ISSN 1982-0216 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Escope and policy

The CEFAC JOURNAL - Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences and Education Journal (Rev. CEFAC.), ISSN 1982-0216, which is indexed in the LILACS, SciELO, BVS, Sumários.org, Gale, Electronic Journals Service - Redalyc, ABEC databases, is published every two months in order to register the scientific production on relevant issues for the Speech Therapy in the following areas: Language, Fluency, Orofacial Motricity, Voice, Audiology, Dysphagia, Public Health, Neurofunctional Speech Therapy, Gerontology, Neuropsychology, Work Speech Therapy and Audiology, SLP in schools, and Related Areas, as well as other productions that address the SLP and Audiology interface with other educational and health sciences.

Only original full papers are accepted for consideration, preferably written in English, but either Portuguese or Spanish are acceptable; they must also not have been published previously, nor be under review by another journal. If approved, the papers in English must be accompanied by a declaration of a specialized company or translator responsible for the English version. Papers such as original research articles, review articles, brief communications, case reports and letters to the editor, can be submitted.

Initially, the submission may be in the Portuguese or Spanish version, but if the article is approved, the English version becomes mandatory and must be certified by a specialized company or translator, responsible for it (declaration form presented below). It should be highlighted that the authors are totally responsible for the content of the manuscript, as a whole, as well as for the respective translation into English, done by a qualified translator.

During the selection of the articles for publication, the criteria will be based on the originality, relevance of the theme and the quality of the scientific methodology applied, as well as compliance with the editorial norms adopted by the Journal. Papers that neither meet the technical requirements nor comply with the standards for publication will not be accepted for review and authors will be duly informed, being able to forward the paper for consideration one more time after the appropriate reformulations were made, receiving a new number of submission.

 

Open Access Policy

CEFAC Journal provides complete and immediate open access to its content.

Every peer-reviewed article approved by the editorial team of this journal will be published in open access, which means that the article will be available free of charge in the world via the Internet in a perpetual way.

 

Copyright

After publication of the manuscript in CEFAC Journal, the authors agree that copyright is transferred to CEFAC Journal.

 

Manuscripts Submission and Publication Fee

Only articles submitted by the online publishing system will be accepted for consideration, available at: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rcefac-scielo

The publication fee to be paid by the authors who have their articles approved is US $ 200.00 (commercial dollar). When the manuscript has been accepted, the author will receive an electronic message about the payment. This should be done on the behalf of ABRAMO – Associação Brasileira de Motricidade Orofacial account in Banco Itaú – Agência 4271 C/C 23820-8 – CNPJ 022.196.630/0001-16. Foreign authors can put their payment into effect via PayPal, by filling the form available at: http://www.abramofono.com.br/checkout/.

A proof of the deposit, along with the version of the article must be e-mailed to revisora1@revistacefac.br, as well as the name and ID of the leading author for the receipt to be issued. The issue in which the article is to be published is chosen upon receiving the proof of payment. For further information, please contact us by email.

The declaration of the English version must be sent along with the article. See form below:

DECLARATION OF ENGLISH PROOFREADING – FORM

_____________________________,  ____________  ______, 20___.
(City, month, day, year)

 

I, _______________________________(full name of the company/translator), ID number _____________________, hereby certify the the quality of the English version of the manuscript entitled _______________________________________________________________, to be published in the REVISTA CEFAC - Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences and Education Journal.

 

____________________________________
(Name/Signature)

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Types of Papers

Original research articles: papers for dissemination of new results of scientific research, either quantitative or qualitative, constituting full papers. Their formal structure must present the following topics: Introdução (Introduction), Métodos (Methods), Resultados (Results), Discussão (Discussion), Conclusão (Conclusion) and Referências (References). Maximum of 40 references from 70% of articles published in journals from national and international literature, preferably from the last 5 years. Subtitles, citation of clinical implications and limitations of the study, particularly in the discussion of the article, are recommended. It is suggested, whenever appropriate, detailing the "Methods" topic, informing the approval of the Ethics Committee and the case number, the study design, place where it was performed, participants, clinical outcomes of interest and intervention. The abstract should be structured within 200 words and contain the following topics: Objetivo (Purpose/Aim), Métodos (Methods), Resultados (Results) e Conclusão (Conclusion).

