ISSN 2318-0889 version on-line


Updated: 21/10/2016


Scope and Policy

TransInformação (e-ISSN 2318-0889) is a specialized periodical that publishes articles that contribute to the scientific study and development of information science, librarianship, archivology, museology, and related areas. The journal is published three times a year and is open to contributions from the domestic and foreign scientific communities.

The manuscripts may be refused without detailed explanations after initial analysis by at least two editors of the Journal. Manuscripts are refused if they are considered inappropriate or have insufficient scientific priority for publication by the Journal.

All articles must be submitted electronically at <>.

The entire manuscript assessment process will end on the second and last version.

TransInformação does not publish more than 1 (one) manuscript from the same author in the same year (volume). This procedure aims to increase the number of themes and collaborations by Brazilian and foreign authors.

Article submission and assessment are free of charge (APCs charges e submission charges).

Articles accepted for publication become the property journal.

Open access policy

The Journal provides open access to all its content, which are protected by the Creative Commons (CC-BY) License.

Research Ethics Committee Opinion

The study must comply with Resolution nº 510 from April 7, 2016, which provides the regulations for researches in Human and Social Sciences. Results of human studies must be accompanied by a copy of the approval given by a Research Ethics Committee.

Conflicts of interest

Authors: The authors should explicitly and individually declare any potential conflict of direct or indirect financial or nonfinancial interest, etc., and any conflicts of interest with ad hoc referees.

Ad hoc referees: If the referees have conflicts of interest, the Editorial Board will send the manuscript to other ad hoc referees.


After pre-assessment by the Journal’s editors, the Journal will verify the submitted articles for plagiarism using the plagiarism detection tool CrossCheck.

Social Networks

In order to increase the dissemination of the Journal, after the manuscript is published in the SciELO site, the authors are requested to publish their work in the social networks below, among others: –
Mendeley –
ResearchGate –
Google Scholar –


Article categories

To meet the criteria for internationalization, the articles sent in English will have publishing priority. However, the authors can submit the articles in Portuguese and after manuscript assessment, the authors can pay to have the article translated by translators indicated by the Journal. Send an e-mail to the Secretary of the Journal at to get the list of companies and/or professionals indicated by the Journal. The authors must attach to the translated manuscript the translation certificate provided by the translation company and/or translator.

The Journal publishes articles in the following categories:

- Original: investigations based on empirical data using the scientific method that disclose original results. They are divided into distinct sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion (number of words should not exceed 5 thousand with a line spacing of 1.5, Arial font size 11 and A4 paper size).

- Review(only by invitation): critical synthesis of a theme of interest to the area based on the analysis and interpretation of the relevant literature containing a critical and comparative analysis of the works in the area, discussing the methodological limitations and scope, and indicating perspectives of more studies in the research line (number of words should not exceed 6 thousand with a line spacing of 1.5, Arial font size 11 and A4 paper size).

- Essay (only by invitation): reflection about the theme that encourages new studies (should not exceed 5 thousand words with a line spacing of 1.5, Arial font size 11 and A4 paper size).

- Communication: report of an experiment or academic study of an individual, group, community or organization whose disclosure may contribute to better knowledge of the information available and to the solution of technical problems in the sector (should not exceed 5 thousand words with a line spacing of 1.5, Arial font size 11 and A4 paper size).

TransInformação will not assess studies that already have been presented at events (domestic or foreign) and/or translated into other languages in order to preserve the original character of the study.



The maximum number of authors that can be listed right below the title of the manuscript is 4. Authorship credit must be based on substantial contributions, such as study conception and design, or data analysis and interpretation. The inclusion of names of individuals who did not provide substantial contributions is not justified. The first page of the article must also contain the name of the institution(s) and academic titles of each author.

The Journal strongly recommends that all authors and coauthors have their curricula updated in the Lattes Platform when submitting articles.

Manuscript assessment will only begin after the inclusion of this information in the title page.

The manuscripts must explicitly include in the identification page the contribution of each author.

Include the ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) registry number. If you do not have one, get one for free at: <>. Learn more here.

The authors should indicate three possible referees for the manuscript with their respective e-mails and institutions. Alternatively, the authors may indicate three referees that they would not like to assess their manuscript.


Assessment process

The original articles will be accepted for assessment as long as they have not been submitted to any other periodical and/or published in events to preserve the original character of the article. A submission letter must be attached to the manuscript requesting the Journal to publish the article.

