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SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an interdisciplinary 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 and the Social and Human Sciences. The journal prioritizes critical and innovative approaches and emphasizes qualitative research.
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.
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 notes – 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).Note: the text’s total number of words includes tables and excludes title, abstract and keywords.
FORM AND PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
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 (except the following sections: Critiques, Interviews, Brief notes and Letters to the Editor).
2 The text must not contain information that enables the identification of its authors. Authors’ data are informed only in a specific field of the submission form. 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].
Note: In the case of manuscript approval, 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 Information on institutions that supported the research and/or on people who collaborated with the study but do not meet the authorship criteria must be included in a specific field of the submission form.
5 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.
- Title: must be concise and informative (up to twenty words).
6 Footnotes are identified by small superscript letters in parentheses. They must be succinct and used only when strictly necessary.
7 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, indicating only the process number. Such information must be presented at the end of the section about the study’s methodology and must also be included in a specific field of the submission form.
9 Interface adopts the Vancouver system for the style of citations and references in its manuscripts.
CITATIONS AND REFERENCES
CITATIONS IN THE TEXT
Specific cases of citations:
ARTICLE IN JOURNAL
DISSERTATION AND THESIS
STUDY PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC EVENT
ARTICLE IN NEWSPAPER
LETTER TO EDITOR
Without page numbering:
1 The submission process is performed only online, in the system ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit manuscripts, you must be registered in the system. Please access the link http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/icse-scielo 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 theMmenu, 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 state 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 The main text must not include information that allow the identification of the authors. Authors’ data are informed in a specific field of the submission form and include:
- Main author: institutional affiliation – Department, Unit, University, city, state, country (only one, in full). Full institutional address for correspondence (city, state, country and ZIP code). Cell phone, telephones and e-mails (preferably institutional).
Note: if there is no institutional affiliation, please inform professional education. Authors’ titles must not be informed.
4 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 must also be included in the specific fields of the submission form.
5 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.
6 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.
7 To submit the text, 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. 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 must also be included. 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.
8 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.
9 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.
MANUSCRIPTS EVALUATION AND APPROVAL
Every text submitted to Interface shall be screened to check if it complies with the submission standards and to identify missing documents in the submission process. The text shall only advance to the evaluation stage if it complies with all the publication standards and when all the requested documents are included in the system.
The evaluation process has two stages: pre-evaluation and peer evaluation.
1 Pre-evaluation: is performed by the editors and associate editors. The texts that advance to peer review are those that:
2 Peer review: the text approved in pre-evaluation 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.
OPERATIONAL COSTS OF SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
Interface Comunicação, Saúde e Educação is an online digital open-access periodical. This format involves substantial costs that are currently not fully covered by public funding. Therefore, Interface has implemented a submission fee and a publication fee for approved manuscripts, in order to help to partially cover the journal’s operational costs and ensure that its quality is maintained, along with open access to published manuscripts.
After the deposit has been made, the authors should send the proof of payment through the submission system, as a supplementary document, in step 6 of the submission process.
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