(Updated: 2022/03/10)

About the journal

 

Basic information

 

Objectives: To disseminate surgical related scientific material  that contributes to the education and development of surgery.

History: The publication and dissemination of scientific activities are the main goals of any medical society to offer their members  updated material. The Brazilian College of Surgeons (Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões – CBC), founded in 1929, of from its first by law provided the first steps by  launching the “Bulletin of the Brazilian College of Surgeons” as its official news disseminations, whose first number was published in January 1930.

In 1967, the National Board of CBC changed its name to "Journal of the Brazilian College of surgeons. However, this journal was published without due regularity. From 1974 on, the journal began to be published bi-monthly, on a regular basis, to the present day.

In more than 40 years of uninterrupted publication, the Journal of the CBC gained importance and scope. Adequate standards and criteria regarding selection and publication of scientific articles in any surgical area have been adopted. The CBC journal is a peer review journal, which follows international guidelines, it has an Editorial Reviewer Board and ad hoc reviewers, when necessary, who evaluate the quality of the submitted manuscripts.

The Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons is indexed in SciELO and Medline/Pubmed, which has given it greater visibility, importance and coverage, following its primary purpose of science dissemination.

The abbreviation for the title is Rev. Col. Bras. Cir., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic legends.

 

 

DOAJ note

 

Free access policy
This journal provides free and immediate access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public provides greater democratization of world knowledge.

Important information
It is required that either the first or last author of any accepted manuscript for publication have his/her updated ORCID registration https://orcid.org/register.

About APCs
Considering the high cost for publication of the journal, from the 1/2017 issue on, every approved article will cost R$ 1,000.00 (1000 reais) for the authors, and if a member of the CBC with on-day payments, the cost will be R$ 500,00.

 

 

Source of indexation

 
  • Latindex
  • LILACS
  • Scopus
  • DOAJ
  • Free Medical Journals
  • MEDLINE/PUBMED
 

 

Intellectual property

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

 

Sponsors

 

The Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons is sponsored by CBC through:

  • Membership dues;
  • Money by advertisers and supporters;
  • Article publication fee (1/2017).
 

 


 

Editorial Board

 

Editor In Chief

 
  • GERSON ALVES PEREIRA Jr. - Universidade de São Paulo - Bauru - SP - Brasil
 

 

Deputy Editor In Chief

 
  • RAMIRO COLLEONI - Universidade Federal de São Paulo - São Paulo - SP - Brasil
 

 

President of the Brazilian College of Surgeons

 
  • LUIZ CARLOS VON BAHTEN - TCBC-PR - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, PR - BR
 

 

Publishing Assistant

 
  • JULIA CASTRO NEVES
 

 

Graphic design

 
  • HG Design Digital
 

 

Journalist

 
  • Susi Caponi - 1759 – PR
 

 

Honorary Editors

 

  •  ALCINO LÁZARO DA SILVA, ECBC-MG
  •  DARIO BIROLINI, ECBC-SP
  •  GASPAR DE JESUS LOPES FILHO, TCBC-SP
  •  HELÁDIO FEITOSA DE CASTRO FILHO, ECBC-CE
  •  JOSÉ EDUARDO FERREIRA MANSO, ECBC-RJ
  •  JOSÉ REINAN RAMOS, TCBC-RJ
  •  LUIZ GUILHERME BARROSO ROMANO, ECBC - RJ
  •  ORLANDO MARQUES VIEIRA, ECBC-RJ
  •  OSVALDO MALAFAIA, ECBC-PR
  •  PAULO ROBERTO CORSI, TCBC-SP
  •  ROBERTO SAAD JUNIOR, TCBC-SP
  •  SAMIR RASSLAN, TCBC-SP 
  •  SAVINO GASPARINI NETO, ECBC-RJ
 

 

Associated Editors

 

