ISSN 0034-7280 printed version
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
Authors will not be charged with any fees for the editorial processing and publication of accepted articles.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The article submitted should be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors authorizing its publication, stating that it is unprecedented and has not been, or is being submitted for publication in another journal and was approved by the Institutional Research Ethics Committee in that it was carried out.
This letter must be attached:
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology does not endorse the opinions of the authors, absolving themselves of any responsibility for the signed materials.
Articles can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French. The version "online" magazine may have articles in English only.
Original Article: describes experimental research or clinical research - prospective or retrospective, randomized and double blind. Must have: Title in Portuguese and English, structured Summary, Key words; Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
Review Article: Its purpose is to examine the literature published on a particular subject, making a critical and systematic review of the literature on a particular topic and present the key findings, based on this literature. They will only be accepted for publication when requested by the editors. Must have: Text, Summary, Keywords, Title in English, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Article Update: Reviews of the state of the art on a given topic, written by an expert at the invitation of the Editors. Must have: Text, Summary, Keywords, Title in English, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Case Report: It should be informative and should not contain irrelevant details. Only reports of clinical cases of high importance will be accepted either by rarity as disease entity or by the unusual form of presentation. Must have: Introduction, objective Case Description, Discussion, Summary, Keywords, Title in English, Abstract and Keywords and References.
Letters to the Editor: aim comment or discuss papers published in the journal or to report ongoing original research. They will be published at the Editors' discretion, with its replica where appropriate.
Below summary, indicate, for Clinical Trials, registration number in Clinical Trials base (http://clinicaltrials.gov) *
Introduction: It should be brief, contain and explain the objectives and the subject of the work.
Methods: must contain enough information to know is what was done and how it was done. The description should be clear and enough for another researcher to reproduce or to continue the study. Describe the statistical methodology used in sufficient detail to allow any reader with reasonable knowledge on 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 survey results should be reported in this chapter in logical and concise sequence.
Results: Whenever possible should be presented in tables, charts and figures.
Discussion: All work results are to be discussed and compared to the literature.
Conclusion: These should be based on the results.
References should be updated, preferably containing the most relevant papers published in the last five years on the subject. It should not contain no such work in the text. Where relevant, it is recommended to include papers 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 called "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" at the website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez /query.fcgi?db=journals.
Dahle N, Werner L, L Fry, MAMALIS N. Localized, central optic snowflake degeneration of a polymethyl methacrylate intraocular lens: clinical report with pathological correlation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006; 124 (9): 1350-3.
Tables and Figures: The presentation of this material should be in black and white on separate sheets, with subtitles and their numbering printed at the foot of each illustration. On the back of each figure and table should be annotated the manuscript name and authors. All tables and figures should also be sent in digital file, the first preferably in Microsoft Word (r) and other Microsoft Excel files (r), Tiff or JPG. Quantities, units and symbols used in the tables must comply with national nomenclature. Photos surgery and biopsies where colorings and special techniques were used will be considered for color printing, and the additional cost of the authors.
Captions: Print the legends using double space, following the respective figures (graphics, photographs and illustrations) and tables. Each legend must be numbered in Arabic numerals corresponding their citations in the text.
Abbreviations and Acronyms: must be preceded by the full name when cited for the first time in the text or in the legends of tables and figures.
The text should be printed on the computer, double, white paper space, 210mm x 297mm or A4 format, in separate, numbered pages, with margins of 3 cm and size of letters to facilitate reading (we recommend the of 14). The original must be sent in a way, accompanied by CD with version of the manuscript, with its illustrations, entered in the "Word for Windows 6.0.
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology reserves the right not to accept for review articles that do not meet the above criteria formulated.
Portuguese-English version: Following the standards of the worldwide leading journals, the Journal of Ophthalmology will have an electronic version in English of all issues. In this way the printed magazine will continue to be in Portuguese and the electronic version will be in English.
The Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, Brazilian Society of Cataract and Intraocular Implants and Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery, undertake to pay for the translation of articles into English, but their authors once they have approved your articles are willing to translate the final version English, is published in the electronic version will advance the printed publication (ahead of print).
Scientific work submitted for assessment that do not have response from the author for more than 3 months will be excluded from the evaluation process and returned to the author.
* Important note: The "Journal of Ophthalmology" in support of policies for the registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Intemational Committee of Medical Joumal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and disclosure international information on clinical trials, access will only accept for publication, from 2008, the clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the clinical Trial Registries validated by the criteria established by wHO and ICMJE, available at : http://clinicaltrials.gov or Pubmed site, the item <ClinicalTrials.gov>.
Entries may be submitted over the Internet, the site - rbo.emnuvens.com.br
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