Revista BrJAC

 

Guidelines for Authors

 

Scope
Professional Ethics
Manuscripts that can be Submitted to BrJAC
Manuscript Submission
Documents Preparation
  Cover Letter
  Title Page
  Novelty Statement
  Manuscript
Review Process

Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry (BrJAC) is dedicated to the diffusion of significant and original knowledge in all branches of Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalytics. The BrJAC is addressed to professionals involved in science, technology and innovation projects in Analytical Chemistry, at universities, research centers and in industry.

Professional Ethics

Manuscripts submitted for publication in BrJAC cannot have been previously published or be currently submitted for publication in another journal.
The BrJAC does not consider submissions of manuscripts that have been posted to preprint servers prior to submission, and will withdraw from consideration any papers posted to those servers prior to publication.
The submitted manuscripts are the full responsibility of the authors. Manipulation/invention/omission of data, duplication of publications, the publication of papers under contract and confidentiality agreements, company data, material obtained from non-ethical experiments, publications without consent, the omission of authors, plagiarism, the publication of confidential data and undeclared conflicts of interests are considered serious ethical faults.
The BrJAC discourages and restricts the practice of excessive self-citation by the authors.
The BrJAC does not practice coercive citation, that is, it does not require authors to include references from BrJAC as a condition for achieving acceptance, purely to increase the number of citations to articles from BrJAC without any scientific justification.
Misconduct will be treated according to the COPE's recommendations (https://publicationethics.org/) and the Council of Science Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications (https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/).
For more detailed information on the BrJAC's ethics and integrity policy, please see the “About us” menu on this website.

Manuscripts that can be Submitted to BrJAC

  • Articles: Full descriptions of an original research finding in Analytical Chemistry. Articles undergo double-blind full peer review.
  • Reviews: Articles on well-established subjects, including critical analyses of the bibliographic references and conclusions. Manuscripts submitted for publication as Reviews must be original and unpublished. Reviews undergo double-blind full peer review.
  • Technical Notes: Concise descriptions of developments in analytical methods, new techniques, procedures or equipment falling within the scope of the BrJAC. Technical notes also undergo double-blind full peer review.
  • Letters: Discussions, comments and suggestions on issues related to Analytical Chemistry, and consultations to authors. Letters are welcome and will be published at the discretion of the BrJAC editor-in-chief.

Manuscript Submission

The BrJAC uses an online manuscript manager system for the submission of manuscripts. This system guides authors stepwise through the entire submission process.
The submitting author must add all co-authors to the Authors section of the manuscript manager system. After submission, all co-authors will receive an alert and will have the opportunity to confirm whether or not they are co-authors.
Four documents are mandatorily uploaded by the submitting author: Cover letter, Title Page, Novelty Statement and the Manuscript. Templates for these documents are available at the end of this page.
The four documents mentioned above must be uploaded into the manuscript manager system as Word files. The manuscript Word file will be converted by the system to a PDF file which will be used in the double-blind peer review process.
All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail to the submitting author through the manuscript manager system.

Documents Preparation

It is highly recommended that authors download and use the templates to create their four mandatory documents to avoid the suspension of a submission that does not meet the BrJAC guidelines.

Cover Letter

In addition to the usual content of a Cover Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, the submitting author must declare any conflicts of interest on behalf of all co-authors and their agreement with the copyright policy of the BrJAC. Please read about conflicts of interest and copyright in the About us menu on this website.
It is the duty of the submitting author to inform their collaborators about the manuscript content and obtain their permission for submission and eventual publication.
The Cover Letter must be signed by the submitting author.

Title Page

The Title Page must contain information for each author: full name, affiliation, full postal address, e-mail, phone number, ORCID and information on the contribution of each author to the work. Acknowledgments must be entered on the Title Page. The submitting author must sign the Title Page.

Novelty Statement

The Novelty Statement must contain clear and succinct information about what is new and innovative in the study in relation to previously related works, including the works of the authors themselves.

Manuscript

It is highly recommended that authors download the Manuscript template and create their manuscript in this template, keeping the layout of this file.

