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Editorial Policy

The Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz is a multidisciplinary journal which publishes original research throughout the fields of tropical medicine (including pathology, field epidemiology and clinical studies) medical parasitology (including protozoology, helminthology, entomology and malacology), and medical microbiology (virology, bacteriology and mycology). It particularly welcomes basic and applied research in biochemistry, immunology, molecular and cell biology, physiology, pharmacology and genetics related to these fields. Short communications are also considered. Review articles are invited. The journal publishes twelve issues constituting one volume per year. Occasionally papers presented at symposia or congresses are published as supplements.

Submitted papers must be written in English. English of low quality is a major cause of delay in publication and we strongly advise authors with English as a foreign language to have their manuscripts checked by someone with English as a first language, preferably a scientist.

Submission of a paper to the Memórias is understood to imply that is has not previously been published (except in an abstract form), and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Responsibility for the accuracy of the material in the manuscript, including bibliographic citations, lies entirely with the authors.

Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed; acceptance will be based on scientific content and presentation of the material.

Submission of manuscripts will only be accepted when submitted electronically using the following link: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/mioc/login.
Online Submission steps

With this service you can submit manuscripts, you will be able to check the content of your submission, the electronic file will be used for editorial assessment and online refereeing, and the editorial decision on the manuscript will be communicated to you.

By using this service you will guarantee fast and safe submission of your manuscript, and speed the assessment process.

Natural products and pharmacological investigation

Papers on development of Natural Products and Pharmacological investigation paper must meet specifics criterias. CLICK HERE [+]

We emphasize that papers on development of Natural Products and Pharmacological Investigation papers must meet the following specifics criteria:

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Any natural extract, fraction or compound should be fully characterized and information provided regarding origin, localization and period of the year when it was collected - specifically, the extract under study must have been fractionated and the active substances within the natural product identified;
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Isolation or purification techniques must be described in detail;
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Authors must state in their paper that the material under study is endotoxin free;
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Cytotoxity assays with normal cells are required;
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Plant Material (as well as other organisms) must be properly identified. The scientific name (in italic), the author of this name and the family must be given; it should be mentioned who identified the material. The manuscript must include references to voucher specimens of the plants (deposited in a major regional herbarium) or the material examined;
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Papers dealing with the biological screening of series of uncharacterized extracts of plants or other organisms will not be considered for publication in "Memórias";
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Pharmacological investigations of extracts require detailed extract characterization. Chromatographic profiling (e.g., HPLC profile with at least major peaks identified) should be carried out, or qualitative and quantitative information on active or typical constituents should be provided;
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Purely descriptive articles will not be considered. Characterization of mechanism(s) of action must be provided;
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"Memórias" only considers manuscripts in which conclusions are based on adequate statistics. In each case positive controls (reference compounds) should be used and the dose/activity dependence should be shown;
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Any studies involving human subjects should have Ethic Institutional Review Board Approval. Protocol number should be informed;
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When working with experimental animals, reference must be made to principles of laboratory animal care or similar regulations and to approval by the local ethical committee;
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Studies involving plants from the Brazilian Biodiversity must have authorization for access to genetic resource and, if it is the case, also for access to traditional knowledge associated. Authorization number must be informed.
Sequence submission

Information concerning gene sequences reported in the manuscript, must have it's public bank accession number mentioned in the manuscript. E.g. GeneBank.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright of the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all form and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Memórias. The journal will not refuse any reasonable request by authors for permission to reproduce any contribution.

• In case of clinical trials it’s mandatory to inform the registration number of the REBEC platform.

• We inform that a paper submitted to Memórias undergoes a process using the Ithenticate plagiarism checker software to prevent professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

• All authors ensure the reported researches are not the result of misconduct such as data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or duplication. In case of confirmed research misconduct, we will issue a retraction notice to correct the scientific record.
Please refer to Singapore Statement at:http://www.singaporestatement.org/statement.html

• All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

• Any studies involving human subjects should have Ethic Institutional Review Board Approval. Protocol number should be informed.

• When working with experimental animals, reference must be made to principles of laboratory animal care or similar regulations and to approval by the local ethical committee.

Papers submitted to Memórias will undergo the Premium Editing of English language review made by American Journal Experts, further suggestions will enhance nonnative English writing style.

A statement that the data/results of the manuscript are not plagiarism and have not been published elsewhere.

For other instructions the authors should consult and follow the most recent number of the Memórias or consult the home-page of the Memórias (http://memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br/), or contact the Editorial Office by phones (+55-21-2562.1222) or e-mails ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Claude Pirmez | Editor in chief

Adeilton Alves Brandão

Hooman Momen

 

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