About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Brazilian Journal of Science - ISSN 2764-3417 (the abbreviated title is Braz. J. of Sci.) is a multidisciplinary open access scientific journal published by the Brazilian Journal of Science Publications, and is intended for the dissemination of original, unpublished technical-scientific works and scientific research in the areas.

The areas covered by the BJS are Educational Sciences (Teaching-Learning, Human Development), Agricultural Sciences (Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science), Environmental Sciences (Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Environment, Ecotoxicology and Impacts Environmental), Biological Sciences (Biology), Exact Sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics) and Health Sciences (Psychology, Human Medicine and Nursing).

The periodicity is publications in continuous flow and is open to receiving works by researchers from research, teaching and extension institutions in Brazil and abroad. The journal receives manuscripts in English and publishes several types of contributions, such as scientific articles, scientific notes and review articles.

 

Section Policies

Considering the classifications of areas and sub-areas of knowledge used in Brazil by the two main national scientific agencies (CAPES and CNPq), the Brazilian Journal of Science publishes research related to the following areas:

Education: Pedagogical thinking; Digital environment; Psychology and human development; Educational psychology; Sociology of education; Inclusion; Contemporary school; Pedagogue performance; Philosophy; Teacher training.

Agronomy: Phytochemistry; Weeds; Phytopathology; Soil chemistry; Fertility of plants and soils; Agrometeorology; Entomology; Geology and Geomorphism; Rural extension; Plant health; Phytotechnics; Floriculture and Landscaping; Aerophotogrammetry; Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Agricultural Engineering: Rural buildings and ambience; Energy in rural areas; Processing of agricultural products; Tributaries, effluents and soils; Agricultural machines and implements.

Forestry Engieering: Energy from forest biomass; Forest management; Forestry; Technology and use of forest products; Integration – Crop, Livestock and Forestry; Forestry techniques and operations.

Veteriary Medicine: Clinic for large and small animals; Animal dentistry; Clinical analysis; Surgery for large and small animals; Wild animals; Management of large and small animals; Products – Meat, Milk and Derivatives; Animal welfare; Reconditioning of wild and exotic fauna.

Zootechnia: Ecology of domestic animals; Ethology; Pasture and Forage; Animal production.

Environmental Sciences: Climatology, Meteorology and Micrometeorology; Applied chemistry; Applied remote sensing; Hydraulics and hydrology; Sanitary studies; Environmental biotechnology and natural resources; Bioprospecting of natural products; applied ecology; Ecosystems; Ecotoxicology; Bioremediation; Environmental conservation.

Biological Sciences: Cell biology; Ecology; Virology; Bacteriology; Mycology; Herpetology; Parasitology; Botany; Histology – Plant, Human and Animal; Vertebrate and Invertebrate biology; Embryology – Human and Animal; Animal Physiology; Plant Physiology; Biochemistry; Systematic – Plant and Animal; Evolution; Geological processes; Tissue culture – Human and Plant; Biotechnology; Genetic drift; Maintenance of flora, fauna (natural and exotic); Genetics – Human and Animal; Neurobiology; Toxicology – Human and Animal; Pathology – Human and Animal; Biological activities and antioxidants.

Mathematics: Calculus; Analysis; Linear and vector algebra; Differential equations; History of mathematics; Geometry – Analytical and Linear; Mathematical logic; Differential and integral calculus; Statistics and probability; Numerical calculation; Algebraic structures; Differential equations – Ordinary and Partial; Didactic.

Chemistry: Chemistry of natural products; Physicochemical; Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Phentochemistry; Chemistry in the environment; Analytical Chemistry – Qualitative and Quantitative; Biochemistry; Crystallography; Identification of compounds; Purification and Isolation of compounds - Organic, Inorganic, Proteins and derivatives; Food chemistry; Biopolymers.

Physics: Mechanics; Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; Electromagnetism; Oscillations, Waves and Optics; Stellar Physics; galactic astrophysics; Fundamental astronomy; Structure of matter; theoretical physics; Experimental physics; Quantum physics; Relativity; Didactic.

