The Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (RBO) is the scientific publication medium of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, SBOT) and has the purpose of disseminating papers that contribute towards improving and developing the practice, research and teaching of Orthopedics and related specialties. It is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October and December, and has been published with absolute regularity since its first edition in 1965. The journal receives articles for publication in the following sections: Original Articles, Review Articles, Updating Articles, Case Reports, Preliminary Notes, Technical Notes and Letters to the Editor. Articles can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English, according to their countries of origin. The journal is aimed towards orthopedists who are linked to the SBOT, healthcare professionals who are dedicated to similar activities and orthopedists in other countries. Its abbreviated title is Rev Bras Ortop., and this should be used in reference lists, footnotes and legends.
Peer review is one of the factors that sustain the quality of a scientific journal. In the case of the RBO, an editorial board constituted mostly by university professors has enabled discerning peer review. After receipt, articles are sent to a technical specialist in scientific research methodology and to three members of the editorial board who work within the same field. These professionals assess the studies and return them with their reports. The evaluation includes five factors: degree of priority for publication; relevance of the study; scientific quality; presentation; and recommendation. After approval by the editors, all manuscripts will be assessed by qualified reviewers, and anonymity is ensured throughout the appraisal process (blinded peer review). Articles that do not have merit, contain significant methodological errors or do not fit within the journal’s editorial policy will be rejected without any appeal rights. The reviewers’ comments will be returned to the authors, so that the authors can make modifications to the text or justify why the text should be maintained. Only after final approval from the reviewers and editors will manuscripts be sent for publication.
All declarations published in the articles are entirely under the authors’ responsibility. Nonetheless, all material published will become the RBO’s property, and the journal will become the holder of the authors’ rights. The authors must forward a declaration of transfer of authors’ rights signed by all co-authors, to the RBO by fax (+55-011-2137-5418) or post, at the time of manuscript submission.
*published on Editors’ criteria with reply when necessary;
Presentation and submission of manuscripts
The Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (Rev Bras Ortop. - ISSN 0102-3616) is a bimonthly publication from the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology, with the purpose of publishing original studies on all the specialties of orthopedics. The concepts and declarations contained in the studies are entirely under the authors’ responsibility. Articles published in the RBO follow the uniform requirements proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, as updated in October 2004 and available at the electronic address www.icmje.org. For studies involving investigations on human beings or laboratory animals, their compliance with the appropriate guidelines and the institutional committee’s approval of the study protocol should be clearly presented. Articles submitted should be accompanied by the following:
A letter signed by all the authors that authorizes publication of the article and declares that it is unpublished and that it has not been and is not being submitted for publication in another journal.
Figuras, Tabelas, Gráficos
The following should be attached to the Author Agreement:
Declaration of conflict of interest, when appropriate. Through this, in accordance with Federal Medical Council Resolution 1595/2000, scientific articles are prohibited from promoting or advertising any commercial products or equipment.
Types of Article
Letters to the Editor
EditorialThese are written on invitation, presenting comments on important studies in this journal, describing important published research or presenting communications from the editors that are of interest to the specialty.
Preparation of the Manuscript
A) Cover Page (Title Page):
• Title of the article, in Portuguese and English, composed of ten to twelve words (not counting articles and prepositions). The title should stimulate interest and should give an idea of the aims and content of the study;
Abstract and keywords: Abstract and keywords in Portuguese and English, with a maximum of 250 words. In original articles, the abstract should be structured, emphasizing the most significant data from the study (Objective: state why the study was conducted, emphasizing the motivation; Materials and Methods: succinctly describe the material evaluated and the method used to do so; Results: describe the important findings with statistical data and the respective significance; Conclusions: only report the main conclusions; Descriptors: also known as Keywords – consult the list at BIREME: www.bireme.com.br). For Case Reports, Review Articles, Updating Articles and Preliminary Notes, the abstract does not need to be structured but keywords are required. Below the abstract, specify a minimum of three and a maximum of ten keywords that define the subject of the study. The descriptors or keywords should be based on the Health Science Descriptors (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde, DECS), which are available at the electronic address http://www.decs.bvs.br; or on the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), from www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.
B) Text (Manuscript)
Articles in journals:
2) Feller J. Anterior cruciate ligament rupture: is osteoarthritis inevitable? Br J Sports Med [serial on the Internet]. 2004 [cited 2005, Aug 27]; 38(4): [about 2 p.]. Available from: http://bjsm.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/38/4/383
C) Tables and Figures:
Sending the manuscript: Submissions should be made online, through the link http://ees.elsevier.com/rbo. It is essential to send the following by fax or post: permission to reproduce the material; a letter giving approval from the Ethics Committee of the institution where the work was carried out, when it related to therapeutic or diagnostic interventions in human beings; and the Author Agreement, signed by all the authors, in which they declare that the study has never been published previously (fax: +55 11 2137-5418).
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