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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

General guidelines

AMBIENTE & SOCIEDADE PAPER EVALUATION PROCESS

Paper evaluation process is as follows:

(1) Initial Screening: Assistant editors screen the paper for compliance with publishing rules listed online. Within this phase editors only suggest modifications to the authors according to the editorial criteria. The sooner the author suits its paper to the changes solicited, the quicker the evaluation process will be. It’s important that the authors are aware of the Journal formatting requirements. The author will be notified to make adjustments up to three times, and if the manuscript still doesn't meet the formatting requirements, the work will be rejected. At this stage, manuscripts that don't meet the scope of the journal will be rejected.

(2) Pre-analysis: The manuscript will be evaluated by the executive editors. Within this stage, some requirements are analyzed, such as relatedness to the scope of the journal, originality, method consistency, and interdisciplinary discussion. Failure to meet the requirements may result in rejection of the manuscript. Evaluation proceeds without author identification.

(3) Designation: Should the papers be approved at the pre-analysis stage, they will be designated to the associate editors. These are responsible for following up the evaluation and indicate peer referees who will proceed with the paper revision.

(4) Evaluation: In this final stage, the paper is evaluated by a pair of referees using double-blind methodology. In some cases, it undergoes the evaluation of further referees if the decision is tied. It is quite common for the evaluators to suggest a series of adjustments. The sooner the author delivers the adjustments, the faster the analysis process.

Important: Once a manuscript has been submitted to the Journal, it will go through all the steps previously described, receiving comments or requesting corrections by the editors. Compliance with these observations will require the authors to submit new revised versions of the manuscripts in the ScholarOne System that use Eastern Time, rather than Brazilian time. Therefore, authors must submit revisions and corrections by the day before the deadline set by the ScholarOne system and communicated by email to the authors.

Articles approved in step 4, and accepted for publication until August of the current year, will be published in the current volume.

Papers must be submitted on the online platform: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/asoc-scielo

 

Focus and scope

Ambiente & Sociedade is a annual publication of the National Association of Graduate Courses and Research in Environment and Society - ANPPAS, that contributes with the area of knowledge that articulates the interface between Environment and Society, within an interdisciplinary approach, highlighting the dialogue between the natural and human sciences and their connections.

The Journal publishes scientific work of national and international contributors, which are subject to evaluations by ad hoc reviewers.

The journal publishes articles and reviews of unprecedented books in the interdisciplinary area of interaction between Environment and Society, and presents original and significant contributions from a theoretical, conceptual, methodological and/or empirical  point of view.

Articles of a strictly disciplinary nature, focusing on environmental or human transformations separately, or that do not have a discussion about the relationship between environment and society should be sent to other journals and will not be considered for publication, regardless of their quality.

Examples of articles outside the scope:

  • Strictly legal analysis of environmental issues
  • Description and diagnosis of environmental problems
  • Analysis of technologies
  • Spatial analysis and its methods
  • Economic analysis
  • Case studies with micro scale
  • Review and systematization of literature.

 

System of submission

Ambiente & Sociedade Journal migrated to Scielo ScholarOne submission platform hoping in that way to optimize the whole process, from submission to publication. To send your paper access: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/asoc-scielo

We request the authors to read carefully below all the submission process requirements.

ScholarOne requires that authors indicate their ORCID code (https://orcid.org/) at the time of submission.

Contact with the Journal is made only and exclusively by email: revistaambienteesociedade@gmail.com

A) PAPER FORMAT

Authors must pay attention to the following formatting instructions:

