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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

Documentation and Forms

At least 3 files must be transferred for article submission and made available to the publisher: a cover page, the Research Ethics Committee approval document and the main document. Below are the instructions for their preparation and formatting.

Click here to download the cover page template. Complete as instructed and upload the document upon submission as a supplementary document.

The cover page must have the following information:

  • 1. Full name of each author
  • 2. Identification of the contribution of each author to the study, which will be informed in the published article.
  • 3. Conflicts of Interest Statement by each author.
  • 4. ORCID information of each author. Authors who do not have an ORCID should register at orcid.org/signin.

Data collection must have been completed no more than two (2) years from the beginning of the current year, and literature research should be updated by the semester preceding the date of submission.

Please note: completing the cover page does not exempt the submitting author from filling in the complete metadata on the website, and it is very important to provide the full names of all authors and their VALID emails in the metadata.

The cover page should be separate from the main document and will not be made available to reviewers, as Scientia Medica uses the double-blind peer review system:

The original articles and case reports must necessarily have followed the ethical principles of human research (conselho.saude.gov.br/resolucoes/2012/Reso466.pdf) and have passed the approval of a Research Ethics Committee, and this fact should be clearly stated in the description of the methodology. It is not sufficient to inform the CAAE number.

If relevant, inform that free and informed consent has been obtained from all adult participants or, in the case of minors or the disabled, from their legal representatives.

In case of an experimental animal study, inform that the keeping and care of animals follow the institution or country guidelines for the use of animals in research.

ISSN AND SCIENTIA MEDICA PAGINATION INFORMATION ON LATTES CV AND SUCUPIRA PLATFORM

We ask the authors to fill in their scientific production on the Lattes Platform (CNPq) and the Sucupira Platform (CAPES), regarding the new publications, informing the ISSN 1980-6108 (electronic), as from 2015 Scientia Medica does no longer have a print edition. However, ISSN 1806-5562, previously granted to the print edition, remains valid and is currently referred to as ISSN-L.

Where CV Lattes requests page numbers, do not place the numbers at the bottom of the article pages. In the place for the first page number, enter the article ID. Please check the note on "How to cite this article" on the first page of each document.

TEXTUAL ELEMENTS

  • The text must contain title, abstracts and keywords in the languages indicated by the journal.
  • 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: orcid.org); 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).
  • Optionally, the authors may indicate at the end of the article: a) acknowledgements; b) mini curriculum: academic and professional training.

Abstract

There should be a Portuguese version of the Abstract (or Spanish, if the main text is in this language) and an English version, with up to 340 words each. Both versions must have exactly the same content. All information that appears in the Abstract versions should also appear in the main text. The Abstract versions should be structured, according to the table below.

Descriptors (Indexers or Keywords) and Keywords

Descriptors are terms used in article indexing so that it can be found by subject by electronic search engines. Correctly filling in the descriptors is essential for their publication to be easily found by other researchers. Scientia Medica uses as key words the Health Science Descriptors (DeCs) available from BIREME / PAHO / WHO at decs.bvs.br where the terms in both Portuguese and English are found, which should also be placed in the original.

Text

It should be divided into subtitles according to the type of article (according to the table below). In the Original Articles, Scientia Medica does not accept that the results and discussion are combined in the same subtitle. Conclusions should not constitute a separate item, but should be placed as the last paragraph of the Discussion. In Review Articles, Conclusions may be the last subtitle, which may alternatively be called Discussion or Final Considerations. Subtitles should not be numbered in any of the article types.

Subtitles of the Abstract versions and main text according to article type

Technical Standards

Numbers one through nine must be written in full unless followed by unit of measure or when composing a series. Units of measurement must follow the International Measurement System.

Foreign terms and names of microorganisms and animal or plant species must be written in italics.

Acronyms of compound terms or abbreviations 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 or abbreviation in parentheses. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations in abstracts.

In the quotation of trademarks inform the name of the manufacturer and the place of manufacture (city, country), in parentheses.

All figures should be numbered in order of appearance in the text, in Arabic numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) and the text must contain the indication of each. The figures are placed after the tables at the end of the document, with their numbers and labels at the bottom. Subtitles should be succinct but self-explanatory, with clear information, so as not to consult the text.

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 (www.pucrs.br/biblioteca) and via the link www.icmje.org. Vancouver -General Rules

Originals must be typed in Word (Microsoft Office) format, A4 page size, and 2.5 cm margins. The size of each document should not exceed 2 MB.

Preferably use the "Style" feature of Word. Apply the "Normal" style throughout the document. To configure it, right-click on "¶Normal" and left-click on "Modify". Choose the following settings:

  • Font: Times New Roman 12.
  • Paragraph: justified alignment; first line indentation by 1.25 cm; without any spacing before or after; double line spacing.
  • Do not use space or tabs to indent first line, just use paragraph setting.

