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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • A cover letter of the manuscript has been prepared and will be attached stating the originality, the contributions to the state of the art or the research technique and the contribution of each of the authors.

Author Guidelines

Focus and scope

M&HEJ publishes national and international scientific contributions, in english and spanish, with the understanding that all submitted manuscript is original and unpublished.  The evaluation of the scientific content and quality of the received manuscripts is under a double-blind strategy by at least two specialized referees, who can be from the journal’s internal group, or external. The reviewing process is under complete anonymity.

The final editorial decision is made based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, provided these recommendations are in accord without any strong dissenting opinions. Where there are dissenting or opposing views, the paper is assessed by a third reviewer who may or may not be a member of the journal's Editorial Board. Once all reviews have been received and considered by the editors, a final decision is made and a letter drafted to the corresponding author. Possible final decisions include:

  • Acceptance without revision
  • Acceptance subject to minor revision
  • Resubmission for review after major revision
  • Declined

Where there are issues with the standard of presentation or clarity of language, the authors will be informed accordingly and provided with suggestions or assistance for rectification.

The manuscripts or contributions are the product of original research or bibliographic reviews in the different areas of;

- Microbiology; basic, clinical (bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and virology), industrial (biotechnology), environmental, food, sanitary and agricultural

- Food safety and food toxicology, science and technology

- Education for health; safety, infection prevention, therapy and pharmacotherapeutic monitoring of infections, epidemiology of infections, health education (personal hygiene and health care), healthy eating, drug use and prevention of multi-drug microbial resistance, risk analysis and risk factors that favor the infection.

M&HEJ do NOT publish technical reports, critics or opinions, biographies, etc.

M&HEJ’s objective is to create a space for discussion and divulgation of results and advances of high-level original research. Consequently, the journal focuses on researchers or academics of each of the above-mentioned areas.

Download the guidelines for authors and submission format (WORD)


Cover letter

All manuscripts submitted to M&HEJ must be accompanied by a letter stating that this manuscript is original, unpublished, not in press or posted elsewhere in English or any other language, and is not currently available. you are considering posting elsewhere.

Authors should suggest three potential unbiased reviewers (with email addresses) who are qualified to review their manuscript.

The submitted cover letter must declare that all authors have seen and approved the content of the manuscript and have contributed significantly to the work.


Type of articles

Original ArticlesAn original article should be at least 2100 words long excluding references and title page.

Brief original articles (Short paper): The text for Brief Articles should not exceed a total of 2100 words, including an abstract (see below), references (not to exceed 30), figures (not more than 3), and tables (not to exceed 3). Subdivisions of sections are encouraged to help orient the reader.

Case reports: These should describe case diagnosis and investigations or treatments which are of exceptional interest, highlighting novel and important findings.

Letters to the editor: The text for letters the editor should not exceed a total 1,200 words. References (not to exceed 15), figures (not more than 2) and tables (not to exceed 2). Subdivisions of sections are encouraged to help orient the reader but should be general, such as “The Study” and “Conclusions”. Letters to the editor are generally updates on recent infectious disease trends and research, but may also respond to recent articles published in JM&HE.


Submission of Manuscripts

Submission to the M&HEJ is free and open to everyone. The Corresponding Author should register on this site, and enroll as Author, before you can be author of a submission.

Manuscripts and all the necessary additional files are submitted on the site, using the new submission wizard.

*IMPORTANT: Please note that the M&HEJ cannot be held responsible for emails from the editors or proofreaders that are not received by authors due to errors in spam filters on public email servers such as Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail, or your company / institutional policies.
Please add to your email service’s trusted email list and/or make sure to frequently check online for changes in your manuscript’s status.


Publication Fees

The M&HEJ charges an Article Processing Charge of U.S. $100 (incl. VAT) for accepted articles, to cover copyediting and production costs. You are kindly invited to contact the Billing Department at for details.

Since we don't want to make the payment capability to be a barrier, if you or your institution is unable to cover the costs, you may apply for a waiver by sending a detailed letter to, explaining the reasons of your request at the time of submission. Waive requests after the review has been initiated can not be considered.


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