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About the journal

Basic Information


Cadernos de Tradução was established in 1996 by a group of professors from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, translation reviews, interviews and translated articles. Currently, Cadernos de Tradução is linked to the Graduate Program in Translation Studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (PGET-UFSC) and represents a recognized forum for national and international discussion on research in the field of Translation Studies. The journal is indexed in several national and foreign databases, evaluated as A1, in Qualis Capes and classified with Q1 in Scimago Journal & Country Rank by Scopus. Cadernos de Tradução is part of the SciELO Brazil Collection.

The journal's main objective is to publish research results in the field of Translation Studies in Brazil and abroad and to accompany the debate in the area, which is inherently interdisciplinary. It regularly publishes high-quality articles, reviews, and interviews, with an effective scientific-academic contribution to Translation Studies. In addition, the criteria adopted for selecting articles and works are uniqueness, originality, clarity, and relevance to the field.

From 2022 onward, the journal Cadernos de Tradução started to publish in a continuous flow following the principles of open science.

Cadernos de Tradução is exclusively online and open access, not charging any kind of fees for publication.
The journal also has profiles on Facebook and Instagram.




Editorial Board




Associate Editor



International Associate Editor



Assistant Editors



International Assistant Editor



Editorial Board



Advisory Board






Technical Editing



Instructions to authors

Focus and Scope


The journal Cadernos de Tradução presents in its content: original articles, translated articles related to Translation Studies, book reviews on translation (theory, history, criticism), reviews of translated works, and interviews with translators, professors, and authorities in the field of Translation Studies.

The journal's target audience consists mainly of undergraduate and graduate students, professors, editors, translators, writers, and researchers in the field of translation and related areas, both foreign and Brazilian.

The journal accepts submissions on an ongoing basis.

Cadernos de Tradução does not take responsibility for or endorse the opinions expressed by the authors of the texts published in it, emphasizing that the opinions are their responsibility.




Peer Review Process


The articles, interviews, and reviews submitted to Cadernos de Tradução are sent to the editor-in-chief, assistant editors, and editorial board members of the journal for an initial review. This review is an initial assessment to verify if the text aligns with the journal's guidelines.

After this preliminary evaluation, the papers are sent for assessment to reviewers who are part of the Editorial Board, Advisory Council, or ad hoc reviewers, depending on the work's topic. Authors who have already published in the journal may be invited to provide reviews/evaluations.

All reviewers receive the articles through the journal system, and the evaluation can be done blindly or openly. This last one is only if there is agreement between the author and the reviewer. In addition to the manuscript for evaluation, reviewers receive a standard evaluation form and a "conflict of interest" declaration, which must be signed and sent to the journal's editor-in-chief.

Note: there is a conflict of interest when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence their actions (bias).

The manuscripts may be:

- Accepted without restrictions
- Accepted with some changes
- Rejected

Decisions regarding both accepted and rejected submissions will be communicated to the authors. The Editorial Team reserves the right not to provide reasons for rejections.

The journal reserves the right to evaluate only one manuscript per author per year.

Regarding including images, the responsibility for obtaining reproduction rights shall solely lie with the authors. The journal does not take responsibility for the images submitted. The condition must be accepted by the author upon submission through the portal, as the following model:

"I declare that I am the author, licensee, assignee, or have prior and explicit permission from the author for the use and reproduction of the images found in the manuscript I am submitting for publication in the SciELO-indexed journal Cadernos de Tradução, ISSN 2175-7968, submitted through the UFSC Portal de Periódicos.

Where prior permission has not been obtained to reproduce the work of third parties, according to Brazilian law (Articles 24, 29 and 46 of the Lei brasileira de Direitos Autorais), full responsibility for any copyright violation is assumed by the declarant."

All communication with the journal must be done through the following email addresses: or

The submission of papers must be made exclusively through the journal’s website. For full access to the journal, the author must create a profile as an 'author' and automatically obtain a login and access password at:





From 2022 the journal Cadernos de Tradução started to publish on a rolling basis, following the principles of open science.



Open Access Policy


The journal Cadernos de Tradução provides immediate open access to its content, following the principle that freely sharing scientific knowledge with the public promotes greater worldwide democratization of knowledge.



Digital Preservation


The journal Cadernos de Tradução is committed to ensuring long-term access to its content. If there are any service incidents, the digital files of the journal are preserved in the Cariniana Network through the LOCKSS program. LOCKSS creates a distributed file system among participating libraries, allowing them to create permanent archives of their journals for preservation and restoration.





The journal is indexed in:

SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index
Google Acadêmico
DIADORIM - Diretório de Acesso Aberto das Revistas Científicas Brasileiras
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
LATINDEX - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
MLA - Modern Language Association International bibliography
Portal de Periódicos CAPES
REDIB - Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico
ULRICHS - Ulrichs Periodical Directory
ABCD Index





The journal Cadernos de Tradução accepts the submission of articles to a preprint server. To submit a manuscript as a preprint, authors declare that they accept all submission guidelines of the journal Cadernos de Tradução and the SciELO Preprint server and consent to its publication on these servers.

To post an article as a preprint, the submitting author must have at least three articles of any date or two recent articles from the last two years with active DOIs in the Crossref repository.

The journal Cadernos de Tradução emphasizes that the SciELO Preprints server may reject any manuscript for any reason. Texts submitted to the SciELO Preprints server should be sent in PDF or XML publication format. Immediately after acceptance, a preprint will receive a DOI and become available to the public with a CC-BY open-access license.

Once published, preprints cannot be removed. The SciELO Preprints server will remove preprints whenever an ethics violation is detected.

When a SciELO journal approves a submitted preprint, the server will link it to its corresponding journal URL and update the Crossref record with their relationship.




Ethical Guidelines


Publication Ethics Statement

The journal Cadernos de Tradução prioritizes practices that respect ethical conduct, following these recommendations:

1. Principles of Transparency and Good Practice in Academic Publications: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
2. White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications: Council of Science Editor (CSE). Guidelines of the CSE (Council of Science Editors) for promoting integrity in scientific journal publications. Translation by Ana Maria Tomasevicius: Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors. (ABEC Brasil)
3. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: International Commitee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
4. Improving the QUAlity and Transparency Of Health Research: Equator Network (Link).
5. Definition of research misconduct: The Office of Research Integrity. (Link)
6. The Hong Kong Principles for Assessing Researchers - Fostering research integrity: Plos Biology (DOI)
7. San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
8. Código de Boas Práticas Científicas: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
9. Relatório da Comissão de Integridade de Pesquisa do CNPq: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
10. Guide to promoting the opening, transparency, and reproducibility of research published: Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)
11. Guia de Boas Práticas para o Fortalecimento da Ética na Publicação Cientifica: Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)
12. Formulário de Conformidade com a Ciência Aberta: Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)

1) On Author’s Responsibilities

- Authors are responsible for their article content as well as for the copyright of images, videos and any other textual or complementary material of their paper.

- Authors may be invited to participate in the article review process for this journal in the future.

- The authors declare that they have made a significant contribution to the research disclosed in their article, when applicable.

- The authors undertake to provide the journal with retractions or corrections of any errors.

- If the article was written based on research that presents real risks for the participants, it is mandatory to present an opinion from the Ethics Committee of the researcher's institution.

- The order of authors in the article is a collective decision of the authors or the research group.

1.1) Authors

The authorship of a scientific paper belongs only to those who:

a) Contribute intellectually, directly, and substantially to the conception of the research/article (acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of study data).
b) Participate in the construction of preliminary versions or a critical review of the article's content.
c) Approve the final version of the article to be published.
d) They are responsible for the authorship to guarantee the article's accuracy and integrity.
Authors must present a conflict of interest statement when applicable.

