Interface – Comunicacao, Saude, Educacao is an open, interdisciplinary, on-line journal published by Unesp (Health Education and Communication Laboratory - Public Health Department, School of Medicine of Botucatu).
It was launched in August 1997 with the aim of stimulating debate and disseminating knowledge about the contemporary issues that challenge the field of Health and its articulation with Communication and Education.
Interface is a publication with international dissemination. It has been receiving an increasing number of contributions from authors in different countries, mainly Portugal, Spain, Latin American and Caribbean countries. To amplify this collaboration, the journal currently has diverse assistant editors from these regions.
Interface has rigorously maintained its periodicity without delays since its creation, in 1997, as a biannual journal. From 2004 to 2007 it was published three times per year and from 2008 to 2018 it became a quarterly journal.
Currently Interface adopts the continuous publication of its articles, with a DOI number, in a single volume per year, in an uninterrupted manner. In the electronic Summary of the journal, in SciELO and in its website, only the section to which the article was submitted is indicated.
Interface follows the principles of ethics in scientific publications that are contained in the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
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Ana Flávia Pires Lucas D’Oliveira, Universidade de São Paulo
Aylene Emilia Moraes Bousquat, Universidade de São Paulo
CRITICAL REVIEWS EDITOR
Eduardo Augusto Alves Almeida, Universidade de São Paulo
Ester Campos Mello de Andrade
SCIENTIFIC EDITORIAL BOARD
Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY
Interface – Comunicacao, Saude, Educacao is an interdisciplinary open-access electronic journal, published by the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Unesp (Health Education and Communication Laboratory, Public Health Department, School of Medicine of Botucatu).
Its mission is to publish original articles and other relevant materials on Education and Communication in Health practices, the education of Health professionals (both university-based and in-service education) and Collective Health in its articulation with Philosophy, Arts and Social and Human Sciences which contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these areas. Critical and innovative approaches and qualitative research are prioritized.
Interface adopts the continuous publication of its articles, with Doi number, in a single volume per year, in an uninterrupted manner. In the electronic Summary of the journal, in SciELO and in its website, only the section to which the article was submitted is indicated.
The Journal is part of the collection of indexed journals in SciELO database and adopts the ScholarOne Manuscripts system for submission and assessment of manuscripts (http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/icse-scielo).
Interface does not charge to submit and access articles. It publishes only original texts that have never been published elsewhere, in the form of free demand articles, analytical articles and/or essays, reviews of current themes, critical reviews, experience reports, debates, interviews, and also letters and notes about events and matters of interest. The Journal also publishes relevant and / or emerging topics, developed by invited authors, experts in the subject. Translations of texts published in another language are not accepted.
The submitted manuscripts have their scientific merit evaluated by peers considering the following criteria: theme originality and relevance, scientific rigor and theoretical and methodological consistency. Referees are selected among the Editorial Board’s members or ad hoc consultants, researchers in the scope of work area, from different regions, and education and/or research institutions. The editors reserve the right to make changes and / or cuts in the received originals to conform them to the norms of the journal, maintaining style and content.
Interface follows the principles of ethics in scientific publications that are contained in the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), http://publicationethics.org , and uses the Turnitin system (licensed by Unesp) to identify plagiarism.
The Journal’s entire content, except when informed otherwise, is licensed under a Creative Commons license of the CC-BY type. For further details, please visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Articles – analytical texts resulting from original theoretical or empirical research referring to themes of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).
Review – texts of literature review about well-established themes pertinent to the journal’s scope (up to six thousand words).
Dossier – set of thematic essays or analytical texts invited by the editors, resulting from original studies and research of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).
Open space – theoretically grounded texts that describe and critically analyze experiences that are relevant to the journal’s scope (up to five thousand words).
Debates – set of texts about current and/or polemic themes proposed by the editors or by collaborators and debated by specialists, who expound their points of view (Opening text: up to six thousand words; debaters’ texts: up to one thousand and five hundred words; reply: up to one thousand and five hundred words).