  •  WILSON LUIZ DA COSTA JÚNIOR , TCBC-MG - Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Uberlândia - MG - Brasil
  •  ANGELICA MARIA LUCCHESE, TCBC-RS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil
  •  PEDRO LUIZ TOLEDO DE ARRUDA LOURENÇÃO, TCBC-SP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Botucatu - SP - Brasil
  •  DANIELE CRISTINA CATANEO, TCBC-SP - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Campinas - SP - Brasil
  •  JULIANA MYNSSEN DA FONSECA CARDOSO, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói - RJ - Brasil
  •  OZIMO PEREIRA GAMA FILHO, TCBC-MA - Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís - MA - Brasil
  •  MARCUS FERNANDO KODAMA PERTILLE RAMOS, TCBC-PR - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba - PR - Brasil
 

 

Board of Reviewers

 
  • ABRÃO RAPOPORT, ECBC-SP - Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  AGNALDO SOARES LIMA, TCBC-MG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte - MG - BR.
  •  ALBERTO BICUDO SALOMÃO, TCBC-MT - Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá - MT - BR.
  •  ALDO DA CUNHA MEDEIROS, ECBC-RN - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal - RN - BR.
  •  ALINE VON BAHTEN, TCBC-PR - Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUCPR), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  ÁLVARO ANTONIO BANDEIRA FERRAZ, TCBC-PE - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife - PE - BR.
  •  ANA CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA MARINHO, ACBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  ANDRÉ GUSMÃO CUNHA, TCBC-BA - Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador - BA - BR.
  •  ANDY PETROIANU, TCBC-MG- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte - MG-BR.
  •  ANTONIO CARLOS LIGOCKI CAMPOS, TCBC-PR - Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  ANTONIO CARLOS VALEZI, TCBC-PR - Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina - PR- BR.
  •  ANTONIO JOSE GONÇALVES, TCBC- SP - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa SP (FCMSCSP), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  ARLINDO MONTEIRO DE CARVALHO JUNIOR, TCBC - PB - Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), João Pessoa - PB - BR.
  •  ARMANDO GERALDO FRANCHINI MELANI, TCBC-SP - ICARD América Latina, São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  BRUNO MONTEIRO TAVARES PEREIRA, TCBC – SP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas - SP – BR.
  •  BRUNO MOREIRA OTTANI, TCBC-DF - Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Bariátrica e Metabólica (SBCBM), Brasília - DF - BR.
  •  CARLOS ANSELMO LIMA, TCBC-SE - Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFSE), Aracaju - SE - BR.
  •  CARLOS TEIXEIRA BRANDT, ECBC-PE – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife - PE - BR.
  •  DAN LINETZKY WAITZBERG, ECBC-SP - Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo - SP- BR.
  •  DAYSE COUTINHO VALENTE, TCBC-RJ - Instituto Fernando Luiz Barroso (IFB), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  DOMINGOS ANDRÉ FERNANDES DRUMOND, TCBC-MG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte - MG - BR.
  •  DJALMA JOSE FAGUNDES, ECBC-SP - Universidade Federal De São Paulo (USP), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  ELIAS JIRJOSS ILIAS, TCBC-SP - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo – SP - BR.
  •  ELIZABETH GOMES DOS SANTOS, ECBC-RJ - Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  FÁTIMA CARNEIRO FERNANDES - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  FERNANDO PONCE LEON, TCBC- RJ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  FLAVIO DANIEL SAAVEDRA TOMASICH, TCBC-PR - Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  FREDERICO AVELLAR SILVEIRA LUCAS, TCBC-RJ - Instituto Nacional Do Câncer (INCa), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  GUILHERME BRASILEIRO DE AGUIAR, TCBC-SP - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP), São Paulo – SP - BR.
  •  GUSTAVO PEIXOTO SOARES MIGUEL, TCBC-ES - Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória - ES - BR.
  •  HAMILTON PETRY DE SOUZA, ECBC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre - RS - BR.
  •  HAROLDO VIEIRA DE MORAES Jr. - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  HELIO MACHADO VIEIRA JR., TCBC-RJ - Hospital Israelita Albert Sabin - Rede D'Or São Luiz, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  HENRI CHAPLIN RIVOIRE, TCBC-RS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRS), Porto Alegre - RS - BR.
  •  HENRIQUE MURAD, ECBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  IRAMI ARAUJO FILHO, TCBC-RN - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal - RN - BR.
