ISSN 0102-8650 printed
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.
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.
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.
Editorial review and processing
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.
Must not exceed 200 words and should be presented in a structured format:
Purpose: clear, precise and concise, without comment.
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.
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.
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.
In the text, emphasize the important findings. Include the statistical significance.
Emphasize the new and important aspect of the study. Compare the method and the results with those formerly published. Do not repeat results.
It should be clear and concise and answer the purpose of the study. Avoid repeat data and comments.
Recognize those who contributed to the work, but without holding the characteristics of authors.
Full name of the main author, address, phone and e-mail.
Conflict of interest and financial source.
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