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STANDARDS FOR PUBLICATION
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:
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This section is intended to disseminate reports of important scientific events in the field, historical documents relevant to the construction of Professional Guidance in the scientific and professional sphere in addition to documents addressing public policy in the field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.
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.
The RBOP’s editorial process is based on double blind review by peers in the scientific community; the identity of both authors and referees are confidential. The editorial review process begins with the submission of the manuscript to the journal, the receipt of which is confirmed by the journal’s secretary. The original is initially reviewed by the Editorial Board, based on the following criteria:
(1) content, concerning domains of knowledge provided in the journal’s scope and editorial policy;
(2) originality, relevance of the theme and quality of scientific methodology used;
(3) adequacy given the editorial standards adopted by the journal.
The journal may either ask the authors for formal amendments, refuse the paper or proceed with the evaluation process. In the event the study meets all the established criteria, the Scientific Editor appoints ad hoc referees of acknowledged competence in the study’s field, and can also use the support of the editorial board. The manuscript’s abstract is used as a means to consult with referees. In general, three to five researchers are invited. If referees have any impediment to expressing themselves on some article such as a conflict of interest (professional, financial, direct or indirect benefits), the secretary is informed and based on those who accepted it, the procedure for the first evaluation is initiated and the full text is sent. Referees are asked to examine it within 20 days; at least two referees evaluate the manuscript.
After analyzing the manuscript, the referees either reject or recommend its publication. Each referee presents a report on a Standard Form for Referee Report (available on http://pepsic.bvs-psi.org.br/rbop), judging the manuscript according to five criteria, three of them with the possibility of acceptance and two indicating refusal, described as follows.
On condition of acceptance:
• Excellent (GRADE 5);
• Good, with minor revisions (GRADE 4);
• Good, but requires major revisions (GRADE 3).
Without a condition of acceptance:
• Poor, with the chance to be reevaluated after extensive reformulation (GRADE 2);
• Poor, refused for publication (GRADE 1).
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.
Any and all manuscripts sent to RBOP should be accompanied by a document called Declaration of Personal Responsibility and Copyright Transmittal Form (DRCT) (available at http://pepsic.bvsalud.org/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1679-3390&lng=pt&nrm=iso immediately), which addresses legal and ethical aspects related to the submission and publication of papers in this journal. Each author of the manuscript should individually fill out the declaration and sign it. The first author should put the forms together and send them by surface mail. In regard to ethical aspects, authors should declare their agreement with all the guidelines and standards of the Resolution of the National Council of Health, Brazilian Ministry of Health (http://conselho.saude.gov.br/resolucoes/reso_96.htm - check on Resolution Nº 196), and of the Federal Council of Psychology related to ethical treatment in research involving human subjects and declare these guidelines were complied with (http://www.crpsp.org.br/crp/orientacao/legislacao/resolucao-cfp_016-00.aspx). In the case of research with human subjects, the authors should declare that the project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee at the institution with which they are affiliated and include a copy of the approval or indicate in the DRCT the registration number at the National Committee for Ethics in Research (CONEP).
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; when that number is exceeded, the remaining collaborators should be listed in the manuscript’s original file in the “Acknowledgments” section. 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 confined to 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.
GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR SUBMISSION
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 colleagues 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 by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the signed DRCT by mail.
The Brazilian Journal of Vocational Guidance’s Standards for Publication are based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – APA (2001, 5th issue) 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.
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.
The formal submission of manuscripts should follow the order described as follow:
Title in Portuguese, English and Spanish (maximum of 12 words each). The title must be relevant, clear, explanatory
1. and creative. It should inform the reader of the article’s objective. It should not include names of cities, countries, or other geographic information. Subtitles should be used only when they complement the title.
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.
1.Complete title in Portuguese, English and Spanish (maximum of 12 words).
2.. Short title (maximum of 50 characters).
(c) Sheet containing the abstract in Portuguese
1. The abstract in Portuguese should contain up to 120 words in a single paragraph. Always use Arabic numerals. In the case of research reports, the abstract should briefly present the objectives, method, and main results. The abstract does not necessarily have to include information on the literature in the field. References should not be included. The objective should be clearly noted, and if it is appropriate, the study’s problem and hypotheses. In the case of research reports, the method should provide brief information on the participants, instruments used and special procedures. Only the most important results that meet the study’s objective should be mentioned in the abstract. Remember that the abstract is one of the most important parts of your manuscript. Readers will have the first contact with your article through the abstract in a search of scientific literature through an electronic system. For that, the abstract should be rich in information and succinct at the same time. Include key words in the abstract for purposes of indexation.
2. Key words in Portuguese (at least three and no more than five, lowercase and separated by commas with no period) according to terminology used by the Virtual Health Library – Psychology (BVS-Psi). Key words should be selected with the help of the ‘find’ tool at http://www.bvs-psi.org.br/ - see: Terminologies and Terminology Psychology, where the Vocabulary of Terms in Psychology is available. Terms not existent in the Terminology require justification.
In the case of a research report, the text should present, in addition to the cover pages and abstracts, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, Final Considerations and References. These subtitles should appear centered in the text, preceded and followed by a blank line. In some cases, it may be convenient to present Results and Discussion in a single section.
