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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Updated: 06/27/2016

 

Scope and Policy

The Brazilian Journal of Food Technology (BJFT) is an electronic rolling pass publication with free access, aimed at publishing original research results that contribute significantly to knowledge in the areas of food science, technology and engineering, and for agricultural sciences development in Brazil. Manuscripts with national and/or international scope presenting new concepts or experimental approaches, and which are not merely repositories of scientific data, are accepted.

The journal publishes original and authentic articles, short communications, review articles, case reports, critical book reviews, article comments an effective communications in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Submission of a manuscript presupposes that the same content has not been published or is under analysis for publication in any other divulging vehicle. The Author(s) is responsible for the article’s content and will be required to provide retractions or corrections, if necessary.

Articles specifically contemplating analytical methodologies will be accepted as long as they are innovative or provide significant improvement to existing methods. It is at the discretion of the Editors, depending on the subject relevance, the acceptance of works with test results of industrialized products without the information necessary to manufacture them. Papers aimed essentially at commercial propaganda will not be accepted.

Manuscript submitted for publication in the BJFT is previously evaluated by an Editor and, depending on the general quality of the work, it may be rejected or returned to the Authors for adjustments or sent to two ad hoc Reviewers. The whole process is a blind review. The reviewers’ evaluations are sent to the Associate Editor, who qualifies the manuscript’s pertinence for publication. In case of discordance between the reviewers, other reviewers may be consulted. If the publication is possible, the reviewers and Associate Editor evaluations are sent to the Authors for them to verify the suggestions and carry out any pertinent modifications, which should be inserted in the text highlighted in a different color. There is no limit for the number of revisions, this is an interactive process and it depends on the agility of the Reviewers and the Editor in issuing their evaluations and on the Authors in returning the reviewed article. At the end of the process, the final decision is up to the Editor in Chief to approve or to reject the manuscript publication, subsided by the Associate Editor recommendation and the reviewers evaluation. This peer review system is the self-regulatory mechanism adopted by the Journal to certify the credibility of the researches to be published.

When the work presents research results involving the participation of human beings, in accordance to Brazilian Resolution 466/12 of the National Health Council from Brazil, the project approval number by a Research Ethics Committee must be informed.

Articles are published in order of approval, in the Journal’s online version at http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br and at the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO).

BJFT is supported by Institute of Food Technology - ITAL, linked to the Paulista Agribusiness Technology Agency, the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo State.

AUTHORSHIP

Those who made effective intellectual and scientific contributions to the work are considered to be authors, as they have participated in the conception, execution, analysis as well as in the writing or interpretation of the results. All authors must approve the final content of the work.  If of interest to the authors, other collaborators, such as, for example, sample suppliers and sponsors, can be cited in the acknowledgement section. The corresponding author is responsible for all the communication with the Journal and should provide information about the contribution of each co-author to the development of the study presented.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Term of Responsibility

By signing the “Term of Responsibility”, the authors are pledging the following:

- That the manuscript submitted for publication at the Brazilian Journal of Food Technology is an original work and has not been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, in part or the whole text, regardless of language, whether in printed or electronic format;
- Has participated sufficiently in the work to make public your responsibility in its content;
- Has reviewed and approved the final form of the manuscript in its entirety;
- Complies with authorship criteria of the Brazilian Journal of Food Technology and is not omitting the names of other qualified individuals as authors of the article;
- If requested, agrees to provide or cooperate in obtaining data and information related to the accuracy of the work.
- Is aware that all the content in the periodical, with the exception of any part duly identified are licensed under a Creative Commons License BY – Attribution 4.0 Not Adapted (CC BY 4.0).
- Agrees to the name indicated as the Corresponding Author.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

NORMS FOR SUBMISSION

1. CONTENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE DOCUMENTS FOR PUBLICATION

National and international manuscripts presenting new concepts or experimental approaches and not simply scientific data repositories will be accepted. Papers specifically contemplating analytical methodologies will be accepted as long as they are innovative or provide significant improvement to existing methods. “It is at the discretion of the Editors, depending on the subject relevance, the acceptance of works with test results of industrialized products without the information necessary to manufacture them.” Papers aimed essentially at commercial propaganda will not be accepted.

Papers published in the BJFT are classified into these categories.

1.1.ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES: These are articles that report the methodology, the final results and the conclusions of original research, structured and documented such that they can be reproduced with margins of error equal or below the limits indicated by the author. The work should not have been previously published, except in the preliminary form as a scientific note or a congress summary.

