Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Clinical and Biomedical Research (CBR), formerly “Revista HCPA”, is a scientific publication from Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) and the School of Medicine of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (FAMED/UFRGS).

It is a free access scientific periodic that aims to publish papers from all relevant areas in the Health Sciences, including clinic and basic research. The selection criteria for publication include: originality, relevance of the theme, methodological quality, and adequacy to the journals’ editorial norms.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Critical and thorough review, prepared at the invitation of the editors, and submitted by an author with renowned knowledge on the subject. Editorials can have up to 1,000 words. This section may include the Journal’s editorial of presentation, signed by the editor, besides special editorials that comprise requested collaborations about current themes or about articles published on the Journal.

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Review Articles

Articles that aim to synthesize and critically evaluate the present knowledge on a particular theme. They should contain no more than 6,000 words. These articles should present an unstructured abstract, with no more than 200 words (except for systematic reviews – see abstract structure in ‘Original Articles’) and a comprehensive list, but preferably with no more than 80 references.

Tables should be included in the same manuscript file (after references) and the figures should be submitted as additional documents in individual files.

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Special Articles

Manuscripts exclusively requested by the editors, on a subject of scientific relevance, to authors with recognized expertise in the area, and that do not meet the criteria for Editorials.

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Original Articles

Articles with unpublished research results, including full-length studies that contain all relevant information so that the reader may evaluate its results and conclusions, as well as replicate the research. Its formal structure should present the following topics: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. The conclusions should be in the last paragraph of the Discussion, not requiring a specific section. Clinical implications and limitations of the study should be mentioned. For original articles, a structured abstract should be presented (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions) in Portuguese and English, in cases where the article is not written entirely in English. The Abstracts (Portuguese, Spanish, or English) should not exceed 250 words.

Articles submitted in this category should not exceed 3,000 words. Tables should be included together in the same manuscript file (after references) and figures should be submitted as an additional document in individual files.

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Case Report

Articles based on peculiar cases and brief comments on the importance of the case in relation to the existing knowledge in the field. They should contain up to 1,000 words, with a total of no more than two tables or figures and 15 references, once presenting a literature review is not the purpose of the reports.

Their structure should present the following topics: Introduction, explaining the relevance of the case; Presentation of the case (Case Report), and Discussion. Case reports should describe novel or unusual findings, or offer new insights into a given problem. The content should be limited to facts relevant to the case. The confidentiality regarding patient identification is critical, so authors should not report any precise dates, initials, or any other information irrelevant to the case, but that may possibly identify the patient.

Case reports should have an unstructured abstract with no more than 150 words.

Tables should be included in the same manuscript file (after references) and figures should be sent as additional documents in individual files.

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Case Report: Images in Medicine

Section devoted to the publication of informative images, which are unusual and/or of broad interest in clinical situations. It should contain no more than 500 words and a total of 5 references. Two to three images (at a resolution of at least 300 dpi).

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Letter to the Editor

Opinions and comments on an article published in the Journal, on subjects of scientific relevance, and/or preliminary clinical observations. The text should be concise, with no more than 500 words. Only one table and one figure are allowed, and a maximum of five references. They should not have an abstract.

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Brief Communication

Brief Communications are original but preliminary or more specific research results that contain all relevant information so that the reader may evaluate its results and conclusions, as well as replicate the research. The structure is similar to original articles; however, the Abstracts (Portuguese, Spanish, or English) should not exceed 150 words and the text should not exceed 1,200 words. A maximum of two Tables/Figures are accepted

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Biostatistics

Encerrada a partir do volume 33(3/4) de 2013.

Reaberta a partir do volume 38(3) de 2018

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Bioethics

Encerrada a partir do volume 33(3/4) de 2013.

Reaberta a partir do volume 38(3) de 2018

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts will be evaluated by the Chief Editor and/or Associate Editors and according to the initial assessment will be examined for two referees with expertise in the field.

Manuscripts are revised in a double-blind fashion.

 

Publication Frequency

Quarterly

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Indexing

LILACs
LATINDEX
REDIB
CrossRef
DOAJ

 

 

Web Portals

OJS/IBICT
Periódicos CAPES
Portal de Revistas Científicas em Ciências da Saúde (BVS)
Periódicos Científicos (UFRGS)