Peer Review Process
Ethics and Consent
General Criteria for Acceptance of Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively through our ONLINE submission system (http://revistas.marilia.unesp.br/index.php/jhgd/about/submissions). Under no circumstances will we accept submissions by email or any other means.
JHGD reserves the copyright for its content. Manuscripts must be sent with a cover letter in which the authors waive copyright in favor of the Journal.
The opinions expressed by the authors belong to them and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
All articles published in the Journal of Human Growth and Development (0104-1282/2175-3598) are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers and cover the costs of peer review, text editing, composition, translation, proofreading and long-term archiving and journal management, there is an article processing fee (APC USD$ 900 - USD$ 900 reference value for the national exchange), which applies to articles accepted after peer review.
Manuscripts will be selected according to the following criteria: scientific solidity, originality, relevance, opportunity for information and adequacy to publication standards of the journal. After the initial selection, carried out by the editor, the material will be sent to two members of the Editorial Board. Within 90 days, they must give their opinion on acceptance for publication or not. This opinion will be expressed as follows:
a) Accepted for publication: the article will be published in one of the next editions of the journal, according to chronological criteria (date on which the article was approved) and pagination criteria.
b) Accepted with modifications: one or more members of the Editorial Board may suggest modifications so that the manuscript fits the journal's norms or make suggestions with a view to a better understanding of the text. In this case, the manuscript is returned to the author together with the recommendations.
c) Rejected: in this case, the manuscripts will be returned to the author and the reasons for the refusal will be explained.
Guidelines for preparing manuscripts
JHGD content may include: Editorial; Original research and current comments; Opinions; Integrative and Systematic Reviews; Case reports; Experience report; Reviews or Abstracts of Dissertations. Editorials that reflect the journal's positions will be written by the editor or members of the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts should preferably be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The work must be submitted through our online system (http://revistas.marilia.unesp.br/index.php/jhgd/about/submissions) following the publication standards. The publication of the article is exclusively in the English language and its mirror in the language of choice of the authors (the language of the initial submission).
Peer Review Process
Publication and review process
The publication of articles by the Journal of Human Growth and Development depends mainly on their scientific validity and consistency, as judged by our editors, external experts and/or reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is understandable and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
The Journal of Human Growth and Development - JHGD operates using an open peer review system, in which the names of reviewers are included in the review reports.
Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscripts through the submission system at any time, accessing Journal of Human Growth and Development (http://revistas.marilia.unesp.br/index.php/jhgd/about/submissions).
The average time between submission and final decision is 90 days and the average time between acceptance and final publication is 60 days.
Ethics and Consent
Studies involving human beings, material or data must have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, in addition to being approved by an appropriate research ethics committee. A statement detailing this information - including the name of the ethics committee and the approval opinion number - must appear in all manuscripts that report such types of studies. If a study has received an exemption from ethical approval, this must also be detailed in the manuscript, with the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption. Additional information and documentation must be made available to the editor upon request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editor considers that the study was not carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In rare cases, the editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.
Consent to participate
For all studies involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from the participants (from parents or legal guardians, in the case of people under 18). A statement to that effect must appear in the manuscript.
The experimental study on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrate must comply with institutional, national or international guidelines and, when available, must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to be followed when conducting animal studies. The International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has also published ethical guidelines.
A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines (for example, the revised Animal Act (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, in the UK and Directive 2010/63 EU, in Europe) and/or ethical approval - including the name of the ethics and reference number, when appropriate - should be included in the manuscript. If a study has received an exemption from ethical approval, this must also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted it and its reasons). The editor will take into account animal welfare issues, besides reserving the right to reject a manuscript, especially if the study involves protocols inconsistent with commonly accepted standards in animal studies. In rare cases, the editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.
For experimental studies involving animals owned by the client, authors must also document its informed consent and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care.
Field studies and other non-experimental animal studies must comply with institutional, national or international guidelines and, when available, must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with the relevant guidelines and/or appropriate permissions or licenses must be included in the manuscript. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the IUCN Policy Statement on the Study Involving Endangered Species.
The experimental study of plants (cultivated or wild), including the collection of plant material, must obey institutional, national or international guidelines. Field studies must be conducted in accordance with local law and the manuscript must include a statement specifying the appropriate permits and/or licenses. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Specimens must be deposited in a public herbarium or other public collection that provides access to the deposited material. Information about the specimen and who identified it must be included in the manuscript.
Consent for publication
For all manuscripts that include details, images or videos related to individual participants, written informed consent for their publication must be obtained from the participants (or from parents or legal guardians, in the case of persons under 18) and a statement must appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, consent to publication must be requested from the participant's closest relative. Authors can use the consent form to obtain acceptance for publication by the participant(s), or a consent form from their own institution or region, if they prefer. This documentation must be made available to the Editor, if requested, and will be treated confidentially. In cases where the images are completely unidentifiable and there are no details about the individuals reported in the manuscript, consent to publish images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is requested is the publisher's.
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