Italicize words or expressions that should be emphasized in the printed text, e.g. foreign words such as self, locus, rapport, etc., and other words that require special emphasis. Be parsimonious in their use, keeping in mind that the APA manual (2001, 5th issue) does not recommend the use of italics in the text. Footnotes should be fully avoided; in case they are essential, they can be included, sorted by Arabic numerals and appearing on the page where they were used in the text.
•Up to 2 authors: always cite both
E.g.:1st time: Peterson, Sampson, Reandon and Lenz (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.
1. Moore, J. M., Thompson, G., & Thompson, M. (1975). Auditory localization of infants as a function of reinforcement conditions. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 40, 29-34.
- Include the issue number, between parentheses, only when pagination restarts with every issue number (and not for each volume, as the general rule).
Locatelli, A. C. D., Bzuneck, J. A., & Guimarães, S. E. R. (no prelo). A motivação de adolescentes em relação com a perspectiva de tempo futuro. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica.
• Gazalle, F. K., Lima, M. S., Tavares, B. F., & Hallal, P. C. (2004). Sintomas depressivos e fatores associados em população idosa no Sul do Brasil. Revista de Saúde Pública, 38, 365-371. Recuperado em 04 agosto 2005, de http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rsp/v38n3/20652.pdf
• Use the following example for texts where an author is indicated. If the text does not indicate the author, begin with the title, include the year, day and month, magazine’s name, volume and pages
Secco, A. (1999, 10 de Março). Os novos colegas. Veja, 32, 122-123.
Ferreti, C. J. (1997). Uma nova proposta de orientação profissional (3a ed.). São Paulo: Cortez.
Moura, C. B., Sampaio, A. C. P., Rodrigues, L. D., & Menezes, M. V. (2003). Orientação profissional para adolescentes em situação de primeira escolha. Santo André, SP: ESETec.
• Lucchiari, D. H. P. S. (Ed.). (1992). Pensando e vivendo a orientação profissional. São Paulo: Summus.
Guzzo, R. S. L., Witter, G. P., Pfromm Neto, S., Rosado, E., & Wechsler, S. (Orgs.). O futuro da criança na escola, família e sociedade. Campinas, SP: Átomo.
• Bohoslavsky, R. (1974). Orientação vocacional: A estratégia clínica (J. M. V. Bojart, Trad.). São Paulo: Martins Fontes.
• Melo-Silva, L. L., Santos, M. A., Simões, J. T., & Avi, M. C. (2003). Arquitetura de uma ocupação: Vol. 1. Orientação profissional: Teoria e prática. São Paulo: Vetor.
Levin, J., & Fox, J. A. (2004). Estatística para Ciências Humanas. São Paulo: Prentice Hall. (Original publicado em 1941)
Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial. (1968). Orientação profissional, seleção profissional e problemas correlatos. São Paulo: Senai.
Beck, A. T., & Rush, A. J. (1999). Teoria cognitiva. In H. I. Kaplan & B. L. Sadock (Orgs.), Tratado de psiquiatria (6a ed., Vol. 2, pp. 987-999). Porto Alegre: Artmed.
Ferreti, C. J. (1987). Trabalho e orientação profissional: Um estudo sobre a inserção de trabalhadores na grande São Paulo. Tese de Doutorado não-publicada, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo.
Proceedings regularly published
• Neiva, K. M. C. (2001). Escala de maturidade para a escolha profissional (EMEP): Aspectos teóricos e técnicos. Anais do Simpósio Brasileiro de Orientação Vocacional & Ocupacional, 4, 205-212.
• Castro, R. E. F., Melo, M. H. S., & Silvares, E. F. M. (2001). Avaliação da percepção dos pares de crianças com dificuldade de interação em uma sucursal da clínica-escola do Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo [Resumos]. Congresso Interno do Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo, 5 (p. 49). São Paulo: IPUSP.
Lanktree, C. & Briere, J. (1991, janeiro). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Trabalho apresentado no Encontro da American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, São Diego, CA.
Cutler, L. D., Frölich, B., & Hanrahan, P. (1997, 16 de janeiro). Two-handed direct manipulation on the responsiveworkbench. Trabalho apresentado no Symposium on the Interactive 3D Graphics. Resumo recuperado em 12 junho 2000, de http://www.ghaphics.stanford.ed/papers/twohanded/
• Ribeiro, R. (2001). Psicologia social e desenvolvimento do terceiro setor: Participação da Universidade [CD-ROM]. Anais do Congresso Norte Nordeste de Psicologia,
10. Document published on the Internet
Conselho Federal de Serviço Social. Conselho Federal de Psicologia. (2007). Parâmetros para atuação de assistentes sociais e psicólogos (as) na política de assistência social. Recuperado em 11 agosto 2008, de
Decreto nº 9.394. (1999, 20 de dezembro). Regulamenta a política nacional para a integração da pessoa portadora de deficiência, consolida as normas de proteção e dá outras providências. Brasília, DF: Presidência da República.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com). The Declaration of Personal Responsibility and Copyright Transmittal Form (signed by all authors) should be sent by mail addressed to the Editor.
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