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1. Purpose and Editorial Policy
Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (BJCVS) is the official journal of the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV). BJCVS is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed scientific journal, with regular circulation since 1986.
BJCVS aims to record the scientific and innovation production in cardiovascular surgery and promote study, improvement and professional updating in the specialty. It has significant impact on cardiovascular surgery practice and related areas.
BJCVS follows the recommendations (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals) of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE – www.icmje.org), of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE – https://publicationethics.org/), from the Council of Science Editors (CSE – https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME – http://www.wame.org/).
Manuscripts submitted for publication in BJCVS should cover topics related to cardiovascular surgery and related areas. The journal publishes the following article categories: Original Articles, Review Articles, Brief Communication, How To Do It, Multimedia, Letter to the Editor, Editorial, and Guidelines.
Acceptance will be based on originality, relevance and scientific contribution. Articles with merely advertising or commercial purposes will not be accepted.
Accepted articles are published in full text at www.bjcvs.org and SciELO (www.scielo.br/rbccv), with specific links on SBCCV (www.sbccv.org.br) and CTSNET (www.ctsnet.org) websites immediately after acceptance (ahead of print). All content published on BJCVS is under license from Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pt).BJCVS, aware of the importance of disseminating the published articles, is indexed in major international databases: Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), PubMed Central, PubMed/MEDLINE, SCOPUS (SCImago), ProQuest, Latindex, Redalyc, EBSCO and Google Scholar, in addition to LILACS and SciELO databases.
2. Research with Human Subjects and Experimental Studies
Human subject research should be submitted to the Institutional Ethics Committee in accordance with the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 2013 (World Medical Association, available at: https://www.wma.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DoH-Oct2013-JAMA.pdf) and Brazilian National Health Council Resolution 466/2012, available at: http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/saudelegis/cns/2013/res0466_12_12_2012.html.
Manuscripts should be accompanied by a statement that the research was conducted with the informed and appropriate consent of each participant. Written consent must be obtained from the patient (legal guardian or executor, if appropriate) for the publication of any detail or photograph that may identify an individual.
In experimental works involving animals, the rules set forth in the 1996 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Washington, DC, US) and the Brazilian Directive for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific and Didactic Purposes (DBCA), of the National Council for Animal Experimentation Control – CONCEA (http://pages.cnpem.br/ceua/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2015 /06/DBCA.pdf), of 2013, must be observed.
3. Ethical Considerations
BJCVS supports the COPE, CSE and WAME guidelines regarding ethical standards for publishing: plagiarism, duplicate and redundant publication, data fabrication, and corrections and retractions. Any cases of misconduct will be handled with appropriate sanctions established by the Editorial Board.
If there is no conflict, the authors must declare no conflict of interest.
The conflict of interest statement must be informed at the time of manuscript submission in ScholarOne Manuscripts.
4. Quality Standards
BJCVS requires all submitted articles to meet the quality standards set by the guidelines for producing health research reports – Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research (EQUATOR) Network (https://www.equator-network.org/):
4.1 Clinical Trials
4.2 Data Sharing Statement
As per the ICMJE recommendation adopted by BJCVS, clinical trials should contain a data sharing statement. The sharing statement should include: individual patient data; a data dictionary defining each field in the data set and supporting documentation (e.g. statistics/analytics code); what will be made available for access; when, where and how data is available (inform the data repository website); types of analysis allowed; and if there are data use restrictions. If data cannot be shared, the reason for not sharing should be explained. For examples of data sharing statements that meet ICMJE requirements, please visit: http://www.icmje.org/news-and-editorials/data_sharing_june_2017.pdf
5. Types of Manuscript
Types of Manuscript and Word Limits (Checklist)
6. Manuscript Preparation
The manuscript must be sent in a Microsoft Office Word file, with mandatory configuration of A4 paper size (210 × 297 mm) and 2 cm margins on all sides, font Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.
The Cover Letter should be sent separately from the manuscript, included directly via ScholarOne Manuscripts and should state the reasons why the BJCVS was selected for submission, including mentioning the manuscript's scientific contributions to the topic.
BJCVS adopts the double-blind peer review process and consists of three or more referees appointed to review the manuscripts. The identities of reviewers and authors are hidden from each other throughout the review process. To facilitate the submission process, BJCVS recommends that authors prepare their manuscripts in separate files as follows:
BJCVS recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria:
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3. Final approval of the version to be published; and
4.Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that issues related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments section, as well as financial support from funding agencies.
2. Manuscript Structure
Manuscript Structure (Checklist)
References should be identified in the body of the text with superscript Arabic numerals, in square brackets, following the order in which they appear in the text. The accuracy of references is the responsibility of authors.
Pieczkoski SM, Margarites AGF, Sbruzzi G. Noninvasive ventilation during immediate postoperative period in cardiac surgery patients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul-Aug;32(4):301-311. doi:10.21470/1678-9741-2017-0032.
Zanetti BF, Gomes WJ, Han SW. Identification, selection, and enrichment of cardiomyocyte precursors. Biomed Res Int [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2019 Jan 5];2013:390789. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703389/
Jenkins PF. Making sense of the chest x-ray: a hands-on guide. New York: Oxford University Press; 2005. 194 p.
Higgins JP, Green S, editors. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions [Internet]. Version 4.2.6. Chichester (UK): John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2006 [cited 2018 Out 15]. 257 p. Available from: http://www.cochrane.org/resources/handbook/handbook.pdf
BJCVS suggests that patients cannot be identified in the videos. The Editors reserve the right to request additional video editing by the authors prior to publication.
7. Electronic Submission
Manuscripts must be submitted online through ScholarOne Manuscripts (https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbccv-scielo), accompanied by:
Each file must be uploaded separately in the required fields in ScholarOne Manuscripts.
To initiate the process, the submitter must first register with the system as an author by creating/associating the ORCID registration – https://orcid.org/signin. All authors must have the registration associated with the ORCID updated.
8. Manuscript Evaluation Process
BJCVS adopts the double-blind peer review process, i.e., three or more referees are appointed to assess the submitted papers. The identities of reviewers and authors are hidden from each other throughout the consideration process.
If the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor considers that the manuscript does not meet the journal’s requirements to pass through the peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript is outside the scope of the journal, the manuscript should be rejected without review.
All scientific contributions are reviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Associate/Area Editors, Editorial Board members and/or Reviewers Invited, with the following processes:
Prior to the publication of the accepted articles, the corresponding authors will receive the article in its final version and edited for approval (in PDF file). To open these files, Adobe Acrobat Reader software must be installed (free download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/). Corrections requested at this stage of the process should be limited to typographical errors. No content or authors changes will be allowed. Authors must return approved proofs via email within 48 hours of receipt of the message. If they do not return the article within the stipulated period, the article will automatically be considered approved. Once the PDF production process has been completed, the article will be sending for publication.
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