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Brief Background


Transinformação, founded in 1989, is a scientific journal published by the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, specializing in articles that contribute to the study and scientific development of Information Science, Librarianship, Archival Science, Museology and related areas, being open to contributions from the national and international scientific community. 



Open Science Compliance


Since 2019, Transinformação has adopted the modality of continuous publication as a way to contribute to the acceleration of the dissemination of scientific research and access to updated information. In addition, it is an open access journal Gold, that is, all its content can be accessed freely at no cost. 

In order to increase the transparency and debate of the current scientific model, we inform in the published article who was the Editor responsible for the evaluation process, we encourage the submission of Preprints, as well as the deposit of research data. For such, we recommend SciELO Preprints and SciELO data.

The Open Science Compliance Form prepared by SciELO is available for completion online and contributes to improve the practices related to Open Science in the journal.



Ethics in Publication


Transinformação, focusing on the application/execution of good practices in scientific publications, adopts the Guidelines on good publishing practices recommended by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), to carry out the editorial activities that guide the journal.

For research conducted with living beings or animals, we adopted Resolution 466, of December 12, 2012, established by the Ministério da Saúde do Brasil (Brazilian Ministry of Health). 

The Journal uses the Ithenticate similarity detection tool to ensure the originality of its publications. In cases of identification of research misconduct (as indicated by COPE), the journal presents the case to its editorial board for deliberation.

In the cases in which it applies, the Journal adopts the publication of errata and retractions, aiming at a scientific communication that does not generate doubts about its credibility.



Focus and Scope


Transinformação publishes articles that contribute to the study and scientific development of Information Science, Librarianship, Archival Science, Museology and related areas. 



Digital Preservation


This journal follows the standards defined in the SciELO Program’s Digital Preservation Policy program.



Indexing Sources



Bibliographic Journal Information


-  Journal title: Transinformação
-  Abbreviated title: Transinformação (Online)
-  Publication of: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas
-  Frequency: Annual
-  Modality of publication: Continuous Publication
-  Year of creation of the journal: 1989



Websites and Social Media






Transinformação supports the submission of articles such as Preprints and accepts manuscripts previously deposited on trusted servers such as SciELO Preprints.



Peer Review Process


Transinformação has specific policies for the evaluation and selection of manuscripts:

- Works that have been submitted to other journals, presented at previous events (national or international) or translated into other languages are not accepted, in order to preserve the originality of the work.

- The initial evaluation is performed by the Editors, considering originality, relevance, academic quality and relevance to the field of Information Science, Librarianship, Archival Science, Museology and related areas.

- Authors should suggest three possible reviewers for the manuscript, with their emails and affiliated institutions, and may optionally indicate up to three reviewers who prefer not to revise their work.

- After initial approval, the manuscripts are sent to two specialized reviewers and may include a reviewer suggested by the authors. In case of disagreement, a third reviewer is appointed.

- The evaluation process adopted by the journal is blind (blind review), keeping the identities of authors and reviewers confidential.

- Reviewer’s opinions may be of approval, resubmission or refusal. The author is informed in all cases.

- The similarity analysis occurs in the second stage of the evaluation process, after the first ad hoc evaluation.

- Associate editors review reviews and recommend approval or rejection to the Chief Editor, who has the final say.

- Manuscripts rejected, but with the possibility of reformulation, can be sent as new works, undergoing a new evaluation process.

- Papers with suggested changes should be corrected by the authors within 30 days.

- Accepted manuscripts can be returned to the authors for approval of changes during the process of editing and standardization, according to the style of the Journal.

- The first option to advance the opening of the evaluation process proposed by SciELO is adopted by the journal, that is, the name of the Editor or Editors responsible for the evaluation process is informed in the publication of the article.



Open Data


Transinformação supports and encourages the sharing of data, codes, methods and other materials used and resulting from the research that usually underlies the texts of articles published in the Journal. In case they are useful Transinformação supports and encourages the sharing of data, codes, methods and other materials used and resulting from the research that usually underlies the texts of articles published in the Journal. If external research data is used, consult the Guide to citation of research data provided by SciELO. The repositories for filing research data recommended by SciELO can be used and are accepted.




Transinformação does not charge any fee for submission, processing or publication of articles.



Ethics and Misconduct, Correction and Retraction Policy


Cases of scientific misconduct identified by Transinformação will be investigated by the editorial team of the Journal, with the Editorial Board, in order to determine the best option for their resolution.

