ISSN 0103-0582 printed version
ISSN 1984-0462 versión online

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Target and policy

MISSION AND EDITORIAL POLICY

The Revista Paulista de Pediatria is the scientific publication of São Paulo Pediatrics Society, being indexed to Medline, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica Database), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde) and Index Medicus Latino-Americano (IMLA) BR. The mission of the journal is to publish quality methodological research related to subjects that comprise the health of children and adolescents. The publishing of all articles will exclusively obey to technical-scientific criteria. The Journal accepts submission of articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

REVIEW PROCESS

Each submitted article is sent to one of the editors, who will verify if it follows the minimum specified publication rules patterns. After that, the article is sent to two reviewers, experts in the field, blind in relation to the authorship, with a specific form for reviewing. After the review, the editors decide if the article will be accepted without alterations, if it will be refused or if it will be sent back to the authors for modifications for posterior re-evaluation. Faced with this last option, the article is analyzed again by the editors and, if necessary, by the reviewers, for decision related to acceptance, refusal or need for new alterations.

TYPES OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Original articles: epidemiological, clinical or experimental studies.

Case reports: cases of patients with rare diseases or innovative interventions.

Review articles: non-invited critical or systematic analysis of the literature related to a selected subject.

Letters to the editor: reflect the writers point of view about other articles published in the journal.

Editorials: invited by the editors to discuss a theme or some original controversial and/or interesting paper to be published in the journal.

 

Instructions for original article

GENERAL RULES

The article should be typed in format A4 (210X297mm), 25mm margins in all sides, double space in all sections. Use Times New Roman font, size 11, pages numbered on the upper right corner (start with face page) and text processor Microsoft Word®. The manuscripts must have, at most:

- Original articles: 3000 words (not including: face page, summary, abstract, tables, charts, figures and bibliographic references) and up to 30 references.

- Reviews: 3500 words (not including: face page, summary, abstract, tables, charts, figures and bibliographic references) and up to 55 references.

- Case reports: 2000 words (not including: face page, summary, abstract, tables, charts, figures and bibliographic references) and up to 25 references.

Note:
Clinical trials are only accepted if the registration number and database are given, following the clinical trial standards of PORTARIA No. 1.345, DE 2 DE JULHO DE 2008, Ministry of Health of Brazil.
Available in: http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/saudelegis/gm/2008/prt1345_02_07_2008.html
Registration: http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br/about/

 

 

It is compulsory to send the submission letter signed by all authors. In this letter, the authors should refer that the article is original, has never been published and that was not or will not be sent to another journal as long as its publishing is being considered by Revista Paulista de Pediatria. It must be declared in the letter that all authors took part of the conception of the project and/or analysis of obtained data and/or the final writing of the paper and that they all agree to the version sent for publishing. It also must mention that no information has been omitted about financing for research or connection with people or companies that may have interest in the data.Finally, it should indicate that the authors are responsible for the manuscript's content.

Transferring copyrights: at the moment of accepting the manuscript to be published in the Revista Paulista de Pediatria, all authors must sign the form available at http://www.spsp.org.br, on which the authors recognize that, from that moment on, the São Paulo Pediatric Society (Associação de Pediatria de São Paulo) is the withholder of the manuscripts copyrights. The article will only be published after the receiving of this form, signed by all authors.

ATTENTION:

Each of the items below should be uploaded in the system as separate files:

1) Submission letter;
2)Opinion of the Institutional Research Ethics Committee;
3) Manuscript with front page, abstract in Portuguese and English, key words in Portuguese and English, text, references, and tables;
4) Supplemental file with figures and charts, where relevant.

For original articles, attach a copy of the projects approval by the Committee for Ethics in Research from the institution where the research has been developed. The Revista Paulista de Pediatria adopts the resolution 196/96 of the National Health Council Brazilian Health Ministry, which has approved the New Regulating Policies and Rules of Research involving Human Beings (DOU 1996 Out 16; no201, section 1:21082-21085). For case reports it is also necessary to send the approval of the Committee for Ethics in Research and, if there is the possibility to identify the patient, send a copy of the patients consent to publicize the clinical case. For literature reviews, there is no need for this approval.

The Revista Paulista de Pediatria will not be held responsible for any misplacement of originals. The authors should carry a copy of the original manuscript with them, as long as the article is being considered for publication in the journal.

DETAILED RULES

The complete content of the original article must obey the Uniform Requirements for Originals Submitted to Biomedical Magazines, published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements, available at http://www.icmje.org/. Each of the following sections must start at a new page: front page; abstract and key words in Portuguese; abstract and key-words in English; text; acknowledgement and references. Tables and figures must be numbered with Arabic algarisms and put at the end of the text. Each table and/or figure must contain the title and footer notes. Each table and/or figure must be at a separate page.

