(Updated: 2020/05/15)

About the journal


The History of the Journal


The Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health (BJMCH) / Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil (RBSMI) is an international journal published by IMIP with the mission of disseminating scientific articles addressing research on woman, pregnant woman and child’s health in its clinical and epidemiological dimensions. In this regard, the journal is articulated with the same goals as IMIP, its sponsor institution.

BJMCH is the continuation of IMIP Journal that has been uninterrupted since its founding in 1987 until 2000.

The presence of Professor Fernando Figueira was fundamental in these ventures, as a Medical Editor and founder of IMIP Journal and he was a great encourager for the BJMCH. This broadened IMIP Journal to its achievement in becoming an international Journal.

BJMCH is open to health researchers from around the world. Most published articles have not only come from Brazil, but from all Latin America, Portuguese-speaking African countries, Portugal and Spain.

The selection of each article strictly follows the following procedures:

Once receiving the corresponding manuscript, it is verified by a checklist, a compliance with the minimum requirements of the Journal editorial (mission, scope and article category) and then distributed to the Editor of the field to be submitted and analyzed by two Ad Hoc Reviewers to evaluate the scientific merit. In the event of a disagreement between the reviewers, a third reviewer is requested for his/her opinion. From the reviewers’ opinion and the Associated Editors and the Executive Editor’s judgment, the manuscript receives one of the following classifications: 1) accepted; 2) Recommended, but with alterations to be made; 3) Not recommended for publication. In classification 2, the reviewers’ opinion are sent to the author(s), who has the opportunity to review and resubmit to the Journal accompanied by a letter replying the detailed items the reviewers have been suggested and along with the modification; in classification 3, the manuscript is returned to the author(s); in case of acceptance, the article is published according to the quantity of the manuscripts and the Journal editorial chronogram. Since the Journal adopts the Scholar One System to manage the quantity of manuscripts, understanding the whole process, the authors may accompany all the steps in the editing process of their article. The authors are required to have an English version of the manuscript in addition to the Portuguese or Spanish version.
Language reviewers will correct any language errors. Prior to the publication of the article, the proof of the manuscript is submitted to the author(s) for a final conference and approval. The article is only published after the author(s) approve the text.

For BJMCH manuscript management, please go to ScholarOne site (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbsmi-scielo/ ).
The average processing time until each article is published is 6 months.
We receive an average of 120 manuscripts in each trimester in which we publish between 9 and 12 articles maintaining an average of 7.7% of acceptance for each issue.

The publishing team is integrated by:

Editor in Chief:  José Eulálio Cabral Filho
Executive Editor: João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Associated Editors:    Alex Sandro Rolland
Ana Laura Carneiro G. Ferreira
Aurélio Ribeiro Costa
Lygia Carmen de M. Vanderlei
Maria Cynthia Braga
Luciana Dubeux
Assistant Editors: Amanda Barbosa de Lima
                             Leila Regina Martins da Silva
Secretary:  Natali Barbosa de Lima
The collection of our Journal is available at SciELO Database ( http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_issues&pid=1519-3829&lng=pt&nrm=iso ) since 2001 with no previous editions.

There were several important factors for the National and International Recognition of the Journal and the following should be noted:
1.    IMIP has total commitment to maintain the Journal at a high level of qualification;
2.    IMIP searches for professional consultants with expertise in scientific publications in Brazil and abroad;
3.    The Journal has total commitment in maintaining a team of qualified Scientific Editors in the scope of areas;
4.    The indexing of the Journal is since its inception in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database and following 12 other international databases, including Scopus;
5.    Association and active participation in the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC) (Brazilian Scientific Editors Association) in which is a member and is integrated with a general secretary for 4 years;
6.    The Journal maintains a uniform standard of technical and editorial quality (Layout, Format, Punctuality of the publication and the Regularity of the chronogram);
7.    The Journal maintains regular contact and has technical recommendation meetings with SciELO;
8.    Commitment of the editorial production team with technical training and highly integrated in the area;
9.    Integration of the Journal to international requirements on good practices for scientific publishing (ethical aspects respecting the authors and all those involved in the publication: CCby, DOAJ, Orcid, etc.).
10.    The Journal is scientifically certified by SciELO and Scopus Bases indexes, it maintains an Impact Factor of 0.63 (occupying one of the first 5 places among the 60 Health Journals indexed). In Scopus, it has an H index at level 18;
11.    In the Qualis Capes ranking, the Journal is classified as B1 in public health and nursing; B2 in physical education and psychology; B3 in medicine III and nutrition.





