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Scope and policy
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology (Rev Bras Oftalmol.) - ISSN 0034-7280, scientific publication of the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, aims to disseminate articles that contribute to the improvement and development of the practice, research and teaching specialties of Ophthalmology and like. All manuscripts, after approval by the Editors will be evaluated by two or three qualified reviewers (peer review), with guaranteed anonymity throughout the judging process. The reviewers' comments will be returned to authors for changes in the text or justification for their conservation. Only after final approval by reviewers and editors, manuscripts will be submitted for publication. Articles not present merit, containing significant errors in methodology or do not meet the journal's editorial policy, will be rejected with no recourse.The articles published in the Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology follow the uniform requirements proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, updated February 2006 and available on the website http://www.icmje.org
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology (Rev Bras Oftalmol.) - ISSN 0034-7280, scientific journal of the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, aims to disseminate articles that contribute for the improvement and development of the practice, research and the teaching of ophthalmology and related specialties.
All manuscripts, after approval by the Editors, will be evaluated by two or three qualified reviewers (peer review), and guaranteed anonymity throughout the judging process. The reviewers' comments will be returned to authors for changes in the text or justification for their conservation. Only after final approval of the reviewers and editors, manuscripts will be submitted for publication. Articles not present merit, containing significant errors in methodology or do not fit the editorial policy of the journal, will be rejected with no recourse.
The articles published in the Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology follow the uniform requirements proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, updated in February 2006 and available on the website http://www.icmje.org
Original Article: describes experimental or clinical research - retrospective or prospective, randomized and double blind. Must have: Title, Title in English, structured Summary, Keywords, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References.
Review Article: The purpose is to examine the published literature on a particular subject and making a critical assessment of the literature on a particular topic and present the key findings, based on this literature. Only be accepted for publication by the Editors on request. Must have: Text, Summary, Keywords, Title, English Title, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Article Update: Revisions of the state of the art on a particular theme, written by an expert at the invitation of the Editors. Must have: Text, Summary, Keywords, Title, English Title, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Case Report: It should be informative and should not include irrelevant details. Only accept reports of clinical cases of increasing importance, both for their rarity as a disease entity, either by unusual form of presentation. Must have Introduction, objective description of the case, Discussion, Summary, Keywords, Title, English Title, Abstract, and Keywords and References.Letters to the Editor: aim to comment or discuss papers published in the journal or report original research in progress. Will be posted at the discretion of the editors, with its replica where relevant.
A) Title Page should contain:
• Title of the article, in Portuguese and English, containing ten to twelve words, excluding articles and prepositions. The Title should be motivating and should give an idea of the goals and content of the work;
B) Second sheet
Abstract and Keywords: Summary in English and Portuguese, with a maximum of 250 words. For original articles should be structured (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions), highlighting the most significant data work. For Case Reports, revisions or updates, the abstract should be structured. Below the abstract, specify at least five and at most ten descriptors (Keywords) that define the subject of the work. The descriptors should be based on DECS - Descriptors in Health Sciences - available on the website http://decs.bvs.br/
Summary below, indicate, Clinical Trials, the registration number on the base of Clinical Trials (http://clinicaltrials.gov)*
Should strictly obey the structure for each category of manuscript.
In all categories of manuscript, the citation of authors in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in parentheses and superscript. Citations in the text should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers overlap and avoid the citation nominal authors.
Introduction should be brief and contain and explain the objectives and the purpose of the work.
Methods: should contain enough information to know is what was done and how it was done. The description should be clear and sufficient for another researcher to reproduce or continue the study. Describe the statistical methodology used in sufficient detail to allow any player with a reasonable knowledge of the subject and access to the original data to verify the reported results. Avoid using vague terms such as: random, normal, significant, important, acceptable, without defining them. The research results reported in this chapter shall be in logical sequence and concisely.
Information on the management of postoperative pain, both in humans and in animals, should be reported in the text (Resolution No. 196/96, the Ministry of Health and International Standards for the Protection of Animals).
Results: Whenever possible should be presented in tables, graphs or figures.
Discussion: all results of the work should be discussed and compared to the literature.
Conclusions should be based on the results.
Acknowledgements: should be included collaborations of people, institutions or appreciation for financial support, technical aids, that deserve recognition, but not justify inclusion as an author.
References should be updated containing preferably the most relevant papers published in the last five years, on the subject. It should not contain work not mentioned in the text. Where relevant, it is advisable to include studies published in RBO. References should be numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned in the text and identified with Arabic numerals. The presentation should follow the format "Vancouver Style" as models below. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style presented by the National Library of Medicine, available in the "List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus" in the address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?journalsdb=
For all the references, all authors up to six. When outnumbered, cite the first six authors followed by et al.
Dahle N, Werner L, Fry L, Mamalis N. Localized, central optic snowflake degeneration of polymethyl methacrylate intraocular lens to: clinical report with pathological correlation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006, 124 (9) :1350-3.
The Arnarsson, Sverrisson T, Stefansson E, Sigurdsson H, Sasaki H, Sasaki K, et al. Risk factors for five-year incident age-related macular degeneration: the Reykjavik Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006, 142 (3) :419-28.
Yamane R. Semiology eye. 2nd ed. Rio de Janeiro: Culture Medicine, 2003.
Oréfice F, LM Boratto. Biomicroscopy. In: A. Yamane Semiology eye. 2nd ed. Rio de Janeiro:
Dissertations and Theses:
Cronemberger S. Contribution to the study of some aspects of aniridia [thesis]. Sao Paulo: Federal University of São Paulo; 1990.
Herzog Neto G, Curi RLN. Anatomical characteristics of the lacrimal functional blocks or syndrome Milder. Rev Bras Oftalmol [serial on the Internet]. 2003 [cited 2006 Jul 22], 62 (1): [about 5p.]. Available at: www.sboportal.org.br
Tables and Figures: The presentation of this material should be in black and white, on separate sheets, with legends and captions printed beside each illustration. The back of each figure and table should be noted the name of the manuscript and the authors. All tables and figures must also be sent to a digital file, preferably in the first Microsoft Word files and other files in Microsoft Excel, TIFF or JPG. Quantities, units and symbols used in the tables should obey national classification. Pictures of surgery and biopsies which stains were used and special techniques will be considered for publication in color, with the additional cost of the authors.
Subtitles: Print subtitles using double spacing, accompanying the respective figures (graphics, photos and illustrations) and tables. Each legend should be numbered in Arabic numerals corresponding to its citation in the text.
Abbreviations and Acronyms: These should be preceded by the full name when first mentioned in the text. Tables, figures should contain their significance below the table.
If the illustrations have been published, shall be accompanied by written permission of the author or publisher, stating the reference source where it was published.
The text must be computer printed, double-spaced,
white paper format 210mm x 297mm or A4 pages in
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology reserve the right not accept for review articles that do not meet the criteria formulated above.
* Important note: The "Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology" in
support policies for registration of clinical trials of the Organization
World Health Organization (WHO) and the Intemational Committee of
The number should be recorded below the abstract.
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