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Submission fee and article evaluation

There are no submission and article evaluation fees  

Publication fee (approved articles)

After accepted, the article is sent for publishing. All costs with the publishing process are the responsibility of the authors. These costs vary according to what companies that provide service for the journal charge. After accepting the article, the authors are informed of the costs with the publishing process. There are no discounts for any author and/or institution. Currently, the publication fee is R$ 1,000.00 (one thousand reais – Brazilian currency) per article – or US$ 300.00 (three hundred American dollar). 

FORM AND PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Articles should be submitted in English only. Articles submitted in other languages will not be accepted. Each article should have, in addition to an abstract in the English language, an abstract with keywords in the Portuguese language. The editorial board of the journal will contact the authors for procedures after the article is accepted. Articles must be presented in a way that any interested researcher can reproduce the results. For this, we encourage the use of the following recommendations, according to the category of manuscript submitted:

• CONSORT checklist and flowchart for randomized controlled trials (http://www.consort-statement.org/)

• STARD checklist and flowchart for diagnostic accuracy studies (http://www.stard-statement.org/)

• MOOSE checklist and flowchart for meta-analyses and systematic reviews of observational studies (http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-studies-why-perform- them-and-how-to-appraise-them-critically)

• PRISMA checklist and flowchart for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (http://www.prisma-statement.org/)

• STROBE checklist for observational studies (https://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-home)

• RATS checklist for qualitative studies (http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/qualitative-research-review-guidelines-rats/)

Details on the items required to present the manuscript will be described later.

Sections of Published Articles

Articles are accepted in the following categories: Original Scientific Articles; Review/Update Articles; and Points of view. All articles submitted to these categories must meet the aim and editorial policy of RBCDH.

Original Articles

This section is intended to disseminate original studies presenting relevant results that can be reproduced and/or generalized. The article should be structured in: title, authors, authors' affiliation accompanied by ORCID numbers (http://orcid.org), abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions and references. Further details on article formatting for submission are found in the section on article structuring below.

Additional Information

• Articles must have up to 3,000 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references).

• Tables and figures, limited to 5, should include only the necessary data, avoiding very long tables.

• Abstract must have up to 250 words in each language. The abstract (in English and Portuguese) must have been accompanied by 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords, separated by semicolons and in alphabetical order. Keywords must be indexed in DECS (descriptors in health science - http://decs.bvs.br/)

• References should be limited to 30, including only those that are strictly relevant to the topic addressed. Excessive number of references should be avoided in a single citation. Citations of unpublished documents and non-indexed in scientific literature (dissertations, theses, reports, internet sites, abstracts, and others) should be avoided.

• The maximum number of authors is limited to nine.

Review / Update Articles

Narrative review articles, systematic reviews, or meta-analyses are accepted. No integrative review articles are accepted.

Systematic review and meta-analysis articles are preferred in this section. Through the synthesis of results from original quantitative or qualitative studies, it aims to answer the specific and relevant question for the area of the RBCDH scope. Describe in detail the search process of original studies, the criteria used to select those that were included in the review and the procedures used in the synthesis of the results obtained by reviewed studies. Please see:

• MOOSE checklist and flowchart for meta-analyses and systematic reviews of observational studies (http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-studies-why-perform- them-and-how-to-appraise-them-critically/)

• PRISMA checklist and flowchart for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (http://www.prisma-statement.org/)

The narrative review is intended for the critical and systematized evaluation of the literature and should contain: title, authors, authors' affiliation accompanied by ORCID numbers (http://orcid.org), abstract, introduction (including procedures adopted, delimitation and limitation of the theme), development, concluding remarks and references.

Additional information for all review articles

• Articles must contain up to 3,500 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references).

• Tables and figures are limited to 4 in the set, and should contain only the necessary data, avoiding very long tables.

• Abstract must have up to 250 words in each language. The abstract (in English and Portuguese) must have been accompanied by 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords, separated by semicolons and in alphabetical order. Keywords must be indexed in DECS (descriptors in health science - http://decs.bvs.br/)

• References should be limited to 40, including only those that are strictly relevant to the topic addressed. Excessive number of references should be avoided in a single citation. Citations of unpublished documents and non-indexed in scientific literature (dissertations, theses, reports, internet sites, abstracts, and others) should be avoided.

• The maximum number of authors for narrative review articles is limited to four.

• The maximum number of authors for systematic reviews and meta-analyses is limited to nine.

Points of view

They are intended to express opinions on subjects that illustrate infrequent or contradictory situations, which deserve greater understanding and attention by Physical Education, Sports and related areas professionals. They should contain: title, authors, authors' affiliation accompanied by ORCID numbers (http://orcid.org), abstract, introduction, discussion topics, concluding remarks and references.

Additional Information

• They must have up to 2,000 words (excluding abstract, tables, figures and references).

• Tables and figures are limited to 2 in the set, and must contain only the necessary data, avoiding very long tables.