Psychology: History of Psychology; Disorders in broad spectrums; Psychology of – Development and Personality; Experimental psychology; Psychological assessment; Psychopathology; Neuropsychopathology.

Human Medicine: Health care I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII; Clinic I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII; Anthropology in health; Health of – Women and Men; Health of – Family and Collective; Pathology; Neurosurgery; Cardiology, Nephrology; Rheumatology; Otolaryngology; Pediatrics; Dermatology; Psychiatry; Orthopedics; Traumatology; General clinic; Infectology; Oncology.

Nursing: Immunology; Nutrition; Pharmacology; Epidemiology; Health policies; Mental health; Communicable injuries; Ethics, Bioethics and Legislation; Neonatal and pediatric health; Nursing – Surgical and Critical Situations; Psychiatric; Nursing Management; Geriatrics and Gerontology; Clinical studies.

 

Declaration of Ethics and Best Practices in Publication

The journal Brazilian Journal of Science, ISSN 2764-3417, has scientific arbitration, whose objective is to guarantee ethical standards. We seek the agreement of those involved in the editorial process, composed of the editorial board, ad hoc reviewers and authors, in relation to good practices and ethical behavior. For that, our reference is the Code of Conduct and Standards of Good Practice for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) that they require to:

Publishers:

  • Ensure the maintenance of good editorial practices.
  • Analyze the articles submitted and approve those that are in the scope of the journal Brazilian Journal of Science for the editorial flow, taking as a reference the thematic focus of the journal, the guidelines for publication and legal aspects regarding defamation, copyright violations and plagiarism.
  • Guarantee the protection of the identity of the authors and reviewers involved in the arbitration process.
  • To protect and protect intellectual property and authors' rights.
  • Ensure an anonymous article arbitration process (in our case: double-blind peer review in the most fair and impartial way possible, ensuring that the information remains confidential.
  • Guide Invited Editors, Authors and Evaluators on the editorial flow and the peer review process, which involves meeting the journal's guidelines, submission, evaluation and referrals.
  • Make an appropriate selection of evaluators.
  • Organize the list of evaluators and keep their data updated.
  • Ensure that unpublished materials in an article are not used in research and publications carried out by Editors or members of the Editorial Board without the consent of the authors.
  • Respond to questions related to a published article, regarding the possibility of editorial misconduct, following the guidelines of COPE.
  • Publish, when necessary, corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies.
  • Ensure the autonomy of editorial decisions.

Invited Editors:

  • Select and define the theme and scope of the special issue, as well as the schedule for submission and editorial flow.
  • Prepare the presentation of the special number.
  • Instruct authors in relation to the design of the issue and its editorial flow.
  • Check, analyze the submitted articles and approve those that are within the scope of the issue to be processed in the editorial flow, taking as reference the conception, the guidelines for publication and the legal aspects regarding defamation, copyright violations and plagiarism.
  • To ensure, in collaboration with the Editors, an appropriate choice of reviewers for the articles.

'Ad hoc' Evaluators, Reviewers or Opinions:

  • Inform the Editors of your availability to evaluate an article.
  • Decline an invitation whenever you do not feel qualified to carry out the evaluation according to the topic addressed; the identification of aspects that lead to recognizing authorship; and/or if there is a conflict of interest.
  • Treat manuscripts as confidential documents, protecting intellectual property and authors' rights, keeping information confidential and committing themselves not to use privileged information for their own benefit, including in their research and / or publications.
  • To prepare the opinion based on good editorial practices with regard to ethics, impersonality and respect for human rights.
  • Inform the Editors of any identification of violation of good practices, rights by the authors and / or practices of plagiarism.