2) On Reviewers'/Evaluators' Responsibilities

- Evaluate the papers submitted to the journal objectively and based on their intellectual content, without discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, geographical origin, or political beliefs. The evaluation is based on the merit of the work and is not influenced positively or negatively by personal, financial, or intellectual prejudices.

- Treat the authors' contributions with confidentiality. The works will be evaluated or discussed with third parties only with the authorization of the journal's editors.

- Inform the editors if the submitted paper presents content previously published by the author or a third party. Authors should ensure that such content is always accompanied by the respective bibliographic reference, indicating its source.

- Alert the editors if the article violates the ethical principles of the journal when there is substantial similarity or evidence that the paper under review has already been published elsewhere. The reviewer must ensure any potential conflict of interest in the submission review. When encountering any irregularities, the editor is notified, for example: identification of plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of results, or redundant publication.

3) On Reviewers’ Responsibilities to the Editor

- Comply with the instructions regarding the scope, content, and quality of the review.

- Provide a respectful, careful, and constructive critique.

- Observe ethical issues.

4) On the Review/Evaluation Process

- Reviewers must draw attention to texts or passages that have been previously published and have not been properly cited.

- The journal understands that any form of plagiarism is unacceptable and uses tools for its detection, such as: Copy Spider and Ithenticate

- The final decision regarding the publication of a text lies with the editors. Whenever a text meets academic quality and complies with the criteria established by the journal, it is forwarded for evaluation.

- The evaluation criteria are academic merit and the enhancement of knowledge quality, without discrimination.

- Editors are not allowed to use information from articles under evaluation without the authors' explicit consent.

5) On the Ethics in the Publication:

- Under no circumstances do we encourage or allow misconduct to occur.

- Any allegations of improper research conduct will be promptly investigated.

- The journal publishes errata to correct articles when necessary.

- The journal is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, right of reply, retractions, and apologies when necessary.

6) On the Authors' Rights and on the Universal Access

- The licenses used by the journal are described on the website.

- All full-text articles are free of charge and made available in their entirety to any reader without the need for registration or a password.

7) Misconducts

- Mistreatment of research subjects

- Data falsification and data fabrication

- Piracy and plagiarism

8) Acknowledgments

In an acknowledgments section, authors may include the names and contributions of those whose involvement in the study did not qualify them for authorship or, due to journal policy regarding the number of authors in the author's signature, cannot be included in authorship. When applicable, it is suggested to put the process number and research funding.

9) Editors

Editorial practice and the editor's relationship with authors and reviewers/evaluators are supported by the Código de conduta para editoresCommittee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Every editorial decision is based on the relevance, originality, clarity and validity of the study related to the scope of the journal.

10) Disclaimers and expressions of concern

The editor must act on suspected or alleged misconduct, whether in submissions or published articles. This journal follows the COPE flowchart to establish facts and determine actions needed to resolve cases. It also complies with SciELO's procedures for documenting disclaimers and expressions of concern based on guidelines developed by international committees specializing in research ethics.

11) Other principles

- Information about property, authors’ rights and/or the journal management are indicated in Cadernos de Tradução website. 

- The journal also publishes special issues.

- The journal does not charge any type of submission, evaluation or publication fee.



Recommended Readings


Commitee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors. 2011. (PDF)

Commitee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE ethical guidelines for peer reviewers. 2013. (PDF)

Commitee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Flowcharts. 2016. (PDF)

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Código de boas práticas científicas. São Paulo: FAPESP, 2014. 46 p. (PDF)

International Comittee of Medical Editors (ICMJE). Recomendações para elaboração, redação, edição e publicação de trabalhos acadêmicos em periódicos médicos. Translated by Eliane de Fátima Duarte e Thaís de Souza Andrade Pansani. 2014. (PDF)

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO). Guia para o registro e publicação de retratações e manifestações de preocupação. 2015. (Link)







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