Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
versão On-line ISSN 1678-2674
POBLACION, Dinah Aguiar et al. Brazilian journal publisher of scientific papers in surgery. II - Terminology and attributions adopted by the editors: proposition of journal organogram and article fluxogram. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2003, vol.18, n.6, pp. 497-501. ISSN 1678-2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86502003000600003.
PURPOSE: To identify the terminology adopted by the editor to assign the editorial board members and attributions related to the team components responsible for the policies, administration, and contents quality of the journal. To recommend the journal organogram and the article fluxogram. METHODS: It was analyzed more recent numbers from selected journals, available at Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information and other medical libraries from Brazil, presented at the first part of this research. In this sample, it was identified the terminology and attributions adopted by the editors from each journal to designate the responsible for the content and the style of the journal. RESULTS: The adopted terminology for the editorial board in each journal was collected showing the diversification of the terms for similar functions. It was identified 74 terms, classified in five categories, assigning activities exerted by the editorial board members, involved in the journal production and diffusion. Under the editorial perspective, printed or electronic, the categorization of the different phases of the process provided subsidies to elaborate the "Organogram of the scientific periodical". The interpretation of the activities and responsibilities of each member in the organogram is described in the "Profile and responsibilities of the editorial board members". To insert each member of the editorial board, according to its respective responsibility, it was possible to elaborate the "Paper fluxogram". CONCLUSION: There is no uniformity to designate terms and attributions for the members of the editorial board in the studied journals. Recommendations are presented for the journal organogram and the article fluxogram.
Palavras-chave : Terminology [publication type]; Publishing; Periodicals; Scientific communication; Scientific production.