ISSN 0103-636X printed version
ISSN 1980-4415 on-line version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

A) BOLEMA is composed of articles, reviews, summaries, and notices.

B) The manuscripts received are submitted for analysis to members of the journal's Advisory Board.

C) There is no specific deadline for sending articles; they are received and processed on a continuous basis.

D) The content of the signed articles is the exclusive responsibility of the author(s);

E) The choice of editor and the advisers is always based on consideration of the specific competencies of the reviewers, as well as the absence of conflict of interest;

F) BOLEMA follows the procedure of evaluation by peers, in double-blind, which can result in four situations: i) approval (publication as received), ii) approval with few modifications, iii) re-submission after considerable modifications, iv) rejection (not approved for publication).

G) The result of the evaluation is always communicated to the author(s). The final version of the article (for printing) is re-sent to the author for approval. The authors, following final approval of the article, must sign a term of commitment declaring that the article refers to original research and/or has not been previously published.

H) In the case the article was presented previously in a conference or meeting, the author should communicate this fact to the editor, and the version submitted to BOLEMA should reflect additional theoretical or methodological development.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ARTICLE FORMAT AND SUBMISSION

1 Submission
The original manuscript should be submitted online by accessing the following link to the SEER site:
(http://www.periodicos.rc.biblioteca.unesp.br/index.php/bolema)

2 Article format and composition
The text should be written using Word for Windows (*.doc or *.docx) according to the following guidelines:

3 Length of article
The text should not exceed 20 pages. Page layout: paper A4; upper and left margins: 3 cm; lower and right margins: 2 cm.  Exceptions will be evaluated by the editor if accompanied by authors´ justification.
The submitted text should have the following structure and order of presentation:

2.2 Title
Times New Roman 16 point type, in bold, 1.5 spaced, centered.  The first letter of each word should be capitalized (except propositions, adverbs, conjunctions, etc.); words following a colon (:) should not be capitalized (except for proper nouns).

2.3 Title in English
Times New Roman 14 point type, in bold, 1.5 spaced, centered. The first letter of each word should be capitalized (except propositions, adverbs, conjunctions, etc.); words following a colon (:) should not be capitalized (except for proper nouns).

2.4 Name(s) of Author(s)
Times New Roman 12 point type, 1.5 spaced, right-aligned, not bold. Small and capitalized letters should be used and a footnote inserted for each author, including the following information:  title, name and acronym of institution where degree was earned, current institutional association, city, state and country, complete mailing address for correspondence and e-mail address for contact (both will be published).

2.5 Abstract
The word Abstract should be written in Times New Roman 12 point type, in bold, using small and capitalized letters (as in this sentence), single spaced, centered.  The abstract should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, single spaced, justified with no tab at the beginning of a paragraph, containing 100 to 250 words.  The research question, methodology, results and conclusions should be clearly presented.

2.6 Keywords
A maximum of five keywords should be selected that clearly summarize the theme, contents and methodology of the article. They should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, single spaced, justified. The first letter of each word should be capitalized (except prepositions, adverbs, conjunctions, etc.) and separated by periods.

2.7 Foreign language manuscripts
Manuscripts written in Spanish should include abstracts and keywords in Spanish as well as English. Manuscripts written in English should include abstracts and keywords in English as well as Spanish or Portuguese.

3 Details regarding the body of the manuscript
The body of the manuscript should be written in Times New Roman 12 point type, 1.5 spaced.  Use italic to highlight words or phrases in the text.

3.1 Sections
According to current ABNT norms (NBR 6024:2003)
Sections are right-margin aligned, separated from the section title by one space.  Arabic numeration should be used (Ex: 1,   1.1, ...,   2,   2.1, ...), up to a maximum of five sub-divisions in a section (Ex: 1.1.1.1.1).  Section titles and sub-titles should be in Times New Roman 12 point type, in bold, justified with no tab and numbered as indicated above.  Sub-titles and text should be separated by 1.5 spaces, and sections should be separated by double spaces.  Only the first letter of the sub-title should be capitalized (except for proper nouns).

Quotes: Should follow current ABNT norms (NBR 10520/2002)

When the author´s name accompanies the quote in the text, the name should be written normally using capital and small letters.  When the name follows the quote in parentheses, the author´s name should be in capital letters. Direct quotes in the text exceeding three lines should be highlighted using a 4 cm left margin, single space, and no quotation marks, in Times New Roman 10 point type.

a) Direct quotes of up to three lines should be placed between quotation marks and incorporated into the text.

b) With direct quotes, specify the year of publication and page numbers of the source. This information should be presented in parentheses and separated by commas. With indirect quotes, the page number is optional, but the year of publication is required and should be presented in parentheses.

3.3 Footnotes

Should be summarized as much as possible and can be inserted at the bottom of the page.  They should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, justified, and single spaced.

3.4 Ilustrations
Should follow the current ABNT norms (NBR 6022/2003) For all types of illustrations (tables containing textual information, figures, drawings, photographs, graphs, flowcharts, maps, etc.), the identification should appear below with the appropriate designation followed by the number of the order of occurrence in the text of that type of illustration and title or explanatory legend, which should be brief but clear enough to dispense with consulting the text or the source. The illustration should be inserted in the text as close to the place it is first referred to as possible. The title should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, single spaced, and centered. (Only the figure designation and number should be in bold, and they should be separated from the title or legend by a hyphen. Ex: Figure 1 – Title/legend of the figure; Table 3 – Title/legend of table 3. Observation: Colored illustrations should be re-configured appropriately keeping in mind that BOLEMA is printed only in black, white, and shades of gray.

