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Information for 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 Reviewers and cover sections about Original Articles, Editorials, Review Articles, Updating, Case Reports, "How-to-do-it", Short Communications, Advance Notes, Clinical Surgical Correlations and Letters to the Editor. The acceptance is to be based on originality, relevance and scientific contribution.
All articles, letters and communications must be submitted, mandatorily, to our website: www.rbccv.org.br or www.bjcvs.org .If the authors have not yet registered, you must do so before submitting the manuscript, following the guidelines contained in the site. The text should be edited in Word and figures, photos, tables and illustrations should be in separate files. Figures should be in jpeg format and a minimum resolution of 300dpi. It is mandatory to send, in the submission, the Copyright, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Committee Opinion of the institution in which the study was done.
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".
All papers submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery will be submitted for peer review for at least three reviewers selected from among the Associate Editors and Editorial Board members. Reviewers respond to a questionnaire in which they will make the classification of the manuscript, its rigorous examination in all the items that compose a scientific work, giving one note to each item of the questionnaire. At the end will make general comments about the work and inform whether it should be published, corrected according to recommendations or rejected definitively. Armed with this data, the Editor will make the decision. In case of discrepancies between the reviewers may be requested a new trial for a better view. When changes are suggested, they will be forwarded to the author and then the reviewers to assess whether these requirements have been met. After publishing the manuscripts will be sent to the author for that check for errors.
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 which such translation be considered inadequate by the Editorial Board, the journal will provide translation at the expense of author(s). The English version will be published fully in the Scielo site (www.scielo.br) and our site (www.rbccv.org.br) and remain "online" at the disposal of the international community, with specific links on the site of our society here in Brazil and on our website, hosted on 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 http://www.ufrgs.br/HCPA/gppg/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.meusite.com.br/COBEA/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:
The abstract must be structured in four sections: Objective, Method, Results and Conclusion (s).
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.
Must come after the text.
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).
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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