Original Articles

Original articles include reports of controlled and randomized studies, screening and diagnostic studies and other descriptive and intervention studies, as well as records on basic research conducted with laboratory animals. They mainly refer to epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies. Each article must contain clear objectives and hypotheses, design and methods used, results, discussion and conclusions. For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, please acess: https://www.equator-network.org/. Randomized controlled trials should be submitted according to the CONSORT guidelines (available at: http://www.consort-statement.org/) and your registration number should be included at the end of the article summary.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • There are no limits on authors. At least one of the authors must have a minimum doctoral degree in progress.
  • Maximum 3,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 6 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 30 references.

Case Reports

This section includes articles that report case reports of patients with rare diseases or infrequent or innovative interventions. For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, please acess: https://www.equator-network.org/.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • Texts with up to five authors are accepted and at least one of the authors must have a minimum doctoral degree in progress.
  • Maximum 2,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 4 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 25 references.

Review Articles

It includes articles that make critical analyzes of the literature on a selected topic sent, spontaneously, by the authors. It has a descriptive-discursive character and is dedicated to a comprehensive presentation and discussion of topics of scientific interest in the field of different areas of health. For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, please acess: https://www.equator-network.org/. Scientia Medica also considers unsolicited review articles. Please contact [email protected] to submit an outline or script to the Editorial Board before submitting the full manuscript.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • Texts are accepted only by invitation, with up to five authors and at least one of the authors must have a minimum doctoral degree in progress.
  • Maximum 4,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 6 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 50 references.

Education in Health Sciences

Includes original studies on health education and pedagogical innovation. It covers all areas of applications and basic and clinical research For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, visit: https://www.equator-network.org/. Review articles on the subject may be considered. Please contact [email protected] to submit an outline or script to the Editorial Board before submitting the full manuscript.

Charcateristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • There are no limits on authors. At least one of the authors must have a minimum doctoral degree in progress.
  • Review texts will be accepted with up to three authors, with similar degrees, not less than a doctorate in progress.
  • Maximum 3,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 6 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 30 references.

Simulation in Healthcare

Includes original studies on the use of simulated health training. It covers all areas of basic, clinical and translational research and applications in health simulation technology (clinical and biomedical specialties), in addition to training programs focused on safety and quality, development of educational and competence assessment standards, reports of experience in the use of simulation technology, virtual reality and epidemiological, molecular, pharmacological and disease modeling. Review articles on the subject may be considered. Please contact [email protected] to submit an outline or script to the Editorial Board before submitting the full manuscript. For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, visit: https://www.equator-network.org/.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • There are no author limits for original articles, and at least one of the authors must have a minimum doctoral degree in progress.
  • Review will be acceptedtexts with up to three authors, with similar degrees, not less than a doctorate in progress.
  • Maximum 3,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 6 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 30 references.

Ethics in Health Care

The Ethics in Health Care section aims to promote the discussion of ethical and bioethical aspects in the processes involving health care. Research related to the beginning and end of life, spirituality in health, conflicts and dilemmas, both ethical and moral, the impact of institutions and their organizations on the care process, the training and moral and ethical development of health professionals, discussion of different models of care, as well as other aspects related to Ethics and Bioethics in various scenarios involving care will be accepted and evaluated for potential publication. The focus of this section is on original papers. Authors can submit review papers, case reports, and other formats, but only in exceptional situations will it be accepted.

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page
  • Texts with up to 7 authors are accepted, if the number exceeds 7 authors, it must be justified in the letter to the editor for analysis.
  • Maximum of 6000 words between Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion (including tables). There is no maximum number of bibliographic references.
  • Articles must be unpublished and not, during the period of submission and review, forwarded to other journals or other forms of publication. If authors want to forward the article to another publication, request exclusion from the review process in that journal. Likewise, if the article was sent to another journal, do not send an appraisal at the same time.
  • The maximum number of Tables and Figures is 4. If it is necessary to use more, it must be justified.
  • Full texts in Portuguese or English are accepted.
  • The Abstract must be in Portuguese and English (Abstract).

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

It includes articles that summarize the results of original, quantitative or qualitative studies, aiming to answer a specific question of relevance to health. It describes in detail the search process for the original studies, the criteria used to select those that were included in the review and the procedures used in the synthesis of the results obtained by the reviewed studies. For information on the guidelines to be followed in health research for this type of article, please acess: https://www.equator-network.org/. See MOOSE (checklist and flowchart for meta-analyzes and systematic reviews of observational studies) and PRISMA (checklist and flowchart for systematic reviews and meta-analyzes).

Characteristics of the Section:

  • Attach cover page.
  • Texts are accepted with up to five authors, with similar degrees, not less than a doctorate in progress.
  • Maximum 4,000 words (not including: abstract, tables, figures and bibliographic references).
  • Maximum 6 tables and / or figures.
  • Maximum: 50 references.