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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 registration profile updated and, for submission of a new text, fill out the information items below under “Conditions for Submission”.

Information about the authors should contain the following data: full name with the correct spelling; ORCID (see:; affiliation: institution, city, state and country (in no case should affiliations be accompanied by the authors' titles or mini-curricula). These, when present, should be published separately from affiliations as author's notes). email; complete physical postal address of the corresponding author, which may be the institutional one, provided at the end of the article; research funding source (if any); potential conflicts of interest (if any).

The place of figures and tables should be indicated in the text, and these should be sent in separate file, with program identification and version.

The bibliographic information is correct and in accordance with the standard adopted by the journal.

The contribution must be original and unpublished, and cannot be undergoing evaluation for publication by another journal; if not, justify in “Comments to the editor” when submitting the text in the portal.

Publication of papers 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 of the publication are taken into account. The names of the reviewers will remain confidential, and the names of the authors before the reviewers will also be omitted.

Spontaneous submission of articles and subsequent acceptance for publication automatically implies the assignment of the rights of the first publication to the Journal. Intellectual copyright remains with the author. Any subsequent reproduction, by any means, may be made only by prior agreement between the Journal and the author and with proper citation of the source.

The concepts issued in the works are the sole responsibility of the authors, not necessarily reflecting the opinion of the Editorial Board or Editorial Council.


Authors are kindly requested to carefully follow all instructions for article preparation. Only manuscripts that are strictly in accordance with the specified norms will be sent to reviewers.

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

Articles should be typed in Word (Microsoft Office) format, A4 page size, 1.5 spacing and 2.5 cm side margins, and Times New Roman 12 font.

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

Pages should be numbered starting with the cover page, which will be page 1.

The size of each document should not exceed 2 MB.

The order is as follows for all manuscripts: COVER, ABSTRACT, KEY WORDS, RESUMO, PALAVRAS-CHAVE, 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".

Units of measurement must follow the International Measurement System.

Acronyms of compound terms may be used if the term appears at least five times in the text. In the first citation, the term must be spelled out, followed by the acronym in parentheses. Do not use acronyms in abstracts.

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

PAJAR magazine suggests that for the writing of research articles, the standards of the Equator network should be adopted, which can be consulted on the website


1. Cover Page

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

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

1.3 Authors: full name, home institution, 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, postal address, telephone and e-mail for publication in the journal.

1.5 When texts have more than one author, they should contain a brief description of their contributions. Note: The cover page will be removed from the file provided to reviewers.

2. Abstract Structure and Descriptors

2.1 Abstract: The text should contain a summary of up to 250 words in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Abstracts should be structured as follows:

  • Original article: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions (Resumo: Objetivos, Métodos, Resultados, Conclusões; Resumen: Objetivos, Métodos, Resultados, Conclusiones.).
  • Research Protocols and Methodology: Aims, Methods and Conclusions (Resumo: Objetivos, Métodos, Conclusões; Resumen: Objetivos, Métodos, Conclusiones.).

2.2 Descriptors (key words, palavras-chave and palabras clave). The descriptors are limited to six; should be separated by semicolons and appear in the three languages in the “Descriptors in Health Science (DeCs)”, published annually and available at 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 be greater than five. The text of the original article should follow a structured format with Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and / or Conclusion.

3.2 Research Protocols and Methodology: must contain a maximum of 2,000 words (excluding references and tables) and have a maximum of 10 references. Research protocols and methodology should be divided into Introduction, Methods and Conclusions.

4. Acknowledgments (optional)

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


The following biomedical reference standards refer to the Vancouver Group of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, available at the PUCRS Library for consultation ( and via the link Vancouver -General Rules

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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