- Objectives and scope
- Submission procedures
- Format of contributions
- Peer review
- Conflicts of interest
- Technical information
- Supplementary material
- Language editing
- Author’s self-archiving / public access policy of May 2005
- Open access publishing
- Crossref funding data record
Note that the magazine now encourages authors to fill out their copyright license to publish the form online.
FLORIDA USA – SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES MAGAZINE is a multidisciplinary magazine that aims to attract multidisciplinary contributions. Authors are cordially invited to submit full articles. Original and unpublished research articles, based on theoretical or experimental works, are requested for publication in the journal. Submission of the article implies that the work described has not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The magazine offers a forum for discussion and debate on current international public health issues, with a focus on the world. Monthly issues contain original peer-reviewed articles, editorials, comments, book reviews, news, letters to the editor, event announcements, and several other resources.
Manuscripts must be submitted online. After preparing your manuscript according to the instructions below, visit https://revista.theologyscienceflorida.com/.
Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for consideration with the understanding that neither the article nor any part of its essential substance, tables or figures have been or will be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This restriction does not apply to abstracts or short reports published at scientific meetings. Copies of any closely related manuscripts must be submitted together with the manuscript that will be considered by the journal. The journal discourages the submission of more than one article dealing with related aspects of the same study.
The journal accepts only online submission of articles. Authors are encouraged to consult instructions on how to submit your manuscript online.
During the online submission procedure, authors are requested to provide: a) information about previous or duplicated publication or submission elsewhere in any part of the work; b) a statement of financial or other relationships that may lead to a conflict of interest or a statement that the authors have no conflict of interest; c) declaration that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors; d) the name, address and telephone numbers and e-mail of the author for correspondence, responsible for negotiating the manuscript. The manuscript must be accompanied by copies of any permission (see Permissions below) to reproduce material already published, to use illustrations or to report sensitive personal information about identifiable persons.
All articles submitted in the review are checked by the editorial office for compliance with the author and other instructions, all specified below. Non-compliant manuscripts will be returned to the authors. Before submission, use this checklist to avoid the most common reasons for non-compliance:
Make sure …
… There is a minimum font size of 11 in the entire contribution, including the reference list, tables and figures.
… The text has double spacing between lines (2.0) throughout the contribution, including the list of references, tables and figures.
… the word count and the maximum number of references are within the limits for the type of contribution, according to the quick guide below (Table 2).
… There are a maximum of 4 medium sized tables / figures in total (additional table figures can be added as supplementary files only online).
… There is a title page in the main document, including the information indicated in the Instructions to authors.
… The summary is structured in the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
… The main text is structured in the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.
… Relevant ethical issues are mentioned in the manuscript.
… There is a conflict of interest and financing statements in the sub-headings conflict of interest and Financing, respectively. They are placed after the main text, before the references
… There are three to five key points marked after the main text, before the references. The same key points with markers are inserted in the space provided in the online system.
… any figures are uploaded in separate files, using the file formats specified in the Instructions to Authors.
… Tables and figures appear only once in all documents. Tables can be in the main document or in separate files, and figures can only be in separate files, but there can be no duplicates.
Contribution format * Other instructions apply to other types of contributions in relation to the maximum number of tables / figures, titles, etc., according to the instructions below. However, instructions on font size and line spacing apply to all types of contributions.
The journal accepts submissions for the following types of paper: original articles, including systematic reviews or meta-analyzes, short reports, comments and letters to the editor. In addition, the IJCR also orders editorials, ‘point of view’ articles and book reviews. See the text below for more detailed instructions.
Guidelines for research articles
• Research articles are articles written based on the empirical / secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where conclusions are drawn from the analysis of the collected data.
• Information must be based on original research
• The article (s) must provide a description or critical analysis of the data presented while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field.
