Scope and Policy
Journal's editorial policy - To spread original articles, review articles and case reports on acute or chronic pain pathophysiology and therapy study in humans and animals, of Brazilian or foreign authors, members or not of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain (SBED).
Specification of journal's fields of interest - Acute pain, Chronic pain, Ethics and pain, Pain in humans, Pain in animals.
Types of articles - Original articles, Review articles, Case Reports, Letters to the Editor.
Other published subjects - The journal publishes only articles related to acute or chronic pain pathophysiology and therapy in humans and animals.
Report of journal's peer review procedures: All submitted articles are reviewed. Received articles are sent to 2-4 reviewers who are asked to return their review in 15 days. After receiving their opinion, authors have 15 days to answer to the review. Articles with no answer in a 6-month period shall be re-submitted.
Specification of journal's readers - Health professionals - dentists, physical educators, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacologists, physiologists, physical therapists, physicians, veterinarians, psychologists, occupational therapists, etc., members or not of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain (SBED).
Form and preparation of manuscripts
This session shall be written from researchers' point of view without knowledge of specialist in the field and shall clearly offer - and if possible illustrate - research basis and its objectives. Clinical trial reports shall, whenever adequate, include a summary of the literature review to indicate why was the study necessary and which is the contribution of the study to the field. This session shall finish with a brief statement of what is being reported in the article
Method - shall include the study design, scenario, type of involved participants or materials, the clear description of interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis used, including calculation power, if adequate.
Results - Statistical analysis results shall include, when adequate, relative and absolute risks or risks reductions, and confidence intervals.
Discussion - This section may be divided in subtitles with short and informative readings.
Conclusion - Shall clearly describe major research conclusions and provide a clear explanation of its importance and relevance.
References - Shall not exceed 15 references.
Figures, Tables and Charts: shall be sent separate from the primary text of the article.
Reports of clinical cases related to pain study and therapy shall be structured as follows:
Introduction, Case Report, Discussion and References.
This is a synthesis article of well-established subjects, with critical analysis of consulted references and conclusions, systematic reviews related to the study and therapy of pain. Shall have not more than 2000 words.
They shall be structured as follows:
Introduction, Contents, Conclusion and References. References shall be limited to 40.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS OF LETTERS
We welcome comments about any published article. They are usually not reviewed, but occasionaly we may invite answers to the letters to be published in the same journal number. We prefer letters with less than 400 words and with five or less references (the first to be referred shall be the Revista Dor article to which the letter is reffered). Authors should also send their complete data and address (including telephone, fax and e-mail). All letters are edited and sent to authors before publication.
References: References shall be limited to 30.
Please remember that although many of our readers are specialists, they may not be specialists in your field, so it is necessary to explain all terminologies and acronyms when they are used for the first time. Please provide an alphabetical list of all abbreviations
Revista Dor adopts "Vancouver Standards", available in http.//www.icmje.org, as reference to publish its papers.
Please use abbreviations of journals found in the Index Medicus/Medline.
These should be presented in the text in sequential numerical order, being mandatory their citation (superscript, without parentheses). Avoid highlighting the name of the author. The reference to unpublished papers or those presented in Medical Events is not recommended. References with more than five years, of text books and congress summaries, should be limited to those which are fundamental. Include references accessible to readers. When the reference is of article already accepted for publication, please include "in process of publication", indicating the journal and the year. Personal communications are not accepted.
Up to three authors may be mentioned, and then, et al. Publication title shall be abbreviated.
Their citation in the text is mandatory. Please, number , figures, tables and charts in Arabic numerals. Illustrations shall have title and legends. Indicate in the text the preferred place of insertion for each illustration (for example, insert Figure X). Use black and white photos. Photos shall only be used if essential for the good understanding of the text and should be limited to three. The same result shall not be expressed by more than one illustration. Graphic signs used in tables or graphs shall have their correlation mentioned in footnotes. Graphs, Figures and Tables shall be sent separately from the primary text.
Use of Digital Resources:
Text in DOC format (Winword standard); graphs in bars or lines shall be sent in Excel (extension XLS) (graph 1, for example). Photos or other figures shall be digitalized with minimum resolution of 300 DPI, in JPEG format. Please do not insert illustrations in the body of the text; each illustration shall have its individual file. The name of the file shall express illustration type and number (Graph 1, Figure 1, Table 2, for example). Illustration titles and legends, duly numbered, shall be in the text file. Copies or reproductions of other publications shall only be allowed with the attachment of explicit authorization of the Publishers or of the Author of the original article.
When reporting human experiments, please indicate whether adopted procedures were according to the ethical standards of the Committee in charge of the human experiment (institutional or regional) and to the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 and reviewed in 1983.
Clinical Trial Registration
Clinical trials shall be registered according to the World Health Organization (WHO) orientation in the address www.who.int/ictrp/em/. WHO considers clinical trials, including preliminary essays (phase 1), any study prospectively recruiting research subjects to be submitted to health-related interventions (drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioral treatment, diets, changes in health care) aiming at evaluating the effects on clinical outcomes (any biomedical or health-related variable, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse effects). Rev Dor has the right of not publishing clinical trials which do not adhere to these and other ethical standards determined by international guidelines.
The number of abbreviations should be minimum. When long expressions have to be repeated, it is recommended that they are replaced by their initial capital letters after their first mention in the text. This should be followed by its initial capital letters in parentheses. All abbreviations inferred in tables and figures shall have their meaning explained as footnotes.
Send of the manuscripts
Title: The title of the article shall be short, clear and concise to help its classification. When needed, a subtitle may be used. Title shall be sent in Portuguese and English.
Author(s): The full name(s) of the author(s) and titles and memberships in Societies, Institutions, address, phone, fax and e-mail. Indicate the institution where the study was carried out. Acknowledgments of other collaborators may be mentioned at the end, before the references.
Summary: Shall have no more than 250 words and shall be structured. For research articles and Clinical Trials, please highlight: Background and Objectives, Method, Results and Conclusion.
For case reports, please highlight: Background and Objectives, Case Report and Conclusion.
For review articles, please highlight: Background and Objectives, Content and Conclusion.
Keywords: All articles shall have keywords. We recommend the use of DECS - Bireme's Health Science Keywords, available in http//decs.bvs.br/.
Summary: The translation of the summary into English shall be made by specialized Revista Dor translator.
Text: Start the text according to the type of article. Original articles shall inform the Institution's Ethics Committee process number.
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