article. It is recommended to take them from the POPIN's Multilingual Thesaurus.
5. Themes and sub-themes should be well-defined. The following format sections are suggested: Introduction, Methodology and Data, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References.
6. It is advisable that all works follow our publication numbering system for parts and sections, that is: 1., 1.1, 1.1.1, etc.:
1. First part
6. References should be arranged in strict alphabetical order. Only references to relevant documents, that were quoted and/or discussed, should be included. The format of American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition, in French paragraph should be used:
7. The acknowledgements are placed in a single paragraph with an unnumbered title and after the bibliography. Names and institutional affiliations of those acknowledged should be included as well as the specific assistance provided.
8. Charts, graphs, tables, pictures, etc. should be included at the end of the article and be sequentially numbered (table 1, table 2… table n).
9. In-text quotations should also follow the APA format. Short quotes (around 40 words) should be included in the text between quotation marks and written in italics. At the end of the paragraph, in parenthesis, indicate the author’s name, year of publication and the page number. Example: (Coleman, 1990, p. 27). If the citations exceed more than 40 words, they should be placed in a separate paragraph, indented five spaces and without quotation marks. These long quotes should be single-spaced. Specify the author or authors’ name (s), year of the publication and page number. Example:
The author’s name might be placed at the end of the quotation or at the beginning as in the example above. For example, the previous quote can begin: Borge (2005, p. 7) points out that: (include the in-text citation).
10. All works should be sent in MS-Word or RTF from any Mac or Pc application and with an average length of 15 pages. All works should come without page number; and written in plain text format, single space and in Times New Roman, font size 12. Paragraphs should not be indented and will be separated by one blank line.
11. Author or authors’ résumé (one page) and their institutional affiliation should be attached.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Sending of manuscripts
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