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About the Journal


Brief Background


The RDBCI was created on September 13, 2003, being totally conceived in digital environment, and launched during the III Cycle of Lectures, organized by FEBAB and held in the auditorium of the Central Library of UNICAMP.

After 13 years, recognized by the acronym "RDBCI", that is, until the volume 13, the journal called Digital Journal of Library and Information Science, starts from volume 14 (2016), to be initially renamed by its acronym as follows: RDBCI: Digital Journal of Library and Information Science, with the extension of the title also to English: RDBCI: Digital Journal of Library and Information Science.

RDBCI, from January 2016 until December 2017, adopted the practice of Advanced Article Publication (AAP), also known as Ahead of Print (AOP). This measure minimized the problem of publication time between acceptance and disclosure of the approved article, precisely because of the great demand of submissions received by the Journal. Also in 2016, it became the first publication in the area to be bilingual, Portuguese and English.

Starting in volume 17, 2019, RDBCI will adopt the rolling pass system, making article publication faster.

In 2020, the RDBCI implants the multimedia editing, that is, it adopts the inclusion of audio of the articles' abstracts, and then the publication and scientific dissemination of the videos about the articles, presented by the authors, favoring this way also, the amplitude of the multimedia accessibility resources (RMA).



Open Science Compliance


The Open Science movement proposes guidelines for collaborative, shared and public scientific practice. In line with the Open Science guidelines, the RDBCI adopts a series of practices, such as the open access policy, the code of good practices for publishers and the use of social networks to disseminate published works. In addition, it requires the precise indication of the role of each of the authors in papers with multiple authorship, encourages the sharing of analysis datasets, instruments, statistical analysis scripts, scripts, and additional materials, made available in open online repositories, e.g. ZenodoFigshare e OSF, if they cannot be published in the paper itself, and this information must be indicated in the manuscript. Consequently, articles reporting research should indicate and reference the availability of the content underlying the research design and results obtained.

RDBCI encourages publication of preprints on public platforms, such as PreprintsSciELO Preprints, and EmeRI, so that, if appropriate, they can be discussed openly before publication.

Also in line with open science practices, the journal offers to authors and referees options to open the peer review process, with or without identification of their names. Authors may authorize the disclosure of their names when submitting the article, and peer reviewers may authorize their names when filling out the Open Science Compliiance Assessment Form.

In case of publication of the evaluations that substantiated the decision to publish the article, they may be edited by the journal's editorial board.

The contribution of section editors is duly credited in the published article. Reviewers receive a statement of their opinion on the manuscript and may also validate the activity in Publons or Reviewer Credit.



Ethics in Publication


The RDBCI, electronic ISSN 1678-765X, is dedicated to fulfilling the good practices in what concerns the moral conduct consistent with scientific journal editing, based on the code of conduct of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Prevention of malpractice is also a crucial responsibility of the editor and the editorial team: any form of unethical behavior, as well as plagiarism in any instance, is not accepted at RDBCI. Authors submitting articles to the journal declare that their content is original and guarantee that the work has not been published or is under review/evaluation in any other journal.

In addition, RDBCI is committed to ethics and quality in publishing. We support standards of ethical behavior expected of all parties involved in publishing in our journal: the author, the journal editor, the reviewers, and the publisher. We do not accept plagiarism or any other unethical behavior.



Focus and Scope


The RDBCI: Digital Journal of Library and Information Science is a continuous publication linked to UNICAMP's Library System (SBU), focusing on disseminating only works in the area of Library and Information Science. It publishes unpublished articles, experience reports, ongoing research and reviews related to Information Science or that present results of studies and research on the activities of this area. The editorial process adopts a blind peer review, where the papers are sent to specialists for analysis, according to the criteria of its editorial policy. Information Science is an interdisciplinary area that studies phenomena related to the production, organization, dissemination and use of information in all fields of knowledge. Since 2016, the journal has adopted the bilingual language in its editions, i.e. Portuguese and English.



Digital Preservation


As an Archival Policy, this journal uses the LOCKSS system, developed at Stanford University, to create a distributed archive among participating libraries. The system allows these libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration purposes. More information at

The journal is also part of IBICT's Cariniana Network of Digital Preservation Services, which provides preservation for any Open Journal System [OJS] journal in Brazil.

Finally, the articles are preserved at the State University of Campinas Libraries System.



