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The journal Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia (ABD), indexed in accordance with the databases MedLine, Web of Science, Scopus, Embase – Excerpta Medica, Latindex, LILACS, Periodica, Tropical Diseases Bulletin (TDB) – and included in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) – Brazil, is published bimonthly and is devoted to the dissemination of original, unpublished technical-scientific work, resulting from research or reviews of dermatological topics and related matters. Exchanges with other publications may be accepted. According to the Statute of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, the distribution of the journal is free to its members.
The journal Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia follows the rules of the "Uniformity Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (Vancouver Norms), whose updated original English version is available on the website: www.icmje.org. Works originated from experiments with humans and animals must comply with the official norms in effect (Resolution CNS 466/12). The Research Ethics Committee of the institution must approve research involving human subjects and animals, with proof of authorization supplied by the authors.
Original manuscripts received are forwarded to specialist reviewers for analysis. The process is anonymous, that is, the identity of authors and reviewers is not disclosed. The name of the institution where the work was conducted and/or names of the city/state/country should not appear in the title and body of text at the beginning of the submission process. Authors are informed of the analysis results and should provide the reviewed original work when significant changes are recommended.
Opinions and statements presented in the journal are of sole responsibility of their authors and may not be shared by the Editorial Staff, the Advising Council or the Brazilian Society of Dermatology.
The Editorial Staff of the Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia and the Brazilian Society of Dermatology do not guarantee or endorse products or services advertised in the journal or any promises related to services or products advertised. Advertisement is of sole responsibility of advertisers.
Norms for the presentation of original work
Development and Essential Elements
Submit original manuscripts through the online submission system, according to instructions. The font should be Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced.
All the articles sent to the ABD for publication should be written in English.
Choose the section the article belongs to and verify, on the cover sheet, the full title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s), full and abbreviated, academic degrees, the name of the institution where the work was conducted, the institution to which the author(s) are affiliated and their respective functions, the complete address of the main author, his or her phone numbers and email address, financial support and potential conflicts of interest. When required by the Editorial Staff for inclusion in the Investigation and Review Sessions, inform through a declaration signed by the main author the specific participation of each author in the performance of the work (please see "Authorship Criteria" below).
Indicate at least 3 and at most 10 descriptors (keywords) which identify the subjects discussed in the text and which are included in the publication "Descriptors in Health Sciences" (DeCS), of Bireme, available on the website http://decs.bvs.br or in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), of Index Medicus, available on the website www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh.
To be classified as author an individual must have given significant intellectual contribution to the performance of work. This involves participation in conceiving and planning the study; in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; in writing or critically reviewing the manuscript, and in approving its final version. Other participation, such as securing financial support, data collecting and cataloging, technical support for conducting medical protocols, patient referral, interpretation of routine exams and service supervision or department heading, which is not directly involved in the study, does not constitute criteria for authorship. However, if these individuals have significantly contributed to the study, they may be cited in the "Acknowledgements", at the end of the text, by means of written authorization from the individuals in charge of the study.
The journal Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia considers acceptable a maximum of 6 authors per article, in any section. Nevertheless, the journal may exceptionally accept a greater number of authors for articles of higher complexity in the Investigation and Review fields, which should be accompanied by acceptable justification for the larger number of participants.
Unabridged bibliographical references, in order of citation, should include only publications mentioned in the manuscript and follow the norms of the "Uniformity Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Vancouver Style). Journal titles must be abbreviated as in Index Medicus, whose list of abbreviations may be obtained in the NLM publication "List of Serials Indexed for Online Users", available on the website http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of bibliographical references.
Most Common Examples
If the manuscript has many authors, mention at most 6. If there are more than 6 authors, cite the first 6 followed by the expression "et al".
Thesis or Dissertation
If a reference exists only on the Internet, a hard copy of the file should be saved to be given to interested readers, in case the URL changes or becomes inactive.
A complete list of examples of bibliographical citations is available here (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required).
Illustrations include charts, tables, graphs, figures and videos. Their inclusion is justified when they actually complement textual information or facilitate its comprehension. For this reason, illustrations will be accepted only up to the limit established for the particular type of manuscript. The Editorial Staff reserves the right to make exceptions based on fair judgment.
Refer to illustrations in the text and number them using Arabic numerals in a sequence adequate to each type, according to the entry order.
Attach all illustrations in the specific field in the submission system.
Insert digital images in ".jpg" files and with minimal resolution of 300 dpi. Video file formats no larger than 10 MB with the extensions ".mpg", ".avi" and ".wmv" are also accepted.
Charts, tables and graphs
Charts are used to present textual information in a tabulated form, without the use of statistical data. Tables, on the other hand, are used to present numerical and comparative data, thus allowing statistical analysis of results. In graphs, data are presented as drawings, preferably as circle (pie) or bar graphs.
Charts, tables and graphs should have a brief and clear title, with explanations, when necessary, in footnotes.
If data from other sources, published or not, are used in charts and tables, it will be necessary to obtain permission and inform who the author is, the date and origin of the data.
Figures and videos
Figures include other forms of illustration, mainly photographs and microphotographs. Photographs should be attached as ".jpg" files. Legends should be specified and identified with the respective number.
If a figure has already been published, the original source must be cited and a written authorization from the individual who owns title to its copyright must be provided. Public domain documents are an exception.
When uploading a video, it is necessary to include legends with information such as title of the manuscript, authorship, institution, and other relevant comments.
To use photographs of patients, their identity should be kept anonymous. Otherwise, it will be necessary to obtain written permission for their disclosure and dissemination (please see Protection of Rights and Privacy of Patients below).
Protection of Rights and Privacy of Patients Participating in Research
Information that may reveal the identity of a research participant or case report should not be published as descriptions, photographs or genealogy, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. In this case, the patient or person responsible for the patient must give written permission for its publication.
The written consent for this purpose requires that the manuscript to be published be shown to the patient or person responsible for him/her. Acknowledgment that authorization has been granted should be included in the publication.
In the pursuit of anonymity, patient data must never be altered or falsified. Details that may be helpful in identifying individuals should be omitted if they are not essential.
Patient names, their initials or hospital records should not be used, especially in the illustrative materials.
When experiments with animals are conducted, the researcher must inform whether the recommendations of the institution regarding care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
Reproduction of imagens
The journal may permit reproduction of images by previous request to the editors, as long as the source is cited and the due credits correctly given to all concerned.
Measurement Units and Abbreviations
Abbreviations are not permitted in the title and are not recommended in the abstract, except in rare circumstances. The full term should precede the abbreviation, when the latter is used for the first time.
All measurements must follow the International System of Units (SI), found on the website http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/units.html. Temperature must be informed in Celsius degrees (oC) and blood pressure in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
Write the original work for publication in the journal Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia in English and assign it to one of the following sections:
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS APPLIED TO DERMATOLOGY
IMAGES IN TROPICAL DERMATOLOGY
IMAGES IN DERMATOLOGY
SYNDROME IN QUESTION
Topics that have been written by invitation from the editors and are considered relevant may be included in the Special Article section.
Submit your manuscript for evaluation by the Editorial Staff of the journal on the following website: http://www.sgponline.com.br/abd/sgp/.
All documents, such as Consent of Use for Publication, Conflict of Interest, Disclosure Form, Authorization for Publication of Photographs, and Participation in the Study are available on the website of the journal. These documents must be signed by all of the participating authors and attached when the article is submited through the system. Authorization for publication of photographs is only necessary when the face of the patient is completely identified. The document of participation in the study will only be requested by the editors if necessary.
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