Authors:

  • It is the authors' obligation to know the focus, scope and design of the journal Brazilian Journal of Science, as well as the guidelines for submission.
  • Ensure that the submitted article is original and when it comes to expanding the work published in the annals of a scientific event, ensure a consistent approach and significant analysis.
  • Elaborate the article based on good practices: in research and/or systematic study carried out, addressing and problematizing data coherently and presenting contributions to the multidisciplinary field.
  • It is the authors' obligation not to submit the article simultaneously to another journal.
  • Pay attention to the rules of the Research Ethics Committee of the institution to which the research portrayed in the article is linked, when dealing with the involvement of human beings.
  • Ensure that there are no expressions or insertions that constitute plagiarism, as well as giving credit by citing sources of excerpts from other productions.
  • Ensure and ensure that the article has not been published in another journal and when it comes to translating an international publication, this information must appear on the first page of it.
  • Maintain communication with the Editors, including informing the need to correct some information in the published article.
  • It is the authors' obligation to assign authorship only to those who have contributed significantly to article conception or development.
  • Authors' Contributions: the Brazilian Journal of Science supports the position taken by the ICMJE (Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors) regarding authorship. Each author must have made at least one of the following contributions to the completion of the manuscript: (1) conception and design, (2) acquisition of data, (3) analysis and interpretation of data, (4) drafting the article, and (5) critical review of important intellectual content. In addition, all authors must have made the following contribution: (6) final approval of the version to be published. A Declaration of Authorship Contributions signed by all authors must be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process. Up to “8” authors are accepted without need for justification. In the case of a specific and detailed justification of the role of every author, more than “8” authors may be mentioned. Contributors and companies, who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under

 

Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness within BJS Journal

Our editorial board composed of Managing Editor-in-Chief, International Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor appoint several researchers to the specialized Editorial Boards (National and International). This is also reflective in our multi-national and inclusive workplace.

We are proud to create equal opportunities without regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination in our workplace and editors of BJS are to uphold these principles in high regard.

 

Editors and Editorial Staff as Authors

Editorial staff or editors shall not be involved in processing their own academic work. Submissions authored by editorial staff/editors will be assigned to at least two independent outside reviewers. Decisions will be made by other Editorial Board Members who do not have a conflict of interest with the author.

 

Peer Review Process

The evaluation of Brazilian Journal of Science manuscripts is done in pairs by the Double Blind Review method, where each manuscript is evaluated by two external ad hoc reviewers, selected by specialty or affinity for the thematic content of the manuscript under consideration. The journal's reviewers are professors and researchers from renowned public and private teaching, research and technology institutions in Brazil and worldwide.

After submission, the manuscript is evaluated by the ad hoc reviewers, who analyze, suggest corrections and improvements. Then the analysis is made by the editor, who resolves the cases of controversy, analyzes the opinions and decides on the refusal or acceptance of the manuscript.

After the editor's analysis, the manuscript is returned to the authors for the improvements suggested by the reviewers.

Finally, the author submits the final version of the manuscript, with its report of similarity detection software (possibly CopySpider). The final version will be sent within the definitive template of the journal.

The evaluation is blind, without the identification of the authors and ad hoc reviewers.

The time between receipt of the article and the first response of the reviewers is up to 60 days. The time between receipt and publication is up to 90 days.

Among the main advantages of the double-blind evaluation process adopted by the journal are:

a) ignorance of the identity of the author and the reviewer, guaranteeing impartiality in the evaluation;
b) greater credibility and prestige of evaluation processes;
c) improvement of the process of communication of the results of the researches.

 

Publication Frequency

The Brazilian Journal of Science is published in the continuous publication model (12 editions per year). BJS also adopts advanced publishing in Early Access. 

In order to publicize works accepted for publication before the standard cycles of production and release of issues, in January 2023, the Brazilian Journal of Science implemented an “Early Access” option. Articles accepted for publication but scheduled for release in an upcoming issue will be displayed on the "Archives" page with the phrase "Early Access" along with the publication date so that the articles can be read and cited prior to their scheduled release in an upcoming issue. specific edition.

Articles published as Early Access are final full-text, peer-reviewed, edited articles made available to the public as soon as they are completed, published online before being assigned to a volume and issue of the journal. Early access articles are considered fully complete, and once published online they are considered fully published and no further changes can be made by the authors. If there is an error in an article published as Early Access, it will need to be corrected with an errata. Early access articles are fully citable as they are given a DOI, which allows them to be cited and tracked. Once the article is assigned to an issue, the DOI remains the same and can continue to be used to cite the article.

