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Scope and editorial policy
Educação e Pesquisa publishes only previously unpublished articles in the field of education and does not consider manuscripts concurrently submitted for publication in books or other periodicals in Brazil or abroad. The journal reserves the right not to publish articles submitted by the same author at intervals of less than two years. Manuscripts are assessed first by the members of the editorial board. The manuscripts which do not comply with the editorial criteria of the journal are returned to their authors. The others are assessed by reviewers appointed by the editorial board. Manuscripts must be submitted via the journal's page in SciELO publishing system (http://www.scielo.org/php/index.php).
The time frame necessary for submissions to complete the review process - and be selected or rejected - varies according to the complexity of the reviews and possible changes suggested and implemented. The dates of receipt and approval of each article are stated in the published text. For each of the journal's issues, the editorial board establishes the criteria of organization of the articles approved.
Preparation of originals
Guidelines for manuscript submission
Upon submission of an article, authorship and the authors institutional affiliations must be filled out in proper spaces in SciELO System and should not be mentioned in the text, which will be submitted to blind peer review. Any references that enable reviewers to infer indirectly the authorship of the work are not accepted either. Authorship information is recorded separately, as metadata, and it is accessed only by the editors.
When preparing the manuscript, the following guidelines should be followed:
When employed, statistical methods must be described in sufficient detail to allow a competent reader access to the original data and verification of the results presented, whilst avoiding excessively technical language and presenting results with enough clarity so as to facilitate their understanding by a non-specialized reader. This guidance to authors requires steps such as: seeking, as much as possible, to quantify the results and present them with corresponding indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (for example, confidence intervals); avoiding relying solely on statistical inference tests that convey no relevant quantitative information; discussing the eligibility of the experimentation units; supplying detailed information about randomization and about the observations; discussing the reasonableness of the results, as well as the possible limitations of the method used; specifying the software employed; restricting tables and graphics to the amount necessary to explain the foundations of the article and their robustness; avoiding tables with too many topics and duplication of data; defining statistical terms, abbreviations and symbols used in the article.
Peer Review Process
The articles received for their eventual publication in Educação e Pesquisa will be previously read by the Editorial Commission. The articles that do not meet the editorial requirements shall be returned, and the rest of them will be forwarded to three evaluators for their analysis. At the most, one of the evaluators will be a member of the School of Educaton of the Universidade de São Paulo, to which the journal is subordinated. All evaluators have at least a doctors degree and belong to various scientific institutions. The names of the authors, the evaluators and the institutions they belong to will remain undisclosed throughout the entire process. The journal publishes annually the names of its body of evaluators ad hoc.
The aspects that guide the evaluation of the articles are: theoretical and empirical content, authors knowledge of scientific literature, current relevance of the topic, contribution to the specific area of knowedge, originality of the approach, text structure and writing style. The evaluators may recommend the integral acceptance of the text or its rejection, or they may suggest modifications for a new evaluation. The Editorial Commission may submit such suggestions to the author of the article, and after the changes have been included, the Commission will send the article again to the evaluators for a final evaluation.
Author is understood here as anyone who has effectively taken part in the conception of the study, in the development of the experimental sections, in the analysis and interpretation of data and in the final writing. It is recommended that the total number of authors should not be greater than four. If the number of authors is larger than that, the editor in charge must be informed of the degree of participation of each author. In the case of doubt about the compatibility between the number of authors and the results presented, the Editorial Committee has the right to question the participation of authors and to refuse submission at its discretion.
By submitting an article for publication in Educação e Pesquisa the author agrees to the following terms
Conflicts of interest and research ethics
When the research developed or the publication of the article may raise doubts about potential conflicts of interest, the author should declare in an endnote that no links to funding agencies or to commercial or political institutions have been omitted. Similarly, the institution to which the author is associated, or that has collaborated in the conducting of the study, should also be mentioned to guarantee that there are no conflicts of interest with the results being presented. It is also necessary to inform that the interviews and experiments involving human beings have followed the ethical procedures established for scientific research.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
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