  1. The maximum number of authors and co-authors per submitted manuscript is 7 people.
  2. The paper must be structured as follows: Title in English, Abstract, Key-words, Title in Portuguese, Resumo, Palavras-chave, Title in Spanish, Resumen, Palabras-clave, Introduction, Main Body, References. Footnotes are optional.
  3. For evaluation, text can be written in the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, or English.
  4. Document must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  5. Arial 12 font and 1,5 (one and a half) spacing between lines.
  6. All pages must be sequentially numbered.
  7. Text must contain abstract (in the three languages) and references.
  8. All the manuscript text should be 35.000-50.000 characters long (including spaces)
  9. Title must be 15 words at most.
  10. Abstracts (three languages) must contain between 100-150 words each. They must not be written in first person, and must include the general topic, research problem, goals, method, and main conclusions.
  11. Key words for all languages must be at least 3 and at most 5.
  12. Acknowledgements (optional) must be cited as a footnote by the title. They must not contain either direct or indirect references to the authors.
  13. Graphic elements (Tables, charts, graphs, figures, pictures, drawings, and maps). It is allowed up to a maximum of five elements (overall), numbered in Arabic, and following the same sequence they have in the text. They should comply with ABNT rules for references and caption insertion for each element. They must be in their original format which allows editing within text body. If in doubt, access: http://www.biblioteca.fsp.usp.br/~biblioteca/guia/i_cap_04.htm
  14. Coloured and Black&White Images, digitalized in .jpg format, with resolution starting from 300dpi, presented in such dimensions that allow resizing without legibility loss.
  15. Footnotes are explanatory and should be avoided. They must be used only as exceptions, when strictly necessary for text comprehension and 3 line long at most. Footnotes must have consecutive numeration, in Arabic, sequenced as in the text body.
  16. Citations within the text body and references should comply with ABNT rules and optionally  Vancouver rules for foreign authors. If in doubt, access: http://www.biblioteca.fsp.usp.br/~biblioteca/guia/i_modelos.htm
  17. Blind evaluation: when submitting the paper on the online platform, the author must delete all authorship identification (direct and indirect) from the text which will continue toward blind evaluation by external referees. Authorial information will be concealed and kept registered within the system. When saving your document, make sure to remove MS Word’s metadata (file author; last modified by), in order to remove any possible author identification. Manuscripts with author’s informations will not be accepted and will be returned to the author for necessary adjustments.
  18. Reviews can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Document must be submitted in .doc or .docx format. Font must be Arial 12, with 1,5 (one and a half) spacing between lines. All pages must be sequentially numbered. Reviews must be 10.000-15.000 characters long (with spaces) and comprise the full reference of the book, as well as a title and author(s) identification at the end of the text (full name and institution). Only reviews about books published within the last three years shall be accepted. Reviews consist of reasonably complete literature revision of a given matter. In edited book reviews, please review the book as a whole, avoiding in that way, if possible, a review for each chapter.

B) PAYMENT SYSTEM

Due to budget cut and support reduction by research financing agencies, Ambiente & Sociedade Journal has started charging online paper submission since 2012.

  1. As of 01/01/2019 the value of the submission fee is R$ 300.00 (Three hundred reais) per submitted manuscript.  This increase is to cover production and management costs implied by being part of the Scielo collection.
  2. There are no refunds if the paper is rejected or incorrect payment by the authors. Editors hope to count on the collaboration of all authors, and in that way ensure the continuity of the journal.
  3. New billing system: Due to the current situation in Brazil that drastically reduced the financial support of CNPq to academic publications, the journal will need to continue with its own resources. To maintain the quality recognized in national and international scientific communities, it will be charged an acceptance fee of R$ 500.00 (five hundred reais), only for approved manuscripts, after the evaluation process. For articles whose first author is a student regularly enrolled in a postgraduate program, the value of the acceptance fee will be R$ 350.00 (three hundred and fifty reais). Authors must submit the corresponding proof of regular enrollment in a postgraduate program. The procedures necessary for this payment will be communicated by the Journal after acceptance of the article. This billing will be made only for manuscripts submitted from May 01, 2019 (manuscripts with ID equal to or greater than ASOC-2019-0094). This additional resource will complement production costs, such as editorial executive secretarial, review, layout and editorial production. It’s important to highlight that executive editors, associated editors and referees are academic teaching of diverse national and foreign universities, PhDs and researchers who collaborate voluntarily.
  4. The fee can be paid at Banco do Brasil:
    ANPPAS
    BANCO DO BRASIL - 001
    Agency: 3559-9
    Account: 51117-X
    CNPJ: 04.484.842/0001-17
  5. If further information is required for international payment, please email: revistaambienteesociedade@gmail.com
  6. The author has to mandatorily annex the receipt of the rate in the submission Online together with the manuscript as “Supplemental File NOT for Review. The submission will only be considered if the proof of payment is attached.

 

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