The journal Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional/Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy (ISSN 2526-8910) is the continuation of the Cadernos de Terapia Ocupacional da UFSCar (Printed ISSN 0104-4931, Electronic ISSN 2238-2860), wich started in 1990. Since the issue 25, 2, 2017, it is called Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy.
It aimed at the dissemination of unpublished works coming from original scientific research in the Occupational Therapy area, together with the areas of Health, Education, Culture and Social Assistance and Occupational Science. It emphasizes on studies about physical, sensory, mental, psychological and/or social problems related to daily life and human do, articulated to the participation, autonomy and inclusion of subjects (individual and collective) in their social life.
The journal accepts papers written in English, Spanish or Portuguese and its target public includes researchers, professors, students and practitioners from the field of Occupational Therapy and other related fields, both in Brazil and internationally.
Its abbreviated title is Braz. Jour. Occup. Ther., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
Frequency: Continuous publication.
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Scope and Policy
Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy emphasizes on studies about physical, sensory, mental, psychological and/or social problems related to daily life and human do, articulated to the participation, autonomy and inclusion of subjects (individual and collective).
The journal’s mission is to publish original works that contribute to the debate on topics of common interest to the field of Occupational Therapy and correlated research from the fields of Health, Education, Culture and Social Science and Occupational Science.
Articles submitted for publication must be consistent with the journal's mission and should be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish by national or international researchers, academics, students and practitioners in the fields of Occupational Therapy and related areas.
Even though the majority of submissions tend to come from research conducted in different regions of Brazil, all articles are subjected to a strict international standards-based peer review process that also seeks to make accepted works suitable both for national and international dissemination and interest.
Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy follows the principles of ethics in scientific publications that are contained in the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Ethics American Educational Research Association, the Good Scientific Practices Code – FAPESP and the Council of Science Editors - CSE related to publication.
To promote the research integrity, the strengthening and transparency in the process, all the material published is in accordance with the Guide to Good Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication and the Open Science Compliance Form.
Peer Review Process
A double-blind peer review process is adopted. The texts are submitted online and, if they are in accordance with the publication rules, they are sent to one of the Section Editors for an initial evaluation.
At this stage, the relevance of submission to the journal's scope are valued and the relevance and originality of the topic and the adequacy and density of the theoretical-methodological approach used is highlighted, among other formal aspects considered. Only texts approved at this stage will be forwarded to the next stages of merit evaluation. Texts not approved at this stage will be sent by the Section Editors to the Editor-in-Chief for finalization of the process.
If the text is approved in the initial evaluation by the Section Editor, he will indicate two ad hoc reviewers, according to the research topic, who shall issue an opinion with the analysis of the text and with the indication of review, accepted or not for publication, within 30 days, according to criteria of content relevance, argumentative consistency, theoretical and methodological coherence, structural adequacy and contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the area.
Texts entering into peer review after the review process will be forwarded to the authors with the editorial decision, indicating required reviews and/or final decision to accept and/or refuse. In the case of required reviews, the texts will be returned to the authors for adequacy and a new round of evaluation will be requested from Section Editors and/or ad hoc reviewers.
The Chief Editors are responsible for communicating with Section Editors and with reviewers when necessary. The final decision on each text submitted to the journal is up to them.
Once the analysis stage has been completed by the ad hoc reviewers and Section Editors, the Editor-in-Chief will issue the final opinion (in which the anonymity of the reviewers is preserved) and it will be expressed as follows:
a) Accepted for Publication: The work is accepted integrally for publication in one of the next issues of the journal, according to the chronological criterion of the conclusion of the analysis process.
b) Requested Reviews: The modifications must be made by the author, who will receive the opinion with the recommendations, returning the work within the stipulated period and with the changes made highlighted in a different color for the conference. In the case of a large number of requested changes, the article will be forwarded to Section Editors and/or ad hoc reviewers, after adapted by the author, for a new analysis, and it may be accepted or rejected.
c) Refused: Refusal of publication with the due justification given by the Editor-in-Chief, considering the analysis of each of the ad hoc reviewers, given to the authors, preserving the identity of the reviewers.
All opinions will be known to the authors, ad hoc reviewers, and Section Editors.
If the author disagrees with the opinion received, he may request a review from the journal's editor. If the editor evaluates the review as appropriate, he will forward the request to the same reviewers and section editors, or to the ad-hoc, depending on the case.
The jornal follows ethical procedures throughout its publishing process, from submission to the review of papers, and deviation from acceptable academic conduct is not tolerated, whether on the part of the Editorial Board or Authors. As from later 2016 the journal adopted the CrossCheck system to actively look for plagiarized or uncited content in submitted articles.
All the Authors, Editors, and Referees are encouraged to learn and follow the guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics - (COPE) in all the stages of the publishing process.
Studies involving experiments with humans or animals must be approved by an Institutional Research Ethics Committee.
Clinical trials must register in the Brazilian Registry of Clinical Trials - REBEC or other with the same goal.
