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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The author(s) ensure that the contribution is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated in other journal(s);
  • The article must be presented in Microsoft Word format or RTF provided that it does not exceed 2MB;
  • URLs for the references have been provided where possible.

Author Guidelines

1) It only publishes unpublished articles, which should contribute to interdisciplinary understanding. They should be sent to the Journal's Editorial Board via the OJS system, on any date, as the reception and evaluation of papers is continuous.

2) All articles should have the following structure:

a) as pre-textual elements - title of the article (in Arial font, size 14, bold and centered, in Portuguese, English and Spanish) followed on the right by the author's identification (author's full name with highest academic degree, institutional affiliations, institutional address and e-mail address), abstract and keywords in vernacular, abstract and keywords in English and abstract and keywords in Spanish;

b) as textual elements - Introduction, Theoretical Framework, Methodology, Results and Discussions and conclusion;

c) as post-textual elements - list of references (only works actually cited in the text should appear in the references).

3) Papers should have up to 25 (twenty-five) pages and up to 08 (eight) authors.

4) For direct quotations of more than three lines, footnotes, pagination and captions for illustrations and tables, the font size should be Arial 10 and single-spaced.

5) All texts must follow the other rules of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) on citations and footnotes, references in documents and other specifics.

6) Permission to use illustrations, images, tables, etc. taken from other publications, as well as any other licenses or approvals from the copyright holders, is the sole responsibility of the authors of the articles, cases and reviews.

7) The publication of contributions received will be subject to evaluation by the Journal's Scientific Council and any ad hoc evaluators, who may approve them in full, suggest changes or reject them definitively.

8) The Journal's Editorial Board will send an e-mail confirming receipt of the work.

9) The Journal's Editorial Board may, with or without the recommendation of the Scientific Board and the ad hoc reviewers, make minor changes of a purely formal nature to the texts received, in order to bring them into line with the ABNT standards, without structural changes being permitted, content or style, without the prior consent of the authors.

10) The authors of articles, cases and reviews approved for publication will be contacted with suggestions for changes (language corrections, adaptations to ABNT, etc.) by the evaluators or the Journal's Editorial Board. The Editorial Board may refuse to publish articles or reviews for which reservations have been made by the evaluators, if these have not been taken into account by the respective authors.

11) It is the Editorial Board, made up of members with scientific maturity and seniority in research, representing more than one state of the Brazilian Federation and, in the future, some countries, which assists the Editorial Board in defining the editorial project (theme) of each issue of the Journal and in resolving doubts related to it.

12) The Scientific Council, made up of external researchers, assists the Journal's Editorial Board both in reviewing the articles received (Article Evaluation Form) and in appointing ad hoc evaluators (internal or external to the Institution) when necessary, as well as in attracting articles in line with the Journal's themes. During the evaluation of articles, authorship will be kept confidential.

13) The journal has adopted a policy of combating inbreeding, following CAPES guidelines, so that the number of articles published by professors from the institution itself is as low as possible.

14) Publication does not imply any kind of remuneration.

- To download the Template for authors click here

Publication fee:

- This journal does not charge a submission fee;
- This journal charges a publication fee of:
R$ 480.00 per article to be published.


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