ISSN 0100-6991 printed version
ISSN 1809-4546 online version



Target and politics

The journal of the Brazilian College of surgeons (CBC), an official division of the CBC, is published bimonthly in one annual volume, and proposes the dissemination of articles of all surgical specialties, contributing to its teaching, development and national integration.

Articles published in the journal of the Brazilian College of surgeons follow the uniform requirements recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE –, and are submitted to peer review. The journal of the Brazilian College of surgeons supports the policies for registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ICMJE, recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the record and international dissemination of information on clinical studies in open access. Thus, it will only accept for publication the clinical research articles that have received an identification number on a clinical trial registry validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE. The identification number must be registered at the end of the abstract. The Advisory Board (in charge of the peer-review) receives the text anonymously and decides for its publication. In the event of conflict of opinions, the Director of publications will evaluate the need for a new appraisal. Rejected articles are returned to authors. Only the works within the journal’s publication standards will be submitted to evaluation. Approved articles may sustain editorial-type alterations, provided that they do not alter the merit of the work.


Geral information

The Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons evaluates articles for publication in Portuguese (Brazilian authors) and English (foreign authors) that follow the rules for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals prepared and published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE – [CIERM Rev Col Bras Cir. 2008; 35 (6): 425-41] or article on the website of the journal ( with the following characteristics :

  • Editorial: Is the initial article of an issue, generally about a current subject, requested by the Editor to the author of recognized technical and scientific capacity.
  • Original Article: Is the full account of clinical or experimental research, with positive or negative results. It must consist of Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and References, the latter limited to a maximum of 35, aiming to the inclusion, whenever possible, of articles from national authors and national journals.
    The title should be written in Portuguese and English, and should contain the maximum of information with the minimum of words, without abbreviations. It must be accompanied by the complete name(s) of author(s) followed by the name(s) of the institution(s) where the work was performed. If multicenter, Arabic numerals must indicate the provenance of each of the authors in relation to the listed institutions. Authors should send along with their names only one title and one that best represents their academic activity.
    The Abstract should have a maximum of 250 words and be structured as follows: objective, methods, results, conclusions and keywords in the form referred to by DeCS ( ).
  • Review article: The Editorial Board encourages the publication of matters of great interest to the surgical specialties containing synthetic analysis and relevant criticism and not merely a chronological description of literature. I must contain an introduction with description of the reasons that led to the writing of the article, the search criteria, followed by text ordered in titles and subheadings according to the complexity of the subject, and unstructured abstract. When applicable, at the end there may be conclusions and opinions of authors summarizing the review contents. I must contain at most 15 pages and 45 references.
  • Letters to the Editor: Scientific Comments or controversy regarding articles published in the journal of the CBC. In general, such letters are sent to the principal author of the article to response and both letters are published in the same journal issue, no replica being allowed.
  • Scientific Communication: Content that deals with the form of presentation of scientific communication, investigating the problems and proposing solutions. Due to its features, this section can be multidisciplinary, receiving contributions from doctors, surgeons and non-surgeons and other professionals from various areas. It must have an unstructured Abstract, Keywords and free text.
  • Technical Note: Information about a particular operation or procedure of importance in surgical practice. The original must not exceed six pages including pictures and references if necessary. It must have an unstructured Abstract, Keywords and free text.
  • Education: Freeform content that addresses the teaching of surgery, both in graduate and post-graduate levels. Unstructured abstract.
  • Bioethics in surgery: Discussion of bioethical aspects in surgery. The content should address bioethical dilemmas in the performance of surgical activity. Freeform. Unstructured abstract.
  • Case reports: May be submitted for evaluation and the approved reports will be published, mainly in electronic journal of case reports, which can be accessed through the Brazilian College of Surgeons’ website (


Article submission

Sending articles for the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons can only be done through the online platform for submission of scientific papers, which can be accessed through the Brazilian College of Surgeons’ website (

Formatting and style

  • Text: The textual form of the manuscripts submitted for publication must be original and submitted in digital form (Word – .doc), double spacing and arial font, size 12. The images should be sent separately, in JPG, GIF or TIF formats, with the insertion site referred in the text. Articles should be concise and written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Abbreviations must be in the lowest number possible and limited to the terms mentioned repeatedly, as long as they do not hamper the text understanding, and must be defined in their first appearance.
  • References: Must be predominantly of works published in the last five years, not forgetting to include national authors and journals, restricted to those cited in the text, in order of citation, numbered consecutively and presented according to the Vancouver format (rules for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals ICMJE- – CIERM RevColBras Cir. 2008; 35 (6): 425-41- Annals of congresses and personal communications will not be accepted as references. Citations of books and theses should be discouraged. The authors of the article are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
  • Acknowledgements: Should be made to people who importantly contributed to the work’s realization.


Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals, with captions on the top containing one or two sentences, and explanations of symbols at the bottom. Cite the tables in the text in numerical order including only information necessary for understanding of important points of the text. The data presented should not be repeated in graphs. Tables should follow the above-mentioned Vancouver standards.

Figures are all the photos, graphics, paintings and drawings. All figures must be referred to in the text, being numbered consecutively by Arabic numbers and accompanied by descriptive captions.

Authors who wish to publish colored figures in their articles can do so at a cost of R$ 650.00 for a figure per page. Additional figures on the same page will cost R$ 150.00 each. The payment will be effected a through bank payment slip, sent to the lead author when the article is aproved for publication.



It is expressed that, with the electronic submission, the author (s) agree (s) with the following assumptions: 1) that there is no conflict of interest, compliant with the CFM resolution No. 1595/2000 that prevents the publication of works and materials with promotional purposes of products and/or medical devices; 2) that one must cite the funding source, if any; 3) that the work was submitted to the respective Ethics in Research Committee which approved it, providing the aproval number in the text; 4) that all authors grant the copyright and authorize that the article suffer changes in the submitted text to be standardized in the language format of the Journal, which can result in removal of redundancies, as well as tables and/or figures that are deemed unnecessary to understanding the text, provided that it does not change its meaning. If there are disagreements of the authors about these assumptions, they should they write a letter leaving explicit the point at which they disagree, which will be appraised by the Editor, who will decide whether the article can be forwarded for publication or returned to the authors. 5) if there is conflict of interest, it should be quoted with the text: "the author (s) (provide names) received financial support of the private company (provide name) for this study". When there is a research foment funding source, it must also be cited. 6) the responsibility for concepts or statements issued on articles and announcements published in the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons is entirely up to the author (s) and advertisers. 7) works already published or simultaneously submitted for evaluation in other periodicals will not be accepted. 8) in view of the high cost for publication of Journal, please be advised that from the Magazine 1/2017, every article pass will cost R$ 1000.00 (1000 reais) for the authors.


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