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About the journal


Basic information


INTERAÇÕES - Revista Internacional de Desenvolvimento Local is a periodical created by the Post-Graduate Program in Local Development – Master’s Degree and Doctorate, hierarchically linked to the Research and Postgraduation Dean’s Office. Since its first edition, in September of 2000, the periodical aims to give information, for the adoption of new local forms of social behavior efficient forms for the generation of endogenous development, according to means, rules and appropriate strategies, respecting cultural diversity and autonomous management of resources and technical characteristics of territories.

It also became an imperative, towards the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduate Program in Local Development – Master’s Degree and Doctorate, for the consolidation of publications that would contribute not only for the formation of researchers and, consequently, for the scientific development, but also for the constant knowledge updates on the Local Development area. It aims, therefore, to suggest a character of diversity, which is present in notions of nature that are widely shared worldwide.

Also the photograph on the cover makes clear one of the greatest concerns of the researchers in the area of knowledge in question: the development on a human scale, or man placed in the center of the development process.



Sources of indexation

  • Directorio de publicaciones cientificas seriadas de America Latina, El Caribe, España y Portugal - Latindex
  • Indexador de Geografia e Ciências Sociais. Universidade Estadual de Maringá - GeoDados
  • Sistema d'informació per a la identificació i avaluació de revistes, Catalunha - Dursi
  • Base de datos bibliográfica en ciencias sociales y humanidades - Clase
  • Instituto Ibero Americano do Patrimônio Prussiano - IAIPK
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - IBSS
  • EBSCO, Information Services, Massachussets


Open Access Policies


Interações – International Journal of Local Development offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge.





The publication receives financing from:

The publication of INTER is financed by the Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB) and maintainer - Salesian Mission of Mato Grosso (MSMT).

Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB)
Avenida Tamandaré, 6000 - Jardim Seminário - Campo Grande-MS
CEP 79117-900 - Caixa Postal 100 - Fone: (67) 3312-3800

Missão Salesiana de Mato Grosso (MSMT)
Rua Rio Branco, 1811 - Centro - Campo Grande-MS
CEP 79002-173
Fones: (67) 3312-6402 ou 3312-6400


The figures published in 2011, 2012 and 2013 received financial support from  MCT/CNPq and MEC/CAPES.




Editorial Board




Arlinda Cantero Dorsa - Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB), Campo Grande, MS, Brasil,,





Pedro Pereira Borges - Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB), Campo Grande - MS – Brasil,,

Reginaldo Brito Costa – Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB), Campo Grande, MS, Brasil,,

Associate Editors

Jade Oliveira Chaia – Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB), Campo Grande, MS, Brasil,,



Publishing comission



Writing advice


Universidade Católica Dom Bosco
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Desenvolvimento Local - Mestrado Acadêmico
INTERAÇÕES - Revista Internacional de Desenvolvimento Local
Av. Tamandaré, 6000 - Jardim Seminário
CEP 79117-900 - Campo Grande-MS

Anita Guazzelli Bernardes

Arlinda Canteiro Dorsa

Cleonice Alexandre Le Bourlegat

Dolores Ribeiro Coutinho

Hemerson Pistori

Heitor Romero Marques

Maria Augusta de Castilho

Pedro Pereira Borges

Reginaldo Brito Costa



Editorial Production

  • Revision
    The revision of the articles is carried out by the Editing Council and under the supervision of the editor responsible.
    The revision of Portuguese is carried out by Dáfini Lisboa Cabreira – Editora UCDB
  • Final Art Work
    Glauciene da Silva Lima and Noah de Aguiar Pinho – Editora UCDB
  • Electronic Editing
    Glauciene da Silva Lima and Noah de Aguiar Pinho – Editora UCDB
  • Managing Editor
    Nichole Beatriz Munaro da Silva – Editora UCDB
  • Graphic Project for the cover
    Developed by Marcelo Marinho



Instructions to authors


Focus and scope


The editorial policy of INTER has as its goal, to rescue and disseminate systematized information and constructive experiences around the idea of Local Development.

Journal's Policies:

  • Internationalization: align Interaction policies - International Journal of Local Development with the internationalization policy of the Dom Bosco Catholic University.
  • Positioning: to reinforce the strategic positioning in the academic scope both nationally and internationally.
  • Quality:to improve and increase the quality of productions related to Local Development at national and international level.
  • Transversality: promote transversality between the lines of research of the Local Development Program of the Catholic University of Dom Bosco.

