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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.
  • The text follows the journal's formatting requirements according to the "Guidelines for Authors"found in the "Submissions" section.

Author Guidelines


The author must keep his/her registration profile up to date, and when submitting a new text, completely fill in the information items indicated below under “Submission Conditions”.

The contribution must be original and unpublished, and not being considered for publication by another journal. If this is not the case, please explain in the “Comments to the editor” when submitting the text on the portal.

The publication of manuscripts is subject to approval by reviewers. The originality of the treatment of the theme, the consistency and rigor of the approach, and its contribution to the thematic line are taken into account. The names of the reviewers will remain confidential, the names of the authors being omitted from the reviewers.

The spontaneous submission of manuscripts and their subsequent acceptance for publication automatically imply the transfer of rights for the first publication to the Journal. Intellectual copyright remains with the author. Any subsequent reproduction, by any means, may only be made upon prior understanding between the Journal and the author and with the proper citation of the source.

The concepts expressed in the manuscripts are the exclusive responsibility of the authors, and do not necessarily reflec the opinion of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board.


Authors are requested to carefully follow all the instructions for preparing the article. Only manuscripts that strictly comply with the specified standards will be sent to reviewers.

The text must contain the title, abstracts and keywords in the languages ​​indicated by the journal.

Articles should be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish and in a clear and concise style.

Articles must be typed in Word format (Microsoft Office), on A4-size page, configured with 1.5 spacing and 2.5 cm lateral margins, and in Times New Roman 12 font.

Use the Tab key or AutoFormat to create indentation at the beginning of paragraphs, not the space key.

The pages must be numbered, starting on the cover page, which will be page 1.

The size of each document must not exceed 2 MB.

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

Submit the approval by the Research Ethics Committee as a supplementary document.

Units of measurement must follow the International System of Measurements.

Acronyms of compound terms can be used if the term appears at least five times in the text. In the first citation, the term must be written in full, followed by the acronym in parentheses. Do not use acronyms in summaries and abstracts.

In the first citation of trademarks, write the name of the manufacturer and the place of manufacture (city, country) in parentheses.

The journal PAJAR  suggests that the Equator network standards be adopted for writing research articles, which can be consulted at


1. Cover Page

1.1 Title: must be concise and explanatory and cannot exceed 150 characters including spaces; must be presented in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

1.2 Short title: maximum 70 characters including spaces; must be presented in the language in which the article was written.

1.3 Authors: full name, affiliation: institution, city, state and country (in no case should affiliations be accompanied by the authors' titles or mini-curricula), e-mail and ORCID (authors who do not have the registration must do so:; a maximum of 7 authors will be accepted.

1.4 Corresponding author: name, full institutional postal address and e-mail for publication in the journal.

1.5 When texts have more than one author, they must contain a brief description of their respective contributions. The following  criteria are mandatory for authorship: participation in the discussion of results, review and approval of the final version.

1.6 Source of research funding (if any).

1.7 Potential conflicts of interest (if any).

Note: The cover page will be removed from the file provided to reviewers.

2. Summary structure and descriptors

2.1 Abstract: the text must contain an abstract of up to 250 words in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Abstracts must be structured as described below:

  • Original article: Objetivos, Métodos, Resultados e Conclusões, Abstract: Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Resumen: Objetivos, Métodos, Resultados, Conclusiones.

2.2 Descriptors (palavras-chave, keywords and palabras clave). Descriptors are limited to six; they must be separated by semicolons and appear, in the three languages, in the “Descriptors in Health Sciences (DeCs)”, published annually and available at the address by BIREME/PAHO/WHO.

3. Body text

3.1 Originals: must contain a maximum of 3,000 words (excluding tables and references) and a maximum of 40 references. The total number of tables and figures must not exceed five. The text of the original article must follow a structured format with Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and/or Conclusion. In the methods section, the approval number of the Research Ethics Committee must appear.

4. Acknowledgments (optional)

Presented at the end of the text (before the references), they must be brief and objective, including only the people or institutions that contributed to the study.

5. References

The following norms, of references in the biomedical area, refer to the Vancouver Group, of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available at the PUCRS Library for consultation ( and through the link Vancouver -General Rules

6. Mini-CV

"Author's Name Master/Doctor/etc in xxxxxxx from xxxxxx University (acronym), city, state, country. Professor at xxxxxx University (acronym), city, state, country."

Original Article

Original article: must contain a maximum of 3,000 words (excluding tables and references) and a maximum of 40 references. The total number of tables and figures must not be greater than five. The text of the original article should follow a structured format with Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and / or Conclusion.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • All information required for submission is described in the Guidelines.


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