Scope and editorial policy
|Papers sent for publication at Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia
Plástica must report studies on plastic surgery and related areas.
The journal publishes the following categories of manuscripts: editorials,
original articles, review articles, case reports, ideas and innovations,
reviews, letter to the editor and special articles.
Articles with mere advertisement or commercial purposes are not accepted.
Authors are responsible for the content and information included in the manuscripts.
Peer-review: Prior to publication, all articles submitted to Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica go through a review and arbitration process to guarantee quality standards and exemption in the selection of the studies to be published. Initially, the paper is checked for publication norms and completion. All manuscripts are submitted to peer-review by at least three selected reviewers among members of the Editorial Board. Acceptance is based on originality, significance and scientific contribution. Reviewers fill out a form where they provide a careful assessment of all of the items that are part of the manuscript. In the end, they make overall comments on the study and will give their opinion as to the publication and correction according to the recommendations. With this data in hand, the editor makes a final decision. In case of discrepancies among reviewers, a new opinion may be requested for better judgment. When suggestions for changes are made by reviewers, they are forwarded to the main author and a new version is sent back to reviewers to check whether suggestions/requirements have been accomplished. In exceptional cases, whenever required according to the theme of the manuscript, the Editor may request the collaboration of a professional who is not a member of the Editorial Board to make an assessment. This whole process is carried out through the submission system and online management of the publication (Submission and Management of the Publication - SGP). The evaluation system is double-blinded to guarantee anonymity throughout the evaluation process. Decision on the acceptance of the study for publication will be made, whenever possible, within three months of the date of receipt. Receipt dates and dates of the approval of the article for publication are informed in the published manuscript to respect the priority interests of the authors.
Policy for registration of clinical essays: The Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery, in support of the World Health Organization's (WHO) policies for the registration of clinical essays and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and in recognition of the importance of these initiatives for international registry and dissemination of information on clinical Access, as of July 2010 will only accept clinical research articles which have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Essay Registries validated by WHO and ICMJE criteria, available at: http://clinicaltrials.gov. The identification number must be registered at the end of the abstract.
Copyrights: Authors of approved manuscripts must forward, prior to publication, the following statement signed by all coauthors: "The undersigned author(s) transfer all copyrights of manuscript (title of the manuscript) to Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica. The undersigned guarantee that the article is original, does not infringe copyrights or any other third party property rights, has not been submitted for publication at any other journal and has not been previously published. The author(s) confirms that the final version of the manuscript has been reviewed and approved by them." All published manuscripts become a permanent property of Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica and cannot be published without the written consent of the editor.
Authorship Criteria: We suggest the adoption of the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Thus, only those directly contributing for the intellectual content of the manuscript should be listed as authors. Authors must meet all of the following criteria to be able to have public liability for the content of the paper:
Manuscript Format and Preparation
Editorial - Editorials are usually selected for each issue of
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica due to their relevance
for the scientific community. They are written by the Editorial Board
or are requested to be written by renowned specialists in the area. The
Editorial Board may eventually consider the publication of editorials
How to prepare the manuscript
First page - Identification
Second page - an Abstract (only for original paper sections, review papers, and case reports)
Original paper abstracts must be structured in four sections: Introduction,
Method, Results, and Conclusions. It must enable understanding without
access to the text. Background, Method, Results, and Conclusions. Review
articles and case reports must also present an abstract which does not
need to comply with the structure proposed above. Abstract must not exceed
Body of the Text
Figures and Tables - All figures and tables must be numbered in sequence, in Arabic numbers, following the order in which they are mentioned. The tables must be presented only when necessary for effective understanding of the work developed, and must not contain redundancies, i.e., information that has already been presented in the text. Figures and tables must be accompanied by their respective captions. Abbreviations used in figures and tables must be explicated in the captions. Figures are not to exceed twenty (20) in number. Patients' photographs must be over uniform background, particularly color background, and no odd object is supposed to appear: door knobs, light fittings etc. Panning must be restricted to the area of interest. On faces, photographs must rely on the resources available so that patients cannot be recognized.
|Manuscripts must be electronically submitted at www.rbcp.org.br,
mandatorily. In case authors have not registered yet, they must do so before
submitting their paper, by following the guidelines offered at the web site.
Texts must be edited on Word format; and figures, photographs, and illustrations
must be contained in separate files. Figures must have jpeg extension and
minimum 300 dpi resolution.
Every paper must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, suggesting the section
where it should be included and containing an author and co-author's statement
to the effect that they all agree with the content expressed and are responsible
for the information contained therein, including a disclaimer for any
potential conflict of interest and any related ethical issue. This Letter
must be sent by fax (+55 11 3846-8813) or by mail, mandatory.
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