The Statute is available here



Basic Information


The Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health is published every three months (March, June, September and December) by Institute of Mother and Child Health, continuing the Revista do IMIP. Aiming at publishing scientific research articles in the field of mother and child health. Contributions should approach different aspects of mother's health, women's health and children's health, covering biomedical, sociocultural and epidemiological determinants.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. Bras. Saude Mater. Infant., and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Information Services


The articles published in Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health are indexed or summarized by:

  • Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS)
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews
  • Latindex
  • Scopus
  • Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO)




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





The publication of this journal is financially supported by:


  • Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco (IMIP)

  • Ministério da Saúde






Editorial Board


Editor in Chief

  • José Eulálio Cabral Filho - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil


Executive Editor

  • João Guilherme Bezerra Alves - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil


Editorial Board


  • Adriano Cattaneo - Institute of Child Health Burlo Garofolo - Trieste - Italy
  • Alessandro Ventura - Università degli Studi di Trieste - Italy
  • Alvaro Madeiro Leite - Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza, Brazil
  • André-Pierre Contandriopoulos - University of Montreal - Canada
  • Antonio Carlos Vieira Lopes - Centro Médico Aliança - Bahia – Salvador, Brazil
  • Augustin Conde-Agudelo - Fundacion Clinica Valle del Lili – Cali, Colombia
  • Axel Kroeger - World Health Organization (WHO) - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Carlos Augusto Monteiro - Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Cesar G. Victora - Universidade Federal de Pelotas –Pelotas, Brazil
  • Cláudio Lanata - Instituto de Investigación Nutricional – Lima, Peru
  • Dioclécio Campos Júnior - Universidade de Brasília- Brasília, Brazil
  • Dirceu Solé - Universidade Federal de São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Eronildo Felisberto - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Gilberto Kac - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Gilliatt Hannois Falbo Neto - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira –Recife, Brazil
  • Giorgio Tamburlini - Institute of Child Health Burlo Garofolo - Trieste - Italy
  • Giselia Alves Pontes da Silva - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco –Recife, Brazil
  • Gunilla Lindmar - Uppsala Universitet - Sweden
  • Javier Mallol - Universidad de Santiago de Chile - Chile
  • Jorge Mota - Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e de Educação Física do Porto – Porto, Portugal
  • José Guilherme Cecatti - Universidade Estadual de Campinas –Campinas, Brazil
  • Louise Seguin - University of Montreal – Montreal, Canada
  •  Luciano Pinheiro - Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Luis E. Cuevas - World Health Organization (WHO) - Geneva - Switzerland
  • Luiz Antonio dos Anjos - Universidade Federal Fluminense –Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Luís Augusto Facchini - Universidade Federal de Pelotas – Pelotas, Brazil
  • Luís Augusto Pisco - Ministério da Saúde de Portugal – Porto, Portugal
  • Luiz Guilherme Pessoa da Silva - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
  • Malaquias Batista Filho - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Maria do Carmo Leal - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Maria Luisa Vázquez - Consorci Hospitalari de Catalunya – Barcelona, Spain
  • Mauricio L. Barreto - Universidade Federal da Bahia – Salvador, Brazil
  • Raul Ribeiro - St. Jude Faculty – U.S.A.
  • Raul Ruvinsky - Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • Regina Cardoso - Universidade de São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Ronald Bossemeyer - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria – Santa Maria, Brazil
  • Ruben Maggi - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Ruffo de Freitas Júnior - Universidade Federal de Goiás – Goiânia, Brazil
  • Trudy Harpham - London South Bank University - England
  • Yehuda Benguigui - Organizacion Pan Americana de la Salud (OPAS) – U.S.A.
  • Yves Lévy - Université Paris 12 - France
  •  Zina Maria A. de Azevedo - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Instituto Fernandes Figueira – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Associated Editors

  • Alex Sandro Rolland Souza - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Ana Laura Carneiro G. Ferreira - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Aurélio Ribeiro Costa - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Lygia Carmen de Moraes Vanderlei - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Luciana Dubeux - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brazil
  • Maria Cynthia Braga - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães –Recife, Brazil


