About the Journal
1. Focus and scope
The Research, Society and Development journal (whose abbreviated title is Res., Soc. Dev.) is a multidisciplinary scientific publication focused on promoting the social, scientific and technological development through the publication of the findings that have occurred in different areas. This is a monthly journal, which publishes various types of manuscript, such as scientific articles, reviews and case teaching in diversified areas of knowledge. The journal receives many contributions from researchers in the area of Teaching, which allows to evaluate and publish also educational objects.
2. Section policies
Education Sciences - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Agrarian and Biological Sciences - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Health Sciences - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Exact and Earth Sciences - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Human and Social Sciences - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Engineerings - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Review Article - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Educational Objects - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Book Review - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
Note Preview - Indexed - Peer Reviewed
3. Declaration of Ethics and Best Practices in Publication
The journal Research, Society and Development, ISSN 2525-3409, has scientific arbitration, whose objective is to guarantee ethical standards. We seek the agreement of those involved in the editorial process, which are the Editors, Editorial Board, Ad hoc Evaluators and Authors in relation to good practices and ethical behavior. For that, our reference is the Code of Conduct and Standards of Good Practice for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) that they require to:
- Ensure the maintenance of good editorial practices.
- Analyze the articles submitted and approve those that are in the scope of the journal Research, Society and Development for the editorial flow, taking as a reference the thematic focus of the journal, the guidelines for publication and legal aspects regarding defamation, copyright violations and plagiarism.
- Guarantee the protection of the identity of the authors and reviewers involved in the arbitration process.
- To protect and protect intellectual property and authors' rights.
- Ensure an anonymous article arbitration process (in our case: double-blind peer review in the most fair and impartial way possible, ensuring that the information remains confidential.
- Guide Invited Editors, Authors and Evaluators on the editorial flow and the peer review process, which involves meeting the journal's guidelines, submission, evaluation and referrals.
- Make an appropriate selection of evaluators.
- Organize the list of evaluators and keep their data updated.
- Ensure that unpublished materials in an article are not used in research and publications carried out by Editors or members of the Editorial Board without the consent of the authors.
- Respond to questions related to a published article, regarding the possibility of editorial misconduct, following the guidelines of COPE.
- Publish, when necessary, corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies.
- Ensure the autonomy of editorial decisions.
3.2. Invited Editors:
- Select and define the theme and scope of the special issue, as well as the schedule for submission and editorial flow.
- Prepare the presentation of the special number.
- Instruct authors in relation to the design of the issue and its editorial flow.
- Check, analyze the submitted articles and approve those that are within the scope of the issue to be processed in the editorial flow, taking as reference the conception, the guidelines for publication and the legal aspects regarding defamation, copyright violations and plagiarism.
- To ensure, in collaboration with the Editors, an appropriate choice of reviewers for the articles
3.3. 'Ad hoc' Evaluators, Reviewers or Opinions:
- Inform the Editors of your availability to evaluate an article.
- Decline an invitation whenever you do not feel qualified to carry out the evaluation according to the topic addressed; the identification of aspects that lead to recognizing authorship; and / or if there is a conflict of interest.
- Treat manuscripts as confidential documents, protecting intellectual property and authors' rights, keeping information confidential and committing themselves not to use privileged information for their own benefit, including in their research and / or publications.
- To prepare the opinion based on good editorial practices with regard to ethics, impersonality and respect for human rights.
- Inform the Editors of any identification of violation of good practices, rights by the authors and / or practices of plagiarism.
- It is the authors' obligation to know the focus, scope and design of the journal Research, Society and Development, as well as the guidelines for submission.
- Ensure that the submitted article is original and when it comes to expanding the work published in the annals of a scientific event, ensure a consistent approach and significant analysis.
- Elaborate the article based on good practices: in research and / or systematic study carried out, addressing and problematizing data coherently and presenting contributions to the multidisciplinary field.
- It is the authors' obligation not to submit the article simultaneously to another journal.
- Pay attention to the rules of the Research Ethics Committee of the institution to which the research portrayed in the article is linked, when dealing with the involvement of human beings.
- Ensure that there are no expressions or insertions that constitute plagiarism, as well as giving credit by citing sources of excerpts from other productions.
- Ensure and ensure that the article has not been published in another journal and when it comes to translating an international publication, this information must appear on the first page of it.
- Maintain communication with the Editors, including informing the need to correct some information in the published article.
- It is the authors' obligation to assign authorship only to those who have contributed significantly to article conception or development.
