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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Updated: 10/21/2016

 

Scope and Policy

REM - International Engineering Journal (old Rem: Revista Escola de Minas) is one of the first technical (mining and metallurgy) magazines in South America. It was founded in January 1936, and has specialized in the publication of articles concerning Civil, Geological, Metallurgical and Materials, Mechanic and Energy and Mining Engineering.

Its objective is to provide publication opportunities for national and international researchers engaged in the abovementioned fields. Original technical-scientific contributions (articles and letters) are accepted. Revised articles depend upon invitation and/or Editor’s analysis.

The presentation of articles for publication implies that the paper has not been previously published; that it is not being presented to any other magazine for publication; and that it will not be published in the same form in any other place without written authorization from the Editors.

The Editor, Associate Editor will seek competent reviews of papers prior to accepting them for publication or recommending revisions. The Associate Editor, who assumes complete responsibility for decisions regarding manuscripts, could eventually disregard the recommendations of the examiners. The Editor will advise the authors when a paper is rejected and no communication regarding these manuscripts will be made to other magazines.

Responsibility for approval of the paper by all coauthors rests with the submitting author. During preparation of manuscripts, authors must read and carefully follow the guidelines presented here. Questions should be directed to the Editor at editor@rem.com.br

Our journals require you to add Preferred and/or Non-Preferred Reviewers and/or Editors for your manuscript. It is up to the Associate Editor to accept, or not, your indication.

 

Articles accepted for publication become property of the journal.

The Journal adopts CrossCheck system for identifying plagiarism.

Mandatory:

  • Register data concerning the corresponding author and co-authors, including email and number at ORCID registry: https://orcid.org/.
  • The referees indicated must be knowledgeable in the area of the submitted article.
  • The referees indicated by the authors should be Doctors or “renowned” within the scientific community for the subject of the article.
  • Reviewers indicated must belong to an entity different from that of the authors and reviewers themselves cannot belong to the same entity.
  • When there are more than five authors (team work), the editors have the authority to request that the authors justify their inclusion in the article.
  • When illustrations (figure, photo, tables, etc.) have already been published at another source, furnish the source and reproduction permission (copyright).
  • Every article accepted for publication in accordance with the rules of REM, is charged a publication fee that must be paid
  • The articles that do not follow the rules of REM will automatically be rejected.

 

Form and  preparation of  manuscripts

Text

Articles will be accepted in English. Microsoft Word is the recommended software for the body of the paper. Articles should be precise, not longer than 10 pages in size 12 Times New Roman font, including abstracts, illustrations, tables, bibliographical references, etc.

Papers should be typed with single spacing (given a space between each item). The paper to be used is A4 and should have 2cm margins. The text should not be presented in columns.

Attention: The illustrations (photos, maps, tables etc.) should be inserted in the text and MUST BE SENT along with the text as jpg or tif or excel extensions.
Author data should also be sent in a separate WORD file.

 

Send of the manuscripts

Manuscript Submission

Regular articles, focused on new data, may discuss any aspect of the areas that REM deals with. These articles are reviewed by at least two expert readers indicated by the Associate Editor

The article’s outline should maintain the following standard format for publication:

Title (Avoid long titles and unnecessary words: “Study about….”, “Contribution to …”)
Abstract(Each paper must be preceded by an abstract presenting a concise summary of the facts contained in the article, keywords, illuminating important facts and conclusions. This abstract of about 150 to 250 words is required. No references, figures, or tables should be included in the abstract.)
• Introduction
• Material e method
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusions
• References

Mandatory: about authors

  • The name of the authors should not be inserted in the article. They should be presented in a separate file.
  • The order for the names should follow the author’s degree of participation in the research, being the first one, the one who participated the most.
  • As you well know, indexation in SciElo requires the precise indication of author affiliation, which is necessary for obtaining different bibliographic indicators.
  • Author affiliation should be restricted to: name of the institutional entity, City, State (or Provence) and Country and should be presented separate from the author’s name and title.
  • Acknowledgments

Line drawings.
• Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.
• Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.
• All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.
• Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.
• Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
• Shades of gray in drawings should be no less than 20% apart to be distinguished easily in print.

Tables
• All tables are to be sequentially numbered, using Arabic numerals. Use Word or Excel— a format that we can edit for style.
• Tables should always be cited within the text in consecutive numerical order.
• Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
• Table legends must be brief, and self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the top of the tables.

