. Does einstein (São Paulo) charge any publication fee?
einstein (São Paulo) is an open-access journal and does not charge authors any fee for submission, revision, translation and/or publication.
. How to access the journal online version?
. Does einstein (São Paulo) accept studies conducted in other institutions different from the Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein?
Yes. einstein (São Paulo) goal is to register and diffuse national and international scientific output in general health care area.
. Can papers be submitted in Portuguese?
Papers can be submitted in both Portuguese and English. Approved articles are edited for proper grammar and overall style, and translation (both into English or Portuguese) is provided free of charge for authors.
. Are there limits as to how many authors can be included on an article?
There are no author limits because some studies are conducted in collaboration with more than one institution (a multicenter study) or group study. However, we suggest no more than 8 authors in, for example, original articles.
. Do I need an Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID) to submit an article?
Yes. To inform your ORCID number is mandatory. This is an extremely relevant tool for researchers because it avoids homonyms or citation errors. In addition, the tool gathers author data and its scientific publication. We recommend to update all publications in the platform. The registration can be done via the link https://orcid.org/signin.
Important: the format of your name as registered in ORCID ID will be displayed in all publications and citations.
. I am trying to register authors, but some of them do not have an ORCID number. The system does not allow to continue the submission without this information. How should I proceed to register them and continue the submission?
All authors must inform their ORCID number to article submission. The registration can be done via the link https://orcid.org/signin. The format of your name as registered in ORCID ID will be displayed in all publications and citations.
. Conflicts of interest letter has spaces for only six signatures. Can more authors’ signatures be added?
More than one copy can be submitted as a single file. The letter text can be also copy to Microsoft word file and more signature spaces can be added.
. How to find the conflicts of interest letter to be completed?
Conflicts of interest letter is available in author’s profile in the Submission Management System. Access using the user and password in author’s menu, click on “instruction for electronic submission” – item 3.
. Does einstein (São Paulo) provide a cover letter model?
We did not provide a model for submission letter (cover letter). However, authors should include the following topics in the letter, full title of the paper in both English and Portuguese, authors’ full name and affiliations, department, institution of the study, corresponding authors’ (name, address, and e-mail), funding agencies (if any), and justification of importance of the study.
. I have the Certificate of Presentation for Ethical Appreciation (CAAE) number, do I need to submit the Ethical and Research Committee approval letter? Is there a model to be followed?
The CAAE number is only required for national studies and studies receiving the number are those registered and available at Plataforma Brasil – a Brazilian database to register research involving human subjects.
. Do case reports require ethical and research committee approval?
The National Ethics Committee (CONEP) in Brazil announced in a circulating letter dated June 12, 2018 that all case report studies must be previously registered in Plataforma Brasil (a Brazilian database to register research involving human subjects) prior to their publication in scientific journals.
. How word limits (3,000 words) are counted for original articles?
Word-limits are counted based on paper text – introduction to conclusion – excluding title, abstract, references, figures, and tables.
. Should titles and legends of figures included separately in the image file or placed within the article text?
Titles and legends of figures should be informed in the space provided in the submission system form. Text of the figures should be mentioned where they should be placed.
. What is the font size to be used in text within table and graphs?
Use Arial with font size 12, and double-space all lines, including tables, legends, and titles of figures and tables.
. Can I submit an unsolicited review article to be analyzed in the journal?
Review articles are accepted only by editors’ invitation. einstein (São Paulo) strongly prefers systematic reviews. If it is narrative review, sometimes it can be replaced by a thematic editorial, which is also welcome. In such case, forward the abstract at firstname.lastname@example.org for initial assessment by editors.
. How long does it take to einstein (São Paulo) respond about articles submitted for publication?
The mean time for response after submission, editors’ assessment, peer-review and final approval is ~130 days.
. What to do after receiving an e-mail requesting revision because of formatting issues before to continue the submission process?
The principal author or responsible author by submission must access the Submission Management System of einstein (São Paulo) and follow guidelines outlined below:
Step 1: in the link “last version”, click on the name of the article and download “proposed changes”. Corrections to be done are available in commentaries (revisions with tracked changes). If commentaries do not appear, go to “review” Microsoft Word and “Show markers”, and active commentary will appear.
Step 2: correction must be done in the file obtained in the step 1 in a different color of the original text, after save the last version in your computer.
Step 3: upload edited version in the link “upload corrected version”.
Step 4: after the three steps above, click on the link “Send correction”.
. Can I submit my article by e-mail?
We do not accept edited articles via e-mail because all publication process of einstein (São Paulo) occur via electronic system.
. The current status of my article is “waiting for the analysis of manuscript editor”. What does it mean?
Status “waiting for the analysis of manuscript editor” means that article is under revision for technical issues, i.e., the article is under the last revision before final approval. The method used in the study and form issues are the focus of this phase and, often, changes are requested in the phase. When revision is finished, a new message is forwarded, requesting revision or approval of article to be published.
. My article was approved. What is the issue that it will be published?
einstein (São Paulo) has moved to new publication model, the continuous publication. Approved and formatted articles are automatically published, no longer needing to wait for the printed issue.
. How to apply to Eric Roger Wroclawski award?
To be eligible to Eric Roger Wroclawski award, no application is required. All accepted and approved original articles in our journal, within the date stated in the award’s criteria, are included. Original articles approved after the award deadline will be automatically eligible to the award of the subsequent year. A call for applications occurs annually.
. Can I submitted to the Eric Roger Wroclawski award articles previous accepted in other journals?
No. Eligible contributions to Eric Roger Wroclawski award are only original articles approved in our peer-review process and published in our journal. See further information at http://journal.einstein.br/eric-roger-wroclawski-award/.
. Can I receive the print issue at home?
einstein (São Paulo) is an open access journal and does not need subscription. Online access is free for both English and Portuguese version. However, no printed issues are send to authors (exception is made for corresponding authors who published in the issue). Print issues are available in the library of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, building A, 2nd under basement floor, or in libraries of different units.
. Is einstein (São Paulo) indexed?
einstein (São Paulo) is part of SciELO collection. Our journal is indexed in LILACS, Scopus, PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web-of-Science) and Embase.
. What is einstein’s (São Paulo) impact factor?
See our journal metrics at http://journal.einstein.br