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Created in 2002, in print with biannual periodicity, in the year 2008 established itself as electronic journal, adopting base provided by the IBICT (SEER/OJS) to expand access to its public and facilitate referral procedures and analysis of papers submitted. In 2009, with the increasing number of submissions to the journal, the frequency is changed to quarterly, further reinforcing the role of knowledge transmission in the area of geography.
Electronic access expands its range, enabling free access to the scientific production disseminated, both old numbers (printed version available in PDF) as recent numbers, available only in electronic form.
That MERCATOR, now in electronic format, continue instigating reflections and analyzes, as its name evokes, homage to the great geographer, reformulator of geography in the XVI century.
PERIODICITY: QuarterlyIts abbreviated title is MERCATOR (Fortaleza), which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
Eustógio Wanderley Correia Dantas, Universidade Federal do Ceará - Fortaleza (CE), Brasil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Ceará - Fortaleza (CE), Brasil
• Jean-Pierre Peulvast, Université de Paris IV / Sorbonne - Paris, França
• José Mateo Rodriguez, Universidad de La Habana - Havana, Cuba
• Lúcio José Sobral da Cunha, Universidade de Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal
• Sergio Rossi Heras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Espanha, Espanha
• Abdellatif Tribak, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah - Fès, Marrocos
• Aldomar Rückert, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre (RS), Brasil
• Alexandre Magno Alves Diniz, Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasil
• Angelo Serpa, Universidade Federal da Bahia - Salvador (BA), Brasil
• Antônio Carlos de Barros Corrêa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Recife (PE), Brasil
• Antônio Carlos Robert Moraes, Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil
• Antônio Carlos Vitte, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Campinas (SP), Brasil
• Antonio Cezar Leal, Universidade Estadual Paulista /PP - Presidente Prudente (SP), Brasil
• Antonio-José Campesino Fernández, Universidad de Extremadura - Cáceres, Espanha
• Antônio Teixeira Guerra, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil
• Ariovaldo Umbelino de Oliveira, Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil
• Arturo Rua de Cabo, Universidad de Havana - Havana, Cuba
• Carlos Teixeira de Campos Júnior, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória (ES), Brasil, Brasil
• Catherine Prost, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador (BA), Brasil, Brasil
• Christian Brannstrom, Texas A&M University - Texas, Estados Unidos da América do Norte
• Christian Girault, CNRS CREDAL - IHEAL, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 - Paris, França
• Claudio Luiz Zanotelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória (ES), Brasil
• Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin, CNRS - Université de Paris IV - Paris, França
• Denise Elias, Universidade Estadual do Ceará - Fortaleza (CE), Brasil
• Dirce Maria Antunes Suertegaray, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre (RS), Brasil
• Doralyce Satyro Maia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba - João Pessoa (PB), Brasil
• Edson Vicente da Silva, Universidade Federal do Ceará - Fortaleza (CE), Brasil
• Emilia de Rodat Fernandes Moreira, Universidade Federal da Paraiba - João Pessoa (PB), Brasil
• Enrique Javier López Lara, Universidad de Sevilla - Sevilla, Espanha
• Flavio Rodrigues do Nascimento, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói (RJ), Brasil, Brasil
• Francisco de Assis Mendonça, Universidade Federal do Paraná - Curitiba (PR), Brasil
• Guilherme da Silva Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica (RJ), Brasil, Brasil
• Gutemberg de Vilhena Silva, Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá (AP), Brasil, Brasil
• Haim Tsoar, Ben-Gurion University of Neveg - Neveg, Israel
• Herve Thery, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Paris, França
• Iná Elias de Castro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil, Brasil
• Joana Maria Petrus, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Espanha, Espanha
• Jordi Serra i Raventos, Universidade de Barcelona - Barcelona, Espanha
• José Aldemir de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas - Manaus (AM), Brasil
• José Borzacchiello da Silva, Universidade Federal do Ceará - Fortaleza (CE), Brasil
• Josué da Costa Silva, Universidade Federal de Rondònia - Porto Velho (RO)ônia, Brasil
• Lana de Souza Cavalcanti, Universidade Federal de Goiás - Goiânia (GO), Brasil
• Leila Christina Duarte Dias, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Florianópolis (SC), Brasil
• Lucas Barbosa e Souza, Fundação Universitária Federal de Tocantins, Porto Nacional (TO), Brasil, Brasil
• Luci Cajueiro Carneiro Pereira, Universidade Federal do Pará - Belém (PA), Brasil
• Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos, Pontíficia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasil, Brasil
• Magda Adelaide Lombardo, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho/RC - Rio Claro (SP), Brasil
• Márcio Oliveira Piñon, Universidade Federal Fluminense - Niteroi (RJ), Brasil
• Márcio Rogério Silveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (SC), Brasil
• Márcio Moraes Valença, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - Natal (RN), Brasil
• Marco Garrido Cumbrera, Universidad de Sevilla - Sevilla, Espanha
• Marcos Saquet, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná - Francisco Beltrão (PR), Brasil
• Margarete Cristiane de C. T. Amorim, Universidade Estadual Paulista /PP - Presidente Prudente (SP), Brasil
• Maria de Fátima Ferreira Rodrigues, Universidade Federal da Paraíba - João Pessoa (PB), Brasil
• Maria Àngels Alió, Universitat de Barcelona - Barcelona, Espanha
• Maria Geralda de Almeida, Universidade Federal de Goiás - Goiânia (GO), Brasil
• Nelba Azevedo Penna, Universidade de Brasília - Brasília (DF), Brasil
• Neli de Mello Théry, Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil
• Nídia Pontuschka, Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil
• Nilson Cesar Fraga, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina (PR), Brasil, Brasil
• Nilson Crocia de Barros, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Recife (PE), Brasil
• Norberto Santos, Universidade de Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal
Olga Firkowski, Universidade Federal do Paraná - Curitiba (PR), Brasil
• Patrick Hesp, Luisiana State University - Luisiana, Estados Unidos da América do Norte
• Ricardo Abid Castillo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Campinas (SP), Brasil
• Rita de Cássia da Conceição Gomes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - Natal (RN), Brasil
• Rogério Haesbaert da Costa, Universidade Federal Fluminense - Niterói (RJ), Brasil
• Paul Claval, Université de Paris IV / Sorbonne - Paris, França
• Sandra Lencioni, Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil
• Saint-Clair Trindade Junior, Universidade Federal do Pará - Belém (PA), Brasil
• Sônia Regina Romancini, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso - Cuiabá (MT), Brasil
• Sylvie Brunel, Université de Paris IV / Sorbonne - Paris, França
• Tadeu Alencar Arrais, Universidade Federal de Goiás - Goiânia (GO), Brasil
• Tomasz Boski, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal, Portugal
• Vincent Dubreuil, Université Européenne de Bretagne - Rennes, França
• Vladimir Kolossov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow, Russia
• Yann Richard, Université Paris 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne - Paris, França (É possível incluir e-mails, links para websites, etc.).
Scope and Policy
MERCATOR has as target audience researchers of physiography and human geography, as well as related sciences.
The double-blind evaluation process is the one implemented on MERCATOR. To ensure the integrity of the double-blind evaluation, the authors, as well as reviewers, must take all possible measures to not reveal their identities in the evaluation process. This requires that authors, editors and evaluators (liable to send documents to the system, as part of the evaluation process) take some precautions with the text and the properties of the document.
In accordance to the method in focus, each article presented to the journal for publishing, will be evaluated by at least two scientific advisors, or if the thematic imposes the participation of ad hoc consultants (external evaluators), upon which the Editorial Board will accept, reject or even request changes.
In case of conflicting opinions, it will be referred to a third appraiser or external evaluator who shall resolve the doubts about the property or impropriety of the publication of the article, taking into account only its academic quality.
I. The title of the article is appropriate and represents the smallest summary of its contents?
II. Suitable summaries describe the objective, indicate theoretical referential, methods, main results and conclusions?
III. Content evaluation:
After evaluation of the terms above the manuscript will receive, based on the assessments, the following recommendations: accept, mandatory corrections, resubmit for review, send to another journal or reject.
The editor will inform each of the writers on the state of the manuscript and, if accepted and having fulfilled the requests made by the reviewers and the editors, initiate the process of publishing the work aiming to publish it on the platform.
In the meantime it becomes essential the involvement of the author in meeting the demands related to the formatting of the article, with greater emphasis related to the graphical quality of the material related to additional documents (pictures, tables and graphs).