The requests for errata or retraction will be evaluated and conducted according to the guidelines provided by SciELO Brazil.



Policy on Conflict of Interest


Conflicts of interest may be of a personal, commercial, political, academic or financial nature and may occur when authors, reviewers or editors have interests that may influence the preparation or evaluation of manuscripts. When submitting the manuscript, the authors are responsible for recognizing and revealing financial or other conflicts that may have influenced the work. If there is, even potentially, a conflict of interest, the author(s) must inform you in a signed document attached to the submission platform. For more information: Disclosure of Financial and non-financial Relationships and Activities, and Conflicts of Interest.



Adoption of similarity verification software


The Journal uses the Ithenticate tool to verify the similarity of articles. This verification occurs during the evaluation process, in the second stage of the ad hoc review.  There is no acceptable percentage of similarity, each case being analyzed individually.

Articles derived from publications such as theses or dissertations are accepted, and can be submitted, however, we understand that a research of excellence should generate different research products and not just sliced reproductions (salami publications) considered an unethical conduct.

Authors may be asked to rewrite and adjust the manuscript according to the similarity found.



Questions of Sex and Gender


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



Ethics Committee


Research involving procedures with human beings must respect the ethical principles established by Resolution 466, of December 12, 2012, of the Ministry of Health, and research must have been approved by the ethics committee of the institution responsible for it.

The declaration of approval of the ethics committee will be requested in case of approval of the article. For the evaluation it is necessary to enter the survey registration number.





In all articles published by Transinformação magazine, copyright is maintained by the authors. Articles are protected under an open access Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, which means that anyone can download and read the article at no cost. Also, the article can be reused as long as it is properly cited. The authors grant the journal the right of first publication.



Intellectual Property and Terms of Use


The publication reserves the right to make, in the originals, changes of normative, orthographic and grammatical order, in order to maintain the cult standard of the language, respecting, however, the style of the authors.

The moral and intellectual rights of the articles belong to the respective authors, not being the property of the journal, which is also not responsible for the opinions issued by the authors.

All articles published in Transinformação, except when specified differently, are protected under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, allowing distribution, adaptation and creation from the original work.

The journal Transinformação encourages authors to self-archive their accepted manuscripts by publishing them on personal blogs, institutional repositories, and academic social media platforms, as well as sharing them on their personal social media accounts, provided that full citation to the journal's website version is included



Sponsors and Promotion Agencies


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas

Splendet Publishing House PUC-Campinas








Executive Editors



Associate or Section Editors



National editorial board



International Editorial Committee



Technical Team


Executive Coordinator






Types of Documents Accepted


Transinformação accepts the submission and, when approved, publishes articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish, which fall into the following categories:

- Research article (Article that communicates an original research).

- Review article (Article that critically summarizes scientific knowledge on a given topic. Also known as literature review). 

- Letter (Letter addressed to the journal, typically commenting on a published work). 

- Brief communication (Brief communication of research results). 

- Editorial or introduction (Piece of opinion, political statement or general comment written by a member of the editorial team (with authorship and own title different from the section title)).

- Essay (detailed reflection, with greater freedom on the part of (a) author (a) to defend a certain position, aimed at deepening the discussion or presenting a new contribution/ approach on the relevant topic).

- Interview (Act of interviewing or being interviewed. It is a conversation between two or more people with a certain purpose with questions asked by a interviewer in order to obtain necessary information from a interviewer).

- Approved article opinion (Analysis document of a manuscript that communicates research with evaluation of its relevance, methods and presentation and discussion of the results obtained. The opinion highlights the contributions of the research that recommend its acceptance and the recommendations for corrections and improvements).

- Critical book review (Review or critical analysis of one or more printed or online books (The "product review" type is used for product analysis)).

- Retraction (Retraction or denial of previously published material).



Authors' Contribution


The individual contribution of the authors must be substantial and informed at the time of submission, in a place indicated in the Model provided by the journal.

Transinformação is limited to publishing articles that had the participation of up to four (4) authors and the information should be performed using the terms established by CRediT, namely: Conceptualization, Data Curation, Data Analysis, Receipt of funding, Research, Methodology, Project Administration, Tool Delivery, Development, Software Implementation and Testing, Supervision, Data Validation and Experiments, Data Presentation Design, Original Manuscript Writing, Writing, Review and Editing. The detailed specifications of each term you will find on the CRediT page.