Publication Cost (APC)

For Brazilian authors, the publication fee is R$ 200,00 BRL. For other authors, the publication fee is US$ 50.00. The publication fee is charged only for accepted papers. There is no submission fee.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS system to create a distributed file system between participating libraries and allows them to create permanent journal files for preservation and restoration.

 

Ethics Approval

Manuscripts involving research on human beings, animals and systematic reviews should state the public registration database and/or the institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee and the registry number in this section (see the “Ethical Principles” section). In addition, a Declaration of Ethical Approval for research with human beings, children's, vulnerable people or animals should be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, if applicable.

 

Ethical Principles

Manuscripts involving research on human beings, children's, vulnerable peoples, animals and systematic reviews are accepted for publication if they have received an identification number from one of their public registration databases and/or if research has been reviewed and approved by an appropriate institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee. Articles describing clinical trials must provide the protocol registration number in ClinicalTrials.gov and/or REBEC and/or the World Health Organization (WHO); the options are stated at http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html. Articles describing animal research must provide the protocol registration number in the Animal Research Ethics Committee. Articles describing systematic reviews must provide the protocol registration number in the PROSPERO database. Manuscripts presenting clinical trials, animal research or systematic reviews without registration protocols will be promptly rejected without peer review. State the registry and registry number in the “Material and Methods” and “Ethics Approval” sections. In addition, a Certificate of Ethical Approval for research with human beings or animals should be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, if applicable. If a recognizable photograph or any potential identifiable material of a patient will be used, a signed Statement of Informed Consent must be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, for every patient. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

 

Ethics in Animal Experimantation

In general, studies involving wild or domestic animals must follow norms previously approved by animal experimentation ethics councils, National Research Ethics Committees (NREC), Experimenting on Animals BBC, Ethic Guide or Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE). Articles describing animal research must provide the protocol registration number in the Animal Research Ethics Committee. Articles describing systematic reviews must provide the protocol registration number in the PROSPERO database.

Experimental studies must have been previously approved by an Institutional Committee for Animal Use (CEUA-INCA/Brazil), following guidelines compatible with Brazilian legislation. A statement confirming approval by an institutional committee and its corresponding reference number must be included in the material and methods section. Normative Resolution, Law 11,794, of October 8, 2008, establishes the procedure for the scientific use of animals.

Manuscripts presenting clinical trials, animal research or systematic reviews without registration protocols will be promptly rejected without peer review. State the registry and registry number in the “Material and Methods” and “Ethics Approval” sections. In addition, a Certificate of Ethical Approval for research with human beings or animals should be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, if applicable. If a recognizable photograph or any potential identifiable material of a patient will be used, a signed Statement of Informed Consent must be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, for every patient. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

 

Ethics in Human Experimantation

Manuscripts involving research on human beings and systematic reviews are accepted for publication in BJS if they have received an identification number from one of their public registration databases and/or if research has been reviewed and approved by an appropriate institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee. Articles describing clinical trials must provide the protocol registration number in ClinicalTrials.gov and/or REBEC and/or the World Health Organization; the options are stated at (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/clinical-trial-registration.html).

When the study presents research results involving the participation of human beings in Brazil, following Resolution (CNS/Brazil) 466/12, Brazil, of the National Health Council from Brazil, the project approval process number by a Research Ethics Committee must be informed.

The periodic BJS supports the policies for registration of clinical assays 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 assays. Therefore, only be accepted for publication, from 2022, the clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the clinical assays registries validated.