Literature review articles: those are literature reviews, possibly integrative or systematic,making critical and commented reviews on the subject of scientific interest in the Speech Therapy/Audiology and related areas, which must bring new insights on the theme, point gaps of knowledge on the subject, raise new discussions or indicate paths to be researched, preferably at the invitation of the editors. Their formal structure must present the following topics: Introdução (Introduction) which justifies the theme of the review including the objective; Métodos (Methods) with the search strategy applied (data base, references from other articles etc.), and details on the selection criteria of the researched literature (e.g., the last three years, only case reports of articles on the subject etc.); Revisão da Literatura (Literature Review) commented with discussion; Conclusão (Conclusion) and Referências (References). Maximum of 40 references of articles published in journals from national and international literature, which are preferably from the last 10 years. The abstract should not exceed 200 words and should inform the purpose, the methods used for the search, selection and bibliographic analyses, results and conclusion.

Brief communication: brief reports of research or professional experience with methodologically appropriate evidence; Manuscripts that describe new methods or techniques will also be considered. Their formal structure must present the following topics: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Final Considerations/Conclusions and References. The abstract must be structured within 200 words and contain the following topics: Resumo (Abstract), Objetivo (Purpose/Aim), Métodos (Methods), Resultados (Results) and Conclusão/Considerações Finais (Conclusion/Final Considerations).

Reports of clinical cases: rare or uncommon cases, particularly interesting or which bring new knowledge and treatment techniques or reflections. They must be original and unpublished. Their formal structure must present the following topics: Introdução (Introduction), being short and supported in the literature that justifies the presentation of the case; Apresentação do Caso (Case Report), description of the history, of procedures and treatments performed; Resultados (Results), clearly showing the progress achieved; Discussão (Discussion) based on facts; Conclusão/Considerações Finais (Conclusion/Final Considerations) and Referências (References), regarding the report. Maximum of 30 references of articles published in journals from national and international literature, which are preferably from the last 5 years. The abstract should not exceed 200 words and should not be structured.

Letters to the editor: comments and criticisms to articles published, in a constructive, objective and educational way, or discussions of current specific issues. The letters must be brief (should not exceed 1,000 words) and are published according to the Editors’ criteria.

The author responsible for the submission must inform the ORCID of each author of the paper. In case they do not have it, they can create it upon submission of the article.

The journal's guidelines are based on the format proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and published in the article: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, version from February 2006 available at: http://www.icmje.org/

CEFAC Journal supports the policies for registration of clinical trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of information on clinical trials in open access. A clinical trial is any study that prospectively assigns human beings to intervention or comparison groups to evaluate the cause and effect between a medical intervention and a health outcome. Clinical trials must be registered in one of the following records:

Australian Clinical Trials Registry http://actr.org.au
Clinical Trials http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
ISRCTN Register http://isrctn.org
Nederlands Trial Register http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr
Authors are encouraged to consult the guidelines relevant to their specific research design. For reports of randomized controlled trials, authors can refer to the CONSORT recommendations at http://www.consort-statement.org/

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

a) MS Word file, Arial font, size 12, single-spaced on 212×297 mm (A4 size) with 2.5 cm margins at the top, bottom, and left margin, with pages numbered in Arabic numerals, in the following sequence: title page, descriptors, abstract, keywords, text, acknowledgments, references, tables or figures with their legends.

The manuscript must be up to 15 pages, typed single spaced (from the introduction to before the references), maximum of 10 tables (or figures). Graphics, photographs and illustrations are characterized as figures. Questionnaires can come as Annex and must necessarily be framed.

b) permission to reproduce the photographic material of patients or to take it from another author, when it happens, an attached copy of the “Informed Consent”, with the proval to use the images in scientific journals.

c) approval of the Research Ethics Committee (REC), when referring to human research. It is mandatory the presentation of the approval of the Ethics Committee protocol of the institution where the research issue was held, as well as information on the signature of the "Informed Consent" for all those involved or their guardians (Resolution CNS 466/2012).

d) letter signed by all authors in the Statement of Responsibility statingthat the manuscript is original and that the authors are responsible for the uploaded content, ensuring that the article was never published or submitted elsewhere, granting exclusive rights to CEFACJournal and authorizing the editing of the text to the journal's format, preserving its contents. The lack of signature is going to be interpreted as disinterest or disapproval to the publication, determining the editorial exclusion of the name of this person from the list of authors. Everyperson designated as author should have participated enough in the paper to take public responsibility for its content. Authorship credit should be based only on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published.

