ISSN 0104-4036 printed version
ISSN 1809-4465 online version



Instructions for authors

Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação aims to publish articles related to education, with thematic issues on evaluation and public policies in education, priorizing those resulting from research, theoretical studies and essays.

Articles submitted to Ensaio should necessarily follow the journal's editorial line and meet the standards set for publication.

Ensaio does not charge an article-processing fee (APC), there is no cost for authors who register their articles on the journal's platform.

1. General Provisions

Ensaio only accepts unpublished collaborations, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. An article is considered as unpublished when it has not been published in any national or foreign journals, conference/seminar proceedings, or Internet virtual spaces aiming at disseminating scientific papers.

2. Submission of articles

Ensaio admits a maximum of four authors per article.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal through the Cesgranrio Foundation Journals website at
Registering on the journals website is required before submission, observing the required fields marked with '*'.

For system-related-reasons, some fields do not have the asterisk symbol '*', but are essential and, therefore, mandatory.
These fields are: ORCID; Abstract; Keywords; Biographical abstract; and Institutional Affiliation.
The ORCID record can be done free of charge by accessing at

3. Article Formatting
  • The article should follow ABNT style. It should have a maximum of 7.000 words, including title, abstract, keywords, references, illustrations, graphs, tables and maps. The file must be in ".doc" or ".docx" format (text document), and meet the following formats:

    font Times New Roman, size 12;
    justified alignment;
    spacing of 1.5;
    references, with left alignment and spacing between lines;
    titles and sections should not have fonts or attributes (italic, bold, strikethrough, superscript, highlighted color, etc.).

  • The title, abstract and keywords should precede the article and be presented in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • The use of italics is reserved only to foreign words and phrases.
  • Acronyms should present their spelled-out version when first mentioned in the article.
  • Summary and keywords should not exceed 1.000 characters, excluding spaces, and should be typeset with single line spacing.

Note: The author is responsible for the translation of the title, abstract and keywords in foreign language.

4. Funded research

In the case of funded research, the field Agências de fomento must be filled in in the typing page of the article information (metadata), and should also include a footnote in the document. Footnotes should be numbered sequentially.

5. References
  • Quotes and references must necessarily be updated, relevant and pertinent. Articles with too many quotations will not be accepted.
  • References should be presented at the end of the article, and be inserted in the metadata (step 3 of article submission – at the website), and follow the rules of ABNT - Brazilian Technical Standards Association (NBR 6023/2018).
  • They must be listed in alphabetical order (by author's last name and initials of the names, in some cases, brought by an entity or title), containing only what was cited in the text.

Below are examples of references:

COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. Location: Publisher, date. (Series)
CRUZ, A. C.; PEROTA, M. L. L. R. Title. Edition number. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR et al. (more than three authors). Title. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Chapter title: subtitle. In: SOUZA, J. C. (Eds.). Book title. Title. Initial-final pages (optional).
BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL (Brasil). Title. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Article title. Journal name, location, volume number, issue number, initial-final pages of the article, month/year.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Abstract title: subtitle. In: MEETING TITLE, number (if applicable), year, location (city). Proceedings... (ellipses replace the information already contained in the event title). Location: Publisher, date of publication.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title. Defense date. Number of sheets/pages. Dissertation/Thesis (Master/Doctorate in...) - Institution name, location, date.
BRASIL. Provisional Measure No. ..., complete date. Summary (if possible). Publication title, location, date. Further details of the publication.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. [S.I.], 1999. Available at: <>. Accessed on: 9 Aug. 2016.

