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Update: 08/09/2016



Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an open, interdisciplinary, quarterly, on-line journal published on a quarterly basis by Unesp (Health Education and Communication Laboratory, Public Health Department, School of Medicine of Botucatu). It focuses on Education and Communication in health practices, education of health professionals (both university-based and inservice  education), and on Collective Health in its articulation with Philosophy, Arts and the Social and Human Sciences. Critical and innovative approaches and qualitative research are prioritized.

Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação publishes only original texts that have never been published elsewhere, in the form of free demand articles, analytical articles and/or essays, current issues reviews, critical reviews, experience reports, debates, interviews, and also letters and notes about events and matters of interest. The journal’s Editorial Board can propose, from time to time, specific themes considered relevant, developed by invited authors who are experts in the subject.

Translations of texts published in another language are not accepted.

All the submitted manuscripts have their scientific merit evaluated by peers.

The editors reserve the right to change and/or cut the received originals in order to adjust them to the journal’s standards, maintaining style and content.

The journal’s abbreviated title, Interface (Botucatu), must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic references.

Manuscripts are submitted exclusively online, by means of the ScholarOne Manuscripts system.
All the manuscripts submitted to Interface must comply with the standards described below. Failure to follow these rules may result in the rejection of the submission in the initial screening of manuscripts.


Editorial – text written by the editors or by invited researchers (up to two thousand words).

Dossier – set of thematic essays or analytical texts invited by the editors, resulting from original studies and research of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).

Articles – analytical texts resulting from original theoretical or field research referring to issues of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).

Review – texts of literature review about current issues that are pertinent to the journal’s scope (up to six thousand words).

Debates – set of texts about current and/or polemic issues proposed by the editors or by collaborators and debated by specialists, who expound their points of view. The editors are responsible for the final editing of the texts (Opening text: up to six thousand words; debaters’ texts: up to one thousand and five hundred words; reply: up to one thousand and five hundred words).

Open Space – theoretically grounded texts that describe and critically analyze experiences that are relevant to the journal’s scope (up to five thousand words).

Interviews – testimonies of people whose life stories or professional achievements are relevant to the journal’s coverage areas (up to six thousand words).

Critical reviews – critical analysis texts of  publications released  in Brazil or abroad in the last two years, in the form of books, films or other recent productions that are relevant to the journal’s scope  (up to three thousand words).

Creation – reflection texts on issues of interest to the journal, in an interface with the fields of Arts and Culture, which use, in their formal presentation, iconographic, poetic, literary, musical and audiovisual resources, among others, in order to strengthen and give consistency to the proposed discussion.

Brief note – notes on events, happenings, innovative projects (up to two thousand words).

Letters to the Editor – comments on journal’s publications and notes or opinions about matters of interest to the readers (up to one thousand words).

The word count in the text includes references and charts and excludes title, abstract and keywords.



1 The manuscripts must be keyboarded in Word or RTF, using 12-point Arial font, respecting the maximum number of words established for each section of the journal. All the manuscripts submitted for publication must contain abstract and keywords related to the theme. In the three languages of the journal (Portuguese, English and Spanish), with the exception of the sections Critical reviews, Brief notes and Letters to the Editor. The initial text of the Debates section should have title, abstract and keywords alluding to the theme, in the three languages of the journal (Portuguese, English and Spanish). The other texts of the Debate should only present title in three languages. Interviews should have title and keywords in the three languages. Critical reviews should have the title of the work reviewed in its original language.

2 Authors must take the following precautions when they submit their manuscript:

- To remove, from the text, data that identify the text’s authorship in references, footnotes and citations, replacing them by NN [eliminated for the purpose of peer review].
Authors' data are only reported in the specific field of the submission form.
- To remove, in Microsoft Office documents, please remove the author’s identification from the Document’s Properties (in the menu File > Properties), starting on File, in the main menu, and clicking in sequence: File > Save as… > Tools (or Options in Mac) > Security options… > Remove personal information from file properties on save > OK > Save.
- To remove, in PDFs, please remove the authors’ names from the Document’s Properties, in File, in the main menu of Adobe Acrobat.
- Information about institutions that supported the research and / or people who collaborated with the study but did not meet the criteria for authorship are also included in the specific field of the submission form.

Note If the manuscript is approved for publication, all information that were excluded should be included again by the authors.

