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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

The Brazilian Journal of Food Technology (BJFT) is an electronic three-monthly 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 double 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. 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 196/96 of the National Health Council of October 10th, 1996, the project approval number granted 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).

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 and Agreement

By signing the “Term of Responsibility and Agreement”, 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 3.0 Not Adapted (CC BY 3.0).
- Agrees to the name indicated as the Corresponding Author.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

PUBLICATION GUIDELINES

1. PUBLICATION CONTENT AND CLASSIFICATION

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 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS: These are papers that include the used methodology, final results and conclusions obtained from original research, structured and documented such that they can be reproduced with margins of error equal or inferior to the limits indicated by the author.

1.2 SHORT COMMUNICATIONS: These are partial reports of original research, whose relevance justifies anticipated publication. The structure must follow the same pattern as scientific papers and they can subsequently be published in the complete form as scientific papers.

1.3 REVIEW PAPERS: These are complete, integrated and critical descriptions of a research theme, based on documented literature, including conclusions about the available knowledge. Normally the Scientific Editor requests such articles from experienced researchers on subjects chosen by the Editorial Board. Nevertheless, non-requested articles may be accepted if judged to be of interest.

1.4 CASE REPORTS: These are the description of cases, which the results are technically relevant.

1.5 CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW: It is the analysis of one or more books – printed or in electronic format – that presents a summary and a critical analysis of the content.

1.6 ARTICLE COMMENTS: A document, which its object or focus, is another article or other articles

1.7 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: The update of a survey or other news items.

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

2. FORMATTING:

- Microsoft Word text editor.
- Font Arial 12 with double spacing between lines.
- A4 page format (210 x 297mm) with 2cm margins.
- All the lines and pages of the manuscript must be numbered in sequence.
- The manuscript must include no more than 20 pages for scientific papers or 9 for scientific notes, including figures and tables.

3. MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE

The author may establish the Review Paper structure.

All scientific articles, short communications and case reports must include the following topics:

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. 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 full, complete names of the authors must be provided plus their affiliation (Institution/Department, city, state, country) and electronic address. The corresponding author must be indicated, as well as his full postal address.

Example:

For the corresponding author:
Name (*corresponding author)
Institution/Department
Complete Address – (Zip Code / City / State / Country)
e-mail

For collaborators:
Name
Institution/Department
City / State / Country
e-mail

3.3. 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). Articles in Portuguese or Spanish must also present a Summary in English and articles in English must also include a summary in Portuguese. 

3.4. KEYWORDS: These must be included immediately after each one of the summaries, in Portuguese and English, with up to 6 words indicating the contents of the paper. Avoid terms that appear in the title. Articles in Portuguese or Spanish must also present Keywords in English and the articles in English must also include Keywords in Portuguese. 

3.5. INTRODUCTION: This must bring together information to give a clear definition of the studied problem, referring 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.

3.6. 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.

3.7. 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.

3.8. EQUATIONS AND UNITS: Equations numbering must be according to their appearance in the text, and the number must appear between brackets near the right-hand margin. The International System (IS) of units must be used with the respective symbol. Amounts expressed in other unit systems will not be accepted.

3.9. 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 must be edited using the resources of the text editor designated for this purpose, using only horizontal borders. They must be self-explanatory, easy to read and to understand.

Figures must be presented in the dimensions in which they will be published. They should be used, preferably, to highlight the more expressive results and must not repeat information contained in tables. They should be presented in a form allowing clear visualization and interpretation of their content. Legends must be short, self-explanatory and without borders. Figures (graphs and photos) must be in colored and in high definition, to be significantly interpreted. In addition to being presented in the manuscript’s text, figures must also be sent as individual files, apart from the text, when submitting the manuscript. These individual files must be named according to the figure number. Ex.: Fig1.jpg, fig2.gif etc.

3.10. ABBREVIATIONS: Abbreviations must be avoided. If used, they must be defined the first time they are mentioned. Abbreviations must not appear in the title, nor, if possible, in the summary and keywords.

3.11. 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.

3.12. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The full identification of the sponsoring agency must be stated, including the name of the funding agency, country and project number. Acknowledgements to other people and institutions are optional. 

3.13. REFERENCES:

3.13.1 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).

3.13.2 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.

- It is recommended to cite the names of all the authors in the references.

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.

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. EVALUATION PROCESS

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 double 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. 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 196/96 of the National Health Council of 10/10/1996, the project approval number by a Research Ethics Committee must be informed.

The initial evaluation conducted by the Editors is made according to a form that considers Compliance to the Journal´s scope and guidelines; Study relevance; Reach of the proposed topic; Methodology adequacy and reproducibility; Adequacy and topicality of the references and writing quality.

The subsequent evaluation by Reviewers and Editors/Counselors is made according to a form that considers originality, scientific quality, relevance, technical aspects of the manuscript including the title´s adequacy and the quality of: Summary, Introduction, Methodology, Discussions, Conclusions and clarity and objectivity of the text

 

Submission

The manuscript and the Figures (in color and in high definition)  along with the Self-evaluation Form (http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br/arquivos/FormularioAUTOAVALIACAOBJFT-2015-inglesVF.pdf) and the Statement of Responsibility and Agreement (http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br/arquivos/TermofResponsabilityBJFT-2015-rev2-inglesVF.pdf) must be sent to the Journal’s Secretary (lucia@ital.sp.gov.br). Published papers will be charged and values are available at the Journal’s website http://bjft.ital.sp.gov.br/instrucao_autores.php

 

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