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Project and Editorial Policy

INTERFACE - Communication, Health, Education publishes original analytical articles or essays, critical reviews and notes on research (unpublished texts); it also edits debates and interviews, in addition to publishing the abstracts of dissertations and theses, notes on events and subjects of interest. The editors reserve themselves the right to make changes and/or cuts in the material submitted to the journal, in order to adjust it to its standards, maintaining the style and content.

The manuscript submission is online, by the Scholar One Manuscripts system (

All papers submitted to Interface have to follow the instructions described below.


Form and Preparation Of Manuscripts


Dossier - essays or thematic analytical articles, by invitation of the editors, resulting from original study and research (up to six thousand words).

Articles - analytical texts or reviews resulting from original theoretical or field research on themes that are of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).

Debates - a set of texts on current and/or polemic themes proposed by the editors or by collaborators and debated by specialists, who expound their points of view. The editors are responsible for editing the final texts (original text: up to six thousand words; debate texts: up to one thousand words; reply: up to one thousand words).

Open page - preliminary research notes, polemic and/or current issues texts, description of experiences, or relevant information aired in the electronic media (up to five thousand words).
Interviews - testimonies of people whose life stories or professional achievements are relevant to the journal's scope (up to six thousand words).

Books - publications released in Brazil or abroad, in the form of critical reviews, comments, or an organized collage of fragments of the book (up to three thousand words).

Theses - succinct description of master's theses, doctoral dissertations and/or post-doctoral dissertations, containing abstract (up to five hundred words). Title and keywords in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Access address to the full text, if available in the internet, must be informed.

Creation - Texts reflecting on topics of interest for the journal, at the interface with the fields of arts and culture, which in their presentation use formal iconographic, poetic, literary, musical or audiovisual resources, etc., so as to strengthen and give consistency to the discussion proposed.

Brief notes - comments on events, meetings and innovative research and projects (up to two thousand words).

Letters - comments on the journal and notes or opinions on subjects of interest to its readers (up to one thousand words).

Note: In case of counting the text words, the tables with text are included and the title, the abstract and the keywords are excluded.


Submiting Originals

Interface - Communication, Health, Education accepts material in Portuguese, Spanish and English for any of its sections. Only unpublished papers can be submitted for publication. Translations of texts published in another language will not be accepted. Submissions must be accompanied by an authorization for publication signed by all authors of the manuscript. The model for this document will be available for upload in the system.

Note: You must do the system registration in order to submit your manuscript. Go to the link
and follow the instructions. When you have finished the registration, click "Author Center" and begin the submission process.

The originals must be typed in Word or RTF, using Arial 12, respecting the maximum number of words defined per section of the Journal.
All originals submitted for publication must have an abstract and keywords relating to the topic (with the exception of Books, Brief notes and Letters).

The first page of the text must contain (in Portuguese, Spanish and English): the article's full title (up to 15 words), the abstract (up to 140 words) and up to five keywords.
Note: In case of counting the abstract's words, the title and the keywords are excluded.


Footnotes: These should be identified using lower-case superscript letters, in parentheses. They should be succinct and should only be used when necessary.



Starting in 2014, the journal Interface is changing over to the Vancouver standard as the style to use for citations and references in manuscripts submitted.


Citations should be numbered consecutively, according to the order in which they are presented in the text. They should be identified using Arabic numerals as superscripts.
According to Teixeira1,4,10-15

Important note: Footnotes will now be identified by means of lower-case letters, as superscripts, in parentheses. They should be succinct and should only be used when necessary.

Specific cases of citations:
a) Reference with more than two authors: in the body of the text, only the name of the first author should be cited, followed by the expression "et al."
b) Literal citations: These should be inserted in the paragraph between quotation marks ("xx"). If the citation already came in quotation marks in the original text, replace them with single quotation marks ('xx').

"The 'Uniform Requirements' (Vancouver style) are largely based on the style standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), adapted by the NLM."1

c) Literal citation of more than three lines: in a paragraph inset from the text (with a one-line space before and after it), with a 4 cm indentation on the left side, single spacing, font size smaller than that used in the text, without quotation marks, without italics and with its right side at the right margin of the text.

