Scope and policy
After the scientific editorial board approval, the manuscript will be analysed and evaluated by two reviewers who will be kept anonymous throughout the whole analysis process. The reviewed manuscript will be sent to the authors for proper modifications or justifications. Only after final approval by the editors and reviewers the manuscript will be published. As from 2012, all manuscripts from Brazilian authors will be bilingual Portuguese/English. Hence, after technical review, the authors of accepted articles will receive instructions regarding the translation of the manuscript into English. The English version will be of the authors' full responsibility. Articles that do not specifically follow the instructions will not be analyzed.
The journal has the following sections: Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, New Reflexions, Reviews, Abstracts and Letters to the Editor.
Original articles: it will be considered as original an article that presents results from scientific investigation or research with no prior publication. Its structure contains: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Abstract and References from literature. The results must be interpreted, indicating statistical relevance found for the data, hence avoiding mere presentation of tables, charts and figures. Data presented on the text should not be duplicated on the tables, charts and figures and/or vice-versa. It is recommended that data receive inferential statistical analysis, in order to be more conclusive. At least 70% of the cited references (maximum 30) must refer to articles published in national or international journals.
In the manuscripts regarding research carried out with human beings or animals (as well as surveys focusing institutional records or documents), it is mandatory the citation of the protocol number for the approval of the Ethics Committee of the institution where the research was executed in the Methods section, and the statement that all individuals involved (or their caregivers) signed the Free and Informed Consent Term, according to the Resolution 196/96 (BRASIL. Resolução MS/CNS/CNEP 196/96 de 10 de outubro de 1996). In articles where patients' images are used, their Free and Informed Consent Term must be enclosed.
Case reports: report singular, non-routine cases or experiences
with up to ten subjects, interesting to professional practice, describing
its aspects, history, procedures, etc. Must include: Abstract and keywords
(both in Portuguese/Spanish and English), Introduction (with brief literature
review), Clinical case presentation, Discussion, Final comments, and References
Review articles: constitute systematic and critical revision of published material on a specific topic and updates on the subject, written upon editor's invitation. It must contain: Abstract and keywords (both in Portuguese/Spanish and English), Introduction of the theme, Literature review, Discussion, Final comments, and References (maximum 40, with at least 70% from articles published in national or international journals).
New reflexions: a recent and innovative article is presented and commented by a specialist, upon editor's invitation. It must include the complete reference of the commented article and name, institution and email of the commenter.
Reviews: commented summaries of scientific literature. They must include the complete reference of the article and name, institution and email of the commenter.
Abstracts: abstracts of relevant articles, thesis, researches presented in scientific events etc... They must include the complete reference of the material in the title page.
Letters to the editor: objective and educational critics to manuscripts published on the journal, or discussions of specific current issues. They will be published at editors' criteria. The letters should be brief (250-500 words).
The Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia supports the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) policies, recognizing the importance of these initiatives in order to register and divulge clinical trials information, in open access. Therefore, only clinical research articles presenting an identification number validated by WHO and ICMJE criteria available at http://www.icmje.org will be accepted for publication. The identification number should be cited at the end of the abstract.
Preparation of manuscripts
All submitted manuscripts must follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors guidelines proposed on the article Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, version published in October 2007, available at: http://www.icmje.org.
a) cover letter signed by all authors, including permission for the reproduction
of the material and copyrights transfer upon the acceptance of the manuscript
for publication, and a brief statement about the contribution of each
The text must be typed in Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect, ISO A4 (8½ x 11 inch) page, double-spaced, with font Arial 12, 2.5-cm (1-inch) margins in each side, justified paragraph, and Arabic numbered pages; each section must begin in a new page, in the following sequence: identification page, Abstract and keywords in Portuguese or Spanish, Abstract and keywords in English, text (according to the items necessary for the type of article), Acknowledgments, References, tables, charts, figures (graphs, photographs and illustrations), and appendixes, with their respective legends. The manuscript's total number of pages (including tables, charts, figures, appendixes and references) must not exceed 30 pages.
a) title of the article, in Portuguese (or Spanish) and English. The
title must be concise, but informative;
"... Any speech disorder associated either to a nervous system lesion or a sensory-motor dysfunction may be classified as a motor disorder(11-12)..."
Foreign words or expressions must be written in italic. Numbers from zero to ten are to be written out.
All tables, charts, figures, and appendixes should have their entrance
indicated in the text and be numbered consecutively in the order in which
they appear in the manuscript. All tables, charts, figures (graphs, photographs
and illustrations), and appendixes must be black and white (or grey scale),
arranged at the end of the article, after the references.
It is recommended to use references of studies published in the last tem years.
For all references, all authors must be cited. When a work has six or more authors, the first six should be cited, followed by the expression et al.
Shriberg LD, Flipsen PJ, Thielke H, Kwiatkowski J, Kertoy MK, Katcher ML et al. Risk for speech disorder associated with early recurrent otitis media with effusions: two retrospective studies. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2000;43(1):79-99.
Wertzner HF, Rosal CAR, Pagan LO. Ocorrência de otite média e infecções de vias aéreas superiores em crianças com distúrbio fonológico. Rev Soc Bras Fonoaudiol. 2002;7(1):32-9.
Northern J, Downs M. Hearing in children. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1983.
Rees N. An overview of pragmatics, or what is in the box? In: Iwin J. Pragmatics: the role in language development. La Verne: Fox; 1982. p. 1-13.
BOOK CHAPTERS (same author)
Russo IC. Intervenção fonoaudiológica na terceira idade. Rio de Janeiro: Revinter; 1999. Distúrbios da audição: a presbiacusia; p. 51-82.
RESEARCHES PRESENTED IN SCIENTIFIC EVENTS
Minna JD. Recent advances for potential clinical importance in the biology of lung cancer. In: Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association for Cancer Research; 1984 Sep 6-10; Toronto. Proceedings. Toronto: AMA; 1984; 25:2293-4.
Rodrigues A. Aspectos semânticos e pragmáticos nas alterações do desenvolvimento da linguagem [dissertação]. São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo - Faculdade de Filosofia Letras e Ciências Humanas; 2002.
ASHA: American Speech and Hearing Association [Internet]. Rockville: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; c1997-2008. Otitis media, hearing and language development. [cited 2003 Aug 29]; [about 3 screens] Available from: http://www.asha.org/consumers/brochures/otitis_media.htm
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Submission of papers
All articles must be submitted through the online editing system, available at http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rsbf/index.
The authors of the manuscripts cannot submit their research to other publications, national or international, until it is effectively published or rejected by the editorial board. Only the editor can authorize the reproduction of articles published in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia elsewhere.
Authors of manuscripts selected for publication will be notified about it, and will be further instructed regarding technical editorial procedures. Authors of manuscripts not selected for publication will be notified about the reasons of the denial.
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