Indexing Sources







Bibliographic Journal Information


Journal Title: RDBCI
Short title: RDBCI: Rev. Dig. Bibl. e Cienc. Inf.
Publication of: Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Frequency: Annual
Publication type: Continuous publication
Year of Journal Creation: 2003



Websites and Social Media



Editorial Policy



RDBCI encourages publication of preprints on public platforms, such as Preprints, SciELO Preprints, and EmeRI, so that, if appropriate, they can be discussed openly before being published



Peer Review Process


RDBCI defines in its editorial policy the following criteria for the evaluation process: adequacy to the focus and scope of the journal and the technical (ABNT), grammatical and formal norms of the journal, relevance, content, textual coherence, theoretical and methodological consistency.

The evaluation process consists of three stages, namely

  • Preliminary analysis by the editors and editorial assistant to verify the adequacy to the general instructions defined by the editorial policy;
  • Analysis of similarity in all documents submitted through the Turnitin platform;
  • Preliminary analysis by the editors as to the journal's focus and scope, as well as the relevance and contribution of the text. The name of the editor responsible for the evaluation process of the preliminary analysis will be published in the final publication of the article.

In line with Open Science communication practices, the journal will adopt in its editorial policy, the opening of the peer review process in agreement with the referee.

In addition, the authors may opt for one or more of the means of opening the peer review process offered by the journal, as well as, the authors may agree to interact directly with the peer reviewers responsible for evaluating the manuscript, when offered the option.

The referees, through an opinion written in a form provided by the journal, will recommend one of three options:

  • Full acceptance without changes
  • Partial acceptance with changes
  • Refusal of the manuscript

Once the manuscript is approved, the evaluation will be published together with the article in the journal's platform, when the person responsible for the evaluation agrees.



Open Data


RDBCI encourages the sharing of analysis datasets, instruments, statistical analysis scripts, scripts and additional materials made available in open online repositories, e.g. Zenodo, Figshare and OSF, if they cannot be published in the paper itself, and this information should be indicated in the manuscript. Consequently, articles reporting research should indicate and reference the availability of the content underlying the development of the research and the results obtained.





RDBCI does not charge a fee (APC) for published texts, nor for those submitted for evaluation, review, publication, distribution or download. The publication is totally free of open access.

Its financial sustainability comes from the UNICAMP Libraries System, for maintenance of DOI usage fees, use of the Turnitin tool and payment of the XML markup.

RDBCI's partnership with Labjor - Laboratory for Advanced Studies in Journalism at UNICAMP, fosters resources from research projects.

The payment of the translation of the articles to English language is responsibility of its authors, exempting the RDBCI of the costs.



Ethics and Misconduct, Correction and Retraction Policy


The journal RDBCI is committed to upholding the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concern or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines.

"Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative by Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo, Publisher Name is making a commitment to maintain the content it publishes and alerts readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark logo will tell you the current status of a document, and may also give you additional publication record information about the document." (CROSSREF, 2020).

The retraction mechanism follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Retraction Guidelines which can be accessed at COPE - Retraction Guidelines.



Policy on Conflict of Interest


They should be communicated not only by authors, but by all those involved in the editorial process of a manuscript.

Editors should avoid making decisions on manuscripts that conflict with their own interests, such as those submitted by authors from their department or research collaborators.

Considering the possibility of conflicts of interest, the journal does not publish papers authored by the journal's own editors.

If the associate editors have a conflict of interest, they should delegate decision making to other editors.

Peer reviewers should consider any conflicts of interest before evaluating the manuscript. Working relationships with the author should be considered (e.g., participating or having participated in a research project; maintaining or having maintained scientific collaboration with research groups; having a mentoring relationship with the author; having a financial interest with the project involved in the manuscript).

Access to Conflict of Interest form:



Adoption of similarity software


As part of the actions to enhance academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism in the publications accredited in the Portal, the RDBCI, adopts the service of identification of similarity of texts using as basis, the Turnitin platform deployed at the University since November 2016.

The policy adopted by RDBCI, is the same as the UNICAMP´s Portal of Journals, which considers acceptable up to 30% of similarity of the text, above that, after being made the verification, it is sent to the author notification to make a review and project to reduce this percentage to 30%.



Gender and Sex Issues


The RDBCI editorial team, as well as the authors who publish in the journal, should always observe the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines. The SAGER guidelines comprise a set of guidelines that guide the reporting of sex and gender information in study design, data analysis, and the results and interpretation of findings. In addition, RDBCI observes gender equity policy in the training of its editorial board.



