(Updated: 2018/09/14)

About the journal

 

Basic Information

Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia (Brazilian Journal of Otolaryngology)

Editor: João Ferreira de Mello Júnior

The aim of this journal is the national and international divulgation of the scientific production interesting to the otolaryngology, as well as the discussion, in editorials, of subjects of scientific, academic and professional relevance.

Fields of interest: otolaryngology and the associated areas (cranio-maxillo-facial surgery and phoniatrics).

Founded as the "Revista Oto-laryngológica de São Paulo" in 1933, the journal was, in the decade of 1950, incorporated to the Brazilian Federation of the Otolaryngology and Broncho-oesophagology Societies (which is today known as the Brazilian Association of Otolaryngology and Cervico-facial Surgery), changing its name to "Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia" (Brazilian Journal of Otolaryngology in its English version). Indexed to SciELO since 2001, to LILACS, and to MEDLINE since 2005.

Periodicity: Bimonthly.

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol., and it should be used in footnotes and references.

 

Information Services

  • Excerpta Medica
  • Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde - LILACS
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO
  • Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online - MEDLINE

 

Intellectual Property

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

 

Sponsors

The publication receives financial support in the forma of sponsoring by private companies:

  • Starkey Laboratories
  • Widex
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Apsen

 


Editorial Board

 

Editor

  • João Ferreira de Mello Júnior – Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP

 

Associate editors

  • Ivan Dieb Miziara, USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Mariana de Carvalho Leal Gouveia – Hospital Agamenon Magalhães, PE
  • Tânia Sih – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Cláudia Alessandra Eckley – Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, SP
  • Rui Imamura – USP, SP
  • Fernando Freitas Ganança – UNIFESP, SP
  • Carlos Albero Caropreso – USP, SP
  • Oswaldo Laércio M. Cruz – UNIFESP, SP
  • Wilma Terezinha Anselmo Lima – USP de Ribeirão Preto, SP

 

