The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção is a technical-scientific journal published in continuous flow and it aims to disseminate original articles in the areas of knowledge of Welding, Inspection and Related Processes.
The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção (S&I) was launched in 1995, in a printed edition distributed quarterly, free of charge, to associates and several libraries in Brazil and Iberian and Latin American countries. Since the first issue of 2009, the journal has been made available electronically on the Internet, with open access at (www.scielo.br/j/si/).
Since its creation several well-known professionals in welding have contributed with the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção and its editorial board crosses the Brazilian borders. The Journal evolution had special participation from its editors-in-chief, the professors: Ronaldo Paranhos, Américo Scotti, Paulo Modenesi, Alexandre Bracarence, Ana Sofia C. M. d'Oliveira, Paulo Cesar Okimoto and José Mazzaferro. Currently, its Editors-in-Chief are Professors Tiago Vieira da Cunha, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and Hélio Cordeiro de Miranda, from the Federal University of Ceará. The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção also counts with 16 Associate Editors, with a fix Editorial Board and occasional short-term (Ad hoc) members.
The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. soldag. insp. (Online), which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic captions.
Open Access & Intellectual Property
The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção through Open Access model and, therefore, is free to read, download and disseminate under the Creative Commons license. Until April/2022, Revista Soldagem & Inspeção adopted the Creative Commons license type BY-NC. The BY-type Creative Commons license is currently in effect.
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Reviewers of the Year 2022
The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção extends heartfelt gratitude to the professionals who voluntarily participated in the manuscript evaluation process, by conducting reviews of the submissions throughout the year 2022. We recognize and value the effort and dedication demonstrated by each one of you, who played a crucial role in the promotion and advancement of scientific research in the welding field.
The meticulous reviews, thoughtful analyses, and constructive comments you provided not only helped enhance the quality of the articles but also enriched the intellectual content available in our journal. Your dedication in serving as reviewers not only benefits the authors but also has a lasting impact on the welding community at both national and international levels. Furthermore, these rigorous analyses help ensure the dissemination of reliable and relevant research, positively influencing the evolution of welding technology and, consequently, contributing to the advancement of vital sectors in various countries.
We look forward to continuing to count on your collaboration and hope that together, we can continue to foster notable advancements in the field of welding.
Scope and politics
The Revista Soldagem & Inspeção has as its primary target audience researchers from Portuguese and ish speaking countries. Articles written in Portuguese, ish and English are accepted. There is no deadline for submitting articles (continuous flow). The interval between submission and possible final paper approval is around 3 to 10 months, with the entire process leading to publication (corrections by the authors, submission for graphic editing, etc.) is around 6 to 12 months. Submission and acceptance dates are indicated in the first page of each published articles.
The Journal accepts original works that involve welding, inspection and related processes and which fall in one of the following categories:
Scientific Articles: Articles that present developments accomplished through scientific methodologies.
Review Articles: Articles that explore the evolution and current situation (the state of the art), based on previously published works on topics of interest. Review articles must present interpretation and critical analysis by the author.
Manuscripts must be submitted through ScholarOne system.
There is no fee for submission and review articles.
When submitting the manuscript, the author must agree with the following statements:
Authors must inform the main contributions of each author in the article itself (more information in the section “Format and preparation of the manuscript”), as well as inform the contributions in the ScholarOne submission system. To define contributions, the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção recommends CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).
When submitting a manuscript, authors are required to provide a Cover Letter addressed to the Editors-in-Chief with the statements as mentioned above.
In case of review, it is necessary to submit a document with the “Response to reviewers” in which the authors answer the reviewers' questions and highlight the changes made to the manuscript, highlighting in yellow, in order to meet the reviewers' requests. If the suggested modifications have not been made, the authors must justify their decision.
Be sure to provide manuscript files in editable format (.doc or .docx is recommended) at each submission and review.
Following SciELO's Open Science Policy, the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção accepts submissions of preprints from the SciELO Preprints platform, which can be done prior to or simultaneously with their submission. Sharing your preprint on this server will not count as a preprint. The Open Science Compliance Form must be completed and submitted as a supplementary file to the manuscript.
When applicable, the authors must provide, at the time of submission in the ScholarOne system, in the form of a supplementary file, a document with the approval of the ethics committee relevant to the research.
After starting the submission process, the authors agree that the copyright remains with the authors, however, they reserve the right to the first publication to the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção.
Peer review process
All articles submitted for publication undergo an initial evaluation by the Editor-in-Chief and one of the Associate Editors (researchers specializing in different sub-areas of welding technology, inspection and related operations) who, recognizing their merits, sends the work to members of the Editorial Board. For publication it is necessary to obtain a favorable opinion from at least two members. Entire process is supervised by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial Board, with an autonomous decision, is constituted of researchers (minimum qualification of doctoral and recognized knowledge in the area), representing the different regions of the country and the main (from the point of view of welding technology) Portuguese and ish speaking countries. When the article is from a more specific area, "ad hoc" reviewers are selected and invited to issue an opinion.
< style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">If both parties agree, the review process can be accomplished with direct interaction between the referees responsible for evaluating the manuscript (reviewers) and authors. Authors can express themselves through the Open Science Compliance Form. Reviewers communicate their intentions through the ScholarOne system.
Members of the Editorial Board of the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção evaluate all the submitted works, considering, among others, aspects of relevance of the subject, originality and form of presentation of results and issue an opinion to the editor of the journal in a proper form, identifying the work and with only one of the following recommendations:
Article not recommended for publication.
