1. GENERAL RULES
1.1. Graphic formatting of the text
For this purpose, it is necessary that the graphic formatting of the text is objective, clear and concise, as befits works of a scientific nature, avoiding introductory phrases, prolixity, repetitions and superfluous descriptions. It should also be noted that the language and terminology are correct and precise, consistent in terms of the tense of the adopted verbs and use of standardized technical vocabulary, avoiding neologisms and foreign words.

1.2. Paper type
Manuscripts are written on white paper, in the official A4 format (21 cm x 29.7 cm), on which the text is typed in black font color, other colors are allowed for the illustrations.

1.3. Font Font
Style or Font: Arial ;
Font size, 12 pts, except the manuscript title on the title page, and the word 14 pts.

1.4. Margins
Left 2.5 cm / Right 2.5 cm;
Top 2.5 cm / Bottom 2.5 cm.

1.5. General Paragraph
: Alignment ”Justified; contour level “text body”;
Advance: left and right 0 cm;
Special indentation (1st line): standardized by 1 cm in paragraphs;
Spacing: before and after 6 pts
The spacing between lines should be marked at 1.5 pts.

1.6. Style
All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the “AMA Manual of Style”, 10th ed. and/or “International Committee of Medical Journal Editors”. Write in a clear, direct and active style. Generally, write using the first person, active voice, eg “We analyzed data”, not “Data was analyzed”. Acknowledgments are exceptions to this guideline, and must be written in the third person, active voice; "The authors would like to thank you." Words in Latin or in a language other than that of the text should be in italics.

In general, the manuscript components are:
• Title Page,
• Abstract,
• Text,
• References, and if appropriate, Bibliography and annexes.
Each of these sections must start on a new page, they must be numbered (bottom right) consecutively, starting with the title page. The file format of authorized manuscripts is Microsoft Office Word, do not submit manuscripts in PDF format.
Manuscripts must be submitted online, via “Online Submission” at Rev. Ang. of Health Sciences. All mandatory fields requested in the online submission system will have to be completed. After submission of the manuscript, the author will receive confirmation of receipt.

1.7. On the first page/title page:

a) On separate lines, title in Portuguese and English, concise and descriptive (Capital, size 14pts, centered and bold), must describe its content clearly and precisely, allowing the reader to easily identify the topic, and the librarian to catalog and classify the material accurately. It should be short (preferably not to exceed 30 words), without sacrificing clarity. Elements that normally make up a manuscript title: study purpose, variables, study units. The Title must succinctly describe the main idea of ​​the work in a simple way, it must be self explanatory.

b) In the following line, list the full name of all the Authors, with superscript numeric call (Manuel Chitumba 1 , Nicolau Cassumuna 2 ) and in the next line, put in separate paragraphs the description of the academic and/or professional titles of all the authors (the) authors and their institutional affiliation (department, institution, city, country), followed by email and ORCID ID. For the corresponding authors, in addition to the superscript number, an asterisk sign is also added and the telephone contact (Nicolau Cassumuna 2* ). (obs: email and orcid ID of all authors) Obs: For most manuscripts submitted to RACSaúde, only up to four (04) authors are allowed, if a fifth (5) is needed, the activity of each one must be specified. For medical images up to 3 authors.

c) Grant(s) or scholarship(s) that contributed to the accomplishment of the work must be mentioned.

1.8. On the following two pages
Structured or unstructured Abstract (with the following topics: Introduction “optional”, Objective, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion “When used, they must be written in bold type followed by a colon”), written in the writing language of the manuscript (ie Portuguese, English or Spanish), these are followed by a page describing the abstract (abstract in English) with the same formatting of the abstract in the writing language of the manuscript. Note: this structure is subject to change depending on the type of work.
For manuscripts written in English, there is no need to repeat the abstract on the following page. No information that is not included in the manuscript may be mentioned in the abstract. Abstracts cannot refer to the text and cannot contain citations or references to figures. Keywords: A maximum of 5 keywords using the terminology that appears in the DeCS (Descriptors in Health Science “DeCS” or in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) whose addresses are available on the journal page in the menu “ useful links” should follow the abstract.

In exceptional cases, if descriptors suitable for the theme of the manuscript are not found in the vocabularies mentioned above, free terms that really describe the manuscript may be indicated.