1.2. REVIEW ARTICLES: These are interrelated extracts from the available literature about a subject that fits into the scope of this journal and which contain conclusions about the available knowledge. They should preferably be based on literature published in the last five years.    .

1.3. SCIENTIFIC NOTES: These are partial reports of original research which, due to their relevance, justify prior publication. They should follow the same standard as a scientific article and could subsequently be published in the complete form as a Scientific Article.

1.4. CASE REPORT: These are descriptions of cases of which the results are technically relevant.

1.5. CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW: This is an analysis of one or more books, either printed or online, presenting a summary and critical analysis of the contents.

1.6. COMMENT ON AN ARTICLE: A document of which the object or focus is another article or articles.

1.7. SHORT COMMUNICATION: Update on a research project or other items of note.

The manuscripts may be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

2. STYLE AND FORMATTING

2.1. FORMATTIN.

- Microsoft WORD 2010 non-protected text editor or better.
- Source - Arial 12, double spaced. Do not format the text in multiple columns.
- A4 page format (210 x 297 mm), 2 cm margins.
- All the lines and pages of the manuscript should be numbered in sequence.
- Itemizing of the sections and subsections should not exceed 3 levels.
- The number of pages, including Figures and Tables in the text, should not be greater than 20 for Original Scientific and Review Articles or 9 for other types of document. We suggest that the presentation and discussion of the results be as concise as possible.
- Use short phrases.

2.2. UNITS OF MEASUREMENT: The International Unit System (SI) should be used and the temperature should be expressed in degrees Celsius.

2.3. TABLES & FIGURES: These must be numbered with Arabic numbers in the order they are mentioned in the text. Titles must be immediately above tables and immediately below figures, and must not contain units. Units must be between brackets in tables and figures. Tables must be inserted in the manuscript body soon after being mentioned. Photographs should be designated as figures.

The TABLES should be edited using the resources of the WORD text editor available for this end, using only horizontal lines. They should be self-explanatory and easy to read and understand. Footnotes should be indicated by lowercase superscript letters. First demarcate the columns and then the lines and follow the same sequence for the footnotes.

The FIGURES should preferably be used to highlight the more expressive results. They should not repeat information found in Tables. They should be presented so as to allow a clear visualization and interpretation of their content. The captions should be short, self-explanatory and with no edges. The Figures (graphs and photos) should be in colour and in high definition (300 dpi), so as to be easily interpreted. Photos should be in the form of a JPG or TIF file. The Figures should be sent (File upload) in individual files, separate from the main text, on submitting the manuscript. These individual files should be named according to the figure number. Example: Fig1.jpg, Fig2.tif etc.

2.4. EQUATIONS: The equations should appear in an editable form and only in the text, that is, they should not be presented as figures or sent in separate files.

We recommend the use of MathType or Equation Editor of the MS Word type to present equations in the text. Do not mix the tools MathType or Equation Editor in the same equation or mix these resources to insert symbols. Also do not use MathType or Equation Editor to present simple variables in the manuscript text (e.g., a=b2+c2), Greek letters and symbols (e.g., α, _∞, ∆) or mathematical operations (e.g., x, ±, ≥). Whenever possible, when editing the manuscript text, use the tool “insert symbols”..

They should be cited in the text and numbered in increasing sequential order, in Arabic numerals between parentheses, close to the right hand margin.

2.5. ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS: When strictly necessary, abbreviations and acronyms should be defined the first time they are mentioned. Do not use non-standardized acronyms unless they appear more than 3 times in the text. Abbreviations and acronyms should not appear in the Title, nor, if possible, in the Summary or Keywords.

2.6. NOMENCLATURE:

Reagents and ingredients: preferably use the international nonproprietary name (INN), that is, the official generic name.

Names of species: use the complete name of the genus and species, in italic, in the title (if present) and for the first mention in the manuscript. Subsequently, the first letter of the genus followed by the complete name of the species can be used.

3. STRUCTURE OF THE ARTICLE

COVER PAGE: title, running head, authors/affiliation

3.1. TITLE: This must be clear, concise and represent the paper subject. It must be written in capital letters, not exceeding 150 characters, including spaces. The manuscript in Portuguese or Spanish must also present the Title in English and the manuscript in English must also present the Title in Portuguese.

3.2. RUNNING HEAD: This should be written in uppercase and not exceed 50 characters, including spaces.

3.3. AUTHORS & AFFILIATION: Those who made effective intellectual and scientific contributions to the work are considered to be authors, as they have participated in the conception, execution, analysis as well as in the writing or interpretation of the results. All authors must approve the final content of the work.  If of interest to the authors, other collaborators, such as, for example, sample suppliers and sponsors, can be cited in the acknowledgement section. The corresponding author is responsible for all the communication with the Journal and should provide information about the contribution of each co-author to the development of the study presented.