Associate comission

  • Agricio Nubiato Crespo – UNICAMP, SP
  • Alberto Alencar Nudelmann – IAHCS, RS
  • Alexandre Murta-SP
  • Alfredo Rafael Dellaringa-SP
  • Aloysio Augusto Tahan de Campos Neto-SP
  • André de Campos Duprat – Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Antonio Maria Claret Marra de Aquino-SP
  • Aracy Pereira Silveira Balbani-SP
  • Arnaldo Guilherme-SP
  • Arthur Augusto-SP
  • Arthur Menino Castilho – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Berenice Dias Ramos-RS
  • Bianca Maria Liquidato-SP
  • Carlos Alberto Caropreso- USP, SP
  • Carlos Alberto Herrerias de Campos – Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Carlos Eduardo Nazareth Nigro-SP
  • Carlos Takahiro Chone-SP
  • Celso Gonçalves Becker-MG
  • Christiano de Giacomo Carneiro-SP
  • Cicero Matsuyama-SP
  • Ciríaco Cristóvão Tavares Atherino-RJ
  • Claudia Alessandra Eckley – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Claudia Regina Figueiredo-SP
  • Clemente Isnard Ribeiro de Almeida – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Daniela Carlini-SP
  • Danilo Sanches – USP, São Paulo SP
  • Dayse Manrique-SP
  • Decio Lisboa Castro-RS
  • Domingos Hiroshi Tsuji – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Edigar Rezende de Almeida – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Edmir Américo Lourenço-SP
  • Edson Ibrahim Mitre-SP
  • Emanuel Celice Castilho-SP
  • Eulália Sakano – UNICAMP, São Paulo, SP
  • Everardo A. da Costa-SP
  • Fabiana Araujo Sperandio – UFPE, Recife, PE
  • Fabio Akira Suzuki-SP
  • Fabrizio Ricci Romano – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Fernando de Andrade Quintanilha Ribeiro – Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Fernando Freitas Ganança – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Fernando Sergio de Melo Portinho-RJ
  • Gabriel Kuhl-RS
  • Geraldo Druck SantAnna-RS
  • Geraldo Pereira Jotz-RS
  • Gilberto Pizarro-SP
  • Godofredo Campos Borges-SP
  • Hélio Andrade Lessa – UFBA, Salvador, BA
  • Henrique Olival Costa – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Iliam Cardoso dos Santos-GO
  • Ivan Dieb Miziara – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Ivo Bussoloti Filho – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Jair Cortez Montovani-SP
  • Jeferson Sampaio DAvila-SE
  • João Batista Ferreira-SP
  • João Ferreira de Mello Júnior – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • João Teles Junior-RJ
  • José A. Patrocínio- Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, MG
  • José Alexandre Medicis da Silveira – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • José Antonio Apparecido de Oliveira USP de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, SP
  • José Antonio Pinto-SP
  • José Eduardo Lutaif Dolci – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • José Faibes Lubianca-RS
  • Jose Jarjura Jorge Jr.-SP
  • Jose Ricardo Gurgel Testa –SP
  • José Vicente Tagliarini-SP
  • Jose Victor Maniglia-SP
  • Julio Antonio Stedile Ribeiro-RS
  • Leonardo da Silva-SP
  • Lidio Granato – Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Luc Louis Maurice Weckx – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Luis Carlos Gregorio-SP
  • Luiz Antonio P. Figueiredo-SP
  • Luiz Carlos Alves de Sousa-SP
  • Luiz Lavinsky-RS
  • Luiz Ubirajara Sennes – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Luiza Hayashi Endo – UNICAMP, SP
  • Manoel De Nobrega-SP
  • Marcelo Longman Mendonça – Faculdade Boa Viagem, Recife, PE
  • Marcelo Miguel Hueb-MG
  • Marcelo Ribeiro de Toledo Piza-SP
  • Márcio Abrahao – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Marco Aurélio Bottino – USP, São Paulo,SP
  • Marcos Antônio Nemetz-SC
  • Marcos Mocellin – UFPR, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Beatriz Rotta Pereira-RS
  • Maria Rosa Machado de Souza Carvalho-SP
  • Mariana De Carvalho Leal Gouveia – UFPE, Recife, PE
  • Mário Greters-SP
  • Mário Munhoz UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Mauricio Kurc – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Mauricio Malavasi Ganança – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Melissa A. G. Avelino-GO
  • Michel Burihan Cahali-SP
  • Miguel Angelo Hyppolito-SP
  • Moacyr Saffer-RS
  • Mônica Aidar Menon-Miyake-SP
  • Nédio Steffen - PUC, RS
  • Ney Penteado de Castro Jr – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Norma de Oliveira Penido-SP
  • Olavo de Godoy Mion USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Onivaldo Bretan-SP
  • Onivaldo Cervantes – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Osiris de Oliveira Camponês do Brasil-SP
  • Osmar Mesquita Neto-SP
  • Ossamu Butugan – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Oswaldo Laércio M. Cruz – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Otacílio Lopes Filho – Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Otavio Bejzman Piltcher-RS
  • Patrícia Paula Santoro-SP
  • Paulo Antonio Monteiro Camargo-PR
  • Paulo Augusto de Lima Pontes – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Paulo Roberto Lazarini - – Santa Casa de Miserciórdia, São Paulo, SP
  • Pedro Cavalcanti de Oliveira Filho – UFRN, Natal, RN
  • Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Raimar Weber-SP
  • Regina Helena Garcia Martins – UNESP, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Botucatu, SP
  • Rejinaldo Raimundo Fujita – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Renata Cantisani Di Francesco – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Renato Roithmann-RS
  • Ricardo Azevedo Sallum-SP
  • Ricardo Ferreira Bento – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Richard Louis Voegels – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Rita de Cássia Soler-SP
  • Roberta Ribeiro de Almeida – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Roberto Alcantara Maia-SP
  • Roberto Campos Meirelles-RJ
  • Roberto Eustáquio dos Santos Guimarães-UFMG. MG
  • Rodrigo De Paula Santos-SP
  • Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis-SP
  • Roseli Saraiva Moreira Bittar – UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP
  • Rubens Vuono Brito Neto – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Rui Imamura – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Sady Selaimen da Costa-RS
  • Samir Cahali-SP
  • Sebastião Diógenes – UFCE, Fortaleza, CE
  • Sergio Bittencourt-SP
  • Sérgio Ramos-ES
  • Shirley Shizue Nagata Pignatari-UNIFESP, SP
  • Shiro Tomita – UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
  • Signe Schulster Grasel – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Silvio Antonio Monteiro Marone-SP
  • Silvio Caldas Neto UFPE, Recife, PE
  • Tanit Ganz Sanchez – USP, São Paulo, SP
  • Wilma Terezinha Anselmo Lima – USP de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, SP
  • Wilson José Dewes-RS
  • Yotaka Fukuda – USP, São Paulo, SP