5.1 Self-citations
  • Self-citations should be limited to two. In the case of a coauthored article, the total citations should not exceed 10%.
5.2 Tables, charts, graphs, maps and images
  • They should have title, source and year of insertion or elaboration and be numbered. The right of reproduction, if applicable, must be mentioned.
5.3 Anti-plagiarism policy

Ensaio reserves the right, before submitting the article for peer review, to check for plagiarism using PlagScan and CopySpider.
Ensaio reserves the right not to accept for evaluation, manuscripts with a high level of self-plagiarism.
Authors must ensure the originality of the manuscript, and in case of use of parts of other articles, must make the necessary quotes.
Ensaio condemns plagiarism, in its various forms, and shall not publish an article whose percentage of similarity with other texts reaches high levels.
In case plagiarism is proved, Ensaio will not accept the text in question and will no longer accept any work coming from the authors involved.

6. Evaluation of Article

Submitted articles are evaluated in a double-blind system, in which two reviewers, Board members or ad hoc staff, from different institutions, analyze the relevance of the contribution for the existing knowledge in the area.
If there is disparity in opinions the journal will choose a third reviewer, expert on the subject, to untie the evaluation of the article.
Items will be sent to reviewers, after compliance with the requirements described above, through the Journals website of Cesgranrio Foundation/Ensaio, without identifying the author. Similarly, it will not be revealed reviewer’s names to the authors.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.

6.1 Revisions requests

After evaluation, the author receives the reviews, which may request revisions or adjustments, always seeking to improve the text.
The article should be redrafted and resubmitted to the journal (through the website) in a maximum of 30 days from the date of the revisions request.
The text should include the changes highlighted in yellow.
The editor shall reserve the right to refuse an article for which revisions were asked and were not made, or delivered out of time. With regard to publication, the editor has the last word.
After revisions, and the article not being approved for publication, the journal will notify the author of the editorial process through the website, and archive the article, with no obligation to return the original versions.
Note: The editorial process can be followed through the Journals website of Cesgranrio Foundation.
After logging in and clicking on the active article, visit the tab avaliação.

6.2 If approved

Article status will change from "Em avaliação" to "Em edição". The next steps will be publishing, XML markup, and paper and online publication on a volume to be set by the publisher.

The author should record in the final text, already approved, the name of the author and co-authors, if any, data on the highest title of each one, full institutional affiliation and research grants, if applicable, in full. Finally you must enter the email address and the ORCID. The full address and contact numbers should also be provided in a supplementary document.

Articles by the same author will only be published in different volumes.

This Magazine works with the advanced publication of articles, or Ahead of Print (AOP). Ahead of print is the early publication of articles approved by the Editorial Board, contributing to a faster dissemination of research. It is made in definitive format of the text, and it can be quoted according to the following model:

CHIAPPE, Andrés e ADAME, Silvia Irene. Open Educational Practices: a learning way beyond free access knowledge. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [conectados]. Na imprensa. [citado em 2018-02-06]. Disponível em: . Epub 18 de dezembro de 2017. ISSN 0104-4036.

7. Open Page

Texts that provide a broad overview of a subject may be published in the Open Page section. In this case, they should comply with the requirements set out in items 1 to 7.

8. Conflict of interest

Ensaio is not responsible for the concepts expressed or the content of the ideas of published articles.
Authors are therefore responsible for recognizing and revealing conflicts of interest of any nature (personal, commercial, financial, academic or political).
Ensaio reserves also the right not to publish conflicting-nature articles or articles that can cause any damage to its image or others’, and will warn the authors involved.

9. Right of reply

The right of reply policy encourages comments to articles published by Ensaio. Comments and replies to be published by Ensaio, on the website, will always be moderated.

10. Copyright

Sending any contribution automatically implies full assignment of copyright to the Cesgranrio Foundation. Ensaio adopts the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license of the type 'attribution - non-commercial use', also known as CC-BY-NC.
This license allows other authors to adapt and create from the work published in the journal, although new works must give due credit to the article originally published and cannot be used for commercial purposes. For more information, consult the license specifications, available in: Accessed: 03/09/2020.

When the text is published in the printed magazine, the author will receive three printed copies of the volume on which the text appears, without any cost.

Published articles reflect the views of the authors and not those of the Publisher, the Editorial Board, or the Cesgranrio Foundation.
The work will be published in online and paper versions.


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