FRONT PAGE:

Format with the following items:

  • Title of the article in Portuguese (avoid abbreviations).
  • Title of the article in English.
  • FULL name of each of the authors followed by most important title and educational institution, research or assistance to which they belong to.
  • Correspondent author: define the correspondent author and put full address (with P.O Box, phone number, fax number and, compulsorily, electronic mail).
  • Institution: declare the educational institution, research or assistance in which the work has been developed.
  • Declaration of interest conflict: describe any connections of any of the authors to companies that may have any interest in publishing the manuscript submitted to the publication. If there is no interest conflict, write: nothing to declare.
  • Financing source of the project: describe if the research has received financial support, what is the source and the number of the process.
  • Total number of words: in the text (exclude face page, summary, abstract, thanks, references, tables, charts and figures), in the abstracts. Put also total number of tables, charts and figures and number of references.

ABSTRACTS (Portuguese and English):

Each of them must have, at most, 250 words. Do not use abbreviations. They must be structured according to the following orientations:

  • Original article: It must contain the following sections: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
  • Review articles: It must contain the following sections: Objective, Data sources, Synthesis of data and Conclusions.
  • Case reports: It must contain the following sections: Objective, Case description and Comments.

For the abstract, it is important to obey English grammatical rules. It must be done by someone who is fluent at English.

KEY WORDS

Provide, below the summary in Portuguese and English, 3 to 6 describers, which will help the adequate inclusion of the paper in the bibliographic data banks. Use exclusively describers from the list Describers in Sciences of Health, elaborated by BIREME and available at http://decs.bvs.br/. This list shows correspondent terms in Portuguese and English.

TEXT:

  • Original article: divided in introduction (succinct, with 4 to 6 paragraphs, only to justify the work and showing, at the end, the objectives); method (specify the outline of the study, describe the population studied and selection methods, define the used procedures, detail statistic method. It is compulsory to declare the approval of procedures by the Committee for Ethics in Research of the institution); results (clear and objective the author should not repeat information from tables and charts in the text); discussion (interpret results and compare with literature data, emphasizing important aspects of the study and their implications, as well as their limitations end this section with conclusions related to the objectives of the study).
  • Review articles: They dont obey a rigid scheme of sections, but it is suggested that they have an introduction to emphasize the importance of the subject, the reviewing itself, followed by comments and, when necessary, by recommendations.
  • Case reports: divided into introduction (succinct, with 3 to 5 paragraphs, to stand out what is known of the disease or of the procedure); case description itself (do not use data that can identify the patient) and discussion (in which is made the comparison to other cases of literature and the innovative or relevant perspective of the case in question).

ACKNOLEDGEMENT:

Thank succinctly people or institutions that have contributed for the study, but are not authors.

REFERENCES

In the text: They must be numbered and ordered according to the order of appearance in the text and must be identified by superscripted Arabic numbers between parentheses.

At the end of the text (list of references): They must follow the recommended style from International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements and available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html, according to the following examples:

1. Articles in Periodicals

Up to 6 authors: list all the authors:

Jih WK, Lett SM, des Vignes FN, Garrison KM, Sipe PL, Marchant CD. The increasing incidence of pertussis in Massachusetts adolescents and adults, 1989-1998. Infect Dis 2000;182:1409-16.

More than 6 authors:

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 2002;935:40-6.

Research groups:

a. Without a defined author:

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension 2002;40:679-86.

b. With defined author:

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol 2003;169:2257-61.

No authors:

Non-referred authorship. 21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ 2002;325:184.

Volume with supplement:

Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.

Article published electronically, before the printed version:

Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood; Epub 2002 Jul 5.

Articles accepted for publishing still in press:

Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. In press 2002.

Articles in portuguese:

follow the style above, in the Portuguese Language.

2. Books, thesis and annals

Books:

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

(If it is the 1st edition, it is not necessary to mention the edition).

Chapters of books:

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

(If it is the first edition, it is not necessary to mention the edition).

Conference published in annals:

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. p. 182-91.

Abstracts published in annals:

Blank D, Grassi PR, Schlindwein RS, Melo JL, Eckhert GE. The growing threat of injury and violence against youths in southern Brazil: a ten year analysis. Abstracts of the Second World Conference on Injury Control; 1993 May 20-23; Atlanta, USA . p. 137-8.

Mastership or doctorate thesis:

Afiune JY. Avaliação ecocardiográfica evolutiva de recém-nascidos pré-termo, do nascimento até o termo [tese de mestrado]. São Paulo (SP): USP; 2000.