3 The maximum number of authors is limited to five. From that number it is necessary to present a justification, which will be examined by the editor. Authorship implies assuming responsibility publicly for the content of the text submitted for publication. The journal adopts the following minimum authorship criteria: a) having participated in the discussion of the study’s results; b) having participated in the revision and approval of the text’s final version.

Note: The maximum number of the same author manuscripts, in Supplements, is limited to three.

4 The manuscript’s initial page (Main Document) must contain the following information (in Portuguese, Spanish and English): title, abstract and keywords. The title and keywords are not included in the abstract’s total number of words. Observe the exceptions indicated in item 1, related to these informations.

- Title: must be concise and informative (up to twenty words).

If there is an acronym in the title, its full meaning must be included in the twenty words.

If the title has a city name, it should be complemented with state and country, all included in the 20 words.

- Abstract: must highlight the work’s fundamental aspects. It can include the main objective, the theoretical focus, the methodological procedures, the most relevant results and the main conclusions (up to 140 words).

If in the abstract there is an acronym, its meaning in full must be included in the 140 words.

If the abstract has a city name, it should be complemented with state and country, all included in the 140 words.

- Keywords: must reflect the addressed theme (from three to five words).

5 Footnotes are identified by small superscript letters in parentheses. They should be sequential to the letters used in the manuscript authoring. They must be succinct and used only when strictly necessary.

6 Manuscripts referring to research with human beings must include information on the approval by an Ethics Committee in the area, according to Resolution no. 466/13 of Brazil’s National Health Council, or Resolution No. 510/2016, which deals with the ethical specificities of research in the Human and Social Sciences. Only the process number must be informed, presenting it in the body of the text, at the end of the section on methodology. This number should be kept in the final version of the manuscript if it is approved for publication.
7 Images, figures or drawings must be in tiff or jpeg format, with minimum resolution of 300 dpi, size of 16 x 20 cm, caption, and 9-point Arial font. Tables and bar graphs can be produced in Word or Excel. Other types of graphs (circle graph, line graph, etc.) must be produced in an image program (Photoshop or Corel Draw). All of them must be in files separated from the original text (Main Document), with their respective captions and numeration. In the text, there must be indications of the place in which each one must be included.

- In the case of texts submitted to the Creation section, the images must be scanned with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and sent in jpeg or tiff formats, minimum size of 9 x 12 cm and maximum size of 18 x 21 cm.

8 Interface adopts the Vancouver system for the style of citations and references in its manuscripts.

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. They should not be entered in automatic mode, nor as a cross-reference.

Citations should be numbered consecutively, according to the order in which they are presented in the text. They should be identified by superscript Arabic numbers.

According to Teixeira1

According to Schraiber2 ...

Specific cases of citations:
1 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."
2 Literal citations: These should be inserted in the paragraph between quotation marks (Double quotation marks), and accompanied by the citation page in parentheses, with the point at the end.

Starting from this relation, we can affirm that the nature of educational work corresponds to "[...] the act of producing, directly and intentionally, in each singular individual, the humanity produced historically and collectively by all men" 2 (p. 13).

If the quote comes with double quotation marks in the original text, replace them by the apostrophe or single quotation marks.

"The 'Uniform Requirements' (Vancouver style) are largely based on the style standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), adapted by the NLM” 1 (p. 47).

At the end of a quote the punctuation mark will be inside the quotation marks if the sentence begins and ends with quotation marks.

"We are, therefore, in a context where, as Gramsci said, it is a struggle between the new who wants to be born and the old man who does not want to leave the scene." 9 (p.149)
When the phrase is not complete within the quotation marks, the punctuation should be outside the quotation marks.

In CFM's view, "there has never been such a violent aggression against the category and against the assistance offered to the population" (p.3).

3 Literal citation of more than three lines: in a paragraph inset from the text (with a one-line space before and after it), with cm indentation on the left side, without quotation marks, and accompanied by the citation page in parentheses (after the citation punctuation).

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. 2 (p. 42)

Citation fragment in text
- use bracket: [...] we found some flaws in the system [...] when we re-read the manuscript, but nothing could be done [...].

