ISSN 0370-4467 printed version
ISSN 1807-0353 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

General guidelines

Rem: Revista Escola de Minas (School of Mines Magazine) is one of the first technical (mining and metallurgy) magazines in South America. It was founded in January 1936, and has specialized in the publication of articles concerning the Civil, Geological, Metallurgical and Materials, Mechanic and Energy and Mining Engineerings.

Its objective is to provide publication opportunities for national and international researchers engaged in the abovementioned fields. Original technical-scientific contributions (articles and letters) are accepted. Revised articles depend upon invitation and/or Editor's analysis.

The presentation of articles for publication implies that the paper has not been previously published; that it is not being presented to any other magazine for publication; and that it will not be published in the same form in any other place without written authorization from the Editors.

The Editor, Associate Editor and members of the Editorial Board will seek competent reviews of papers prior to accepting them for publication or recommending revisions. The Associate Editor, who assumes complete responsibility for decisions regarding manuscripts, could eventually disregard the recommendations of the examiners. The Editor will advise the authors when a paper is rejected and no communication regarding these manuscripts will be made to other magazines.

Responsibility for approval of the paper by all coauthors rests with the submitting author. During preparation of manuscripts, authors must read and carefully follow the guidelines presented here. Questions should be directed to the Editor at editor@rem.com.br.

Our journals require you to add Preferred and/or Non-Preferred Reviewers and/or Editors for your manuscript, and they should not belong to your institution. It is up to the Associate Editor to accept, or not, your indication.

Mandatory:
When there are more than five authors (team work), the editors have the authority to request that the authors justify their inclusion in the article.

 

Manuscript Submission

Regular articles, focused on new data, may discuss any aspect of the areas that REM deals with. These articles are reviewed by at least two expert readers indicated by the Associate Editor

The article's outline should maintain the following standard format for publication:

  • Title (Avoid long titles and unnecessary words: “Study about...”, “Contribution to...”)
  • Authors (organize by level of research participation)
  • Abstract (Each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting a concise summary of the facts contained in the article, keywords, illuminating important facts and conclusions. This abstract of about 150 to 250 words is required. No references, figures, or tables should be included in the abstract.)
  • Introduction
  • Material and method
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Text

Articles will be accepted in English. Microsoft Word is the recommended software for the body of the paper. Articles should be precise, not longer than 08 pages in size 12 Times New Roman font, including abstracts, illustrations, tables, bibliographical references, etc. Use the indent function for paragraphs and automatic pagination.

Papers should be typed with automatic spacing (given a space between each item). The paper to be used is A4 and should have 2cm margins. The text should not be presented in columns.

The illustrations (photos, maps, tables etc.) should be inserted in the text and must be sent along with the text as jpg or tif or excel extensions.

Line drawings

  • Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.
  • Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.
  • All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.
  • Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.
  • Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
  • Shades of gray in drawings should be no less than 20% apart to be distinguished easily in print.

Tables

  • All tables are to be sequentially numbered, using Arabic numerals. Use Word or Excel – a format that we can edit for style.
  • Tables should always be cited within the text in consecutive numerical order.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
  • Table legends must be brief, and self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the top of the text.

Photos

Photos should be scanned at no less than 300 dpi. Scanned photos with lettering should be scanned at no less than 600 dpi. This is to compensate for text (including arrows) that is bitmapped when scanned. An alternate solution is to place art in a vector program (Illustrator or CorelDraw, for example) and then add text and arrows.

The correct resolution to black and white photo: keep to a minimum of 0.5 MB

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF or JPEG or EPS or PDF), and with the correct resolution: keep to a minimum of 0.8 MB.

Color photos/art:

REM publishes up to four (4) photographs in color. Beyond this number is at the author's expense.

If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures, then REM will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print – for more than 4 photos, you will receive information regarding the costs from REM after receipt of your accepted article. Color approved by the Editor is free for REM subscribers; otherwise it is $50/photo or page. Please indicate your preference for color: in print or online only.

Because of technical complications that can arise by converting color figures to “gray scale” (for the printed version, if you do not opt for color in print), please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.

Plates

Several figures or figure parts should be grouped in a plate on one page.

