ISSN 1414-4980 printed version
ISSN 1982-0259 online version



Scope and policy

-Revista Katálysis is dedicated to the publication of work about current and important issues in the realm of social work, related fields and those with common interdisciplinary interests. Each edition focuses on a single theme that is previously defined by the Editorial Commission, considering its importance in the contemporary social context, but reserves space for work about other issues, as long as they are related to social work.

-The papers submit for publication must have never been published, and they may not be presented simultaneously to another journal, including the text, tables and illustrations.

-Each issue of Revista Katálysis gives priority to the publication of articles based on applied and theoretical research with detailed description of methodology.

-All copyrights are reserved by Revista Katálysis. No portion of the publication may be reproduced, stored by any system or transmitted by any media or means existing, or that may come to be created, without the express written consent of the Editorial Board and with reference accredited to the authors and Revista Katálysis.

-The article presented must be accompanied by the Letter of Presentation, Declaration of Responsibility and term for the Transfer of Copyright, all properly signed (models below).

-Papers submit for publication will be analyzed by peers, who are members of the Scientific Editorial Council, or ad hoc reviewers, who will determine whether the article will be accepted or not, and can suggest that the authors make changes or adaptations to comply with the journal's editorial norms. The final decision about  the publication of papers received will be up to the Editorial Commission, based on the magazine's editorial policy. The analysis will consider the rigor, clarity and precision of scientific production, writing quality, the content and the ethical-theoretical probity. Any modifications to the structure and content will be agreed to with the authors. No additions or alterations to the text will be accepted after an articles final evaluation and acceptance. The Editorial Commission will assure authors anonymity in the evaluation process, and assure evaluators that their participation will be classified, allowing freedom of judgment and evaluations.

-All work resulting from research or experiences that involve human subjects will have their publication conditioned on compliance with ethical principles, which should be clearly described in the final paragraph of the Methodology section of the article. It should indicate if the procedures respect the Helsinki Declaration (1975, revised in 1983). Studies by Brazilian authors should also indicate respect for Resolutions of the National Healthcare Council, n. 196, of 10/10/96 and n. 251, of 07/08/97, and present the permission for the study from the Ethics Committee of the institution of origin of the author(s) and if applicable, the term of Free and Informed Consent signed by those interviewed.

-Authors: for applied research, the names of the authors, just below the title of the article, limited to 4 (four); for theoretical research the limit is 2 (two), if there are more authors, their names can be placed in the end notes, with a description of their participation in the research (in exceptional cases, involving complex studies, a larger number of authors can be indicated, who must have their participation in the research justified on a separate sheet). For essays, reviews, interviews and adaptations of lectures, the number of authors is limited to 1 (one).

-Already published (in print or on-line) papers may be published in exceptional cases as long as they are accompanied with written authorization and signed by the author and the head of the Editorial Board of the journal where the work had been originally published.

-Revista Katálysis publishes papers in Portuguese and Spanish. It also publishes in English and other languages with an accompanying Portuguese version.

-The opinions and concepts presented in the work, as well as the precision, suitability and source of the quotes and references, are the exclusive responsibility of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Editorial Commission.

-Submission of an article to the journal for review implies the acceptance by the author(s) of the norms presented here.

-Revista Katálysis will not remunerate authors who have their papers published in the journal, although the authors will be sent the edition in which their text is published.


Format and preparation of the manuscripts

-According to the instructions below, book reviews must have a maximum of four pages. Other works should have a maximum of 15 pages, including illustrations, graphs, tables, photos and references (if photos of people are used, even if not identified, they must be accompanied by written permission of the people photographed; photos of children or adolescents must be used in accord with the law).

-Word for Windows, should be used with the following format: typeface Times New Roman size 12, paper size A-4, space between lines of 1.5 cm, all margins should be 2.5 cm.

-Figures, tables and clear photos, in high definition, only in black and white, must be sent with the original, with a header (if necessary), credits and caption. If the illustrations sent have been previously published, mention the source and present permission for reproduction.

-The articles presented should be rigorously edited, according to current grammatical norms.

-The work should follow the criteria of the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms (ABNT). During editing they will be adapted to the design and editorial format of Revista Katálysis. For all authors, mainly foreigners, the forms of presenting quotes and references are presented in a separate item below.

To send work, it is necessary to include:

1. A signed letter of submission;
2. A signed declaration of responsibility;
3. A signed transfer of copyright;
4. Registration form for the article;
5. Online file with the article.

NOTE:  The first three items must be signed, which may be done digitally. All the items must be sent by e-mail, to the e-mail addresses provided.

Order of presentation

-Title, abstract and keywords in the language of the article.
-Titles may have a maximum of 12 words.
-The abstract, in the third person, must be informative, with about 140 words. It should clearly and synthetically present the objective, methodology, work plan and  relevant aspects of the study. It should be accompanied by three to five keywords that are truly descriptive of the focus of the work.

Quotes and references (bibliography)

Quotes should be used according to NBR-10520, of August 2002, which Revista Katálysis has systematized as follows:

-The quotes should be indicated in the text by the so-called author-date system.

