ISSN 2317-1782 on-line version
Scope and policy
CoDAS (online ISSN 2317-1782) is a scientific and technical open access journal published bimonthly by the Brazilian Speech-Language pathology and Audiology Society (SBFa). It is a continuation of the former “Pró-Fono Revista de Atualização Científica” – ISSN 0104-5687, until 2010 and “Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia (JSBFa)” – ISSN 2179-6491, until 2012.
The journal's mission is to contribute to the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders - specifically in the areas of Language, Audiology, Voice, Orofacial Motricity, Dysphagia, and Public Health. The journal's name CoDAS was created based on the "Communication Disorders, Audiology and Swallowing" main areas and was conceived to be short and easy to remember. The abbreviated title of the journal is CoDAS, which might be used in bibliography, notes, references and citations. The journal is a publication of the Brazilian Society of Speech-Language pathology.
CoDAS accepts original submissions in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Accepted articles originally submitted in Portuguese or Spanish will be translated and published both in their original language and English. Translation will run at the authors' expense and should be conducted by companies appointed by CoDAS or companies with proven experience in the translation of scientific articles in the area. Native or native-like speakers of English may submit their manuscript directly in English; in which case, the publication will not be translated into Portuguese but the English version will be evaluated and, if necessary, English language revision will be required at the authors' expense. Complete journal's policies may be found in the Instructions for Authors.
Types of articles
The following types of manuscripts are accepted for publication: "Original articles", "Systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis", "Brief communications", "Case reports", and "Letters to the editor".
The abstract should provide information that encourages the reading of the article and, therefore, it should not contain abbreviations, numerical or statistical results. The introduction should present a brief review of the literature that justifies the study objectives. The methods should be described with sufficient detail and include only relevant information to allow reproduction of the study. The results should be interpreted, indicating the statistical significance for the data found, and should not, therefore, be a mere presentation of tables, charts, and figures. The data presented in the text should not be duplicated in tables, charts, and figures and/or vice versa. It is recommended that data be submitted to inferential statistical analysis whenever appropriate. The discussion should not repeat the results or the introduction, and the conclusion must respond concisely to the proposed objectives, indicating clearly and objectively the relevance of the submitted study and its contribution to the advancement of science. Of the cited references (30 at the most), at least 90% should consist of articles published in indexed journals of the national and international literature, preferably in the past five years. Citations of theses/dissertations or papers presented at scientific meetings shall not be included. The document must not exceed 30 pages.
The approval number of the Research Ethics Committee, as well as a statement informing that all individuals (or their caregivers) involved in the study signed the Informed Consent Form, in the case of research involving humans or animals (as well as medical records or documents of an institution), are mandatory and must be included in the methods section. The approval document of the Research Ethics Committee and the Informed Consent Form should be scanned and attached to the system at the time of manuscript submission.
Systematic review with or without meta-analysis:
Letter to the editor:
CoDAS supports the policies for registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of information on clinical trials in open access. Therefore, only clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE will be accepted for publication. Clinical Trial Registries addresses are available at the ICMJE website www.icmje.org or at http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/primary/en/index.html. The identification number must be provided at the end of the abstract.
CoDAS is in line with the good policy for scientific practices and, therefore, attentive to cases of suspected scientific misconduct, whether regarding the preparation of projects, research performance, or dissemination of science. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are forms of scientific misconduct involving the appropriation of intellectual ideas or contributions of others without due recognition in the form of citation. To this end, we adopted the iThenticate system with the intention of identifying text similarities that may be considered plagiarism. It is worth noting that authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscripts.
Design and preparation of manuscriptsThe following rules must be followed for all types of manuscripts. They were based on the format proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),published in the article “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals” in its version of April, 2010, available at http://www.icmje.org/.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted exclusively through the Online Publishing System available at http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/codas-scielo.
Evaluation of manuscripts submitted to CoDAS follows a three-phase process:
1. Technical assessment:
2. Evaluation of scope and interest:
3. Peer rating:
Manuscripts under review should not be submitted for publication to any other national or international journal until they are accepted for publication or rejected by the editorial board. Only the Editor-in-chief can authorize the reproduction of articles published in CoDAS in other media.In case of doubt, authors should contact the executive secretary via e-mail: email@example.com.
