Editorials are to be submitted upon invitation by the Editor or Editorial Board and concern comments on currently relevant topics. Editorials should not exceed 1200 words, use a maximum of two figures or tables and a maximum of 15 references. Abstract is not required.
Text should be divided in Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. It must not exceed 5000 words, eight tables or figures, and 40 references. The abstract follows the same structure of the text and should not exceed 250 words. A maximum of seven keywords are allowed.
Review articles should be structured in Introduction, Objectives, Text, and Conclusions, and not exceed 5000 words, five tables or figures, and 80 references. The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be structured according to the main text. A maximum of seven keywords are allowed.
This type of publication reports one or several clinical cases which, due to their rarity, therapeutic innovation, or unusual aspect, are relevant to the scientific community. Clinical cases should be exemplary, properly studied and discussed, and include a brief introduction, a description of the case(s), and a brief discussion which shall include a summary conclusion. The text must not exceed 2500 words and 15 references. The abstract should have a maximum of 150 words and have the same structure as the text. A maximum of seven keywords are allowed.
This modality is appropriate for clinical cases in which image proves fundamental for diagnosis. Suitable images (two or three) include clinical images of patients or complementary exams. Text should be no longer than 1000 words, starting with a description of the case followed by the question: What is your Diagnosis? This should be followed by patient’s diagnosis, disease management, and a brief discussion. A maximum of 10 references are allowed. Abstract is not required, but up to a maximum of seven keywords should be included.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor consist of a comment regarding an article published in Nascer e Crescer – Birth and Growth Medical Journal or a short statement regarding a clinical case or subject. They should not exceed 500 words and five references and may include one figure or table. Regarding comments to articles published in the journal, they should refer to articles published during the last semester and article authors will be subsequently invited to reply. Both the letter and authors’ reply will be published in the same journal issue.
Perspectives are commissioned by the Editorial Board and address current topics of interest in line with the scope of the journal. They should not exceed 1200 words and ten references and may include one figure or table. If an author wishes to submit this type of article, he must first send a summary to the editor-in-chief, indicating authors, affiliations, and article title, for assessment of work relevance.