All manuscripts will only begin the review process if they conform to the Guide for Authors. Otherwise, they will be returned to the authors for amendment and inclusion of letter or other eventually necessary documents.

Manuscripts with mistakes and/or morphological or syntactic errors will be returned before they are submitted to assessment of their merit and convenience of publication. See the item Preparation of the manuscript.

Pre-analysis: the Editors will assess the manuscript based on its originality, pertinence, academic quality and relevance to for the area of Information Science, Library Science, Archival Science, Museology and related areas.

If the manuscript is approved in this phase, it will be sent to ad hoc referees selected by the editors. Each manuscript will be sent to three referees of known competence on the theme. One of them may be indicated by the authors. If the referees disagree, the original will be sent to a fourth referee and so on.

Manuscript assessment relies on the double-blind review process, that is, the authors and referees remain mutually anonymous. Therefore, the authors must do everything possible to avoid being identified in the body of the manuscript.

The referees may give one of three opinions: a) approval; b) recommend a new analysis; and c) refusal. The author will always be informed of the referees’ opinions.
The referees’ opinions will be analyzed by the associated editors, who will propose to the Editor-in-Chief whether to publish the article or not. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision regarding article publication (approved or rejected).

Refused manuscripts with possibility of reformulation may be resubmitted as a new manuscript, starting a new assessment process.

Studies in which the referees request changes and the respective referee comments will be returned to the authors for them to make the changes. The manuscripts must return to the Journal within 30 (thirty) days at most, respecting the time zone of the system (London time).

Accepted manuscripts: accepted manuscripts may return to the authors for approval of changes made during the editing and formatting process to adjust the manuscript to the Journal’s style.


Proofs in PDF format will be sent to the authors for correction of the final art of the article. The proofs must return to the Editing Center on the date provided (within 48 hours). Other changes to the manuscript will not be accepted at this time.

At this time the journal will only accept spelling corrections, substitution of one word for another, and corrections to the numerical data in the tables and graphs. The inclusion and/or exclusion of sentences, paragraphs, images, and references will not be allowed. When making corrections, please follow the instructions below:

    (a) In the PDF file using the available resources; or
    (b) Write in print on the paper margin and resubmit only the scan of pages with changes; or
    (c) Inform the changes in a Microsoft Word document providing: page, column (left or right), paragraph, beginning of the sentence, and respective line.

The authors must sign the terms of agreement with the final art (text and illustrations). The models will be sent along with the proofs.


Manuscript preparation


The submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors describing the type of work and thematic area, declaration that the manuscript is only being submitted to TransInformação, a document transferring the manuscript copyright, and a letter indicating the main contribution of the study to the area.

If figures or tables published elsewhere are used, the authors must attach the authorization for their use.

Send the manuscripts at <>.

Submission in any other way will not be accepted by the editors.

It is essential that the manuscript text does not contain any information that allows authorship identification, which includes references to other studies published by the authors and institution, for example.

The text should not exceed the number of words allowable for the article category.

All pages should be numbered, starting with the cover page, which should be number 1. Use paper size A4, with upper and lower margins of at least 2.5 cm, and left and right margins of at least 3 cm. Use line spacing of 1.5 and Arial font size 11. The file should be saved in Microsoft Word 2010 format.

The author(s) are strongly recommended to have a professional linguist review the article (reviewers and/or translators certified in Portuguese and/or English) before they submit original articles that may contain mistakes and/or morphological, syntactic, idiomatic, or stylistic errors.

The authors should also avoid: (i) using first-person pronouns (for example, “my study”) and third-person pronouns (for example, “we observed”). The scientific discourse should be impersonal, without value judgment, and in the third person singular; (ii) numbers starting a sentence should be written out, not in Arabic numerals; (iii) sentences should be short, clear, and objective; and (iv) paragraphs with a single sentence are not acceptable.

The articles should have about 30 references, except review articles, which may have around 50 references. All references with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) should include it.

The cover page must include:

A complete title in Portuguese: (i) the title should be concise and avoid unnecessary and/or redundant words, such as “assessment of,” “an exploratory study about,” etc.; (ii) it should not contain abbreviations or acronyms or the geographical location of the study.

Short titles in Portuguese (or Spanish) and English must be provided for the header. The short titles must not exceed 40 characters with spaces.

Provide a complete title in English compatible with the title in Portuguese.

List the full name of each author. Do not use abbreviations.

Inform data about the origin, titles, and institutional affiliation of each author in full. Do not use abbreviations.

