ISSN 1415-8426 printed version
ISSN 1980-0037 on-line version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

The Aims and Scopes

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano is a journal dedicated to Physical Education, Sport and related areas. The focus of the journal is on human movement, submissions are reviewed by an international panel of peer reviewers and emphasis is on measurement of people in their morphological and functional dimensions and investigation of the factors that determine physical performance. The journal's multidisciplinary character means that these areas of study are explored in a variety of contexts and described in interaction with social, behavioral, health-related and environmental factors.
The journal publishes Original Articles and relevant Review and Point of View articles written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


Evaluation of Articles/
Peer Review Process
To be published, a manuscript has to be approved in all three steps:


Preliminary Analysis
Manuscripts will only be forwarded to reviewers after approval following a preliminary analysis of compatibility with the scope and editorial policy of RBCDH, article format and their potential for publication.

Peer review
The RBCDH criteria for the acceptance of articles include: originality, data validity, effective communication, repercussions of the conclusions, and the scientific contribution made to Physical Education, Sports and related areas. Each manuscript will be evaluated by two Reviewers, and anonymity is guaranteed during the evaluation process.
The Reviewers will make specific and general comments about the scientific merit of the study and will decide whether the article should be accepted, rejected or accepted with corrections (the last decision does not guarantee publication). Corrected articles will go through a new evaluation process.
The Reviewers will send their opinions to the Scientific Editor, who will forward the reply to the authors via electronic mail. Provided with the Reviewers' comments, the Editor will make the final decision. In the case of discrepancies between the opinions of the first two Reviewers, the opinion of a third Reviewer might be requested.

Writing/Style: technical writing and compliance to the Journal's style complete the review process.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Manuscript Categories
Articles in the following categories will be accepted after evaluation of their compatibility with the scope and editorial policy of RBCDH: Original Scientific Articles, Review Articles, Point-of-View Articles, and Abstracts of Dissertations and Theses.

Original Articles
This section is dedicated to original researches, whose results are relevant and can be reproduced and/or generalized. Articles should be arranged as follows - Abstract in the same language as the article text, Abstract in English if the article is written in Portuguese or Spanish or Abstract in Portuguese if the article is in English, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References.

Additional information:

  • Articles should have a maximum of 4,000 words, excluding abstracts.
  • Tables and figures, limited to a maximum of 5, should include only essential information. Figures should not display the same information as in Tables.
  • Abstract should have a maximum of 250 words.
  • References, limited to a maximum of 30, should include only those strictly applicable and relevant to the subject of interest. An excess number of references in one citation should be avoided. Citation to unpublished documents or not indexed in the scientific literature (homepage, theses, books, reports and others) should be avoided and together, should not account for more than 15% of the references.
  • The number of authors should not exceed 8.

    Review Articles
    A review article should provide a critical and systematic analysis of the literature and should be subdivided as follows - Abstract in the same language as the article text, Abstract in English if the article is written in Portuguese or Spanish or abstract in Portuguese if the article is in English, Introduction (including the procedures adopted and the scope of the subject discussed), Development, Final comments, and References.

    Additional information:

  • Articles should have a maximum of 5,000 words, excluding abstracts.
  • Tables and figures, limited to a maximum of 4, should include only essential information. Figures should not display the same information as in Tables.
  • Abstract should have a maximum of 250 words.
  • References, limited to a maximum of 40, should include only those strictly applicable and relevant to the subject of interest. An excess number of references in one citation should be avoided. Citation to unpublished documents or not indexed in the scientific literature (homepage, theses, books, reports and others) should be avoided and together, should not account for more than 15% of the references.
  • The number of authors should not exceed 4.

    Point-of-View Articles
    This section is reserved for the expression of opinions on subjects that illustrate either uncommon situations or contradictory issues and deserve a better understanding and attention by professionals working in Physical Education, Sports and related areas. These papers should include - Abstract in the same language as the article text, Abstract in English if the article is written in Portuguese or Spanish or Abstract in Portuguese if the article is in English, Introduction, Discussion topics, Final comments, and References.

    Additional information:

  • Articles should have a maximum of 2,000 words, excluding abstracts.
  • Tables and figures, limited to a maximum of 2, should include only essential information. Figures should not display the same information as in Tables.
  • Abstract should have a maximum of 200 words.
  • References, limited to a maximum of 15, should include only those strictly applicable and relevant to the subject of interest. An excess number of references in one citation should be avoided. Citation to unpublished documents or not indexed in the scientific literature (homepage, theses, books, reports and others) should be avoided.
  • The number of authors should not exceed 3.

