Purpose and objectives
The mission of Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria is to provide neurologists and specialists in related fields with open access to original articles, editorials, review articles, images in neurology and didactic case discussiions of clinical interest.
Its purpose is to contribute towards improving attendance for patients
with neurological diseases, training for neurologists, clinical research,
continuing education and practice guidance for neurologists.
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria is the official journal of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. It publishes its consensuses and guidelines on neurology, educational and scientific material from its different departments and also guidance of interest to neurologists' professional activities.
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria publishes one volume per year, consisting of twelve monthly issues, from January to December, in two versions:
TYPES OF CONTRIBUTION
Texts should present characteristics that allow them to fit into the following sections:
The texts should be unpublished, clear and concise, and in English both for the online version and for the printed version.
The sections Book Reviews and Brazilian Academy of Neurology will be published only in printed form.
Form of articles
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Adopts the editorial standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: ICMJE uniform requirements submitted to biomedical journals October 2005 update (www.icmje.org).
Authors must submit the original manuscript using the Microsoft Word text processor, in font size 12 (Arial or Times New Roman). The text must contain, in this order:
1) Presentation (cover page):
b) Author: name and, on behalf, as if desired for indexing;
c) Complementary information: original name of the institution in which the study was produced, with the city and country; authors’ academic degrees and current positions; funding; and postal and electronic addresses for correspondence.
2) Abstract and Resumo:
b. Images in Neurology and Opinions do not have an Abstract or Resumo.
3)Key Words or Palabras-Clave
(b) Images in Neurology, Opinions and Thesis Abstracts do not have Key words/Palavras-chave/ Palabras-Clave.
4) Abstract, Key words, Resumo or Palabras-Clave : should be placed, in this order, after the name of the authors, before the text.
b) Review Articles: up to 5,000 words, excluding the references, including analysis on data from other authors or meta-analysis, critical evaluation of data in the literature and remarks based on the author’s personal experience.
c) Tricks of the Trade: up to 1,500 words, excluding the references. This section includes short opinion statements relevant to current clinical practice and research.
d) Historical Notes: up to 1,000 words, without counting the references;
e) Images in Neurology: up to 100 words, with a summary of the clinical data and comments on the images.
f) Opinions: up to 400 words.
g) Theses: up to 200 words.
b) Historical Notes: up to 4, with a format similar to that described for the articles.
a) Original Articles and Review Articles: up to 10 graphs or photos of high , with legends on separate pages. Reproductions of published illustrations: attach authorization from the publisher;
Note: For illustrations in color, the authors have to consult the Manager about the costs..
a) Original Articles: up to 30, limited to those that are essential to the content of the article;
The references must:
b) Follow the pattern of Index Medicus;
c) Include all the authors when there are up to 6; when there are 7 or more, list the first 3 and follow them with "et al."
Method for making citations:
a) Articles: Author(s). Title. Periodical; year; volume: first-last page (with all the digits);
The references that appear in the articles published in this issue serve as a guide.
Only online submissions will be accepted: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/anp-scielo.
The article should be submitted to the Editorial Board for publication, together with the following:
1) Two documents, both in PDF and signed by all the authors: (a) declaration of authors’ consent for publication; (b) declaration of conflicts of interest;
APPRAISAL PROCEDURES APPLIED TO MANUSCRIPTS
The Editorial Board will:
b. Assigne an Editor (answer in 2 days);
c. Assign an Associated Editor (answer in 5 days);
d. The tasks of picking, inviting and assigning Reviewers will be completed in 7 days (pick – 2 days; invite – 2 days; assign – 3 days)
e. The Reviewers will submit their Scoresheet in 15 days;
f. The Asociated Editor will complete their Recommendation Task in 5 days;
g. The final decision will be taken in 5 days;
h. The maximum number of days for the Author to submit a revised manuscript once the ‘Minor Revision’ decision has been made: 15 days;
i. The maximum number of days for the Author to submit a revised manuscript once the ‘Major Revision’ decision has been made: 30 days;
The author(s) can accompany the appraisal procedures on the manuscript through the same website: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/anp-scielo.
ACCEPT OF THE ARTICLE
Manuscripts will be accepted in the chronological order in which they reach the final format, after fulfillment of all the stages of the appraisal procedures. All manuscripts will be submitted to an English-language reviewer credited by Pub Med Central (USA). No other English-language revisions will be accepted. The financial costs of this review will be borne by the authors.
PUBLICATION OF THE ARTICLE
a. That their manuscript will be published exclusively in this periodical;
MAIN OFFICE AND CONTACTS
Manager: Adriana Spina França Machado.
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