ISSN 0102-4698 printed version
ISSN 1982-6621 on-line version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and editorial policy

1- Journal profile

Educação em Revista is a quarterly journal that seeks to spread scientific knowledge in the field of education. It publishes original articles that effectively contribute to the advancement of educational research.

2 – Peer review process

Assuring the Blind Evaluation: To assure the integrity of the double-blind peer review to submissions to the magazine, all the possible precautions have to be made so the identity of the authors and evaluators is not revealed between them during the process.
This demands that authors, editors and evaluators (that might send documents to the system as a part of the evaluation process) take some precautions with the text and the document properties:

  1. The document authors must exclude their names from the text, replacing them with “Author” and the year in references and footnotes.
  2. In Microsoft Office documents, the author’s identification must be removed from the document properties (in the menu Archive > Properties), starting at Archive, in the main menu, and clicking the sequence: Archive > Save as... > Tools (or Mac Options) > Security > Remove personal information from this file on save > OK > Save.
  3. In PDFs, the author’s names must be removed from the Document Properties also, in Archive at the main menu of the Adobe program.

After the manuscripts are received they undergo a preliminary evaluation by the editors establishing whether they fit into the journal's editorial policy.

The papers are sent to plagiarism control systems to verify their authenticity.
At this moment, papers that contain any of the below items will be refused:

1) About the development

  1. are not original texts;
  2. don’t approach a central problematic in the educational field;
  3. are merely descriptive, without a theoretical critic analysis of the approached matter;
  4. don’t present relevant contribution to the approached theme analysis;
  5. don’t present empiric elements or argumentation well developed that substantiate it’s conclusions;
  6. are experience reports;
  7. are bibliographic revision;
  8. are parts of a dissertation or thesis, without the configuration of an academic paper;
  9. are part of a project or research report.

2) About the shape:

  1. haven’t been submitted to a previous orthographic revision, presenting excessive writing and/or textual construction errors;
  2. aren’t written in a clear way;
  3. don’t have the form of a scientific paper of the Humanities
  4. don’t follow all of the magazine rules.

In case they decide for it’s conduct, the editors will forward the paper for merit evaluation to, minimum, two evaluators, selected from the CNPq’s Research Group Directory and/or other databases. The evaluators recommend, then, it’s acceptance, refusal, approval with obligatory corrections or indicate that the paper should be rewritten and sent for another evaluation round. In the last two cases, the rewritten paper will be revaluated for final decision. All of the feedback are sent to the author(s). Evaluators and author(s) are not identified.

The contributions in the form of Review, Open Word, Conference, Tribute and Interview are evaluated by the Editorial Team, that will decide on the pertinence of it’s publication according to the goals of each section and adequacy of the texts to the magazine’s norms.

 

Editorial standards

For each item, it is necessary that at least one of the authors holds a PhD degree.

Educação em Revista states that authors are not required to pay any submission rate as well as for their articles evaluation (Article-processing Charge).

The Manuscript submission is made exclusively through the Submission System available at SciELO.

Registration in the system and subsequent access, through login and password, is mandatory for the submission of manuscripts, as well as to follow up on the progress of the editorial process.

As part of the submission process, the author(s) must verify that the manuscript is in compliance with all of the rules listed below. Submissions that do not fulfill these requirements will be rejected.

The manuscripts should be unpublished, a simultaneous submission to another journal is not allowed.

Papers that contain author identification in any part of the document won’t be accepted, be it in footnotes, bibliographic references or document properties.

1. Each author must have only one manuscript in process between the start of submission and final publication.

2. A two year interval must be observed between the publication of a manuscript and the start of a new submission process by the same author(s).

3. The manuscript should follow the standards of the Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT) or the American Psychological Association (APA), and must observe the following criteria:

a) Article: Unpublished manuscript of 6,000 to 10,000 words presenting: 1) results of empirical or theoretical
research, or 2) systematic and integrative critical reviews of scientific and academic production in the field;

b) Book review: Manuscript of 1,500 to 3,000 words presenting a critical review of relevant work to the field of education, published in the previous 3 (three) years;

c) Open words: Opinion article of 3,000 to 5,000 words about current topics impacting education;

d) Interview: Unpublished interview of 3,000 to 5,000 words presenting relevant contributions to the field of education;

e) Tribute: Section for public recognition of people and/or institutions that made significant contributions to the field of education;

f) Conference: Unpublished lecture of 4,000 to 9,000 words given at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
during the past 3 (three) years on a current and relevant topic in the field of Education.

4. The title in all cases should consist of 20 words maximum in the original article language and in English.

5. Tables, charts, graphs, maps and other visual resources should be submitted in grayscale. They should be included in the text flow and with full caption. The images should be digital, 300 dpi, in TIFF or JPG format.

6. To meet the submission requirements, download the COVER SHEET, fill out the indicated fields and save it in your computer. When you get to the end of Step 4, submit the saved document as an attachment.

7) The following conditions are applicable only to article submissions:

a) Abstract with a minimum of 120 words and a maximum of 150 words in the original article language and in
English;

b) Three to five keywords in the original article language and in English.

c) Note on research ethics and conflict of interest: if the research underlying this article involves human beings, it is necessary to state that the approaches and the methodological tools used complied with the ethical procedures established for scientific research in the Humanities. Furthermore, if the developed research and / or publication of the article generate questionings about the potential conflicts of interests, the author must declare that the information about the bodies or the financial institutions were not omitted.

Click here to submit a manuscript.

 

Note on ethics and good publishing practices

Educação em Revista adopts standards issued by the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa – CNPq (Brazilian National Research Council), contained in document “Ética e Integridade na Prática Científica  - Relatório da Comissão de Integridade de Pesquisa do CNPq” (Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Practice – CNPq Research Integrity Committee Report) (http://www.cnpq.br/documents/10157/a8927840-2b8f-43b9-8962-5a2ccfa74dda) and the principles in the Codes of Conduct and Guidelines on Good Publication Practice for Journal Publisher, issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics– COPE (http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct).

If the research originating the article involves human beings, it is necessary to state that the approaches and methodological instruments used comply with ethic procedures defined for scientific research in Human Sciences.

If requested, the author responsible for the article must sign the Liability Waiver and submit it to the journal editors to ensure the article is publised.

AUTHORS SUBMITTING FOR PUBLICATION IN EDUCAÇÃO EM REVISTA MUST:

  • Be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the Coversheet (http://www.fae.ufmg.br/pagina.php?page=Publicacao) completed in the article submittal process, as well as all statements made to the journal.
  • Fully vouch for the article’s originality and authorship.
  • Ensure proper acknowledgment of authors and co-authors.
  • Ensure, as the author in charge of exchanging correspondence with the journal, that all authors and co-authors are involved in the article submittal process.
  • The author in charge of exchanging correspondence with the journal shall make sure that all relevant co-authors are included in the article author list, and that all co-authors agree on the approval of the final article version and on its being submitted for publication.
  • Be accountable for the data, conclusions and contents provided in the article.
  • Disclose all conflict of interests the results publicized in the article and/or their interpretation may induce.
  • Disclose all funding sources.
  • Notify the journal immediately in case of errors, inaccuracies or problems relating to the article submitted or published.

The following are considered misconduct:

  • Conferring authorship and co-authorship to persons who have not effectively contributed to the article.
  • Omitting information on conflicts of personal, commercial, political, academic and/or especially, financial interests that may influence in the article’s assessment.
  • Submitting, without proper credits, texts that repeat the same hypotheses, data, analyses and results as other manuscripts previously published as book chapters, articles, papers, reports etc.
  • Submitting texts previously published as new, partial or full, authorship, regardless of the language of publication, in hardcopy or digital media, with no disclosure of sources, and without the permission by the original texts’ editors and/or authors, or without notifying the journal of the fact.
  • Failing to advise the journal of the submittal of texts to academic events, whether partially or in full.
  • Submit the same article simultaneously to more than one journal or publisher.

EDUCAÇÃO EM REVISTA’S EDITOR AND THE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Revising and updating the editorial policy and the standards for publishing in the journal.
  • Deciding on the circulation of the article submitted in accordance with the journal’s scope.
  • Deciding on the acceptance or rejection, based on opinions prepared by the appointed reviewers.
  • Ensure good scientific publication practices are adopted, preventing copyright violations and plagiarism.
  • Advising all those involved in the editorial process on their assignments.
  • Ensure all procedures appropriate to the peer review process are enforced, guaranteeing its transparency, quality, impartiality and the confidentiality of authors and reviewers.
  • Respond to appeals or claims submitted to the journal by authors or third parties, on topics relative to articles submitted or published.

EDUCAÇÃO EM REVISTA’S REVIEWERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • Subsidizing the Editorial Committee in decisions relating to the articles submitted, arbitrating on the quality of articles, even specifying the required revisions, if applicable.
  • Producing well founded, clear and objective opinions on the article’s relevance, on its compliance with standards and the journal’s scope, on its quality as a scientific article, its structure, formal aspects, etc.
  • Ensuring deadlines for issuing reviews are met.
  • Notifying the journal on any impediments as reviewers, regarding their qualification, impossibility to meet the deadlines, or risks of breaking impartiality.
  • Ensuring confidentiality of the texts submitted.
  • Notifying the journal on cases of copyright violations and/or plagiarism.

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