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Scope and policy

General rules

The purpose of ENSAIO Journal is to publish articles related to Education on topics about teaching, research and extension, focusing on Evaluation, Assessment and / or Public Policy.
Contributions must be original: if an article has already been published in other Journal, Conference , Brazilian or foreign print, worldwide web, or any other means of circulation,  it will not be accepted by ENSAIO Journal.
The analysis of the work submitted to ENSAIO Journal is always done in two stages.  First, the assessment of the article is done by the Editorial Board, which examines its suitability for the Journal editorial. Secondly, the article is sent to, at least, two experts.  Members of the Council shall decide by writing, issuing opinions on the desirability or otherwise of its acceptance.
The advice given may include suggestions for changes, additions or adaptations necessary for the improvement of the text with the Members of the Council’s suggestions for possible publication. Authors receive notice on the advice given. In this process, the names of reviewers and authors of the articles remain confidential.

The papers should be accompanied by a statement signed by the author(s), authorizing their publication in ENSAIO Journal. When accepted, papers will be published in print and electronically, the latter through the site of SciELO Brazil (
Articles written by more than one author will be presented according to the order of presentation of the writers to ENSAIO Journal, and each author must declare that he/she authorizes the publication of the article.
Once the article is published, the author(s) will receive five copies of the issue in which his/her/their article appears. The Journal is not responsible for the concepts expressed in an article signed and presented for publication.
Upon review and appraisal of the article, if it is not accepted for publication, the Journal does neither feel compelled to return the originals nor is responsible for the content of ideas and articles signed.

The copyright of the articles belongs to Cesgranrio Foundation, and it also applies to  the revised test, in its complete or partial reproduction, as well as the eventual citations.


Manuscripts' form and presentation


Ensaio Journal receives publications in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

The original articles must have a minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 30 in 1.5 space, with 35 lines.
Authors are requested to send the CD-R with the records of articles, using a word processor (Word, Word Perfect / PageMaker, etc..)  PC-compatible computers.  Articles sent by e-mail only will also be accepted, as long as the format is the one described in the above paragraph.

To each article, author(s) must attach his/their telephone number(s), e-mail address, etc…, as well as a short resume of the author(s).

Articles' Structure

The text should be preceded by the title, the name and the main title of the author(s),  as well as the institutional affiliation and e-mail, followed by a  summary/abstract which should include all the important concepts of the article and their correlations, setting out the main conclusions. This summary, as well as the title of the article, must be submitted in English, Portuguese and Spanish, containing a maximum of four key-words (descriptors) and not more than 1,000 characters, including spaces.
Notes, when necessary, must be included in a footnote, numbered sequentially.

The list of bibliographical references should be placed at the end of the article, according to the rules of the Brazilian Standards (NBR 6023/2002), in alphabetical order (by author's surname and initials of the names and in some cases, brought by an entity or title) , containing only what was quoted in the text. References are the responsibility of the author(s).

Examples of references:

COSTA JUNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. Place: Publisher, date. (Series)
CRUZ, A. C., Perot, M. L. L. R. Title. No. edition. Place: Publisher, date.
COSTA JR et al. (More than three authors). Title. Place: Publisher, date.
Costa Junior, P. J. Chapter title: subtitle. In: SOUZA, J. C. (Org.). Title of book. Place: Publisher, date. First-last pages (optional).
NATIONAL LIBRARY (Brazil). Title. Place: Publisher, date.
COSTA JUNIOR, P. J. Edition. Journal name, place of publication, volume numbers, issue, first-last pages of the article, month and year.
COSTA JUNIOR, P. J. Working title: subtitle. In: TITLE OF EVENT, number (if any), year, location (city) of accomplishment. Proceedings ... (Ellipses replace the information already contained in the title of the event). Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.
COSTA JUNIOR, P. J. Title. Date of defense. No. of sheets / pages. Dissertation / Thesis (Masters / PhD in ...) - Name of the institution, place, date.
BRAZIL. Provisional Measure no. ..., Complete date. Menu (if possible). Title of publication, place and date. Additional data publication.
COSTA JUNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. [S.I.], 1999. Available at: <>. Accessed: 9 August 2004.


The sending of manuscripts

The policy of ENSAIO encourages the right of replying to comments to articles published in the JOURNAL. If the comment is accepted for publication, the Editor should inform the author(s) of the original article. If the author sends a response to the comment, the Editor will reserve a specific space for the Journal's comments and the response. The answer should appear in the same edition of the commentary, or further editing.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.


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