• Abstract must have up to 200 words in each language. The abstract (in English and Portuguese) must have been accompanied by 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords, separated by semicolons and in alphabetical order. Keywords must be indexed in DECS (descriptors in health science - http://decs.bvs.br/)

• References should be limited to 15, including only those that are strictly relevant to the topic addressed. Excessive number of references should be avoided in a single citation. Citations of unpublished documents and non-indexed in scientific literature (dissertations, theses, reports, internet sites, abstracts, and others) should be avoided.

• The maximum number of authors is limited to three.

Presentation Format of Articles

Articles should have the following formatting: A4 size sheets (210 x 297 mm), with margins of 2.5 cm, spacing 1.5 between lines, font Arial 12. All pages should be numbered on the upper right edge from the first page.

Tables, Figures and Charts

Tables must be inserted in the text in its proper place and with the respective legend, and must be planned to be presented in 8 cm or 17 cm in width. The title of figures should be placed under them and the titles of tables and charts on them, and should follow the standardization below.

Table 1. Anthropometric characteristics of elite male and female swimmers.

Figure 1. Distribution of fat percentage between control and experimental group.

Figures should be sent in the following formats: power point, excel or word - avoiding illustrations and graphs in jpg, gif, png, etc. If it is not possible, send illustrations and graphs in PDF and EPS format.

ARTICLE STRUCTURING

First page

1. Article category;

2. Title in English and Portuguese (Do not use abbreviations);

3. Short title (Do not use abbreviations);

4. Full name of authors, authors' affiliation accompanied by ORCID numbers (http://orcid.org). No acronyms are allowed in the name of institutions;

5. Inform the Ethics Committee, the Institution to which the article is linked and the protocol number;

6. Name and full address, including Email of the author responsible for the article;

7. Electronic counting of total words (excluding the abstract, tables / figures and references);

8. Optional - Authors may nominate up to three members of the Board of Reviewers who they would like to review the article and also three members they would not like.

Second Page

Abstracts: Abstracts are descriptive, but must implicitly contain introduction, aim, method, results, and conclusions. Therefore, it is not necessary to write the terms "Introduction", "Aim", "Methods", "Results" and "Conclusions" in the abstract. References should not be included. The abstract (in English and Portuguese) should be written in a single paragraph, and must have been accompanied by 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords, separated by semicolons and in alphabetical order. Keywords must be indexed in DECS (descriptors in health science - http://decs.bvs.br/).

Main text

After the abstract, a new page should be placed the main text of the article. Visit the specifications for each article category, in which you will find the necessary sections.

References

References should be numbered and presented following the order of inclusion in the text in the Vancouver style (http://www.icmje.org). The abbreviations of journals must be in compliance with the Medicus / Medline Index - in the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus publication, or through the website http://www.nlm.nih.gov/. Only use indexed journals. All references must be typed, separated by commas, without space and overwritten (e.g., Studies2,8,26 indicate ...Silva et al.6,7,10). If more than two references are cited in sequence, only the first and last references should be typed and separated by a dash (Example: 5-8). Quotations of documents unpublished and non-indexed in the scientific literature (Dissertations, Theses, reports, internet sites, abstracts in Annals of events and others) should be avoided.

Some examples of the most common types of references are given below.

Book used in whole

Malina RM, Bouchard C. Growth, maturation and physical activity. Champaign: Human Kinetics; 1991.

Book chapter

Petroski EL. Kinanthropometry: methodological paths in Brazil. In: Ferreira Neto A, Goellner SV, Bracht V, organizers. The sports sciences in Brazil. Campinas: Ed. Associated Authors; 1995. p. 81-101.

Dissertation / Thesis

Yonamine RS. Development and validation of mathematical models to estimate body mass of boys aged 12-14 years by densitometry and bioelectrical impedance. [Doctoral Thesis - Graduate Program in Human Movement Science]. Santa Maria (RS): Federal University of Santa Maria; 2000.

Journal articles (up to six authors)

Silva SP, Maia JAR. Morphological classification of female volleyball players at training levels. Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum 2003; 5 (2): 61-68.

Journal articles (more than six authors)

Maia JAR, Silva CARA, Freitas DL, Beunen G, Lefevre J, Claessens A, et al. Modeling the stability of somatotype in children and youngsters aged 10-16 years in a growth study carried out in Madeira - Portugal. Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum 2004; 6 (1): 36-45.

Electronic documents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics / CDC. CDC growth charts: United States. 2002; Available from: http://www.cdc.gov.br/growthcharts [2007 Jul 03].

Acknowledgments

Thanks to people who have contributed in some way but who do not meet the requirements to participate in the authorship should be placed after references, with their consent. Economic, material and other support may also appear on this topic.

Funding

Authors should describe (if any) the sources and funding agencies of the research indicating the number of the funding process. If there is no funding for the research, authors should write the following sentence at the time of submission: This study received no external financial support and was funded by the authors.

