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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 article is written in English and should also contain a portuguese title, abstract and keywords.
  • The article has not already been published or been submitted to another journal.
  • The article is submitted in Microsoft Word format and has a maximum of 5MB.
  • The article follows the ethical and deontological principles as well as the laws and applicable rules, recommended in the Declaration of Helsinki.
  • The conflict of interest and author agreement has declared in the “CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION AND AUTHOR AGREEMENT FORM ”. (if applicable).
  • The article follows the standards listed on section policies.

Author Guidelines


Section Policies


Editorials are the responsibility of the Editorial Board or requested by invitation of Editor chief. They are comments/reviews about current issues or magazine issues. They should not exceed 1200 words, a maximum of 15 references and may contain a picture or figure/ table. Have no abstract.

Original Articles

The original articles should contain the following sections: Abstract, Introduc­tion; Material and Methods; Results; Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable) and References. The abstract should contain no more than 250 words and follow the same structure as the main text. Below should include a list of three to ten keywords in english and portuguese. The main text should not exceed 5000 words and may contain up to 8 figures and tables. The maximum number of references is 40.

Review Articles

The review articles can be systematic, quantitative or literature reviews and the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Objectives, Development, Conclusions, and References. The abstract should include a maximum of 250 words and follow the same structure as the main text. The maximum number of words in the main text should be 5000, which may include up to eight figures/tables and a maximum of 80 references.

Case Reports

The case reports should be unique cases duly studied and discus­sed. They should contain a brief Introduction, Case description and a suc­cinct discussion including a summary conclusion. Should follow the following structure: Abstract, Introduction Case report, Discussion/Conclusions, and References. The abstract should contain no more than 150 words and follow the same structure as the main text. The text must contain a maximum of 2500 words at five figures/tables  References should be at most 15.

What is your Diagnosis?

The section of What is your Diagnosis? Is dedicated to small case reports where the image is fundamental to the diagnosis. The images (two or three) should be relative to the clinical observation of the patient or a supplementary diagnosis. Should contain a description of the case that end with a question: What is your Diagnosis? Must be followed by the diagnosis, the orientation of the patient, a brief discussion and an abstract. Should contain three to ten keywords, the text should contain 2500 words and the maximum number of references should be 15. 


Instructions for Authors

It is the responsibility of the authors to guarantee the respect of the ethical and deontological principles, as well as legislation and norms applicable, as recommended by the Helsinki Declaration.

In research studies, it is mandatory to have the written consent of the patient and the approval of the Ethics Committee, statement of conflict of interest and financial support

NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL complies with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. http://www.icmje.org. Updated July 2011).

All the components of the paper, including images, must be submitted in electronic form. The papers must be presented as follows: 1 ‑ Title in English and Portuguese; 2 ‑ Authors; 3 ‑ Abstract in English and Portuguese and keywords; 4 ‑ Text; 5 ‑ References; 6 ‑ Figures; 7 ‑ Tables; 8 ‑Legends; 9 – Acknowledgements and clarifications.

Pages should be numbered according to the above sequence.

If a second version of the paper is submitted, this should also be sent in electronic format.

The Journal Nascer e Crescer does not charge any submission or processing fee to the articles submitted


- The title should be concise and revealing, written on the first page, in English and Portuguese, not mentioning the identification of the institution where the study was held.

- The indication of the authors should be made by the clinical name (s) or with initial (s) first (s) name (s), followed by the surname and should include professional affiliations.

- At the end of the page must include organizations, departments or hospital services of the author(s); the name of the Institutions where the study was performed; the contact details of all authors (postal address, electronic address and telephone).


- The abstract should be written in the same language of the text and always in English and Portuguese. Do not use abbreviations.

- Each abstract should be followed by the proposed keywords in English and Portuguese in alphabetical order, minimum of three and maximum of ten, as a basis for indexing Article. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings from Index Medicus (MeSH).


- The text should be written in English.

- Any abbreviation used should be spelled out the first time they are used. When used more than six, it is recommended to include a table where all be specified. Abbreviations are not accepted in the titles of papers.

- Parameters or values measured should be expressed in international (SI units, The SI for the Health Professions, WHO, 1977), using the corresponding abbreviations adopted in Portugal.

- Numbers 1 to 10 should be written in full, except in the case of decimals or units of measurements. Numbers above 10 are written as figures except at the beginning of a sentence.

- With regard to the results, the information should not be referred to in duplicate in the text and tables/charts, enough emphasizing the text cited in the main figure.


- References should be noted in the text with subscript Arabic numbers, in order from the first citation.

- Sequential references must be made indicating only the first and last joined by a hyphen (ex.: 4‑7).

- The journal complies with the reference style in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). Abbreviate journal titles according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus. Authors should consult NLM’s Citing Medicine for information on its recommended formats for a variety of reference types.


The acknowledgments and the conflict of interests must be published on the last page.

All authors are required to disclose all potential conflicts of interest.

All financial and material support for the research and the work should be clearly and completely identified in an Acknowledgment section of the manuscript.


If the paper is accepted subject to modifications, these must be submitted within fifteen days of notification.

Proof copies will be sent to the authors in electronic form together with an indication of the time limit for revisions, which will depend on the Journal’s publishing schedule.

Failure to comply with this deadline will mean that the authors’ revisions may not be accepted, any further revisions being carried out by the Journal’s staff.