• 4,500 word limit (excludes abstract and references)
• Microsoft Word file
• Times New Roman 12pt font; double space
Title page (1st page)
• Title (without abbreviations, maximum 150 characters with spaces)
• Limit of 10 authors, unless a justification is provided; include academic degrees and affiliations, including institution, department and division, for each author
• Conflict of interest statement and source of funding
• Complete contact details of the author for correspondence
• Clinical trial registration number (if applicable)
• Word count of the article (text only)
Structured Summary (2nd page)
• 400 word limit
• Context: describes what is known and what is the issue
• Objective (s): describe the hypothesis or purpose of the study
• Methods: specify the study design and statistical methods
• Results: present the results and any statistical findings
• Conclusions: convey the relevance and importance of the results
• Abstract word count
• Keywords: no more than 7 to 10 keywords
• Includes a section break for the next page
Glossary of abbreviations (3rd page)
• Provide a list of abbreviations arranged in alphabetical order.
• Includes a section break for the next page
Text (4th page)
The text must be organized in the following sections.
• Materials and methods
• Recognition (optional)
• Conflict of interest statement
• Financing statement
• Starting on a page after the funding statement
• Includes a section break
• Limit of 40 references
Tables and Figures
• 10 tables and / or figures
• Each table must be on a separate page
• Each table must be built using the “Add a table” function in Microsoft Word
• Include footnotes for each table when applicable.
• Provide the figure caption within the manuscript file after the tables.
• All figures must be sent separately as .TIF or .JPG file types
• Figures must be at 200 DPI
• The size of the figures should not exceed 30 MB for each
• Colored figures are recommended
• Submissions should be a critical and systematic review of the literature on issues that are relevant to current research. Assessments should focus on one topic
• Maximum length: 5000 words
• No more than 50 references
• Up to 3 tables, graphs or figures
• Entries should describe situations in which individuals or organizations have responded to a health challenge. The articles should describe the challenge, the options, the thinking process behind the decision made and the lessons learned. The results are not necessary. We encourage submissions that focus on the implementation process.
• Organization: Background, Organizational Context, Personal Content, Problem, Solution, Unresolved Questions and Lessons for the Field
• Summary sections: 3-5 key insights for delivery leaders emanating from the case
• Suggested length: 1,500 words
• Editorials are concise comments on an article / edition currently published in the magazine. The editorial office can request any of these works and the authors must submit it within three weeks from the date of receipt of the invitation.
Letters to the Editor / Concise Communications
• Letters to the editor should be limited to comments on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to them. It must be a concise, comprehensive and brief report of cases or research results. It does not follow a format such as summary, subtitles or thanks. It is more of a response or opinion of the reader about a certain published article and must reach the editor within 1 month after publication of the article.
• Comments are opinion articles written primarily by veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation or research findings that are in keeping with the magazine’s theme. They are very brief articles with title and summary that provide the essence of the topic to be discussed, with few keywords. It immediately indicates problems and provides a complete analysis with the help of illustrations, graphs and tables, if necessary. Summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing references at the end.
Acknowledgment: this section includes recognizing people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author does not submit his work according to the instructions above, he must keep clear titles, that is, titles, subtitles.
Only articles in English are considered for publication. British orthographic conventions (Oxford Dictionary) are used. Examples: standardize (not standardize), color (not color), pediatrics (non-pediatric), fetal (non-fetal), etc.
Prepare your manuscript, including tables, using a word processing program and save it as a .doc, .rtf or .ps file. Use a minimum font size of 11, double space and complete pagination including the main text, references and tables, with margins of at least 2.5 cm. The text must be left justified and not hyphenated. Number the pages consecutively, starting with the title page. Start each section on separate pages.
Original articles must be presented in the following format: title page; abstract with keywords; introduction; methods; results; discussion; financing; interest conflicts; key points; references; tables (each table on a separate page, complete with title and footnotes); figure legends; figures.
Original articles should only in exceptional cases exceed 5 printed pages. This implies a word limit of approx. 3000 words in the main text of the article, and a maximum of 4 tables / figures of medium size.
Depending on the type of article, authors are recommended to follow the following reporting guidelines:
• The manuscript of original articles must be presented in the following order: 1) title page; 2) summary with keywords; 3) main text (introduction; methods; results; discussion); 4) financing; 5) conflicts of interest; 6) key points; 7) references; 8) tables (each table on a separate page, complete with title and footnotes); 9) figure captions; 10) figures.
