Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The manuscript fits in the RBCIAMB scope.
- The manuscript has interdisciplinary approach.
- The research has an interface with other areas or convergence of different knowledge.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word.
- The text has been carefully revised to eliminate grammar and spelling errors.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- At the time of submission, when entering the authors in the System, it is mandatory to inform: full name, e-mail, ORCID, title, complete institutional link containing institution, function, city, country. This information should only appear in the System, filled in at the time of registration. IMPORTANT: do not put this information in the body of the article when sending the original contribution.
- The authors agree to the journal's open access policy and the use of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY.
Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (RBCIAMB) is an interdisciplinary journal concerned with the ecological, environmental, territorial, social, cultural, economic and political aspects of sustainability and environmental sciences. It a space for the exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and technology, from the diverse perspectives and disciplines which must be combined to formulate effective solutions aiming at sustainable development. From the interdisciplinarity perspective, the journal examines issues in natural resources, environmental conservation, water resources, waste management, environmental and clean technologies, environmental management, social perception, environmental education, urban development, public policies, environmental health, sustainable agriculture, among other topics associated with the sustainability. The interinstitutional coproduction’s, involving national or foreign institutions, are especially welcome.
RBCIAMB is a quarterly publication, edited by the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ABES). Publishes original and complete articles, with peer review.The RBCIAMB does not publish simple diagnoses, which are applications of known techniques and technical works that do not contribute to the advancement of science. Likewise, bibliometric analyses will not be published in the journal, without clear evidence that such analyzes contribute to scientific development. Nor will strictly disciplinarily works, circumscribed predominantly in a field of knowledge, be accepted, without interface with other areas and without convergence of diverse knowledge and guidelines.
If the article has already been presented in congress, the version for the journal should have a significant progress in relation to the version published, effectively configuring a new article.
As of 2021, articles are only published in English. Submission may be in English or Portuguese and, if approved, the authors must provide the final English version.
Structure and Formatting
Title, Abstract and Keywords:
The Portuguese text must also contain title, abstract and keywords in English.
The English text must also contain title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese (Brazil).
Abstract: with a maximum of 250 words in the text language.
The paper must be formatted in page size A-4, margins of 3 cm to the left and top and of 2 cm to the bottom and right; Times New Roman font, size 12 and the spacing between lines should be 1.5. The pages must be properly numbered and the full article must have a maximum of 25 pages.
At the time of submission, when entering the authors in the System, it is mandatory to inform: full name, e-mail, ORCID, title, complete institutional link containing institution, function, city, country. This information should only appear in the System, filled in at the time of registration. IMPORTANT: do not put this information in the body of the article when sending the original contribution.
The authors should insert an attached document with the following information (in item 2. Upload submission - Select article component - Other):
a) whether or not there is a conflict of interest
b) source of funding
c) contribution of the authors (Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal Analysis, Funding, acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing)
The references must be presented at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author, model authors, date. The Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais) adopts the Chicago standars with adaptations (Chicago Manual of Style).
All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references that must be organized alphabetically in the names of the authors and chronologically by author. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of the author's names and dates are exactly the same as in the text as in the reference list.
The text refers to the author's name (without initial) and year of publication, followed - if necessary - by a brief reference to the appropriate pages.
If the reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al". This indication, however, should never be used in the reference list. In this list should be mentioned names of first authors and co-authors.
The use of DOI is highly recommended. In the test phase, the data that are missing from the references will be requested from the authors for correction. References should be organized according to the following examples:
Citation in the Text
In paragraph Schultz (2020) or
Between parentheses: (Schultz, 2020)
In paragraph Schultz and Luz (2020) or
Between parentheses: (Schultz and Luz, 2020)
Three or more authors:
In paragraph: Mello et al. (2020)
Between parentheses: (Mello et al., 2020)
Documents by the same author, published the same year:
In paragraph: Brazil (2020a, 2020b) or
Between parentheses: (Brazil, 2020a, 2020b)
Citation with page number
One page: Schultz and Luz (2020, p. 201)
Page interval: (Schultz and Luz, 2020, pp. 201-210)
Article in a Journal
Soares, R.; Silva, S.; Souza Filho, F.; Studart, T.; Frota, R., 2020. Groundwater vulnerability to agrochemical contamination. Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Online), v. 55, (4), 440 - 455. https://doi.org/10.5327/10.5327/Z2176-947820200531.
Gaugh, Jr., H.G., 1992. Statistical Analysis of Regional Field Trials. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 278 p.
Cox, G.; Lowe, P.; Winter, M., 1990. The political management of the dairy sector in England and Wales. In: Marsden, T.; Little, J. (Eds.), Political, Social and Economic Perspectives on the International Food System. Avebury, Aldershot, pp. 82-111.