REFERENCES (Transcribed and adapted from Pizzani L, Silva RC, Feb 2014; Jeorgina GR, 2008)
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
SÃO PAULO (Estado). Secretaria do Meio Ambiente. Manjuba (ancharella lepidentostole) no rio Ribeira de Iguape. São Paulo: Ibama; 1990.
In the case of series and collections
Example: 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.

- Book author 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.
- Book author 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 LKRosário 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
* 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 (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 MPereira-Querol MAAlmeida, IM]. Interface (Botucatu). 2013;715-29.
When the interviewer transcribes the interview, the entry is always according to the interviewer.
Lemos MPereira-Querol MAAlmeida, 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


Titles and subtitles

Title of the manuscript - in bold, with the first letter in upper case

Section titles (Introduction, Methodology, Results, Final considerations ...) - in bold, with only the first letter in upper case

When there is subdivision in the section mark as [subtitle],

If this subdivision still has another subdivision: tick [sub-subtitle] and so on.


Delete automatic numbers and bookmarks before titles and subtitles.
Example: 1 Introduction, 2 Methodology ...It is only Introduction, Methodology ...


Only the first letter in the upper case, the rest in the lower case. Endpoint between keywords.

1 Footnote linked to the title of the text must be marked with an asterisk (*) at the end of the title.

Authors' information should be indicated as a footnote, beginning with (a), indicated in parentheses.


These notes should be short because of the restricted space on the cover page of the paper.

In the body of the text footnotes should follow the sequence that begins on the cover page (if the text has two authors, for example, the first footnote of the text should be (c)).


Footnotes should be brief, used only when necessary.

Highlight of words or excerpts in the text
Must be enclosed in quotation marks (double quotation marks).
Interface does not use bold or italic for highlighting.
Italic is only used for spelling foreign words.
The highlights in quotation marks should be succinct, used only when necessary.

Use of capital or lowercase letter
(based on: FRITSCHER, Carlos Cezar et al., Medical Emergency Manual, Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, 2002, p 468.)

It is used capital letter:

1 At the beginning of period or citation.

2 In the names of the celestial bodies: Saturn, Sun, Mars, Milky Way.


Lowercase  letter is used in cases such as the following: space age, nuclear era, pre-industrial era, etc.

3 In the names of the cardinal and collateral points when they indicate the great regions of Brazil of the world: South, Northeast.


When designating directions or when they are used as an adjective, they are written with lowercase: the northeast of Rio Grande do Norte.

4 In the word state, when personified or individualized: the State, the Nation (Brazil).

5 In the pronouns of treatment and in their abbreviations: Your Excellency, Lord, Mrs.


Lowercase is used in the designation of professions and position of occupants: president, minister, senator, secretary, pope, director, coordinator, lawyer, professor, dean.

6 In acronyms:
. Can be pronounced by the letters (UFGRS, UFF, OMS): all in capital letter.
. If pronounceable as word (Unesp, Unicef ​​...): only the first letter in capital letter. Exceptions: ONU, UEL, USP.

When using acronym, first write in length and then the acronym, in parentheses.

7 In the first letter of words that indicate official dates and names of facts or historical epochs, religious festivals, solemn acts and great public or institutional undertakings: September 7th, Middle Ages, Divine Feast, Christmas Day.

8 In the first letter of words that indicate names of disciplines of a curriculum or examination: History of Education, Psychology, Exam of the Order.

9 In the first letter of words that indicate areas of knowledge, institutions and religions: Collective Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, Nursing, Education, History, Social Sciences, Ministry of Health, Municipal Health Secretariat, Christianity.

10 In the first letter of words that indicate names of laws, decrees, official acts or diplomas: Copyright Law 9,609.

11 In the first letter of all the elements of a compound proper name, united by hyphen: Pro-Rectory of Undergraduate, Graduate in Finances.

12 In the first letter of words that indicate names of events (courses, lectures, conferences, symposia, fairs, parties, exhibitions, etc.): International Symposium on Epilepsy; Paulista Conference of Radiology, Brazilian Congress of Soils.

13 In the first letter of words that indicate names of several sectors of an administration or institution: Rectory, Pro-Rectory of University Extension, Legal Advice, Departmental Council, Department of Journalism, University Pastoral Center.

14 In the first letter of words that indicate geographical accidents and their denomination: Antas River, Sea Mountain, Persian Gulf, Cape of Good Hope, Atlantic Ocean.

15 In the first letter of words that indicate public street names: Faria Lima Avenue, Madalena Street, Trianon Park, Michelangelo Square.

