INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
|Scope and Editorial Policy
Editorial Review Procedures
Reproduction of Other Publications
Scope and Editorial Policy
The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance (Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional - RBOP) is a biannual scientific journal of the Brazilian Association of Professional Counseling (ABOP). The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance (RBOP) publishes original studies in the field of Professional and Career Counseling in the context of Psychology, Education, Work and Health, as well as other fields of knowledge related to career development. Manuscripts are accepted in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Published articles must fit in one of the following categories, and empirical studies should inform the Research Ethics Committee registration record.
Limited to approximately 50,000 characters (with spaces, including all parts of the manuscript except the cover page). Original articles compose most of the issue and can be from three categories, as follows:
1. Research report: investigation based on empirical data, using scientific methodology. The article must contain an introduction to the problem, objectives, method, results, discussion and final considerations. Among original articles, the preference is for research articles.
2. Theoretical study: analysis of theoretical constructs that leads to the questioning of existing models and to the elaboration of hypotheses for further research. This category includes studies on methods of scientific investigation in the field.
3. Critical literature review: analysis of a comprehensive body of investigation related to subjects of interest for the development of Professional and Career Guidance. Reviews must describe in detail the process of searching for original studies, criteria used to select those that were included in the review and procedures employed in the synthesis of results obtained by the reviewed studies (whether there were meta-analysis procedures, or not).
Report of professional experience
Case studies that contain analysis of conceptual implications or a description of procedures or intervention strategies, containing evidence methodologically appropriate for the evaluation of efficacy, and that are of interest for the practice of counselors in different scenarios and contexts. Limited to 50,000 characters (including spaces and all parts of the manuscript, except the cover page).
Critical review of recently published work, advising the reader regarding its characteristics and potential uses. Limited to 7,000 characters (excluding the cover page).
Includes themes related to the production of knowledge, scientific publishing, and public policy, in addition to management reports. This section is organized at the Editors’ discretion.
This section is intended to disseminate reports of important scientific events in the field, historical documents relevant to the construction of Professional Guidance in the scientific and professional sphere in addition to documents addressing public policy in the field of education, career and work and the supply of qualified services. This section is organized at the Editors’ discretion.
Editorial Review Procedures
The editorial review process only begins if the submission of the manuscript complies with the conditions stated in the publication standards. Articles submitted for RBOP consideration must be original and not be concomitantly submitted to another publication; manuscripts with similar content should not have been previously published and not be under consideration by another publication. Manuscripts should only be sent in word document version 1997-2003.
On condition of acceptance:
- GRADE 4: Very good article. It has enough theoretical and methodological consistency and brings relevant contributions. Few things to improve (if any).
- Without a condition of acceptance:
The form used by reviewers can be obtained in the following link:
Acceptance may be conditioned on modifications that improve the text’s clarity or precision. Referees are instructed to provide critical, though didactic, reports. The authors receive the copies of the referees’ full reports, while the Scientific Editor has the freedom to issue comments on the manuscript that will be incorporated into the communication (via email) of the Editorial Board. In general, even if a paper is promptly accepted for publication, amendments might be necessary, based on the assumption that it can be constantly improved, given that amendments are common and routinely asked for in all periodicals. Hence, authors of manuscripts recommended for publication, but subject to amendment, should reformulate their work in order to obtain a final acceptance. The authors are asked to return the reformulated version within 20 days and to respond to the critiques/suggestions of the ad hoc referees, justifying those not complied with through a letter addressed to the Scientific Editor at the time of the text reformulated version is sent.
RBOP keeps the copyrights of all articles it publishes. Total reproduction of the journal’s articles in another publication or for any other purpose by any means, requires the Editor’s written authorization. Partial reproduction of articles (abstract or its Spanish and English versions, more than 500 words of text, Tables, Figures and other illustrations) requires a written authorization from the Editor and the authors.
Reproduction of Other Publications
Quotations with more than 500 words, reproduction of one or more Figures, Tables or other illustrations should have a written authorization from the copyright holder of the original work for specific reproduction in the RBOP. Permission should be asked of the work’s author. Rights secondarily obtained will not be transferred in any circumstances.
The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance understands that the authorship of an article is based on the substantial contribution of each of the individuals listed as authors in regard to conception and planning of the research project, data collection, analysis or interpretation, writing and critical review. The indication of the authors’ names right after the article title is limited to six. Exceptional cases should be properly justified by the authors to the editor. We stress that the inclusion of authors whose contribution does not meet any of the criteria previously stated is not justified; therefore, they must be mentioned in the “Acknowledgments” section. The concepts expressed in the manuscripts are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Editors or the Editorial Board.
