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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

• The article submitted to the Journal will first be evaluated for its scientific merit;

• The article must be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish or English;

•There should be a maximum of four authors per article;

• The article must be novel in Brazil and any other country. A preliminary version presented in the annals of international or national scientific events will not be considered a breach of novelty;

• The Journal stimulates the participation, in a fast track regime, of the best articles presented in conventions. It should be noted that these articles go through a double blind review and are analyzed under the same selection criteria of all other texts;

• The article cannot be submitted to a simultaneous evaluation in another journal;

• The Editor may accept or decline the submitted article, according to the journal’s editorial policy; • The Editor may suggest alterations to the article related both to the content and compliance with writing and presentation standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA);

• The articles must be written in a clear and objective fashion. The author must avoid colloquial language, jargon or technical terms without duly explaining them; • It is paramount the Portuguese text is reviewed, for articles presenting problems of this nature will be rejected;

• The texts must be accompanied, in a separate file, by a letter authorizing the publication and concession of copyrights;

• The editorial team is not responsible for the opinions, ideas and concepts emitted in the published texts, these being the full responsibility of the author(s).

Publication Standards

• The file must be written in Microsoft Word or RTF format, and must not exceed 2MB;

• The text's writing and presentation must comply with the standards outlined by the APA. The text must be written with Times New Roman font, 12 pt, single-spaced and justified;

• For paragraphs, the first line of each paragraph should be indented 1.25cm and with single line spacing between paragraphs;

• The page layout must be A4 (29.7 x 21 cm), with the following margins: top (3 cm), left (3 cm), bottom (2 cm) and right (2 cm);

• The articles must have a minimum of 14 and maximum of 17 pages, including tables, notes and references;

• The following structure must be adopted when writing the article: title, abstract (in Portuguese), keywords (in Portuguese), abstract (in English), keywords (in English), introduction, theoretical framework, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion and references;

• The title of the text, and its sections, must be entirely written in capitals and the captions in small letters. Both should be typed in bold, with the corresponding Hindu-Arabic numbering;

• One cannot include a caption immediately after a title or caption; it is necessary to have at least one paragraph separating the two;

• Tables, graphs and figures must be included in the main document, in the sequence which they appear in the text and written in 10 pt;

• The abstracts, in both Portuguese and English, must contain a maximum of 250 words and must highlight the objective, methodology and main results;

• The author(s) must choose four to six keywords, in both Portuguese and English, that indicate the work's content; • Bold type should only be used in titles and captions;

• Foreign words must be written in Italic, and neologisms or unusual meanings must be enclosed in quotation marks;

• Notes should be avoided,but when used must explain and clarify in a succinct manner, and must not be mistaken by references, which should appear at the end of the next, in sequential Hindu-Arabic numbering;

• Articles must be grammatically accurate, for articles presenting problems of this nature will be rejected;

• Articles accepted for publication will be submitted to final editing, and orthographic and grammatical revision;

• The author(s) identification should not occur in the body of the text. On a separate page, the complete name(s) of the author(s) must be presented, accompanied by a brief résumé describing academic and/or professional experience, address, telephone and fax numbers, and emails;

• In the software OJS, adopted by the Journal, the author(s) will have the article automatically refused by the system if the exclusivity, originality and copyright clauses are not accepted;

• The OJS program records the entry date, and the steps for the evaluation and publication process, permitting the author(s) to automatically follow the article’s status through the system;

• The editor and/or any other individual or institution involved in the collegiate organs are not responsible for the opinions, ideas and concepts emitted in the published texts, these being the full responsibility of the author(s);

• The evaluations are completed in standardized evaluation forms, with spaces for personalized comments sent to the author(s) in case of a conditional acceptance, correction(s)or refusal; • The article must be submitted solely online, on the website.


Política padrão de seção

Life and Spirituality

The Life and Spirituality section of our scientific journal is dedicated to exploring the intersection between science and the spiritual dimension of human experience. We acknowledge that the pursuit of knowledge extends beyond tangible aspects of the world, encompassing the depths of the soul and the most transcendent questions of existence.

Our editorial approach seeks to provide an inclusive and respectful space for the discussion and analysis of topics related to life and spirituality. We are interested in articles that present rigorous research, academic reflections, and insights that illuminate the various facets of the connection between science, spirituality, and human well-being.

Bibliometric Reviews in SDGs

  1. Introduction to Bibliometric Reviews in SDGs: Begin with an introduction that outlines the relevance of bibliometric analysis in the context of Sustainable Development Goals. Highlight the importance of bibliometrics in understanding the trends, gaps, and evolution of research in SDGs.

  2. Objective of the Review: Clearly state the objectives of your bibliometric review. This might include identifying key themes, trends, or influential works and authors in SDG-related research.

  3. Methodology:

    • Data Sources: Describe the databases and sources you used to collect the bibliometric data (e.g., Scopus, Web of Science).
    • Search Strategy: Outline the keywords and search strategy employed to gather relevant literature.
    • Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: Specify the criteria for including or excluding studies in your analysis.
    • Analysis Tools: Mention any specific bibliometric analysis tools or software used (e.g., VOSviewer, CiteSpace).
  4. Results:

    • Trends Over Time: Present trends in SDG research over time. This can include the number of publications per year, emerging topics, etc.
    • Key Authors and Institutions: Identify the most influential authors and institutions in SDG research.
    • Geographical Distribution: Discuss the geographical spread of the research, highlighting countries or regions leading in SDG-related research.
    • Network Analysis: If applicable, include network analysis results that show the relationships between key terms, authors, or papers.
  5. Discussion:

    • Interpretation of Findings: Offer insights into what the bibliometric data reveals about the state of SDG research.
    • Comparison with Other Fields: If relevant, compare the findings with trends in other fields.
    • Implications for Future Research: Suggest areas where further research is needed based on gaps or emerging trends identified.
  6. Conclusion: Summarize the main findings of your bibliometric review and reiterate its significance in the broader context of SDG research.

  7. References: Include a comprehensive list of references cited in your section, formatted according to the journal's guidelines.

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