Journal's editorial line
The publication of scientific articles, interviews, research reports of Stricto Sensu, reviews and translations focusing on Local Development, according to the lines of research of the Local Development Program, which are:

  • Culture, Identity and Diversity in the territorial dynamics, taking into account the following aspects:
    • Cultural Dimension and Interculturality in Included Processes and Social Justice and Human Rights in Local Development;
    • Language, Textual Practices and Discursive Genres in the Perception, Construction and Reinvention of the Territory;
    • Culture, Religiosity and Traditional Knowledge, Existential Relations with the Territory and Regeneration of Life;
    • Cultural Heritage as a Collective Identity in the Maintenance and Development of the Territory.
  • Public Policies and the Dynamics of Innovation in Territorial Development, taking into account the following aspects:
    • Public Policies for Territorial Development;
    • Socio-productive and environmental dynamics;
    • Dynamics of the Institutional Environment and Territorial Governance;
    • Dynamics of Innovative Collective Learning;
    • Territorial Innovation Strategies.

The policy of obedience and promotion of ethics in scientific communication

Interações - International Journal of Local Development is in agreement with the norms and recommendations of high ethical standards and responsibility in scientific communication established by national and international institutions, in accordance with the Guidelines on Best Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication, of SciELO, CNPq and ICMJE.

Responsibilities of the editor-in-chief

According to the standards set out in the SciELO Guide and followed by Interações, transparency and quality control are essential qualities of the editorial process. The responsibilities of the editors-in-chief pervades the implementation of editorial policy, the supervision of the editorial process and the relations of the journal with authors, reviewers, readers, indexers, research support agencies, the scientific community and the general public (SCIELO, 2018, p. 2).

Conduct of the researcher/author/co-author

Regarding best practices for strengthening the ethics in scientific publication, the editorial process, after complying with the formal aspects required, ensures that all authors review and take accountability for the content and record the contribution of each one at the end of the manuscript (SCIELO, 2018, p. 2).

Any conduct that may represent a violation of the values and defining principles of ethical integrity in scientific research is termed misconduct in the relations among researchers.

Scientific misconduct should be measured by the degree of involvement in a clear intention of plagiarism, defraud or by the type of deviation from accepted practices by the scientific academy. The most frequent serious misconduct is as follows:

  • fabrication of data, procedures or results in a modified form that has been obtained irregularly or falsely;
  • falsification of data, procedures or research results, with inaccuracy or incompleteness of information, in such a way that damages the scientific merit of the research;
  • plagiarism with formulations used in oral or written form, without attributing deserved credit to authors.

Ethics in scientific publication

Prevention and denial of articles with misconduct

Because we do not encourage any improper conduct of research, the Editorial Board and the editors-in-chief of the journal Interações have been working to prevent and not publish articles in which misconduct has occurred.

The position of the Editorial Board and editors-in-chief

The responsible editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the submitted articles, based on the policies decided by the Editorial Board, the  Scientific Committee  and the  journal’s Editorial Board. These policies obey the legal requirements currently in force on defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Any allegation of improper conduct of research should be immediately investigated. Interações is always available to publish corrections, clarifications, right of reply, retractions and excuses, when necessary.

Privacy statement

The names and addresses given in this magazine will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication, and will not be available for other purposes or for third parties.

About Copyright

Every article accepted for publication, after being submitted to the evaluation process, will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).

The policy of plagiarism

The responsibility of the authors

The authors are not only responsible for the content of their articles but also for the copyright of images, videos and any textual or complementary elements to the respective articles.

Authors are obliged, in relation to Interactions, to offer retractions or corrections of any mistakes made.

Authors should ensure that their text is an original work and should not submit the same text to more than one journal.

The journal makes it clear that any form of plagiarism discovered through anti-plagiarism review tools is unacceptable.

In the submission of an article in Interações, the author must include only the researchers who have directly and substantially contributed to the conception or execution of research, or elaboration of the text, and who have given their express permission to be included.

It is up to the authors to record in a clear, complete and accurate way the data and information collected, the procedures and results obtained. These data must be stored responsibly for a substantial period after the publication of the results of the study, and may be made available to other researchers who want to not only continue the studies but also do any kind of replication. If there is any impediment for ethical or legal reasons, accessibility to studies may be prevented.

The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; o the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the job;
  • preparar el trabajo o revisarlo críticamente en busca de contenido intelectual importante;
  • final approval of the version to be published;
  • agrees to be responsible for all aspects of the article in order to ensure that problems related to the accuracy or completeness of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved (ICMJE, 2019, p. 2).

The process of in-text citation

It is important that all types of citations of documents (articles, books, etc.), as well as data, codes, research materials, are duly cited in the article and pointed out in the references, as a way of recognizing the original intellectual contributions of the respective authors of the cited contents (SCIELO, 2019, p. 3).