Photos
Photos should be scanned at no less than 200 dpi. Scanned photos with lettering should be scanned at no less than 300 dpi. This is to compensate for text (including arrows) that is bitmapped when scanned. An alternate solution is to place art in a vector program (Illustrator, for example) and then add text and arrows. The correct resolution to black and white photo: keep to a minimum of 0.5 MB

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (JPEG or EPS or PDF), and with the correct resolution: kept to a minimum of 0.8 MB.

Plates.
Several figures or figure parts should be grouped in a plate on one page.

Figure legends
Must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the bottom of the figures or photos.

Discussion
• Readers can debate all the articles published in REM.
• Letters should be concise, not more than 05 pages including abstract, illustrations, tables, bibliographic references, etc. In very special cases, a superior number of pages will be accepted, providing the data presented is extremely important to the understanding of the topic in discussion.
• Papers should be typed following the publication format of REM articles.
• After Editorial analysis, letters and their replies will be listed in the index of the volume in which they were published.

Scientific Communication
REM can publish information on recent discoveries or developments in the above-mentioned fields. Letters should be concise, not more than 2 pages, including abstracts, illustrations, tables, bibliographic references, etc. They should be typed according to the standard publication format of REM articles.

Citations in the text and references
REM has a standard for presenting bibliographic references. These references should be cited as follows:
• In alphabetical order;
• Without numbers;
• Cited within the text without numbers.
In the example is given below. In case of doubt, please ask the librarian of your university for assistance.

When citing literature in the text, use the following forms:
• One author (Schwarz, 1984), two authors (Linhares and Costa, 1984), three or more authors (Spier et al., 2007).
• If two or more authors are cited parenthetically, they are listed chronologically from oldest to most recent: (Skinner, 1979; Schwarz, 1984; Spier et al., 2007).
• If the citation is not a parenthetical one (as above), refer to Skinner (1979), to Linhares and Costa, (1984), and to Spier et al., (2007).

Bibliographic references
Bibliographic references should be listed at the end of the text, in alphabetical order by first author’s last name according to Documentation Regulation NBR-6023 (updated in 2018). Examples of which are given below:

Articles published in periodicals
SCHWARZ, D. Inclusões em esmeraldas (Emerald inclusion).REM - Revista Escola de Minas, v. 37, n. 4, p. 12-21, 1984.

SPIER, C. A., OLIVEIRA, S. M. B, SIAL, A. N., RIOS, F. J. Geochemistry and genesis of the banded iron formations of the Cauê Formation, Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Precambrian Research, v. 152, n. 3-4, p. 170-206, 2007.

Articles published in serial publications
BARBOSA, O. et alli. Geologia da região do Triângulo Mineiro. Rio de Janeiro: DNPM/DFPM, 1970. 140 p. (Boletim 136).

VICALVI, M. A. & KOTZIAN, S. C. B. Ocorrência de microfauna estuarina no quaternário da plataforma continental de São Paulo. In: Projeto REMAC - Evolução sedimentar holocênica da plataforma continental e do talude do sul do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: PETROBRAS, CENPES/DINTEP, 1977. p. 77-96. (Série Projeto-REMAC2).

Articles published regarding events
LINHARES, P. S. & COSTA, A. C. Aplicação de recipientes fechados na dissolução de rochas minerais (Closed container application for mineral rock dissolution). In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE GEOLOGIA, 33, 1984. Rio de Janeiro. Anais[...] (Annals...). Rio de Janeiro: SBG, 1984. V. 2, p. 4806-13.

Books
VERAVIJT, A. et alli. Penetration testing. Rotterdam: A. A. Baldema, 1982. 922p.

Book chapters
GY, P. M. Definition of basic terms and notation. In: _____. Sampling of particulate materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1982. 431p. cap. 1, p. 11-21. (Developments in Geomathematics, 4).

SKINNER, B. J. The many origins of hydrothermal mineral deposits. In: BARNES, H. L. ed. Geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits. 2 ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1979. 798 p., cap. 1, p. 1-21.

Publication Fee (article processing charge)
Every article accepted for publication in accordance with the rules of REM, is charged a publication fee that must be paid. Publication charges can be paid in two ways:

Voluntary donation
When the fee is covered by a voluntary donation, REM has a charge of US$100.00 per published page. Some research groups, government agencies, companies, or individuals include funds for publication costs in their scientific budgets. Authors would benefit by obtaining publication charge coverage in this manner.

Personal payment
For authors who have not been able to obtain a voluntary donation, REM charges a publication fee per approved article of US$250.00 (two hundred and fifty dollars).

Attention: The exchange rate (US$/real) adjustment will be made every three months.

OBS: There is no charge for submitting an article (free).

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