Note: To indicate fragmentation of the citation use square brackets: [...]we foundsome flaws in the system[...]when we reread the manuscript, but nothing could be done[...].


This meeting has expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and has established the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Presented to Biomedical Journals: the Vancouver Style 2.

All the authors cited in the text should appear among the references listed at the end of the manuscript, in numerical order, following the general standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) ( The names of the journals should be abbreviated in accordance with the style used in Index Medicus (

The references should be aligned only with the left margin and, so as to identify the document, with single spacing and separated from each other by a double space.

The punctuation should follow the international standards and should be uniform for all the references:
Leave one space after a full stop/period.
Leave one space after a semicolon.
Leave one space after a colon.
When the reference occupies more than one line, restart in the first position.


Author(s) of the book. Title of the book. Edition (number of the edition). City of publication: Publishing house; Year of publication.

Schraiber LB. O médico e suas interações: a crise dos vínculos de confiança. 4a ed. São Paulo: Hucitec; 2008.

* Up to six authors, separated by commas, followed by "et al.", if this number is exceeded.
** Without indicating the number of pages.

If the author is an entity:
Ministério da Educação e do Desporto. Secretaria de Educação Fundamental. Parâmetros curriculares nacionais: meio ambiente e saúde. 3a ed. Brasília, DF: SEF; 2001.
In the case of series and collections:
Migliori R. Paradigmas e educação. São Paulo: Aquariana; 1993 (Visão do futuro, v. 1).

Author(s) of the chapter. Title of the chapter. In: name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s). Title of the book. Edition (number). City of publication: Publishing house; Year of publication. First-last page of the chapter.

If the author of the book is the same as the author of the chapter:
Hartz ZMA, organizador. Avaliação em saúde: dos modelos conceituais à prática na análise da implantação dos programas. Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz; 1997. p. 19-28.
If the author of the book is different from the author of the chapter:
Cyrino, EG, Cyrino AP. A avaliação de habilidades em saúde coletiva no internato e na prova de Residência Médica na Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu - Unesp. In: Tibério IFLC, Daud-Galloti RM, Troncon LEA, Martins MA, organizadores. Avaliação prática de habilidades clínicas em Medicina. São Paulo: Atheneu; 2012. p. 163-72.

* Up to six authors, separated by commas, followed by "et al.", if this number is exceeded.
** It is obligatory to indicate the first and last pages of the chapter, at the end of the reference.

Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Date of publication; volume (number/supplement): first-last page of the article.

Teixeira RR. Modelos comunicacionais e práticas de saúde. Interface (Botucatu). 1997; 1(1):7-40.

Ortega F, Zorzanelli R, Meierhoffer LK, Rosário CA, Almeida CF, Andrada BFCC, et al. A construção do diagnóstico do autismo em uma rede social virtual brasileira. Interface (Botucatu). 2013; 17(44):119-32.

* Up to six authors, separated by commas, followed by "et al.", if this number is exceeded.
** It is obligatory to indicate the first and last pages of the article, at the end of the reference.

Author. Title of study [type]. City (State): Institution where it was presented; year when study was defended.

Macedo LM. Modelos de Atenção Primária em Botucatu-SP: condições de trabalho e os significados de Integralidade apresentados por trabalhadores das unidades básicas de saúde [thesis]. Botucatu (SP): Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu; 2013.

Martins CP. Possibilidades, limites e desafios da humanização no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) [dissertation]. Assis (SP): Universidade Estadual Paulista; 2010.

Author(s) of the study. Title of the study presented. In: editor(s) responsible for the event (if applicable). Title of the event: Proceedings or Annals of ... title of the event; date of the event; city and country of the event. City of publication: Publishing house; Year of publication. First-last page.

Paim JS. O SUS no ensino médico: retórica ou realidade [Internet]. In: Anais do 33° Congresso Brasileiro de Educação Médica; 1995; São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo: Associação Brasileira de Educação Médica; 1995. p. 5 [accessed Oct 30, 2013]. Available at:

* When the study has been consulted online, mention the data of access (abbreviated month and day followed by comma, year) and the electronic address: Available at: http://www......

