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About the journal


Basic information

The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases has, since 1996, a publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases and is responsible for publishing original papers in the area of infectious diseases. Communications published in the BJID should be broadly relevant to all aspects of microbiology, infection and immune response to infectious agents.

The BJID ( is published bimonthly by Elsevier.

In addition to the six issues published per year, BJID publishes special supplements.

Its abbreviated title is Braz. j. infect. dis, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and references.

Having as editor in chief Dr. Carlos Brites, and composed by an editorial board and associate editors highly competent, the BJID is one of the most influential publications in its segment in Brazil and Latin America, with a high impact factor, since its establishment.


Indexing sources

CABI Publishing; Chemical Abstracts (CAS); China Education Publications Import and Export Corporation (CEPIEC); EBSCO Database (Premium Research); Elsevier Science - Bibliographic Databases Division; Embase/Excerpta Medica; Gale Cengage Learning; Index Copernicus International; ISI (Web of Science) - Science Citation Index Expanded (SCISEARCH); Journal Citation Reports (Science Edition); Kessler-Hancok Information Service; Latin America and Caribean Literature of Health Science (LILACS); LATINDEX; Medline/ Index Medicus/Pubmed; Qualis International (CAPES): B3 (International Quality); Redalyc (Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal) SCIELO; SCIRUS (Elsevier); SCOPUS Index; Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Cientifica (SIIC); Subis Database (SUBIS Bulletin); Swets Blackwell; Teldan Database Production; The US Library of Congress Office; Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.

The inclusion in these indices and the database is related to its rigorous process of assessment items, with one of the most respected editorial board and an administrative policy of the strictest.


Intellectual Property

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC-ND.





Editorial Board





Associate editors

  • Adauto Castelo (BR) - UNIFESP
  • Esper George Kallas (BR) - USP
  • Hélio Sader (BR) - USA
  • Luciano Goldani (BR) - UFRS
  • Márcio Nucci (BR) - UFRJ
  • Ricardo Diaz (BR) - UNIFESP
  • Roberto Focaccia (BR) - USP


Editorial board

  • Alberto José da Silva Duarte (BR) - USP
  • Alexandre Zavascki (BR) - UFRGS
  • Aluisio Augusto Cotrim Segurado (BR) - USP
  • Ana Cristina Gales (BR) - UNIFESP
  • André Lyra (BR) - UFBA
  • Antônio Alci Barone (BR) - USP
  • Arnaldo Colombo (BR) - UNIFESP
  • Beatriz Grinsztein (BR) - FIOCRUZ-RJ
  • Carlos Graef-Teixeira (BR) - PUC-RS
  • Clovis Arns Cunha (BR) - UFPR
  • Cristiana Maria Costa Nascimento de Carvalho (BR) - UFBA
  • Dirceu Grecco (BR) - UFMG
  • Edgard M. Carvalho (BR) - UFBA
  • Edson Duarte Moreira Jr. (BR) - UFBA
  • Eduardo Netto (BR) - UFBA
  • Eduardo Sprinz (BR) - UFRGS
  • Erico Antonio Gomes de Arruda (BR) - UFC
  • Evaldo Stanislau Affonso de Araujo (BR) - SAS/MS (Sec. Atenção Saúde – Ministério da Saúde)
  • Guido Levi (BR) - HSP - SP
  • Jefrey Shaw (BR) - UFPA
  • Jorge Andrade Pinto (BR) - UFMG
  • Jorge Simão Casseb (BR) - USP
  • Kleber Luz (BR) - UFRN
  • Marcelo Ferreira (BR) - UFMG
  • Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda (BR) - USP
  • Maria Patelli Juliani Souza Lima (BR) - PUC-Campinas
  • Mauro Schechter (BR) - UFRJ
  • Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis (BR) - UFBA
  • Reinaldo Salomão (BR) - UNIFESP
  • Renato Grinbaum (BR) - UNIFESP
  • Richard Guerrant (US)
  • Richard Locksley (US)
  • Robert Schooley (US)
  • Sergio Cimerman (BR) - HOSP. ALBERT EINSTEIN
  • Sylvia Lemos Hinrichsen (BR) - UFPE
  • Zilton Andrade (BR) - UFBA


Production staff

  • Delano Paiva - Assistant Editor


Instructions to authors


Editorial Politic

Instructions for submission

Authors should submit their articles through the website: ( /bjid).

Manuscripts may be submitted within designated categories of communication, including:

• original basic or clinical research;
• presentation and discussion of case;
• short reports of new methods or observations;
• presentations or reviews of state of the art;
• Letters to the editor about the previous publications;
• editorials that contain ideas, suggestions, and comments.