Ethics Committee


When the article or research paper involves procedures with human beings, or LGPD-sensitive data, authors must attach an approval statement from the ethics committee of the institution responsible for approving the research.





RDBCI uses the Creative Commons (CC) license, thus preserving the integrity of articles in an open access environment. The journal allows the author to retain publication rights without restriction.




Intellectual Property and Terms of Use


Site responsibility:

  • It reserves the right to make, in the originals, changes of normative, orthographic and grammatical order, in order to maintain the cultured standard of the language, respecting, however, the authors' style;
  • The originals will be returned to the authors;

Author's responsibility:

  • The authors maintain full rights over their works published in RDBCI, being its total or partial reprint, deposit or republication subject to the indication of first publication in the journal, through the CC-BY license;
  • The original source of publication must be consigned;
  • The opinions emitted by the authors of the articles are of their exclusive responsibility.



Editorial Board





Associate Editor



Assistant Editor



Editorial Policy Committee



National Scientific Editorial Board



Foreign Scientific Editorial Board




Instructions to authors



The journal accepts submissions on topics unique to: LIBRARIANSHIP and INFORMATION SCIENCE.

Librarianship is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary area of knowledge that studies the practices, perspectives and applications of methods of representation, and management of information and knowledge, in different information environments, such as libraries, documentation centers, and research centers, where these practices, perspectives and representation methods must be applied. Currently, the field is intertwined with several other fields, especially Information Science and Documentation (Text adapted from Wikipedia).

Information Science is an interdisciplinary field mainly concerned with the analysis, collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. In other words, this science studies information from its genesis to the process of transforming data into knowledge.

Information Science aims to analyze the information process from its formation to the process in which data is transformed into knowledge.

There are several areas in which Information Science can be applied. Within organizations, Information Science is extremely important when it comes to the interactions between people from different sectors and between different information systems.

We emphasize that papers submitted with only application methods, such as bibliometrics, will not be accepted. Papers should emphasize Librarianship or Information Science, not just the method used.

Thus, we will proceed with the use of the CNPq Classification Table to establish the areas and subareas that we will accept as thematic areas in the subdivision within Librarianship and Information Science: - Information Science

  • - information theory
  • - general information theory
  • - communication processes
  • - information representation - Library science

  • - classification theory
  • - Quantitative Methods
  • - Information Retrieval Techniques
  • - information dissemination processes

In addition to the CNPq Classification Table, Information Science may make biases, provided they are linked to the journal's focus and scope, in its main areas of study, such as:

  • Data modeling and analysis,
  • Information logistics,
  • Information planning,
  • Organization Theory, and
  • Interdisciplinarity of information.

Other topics will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee.



Types of Documents Accepted


RDBCI accepts the following types of documents for submission:

  • Original Article
  • Research Article
  • Experience Report
  • Book Review
  • Preprints

In relation to the Preprints, it is important to point out that the RDBCI does not consider that the publication of articles in repositories of preprints takes away the originality of the submitted article. RDBCI is attentive to the updates of the principles of Open Science and, in this sense, foresees that articles published in repositories of preprints can be submitted to the journal, without prejudice to its originality.



Authors' Contribution


As of 2020, RDBCI is using the CRediT taxonomy structure All authors must describe their participation in the development of the manuscript using the CREDiT form available in the Conditions of Submission.



Manuscript Preparation


Make sure the submission is original and unpublished, i.e., the paper cannot have been published previously and/or be submitted simultaneously to another journal; for this we recommend filling out the PDF of the Declaration of Originality, signing and digitally attaching it to the system. Repeat for this action, the same step for uploading the submitted article.

Make sure that the submitted file is in Microsoft Word format without the identification of the authors, and that it should be downloaded and use the submission template for the structure of the submitted text, available on the horizontal bar of the journal. Remember that it is mandatory to use the format indicated by the editors of the journal.

Verify that abbreviated citations in the body of the text and in footnotes (author, year of publication and, when appropriate, page) are complete in the references at the end of the text, according to ABNT norms. All references that have an electronic format (journals, e-books, digital theses and dissertations) must correctly indicate the complete URL at the end of the reference. URL's that are too long should be shortened by: 

Make sure you use the standardized keywords according to the thesaurus below: Information Science Thesaurus (IBICT); UNESCO Thesaurus or ERIC Thesaurus. Failure to include the standardized keywords will give direct permission for us to include new standardized terms. If you have any doubts, please contact the journal's editorial office. [THE USE OF THESE THESAURUS TO STANDARDIZE KEYWORDS IS MANDATORY]. Remember that the number of keywords must be up to 5 (five) terms both in Portuguese and English.