-Quotes of up to three lines should be placed within the body of the text, between quotation marks, in the same typeface as the text.

-Quotes of more than three lines should be separated from the body of the text, in font 11, indented to the paragraph line, without quotation marks (or any other form of highlighting), simple spacing between lines, with the right margin the same as the text.

Name of the author of the paper, for the two above cases:

    1. in the body of the text (normal letters for proper names). Example: According to Mota (1997, p. 87), "Academic knowledge [...]";

    2. between parentheses, in uppercase. Example: "Academic knowledge [...]" (MOTA, 1997, p. 87).

References should be presented according to NBR 6023, of August 2002, in the system author-date  - only for documents actually quoted in the work.

-For purposes of systematization of the Journal, use only italics as a typographic resource.

Examples of References

    -Books (complete work)
    SANTOS, M.B. dos. Estatuto da Cidade: uma arma contra os inimigos. São Paulo: Ed. de Direito, 2001.

    -Chapter (volume, fragment and other parts of a work with a distinct author)
    SAWAIA, B. Participação social e subjetividade. In: SORRENTINO, M. Ambientalismo e participação na contemporaneidade. São Paulo: EDUC/FAPESP, 2001, p. 115-134.

    -Legislation (electronic)
    BRASIL. Lei 10.257, de 10 de julho de 2001. Regulamenta os artigos 182 e 183 da Constituição Federal e estabelece diretrizes gerais de política urbana e dá outras providências. Disponível em: <http://www.estatutoda>. Acesso em: 12 set. 2002.

    -Journals  Magazines
    NOGUEIRA, V. R. À margem da lei. Revista Katálysis. Florianópolis: EDUFSC, v. 7,  n. 2, p. 122-135, jul./dez. 2003.

    NAVES, P. Lagos andinos dão banho de beleza. Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, 28 jun., 1999. Folha de Turismo, Caderno 8, p.13.

    -By title, and electronic sources
    ARRANJO tributário. Diário do Nordeste Online. Fortaleza, 27 nov. 1998. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 25 ago. 1998.

    SOUZA, L. et al.Incorporação do tempo em SGBD orientado a objetos. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE BANCOS DE DADOS, 9, 1994. São Paulo. Anais... São Paulo: USP, 1994, p.3-4.

Models of documents

[Each document should be signed by all of the people listed as authors.]

Letter of presentation

This letter should be drafted by the author submitting the work for publication. It should include the title of the paper, the edition of Revista Katálysis for which it is proposed and the complete names of the author or authors and their signatures.

Declaration of Responsibility (must be signed by all the people listed as authors )

Issue for which the paper is proposed:

I certify that I participated in the conception of the work, in part or completely, that I did not omit any connections or financing agreements among the authors and entities that may have an interest in the publication of this article. I certify that the text is original and that the work, in part or in whole, or any other paper with substantially similar content of my authorship, was not sent to another journal and will not be while its publication is being considered by Revista Katálysis, whether in printed or electronic format.


Term of Transfer of Copyright (must be signed by all the people listed as authors)

Issue for which the paper is proposed:

The author signed below transfers all of the copyrights for this article to Revista Katálysis, (indicate the year, volume and number), and any reproduction, in whole or in part, in any means of publication, printed or electronic, without the previous and required authorization must be requested, and if obtained, done with the proper citation of the Revista Katálysis.


Article Registration

1) Title of Article:

2) Section for which the article is destined:
( )Theoretical research
( ) Applied research
( ) Essay
( ) Report on an experience
( ) Interview

3)  Author's name:
4) Professional description and occupation:
5) Institutional Address:
6) Private address:
7)Telephone and e-mail:

Types of Texts -- Sections of the Journal

Editorial: offers critical and indepth commentary, prepared by the editors or by researchers with substantial knowledge about the subject addressed in the issue.


Theoretical research: presents broader issues, discusses questions, analyses hypotheses and questions current paradigms; it may formulate new hypotheses and new research directions. It should have an introduction,  methodology (subjects, material, procedures) results and discussion.

Applied research: original texts reporting on Research Results. They are contributions designed to present new results of empiric, experimental research, constituting complete works, with important information whose results and conclusions can be repeated or evaluated. The article should have the following structure: introduction, method (subjects, material, procedure) results and discussion.

Reports on an experience: present case studies with analysis of conceptual implications, or a description of the procedures or strategies for intervention, with methodologically suitable evidence that is of interest to the work of social workers in various fields.

Essays: present opinions and or analysis that can contribute to a reflection and deeper understanding of issues related to the subject featured in the issue.

Interviews: space for interviews with people who have conducted outstanding work related to the theme of the edition.


Sending Manuscripts

Address for sending the texts:

by e-mail to: or

By the post office to:

Revista Katálysis
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro Sócio-Econômico
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social
Campus Universitário Reitor João David Ferreira Lima
Bairro Trindade
Florianópolis - Santa Catarina -- Brasil
CEP: 88040-900


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