The journal Brazilian Annals of Dermatology (Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - ABD) www.anaisdedermatologia.org.br is the official periodical of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia - SBD) www.sbd.org.br. Published since 1925, it is a bimonthly on line publication in the English language, with a printed version in Portuguese. Its content is also available in the e-book format. Free access at Scielo www.scielo.br/abd makes a comprehensive and significant source of information in the scientific knowledge field available to the entire Latin America. Its objective is to divulge dermatological knowledge by means of peer reviewed original articles and clinical and surgical trials, investigation, therapy, new diagnostic techniques and prevention of skin diseases. The articles are included in the Continuing Medical Education program (EMC) - the basis for SBD curriculum. This periodical publication, classified by Qualis/Capes and cited by Journal Citation Reports.
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Guide for authors
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia - SBD) and publishes articles related to Dermatology and associated specialties. Founded in 1925, the journal has been uninterruptedly published since then. ABD follows the Ethical Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics; the Code of Ethics of the American Educational Research Association; the Code of Good Scientific Practices of FAPESP; and the guidelines of the Council of Science Editors.
Types of article
Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system, according to instructions. The font used should be Times New Roman, size 12.
Continuing Medical Education
Articles written by invitation, aiming at updating the readers' knowledge. Uninvited authors who are interested in collaborating with this section should contact the Editorial Team before submitting their work, to discuss interest, feasibility and to receive detailed information about this type of article.
The following types of articles, not previously published, will be considered for this section: randomized clinical trials; cohort studies; case-control studies; cross-sectional studies; prevalence, incidence; accuracy; cost-effectiveness studies; series of cases (minimum number depending on the disease under study); studies on the pathophysiology of diseases and/or nosologic associations, studies on diagnostic and prognostic tests, basic research in dermatology (translational research) and systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis.
Specifications for different types of studies not described above are available at the EQUATOR Network website.
Manuscripts that highlight important dermatopathological aspects.
The manuscript must have a maximum of 1,000 words, 10 references and 5 illustrations. It supports plain or structured text, according to the manuscript format. The abstract must have a maximum of 150 words.
This article is written by invitation, by professionals with acknowledged experience. It aims to perform an in-depth analysis of the current state of knowledge on topics of clinical relevance, with emphasis on aspects such as the cause and prevention of dermatological diseases, their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. It should preferably include critical analyses of the literature.
Manuscripts on infectious and parasitic diseases with cutaneous implications, including leprosy, cutaneous leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted infections and AIDS, among others. They must be documented through clinical, histopathological or other complementary exam images. This section comprises relevant clinical cases, epidemiological notes and investigation studies in this area of knowledge.
Images in Dermatology
Images that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of dermatoses, as well as that allow the description of new technologies (Dermoscopy, Confocal Laser Microscopy, Radiological Images, etc.) of interest to the dermatologist.
What is your Diagnosis?
Report of a single case, of unquestionable interest, whose final diagnosis is questioned. The report comprises: Case Report, Diagnostic Hypotheses, Discussion and References. The title should be descriptive, without informing the diagnosis. Four diagnostic hypotheses must be suggested, with one of them being the actual diagnosis.
This section is destined to a faster publication of brief communications from simpler studies that include:
Must not be divided into sections neither include an abstract.
This section admits comments, opinions or answers to questions arising from articles published in this journal, up to two previous numbers, whose text must be continuous and not exceed 400 words. Maximum of 5 references and 2 illustrations.
Articles written by invitation only, on specific topics, such as: guidelines, consensuses, protocols and similar; issues related to scientific publications; epidemiology and biostatistics applied to dermatology; photographic or imaging technique approach; memory with a historical approach to topics of dermatological interest, such as celebration of important events in the development of medicine or dermatology; biographies; obituaries and, tributes to relevant personalities of national and international dermatology.
The manuscripts must be sent in Portuguese by Portuguese speakers and in English by foreigner authors.
All authors must inform their substantial contribution with the following options: (1) the study concept and design; (2) data collection, or analysis and interpretation of data; (3) statistical analysis; (4) writing of the manuscript or critical review of important intellectual content; (5) data collection, analysis and interpretation; (6) effective participation in the research guidance; (7) intellectual participation in the propaedeutic and/or therapeutic conduct of the studied cases; (8) critical review of the literature; (9) final approval of the final version of the manuscript.
Number of authors according to sections:
Each Illustration must have a maximum of 2 composite figures.
"You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
All necessary files have been uploaded:
All documents, such as Consent of Use for Publication, Conflict of Interest, Disclosure Form, Authorization for Publication of Photographs, and Participation in the Study are available on the journal website. These documents must be signed by all of the participating authors and attached when the article is submitted through the system. Authorization for publication of photographs is only necessary when the face of the patient is completely identified."
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Research Ethics, Informed Consent and Patient Details
Studies on patients or volunteers require the Informed Consent form and approval from the institution's Research Ethics Committee or relevant. The number of the research approval protocol by the Research Ethics Committee must be documented in the paper.
Studies in humans and animals
If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. The terms sex and gender should be used correctly.
Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Institutes of Health guide for the care and use of Laboratory animals (NIH Publications No. 8023, revised 1978) and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.
Declaration of competing interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/ registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should complete the declaration of competing interest statement using this template and upload to the submission system at the Attach/Upload Files step. Note: Please do not convert the .docx template to another file type. Author signatures are not required. If there are no interests to declare, please choose the first option in the template. This statement will be published within the article if accepted. More information.
Submission declaration and verification
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis, see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright- holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service Crossref Similarity Check.
Use of inclusive language
Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns ("clinicians, patients/clients") as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.
Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.
Changes to authorship
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' (see more information on this) to assign to Brazilian Society of Dermatology (Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia - SBD) the copyright in the manuscript and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript (the "Article") in all forms and media (whether now known or later developed), throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright, effective when the Article is accepted for publication. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
Role of the funding source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
Researcher Academy is a free e-learning platform designed to support early and mid-career researchers throughout their research journey. The "Learn" environment at Researcher Academy offers several interactive modules, webinars, downloadable guides and resources to guide you through the process of writing for research and going through peer review. Feel free to use these free resources to improve your submission and navigate the publication process with ease.
Please visit our Open Access page for more information.
Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.
This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. More information is available on our website. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Please check the "Types of paper" section for more information on the structure of each article type published by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.
Subdivision - unnumbered sections
Essential title page information
A structured abstract, by means of appropriate headings, should provide the context or background for the research and should state its purpose, basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals, observational and analytical methods), main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible), and principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. Please check the "Types of paper" section for more information on abstract's parameters for each article type.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 7 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Please choose keywords that are included in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), of Index Medicus, available at www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh or in the Descriptors in Health Sciences (DeCS), of Bireme, available at the URL http://decs.bvs.br.
Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA [grant number zzzz]; and the United States Institutes of Peace [grant number aaaa].
It is not necessary to include detailed descriptions on the program or type of grants and awards. When funding is from a block grant or other resources available to a university, college, or other research institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding.
If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence:
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
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Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.
Citation in text
A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article.
References in a special issue
Reference to a journal publication with an article number:
Reference to a book:
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Reference to a website:
Reference to a dataset: [dataset]
Note shortened form for last page number. e.g., 51–9, and that for more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by 'et al.' For further details you are referred to 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals' (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:927–34)(see also Samples of Formatted References).
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