Ethical aspects

Original articles that used a human or animal sample will only be published if they have been approved by an Institutional Ethics Board and they need respect the research ethics standards of the Declaration of Helsinki. In this topic, authors should write the following sentence: Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Ethics Board [Insert the name of the University or Institute that approved the study protocol], and the protocol was written in accordance with the standards established by the Declaration of Helsinki.

Competing interests

Authors should report if there is any conflict of interest with the research and data presented. If there is no conflict of interests to declare, authors should write the following sentence: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors ‘contributions

Authors should report the contribution of each one to the article. Only the person who contributed substantially to the planning and/or development and/or writing and/or critical and theoretical analysis for the object presented is considered as the author of the article. All authors must have read and approved the final version of the manuscript. Authors should write the following sentence, at the time of submission, on this topic: Conception and design of the experiment: [Add the initials of the authors who did this step]. Realization of the experiments: [Add the initials of the name of the authors who did this step]. Data analysis [Add the initials of the name of the authors who did this step]. Contribution with reagents/research materials/analysis tools: [Add initials of the name of authors who did this step]. Article Writing: [Add the initials of the name of the authors who did this step]. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Articles must be accompanied by Supplementary Documents a, b, c and d. The manuscript must be submitted online http://www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/rbcdh/login

Journal Address

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Centro de Desportos

Editor-in-chief: Prof. Dr. Diego Augusto Santos Silva

E-mail: rbcdh@contato.ufsc.br

Núcleo de Pesquisa em Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano

Campus Universitário - Trindade

Caixa Postal, 476 CEP 88010-970

Florianópolis – SC, Brazil

Website: www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/rbcdh/

SciELO: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1980-0037&lng=en&nrm=iso

SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS

a) Letter of presentation (one letter per article)

City, _ [day] __ of Month of Year.

Dear Editor, Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance,

We submit to your appreciation the work "____________ [title] _____________", which fits into the areas of interest of RBCDH. The journal was chosen [justify the choice of the journal for the publication of the manuscript].

Author 1 participated in the "conception, planning, analysis, interpretation and writing of the work"; and, author 2 participated in the "interpretation and writing of the work". Both authors approved the final version forwarded.

The work is being submitted exclusively to RBCDH. The authors do not have conflicts of interest to the present work. (If there is conflict, specify).

__________________________

full name of author 1 + signature

___________________________

full name of author 2 + signature

 

b) Declaration of responsibility (one declaration per article, but must contain the name and signature of each author)

I, (full name), certify that I participated in the authorship of the manuscript titled (title) in the following terms:

"I certify that I participated sufficiently in the work to make public my responsibility for its content".

"I certify that the manuscript represents an original work and that neither this manuscript, in part or in full, nor other work with substantially similar content of my own, has been published or is being considered for publication in another journal, whether in print or electronic, except as described in the annex".

"I certify that, if requested, I will provide or fully cooperate in obtaining and providing data on which the manuscript is based, for review by the editors".

Contribution: _______________________________________________________________

_________________________                               ___________________

Place, date                                                                        Signature

 

c) Declaration of responsibility for acknowledgments (one declaration per article)

I, (full name of the author responsible for the submission), author of the manuscript entitled (full title of the article):

I certify that all persons who have contributed substantially to the performance of this manuscript but have not met the criteria for authorship are nominated with their specific contributions in Acknowledgments in the manuscript.

I certify that all persons named in the Acknowledgments have given their written permission.

_____/_____/_______                                  _________________________________

DATE                                                              FULL NAME AND SIGNATURE

 

d) Declaration of transfer of copyright (one declaration per article)

I agree that the copyright for the manuscript [TITLE], approved for publication in the Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance (On-line ISSN 1980-0037 Print ISSN 1415-8462), shall be the exclusive property of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, which may be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any other media, printed or electronic, provided that the source is mentioned, giving the due credits to the Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance.

Authors:

_______________________                  ______________________________

Place, date                                                 COMPLETE NAME + Signature

_______________________                   _______________________________

Place, date                                                  COMPLETE NAME + Signature

 

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.

  1. The undersigned guarantee the originality and exclusivity of the article, that it does not infringe upon any publication or other proprietary rights of any third party, and that it has not been submitted for consideration by any other journal.

  2. The undersigned authors hereby transfer all publication rights of the article to the Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance, and are aware that its reproduction in any other printed or electronic media, either in part or whole, is prohibited without prior authorization by the publisher.

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  3. References were numbered according to the order they appear in the text and should be formatted in the Vancouver style (http://www.icmje.org). Abbreviated journal titles should comply with Index Medicus/Medline usage as described in the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, or available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.

  4. The authors agree that:

    Publication fee (approved articles)

     

    After accepted, the article is sent for publishing. All costs with the publishing process are the responsibility of the authors. These costs vary according to what companies that provide service for the journal charge. After accepting the article, the authors are informed of the costs with the publishing process. There are no discounts for any author and/or institution. Currently, the publication fee is R$ 1,000.00 (one thousand reais – Brazilian currency) per article – or US$ 300.00 (three hundred American dollar).

 

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