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 focuses on Education and Communication in health practices, education of health professionals (both university-based and inservice education) and Collective Health in its articulation with Philosophy, Arts and the Social and Human Sciences. Critical and innovative approaches are prioritized and qualitative research is emphasized.
The Journal 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.
The Journal has rigorously maintained its periodicity without delays since its creation, in 1997, and meets the standards for the publication of scientific articles in accordance with the recommendations of the Vancouver Convention.
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.
The Journal’s abbreviated title is Interface (Botucatu). This title must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, captions and references.
This is an open-access journal. Its entire content, except when informed otherwise, is licensed under a Creative Commons license of the CC-BY type. For further information, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en/
CRITICAL REVIEWS EDITOR
SCIENTIFIC EDITORIAL BOARD
SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY
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). 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).
The journal 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), 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/
Authors should read the Authors Instructions carefully before submitting manuscripts to Interface, since submissions must comply with the journal’s standards. Failure to follow these standards may result in refusal of the submission in the initial analysis.
Editorial – thematic text written by the editors or by invited researchers (up to two 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).
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).
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.
Experience reports – theoretically grounded texts that describe and critically analyze experiences that are relevant to the journal’s scope (up to five thousand 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).
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
When submitting a manuscript, author order should be defined and agreed upon by all authors, because if the article is approved for publication, the authors’ names will be presented in the exact order established when the article was submitted.
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 three conditions should be met and described to each of the authors.
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 Supplementary material may be included in the manuscript, denominated Appendix [authored by the author(s)] or Annex (by another author). The supplementary material should be inserted straight after the Conclusion section of the manuscript, before the copyright information and references.
10 Interface the standards recommended by the Vancouver Convention with regard to citations and references. Details of these standards and other observations on manuscript format can be found at the end of these Instructions.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The journal Interface Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is aligned with the Open Science guidelines and is in the process of gradually adopting the Open Science principles and practices. This means the following:
1 Voluntary adherence of authors to the publication of articles in the preprint format.
2 We recommended that authors deposit the primary research data that gave rise to the article in certified repositories.
3 Voluntary adherence of authors to the publication of reviews.
When submitting a manuscript, it is important to be aware of what a preprint is and how to proceed to adhere to this first stage of Open Science. Preprints make articles and other communications available before, or in parallel with, the journal’s review process. Preprints therefore speed up the dissemination of research results, guarantee intellectual authorship and allow the author to receive comments that contribute to improving their work before submitting it to a journal. While the article remains in the preprints repository (if the author does not want to submit it to a journal), journals continue to play a fundamental role in reviewing, preserving and disseminating research. In light of the above:
1 You can now submit your article to the SciELO preprints server (https://preprints.scielo.org) or to another credible server. If you do so, the article will be reviewed by a panel of experts from the servers to assess whether the manuscript meets the basic criteria for text structure and document type. If approved, it will receive a DOI, guaranteeing immediate international dissemination.
2 At the same time, if you wish, you may submit the article to Interface Comunicação, Saúde, Educação. The two processes are compatible.
3 You can opt to submit the article only to Interface Comunicação, Saúde, Educação. Submission to the preprint repository is not mandatory.
4 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 - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação 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.
10 All authors of manuscripts submitted to Interface – Comunicação, Saúde, Educação must fill in the Open Science Compliance Form, made available in the ScholarOne Manuscripts system at the moment of submission. It is important to note that authors who have deposited their research data in a repository must mention the URL and respective link on the form.
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. It is important to highlight that the peer review policy adopts the same criteria for manuscripts submitted to preprint servers or other platforms.
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. Article submission will only be confirmed if all the journal’s guidelines are met and when all requested documents have been filled out and uploaded to the system.Initial screening is completed by the editors and associate editors and only texts that meet the journal’s requirements go on to the peer review stage:
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. Therefore, they are available in this database for consultation and can be cited even before their publication in the corresponding issue.
The authors are responsible for their texts. The texts do not necessarily coincide with the point of view of the journal’s Editorial Board.
Interface started to adopt the continuous publication of its articles, published in a single volume a year, without interruption, in accordance with SciELO's guidance. In the journal's electronic Summary, in SciELO and on its website, only the section to which the article was submitted will be indicated.
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
The amount does not include costs of translation of the article into English, if interested.
The article’s authors are responsible for bearing this cost.
This fee may vary depending on whether more or less public funds are raised.
VANCOUVER SYSTEM: citations and references
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 4cm 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:
Highlight of words or excerpts in the text
Use of capital or lowercase letter (based on: FRITSCHER, Carlos Cezar et al., Medical Emergency Manual, Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, 2002, p 468.)
Low cash is used: