The journal

Hepatología is a medical and scientific journal in the area of Clinical Hepatology, published semiannually, with the main purpose of promoting the dissemination of manuscripts on topics of interest for health professionals in the area of Hepatology. It is intended for medical students, general practitioners, residents, clinical and surgical specialists, and other health professionals. Hepatología has the support of the Colombian Association of Hepatology, as the official tool for the dissemination of Hepatology in Colombia.

Hepatología has an Editorial Board that includes national and international researchers, and renowned professionals. It is structured according to the needs of the medical and scientific community, and receives manuscripts in the following formats: Editorial, Original articles, Review articles, Reflection articles, Clinical cases and Letters to the editor, among others.

Publishing policies

Hepatología adheres to the guidelines established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Equator Network (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Records) to ensure the quality and integrity of the manuscripts. The journal accepts unpublished articles that have not been submitted for publication to another journal. In all cases, the authors must comply with the ethics of publication practices in terms of authorship, duplication of previously published results, plagiarism, manipulation of results, conflict of interests and ethical policies for human research. Manuscripts that present substantial similarity with others already published will be removed from the editorial process. The publication of the manuscripts does not generate any cost for the authors.

Authorship

Hepatología authorship recognition policy is based on the criteria indicated by the ICMJE to grant credit while attributing responsibility for the publication to a person. For this, a signed statement must be sent to the journal, indicating that each author meets the authorship criteria and is responsible for the content to be published. The inclusion or withdrawal of authors after the editorial process has started is not accepted.

Manuscripts published in Hepatología can be used under the Creative Commons license, specifically the Recognition-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Work (BY-NC-ND). No publication, national or foreign, may reproduce or translate, in whole or in part, the articles, abstracts, tables or figures published in Hepatología , by any means and for any purpose, without prior written authorization from the publisher.

Privacy statement

Personal information collected from the authors will be used exclusively for editorial purposes and will not be available to any other person or institution.

Ethical aspects of human studies and confidentiality

For research studies in humans and clinical cases, the authors must have informed consent of the patients, in writing, for their participation in the study and publication, reproduction and dissemination of the results. Similarly, they must have the approval by the Ethics Committee of the institution where they carried out the study, in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 8430 of 1993 of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Colombia, and under the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and COPE. They must also have the permission to access the clinical records. Hepatología only accepts original articles with clinical trials that have been registered in accordance with the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and ICMJE. The identification number must be included at the end of the abstract in the manuscript.

The authors are responsible for guaranteeing the privacy of the patients included in the research studies or case reports, by protecting their identity both in the text and in the images. Authors should not use in the manuscript names, initials, clinical records or any other data that could identify the patient.

Conflict of interest

Hepatología adopts the ICMJE declaration of potential conflict of interest (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/), with some modifications. A form will be e-mailed to the correspondence author, once the manuscript has been approved, to be filled out and signed by each of the authors. Articles will only be published when forms from all authors have been received.

Conflict of interest is considered to exist when the author had or has economic, professional or personal relationships, at the time of writing or submitting the manuscript, with people or institutions that may have improperly influenced the objectivity or validity of the study, or the analysis and interpretations included in the text, which must be declared in the manuscript to be published.

Permissions

The authors are responsible for obtaining the permissions to partially reproduce text, tables or figures from other publications or, failing that, for providing the basic information to obtain the permission through the publisher.

Editorial process

Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format to [email protected] The author must keep a copy of the manuscript since neither the Editor nor the publisher assumes responsibility for non-receipt or loss of the manuscript during the evaluation and editing process.

An e-mail will be sent to the correspondence author to confirm receipt, and the manuscript will be assessed for plagiarism and duplication through the iThenticate ® software. The material for consideration will be evaluated by the Editorial Board for provisional approval based on relevance and quality. A declaration of responsibility and transfer of copyright form will be e-mailed to be completed by each author. The manuscripts that continue the editing process will be evaluated by
external peers, under double blind modality. Hepatología guarantees that this process is confidential.

Once the Editor has received the comments from the peers, a communication will be sent to the correspondence author so that the suggested changes can be made, if requested, within two weeks. When the manuscript has been accepted in its final version, a PDF copy of the article will be sent to the corresponding author for final review, to be returned within 48 hours. If no comments are received within the deadline, Hepatología is not responsible for typographical or spelling errors that are published. Similarly, the journal keeps the right to admit or not corrections made by the author to the proof material.

Hepatología reserves the right to accept or reject submitted manuscripts and will make the changes in style and grammar it deems necessary, as well as make suggestions that considers may improve the presentation and quality of the manuscript. In all cases, the authors are responsible for the ideas, judgments, opinions, approach, accuracy and all aspects expressed in the manuscript.