The cover page must contain a) the title of the article, which must be concise but informative; b) name, middle initial, last name and institutional affiliation of each author; c) the name of the department (s) and institution (s) to which the work must be assigned, if not already indicated in b); d) disclaimers of liability, if any; e) name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.
The abstract should be structured in the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. The word limit is 250 words. Add three to five keywords or short phrases to the end of the summary page, which will help us index the article and can be published with the abstract.
The main text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. More information on the structure and content of these sections can be found in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts. Relevant ethical issues should be discussed in the manuscript and the necessary permissions and authorizations stated.
If there is any acknowledgment, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from persons recognized by name, because readers can infer that they endorse the data and conclusions.
Financing information must be declared under the heading ‘Financing’. If there is no source of funding, this must be stated explicitly.
A declaration on conflicts of interest must be included in the manuscript. Mention: ‘none declared’, or specify the financial interests of the authors or others that should be known to the readers. See below for more details.
The key points should be presented in the form of 3 to 5 short statements, with markers, which summarize what this article adds to what was already known. Include at least one implication for public health policies and practices.
For references, see the separate guidelines at the end of the author’s instructions. There is a limit of 40 references for original articles.
Type each double-spaced table on a separate page and provide a title for each. Do not use horizontal and vertical internal rules. The abbreviations in the tables must be explained. Place the tables at the end of the main document or load them in a separate text file. Excel format is not supported.
Excessive tabular data is discouraged: a maximum of four medium sized tables / illustrations are allowed. Do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Additional tables / figures can be displayed on the magazine’s web page, if necessary. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or illustrations in the text; emphasize or summarize only important observations. Do not indicate “statistical significance” in bold or in a font altered in any other way. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, get permission and fully recognize it.
Figures should be designed professionally, using a software package known for standard personal computers. Three-dimensional figures are not allowed. Provide the figures in separate files, not as part of the main text. The following picture formats are allowed on the first submission: .jpg, .gif, .tif, .eps or .doc / .docx. However, if the manuscript is accepted, the .tif format is required.
The symbols, letters and numbering must be clear and large enough to remain legible after the figure has been reduced to fit the width of a single column, that is, 7 cm. The figure caption must be provided in the sending system when the figure is uploaded, or at the bottom of the main document, and must not appear in the figure. If a figure has been previously published, acknowledge the original source and send written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. If patient photos are used, their photos must be accompanied by written permission to use the photo, whether the patient is identifiable or not.
Colored figures are accepted, if the color is not critical for the scientific understanding of the image, the color can be published only online, as complementary data, the black and white version being published in the printed version of the magazine.
Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes
The review must be less than 5000 words (not including abstract, references and tables). There should be a structured summary of up to 250 words (using the headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions). There should be 3 to 5 keywords and up to 40 references. Additional references that exceed 40, for example those listing included articles, can be presented as supplementary data online. Follow the instructions on the submission site on how to upload supplementary material.
Short reports must have the same format as the original articles, but must not exceed 1200 words and contain a maximum of one table / figure. Short report summaries should not be structured and should be no longer than 100 words. The maximum number of references is 10.
Comments are opinion articles that reflect on previous or currently published articles in the journal, or on issues of general interest to the sciences. Comments on specific articles should, in general, be provided directly under the published article (see “Electronic letters” below).
Its format is free, but must contain at least one title page, the main text, financing information, a conflict of interest statement and references. They don’t need a summary. The main text must not exceed 1200 words. The maximum number of references is 10.
Editorials are written by associate or commissioned editors. They reflect on issues of general interest to public health sciences or policies, or on issues of special interest to EUPHA members. They must be written in a crisp and lively style. They must have a maximum of 800 words and no more than 5 references.
Point of view articles
Point of view articles are usually ordered. The views sections in the journal generally consist of two or three contrasting pieces that reflect issues of general interest to the sciences or public health policy. They must be written in a crisp and lively style. They should have a maximum of between 800 and 1200 words and no more than 5 references.
Book reviews are usually ordered. They must have a maximum of 500 words.
