Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an open, interdisciplinary, quarterly, on-line journal published by Unesp (Health Education and Communication Laboratory - Public Health Department, School of Medicine of Botucatu).
It focuses on Education and Communication in health practices, education of health professionals (both university-based and inservice education) and Collective Health in its articulation with Philosophy, Arts and the Social and Human Sciences. Critical and innovative approaches and qualitative research are prioritized.
It was launched in August 1997 with the aim of stimulating debate and disseminating knowledge about the contemporary issues that challenge the field of Health and its articulation with Communication and Education.
Interface’s editorial project expresses the different experiences of the team that was responsible for its formulation and organization: a space for knowledge production and reflection on the encounter of areas that have been traditionally conceived within distinct epistemologies and semantic fields. Since its creation, it has been supported by the idea of a moving project, committed to the visibility of and access to the scientific knowledge that is produced in the interdisciplinary confluence among the areas of Communication, Health and Education.
In 2010, in view of the submissions’ profile, its scope was delimited within two large knowledge areas: Education and Collective Health. Regarding the former, it focuses on the education of health professionals (both university-based and continuing education), and concerning the latter, on the articulation with Philosophy and the Social and Human Sciences. In the confluence of these areas, the journal’s scope is Education and Communication in health practices.
Interface is a publication with international dissemination. It has been receiving an increasing number of contributions from authors in different countries, mainly Portugal, Spain, Latin American and Caribbean countries. To amplify this collaboration, the journal currently has diverse assistant editors from these regions.
Interface has rigorously maintained its periodicity without delays since its creation, in 1997, as a biannual journal. From 2004 to 2007 it was published three times per year and, in 2008, it became a quarterly journal.
All the journal’s articles are published in a continuous flow, ahead of print in the SciELO collection, already with a DOI number. This enables them to be available in this database for consultation, which means that they can be cited even before they are published in the online/digital version.
Interface follows the principles of ethics in scientific publications that are contained in the code of conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
The journal’s abbreviated title is Interface (Botucatu). This title must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, captions and references.
This is an open-access journal. Its entire content, except when informed otherwise, is licensed under a Creative Commons license of the CC-BY type. For further information, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/
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SCOPE AND EDITORIAL POLICY
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an open, interdisciplinary, quarterly, on-line journal published on a quarterly basis by Unesp (Health Education and Communication Laboratory, Public Health Department, School of Medicine of Botucatu). It focuses on Education and Communication in health practices, education of health professionals (both university-based and inservice education), and on Collective Health in its articulation with Philosophy, Arts and the Social and Human Sciences. Critical and innovative approaches and qualitative research are prioritized.
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação publishes only original texts that have never been published elsewhere, in the form of free demand articles, analytical articles and/or essays, current issues reviews, critical reviews, experience reports, debates, interviews, and also letters and notes about events and matters of interest. The journal’s Editorial Board can propose, from time to time, specific themes considered relevant, developed by invited authors who are experts in the subject.
Translations of texts published in another language are not accepted.
All the submitted manuscripts have their scientific merit evaluated by peers.
The editors reserve the right to change and/or cut the received originals in order to adjust them to the journal’s standards, maintaining style and content.
The journal’s abbreviated title, Interface (Botucatu), must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic references.
Manuscripts are submitted exclusively online, by means of the ScholarOne Manuscripts system.
Editorial – text written by the editors or by invited researchers (up to two thousand words).
Dossier – set of thematic essays or analytical texts invited by the editors, resulting from original studies and research of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).
Articles – analytical texts resulting from original theoretical or field research referring to issues of interest to the journal (up to six thousand words).
Review – texts of literature review about current issues that are pertinent to the journal’s scope (up to six thousand words).
Debates – set of texts about current and/or polemic issues proposed by the editors or by collaborators and debated by specialists, who expound their points of view. The editors are responsible for the final editing of the texts (Opening text: up to six thousand words; debaters’ texts: up to one thousand and five hundred words; reply: up to one thousand and five hundred words).