In order to improve the quality of the graphic elements and clarity of figures, our responsible for the layout of the journal will thoroughly evaluate the documents and can suggest changes, additions, complements, reformatting and deleting material not suited to the demands of MERCATOR. Failure to meet the demands will justify the archiving of the submission on our platform.
There are no fees for submission and review articles.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The journal will classify the contributions in accordance with the following sections:
At the discretion of the Editorial Board, relevant articles and classical works of national and international diffusion may be published, in accordance with the rules of copyright.
PRE-CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Title of the article: The title, in Portuguese and English, must be brief and sufficiently specific and descriptive, containing the keywords that represent the content of the article.
Abstract: Must be included an informative abstract of approximately 200 words in Portuguese, accompanied by a translation in English, Spanish or French, written according to the standards of ISO 6028, from the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT).
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement for support received for the preparation of the work must be mentioned at the end of the article.
Notes: note to the article body should be indicated with a high number immediately after the sentence related. Should come at the end of the text.
Graphic materials: sharp photographs and graphics (strictly indispensable to clarity of text) can be accepted as long as in the jpg format, colored version and a minimum resolution of 300 dpi's. Should be indicated in the text, by an item number, the places where they should be inserted. If the illustrations submitted have already been published, mention the source. Their inclusion in the platform should be performed on individual files, keeping the above specifications.
Tables and charts: tables and charts should be accompanied by header in order to understand the meaning of the data gathered, without the need of reference to the text, following the current rules of tabular presentation from the IBGE Foundation. They must also have its own sequential numbering for each type and their locations should be marked in the text, indicating the number of its order.
OF THE NORMALIZATION OF ARTICLES
. In quotations, calls to the author's surname, the responsible institution or title included in the sentence must be uppercase and lowercase letters, and when they are in parentheses, should be capitalized.
. Specify in the text the page(s), volume(s), tome(s) or section(s) of the source consulted, in direct quotations. These must follow the date separately and preceded by a comma with the term that is characterized in abbreviated form. In indirect quotations, indicating the page(s) consulted is optional.
. Direct quotations in the text, up to three lines, must be enclosed in double quotes. Single quotes are used to indicate quotations within a quotation.
. Direct quotations in the text, with more than three lines, should be highlighted with indenting 4 cm from the left margin, with font shorter than the text used and without quotes.
Citations should be indicated in the text by a calling system: [...] author-date.
. Quotes from various documents of the same author, published in the same year are distinguished by adding lower case letters in alphabetical order, after the date and without spaces, according to the list of references.
Indirect quotes from various authors of various documents mentioned simultaneously, must be separated by semi-colons, in alphabetical order.
Thesis or dissertation:
CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSION
Mercator is committed to the ethical principles of the "Committee on Publication Ethics" (http://publicationethics.org/). Under these terms we are committed to act ethically in the implementation of the characteristic steps of the editorial process. Our goal is to carry out the evaluation process in an impersonal and confidential manner, thus preserving the rights of the reviewers, authors and institutions involved in the editorial procedures. Practices characterized as plagiarism, defamation and copyright infringement will bring about the immediate rejection of the work in question. This editorial action is based on the Plagius - Plagiarism Detector software, version 2.3.4.
THE COMPLIANCE AND PROMOTION OF THE ETHICS POLICY IN SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
MERCATOR follows the recommendations outlined in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and the principles described in Core practice: https://publicationethics.org/core-practices/, which intend to prevent plagiarism, self-plagiarism, falsification, and data fabrication resulting from ethics violations.
This scientific misconduct produces works based on the presentation of false data, the manipulation of data, procedures, and results, as well as the misappropriation of ideas from third parties without the appropriate acknowledgment.
The following are indicated to implement action to inhibit such conduct:
1. COPE best practices and guidance ( http://publicationethics.org ) should be consulted and followed;
2. Procedures should be adopted to ensure compliance with the criteria, specifically the use of software and/or plagiarism detection mechanisms. The results generated by these processes shall support the decisions made by editors and the editorial board on whether to proceed with a peer review and, consequently, whether or not to initiate the submission evaluation process. The article's final approval is the sole responsibility of the editors and the editorial board, and rejection can occur both before and after publication. In the latter case, the article will be retracted or removed together with an explanatory note.
MERCATOR's adherence to this policy promotes ethics and integrity in scientific practice, based on impersonality, transparency, and confidentiality and also the preservation of the rights of the authors, reviewers, and institutions involved in the publication of the magazine.