3.5 Tables containing numerical data (IBGE (1993)) Titles should appear at the top of the table followed by the number, in order of occurrence, written in Times New Roman 12 point type. (Only the word "table" and the number should be in bold, and they should be separated from the title or legend by a hyphen. Ex: Table 1 – Title/legend of table. Sources used to construct the table and other notations should be indicated below. Tables should be inserted in the text as close to the place they are referred to as possible. The content of the table, as well as source and notes, should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, single spaced.

3.6 References: Should follow current ABNT norms (NBR 6023/2002). Should be left margin aligned, Times New Roman 11 point type, single spaced and separated by a double space. Use bold to highlight the title of each publication. Some examples follow:

BOOK:

  • AUTHOR, AUTHOR. Book Title: subtitle. Edition. City of publication: Publishing house, year. Physical description. (Series or collection). Notes.

Example 1:
CARPENTER, T. P; MOSER, J. M; ROMBERG, T. A. Addition and Subtract: a Cognitive Perspective. New Jersey: LEA, 1982.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • AUTHOR. Article Title. In: NAME OF ORGANISER. (Org.). Book Title: subtitle. Edition. City of publication: Publishing house, year. p. XX - XX [Page: first and last separated by a hyphen].

Example 2:
KIERAN, C. Research on the learning and teaching of algebra. In: GUTIERREZ , A.; BOERO, P. (Eds.). Handbook of research on the psychology of mathematics education: Past, present and future. Roterdham: Sense, 2006, p. 11-50.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS/PERIODICALS:

  • AUTHOR article. Article title. Journal Title (abbreviated or not), city of publication, v. followed by volume number, n. followed by the fascicle number, p. followed by the numbers of first and last page (separated by a hyphen), abbreviated month (if any). Year

Example 3:
BLANTON, M. L.; KAPUT, J. J. Characterizing a classroom practice that promotes algebraic reasoning. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Reston,VA,  v. 36, n. 5, p. 412 - 443, Jan. 2005.

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN EVENTS:

  • AUTHOR. Title of work. In: EVENT NAME, n. (Event number in Arabic numerals), year, city where the event took place. Title of the publication of the event ... City of publication: Publishing house, year of publication. Physical description. Notes.

Example 4
TSOU, C. L. Kinetics of irreversible modification of enzyme activity. In: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, 10th, 1993, Trieste. Proceedings… Trieste: T.W.A.S, 1993, p. 155 - 174.

 

DISSERTATIONS, THESES

  • AUTHOR. Title: subtitle. Year of the deposit. Number of leaf or volume. Dissertation (Master of ...) (or) Thesis (Doctorate in ...) - Faculty of ... (Or) ... Institute, University, City of the defense, year of the defense.

Example 5
GARNICA, A. V. M. A interpretação e o fazer do professor: possibilidade do trabalho hermenêutico na Educação Matemática. 1992. 194f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Educação Matemática) – Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro. 1992.

HOMEPAGES

  • AUTHOR. Title: subtitle. Additional data (Responsible for production, coordination, development, presentation, etc.., If any). Available at: <web> Access in: day month Year.
  • Review articles

Review articles should not exceed six pages. Titles should be formatted as below, with 1.5 spaces between the title and text, and name of reviewer right-margin aligned following the body of the text:

4.1 Book reviews

AUTHOR´S LAST NAME (capitalized), Initial(s) of the first names of the author of the book being reviewed. Title of book being reviewed (in bold, except for the sub-title, if there is one).  Edition, City of the publisher: publisher, year.

4.2 Research reviews (theses or dissertations)

AUTHOR´S LAST NAME (capitalized), Initial(s) of the first names of the author of the work being reviewed. Title of thesis/dissertation being reviewed. (in bold, except for the sub-title, if there is one). Year submitted. Number of volumes or pages (Xv. or Xf.). Dissertation/Thesis (Master /Doctorate in …) – Department or Institute, University, City, Year defended. Name of Dissertation/Thesis advisor.

 

To send manuscripts

Original manuscripts should be submitted online by accessing the following link to the SEER site:
 (http://www.periodicos.rc.biblioteca.unesp.br/index.php/bolema).

The five steps to submit articles include: STEP 1 – Begin; STEP 2 – Inclusion of metadata; STEP 3 – Transfer of manuscript; STEP 4 – Transfer of supplementary documents; STEP 5 – Confirmation.  Two copies of the manuscript should be sent, as follows:

  1. The first version of the article should include the complete identification of the authors (see Section 2.4), attached in Step 3, above.
  2. The second version of the article should be sent without the names of the authors for blind review.  Authors´ names should be sent as attachment in Step 4, above.

The site includes a tutorial to assist in the submission of articles.

Address for correspondence
BOLEMA - Departamento de Matemática
IGCE - UNESP Caixa Postal 178
CEP 13506-700 - Rio Claro, SP – BRASIL.
Tel/fax: (19) 35269381
E-mail – bolema@rc.unesp.br

 

 

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