Information for Authors
Headache Medicine is the official journal of the Brazilian Headache Society (SBCe). It is published quarterly with the purpose of recording and disseminating the scientific production and contributions of the scientific community in the area of headache and orofacial pain. Submitted articles considered by the appropriate editors for publication in the journal will be evaluated by at least two reviewers and then accepted or rejected according to the peer review system.
Manuscripts written in English are preferred, but those written in Portuguese and Spanish are also accepted. The full title must be written in English and Portuguese and the running title is limited to a maximum of 50 characters. It is mandatory to list the institution in which the work was performed, as well as the full name of the authors, without abbreviations, and their current position and institution. In addition, information about any potential conflict of interest should be disclosed. The full address of the corresponding author must include telephone and email numbers. The manuscript must be submitted in Word file (double spaced, Arial or Times New Roman, font 12) and should include abstracts in English and Portuguese, up to 250 words and three to five descriptors (keywords and descriptors).
Headache Medicine magazine adopts the requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM), available at http://www.icmje.org/manuscript_1prepare.html. References should be numbered as they appear in the text.
Illustrations and images
The CMYK standard should be used for illustrations and images and the minimum resolution is 300 dpi. Only TIFF, JPG or CDR formats will be accepted. Figures should not be included in the text but sent as individual files.
Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and cited in the text in numerical order. Tables should be as DOC files instead of image files.
4000 words maximum, including references. Title in English and Portuguese and title up to 50 characters. Summary in English and Portuguese or English and Spanish (up to 250 words each). Tables, illustrations and photographs: up to 7. References: up to 30. The text should be divided into sections: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion.
Views and Reviews
Maximum of 5,000 words, including references. Summary in English and Portuguese or English and Spanish (up to 250 words each). Tables, illustrations and photographs: up to 7. References: up to 100. Title in English and Portuguese and title up to 50 characters. A Review Article should include a synthesis and critical analysis of a relevant area, not just a chronological description of the publications. It should be written by a researcher who has significant contributions in the specific area of headache or related areas.
1800 words maximum (including references). Number of authors: up to five. Summary in English and Portuguese or English and Spanish: maximum 250 words each. Tables, illustrations and photographs: up to 2. References: up to 20. Title in English and Portuguese. In addition to the general observations, it must have at least one of the following characteristics: (a) be of particular interest to the scientific community; (b) be a rare case, particularly useful for demonstrating disease mechanisms or diagnostic problems; (c) presents a new diagnostic method or treatment modality. The text should be divided into Introduction, Case Report and Discussion and should describe only well-defined, unambiguous and relevant conclusions.
Letter to the Editor
1000 words maximum (including references). Number of authors: up to four. References: up to seven. Title in English and Portuguese and title up to 50 characters. The format is free and, in addition to the general remarks, may include a maximum of two illustrations (photographs, tables, figures).
Thesis Summary Title in English and Portuguese. Maximum of 500 words (including keywords). An author and a mentor.
300 words maximum (no summary). Title in English and Portuguese. One or two images and up to three authors. Maximum of 3 references.