About the Journal
Focus and Scope
- Focus -
The journal publishes works of National and International Higher Education Institutions and accepts works in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
In addition, it promotes Special Editions of research groups and postgraduate programs (Lato and Stricto Sensu) that are inserted within the areas mentioned above.
- Scope -
It is a divulgation media for works on Exact and Natural Sciences, especially on Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Geography, Biology, Meteorology as well as Education regarding these areas and the interdisciplinarity between them.
Peer Review Process
The Ciência e Natura adopts the “Blind” Evaluation by Pairs.
All the submitted Articles are sent initially to the appreciation of two consultants (Doctors) on the focus area of the work. If there is discrepancy on the opinions a third Consultant can be called. It is the Section Editor’s knowledge of will count only one consultant opinion. The editorial decision is emitted based on the Consultants’ Opinions.
It will be sought to the Authors that, when necessary, modify their texts or even that rewrite them on a way to adequate to the Consultants orientations.
This Journal offers a free and immediate access to its contents following the principle that free availability to the scientific knowledge to the public proposes better world democratization of the knowledge.
It is MANDATORY* to include 3 possible Evaluators with Full Name and E-mail (Send as “Supplementary Document”).
* For more details access Author Guidelines.
From 2018 we will have CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION.
Open Access Policy
The Ciência e Natura Journal offers a free and immediate access to its contents following the principle that free availability to the scientific knowledge to the public proposes better world democratization of the knowledge.
The Ciência e Natura Journal was created in 1979 to meet the needs of researchers from the different areas of the Exact and Natural Sciences Center (CCNE), to publish their work, to disclose them and to maintain interchange with other publications.
It is a divulgation media for works related to the Exact and Natural Sciences, which attends majorly the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Statistic, Chemistry, Geosciences, Geography, Biology and Meteorology, as well as Education regarding these areas and the interdisciplinarity between them.
Ciencia e Natura is a receptive journal to works from the UFSM and from other Institutions once they contribute to the increase on its excellence and to the effectiveness of its informative value.