Documents required for submission
The following documents must be included in the submission process:
b) the approval of the Research Ethics Committee from the institution where the study was conducted, in case of research involving humans or animals. This document must be scanned. In the system, enter it as “Supplemental File NOT for Review”;
c) a copy of the Informed Consent Form signed by the study participants (or caregivers) stating their approval for reproduction of images when the case. This document must be scanned. In the system, enter it as “Supplemental File NOT for Review”;
d) a declaration of conflicts of interest, where appropriate. This document must be scanned. In the system, enter it as “Supplemental File NOT for Review”;
e) manuscript title page. All authorship data must be in the title page (see ahead how to prepare this page). The manuscript shall not contain authorship data. In the system, enter it as “Title Page”;
f) tables, charts, figures, graphs, photographs, and illustrations must be cited in the text and presented in the manuscript, after the references. They should also be presented in an annexed copy in the submission system. Tables and charts must be submitted in DOC or DOCX format. Graphics, charts, illustrations, and photographs must be submitted in at least 300 dpi, with good resolution and sharpness. In the system, enter it as “Table”, “Figure”, or “Image”;
g) manuscript (see ahead how to prepare this document). In the system, enter it as “Main Document”.
It shall be prepared in a file separate from the manuscript and contain:
a) article title, in Portuguese (or Spanish) and English. Titles should be concise but informative;
b) short title with a maximum of 40 characters;
c) authors’ affiliation: full name of each author followed by the name of the institution to which they are affiliated and the city, state, and country of the institution;
d) name of the department and/or the institution where the study was conducted, as well as city, state, and country of the institution;
e) name, institutional address, and e-mail of the corresponding author;
f) financial support: indicate whether there was funding to the research and, if any, indicate the source and process number;
g) declaration of conflicts of interest: indicate whether there are conflicts and, if any, provide a short text explaining it;
h) a short text describing the contribution of each listed author; CoDAS adopts the criteria for authorship and contribution of the ICMJE.
i) acknowledgments: includes recognition to people or institutions that cooperated effectively with the implementation of the study. Acknowledgments to the funding institutions that have provided support and/or funding to the implementation of the research should be included, presenting the numbers of process where appropriate.
Preparation of manuscripts
The text should be created in Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect, ISO A4 size paper (212x297 mm), Arial font, size 12, double space between lines, 2.5 cm side margins, justified, pages numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals; each section should begin on a new page, in the following sequence: article title in Portuguese (or Spanish) and English, abstract, key words, text (according to the items needed for the section to which the manuscript was submitted), references, and tables, charts, and figures (graphs, photographs, and illustrations ) cited in the text and annexes or appendices with their respective captions.
Check the section "Types of articles" in this page for to prepare your article accordly with types and manuscript size.
Tables, charts, figures, graphs, photographs, and illustrations must be cited in the text and presented in the manuscript, after the references. They should also be presented in an annexed copy in the submission system as previously indicated. Apart from the manuscript, on a separate page, present the title page as previously indicated. The manuscript should not contain authorship data these data should be presented only on the title page.
Title, abstract, and keywords
Manuscript structure according to type of article: original article - purpose, method, results, conclusion; systematic and meta-analysis reviews - purpose, research strategies, selection criteria, data analysis, results, conclusion;case reports - unstructured abstract followed by a minimum of five and a maximum of ten keywords which define the study theme. The keywords shall be based on the DeCS (Health Sciences Descriptors) published by Bireme, which is a translation of the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) of the National Library of Medicine, available at the website: http://decs.bvs.br.
“...Any speech disorder associated either with an injury of the nervous system or with a dysfunction of the sensorimotor processes underlying to speech can be classified as a motor disorder(11-13) ...”
Words or expressions in Portuguese that do not have official translation into English shall be written in italics. Numbers up to ten should be spelled in full. The insertion site of the tables, charts, figures, and attachments should be mentioned in the text as they are numbered, sequentially. All tables and charts should be in black and white; figures (graphics, photographs, and illustrations) can be colored. Tables, charts, and figures should be arranged at the end of the article, after the references, as well as in attachment in the submission system, as previously described.
Figures (graphics, photographs and illustrations)
In all of the cases, charts must be provided in .tif and/or .jpg file extensions. For curve illustrations (graphics, drawings, and diagrams), .xls (Excel), .eps, and .wmf file extensions will also be accepted. If the figures have already been published elsewhere, they must be accompanied by written permission of the author/editor, and the source should be displayed in the figure caption. A maximum of five figures will be accepted.
Abbreviations and acronyms
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The online version of CoDAS has Open Access.
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