Use of numerals

Write out:

- from zero to nine;
- tens and hundreds "full": ten patients; Twenty cars; Three hundred people; Eighty students, six hundred inmates ...
- approximate amount: There were about four hundred students.
- units of high order: The great São Paulo has about twenty million inhabitants.

Write in numeric numerals:
- from the number 11;
- when followed by standard units: 10cm; 6l; 600m.

Use of cardinals numbers

Write out:

- from zero to ten.



1 The submission process is only online by the ScholarOne Manuscripts System. To submit manuscripts, the author must be registered in the system. Please access the link and follow the instructions on screen. Once you are registered and logged in, click on “Author Center” to begin the submission process.

Note: In the register of all the authors, it is necessary that the keywords referring to their areas of action are filled out. To edit the register, each author must log in the system with his/her user ID and password, access the menu, click on the item “Edit Account”, located in the upper right corner of the screen, and enter the areas of action at step 3. The areas of action are described in the system as Areas of expertise.

2 Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação accepts collaborations in Portuguese, Spanish and English for all sections. Just original and unpublished papers submitted only to this journal shall be evaluated. The authors must declare they complied with these conditions in a specific field of the submission form. In case a simultaneous publication or submission to another journal is identified, the manuscript shall be disregarded. Submission must be accompanied by an authorization for publication signed by all the authors of the manuscript. The model of the document is available for upload in the system.

3 Authors' data, reported in specific field of the submission form, include:

- Main author/First author: institutional link - Department, Unit, University, city, state, country (only one, complete). Complete institutional address for correspondence (city, state, country and zip code). Telephones (landline and cellular) and only one e-mail (preferably institutional).

- Co-authors: institutional link - Department, Unit, University, city, state, country (only one, complete). Institutional e-mail.

If there is no institutional link, inform the professional occupation

If the author is an undergraduate student, must inform: Undergraduate nursing  student. Undergraduate medical student…

Authors’ s title, position and occupation should not be informed.

Whenever the author uses compound name in references and citations, that data must also be informed.

Example: author Fabio Porto Foresti; in references and citations it is indicated Porto-Foresti, Fabio.

4 If the text contains illustrations, they must be in separate files and must be included as documents supplementary to the Main Document, in a specific field of the submission form.

5 The title (up to 20 words), the abstract (up to 140 words) and the keywords (from three to five), in the manuscript’s original language, must be included in a specific field of the submission form.

6 To submit the manuscript, in “Cover Letter”, the author must write a letter explaining whether the text is original, whether it has been already published elsewhere, whether it is the result of a Master dissertation our PhD thesis, whether there are conflicts of interest and, in case of research with human beings, whether it was approved by an Ethics Committee in the area, informing the process number and the institution. If the manuscript does not involve human research, it is necessary to declare in Cover Letter, justifying the non-approval by the Ethics Committee.

Similarly, if there are undergraduate students among the authors, it is necessary to declare in this form field. Information on institutions that supported the conduction of the research and/or on people who collaborated with the study but do not meet the authorship criteria also are included in this form field. If the text has two authors or more, the individual responsibilities of each one in the preparation of the manuscript must be specified in the “Cover Letter”, respecting the following minimum authorship criteria: a) having participated actively in the discussion of the study’s results; b) having participated in the revision and approval of the text’s final version.

In case of submission of  a critical review, in “Cover Letter” the author must include all information about the work reviewed in the standard of references used in Interface (Vancouver), namely:
Author (s). City: Publisher, year. Critical Review of: Author (s). Title of the work. Newspaper. Year; v (n): start and end page.
Example: Borges KCS, Estevão A, Bagrichevsky M. Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz, 2010. Critical Review of: Castiel LD, Guilam MC, Ferreira MS. Running the risk: an introduction to health risks. Interface (Botucatu). 2012; 16 (43): 1119-21.

7 In the item “Contribution to Current Literature”, the author must answer the following question: What does your text add to what has already been published in the national and international literature?

Note: In this brief description, it is necessary to address the specificity of the research results and of the review or experience in the scenario of national and international literature about the matter, highlighting the original nature of the work. Manuscripts that focus on issues of local interest only and present essentially descriptive approaches to the problem should be avoided.