  •  IZIO KOWES, TCBC-BA - Instituto de Ensino e Simulação em Saúde (INESS), Salvador - BA - BR.
  •  JOAQUIM RIBEIRO FILHO, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  JOSÉ ANACLETO DUTRA RESENDE Jr. - Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto (HUPE), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR,
  •  JOSÉ EDUARDO DE AGUILAR-NASCIMENTO, TCBC -MT - Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá- MT - BR.
  •  JOSÉ JÚLIO DO REGO MONTEIRO FILHO, TCBC-RJ - Sociedade Brasileira de Videocirurgia e Robótica (SOBRACIL), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  JOSÉ LUIZ BRAGA DE AQUINO, TCBC-SP - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUCCAMP), Campinas - SP - BR.
  •  JOSÉ MAURO DA SILVA RODRIGUES, TCBC-SP - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  JOSÉ SÉRGIO FRANCO, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  JULIO CESAR BEITLER, TCBC-RJ – Universidade Estácio de Sá (Estácio), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  JÚLIO CEZAR UILI COELHO, TCBC-PR – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  KÁTIA SHEYLLA MALTA PURIM - Universidade Positivo (UP), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  LISIEUX EYER DE JESUS, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi - RJ - BR.
  •  LUIZ GUSTAVO DE OLIVEIRA E SILVA, TCBC-RJ - Hospital Federal de Ipanema/Ministério da Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  LUIZ RONALDO ALBERTI - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte - MG - BR.
  •  MANOEL XIMENES NETTO, ECBC-DF - Faculdade de Medicina do Planalto Central (FAMEPLAC), Brasília - DF - BR.
  •  MANUEL DOMINGOS DA CRUZ GONÇALVES, ECBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  MARCELO AUGUSTO F. RIBEIRO JR., TCBC-SP - Faculdade de Medicina PUC Sorocaba (PUCSP-Sorocaba), Sorocaba – SP - BR.
  •  MARCIO GOMES FILIPPO,  ACBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  MARCO ANTONIO CORREA GUIMARAES FILHO, TCBC-RJ - Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto (HUPE), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  MARCO ANTONIO MARQUES LEITE, ECBC-RJ - Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Bariátrica e Metabólica (SBCBM), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  MARIA DE LOURDES BIONDO, ECBC-PR – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba - PR-BR.
  •  MAURÍCIO AUGUSTO S. MAGALHÃES COSTA, TCBC-RJ - Sociedade Brasileira de Mastologia (SBM), Rio De Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  MAURO DE SOUZA LEITE PINHO, TCBC-SC – Universidade da Região de Joinville (UNIVILLE), Joinville - SC - BR.
  •  NELSON ADAMI ANDREOLLO, TCBC-SP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas - SP - BR.
  •  OSVALDO MALAFAIA, ECBC-PR - Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba - PR - BR.
  •  PAULO GONÇALVES DE OLIVEIRA, TCBC-DF – Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brasília – DF –BR.
  •  PEDRO PORTARI FILHO, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  RAMIRO COLLEONI NETO, TCBC-SP - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo - SP- BR.
  •  RENATO ABRANTES LUNA, TCBC-RJ - Hospital Federal dos Servidores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (HSE), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  RENI CECÍLIA LOPES MOREIRA, TCBC-MG - Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (CBC/MG), MG - BR.
  •  RICARDO ANTONIO CORREIA LIMA, TCBC-RJ - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  RICARDO BREIGEIRON, TCBC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre - RS - BR.
  •  ROBERTO CAMPOS MEIRELLES, TCBC-RJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  ROGERIO APARECIDO DEDIVITIS, TCBC-SP - Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo – SP- BR.
  •  RONALD LUIZ GOMES FLUMIGNAN, TCBC-SP - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, SP-BR.
  •  RUBENS ANTONIO AISSAR SALLUM, TCBC-SP - Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFM), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  SILVIO HENRIQUES DA CUNHA NETO, TCBC- RJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BR.
  •  SIZENANDO VIEIRA STARLING, TCBC-MG - Fundação Hospital do Estado de Minas Gerais (FHEMG), Belo Horizonte - MG - BR.
  •  TÉRCIO DE CAMPOS, TCBC-SP - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP), São Paulo - SP - BR.
  •  TOUFIC ANBAR NETO, TCBCP SP - Faculdade Ceres, São Paulo – SP - BR
  •  VINCENZO GIORDANO, TCBC-RJ - Hospital Municipal Miguel Couto, Rio de Janeiro – RJ - BR.
  •  VIVIAN RESENDE, TCBC-MG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte - MG - BR.
 