Assistant Editor

  • Leila Regina Martins - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira –Recife, Brazil


Editorial Consultants

  • Carlos Coimbra Jr. - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública - Brasil


Special Thematic Consultants

  • Anibal Faúndes - Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Brasil
  • Jailson de Barros Correia - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira - Brasil
  • Magda Maria Sales Carneiro-Sampaio – Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Zulmira Maria de Araújo Hartz - Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Portugal


Biostatistics Consultor

  • José Natal Figueiroa - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira - Recife, Brasil



  • Michele Késia de França- Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira – Recife, Brasil


Instructions to authors



The Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health (BJMCH) / Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil (RBSMI) is a quarterly publication (March, June, September and December) whose mission is to promote scientific articles in the field of maternal and child health. The contributions contemplate different aspects in maternal health, women's health and child health and it may take into account the multiple epidemiological, clinical and surgical determinants. Each article is published in English and Portuguese or English and Spanish according to the origin language of the submitted manuscript. For the submitted manuscripts written only in Portuguese or Spanish, the English version will be requested as soon as the manuscript is accepted for publication. The evaluation and selection of the manuscripts are based on the principle of the peers’ evaluation. For submission, evaluation and publication of the articles there are no fees. The only requirement is that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published and is not being submitted concomitantly to any another journal.


The Journal adopts the Creative Commons System CC-BY license, which makes it possible to copy and reproduce in any format, as well as to remix, transform and create from the material for any purpose, even commercially, without the need for authorization, as long as the source is quoted. The submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by the Copyright Transfer Declaration and signed by the authors (model). The concepts emitted in the articles are the sole responsibility of the authors. 

Ethical Aspects

1. Ethics

The Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised in 2000, must be respected. For the Brazilian articles, the Ethics Committee Declaration of Approval according to the National Commission for Research Ethics (CONEP) guidelines and, for the articles from abroad, the Ethics Committee Declaration of Approval of place where the research had been performed. In order to conduct the publication according to the ethical standards of scientific communication, the Journal adopts the Ithenticate system to identify plagiarism. 

2. Conflicts of Interest

When submitting the manuscript, the authors should report the existence of conflicts of interest that may potentially influence the work. 

Criteria to approve manuscript and publication policy for articles 

Besides observing the ethical conditions in the performance of the research, the selection of a manuscript will be taken into account by its originality, opportunity of publication according to the scientific scenario of the area, as well as the priority in the Journal editorial chronogram. Therefore, the rationale must be clearly stated, requiring knowledge of the literature and an adequate definition of the problem studied, based on a solidly research question based on the data from relevant literature. The manuscript should be written comprehensibly even to a non-expert reader in the area covered by the scope of the Journal. The first stage of evaluation is carried out by the Associated Editors. Two external reviewers, indicated by the editors, will be consulted to evaluate the scientific merit in the manuscript. In an event of disagreement between the reviewers, an opinion of a third reviewer shall be solicitated. Based on their opinions and the judgment of the Associated Editors and the Executive Editor, the manuscript will receive one of the following classifications: 1) accepted; 2) Recommended, but with changing requirements; 3) Not recommended for publication. In classification 2, the opinions will be sent to the author(s) that will have the opportunity to review and send to the Journal accompanied by a letter-response detailing the items that have been suggested by the reviewers and the modifications performed; in condition 3, the manuscript will be returned to the author(s); in case of acceptance, the article will be published according to the manuscript flow and the Journal editorial chronogram. After accepting the manuscript, if there are minor inadequacies, ambiguities or lack of clarity of the text, the Associated Editors and Executive Editor will reserve the right to correct them for the uniformity of the Journal style. Language reviewers will correct any language errors. Prior to the publication of the article the proof of the manuscript will be submitted to the author(s) for final conference and approval. 

The Journal Sections

Editorial written by one or more Editors or at the invitation of the Editor in Chief or the Executive Editor. It is recommended to include the bibliographical references of the citations. 