Supplements BJID include articles under a unified theme, as in a summary of presentations from a symposium, or focusing on a specific pathogenic process or antimicrobial agent.

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 or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' section of our ethics policy 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 CrossCheck.

Peer review

This journal operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. More information on types of peer review.


The BJID is published bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December) by Elsevier. The paper's editors reserve the right to edit manuscripts to improve clarity, grammar and style. The authors have the opportunity to review these changes before the creation of the galley proofs. The content changes made after the galley proofs are sent for review cost will be borne by the author. The BJID not accept items that overlap or duplicate publications elsewhere.


Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts submitted to Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases should be sent to the editor in chief address. Each manuscript will be assigned a registration number, and the author will be notified that the manuscript is complete and appropriate to begin the review process.

SGP (Publication Management System) is a system that allows submission of papers and of the editorial board in a fully web. The SGP is based on access levels, so when a user submits a manuscript for review and approval, it remains only to display the author and the editorial board, keeping it safe from other authors who have not participated in the research and development work. It is crucial that the author who submits papers in the SGP has registered an email which he uses, because all the information and notices concerning status, approval or refusal of work will be done by email. If the author changes the email, they can update their cadastral data through the section "Registration" on the navigation bar.

The manuscript submission process is based on nine steps of which the author has been filling the items relating to his work as a title, as described (keywords), abstract, additional information about the possibility of sending images or graphics (in JPG format only) and mount the article content through a graphical interface page with the program similar to MS Word, can be edited to create tables, insert images and apply formatting to your text. In the last step shows a PDF version of your manuscript and choose to approve or delete your submission.


Checklist for submitted manuscripts

1. Please provide a cover letter with your submission specifying the corresponding author as well as an address, telephone and facsimile number.

2. Submit four copies of your manuscript (original plus three copies and a disk of the manuscript - Word Perfect/Word for Windows), each with a complete set of original illustrations.

3. The entire manuscript (including tables and references) must be typed double-spaced and printed on standard-sized paper. The left and right margins must be at least 3cm.

4. The entire manuscript must be typed in a font size of at least 12 points.

5. Please number pages beginning with the title page (title page is page 1).

6. The order of appearance of material in all manuscripts should be as follows: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, legends for figures, figures.

7. The title page must include a title of not more than three printed lines (250 letters and spaces), authors (no titles or degrees), institutional affiliations, a running headline of not more than 40 letters and spaces, a name and complete address to which correspondence and reprint requests should be sent, and footnotes indicating sources of financial support and changes of address.

8. Abstract (maximum 250 words) must be on a separate page before the introduction. Do not submit an abstract with correspondence.

9. Acknowledgements of persons who assisted the authors should be included on the page preceding the references.

10. References must begin on a separate page.

11. References must be cited on (not above) the line of text and in brackets instead of parentheses, e.g., [7,8].

12. References must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. References not cited in the text cannot appear in the reference section. References only or first cited in a table or figure are numbered according to where the table or figure is cited in the text. For instance, if a table is placed after reference 8, a new reference cited in table 1 would be reference 9.

13. Reference citations must follow the format established by the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (see examples in Instructions to Authors).

14. If you reference your own unpublished work (i.e., an "in press" article) in the manuscript that you are submitting, you must enclose three copies of the "in press" article and an acceptance letter from the journal.

15. If you cite unpublished data that are not your own, you must provide a letter of permission from the author of that publication.

16. Please provide four glossy or laser-produced prints of each figure that you are submitting. Label all figures clearly with first author's name and figure number (place typed label on back of figure).

17. Provide a figure legend for each figure. Figure legends must be on a separate page at end of manuscript.

Please refer to Instructions to Authors for further information regarding the title page, abstract, references, tables and figures, and style.

The articles could be sent by e-mail or through the web site

The journal is open-access, and from May 1 2017, the publication fees to be paid to the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases (SBI) are:

  • For full length articles and reviews: USD 700 for non -Brazilian citizens, and R$ 1000,00 for Brazilian citizens.
  • For case reports and short communications: USD 500 for non -Brazilian citizens, and R$ 800,00 for Brazilian citizens.
  • For letters and images is USD 300 for non -Brazilian citizens, and R$ 500,00 for Brazilian citizens.
Once the manuscript has been approved, the corresponding author will receive the instructions for the payment of the publication fee. Thereafter, the corresponding author will receive the proof of payment to be able to apply for funding agencies reimbursement.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' to assign to the society 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.


Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases Rua Augusto Viana, SN, 6º., 40110-060 Salvador - Bahia - Brazil, Telefax: (55 71) 3283-8172, Fax: (55 71) 3247-2756 - Salvador - BA - Brazil