Instructions for Authors
Medicinal Plant Communications, is an international scientific journal that publishes only short communications and review articles every four months (in the months of May, July, September, November), and that since 2020 belongs to the Editorial MS-Editions (Santiago, Chile), an entity that little by little will begin to put a different stamp and a new nuance, with some important changes but that does not intend to modify the philosophy or scientific approach of the journal.
Among the features that are consolidated and new ones are:
New Instructions for the Authors that correspond to modifications of those published in 2017 are attached. The authors should carefully consider the "Important Recommendations". Failure to comply with any of these recommendations is a cause of non-acceptance of the article for publication.
1. Types of Contribution
2. Important Recommendations
3. Contribution Format
The works will be presented in Microsoft Word format (using Times New Roman number 11). The articles will consist of:
3.1. First Page:
The citations in the text should include the author's last name and the year, separated by commas and placed between parentheses (eg Reyes, 1995); if there is more than one work by the same author, they will be separated by commas (eg Reyes, 1987, 1995, 2001). If there are two authors, they will be cited separated by "and" or its equivalent, respecting the original language of the source. If there are more than two authors, only the first one will be cited followed by the expression et al.
While the references section must include all authors. If there are several works by the same author and year, it will be cited with a sequential letter appended to the year (example: Mayer et al., 1987a, 1987b). The reference will include ONLY the references mentioned in the text, ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author, without a preceding number and withoutindentation. Last name/s of the author followed by the initials of the name, without periods or separation between them.
The name of the journal will be abbreviated according to ISO regulations or Pubmed Journals Database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Journal ISO abbreviation) that offers the possibility of confirming online the name and abbreviation of a huge number of journals. Finally, the volume of the publication will be cited, followed by the number in parentheses, a colon and the number of pages from x to y, without spaces in between. You must indicate the Doi where applicable. Book citations must specify the pages consulted as well as the year, city and country of publication. Incomplete citations will not be accepted and failure to comply with these rules will be a reason for the article to be delayed until it is corrected.
4.1.1. Periodic Publications Models:
Cai LS, Gong SL, Chen M, Wu CY. 2006. Vinyl crown ether as a novel radical crosslinked sol – gel SPME fiber for determination of organophosphorus pesticides in food samples. Anal Chim Acta 559 (1): 89-96.
Durand A, Miranda M, Cuellar A. 1986. Manual of practical of laboratory of Pharmacognosy. Ed. I People and Education, Havana, Cuba, pp. 90, 120-121.
4.1.3 Edited Book Chapters:
Lopes de Almeida JM. 2000. Pharmaceutical formulation of phytotherapeutic products, pp. 113-124. In Sharapin N: Foundations of technology of phytotherapeutic products. Ed. CAB and CYTED, Bogotá, Colombia.
4.1.4 Thesis (acceptable only if there is no alternative source):
González D. 2000. Cianobacteria study with noxious effects (deleterious and toxic) in aquatic atmospheres of the county of San Luís. Thesis, National University of San Luis, Argentina.
Babu GDK, Ahuja PS, Kaul VK, Singh V. 2005. Simple, portable mini distillation apparatus for the production of essential oils and hydrosols. US Patent No. 6,911,119B2. CSIR, June 28.
4.1.6 Electronic Resources:
All web pages must be current at the time of publication.
In the absence of an author, or when there is no main responsible, the responsible institution is taken as equivalent to the author and is cited in the text (CNN, 2009). CNN. Cuba's health care manages despite seizure. http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0108/18/yh.00.html [Consulted October 10, 2020].
4.1.7 Online Newsletters or Journals with ISSN:
The source must be cited like any other journal. Example:
4.1.8 Communications to Congresses
As of September 15, 2020, they are not accepted as references.
4.2 Important note about the citation of web pages
These days the growing ABUSE of the citation of Web pages is being verified to endorse scientific statements made by the authors, it is very dangerous for your credibility as an author, and for the credibility of this journal, to cite information obtained in Web pages that do not have no scientifically recognized entity that is responsible for the aforementioned information. "Anonymous" web pages will not be accepted. Any abuse will be a reason for rejection for publication, even if it has already been (wrongly) accepted by the reviewers. In the case of online newsletters or journals with ISSN, the source must be cited like any other journals.
5. Submission of Works and Editing Procedure
They should be sent by email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
The works will be accompanied by a list containing the email and address of ALL the authors. The main author will be responsible for expressing their agreement on behalf of all authors, in relation to the publication in MPC as well as any problem that originates from the authority and/or originality of the work. This will be clearly established in a formal note that will accompany the submitted work. Once received, the work will be refereed by a pair of reviewers, who may be members of our editorial committee, academics or recognized professionals, who will decide its approval or rejection. In any case, the editor has the power to decide whether the work complies with the Bulletin's approach and has the freedom to modify the final manuscript (see the next section).
6. Final Authority of the Editorial Committee
The editors reserve the right to correct or modify the manuscript accepted for publication in MPC, after consultation with the author so that it better suits the style and objectives of the Bulletin. This procedure will take place in those cases in which the manuscripts do not agree with the generally accepted scientific models or if the content is unnecessarily long, redundant or not sufficiently clear. These modifications may be requested directly from the authors and may delay the publication of the manuscript. Thank you for your important contribution and for keeping these guidelines in mind.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.