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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 submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text has been carefully revised to eliminate grammar and spelling errors.
  • 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.

Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (RBCIAMB) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal of the da Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental (ABES). RBCIAMB publishes full articles of original scientific papers or review papers with relevance to the area of Environmental Sciences and prioritizes articles with an interdisciplinary perspective and themes. Its scope concerns contextualized issues in the relationship between society and nature in a broad sense. involving environmental aspects in social and economic development processes, technologies and conservation.

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 Likewise, bibliometric analyses will not be published in the journal, without clear evidence that such analyzes contribute to scientific development.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 disciplinary 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.

 

Language

For submissions made from 02/01/2020, the publication will be only 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.

For submissions from 10/15/2020, 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)

 

References

From 10/15/2020 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:

Examples

Citation in the Text

One author:
In paragraph  Schultz (2020) or
Between parentheses: (Schultz, 2020)

Two authors:
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)

Reference List

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.
  
Book
Gaugh, Jr., H.G., 1992. Statistical Analysis of Regional Field Trials. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 278 pp.

Book Chapter

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.

Dissertations/Theses
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

Legislation

Brasil. Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente – CONAMA. 2005. Resolução CONAMA n. 357, de 17 de março de 2005. Diário Oficial da União, Brasília.

Homepage
Washington State Department of Ecology, 2020. Washington Geospatial Open Data Portal (Accessed November 15, 2019) at:. http://geo.wa.gov/datasets.

 

Billing System

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 rbciamb@abes-dn.org.br 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.

Plagiarism

The articles undergo an initial screening with the Plagius software to check for plagiarism

Evaluation

Pre-analysis:

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.

Evaluation

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

YES

NO

DOUBT

Comment

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

       

CONTEXTUALIZATION  – the article demonstrates its insertion in the scope of the journal, demonstrating its relationship with works already published in it

If at least one answer to the six items above is negative, the article must be rejected

 

Table 2 - Evaluation

 

EVALUATION OF ARTICLES

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

TITLE (appropriate to the content of the article) - adherence to the scope of the journal (environmental theme)

 

 

 

 

RESUMO - highlights the objective, the methodology, and the results (in Portuguese)

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT - properly uses the English language and reflects the contents of the resumo

 

 

 

 

Palavras-chave (keywords) - pertinent and do not repeat title terms

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

It presents the theme in a problematic way

 

 

 

 

Demonstrates an overview of the literature, that is, an approach of the literature to highlight the gap that the work intends to fill

 

 

 

 

Presents the importance of the work done

 

 

 

 

At the end of the introduction, the objective of the article is presented

 

 

 

 

Objective is aligned with the work title

 

 

 

 

Objective is formulated with a single verb and in the infinitive

 

 

 

 

 

Literature review (incorporated in the introduction)

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

Features exhaustive research on what has already been published on the subject

 

 

 

 

Harmonizes various points of view

 

 

 

 

Provides a panoramic view of the literature

 

 

 

 

Features current references

 

 

 

 

It is not merely conceptual

 

 

 

 

Presents similar works (raises the state of the art on the subject)

 

 

 

 

Addresses national and international authors

 

 

 

 

Follows structure of ideas according to FUNNEL (from general to specific)

 

 

 

 

It makes interconnection between Items: opening, closing, connection between items.

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIAL AND METHODS / Methodological Procedures

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

Does the description of the procedures explicitly explain how all objectives were met?

 

 

 

 

Was the procedure DETAILED ENOUGH to be reproduced in other studies?

 

 

 

 

Have the procedures for data collection been presented?

 

 

 

 

How WAS the DATA ANALYSIS described?

 

 

 

 

 

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

The applied methods were described previously

 

 

 

 

The results presented are discussed

 

 

 

 

Tables are used to facilitate understanding of the results

 

 

 

 

Figures are used to facilitate understanding of the results

 

 

 

 

The discussion of the results is of good quality, presenting coherence, pertinence, and originality in the argument and reflection

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSIONS

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

Are clearly established

 

 

 

 

Are supported by the work’s data

 

 

 

 

Are relevant to the state of the art

 

 

 

 

Generalizations are restricted to the sample universe

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

YES

NO

PARTLY

Comment

Work has at least 50% of bibliographic references and citations from articles published in quality scientific journals

 

 

 

 

Work has at least 25% of bibliographic references and citations from articles published in international scientific journals

 

 

 

 

This work has at least 50% of bibliographic references and citations from articles published in scientific journals in the last five years