Blind Review Process

Regarding the evaluation process of articles submitted to the Journal, it is characterized by a double evaluation system and involves two sequential stages: the desk review and the evaluation by the referees.
 
In the desk review, the editors meet and analyze, without any identification of the authors, the articles received to assess their relevance to the scope of the journal and their potential to contribute significantly to knowledge in the field of study of the scientific journal. When necessary, editors involve members of the scientific committee in this process.
 
When the submitted work does not comply with the journal's policies, the authors are notified of the decision within thirty days from the date of submission. Articles approved in the desk review stage are forwarded to two experts who make up the journal's panel of reviewers for evaluation in the Double Blind Review system, or to external researchers selected for their knowledge of the article's area of study.
 
The referees are professors and researchers associated with stricto sensu postgraduate programs at national or foreign educational institutions.
 
Articles are evaluated considering the relevance of the topic studied, the writing, the logical chain of the theoretical review with the use of appropriate references, the suitability of the methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analyses, the outline of conclusions and the relevance of contributions, using a pre-defined form provided to reviewers. This stage of the evaluation process can last up to a month, and at its end, the authors are notified of the editorial decision.
 
What are the possible results?
After the evaluation, the Editor will make the following decisions:
  • Accepted;
  • Minor fixes;
  • Corrections required;
  • Rejected.
 
After making the requested adjustments and verifying them by the reviewers and editors, the articles are submitted to spelling, grammar and adaptation to the standards adopted by the journal and final editing of the document.
 
Note: If there are differences between the evaluators, the Editor may select a third evaluator or reject the manuscript.