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SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY
The journal ‘Saúde em Debate’ (Health in Debate), created in 1976, is published by Centro Brasileiro de Estudos de Saúde (Cebes) (Brazilian Center for Health Studies), that aims to disseminate studies, researches and reflections that contribute to the debate in the collective health field, especially those related to issues regarding policy, planning, management and assessment in health. The editors encourage contributions from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and from various scientific disciplines are valued.
The journal is published on a quarterly basis; the Editors may decide on publishing special issues, which will follow the same submission and assessment process as the regular issues.
‘Saúde em Debate’ accepts unpublished and original works that bring relevant contribution to scientific knowledge in the health field.
The journal has an Editorial Board that contributes to the definition of its editorial policy. Its members are part of the Editorial Committee and/or the database of referees in their specific areas.
Authors are entirely and exclusively responsible for the submitted manuscripts, which must not be simultaneously submitted to another journal, be it integrally or partially. It is Cebes’ policy to own the copyright of all articles published in the journal.
In case of approval and publication of the work in the journal, the copyrights referred to it will become property of the journal, which adopts the Creative Commons License CC-BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pt) and the open access policy, so the texts are available for anyone to read, download, copy, print, share, reuse and distribute, with due citation of the source and authorship. In such cases, no permission is required from authors or publishers.
‘Saúde em Debate’accepts preprints from national and international databases that are academically recognized, such as SciELO Preprint (https://preprints.scielo.org). The submission of preprints is not mandatory and doing it does not prevent the concomitant submission to the ‘Saúde em Debate’Journal.The Journal adopts the ‘Rules for the presentation of papers submitted for publication in medical journals’ – International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), ‘Principles of Transparency and Good Practice in Academic Publications’ recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Cope): www.publicationethics.org. These recommendations, regarding the integrity and ethical standards in the research's development and the reporting, are avaliable in the URL http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html. The portuguese version was published in Rev Port Clin Geral 1997, 14:159-174. ‘Saúde em Debate’ follows the SciELO's ‘Guide to Good Practices for the Strengthening of Ethics in Scientific Publishing’: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia-de-Boas-Praticas-para-o-Fortalecimento-da-Etica-na-Publicacao-Cientifica.pdf. Authors are advised to read.
No fees are charged from the authors for the submission and evaluation of articles; nevertheless, once the article has been approved for publication, the authors are responsible for the language proofreading (obligatory) and the translation into English, based on a list of proofreaders and translators provided by the journal.
Before being sent for peer review, articles submitted to the journal 'Saúde em Debate' undergo plagiarism-detecting softwares. Thus, it is possible that the authors are questioned about information identified by the tool to guarantee the originality of the manuscripts, referencing all the sources of research used. Plagiarism is an unacceptable editorial behavior, so if its existence is proven, the authors involved will not be able to submit new articles to the journal.
NOTE: Cebes editorial production is a result of collective work and of institutional and individual support. Authors' contribution for the continuity of 'Saúde em Debate' journal as a democratic space for the dissemination of critical knowledge in the health field shall be made by means of association to Cebes. In order to become an associate, please access http://www.cebes.org.br.
Guidelines for the preparation and submission of articles
Every manuscript received by ‘Saúde em Debate’ is submitted to prior analysis. Works that are not in accordance to the journal publishing norms shall be returned to the authors for adequacy and new submission. Once the journal’s standards have been entirely met, manuscripts will be appraised by the Editorial Board, composed of the editor-in-chief and associate editors, for originality, scope, topicality, and compliance with the journal’s editorial policy. Articles recommended by the Board shall be forwarded for assessment to at least two reviewers, who will be indicated according to the theme of the work and to their expertise, and who will provide their approval, refusal, and/or make recommendations to the authors.
‘Saúde em Debate’ uses the double-blind review method, which means that the names of both the authors and the reviewers are concealed from one another during the entire assessment process. In case there is divergence between the reviewers, the article will be sent to a third reviewer. Likewise, the Editorial Board may also produce a third review. The reviewers’ responsibility is to recommend the acceptance, the refusal, or the reformulation of the works. In case there is a reformulation request, the authors shall return the revised work until the stipulated date. In case this does not happen, the work shall be excluded from the system.
The editorial Board has full authority to decide on the final acceptance of the work, as well as on the changes made.
No additions or changes will be accepted after the final approval of the work. In case the journal’s Editorial Board has any suggestions regarding changes on the structure or contents of the work, these shall be previously agreed upon with the authors by means of e-mail communication.
The typeset article proof will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author; it must be carefully checked and returned until the stipulated date.
MANDATORY DOCUMENTATION TO BE DIGITALIZED AND SENT THROUGH THE JOURNAL'S SYSTEM AT THE MOMENT OF THE ARTICLE REGISTER
1. Declaration of responsibility and assignment of copyright
All the authors and co-authors must fill in and sign the statement following the models available at: http://revista.saudeemdebate.org.br/public/declaration.docx.
2. Approval statement by the Research Ethics Committee (CEP)
In the case of researches involving human beings, carried out in Brazil, in compliance with Resolution 466, of 12th December 2012, from the National Health Council (CNS), the research approval statement of the Research Ethics Committee from the institution where the work has been carried out must be forwarded. In case the institution does not have a CEP, the document is-sued by the CEP where the research has been approved must be forwarded. Researches carried out in other countries: attach declaration indicating full compliance with the ethical principles and specific legislations.
MANDATORY DOCUMENTATION TO BE SENT AFTER APROVAL OF THE ARTICLE
1) Statement of spelling and grammar proofreading
2) Statement of translation
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