Rules for publication

Hypertension Journal is a quarterly publication of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (BSH) catalogued in the BIREME—LILACS database.

When submitting the manuscript, the authors guarantee that the work has not been published or analyzed by other journals. The text of the manuscripts requested by the editors or submitted spontaneously must be original and unpublished and will become the property of BSH, therefore it may not be reproduced without BSH’s prior consent. Manuscripts should be sent to Only manuscripts that strictly comply with the following rules will be accepted for publication.

Manuscripts formatting 

Manuscripts should be typed in Word, with A4 paper size, Arial font, size 12 and single line spacing. Columns should be 15 cm wide, with 3 cm margins on the right and left, and top and bottom margins of 2.5 cm.

Manuscripts structure 

Manuscripts should be sent as follows:

On the first page

The first page should contain the full title (in Portuguese and English) and the authors’ full names and institutional affiliations, in addition to the name(s) of the institution(s) that finance(s) the author(s) research projects.

On the second page

The second page should contain the abstract in Portuguese (about 980 characters – counting spaces) and keywords.

On the third page

The second page should contain the abstract in English (about 980 characters – counting spaces) and keywords.

From the fourth page on

The manuscript must have the number of pages requested by the editor, and bibliographic references must be indicated numerically and superscript. If more than two references are quoted in sequence, only the first and the last should be typed, being separated by a dash (Ex.: 7-10). If the quotes are not in sequence, all references should be typed, separated by a comma (Ex.: 15,19,23,27).


Tables should be quoted in the text, numbered in Arabic numerals and in ascending order, and built with the Word table tool, with data being inserted consistently in the cells. Never use paragraphs (<enter>) to force alignments within a table. Tables must contain a caption consisting of their number and a brief title. Additional comments should be presented as footnotes.

Figures and images

Figures must be quoted in the text, numbered in Arabic numerals and in ascending order, and must be submitted in good resolution, according to the following requirements:

  • Prefer the .tif format, using LZW compression and with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI – if possible, 500 DPI.
  • Scale figures to their final size, up to 8 cm or up to 17 cm in width as they are to be published in one or two columns.
  • Use Times font, between sizes 8 and 10, in the final format of the figure.
  • Use lines at least 0.5 point thick.
  • Do not include the caption in the figure itself. Captions should be presented in the text.

The manuscript must contain up to three figures and up to three tables. Exceptional cases may be considered.


References must follow VANCOUVER standards.

References must be presented numerically in the sequence in which they appear in the text, where they must be identified by superscript Arabic numerals, placed in parentheses. If they are sequential, they must be separated by a hyphen. If they are random, the separation can be done by commas. They must be typed in single space and separated by double space. Please find below examples of how references should be presented in the Vancouver style.

For any kind of reference, use et al. only after the sixth author.

Articles in journals

Essential elements: Author(s) of the article. Article title. Abbreviated journal title. Year of publication; volume (number/supplement): initial page-significant digit(s) at the end(s) of the article. DOI and or PMID (we recommend sending the DOI when possible, preceded by ‘doi’ or PMID and without a period).

Example: Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(11):1140-6. doi

Dissertation, thesis and final term paper 

Essential elements: Author. Title of work [type of document]. City of publication: University/Institute/Faculty; Year of defense of work.

Example: Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant: Central Michigan University; 2002.

Books and Monographs

Essential elements: Author(s) of the book. Book’s title. Edition (edition number).

City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.

Example: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Book chapter

Essential elements: Author(s) of the chapter. Chapter title. In: name(s) of author(s) or editor(s). Book’s title. Edition (number). City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. start page- significant end digit(s) of the chapter.

Example: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, ed. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 153-63.

Material in press – not yet published

Essential elements: Author(s) of the article. Article title. Abbreviated journal title. Indicate in press and the probable year of publication after acceptance .doi

Example: Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Forthcoming 2022.…

Example: Fraga MFP, Malheiros CA, Yokota ME, Stefano DV. Endoscopic intragastric injection of botulinum toxin with palliative treatment in morbid obesity. Experimental model in rabbits. Arq Med Hosp Fac Cienc Méd Santa Casa São Paulo. To be published 2022.

Material presented at conferences:

Essential elements: Author(s) of the work. Title of the work presented. In: editor(s) responsible for the event (if any). Event Title: Proceedings or Annals of…; Date of the event; event’s place. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Initial-significant digit(s) end(s) of the work.

Example: Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, eds. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2022. p. 182-91.