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About the journal


Basic information


The journal Ensaio: Assessment and Public Policies in Education aims to publish articles related to Education, with thematic issues on evaluation and public policies in education, prioritizing the results of research, theoretical studies and essays.

Articles submitted to Ensaio should necessarily follow the journal's editorial line and meet the standards set for publication.


Areas of interest: Humanities, sub-area: education



Indexing sources


Data base

  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, é um motor de busca de conteúdo multidisciplinar bastante volumoso, especialmente em recursos acadêmicos. É operado pela Bielefeld University Library. Utiliza o protocolo Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) para compartilhar os metados de seus recursos academicamente relevantes (periódicos, repositórios institucionais, coleções digitais).
  • Educ@ - Periódicos online de Educação (São Paulo, SP, Fundação Carlos Chagas)
  • Edubase - Base de Dados da Faculdade de Educação (Campinas, SP, Unicamp)
  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - agrupa revistas científicas e acadêmicas de acesso livre e texto completo. Nesta base de dados o usuário pesquisa títulos de periódicos de acordo com o assunto de seu interesse.
  • Google Acadêmico
  • Latindex - Sistema regional de información en línea para revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • OEI - Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos (Madri, Espanha, Credi)
  • Redalyc - Red de Revistas Cientificas de America Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • SciELO Brazil - Scientific Electronic Library Online (a partir de agosto de 2005)
  • Sumá - Sumários de Revistas Brazileiras da Fundação de Pesquisas Científicas de Ribeirão Preto-FUNPEC-RP (Ribeirão Preto, SP) 

Specialized Portals:

  • BBE - Bibliografia Brazileira de Educação (Brasília, INEP)
  • CLASE - Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (México, UNAM)
  • Ebsco -  Information Services, sediada em Ipswich, Massachusetts, é uma divisão da EBSCO Industries Inc., uma empresa privada com sede em Birmingham, Alabama. A EBSCO fornece produtos e serviços para bibliotecas de muitos tipos em todo o mundo. (Massachusetts, United States)
  • ERIHPLUS - ERIHPLUS é um índice que contém informações bibliográficas sobre periódicos acadêmicos nas ciências humanas e sociais.
  • Oasis - Portal Brazileiro de publicações científicas em acesso aberto do Instituto Brazileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia-IBICT (Brasília, DF)
  • Qualis/CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brasília, DF)
  • SIBE - Sistema de Informações Bibliográficas em Educação (Brasília, INEP)

Scientific Literature Searchers OPEN ACCESS

  • Aura - é uma iniciativa cooperativa e multi-institucional criada com o objetivo de reunir as políticas editoriais das revistas científicas publicadas na América Latina. O Diretório visa reunir informações relativas ao tipo de acesso permitido, licença Creative Commons adotada, permissão ou não de auto-arquivamento etc.
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Accsess Journals
  • DIADORIM - Diretório de Políticas Editoriais das Revistas Científicas Brazileiras do Instituto Brazileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia-IBICT (Brasília, DF)


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons license of type BY.





The journal is maintained by Cesgranrio Fundation and receives support from Scientific Publications Program (AED, by its portuguese acronym) of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and  Communications (MCTI, by its portuguese acronym), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Research Support Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ, by its portuguese acronym), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, by its portuguese acronym) and Ministry of Education (MEC, by its portuguese acronym) and Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes, by its portuguese acronym).











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Editorial Production

  • Ingroup Tecnologia e Serviços Eireli.

Responsible Journalist

  • Fabíola Blaiso (MTB0034788/RJ)

General Review

  • Maria de Lourdes P. A. Freire

Graphic project

  • Denise Cordovil, Annibal da Silva Neto e Luíza Teixeira Gueiros

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  • Imos Gráfica e Editora Ltda



Instructions to authors


Instructions for authors


Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação aims to publish articles related to education, with thematic issues on evaluation and public policies in education, priorizing those resulting from research, theoretical studies and essays.

Articles submitted to Ensaio should necessarily follow the journal's editorial line and meet the standards set for publication.

Ensaio does not charge as article processing fee (APC), there is no cost for authors who register their articles on the journal's platform.

As 2023, Ensaio becomes a continuous publication, however, it will continue to be published in numbers and not in a single volume.

1. General Provisions

Ensaio only accepts unpublished collaborations, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. An article is considered as unpublished when it has not been published in any national or foreign journals, conference/seminar proceedings, or Internet virtual spaces aiming at disseminating scientific papers.

2. Submission of articles

Ensaio accepts articles with up to four authors. Preferably one of the authors must be part of a Postgraduate Program in Education. Except for foreign affiliated authors.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal through the Cesgranrio Foundation Journals website at

Registering on the journals website is required before submission, observing the required fields marked with '*'.


For system-related-reasons, some fields do not have the asterisk symbol '*', but are essential and, therefore, mandatory.

These fields are: ORCID; Abstract; Keywords; Biographical abstract; and Institutional Affiliation.

The ORCID record can be done free of charge by accessing at

It is also necessary for the authors to include in the article registration, in a complementary document, in Word, information about the research data used in the preparation of the article (DOI or URL of the open data repository or explanation of the data used), declaration of conflicts of interest, explanation of the financing of the research, if any development agency or private institution financed the research, if any author received a research grant and, finally, what was the contribution of each author to the article. In the following points, the authors will find explanations about each of these items.

3. Article Formatting

  • The article should follow ABNT style. It should have a maximum of 7.000 words, including title, abstract, keywords, references, illustrations, graphs, tables and maps. The file must be in ".doc" or ".docx" format (text document), and meet the following formats:

    font Times New Roman, size 12;
    justified alignment;
    spacing of 1.5;
    references, with left alignment and spacing between lines;
    titles and sections should not have fonts or attributes (italic, bold, strikethrough, superscript, highlighted color, etc.).

  • The title, abstract and keywords should precede the article and be presented in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • Keywords must be extracted from thesaurus or thematic dictionaries in the languages ​​that the journal publishes.
  • Ensaio indicates that, at the end of the abstracts, between three and six keywords (descriptors) of the text content should be indicated, preferably searched in the Thesaurus Brasileiro de Educação, in the Thesaurus de Educação da Unesco (IBE Education Thesaurus) or the European Education Systems Thesaurus.
  • The use of italics is reserved only to foreign words and phrases.
  • Acronyms should present their spelled-out version when first mentioned in the article.
  • Summary and keywords should not exceed 1.000 characters, excluding spaces, and should be typeset with single line spacing.

Note: The author is responsible for the translation of the title, abstract and keywords in foreign language.

  • If there are footnotes, these should be numbered sequentially.

3.1 Open Data

All articles resulting from original research must be submitted with a footnote on the home page about "Data Availability", stating whether or not the dataset will be publicly available after the article is approved. In accordance with Ciência Aberta, it is important that research data be available for possible consultation by other researchers, after approval of the article, observing the restrictions on public access imposed by the characteristics of the data. After approval of the article, it is necessary to indicate in the note the level of access defined for the use of data, among the following possible wordings:

  • Data Availability: The dataset supporting the results of this study is not publicly available, due to [indication of reasons]. The data access request can be made directly to the author, by e-mail [email address].
  • Data Availability: The entire dataset that supports the results of this study was published in the article itself.
  • Data Availability: The entire dataset supporting the results of this study was made available at [repository name]* and can be accessed at [URL or DOI].

 We recommend that authors use, respectively, one of the open data repositories mentioned below:

If you use Scielo Data, we recommend reading the following guides:

Research data preparation guide ( and the deposit guide (

It is recommended that the data, methodological instruments and/or analysis materials underlying the article and used in designing and carrying out the research are properly cited in the text and listed in the references section, referring to their location in the repository and with an identifier persistent as the DOI.

  • To learn how to properly cite research data, authors can visit the websites below:

4. Funded research

In the case of funded research, the field Agências de fomento must be filled in the typing page of the article information (metadata), and it should also appear at the end of the article, after its approval, along with the link to the data in an open data repository, the contribution of authorship and the declaration of conflicts.

5. References

  • Citations and references must be up-to-date, relevant and pertinent. Most references must be from the last five years.
  • As a recommendation, it is requested that authors consider texts already published in relevant scientific journals, in order to dialogue with the theoretical framework of articles.
  • Articles with an excessive number of citations will not be accepted.
  • References should be presented at the end of the article, and be inserted in the metadata (step 3 of article submission – at the website), and follow the rules of ABNT - Brazilian Technical Standards Association (NBR 6023/2018).
  • They must be listed in alphabetical order (by author's last name and initials of the names, in some cases, brought by an entity or title), containing only what was cited in the text.

Below are examples of references:

COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. Location: Publisher, date. (Series)
CRUZ, A. C.; PEROTA, M. L. L. R. Title. Edition number. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR et al. (more than three authors). Title. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Chapter title: subtitle. In: SOUZA, J. C. (Eds.). Book title. Title. Initial-final pages (optional).
BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL (Brazil). Title. Location: Publisher, date.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Article title. Journal name, location, volume number, issue number, initial-final pages of the article, month/year.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Abstract title: subtitle. In: MEETING TITLE, number (if applicable), year, location (city). Proceedings... (ellipses replace the information already contained in the event title). Location: Publisher, date of publication.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title. Defense date. Number of sheets/pages. Dissertation/Thesis (Master/Doctorate in...) - Institution name, location, date.
Brazil. Provisional Measure No. ..., complete date. Summary (if possible). Publication title, location, date. Further details of the publication.
COSTA JÚNIOR, P. J. Title: subtitle. [S.I.], 1999. Available at: <>. Accessed on: 9 Aug. 2016.

5.1 Self-citations

  • Self-citations should be limited to two. In the case of a coauthored article, the total citations should not exceed 10%.

5.2 Tables, charts, graphs, maps and images

  • They should have title, source and year of insertion or elaboration and be numbered. The right of reproduction, if applicable, must be mentioned.

6. About ethical research conduct and Anti-plagiarism policy

When submitting the article, the author or authors must inform that the article is unpublished and has not been submitted, concomitantly, to another publication.

It is necessary to inform that the interviews and experiments involving human beings followed the ethical procedures established for scientific research. Anonymity must be guaranteed to research subjects and, if necessary, to institutions, unless there is permission for identification; the authorization or restriction to identification must be informed, in a note, in the body of the article. The same principle applies to the dissemination of images of people and/or institutions.

Each and every project related to human beings, including projects with secondary data, sociological and anthropological research, must be submitted to the Ethics Committee for Research in Human Beings. After approval of the article, the process number of the Research Ethics Committee, author's institution or authors must be informed in a footnote, when the research requires the need for a committee.

6. 1. Ethical research conduct

Ensaio agrees with the guidelines of the COPE (Committee for Ethics in Publications) which aim to encourage the identification of plagiarism, bad practices, fraud and possible violations of ethics. Authors should visit the COPE website to learn about the guidelines on research ethics.

Prior to article submission, authors must explicitly reference data or interpretation of data from other publications. When writing articles that contain a critical review of the intellectual content of other authors, they should be careful to cite them properly. In addition, all those registered as authors of the article must be inserted in at least one of two points:

1. Have substantially contributed to the design and planning, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;

2. Have contributed to the writing and preparation of the article or critical intellectual review thereof;

Ensaio will not accept the inclusion of authors after the first evaluation of the text is sent to the author or authors registered in the article submission.

6. 2. and Anti-plagiarism policy

Ensaio reserves the right, before submitting the article for peer review, to check for plagiarism using PlagScan and CopySpider.

Ensaio reserves the right not to accept for evaluation, manuscripts with a high level of self-plagiarism.

Authors must ensure the originality of the manuscript, and in case of use of parts of other articles, must make the necessary quotes.

Ensaio condemns plagiarism, in its various forms, and shall not publish an article whose percentage of similarity with other texts reaches high levels.

In case plagiarism is proved, Ensaio will not accept the text in question and will no longer accept any work coming from the authors involved.

7. Evaluation of Article

As we still do not accept preprints, articles submitted are evaluated in a double-blind system, in which two reviewers, Board members or ad hoc staff, from different institutions, analyze the relevance of the contribution for the existing knowledge in the area. The journal selects independent reviewers of the authors, not affiliated with the same institution.

If there is disparity in opinions the journal will choose a third reviewer, expert on the subject, to untie the evaluation of the article.

Items will be sent to reviewers, after compliance with the requirements described above, through the Journals website of Cesgranrio Foundation/Ensaio, without identifying the author. Similarly, it will not be revealed reviewer’s names to the authors.

7. 1. Revisions requests

After evaluation, the author receives the reviews, which may request revisions or adjustments, always seeking to improve the text.

The article should be redrafted and resubmitted to the journal (through the website) in a maximum of 30 days from the date of the revisions request.

The text should include the changes highlighted in yellow.

The editor shall reserve the right to refuse an article for which revisions were asked and were not made, or delivered out of time. With regard to publication, the editor has the last word.

After revisions, and the article not being approved for publication, the journal will notify the author of the editorial process through the website, and archive the article, with no obligation to return the original versions.

Note: The editorial process can be followed through the Journals website of Cesgranrio Foundation.

After logging in and clicking on the active article, visit the tab avaliação.

7. 2. If approved

Article status will change from "Em avaliação" to "Em edição". The next steps will be publishing, XML markup, and paper and online publication on a volume to be set by the publisher.

The author must register at the beginning of the article, below the title, the name of the authors and the names of the institutions, programs or departments. These must be presented in full and in the original language of the institution or in the English version, when the script is not Latin.

For example: Universidade de São Paulo, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação, São Paulo, SP, Brasil; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones em Educación, Ciudad de México, Mexico; Washington State University, College of Education, Pullman, WA, USA;

The author must also enter the ORCID.

The author should record in the final text, already approved, the name of the author and co-authors, if any, data on the highest title of each one. Finally you must enter the email address.

In the approved text, after the information about the author, it is necessary that they are experienced about:

  • Data (check the point 3.1)
  • Declaration of conflicts (check the point 9)
  • Financing (if any) – detailed explanation of grants or scientific projects that obtained public or private funds that resulted in the elaboration of the article)
  • Contribution of each author to the article (check the 7.3)

The full address and contact numbers should also be provided in a supplementary document.

Articles by the same author will only be published in different volumes.

7. 3 Authorship criteria

We request that the author identify and include all co-authors who effectively collaborated in the preparation of the article. All authors must accept responsibility for the content of the work, in addition to registering their respective contributions at the end of the manuscript, in case of acceptance for publication.

Some terms that may help register the authors' contribution: data analysis, data collection, design, discussion of results, manuscript preparation, methodology, research, writing and review.

Authors are those who fall into at least two of the categories below:

a) contributed substantially to the conception, elaboration and writing of the article;

b) in data collection, manuscript preparation, writing, literature review;

c) contributed substantially to the analysis, interpretation of data, analysis and discussion of results and conclusions.

d) contributed substantially to revision of versions, critical review of content and writing of the final version;

Authors can also use the taxonomy of contributor roles - Credit - to represent their contributions to the text: Making it clear to the editors which categories the authors fall into.

Below are examples of contribution registration.

Author contribution

Author name: Conception of the article, data collection, preparation of the manuscript, writing of the literature review, analysis and discussion of results and conclusions.

Author name: Collection of main data and interviews, writing of the methodology and contributions in the analysis and discussion of the results.

Author contribution

Author names: Elaboration of the article and collective writing.

8. Open Page

Texts that provide a broad overview of a subject may be published in the Open Page section. In this case, they should comply with the requirements set out in items 1 to 7.

9. Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest is the situation in which the authors, editors and reviewers have interests capable of influencing the process of preparing the manuscripts. These are conflicts of a different nature - personal, commercial, political, academic or financial - to which anyone can be subject, which is why the authors must recognize and reveal at the end of the article, in a brief statement, whether or not there is a conflict of interest.

Editors and reviewers indicate on the journal's platform if there is any conflict of interest when invited to review the article.

The act of submission implies the absence of financial, commercial, political, academic and personal conflict of interests. Authors need to declare this at the end of the article. If there are potential conflicts of interest related to the research or publication of the manuscript, the authors must inform, in a footnote, the nature of the conflict.

Ensaio is not responsible for the concepts expressed or the content of the ideas of published articles. The content of the manuscript is the responsibility of the author or authors.

Authors are therefore responsible for recognizing and revealing conflicts of interest of any nature (personal, commercial, financial, academic or political).

Ensaio reserves also the right not to publish conflicting-nature articles or articles that can cause any damage to its image or others’, and will warn the authors involved.

10. Right of reply

The right of reply policy encourages comments to articles published by Ensaio. Comments and replies to be published by Ensaio, on the website, will always be moderated.

11. Copyright

All journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution BY License.

Ensaio magazine adopts the CC BY 4.0 license, which allows sharing, distributing, displaying and making derivative works of its content, as long as the due credits are attributed.

Available at:

Accessed on: November 30, 2022.

Copyright for articles published in Ensaio magazine belongs to the author, with first publication rights for the magazine.

With regard to the journal, Ensaio is Open Access, does not charge fees, and articles published on its platform are free to use, with their own attributions, in educational and non-commercial applications.

In the Privacy Policy, the names and e-mail addresses on this site will be used exclusively for the purposes of the magazine, not being available for other purposes.

When the text is published, if the author requests it, he will receive a printed copy of the issue in which his article appears.

Published articles reflect the views of the authors and not those of the Publisher, the Editorial Board, or the Cesgranrio Foundation.

The work will be published in online and paper versions.

12. Open Science

In compliance with the guidelines of Ciência Aberta, the journal Ensaio will publish the name of the evaluators of each issue in the acknowledgments section. And, in the last issue of the year, the name of its entire ad hoc Council.




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