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The journal einstein (São Paulo) has the following sections: Original Article, Health Economics and Management, Case Report, Review, Reviewing Basic Sciences, Learning by Images, Medical Developments, and Letters to the Editor. The journal also publishes a subsection of thematic reviews.

Original Article

Original Articles report results of scientific research. The article must be original and unpublished and contain the following items: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English only for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. Original Articles should not exceed 3,000 words and 30 references.

Health Economics and Management

Articles designed to report knowledge, which express concepts and reflects on effective practices in health management, administration and economics. The following items must be included: structured abstract (in Portuguese and English for articles submitted in Portuguese, and in English only for those submitted in English), introduction, objective, methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. They should not exceed 3,000 words and 30 references.

Case Report

Case reports of a certain medical condition, particularly rare situations with relevant data to the reader, describing features, history, management of the case, etc., including a brief literature review, and relevant discussion. They should not exceed 1,000 words, and 10 references.

Review

Review articles may be narratives and/or systematic reviews, including critical evaluations of the literature on a given subject; they must describe the procedures used, the topic and limitations, conclusions and references. The text should not exceed 3,000 words, and 40 references. Review articles may be solicited by the editor. Unsolicited review articles are subject to peer-review for consideration.

Reviewing Basic Sciences

Review articles on basic science topics with relevant clinical impact. They should not exceed 2,000 words and 30 references.

Learning by Images

A typical pathognomonic image – ultrasound, computed tomography, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, photograph of surgery, microscopy or clinical sign – followed by an explanatory text. They should not exceed 300 words and 10 references.

Medical Developments

Section designed to communicate diagnostic and/or therapeutic novelties currently applied to different healthcare areas. This section discusses developments that are already in use. Authors can write the text freely, which should not exceed 1,000 words and 10 references.

Letters to the Editor

The purpose is to comment on or discuss papers published in the journal, or to report ongoing original research, scientific findings, etc. They should not exceed 150 words and 5 references. Letters to the Editor will not go through peer-review and they will be published after Editors’ evaluation.