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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

Original articles may be submitted in Portuguese and/or English. After approval by the editors, all articles are referred for analysis and evaluation by at least two reviewers, and anonymity is assured during the entire submission process. The comments are sent to the authors, so that they may modify the text or give reasons for not altering it. After making the corrections suggested by the reviewers, the definite article should be sent to the journal einstein (São Paulo) through the Managing System of the journal, at http://apps.einstein.br/revista.  The articles are sent for publication only after the final approval by reviewers and editors.

The authors are solely responsible for the concepts provided in the articles. The articles accepted for publication become property of the journal. Only the editor of einstein (São Paulo) can authorize the reproduction of articles in another journal.

The content of einstein (São Paulo) is licensed by Creative Commons (CC BY) International attribution 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

The journal adopts the Turnitin system to identify plagiarism. The cases of misconduct in publication will be considered according to the criteria and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org).

einstein (São Paulo) is an open access journal, and there is no charge for submission, review, translation and publication of articles.

All processes are electronically conducted and can be accessed at http://apps.einstein.br/revista.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The journal einstein (São Paulo) has the following sections: Original Article, Health Economics and Management, Case Report, Review, Reviewing Basic Sciences, Learning by Images, Medical Developments, and Letters to the Editor. The journal also publishes a subsection of thematic reviews.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE - Designed to report results of scientific research. The article must be original and unpublished and contain the following items: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. Original Articles must have at most 3,000 words and 30 references.

HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT - Articles designed to report knowledge, which express concepts and reflects on effective practices in health management, administration and economics.  The following items must be included: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references.  They must have at most 3,000 words and 30 references.

CASE REPORT - Reporting cases of a certain medical condition, particularly rare situations with relevant data to the reader, describing its aspects, history, management, etc., including a brief literature review, case description and relevant discussion. They must have at most 1,000 words, and up to 10 references.

REVIEW - Review articles may be narratives and/or systematic reviews, including critical evaluations of the literature on a given subject; they must describe the procedures used, the topic and its limits, conclusions and references. The text must have at most 3,000 words, and up to 40 references. All reviews may only be submitted upon invitation by the editor.

REVIEWING BASIC SCIENCES - Review articles on basic science topics with relevant clinical impact. They must have at most 2,000 words and 30 references.

LEARNING BY IMAGES - A typical pathognomonic image - ultrasound, computed tomography, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, photograph of surgery, microscopy or clinical sign - followed by an explanatory text with at most 300 words and 10 references.

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS - Section designed for publication of diagnostic and/or therapeutic novelties currently applied to different healthcare areas.   It discusses developments that are already in use. Authors are free to write the text, which must have at most 1,000 words and 10 references.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - The purpose is to comment on or discuss papers published in the journal, or to report ongoing original research, scientific findings, etc. It must have at most 150 words and 5 references. Letters to the Editor will not go through peer review and it will be published after Editors’ evaluation.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
The authors must submit the articles containing:
•Text typed in double-spaced 12 point Arial font, 2.5cm margin on each side, highlighting each section of the article.
•Permission for reproduction of material and transfer of copyright form (available at the electronic submission system).
•Authors’ statement that the manuscript is not under appreciation, and will not be submitted to publication, in another journal (available at the electronic submission system).
•Letter of approval by the Human or Animal Research Ethics Committee of the organization where the study was carried out. Studies done in Brazil must inform the number of the CAAE - Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Consideration (www.saude.gov.br/plataformabrasil ).
•Informed Consent Form (ICF), for articles related to research involving human participants.
•Conflict of interest disclosure statement of each author (available at the electronic submission system).

PREPARING A MANUSCRIPT

Title: title of the article, in Portuguese and English, which should be concise but informative.

Abstract: Abstract, in Portuguese and English, with a maximum of 250 words. For original articles, the abstracts should be structured (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion), describing the main parts of the work and highlighting the most relevant data. For articles of other sections, the abstract should not be structured.

Keywords: specify at least 5 and at most 10 keywords, in Portuguese and English, which reflect the content of the paper.  The keywords must be based on the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) published by Bireme, and translated from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the National Library of Medicine, and available at: http://decs.bvs.br.

Registry in Clinical Trials Database: indicate, for Clinical Trials, the registry number in the clinical trials database (https://clinicaltrials.gov).

Text: it must comply with the structure required for each category of article. Citations of authors in the text must be numbered sequentially, by superscript Arabic numerals in parentheses, in all article categories. The full terms for which the abbreviations and acronyms stand for should precede their first use in the text. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in title and abstract. In table and figure legends, the abbreviations must be followed by the full term.

Acknowledgements: they describe collaboration by individuals that deserve acknowledging but do not justify authorship. Please include acknowledgements for financial and/or technical support, etc.

References: they must be numbered consecutively in the same order they appear in the text, and identified by Arabic numerals. References follow the “Vancouver Style”, and the titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style presented by the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, of the National Library of Medicine, available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals.  For any references, mention up to six authors. In case of more than six authors, mention the first six, followed by et al.

Tables: all tables (maximum of four tables) should contain the title and heading for columns and must be mentioned in the text. They should be numbered sequentially by Arabic numerals, in the order they appear in the text. Table footnotes should have a key for abbreviations and statistical tests used.

Figures: any figures (images, graphs, photographs and illustrations) should be mentioned in the text and submitted in greater than or equal to intended display size. The journal accepts a maximum of four figures per article. They should be numbered sequentially by Arabic numerals, in the order they appear in the text. If the figures have already been published, a written permission for reproduction must be provided by the author/editor, and the legends should include the source of publication.

 

Manuscripts submission

The articles should be sent to the journal einstein (São Paulo) at http://apps.einstein.br/revista. All authors must register at platform ORCID at https://orcid.org/signin.

einstein (São Paulo) is an open access journal, and there is no charge for submission, review, translation and publication of articles.

 

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