Manuscript Preparation


The manuscript should follow the following Template provided by the Transinformação editorial in its preparation. The adequacy to the model facilitates the identification of information by the Journal’s team and provides greater agility to the process of standardization and standardization of articles, which also impacts the final publication deadline after approval.  



Article Submission Format


The manuscript submission, when done using the template provided by the Journal, follows the preferred standard in Microsoft Word's docx format. Other submission formats such as PDF or other text editing tools will not be accepted. 



Digital Assets


Transinformação accepts manuscripts with up to seven (7) illustrations in any format (e.g., tables, tables, images, graphs). The formats and extensions, sizes and resolutions are informed in the Template.

However, thinking about the accessibility of readers, we recommend the use of Tables and Tables that have the reading more easily performed through assistive technologies, such as screen reading software. Images and column charts, among others, require more elaborate audio descriptions and are still unavailable in the Journal. 



Citations and References


Transinformação uses NBR 6023/2020 for elaboration of references and NBR 10520/2023 for elaboration of citations. Examples for citations and references are described in the Model.



Direct (verbatim) quotations of up to three lines must be enclosed in quotation marks, without italics and then in brackets: “text cited xxxxxx” (author's surname with initial capital letters, year of the material consulted, p. initial page of the quotation).

Literal quotations of more than three lines should be in a block, in a paragraph separated from the text, with a 4 cm indentation on the left, single-spaced, in a font smaller than that used in the text, without quotation marks or italics. The following should appear in brackets: (author's surname, date, page). When the transcribed text has already been highlighted, it is not necessary to indicate the emphasis, but when the authors are including an emphasis, use “our emphasis” or “own emphasis”. Ex.:

Essa tendência ganha um novo caráter na medida em que a implantação de centros culturais, que implicam novo uso do solo seguido de novo tratamento dos espaços urbanos, coopera na constituição de uma outra paisagem, redefinindo a imagem da área no contexto da cidade e modificando a identidade social do território (Mesentier; Moreira, 2014, p. 46, own emphasis).


Article with more than three authors

Sánchez, D. et al. Academic trajectories analysis with a life-course approach: A case study in medical students. Cogent Education, v. 9, n. 1, p. 1-20, 2022. Doi: 


Russell, S.; Norvig, P. Artificial intelligence: a modern approach. 4. ed. Londres: Pearson Education Limited, 2020.

Article in electronic format

Cavalcante, I. F.; Lemos, E. C. Reflexões sobre a produção do conhecimento em face da Inteligência Artificial. Revista de Educação PUC-Campinas, v. 28, 2023. Doi:

Impress Article

Pachur, T.; Scheibehenne, B. Unpacking buyer-seller diferences in valuation from experience: a cognitive modeling approach. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. No prelo.

Book chapters

Martínez-Castro, C. A.; Zapata-Cardona, L. Formación inicial de profesores de estadística en una perspectiva crítica. In: Salcedo, A.; Díaz-Levicoy, D. (ed.). Formación del Profesorado para Enseñar Estadística: Retos y Oportunidades. Talca: Universidad Católica del Maule, 2022. p. 367-384.

Dissertations and theses

Souza, L. M. Educação estatística: interpretando e construindo representações gráficas com alunos do 5° ano do ensino fundamental. 2020. 172f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ensino de Ciência e Matemática) — Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, 2020.

Papers presented at conferences, seminars, etc

Lopes, C. O desenvolvimento profissional de educadores matemáticos em educação estocástica e tecnológica. In: Conferência Argentina de Educación Matemática,10., 2014, Buenos Aires. Atas [...]. Buenos Aires: Soarem, 2014. p. 526-533.



Supplementary Documents 


All articles must be submitted electronically through the journal’s OJS page, available at At the time of submission, the following should be attached:

  • Article in Template full file in Word format, including cover page, abstract, Abstract, text, references and illustrations) [Template];
  • Illustrations (in a separate and editable file, in the formats accepted by the journal in the programs: Excel, GraphPrism, SPSS 22, Corel Draw Suite X7 and Word, in the following extensions: .cdr, .pzf, .spv, .jpg, .jpeg, .xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx, vs, .vst.).

Authors are required to forward all documentation, namely:

Where it applies:

  • Document stating permission to use illustrations (tables, photos, graphs and others);
  • Declaration of Commitment to Ethics in Research;
  • Authorization of collaborators cited in the acknowledgments.

Each document must be attached separately within the OJS system. Before starting the process, the person responsible for the submission must previously register in the system as an author. All authors must have an updated ORCID registration.




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