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12th Scientific Publication Award of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology

To encourage the submission of original articles on major cardiovascular issues, on the journal Brazilian Archives of Cardiology and on the development of technical and scientific papers, the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, in a concerted effort with the sponsoring company, creates the “Brazilian Archives of Cardiology Scientific Publication Award” (the “Award”).

1. The Award is intended to authors of the top five original articles published in the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology from January 2016 and December 2016. The authors of the manuscript published in the most cited journal in the two previous years will be also awarded. Also it will be awarded the best original article published between January 2016 and December 2016 by the Journal International Journal of Cardiovascular Sciences (IJCS).

2. Only those original articles published in the journal Brazilian Archives of Cardiology in 2016, according to the fields of study to be defined and the number of publications, at the discretion of the editors of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology, may participate in the Award.
2.1. A single Original Article is not allowed to compete in different fields of study.
2.2. A single author is allowed to compete with more than one Original Article.

3. To assess the Original Articles, the Jury will consider the following items:
a) Relevance and originality;
b) Clarity and relevance of objectives; consistency with the methodology;
c) Design of appropriate research objectives;
d) Description of the methods/procedures and statistical analysis appropriate to the design. A clear description of the population and sample size. Definition of study variables, mainly intervention or exposure and outcome;
e) Importance for furthering knowledge. Applicability and impact of the findings.

4. Regardless of the number of authors, a certificate will be issued to the Award assigned to each Original Article;
4.1. If more than one author has written the article, the Award will be assigned to the first author of the Original Article.

5. The authors are not required to register to participate in the award.

6. The editors of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology will make a shortlist to analyze each Original Article divised into areas. The process of evaluating, classifying, judging and awarding will be conducted by the Jury of the “Brazilian Archives of Cardiology Scientific Publication Award,” to be chosen by the editors of the journal Brazilian Archives of Cardiology in a timely manner.

7. In the judgment for the best original article published by the International Journal of Cardiovascular Sciences, it will be considered the number of downloads to verify that the article aroused interest in the scientific community for its value and quality, in the lack of citations of articles by online tools.

8. The decisions issued by the Jury are unappeallable.

9. The top five Original Articles will be disclosed on the Brazilian Society of Cardiology website at a href="http://www.cardiol.br/">www.cardiol.br on a date yet to be defined.

10. The awards will be given in a ceremony of the “Brazilian Archives of Cardiology Scientific Publication Award” on a date yet to be defined.

11. The 12th Scientific Publication Award of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology will pay tribute to the most active reviewer in 2016. The recognition for the category will be made through an honors certificate with no cash prize.

12. The editors of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology will decide on any other cases not covered in these Rules and Regulations.

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See the winners and pictures taken during the ABC Award presentation - 2005





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