ISSN 0102-8650 printed version
ISSN 1678-2674 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers on basic and applied research in surgery, and biomedical sciences, new surgical techniques, surgical education, advances in biomedicine and scientific communication, which is relevant to surgical practice and teaching.

Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira meets the standards of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org): Ethical Considerations in the Conduct and Reporting of Research, Authorship and Contributorship, and International Clinical Trial Registration (http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/en/). The Journal adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As per these guidelines, failure to adhere to the conditions outlined within will result in the editor publishing an appropriate correction, a statement of retraction, or enacting a withdrawal of the article.

Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira is registered in PUBMED/MEDLINE (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/9103983) and SciELO (http://www.scielo.br/acb) and complies with funding agencies policies that require deposition of the published articles they finance into overtly databases.

Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira has rule, norm, standard and style must be fulfill. Authors must follow the Instructions available from www.scielo.br/acb (English). Please, review accurately the manuscript before submitting for publication, otherwise, the manuscript will be unsubmitted to you by the Editorial Office, during the preliminary evaluation.

Manuscript fees
In order to participate in publication costs, International Authors have a charge of US$ 1000.00 and Brazilian Authors R$ 1000,00 for each accepted manuscript. We will update our prices for accepted articles submitted from January 15th, 2017.

Online Submission
The articles should be sent through the electronic management system at: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/acb-scielo.
Further information or questions please contact Prof. Saul Goldenberg (sgolden@terra.com.br)

Copyright transfer
A copyright transfer form, signed by the lead author, must be uploaded as a complementary file as soon as the manuscript is submitted.
The authors undersigned transfer copyright of the article “………………….” to Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira. They declare that this is an original unpublished article that does not transgress any copyright or intellectual property rights of other people and it is not being evaluated for publication in other journals. The article has been read and each contribution was approved.

Date…………………………
Names and signature of authors………………………………………………………

Authorship
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira considers all article participants as authors. Authors are considered those who have effective intellectual and scientific contribution to the work. It is not the role of the editor, arbitrate conflicts related to authorship.

The lead author is responsible for the integrity of the article as a whole, not necessarily be the first author, however must be the corresponding author. The Journal does not accept undergraduate and graduate as lead authors. The lead author takes responsibility for the effective participation of each author and the agreement with the content of the article.

Participants who had purely technical activity (surgery, literature review, department heads, services or funded) should be listed in the acknowledgements.

Publication types
The journal accepts research articles, preferably on experimental surgery, clinical research and review requested by the Editorial Board.

Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes focusing on surgical topics of current interest will be considered for publication.

The Journal does not accept a case report or case and retrospective studies.

English language
The manuscript should be reviewed by experts in scientific English prior to submission.
The certificate by the language revision company or language reviewer should be uploaded as an additional document when submitting the article.

Editorial review and processing
Manuscripts submitted by authors to the Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira will be initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, regarding the scope and standards.

In this phase, the manuscript may be rejected or returned to the author for adjustments. If the manuscript is in accordance with the rules, it will be forwarded to the Associate Editor, who shall designate the peer-reviewers for evaluation of the scientific content. The Associate Editor communicates to the Editor-in-Chief for the final decision.

The process can be followed by the author in the management system. All accepted manuscript will be edit by our publishing team to fit format of the journal. After authors’ approval, the manuscript will be published.

 

Organizing electronic manuscript

The Main document in the electronic system must contain only the manuscript.

Title page, figures with legends, and tables with title should be uploaded in the specific file.

Title Page

  • The title of the article should be concise but informative.
  • Full name of all authors with the sequence number superscript (roman) indicating below the highest academic degree of each author, including institutional affiliation (division/department and university).
  • Authors' contributions: An author must take responsibility for at least one component of the work:
  • Substantive scientific and intellectual contributions to the study;
  • Conception and design;
  • Acquisition of data;
  • Analysis and interpretation of data;
  • Technical procedures;
  • Histopathological examinations;
  • Statistics analysis;
  • Manuscript preparation;
  • Manuscript writing;
  • Critical revision;
  • Final approval.
Manuscript preparation

Abstract

Must not exceed 200 words and should be presented in a structured format:

Purpose: clear, precise and concise, without comment.
Methods: sample and procedures.
Results: main findings with specified data and statistical significance.
Conclusion: clear, precise and concise, answering the purpose, without comment.
Key words: should be provided based on Medical Subject Headings – Mesh http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html. Terms that are not part of MeSH impede the location of the article.

Introduction

Clearly state the purpose of the study and give only pertinent citations, and do not review the subject extensively. Authors should be presented in lowercase or simply cited by superscript numbers, without the year article.

Methods

The sample (quantity and quality) and procedures in sufficient detail should be included to allow other researchers to replicate the results. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dosage(s), and route(s) of administration. Do not use patient's names, initials, or hospital numbers. Describe statistical methods with detail and provide references to established procedures. Main author is responsible for the accuracy of the data including all statistical calculations.

Ethics

The research on human subjects must be submitted to the Ethical Committee of the Institution (case number) in accord with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 as revised in 2008 (www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm).

The research in laboratory animals must be submitted to the Ethical Committee of the Institution (case number) in accord with Brazilian law the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences-CIOMS (http://www.cioms.ch/index.php/12-newsflash/227-cioms-and-iclas-release-the-new-international-guiding-principles-for-biomedical-research-involving-animals).

The Journal reserves the right not to accept an article on the grounds that appropriate ethical or experimental standards have not been reached.

Results

In the text, emphasize the important findings. Include the statistical significance.

  • Tables: are open and numbered in sequence (use arabic numerals), and supply a brief title for each at the top. Use only approved abbreviations. Explain in footnotes all non standards abbreviations that are used in each table. Must be without vertical lines.
  • Figures (illustrations, photos, photomicrographs, graphics): must be with good quality. Digital files are recommended to have 350 dpi or higher, and TIFF or JPEG formats.
  • Do not repeat in the text all the data in tables and figures. Figures should also be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. The legends must be in the bottom of the figure.

Discussion

Emphasize the new and important aspect of the study. Compare the method and the results with those formerly published. Do not repeat results.

Conclusion

It should be clear and concise and answer the purpose of the study. Avoid repeat data and comments.

References

  • References should be updated, select and use the most important relevant research published in peer-reviewed journal. It will not be accepted more than 30 references per article;
  • The rules of Vancouver (www.icmje.org) must be followed. In addition, include doi or PMID (PubMed).
  • The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in MEDLINE/PubMed.
  • References should be numbered consecutively in the order they were first mentioned in the text.
  • It should be included the names of all authors (et al. is not accepted).
  • References to abstracts are not accepted, personal communication or any other non-indexed source (text books and theses).

Acknowledgements

Recognize those who contributed to the work, but without holding the characteristics of authors.

Correspondence

Full name of the main author, address, phone and e-mail.

Declaration

Conflict of interest and financial source.
At the end of the manuscript, mentioning the venue of the research: laboratory, research center, school, department and institution.

 

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