To ensure that the editorial process of your manuscript is fast and efficient, it is important to observe some steps before submitting it to the journal. Follow them and keep in mind that good presentation, in addition to ensuring the credibility of your study, streamlines the editorial process: (1) ask a colleague in your field or department to review your manuscript and make critical comments based on the standard form for referee report previously mentioned; (2) carefully proofread your manuscript concerning grammar and spelling and check the items that should compose your correspondence to the journal; (3) check whether all the criteria of the standards for publication were met. Send your manuscript and the digital copy of the DCRT by e-mail to email@example.com as a word 1997-2003 document.
The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance’s standards for publication are based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – APA (2001, 6th ed) regarding the style of presentation of the manuscript. The authors should also consult the book “Publicar em Psicologia: Um enfoque para a revista científica” [Publishing in Psychology: An approach to the scientific journal] available at ( http://www.bvs-psi.org.br/ebooks/Publicar-emPsicologia.pdf ), where important aspects of scientific editorship and the formalization of articles are addressed.
Editing the Manuscript
To speed up the editing services, use Microsoft Office Word or some related text editor, be economical in the use of commands, limiting them to the number of characters, including spaces, defined in the standards’ section “Scope and Editorial Policy”. The articles must be typed in Times New Roman 12, 1.5 spacing (including abstracts, tables, figures and references) numbered at the top right of the page. Do not use bold, quotation marks, watermarks or other features that make the text visually attractive but bring serious problems to the editing process.
Parts of the Manuscript
The formal submission of manuscripts should follow the order described as follow:
(a) Identified cover sheet
2. Short title to be included in the legend of the article pages (maximum of 50 characters including letters, punctuation and spaces between words).
3. Name of each of the authors.
4. Institutional affiliation of each of the authors (including name of the university, city, state and country).
5. Footnote with full address of the author responsible for communicating directly with the Scientific Editor (including postal code, phone and fax number).
6. List with e-mails of all authors and complete addresses (include postal code, phone and fax).
7. Footnote acknowledging collaborators (as described in the “Authorship” section of these standards), information on institutional/financial support for the project, if applicable.
8. Information about the authors (three to four lines).
Warning: Since the manuscripts’ review is double-blind, the Identified Cover Page should be the only page in the manuscript with the authors’ name and addresses. It is the responsibility of the authors to certify that there are no elements in other parts of the article capable of identifying them. Obviously, the Identified Cover Page will not be sent to the ad hoc referees. The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance does not take responsibility for the procedures of authors who do not respect this standard.
(b) Cover Page without Identification
(c) Sheet containing the abstract in Portuguese
d) Sheet containing the abstract in English
(e) Sheet containing the abstract in Spanish
(f) Body of the text
(g) Citations in the text
- From 3 to 5 authors: cite all the authors in the first citation; in the following citations, only the first author and et al. E.g.:
1 st time: Peterson, Sampson, Reandon and Lenz (1996)
2nd time: Peterson et al. (1996)
- 6 or more authors: cite only the first author et al.
- Citation of citation: use the expression cited by.
In the References section record the secondary source, in the case of Bill, using the appropriate format. This type of citation should be avoided and limited to specific cases that should be reported to the journal in a separate letter. Do not use the terms apud, op. cit, id. ibidem, among others; they are not part of the APA norms.
- Citation of old and re-edited works: author (date of original publication/date of consulted publication). E.g. Silva (1978/2005).
- Citation of personal communication
- For direct citations: always indicate the page.
(h) List of References
Appendices must be presented on a new page after the References. Pages must be consecutively numbered. Annex must be indicated in the text and presented at the end of the manuscript, identified by capital letters of the alphabet (A, B, C and so on) and appropriately named. Use appendices only if they are really necessary to understanding the text. Instead of including instruments or other materials, authors may opt to inform readers, through a note, about the availability of these documents and how they can be obtained.
Figures and Tables
We recommend authors read the chapter “Normas para a apresentação de informações estatísticas no estilo editorial APA” [Standards to present statistical information in the APA editorial style] included in the book “Publicar em Psicologia: Um enfoque para a revista científica” [Publishing in Psychology: An approach for Scientific Journals]; its use has already been advised in these standards.
Notes on the Authors
An identified cover page should be included in the article’s submission. In the PDF version, notes on authors should be included after the section “References”. They should be limited to four lines, according to guidelines for manuscript standardization. They should indicate academic education and institution to which each author is affiliated, in addition to their current main activity.
The submitted manuscripts, as well as all the correspondence necessary for submission, should be sent by e-mail to the journal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dra. Manoela Ziebell de Oliveira
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