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Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia aims at publishing not previously published Original Articles, including critical reviews on specific themes, which may contribute to the develo-pment of Epidemiology and related Sciences (25 p. maximum, including tables and graphs). Revista also publishes articles in the following categories: Debate aimed at discussing different views of the same theme which may be presented as an original article followed by comments from other authors, reproduction of panels and other similar formats; Notes and Information - notes on primary results of research studies, as well as brief reports on new aspects of Epidemiology, besides news on events held in the field, book reviews, and others (5 p. maximum.); Letters to the Editor - comments from readers on articles published in Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia (3 p. maximum).

Manuscripts submitted should be sent exclusively to Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, and its simultaneous submission to another journal is not permitted. Thus, the author(s) should sign a declaration according to the model provided by Revista. The author(s) is(are) responsible for all statements made in any part of Revista.

Each manuscript is evaluated by two reviewers, named by one of the Associate Editors, who will be responsible for elaborating a conclusive final report to be submitted to the Scientific Editor. Rejected manuscripts will remain at the author’s (s’) disposal for one year.

Revista is responsible for all published manuscripts, which may not be published elsewhere, even partially, or translated into another language without permission from the Editorial Board. Thus, all submitted manuscripts should include a document undersigned by the author(s), transferring all copyright ownership, according to the model provided by Revista.


Manuscript presentation

Articles may be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Aside from the abstract (in the original language of the article and in English) and project support or funding with process number.

Tables and illustrations (graphs and figures) should be sent on separate sheets; the quality of illustrations should allow reproduction of reduced copies, if necessary.

The authors should present between 3 and 10 keywords considered as describers of the content of their work, in the language in which the article was presented, and in English for articles submitted in Portuguese and Spanish. Keywords are subject to change according to the “Medical Subject Headings” of NML.

Use standard form; full-length should be used for first citations. No abbreviations should be used in the title or abstract.

References should be numbered in the order they appear in the text, using Arabic numerals in superscript. The reference list should maintain the sequence of citation in the text, without taking into account the alphabetical order of authors. Titles of periodicals, books, publishers or others should not be abbreviated. List all authors up to 6; if more than 6, use the expression et al. Personal communications, work in progress or inedit may be cited when absolutely necessary, but should not be included in the reference list, and should only be cited in the text or in the footnote. Whenever an article is being considered for publication, the title of the periodical, year and other available data, followed by the expression, between parentheses “in press” should be given. Non-conventional publications, of difficult access, may be cited as long as the author(s) of the manuscript indicate(s) where they can be found.

The Author(s) are responsible for the accuracy of their references.



Journal article
Szklo M. Estrogen replacement therapy and cognitive functioning in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Epidemiol 1996; 144: 1048-57.

Books and other monographs
Lilienfeld DE, Stolley PD. Foundations of epidemiology. New York: Oxford University Press; 1994.

Chapter in a book
Laurenti R. Medida das doenças. In: Forattini OP. Ecologia, epidemiologia e sociedade. São Paulo: Artes Médicas; 1992. p. 369-98.

Bertolozzi MR. Pacientes com tuberculose pulmonar no Município de Taboão da Serra: perfil e representações sobre a assistência prestada nas unidades básicas de saúde [dissertação de mestrado]. São Paulo: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP; 1991.

Published proceedings paper
Mendes Gonçalves RB. Contribuição à discussão sobre as relações entre teoria, objeto e método em epidemiologia. In: Anais do 1º Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia; 1990 set 2-6; Campinas (Br). Rio de Janeiro: ABRASCO; 1990. p. 347-61.

WHO Technical Reports
World Health Organization. Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. 29th Report. Geneva; 1995. (WHO - Technical Report Series, 856).

Electronic material
Hemodynamics III: the ups and downs of hemodynamics. [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computorized Systems; 1993.



Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia complies to the norms of the International Committee of Editors of Medical Journals (Vancouver style), published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1997; 336: 309 and in the Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica 1998; 3: 188-96, whose copy may be requested to Revista’s Secretariat.


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