ISSN 1415-790X versión
Scope and policy
The Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology aims at publishing not previously published Original Articles (maximum of 21,600 characters), including critical reviews about a specific subject, which contribute with the knowledge and development of Epidemiology and related sciences. Only Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses will be accepted; Integrative Reviews will not be accepted.
It also publishes articles in the following sections:
The manuscripts presented should be exclusive addressed to the Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology; its simultaneous presentation to another journal is not allowed. After the opinions are sent, the authors have to sign a declaration, according to the model provided by RBE (Declaration of Exclusivity, Declaration of Copyrights and Declaration of Conflict of Interests). The authors are entirely responsible for the concepts issued in any of the sections of the Journal.
The Journal is in charge of the published manuscripts, and it is forbidden to reproduce it – even if partially – in other journals, as well as to translate it to another language without the previous consent of the Editorial Board. Therefore, after the approval for publication, all papers should also have a copyright transfer agreement signed by the authors, according to the model provided by the Journal in advance.
Each manuscript is analyzed by at least two evaluators, indicated by one of the Associated Editors, who will elaborate a final and conclusive report to be submitted to the Scientific Editor. In the first of submission, the secretariat verifies if all of the criteria were met, and contacts the author. The manuscript is sent for the editors’ appreciation only if it meets all of the requirements established by RBE.
The Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology does not charge fees for the submission of papers, nor to evaluate or publish them.
Approval by the Research Ethics Committee (CEP)
The following Resolutions should be contemplated:
The Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology supports the policies from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to register clinical trials, recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international publication of information on clinical trials, with open access. Therefore, after 2007, only the papers of clinical research that have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Records validated by the criteria established by WHO and ICMJE were accepted for publication; their addresses are available in the website of ICMJE. The identification/approval number must be registered in the title page.
The institutions that register clinical trials according to ICMJE criteria are:
Presentation of the manuscript
Manuscripts are accepted in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Articles in Portuguese and Spanish must contain an abstract in the original language of the paper, besides the English version. Papers in English must include the abstract in the original language of the article, besides the abstract in Portuguese.
The manuscript must include the letter to the editor in a separate file, justifying the possible publication.
Manuscripts must have 21,600 characters at most and 5 illustrations, including Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion (Title page, Bibliographic References and Illustrations are not included in this count). The file must come in the following order: Title Page, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Bibliographic References and Illustrations. The manuscript must be structured with the following section, in order: Title page, Resumo, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References and Illustrations. The complete final file (title page, sections, references and illustrations) must be submitted in the DOC format (Microsoft Word), and the tables must be sent in an editable format (Microsoft Word or Excel), according to the following formatting:
* The SciELO index requires the precise identification of the authors’ affiliation, which is essential to obtain different bibliometric indicators. The identification of each author’s affiliation must be restricted to names of institutional organizations, City, State and Country (without the titles of the authors).
Financing must be informed in the Title page. In case the study does not have contact with institutional and/or private resources, the authors must inform that the study was not financed.
The Acknowledgments must have 460 characters at most.
Resumo and Abstract
Illustrations can have 15 cm in length, at most, and must be presented within the requested margins (configuration named by Word as “Normal”). Illustrations that exceed the established margin will not be accepted.
Tables, Equations, Charts and Flow charts
EXAMPLES OF REFERENCES
Papers in journals
Books and other theses
Thesis and Dissertation
Congress paper or similar (published)
OBSERVATIONThe Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology adopts the rules of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver style), published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1997; 336: 309, and in Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica, 1998; 3: 188-96 (http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html).
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripts are submitted online, using the SciELO platform (http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rbepid/editor/submission/11821).
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