Make sure that the registration for presenting the iD ORCID has been done.

Make sure that the CRediT form has been filled out.

Make sure the Conflict of Interest Declaration was made and included as "Other Document" in the system.



Article Submission Format


Structure of the manuscript: The text of the manuscript should be structured preferably contemplating the following items: introduction, method, results, and conclusion.

Section headings: Section/subdivision headings should be brief and clear.

Text configuration:

  • Word file (extension doc. or docx.), text font: Times New Roman 12; page setup: A4; right, top and bottom margins: 2.5cm; left margin: 3cm; line spacing: 1.0; 1.25 indentation in the first line; text alignment: justified; page numbering: upper right corner. It is essential to use the template that has all the proper formatting for submission.
  • Font type: The text should be Times New Roman 12, justified;
  • Spacing: Text spacing should be 1.0, indented by 1.1 (1 Tab) on the 1st line of paragraphs, with no spacing in paragraphs. In section headings/subheadings, give one paragraph spacing. 
  • Acronyms and abbreviations: Acronyms and abbreviations should be in parentheses and be preceded by their full meaning when first used in the text.
  • Foreign words: Foreign words should be written in italics. For emphasis or highlighting use bold, 'single quotation marks' or "double quotation marks".
  • Footnotes: Should be in Corbel Light 10 font, numbered in Arabic numerals.
  • Abbreviated citations in the body of the text and in footnotes (author, year of publication and, when appropriate, page) must be complete in the references at the end of the text.
  • Tables, graphs and charts (in editable format, i.e., prepared in Word) must be numbered and inserted in the space designated for them with their respective sources.
  • Figures (in jpeg or png extension - 300 dpi and up) must be included in the Word file and must be sent separately (attached during the submission of the article as a supplementary document).  Tables, graphs, charts and figures may be sent in color format.
  • Foreign words should be spelled in italics. Foreign proper names should not be italicized.
  • Links to electronic addresses should be active. The file for submission must be in Word format WITHOUT identification of the authors.
  • Articles must be submitted WITHOUT any authorship identification. For this, it is necessary that the authors, at the time of submission, correctly fill out the information in their User Profile and also the information in Step 3 (Submission Data) of the OJS platform (putting full name, e-mail, institution/affiliation, country and summary of the biography of each author of the article) and remove from the article passages and information that facilitate the identification of authorship.
  • Among the items that should be removed are references to research projects and self-citations. This information should be made available on the Cover Sheet that the author should send during submission as a supplementary document, separate from the article. This information may be included in the article after its approval, when appropriate.
  • Cover Sheet: when submitting the article, the authors must send the complete metadata, via online system, made by means of the form, containing
    • Title;
    • Title in the article's original language and English title for articles in Portuguese;
    • Full name of each author; 
    • Affiliation of each author (with University, City, State (if any), Country);
    • E-mail address of each author;
    • Indicate which author is the corresponding author;
    • ORCID of each author;
    • Contribution of each author to the manuscript: RBI adopts the specification system based on the CRediT system (Contributor Roles Taxonomy), but adapted to RDBCI practices; this system summarizes the contribution of the authors in: 
    • Indication about conflict of interest (if no conflict, please state "no conflict of interest");
    • Funding source for the paper (if there is no funding source, please state "no funding source");
    • Acknowledgements (if any).
    • English title;
    • Abstract (Abstracts should be clear, easily readable and provide an excellent comprehensive summary of the paper of sufficient length?);
    • Keywords in Portuguese and English;

Access to the Cover Sheet Form.



Digital Assets

  • General: Tables, figures, illustrations, graphs and drawings must be inserted in the text. Scanned images should be presented with a resolution of at least 300 real (non-interpolated) dpi.
  • Material resolution: Material from digital cameras should have at least 3 megapixels of uncompressed optical resolution (high definition module).
  • Numbering: All images must be properly numbered and accompanied by captions and source indication.
  • Figures: The nomenclature for this type of material should be figure with progressive numbering separated by periods. The source caption should be placed below the figure. The same for graphics. Example: Figure 1. Classroom restored.
  • Tables: Tables should be accompanied by a title that allows understanding the meaning of the data gathered, without the need for reference to the text, always placed above. Follow the IBGE norms for tables.  Indicate the source below the table.
  • Charts: For Charts, the nomenclature must be placed above the illustration. Example: Chart 1. The structure of the school (This information is above the Table). Indicate the source below the table. Example: Frame 1. Classroom restored.
  • Note on Illustrations:

Articles with graphs, figures, tables and charts, in addition to being included in the text, must be sent in a separate file, attached to the system so that we can edit them if necessary. Do not include images that cannot be modified.



Citations and References


RDBCI mandatorily uses the following normative instructions of the Brazilian Association of Technical Norms (ABNT):

  • References - Elaboration (NBR-6023/2018);
  • Citations in documents - Presentation (NBR 10520/2002);
  • Progressive numbering of the sections of a written document (NBR-6024/2003);
  • Abstract - Presentation (NBR 6028/2003).

References and citations:

References should be cited in alphabetical order, without numbering, single spacing with 6pt before and 0pt after between paragraphs. If there is more than one work by the same author, cite in chronological order of publication; if there is more than one work by the same author published in the same year, differentiate them by a, b and c. References must include only those works actually used in the preparation of the article.


1) Books:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Book title (in bold, only the first letter in capitals): subtitle (not bold). Edition. Place: Publisher, date. v. (Series or Collection).


SANTOS, G. C. Acronyms and technical terms: archival, librarianship, documentation, informatics. 2. ed. rev. e ampl. Campinas, SP: Atom, 2012. 289 p. (Dictionaries Series).

Citation in the text: Santos (2012) or at the end of the citation (SANTOS, 2012).

2) Book chapters:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of author. Chapter title without highlight. In: followed by the book references: AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Author's Name. Book title (in bold, only the first letter in capitals): subtitle (in bold). Edition. Place: publisher, date, number of p. (pages consulted) or v. (Series or Collection).


RIBEIRO, C. M. Digital library. In: SANTOS, G. C. Acronyms, acronyms and technical terms: archivistics, librarianship, documentation, information technology. 2. ed. rev. e ampl. Campinas, SP: Átomo, 2012. 289 p. (Dictionaries Series).

Citation in the text: Ribeiro (2012) or at the end of the citation (RIBEIRO, 2012).

3) Papers published in annals of events or similar:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Title: subtitle. In: NAME OF EVENT (in bold and capital letters), number, year, place. Title of the publication followed by ellipses between brackets (in bold).  Place of publication (city): Publisher, date, initial-final pages of the work.


SANTOS, G. C. Digital school library (BedNet). In: SEMINARIO DE GESTÃO DO CONHECIMENTO EM EDUCAÇÃO E TECNOLOGIA DA INFORMAÇÃO, 3, 2004, Campinas, SP, Brazil. Anais [...]. Campinas, SP: UNICAMP/FE, 2004. p.25-35.

Citation in the text: Santos (2004) or at the end of the citation (SANTOS, 2002).

4) Parts of periodicals

4.1) Articles from periodicals:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Title of the article (not highlighted). Name of the periodical (in bold), city, volume and number of the periodical, pages, date of publication.


SANTOS, G. C.; FERREIRA, D. T. Digitally registering, indexing and preserving RDBCI: Indicators of production from 2003 to 2016. RDBCI: Revista Digital de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação, Campinas, SP, v. 14, n. 3, p. 541-560, 2016.

Citation in the text: Santos and Ferreira (2016) or at the end of the citation (SANTOS; FERREIRA, 2016).

4.2) Journal articles:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Title of the article. Title of the newspaper. Number or title of the notebook, section or supplement, Place, initial-final pages, day, month, year.


BRITO, A. As relíquias dos sebos de Campinas: pontos de venda de livros usados sobreviverem ao domínio das megastores e oferecem um acervo que faz envejas às bibliotecas. Gazeta Mercantil, São Paulo, 6 Aug.1999.

Citation in the text: Brito (1999) or at the end of the citation (BRITO, 1999).

5) Monographs, dissertations and theses:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Title (in bold): subtitle. year, number of pages or volumes. (Category and area of concentration) - Name of the Faculty, Name of the University, city.


SANTOS, G. C. Estudo da interlocução entre biblioteca-escola-tecnologia, baseada na Internet: um estudo de caso na Escola Estadual Sergio Pereira Porto. 2002.  Dissertation (master's degree) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Educação, Campinas, SP.

Citation in the text: Santos (2002) or at the end of the citation (RSANTOS, 2002).

6) Online publications:

AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, Name of the author. Title of the article. Name of the journal. City, volume of the journal, number of pages, year. ISSN.  Available at: electronic address. Access on: day/month/year. DOI (when it is the case).