Title of the law (or bill of law, or code...), publication data (city and date of publication).

Constituição (1988). Constituição da República Federativa do Brasil. Brasília, DF: Senado Federal; 1988.

Lei n° 8.080, de 19 de Setembro de 1990. Dispõe sobre as condições para a promoção, proteção e recuperação da saúde, a organização e o funcionamento dos serviços correspondentes e dá outras providências. Diário Oficial da União, 19 Set 1990.

*This follows the standards recommended in NBR 6023 of the Brazilian Technical Standards Association (Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, ABNT, 2002), with its graphical standard adapted to the Vancouver Style.

Author(s). Place: Publishing house, year. Review of: Author(s). Title of the study. Journal. Year;v(n):first-last page.

Borges KCS, Estevão A, Bagrichevsky M. Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz, 2010. Resenha de: Castiel LD, Guilam MC, Ferreira MS. Correndo o risco: uma introdução aos riscos em saúde. Interface (Botucatu). 2012;16(43):1119-21.

Author of the article. Title of the article. Name of the newspaper. Date; Section: page (column).

Gadelha C, Mundel T. Inovação brasileira, impacto global. Folha de São Paulo. 2013 Nov 12; Opinião:A3.

Author [letters]. Journal (City). Year;v(n.):first-last page.

Bagrichevsky M, Estevão A. [letters]. Interface (Botucatu). 2012;16(43):1143-4.

When the interview consists of questions and answers, the entry is always according to the interviewee.

Yrjö Engeström. A Teoria da Atividade Histórico-Cultural e suas contribuições à Educação, Saúde e Comunicação [interview conducted by Lemos M, Pereira-Querol MA, Almeida, IM]. Interface (Botucatu). 2013;715-29.

When the interviewer transcribes the interview, the entry is always according to the interviewer.

Lemos M, Pereira-Querol MA, Almeida, IM. A Teoria da Atividade Histórico-Cultural e suas contribuições à Educação, Saúde e Comunicação [interview with Yrjö Engeström]. Interface (Botucatu). 2013:715-29.

Author(s). Title [Internet]. City of publication: Publishing house; date of publication [date of access with the expression "accessed"]. Address of the website with the expression "Available at:"

With page numbering:
Wagner CD, Persson PB. Chaos in cardiovascular system: an update. Cardiovasc Res. [Internet],1998 [accessed Jun 20, 1999]; 40. Available at:

Without page numbering:
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [accessed Aug 12, 2002];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available at:

* The authors should check whether the electronic addresses (URLs) cited in the text are still active.

If the reference includes the DOI, this should be maintained. Only in this case (when the citation was taken from SciELO, the DOI always comes with it; in other cases, not always).


Other examples can be found at

Illustrations: Images, figures and drawings must be created as TIFF or JPEG files. Minimum resolution: 200 dpi. Maximum size: 16 x 20 cm, in shades of gray, with captions and font Arial 9. Tables and tower graphs can be created as Word files. Other kinds of graphs must be created in image programs (corel draw or photoshop).

Note: In the case of texts sent to the Creation section, images should be scanned at a minimum resolution of 200 dpi and be sent in jpeg or tiff format, with a minimum size of 9 x 12 cm and maximum of 18 x 21 cm.


Submissions must be made online at:


Every text will be submitted to a preliminary evaluation by the Editorial Board. If the text is approved, it will be reviewed by peers (two reviewers at least). It will be returned to the author(s) if the reviewers suggest changes and/or corrections. In case the reviewers have divergent opinions, the paper will be submitted to a third reviewer for arbitration. The final decision about the merit of the work is the responsibility of the Editorial Board (publishers and associated publishers).

The texts are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the point of view of the publishers.

All content in the approved paper, except where otherwise noted, ís licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, type BY-NC. Reproduction only for non-commercial uses is permitted if the source is mentioned. See details in:


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