1.9. Original articles:
The text must be presented with the following sections:
• Title page,
• Abstract / Abstract,
• Introduction (including Objectives),
• Material and Methods,
• Results,
• Discussion,
• Conclusion,
• Acknowledgment (If applicable) ,
• Bibliographic references,
• Annexes (If applicable).
Original articles should preferably not exceed 7,000 words, excluding references and illustrations. It must be accompanied by illustrations, with a maximum of 60-70 bibliographic references “unless the situation requires it may exceed this number”. All manuscripts reporting clinical trials must preferably follow the CONSORT Statement http://www.consort-statement.org/. Therefore:
- For systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses, follow the PRISMA guidelines,
- For meta-analyses of observational studies, follow the MOOSE guidelines and submit the study protocol as a complementary file, if there is one,
- For diagnostic accuracy studies, follow the STARD guidelines,
- For observational studies, follow the STROBE guidelines,
- For Clinical Guideline we encourage authors to follow the GRADE guidance to rank the evidence.

1.10. Review articles:
They are intended to address in depth the current state of knowledge regarding important topics. The journal gives priority to original articles, however, on an exceptional basis, it will be possible for authors (with extensive experience in the subject) to submit review article projects (narrative review, meta-analysis and/or systematic review) that, judged relevant and approved by the journal's editorial team, may be developed and submitted for possible publication and will be sequenced as already described for the original articles.
The manuscript components are:

• Title page
• Abstract / Abstract
• Introduction (including objectives),
• Material and methods,
• Results,
• Discussion,
• Conclusion,
• Acknowledgments (if applicable),
• Bibliographic references,
• Bibliography (if applicable),
• Annexes ( if applicable).

1.11. Clinical case report:
The report of a clinical case can be, with justifiable reason for publication, the factor (rarity, unusual aspects, atypical evolution, therapeutic and diagnostic innovations, among others).
Physicians and therapists make important observations about diseases and treatments that they would like to make known to the medical, scientific and/or other community, discuss with colleagues or expose for teaching purposes. For such exposure, first-line clinical case reports are appropriate. Clinical case reports should always be produced individually, as they primarily focus on some point that is unique. Although rare cases are often reported, rarity is not a sine qua non for a case report. A case report of a common disease, with aspects of clinical interest or unusual evolution, can also be reported.
The components of this type of manuscript are:
• Title page
• Introduction
• Abstract / Abstract
• Exposition of the case
This section describes the chronological exposition, in sufficient detail for the reader to make his own assessment; all important and relevant information, but not superfluous, and dependent on each particular case and the respective diagnosis; for greater organization we can follow the sequence depending on the specificity of the case:
• Context and objective
• Anamnesis of the disease or current complaints
• Current disease:
• Patient status at admission/first consultation, diagnostic and
therapeutic and anthroposophical measures:
• Evolution/outcome
• Exposure anonymity: patient consent
• Discussion, References.
• Conclusion,
• Acknowledgments (if applicable),
• Bibliographic references
• Bibliography (if applicable)
• Appendices (if applicable)
The line of authorship of this type of article should preferably not exceed five authors. Other contributions may be acknowledged at the end of the text, under the paragraph “Acknowledgements”. The text must not exceed 5,000 words and preferably 20 bibliographic references.

1.12. Imaging in health sciences (medical imaging)
Imaging in health sciences is an important contribution to medical learning and practice. Clinical, imaging, histopathology, surgery, etc. images may be accepted. Up to two images can be sent per case. They are sent in a separate file, accompanied by a text in Word with
• Title page
“This section follows the structure already mentioned”

• Descriptive text
With a maximum of 150 words with a brief summary of the patient's history, description of relevant clinical information, including laboratory data, therapy and current condition. It cannot have more than three authors and 10 bibliographic references. You don't need a summary. Only original, high quality photographs that have not been submitted for prior publication are accepted.

1.13. Guidelines / Guidance Norms:
Medical societies, specialties colleges, social entities and/or groups of physicians wishing to publish in RACSAÚDE on clinical practice recommendations should contact the journal's editorial team in advance.

1.14. Abbreviations:
Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the title or abstract, and limit their use in the text, with the exception of internationally known abbreviations. The use of acronyms should be avoided, as well as the excessive and unnecessary use of abbreviations. If it is essential to resort to non-consecrated abbreviations, they must be defined at first use, in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not put dots in abbreviations.

1.15. Units of Measurement
Length, height, weight and volume measurements must be expressed in metric units (meter, kilogram or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius (ºC) and blood pressure in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). For more information, see the “Units of Measure” conversion table on the AMA Manual Style website.

1.16. Drug, device, or other product names:
Use the non-trade name of drugs, devices, or other products unless the brand name is essential to the discussion.

1.17. Figures
The «figures» files can be as many as there are images in the article. In manuscript, the following formats are acceptable: BMP, EPS, JPG, PDF and TIF, with 300 dpi resolution, at least 1200 pixels.