Editors may request justification when the total number of authors exceeds eight. It will not be allowed to include a new author after first peer review is received.

 

STATEMENTOF RESPONSABILITY – FORM

We, (name(s) of author(s), are responsible for the content and authenticity of the paper entitled ______________________ and we declare that that article has never been published or submitted elsewhere, and granting exclusive rights to the CEFAC Journal on marketing, editing and publishing either print or online on the Internet. We authorize editors to adapt the text to the journal's format, preserving its contents.

Date, Signature of every Author

 

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

1. Title page: it should contain: a) title of the manuscript in English, which should be concise and informative; b) running head no longer than 40 characters, including spaces, in Portuguese, English or Spanish; c) full name of each author with the institutional affiliation of the author during the period when all or most of the research was done, City, State and Country; d) name, full address, fax and e-mail of the first author, to whom the correspondence should be sent to; e) area the paper is related to: Language, Fluency, Orofacial Motricity, Voice, Audiology, Dysphagia, Public Health, Neurofunctional Speech Therapy, Gerontology, Neuropsychology, Work Speech Therapy and Audiology, SLP in Schools, and Related Areas; f) identification of the type of manuscript: original research article, literature review article, brief communications, case reports; g) the sources of grants for research or study-related funding indication, if there is one; h) conflict of interest (if there is none, write nonexistent); g) letter to the editor; h) the sources of grants for research or study-related funding indication, if there is one; i) conflict of interests (if there is none, write nonexistent); j) cite the participation of substantial contributions in the following phases: (1) conception and design of the study, or the acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of the data, (2) elaboration of the article or critical review for relevant intellectual content, ( 3) final approval of the version to be presented for publication.

In short:
Title of the manuscript: in Portuguese or Spanish and English.
Running head: no longer than 40 characters in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
Lead Author (1), First Co-Author (2)...
(1)Institutional affiliation of the author where the research was done, city, state, country.

Name, address and e-mail of the lead author.
Area:
Type of manuscript:
Funding: only if there is one
Conflict of interest:
Participation of substantial contributions

 2. Title: It must translate, adequately, the issue treated in the article, being general/comprehensive, not identifying the city or institution in which the research was carried out, for example.

3. Abstract and Keywords: the second page must contain the abstract in English, no longer than 200 words. It must be structured according to the type of study described above. The abstract is intended to provide a clear view of the main parts of the study, highlighting the most significant data, new aspects of the content and conclusions. Symbols, formulas, equations and abbreviations should not be used.

Underneath the abstract, specify the keywords that define the subject of the study: a minimum of three and a maximum of six words. The descriptors must be based on the DeCS (Descritores em Ciências da Saúde - Descriptors in Health Sciences) published by Bireme, which is a translation of the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) from the National Library of Medicine, available at the website: http://www.bireme.br, go to: health terminology – DeCS search; or straight to the following address: http://decs.bvs.br. The exact same descriptors must be used.
In the case of clinical trials, underneath the abstract, indicate the registration number at the Clinical Trials base (http://clinicaltrials.gov).

4. Text: It must follow to the structure required for each type of manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided. When the use of acronyms is required, they must be preceded by that said term in full in their first appearance in the text. References should be cited, numbered consecutively in the order they appear on the text, using superscript Arabic numerals. Avoid indicating the name of authors.
Introduction must contain data that introduce the theme to reader in a concise and clear way; the objective must be clearly exposed in the last paragraph of the introduction. For example: The objective(s) of this study was (were)... and it must match the objective proposed in the resumo/abstract.

The method must be described in details. The first paragraph must start by the project approval by the Research Ethics Committee (REC), with the protocol number. The inclusion and exclusion criteria must be specified in each case. The procedures must be clearly described as to enable replication of the study or complete understanding of what and how it was accomplished. The relevant protocols to understand the method must be incorporated into the methodology in the end of this item and not as an attachment, it must state the theoretical approach that the research was based on (adapted protocols from authors based or used in full, etc.). The last paragraph must include the type of statistical analysis used, describing the tests used and the value considered significant. In case of not being used hypothesis test, specify how the results will be presented.
Results can be displayed in a descriptive way, by tables or figures (graphs, tables, photographs and illustrations are called figures) choosing those that are most convenient. We request that the data presented not be repeated in graphs or text.

5. Footnotes: there should be no footnotes. If the information is important for the understanding or reproduction of the study, it must be included in the article.

6. Acknowledgments: include collaboration of people who must be acknowledged, but do not have to be included as authors, or acknowledgment for financial support, technical aid, among others.

7. References: they must cite articles indexed in national and international databases. Articles with a complete version in English must be referenced. The presentation must be based on a format called “Vancouver Style”, as demonstrated by the examples below and the titles of journal must be abbreviated according to the style presented by the List of Journal Indexed in Index Medicus, of the National Library of Medicine and available at: http://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/ljiweb.pdf

They should be numbered consecutively, in the same order they were mentioned in the text and identified with superscript Arabic numerals. If they are sequential, they need to be separated by a hyphen. If they are randomized, the separation must be done by commas.
The author(s) should be referenced to by his/her last name, and only the first letter is to be capitalized, followed by the abbreviated name(s) with no dots.

For all references, mention every author up to six. If there are more than six, list the first six, followed by et al.

Personal communications, unpublished or in progress studies may be quoted when absolutely necessary, but they should not be included in the list of references; only mentioned in the text.

Journal Articles
Author(s) of the article. Title of the Article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Date, year of publication; volume (number): initial-final page of the article.
For example: Shriberg LD, Flipsen PJ, Thielke H, Kwiatkowski J, KertoyMK, Katcher ML et al. Risk for speech disorder associated withearly recurrent otitis media with effusions: two retrospectivestudies. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2000;43(1):79-99.
Note: When the pages from the consulted article present coinciding numbers, eliminate the equal ones. For example: p. 320-329; use 320-9.
For example: Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organtransplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med.2002Jul;25(4):284-7.

Lack of Authorship
Title of the Article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Year of publication; volume (number): initial-final page of the article.
For example: Combating undernutrition in the Third World. Lancet.1988;1(8581):334-6.

Books
Author(s) of the book. Title of the book. Edition. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.
For example: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA.Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Book chapters
Author(s) of the chapter. Title of the chapter. "In": name(s) of author(s) or editor(s). Title of the Book. Edition. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Initial-final page of the chapter.
For example: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosomealterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, KinzlerKW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York:McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Notes: In the identification of the city of publication, the abbreviation of the state or province can also be added between parentheses. For example: Berkeley (CA); if it is a country it can be added in full. For example: Adelaide (Australia);
If it is the first edition of the book, there is no need to identify it. The indication of the edition number will be according to the abbreviation in English. For example: 4th ed.

Annals of Congress
Author(s) of the article. Title of the article. Title of the event; date of the event; place of the event. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.
For example: Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ celltumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer;2002.

Conference papers
Author(s) of the article. Title of the presented article. "In": responsible editor(s) for the event (if any). Title of the Event: Proceedings or Annals of the title of the event; ; date of the event; place of the event. City of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Initial-final page of the job.
For example: Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza’s computationaleffort statistic for genetic programming. In: FosterJA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Geneticprogramming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th EuropeanConference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale,Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Dissertation, thesis and conclusion course work
Author. Title of the study [type of document]. City of the institution (state): institution; Year the study was formally presented at the institution.
For example: Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephonesurvey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant(MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.
For example: TannouriI AJR, Silveira PG. Campanha de prevenção doAVC: doença carotídea extracerebral na população da grandeFlorianópolis [courseworkcompletion]. Florianópolis(SC): Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Curso de Medicina. Departamento de Clínica Médica; 2005.
For example: Cantarelli A. Língua: que órgão é este? [dissertation]. SãoPaulo (SP): CEFAC – Saúde e Educação; 1998.

Unpublished Sources (in press)
Author(s) of the article. Title of the Article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Indicate, in the press, and the probable year of publication, after acceptance.
For example: Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signatureof balancing selection in Arabidopsis. ProcNatlAcadSci USA. In press 2002.

