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Author Guidelines


By submitting a manuscript, the authors assume responsibility that the work has not been previously published or be under consideration by another journal. 

Ethical Aspects

Original articles and case reports shall necessarily have followed the ethical principles contained in Resolution 466/12 of the National Health Council ( or equivalent principles valid in the country of origin of the manuscript and have passed the approval of the Ethics Committee of the institution of origin, this fact must be clearly stated in the description of the methodology, including a protocol's number. If relevant, report that informed consent was obtained from all adult participants or, in the case of minors, their legal representatives. In a case study with experimental animals, report that the maintenance and care of the animals followed the guidelines of the institution or the country for the use of animals in research.


Each person designated as an author should have participated effectively in the work and take public responsibility for the part of the article to which they contributed. Recognition of authorship should be based on substantial contributions to the following:

1. conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;

2. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;

3. final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet all three conditions. The document submitted must have been carefully read by all authors, who shall agree with its contents. On copyright, see the special item Copyright Notice.

Editorial Policies

Authors are invited to consult the Policies of PAJAR, in the menu to learn about focus and scope of the journal peer review process, declaration of conflict of interests and other editorial policies.


• Authors are kindly asked to carefully follow all instructions for manuscript preparation. Manuscripts will only be sent to reviewers if they are in strict accordance with the standards specified.

• Articles must be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish and the style should be clear and concise.

• Articles should be typed in Word (Microsoft Office), on page A4 size, configured with 1.5 spacing, side margins of 2.5 cm, Times New Roman 12.

• Use the tab key or automatic formatting to create indentation at the beginning of paragraphs, and not the space key.

• Pages should be numbered starting with the title page as page 1.

• The size of each document must not exceed 2 MB.

• The order is as follows for all manuscripts: FRONT PAGE, RESUMO, PALAVRAS-CHAVE, ABSTRACT, KEY WORDS, RESUMEN, PALABRAS CLAVE, TEXT, ACKNOWLEDGMENT (if any), REFERENCES, TABLES, FIGURES. See below for details on the preparation of each of these elements, in "Structure of the manuscript."

• The units of measure shall follow the International System of Units.

 • Abbreviations may be used in compound terms if the term appears at least five times in the text. In the first quote, the word should be written in full, followed by the acronym in parentheses. Do not use abbreviations in the abstracts.

• In the first mention of trademarks write the name of the manufacturer and the manufacturing location (city, country) in parentheses.



1. Front page

1.2 Title: concise and explanatory, maximum of 150 characters including spaces; must be presented in the three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

1.3 Running Title: maximum of 70 characters including spaces; should see presented in the language that the article was written.

1.4 Authors: full name, institution, e-mail and ORCID (authors who do not have the record should do so:; 7 authors will be accepted.

1.5 Correspondent author: name, postal address, phone and e-mail for publication;

1.6 Describe the authorship based on substantial contributions. Observation: the title page is removed from the file provided to reviewers.


2. Structured Abstract and Key words

2.1 Abstract: Must contain one version in Portuguese, English and Spanish, with up to 250 words.

Abstracts should be structured as follows:

 - Original article: Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions.

- Integrative Review Article and Systematic Review: Aims, Methods, Summary of findings, Conclusions.

- Research Methodology: Aims, Methods and Conclusions.

2.2 Keywords: The keywords are limited to six, separated by semicolons and must be consulted in “Health Sciences Descriptors (DeCs)” for the three languages, published annually and available at by BIREME/OPAS/OMS.


3. Text

3.1 Original Article: shall contain no more than 3,000 words (excluding tables and references) and submit a maximum of 40 references. The total number of tables and figures should not be greater than five. The original text of the article shall follow a structured format with Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion.

3.2 Integrative Review Article and Systematic Review: shall contain no more than 6,000 words (excluding tables and references) and provide at least 30 references. The review article shall follow a structured format, including Introduction, Methods Literature Review and Conclusions.

 3.3 Research Methodology: shall contain no more than 2,000 words (excluding references and tables), with a maximum of 10 references. The research methodology should be divided into Introduction, Methods and Findings.


4. Acknowledgment (optional): They should be brief and objective, presented at the end of the text (before the references), including only those people or institutions that contributed to the study.

5. Tables: Tables with their legends should be submitted in Word format (Microsoft Office), being placed after the references in new pages. All tables must be numbered in order of appearance in the text. The caption shall appear at the top, preceded by the word "Table" followed by the serial number of occurrence in the text in Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Table titles should be self-explanatory, so that the tables are understood dispensing reference to the text. Specific or more detailed explanations should be presented immediately below the table, note or footnote identified by symbols in the following sequence:  *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡. Do not underline or draw lines within the tables and do not use spaces to separate columns.

