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Informations to Authors
The materials sent for publication by Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery should deal with themes related to cardiovascular surgery and pertinent areas. All scientific contributions are revised by the Editor, Associated Editors, Members of the Editorial Board and Guest Revisors and cover sections about Original Articles, Editorials, Review Articles, Updating, Case Reports, How-to-do-it, Brief Communications, Advance Notes, Experience of Service, Clinical-Surgical Correlation, Experimental Work and Letters to the Editor. The acceptance is to be based on originality, relevance and scientific contribution. All articles, letters and communications must be remitted to address above.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically by the Internet site www.rbccv.org.br. In cases of authors who have not registered yet, this will be necessary to submit any manuscript. Registration is possible following the teps detailed in the site. Texts are to be edited in Word and graphics, photos, tables and illustrations should have jpeg extension and minimum 300 dpi resolution. Printed copies of text and illustrations may also be attached in specific correspondence.
All articles should be sent together with a Submission Letter, mentioning the Section in wich the article is to be part of (see list above), statement from the author and co-authors to the fact that all are in agreement with the contents mentioned in the material, making it clear presence or not of conflict of interest and the absence of ethical problem related. That letter must by all means be sent by fax (55 17 2136-7045) or by mail. In the case of Doubled Publication, see specific topic below.
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery adopts the Vancouver Norms Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, organized by the International Committee of Medical Editors Vancouver Group (www.icmje.org).
Evaluation by Peer reviewers. All manuscripts sent to the brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery will be submitted for evaluation by at least three peer reviewers selected from the associated editors and members of the editorial council. the reviewers complete a questionnaire on which the classification of the manuscript will be based. they rigorously appraise all items which should be included in a scientific work assigning a grade for each of them on the questionnaire. At the end of the questionnaire they give general comments about the work and inform whether they think it should be published, corrected according to their recommendations, complies with the scope of the journal or it should be definitively rejected. Using these data, the editor will make the final decision. in cases of discrepancies amongst the reviewers, a new opinion may be requested to better judge the work. When modifications are suggested, they are sent to the correspondence author and consequently the reviewers verify if their doubts have been answered or not. After editing, the manuscripts are sent to the authors to check that there are no errors. All this process will be achieved via the internet (e-mails) and each stage will be given a strict deadline. In the case of delay, a new reviewer will be appointed, as will if any reviewer refuses to analyze the work.
In exceptional cases, when deemed necessary for the appraisal of a particular manuscript, the editor can request the collaboration of a professional who is not a member of the associated editors or the editorial council.
Language. Articles should be made out in Portuguese (in the current spelling) and in English. In the case of material that does not have translation into English, or that for wich such translation be considered inadequate by the Editorial Board, the journal will provide translation at the expense of author(s). The translation into English will be published wholly in the Scielo site (www.scielo.br) staying on line at the disposal of the international community with specific links in our organizations site here in Brazil and in our site entered at CTSNET (www.ctsnet.org) in the United States of America.
Research with human beings and animals. Authors must mention in the Methods item, that the research has been approved by the Ethics Commission on Research, from its Institution, according to the Helsinki Declaration see electronic address www.ufrgs.br/bioteca/helsin5.htm . In experimental works involving animals, the norms set up by the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals D.C., 1996) and ethical principles on animal experimentation of the Colégio Brasileiro de Experimentação Animal (COBEA) must be respected (www.cobea.org.br/etica.htm).
Articles should be made out in Word 97 text or superior (A4 format); type 12; space 1,5; font Times News Roman; paged and contain, successively:
Translation into Portuguese. a) title in Portuguese and English; b) authors full name; Organization where the work has been done; c)Abstract in Portuguese and English (maximum 250 words, each 100 words, each, in Case Report or How-to-do-it); d) Introduction; e) Method; f) Results; g) Comments; h) Acknowledgments; i) References; j) Legends of illustrations; k) Tables
First page. Should have the title of the material in a concise and descriptive way, in Portuguese and English, authors full name, name and address of the institution where the work has been made out. Following that, the name of the corresponding author, together with the address, phone, fax and e-mail. If the work has already been presented in a congress, its name, address and date of presentation should be mentioned. The number of words should be stated. The electronic counting of words is to include the initial page, abstract, text, references and figure legends.
Second page - Abstract. The abstract must be structured in four sections: Objective, Method, Results and Conclusion (s).
Abreviations must be avoided. The maximum number of words should follow the recommendations of the table. In the Case Reports ad how-to-do-it, the abstract is to be non-structured (informative or free)
Three to five descriptors (key-words) should also be included, as well as the corresponding translation to English. These can be called on in the electronic address: http://decs.bvs.br, for terms in Portuguese, Spanish and English, and www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh, for terms just in English.
Text. Should be divided into Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. References are to be cited numerically by order of appearance in the text, between brackets. If more than two References are mentioned in sequence, just the first and the last one should be keyed in, separated by a dash (Example [6-9]). In case of alternate citation, all references should be keyed in, separated by a comma (Example: [6,7,9]). Abreviations are to be defined when first appearing in the text.
Acknowledgments. Must come after the text.
References. The Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery adopts the Vancouver Norms. References should be numbered sequentially, as per appearance in the text, References cannot have indented paragraphs, but lined up on the left. Personal communications and data that have not been published, should not be included in the list of references, but just mentioned in the text and in the footnotes on the page where mentioned. To mention all authors of the material, if they are six or less pr just the first six followed by et. al., if they are more than six. The abbreviations of the journals must be in conformity with Index Medicus/MEDLINE. Examples:
Institution as Author
Without indication of Authorship
Figures Legends. Should be shown in double space, be in numbered and individual pages, ordered after the References, one page for each legend. Abreviations used in figures must be explained in the legends.
Tables and Figures. Should be numbered sequentially, as per appearance in the text, have a title and be in separated pages. Tables should not have redundant data already cited in text. Should be open in the sides and have a totally white background. Abreviations used in the illustrations must be explained in the legends in alphabetic order (see example below).
Tables and figures will only be published in colors, if the authors agree in paying for printing cost of the page in colors.
The manuscripts become property of Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery their reproduction not being allowed without consent by writing from the Editor. The material approved and published by Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery will not returned to authors. Those not approved will systematically be returned.
For the reproduction of any material previously published or available in electronic midia (including tables, figures or photos), a letter should be attached to permission in writing by Editor or by copyright holder.
Duplicated Articles. The Vancouver Convention sets up that duplicated articles, in the same or in other language, specially in different countries, can be justifiable and even beneficial. So, articles published by Brazilians authors in scientific journals from other countries, may be accepted, if the Editor takes into consideration the relevance and the need. In a footnote on the first page of the second publication, he must inform the readers, researchers, that the article has been published wholly or partially and present the reference of the first publication. The notice should say This article is based on study previously in (title of the journal with complete reference).
Limits for type of article. With the aim to rationalize the space of the journal and allow for a higher number of articles per issue, the criteria below mentioned for type of publication should be observed. The electronic counting of words is to include the inicial page, abstract, references and figures legends. The titles have a limit o 100 characters (counting spaces) for Original Articles and 80 characters (counting spaces) for the remaining categories.
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