Scope and policy
The Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry is a bimonthly publication that aims to publish original manuscripts in all areas of psychiatry, including public health, clinical epidemiology, basic science, and mental health problems. The journal is fully open access, and there are no article processing or publication fees. Articles must be written in English.
These instructions were written based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications, edited by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The original document is available at http://www.icmje.org/.
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Submitting your manuscript
The first time you use the manuscript submission site of the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbp-scielo, you will be asked to create an account. You will use the same username and password for author and reviewer functions. You may log into the system at any time to submit a manuscript or to check on the status of previously submitted manuscripts. To submit a manuscript, select Author and click on Begin Submission.
Title: You can copy and paste this from your manuscript, but do not delete the title from the manuscript file. Make sure there are no line breaks in the title. Titles should be concise (max. 50 words), specific, and informative. Avoid using abbreviations.
Step 2: File upload
Step 3: Attributes
Step 4: Authors & Institutions
Step 5: Reviewers
Step 6: Details & Comments
Step 7: Review & Submit
Title page: Page 1 should contain full title, authors' names, their departments and institutions, including the city and country of origin. Please also include a running title with a maximum of 50 characters (letters and spaces). The full name, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and full postal address of the corresponding author should be stated.
Abstract: Page 2 should present a structured abstract (not exceeding 200 words) with the following sections: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion (check table with abstract requirements for each manuscript type, above). Please indicate three to five keywords in strict accordance with Medical Subject Headings. Do not include an abstract in Portuguese or any language other than English. If applicable, inform the clinical trial registration number at the end of the abstract (see below).
Main text: The manuscript file (main text) must be written in English, double-spaced throughout, and should contain the following items in this order: title page, abstract, manuscript text, acknowledgment section, references, figure legends, and tables. Use 10-, 11-, or 12-point font size. All terms or abbreviations should be spelled out at first mention in the text and also in table/figure legends. All units should be metric. Avoid Roman numerals.
The Methods section should include information on ethics committee approval and informed consent procedures, as well as compliance with institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals, where applicable.
Reference list: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct in-text citation. Number references in the order they appear in the text; do not alphabetize. In text, tables, and legends, identify references with superscript Arabic numerals. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the first citation of the table/figure in the text.
Please observe the style of the examples below. To include manuscripts accepted, but not published, inform the abbreviated title of the journal followed by "Forthcoming" and the expected year of publication. Information from manuscripts not yet accepted should be cited only in the text as personal communication. Reference accuracy is the responsibility of the authors. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus.
Tables: Tables should be submitted preferably in Word format, but Excel files are also accepted. If using Excel, do not place tables on individual spreadsheets within the same file because only the first sheet will be converted. Whenever possible, tables should be appended to the end of the manuscript text file (after any figure legends) instead of being uploaded as separate files. All figures/tables should clarify/complement rather than repeat the text; their number should be kept to a minimum. All illustrations should be submitted on separate pages, following the order in which they appear in the text and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. All tables and figures should include descriptive legends, and abbreviations should be defined. Any tables or figures extracted from previously published works should be accompanied by written permission for reproduction from the current copyright holder at the time of submission.
Figures: Acceptable figure file formats are AI, BMP, DOC, EMF, EPS, JPG, PDF, PPT, PSD, TIF, WMF, and XLS. Figures can be included in the manuscript, but preferably should be uploaded as separate files. If your manuscript is accepted, you may be asked to provide high-resolution, uncompressed TIF files.
Online-only supplementary material: Online-only material should be submitted in a single Word document with pages numbered consecutively. Each element included in the online-only material should be cited in the text of the main manuscript (e.g., Table S1 available as online-only supplementary material) and numbered in order of citation in the text (e.g., Table S1, Table S2, Figure S1, Figure S2, Supplementary Methods). The first page of the online-only document should list the number and title of each element included in the document.If you need additional help, you can click on the help signs that appear throughout the system. A help dialogue box will pop up with context-sensitive help. If you have questions or problems with your submission, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checking manuscript status
After you approve your manuscript, you are finished with the submission process. To check the status of your manuscript throughout the editorial review process:
1. Log into the system with your username and password.
The manuscript submission and editorial review process is as follows:
1. An author submits a manuscript.
If you cannot submit online for any reason or have other questions about manuscript submission, please contact the editorial office at email@example.com.
Whenever an editor or other person involved in the editorial process decides to submit a manuscript to the journal, or has any conflict of interest with a submitted manuscript (e.g., with respect to the authors or their work, or a manuscript from their own department or institution, etc.), they will not participate in the decision-making process. In these cases, a colleague in the editorial office will manage the manuscript and handle the peer review independently of the author/editor.
Corrections and retractions
Errors of fact detected after publication will be handled as recommended by the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/). Briefly, a corrigendum will be published, along with a corrected version of the article detailing the corrections made (the original version will indicate the existence of a more recent, corrected version). Articles containing errors serious enough to invalidate a paper's results and conclusions will be retracted.
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