Dalberto, G., 2020. Coloniality and Security: discourses and practices of security sector reform in Liberia. Doctoral Thesis, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo. doi:10.11606/T.8.2020.tde-04112020-212829. Retrieved 2020-11-05, from www.teses.usp.br
Brasil. Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente – CONAMA. 2005. Resolução CONAMA n. 357, de 17 de março de 2005. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília.
Washington State Department of Ecology, 2020. Washington Geospatial Open Data Portal (Accessed November 15, 2019) at:. http://geo.wa.gov/datasets.
The Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences, charges a fee of R$ 200.00 for article submission, through the PayPal system, but does not charge an article processing fee.
- The fee is for non-ABES members. In case the author is a partner, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org informing one’s ABES registration number for exemption from the fee. Join ABES: http://socio.abes-dn.org.br/
- Note: The submission fee will not be refunded in case the manuscript is refused, and the payment of the fee does not guarantee its acceptance.
- Regarding the translation, the authors can count on the service of the Zeppelini Editorial team, or any other company that they deem appropriate, in both cases negotiating the costs directly.
The articles undergo an initial screening with the Plagius software to check for plagiarism
The submitted manuscripts are initially checked for compliance with the publication and submission rules of. Subsequentely, they are evaluated by the Editor and/or the Associated Editors, according to the following criteria: Pertinence (Does the central theme of the article fall within the scope of RBCIAMB?); Scientific Relevance (Does the article represent a significant scientific contribution to the area of Environmental Sciences?); Originality (Is there any plagiarism? Does it present innovation and progress in relation to the state of the art? If the article has already been presented in congress, the version for the journal must have a significant progress in relation to the version published in congress, effectively configuring a new article); Contextualization (Does the text present interdisciplinary contextualization in order to establish the interfaces and connections of the specific problem with the context and the field of knowledge? Does the text fit into the area of knowledge in line with the state of the art?) and Ethics (Does the paper present approval from ethics committees when dealing with animals or humans experimentation (directly or indirectly)? Does the work make undue promotion or criticism of an individual, organization and/or product?). Manuscripts can be rejected at this stage.
After pre-analysis, the articles are assigned to the Associated Editors, who forward them to independent ad-hoc reviewers, in the "double-blind review" system. The Editorial Team prepared a form to guide reviewers on the criteria to be followed. When the reviewers have opposite opinions, at the editor's discretion, the article is sent to a third reviewer. After the reviewers complete the opinions, the editor makes the editorial decision, which may be to reject, accept or request changes. When adjustments are necessary, the opinion is sent to the authors without identifying the reviewers. The corresponding author should send a corrected version of the manuscript highlighting the changes made. A response letter should be sent as "Others" in the system, detailing each comment received and the related changes clearly reported. When necessary, the work will proceed to a new evaluation round. The editor is responsible for the final decision on acceptance or rejection of articles, and this decision is final.
Table 1 – Pre-evaluation
PRE-EVALUATION OF FRAMEWORK
PERTINENCE - Does the central theme of the article fall within the scope of RBCIAMB?
SCIENTIFIC RELEVANCE – Does the article represent a significant scientific contribution to the area of Environmental Sciences?
INEDITISM - Is there any plagiarism? Does it present innovation and progress in relation to the state of the art? If the article has already been presented in congress, the version for the journal must have a significant progress in relation to the version published in congress, effectively configuring a new article)
ETHICS - Does the paper present approval from ethics committees when dealing with animals or humans experimentation (directly or indirectly)? Does the work make undue promotion or criticism of an individual, organization and/or product?
WRITING - the work is well written, with a logical structure and in a clear and concise manner
Table 2 - Evaluation
The SCOPE – Does the article fall within in the scope of RBCIAMB and have an interdisciplinary approach?
Does the TITLE represent the content of the article, and does it fit the scope of the RBCIAMB?
Does the ABSTRACT summarize the context, the problem, the objective, the methodology, the results, and conclusions?
Are KEYWORDS pertinent and avoid repeating title terms?
Does the INTRODUCTION contextualize, problematize, and properly justifies the research objectives?
Does the LITERATURE REVIEW present the state of the art, nationally and internationally, on the subject and define the main concepts in the light of which the research is developed?
METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES - Is the conceptual model presented consistently, with methodological advances and innovations? Were the data collection and analysis procedures detailed enough to be reproduced in other studies?
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION - Are the results presented in detail and are they consistent with the methodological procedures? Are the results discussed in the light of the basic literature and compared with other studies presented in the state of the art?
Are the CONCLUSIONS clearly established and supported by the work data? Do they represent advances in knowledge on the topic addressed?
REFERENCES - Does the article have at least 50% of references and citations from articles published in international scientific journals? Does the article have at least 50% of references and citations from articles published in the last five years in scientific journals?