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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Papers that do not comply with the rules and preconditions below will not be accepted.

Prerequisites for Submission

. Papers previously presented at national / international conferences and / or published in scientific journals will not be accepted;
. Studies involving animals, or humans, should be conducted according to European rules on ethics in animal and human research. Explicit indication of prior approval by a local review committee, ethics committee or the like, which will need to be proved upon request;
. Any conflict of interest should be made explicit by means of a declaration of interest;
. The first author should confirm that all authors are aware of and approve the submission of the abstract.

Rules for submission of scientific abstracts

. Abstracts sent by email, post, or otherwise will not be accepted;
. Only abstracts submitted according to the template rules (available (english, portuguese and english) will be accepted;
. Only abstracts in English, or in Portuguese and English will be accepted;
. Simple language should be used and spelling errors avoided, which will be the responsibility of the authors. Unreviewed spelling may be a criterion for rejecting the abstract;
. A maximum of six authors will be accepted, per abstract (presenter + 5 authors), who must all have had relevant participation in the presented paper;
. It should be indicated which of the authors will present the work, specifically the name, email address and identification of the origin institution;
. The abstract cannot contain any reference to the authors, or the place where the study was performed, geographical region or institution, which allows to identify its origin;
. Authors should classify their work, in the abstract template, on one of the following areas, here;
. Authors should indicate the type of presentation intended (oral communication or poster), and it is reserved to the Scientific Committee to confirm or change the type of presentation when communicating the evaluation results to the authors;
. The body of the abstract cannot exceed 250 words.

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