Provide the full address of the institution of the corresponding author.

Inform telephone number and e-mail address of all authors.

Make sure all authors and co-authors have updated curricula at the Lattes Platform when submitting the article.

Explicitly inform the contribution of each author. The authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions, such as study conception and design, data analysis and interpretation, and review and approval of the final version of the manuscript. The inclusion of authors who did not make contributions compatible with the abovementioned criteria is not justified.

Inform the ORCID® (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) registration number. If you do not have one, register for free at: <>. Learn more here.

Inform whether the article is based on a dissertation or thesis, indicating the respective title, author, university, and year of publication.

Acknowledgments to sponsors, colleagues, and technicians, and number of the process and/or notice may be included in a footnote, which cannot exceed three lines. Note: This is the only part of the text that may identify the authors.

Abstract: all articles submitted in Portuguese or Spanish should have an abstract in the original language and one in English. The abstracts should have at least 150 words and at most 250 words. The text should not contain citations and abbreviations. Provide from 3 to 6 keywords using Information Sciences descriptors - Docutes - <>.

The articles submitted in English should be accompanied with an abstract in Portuguese in addition to the abstract in English. The abstracts should include the objectives, basic methods, information about the study location, population, and sample, results, and most important conclusions considering the objective of the study. It should also suggest ways of continuing the study.

Reformulated version: the reformulated version should be submitted at <>. The author(s) must submit only the last version of the manuscript.

All changes to the manuscript should be made in blue font or underlined. Include a letter confirming your interest in having TransInformação publish the study and informing the changes made to the manuscript. If the authors disagree with the referees, the author(s) must present arguments that justify their position. Also specify the manuscript title and protocol number.

Text structure

Text: except for Reviews, Essays and Communications, all manuscripts must follow the formal structure for scientific studies:

Introduction: should contain a review of the current literature pertinent to the theme and appropriate to the presentation of the problem, emphasizing its relevance. It should not be extensive except for Reviews.

Methodological Procedures: should contain a clear and compact description of the method used, including the study techniques and procedures, and, if applicable, the statistical treatment.

Regarding the statistical analyses, the authors must demonstrate that the procedures were not only appropriate for testing the study hypotheses but also interpreted correctly. The levels of statistical significance (ex. p<0.05; p<0.01; p<0.001) should be included.

Results: whenever possible, the results should be presented in tables or figures, or be self-explanatory and include statistical analysis. Avoid repeating data in the text.

The author is responsible for the quality of the illustrations, which should allow resizing to the size of one or two columns (7cm and 15cm, respectively) without loss of resolution. The landscape format is not accepted.

Graphs and drawings should be created in vector design software (Microsoft Excel, CorelDraw , Adobe Illustrator etc.), followed by their quantitative parameters in tables with the name of all variables.

Illustrations: All types of tables, figures, graphs, drawings, schemes, flowcharts, photographs, maps, organograms, diagrams, blueprints, charts, pictures, etc. are considered illustrations. They are used for presenting the study data. Empirical articles must include study location and year.  Figures should not contain the same data as tables or data already mentioned in the text.

Articles can have a maximum of 5 (five) illustrations, regardless of type.

The illustrations should be included after the References and also submitted separately, in the original file format, at the ScholarOne platform, when the article is submitted.

The illustrations should be editable. The following file types are accepted: Excel, GraphPrism, SPSS 22, Corel Draw Suite X7, and Word. If another application is used, use the font Frutiger size 7, which is used by the Journal.

Images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Graphs with grid lines will not be accepted. Graph elements (bars, circles) should be in 2D (do not use 3D).

Each illustration should contain a short title. Illustrations must be numbered consecutively and independently with Arabic numerals as the data is mentioned in the text. Charts and tables must have open side borders.

Graphs must include the title of all axes.

All columns of Tables and Charts should contain headers.

The words Figure, Table, and Attachment in the text should be capitalized and followed by their respective number. Indicate in the text where the illustrations should be inserted.

Whenever necessary include explanations. If any abbreviation or specific emphasizing (like bold or asterisk, among others) is used, indicate their meaning in the legend of the illustration.

Illustrations published elsewhere must be accompanied by a document authorizing their use, and the source must be cited.

Bilingual articles or articles in any language other than Portuguese should make sure the illustrations, tables, charts, and figures are translated correctly, and the numbers must agree with the language. For example, articles in Portuguese should use a comma as the decimal point, and articles in English should use a period.