Electronic letters are comments on articles published in the European Journal of Public Health. They must not exceed 500 words and 5 references. Electronic letters or comments are sent directly to the European Journal of Public Health website.
Locate the article on the magazine’s website, login or register in the upper right bar of the Oxford Academic website and click on the “Add comment” button at the end of the article.
All persons designated as authors must qualify for authorship. The order of authorship must be a joint decision of the co-authors. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to assume public responsibility for the content. An author will be asked to act as the corresponding author. This need not be the first author. All communications to and from the editorial office, editors, etc. will pass through the corresponding author. Increasingly, multicentre essays are attributed to a corporate author. All group members nominated as authors must fully comply with the authorship criteria defined in the Uniform Requirements.
During the submission procedure, authors will be asked to grant a license to publish the magazine’s owner in the magazine and declare ownership of the copyright (author, public domain, employer).
After acceptance of the article, all authors will be asked to sign a declaration of authorship.
Authors are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with copyright laws. It is essential to ensure that no part of the submission has or should appear in other publications without the prior permission of the copyright holder and the original author. Materials, for example, tables, taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written declaration from the author and the editor giving permission to the IJCR for reproduction.
All original articles, short reports and comments are evaluated by two or three external reviewers, who are invited to comment on the originality, validity, presentation and importance and interest. The magazine is working on an open peer review system. Manuscripts are not blinded to reviewers. Reviewers are encouraged to sign their reviews.
The journal’s policy requires that the authors of all manuscripts disclose any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that may raise the issue of bias in the reported work or in the stated conclusions, implications or opinions – including commercial or other sources. pertinent sources of funding for the individual author (s) or for the department (s) or associated organization (s), personal relationships or direct academic competition. When considering whether to declare a conflict of interest or connection, please consider the conflict of interest test: Is there an arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it arose after publication and you did not declare it? Provide details of possible conflicts of interest to the newsroom. If the manuscript is published, this information will be communicated in a statement in the published article.
Upon receipt of manuscripts accepted in the journal, authors will be invited to complete an online copyright license to publish the form.
Abbreviations and footnotes
Do not use abbreviations in the title or abstract. Except for units of measure, abbreviations are discouraged. Use only standard abbreviations. The first time an abbreviation is displayed, it must be preceded by the words that represent it.
Footnotes are only allowed in tables. Use lowercase characters – a, b, c, etc. – to indicate each footnote.
Units of measurement
The authors of the articles must express all measures in terms of the International System of Units (SI units), but may include older conventional units in parentheses, if they so wish.
Numbers and percentages
All numbers in the text must be written in numerical form, except the numbers 0-10. Use the% symbol instead of writing the words percent.
Generic names should be used. Authors who wish can insert brand names in parentheses.
References must be typed in double space and numbered consecutively as they are cited (Vancouver style). References cited for the first time in tables or figure legends must be numbered so that they are in sequence with the references cited in the text. Authors are discouraged from citing material that is not commonly available, for example, databases, patents, computer files, etc. Numbered references to personal communications, unpublished data and manuscripts in preparation or submitted for publication are unacceptable. The style of the references is that of https://isindexing.com/isi/index.php. List all authors when there are six or less; when there are seven or more, list the first three and then ‘et al’. Identify references in the text with superscript Arabic numerals. The sample references are as follows:
- Standard journal article: McIsaac, SJ., Wilkinson, RG. 1997. Distribution of income and mortality by specific cause. int J Curr. Res., 7: 45-53.
- Organization as author: The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-medula Transplantation Team. Unsuccessful syngene bone marrow graft without preconditioning in post-hepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 742-4.
- No informed author: Drinking coffee and pancreatic cancer [editorial]. BMJ 1981; 283: 628.
- Article in a foreign language: See above. Include an English translation in parentheses after the original title.
- Supplement article: Magni, F., Rossoni, G., Berti, F. 2000. BN-52021 protects guinea pigs from cardiac anaphylaxis. Pharmacol Res Commun, 20 Supplement 5: 75-8.
- Volume with part: Hanly C. Metaphysics and innate: a psychoanalytic perspective. Int J Psychoanal 1988; 69 (Pt 3): 389-99.