Audiovisual materials
Author(s). Title of the material [media type]. City of publication: Publisher; year.
For example: Marchesan IQ. Deglutição atípica ou adaptada? [Video tape]. São Paulo (SP): Pró-Fono Departamento Editorial;1995. [Video course].

Electronic documents
ASHA: American Speech and Hearing Association. Otitismedia, hearing and language development. [cited 2003 Aug29]. Available at: http://asha.org/consumers/brochures/otitis_media.htm.2000

Online Journal article
Author of the article(s). Title of the Article. Abbreviated title of the journal. [journal on the Internet]. Date of publication [Access date with the expression "accessed on"]; volume (number): [approximate number of pages]. Website address with the expression "Available at".
For example: Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes:the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on theInternet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6):[about 3 p.].Available at: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm

Dissertation on the Internet
Author(s). Title [dissertation on the Internet]. City of publication: Publisher; date of publication [Access date with the expression "accessed on"]. Website address with the expression "Available at".
For example: Foley KM, Gelband H, editores. Improving palliative carefor cancer [dissertation on the Internet]. Washington: NationalAcademy Press; 2001 [accessed on July 9 2002]. Available at:http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/

Cd-Rom and DVD
Author(s). Title [type of equipment]. City of publication: Producer; year.
For example: Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson’s electronic atlasof hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams& Wilkins; 2002.

Homepage
Author(s) of the website (if any). Title of the homepage [homepage on the Internet]. City: institution; Date(s) of registration* [date of last updating with the expression "updated on"; access date with the expression "accessed on"]. Website address with the expression "Available at".
For example: Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York:Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01[updated on May 16 2002; accessed on July 9 2002]. Available at: http://www.cancer-pain.org/

Online databases
Author(s) of the database (if any). Title [database on the Internet]. City: Institution. Date(s) of registration [date of last update with the expression "updated on" (if any); access date with the expression "accessed on"]. Website address with the expression "Available at".
For example: Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US).1999 [updated on Nov 20 2001; accessed on Aug12 2002]. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/jablonski/syndrome_title.html

8. Tables, Charts and Graphs (remember that charts and graphs should be called Figures, according to item 3): The tables, charts and graphs should be formatted in Word or Excel, being fully editable and unlocked. No tables, charts or graphs will be accepted if they are pasted into the text, or without the original database in which it was created. In the case of formatted charts in Excel, the original files (xls) in which they were created must be sent. Each table must be sent on a separate page after the references. They should be self-explanatory, dismissing queries to the text or other tables and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order they are mentioned in the text. They should present the title at the top, in capital letters, without a period, aligned with the left edge of the table, after the indication of the table number. Below each table, the same title alignment must present the legend, statistical tests (test name and p value), and the source from which the information was obtained (when they are not from the author). The layout should be simple in bold on the top, bottom, and the division lines between the header and content. External vertical lines should not be drawn; as these constitute charts and not tables.

9. Figures (photographs, illustrations): Images and illustrations should have their place indicated in the text and also be sent in separate attachments in TIF or JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and  it should be considered the maximum width of the magazine which is 16.5 cm. They can be colored or black and white (grayscale). They must be saved and named according to the article and its order: artigoX_fig_1, artigoX_fig_2 successively and identical to the content. Each figure must be sent on a separate page after the references. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order they are mentioned in the text. Legends should be presented clearly and described under the figures, out of the frame. When using statistical tests, describe the test name, p-value, and the source from which the information was obtained (when they are not the author himself). Graphs should preferably be presented in the form of columns. For still images, indicate details with arrows, letters, numbers and symbols, which should be clear and large enough to hold reduction. They must be in JPG (Graphics Interchange Format) or TIF (Tagged Image File Format) formats, high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi) so they can be reproduced. Reproductions of Illustrations already published should present permission of the publisher and author.

10. Statistical Analysis: The authors must show that the statistical procedures employed were not only appropriate to test the hypotheses of the study but also correctly interpreted. Levels of statistical significance (for example: p <0.05; p <0.01; p <0.001) should be mentioned.

11. Abbreviations and Acronyms: theymust be preceded by the their full name when mentioned for the first time. In the legends of tables and figures, they should be followed by their full name. When present in tables and figures, abbreviations and acronyms should be with their meanings in subtitles. They should not be used in the title and abstract.