The authors should use color images, which will not incur any publication cost to the author.

Discussion: should discuss the results in an appropriate and objective manner and compare them with other literature data.

Conclusion: present the relevant conclusions considering the objectives of the work and make suggestions for further investigations. Bibliographical citations will not be accepted in this section.

Acknowledgments: authors may acknowledge institutions and individuals who effectively collaborated to the study in a paragraph no longer than three lines.

Attachments: should be included only when critical for the understanding of the text. The editors will decide if they should be published.

Abbreviations and acronyms: should be standardized and restricted to those used conventionally or sanctioned by use, followed by the full meaning the first time they appear in the text. They should not be used in the title and abstract.

Text citations - NBR 10520/2002

Bibliographical citations in the text should be included in the list of references.

Citations/references to undergraduate monographs and unpublished texts (classes, among others) will not be accepted.

If the unpublished work of one of the authors of the manuscript is cited (that is, an in-press article), the author must include the letter from the journal accepting to publish the article.

If unpublished data obtained by other researchers are cited, please include a letter authorizing its use.

Specific cases

1) Literal citations of up to three lines: in quotes, not in italic, followed by, (Name of author, date, page, no space between period and number) in parentheses. The period should be placed after the closing parenthesis.

2) Literal citations with more than three lines must be in a separate paragraph, with a left margin of 4cm, using single space between the lines, smaller font than that of the text, without quotes, without italic, ending on the right margin of the text, followed by, in parenthesis, the last name of the author, date and page.

3) Many authors cited in sequence: use the chronological order in which the documents were published separated by a semicolon: (Crespo, 2005; Costa & Ramalho, 2008; Moresi et al., 2010).

4) Texts with two authors: Crippa and Bisoffi (2010) (in the body of the text); (Crippa & Bisoffi, 2010) (within parentheses).

5) Texts with three or more authors: (Griselda et al., 2009) (within parentheses) and Griselda et al. (2009) (outside parentheses).

6) Citations of the same author published in the same year: add a lower-case letter after the date without spacing. Example: (Morin, 2000a, 2000b).


The references should use the NBR-6023/2002. The references should be limited to 30 for articles but Reviews may have as many as 50. They should be ordered alphabetically according to the last name of the first author.

Specific cases

1) Journal titles should be written in full.

2) References with coinciding authors and dates should be ordered according to the title of the work and a lower-case letter is added after the date, without spacing.

3) In references with three or more authors, only the first author should be indicated followed by the expression et al.


Article with one author
Santos, J.M. Ação cultural em bibliotecas públicas: o bibliotecário como agente transformador. Revista Brasileira de Biblioteconomia e Documentação, v.11, n.2, p.173-189, 2015.

Article with two authors
Gama J.R.; Rodrigues G.M. Transparência e acesso à informação: um estudo da demanda por informações contábeis nas universidades federais brasileiras. Transinformação, v.28, n.1, p.47-57, 2016.

Article in electronic media
Café, L.C.; Muñoz, I.K; Leite, F.C.L. Usabilidade na recuperação da informação em acesso aberto: estudo da interação de usuários da pós-graduação com o Repositório Institucional da Universidade de Brasília. Pesquisa Brasileira em Ciência da Informação e Biblioteconomia, v.10, n.2, 2015. Available at: <>. Accessed on: June 30, 2016.

Gonçalves, A.L.F. Gestão da informação na perspectiva do usuário: subsídios para uma política em bibliotecas universitárias. Rio de Janeiro: Interciência, 2013.

Book in electronic media
Barbosa, J.L. Literatura de multidão e intermidialidade: ensaios sobre ler e escrever o presente. Campina Grande: EDUEPB, 2015. Available at: <>. Accessed on: June 29, 2016.

Book chapters
Bonadio, R.A.A.; Mori, N.N.R. Transtorno de déficit de atenção/hiperatividade: diagnóstico da prática pedagógica. In: Bonadio, A.A.; Mori, N.N.R. Tendências pedagógicas e patologização do aprender. Maringá: EDUEM, 2013. p.66-113.

Book chapter in electronic media
Porto, C.; Santos, E. A utilização da rede social Facebook no processo de ensino e aprendizagem na universidade. In: Matos, E.L.M; Ferreira, J.L. Facebook: usos no ensino superior e na formação continuada de professores. Campina Grande: EDUEPB, 2014. p.387-401. Available at: <>. Accessed on: May 28, 2016.