Review descriptive and analytical review of a topic, supported by relevant literature, taking into account the relationships, interpretation and criticism of the studies analyzed as well as suggestions for further studies related to the subject. The Reviews may be narrative or systematic, the latter can be extended with a meta-analysis. The Narrative reviews will only be accepted upon the invitation from the Editors. The organization may contain topics pertaining to subthemes according to the irrelevance in the text. The Reviews should be limited to 6,000 words and up to 60 references. 

Original Articles disseminate results of unpublished research and should provide sufficient methodological quality to allow its reproduction. For original articles it is recommended to follow the conventional structure, according to the following sections: Introduction: where the relevance of the theme is presented in previous studies from literature and the initial hypotheses, the research question and its justification for the objective, which it should be clear and brief; Methods: describe the studied population, the criteria selection for inclusion and exclusion of the sample, define the variables used and inform the way which allows the reproducibility of the study, in relation to technical procedures and instruments used. Quantitative work should inform the statistical analysis used. Results: should be presented in a concise, clear and objective manner, in a logical sequence and supported by illustrations such as: tables and figures (graphics, drawings, photographs); Discussion: interprets the results obtained verifying the compatibility with those cited in the literature, highlighting new and important aspects and linking the conclusions to the objectives of the study. Other formats of original articles are accepted, when pertinent, according to the nature of the work. 
The manuscripts should have a maximum of 5,000 words, and the tables and figures should be a maximum of five in total; it is recommended to cite up to 30 bibliographic references. 
              In case of a randomized controlled clinical trial, the authors must indicate the registration number according to CONSORT. 
              Qualitative work is also accepted, and must follow the principles and the usual methodological criteria for the preparation and the writing. The format is admitted to present the results and discussion in a single section. Dimension: 5,000 words; 30 references.

Research Notes concise reports on preliminary research results with 1,500 words, maximum of three tables and figures in total of up to 15 references.

Case Report / Case Series - rare and unusual cases. The structure should follow: Introduction, Description and Discussion. The limit of words is 2,000 and up to 15 references. It can be included up to two figures. 

Technical and Institutional reports refer to relevant information research centers concerning the scientific and organizational activities. It should be structured similar to a Narrative Review. On the other hand, it can be made, at the author's discretion, cites in the text and the respective references at the end. The limit is 5,000 words and up to 30 references. 

Point of view qualified opinion on the Journal’s scope themes (at the invitation of the editors). 

Review Critic on a book published and printed in the last two years or online (maximum 1,500 words). 

Letters critic to papers published recently in the Journal and may have a maximum of 600 words. 

Special Articles texts with themes that are directly or indirectly linked to the Journal’s scope, it has to be considered relevant by the Editors and does not fall within the categories mentioned above. The word limit is 7,000 and up to 30 references. 


1. In all file types, the word count exclude titles, abstracts, keywords, tables, figures, and references; 
2. At the time of submission, the authors must inform the number of words in the manuscript. 
3. In articles of extensive title (12 or more words) it is also required to present the short title (maximum 9 words).
4. Cover Letter. In the submission of the manuscript text for the Journal (cover letter) it must inform about the originality of the manuscript and the reason it was submitted to BJMCH. Besides this, it must also inform the participation of each author in the elaboration of the work, the responsible author for the exchange of correspondence; the sources and the type of the funding support and the name of the financial organization. 



Presentation of the manuscripts


The manuscripts should be typed in Microsoft Word for Windows program, Times New Roman font, size 12, double spacing. 

Structure of the manuscript 

Identification title of the work: in Portuguese or Spanish and in English, full name and the authors’ complete address and the respective institutions (one per author).

Abstracts should have a maximum of 210 words and written in Portuguese or Spanish and in English. For Original Articles, Research Notes and Systematic Review Articles, the abstracts should be structured in: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Case Report / Case Series should be structured as: Introduction, Description, Discussion. In the Systematic Review articles, the abstracts should be structured in: Objectives, Methods (data source, period, descriptors, selection of studies), Results, Conclusions. For the Technical Institutional Information and Special Articles the abstract is not structured. 

Keywords to identify the content of the work in the abstracts it should be accompanied by three to six key words in Portuguese or Spanish and in English, using the Health Sciences Descriptors (DECS) of LILACS Methodology and the correspondent in English, Medical Subject Headings (MESH) of MEDLINE, adapting the terms designated by the authors to these vocabularies. 

