About the Journal
The Revista Uningá is managed by the Open Journal Systems (OJS/PKP) platform. It is indexed in databases and directories: Latindex, Diadorim, Google Acadêmico, Portal de Periódicos da Capes, Research Bible, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI), Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras (Sumários.org), Revistas de Livre Acesso (LivRe), International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR), Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) and Electronic Journals Library (EZB). It presents stratification B4 by the Qualis Periodicals system (2013-2016) and the index h5 by Google Academic - 8 (2021).
Since January 2020, the periodical has adopted the bilingual publication (Portuguese and English), and, in January 2021, the continuous publication. Thus, the works must be written in Portuguese – with adequate vernacular quality. After the review/approval process, the authors must send the English version of the paper reviewed/translated by professionals in the field.
FOCUS AND SCOPE
The Revista Uningá is dedicated to the publication of original articles, literature reviews and multidisciplinary case reports. Its mission is to disseminate and develop science in the following fields of knowledge: Health Sciences and Biological I, II and III.
POLICY AND GUIDELINES
The papers must be submitted through the Open Journal Systems platform – available on the Uningá website, upon registration of the author.
Once registered, the author(s) can access and submit the text to the Editorial Board for publication. Only one paper at a time must be submitted for publication. The editorial process can be followed by accessing the system, but only by the corresponding author. The entire editorial process is confidential.
The paper submitted in Revista Uningá must:
- Be original and unpublished.
- Be written in Portuguese or in English, containing at least 8 pages (and 20 maximum).
- Have two titles (in Portuguese and in English).
- Have two abstracts (one in Portuguese and one in English). The abstracts must have 150 up to 250 words. After the respectives abstracts, add the keywords in Portuguese and in English (minimum 3 and maximum 5).
- Be in A4 format edited in .doc or .docx (Word); with spacing 1,0 between the lines; the margins with 3 centimeter (top, bottom, right and left); font Times New Roman, size 12.Do not include notes in the text.
- Indicate if the search was financed by any institution.
- Follow the American Psychological Association (APA) standard for citations and references.
- Inform the title of the work; the name(s) of the author(s) and their(s) respective institution(s); e-mails and which one is the corresponding author. All the data about the professor advisor should also be included.
For further information, access the URL to have the Revista Uningá's standards: https://uninga.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Normas-da-Uningá-Journal.pdf
Following, a instructional video on how to register on OJS: https://uninga.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Vídeo-Como-realizar-cadastro-no-OJS.mp4
And a step-by-step on how to submit an article: https://uninga.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Vídeo-Passo-a-passo-para-realizar-uma-submissão.mp4
COPYRIGHT STATEMENT/CONFLICT OF INTEREST
A statement must be attached signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all co-authors at the submission, in an area designated in the system “Copyright/Conflict Interest Statement”.
The statement must:
- Confirm that the manuscript original (unpublished) without fraud and/or plagiarism derivations. If the manuscript is derived from a thesis or dissertation, it must be informed.
- Certify that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication in any other print or electronic media (except those published as preprints).
- Attest that the content of the manuscript is the sole responsibility of all the nominated authors, who assume that they have significantly contributed to the research and provide retractions or corrections if necessary.
- Verify cases of conflict of interest. Whether it occurs or not, they must manifest themselves, because it will be analyzed later on by the Editorial Board.
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
The journal embraces the Open Access Policy, in other words, all the digital content is available for free, without any charges. Besides, users can download, read and distribute the collection freely, the authorization of the authors of the manuscript is not necessary, because this kind of access is in accordance with the users’ rights established in the open access.
The licensing rights used by Revista Uningá is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC BY 4.0). Sharing (copying and distributing the material in any media or format) and adapting, remixing, transforming and creating material from the content are allowed, licensed for any purpose including commercial.
Manuscripts submitted to Revista Uningá adopt the full implementation of the Open Access Systems, in which authors contribute with part of the costs of publishing their articles.
Currently, the publication fee is $20.00 (USD) per approved article (2022). We emphasize that the charge is made after the approval of the paper. In order to make it clear that this initiative has no relationship with the evaluation of the submissions. In other words, nothing is charged for submitting your article.
PEER EVALUATION PROCESS
When it is received, the manuscript goes to the first evaluation phase called Desk Review. In this stage, are observed: framing the scope and merit of the manuscript for publication, if the study fits to the editorial standards of the journal and has no similarity with other studies. For the purpose of avoiding plagiarism, the periodical uses the Similarity Check by Crossref. Those papers that do not comply with the criteria will be rejected without peer review.
Manuscripts approved in the first phase will be blindly evaluated by two PhDs reviewers in the field of the submitted research. Those professionals can be from national and/or international institutions with proven scientific production.
After due corrections and adjustments to the suggestions, the manuscript will be accepted for publication if it has two favorable opinions and will be rejected when two opinions are unfavorable. In the case of a favorable and an unfavorable opinion, the decision on the publication (or not) of the article will be taken by the Editorial Board.
The journal is committed at all stages of the editorial process to ensure the integrity of the research, and suspected cases of misconduct will be investigated. If necessary, retractions, clarifications or corrections will be published.
In the face of any observation of misconduct, the manuscript's editorial process will be interrupted and everyone involved will be informed. If there is no misconduct, the editorial process is resumed. Otherwise, the Journal can operate, for authors: archiving the manuscript, as if not accepting new submissions by the involved authors; for the reviewers: removal from the Journal's Editorial Board; for the editors: dismissing their obligations.
ETHICS IN PUBLICATIONS
Revista Uningá follows the principles and standards recommended by the COPE (Committee on Public Ethics) for integrity in scientific publications, in accordance with https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf.
The submitted manuscript that involves human beings, directly or indirectly, must be approved by the Research Ethics Service (RES), as defined in Resolution 466/2012. Manuscripts whose project uses secondary data, sociological, anthropological, epidemiological research, as well as those involving only medical records review, are included.
The submitted article involving the handling of animals must be approved by the Animal Ethics Committees (AEC). It is mandatory the attachment of the supporting document when submitting in the designated area “Ethical Aspects”.
In accordance with COPE, Revista Uningá adopted a tool anti-plagiarism powered by iThenticate, which was found to be one of the most complete and respected programs. The Similarity Check by Crossref provides help to detect identical writing with other articles already published, in order to avoid cases of copy.
When the journal receives a submission, during the Desk Review process, the editorial staff makes use of the software. It gives a percentual number, that can vary between 0% and 100%. Depending on the score, the Editorial Board can reject the article with no further consideration.
PROMOTING YOUR ARTICLE
Authors can contribute to the dissemination of their article and ensure that it has greater visibility and citations.
The periodical uses social media to promote articles. For this, after approval of the manuscript, authors are invited to share their account names in different media, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. After the publication of the article, held on the journal by OJS website, the disclosure is carried out in the media of Editora Uningá (Facebook and Instagram).
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