    Manuscript Format
    Articles should be formatted to be printed on A4 paper (210 x 297 mm) in a single text column with 2.0 cm margins, 1.5 line spacing and Arial font, 12 point type. Each page should contain the page number in the upper right-hand corner starting with the first page as page 1.

    Tables, boxes and Figures
    Tables and Figures should be inserted at their appropriate positions in the text together with their titles and should be formatted to be presented within a width of 8 or 17 cm.

    Figure legends should be inserted below the figure, whereas the titles of tables should precede them and should conform to the example below.

    Table 1. Kinanthropometric characteristics of adult male and female elite swimmers.

    As figuras devem ser enviadas nos formatos: power point, excel ou word - evitando o envio de ilustrações e gráficos no formato jpg, gif, png, etc. Se não for possível, enviar as ilustrações e gráficos no formato PDF e EPS.

    Figures should be sent in: Power Point, Excel or Word - avoiding the sending of pictures and graphics in jpg, gif, png, etc.. If not possible, send pictures and graphics in PDF and EPS.

    Article Structure

    The article should be typed in an impersonal way, respecting the number of words in the corresponding section, as well as the norms of RBCDH (standard Table, text limits). The article title should be concise and informative, avoiding superfluous terms and abbreviations. We strongly recommend beginning by the most representative term of the work, avoiding details of the place and city where the study was conducted.

    First Page

    1. manuscript category;
    2. title in Portuguese, English and Spanish where applicable;
    3. short title (to be used as the running head);
    4. full names of all authors, their institutional affiliations, and country and state or region;
    5. the name of the Ethics Committee granting approval, the Institution to which it is affiliated, and the number of the approval protocol/hearing;
    6. full name and address, including e-mail, of the author responsible for the article;
    7. if the article has received any type of funding, please indicate the type of funding received and the name of the source of finance;
    8. electronic word count (this should include the abstracts in Portuguese and English, and the text including tables, figures and references);
    9. the authors may indicate up to three members of the Review Board who they would like to analyze the article and, additionally, three members they would not like to be involved [optional].

    Second Page
    Abstracts: These should be presented below the titles in both languages, centered in bold, Arial font, 12 point type.
    The abstracts of original articles should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstracts of Review Articles should be descriptive. References should be avoided.

    Key words (3 to 5) should be given immediately below each abstract, and should conform to the Health Sciences.

    Descriptors are available at (http://decs.bvs.br/). at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.
    Only indexed journals (ex. Index Medicus) should be cited. Reference numbers should be in superscript and separated by commas with no spaces (Example: Studies2,8,26 indicate that...). If more than two references are cited in sequence, only the first and last should be given, separated by a hyphen (Example:5-8). Citations of books, abstracts and home pages should be avoided and, together, should not account for more than 15% of the references. The editors encourage authors to cite articles published in BJKHP.

    Below are some examples of the most common types of references.

    Whole books
    Malina RM, Bouchard C. Growth, maturation and physical activity. Champaign: Human Kinetics; 1991.

    Chapters of Books
    Petroski EL. Cineantropometria: caminhos metodológicos no Brasil. In: Ferreira Neto A, Goellner SV, Bracht V, organizadores. As ciências do esporte no Brasil. Campinas: Ed. Autores Associados; 1995. p. 81-101.

    Dissertation/Thesis
    Yonamine RS. Desenvolvimento e validação de modelos matemáticos para estimar a massa corporal de meninos de 12 a 14 anos, por densitometria e impedância bioelétrica. [Tese de Doutorado - Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência do Movimento Humano]. Santa Maria (RS): Universidade Federal de Santa Maria; 2000.

    Journal Articles (up to six authors)
    Silva SP, Maia JAR. Classificação morfológica de voleibolistas do sexo feminino em escalões de formação. Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum 2003;5(2):61-68.

    Journal Articles (more than six authors)
    Maia JAR, Silva CARA, Freitas DL, Beunen G, Lefevre J, Claessens A, et al. Modelação da estabilidade do somatotipo em crianças e jovens dos 10 aos 16 anos de idade do estudo de crescimento de Madeira - Portugal. Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum 2004;6(1):36-45.

    Articles and Abstracts published in Conference Proceedings
    Glaner MF, Silva RAS. Feasible mistakes in the increase or maintenance of the bone mineral density (Abstract). XI Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Lausanne: 2006, p.532.

    Electronic Documents
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics/CDC. CDC growth charts: United States. 2002; Available from: <http://www.cdc.gov.br/growthcharts> [2007 jul 03].

    Acknowledgements
    Acknowledgements to persons who contributed in some way to the study, but who do not meet the requirements to be considered authors, should be placed after the references, with their permission. Financial, material and other support can also be acknowledged here.

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