Operations manual

Objective. The goal of this operations manual is to regulate the organization and operation of Revista Cirugía y Cirujanos.


Definitions. The following abbreviations are included in these operations manual:

- Academia Mexicana de Cirugía

- Publisher: Permanyer Publications

- Journal: Revista Interamericana de Cardiología


General Provisions 

- These provisions shall be mandatory for everybody involved in the functioning of the Journal, authors, and peer reviewers alike.

- Academia is the proprietor of the Journal, rights of the registered trademark, and the corresponding copyrights.

- As long as the agreement between the Academia and the Publisher is effective, the latter holds all rights regarding the publication of the Journal. 

- Both the trademark and copyrights owned by Academia should be acknowledged in writing by the Publisher in charge of publishing the Journal; in addition, it shall announce that it is the official publication of Academia.

- The journal is published online, quarterly, with articles in Spanish or in English.

- The content of the Journal shall be available as open access to the scientific community, at no expense for the authors. 

- Associate Editors shall be appointed by the Editor-in-Chief.

- The members of the Journal’s Editorial Board shall be selected based on their experience and position within each scientific discipline, knowledge on the subject at stake, and understanding of the current or anticipated geographical scope of the journal’s scientific discipline.  



- The Journal’s personnel consist of 1 Editor-in-Chief, 1 Social Media Manager, and the Editorial Committee.

- The Editors-in-Chief shall have experience in the editorial field and will be responsible for implementing the best editorial practices in the process of evaluation and scientific editing of the manuscripts submitted. Also, for supervising the efficiency and agility of the editorial processes, identifying risks, and implementing improvement plans.  

- The Associate Editors must have editorial experience. Their job is to support the Editors-in-Chief in all their functions, evaluate manuscripts submitted associated with their subject matter field, as well any other functions they may be assigned to. 

- The members of the Editorial Board shall be able to remain indefinitely in their positions based on their active participation in the processes of the Journal.  Their job includes providing an inclusive editorial standpoint, promoting, and attracting new authors, reviewing studies associated with their subject matter area, suggesting initiatives, and contributing as authors.  


Relevant links: 

- COPE: https://publicationethics.org/ 

- ICMJE’s Roles and Responsibilities of Authors, Contributors, Reviewers, Editors, Publishers, and Owners