- Book reference: Colson, JH., Armor, WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. 2nd revision ed. London: S Paul, 1986.
- Chapter in a book: Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathological properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathological physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1974: 457-72.
- Conference article: Harley, NH. Comparing dosimetric and risk models derived from radon. In: Gammage RB, Kaye SV, editors. Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 1984, October 29 to 31; Knoxville (TN). Chelsea (MI): Lewis, 1985: 69-78.
- Scientific or technical report: Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; April 1974 Report No: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4.
- Dissertation: Youssef NM. School adaptation of children with congenital heart disease [dissertation]. Pittsburgh (PA): Univ of Pittsburgh, 1988.
- Newspaper article: Rensberger B, Specter B. CFCs can be destroyed by natural processes. The Washington Post, August 7, 1989; Section A: 2 (col 5)
- Legal material: Toxic Substances Control Law: Hearing on S.776 Before Subcom. Senate Committee on Environment. in trade. 94th Congr., 1st Session. 343 (1975).
- Map: Scotland [topographic map]. Washington: National Geographic Society (US), 1981.
- Dictionary and similar references: Ectasia. Dorland’s illustrated medical dictionary. 27th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1988: 527.
- Classic material: The Winter’s Tale: act 5, scene 1, lines 13-16. The complete works of William Shakespeare. London: Rex, 1973.
- Lillywhite HD, Donald JA. Regulation of pulmonary blood flow in a water snake. Science, in press.
- Website: Federal Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, Austria: http://www.bmags.gv.at Access [Date (ie reference date of the item accessed on the organization’s website)].
The number of references used in an article is limited to the following:
Original Articles: 40 references
Systematic reviews: 40 references. Additional references can be accommodated in the online version
Short Reports: 10 references
E-Letters / Comments: 5 references
Support material that is not essential for inclusion in the full text of the manuscript, but which would nevertheless benefit the reader, can be made available by the publisher as online content only, linked to the online manuscript. There are normal fees for publishing supplementary data / tables / figures online only. This material should not be essential for understanding the conclusions of the article, but it should contain additional or complementary data and directly relevant to the content of the article. This information can include more detailed methods, extended data sets / data analysis or additional numbers (including colors).
All texts and figures must be provided in suitable electronic formats. More information on how to prepare the supplementary material can be found here. All material to be considered as Supplementary must be submitted at the same time as the main manuscript for peer review. It cannot be changed or replaced after the article has been accepted for publication. Please clearly indicate the desired material as supplementary material at the time of shipment. Also make sure that the supplementary material is mentioned in the main manuscript, when necessary. Please note that we do not edit supplementary files and publish them online exactly as they are received (including changes to track, highlight, etc.). So be sure to send the final version.
Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for the language. This is not a mandatory step, but it can help to ensure that the academic content of your article is fully understood by the journal’s editors and reviewers. The linguistic edition does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. There are many companies that specialize in language editing that offer this service and you can use any of them. The authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
Author’s self-archiving / public access policy of May 2005
For information on this magazine’s policy, visit our author’s self-archiving policy page.
Open access publishing
The revised authors have the option of publishing their article under the Open initiative; whereby, upon payment of a fee, your article will be made available for free online immediately after publication. After your manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory license to publish the agreement. As part of the licensing process, you must indicate whether or not you want to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your article will be published with standard subscription-based access.
Open articles are published under Creative Commons licenses. Authors who publish a magazine can use the following Creative Commons licenses for their articles:
• Creative Commons attribution license (CC BY)
• Creative Commons non-commercial license (CC BY-NC)
• Non-derivative Creative Commons Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC-ND)
Evidence, reprints and accusations of manuscript
Electronic proofs will be sent (email attachment) to the author for correspondence in PDF file. Page proofs are considered the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical errors or minor typing, no changes will be made to the manuscript in the proof phase. As the journal will be published online, authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article. Authors can download the free PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles. Each accepted paper is required to pay the processing fee, which are very nominal fees. Rates depend on the number of pages, number of authors, images, etc. Before the accepted paper is published, we will include the fees on the invoice.