Of the review process

The reviewers’ posture

Reviewers must declare, in the journal’s system, that there are no conflicts of interest when conducting an evaluation; that is, they should disclose to the editors any relationships or activities that could bias their opinions on the manuscript and should refuse to review specific manuscripts if there is potential for (ICMJE, 2019, p. 2).

Manuscripts evaluated should be treated in the form of confidentiality.

The final decision on whether to publish a text is up to the Editorial Board and the Editors-in-Chief.

All participants in the peer review and publication process - not only authors, but also reviewers, editors and members of the Journal Editorial Board – should consider and disclose their relationships and activities while accomplish their functions in the article review and publication process (ICMJE, 2019, p. 2).

Reviewers should not use prior to publication in order to promote their own interests, the knowledge of the work they are reviewing.

The evaluation of received articles

Whenever a text has academic quality and meets the criteria established by the journal, it is forwarded for double-blind peer review of at least two reviewers.

There are two evaluation criteria for Interações: the textual and scientific quality of the article; and the improvement, quality and expansion of knowledge:

  • the textual and scientific quality of the article; and
  • the improvement, the quality and the expansion of knowledge.

The Editorial Board is not allowed to use information contained in the articles under evaluation without the explicit consent of the authors.



Criteria for publication



Art. 1stInterações, International Journal of the Local Development Program of the Dom Bosco Catholic University, aims at the publication of articles that, by their content, can contribute to the formation of researchers and to scientific development, as well as permitting the constant updating of knowledge in the specific area of Local Development.

Art. 2nd – The periodicity of the Journal is quarterly, with the possibility of alteration in accordance with the necessities and demands of the program; the calendar for the publication of the Journal, as well as the closing date for each edition, will be equally defined by these necessities.

Art. 3th – The evaluation of the studies for publication will be carried out by the International Editorial Council.

1st Paragraph – Articles received first are analyzed by one of the editors in chief. This stage analyzes the adequacy to the norms for publication and the alignment with the thematic areas of interest. If they agree, they follow a double-blind review process where both the reviewer's and the author's identity are hidden from both parties. If it is not, the article is rejected by the editor and informed the reason (non-compliance with the rules or not alignment with the journal).

2nd Paragraph – The result of the evaluation of the referees can have four outcomes: (1) Approved without revisions (or minor revisions); (2) Approval subject to revisions; (3) Resubmission suggestion (where it will receive a new opinion); (4) Rejected.

3rd Paragraph – If the assessments of the reviewers are divergent, a third reviewer may be consulted. After evaluating it, the editor will evaluate all opinions and indications and pronounce the result in one of the four possibilities indicated in 2nd paragraph.

4th Paragraph – Editors and reviewers reserve the right to propose changes in the originals, in order to maintain the quality of the publication, while respecting the authors' style and opinions. Affirmations, opinions and concepts expressed in articles are the sole responsibility of the authors.

Art. 5th – The Journal will publish studies of the following nature:

I – Unpublished articles,  which involve, in the form of studies, theoretical or practical approaches with reference to research in Local Development, and which present a relevant contribution to the thematic in question, in addition to being aligned with the research lines of the PPGDL-MS and PhD in Local Development:

II – Translations of fundamental texts, that is, of those classical texts not available in the Portuguese Language, which constitute fundamentals of the specific area of Local Development and which, for this reason, contribute to the sustaining and density of academic reflection, with the necessary authorization of the author of the original text.

III – Unpublished interviews on relevant topics which are related to Local Development.

IV – Reports on original and relevant  works which can maintain the academic community informed on the advance of  reflections in the area of Local Development.

Art. 6th – The handing in of the original to the Journal should obey the following criteria:

I –  The contribution must be original and unpublished and not being evaluated for publication by another journal.

II – Papers published in annals of congresses may be considered by the Editorial Board, provided they are in final form of an article.

III – The articles should obligatorily contain:

a) A title in Portuguese and English, Spanish;

b) All authors of the article must register on the Interações Journal portal and fill in all the fields (first name, middle name, surname, Institution of affiliation, e-mail and biography statement). Necessarily, at least one of the authors or coauthors must be a PhD.

c) All authors must register for submission of the article with the respective ORCID. (Basic requirement of Scielo).

d) a summary in Portuguese, English and Spanish, with, at the most, 200 words each, rigorously corrected and revised, accompanied, respectively, by three to five keywords, for the purpose of the indexation of the periodical;

e) the text with the necessary bibliographical references from the body of the actual text;

f) references.