1.18. Tables:
Express the qualitative variations of a phenomenon. Its basic purpose is to summarize or synthesize data. The construction of tables must take into account the criteria below:
• Every table must have its own meaning, without consulting the text and be as close as possible to the passage to which it refers;
• The title is placed at the top of it, preceded by the word “Table” (only with the initial in capital letters), its order of occurrence in the text in Arabic numerals and a hyphen;
• They must be uniformly arranged in relation to the work (all centered or left justified);
• Can be numbered consecutively by chapters or as a whole;
• When numbering by chapter, the order number must be preceded by the chapter number.
Example:
Tables from chapter 4.
Table 4.1 – Patients with leptospirosis (n=100)
Table 4.2 – Analysis of the frequency of alcohol consumers
(n=50)
Table 1 – Frequency of adolescents with pneumonia (n=80)
Table 2 – Analysis of the biotype (n= 85)
• It should preferably be placed in a vertical position, facilitating the reading of the data. If there is not enough space, it must be placed in a horizontal position with the title facing the left margin of the sheet;
• When necessary, tables can be continued on the next sheet. In this case, the end of the first sheet will not be delimited by a horizontal dash at the bottom and the header will be repeated on the next sheet. The sheets will have the following indications: “continue”, on the first sheet; “continuation”, on the other sheets and “conclusion”, on the last sheet;
• Columns must not be delimited by vertical lines, and the horizontal lines above and below the header can preferably have a larger diameter;
• The sources consulted for the construction of the table and other notes must be placed after the underline.

1.19. Illustration(s)
Illustrations here comprise graphs, charts, maps, drawings, schemes, flowcharts, photographs, organization charts, plans, portraits and others. The presentation should be given priority in a uniform way, that is, all centered, or aligned to the left. Its identification appears at the bottom, preceded by the designating word “Graphic”, “Map”, “Photography”… (only with the initial in capital letters), followed by its order number of occurrence in the text (in Arabic numerals), the hyphen , of the respective title and/or explanatory legend (aligned according to the formatting of the illustration(s) in a brief and clear way, without consulting the text and source and finally the point Ex. Graph 5 - Prevalence of cataracts in the São Pedro neighborhood (n=200).
The illustration must be inserted as close as possible to the section to which it refers, according to the graphic project.
Below the illustration, the source must be indicated, in case it is not authored by himself. The citation of the illustration must be referenced in the text, abbreviating the word only when in parentheses. Ex: “(Graph 2) or according to Graph 2”.
The illustration must be placed after or between the comments, thus avoiding starting with the illustration after the title. In the case of illustrations representing statistical data or calculations, place the sample size in parentheses after the title.

1.20. references
Bibliographic references must be cited numerically in order of entry in the text and be identified in the text with Arabic numerals. Preferably, the author uses a bibliographic reference management software such as Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, refworks, the semi-automatic method included in the Microsoft office word package or another with which he is familiar, otherwise he may opt for manual insertion. Abbreviations used in naming journals should be those used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Title Journals Abbreviations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. Below are some examples of how citations and the respective bibliographic references should appear. Preferably, the author uses a bibliographic reference management software such as Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, refworks, the semi-automatic method included in the Microsoft office word package or another with which he is familiar, otherwise he may opt for manual insertion. Abbreviations used in naming journals should be those used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Title Journals Abbreviations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. Below are some examples of how citations and the respective bibliographic references should appear. Preferably, the author uses a bibliographic reference management software such as Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, refworks, the semi-automatic method included in the Microsoft office word package or another with which he is familiar, otherwise he may opt for manual insertion. Abbreviations used in naming journals should be those used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Title Journals Abbreviations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. Below are some examples of how citations and the respective bibliographic references should appear. Abbreviations used in naming journals should be those used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Title Journals Abbreviations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. Below are some examples of how citations and the respective bibliographic references should appear. Abbreviations used in naming journals should be those used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Title Journals Abbreviations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. Below are some examples of how citations and the respective bibliographic references should appear.

1.20.1. Direct citation
According to studies by Nobre 2 p. (200)

1.20.2. Indirect citation
The neovessels that form in the scar tissue are highly permeable to plasma proteins2. Or
According to Gaspar2, the neovessels that form in the scar tissue are highly permeable to plasma proteins, an important process for the formation of stroma for the growth of fibroblasts and endothelial cells 2.

1.20.3. Three (3) authors
Names of authors as part of narration:
Afirma Ribeiro, João and António9 a gastritis…

1.20.4. More than three (3) authors
Name of authors as part of narration:
According to Ribeiro, João, António et al.1 there are…

1.20.5. Printed book
Author(s). Title. Edition. Location: publisher; Year or date of publication. Pagination. ISBN: xxxxxx.