Open Space – theoretically grounded texts that describe and critically analyze experiences that are relevant to the journal’s scope (up to five thousand words).
Interviews – testimonies of people whose life stories or professional achievements are relevant to the journal’s coverage areas (up to six thousand words).
Critical reviews – critical analysis texts of publications released in Brazil or abroad in the last two years, in the form of books, films or other recent productions that are relevant to the journal’s scope (up to three thousand words).
Creation – reflection texts on issues of interest to the journal, in an interface with the fields of Arts and Culture, which use, in their formal presentation, iconographic, poetic, literary, musical and audiovisual resources, among others, in order to strengthen and give consistency to the proposed discussion.
Brief note – notes on events, happenings, innovative projects (up to two thousand words).
Letters to the Editor – comments on journal’s publications and notes or opinions about matters of interest to the readers (up to one thousand words).
FORM AND PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
1 The manuscripts must be keyboarded in Word or RTF, using 12-point Arial font, respecting the maximum number of words established for each section of the journal. All the manuscripts submitted for publication must contain abstract and keywords related to the theme. In the three languages of the journal (Portuguese, English and Spanish), with the exception of the sections Critical reviews, Brief notes and Letters to the Editor. The initial text of the Debates section should have title, abstract and keywords alluding to the theme, in the three languages of the journal (Portuguese, English and Spanish). The other texts of the Debate should only present title in three languages. Interviews should have title and keywords in the three languages. Critical reviews should have the title of the work reviewed in its original language.
2 Authors must take the following precautions when they submit their manuscript:
- To remove, from the text, data that identify the text’s authorship in references, footnotes and citations, replacing them by NN [eliminated for the purpose of peer review].
Note If the manuscript is approved for publication, all information that were excluded should be included again by the authors.
3 The maximum number of authors is limited to five. From that number it is necessary to present a justification, which will be examined by the editor. Authorship implies assuming responsibility publicly for the content of the text submitted for publication. The journal adopts the following minimum authorship criteria: a) having participated in the discussion of the study’s results; b) having participated in the revision and approval of the text’s final version.
Note: The maximum number of the same author manuscripts, in Supplements, is limited to three.
4 The manuscript’s initial page (Main Document) must contain the following information (in Portuguese, Spanish and English): title, abstract and keywords. The title and keywords are not included in the abstract’s total number of words. Observe the exceptions indicated in item 1, related to these informations.
- Title: must be concise and informative (up to twenty words).
- Abstract: must highlight the work’s fundamental aspects. It can include the main objective, the theoretical focus, the methodological procedures, the most relevant results and the main conclusions (up to 140 words).
5 Footnotes are identified by small superscript letters in parentheses. They should be sequential to the letters used in the manuscript authoring. They must be succinct and used only when strictly necessary.
6 Manuscripts referring to research with human beings must include information on the approval by an Ethics Committee in the area, according to Resolution no. 466/13 of Brazil’s National Health Council, or Resolution No. 510/2016, which deals with the ethical specificities of research in the Human and Social Sciences. Only the process number must be informed, presenting it in the body of the text, at the end of the section on methodology. This number should be kept in the final version of the manuscript if it is approved for publication.
8 Interface adopts the Vancouver system for the style of citations and references in its manuscripts.
CITATIONS AND REFERENCES
CITATIONS IN THE TEXT
Specific cases of citations:
At the end of a quote the punctuation mark will be inside the quotation marks if the sentence begins and ends with quotation marks.
3 Literal citation of more than three lines: in a paragraph inset from the text (with a one-line space before and after it), with cm indentation on the left side, without quotation marks, and accompanied by the citation page in parentheses (after the citation punctuation).