The complete names of the authors should be supplied in full, followed by their complete affiliation (Institution/Department, city, state or county, country) and electronic address (e-mail). The name of the corresponding author should be indicated, together with the full address for postage purposes.

For the corresponding author:

Complete name (*corresponding author)
Institution/Department (Complete name of the Affiliated Institution when research was carried out)
Full postal address (Address/ postal code / City / State or County / Country)
Telephone
e-mail (do not use the providers hotmail or uol to register the corresponding author, since the online submission system ScholarOne, used by this journal, does not confirm the request for sending e-mail made by these providers)

For co-authors:

Complete name
Institution/Department (Affiliation when research was carried out)
Address (City / State or County / Country)
e-mail

MAIN DOCUMENT: title, summary, keywords, text of the article with figures and tables

3.4. SUMMARY: This must include the objective(s), material & methods (only information essential to understand how results were obtained), the more significant results and the study conclusions, containing no more than 2000 characters (including spaces). Do not use abbreviations or acronyms. Articles in Portuguese or Spanish should also present a Summary in English and articles in English should include a Summary in Portuguese..

3.5. KEYWORDS: A minimum of 2 up to a maximum of 6 words should be included immediately after the Resumo and Summary, which indicate the content of the work and allow for its recovery in literature searches. Avoid terms that appear in the title. The articles in Portuguese and Spanish should also present the keywords in English and articles in English should include the keywords in Portuguese.

3.6. INTRODUCTION: This must bring together information to give a clear definition of the studied problem, making reference to current bibliography, preferably to indexed periodicals, allowing the reader to situate the work and justifying its publication. Aiming to value the Journal, whenever pertinent, the citation of articles published in the BJFT is suggested.

3.7. MATERIAL & METHODS: This item must make it possible to reproduce the presented research. The employed methodology must only be written in detail when dealing with development or modification of a method. In the latter case, the modification must be emphasized. All methods must be accompanied by their references.

3.8. RESULTS & DISCUSSION: The results must be presented and interpreted, giving emphasis to the important points, which should be discussed based on current knowledge. Avoid duplicating the presentation of results in tables and figures. Whenever possible, the results must be statistically analyzed.

3.9. CONCLUSIONS: The essence of the results discussion must be presented in this item, which proves or not the hypothesis of the work or highlights the results importance or contribution to the knowledge advance. This item must not be confused with the summary, nor represent a summary of the discussion.

3.10. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The funding agency should be identified in full, including the name, country and project nº. Other acknowledgements to people or institutions are optional.

3.11. REFERÊNCES.

3.11.1 Citations in the text

Direct citation: textual transcription of part of the consulted author (text (s) page (s), volume (s) or section (s) of the source consulted must be specified).

Indirect citation: text based on the work of the consulted author (only the date must be indicated).

In bibliographical citations in the text (based on ABNT NBR 10520: 2002), callings by author's last name, responsible institution or title included in the sentence must be in uppercase and lowercase letters and, when they are in parentheses, must be capitalized (uppercase).

Examples:

Guerrero & Alzamorra (1998) obtained a good fit for the model. These results are in agreement with those found for other products (CAMARGO e RASERAS, 2006; LEE e STORN, 2001).

Vindiola et al. (1996) discovered that the reduction in growth as a function of this element was significant. As a counterpart the gene expression increased (ANDREWS et al., 2004; GUGLIELMINETTI et al., 2005).

In addition, opportunities exist to create new markets for recyclable raw materials derived from agricultural products, in the production of films (TANADA-PALMU e GROSSO, 2002a,b).

With respect to this subject, the words of Silva are enlightening (1986 apud CARNEIRO, 1981).

The citation of many documents from the same author, published in the same year, are distinguished by adding lower case letters, in alphabetic order, after date, with no space, according to the reference list.

Examples:

According to Reeside (1927a)
(REESIDE, 1927b)

To quote from a citation, the expression “apud” (quoted by, according to) must be used after the reference publication year, followed by the secondary source effectively consulted.

Examples:

In the text: “[…] in the Letter from 1946.” (VIANNA, 1986, p. 172 apud SEGATTO, 1995).

On this subject, the words from Silva may be clarifying (1986 apud CARNEIRO, 1981).

