Publication Characteristics and Review Process
Original manuscripts should be electronically submitted in a document
attached to a formally sent e-mail
to the Editors. Texts in “ODT”, “SXW”,
“DOC” or “RTF” file formats are preferred.
Figures can be formatted as “JPEG”, “BMP”,
“TIFF”, with high quality to allow electronic
(“PDF”) viewing with sufficient details.
Manuscripts are accepted only in English (with two Abstracts: one in English and another in
Spanish or Portuguese).
There is no a priori limitation
manuscripts number of pages, inclusion of high resolution color
figures (photos, maps, etc.) or tables in each article, since authors
fit them in A4 pages with minimum margins of 2 cm. Please, see
all details in the (updated) Instructions for authors' section before submitting a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will be first
checked by the
Editors to determine if they are within the Journal’s scope and
have the minimum requirements in terms of organization, language, and content.
After acceptance by the Editors, the manuscript will be send to three
external referees. They will be asked to send their comments and
acceptance/rejection recommendations back in a four weeks time. After
receiving the reviews, authors will have 15 days to provide a new,
corrected version of their manuscript. Such time periods may vary
according to reviewers, editors and authors' available time. Our
Journal cannot be responsible for delays in the revision process.
After the Editors' final approval, a PDF
proof of the article will be sent to the first author to be checked.
The final version will be freely
available in the Journal's site, sometimes even before the current
Volume/Number is completed.
the Instructions for authors' page