1- Roger JDP. Health through food. 2nd ed. Madrid (Spain): Editorial Safeliz; 2001. 300p. ISBN: 84-7208-188-5.

1.20.6. Parts of a book
Author(s). Book's title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year. Book Part Name and Number, Book Part Title; Pagination of part of the book. ISBN: xxxxxx.

1- Cassinda M. Alien Hand Syndrome. 2nd ed. Luanda (Angola): Candjavite Editora;1996. Chapter 2, Rare Syndromes; P. 24-45. ISBN: 000-00-00-0.

1.20.7. Books on CD, DVD and other devices (pen dive, hd,…)
Author(s). Title [placeholder for device type eg “CD-ROM”]. Location: Publisher (a); Year of publication. Quantity and Extent: physical description.

1- Miller C, Wildman S, Elgiadi S. The ICNE computer assisted instruction for intravenous medications: calculation problems [Disk]. Spokane (WA): ICNE; c1990 1 computer disk: 5 1/4 in.

1.20.8. Books on the internet
Author(s). Title [placeholder for the word “Internet”]. Location: publisher; date of publication “day month and year” [cited in day month and year]. Pagination. Available at: email address

1- Cassessa LOV, Simba CC. Cleft palate in newborns [Internet]. Lubango (Angola); September 11, 2011 [cited on July 29, 2012]. 40p. Available at: http: www.catacumbas.com

1.20.9. Academic – scientific works (thesis, dissertation, monograph, TCC, “TEI” Intradisciplinary school work)
Author(s). Title and subtitle of thesis, dissertation, monograph… [nature of work]. [Place or place of publication]: Institution where it was presented; year. pagination.

1- Chippassa DJ. Impact of zoonoses in the São João neighborhood from March to July 1999 [dissertation]. [Angola]: José Eduardo dos Santos University, Huambo Faculty of Medicine; 2000. 80 p.

1.20.10. Citation of books and other materials available on the web
Author. Title [word “Internet”]. Location: Publisher; date of publication [cited in “day, month and year of citation”]. Pagination. Connective phrase “Available at: website”

1- Camacove ERE, Sampaio PER. Computed Axial Tomography [Internet]. Lunda Norte (Angola): Department of Tomography; 1988 [cited December 4, 2001]. Available at: http://www.gulii.com
2- Fugh-Berman A. PharmedOUT [Internet]. Washington: Georgetown University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics; 2006 Feb. 23p. [cited 2007 Mar 23]. Available from: http:// www.pharmedout.org/

1.20.11. Printed magazine articles
Author(s). Magazine article title. Magazine name. Date of publication ”day month and year”; Volume (Running or issue number): Pagination. two: link

1- Santana EER. arthrosis. Canhanga DF. March 2, 2016; 4(21): 234-388. Doi: http://000-000
2- Jara-Lázaro AR, Tan PH. Molecular pathogenesis of progression and recurrence in phyllodes breast tumors. Am J Transl Res. 2009; 1(5): 23-34. Doi: http://000-000
3- Dunn RN, Ben Husien M. Spinal tuberculosis: review of current management. Bone Jt J. 2018 Apr 1;100-B(4)4:425–31. doi: http://0000

1.20.12. Magazine article available on the internet
Author(s). Article title. Newspaper title [word “Internet”]. Publication date “day month and year” [connective phrase “cited in:” later day month and year of citation]; volume (print or issue number): Pagination. Available at: Website 

1- Santana IUI. Laparatomy [Internet]. December 10, 2015 [cited January 20, 2016]; 10(8): 670-680. Available at: http://jornalmedico.co.ao

1.20.13. Journal article in full
Author(s). Article title. Name of the newspaper (Edition). Publication date “day, month and year”: Section ie “Sec”. Item location (and column number). Or in place of the location and column number the Pagination.
1- Gaul G. When geography influences treatment options. Washington Post (Maryland Ed.). 2005 Jul 24; Sect. A:12 (col. 1).

1.20.14. Prints and photographs
Author(s). Title [format “eg poster or photograph”]. Place of publication: Publisher; year. Extension: Physical description.

1- Sangombe NB. Ancylostoma caninum [poster]. Angola: José Eduardo dos Santos University; 2016. 1 poster: color, 20/20

Note: when the document is written in Portuguese, even if the referenced work is in another language, the expressions “cited in” and “available in” appear in Portuguese.

For a more complete clarification on this subject, it is advisable to read the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors), available at http://www.ICMJE.org or NLM.

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