Manuscripts presenting clinical trials, animal research or systematic reviews without registration protocols will be promptly rejected without peer review. State the registry and registry number in the “Material and Methods” and “Ethics Approval” sections. In addition, a Certificate of Ethical Approval for research with human beings or animals should be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, if applicable. If a recognizable photograph or any potential identifiable material of a patient will be used, a signed Statement of Informed Consent must be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, for every patient. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

 

Ethics in Experimenting with Vulnerable People (Children or Reduced Capacity for Self-Determination)

Brazilian Journal of Science publishes articles with experimatation with children as long they follow Universal Code of Research Ethics (Nuremberg Code – 1947) and Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 1948, United Nations (UN). Scientific experimentation with children or the vulnerable must be conducted or supported by the Department of health and Human Services where the experiment was carried out. Guidelines for experimentation with children and the vulnerable can be obtained from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services or International Compilation of Human Research Standards. Region-Specific Compilations of Human Research Standards (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, International Organizations, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa and North America). 

In Brazil, experimentation with children follows norms of the Ministry of Health, National Health Concil, Resolution nº 466 of December 12, 2012, Law nº 8.080 of September 1990 and Law nº 8.142 of December 28, 1990.

The protocol submitted to Ethical review will only be appreciated if all documentation requested by the Research Ethics Committee (CEP), and National Research Ethics Committee (CONEP) systems is presented, considering the nature and specificities of each research. For more details see Operational Manual for Research Ethics Committees (MOCEP). In Brazil, the BRASIL Platamorf is the official system for launching surveys for analysis and monitoring of the CEP/CONEP System.

Manuscripts presenting Children or People with Reduced Capacity for Self-Determination without registration protocols will be promptly rejected without peer review in the BJS. State the registry and registry number in the “Material and Methods” and “Ethics Approval” sections. In addition, a Certificate of Ethical Approval for research with human beings or animals should be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, if applicable. If a recognizable photograph or any potential identifiable material of a patient will be used, a signed Statement of Informed Consent must be sent as a supplementary file in the submission process, for every patient. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

 

Use of Inclusive Language

Brazilian Journal of Science does not allow discrimination in any type of scientific research. Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities between any nation. Content should make no assumptions about the (beliefs or commitments) of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of (gender, age, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout). Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. BJS does not allow the use of offensive language. Articles will be evaluated in advance, before being sent to "Ad Hoc" reviewers. Articles containing offensive language will be (archived) and will not be evaluated.

 

Report of Analyzes Based on Sex and Gender

Definitions

Sex generally refers to a set of biological attributes that are associated with physical, biochemistry and physiological features (e.g., chromosomal genotype, internal and external anatomy of the individual, hormonal levels, and chromosomal aberrations*). * This specific good. A binary sex categorization (male/female) or (man/woman) is usually designated at birth (sex assigned by ultrasound images or blood analysis of the developed fetus, or sex assigned after birth), most often based solely on the visible external anatomy of a newborn. Cases use DNA analysis and also by chromosome testing.

Gender generally refers to socially constructed roles, behaviors, and identities of women, men and gender-diverse people that occur in a historical and cultural context and may vary across societies (West or East), (The personality of the being is also attributed to evaluation of person). Gender influences how people view themselves and each other, how they behave and interact and how power is distributed in society (which must be egalitarian and respect the precepts and wishes of others, and and harmonious).

Sex and gender are often incorrectly portrayed as binary (female/male or woman/man) and unchanging whereas these constructs actually exist along a spectrum and include additional sex categorizations and gender identities such as people who are intersex/have differences of sex development (DSD) or identify as non-binary. Moreover, the terms (sex or gender) can be ambiguous - thus it is important for authors to define the manner in which they are used in the study. In addition to this definition guidance and the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines, the resources on this website offer further insight around sex and gender in scientific study research.

 

Utilization of Plants, Algae, Fungi and Virus

The BJS journal values stewardship, transparency, and adhering to governance with regards to collecting and utilizing specimens and conducting experiments and/or field studies. Therefore the BJS journal sets out the following guidelines:

Field studies involving genetically engineered plants (Transgenics) must be conducted in accordance with national or local legislation and, if applicable, the manuscript needs to include a statement specifying the appropriate permissions and/or licences.

Authors utilizing genetic plant resources received via local suppliers/collectors, such as species collected from protected areas or endangered species with medical importance, must conduct their experiments following the Nagoya Protocol as part of the (Convention on Biological Diversity).