4. Peer Review Process
The evaluation of Research, Society and Development manuscripts is done in pairs by the Double Blind Review method, where each manuscript is evaluated by two external ad hoc reviewers, selected by specialty or affinity for the thematic content of the manuscript under consideration. The reviewers of the journal, for the most part, are external to the publishing institution, in addition to having a large number of external evaluators to Brazil, as presented annually in the nominata of ad hoc evaluators.
After submission, the manuscript is evaluated by the ad hoc reviewers, who analyze, suggest corrections and improvements. Then the analysis is made by the editor, who resolves the cases of controversy, analyzes the opinions and decides on the refusal or acceptance of the manuscript.
After the editor's analysis, the manuscript is returned to the authors for the improvements suggested by the reviewers.
Finally, the author submits the final version of the manuscript, with its report of similarity detection software (possibly CopySpider). The final version will be sent within the definitive template of the journal, where it is mandatory to inform the ORCID of all authors and the percentage of contribution of each author in the manuscript.
The evaluation is blind, without the identification of the authors and ad hoc reviewers.
The annual nominata with the name of all ad hoc reviewers is published in the month of December.
The time between receipt of the article and the first response of the reviewers is up to 30 days. The time between receipt and publication is up to 60 days. The rejection rate for currently submitted articles is 12%.
Among the main advantages of the double-blind evaluation process adopted by the journal are:
a) ignorance of the identity of the author and the reviewer, guaranteeing impartiality in the evaluation;
b) greater credibility and prestige of evaluation processes;
c) improvement of the process of communication of the results of the researches.
5. Publication Frequency
The Research, Development And Society is a monthly journal.
6. Impact factor
According to Citefactor.org, for 2020-21, impact factor is score: 1.78.
7. Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its contents following the principles that free availability of scientific knowledge favors universal democratization of knowledge.
8. Publication cost (APC)
For Brazilian authors, the publication fee is R $ 300,00 BRL (three hundred reais). For other authors, the publication fee is US$ 100,00 (one hundred American dollars). The publication fee is charged only for accepted papers. There is no submission fee.
This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed file system between participating libraries and allows them to create permanent journal files for preservation and restoration.
11. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The journal is dedicated to complying with good practices with regard to moral conduct consistent with the scientific publishing of periodicals. Preventing neglect is also the crucial responsibility of the author, editor, and editorial staff: any form of unethical behavior, as well as plagiarism in any instance, is not accepted. Authors who submit articles to the journal ensure that the work has not been published nor is it under review / evaluation in any other journal.
The Research, Society and Development requires a completed CONSORT 2010 checklist and flow diagram as a condition of submission when reporting the results of a randomized trial. Templates for these can be found here or on the CONSORT website [www.consort-statement.org] which also describes several CONSORT checklist extensions for different designs and types of data beyond two group parallel trials. At minimum, your article should report the content addressed by each item of the checklist. Meeting these basic reporting requirements will greatly improve the value of your trial report and may enhance its chances for eventual publication.
We also signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
When submitting an article with research with human beings carried out in Brazil, the authors must present the approval of the Ethics Committee.
12. Special Issues, Supplements and Thematic Dossiers
Sporadically the journal can make calls to Special Issues, Supplements or Dossiers thematic. In such cases, full papers will be evaluated according to the referees' review process through double blind review.
13. Plagiarism software
To maintain the transparency of the information contained in the research, the author is requested, at the time of submission of the final version of the manuscript, a report of the similarity detection software (possibly CopySpider).
In the case of CopySpider Software, available at http://www.copyspider.com.br/main/, authors should submit the report that shows that the article has a maximum of 3% similarity with other files (and the justification if it is greater than 3%).
14. Journal Sponsorship
This is a publication of the Research Group Methodologies in Teaching and Learning in Sciences of Federal University of Itajubá - Campus Itabira.
The DOI of the articles from 2016 to 2018 were financed by Unifei. In 2019 the DOI became the responsibility by the authors of the articles or people interested in the journal. As of 2020, authors began to pay all publication costs.
15. Journal History
The Research, Society And Development journal is an electronic publication that arose from the need to take a more critical and collaborative science. This is a publication of the Research Group Methodologies in Teaching and Learning in Sciences of Federal University of Itajubá - Campus Itabira. Due to the increase in the size of the journal (foreseen in the editorial of December 2019), in 2020 the management of the journal started to take place professionally through the associated publisher "CDRR Editors".