IV – Papers must be submitted by the journal´s portal – in the following format:

a) Archive in  standard Microsoft Word;

b) The text should be written in space 1,5;

c) The text should have from 15 to 20 pages written;

d) The font used should be Times New Roman, size 12;

e) Italic characters shall be reserved exclusively for titles of publications and words in a language other than the one used in the text, also eliminating the use of underlined, bold or upper case characters; however, the subheadings of the article should be bold.

f) Each article can count on the necessary number of authors when it is related to a Research Group, but it has to have a main author that answers for the others and specifies the authorial role of each coauthor.

V – Eventual illustrations, photos, images and tables with respective keys and captions should be contrasted and presented separately in TIFF, JPG, WMF or EPS format, with an indication, in the text, of the place where they should be inserted. All photographic material will be, preferably, in black and white.

VI – The bibliographical references and cross references should be elaborated in accordance with the reference norms of the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms (ABNT – 6023). They must be formed strictly by the documents and works quoted through the body text. On the indications of authors during the paragraphs, use the et al. expression for referencing three or more authors, reducing at most the number of authors per paragraph and the repetition of the same author on the same paragraph. The amount of references pages must not surpass 10% of the total pages of the article.

VII – The opinions and concepts emitted by the authors of the articles are exclusively their own responsibility.

VIII – The limits established for the diverse studies can only be exceeded in really exceptional cases, by suggestion of the International Editorial Council and the criterion of the  Editing Council.

Art. 7th - Texts that do not rigorously obey the established criteria will not be accepted. The refused texts will be returned to the authors and accompanied by a justification.

Art. 8th – Simply by sending  texts, authorization for publication is implied  along with the gratuitous cession of  authorship rights.

Art. 9th – Authors who publish articles in Interactions will only be able to publish again after a period of two years.

Art. 10th – In the same number of the Journal, more than one article by the same author , even if in co-authorship,  will not be permitted.

Art. 11th – Once the articles have been published, the Journal reserves all authorship rights, including those of translation, permitting, however, their posterior reproduction as a transcription, and with the required citation of origin.

For the presentation of the article, the following examples are considered (the inverted commas demarcating the examples were intentionally omitted):

a) Bibliographical references after citations:

In extensor: The researcher affirms: “the sub-species Callithrix argerntata, after various attempts at approximation, revealed itself to be averse to contact with the human being” (SOARES, 1998, p. 35).

Paraphrase: as Soares affirms (1998), the sub-species Callithrix argentata has shown itself to be “averse to contact with the human being” …

* and **: translation of the quotation made by the Portuguese-Spanish translator (translation os the citation was done by the portuguese-spanish translator)

b) References:

i. Book by one author: SURNAME, Name. Title in italics. X. ed. City: Publisher, year.

ii. Work by the same author: SURNAME, Name. Title in italics. X. ed. City: Publisher, year.

iii. Book by more than one author: SURNAME, Name of ALL the authors. Title in italics. X. ed. City: Publisher, year.

iv. Signed papers from a journal: SURNAME, Name. PAPER’S title without quotation marks or italics, with the first word starting in uppercase. Name of the journal in italics, City, v. X, n. X, p. XX-XX, month/month year.

v. Unsigned papers from a journal: TITLE of the paper without quotation marks or italics, with the first word in uppercase. Name of the journal in italics, City, date, v. X, n. X, p. XX-XX.

vi. Signed articles in newspapers: SURNAME, Author’s name. TITLE of the article without quotation marks or in italics. Name of the newspaper in italics, City, date, Section, p. XX-XX.

vii. Unsigned articles in newspapers: TITLE of the article without quotation marks or italics and with the first word in uppercase. Name of the newspaper in italics, City, date, Section, p. XX-XX.

viii. Book chapter: SURNAME, Name. Title of the chapter. In: SURNAME, Name (Ed./Org.). Title of the book in italics. X. ed. City: Publisher, year. p. XX-XX (first and last page of the chapter).

ix. Master thesis and Doctoral dissertation: SURNAME, Name. Title of the Master thesis or Doctoral dissertation in italics. Year. XXp. Thesis/Dissertation (Master’s Degree/Doctorate in X) – Name of the Institute/University, City, year.



The sending of manuscripts


Address for correspondance and sending of articles:

Universidade Católica Dom Bosco
UCDB Publisher
INTERAÇÕES - Revista Internacional de Desenvolvimento Local
Av. Tamandaré, 6000 - Jardim Seminário
CEP 79117-900 - Campo Grande-MS
Articles to be submitted at:
Fone: (67) 3312-3608




Universidade Católica Dom Bosco Av. Tamandaré, 6000 - Jd. Seminário, 79117-900 Campo Grande- MS - Brasil, Tel./Fax: (55 67) 3312-3373/3377 - Campo Grande - MS - Brazil