Interviews – testimonies of people whose life stories or professional achievements are relevant to the journal’s areas (up to six thousand words).
Critical reviews – critical analysis texts of works published in Brazil or abroad in the last two years, presenting new knowledge in addition to the simple summary of the publication, in the form of books, films or other recent productions that are relevant to the themes in the journal’s scope (up to three thousand words).
Creation – reflection texts on themes of interest to the journal, in an interface with the fields of Arts and Culture, which use, in their formal presentation, iconographic, poetic, literary, musical and audiovisual resources, among others, in order to strengthen and give consistency to the proposed discussion.
Brief notes – notes on events, happenings, innovative projects and obituaries with an analysis of the person’s work and scientific contribution (up to two thousand words).
Editorial – thematic text written by the editors or by invited researchers (up to two thousand words).
Letters to the editor – comments on journal’s publications and notes or opinions about matters of interest to the readers (up to one thousand words).
FORM AND PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Format and Structure
2 Authors must take the following precautions when they submit their manuscript:
3 The maximum number of authors is limited to five. In the event of more than five authors, a justification must be given to be analyzed by the Editor. Authorship implies assuming responsibility publicly for the content of the manuscript submitted for publication and must be based on the effective contribution of the authors in: a) conception and design of the study or participation of the discussion of the study’s results; b) drafting the manuscript or critical revision of its contents; c) approving the manuscript’s final version. All these conditions must be met and may be indicated by the following statement: All authors actively participated in all stages of manuscript preparation.
4 The manuscript’s initial page (Main Document) must contain the following information (in Portuguese, Spanish and English): title, abstract and keywords. The title and keywords are not included in the abstract’s total number of words. Regarding this information, please note the exceptions mentioned in item 1.
4.1 Title: must be concise and informative (up to twenty words).
4.2 Abstract: must highlight the work’s fundamental aspects. It can include the main objective, the theoretical focus, the methodological procedures, the most relevant results and the main conclusions (up to 140 words). Authors should avoid structuring the Abstract in topics (Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusions).
5 Footnotes are identified by small superscript letters in parentheses.
6 Manuscripts referring to research with human beings must include information on the approval by an Ethics Committee in the area, according to Resolution no. 466/2013 of Brazil’s National Health Council or Resolution no. 510/2016 related to ethical specificities of researches in Human and Social Sciences. Only the process number must be included in the body text, at the end of the methodology section. This number must be kept in the manuscript’s final version if it is approved for publication.
7 Manuscripts with illustrations must include their respective credits or captions. In case of images of people, the authorization for the use of these images by the journal should also be included.
8 Images, figures or drawings must be in tiff or jpeg format, with minimum resolution of 300 dpi, maximum size of 16 x 20 cm, caption, and 9-point Arial font. Tables and bar graphs can be produced in Word or Excel. Other types of graphs (circle graph, line graph, etc.) must be produced in an image program (Photoshop or Corel Draw). All illustrations must be in files separated from the original text (Main Document), with their respective credits or captions and numeration. In the text there should be an indication of the place in which each one must be included.
9 Interface adopts the Vancouver system for the style of citations and references in its manuscripts. Details about this system and other notes related to the manuscripts’ format can be found at the end of these Instructions.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
1 The submission process is performed only on-line, in the system ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit manuscripts, is required to be registered in the system, accessing the link http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/icse-scielo and following the instructions on screen. Once registered and logged in, just click on Author to begin the submission process.
2 Interface accepts collaborations in Portuguese, Spanish and English for all sections. Just original and unpublished works submitted only to this journal shall be evaluated. The authors must state they complied with these conditions in a specific field of the submission form. In case a simultaneous publication or submission to another journal is identified, the manuscript shall be disregarded. Submission must be accompanied by an authorization for publication signed by all the authors of the manuscript. The model of the document is available for upload in the system.
3 Authors’ data are informed in a specific field of the submission form and include:
. If there is no institutional affiliation, please inform professional education.
. Whenever the author uses compound names in references and citations, these data must also be informed.
