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Target and policy
MISSION AND EDITORIAL POLICY
Revista Paulista de Pediatria [São Paulo Pediatrics Journal] is a quarterly publication of São Paulo Pediatrics Society (SPSP, acronyms in Portuguese). Since 1982, it publishes original contributions, reviews and clinical case reports of methodological research, with discussions on the health and research field of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents’ diseases. The purpose is to disclose research with methodological quality related to themes about children and adolescent’s health. Full articles are electronically available in Portuguese and English, and can be accessed at SciELO without paying charges. The journal is indexed in the following databases: PubMed Central, Medline, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica Database), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde), Index Medicus Latino-Americano (IMLA) BR, Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras, and Redalyc (Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal Scientific Information System).
Every peer-reviewed article, approved by the journal’s editorial board, will be published with open access. This means the text will be worldwide available via the Internet in perpetuity and without charges. The authors are not requested to pay charges. A Creative Commons license provides support regarding the reuse of the article. All articles will be published with the following license: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY).
Every submitted article is sent to the editor-in-chief, who checks if it follows the minimum standards specified in the publication standards and if it fits the Journal’s objectives. Then, the article is sent to two experts in the area, blind as to the article’s authorship, to be examined, with a specific form for review. After this review is done, the Journal’s editors decide if the article will be accepted without modifications, if it should be refused or if it should be sent to the authors for modifications and for later reassessment. In case of the latter, the editors reassess the article for a later decision regarding acceptance, refusal or need of new modifications.
TYPES OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Original articles: epidemiological, clinical, or experimental studies.
Case reports: articles reporting cases of patients with rare diseases or non-frequent or innovative interventions.
Review articles: critical or systematic analyses of literature about a theme chosen spontaneously by the authors.
Letter to the Editor: they reflect the author’s viewpoint about other articles published in the Journal.Editorials: generally sent by the editors for discussing a theme or an original article with a controversial and/or interesting subject and/or relevant theme, to be published in the Journal.
Instructions for original article
The article should be typed in A4 format (210x297 mm), with a 25mm margin in all sides, and double space in all sections. Use Times New Roman font, size 11, numbered pages in the right upper corner and Microsoft Word® text processor. Manuscripts shall have, at most:
Sending the submission letter signed by all authors is compulsory. In this letter, the authors should mention that it is an original article, it has never been published, and it was not or will not be sent to another journal, while Revista Paulista de Pediatria is considering its publishing. In addition, it must be declared in the letter that all authors participated of the elaboration of the project and/or analysis of obtained data and/or of the final writing of the article and all authors agreed with the version sent for publishing. It must be declared in the letter that no information about funds for research or connection with people or companies that might be interested in the data discussed in the article or case was not omitted. Finally, it should include an indication that the authors are responsible for the manuscript’s content.
Transference of copyrights: after submitting the manuscript to the process of evaluation of Revista Paulista de Pediatria, all authors should sign the form available in the submission website, in which the authors acknowledge that, after the acceptance of the article for publishing, the Associação de Pediatria de São Paulo starts to be the withholder of the manuscript’s rights.
Revista Paulista de Pediatria checks for plagiarism.
Format the paper with the following items:
ABSTRACTS (PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH):
For the abstract, it is important to obey English grammar rules. A person fluent in English must do it.
KEYWORDS IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE:
Original article: divided into Introduction (short with 4 to 6 paragraphs, it should only justify the paper and has the objectives in its end); Method (specify the study outline, describe the studied population and the selection methods, define the used procedures, detail the statistical method. Declaring the approval of the procedures by the Research Ethics Committee of the Institution is compulsory); Results (clear and objective – the author should not repeat the information provided in tables and graphics within the text); Discussion (interpret the results and compare them with literature data, by putting emphasis on the important aspects of the study and its implications, as well as its limitations – this section must end with pertinent conclusions regarding the objectives of the study).
Review articles: they do not obey a strict scheme of sections, but we recommend they contain an introduction to emphasize the importance of the theme, its review, followed by comments and, if necessary, recommendations.
Case reports: they are divided into Introduction (short with 3 to 5 paragraphs, to emphasize the knowledge regarding the discussed disease or procedure); Case description (do not include data that could identify the patient), and Discussion (a comparison with other literature cases and the innovative or relevant perspective of the case).
TABLES, GRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Only 4 tables and 2 illustrations, including figures and graphics, are allowed in each article. They must be sent in the same file of the article. In the event of approval, figures and graphics with a better resolution will be requested.
To avoid tables on the horizontal position, Revista Paulista de Pediatria recommends that authors use 100 characters at most in each line of the table. However, if the table has two or more columns, the author should remove 5 characters per line. For example: If there are two columns, the author should use 95 at most; if there are three, 90; and so on. Up to 4 tables are allowed per article, which should be on the limits of one page each. Explanations should be on the footprint of the table, instead in the title. Do not include a space beside the symbol ±. Type the tables in the text processor Word by using lines and columns – do not separate the columns as tabulation marks. Do not import Excel or PowerPoint tables.
Number the graphics according to the order they appear in the text and add a title below them. Graphics should have two dimensions, be in black/white (do not color them) and be developed in PowerPoint. Send the .ppt file apart from the text: do not import the graphics to the text. Revista Paulista de Pediatria does not accept digitalized graphics.
Figures should be numbered in the order they appear in the text. Explanations should be in the subtitles (send the subtitle together with the manuscript’s text file, in a separate page). Figures from other sources should indicate this piece of information in the subtitle and have a written permission of the source for its reproduction. The author must obtain permission for the reproduction of images. The patients’ photos must not contain any piece of information that would enable identifying the subject – if there is a possibility of identification, a letter of consent is compulsory and it should be signed by the photographed subject or his/her guardian, who should allow the material’s disclosure. Images created in a computer should be attached in the formats .jpg, .gif or .tif with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Revista Paulista de Pediatria does not accept digitalized pictures.
Declare funding sources before the conflict of interests. The names of CAPES, CNPq and other institutions should be written without abbreviations with their country. Do not repeat the support in the acknowledgments section. If there was no funding source, write: “The study does not have a funding source.”
DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
Describe any connection of the authors with companies that might be interested in disclosing the manuscript submitted for publishing. If there is no conflict of interests, write: “The authors declare no conflict of interests.” This statement should be in the front page before the funding source.
Thank people or institutions that contributed to the study, but who are not the authors, in a concise manner. Acknowledgments should be placed when sending the second version of the article, in order to avoid conflicts of interest with the reviewers. Do not repeat the institution who financially supported the project in the acknowledgments; it should only be mentioned in the financial support section.
In the text: They should be numbered and ordered according to the order of appearance in the text. References in the text must be identified with superscripted Arabic numbers, without parentheses and after punctuation.
At the end of the text (list of references): They should follow the recommended style from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements, available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html, as the following examples:
1. Articles in Journals
More than 6 authors:
b. With defined author:
c. Without authors:
Volume with supplement:
Article published online, before the printed version:
Articles accepted for publishing still in press:
Articles in Portuguese:
2. Books and other monographies
Conference published in Congress annals:
Abstracts published in Congress annals:
PhD or Master’s degree thesis
3. Other published materials
Articles in newspapers, bulletins, and other means of written press:
Laws, regulations, and recommendations:
4. Electronic Material
Article from electronic journal:
Monograph on the Internet or electronic book:
Part of a homepage or website:
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