3.11.2 References

The references list must follow the norms established by the Brazilian Technical Norms Association (ABNT), Norm: NBR 6023, August, 2002, in the following way:

- References are only aligned to the left margin of the text and allowing the individual identification of each document, single-spaced and separated by double space.

- The typographic resource (bold, underline or italic) used to highlight the title element must be uniform in all references of the same document.

- Cite the names of all the authors in the References, that is, the expression “et al.” should not be used.

Monographs (books, manuals and brochures as a whole)

Surname and initials of the author first names (in the case of more than one author, names must be separated by semicolons). Title (in bold): subtitle. Edition (edition number), Place of Publication: Publisher, publication date. Number of Pages.

Examples.

Printed Publications

EVANGELISTA, J. Tecnologia de alimentos. 2. ed. São Paulo: Atheneu, 2008. 680 p.

HOROWITZ, W. (Ed.). Official methods of analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists. 18th ed., 3rd rev. Gaithersburg, Maryland: AOAC, 2010. 1 v.

PERFIL da administração pública paulista. 6. ed. São Paulo: FUNDAP, 1994. 317 p.

Electronic Publications

SZEMPLENSKI, T. Aseptic packaging in the United States. 2008. Available at: <http://www.packstrat.com>. Accessed on: May 19, 2008.

Part of monographs (Books chapters, volume, fragment, part)

CHAPTER AUTHOR. Chapter title. In: BOOK AUTHOR. Book title (in bold). Edition. City of publication: Publisher, date. Chapter, first-last pages of part.

Example:

Printed Publications

ZIEGLER, G. Product design and shelf-life issues: oil migration and fat bloom. In: TALBOT, G. (Ed.). Science and technology of enrobeb and filled chocolate, confectionery and bakery products. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009. chap. 10, p. 185-210.

Electronic:

TAMPAS de elastômeros: testes funcionais. In: AGÊNCIA NACIONAL DE VIGILÂNCIA SANITÁRIA. Farmacopéia Brasileira. 5. ed. Brasília: ANVISA, 2010. cap. 6, p. 294-299. Available at: <http://www.anvisa.gov.br/hotsite/cd_farmacopeia/pdf/volume1%2020110216.pdf>. Acessed on March 22, 2012.

Theses, dissertations and end of course papers

AUTHOR. Title (in bold). Year of thesis defense. Number of sheets. Category (Degree and area) - Institution Unit, Institution, City, publication date.

Example:

CARDOSO, C. F. Avaliação do sistema asséptico para leite longa vida em embalagem flexível institucional do tipo Bag-in-box. 2011. 160 s. Dissertation (Doctorate in Food Technology) - Faculty of Food Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas.

Periodical publication (Papers in periodicals)

PAPER AUTHOR. Paper title. Periodical title (in full and in bold), City of publication, volume, number, first-last pages, year of publication.

Example:

KOMITOPOULOU, Evangelia; GIBBS, Paul A. The use of food preservatives and preservation. International Food Hygiene, East Yorkshire, v.22, n.3, p. 23-25, 2011.

Eletronic:

INVIOLABLE and renewable. PackageBrand, São Paulo,v. 14, n. 162, p. 26, Feb. 2013. Available at: <http://issuu.com/pacakgebrand/docs/on162/26>. Accessed on: 20 May 2014

Paper presented in event

AUTHOR. Presented paper title followed by the expression In: NAME OF EVENT, number of event (if exists), event year and city. Document title (annals, proceedings, thematic topic, etc.), location: publisher, date of publication. First-last pages of quoted part.

Examples:

Printed Publications

ALMEIDA, G. C. Seleção classificação e embalagem de olerícolas. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE PÓS-COLHEITA, 2., 2007, Viçosa. Annals... Viçosa: UFV, 2007. p. 73-78.

Electronic

MARTARELLO, V. D. Balanço hídrico e consumo de água de laranjeiras. In: CONGRESSO INTERINSTITUCIONAL DE INICIAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA, 5., 2011, Campinas. Annals...  Campinas: IAC; ITAL, 2011. 1 CD-ROM.

LUIZ, M. R.; AMORIN, J. A. N.; OLIVEIRA, R. Bomba de calor para desumificação e aquecimento do ar de secagem. In: CONGRESSO IBEROAMERICANO DE ENGENHARIA MECÂNICA, 8., 2007, Cusco. Electronic annals... Cusco: PUCP, 2007. Available at: < http://congreso.pucp.edu.pe/cibim8/pdf/06/06-23.pdf >. Accessed on: Oct 28, 2011.