Dissertations and theses
Almeida, R.O. Bibliotecários universitários: da guarda de livros ao letramento informacional. 2015. Tese (Doutorado em Educação) - Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, 2015.

Works presented in congresses, seminars etc.
Amaro, V. A dimensão educativa, social e cultural de uma biblioteca em uma escola residência: a escola SESC de ensino médio. In: Congresso Brasileiro de Biblioteconomia, Documentação e Ciência da Informação, 25., 2013, Florianópolis. Anais... Florianópolis: FEBAB, 2013.

Works presented in congresses, seminars etc. in electronic media
Bazilio, A.P.M.; Nóbrega, N.G. Mediação, leitura, inclusão social e ação cultural: casos das bibliotecas parques. In: Encontro Nacional de Pesquisa em Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Informação: além das nuvens, expandindo as fronteiras da ciência da informação, 15., 2014, Belo Horizonte. Anais eletrônicos... Belo Horizonte: 2014. Available at: <>. Accessed on: April 7, 2016.

Text in electronic media

Cieglinski, A. Bíblia é o livro mais lido e Monteiro Lobato o escritor mais admirado. 2012. Available at: < php?cod=339>. Accessed on: March 1, 2013.

The author is responsible for the accuracy and pertinence of the references to studies consulted and mentioned in the text. All studies cited in the text should be listed in the references.

For other examples please consult the norms ABNT-NBR-6023/2002.



  • Documents: (i) Declaration of responsibility, transfer of copyrights, and justification for the study. The authors must be listed in the same order they are listed in the study; (ii) Where applicable, it should also include a document authorizing the use of illustrations (tables, pictures, graphs, etc.) published elsewhere; (iii) in case of empirical studies, a copy of the research ethics committee’s approval.
  • Make sure the text, including abstracts, tables, and references, use Arial font size 11 and line spacing of 1.5. The upper and lower margins should be of at least 2.5cm, and the left and right margins should be of at least 3cm.
  • Indicate the article category and theme area.
  • Verify whether the information in the legends of figures and tables is complete.
  • Prepare a cover page with the requested information, as recommended in the section Preparation of the manuscript.
  • Include abstracts with at least 150 words and at most 250 words in two languages, Portuguese or Spanish, and English and the respective keywords when applicable.
  • Check whether the references are listed as recommended by the NBR 6023/2002 norms, and make sure they are cited in the text.
  • When submitting the manuscript at the ScholarOne website, also submit the original files of illustrations and all documents signed by all authors. The illustrations should also be included in the manuscript, after the section References.



The following documents must accompany the manuscript submitted to TransInformação: (1) declaration of responsibility; (2) transfer of copyrights; and (3) article justification. Where applicable, also include the authorization to use illustrations (tables, pictures, graphs, etc.) published elsewhere.

All documents must have:

– Title of the manuscript;
– Full name of all authors (in the same order as they appear in the manuscript);
– Author responsible for the negotiations;
– Signature of all authors.

Document templates:

1) Declaration of responsibility

- "I certify that I participated in the conception of the work and make public my responsibility for its content, and that I did not omit any financial relationships or agreements among the authors and companies that may benefit from the publication of this article".

- "I certify that the manuscript is original and the work, in part or in full, or any other work with substantially similar content of my authorship was not sent to another journal and will not be sent to another journal while its publication is being considered by TransInformação, whether in print or electronic format".

Signature of the author(s)                                     Date           /           /

2) Transfer of the copyrights

"I declare that if the article is accepted for publication, the Journal TransInformação will be the exclusive owner of its copyrights and that we, the authors, may reproduce, distribute, transmit, or reuse it, providing we mention the source, as soon as it is published at the site SciELO <>.”

Signature of the author(s)                                     Date           /           /

3) Justification of the article

I emphasize that the main contribution of the study to the relevant area is the following:
(Write a paragraph justifying why the journal should publish your article, emphasizing its scientific relevance, contribution to the discussions in the relevant area affected, by the aspect(s) of its originality and its consequent potential of being cited).

Given their competence in the study area, I indicate the name of the following three researchers that may act as referees of the manuscript. I also declare that there is no conflict of interests for this indication.

All authors must sign the documents. In the ScholarOne platform, the documents are submitted in Stage 6 of the submission process.

Images of signatures will not be accepted. Only scanned or electronic signatures are accepted to avoid any type of fraud. The documents should preferably be in PDF format.


The articles should necessarily be submitted electronically following the instructions published at the site <>.

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