SOUZA, K. P. University library: risk analysis. RDBCI: Digital Journal of Library and Information Science, Campinas, SP, v. 17, p. e019037, 2019. DOI 10.20396/rdbci.v17i0.8653319. Available at: Accessed on: 11 Nov. 2022.

Citation in the text:  Souza (2019) or at the end of the citation (SOUZA, 2019).

RDBCI: DIGITAL JOURNAL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE. Campinas: State University of Campinas, 2003- . ISSN 1678-765X. Annual. Available at: Access on: 06 jan. 2021.

Citation in the text:  RDBCI... (2003) or at the end of the citation (RDBCI..., 2003).

PASSOS, R. The presence of information competence in the National Book and Reading Plan: as pects on reading mediation and mediator training. 2015. Thesis (doctoral) - State University of Campinas, Faculty of Education, Campinas, SP. Available at: Accessed on: 11 Nov. 2022.

Citation in the text:  Passos (2015) or at the end of the citation (PASSOS, 2015).

For other examples we recommend consulting the norms of ABNT-NBR-6023/2018. For users of electronic reference indexing systems (Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero or other), adopt as standard the ABNT - Brazilian Association of Technical Standards style to normalize the references.



Supplementary Documents



Financing Statement

  • Sistema de Bibliotecas da UNICAMP




Additional Information



  • As a form of authorship standardization, the RDBCI Committee made it mandatory to include the ORCID iD upon submission. After the first review, before forwarding for evaluation, the manuscripts that do not have the ORCID informed in the system will be notified for the inclusion of the identifier record, and must contain at the time of registration, information on academic background and employment (employment, if any).
  • The ORCID identifier can be obtained free of charge at:
  • You must accept the standards for the presentation of the ORCID, and include the full URL, accompanied by the expression "https://" (for example:, or enter the automatic registration for connection through ORCID.
  • ORCID registration is mandatory for all authors. On the platform you can directly enter the ORCID connection, thus allowing your connection to be validated by the system. The author, at the time of submission, must click on authorization so that other authors can validate their registration via the forwarded link.

Translation of the manuscript

  • Bilingual publication: All RDBCI publications will be bilingual (Portuguese and English) according to our internationalization objective. Therefore, if accepted, the manuscript should also be presented with a version translated into English.
  • Translation responsibility: Translation is mandatory for manuscripts accepted for publication and will be the responsibility of the authors.
  • Suggestion of translators: RDBCI has accredited translators that work for the journal, in case the author needs this service, we will inform in the Editorial Decision. Together with the translation, it should be sent a declaration or certification of the translator, either the one indicated by RDBCI, or an accredited company that can issue a declaration of revision (Example: American Journal Experts - AJE).

URL Pattern

  • About the shortener: To maintain the standard in the system and in the PDF, we ask authors who find the URL too long to shorten the reference URL using a URL shortening system. We suggest Bitly.
  • About long URL: When we leave the reference with a URL that is too long, it tends to break in OJS, and this hurts standardization and retrieval.
  • About the URL in one line: The URL's that are only in one line do not need to be shortened, but those that occupy more than two lines of the reference should be shortened.
  • About activation of the URL link: Remember to activate all URL's inserted in the references.
  • About DOI in the references: The references that have the URL with the DOI, give preference to this DOI link, because it will be organized systematically.

General Notes

  • Tabular data: For tabular data presentation, see the IBGE standard, or the model in the structure of the file to be submitted (template). Please keep the same formatting that is inside the template.
  • Personal communication: It is recommended to indicate in footnotes, on the page where they are cited, the information from personal communication, work in progress and unpublished work, and they should not be included in the list of references.
  • Number of pages: The text should not exceed the limit of 30 pages. Texts exceeding this number will be returned for reformulation.
  • Number of authors in the text and titles: The text should have a maximum of five authors in the manuscript. Of these five authors, three must be PhDs. Doctoral students, masters and masters students may also be included.  For pair works, one of the authors must have a doctoral degree, while the other may be a doctoral student, or have a master's degree. Unfortunately the RDBCI does not accept papers with only a bachelor's degree. Undergraduate papers are not accepted. Author registration must follow the pattern established by RDBCI, as indicated in the Journal Portal Registration Manual. Click here to access. In addition to the registration through the system, we request that you send us the registration and metadata filled out in the form [Click here]. To include other authors in the site, click on the link on the right side of the screen to "Include Co-Author". Click here and see the illustrative image.




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