8 The author can indicate one referee (from Brazil or abroad) to evaluate his/her manuscript. If it is necessary, he/she should also inform about researchers with whom there may be conflicts of interest arising from the article.


Interface adopts the strict editorial policy of peer review. Every manuscript submitted to Interface undergoes an initial screening to ensure it is within the journal's scope and to identify issues in submission and documentation, including identification of plagiarism and self-plagiarism. The submission will only be confirmed if it complies with all the Interface standards and when all the requested documents are inserted in the system. This analysis is completed by the associated editors and editors and only follows for peer review the texts that:
 - meet the minimum requisites of a scientific paper and comply with the journal’s scope;
- have relevance and present original issues and results and adequacy of theoretical-methodological approach.

Peer review: the text whose submission was confirmed advance to double-blind peer review and is evaluated by, at least, two referees. The material is returned to the author in case the referees suggest minor changes and/or corrections. In this case, there will be a second round of evaluation of the revised manuscript.

In case of divergence of opinions, the text is sent to a new third referee for arbitration.
The Editorial Board (editors and associate editors) is responsible for the final decision about the manuscript’s scientific merit. }
The Interface Editorial Board may adopt, in special situations, the fast track peer review. This procedure aims to give a faster visibility to submitted manuscripts whose contributions are considered relevant and have priority for the scientific community of the journal scope area.

3 Approved manuscript edition: once the manuscript has been approved, the authors receive a correspondence with specific guidelines on sending the final version of the text, to begin the editing process for publication (layout, desktop publishing and XML Markup). These guidelines include:

- updating the complete data of the author (s), confirming the institutional link or professional occupation, as already indicated in item 3 of SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS;

- final revision of the text, including title, keywords, citations and references, and abstracts (Portuguese, English and Spanish) by specialized professionals indicating, with another font color, the corrections made in this latest version;

- in the case of a manuscript with two or more authors, insert in this final version of the text, before the References, the item Collaborators, specifying the individual responsibilities of each one in the production of the manuscript, including at least the following minimum authorship criteria:

1) having participated actively in the discussion of the results;
2) having participated in the review and approval of the text’s final version;

- in case of thanks to people or institutions, insert them also in the final version of the text, before the References, in the item Acknowledgments.

The manuscript editing process includes the layout, desktop publishing and XML Markup and revision of the material by the Interface technical team and the approval of the manuscript by the authors.
All approved articles are published in a pre-publication (ahead of print) flow in the SciELO collection, already with a DOI number, allowing them to be available on this basis for consultation and, thus, can be cited, even before they are published in the corresponding Journal’s issue .
The texts are the responsibility of the authors, not necessarily coinciding with the point of view of the journal’s Editorial Board.


If the authors are interested in publishing their manuscript in English, they should express this interest and immediately contact the Journal's Office for information on deadlines, costs, contact with accredited professionals, etc. These expenses shall be borne entirely by the authors. Both versions (Portuguese and English) will be published in SciELO Brazil and SciELO Public Health.


Interface – Comunicação, Saúde e Educação is an online digital open-access journal. The international open access movement seeks to guarantee universal access to a patrimony that must belong to all humanity: knowledge. The production costs of journals in this open access model, as they are not financed by readers, require public funding.
During 19 years Interface was maintained almost exclusively with public resources. As this funding partially covers its costs, the journal has adopted publication fees for approved manuscripts to ensure its regularity, quality and the open access to published manuscripts.

Publication fee
The procedures for paying the publication fee will be informed by the journal’s editorial office after the article has been approved, at the time of beginning the process of preparing the originals for publication.
This fee will only be charged for manuscripts that have been approved for the following sections: Dossier, Articles, Review and Open Space.
1 For manuscripts of up to 5000 words: R$ R$ 700.00
2 For manuscripts of more than 5000 words: R$ R$ 800.00

This fee should be paid as a deposit in the bank account of the following entity:
Fundação para o Desenvolvimento Médico e Hospitalar 
CNPJ: 46.230.439/0001-01
Its bank account details are as follows:
Banco Santander
Branch: 0039
Current account number: 13001550-1
Code: 11890-4

The amount does not include the cost of translation of the article into English, if this is of interest. This cost is responsibility of the manuscript’s authors.

The amount may vary depending on whether more or less public funds are raised.


Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an electronic journal, open access and does not charge fees for access to articles.
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