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Scope and editorial policy
CLINICS publishes peer-reviewed articles of interest to clinicians and researchers in the medical sciences. CLINICS is registered with PubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/795/) and SciELO (http://www.scielo.br/clinics) and complies with the policies of funding agencies which request or require deposition of the published articles that they fund into publicly available databases. CLINICS supports the position of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on trial registration. Visit http://www.icmje.org/ for further details and http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/en/ for the WHO's list of approved registries.
Please make sure to submit your manuscript in the exact format that is described below. Failure to do so will cause the submission to be returned to you during the preliminary examination by the Editorial Office.
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH REVISION
Prior to submission to CLINICS all manuscripts must undergo professional English revision. Upon submission an officially certified document issued by the language revision company or language reviewer, confirming that the manuscript has been revised must be uploaded as a complementary file.
CLINICS highly recommends the company American Journal Experts (AJE). We have been working with AJE for many years, and are very satisfied with the quality of their work. We are pleased to inform you that we have negotiated a special fee for our authors. Please submit your manuscript to AJE through their website (https://www.aje.com). If you have any doubts please contact them directly by email (email@example.com). Our 20% discount code is CLINICS2016. Premium Editing is mandatory for CLINICS.
Our Editorial Policies for accepted manuscripts are listed below:
During the evaluation, process manuscripts undergo modifications, so a final revision is obligatory for all manuscripts approved for publication.
CLINICS uses a business model whereby expenses are partly recovered by charging the authors, or research sponsors, a publication fee for each published article. We have updated our 2016 prices, effective for articles submitted from 05/01/2016 onwards, as follows: original articles, review articles and rapid communications: US$ 1,500.00 (International authors) and R$ 1.500,00 (Brazilian authors). There are no charges for Invited reviews, editorials and letters to the editors.
ORIGINAL STUDY: Complete original studies should be submitted in this category. Three sections are offered: basic, clinical, and surgical research. Original studies must conform to the following format:
REVIEW ARTICLES: Review articles should cover themes that are relevant to medical practice. Spontaneously submitted reviews are welcome; however, potential authors should bear in mind that they are expected to have expertise in the reviewed field. The sections should be arranged as follows:
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Letters to the editor expressing comments or dissenting opinions concerning articles that have been recently published in CLINICS are published at the discretion of the editor. A letter is a single section containing untitled text concerning the article under discussion, followed by references. No publication fee is charged for this class of manuscripts.
EDITORIAL: Editorials should cover broad aspects of medical or biological sciences. Such manuscripts are not submitted to peer review and are published at the discretion of the editor. No publication fee is charged for this class of manuscripts.
COMMENTARY: A commentary is an invited text with respect to an article that is being published by CLINICS. No publication fee is charged for this class of manuscripts.
INVITED REVIEW: These reviews are by invitation only and follow the format proposed for general reviews. No publication fee is charged for this class of manuscripts.
SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE: Special issue articles are by invitation only and follow a specific format that is set by the editor in charge of the collection.
Currently CLINICS does not accept: case reports, technical notes, retrospective studies, translations and validations of questionnaires, and articles referring to first demonstration in Brazil.
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