ISSN 1679-4508 printed version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

The journal accepts original contributions in Portuguese and/or English. After approval by the editors, all articles are referred to peer-review by at least two reviewers, and anonymity is assured during the entire submission process. Reviewers’ comments are sent to authors, so that they may change the text or give reasons for not altering it. After making corrections suggested by reviewers, the reviewed version of the article should be submitted to the einstein (São Paulo) through the journal’s submission system, at https://journal.einstein.br/. Articles are published only after the final acceptance by reviewers and editors. Authors are solely responsible for the concepts provided in articles. Articles accepted for publication become property of the journal. Only the editor of einstein (São Paulo) can authorize the reproduction of articles in another journal.

The content of einstein (São Paulo) is licensed by Creative Commons (CC BY) International attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

The journal uses Turnitin plagiarism detection software to check the originality of articles. The cases of misconduct in publication will be assessed based on the criteria and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; http://publicationethics.org).
einstein (São Paulo) is an open access journal, without any author fees for submission, review, translation and publication of articles.

All submission processes are accessible from the journal home page at https://journal.einstein.br/.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The journal einstein (São Paulo) has the following sections: Original Article, Health Economics and Management, Case Report, Review, Reviewing Basic Sciences, Learning by Images, Medical Developments, and Letters to the Editor. The journal also publishes a subsection of thematic reviews.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE - Original articles report results of scientific research. The article must be original and unpublished and contain the following items: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English only for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. Original Articles should not exceed 3,000 words and 30 references.


HEALTH ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT - Articles designed to report knowledge, which express concepts and reflects on effective practices in health management, administration and economics. The following items must be included: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English only for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. They should not exceed 3,000 words and 30 references.


CASE REPORT - Case reports of a certain medical condition, particularly rare situations with relevant data to the reader, describing features, history, management of the case, etc., including a brief literature review, and relevant discussion. They should not exceed 1,000 words, and 10 references.


REVIEW - Review articles may be narratives and/or systematic reviews, including critical evaluations of the literature on a given subject; they must describe the procedures used, the topic and limitations, conclusions and references. The text should not exceed 3,000 words, and 40 references. Review articles may be solicited by the editor. Unsolicited review articles are subject to peer-review for consideration.


REVIEWING BASIC SCIENCES - Review articles on basic science topics with relevant clinical impact. They should not exceed 2,000 words and 30 references.


LEARNING BY IMAGES - A typical pathognomonic image - ultrasound, computed tomography, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, photograph of surgery, microscopy or clinical sign - followed by an explanatory text. They should not exceed 300 words and 10 references.


MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS - Section designed to  communicate diagnostic and/or therapeutic novelties currently applied to different healthcare areas. This section discusses developments that are already in use. Authors can write the text freely which should not exceed 1,000 words and 10 references.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - The purpose is to comment on or discuss papers published in the journal, or to report ongoing original research, scientific findings, etc. They should not exceed 150 words and 5 references. Letters to the Editor will not go through peer-review and they will be published after Editors’ evaluation.


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Authors must submit articles containing:
•        Text typed in double-spaced 12 point Arial font, 2.5cm margin on each side, highlighting each section of the article.
•        Permission for reproduction of material and transfer of copyright form (available at the electronic submission system).
•        Authors’ statement that the manuscript is not under appreciation, and will not be submitted to publication, in another journal (available at the electronic submission system).
•        Letter of approval by the Human or Animal Research Ethics Committee of the organization where the study was conducted. Studies performed in Brazil must inform the number of the CAAE – Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Consideration (http://plataformabrasil.saude.gov.br/login.jsf).
•        Informed Consent Form (ICF) for studies involving human participants.

•        Conflict of interest disclosure statement from each author (available at the electronic submission system).

Preparing a Manuscript

•        Title: title of the article, in Portuguese and English, which should be concise, but informative.


•        Abstract: abstract in Portuguese and English, limited to 250 words. For original articles, abstracts should be structured (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion), describes the main parts of the work and highlights the most relevant data. For articles of other sections, the abstract should not be structured.


•        Keywords: provide at least 5 and no more than 10 keywords in Portuguese and English reflecting the content of the paper. Keywords must be based on the Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCS) published by Virtual Health Library (BVS), and translated from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the National Library of Medicine, and available at: http://decs.bvs.br.


•        Registry in Clinical Trials Database: indicate, or Clinical Trials, the registry number in the clinical trials database (https://clinicaltrials.gov).


•        Text: text must comply with the structure required for each category of article. Citations of authors in the text must be numbered sequentially, by superscript Arabic numerals in parentheses. The complete definition of abbreviations and acronyms should written before their first use in the text. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in title and abstract. In table and figure legends, the abbreviations must be followed by the full term.


•        Acknowledgements: this describes collaboration by individuals that deserve acknowledging but do not qualify for authorship. This section should also be used to provide information about financial and/or technical support, etc.


•        References: they must be numbered consecutively in the same order they appear in the text, and identified by Arabic numerals. References follow the “Vancouver Style”, and the titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style presented by the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, of the National Library of Medicine, available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. For any references, mention up to six authors. In case of more than six authors, mention the first six, followed by et al.


•        Tables: all tables (maximum of four tables) should contain the title and heading for columns and must be mentioned in the text. They should be numbered sequentially by Arabic numerals, in the order they appear in the text. Table footnotes should have a definitions for abbreviations and description for statistical tests used


•        Figures: any figure (images, graphs, photographs and illustrations) should be mentioned in the text and submitted in greater than or equal to intended display size. The journal accepts a maximum of four figures per article. They should be numbered sequentially by Arabic numerals, in the order they appear in the text. If the figures have already been published, a written permission for reproduction must be provided by the author/editor, and legends should include the source of publication.

 

Manuscripts submission

Articles should be submitted to the journal einstein (São Paulo) at https://journal.einstein.br/. All authors must have an ORCID ID at https://orcid.org/signin. einstein (São Paulo) is an open access journal, without any author fees for submission, review, translation and publication of articles.

 

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