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Scope and policy
Aims and scope
The journal is published quarterly and is the official scientific publication of Associação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul (APRS, Brazil). The journal is fully open access (www.scielo.br/trends), and there are no publication fees. The journal’s manuscript submission web site is available at http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/trends-scielo. These instructions are based on the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Peer review process
Types of articles accepted
Preparing the manuscript
2. Authorship and Acknowledgments
In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors. The corresponding author takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process.
3. Reporting guidelines
4. Manuscript sections
1) Article title. The title should provide a distilled description of the complete article and should include information that, along with the Abstract, will make electronic retrieval of the article sensitive and specific. Whenever deemed appropriate, information about the study design should be a part of the title (particularly important for randomized trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses).
2) A short title of no more than 50 characters should be provided.
3) Author information should include full names typed exactly as they should appear in print, emails, and main affiliation(s). The name of the department(s) and institution(s) or organization(s) where the work should be attributed should be specified.
4) The corresponding author should be identified, and a full mailing address (including ZIP code), telephone and fax numbers, and an email address should be provided.
5) Source(s) of support. These include grants, equipment, drugs, and/or other support that facilitated conduct of the work described in the article or the writing of the article itself. Any relevant role of the funder in the study should be disclaimed. Studies that have received no financial support should indicate so.
6) Conflict of interest declaration. Conflict of interest information for each author needs to be part of the manuscript. A general statement should be included in the title page, attesting to the existence (or non-existence) of any conflicts of interest concerning the publication of the article. In addition, all authors are required to fill and submit an ICMJE conflict of interest disclosure form (one for each author) at the time of submission.
7) Articles based on academic theses or dissertations, or previously presented at scientific meetings, should disclose this on the title page. Please provide as many details as possible (e.g., the title of the original work, year, name of institution/venue/event, etc.).
8) A word count for the paper's text, excluding the abstract, acknowledgments, tables, figure legends, and references, should be provided.
9) The date of the last literature review performed by the authors on the manuscript topic should be informed.
For additional guidance on how to prepare each section of the main text, please refer to the Recommendations.
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by superscript Arabic numerals. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.
References should be listed at the end of the article according to their order of citation in the text and should comply with the style set forth in the NLM's International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References webpage. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). These resources are regularly updated as new media develop, and currently include guidance for print documents; unpublished material; audio and visual media; material on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk; and material on the Internet. Please consult published issues for style details. An EndNote style can also be downloaded from the Instructions & Forms section at our submission web site (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/trends-scielo).
Titles in tables should be short but self-explanatory, containing information that allows readers to understand the table's content without having to go back to the text. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. Give each column a short or an abbreviated heading. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain all nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes, and use symbols to explain information if needed (*, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, etc.). Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean.
Additional tables containing backup data too extensive to publish in print may be appropriate for publication in the electronic version of the journal, as supplementary online material, or made available to readers directly by the authors. An appropriate statement should be added to the text to inform readers that this additional information is available and where it is located. Submit such tables for consideration with the paper so that they will be available to the peer reviewers.
Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce it. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. Photographs should not allow patient identification.
5. Units of Measurement
6. Abbreviations and symbols
Sending the manuscripts
Manuscripts submitted to Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy should not have been published elsewhere in whole or in part and should not have been or be submitted simultaneously for publication in any other journal(s). Previous presentation of the manuscript as abstract or poster at scientific meetings (conferences, workshops, etc.) is allowed, but should be informed on the title page.
The submission system has several required fields and also some optional fields. One of the required fields is related to the indication of potential reviewers for the submitted manuscript. Authors should inform the name, email address and affiliation of five preferred reviewers, i.e., experts in the field who do not have conflicts of interest that may impede them from revising the authors’ work (for example, indicated reviewers should not be from the same institutions as authors). The final decision on the reviewers assigned for each manuscript lies with the editors.
The letter or form should give any additional information that may be helpful to the editor, such as the type or format of article that the manuscript represents. If the manuscript has been submitted previously to another journal, it is helpful to include the previous editor’s and reviewers’ comments with the submitted manuscript, along with the authors’ responses to those comments. Editors encourage authors to submit these previous communications. Doing so may expedite the review process and encourages transparency and sharing of expertise.
The manuscript must also be accompanied by permission to reproduce previously published material, use previously published illustrations, report information about identifiable persons, or to acknowledge people for their contributions.
For system support and information on the status of submitted manuscripts, please contact Denise Arend at email@example.com. For general information about the journal, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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