Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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- The submitted manuscript is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated for publication in another journal.
- The manuscript fits in the RBCIAMB scope.
- The manuscript dialogue with recent environmental sciences literature published in qualified journals in the area, considering similar and related studies. (See Viewpoint: Why and where to publish.)
- The research represent an advance concerning similar and related studies.
- The manuscript has an interdisciplinary approach.
- The research has an interface with other areas or convergence of different knowledge.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word format saved in the extension .doc or .docx.
- 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, and complete institutional link containing institution, function, city and 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.
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- Does the work have ethics committee (CEP – CONEP/CONCEA) approval for experiments with animals or humans (directly or indirectly), including use cases of interviews and questionnaires and other procedures for obtaining direct or indirect opinions.? Does the job not undue promote or criticize an individual, organization, or product? (See Publication Ethics Statement.)
- If the graphic elements (FIGURES, TABLES, IMAGES, PHOTOS, etc.) are not original, do they have a license that allows their reproduction or adaptation?
Publication Ethics Statement
The Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences works with its Editorial Team (Editors and Editorial Board), authors, and reviewers to ensure the quality and ethical criteria of manuscripts from submission to publication.
By submitting the article, the authors automatically agree with all items of this statement of ethics and good practices for publication in this journal.
This Statement of Ethics and Good Practices is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.
1 - Authorship
Authors should nominate the contribution of each one to work based on the parameters of CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).
All authors must ratify the content of the manuscript and agree to its submission. Authors who submit their articles grant the first publication rights to the Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences.
2 - Conflicts of interest
Editor and Editorial Team
If there is any conflict of interest about competition, collaboration, or other relationships or links with authors, editors, or reviewers. In that case, they must communicate and transfer responsibility for the article to another member of the Editorial Team.
When accepting to review any manuscript, the reviewers declare no conflict of interest.
Even with the adoption of the double-blind evaluation, a conflict of interest between authors, editors, or reviewers is considered inappropriate.
When submitting the work, the authors must declare in their manuscript the absence of any conflict of interest, and this information is published on the article's home page.
3 - Complaints and appeals
It is up to the Editor to investigate, when presented with, any allegation of errors and misconduct, whether in submitted or published articles. All complaints are investigated, regardless of when the article was published. RBCIAMB adopts COPE procedures and guidelines, giving those involved ample opportunity to respond and guaranteeing the right of manifestation to all parties involved.
If necessary, other appropriate steps may be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or notice of interest.
4 - Publication
The journal editor is responsible for deciding which articles to publish. The journal editor is responsible for deciding on the articles to be published based on the guidelines established by the Editorial Board, observing the pertinent and current legislation.
If there are no ethical violations, the motivation for the decision must be technical, based on the scientific contribution's relevance, significance, methodological rigor, and dialogue with the scientific community that works on the subject. The editor may share decision-making with other editors and should strive to meet the needs of readers and authors to ensure the quality of published material; publish errata, clarifications, retractions, and apologies if necessary; improve the magazine; maintain file integrity and journal memory.
On the journal's homepage are instructions to authors setting out details on what is expected for manuscript submissions. These instructions are regularly updated and provide information on the steps of the assessment procedures.
The authors declare that the submitted work is original and is not being evaluated in another publication vehicle. They also declare that all parts of other work and authors were duly referenced according to the norms and good editorial practices. The authors declare that they know that the total or partial reproduction of other works (phrases, data, methods, results, conclusions), directly or indirectly (paraphrasing), without referencing, constitutes plagiarism and does not comply with the good ethical practices of scientific publication.
Papers presented at conferences must have substantial modifications and alterations for submission to the journal, with at least 50% different content.
5 - Use of humans or animals for research
Manuscripts that result from research using human beings or animals must have followed all relevant protocols in institutional bodies in their territories. In Brazil, for research with human beings, the legislation in force must be followed under the responsibility of the National Research Ethics Commission (CONEP) and their respective Research Ethics Committees (CEPs). For research with animals, the established National Council for the Control of Animal Experiments (CONCEA) and their respective Committees on Ethics in the Use of Animals (CEUAs) must be followed. IIn both cases, informing the register number and the respective approval term register of the Relevant Committee is mandatory. It is the prerogative of the editorial team to request the attachment of the approval term.
Research in other countries must attach a statement indicating full compliance with ethical principles and specific legislation, informing the respective approval protocols.
6 - Financing
All sources of financial support for the project must be informed and disclosed on the published article's home page.
7 - Confidentiality
Information regarding the submitted article will only be disclosed to the authors, the reviewers (but without identification of the authors), and the editorial team, as the case may be.
The disclosure of materials not published in a submitted manuscript will only be with the author's express written permission.
Inside information or ideas obtained through peer reviews must be confidential and not used for personal gain, nor communicated to third parties.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
8 - Transparency
The editorial team of the Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (RBCIAMB) considers the transparency of the evaluation process and the information pertinent to the journal to be of high value.
Authors have access to the status of their manuscripts via the OJS system and may contact the editorial secretariat at any time.
As of 2021, RBCIAMB began to publish, on its website, information on the number of authors and institutions, the duration of the evaluation of articles in its various stages, and included Badges of citation reports from the articles.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.