 

Editorial production

  • Revision
    Ieda Yamasaki
  • Composition
    Márcio Argachof – GN1Genesis Network
  • Final Art
    Márcio Argachof – GN1 Genesis Network
  • Printing
    Gráfica Bandeirantes
  • Translation for English
    Marcelo Sanglard
  • On-line Managing System
    Márcio Argachof – GN1 Genesis Network

 


Instructions to authors

 

Editorial policy

The editorial policy of the "Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia" aims the divulgation of scientific papers of great interest to the specialty and associated areas, privileging original articles (specially, clinical trials and experimental studies) and serving as outflow to the researches conducted in post-graduation courses of the area, but obeying the order of submission of the manuscripts. Case reports of great impact for the scientific knowledge, as well as review articles may be also considered to publication. In addition, each issue has an editorial that discusses maters of scientific, academic or professional interest to the specialty.

All manuscripts submitted are peer reviewed by two or more reviewers of acknowledged scientific activity in private or public institutions related to the education and training in otolaryngology.

The journal is directed basically to otolaryngologists of all over the world, since it has an indexed English version, but also to professional of correlated areas, such as audiologists, speech therapists, head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons, pediatricians, odontologists, among others.

The "Revista Brasilera de Otorrinolaringologia" supports the policy for clinical trials registry of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of this initiatives for the registry and international divulgation of information about clinical studies, in open access. Then, we only accept clinical trials for publication if they have a number of identification issued by one of the WHO and CMJE certified Clinical Trial Registries, whose websites are available in the ICMJE website. This number of identification must be at the end of the abstract.

 

Preparation of manuscripts

Length and Presentation

The article shall not exceed 25 pages of 21cm x 29,7cm paper, with Times New Roman 12 pt fonts, double space between lines, superior, lateral and inferior margins of 3 cm. If the reviewer consider adequate, he may suggest the suppression of graphics and tables or even the shortening of the text.

Title and authors

The title must have up to tem words and describe in a clear manner the theme of the article.

Only those who effectively participated in the article must be included as authors. More than 7 authors will be accepted only in multidisciplinary or basic sciences studies.

If an individual do not match the criteria to be an author be have considerable importance for the work, he or she can be included at the final acknowledgements.

Abstract and Key-words

Each article must have an abstract in Portuguese and in English with about the maximum of 200 words, with its topics clearly highlighted  as follows:

1) Introduction (theoretical foundations and justification);
2) Aim;
3) Material and Methods;
4) Study Design (case study, series study, retrospective, prospective, clinical trial or experimental);
5) Results;
6) Conclusion.

In clinical trials, the number of the Register of Clinical Trials in one of the database certified by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) must be included at the end of the abstract.

After the abstract three to five key-words must be offered for indexation purposes. These key-words must be extracted from the DeCS (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde) and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) list, that can be accessed in the BIREME (Biblioteca Regional de Medicina) site, www.bireme.org.

Text

The original articles must organized in the so called IMRDC format: introduction, material and methods, results, discussion e conclusion.

In Introduction is included the literature review, the theoretical fundaments, the justification and the aim of the research.

In Material and Methods one shall find a detailed description of the sample and the tools used in the investigation.