Editorial board

Editor

Juan Carlos Restrepo Gutiérrez, MD, Esp,  MSc, PhD

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Universidad de Antioquia, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe

Medellín, Colombia

Editorial Board

Andrés Cárdenas Vásquez, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clínic

Barcelona, España

 

Antoni Rimola Castellá, MD, Esp

Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clínic

Barcelona, España 

 

Carmen Yanette Suárez Quintero, MD, Esp

Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Hospital San Ignacio

Bogotá, Colombia

 

Diego Fernando Jiménez Rivera, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Universidad ICESI, Fundación Valle del Lili

Cali, Colombia

 

Gabriel Sebastián Díaz Ramírez, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Universidad del Valle, Fundación Valle del Lili

Cali, Colombia

 

Geovanny Hernández, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Fundación Cardioinfantil

Bogotá, Colombia

 

Ismael Yepes Barreto, MD, Esp, PhD

Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Centro Médico Gastropack

Cartagena, Colombia

 

Javier Hernández Blanco, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Epidemiology

Clínica de Enfermedades Digestivas, Universidad de Magdalena

Santa Marta, Colombia

 

Jorge Donado Gómez, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Epidemiology

Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe

Medellín, Colombia

Luis Guillermo Toro Rendón, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Hospital San Vicente Fundación

Medellín, Colombia

 

María Carlota Londoño Hurtado, MD, Esp, PhD

Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Hospital Clínic

Barcelona, España

 

María Cristina Navas Navas, MSc, PhD

Microbiology, Virology

Universidad de Antioquia

Medellín, Colombia

 

Martín Garzón Olarte, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantatione

Fundación Cardioinfantil

Bogotá, Colombia

 

Mauricio Orrego Beltrán, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantatione

Clínica Las Vegas

Medellín, Colombia

 

Miguel Ángel Navasa Anadón, MD, Esp

Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Hospital Clínic

Barcelona, España

 

Mónica Lorena Tapias Mantilla, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Fundación Santafé de Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia

  

Oscar Alfredo Beltrán Galvis, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation

Fundación Cardioinfantil

Bogotá, Colombia

 

Santiago Patiño Giraldo, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Health Education

Universidad de Antioquia

Medellín, Colombia

Editorial board

Editor

Juan Carlos Restrepo Gutiérrez, MD, Esp, MSc, PhD

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Universidad de Antioquia, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe
Medellín, Colombia

Editorial Board

Andrés Cárdenas Vásquez, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clínic
Barcelona, España

Antoni Rimola Castellá, MD, Esp

Hepatología Clínica y Trasplante
Universidad de Barcelona, Hospital Clínic
Barcelona, España

Carmen Yanette Suárez Quintero, MD, Esp

Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Hospital San Ignacio
Bogotá, Colombia

Diego Fernando Jiménez Rivera, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine,  Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Universidad ICESI, Fundación Valle del Lili
Cali, Colombia

Gabriel Sebastián Díaz Ramírez, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Universidad del Valle, Fundación Valle del Lili
Cali, Colombia

Geovanny Hernández, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Fundación Cardioinfantil
Bogotá, Colombia

Ismael Yepes Barreto, MD, Esp, PhD

Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Centro Médico Gastropack
Cartagena, Colombia

Javier Hernández Blanco, MD, Esp, MSc

Medicina Interna, Gastroenterología, Hepatología, Epidemiología
Clínica de Enfermedades Digestivas, Universidad de Magdalena
Santa Marta, Colombia

Jorge Donado Gómez, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Epidemiology
Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe
Medellín, Colombia

Luis Guillermo Toro Rendón, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Hospital San Vicente Fundación
Medellín, Colombia

María Carlota Londoño Hurtado, MD, Esp, PhD

Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Hospital Clínic
Barcelona, España

María Cristina Navas Navas, MSc, PhD

Microbiology, Virology
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia

Martín Garzón Olarte, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantatione
Fundación Cardioinfantil
Bogotá, Colombia

Mauricio Orrego Beltrán, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantatione
Clínica Las Vegas
Medellín, Colombia

Miguel Ángel Navasa Anadón, MD, Esp

Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Hospital Clínic
Barcelona, España

Mónica Lorena Tapias Mantilla, MD, Esp 

Internal Medicine, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Fundación Santafé de Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia

Oscar Alfredo Beltrán Galvis, MD, Esp

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Hepatology and Transplantation
Fundación Cardioinfantil
Bogotá, Colombia

Santiago Patiño Giraldo, MD, Esp, MSc

Internal Medicine, Health Education
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia