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The Fitness & Performance Journal, seeks to broadcast the scientific and academic production, searching, predominantly, to increase the publication of original researches’ reports realized in the Health and Sciences area, especially the ones which involve the human movement. Bibliographical reviews and essays are published by invitation of the Editor only.

Its objective will include researches in basic sciences, clinical cases, and effectiveness of the diagnosis and of therapeutic techniques, besides studies related to the behavior, epidemic and educational aspects of the medicine and of the human movement. It is indispensable that the works are unpublished and have not been sent simultaneously to other journals

It is recommended that, before the preparation of the originals, the authors consult “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication“ (www.icmje.org) and “International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References“
(www.nim.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

1. To the analysis, which will be done in double-blind man's system (peer review), the work should be submitted at www.fpjournal.org.br, followed by the author's letter defining the type of work (original, essay, revision, updating, case report etc.), taking the responsibility for the content of the article, declaring to be the same original and not being submitted to other journals. The article can be submitted for evaluation in one of the three official languages of the magazine: Portuguese, English or Spanish.

2. The whole content of the article is the authors' whole responsibility. However, all material published becomes property of Instituto crescer com Meta, that starts to reserve the copyrights. Therefore, the material published in the Fitness & Performance Journal will only be able to be reproduced with a written permission granted by Instituto crescer com Meta. All the authors of the article should sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, available at www.fpjournal.org.br/en_direitos_autorais.php, which will go into effect starting from the date of acceptation of the work.

3. The articles, after the initial selection realized by the Editor, will be sent for two members of the Editorial Council, for analysis. In up to 30 days these two opinion givers will present their decision that can be: “approved”, “approved with corrections” or “refused”. If there is any variance in the opinions, the article will be sent for a third opinion giver.

4. The title-page of the article it should contain: the title of the work, objective and concise, however, explaining the theme appropriately; the authors' full name, with their registration numbers in Professional Councils, their electronic addresses and their telephones; identification of the institutions where act; indication of financings related to the work or scholarship granted to the authors; and indication of the ethical precautions taken in the case of experimental-empiric work.

5. Soon after, the Abstracts are presented in the three official languages of the journal (English, Portuguese and Spanish, in this order), with 1,000 to 1,200 characters each one (not counting spaces), in a sole paragraph, containing explicitly the sections Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion. Each Abstract should be preceded by the title in the corresponding language. It is necessary the identification from three to five keywords (describers), necessarily recognized in the database of the Health Sciences Describers (http://decs.bvs.br/I/homepagei.htm).

6. The article must contain the same sections of the Abstract (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion), and may also to contain the Acknowledgments section. After, it displays the References section. The section Materials and Methods should be initiated with the declaration of approval of the study by the Ethics Committee, including the protocol number.

7. The articles should be prepared in a text editor of Word for Windows (or compatible), font Arial 12, being used space 1.5 between the lines and spacing 0, Before and After. The formatting of the paper should be A4, with margins superior and inferior of 3 cm and lateral margins of 2 cm. The originals should contain, at the most, 60,000 characters (counting spaces), including illustrations and references and excluding the title page and the summaries. To count the characters, consult the option “Count Words…” in the item of the menu “Tools”.

8. The references should come as they appear in the text, numbered in agreement with Vancouver's Group norms (ICMJE - International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - www.icmje.org). The titles of the journals must be wrote in the official abbreviated name, in agreement with the lists of the indexed journals Index Medicus (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals) and Portal of Scientific Magazines in Health Sciences (http://portal.revistas.bvs.br). The references will only appear numbered in the text, written in bold, after the last word to be referenced, without previous space. In the case of more than a reference in the same passage of the text, the references will be written one by one, without spaces between them, separated by commas, and never defining intervals of numbering split with and hyphen. In the specific case of the reference number appears after a number, will put a space before the reference.

9. Tables, illustrations, graphs and frames should be numbered with Arabic numbers and presented after the References section, in order they appear in the text. The graphics should be in “xls”, necessarily accompanied by the table with the data generated. The images should be saved in files “tif” or “jpg”, with minimum graphic definition of 300 dpi. Photographs are not accepted. Also to be sent, regardless of language used, all images in the three official languages.

10. After the final approval of the original, the authors should send the versions of the article, in full, in other two languages of the journal. Only the articles that count with the versions in the three languages will be published.

11. The authors should fill out and send to Instituto crescer com Meta, through registered mail, the form of “Potential Broadcasting Conflict of Interests”, available at www.fpjournal.org.br/en_conflito_de_interesses.php. In this form, any potential conflict of interests related to the submitted article should be explicited, according to the determination of the Brazilian National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (RDC 102/2000) and of the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Resolution 1595/2000), or the laws of the country where the work occurred. This demand seeks to inform the editors, reviewers and readers the professional and/or financial relationship (as sponsoring or joining venture) with financial agents related to the pharmaceutical products or equipments involved in the work, which can, theoretically, influence the interpretations and conclusions of the same. The declaration of existence or not of conflict of interests will also be in the begin of Materials and Methods section.

12. The authors can request the “non-sending” to one or two members of the Editorial Council, in case of having a conflict of interests.

13. The realization of experiments involving human beings must, obligatorily, follow the Resolution nº 196/96 of Brazilian National Council of Health, available at http://conselho.saude.gov.br/docs/resolucoes/reso196de96.doc, including the signature of an informed consent term and the protection of the volunteers' privacy. The supporting document of the approval of the research in the competent Committee of Ethics of the Research should be sent to Instituto crescer com Meta through registered mail.

14. The realization of experiments involving animals should follow the specific Brazilian resolutions (Law nº 6638 of May 8, 1979 and Decree nº 24645 of July 10, 1934) or the laws of the country where the work occurred.

15. To the main author of the article will be sent the article in “pdf” format and the Acceptance Letter.

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