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Scope and policy
The submitted works should be original (unpublished version) and must be exclusively intended for REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE COLOPROCTOLOGIA. The revision articles will be inserted under the proposal of the Editorial Board. In special cases, re-publication of the national or foreign works must contain formal authorization of the author and of the Journal / Copyright Holder.
The norms are based on the format proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and published in the article: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, which was updated in October 2004 and is available on the Website: http://www.icmje.org. For randomized clinical trials, the work should be presented in conformity with the CONSORT guidelines (Begg C, Cho N, Eastwood S et al. Improving the quality of reporting of randomized clinical trials: the CONSORT statement. JAMA 1996;276:637-9). A verification list is available on the JAMA Website: http://jama.ama-assn.org
The manuscripts submitted to the Journal, which meet the requirements "instructions to authors" and are in accordance with its publishing policy, are sent to 4 members of the editorial board, who will consider the scientific merit of such contribution. The manuscripts are then sent to the referees previously selected at random by the Editors. Anonymity is guaranteed through all the judging process. The decision on the acceptance is made by the Editors after consultation of 4 members of the Editorial Board and, if at least 3/4 of the members have recommended the publication. Copies of the comments can be sent to the authors and referees, through the exchange system among them. Refused manuscripts - Not accepted manuscripts will not be returned, unless they are requested by the proper authors. Refused manuscripts, which may possibly be reformulated, can be returned as a new work, starting a new judgment process. Accepted manuscripts - Accepted manuscripts or accepted under condition may be returned to the authors for approval of eventual alterations during the editing and normalization process according to the style used by the Journal. Approval for Publication - All entries for publication will be previously submitted for consideration to 4 members of the Editing Board. When accepted, they will be subject to slight corrections or changes, which will not alter the author's style. Eventual changes in form, style or interpretation will only occur after previous consultation. When refused, articles will be sent back with the Editor-in-Chief justification. Comments of the advisers, in such cases, may be sent by the Editor-in-Chief or requested by the Author. Final Correction: A proof of the articles to be published will be sent to the author for possible corrections and should be sent back as soon as possible. If a delay may occur when returning the revised articles, the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to publish, irrespective of the final correction. A proof will be sent to the author to the address that has been indicated for mailing, the author will be responsible for the final appreciation of the issue, under the accordance of others for such publication.
It is exclusively sent to the subscribers, collaborators, libraries, hospitals, medical societies, study centers and to the national and foreign journals, with which exchanges are maintained.
REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE COLOPROCTOLOGIA reserves all the rights, including translation, in all the signatory countries of the Pan-American Convention and of the International Copyright Convention.
The total or partial reproduction of the works in other journals - with obligatory citation of the source will depend on the authorization of the Journal.
For commercial purposes, translation and partial or total reproduction of the published works in this journal is prohibited.
REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE COLOPROCTOLOGIA does not accept payment for any material published in its printed space, neither pays any amount, in cash or other, to the authors of the published works in its printed pages.
The Journal reserves the right not to accept the originals that does not consider appropriate (presentation, typewriting, number of copies, included items, etc.), as well as to propose changes, according to the Consultants and Editing Board suggestions.
The Editing Board, when necessary, will automatically adapt all the accepted works for publishing within the present norms.
Sending of manuscripts
The articles must be handed in diskette or CD-Rom, in Word followed by 2 copies printed in paper. *4.2. Typewriting* The original articles must be typewritten and handed in two copies, with double space, on one side only, with pages containing 20 to 25 lines, duly numbered and signed by the main author with paraph. This material must be sent through mail to the SBCP address; it should include complete title of the work and a written permit to be published in this journal.
Subcommissions through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) are also accepted. In this case, a reproduction permit of the material and approval letters from the Ethics Committee of the Institution, where the work was carried out, when regarding interventions (diagnosis or therapeutical) in human beings, as well as one signed by the authors, which declares that it is an unpublished work, must be sent by fax to RBCP (fax number: 55 21 2220-5803).
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