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Scope and policy
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology (Rev Bras Oftalmol.) - ISSN 0034-7280, scientific publication of the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, proposes to publish articles that contribute to the improvement and development of the practice, research and teaching of Ophthalmology and specialties. All manuscripts, after approval by the Editors, will be evaluated by two or three peer reviewers, and anonymity will be guaranteed throughout the trial process. The reviewers' comments will be returned to the authors for changes in the text or justification of their preservation. Only after final approvals of the reviewers and editors will the manuscripts be forwarded for publication. The manuscript accepted for publication shall become the property of the Journal and may not be edited, in whole or in part, by any other means of dissemination, without the prior written authorization issued by the Editor-in-Chief. Articles that do not present merit, which contain significant errors of methodology, or do not fit into the editorial policy of the journal, will be rejected without recourse.
The articles published in the Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology follow the uniform requirements proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, updated in February 2006 and available at http://www.icmje.org
The article sent must be accompanied by a letter signed by all the authors, authorizing their publication, stating that it is unpublished and that it was not, or is being submitted for publication in another periodical and was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Institution in that the same was done.
This letter must be attached:
• Declaration of Conflicts of Interest, when applicable. The Declaration of Conflicts of Interests, according to Resolution of the Federal Medical Council No. 1595/2000, prohibits that in a scientific article be made promotion or advertisement of any commercial products or equipment;
• Information on possible sources of research funding;
• Article dealing with clinical research with humans should include a statement that participants signed an Informed Consent Form.
All clinical and experimental research should have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology does not endorse the opinion of the authors, disclaiming any responsibility in relation to signed matters.
Articles can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French. The online version of the magazine may contain articles in English only.
The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology receives for publication: Original Articles of basic research, clinical or surgical experimentation; Dissemination and conduct in clinical cases of relevant importance; Revisions of specific topics, Updates; Letters to the editor. The Editorials will be invited to write comments from relevant journals of the journal itself, important published researches or communications from editors of interest to the specialty. Articles for commercial or propagandistic purposes will be rejected. The manuscripts must obey the following structures:
Original Article: Describes experimental research or clinical research - complete and never published - prospective or retrospective, randomized or double blind. Must have: Title in Portuguese and English, Structured summary, Descriptors; Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
Review article: Its purpose is to examine the published bibliography on a given subject, making a critical and systematized evaluation of the literature on a given topic and presenting the important conclusions, based on this literature. They will only be accepted for publication when requested by the Editors. It should have: Text, Abstract, Descriptors, Title in English, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Update Article: State-of-the-art reviews on a particular topic, written by a specialist at the invitation of the Editors. It should have: Text, Abstract, Descriptors, Title in English, Abstract, Keywords and References.
Case Report: It should be informative and should not contain irrelevant details. Only reports of clinical cases of importance importance, either by rarity as a nosological entity or by the unusual form of presentation, will be accepted. The consent of the patient is mandatory and whenever the case report requires the use of the participant's image, the authorization of the use of the image must be obtained in the consent form or in a separate document The presentation of the Case Report should contain: Introduction, Description Objective of the case, Discussion, Abstract, Descriptors, Title in English, Abstract and Keywords and References.
Letters to the Editor: Have the purpose of commenting or discussing papers published in the journal or reporting original research in progress. They will be published at the discretion of the Editors, with the corresponding reply where applicable.
Preparation of the Manuscript:

A) Face Sheet should contain:
• Title of the article, in Portuguese and English, containing between 10 and 12 words, without considering articles and prepositions. The title should be motivating and should give an idea of ??the objectives and content of the work;
• Full name of each author, without abbreviations, but if the author already has a format used in their publications, must inform the secretary of the magazine;
• Indication of the academic degree and / or academic function and the institutional affiliation of each author, separately. If there is more than one institutional affiliation, indicate only the most relevant one. Positions and / or administrative duties should not be indicated.
• Indication of the Institution where the work was performed;
• Name, address, e-mail of the corresponding author;
• sources of research assistance, if any;
• Declaration of non-existence of conflicts of interest.
B) Second sheet
Abstract and Descriptors: Abstract, in Portuguese and English, with a maximum of 250 words. For the original articles, it should be structured (Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion), highlighting the most significant data of the work. For Case Reports, Reviews or Updates, the summary should not be structured. Below the abstract, specify at least five and at most ten descriptors (Keywords) that define the subject of the work. The descriptors should be based on DeCS - Descriptors in Health Sciences - available at http://decs.bvs.br/
Below the Summary, indicate, for Clinical Trials, the Clinical Trials registry number (http://clinicaltrials.gov) *