6. Figures: Include charts, drawings, flow charts, photographs, charts etc. All illustrations must be numbered in order of appearance in the text. The caption should be included at the bottom, preceded by the word "Figure" followed by the serial number of occurrence in the text, in Arabic, including their way of explanation (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Even briefly, this information must be clear and dispense reference to the text or source. The figures produced in a text file, such as graphics in Word, should be attached after the tables at the end of the document. Image files should be sent as attached document Jpg with minimum resolution of 300 dpi, so they are best viewed online, but not to exceed 2 MB. The illustrations in color are accepted for electronic publication.

7. References: Should be numbered in superscript in the text, after the score, sorted in order of appearance in the text and elaborate according to the Vancouver style.

The standards and examples can be found through the site:

All references cited in the text and only they, shall appear in the reference list that is numbered and positioned after the text. When using a management program for references (such as EndNote and Reference Manager), field codes should be disabled before submitting the document, and the text converted to plain text. To convert references added by Reference Manager or Endnote to plain text, the author can use their own program, which allows you to remove the field codes (in "Remove Field Codes").

The following are the models of references that follow the standards adopted by PAJAR.

- Journal articles with up to three authors:

Mosley DG, Peterson E, Martin DC. Do Hierarchical Condition Category Model Scores Predict Hospitalization Risk in Newly Enrolled Medicare Advantage Participants as Well as Probability of Repeated Admission Scores? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:2306-10.

- Journal articles with more than three authors:

Harris PD, Chodosh J, Vassar SD, et al. Primary Care Providers' Views of Challenges and Rewards of Dementia Care Relative to Other Conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:2209-16.

- Organizations as author(s):

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40:679-86.

- Authors(s) (individual) organization and as authors:

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003;169:2257-59.

- Absence of authorship:

21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002;325:784-5.

- Books and other monographs

a. Author(s) personal(is):

Schwanke CHA, Gomes I, Pedro REL, et al. Atualizações em Geriatria e Gerontologia II. 2ª Ed. Porto Alegre:EDIPUCRS; 2009. p 134.

NOTE: For more than 3 authors, cite up to the 3rd author and et al., such as in articles in journals. Indication of the edition (the first not shown) must always be in the language of the book - If in Portuguese: 2ª, 3ª. In English: 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

b. Editor(s), compiler(s) as the author(s):

Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editores. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

c. Author(s) and Editor(s):

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2th ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

d. Organizations as authors:

Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing research and practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.

- Book Chapter: Ely LS, Engroff P, Sgnaolin V, et al. Parasitoses intestinais em idosos. In: Schwanke CHA, Gomes I, Pedro REL, et AL, org. Atualizações em Geriatria e Gerontologia II. Porto Alegre:EDIPUCRS; 2009. p 126-128.

- Dissertation, thesis and course completion:

Rita Longarai. Hábitos pregressos de atividade física em centenários de Porto Alegre [dissertação]. Porto Alegre(RS): Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul; 2005.

- Online document:

Brasil. Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE. Mudança demográfica no Brasil no início do século XXI: Subsídios para projeções da população [Internet]. Rio de Janeiro; 2015. [Cited 2016 Mar 12]. Available from: <>. 


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Clicking in the role of author displays your active and archived submissions, and a new submission can be initiated. The submission process has five steps, with instructions available in each. The author does not need to complete the 5 steps at once time and can resume submissions listed as "Incomplete" in the list of active submissions at anytime. It is essential to strictly follow the instructions which will appear in the submission, with attention to metadata, which should be carefully filled.

The names of all authors of the article must be added during submission, in the same order they appear on the title page of the manuscript, as well as their e-mail, home institutions, titles and functions. Fill in the fields for the title of the article in Portuguese and English, Summary and Abstract. Fill all fields to INDEX, which are important for the article to be indexed in databases. Identify the language in which the article is worded. To start the registration and submission process, please click on "Online Submissions".


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The contribution is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal. If not the case, please justify in the "Comments to the Editor."
  2. The title of the article contains, besides the title in English, and Portuguese, running title, the autor names, titles, home institutions and e-mail addresses of all authors, as well as the postal address and telephone number of the corresponding author, and describes their contributions. This data will also be completed in Step 2 of the submission process: "Adding Metadata".
  3. The submission file is in Word (Microsoft Office). The text is in A4 page, 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman 12. Figures and tables are included at the end of the document, after the references. The pages are numbered, starting with the title page as page 1. The size of each document is no more than 2 MB.
  4. The manuscript contains all textual elements required depending on the type of paper, including Abstract (up to 250 words and structured according to the guidelines of the Journal), and Keywords.
  5. In Methods, the approval by the Ethics in Research of the home institution is explicit, if the article is original.
  6. The references are numbered in the order of appearance in the text and its style follows the rules of the Journal. If a program has been used for reference management, field codes were removed from the file submitted in order to convert the list of references into plain text.
  7. The documents submitted strictly follow all other rules and guidelines for publication in PAJAR.
  8. All authors of the article are informed about the editorial policies of the Journal. The authors read the manuscript being submitted and in accordance with the same.

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