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AUTHOR´S GUIDE- updated version

The Brazilian Journal of Neurosurgery (JBNc) is the official journal of the Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery (ABNc). The JBNc publishes scientific articles about Neurosurgery and related areas. Each volume is annual, with 4 quarterly publications. Unpublished papers, either as originals, case reports, reviews, short notes or clinical images should be accepted.

Papers should be preferably in English, with Abstract / Key-words in English. If written in other language (Portuguese or Spanish), it should be provided a translated title, with Resumo/Resumen and Palavras-Chave/Palavras-Clave. All papers must have a title in English.

Every paper can be changed to be conformed to the general structure of the Journal. Submitted manuscripts that do not fulfill Author’s Guide checklist or the editorials purposes of this Journal will be returned to the corresponding author for revising and adapting it.

Ricardo Ramina, MD, PhD
Editor-in-chief


Submiting your paper

Only online submissions will be accepted (http://www.abnc.org.br). Click on the icon “Envie seu artigo/Submit manuscript”. If you are not already enrolled on the system, please click on the icon “Cadastre-se para enviar seu artigo/Create an account”.

After uploading the file, an auto-reply will be sent to the registered author’s e-mail. Afterwards, the manuscript will be submitted to a first revision of the check-list, and manuscript structure according to the Author’s Guide. The author will receive an e-mail in case of any necessary change before being submitted to a peer-review by experts of the Editorial Board.

Papers accepted:

  • Originals
  • Case reports
  • Reviews
  • Short notes
  • Clinical Images (new)

Steps of manuscript submission and peer-review process:

  • Online manuscript submission after author’s  log in or register
  • First checklist review of Paper structure to initiate peer-review process (if not according to the Author’s guide, paper will be returned to the author)
  • Editor-in-chief assigns reviewer
  • Reviewer classifies the paper as accepted, rejected or author query (structure or contents)
  • Author receives reply with revisions needed, and submits Online the new file with all changes highlighted in bold or red letters
  • Manuscript accepted: author receives a reply
  • Manuscript not accepted: author receives a reply

 

Structure

  • Title-page: titles in English and Portuguese or Spanish; all authors’ names; Academic Degrees and current positions; affiliations; corresponding author with email address. Declaration of conflict of interests,
  • Abstract and Resumo/Resumen: structured and not exceeding 200 words (Reviews, Brief notes, and Clinical Images – non-structured abstracts)
  • Key-words and Palavras-Chave/Palabras-Clave: at least 3 – 5 key-words
  • Text: font Arial or Times New Roman 12, justified, double-spaced
  • References: Vancouver system. Consecutive order of their citation, Superscript, and Arabic numbered. Personal communications should only be mentioned in the text, but not in the references. Up to 6 authors, list all authors. More than 6 authors followed by et al.

References examples can be found in International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals - Sample References: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

  • Tables, algorithms and graphics can be embedded in the text file or be sent afterwards as a PowerPoint file.

 

Intellectual Responsability

By submitting the paper to JBNc, in advance the authors agree that copyright and permissions are transferred automatically to the publisher of the periodical, and they assume intellectual and legal responsibility for the results and comments presented.
All paper should have the approval from the Research Ethics Committees of the institution where the research was conducted.
Clinical trials must be enrolled at World Health Organization (WHO) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Figures

All figures are automatically published in black and white. If the authors choose to publish color figures it should be mentioned in the Letter to the Editor, and the instructions will be sent.
Charges for Color Figures


Quantity

Price

1

R$ 500,00

2

R$ 900,00

3

R$ 1.200,00

4

R$ 1.400,00

5 or more

R$ 1.500,00

Submission Check-list
Before submitting your paper, please check if these items were fulfilled:

  • Title in Portuguese or Spanish (according to the chosen idiom)
  • Title in English (mandatory)
  • Title Page:
    • Institution in which the study was conducted, city and country
    • Authors: name, affiliation and highest degree
    • Complete data from corresponding author: name, postal and electronic addresses
    • Declaration of conflicts of interest; sponsor data. All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations
    • Approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee (attention: this information should also be on the paper);
    • Trials should be approved according to ICMJE clinical trial registration policy (attention: this information should also be on the paper);
    • Declaration that the work has not been published previously. That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  • Abstract and Resumo/Resumen: up to 200 words (Reviews, Brief notes, and Clinical Images – non-structured abstracts)
  • Key-words and Palavras-Chave/Palabras-Clave: at least 3 – 5 key-words
  • Text: font Arial or Times New Roman 12, justified, double-spaced

References: Vancouver system. Consecutive order of their citation, Superscript, and Arabic numbered. Personal communications should only be mentioned in the text, but not in the references. Up to 6 authors all the authors should be listed, above 6 authors followed by et al. Use http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11904-013-0170-z when available.

References examples can be found in International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals - Sample References:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

  • Letter to the Editor: letter containing,
    • Declaration that until receiving a formal negative letter, the authors are obliged to withdraw the submission to send it to another Journal. Otherwise, the editorial process will continue and this Journal shall not be responsible by plagiarism detection cases.
    • Declaration that the authors transfer copyright and permissions to this Journal, and respond for intellectual and legal responsibilities for the results and considerations presented in the paper.
    • Declaration that the work described has not been published previously. That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  • Figures: Figures are automatically printed in black and white. The authors should manifest their intention to publish color figures (wire transfer details will be sent in private e-mail). Files must be jpeg with high resolution (300 dpi).

Attention: Manuscripts submitted in disagreement to the above check-list will be returned to the author before peer-review. Use the same manuscript ID to submit the new file.

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