Call for articles for special issue: Maternal, fetal and infant mortality and the role of death surveillance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

05/24/2022

Call for articles for special issue: Maternal, fetal and infant mortality and the role of death surveillance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

This call is intended to be part of a special issue of the magazine “Cadernos de Estudos Sociais”, edited by Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. Title: “Maternal, fetal and infant mortality and the role of death surveillance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”. The focus of the publication is to provide a space for discussion, debate and dissemination of studies on the situation of maternal, fetal and child mortality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Articles must be sent exclusively through the journal’s website and following its rules, available at the link http://periodicos.fundaj.gov.br/CAD. The articles will be published in Portuguese or Spanish and English, with no translation cost for the authors. The forecast for publication of the thematic issue is in the second half of 2022.

The emergence of a new coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, and the potentially fatal respiratory disease it can produce, COVID-19, has spread rapidly around the world, creating a huge public health problem. The type of pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease, and the ongoing outbreak has been declared by the World Health Organization as a global public health emergency. The obstetric outcomes of COVID-19 include maternal morbidity and mortality, maternal-fetal transmission of the virus and perinatal infections and death of neonates. 

Pregnant women, postpartum women and their newborns were considered a risk group in the current COVID-19 pandemic. In Brazil, maternal mortality is a relevant public health problem, and the impact of COVID-19 has increased the number of deaths among pregnant and postpartum women. In addition, social and economic factors, such as rising unemployment and declining family income, can have an impact on maternal and child health. 

In this context, it is essential to have works and researches that publicize the situation of maternal, fetal and child morbidity and mortality in times of a pandemic, providing debates, discussions, reflections and analysis of health professionals, teachers and researchers in an inter and multidisciplinary way in collective health whose object of study is maternal and child health.

The thematic issue is structured around the following axes: 

  • COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in maternal, fetal and infant mortality.
  • COVID-19 pandemic, repercussions on social and economic factors and their consequences on maternal and infant health
  • Reproductive health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • COVID-19 pandemic, consequences for reproductive and birth health
  • Performance of death surveillance or maternal, fetal and/or infant mortality committees in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic  

 

Article categories: original articles, systematic and integrative reviews, reflections and experience reports, reviews and interviews.

Assessment process: peer review.

Deadline to submit the articles: July 30, 2022 

Forecast to publish approved articles:  second half of 2022.

Platform for submission: https://periodicos.fundaj.gov.br/CAD/about/submissions

Languages for submission: Portuguese, Spanish or English.  

Languages for publication: Portuguese or Spanish and English.

Costs for the author: Cadernos de Estudos Sociais has no fees for submission or publication. The translation of articles submitted from Portuguese to English is carried out by the journal at no cost to the authors.

 

To contact the journal: caderno.estudossociais@fundaj.gov.br

 

Editors: Cristine Bonfim, Barbara Figueiroa, Isabel Raposo, Leila Katz and Paulo Frias

 

OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE RULES OF CADERNOS DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS

Guidelines for authors

Non-observance of the rules for publication by the authors or the absence of a direct relationship with the interdisciplinary field of the journal may result in the rejection of the article without evaluation of the work, and the author may resubmit it after its adaptation.

The responsibility for the initial review, referencing and formatting of the original text according to these standards is the sole responsibility of the authors. The non-observance of the Portuguese rules that result in the ineligibility of the content of the work is one of the criteria for refusal for publication.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review for submissions to the journal, some measures must be taken so that the authorship and review of the text are not revealed. For such, authors, editors and reviewers must take the following measures:

  1. The authors of the document should exclude their names from the text, replacing them with “Author(s)” and the year of publication, in references and throughout the entire work, instead of authors’ name(s), article title, etc., which must be included in the relevant area in the online submissions item;
  2. In the text editor used, the author’s identification must be removed from the document properties (usually in the menu File > Properties). In the case of Microsoft Office, starting from File in the main menu and clicking on the sequence: File > Save As... > Tools (or Options on Mac) > Security Options... > Remove personal information from file on save > OK > Save;
  3. In PDF, authors’ names must also be removed from Document Properties, under File in the main menu;
  4. For original submissions, the journal prefers the “doc”, “odt” or “rtf” formats;
  5. In case of co-authorship, the names of all authors must be added at the time of submission. If some are not registered in the journal, it is necessary for them to register so that they can be notified of the evaluation process and included as authors in the case of acceptance and publication of the work. It is the responsibility of the authors and co-authors to include their names, with their respective titles and institutional affiliations, in the Cadernos de Estudos Sociais’online system, and the responsible author must, for the submission, to be legally responsible in the case of non-inclusion of all those involved in the elaboration of the text.

Submissions must follow the rules of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) for publications in scientific journals.

  1. GENERAL FORMATTING

Texts must be presented in A4 size, top and left margins of 3 cm, bottom and right margins of 2 cm, and in Word for Windows, LibreOffice or RTF, following the criteria described below. They must be written with 1,5 spacing, Times New Roman 12 font. The text must be justified.

Submission requirements: Originality; authorship information erased in the act of submission to preserve the secrecy involved in the act of double-blind evaluation.