3. Other published material

Articles in Newspapers, bulletins and other lay press:

Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post 2002 Aug 12. p. 1.

Laws, regulations and recommendations:

Brasil - Ministério da Saúde. Recursos humanos e material mínimo para assistência ao RN na sala de parto. Portaria SAS/MS 96, 1994.

Brasil - Ministério da Saúde. Secretaria de políticas de saúde - área técnica de saúde da mulher. Parto, aborto e puerpério: assistência humanizada à mulher. Brasília: Ministério da Saúde, 2001.

(If material is available in the internet, put Available at http://www...)

4. Electronic material

Article from electronic periodical:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002;102(6) [cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Monograph in the internet or electronic book:

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

Homepage/web site:

Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Part of a homepage or a web site:

American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison [cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html

Brasil - Ministério da Saúde - DATASUS [homepage na Internet]. Informações de Saúde- Estatísticas Vitais- Mortalidade e Nascidos Vivos: nascidos vivos desde 1994 [citado em Fevereiro 10, 2007]. Disponível em: http://tabnet.datasus.gov.br/cgi/deftohtm.exe?sinasc/cnv/nvuf.def

Observation: Personal communication must not be mentioned as references.

TABLES:

Each table must be at a separate page with a title and numbered in the order of appearance in the text. Explanations must be on the footer of the table, not in the title. Do not use any space beside the symbol ±. Type the tables in the text processor Word, using lines and columns do not separate columns as tabulation marks. Do not import tables from Excel or Powerpoint.

CHARTS :

Number the graphics according to the order of appearance in the text and put the title under it. The graphics must always be two-dimensional, in black/white (do not use colors) and made in PowerPoint. Send the file apart from the text: do not import charts to the text. Revista Paulista de Pediatria does not accept scanned charts.

FIGURES:

The figures must be numbered in order of appearance in the text. Explanations must be in the subtitles (send subtitles with the text file of the manuscript, at a separate page). Figures from other sources must indicate this condition at the subtitle, and there must be a written permission from the source for their reproduction. Obtaining permission to reproduce the images is under the authors responsibility. For pictures of patients, these must not allow the identification of the person in case it is possible to identify the person, it is compulsory to have a consent letter signed by the photographed person or his/her responsible, allowing the publication of the material. Images generated in the computer must be attached with the formats .jpg, .gif or .tif, with minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in a separate file (do not import to the text). It is also possible to send the figure in paper and, in that case, the journal will not be responsible for misplacements, so the author should keep in his/her files the original. The journal does not accept scanned figures.

 

Online Submission

ONLINE SUBMISSION (AS OF FEBRUARY 1st, 2013)

ONLY ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS MADE THROUGH THE ONLINE SYSTEM WILL BE ACCEPTED.

To submit your article, click the link below and follow the steps through the process: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rpp-scielo

Below you will find instructions that will assist you with navigating your Author Center. These instructions cover the various stages of submission. Be advised that any journal specific guidelines for authors can be found in the "Instructions & Forms" section at the top right hand corner of the site.

New Submissions

To start the submission of a new manuscript, click on the submit a new manuscript link in the "Author Resources" area below.

To continue with the submission of a new manuscript already in progress, click on the "Unsubmitted Manuscripts" queue in the "My Manuscripts" area below. Find the submission you wish to continue with and then click on the "Continue Submission" button.

Revised Submissions

To start the submission of a revised manuscript, click on the revision link in the "Author Resources" area below or click the "Manuscripts with Decisions" queue in the "My Manuscripts" area below to display a list of decided manuscripts. Find the submission you wish to start the revision process for and click on the "Create Revision" link for that manuscript.

To continue with a revised manuscript that has yet to be submitted, either click on the revision link as outlined above or click on the "Revised Manuscripts in Draft" queue in the "My Manuscripts" area below. Find the submission you wish to continue with and then click on the "Continue Submission" button.

Correcting/Updating Submissions

To correct or update a submission that has been unsubmitted/returned to you by the journal, click on the "Unsubmitted Manuscripts" queue in the "My Manuscripts" area below. Find the submission you wish to correct/update and then click on the "Continue Submission" button. Be advised that if the submission that was unsubmitted /returned to you was a revision then it will be located in the "Revised Manuscripts in Draft" queue in the "My Manuscript" area below.

What is the status of my manuscript?

To check the status of a manuscript you have submitted, click on the "Submitted Manuscripts" queue in the "My Manuscripts" area below. All manuscripts you have submitted that are currently being evaluated will be listed in this area. The status of the manuscript can be found under the column heading 'Status'. Note: You can click on any queue under the 'My Manuscripts' area to view all manuscripts currently in that status.

 

 

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