C) Text
You should strictly obey the structure for each category of manuscript.
In all manuscript categories, the citation of the authors in the text should be numerical and sequential, using Arabic numerals between parentheses and superscripts. Citations in the text should be sequentially numbered in overlapping Arabic numerals, and should avoid nominal citation of the authors.
Introduction: It should be brief, contain and explain the objectives and the reason for the work.
Methods: It should contain enough information to know what was done and how it was done. The description should be clear and sufficient so that another researcher can reproduce or continue the study. Describe the statistical methodology used in sufficient detail to allow any reader with reasonable knowledge of the subject and access to the original data to verify the presented results. Avoid using inaccurate terms such as: random, normal, meaningful, important, acceptable, without defining them. The results of the research should be reported in this chapter in logical sequence and in a concise manner.
Information on the management of postoperative pain, both in humans and in animals, should be reported in the text (Resolution No. 196/96 of the Ministry of Health and International Standards for the Protection of Animals).
Results: Whenever possible, they should be presented in Tables, Graphs or Figures.
Discussion: All the results of the work should be discussed and compared with the relevant literature.
Conclusion: They should be based on the results obtained.
Acknowledgments: Collaborations of individuals, institutions or acknowledgments for financial support, technical aids, deserve recognition, but do not justify inclusion as author.
References: They should be updated containing, preferably, the most relevant papers published, in the last five years, on the subject. It should not contain works not mentioned in the text. Where relevant, it is recommended to include papers published in RBO. References should be numbered consecutively, in the order in which they are mentioned in the text and identified with Arabic numerals. The presentation should follow the format called "Vancouver Style", according to the models below. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the style presented by the National Library of Medicine, available in the available "List of Journals in NCBI Database"; at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals.
 For all references, cite all authors up to six. When larger, cite the first six authors followed by the expression et al.
Newspaper Articles:
Dahle N, Werner L, Fry L, Mamalis N. Localized, central optic snowflake degeneration of a polymethyl methacrylate intraocular lens: clinical report with pathological correlation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006; 124 (9): 1350-3.
Arnarsson A, Sverrisson T, Stefansson E, Sigurdsson H, Sasaki H, Sasaki K, et al. Risk factors for five-year age-related macular degeneration: the Reykjavik Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006; 142 (3): 419-28.
 Yamane R. Ocular semiology. 2nd ed. Rio de Janeiro: Medical Culture; 2003.
Book Chapters:
Oréfice F, Boratto LM. Biomicroscopy. In: Yamane R. Ocular semiology. 2nd ed. Rio de Janeiro:
Medical Culture; 2003.

Dissertations and Theses:
Cronemberger S. Contribution to the study of some aspects of aniridia [thesis]. São Paulo: Federal University of São Paulo; nineteen ninety.

Electronic publications:
Herzog Neto G, Curi RLN. Anatomical characteristics of lacrimal excretory pathways in functional blocks or Milder's syndrome. Rev Bras Oftalmol [periodical on the Internet]. 2003 [quoted 2006 Jul 22]; 62 (1): [about 5p.]. Available at: www.sboportal.org.br

Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should also be sent in a digital file, preferably in Microsoft Word® files and the rest in Microsoft Excel®, Tiff or JPG files. The quantities, units and symbols used in the tables must comply with the national nomenclature.

Subtitles: The subtitles using double space, accompanying the respective figures (graphics, photographs and illustrations) and tables. Each caption should be numbered in Arabic numerals, corresponding to their citations in the text.

Abbreviations and Acronyms: They should be preceded by the full name when first mentioned in the text or in the captions of tables and figures.

If the illustrations have already been published, they must be accompanied by written authorization from the author or publisher, with the reference source where it was published.

The text must be double spaced, in 210mm x 297mm or A4 format, in separate and numbered pages, with 3cm margins and letters of size that make it easier to read (we recommend No. 14). The text should contain the illustrations, typed in the Word program.

The Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology reserves the right not to accept for evaluation the articles that do not fulfill the above criteria.

English-Portuguese version: Following the standards of the world's leading journals, the Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology will feature an electronic version of all editions in English. In this way the printed magazine will continue to be in Portuguese and the electronic version will be in English.

The Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology undertakes to pay for the translation of articles into English, but its authors, once they have approved their articles, are prepared to translate the version the English version, it will be published in the electronic version in advance of the print publication (ahead of print).

* It is mandatory for all authors who wish to publish their articles in the Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology sending the Digital Identifier of Orcid. More information about the registration and obtaining the ID Orcid can be found the site - https://orcid.org

* Important note: The "Brazilian Journal of Ophthalmology" in support of clinical trial registration policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for registration and dissemination Access to clinical trials will only be accepted for publication from 2008 on clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the Clinical Trial Registries validated by WHO and ICMJE criteria available at : http://clinicaltrials.gov or on the Pubmed website under <ClinicalTrials.gov>.

The identification number must be registered below the abstract.

The works can be submitted through the Internet, through the site - rbo.emnuvens.com.br

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