Article recommended for publication with restrictions.
Article recommended for publication without restrictions.
Article not recommended for publication: These are articles that have not been recommended by at least two members of the Editorial Board. Authors will be notified.
Article recommended for publication with restrictions: Accepted articles that will be included in a list, to be maintained and updated by the journal's secretariat and It will have priority for publication in the "Soldagem & Inspeção" as long as the other items provided for in the procedure are met. The Journal's Secretariat will elect one of the associate editors, who will carefully analyze the work and the Editorial Board's revisions and send written recommendations to the authors, in a proper form, for the proper interpretation, correction and work adequation. All reviews and comments may or may not be treated confidentially. These will be forwarded to the journal secretariat, which will send and receive the documents and comments by the authors and the reviewer. When the Associate Editor is fully in agreement with the article content, then must inform the journal's secretariat in writing, along with a copy of the article definitive version, and this will be classified and considered as "Recommended work for publication without restrictions "for later publication in "Soldagem & Inspeção".
Article recommended for publication without restrictions: These are accepted articles, which will be included in a list for later publication in the journal, without the need for corrections, revisions, etc. One of the Associate Editors must consolidate this position.
Ethics in international publishing and Declaration of Negligence
Aiming at the scientific publishing of journals with a view to good practices regarding moral conduct, the editors and editorial team of the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção are dedicated to preventing unethical behavior and plagiarism in any context. In this context, authors are required at the time of article submission to declare that its content is original and guarantee that the work has not been published or is under review/evaluation process in any other journal.
Format and Manuscript Preparation
The manuscript must contain (in order):
a) Title (in the original language of the article);
b) Authors Information: full name, ORCID, affiliation (institution, city and country). In addition to this information, provide the corresponding author's email address;
c) Abstract of 100 to 200 words (in the original language of the article);
d) Keywords: from three to five (in the original language of the article);
f) Main text;
h) Acknowledgments (optional);
i) Declaration of the authors' contribution;
It is recommended the use of Times New Roman font, size 11, double-spaced, A4 size sheet and equal margins of 2.5 cm. The main text should be organized into consecutively numbered sections (i.e.: 1. Introduction). Each section may be organized into subsections, numbered according to the decimal system (i.e.: 2.1. Experimental Methods). Other titles can be used for the items, according to the particularities of each article.
Authors are free to organize their article in different forms. However, the Editorial Board of the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção may require alterations if the article is considered to be miss-organized.
The international system of units (SI) should be used. If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.
Citation of References
References should be numbered consecutively, in the order in which they appear in the text, with the numbers contained in square brackets, e.g. , [1,2], [1,3-5], etc., right after the word. The same numbering should be used at the end of the article to list the references.
In addition to the scientific literature, the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção encourages authors to cite adjacent content in order to promote the understanding of the research as well as its evaluation through data repositories. Authors may choose to keep these files closed until the article is approved and published.
The author responsible for the submission must inform if the manuscript cites data, program codes and other materials underlying the article and their respective URLs. For this, the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção requests that the Open Science Compliance Form be duly completed and attached to the submission as a supplementary file for review.
Equations should be numbered according to their order of appearance in the article. It is recommended to justify the equation on the left and the number on the right.
Tables should be inserted in the main text, in the position that the author consider most convenient, and numbered sequentially, according to the order in which they are cited in the main text. Every table must contain a title, always positioned above (before) the table (without spaces), with a brief description of its content. Tables with more than 8 columns should be avoided.
Table 1. Welding current values
Note: φ represents the electrode diameter.
Figures must be numbered, quoted (Figure 1) and inserted in the main text. Each figure must have a caption located under the figure that describes its contents. If the article is approved for publication, high quality (at least 300dpi) files of the figures will be required. Pay attention to the need for a scale bar in images, such as weld bead, macro and micrographs images. The size of the font used in the Figures must be compatible with the main text, as well as the width of the images limited to the space equivalent to a column text (approximately 160 mm). Recommended formats for Figure files are “.jpg/jpeg” (recommended for photos), “.png” (recommended for graphics, schematics and screenshots) and “.tiff”.
Figure 1. Weld bead performed with a welding current of 100 A: (a) macrograph e (b) micrograph of the root weld bead
Declaration of the authors’ contribution
In this field, the names of all authors must be informed, followed by their respective contributions. To define contributions, the Revista Soldagem & Inspeção recommends CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).
References must be listed in order corresponding to the numerical system adopted in the citations. Authors should privilege the Vancouver standard. As an example of a reference list we have:
 Voigt AL, da Cunha TV, Díaz VV. Low cost methodology for images recording of arc welding. Rev. soldag. insp. 2017;22(4).
Theses, Dissertations, Graduation Final Project
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 Marques, PV, Modenesi, JP, Bracarense, AQ. Soldagem: fundamentos e tecnologia. Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG; 2009.
 ABB. Top 10 robotics firsts from ABB. ABB Conversations; 2013 [acesso em 26 maio 2021]. Available at: https://www.abb-conversations.com/2013/11/top-10-robotics-firsts-from-abb/.
 Birindelli RF, inventor; 3M Innovative Properties Company, assignee. Disposição construtiva apliacada em dispositivo protetor auditivo. Brazil patent BR MU 8201717-4. 2002 Feb 19.
 Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas. ABNT NBR ISO 12836: odontologia: dispositivos para sistemas CAD/CAM para restaurações dentárias indiretas: métodos de ensaio para avaliação de exatidão. Rio de Janeiro: ABNT; 2017. 14 p.