Marta Pulido, medical editor and corresponding academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has donated to the Library of the Academy the book “Cómo publicar artículos en revistas biomédicas de impacto” (How to publish articles in impact biomedical journals) (Saned), a practice and documented guide of recent appearance in bilingual edition (Spanish-English) addressed to all medical researchers. The book has been adapted to 22 medical specialties, with specific chapters dedicated to the detail of the journals of each discipline. So far, more than 30,000 copies have been distributed to doctors throughout Spain.
“Publishing is fashionable, and it has been around for years, but now it seems that if one is not the author of an article, one is nobody. Everybody understands that it is necessary to research, review, collect data, write works and publish, but not publish anywhere or in any way, publish in English and in high impact journals. It is not a simple task, but it is possible and less difficult than it seems”, says the academician in the presentation of the work.
The book details, step by step, what to publish and how and where to do it, offering details about each of the steps that lead from the intention and the idea of what to publish to how to write the study, to contact the magazines chosen after a process of selection and how to offer work. Also, Pulido points out the particularities of the different formats of these scientific studies, from the original article to the clinical case, the review article, the editorial or the miscellany. From there, she also reviews the different parts of which any scientific article.
“Scientific journals only publish works of well-done studies, that is: well-conceived, well-designed and well-executed, whose results have been properly interpreted in the light of the knowledge of the authors and of the data published in previous studies. A well-done study also means that it has been designed taking into account the current state of knowledge, that is, after a good literature review, complete and recent, to define precisely the interest, the novelty, the importance, the need and the possible repercussion of the work”, says Pulido.