Investigación Clínica is composed of studies that attempt to answer some specific questions about new medication treatment modalities for a specific disease. In these, not only the beneficial effects but also the safety and adverse effects that can be controlled and / or avoided are evaluated. All clinical research is based on a set of rules or regulations called protocol.


Clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate in the study. These guidelines are based on factors such as age, type of illness, medical history and medical condition. People who wish to participate in these investigations must meet certain conditions or requirements to enter a clinical trial. Some studies look for volunteers with certain diseases or medical conditions that they want to study, while other studies require healthy people.


Many studies are not designed to directly benefit the participants. However, the search for particular characteristics of a disease or the effect of different medications could allow the development of new therapeutic targets and with this, a more personalized treatment of this disease. In addition, thanks to the altruistic participation, the community can benefit significantly by finding new ways to address this medical problem.


Investigación Clínica is an open access, international, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical trials. The journal's full text is available online at The journal allows free access to its contents, offers a way to make data both freely available and highly visible worldwide; this will benefit the impact of your publication. Investigación Clínica is dedicated to publishing articles on clinical trial methodology as well as protocols, commentaries and results papers. Investigación Clínica is one of the fastest communication journals and articles are published online within short time after acceptance of manuscripts, this will benefit the societies by getting faster access to your clinical trial results. The journal has a broad coverage for articles are clinical trial methodology, traditional results papers, regulatory aspects of clinical trial, research ethics, clinical trial management, clinical data management and biostatistics. The journal has unrestricted space and takes advantage of all the technical possibilities available for electronic publishing. It is published quarterly and available in print and online version.


ISSN: 0535-5133

Publisher: Universidad del Zulia