 

 

Instructions to authors

 

Scope and standards

 

The Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons, the official Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons, publishes its articles in a single annual issue. The journal publishes articles regarding all surgical specialties, contributing to the education and the development of surgery, as well as it stimulates the national and international exchange of experiences. Since January 2017, the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons is an electronic-only journal, publishing in Portuguese and English.

Articles published in the RCBC follow the requirements recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org) and are submitted for peer review. The Journal supports the standards for registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of open access information on clinical studies. Manuscripts can be submitted to RCBC in Portuguese or in English, but all approved manuscripts will be published in Portuguese and in English. The manuscript will be translated accordingly by a RCBC translator. All manuscripts must follow the guidelines set out in the EQUATOR Network on how to report a scientific work and must be accompanied by the checklist corresponding to the guideline used, clearly indicating the page where each information is found (eg CONSORT for randomized clinical trials, PRISMA for systematic reviews, among others).

 

 

General information

 

Articles submitted to the JBCS must be both in Portuguese and English, and should follow the  International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE www.icmje.org) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, which can be found in the Rev Col Bras Cir. 2008;35(6):425-41 or in the JBCS homepage  (www.revistadocbc.org.br).

Submitted manuscripts will be initially screened by the editor-in-chief and associate editors, who will assess whether they meet the standards and scope of the journal. Articles that do not meet such criteria will be immediately rejected. If initially suitable, the manuscripts will then be sent to peer reviewers who have academic and scientific experience related to the subject of the manuscript. Reviewers receive the texts anonymously and make inquiries and technical and scientific comments that will assist the editor-in-chief and associate editors in making decisions about the manuscript.

The title of the manuscript must be written in Portuguese or in English, in accordance with the language of the manuscript, must contain the maximum amount of information, the minimum number of words, and must not have abbreviations. The manuscript must be accompanied by the full name(s) of the author(s) and the respective ORCID number of the first or last author, followed by the name(s) of the institution(s) where the work was carried out. If it is a multicenter study, assign Arabic numerals to the origin of each of the authors and the relationship with the institutions mentioned. Authors must also submit a degree that best represents their academic activity. All manuscripts must provide three to five keywords according to the original language (Portuguese or English) and in DeCS format (http://decs.bvs.br). Free keywords will not be accepted.

Research transparency

a) Transparency of data, analytical materials, and methods – RCBC's policy is to publish articles in which the authors indicate whether the data, methods used in the analysis, and materials used in conducting the research will be made available to any researcher for the purpose of replicating procedures and reproducing results.

Authors should indicate in the acknowledgments section if they are willing to make their data, analytical methods, and study materials available to other researchers. If an author agrees to make the material available, he/she must specify where the material will be available.