Authors whose research is focusing on quarantine organisms (i.e. harmful or pest organisms, including plant pathogens) should adhere to national legislation and notify the relevant National Plant Protection Organization of new findings before publication.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Policy Statement on Research Involving Species at Risk of Extinction and consult the IUCN Red List Index of threatened species, and Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CTESWFF).

Virus nomenclature: Viruses adheres to the most current international standards of virus taxonomy governed by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

Attentiton: Virus specimen should be identified at least once, preferably in the Introduction section, using formal family, genus, and species terms and where possible by using a precise strain designation term as developed by an internationally recognized specialty group or culture collection.
Formal terms used for virus Families, Genera, and Species should be those approved by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV): Viral Taxonomy, Virology Division. Note: Use the Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) by King, A. M. Q., Adams, M. J., Carstens, E. B., Lefkowitz, E. J. (2011). This volume also includes standard abbreviations for species.

Voucher specimens ensure that the identity of organisms studied in the field or in laboratory experiments can be verified, and ensure that new species concepts can be applied to past research. Voucher specimens documenting all investigated accessions (for population samples at least one specimen per population) are to be deposited in a Public Herbarium. Information on the voucher specimen and who identified it must be included in the manuscript such as Family, Genus name, Species name, author, and year of publication.

Herbarium vouchers provide a permanent record of the plant material studied. Vouchers should be deposited in a recognized herbarium, and numbers/information should be included in the table or list of material used. In the case of population-level studies, one voucher per population will normally be considered adequate. Authors submitting papers to the BJS should consult International Plant Names Index (IPNI) or Brazilian Biodiversity Information System (SIBBr).

 

Names of Plants, Algae and Fungi

BJS recommends that the lead author establish the following rules:

(1) Manuscripts containing new taxon names or other nomenclatural acts must follow the guidelines set by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (IAPT) (Shenzhen Code, 2018).

(2) Authors describing new fungal taxa should register the names with a recognized repository, such as Mycobank (MB), and request a unique digital identifier which should be included in the published article.

 

Video

The Brazilian Journal of Science accepts video material and animation sequences to support and enhance your scientific research. Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. This can be done in the same way as a Figure or Table by referring to the video or animation content and noting in the body text where it should be placed.

All submitted files should be properly labeled so that they directly relate to the video or animation file's content. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, please provide the file in one of our recommended file formats with maximum size of 150 MB per file (the file size may vary depending on the video platform used and server availability, for example Youtube. The video or animation link inserted in the article will lead to the video platform where it is hosted on a server.

 

Artwork

For the best quality final product, BJS recommends that the lead author submit all of their artwork – photographs, drawings, etc. – in electronic format in Portable Network Graphic (PNG.) with high quality. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.

 

Role of the Funding Source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement, it is recommended to state this. This information must be declared in the Funding topic located in the Article Template (English) on the BJS Journal > Submissions > Manuscript Preparation (Template).

 

Proofs

Authors will receive a menssage to the docx. proof of their manuscript on our online system by email, and it is essential that a current email address is supplied with all manuscripts. Proofing instructions will accompany the docx. file but the proof should be checked immediately upon receipt and uploaded in accordance with covering instructions. Only essential corrections should be made at the proof stage. Corrections should be underlined in (green).

 

Conflicts of Interest

The Brazilian Journal of Science supports the position taken by the ICMJE regarding potential conflicts of interest. In this section, authors are required to describe any financial or non-financial conflicts of interest that may exist regarding the research or the publication of the article. A conflict of interest exists if authors or their Institutions have financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their actions. Types of conflicts include: research support, consulting, royalties, institutional support, ownership, and fellowship support. Any commercial entity whose products are described, reviewed, evaluated, or compared in the manuscript, except for those disclosed in the Acknowledgments section, are potential conflicts. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state that. Failure to disclose any conflicts of interest is a form of misconduct. The existence and declaration of conflicts of interest is not an impediment to publication at all. Author must download the Conflicts of Interest Form, save it, fill it out and send it as a supplementary file in the submission process.