  • Language: English is the language adopted by the BrJAC. The correct use of English is of utmost importance. In cases where the Editors and Reviewers consider the manuscript to require an English revision, the authors will be required to send an English proofreading certificate before the final approval of the manuscript by BrJAC.
  • Required items: the manuscript must include a title, abstract, keywords, and the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
  • Identification of authors: as the BrJAC adopts a double-blind review, the manuscript file must NOT contain the authors’ names, affiliations nor acknowledgments. Full details of the authors and their acknowledgements should be on the Title Page.
  • Layout: the lines in the manuscript must be numbered consecutively and double-spaced.
  • Graphics and Tables: must appear close to the discussion about them in the manuscript. For figures use Arabic numbers, and for tables use Roman numbers.
  • Permission to use content already published: to use figures, graphs, diagrams, tables, etc. identical to others previously published in the literature, even if these materials have been published by the same submitting authors, a publication permission from the publisher or scientific society holding the copyrights must be requested by the submitting authors and included among the documents uploaded in the manuscript management system at the time of manuscript submission.
  • Chemical nomenclature, units and symbols: should conform to the rules of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and Chemical Abstracts Service. It is recommended that, whenever possible, the authors follow the International System of Units, the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM) and the NIST General Table of Units of Measurement. Abbreviations are not recommended except for those recognized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures or those recorded and established in scientific publications. Use L for liters. Always use superscripts rather than /. For instance: use mg mL-1 and NOT mg/mL. Leave a space between numeric values and their units.
  • References throughout the manuscript: the references must be cited as numbers in square brackets [ ]. It is recommended that references older than 5 (five) years be avoided, except in relevant cases.
  • References item: include a DOI (as a hyperlink) whenever it is available. References should be thoroughly checked for errors by the authors before submission. See how to format the References in the manuscript template HERE.

Please submit your manuscript at www.manuscriptmanager.net/brjac or click on the
"Manuscript Submission" button at the end of this page.

Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the BrJAC undergo an initial check for compliance with all of the journal's guidelines. Submissions that do not meet the journal's guidelines will be suspended and an alert sent to the corresponding author. The authors will be able to resend the submission within 30 days. If the submission according to the journal's guidelines is not made within 30 days, the submission will be withdrawn on the first subsequent day and an alert will be sent to the corresponding author.
Manuscripts that are in accordance with the journal's guidelines are submitted for the analysis of similarities by the iThenticate software.
The manuscript is then forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief who will check whether the manuscript is in accordance with the journal's scope and will analyze the similarity report issued by iThenticate.
If the manuscript passes the screening described above, it will be forwarded to an Associate Editor who will also analyze the iThenticate similarity report and invite reviewers.
Manuscripts are reviewed in double-blind mode by at least 2 reviewers. A larger number of reviewers may be used at the discretion of the Editor. As evaluation criteria, the reviewers employ originality, scientific quality, contribution to knowledge in the field of Analytical Chemistry, the theoretical foundation and bibliography, the presentation of relevant and consistent results, compliance with the BrJAC’s guidelines, clarity of writing and presentation, and the use of grammatically correct English.
Note: In case the Editors and Reviewers consider the manuscript to require an English revision, the authors will be required to send an English proofreading certificate, by the ProofReading Service or equivalent service, before the final approval of the manuscript by the BrJAC.
The 1st-round review process usually takes around 5-6 weeks. If the manuscript is not rejected but requires corrections, the authors will have one month to submit a corrected version of the manuscript. In another 3-4 weeks, a new decision on the manuscript may be presented to the corresponding author.
The manuscripts accepted for publication are forwarded to the article layout department. Minor changes to the manuscripts may be made, when necessary, to adapt them to BrJAC guidelines or to make them clearer in style, respecting the original content. The articles are sent to the authors for approval before publication. Once published online, a DOI number is assigned to the article.

Please submit your manuscript at www.manuscriptmanager.net/brjac or click on the
"Manuscript Submission" button at the end of this page.

 

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