4 If the text contains illustrations, they must be included as additional documents to the Main Document, in a specific field of the submission form.
5 The title (up to twenty words), the abstract (up to 140 words), the keywords (from three to five), in the manuscript’s original language, and the illustrations must be included in a specific field of the submission form.
6 To submit the manuscript, in Cover Letter, the author must write a letter explaining whether the text is original, whether it is the result of a Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation, whether there are conflicts of interest (any commitment by the authors with the financing sources or any type of affiliation or rivalry that may be understood as conflict of interest must be explained) and, in case of research with human beings, whether it was approved by an Ethics Committee in the area, informing the process number and the institution. If the manuscript does not involve research with human beings, it is also necessary to state that in the Cover Letter, justifying the Ethics Committee’s non-approval. Similarly, if the authors include undergraduate students, it is necessary to inform that in this field of the form.
7 If a Critical review is submitted, authors must include all information about the reviewed work in the Cover Letter following the reference standard used in Interface (Vancouver), namely:
8 In the item Contribution to Current Literature, the author must answer the following question:
9 The author can indicate one referee (from Brazil or abroad) to evaluate his/her work, provided that they do not belong to the same institution as the manuscript’s author(s). If it is necessary, he/she should also inform about researchers with whom there may be conflicts of interest arising from the article.
EVALUATION OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PUBLICATION OF APPROVED MANUSCRIPTS
Interface adopts the strict editorial policy of scientific merit evaluation by peers conducted in two stages: pre-evaluation and peer review.
Pre-evaluation: every manuscript submitted to Interface undergoes an initial screening to check if it follows the journal’s areas and if it complies with the editorial standards, and to identify missing documents in the submission process, including identifying plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Submission is only confirmed if all the journal’s standards are met and when all requested documents are uploaded in the system. The initial screening analysis is performed by the editors and associate editors. The texts that advance to peer review are those that:
Peer review: the text whose submission is confirmed follows for double-blind peer review and is evaluated by, at least, two referees considering the following criteria: theme originality and relevance, scientific rigor, and theoretical and methodological consistency. Referees are selected among the Editorial Board’s members or ad hoc consultants, researchers in the scope of work area, from different regions, and education and/or research institutions. The material is returned to the author if the referees suggest small changes and/or corrections. In this case, there will be a second round of evaluation of the revised manuscript.
Approved article edition: after the article’s approval, the authors receive a correspondence with specific guidelines on sending the final version of the text in order to begin the editing process for article’s publication. These guidelines include:
The approved article’s editing process includes standardization, desktop publishing and review by Interface’s technical team and approval of the final version by the authors.
All approved articles are continuously published in the SciELO collection with a DOI number.
The authors are responsible for their texts. The texts do not necessarily coincide with the point of view of the journal’s Editorial Board.
PROCESSING OF MANUSCRIPTS IN OPEN ACCESS
Interface is an open-access electronic journal. The international open-access initiative aims at providing universal access to a benefit that should belong to all human beings: knowledge. The production costs of journals under this open-access model require public funding, since they are not financed by readers.
1 For manuscripts with up to 5,000 words: R$ 800.00
Fundação para o Desenvolvimento Médico e Hospitalar
VANCOUVER SYSTEM: citations and references
Interface adopts the Vancouver system for the style of citations and references in its manuscripts.
CITATIONS IN THE TEXT
Specific cases of citations:
3 Literal citation of more than three lines: in a paragraph inset from the text (with a one-line space before and after it), with cm indentation on the left side, without quotation marks, and accompanied by the citation page in parentheses (after the citation punctuation).
REFERENCES (Transcribed and adapted from Pizzani L, Silva RC, Feb 2014; Jeorgina GR, 2008)
ARTICLE IN JOURNAL
DISSERTATION AND THESIS
PAPER PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC EVENT
ARTICLE IN NEWSPAPER
LETTER TO EDITOR
Without page numbering:
5 In the pronouns of treatment and in their abbreviations: Your Excellency, Lord, Mrs.
6 In acronyms:
Write in numeric numerals: