Editorial policy

Topic: Galicia Clínica was re-founded in 2008. In these years it has published multiple research papers related to clinical medicine that are of great interest to the practical clinician (hospital, health center, emergency...). Our journal is specifically addressed to internists and medical specialties as well as primary care doctors and medical students.

Peer Review Process: This journal uses a single-blind peer review system. The editor makes a first assessment of the manuscripts to verify that they fit with the objectives of the journal. If so, each manuscript is sent to at least two independent reviewers who assess the scientific quality of the manuscript. The editor is responsible for the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the article for publication and in case of controversy, his decision is the chosen one. If the article is accepted for publication, it enters the publication queue. If it requires corrections, it is sent back to the authors with the suggestions of the reviewers and the editor and a response time (usually 30 days). If it is rejected again, the process ends in our magazine.

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Posting frequency: Galicia Clínica publishes an annual volume, divided into four numbers on a quarterly basis. It is published by the Galician Society of Internal Medicine (SOGAMI), basing its organ of expression.

Open Access Policy: Galicia Clínica provides immediate and free access to all the contents of this electronic edition. The publication does not have any cost for the authors; however they assign the copyright to the journal. The journal does not allow adaptations of published articles or their use for commercial purposes.

Disclaimer: Opinions and facts contained in each article are responsibility of their authors. SOGAMI is not responsible, in any case, for the ideas or opinions expressed in the works.

Estimated times for evaluation and publication of articles: Average evaluation time: 60 days. Average publication time: 6-9 months.

Rate of rejected articles per year:

2008 16.67%
2009 4.88%
2010 9.09%
2011 14.93%
2012 15.07%
2013 22.22%
2014 39.33%
2015 38.66%
2016 51.50%
2017 67.61%
2018 50.00%
2019 68.78%
2020 64.70%
2021 65.24%.

Sources of funding: Galicia Clínica is an Open Access journal that does not charge authors for the processing of articles and whose financing comes entirely from the funds of the Galician Society of Internal Medicine, owner of the journal.

Intellectual property: The website www.galiciaclinica.info, pages included and the information or elements contained in it (texts, documents, photographs, drawings, graphic representations, among others), as well as logos, brands, trade names or other signs distinctive, are protected by intellectual or industrial property rights, of which the Galician Society of Internal Medicine (SOGAMI) is the owner or holds authorization for their exploitation by the legitimate owners; in particular, the Galician Society of Internal Medicine (SOGAMI) holds the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation. The contents of Galicia Clínica are under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License by which the work can be shared, copied, distributed, executed and publicly communicated, under the following conditions: - Acknowledgment — You must properly acknowledge authorship, provide a link to the license, and indicate if any changes have been made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in a way that suggests endorsement by the licensor or your use of it. - Non-Commercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes. - No Derivative Works — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not disseminate the modified material. This information can be expanded at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es_ES By virtue of this license, the storage and self-archiving of the corrected post-print version of the articles published in institutional, thematic repositories or personal web pages is allowed. Digital File Policy: To ensure accessibility, legibility and indefinite digital preservation of the content of Galicia Clínica, this publication may carry out the interventions indicated below, for which the author grants express authorization: - Regular backups on external servers. - Surveillance and conversion of file formats. - Update of the software that supports the repository. - Periodic checks of the integrity of the files to ensure that the work has not been altered. - Periodic checks of the accessibility of the work. - Inclusion of a DOI persistent URL for the identification and unequivocal location of the work. Anti-plagiarism system: Galicia Clínica uses the iThenticate plagiarism detection service for all articles published from January 1, 2019.