The journal adopts the system IThenticate to see evidence of plagiarism in the submitted texts.
All cases involving suspected misconduct will rigorously be investigated by the periodical to clarify any doubts. In this sense, there is a commitment to the publication of corrections, clarifications, retractions, as well as notes of concern, if needed.
When submitting papers for review, Authors should:
When receiving an invitation to review any paper, Referees should be committed to:
Editors should always:
Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy supports policies for the clinical trials registry from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of these initiatives for the international recording and dissemination of information regarding clinical studies, with open access. Therefore, when addressing clinical research, only papers presenting an identification number in one of the Clinical Trials Registries validated by criteria established by WHO and ICMJE (addresses are available at ICMJE's site will be accepted for publication. The identification number must be presented at the end of the abstract.
The “Statement of Responsibility, Copyright and License Agreement” according to the model below must be signed by all the authors and sent during the article submission. At the time of submission of the article, the authors must send the Declaration of Responsibility, Conflict of Interest and Transfer of Copyright according to the model described below, signed by all authors.
Statement of Responsibility, Copyright and License Agreement
Title of work:
I certify that I participated in the conception of the work to make public my responsibility for its content, as well as that I presented the pertinent information about the sources of funds received for the development of the research. I affirm that there are no connections or agreements between the authors and funding sources that characterize a real, potential or apparent conflict of interest that may have affected the results of this work.
I certify that when the research involved experiments with human beings there was appreciation and approval by the Ethics Committee of the relevant institution and that the disclosure of images was authorized, assuming full responsibility for it.
I certify that the text is original and that the work, in part or in full, or any other material of my authorship with substantially similar content, has not been sent to another journal, in printed or electronic format.
I certify that, if requested, I will provide or fully cooperate in obtaining and providing the data upon which the text is based, for review by the editors.
Author(s) full name(s) and signature:
Open Access License Agreement
Authors must send the Agreement with the Open Access License signed (by all), according to the model below:
The journal 'Cadernos Brasileiros de Medicina Occupational Therapy/Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy' is published according to the Open Access model and opting for the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.
We, the Authors of the undersigned “TITLE” article, declare that we have read and agree to the terms of the above license.
Author(s) full name(s) and signature:
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy/Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy publishes the following types of studies, which must be linked to the scope of the journal:
Texts must be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish, typed in Microsoft Word 2007 or later, A4 paper size, 2.5 cm margins, 1.5 spacing, and Times New Roman font. All paragraphs must be in 1 column and begin without tab.
In the case of research involving human beings, indicate whether the current ethical procedures were complied with. In the case of analysis of interventions, indicate whether all necessary ethical procedures were performed. Also inform if the text has already been presented in congresses, seminars, symposia or similar.
Authors: Provide the full name(s) and e-mails of author(s). Report highest academic degree, position and affiliation of each author (institution, city, state and country). The journal accepts a maximum of five authors per article.
ORCID: Inform the ORCID number of all authors. If in doubt, visit the ORCID website
Corresponding author: Indicate an author responsible for communication with the journal. Full name, institutional address (institution, street, postal code, state, country), e-mail and telephone for contact.
Conflict of interest: inform if there is any conflict of interest of a personal, commercial, political, academic or financial nature.
The author(s) must provide a statement that the contribution is original and unpublished and also that the paper is not currently being submitted to another periodical.
2) Text Structure
Tables:Should be cited within the text, denoted numerically (e.g. table 1, table 2, table 3) and present numbered legends corresponding to the citation. Tables should be presented in editable format (preferably Microsoft Word 2007 or newer version, to prepare and send tables in format .doc). Tables should be also properly identified and presented in gray scale. The tables must be inserted in the text, in editable format, and not at the end of the document or attachments.
Citations and References
Text citations: Authors' names must be written with only the initials in capital letters, followed by the date of publication of the reference. Ex: “Segundo Silva (2009), [...]” or (Silva, 2009). When there are two authors, the names must be separated by “&”. Ex: “Segundo Amarantes & Gomes (2003) [...]” or (Silva & Santos, 2010). When there are more than two authors in citations inside or outside the parentheses, the name of the first author must be presented followed by the expression “et al.”. All bibliography used and cited in the text must, necessarily, be in the list of references, as well as the entire list of references must be cited in the text.
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There is no submission fee.
It is the authors' responsibility to check all specified standards.
After the evaluation process, in case the text is approved for publication, the authors must commit to pay a fee of R$1,050.00, referring to the partial costs of scientific editing (R$200.00), Portuguese revision ( R$250.00) and translation of the body of the text into English (R$600.00). The beginning of the editing process will depend on proof of payment of this fee.
Payment must be made by deposit in a bank account.
FAI - Occupational Therapy Notebooks - Banco do Brasil - Branch: 1888-0, C.C.: 5996-X, Identifier Code: 6335-5, CNPJ: 66.991.647/0001-30.
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