REFERENCES (Transcribed and adapted from Pizzani L, Silva RC, Feb 2014; Jeorgina GR, 2008)
ARTICLE IN JOURNAL
DISSERTATION AND THESIS
PAPER PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC EVENT
ARTICLE IN NEWSPAPER
LETTER TO EDITOR
Without page numbering:
Other examples can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
Highlight of words or excerpts in the text
6 In acronyms:
Write in numeric numerals:
1 The submission process is only online by the ScholarOne Manuscripts System. To submit manuscripts, the author must be registered in the system. Please access the link http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/icse-scielo and follow the instructions on screen. Once you are registered and logged in, click on “Author Center” to begin the submission process.
Note: In the register of all the authors, it is necessary that the keywords referring to their areas of action are filled out. To edit the register, each author must log in the system with his/her user ID and password, access the menu, click on the item “Edit Account”, located in the upper right corner of the screen, and enter the areas of action at step 3. The areas of action are described in the system as Areas of expertise.
2 Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação accepts collaborations in Portuguese, Spanish and English for all sections. Just original and unpublished papers submitted only to this journal shall be evaluated. The authors must declare they complied with these conditions in a specific field of the submission form. In case a simultaneous publication or submission to another journal is identified, the manuscript shall be disregarded. Submission must be accompanied by an authorization for publication signed by all the authors of the manuscript. The model of the document is available for upload in the system.
3 Authors' data, reported in specific field of the submission form, include:
4 If the text contains illustrations, they must be in separate files and must be included as documents supplementary to the Main Document, in a specific field of the submission form.
5 The title (up to 20 words), the abstract (up to 140 words) and the keywords (from three to five), in the manuscript’s original language, must be included in a specific field of the submission form.
6 To submit the manuscript, in “Cover Letter”, the author must write a letter explaining whether the text is original, whether it has been already published elsewhere, whether it is the result of a Master dissertation our PhD thesis, whether there are conflicts of interest and, in case of research with human beings, whether it was approved by an Ethics Committee in the area, informing the process number and the institution. If the manuscript does not involve human research, it is necessary to declare in Cover Letter, justifying the non-approval by the Ethics Committee.
7 In the item “Contribution to Current Literature”, the author must answer the following question: What does your text add to what has already been published in the national and international literature?
Note: In this brief description, it is necessary to address the specificity of the research results and of the review or experience in the scenario of national and international literature about the matter, highlighting the original nature of the work. Manuscripts that focus on issues of local interest only and present essentially descriptive approaches to the problem should be avoided.
8 The author can indicate one referee (from Brazil or abroad) to evaluate his/her manuscript. If it is necessary, he/she should also inform about researchers with whom there may be conflicts of interest arising from the article.
MANUSCRIPTS EVALUATION AND PUBLICATION OF APPROVED ORIGINALS
Interface adopts the strict editorial policy of peer review. Every manuscript submitted to Interface undergoes an initial screening to ensure it is within the journal's scope and to identify issues in submission and documentation, including identification of plagiarism and self-plagiarism. The submission will only be confirmed if it complies with all the Interface standards and when all the requested documents are inserted in the system. This analysis is completed by the associated editors and editors and only follows for peer review the texts that:
Peer review: the text whose submission was confirmed advance to double-blind peer review and is evaluated by, at least, two referees. The material is returned to the author in case the referees suggest minor changes and/or corrections. In this case, there will be a second round of evaluation of the revised manuscript.
3 Approved manuscript edition: once the manuscript has been approved, the authors receive a correspondence with specific guidelines on sending the final version of the text, to begin the editing process for publication (layout, desktop publishing and XML Markup). These guidelines include:
- updating the complete data of the author (s), confirming the institutional link or professional occupation, as already indicated in item 3 of SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS;
Interface – Comunicação, Saúde e Educação is an online digital open-access journal. The international open access movement seeks to guarantee universal access to a patrimony that must belong to all humanity: knowledge. The production costs of journals in this open access model, as they are not financed by readers, require public funding.
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação is an electronic journal, open access and does not charge fees for access to articles.