Articles should be submitted exclusively on the website: www.saudeemdebate.org.br. After registering, the author responsible for the submission will receive a login name and a password.
When submitting the article, all information required must be supplied with identical content as in the uploaded file.
Types of texts accepted for submission
- Original article: scientific research outcome that may be generalized or replicated. The text should comprise between 10 and 15 pages.
- Essay: critical analysis on a specific theme relevant and of interest to Brazilian and international topical health policies. The text should comprise between 10 and 15 pages.
- Systematic review: critical review of literature on topical theme, aiming at answering a relevant question on public health, informing details of the methodology used. The text should comprise between 10 and 15 pages.
- Opinion article: exclusively for authors invited by the Editorial Board. No abstract or summary are required. The text should comprise between 10 and 15 pages.
- Experience report: description of academic, assistential or extension experiences that bring significant contributions to the area. The text should comprise between 10 and 12 pages.
- Book review: review of books on subjects of interest to the field of public health policies, by decision of the Editorial Board. Texts should present an overview of the work, its theoretical framework and target audience. The text should comprise up to 3 pages.
- Document and testimony: works referring to themes of historical or topical interest, by decision of the Editorial Board.
For all cases, the maximum number of pages does not include the title page and references.
The text may be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
It should be typed in Microsoft® Word or compatible software, in doc or docx format.
Page size standard A4 (210X297mm); all four margins 2.5cm wide; font Times New Roman in 12pt size; line spacing 1.5.
The text must not contain any information that identifies the author(s) or related institution(s).
Footnotes should not be used in the text. If absolutely necessary, footnotes should be indicated with sequential superscript numbers.
Repetition of data or information in the different parts of the text should be avoided.
Subjects’ testimonies should be italicized and between inverted commas, placed within the text when not exceeding three lines. When longer than three lines, they should have a 4cm indentation, simple line spacing and font in 12pt size.
Highlighted words or text excerpts should be placed between simple inverted commas. Example: ‘entrance door’. Capital letters and bold font should be avoided.
Figures, graphs, charts and tables should be supplied in high resolution, in black-and-white or in gray scale, and on separate sheets, one on each sheet, following the order in which they appear in the text (they should be numbered and comprise title and source). Their position should be clearly indicated on the page where they are inserted. The quantity of figures, graphs, charts and tables should not exceed five per text.
In case there are photographs, subjects must not be identified, unless they authorize it, in writing, for the purpose of scientific dissemination.
The file should be editable.
The complete work, corresponding to the file to be uploaded, should comprise:
- Title page comprising:
- Title expressing clearly and briefly the contents of the text, in no more than 15 words. The title should be in bold font, using capital letters only for proper nouns. Texts written in Portuguese and Spanish should have the title in the original idiom and in English. The text in English should have the title in English and in Portuguese.
- Full author(s) name(s) aligned on the right (maximum of five authors per article). On footnote(s), place information on institutional affiliation and e-mail. For the contact author add address and telephone number.
- In case the research has been funded, inform the funding agency and the number of the process.
- Conflict of interest. The works submitted for publication must comprise information on the existence of any type of conflict of interest. Financial conflict of interest, for example, is related not only to the direct research funding, but also to employment link. In case there is no conflict, it will suffice to place on the title page the statement “I declare that there has been no conflict of interest regarding the conception of this work”.
- Abstract in Portuguese and English or in Spanish and English, comprising no more than 700 characters including spaces, clearly outlining the aims, the method used and the main conclusions of the work. No citations or abbreviations should be used, except for internationally recognized abbreviations.
- At the end of the abstract, three to five keywords should be included, separated by semicolon (only the first letter in capital), using terms from the structured vocabulary (DeCS) available at www.decs.bvs.br.
Clinical trial registration
‘Saúde em Debate’ journal supports the policies for clinical trial registration of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), thus recognizing its importance to the registry and international dissemination of information on clinical trial. Thus, clinical researches should contain the identification number on one of the Clinical Trials registries validated by WHO and ICMJE, whose addresses are available at http://www.icmje.org. Whenever a trial registration number is available, authors should list it at the end of the abstract.
- Text. The journal respects the authors’ style and creativity regarding the text composition; nevertheless, the text must contemplate conventional elements, such as:
- Introduction with clear definition of the investigated problem and its rationale;
- Methods objectively described;
- Outcomes and discussion may be presented together or separately;
- Contributors. Individual contributions of each author should be specified at the end of the text. According to the authorship criteria developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, authorship should be based on the following conditions: a) substantial contribution to the conception and the design of the work, or to the analysis and interpretation of data for the work; b) substantial contribution to drafting the work or critically revising the contents; and c) participation at the final approval of the version to be published.
- Acknowledgments. Optional.
- References. Should not exceed 25 references, except in the case of the systematic review type of article. Only authors cited in the text should be listed and it should follow the norm NBR 6023 of the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) (Brazilian Association of Technical Norms).
All citations made in the text should be listed in the references presented at the end of the article, using the ABNT norm NBR 10520.
Direct citation with up to three lines
The focal group is a “research technique that uses the group sessions as one of the facilitator forums of psycho-sociologic and cultural characteristics expression” (WESTPHAL; BÓGUS; FARIA, 1996, p. 473).
Direct citation with more than three lines
The 8.080 Act, known as Health Organic Act, initiated a regulation process for the operation of a public model of health actions and services, ordinated by the Unified Health System:
Guided by a set of principles and guidelines valid for the entire national territory, it is based on a wide conception of the right to health and the role of the State on granting this right, incorporating, within its institutional and decision-making structure, spaces and instruments for the democratization and sharing of the health system management. (NORONHA; MACHADO; LIMA, 2011, p. 435).
According to Foucault (2008), neoliberalism appears as a governmental model in post-Nazi Germany, in a radicalization of liberalism aiming at the recovery of the German state based on a new state-market relationship.
FLEURY, S.; LOBATO, L. V. C. (Org.). Seguridade social, cidadania e saúde. Rio de Janeiro: Cebes, 2009.
FLEURY, S. Socialismo e democracia: o lugar do sujeito. In: FLEURY, S.; LOBATO, L. V. C. (Org.). Participação, democracia e saúde. Rio de Janeiro: Cebes, 2009. p. 24-46.
ALMEIDA-FILHO, N. A. Problemática teórica da determinação social da saúde (nota breve sobre desigualdades em saúde como objeto de conhecimento). Saúde em Debate, Rio de Janeiro, v. 33, n. 83, p. 349-370, set./dez. 2010.
CENTRO BRASILEIRO DE ESTUDOS DE SAÚDE. Revista Saúde em Debate. Available at: <http://cebes.org.br/publicacao-tipo/revista-saude-em-debate/>. Access on: 31 jan. 2016.
Note: Author’s middle name and surname should always be abbreviated.