RCBC encourages authors to share the data and other artifacts that support the article's results by archiving them in an appropriate public repository. Authors must include a declaration of data accessibility, including a link to the repository they used, so that this declaration can be published along with the article.

b) Pre-registration – RCBC's policy is to publish articles in which the authors indicate whether or not the research performed was pre-registered with a plan of analysis in an independent institutional registry (for example, Rebec, ClinicalTrials.gov, WHO ICTRP, PROSPERO, Open Science Framework, AEA RCT Registry, Evidence in Governance and Politics Registry, The Registry for International Development Impact Evaluations). Pre-registration of studies involves recording the research design, variables, and treatment conditions. Including analysis plan involves specifying the sequence of analyzes or the statistical model that will be reported.   

1. Authors must indicate in the acknowledgments section whether they pre-registered the research in an independent institutional registry, with or without an analysis plan.

2. If an author has pre-registered the research with an analysis plan, the author must:

  • confirm in the text that the study was registered before the research was carried out and provide the link(s) to the pre-registration(s), with date (day, month, year) of institutional registry, and that the pre-registration meets the disclosure requirements of the institutional registry or the ones required for the designation “pre-registered with review plans” maintained by the Center for Open Science;
  • report all pre-recorded reviews in the text or, if there are changes to the review plan after pre-registration, disclosed them, with an explanation of those changes;
  • clearly distinguish in the text the analyzes that were pre-recorded from those that were not, by separating confirmatory from exploratory analyses sections in the results.

c) Preprints - Preprinting is the version of a scientific manuscript posted on a public server before any formal peer review (eg. Scielo Preprints, Preprints with The Lancet, medRxiv). Once posted, the preprint becomes a permanent part of the scientific record and can be referenced with its own unique DOI. By sharing their research in advance, authors can accelerate the speed at which science advances.

At RCBC, preprints are primarily intended for research use, similar to conference abstracts or presentations and intra-institutional discussions of research projects. By using the online environment, authors expand the opportunity to receive comments on their work by other researchers for the improvement of the peer-reviewed final publication and the exchange on research areas with potential for future collaboration.

Preprints are not peer-reviewed and should not be used for clinical decision-making or research reporting to the lay public without indicating that this is preliminary research that has not been peer-reviewed.

Manuscripts previously published as preprints will be accepted for submission to the RCBC, but must necessarily undergo the entire usual editorial process, including peer review. In this case, the manuscript must explicitly mention that it was previously published as a preprint and cite the corresponding DOI to be linked with the final publication in RCBC.

The following types of manuscripts are considered:

  • Editorial: it is the article that generally discusses a current issue and may be requested by the editor-in-chief to an author of recognized technical and scientific capacity, but also may be submitted as opinion of an author on a controversial or scientific relevance subject. A maximum of five references can be added. .
  • Original article: this is a complete report of an observational or experimental clinical investigation, regardless of whether it presents positive or negative results. It must consist of Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References (limited to a maximum of 50). It is recommended to include updated references from Brazilian journals or authors. The text must contain a maximum of 3,500 words. The Abstract must have a maximum of 250 words and must be structured as follows: Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Keywords, as referred to by DeCS (http://decs.bvs.br). The title must contain the study design (prospective cohort, cross-sectional study, accuracy study, etc.). Each manuscript must be accompanied by a file with a duly completed EQUATOR checklist (identify the manuscript page where each item can be located), according to the study design (eg CONSORT for randomized clinical trials, STROBE for observational studies, STARD for diagnosis and prognosis studies, among others).
  • Review Article (includes systematic review and meta-analysis): this is a synthesis of evidence on a subject of great interest to surgical specialties, containing a rigorous and detailed method (see Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis), synthetic, critical, and relevant analysis, and clear, transparent, and reproducible search strategy. Manuscripts merely containing a chronological description of the literature will not be accepted. It must contain an abstract (structured or not, of up to 250 words), Introduction (with a description of the reasons that led to writing the article), Methods (with search criteria, detailed meta-analysis, relevant tools used to assess the risk of bias when pertinent etc.), Results, and Discussion. When applicable, at the end there may be conclusions from the authors summarizing the evidence from the review. It must contain a maximum of 7,000 words, not counting the Abstract and References (maximum of 75) and Keywords, as referred to by DeCS (http://decs.bvs.br). The title must contain the study design (narrative review, systematic review, scope review, etc.). Each manuscript must be accompanied by a file with a duly completed EQUATOR checklist (identify the manuscript page where each item can be located), according to the study design (eg PRISMA for systematic reviews, PRISMA- ScR for scope reviews, among others).
  •  Study protocols: current science encourages prospective detailing of the methods used in all types of studies to increase data transparency, reproducibility, and reliability. Thus, clinical trial protocols, randomized or not, and systematic reviews with high relevance to the scientific community and high methodological rigor will be considered for publication. The title must contain the study design (systematic review protocol, randomized clinical trial protocol). Each manuscript must be accompanied by a file with a duly completed EQUATOR checklist (identify the manuscript page where each item can be located), according to the study design (eg PRISMA-P for systematic review protocols, SPIRIT for clinical trial protocols).
  • Letters to the editor: scientific comments or controversies regarding the articles published in the Journal of the CBC. The letter to the editor will be directed to the author of the article in question so that it can be answered. Both letters will be published in the same Journal issue, with no replicas allowed. If the main author of the article that generated the letter to the editor does not respond, it will be published in the same way, provided the editor-in-chief considers it relevant. The text must have a maximum of 1,000 words and references are limited to 10, including the article in question, previously published in the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons.
  • Scientific communication: content addressing the initial state of relevant surgical theme, with scientific research in progress, and proposing solutions. Due to these characteristics, this section can be inter-professional and inter-disciplinary, receiving contributions from physicians, both surgeons and non-surgeons, and from other professionals from the most varied areas. It must consist of an unstructured Abstract, Keywords, and free text with a maximum of 3,000 words, not counting Abstract and References (limited to 30).
  • Technical note: article on a new surgical technique or modification of a well-known technique, of importance in practice. The technique must be described in detail and there must be ample discussion of the benefits. It must comprise unstructured Abstract and Keywords and free text, with a maximum of 3,000 words, not counting Abstract and References (limited to 30).
  • Teaching: content that addresses the teaching of Surgery at graduate or post-graduate levels. It must follow the format described for the Review Article.
  • Bioethics in surgery: discussion of the bioethical aspects of surgery. The content should address the bioethical dilemmas pertaining to the surgical activity. It must contain unstructured Abstract and Keywords and free text with a maximum of 3,000 words, not counting Abstract and References (limited to 30).
  • Case reports:  description of a relevant and novel surgical case, with literature support for the approaches adopted. The approved reports will be primarily published in the Electronic Journal of Case Reports, which can be accessed by means of the Brazilian College of Surgeons webpage (www.cbc.org.br) or directly at http://relatosdocbc.org.br. Case reports must contain Abstract, Case Description, and References (limited to 20). This journal is published quarterly. The title must contain the study design (case report, case series, etc.). Each manuscript must be accompanied by a file with a duly completed EQUATOR checklist (identify the manuscript page where each item can be located), according to the study design (eg CARE for case reports).
 

 

Article submission

 

Since January 2018, RCBC (Rev Col Bras Cir; ISSN online: 1809-4546) has adopted a continuous publication model. Starting January 2020, the continued publication has become an annual single volume in the SciELO electronic library, aiming to ensure faster visibility and citation.

 

 

Form and style

 

RCBC uses double anonymous peer review, which means that authors' identities are hidden from reviewers and vice versa. Therefore, it is requested that the following documents be included separately:

Title page – must contain the study title and details about the authors. Thus, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and any disclaimer on conflicts of interest, in addition to the full address of the corresponding author, including the email address and ORCID of the first or last author must be included;

Main document containing the manuscript, without details of the authors or the institution where the study was carried out. This includes the main article body (including references, figures, tables, and any acknowledgments). No identifying information, such as authors' names or affiliations, should be included.

PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT:

1. The text must be in a single column format, keeping the formatting as simple as possible (preferably fonts Times New Roman or Arial, size 10 to 12, with double spacing between lines, and 2.5 cm top, bottom, and side margins). Bold, italic, subscript, superscript etc. can be used. When preparing tables, if using a table grid, apply only one grid for each individual table and not one grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, without spaces, to align columns. To avoid unnecessary errors, it is recommended that the word processor's 'spell check' and 'grammar check' functions be used. Tables must be sent in a .doc or .docx file so they can be edited;

2. Title page: the study title should be concise and informative, avoiding abbreviations and formulas whenever possible. Clearly indicate the name(s) and surname(s) of each author and verify that all names are spelled correctly. Provide the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the name of the country if the author is from outside Brazil. Clearly indicate who the corresponding author is at all stages of evaluation and publication, which implies the responsibility for answering any future questions about the study. Please ensure that an email address is provided and that the contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author. Authors are those individuals who actually participated in its elaboration (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html);

3. Keywords: use three to 10 keywords, previously verified in the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms. Remember that the greater the keywords scope, the greater the possibility that the article, if accepted, can be found on scientific search platforms;

4. Abstract: must start on the second page of the manuscript and comply with the maximum number of words for the type of article being submitted (See section Types of manuscript). It must be structured (following the same format as the article structure), direct and easy to read;

5. Text: Manuscripts must be previously unpublished (see preprints section) and sent in digital form, as described in editable formats (.doc, .docx) above. The same applies to tables and figures. Images must be sent in separate files, in .jpg, .gif, or .tif formats, in at least 300 dpi resolution, and with reference in the text about the place of insertion. Abbreviations should be as few as possible and limited to the terms mentioned repeatedly, as long as they do not alter the text understanding and should be defined at first use. Furthermore, the text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methods (or Patients), Results, Discussion, and Conclusion(s). Other descriptive titles and subtitles may be used if deemed more appropriate, depending on the type of manuscript being submitted.

 (i) Introduction: must be written based on the study question, explaining the problem that motivated it, according to the most recent literature, and end with the objective of the investigation. The formulation of a hypothesis is widely encouraged, which shows the authors' knowledge and involvement with the subject addressed in the study;

(ii) Methods (or Patients): In this section, the authors should provide details on patients’ inclusion and exclusion criteria, research method, evaluation or measurement systems, with appropriate references, and statistical analyzes used. Any equipment or apparatus used must be named, along with the model and manufacturer's address. Appropriate statistical analysis of all studies is encouraged, which increases the merit of observations, especially when a significant difference is observed. Approval by the Ethics Committee must be mentioned (except for those works that do not require it). The more details provided, the greater the transparency and the easier the reproducibility for other researchers who want to repeat/validate the study. Where relevant, tables or figures can be included to provide clearer information. No results should be presented in this section;

(iii) Results: must present the study’s relevant findings in a concise way and preferably with statistical analysis. The use of tables and figures is encouraged (maximum of six), in order to present the findings in a clearer and more noticeable way;

(iv) Discussion: should focus on comparing the study findings with the most relevant, preferably most current, literature, reviewing the results and possible confounding factors, sources of bias, study weaknesses, and pertinent literature review, and placing the study results in the context of previous work in the same area;

(v) Conclusion(s): must be based on the findings presented, answering the study question (study objective);

(vi) References: Must be predominantly from works published in the last five years, easily accessible to the reader (preferably electronic, with identification numbers such as DOI or PMID), and formatted in accordance with the Vancouver standards (Standards for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - ICMJE www.icmje.org – CIERM;  example: Rev Col Bras Cir. 2008;35(6):425-41 - www.revistadocbc.org.br). If there are works with similar content, previously published in RCBC, we suggest evaluating such citations. Personal communications and annals of congresses will not be accepted as references. Book citations and book chapters are discouraged. The authors of the article are responsible for the references’ veracity. References must be listed in numerical sequence as they are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished data must be cited in parentheses in the text, and not included in the numbered reference listed at the end of the article. Quotes from someone other than the author (eg. personal communication) may only be published if there is a signed permission letter. Authors are strongly encouraged to verify the accuracy of each reference against the original source. Examples of references:

(a) Articles published in scientific journals: list all authors when there are six or less; in case of seven or more, list the first six and add “et al”. Do not repeat page numbers:

- Kampf G, Kramer A. Epidemiologic background of hand hygiene and evaluation of the most important agents for scrubs and rubs. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2004;17(4):863-93. doi:10.1128/CMR.17.4.863-893.2004;

- Moher D, Hopewell S, Schulz KF, Montori V, Gøtzsche PC, Devereaux PJ, et al. CONSORT 2010 explanation and elaboration: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomized trials. BMJ. 2010; 340:c86. doi:10.1136/bmj.c869;

(b) Books:

- Book Chapter: Prein J, Rahn BA. Scientific and technical background. In: Prein J. Manual of internal fixation in the craniofacial skeleton. Wurzburg: Springer; 1998. p. 1-49.

- Book: Siegel S, Castellan NJ Jr. Nonparametric statistics for behavioral sciences. 2nd ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed; 2006. 448 p.

(c) Theses: must follow the sequence Author, “Thesis / dissertation title”, Degree title, Abbreviated Department, Abbreviated University, City of University, State, Country, year:

- Nakashima P. “Accurate measurements of charge density in ‑Al2O3 by combined electron and X-ray diffraction”, PhD dissertation, School Phys, Univ Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia, 2002;

(d) Internet publications: site citations must be equal to conventional resource citations. In the reference list, include this information for websites: author, publication date, page title, website title, URL, access date, paragraph number (if any):

- Raaymakers E, Schipper I, Simmermacher R, van der Werken C. Proximal femur. https://surgeryreference.aofoundation.org/orthopedic-trauma/adult-trauma/proximal-femur, January 2021.

Acknowledgments: should be made to people who contributed in an important way to the research.

 

 

Mandatory conditions

 

a) to provide the ORCID registry of the first or last author (https://orcid.org/register) to be linked to the author’s name;

b) that there is no conflict of interests, fulfilling the CFM resolution nº.1595 / 2000 that prevents the publication of works and materials for promotional purposes of products and / or medical equipment;

c) that the funding source, if any, is cited and its impact on the development of the work is clarified;

d) that the work has been submitted to the Ethics in Research Committee (ERC), which approved it, citing the approval number in the text [clinical and experimental studies, case reports (circular letter no. 166/2018-CONEP/SECNS/MS)]. It is essential to submit a file with a copy of the ethics committee approval;

e) that all authors grant copyrights and authorize that after publication acceptance the manuscript sustains changes in Linguistics formatting, removal of redundancies, tables, or figures deemed unnecessary, provided there is no change in meaning. If the authors disagree with these premises, after receiving the text for final review before publication they should write a text explicitly pointing out their reasons. It is the editor-in-chief’s decision on whether the article can be sent to publication or returned to the authors;

f) that if there is any conflict of interest, this should be disclaimed according to the following example: "The author(s) (name them) received financial support from this public or private entity (name entity) for carrying out this study or regularly for other activities ”;

g) that the responsibility for statements or opinions issued in papers published in the Journal of the Brazilian College of Surgeons rests entirely with the author(s);

h) that previously published papers or the ones simultaneously sent for evaluation in other journals will not be accepted;

i) that each approved article will have the cost of R$ 1,000.00 (one thousand Brazilian Reais) to the authors, when not fellows of the CBC. Articles whose first or last author is a regular fellow of the CBC will receive a 50% discount. Articles sent to the Journal of Case Reports have a publication cost of R$ 500.00 (five hundred Brazilian Reais), and for regular CBC fellows, R$ 250.00. 

 

 


 

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