ISSN 1980-993X on-line version
Scope and Policy
AMBIAGUA has been publishing articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish, but it is gradually changing to English only. It accepts submissions of unpublished manuscripts in the interdisciplinary scientific thematic areas related to Environmental Sciences, Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental and Sanitation Engineering, Forest Engineering and Forest Resources, Ecology, Aquiculture, Oceanology and Fishing Resources, Agronomy, Agrometeorology and Agricultural Engineering, Global Change, Fishing Engineering, Environmental Zootechny, Geography, Geology, Remote Sensing, Geoinformation, and Spatial Analysis related to Water or Environmental Sciences.
Review articles can be accepted if they include substantial critical analysis of recent relevant topics.
Manuscripts should be original and submitted exclusively to AMBIAGUA (Revista Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science).
APCs charges are required as instructed in http://www.ambi-agua.net/splash-seer/?access=fees.
Authors maintain the copyrights for their work. However, they grant rights of first publication to Ambiente e Agua - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science. In compensation, the journal can transfer the copyrights, allowing non-commercial use of the article including the right of sending the article to other data bases or publication media. The journal uses the CC BY 4.0 license.
AMBIAGUA Peer Review Process
Each submission will be reviewed by the editor to verify whether or not its content falls within the focus of the journal and if it was prepared in accordance with outstanding instructions. The editor may reject the manuscript if it lacks adherence to the instructions, inappropriate textual description, scientific misconduct, or if the manuscript has insufficient scientific or technological merit. From 2017, only articles with potential international interest or with significant social importance will proceed for peer evaluation. Once this process is completed, the editor may send the article to one or two members of the Editorial Committee, so that they can recommend at least two peer reviewers for further evaluation. The reviewers will be scientists who work in areas closely related to the subject area of the manuscript and will therefore be fully qualified to evaluate the manuscript and to recommend acceptance or rejection. In many cases, they will suggest improvements in order to make the manuscript acceptable for publication. The reviewers will receive the manuscript along with instructions concerning the review procedure and an evaluation form where they may write their comments and recommendations on the acceptance, correction or rejection of the manuscript. The authors of the submissions are not identified to the reviewers, or the reviewers to the authors.
The reviewers will strictly consider all suggested criteria in the evaluation form and will examine the quality and correctness of the manuscript.
Upon receiving the reviewers' recommendations, the editor has several options. He may accept the article with small changes and, accordingly, return the work to the authors with a list of the corrections to be implemented. Otherwise, he may opt to send the edited version of the manuscript back to the reviewers of the article. Reviewers may also ask to see the manuscript after the author's implementation of his/her suggestions.
When the final acceptable version of the manuscript is received by the editor, he will confirm its acceptance to all authors. Concurrently, all authors will receive proofs to be returned electronically within 48 hours by the corresponding author. When the corresponding author returns the final corrections, he implicitly authorizes the publication in name of all authors and attests that the manuscript has not been previously published.
Editing mistakes, references mentioned in the text that don't appear in the reference list and small discrepancies between the English and Portuguese abstracts are examples of small changes. When larger modifications are required, the editor will return the article with a list of suggestions that the corresponding author should implement before the manuscript may be considered. Examples of larger modifications include data analysis using statistical proofs, substantial revision of tables and figures, repetition of experiments, or substantial changes in the text language.
In the case of rejection after peer revision, the editor may inform the authors the reasons for rejection. In general, the reasons for rejection involve inappropriate content of the article for this journal, serious violations in the publication structure, and manuscripts without scientific or technological merit. Immediate rejection by the Editor will be mostly based on lack of international interest or low social impact and poor language and lack of adherence to instructions.
Manuscripts that have been published in proceedings of symposia, conferences, etc., as well as translated articles from foreign journals, should not be submitted. Presentations at scientific meetings and publications of short abstracts only do not preclude submission.
The target audience of this scientific journal is the academic community of postgraduate courses, as well as of research institutions, especially those in Interdisciplinary Environmental and Water Resources Science.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
I - Submitted manuscripts should be original, destined exclusively to Ambi-Agua (Revista Ambiente & Agua-An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science).
II – From January 2017, only submissions in English will be accepted.
III - The manuscripts directed to this journal will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee and Peer Reviewers, according to their specialty, following the criteria:
Please, be aware that will be considered not ethical withdraw a submission before final decision of the Editorial Committee.
IV - In each issue, the Editorial Committee will select, among the favorable manuscripts, those that will be published based on the above criteria. There is no commitment with submission sequence or time for an editorial decision. This depends on peer reviewer’s and author’s response and also on the administration tasks and limitations.
Formatting the Text:
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See the "Evaluation Form" (http://www.ambi-agua.net/seer/files/review_form.doc) to verify the expected content of each section. Check articles already published to see which texts should be in bold.
Author's last name mentioned with just the first capital letter, following by the year between parentheses, when the author is part of the text. When the author is not part of the text, between parentheses, put the last name, following by the year separated by comma. When there is more than one author, their last names are separated by “and”. Cited references should be preferably published recently in the SciELO base (www.scielo.br or www.scielo.org) or in international journals of high impact. Do not cite more than 15 references.
Manuscripts presented in events (Printed paper) – These references should be avoided but if essential:
Manuscripts presented in events (electronically) – should be avoided, but if essential:
Thesis and Dissertations – should be avoided – instead cite the derived papers in scientific journals:
Sites in the Internet (only if absolutely essential):
Please notice that all initials in the author’s name have a space between them.
All content of the articles are solely authors' exclusive responsibility.
Before you begin submitting, have ready:
1) The final version of the manuscript according to author’s guidelines
2) The Cover Letter text following the model:
3) The digital copy of the receipt of the payment of the submission fee described in:
4) A list of four Reviewers (name, e-mail, expertise), according to the Cover Letter instructions
Start new submission, following the instructions. See that help is available in a link at the top-right (Help).
Remember that you will not be able to complete the submission without all items above. Doubts? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org after reading carefully all instructions.
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