Number of Pages and specifics: 

Articles: 17 to 22 pages, NOT COUNTING PRE-TEXTUAL ELEMENTS such as cover, title page, etc. It only counts TITLES, ABSTRACTS, the BODY OF THE TEXT AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE.

Reviews: must have 6 to 10 pages and follow the rules for bibliographic references and intertitles. Reviews must present a critical analysis of recent publications registered in the ISBN system. The text must contain a technical sheet containing the publication data, be preceded by an abstract in Portuguese, English and Spanish and from 3 (four) to 5 (five) keywords in the three languages. Keywords must be separated by commas, with the first letter in lowercase. The review must have a title that is different from the book being reviewed. Citations and references follow the general rules. Also, CES only accepts reviews of work up to 10 years old.

Interviews: should aim to expose the interviewee’s opinion and deepen the debate on the subject in question. The text must contain a brief presentation of the interviewee, the relevance and justifications for proposing the discussion of the topic. The interviews must have between 4 and 8 pages, be preceded by an abstract in Portuguese, English and Spanish and from 3 (four) to 5 (five) keywords in the three languages. Keywords must be separated by commas, with the first letter in lowercase.

Abstract: Mandatory in the journal’s languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish). Placed two lines below the author’s name, after the title (also translated), start with the title in capital letters, Times New Roman style, size 11, single space, justified. Must have from 100 to 200 words. The same formatting must be followed for the second abstract in another language.

Author(s): Two lines below the title aligned to the right and followed by * (note form) which refers to the information of the author(s): affiliation, e-mail address and ORCID identifier.

Keywords: From 3 to 5, one line below the summary, separated by semicolons.

Title and subtitle; Topics: Title must be centered, Times New Roman 14 in capital letters and in the language in which they were written. Subtitles must be separated from the title by a colon. Both must be descriptive. Topics (including the introduction) must be numbered in Arabic from the introduction and in bold. Subtopics (secondary intertitles) must be numbered and in bold. Topics must be separated by a line from the body of the text, before and after. Secondary topics to subtopics must be numbered (e.g. 3.2.1), also in bold. At the end, the conclusion topic must also be numbered and must be called “Final Considerations” or “Conclusions”, respecting the above considerations about formatting.

Acronyms and Emphasis: Acronyms must be spelled out in full on first use; emphasis exclusively in bold for Portuguese and in italics for foreign languages.

Citations and references: Must follow ABNT standards (NBR 10520; NBR 6023).

Illustrations and Tables: Count as part of the body of the text. They must be numbered in sequence and must only be present if they are referenced in the text, indicating their relevance in the work. 

Attachments: Up to three, named as ATTACHMENT A, B and C - each attachment can have a maximum of one page; respecting copyright. They do not count towards the page limit.

Footnotes: Presented at the bottom of the page, using Word resources, in 10-point size, single-spaced (1.0) and justified. They should not make bibliographic references.

Order of items: TITLE, AUTHOR(s), AUTHOR’S NOTE (to be inserted in the final version only), REVIEW, KEYWORDS in Portuguese, ABSTRACT, KEYWORDS, ABSTRACT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, KEYWORDS IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, INTRODUCTION, TOPICS OF BODY OF THE TEXT, FINAL CONSIDERATIONS/CONCLUSION, BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES.

 

  1. Submission Requirements

Only works through online submissions are accepted.

Formatting: The text follows the style standards and bibliographic requirements described in Guidelines for authors on the About the Journal page. Non-observance of the rules for publication by the authors may result in the rejection of the article without evaluation of the work, and the author may resubmit it after its adaptation. 

The responsibility for the initial review, referencing and formatting of the original text according to these standards is the sole responsibility of the authors. The non-observance of the Portuguese rules that result in the ineligibility of the content of the work is one of the criteria for refusal for publication.

Confidentiality: authorship information erased in the act of submission to preserve the secrecy involved in the double-blind evaluation act.

Originality: The contribution must be original and unpublished, and not being evaluated for publication by another journal; otherwise, it must be justified in “Comments to the editor”. 

System registration: All authors’ metadata are filled in correctly. (We emphasize that the mailing address of all authors is necessary for them to receive their copies).

  1. REFERENCE FOR CONFIDENTIALITY: ENSURING BLIND PEER ASSESSMENT

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review, for submissions to the journal, all possible care must be taken not to reveal the identity of authors and reviewers among them during the process. This requires authors, editors, and reviewers (who are likely to upload documents to the system as part of the review process) to take some precautions with the text and document properties:

  1. The author(s) of the document excluded names from the text, replacing itwith "Author" and the year in references and footnotes, instead of names of authors, title of the article, etc.
  2. In Microsoft Office documents, the author identification must be removed from the document properties (in the File > Properties menu), starting in File, in the main menu, and clicking in the sequence: File > Save As... > Tools (or Options on Mac) > Security Options... > Remove Personal Information from File on Save > OK > Save.
  3. For PDFs, author names must also be removed from Document Properties under File in the Adobe Acrobat main menu.
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THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES ENDS ON 07/30/2022.