 

Registration in ORCID

As a form of standardization of authorship, the Brazilian Journal of Science made it mandatory to include the iD of the ORCID at the time of submission. After the first review, before forwarding for evaluation, the manuscripts that do not have the ORCID informed in the system will be notified for the inclusion of the identifier registration, and should contain at the time of registration, information on academic background and employment (employment, if any).

The ORCID identifier can be obtained free of charge at: https://orcid.org/register. There are several language options (English, Portuguese and Spanish) among others.

You must accept the standards for submitting ORCID iD, and include the full URL, accompanied by the expression "http://" (for example: https://orcid.org/0000-0015-2020-188X). ORCID registration is mandatory for all authors. On the platform you can directly enter the ORCID connection, thus allowing your connection to be validated by the system.

 

Copyright Statement

Submitted manuscripts must represent original research not previously published nor being considered for publication elsewhere. The editors of Brazilian Journal of Science combat plagiarism, double publication, and scientific misconduct with the software CopySpider. Your manuscript may be subject to investigation and retraction if plagiarism greater than 3% is suspected. Upon publication of an article, all rights are held by the publishers, including the rights to reproduce all or part of any publication. The reproduction of articles or illustrations without prior consent from the publisher is prohibited.

All manuscripts must be submitted with a Copyright Statement Form signed by all authors. The form must contain the following three essential items relating to the manuscript:

A statement of responsibility, whereby the authors declare responsibility for the content of the manuscript and agree to disclose all sources of funding and declare all potential conflicts of interest. Authors must also ensure that the article is original and is not under consideration by any other journal.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

A statement of ethics, whereby the authors declare that the study protocol has received an identification number from a public registration database “in the case of articles describing clinical trials and systematic reviews” and/or was endorsed by an institutional review board (IRB) or ethics committee “in the case of research with animals or humans”.

 

Marketing Policy

Brazilian Journal of Science (BJS) can carry out campaigns with targeted and discreet advertisements about news relevant to its readers, calls for participation in dossiers and publication of articles. BJS campaigns and advertisements will be directed to its own reader base and authors registered in the journal.

Any BJS user (reader, author or reviewer) who does not wish to receive notifications, announcements and calls from the journal's electronic system (OJS) must update their profile in the OJS system or even unsubscribe.

 

Plagiarism Software

In order to maintain the transparency of the information contained in the research, the author is asked, when submitting the final version of the manuscript, a report from the CopySpider similarity detection software (available free of charge at https://copyspider.com.br/main/pt-br/download). Authors must send a report proving that the article has a maximum of 3% similarity with other files, and if there is a similarity greater than 3%, it must be justified.

 

Publication of Errata and Corrections

Erratas are corrections of errors identified in an article or other document ever published. The publication of a errata is necessary when the author(s) of the article identify one or more errors in the article already published.

The procedure for errata publication follows the guidance of international bases and aims to preserve the original manuscript record stating however on any corrections.

The publishing process in Brazilian Journal of Science can be initiated by an email communication to the Editor-in-Chief (matheusventura@brazilianjournalofscience.com.br), reporting on the error found in an article already published.

Below are the procedures for registration and publication of errata:

A. In the email should be stating: volume, number, title of the article, DOI number and detailed description of the error. The Editorial Board will evaluate the request and decide on the need for publication of errata.

B. after the confirmation of the need for publication of the Errata, it must be published in Specific Section (Errata), next number / volume, with the following information:

Article <article title>, with the number of DOI: <doi> published on <vol> (<num>): <first page-last page>, the <error page, column>:

which read:

'<Text, image or table you want to modify>'

read:

'<Text, image or corrected table>'

 

Expressions of Concern

Attention: Expressions of Concern may be issued at the discretion of the Editor if;

(1) there is inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors;

(2) there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case;

(3) an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive;

(4) an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time.

(5) Upon completion of any related investigation, and when a final determination is made about the outcome of the article, the Expression of Concern may be replaced with a Retraction notice or Additions and Corrections.

 

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