Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Perspectivas accepts original articles which are not under consideration elsewhere at the time of submission.

 Policy for non-original articles

As norm, the Journal does not accept for publication as originals, articles that have been published elsewhere in languages different from that of submission. However, articles published elsewhere (regardless of original language) may be exceptionally considered by the Journal, provided that the authors state clearly in the submission form that the article is not na original and prove to have permission to reproduce copyright material (see more information in Copyright Policy). 

Special issues

The Journal welcomes proposals for Special Issues. Proposals for organising special issues should be sent directly to cicp@eeg.uminho.pt

Book reviews

Book reviews may be submitted at any time.

They may be up to 1000 words, and follow the journal's editorial style (see Guidelines for Authors).

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

1. Articles may be submitted in one of the following languages: Portuguese and English.

2. Articles should not exceed 8000 words in length, including footnotes, bibliographic references, tables, graphics and figures, and should be 1,5 spaced throughout (including all quotations, footnotes and references), with generous margins on both sides of the pages and pages numbered consecutively.

3. Articles should be provided in editable formats (not PDF).

4. Articles must be submitted online in perspectivasjournal.cicp.pt at Document Submission.

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Book Review

1. Definition: A book review is a description and a critical evaluation of a book. It gives a summary of the content and assesses the value of the book focusing on the book's purpose, contents, and authority. A book review tells not only what a book is about, but also how successful it is at what it is trying to do

2. Guidelines: A book review shall include

2.1 Description of the book. Sufficient description should be given so that the reader will have some understanding of the author's thoughts. This account is not a summary. It can be woven into the critical remarques

2.2 Appraise the book: a book review must be a considered judgment that includes 

a) a statement of the reviewer's understanding of the author's purpose 

b) how well the reviewer feels the author's purpose has been achieved 

c) evidence to support the reviewer's judgement of the author' achievement. A book review range from 500 to 750 words

3. Submission procedure: All submissions go through a double-blind review process. The identity of the authors is not disclosed to the reviewers and vice versa. In general, there are at least two scientific reviewers. The final decision on whether to accept, decline, or impose modifications lies with the editor-in-chief

Editors
  • Sandrina Antunes
  • Isabel Camisão
  • Margarida Palmeira
  • Miguel Rodrigues
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State of the Art Report

1. Definition: State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs) provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of a special topic of current interest related to all fields of research covered by CICP. STARs summarize and organize recent research results in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. A STAR article assumes a general knowledge of the area; it emphasizes the classification of the existing literature, developing a perspective on the area, and evaluating trends

2. Guidelines: a STAR range from 3.000 to 4.000 words

3. Submission procedure: All submissions go through a double-blind review process. The identity of the authors is not disclosed to the reviewers and vice versa. In general, there are at least two scientific reviewers. The final decision on whether to accept, decline, or impose modifications lies with the editor-in-chief

Editors
  • Sandrina Antunes
  • Isabel Camisão
  • Margarida Palmeira
  • Miguel Rodrigues
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Peer Review Process

Perspectivas is committed to guaranteeing quality of articles. Hence, every manuscript is submitted to a double-blind peer review process. 

 

Publication Frequency

This journal will be published twice a year

 

Perspectivas Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Perspectivas is committed to guaranteeing ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected from Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

The authors should design their research in a way that ensures integrity and quality. The article should include sufficient details and references in order to allow others to replicate the work. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in the article. Any form of plagiarism is considered unethical behavior. Information obtained privately, must not be used without explicit permission from the source. If the work involves the use of human subjects the article should include a statement confirming that informed consent have been obtained. Harm to participants must be avoid.

The editors should evaluate manuscripts on the basis of their scientific merit, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editors should take reasonable measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. New editors should not overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous editors unless serious problems are identified.

 The reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the revision process. The reviews should be supported by objective and clear arguments that help the author to improve the article. The reviewers cannot in any circumstances take advantage of privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review for personal advantage.