Size of figures

The figures should match the width of the column, either (6.3 cm) or (12.6 cm).

Figure legends

Must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the end of the text.

Mandatory:
When illustrations (figure, photo, tables, etc.) have already been published at another source, furnish the source and reproduction permission.

Discussion

  • Readers can debate all the articles published in REM.
  • Letters should be concise, not more than 05 pages including abstract, illustrations, tables, bibliographic references, etc. In very special cases, a superior number of pages will be accepted, providing the data presented is extremely important to the understanding of the topic in discussion.
  • Papers should be typed following the publication format of REM articles.
  • After Editorial analysis, letters and their replies will be listed in the index of the volume in which they were published.

Scientific Communication

REM can publish information on recent discoveries or developments in the above-mentioned fields. Letters should be concise, not more than 2 pages, including abstracts, illustrations, tables, bibliographic references, etc. They should be typed according to the standard publication format of REM articles.

Thesis Abstracts

REM will publish thesis abstracts, if submitted. They should be typed in both Portuguese/Spanish and English.

News

REM will publish engineering news, including book/magazine launchings, congresses, etc., for companies and educational institutions.

Bibliographic references

Bibliographic references should be listed at the end of the text, in alphabetical order by first author's last name according to Documentation Regulation NBR-6023, examples of which are given below:

Citations in the text and references
When citing literature in the text, use the following forms:

  • One author (Schwarz, 1984), two authors (Linhares and Costa, 1984), three or more authors (Spier et al., 2007).
  • If two or more authors are cited parenthetically, they are listed chronologically from oldest to most recent: (Skinner, 1979; Schwarz, 1984; Spier et al., 2007).
  • If the citation is not a parenthetical one (as above), refer to Skinner (1979), to Linhares and Costa, (1984), and to Spier et al., (2007).

Articles published in periodicals
SCHWARZ, D. Inclusões em esmeraldas (Emerald inclusion). REM - Revista Escola de Minas, v. 37, n. 4, p. 12-21, 1984.
SPIER, C. A., OLIVEIRA, S. M. B, SIAL, A. N., RIOS, F. J. Geochemistry and genesis of the banded iron formations of the Cauê Formation, Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Precambrian Research, v. 152, n. 3-4, p. 170-206, 2007.

Articles published in serial publications
BARBOSA, O. et alli. Geologia da região do Triângulo Mineiro. Rio de Janeiro: DNPM/DFPM, 1970. 140 p. (Boletim 136).
VICALVI, M. A. & KOTZIAN, S. C. B. Ocorrência de microfauna estuarina no quaternário da plataforma continental de São Paulo. In: PETROBRAS. Evolução sedimentar holocênica da plataforma continental e do talude do sul do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: CENPES/DINTEP, 1977. p. 77-96. (Série Projeto-REMAC2).

Articles published regarding events
LINHARES, P. S. & COSTA, A. C. Aplicação de recipients fechados na dissolução de rochas minerais (Closed container application for mineral rock dissolution). In: CONGR. BRAS. GEOL., 33, 1984. Rio de Janeiro. Anais... (Annals...) Rio de Janeiro: SBG, 1984. V. 2, p. 4806-13.

Books
VERAVIJT, A. et alli. Penetration testing. Rotterdam: A. A. Baldema, 1982. 922p.

Book chapters
GY, P. M. Definition of basic terms and notation. In: _____. Sampling of particulate materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1982. 431p. cap. 1, p. 11-21. (Developments in Geomathematics, 4).
SKINNER, B. J. The many origins of hydrothermal mineral deposits. In: BARNES, H. L. ed. Geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits. 2 ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1979. 798 p., cap. 1, p. 1-21.

Citations in the text and references
When citing literature in the text, use the following forms:

  • one author (Schwarz, 1984), two authors (Linhares and Costa, 1984), three or more authors (Spier et al., 2007).
  • if two or more authors are cited parenthetically, they are listed chronologically from oldest to most recent: (Skinner, 1979; Schwarz, 1984; Spier et al., 2007).
  • if the citation is not a parenthetical one (as above), refer to Skinner (1979), to Linhares and Costa, (1984), and to Spier et al., (2007).

 

Copyright transfer

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Open Choice articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, the author(s) agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

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