Scope and Policy
Revista Dor Pesquisa Clínica e Terapêutica (Revista DOR, printed version: ISSN 1806-0013; electronic version: ISSN 231777-6393) is the multidisciplinary medical journal of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain (SBED). This is a journal focusing on the study of pain in clinical and research contents, gathering scientists, physicians, dentists, veterinaries, epidemiologists, psychologists, physiotherapists and other health professionals aiming at publishing their basic or applied research in this area of knowledge. Articles are of full responsibility of the authors and its periodicity is quarterly. All submitted papers are reviewed and the journal follows the Uniform Requirements of Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals – The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors – ICMJE.
Submitted articles are sent to 2-4 reviewers, who are asked to return their evaluation within 20 days. After receiving the opinion, authors have 15 days to answer to reviewers’ suggestions. Articles with no answer within six months shall be resubmitted. As many reviews as necessary shall be carried out and the final approval decision will depend on the editor. Authors are asked to present guarantees that no material violates existing copyrights or the rights of third parties. Revista Dor follows the Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors – CSE. Additional information about ethic and misbehavior aspects may be found in the website (http://www.dor.or.br/revista-dor) or by the online submission system. The jornal does not charge authors fees for the article submission.
Articles shall be submitted online: http://www.sgponline.com.br/dor/sgp, including the Copyright Assignment document duly signed by the author(s). A submission letter shall be forwarded together with manuscript files with information about originality, conflicts of interest or sponsoring, as well as with the statement that the article is not currently being evaluated by other journal nor has been previously published. The letter shall also state that Revista Dor shall have the exclusive right of publication of the article, if accepted, and that ethic aspects are respected in case of studies involving animals or humans.
Articles may be submitted in Portuguese or English, however the printed publication shall be in the original language of submission and the electronic publication shall be in Portuguese and English. Authors are responsible for stating conflicts of interests in the manuscript itself, as well as to acknowledge financial support, when applicable.
Author(s): Complete name(s) of author(s) and affiliations (in the order: University, College, Hospital or Department; mini-resumes shall not be accepted). Please indicate the institution where the study was carried out.
Author for correspondence: Name, conventional address, Zip Code, city, state, country and electronic address.
Sponsoring sources: (if applicable).
1. Structured abstract, with no more than 250 words. For Research articles and Clinical Trials, please include: BAKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES, METHODS, RESULTS and CONCLUSION. For case reports, please include: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES, CASE REPORT and CONCLUSION. For review articles, please include: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES, CONTENTS and CONCLUSION. Please include up to six keywords. We recommend the use of Bireme’s Health Sciences Descriptors – DeCS, available at http://decs.bvs.br/.
2. Abstract: The English version of the abstract shall be forwarded together with the article. Please include up to six keywords.
3. Body of text: Organize the text according to the types of below-described articles. In original articles with humans or animals ethic aspects shall be informed in addition to the number and the year of the Institution’s Ethics Committee process. Acknowledgments to other collaborators may be mentioned at the end, before the references.
The submission of experimental or clinical research articles, with humans or animals, implies that authors have obtained approval from the relevant Ethics Committee and that they comply with the Declaration of Helsinki. This type of statement shall be included in the chapter “METHODS”.
1. Introduction – this section shall briefly describe the scope and previous evidence-based knowledge for the design of the research, based on subject-related references. At the end, the research objective shall be clearly stated. Please include up to six authors.
Methods – shall include study design, sample selection processes, ethic aspects, exclusion and inclusion criteria, clear description of interventions and methods used, in addition to data analysis as well as sample power and applied statistical tests.
Results – shall be objectively described, further explained with figures and tables when needed. Analyses carried out and their results shall be included.
Discussion – this section shall discuss research results at the light of previous knowledge published by scientific, duly mentioned, sources. This section may be divided in sub-chapters. Please include study limitations and close with the conclusion of the paper. Whenever possible, include clinical implications and information about importance and relevance of the study.
Acknowledgments – acknowledgments to collaborators, among others, may be mentioned in this section, before references.
References – shall be formatted according to Vancouver standards (http://www.jcmje.org).
Figures and Tables – shall be sent separately from the text of the article in a format allowing for edition figures in Excel and tables in Word).
3. REVIEW ARTICLES
ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES
All illustrations (including figures, tables and pictures), as well as tables, shall be compulsorily mentioned in the text in the preferred place for their inclusion. Please number them in Arabic numbers. All shall have title and captions. Please use pictures and figures in black and white and restrict their number to a maximum of three. The same result shall not be expressed by more than one illustration. Graphic signs used in tables or figures shall have their correlation mentioned as footnote. Figures and tables shall be sent separately from the text and in format allowing for edition, according to the following recommendations.
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