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Author Guidelines

Since Ciência e Natura Journal has an interdisciplinary character, it is paramount that the authors, when submitting their works, do so in the proper section: STC, MTM, PSC, CMT, BLG, MTR, GSC, EDC.

Also, they must indicate the specific area on the “Comments to the Editor” section and mention the paper’s title or the classification code according to the CNPq table.

Authors should also specify: Original Article, Review Article or Issued Article. Articles that do not attend to the specifications will not be accepted.


Currently, this Journal accepts submissions in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format, according to the conditions for submissions mentioned below:

1. The Article must be in accord with the Journal's Template:

1.1. When submitting a Microsoft Word format file¹ ²

Template in Portuguese (File in Microsoft Word 97 - 2003 Format, .doc)

Template in English (File in Microsoft Word 97 - 2003 Format, .doc)

 

1.2. When submitting a LaTeX format file²

- Page limit: 25;

- The Articles must be written in LaTeX2e, according to the model available at “Template CeN LaTeX”;

- The figures should preferably be in “.pdf” or “.eps” format;

- The references should be preferably prepared in BibTeX, using “cen.bst”;

- The Article must be submitted for evaluation WITHOUT THE AUTHORS IDENTIFICATION, in “.pdf” format, to make sure the “blind” evaluation by pairs;

- The original files must be in “.tex” format and should be sent along with the figures and “Supplementary Documents” files.

 

¹ The Section of Mathematics DOES NOT accept articles in Microsoft Word format;

² DO NOT insert the Authors' Names in the body of the Article, either in the Microsoft Word version or in the LaTeX version.


2. Examples of Quotations. Access here.


3. The Authors should sign and attach the  “Declaration of Originality and Exclusivity” (text given in the item About - Submissions - Copyright Notice)  as “Supplementary Document”.

It must contain the following information about the Authors: Full Name, E-mail Address and Signature.


4. It is MANDATORY to include 3 possible Evaluators with Full Name and E-mail (Send as “Supplementary Document”).

In the absence of one of these Documents, the Submission will be automatically "REJECTED", which does not prevent the Authors from a new Submission.

 

5. All articles will be initially submitted to two Consultants ad hoc. The Authors will be asked, when necessary, to modify or to rewrite their texts as suggested by the Revisers and Editors. The Authors may also be asked for consultant names to opine about the article.

 

6. Prior to publication, the Authors will receive the Final Proof of the articles. At this moment, no modification will be allowed. Only typographical errors due to diagramation will be accepted. If the Final Proof cannot be sent for any reason, the Editorial Team will do this review.

 

7. The cases that do not follow any of the above will be solved by the Ciencia e Natura’s Editorial Team.

 

8. Researches that involve Human Beings have to, mandatorily, make clear on the paper the compliance with the rules described on CNS Resolutions 196/96 and 466/12 and the Consubstantiated Opinion of the Committee of Ethics in Research with Human Beings (CEP) indicating the approval number emitted by the Ethics Committee (CEP), properly recognized by the National Bioethics Commission of Brazil (CONEP) of the National Health Council (CNS).

This information must be attached as “Supplementary Document”.

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated by other journal.

    If not, justify on “Editor’s Comments”.

  2. The files for submission are in Microsoft Word, LaTeX2e, OpenOffice or RTF format (and it cannot be heavier than 10MB).

    DO NOT insert the Authors' Names in the body of the Article.

  3. The text follows the style standards and bibliographic requirements described in Author Guidelines, in the section About - Submissions - Author Guidelines.

    DO NOT insert the Authors' Names in the body of the Article.

  4. It is mandatory to include 3 possible Evaluators with Full Name and E-mail.

    Send as “Supplementary Document” in the Submission moment.

  5. In Section of Mathematics will be accepted ONLY articles in LaTeX format with the PDF file.

    DO NOT will be accepted articles in Microsoft Word format.

  6. The authorship identification of the work must be removed from the file and from the Word's “Properties” option, providing this how the Journal's secrecy criteria, if submitted to evaluation by pairs (Ex.: articles) according to the available instructions on Ensuring the Evaluation by Blind Pairs.
 

Copyright Notice

To access the DECLARATION AND TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT AUTHOR’S DECLARATION AND COPYRIGHT LICENSE click here.

 

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Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The Ciência e Natura journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. 

Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular, 

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review Articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding Author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all Co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An Editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the Author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that Authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Privacy Statement

The Names and Addresses informed to this journal will be used exclusively for publication services and they will not be available for different finalities or to others.

 

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Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The Ciência e Natura journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. 

Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular, 

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review Articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding Author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all Co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An Editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the Author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that Authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.