12. Units: values of physical quantities should be listed following the International System of Units patterns, available at: http://www.inmetro.gov.br/infotec/publicacoes/Si/si.htm.

 

Ethics and Statement of Good Practices in Publication

CEFAC Journal - Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences and Education Journal adopts the "Good practice guidelines for strengthening ethics in scientific publication" recommended by Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)(1), which promotes integrity and transparency in the dissemination and reproducibility of research.

Authorship
Each of the authors of a scientific article assumes responsibility for the scientific quality of the work as a whole, as well as the professional, public, ethical and social responsibility of the publication.

Only researchers who have made direct and substantial intellectual contributions to the conception or conduct of the research, as well as carried out the review and acceptance, demonstrating responsibility for the content are considered authors. It is also necessary to clearly present the contribution of each author, at the end of the manuscript.

Authors should inform all sources of material support related, directly or indirectly, to the research development and dissemination process.

Conflict of Interests
Authors should inform whether the scientific work presents results of research carried out in a situation of conflict of interest, presenting, in a clear and prominent way, the declaration of the existence of this conflict.
“There is a potential conflict of interest in situations where the coexistence between the interest that researchers must have in advancing science and interests of another nature, even if legitimate, can reasonably be perceived, by themselves or by others, as conflicting and harmful to the objectivity and impartiality of their scientific decisions, even regardless of their knowledge and will ”(2).

Peer Review
Every referee appointed by CEFAC Journal to evaluate the scientific merit of the works sent for the review of the referred journal must do so with rigor, objectivity, impartiality, integrity and confidentiality, prioritizing constructive criticism and meeting the deadlines agreed with the journal.

“Scientific advisors must, before proceeding with an evaluation of scientific merit that has been requested, consider the possibility that carrying out this evaluation places them in a situation of potential conflict of interest . Unequivocal situations of potential conflict of interest will be considered , among others, the following:
(a) The advisor participates, has participated or intends to participate of the development of a research project or proposal of activities submitted to his/her evaluation. (b) The advisor maintains or has maintained regular scientific collaboration, in research activities or publications, with any of the researchers responsible for the proposal submitted to his/her evaluation. (c) The advisor maintains or has maintained formal tutoring relationship (guidance or supervision) with any of the researchers responsible for the proposal submitted to his/her evaluation. (d) The advisor has commercial or financial interest in the development or not of the proposal submitted to his/her evaluation. (e) The advisor has a family relationship with one of the researchers responsible for the proposal submitted to his/her assessment.(f) Any kind of relationship that can be reasonably perceived as harmful with respect to the objectivity and impartiality of this evaluation, between the advisor and one of the researchers responsible for the proposal submitted to his/her evaluation”(2).

Editors
Scientific editors are responsible for the journal's editorial policy, ensuring that all necessary steps for the quality of published materials are followed, respecting the information obtained through peer review, leading the entire process with transparency.
They are responsible for analyzing whether the works meet the scope of the journal, as well as the interest of readers, adopting the following flow: The works are received by the Chief Editor and sent to an Associate Editor, who will send it to at least two reviewers for evaluation.

The final decision to accept or reject a manuscript is the responsibility of the editors-in-chief of the CEFAC Journal, and the responsibility for the scientific quality of the work will also be shared with the editors, who will be considered co-responsible for the publication.

References
1. SCIELO. Guia de boas práticas para o fortalecimento da ética na publicação científica, 2018 [viewed 05 April 2020]. Available from: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia-de-Boas-Praticas-para-o-Fortalecimento-da-Etica-na-Publicacao-Cientifica.pdf
2. FAPESP. Código de boas práticas científicas, 2014 [viewed 05 April 2020]. Available from: www.fapesp.br/boaspraticas/
3. COPE - Committee on publication ethics, 2018 [viewed April 2020]. Available form: www.publicationethics.org
4. CSE - Council of Science Editors, 2018 [viewed April 2020]. Available from: https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies/white-paper-on-publication-ethics/

5. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - Code of ethics for researchers, 2018 [viewed April 2020]. Available from: https://widgets.weforum.org/coe/

 

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