About us



Investigaciones Andina is a biannual publication, of the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina. It has been published since April 2000. This journal is aimed at professionals, students and researchers in health sciences. The journal arises as part of the process of research groups that seek with their scientific evidence derived from their original works or / and systematic reviews of literature, contribute to the decision making process of the public and private sector in the health areas, as well as in the scientific training of undergraduate and graduate students.

The abbreviation of its title is Investig. Andina, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, legends and bibliographic references.



The press team of the journal upon receiving an article does a pre-review before sending it to the academic peer reviewers. From this pre-review the author receives feedback with comments to adjust the article.

The Journal uses the mechanism of evaluation by external peers, under the rule of blind review, taking care to protect the good name of evaluators and authors, as a way to achieve maximum impartiality when issuing a concept.

In the selection of peers, the Journal, through the Editorial Committee and the Editor, ensures that the evaluation activity is developed by people with knowledge in the issues related to the journal, and that they have a broad research path as a way to guarantee their evaluative judgments, guided by criteria such as: originality, relevance, structure and articulation, syntax, conceptual development, generation of new knowledge and referential support.

The journal will submit all articles for review on the platforms for the detection of plagiarism and anti-plagiarism. The text that the Turnitin system throws as a result more than 15% of coincidence or plagiarism, will be returned to the authors to review, if the error persists when resubmitting it on the platform, the article will be rejected.It is understood that the contents submitted for the consideration of the Journal are the responsibility of its authors and, in no way, commit the Journal or the Institution.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps in a greater global exchange of knowledge.



The journal receives only research works of scientific quality type A defined by the National Bibliographic Index Publindex. It is considered that the published documents that correspond to the following typology:

1. Scientific and technological research article: Document that presents, in a detailed manner, the original results of completed research projects. The structure used contains the following sections:

Types of articles that can be published in the journal must have the following structure:

• Introduction

• Materials and methods

• Results

• Discussion of results

• Bibliographic references

2. Reflection articles: this is a publication that presents research results completed from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific topic using original sources.

3. Review article: this publication is the result of a completed research where results of published or unpublished research on a specific field of science or technology are analyzed, systematized and integrated, in order to account for the advances and trends of developing. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.



This is the summary of the summary, it must be in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


The order of mention must reflect the magnitude and importance of the contribution of each individual.


You should go to the bottom of the first page.


The abstract should be structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion.The abstract must be a maximum of 150 words. The verbs used are conjugated in the past tense.


They facilitate the entries (descriptors) in the indexing and information retrieval systems. Please lean on the thesauri or on www.bireme.br where you can consult the descriptor DeC / MeSH and from there you will be guided for the definition of the keywords and will also identify the translation of the search terms. The abstract and the keywords must be presented in Spanish, English and Portuguese. The journal supports the authors in the preparation of abstracts in English and Portuguese.


In its preparation it is suggested to briefly mention the following aspects: 1. The problem or objective, indicating its origin, background and importance according to the dimensions of magnitude, priority and vulnerability. Existing knowledge on the subject, summarizing the results of previous research and its bibliographic reference. 3. Type of design used, with a brief support on your choice. 4. Definition of the main variables, terms and abbreviations. 5. Express time in the present. One mistake is the absence of bibliographic support.



It details the way in which the results were obtained in terms of the design, techniques and materials used, so that the research can be replicated.



1. Technical specifications and exact quantities.

2. Generic, chemical and commercial name.

3. Origin, name of the manufacturer.

4. Preparation techniques.

5. In case of working with animals, plants and microorganisms, identify gender, species and strain; special characteristics of age, sex, genetic and physiological condition.

6. In the case of humans, identify the main characteristics of the population and the sample.



1. Express the type of design used.

2. Type of sampling used.

3. Mention statistical techniques and information collection instruments; report indicators of internal and external validity of the tests used without resorting to demonstrations; in case of relevance, express the bibliographic reference.

4. Mention important aspects of field work.

5. Use the verbs in past tense.



It is important to clarify how was the selection of subjects or objects and the assignment of subjects or objects to study groups (experimental, control, intervention treatment). You must be specific about the measurement of the effect and the exposure. The methods of analysis must be supported and consistent with the objectives of the study.


This part of the article aims to present the true contribution of the study carried out. In this section, information pertinent to the objectives of the study is presented in a coherent manner, as well as the statistical tests applied to the information collected. Do not forget that you must mention all the relevant findings, even those contrary to the hypothesis, you must also include sufficient details to justify the conclusions.



Here the authors can: 1. Use tables when necessary, summarize the information. 2. In the case of one or a few data, describe them in the text. 3. The statistical figures, sketches and diagrams help to clarify the results. 4. You should not repeat with words the information contained in the tables and figures, only express the conclusions drawn from them. 5. The statistical data found with tests of significance must be expressed with clear, simple and concrete interpretations and conclusions. 6. The verbs in this section are recommended to be conjugated in the past tense. REQUIREMENTS FOR TABLES AND FIGURES The titles of the pictures are on the top and those of the figures are written on the bottom of them. 1. They must be self-explanatory, simple and easy to understand. 2. Indicate the place, date and source of the information. 3. You must include units of relative measures (ratios, percentages, rates, indices). DISCUSSION Its purpose is to show the interpretations, generalizations, relationships, conclusions and recommendations that the results indicate and the discrepancies with other findings found in the research cited in the Background and the Theoretical Framework.



1. State the principles, relationships and generalizations that the results indicate.

2. Point out the exceptions, the lack of correlation and delimit the unresolved aspects.

3. Show how your results and interpretations agree (or not) with the previously published works.

4. Formulate the conclusions as clearly as possible.

5. Summarize the evidence that supports each conclusion.

6. Past time for your conclusions and present for bibliographic references. The conclusions are part of the discussion of results and allow to infer or deduce a truth from others that are admitted, demonstrated or presupposed.



This section recognizes the cooperation of people and institutions that materially assisted the author in his research.



The references allow to identify the original sources; They give solidity to the facts and opinions expressed by the author. They also guide the reader so that he can inform himself in greater length. For more information, you are encouraged to consult the Vancouver Rules.



1. Author (s) last names.

2. Title of the article.

3. Name of the magazine.

4. Year of publication.

5. Volume number.

6. Page (first and last).



1. Author (s) or Editor (s).

2. Title.

3. Edition (if not the first).

4. City, headquarters of the publisher.

5. Editorial.

6. Year of publication.



To complete or illustrate the development of the topic, information must be included that by its extension or configuration does not fit well within the body of the article.



As part of the submission process, the authors are obliged to verify that their submission meets all the elements shown below. Authors who do not comply with these guidelines will be returned to the authors.

1. The submission has not been previously published nor has it been submitted for consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided in the Editor's Comments).

2. The shipping file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.

3. Wherever possible, URLs are provided for references.

4. The text is single spaced; 12 points of font size; italics are used instead of underlining (except in URLs); and all the illustrations, figures and tables are placed in the appropriate places of the text, instead of at the end.

5. The text adheres to the stylistic and biliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines, which appear in About the journal.

6. If submitted to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an anonymous evaluation should be followed.



The authors must declare the non existence of conflicts of interest either for reasons of financing of the project from which the article results; as well as for intellectual, academic, moral and investigative reasons.

The Journal of Andean Research meets the ethical standards for publications issued by the COPE: http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct



The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes established in it and will not be provided to third parties or for their use for other purposes.

The authors must declare the non existence of conflicts of interest either for reasons of financing of the project from which the article results; as well as for intellectual, academic, moral and investigative reasons.

The Journal of Andean Research meets the ethical standards for publications issued by the COPE: http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct


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