Illustrations tables and figures only in black and white or grayscales (graphics, drawings, maps, photographs) should be inserted after the References section. The graphs should be two-dimensional. 
Acknowledgments to the collaboration of the individuals, technical assistance, financial funding and material support, and specify the financial organization.

Citations and References the citations in the text should be overwritten number as the order of appearance. The references must be organized in a numbered sequence corresponding to the citations; it should not exceed the stipulated number in each section according to the Instructions to the Authors. The Journal adopts the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors - ICMJE norms (Vancouver Group), with some alterations; follow the format of the examples specified below: 

When the author is from the same publishing house: do not mention the publishing house
WHO (World Health Organization). WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Geneva; 2011.
- Book (Author. Title. Edition. Location: publishing house; Year)

Heeringa SG, West BT, Berglund PA. Applied survey data analysis. 2 ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group; 2017.
- Chapter of a Book (Author. Title of the chapter: In: organizers. Title of the book. Edition. Location: publisher house; Year, Pages of the initial and end of the chapter)

Demakakos P, McMunn A, Steptoe A. Well-being in older age: a multidimensional perspective. In: Banks J, Lessof C, Nazroo J, Rogers N, Stafford M, Steptoe A, editors. Financial circumstances, health and well-being of the older population in England. The 2008 English Longitudinal Study of Aging (Wave 4). London: The Institute for Fiscal Studies; 2010. p.131-93.
- E- book
Publisher, Organizer, Compiler (Author(s), Publisher. Title. Location: publishing house; Year)

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2001.
- Events (Meetings, Scientific Meetings)
(Event; Date; Place of event; Location: publisher house; Year)

The IX Annals State Congress of Veterinary Medicine; July 13-16, 1985; Santa Maria, RS. Santa Maria: Federal University of Santa Maria; 1985.
Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Triennial Ergonomics Association; 1994 Aug 15-19; Toronto, CA. Toronto: IEA; 1994.
- Work presented at an event (published annals)
(Author. Title of the work: In: event; Date; Place of the event. Location: publisher house Year. Initial and final pages)

Jung MRT. The techniques of marketing in the Librarianship service. In: IX Annals Brazilian Congress of Librarianship and Documentation; May 18-19, 2005; Salvador BA. Brasília, DF: Brazilian Association of Librarians; 2005. p. 230-9.
- Work presented in event (not published)
(Author. Title [Event; Date; Place of Event]

Philippi Jr A. Transportation and environmental quality [Presentation to the Seminar Risks of Daily Life in Urban Space: challenges for public health; 1994 Sept. 20; Rio de Janeiro Brazil].
- Theses and Dissertations
(Author. Title [dissertation / thesis]. Location: entity, Year.)  

Pedroso M. Intelligence decision-making and public policy analysis: the case of the Care Units (UPAs) [thesis]. Brasília: Faculdade de Economia, Administration and Accounting, University of Brasília; 2011.
Jardim DMB. Father-companion and his understanding on his child’s birth process [dissertation]. Belo Horizonte: Federal University of Minas Gerais; 2009.
Considering that the Vancouver style does not consider the Brazilian laws information, so there are adaptations:
- Governmental Documents
Competence (country, state, city). Title (specifications of legislation, number and date). Title of official publication. Location (city), Date (day, abbreviated month and year); Section, volume, number, page.

Brazil. Ministry of Education and Culture. Secretary of Culture. Document n.23, on October 26, 1982. Modifies the National Plan of Microfilming in Brazilian Periodicals created by the document DAC n. 31 on December 11, 1978. Official Journal of the Union [DOU]. Brasília, December 1, 1982; Section 1, v.120, n.227, p. 22438.
Brazil. Ministry of Health. Law N. 8.080, September 19, 1990. Provides for the conditions of promotion, protection and health recovery, the organizational and operational of the corresponding services and other measures. [access on May 10, 2009]. Available at: http// portal.saude.gov.br / portal / archives / pdf / LEI8080.pdf
Brazil. Ministry of Health. Document N.154, January 24, 2008. The Family Health Support Centers are created (NASF). [access on Sept. 20, 2009]. Available at: http://dtr2004.saude.gov.br/dab/docs/legislacao/ portaria154_ 24_01_08.pdf
- Article Posted in Journal
(Author. Title. Journal abbreviation. Year. Volume (number): initial and final pages)

