Publication guidelines

Version May 2020

The following contributions will be accepted:

  • Press release of a highly relevant article of the last published issue;
  • Written interview, video interview and/or podcast with authors of articles published in the journal’s last issue;

For journals that maintain volume and issue, the suggestion is a prominent article of that issue, while for journals that publish in continuous flow, it would be one post per month.

  1. Selection of articles or topics for press release and/or interview

Some questions can guide the process of selecting articles that justify writing a post about: does the research represent a knowledge advance that deserves to be disseminated to society? Does it contribute to the popularization of scientific knowledge? Are there significant innovations? Can it have an impact on society or on the definition of public policies? In addition to the target audience (journalists, researchers and others), can the post also be used by decision makers, researchers, students and the general public?

  1. Press release and/or interview presentation format

For the submission of press releases and interviews to blogs SciELO in Perspective | Humanities and SciELO in Perspective | Press Releases, posts should follow the model below, available for download:

  1. Considerations on authorship

Should the post be published on the blogs SciELO in Perspective | Humanities or SciELO in Perspective | Press Releases, it will be published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

The contents published in the blogs SciELO in Perspective | Humanities and SciELO in Perspective | Press Releases are the sole responsibility of their authors, not necessarily reflecting the opinion of the Editorial Boards of both blogs or the SciELO Program.

  1. Research and dissemination ethics

The post cannot sound like an advertisement for a product, the journal or the article itself. It should describe the results objectively and transmit scientific data, without trying to magnify the possible discoveries with praise for the researcher, his/her institution and the funding agencies. If there are possible conflicts of interest or sponsors involved, they must be made explicit.

The text must be guided by the ethics usually adopted for scientific research. Care must be taken when reporting on human and animal experimentation when it has occurred and not to induce the adoption of the results originally obtained in models, as well as data that are still in the investigative phase.

Before submitting the post, carefully proofread spelling and grammar.

  1. Submission and analysis of contributions

For submitting posts to blogs SciELO in Perspective | Press Releases and SciELO in Perspective | Humanities, e-mails should be forwarded respectively to:

Contributions submitted for publication will be analyzed by the respective Editorial Teams and, if necessary, by the members of the Editorial Committee. In case of changing the original text, the revised version will be submitted to the author’s final approval.

The following aspects will be considered in the analysis of press releases and/or interviews submitted:

  • Presentation format: the presentation of the press release and/or interviews must comply with the standards defined in item 2 of this document. Contributions outside the defined standards will be returned to the respective authors;
  • Simultaneity: the publication of a press release and/or interviews must happen simultaneously to the article publication in the SciELO Brazil Collection. It is admissible, however, that a possible lag in the release’s editing schedule may delay publication by a maximum of one month after the article’s publication. It is at the discretion of the Editorial Boards of blogs SciELO in Perspective | Humanities and SciELO in Perspective | Press Releases to accept reports that exceed that time interval or not.
  1. Posts examples