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Selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology

BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF UROLOGY – BSU
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Selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology

All associates are invited to participate in the selection process for the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology, according to the process defined in articles 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.2.1, 12.2.2.2 and 12.2.2.3, of the internal regiment of the Society. Candidates should apply from this date to June, 1st, 2019, by sending an email to the International Brazilian Journal of Urology (brazjurol@brazjurol.com.br), with the following attached documents: (i) curriculum vitae; (ii) a list of features that qualifies the candidate for the job; (iii) list of projects that would like to implement in IBJU during the four years of term of office; the email for inscription (subject) must contain the phrase: “candidate for Editor-in-Chief Int. Braz. J. Urol.”. BSU board of directors will propose an Examination Board that will analyze the documents, and the qualified candidates will be summoned by email for an interview with the Examination Board in a determined place, date and time during the Brazilian Congress of Urology 2019. Once concluded the selection process of the qualified candidates, the Examination Board will announce the winning candidate, based on the submitted documents and interview....

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Int Braz J Urol Annual Report – 2019 and new Editor

EDITORIAL IN THIS ISSUE
Sidney Glina 1
1 Departamento de Urologia, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, SP, Brasil

This is the first issue of 2019, a special year for International Brazilian Journal of Urology.
It will complete 45 years of uninterrupted publication of our magazine. This is a landmark, since Int Braz J Urol is a journal always supported by the Brazilian Society of Urology, without the aid of any other publishing company. Also, this is an open access journal that has never charged the authors for any publishing fee.

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Best videos and reviewer of the year selection 2018

EDITORIAL
Philippe E. Spiess 1,2
1 Section Editor, International Brazilian Journal of Urology, 2 Department of GU Oncology, Assistant Chief of Surgical Services Moffitt Cancer Center, USA

One of my distinct honors as the editor of the video section is to reflect on the prior year and to highlight some of our major accomplishments and contributions, with once again our submitting authors highlighting the incredible surgical talents and innovation being adopted across the world. In this regard, I am pleased to once again share with you the selection of the three best videos of the year, with the criteria for selection being the accepted videos that most vividly depict the creative approaches to surgery within our field, with the ultimate goal of optimizing patient related outcomes. In this regard, I am pleased to announce the 1st prize selection being the video by Luciano Favorito et al. from the Hospital Federal de Lagoa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil entitled “Double inlay plus ventral onlay buccal mucosa graft for simultaneous penile and bulbar urethral stricture” (available at. https://www.intbrazjurol.com.br/pdf/vol44n04/Favorito_838_839.pdf).

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Best videos of the year in 2017

EDITORIAL

This year has been another memorable year for the International Brazilian Journal of Urology with quality international submissions to the video section from across the World. It highlights the commitment by the urology community in continually striving to improve the outcomes of surgical patients. We should never accept that good is good enough particularly with the plethora of surgical tools at our disposal. In this regard, it gives me a distinct pleasure to introduce the three best videos for 2017. These selections were made based on their novelty and potential to favorably impact the surgical care of urological patients. Making these selections is always challenging, being that all accepted videos are already of an incredibly high quality; hence, I would like to congratulate all authors for accepted videos over the past year and look forward to receiving your future submissions in the months to years to come. The selection of best videos of the year are as follows:
The third prize goes to the video entitled “Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for multiple (four) tumors” by Lessandro Curcio et al. from the Hospital Federal Ipanema in Brazil, published in the May-June issue (43(3): 567) (1) of our Journal. The authors nicely depict in this video a two-stage approach to managing a patient with multifocal renal tumors using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach in which the larger tumors were approached in na initial setting using a conventional clamp technique, followed by which the two smaller ones were approach in a non-clamped manner. This video nicely depicts that each case must be approached in a personalized fashion with the individual tumor characteristics, multifocality, and location aiding in the selection of the most suitable surgical strategy, including appropriateness of minimally invasive and clamp versus non-clamp vascular hilar control techniques.

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Selection of best videos of the year for 2016

Dear esteemed colleagues and friends,

            As we begin a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your commitment in supporting our journal and expanding its readership. This past year has been truly exceptional in the quality of submissions we have received within the video section of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology. We are committed in publishing the highest quality videos detailing novel surgical techniques and approaches by leading surgical teams from across the world. Similarly, we encourage groups pushing the envelope in terms of how we can continually refine the art of surgery and ultimately improve the outcomes of our patients. In this regard, I am pleased to share with you this year’s selection for best videos of the year for 2016. Many individual criteria were taken into account in making this selection including novelty, superior quality in terms of video depiction and narration, and lastly vides that best depict re-defining surgical approaches to urological diseases. On that note, here are the selections:

First Prize:

            Robotic ureteroureterostomy for treatment of a proximal ureteral stricture by Andrade HS et al. from the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) published in volume 42(5):1041-1042, September-October 2016 (see video) (1). This video is truly a masterful depiction on how minimally invasive robotic surgery can be used to tackle benign ureteral stricture disease. Excellent perioperative surgical outcomes are reported and the authors provide sufficient follow-up of 27 months to insure these favorable outcomes are maintained with adequate follow-up. There is no question this surgical approach and specifically this video...

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Reviewers: the soul of a scientific journal

            Peer review system is like democracy: it is absolutely imperfect, but the best available. It allows criticism to articles, suggestions for improvement under different perspectives and allows the editor to make a fairer decision about the future of the article.

            The reviser is the soul of a medical journal like International Brazilian Journal of Urology.  He/she dictates the quality of publishing, the velocity by which each article reaches the reader, being a voluntary job that takes time. A good reviser is rapidly identified by different magazines and is overloaded by many requests.

            A good reviser is not necessarily famous in his/hers specialty, but a dedicated person that spends precious time without payment in order to evaluate a paper and to decide if its valuable enough to be published or if it needs improvements and guidance to authors.

            International Brazilian Journal of Urology has received 641 new submissions in 2016, added to other 275 that were revised and resubmitted. 456 revisers participated in that task and it is important to nominate, as we have been doing in the past years, the most efficient and more collaborative.

            We created a formula  by which this choice is not subjective and only based on the opinion of the Associated Editors:

Reviser score = (completed revisions/invitations)x R-score

                                   Median time consumed for revision

The result is multiplied by 100.

R-score: given note that each AE gives to each revision (1= bad revision to...

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