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Scope and Policy
The Journal Trans/Form/Ação publishes articles in the field of philosophy. Proposals are blind-examined by two anonymous referees. All the articles published are peer-reviewed by referees of academic titulation equal to or higher than that of the author, except when the editor invites a thinker of notorious knowledge in Philosophy to contribute with an essay. The journal is directed primarily to academic research in Philosophy but also aims at the learned and interested layman, thus allowing the researchers that propose the articles to reach a universal criterion of clarity.
Also, the goal of the journal is to maintain its ranking as a high-standard publication, as attested by the Qualis score issued by Capes (Classification of Periodicals, Annals, Journals and Magazines of Capes, Coordination for Higher Level Graduates Improvement, a Foundation within the Brazilian Ministry of Education); therefore, Capes requirements will also be followed. This poses the need to establish a regional proportionality in the publication of articles from 2006 onwards, always preserving the quality of the submissions: a desirable maximum of 10% articles from Unesp, a maximum of 60% articles from São Paulo (including Unesp), and a minimum of 1 article from abroad. Exceptions may take place depending on the editor's decisions.
The mission of the Consulting Commission is to advise the Editorial Commission, that is, to express its view on submitted articles, refer articles from third parties, issue opinions, and present articles for publication (which may be forwarded to referees).
The Journal Trans / Form / Action does not charge submission fees or evaluation of articles, reviews and translations, being an entirely free posting for authors.
TRANS/FORM/AÇÃO publishes original articles in the form of regular essays, translations, reviews and interviews. The writer who publishes material in this journal must wait at least four numbers (two years) before submitting another manuscript.
The themes dealt with must pertain to the field of philosophy or present a philosophical approach to the topic treated. They may derive from research work or be informative in nature. Translations must be of classic philosophical texts. Reviews will only be accepted for books that have been in publication for two years or less.
3. Review by Referees
Referees are preferably professors of postgraduate programs in philosophy. Modifications and/or corrections suggested by the referees regarding the manuscript (concerning the comprehension of the text or grammar issues) or the content of its contributions shall be forwarded to the respective authors, who will be allowed a short period of time to make the proposed modifications.
4. General information
Manuscripts submitted for publication must be submitted on-line through the journal homepage in “blind mode” (lacking any data which could identify the author) and as Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files. Papers are accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, or Italian. Manuscripts in blind mode are evaluated (normally by an editor or member of the editorial board) as to their formatting and relevance for publication in the journal; they are then sent to referees.
5. Manuscript Preparation
Manuscripts must be submitted in Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf), Times New Roman font, 12 point size, with 1.5 spacing, and have an average length of 18 pages. The following sequence of items should be observed in submitted manuscripts: title, abstract (minimum of 100 and maximum of 250 words), keywords (maximum of five items), main text, acknowledgements (if desired), abstract in English, keywords in English, and references in alphabetical order by author’s last name. The abstract and keywords at the head of the article must be in the language of the main text. The abstract must also to be translated into English and included after the main text, or presented in Portuguese after the main text when the original manuscript is submitted in English. Notes to the text should be included in footnotes and in the bibliographical references at the end of the main text.
References must be organized in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name and formatted according to the NBR 6023/2002 guidelines, as in the following examples:
Citations should follow the NBR 10520/2002 norms of the ABNT. Examples are given below.
Notes must be kept to a minimum and placed at the bottom of pages as consecutively numbered footnotes.
5.4 Annexes and/or supplements
These should be included only when vital for the understanding of the text.
The data and concepts presented in the work, as well as the accuracy of bibliographical citations, are the entire responsibility of the authors. Manuscripts that do not follow the previously mentioned guidelines will be returned to authors, with comments on the required alterations. Manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the journal homepage. The author must include all pertinent information requested by the system (institution, affiliation, address, telephone, e-mail). Incorrect or missing information on the system may invalidate your submission. Note that Trans/Form/Ação does not normally publish texts by graduate students, generally accepting only texts from PhD-holding researchers. That being said, it is important to note that the journal may accept some works outside of these conditions, in character of an exception, if it considers this reasonable.
Remitting the manuscripts
The proposals of articles and essays for publication must obey the Guidelines for Presentation of Originals and be sent, together with an official letter from the author containing pertinent information (Institution, address, telefone, e-mail), to the Editorial Commission, requesting evaluation for publication in the Journal Trans/Form/Ação. Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail, or by post provided a pen driver containing an electronic version of the paper (Word or RTF format) is included.
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