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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), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE – https://publicationethics.org/), the Council of Science Editors (CSE – https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME – http://www.wame.org/).
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira is registered in PubMed/MEDLINE (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/9103983), JCR Science Edition, PubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/3665/), SCOPUS – (https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/146161), Directory of Open Access Journals (https://bit.ly/2Zo0y6I), and SciELO (http://www.scielo.br/acb). It also complies with funding agencies policies that require deposition of the published articles they finance into overtly databases. Articles become freely accessible as soon as they are published.
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira has rule, norm, standard and style must be fulfilled. Authors must follow the Instructions available from www.scielo.br/acb. 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. All articles are checked through Crossref - Similarity Check (http://www.ithenticate.com) to ensure originality. Acceptance will be based on originality, relevance and scientific contribution. Articles with merely advertising or commercial purposes will not be accepted. Articles should be submitted only in English, using simple and accurate language and avoiding the informality of colloquialism. Only manuscripts whose data are not being evaluated by other journals and/or not previously published will be considered for evaluation.
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira adopts the continuous publication mode for articles in monthly editions.
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira accepts manuscripts already published in preprint, considered reliable by the editorial committee, and must be informed in the Open Science Compliance Form that must be submitted as a supplementary file to the Manuscript.
Ethical Considerations in the Conduct and Reporting of Research, Authorship and Contributorship, and International Clinical Trial Registration (http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/en/ or in clinicaltrials.org). For Brazilian Clinical trials visit http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br/. The research in laboratory animals must be submitted to the Ethical Committee of the Institution (case number) in accord with Brazilian law and 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 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 2013 (World Medical Association, available at: https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) and Brazilian National Health Council Resolution 466/2012, available at: http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/saudelegis/cns/2013/res0466_12_12_2012.html. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a statement that the research was conducted with the informed and appropriate consent of each participant. Written consent must be obtained from the patient (legal guardian or executor, if appropriate) for the publication of any detail or photograph that may identify an individual.
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, standards, and similarity index.
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.Research Data and other Materials Availability: The manuscripts of the articles must cite all other content underlying the text in order to facilitate and promote understanding of the research, its peer review, reproducibility, reuse, preservation and visibility.
Therefore, before or in parallel with the submission of manuscripts, authors must make available the underlying content in a data repository or in more than one in the case of different types of files and content. Authors can choose to keep these files closed until the article is approved and published. They may also request to keep them closed after publication for reasons that the journal may or may not accept.
The journal accepts research articles, preferably on experimental surgery, clinical research and review requested by the Editorial Board. Systematic review and meta-analysis focusing on surgical topics of current interest will be considered for publication. All contents published on Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira are under license from Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pt).
Experimental Research: It should follow the Animal Research Reporting of in Vivo Experimental (ARRIVE) guideline https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines, that allows the planning of animal experiments, ensuring a robust design of the study and reliable and reproducible results.
Clinical Research: Depend on the type of the study, the authors need to follow the relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines. For instance, Randomized controlled trials should include a Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flowchart http://www.consort-statement.org, showing the number of participants in each intervention group, as well as a detailed description of how many patients were excluded at each step of the data analysis. All clinical trials must be recorded and made available on an open-access website. The trial protocol (including the complete statistical analysis plan) should be submitted with the manuscript. The clinical trial must be registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry platform at or before the time of first patient enrolment. The trial registry name and URL, and the registration number must be included in the submission document.
Review Article: Systematic methods and explicit criteria to identify, select, and critically evaluate relevant research. This category includes Systematic Review with and without meta-analyzes. Protocols of systematic reviews should be registered with PROSPERO - https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/, or made available on an open access site. Systematic reviews should be reported in accordance with PRISMA guidelines - http://www.prisma-statement.org/, and should include the flow chart as a figure and the checklist as supplementary material (http://www.prisma-statement.org/2.1.2%20-%20PRISMA%202009%20Checklist.pdf).
Presentation of the manuscripts
Authorship Changes: Any addition, deletion or reorganization of author names in the authorship list should be done only prior to acceptance of the manuscript and only if approved by the Journal Editor. To request such change, the Editor must receive the following email from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (email, letter) from all authors that they have agree to the addition, removal or reorganization. In the case of adding or removing authors, this includes confirmation of the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider adding, deleting, or rearranging authors after acceptance of the manuscript. While the Editor considers the request, the publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online edition, any requests will be accepted.
Conflict of interest: Visit http://www.icmje.org/ to obtain the form.
At the end of the manuscript, mentioning the venue of the research: laboratory, research center, school, department and institution. If it is a thesis or part of the thesis, it should be informed the name of the Tutor and the Post Graduate Program.
Article Processing Charge
In order to participate in publication costs, International Authors have a charge of US$ 1,500.00 and Brazilian Authors R$ 1.500,00 for each accepted manuscript.
The articles should be sent through the electronic management system at: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/acb-scielo.
Further information or questions please contact the editorial office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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