El Hachem H, Crepaux V, May-Panloup P, Descamps P, Legendre G, Bouet PE. Recurrent pregnancy loss: current perspectives. Int J Women Health. 2017; 9: 331-45.
- Article Published in a Supplementary Number
(Author. Title. Journal abbreviation. Year; Volume (supplement number): initial and final pages)

Lothian JA. The coalition for improving maternity services evidence for the ten steps of mother-friendly care. J Perinat Educ. 2007; 16 (Suppl.): S1-S4.
- Editorial Quote, Letters
(Author. Title [Editorial/Letter] Journal abbreviation. Year; Volume (supplement number): initial and final pages)

Cabral-Filho JE. Poverty and human development: response of scientific journals to the challenge of the Council of Science Editors [editorial]. Rev Bras Saúde Matern Infant. 2007; 7 (4): 345-6.
Fernandes EC, Ferreira ALCG, Marinho TMS. From action to words [Letter]. Rev Bras Health Mater Infant. 2009; 9 (1): 95-6.
- Article Published in electronic journals
(Author. Title. Journal abbreviation [internet]. Year [access date]; Volume (number): initial and final pages. Site available from)

Neuman NA. Multimixture of bran does not combat anemia. J Pastoral Child [periodical on line]. 2005 [access June 26, 2006]. 104: 14p. Available from: www.pastoraldacriança.org.br/105/pag14/pdf.

Najim RA, Al-Waiz MM, Al-Razzuqi RA. Acetylator phenotype in Iraqui patients with atopic dermatitis. Dermatol Online J [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2007 Jan 9]; 12 (7). Available from: http: // dermatology.cdlib.org/127/original/acetylator/najim.html

National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa. Use of generic alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2007 Jan 9]; 96 (8): 696-7. Available from: http://blues.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize? essionid=0:autho=pubmed:password=pubmed2004&/AdvancedQuery?&format=F&next=images/ejour/m_samj / m_samj_v96_ n8_a12.pdf
- Article accepted for publication in a Journal
(Author. Title. Journal abbreviation. Year. (In press).

Quinino LRM, Samico IC, Barbosa CS. Analysis of the implementation of the Schistosomiasis Control Program in two municipalities in the forest area of Pernambuco, Brazil. Cad Collective Health (Rio J.). 2010. (In press).
- Electronic materials available on CD-Rom
(Author. Title [type of material]. Publisher. Publishing. Version. Location: Publishing; Year.) 

Reeves JRT, Maibach H. CDI, clinical dermatology illustred [monography on CD-ROM]. Multimedia Group, producers. 2  ed. Version 2.0. San Diego: CMEA; 1995.
- Exclusive material access in electronic media

  • Homepage

Authorship. Title. [support]. Location; Year [access day month year]. Availability to access
Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Department of Education. IOC teaching [online]. Rio de Janeiro Brazil; 2004. [Access Mar 3, 2004]. Available from:   http: // templates / html
For further information, please consult ICMJE website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html



Manuscipt Submission


The submission is done exclusively online, through the Article Management System: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbsm-scielo 

You should verify the BJMCH publication standards compliance according to the presentation and structure of the articles according to the Journal sections. 

Upon submission of the manuscript, the authors must inform the Ethics Committee Institution of Approval, the Copyright Transfer Declaration signed by all the authors. The authors should also inform that the manuscript is original and it is not being submitted to any another journal, as well as the participation of each author in the work. 

BJMCH  Availability 
The journal is an open and free access, so there is no need to subscribe for reading and downloading, as well as copying and disseminating for educational purposes. 

Secretary / Contact
Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira - IMIP Brazilian Journal of Mother and Child Health - Executive Secretary 
Rua dos Coelhos, 300 Boa Vista 
Rec ife, PE, Brazil CEP: 50.070-902
Tel / Fax: +55 +81 2122.4141 
E-mail: revista@imip.org.br 
Site: www.rbsmi.org.br




Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira Rua dos Coelhos, 300. Boa Vista, 50070-550 Recife PE Brasil, Tel./Fax: +55 81 2122-4141 - Recife - PR - Brazil
E-mail: revista@imip.org.br