In studies involving human beings or animals, the protocol number of approval of the study by a Research Ethics Counsel.

The sample must be well defined and the inclusion and exclusion criteria clearly described, as well as the way of selection of groups.

The method must be coherent with the question presented and the study design must be clearly expressed (cohort, case-control, longitudinal or transversal, experimental, contemporary, historical, retrospective etc)

The Results must be presented in a simple and clear way. The use of graphics and tables are stimulated, as well as descriptive or comparative statistic analysis.

In Discussion the author (s) must present personal experiences and theoretical referential and discuss the results in the context to this fundaments.

The Conclusion(s) must be short and correspond to the objective(s) proposed.

The REVISION ARTICLES must have a good introduction formatted according to the needs of the subject, as well as present the criteria for the literature review. This introduction shall not have personal opinions, which must be reserved to the final comments.

CASE REPORTS must contain an introduction with adequate literature review that justifies its importance, either for its rarity or its clinical impact. The report must also present the case with visual and description details, as well as final comments, with a good discussion that make this article worthy for publication. No abstract is needed.

1) Title – short, with a maximum of 100, characters, avoiding the expression "case report" or "literature review";
2) Key-words – Five at most, in alphabetical order;
3) No more than 5 authors. If it is exceeded a justification must be sent;
4) Text – Structured as follows: introduction, case report, discussion and final comments;
5) The whole article, except for the title and the references, shall not exceed 600 words;
6) References – Maximum of six;
7) Only 1 table or picture.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Is used for the readers of the Journal to express their opinions about themes or article published. Its submission will made on-line (as well as any other kind of article) and with the following structure:

1) The format must be the same of the case reports;
2) The letter will be sent to the author of the article commented, who will have 6 weeks to reply it;
3) The reply must follow the same format;
4) The letter and the reply will be published in the same issue of the Journal, with no more replies.
5) The letters will not be reviewed by the editorial board. However, if they present personal or aggressive character, they may have its publication denied.

References

The references must be coherent with the subject and up-to-dated.

All them must be cited in the text, numerated consecutively as overwitten font, according to the order of appearing. At the end of the article these citations will constitute the list of references organized according to the Vancouver rules.

Tables

The tables must regroup values in lines and columns easy to comprehend. They must be double spaced, self-explained and complement (not duplicate) the text. They shall not contain excess information not to be confusing.

The tables must have a short but complete title, in order to make easy for the reader to determine what has been tabled.  Must also indicate the place, date and source of information, if it is the case.

Figures

The illustrations (graphics, diagrams, maps, photographs) must be comprehensible and add information. They may be published in colors, depending on the quality of the material, the necessity of color identification and the financial capacities of the journal.

The photographs must be digitalized with at least 300 dpi (in non compacted .TIFF or .JPG articles).

Any material already published, the original source must be indicated and a written permit from the copyright owner must be presented.

Photograph of individuals shall not identify the person or must be followed by written approval for its use and publication.

Legends

In double space, numbered according to its order of appearance in the text.

Measure Units

For length, use meters and decimals; for weight, grams and decimals; for volume, liters and decimals; for temperature, degrees Celsius; for blood pressure, millimeters of mercury. The laboratorial analysis data must be presented in the metric system in terms of the Units International System.

Abbreviations

For the first time in the text, on must write the full term, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis.

 

Sending manuscripts

All manuscripts will be submitted in Portuguese. We can accept articles in English only when none of the authors is Brazilian. The manuscripts must be written in double space.

The submission must be made on-line through the internet address www.rborl.br/sgp. The system will ask the user name and password. If the author is not yet registered, he or she must click on "Quero me cadastrar" and proceed to the register.

The rules for formatting and the steps for submission are described in the link http://www.rborl.org.br/criterios.asp.

 


ABORL-CCF Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico-Facial Av. Indianápolis, 740, 04062-001 São Paulo SP - Brazil, Tel./Fax: (55 11) 5052-9515 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
E-mail: revista@aborlccf.org.br