Technical standards

REGULATORY ORGAN. Standard number: standard title. Location (city), year, number of pages.

Examples:

ASTM INTERNATIONAL. D 5047-09: standard specification for polyethylene terephthalate film and sheeting. Philadelphia, 2009. 3p.

ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE NORMAS TÉCNICAS. NBR 15963: alumínio e suas ligas - chapa lavrada para piso - requisitos. Rio de Janeiro, 2011.  12p.

Legislation (Decrees, resolutions, laws)

Jurisdiction (Entity’s header, in case it is a standard), title, number, date and information about the publication.

Examples:

Printed Publications

BRASIL. Medida provisória no 1.569-9, de 11 de dezembro de 1997. Diário Oficial [da] República Federativa do Brasil, Poder Executivo, Brasília, DF, 14 dez. 1997. Seção 1, p. 29514.

Electronic

COMISSÃO EUROPÉIA. Regulamento (UE) n. 202/2014, de 03 de março de 2014. Altera o Regulamento (UE) n. 10/2011 relativo aos materiais e objetos de matéria plástica destinados a entrar em contacto com os alimentos. Jornal Oficial da União Europeia, Bruxelas, L 62, 04 abr. 2014. Available at: <http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:062:0013:0015:PT:PDF>. Dated from March 21, 2014.

4. PROCESS UNDER EVALUATIO.

Paper submitted for publication in the BJFT is previously evaluated by an Editor and, depending on the general quality of the work, it may be rejected or returned to the Authors for adjustments or sent to two ad hoc Reviewers. The whole process is a blind review. The reviewers’ evaluations are sent to the Associate Editor, who qualifies the manuscript’s pertinence for publication. In case of discordance between the reviewers, other reviewers may be consulted. If the publication is possible, the reviewers and Associate Editor evaluations are sent to the Authors for them to verify the suggestions and carry out any pertinent modifications, which should be inserted in the text highlighted in a different color. There is no limit for the number of revisions, this is an interactive process and it depends on the agility of the Reviewers and the Editor in issuing their evaluations and on the Authors in returning the reviewed article. At the end of the process, the final decision is up to the Editor in Chief to approve or to reject the manuscript publication, subsided by the Associate Editor recommendation and the reviewers evaluation. This peer review system is the self-regulatory mechanism adopted by the Journal to certify the credibility of the researches to be published.

When the study presents results of research involving the participation of human beings, the number of the process that approved the project by an Ethics in Research Committee must be informed, in accordance with Resolution nº 466 of October 12th 2012, published in 2013 by the National Health Council.

The prior evaluation carried out by the Editors considers: Conformation with the scope and norms of the journal; Relevance of the study; Broadness of the focus; Adequacy and reproducibility of the methodology; Adequacy and recentness of the bibliography and Quality of the written word.

The subsequent evaluation by the Reviewers and Editors/ Counsellors considers the originality, scientific quality, relevance, technical aspects of the manuscript including adequacy of the title and quality of the Resumo/Summary, Introduction, Methodology, Discussion and Conclusions, and the clarity and objectiveness of the text.

 

Submission

Submission of the article is online by the ScholarOne system, accessing the link: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/bjft-scielo

If you are not a user of ScholarOne, open an account in the system via New User on the Log in screen. On opening an account, note the fields marked with “req.” since they are obligatory. If you are a user but have forgotten your password, use the Password Help on the same screen.

If you have any doubts on using the system, use the tutorial (Resources – User Tutorials) to the right of Log in on the screen. If necessary use the Help button on the upper extreme right of the page.

During submission, do not use the back button of the navigator.

A cover letter for the manuscript should also be submitted online via ScholarOne, describing the hypothesis/ principal message of the study, what it presents which is unedited, the importance of its contribution to the area in which it fits and its adequacy for the Brazilian Journal of Food Technology.

The Term of Responsibility (http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br/instrucao_autores.php) should be submitted online via ScholarOne together with the other files, using the item File upload, as “Supplemental file NOT for Review”. If it is not possible to obtain the signatures of all the authors on a single Term, each author can send his/her own Term of Responsibility, duly filled in and signed, to the Journal Secretariat (bjftsec@ital.sp.gov.br). It should be emphasized that the submission will not be considered finalized whilst any of the authors have not sent their Terms of Responsibility.

There is a fee for publishing accepted articles, the value of which is available on the site of the Journal (http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br/instrucao_autores.php). The publishing process will only start after payment of the publication fee, and the payment instructions will be sent to the corresponding author as soon as the manuscript has been accepted.

 

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