Foco e Escopo
Journal of Human Growth and Development - JHGD disseminates papers whose object of study and discussion is the relationship between the growth and development of the human being. JHGD is a quarterly publication. Besides being distributed to the CDH associates, it is sold by subscription or in spare copies.
General Criteria for the Acceptance of Texts Submitted to Publication
JHGD reserves the copyright to its content. The submitted texts and floppy disks should be sent with a letter in which the authors waive the copyright in favor of the Journal.
The opinions expressed by the authors belong to them and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
Papers will be selected according to the following criteria: scientific solidity, originality, currentness, opportunity of information and adequacy to the Journal�s publication norms. After the initial selection, performed by the editor, the material will be sent to two members of the Editorial Board. Within 90 days, they should give their opinions regarding acceptance for publication or not. This opinion will be expressed as follows:
a) Accepted for publication: the paper will be published in one of the next issues of the Journal, according to a chronological criterion (date when the article was approved by the Journal) and a pagination criterion.
b) Conditional Acceptance: one or more members of the Editorial Board suggest modifications so that the paper fits the Journal�s norms, or make suggestions aiming at a better understanding of the text. In this case, the original is returned to the author together with the recommendations.
c) Rejected: in this hypothesis, the originals will be returned to the author, and the reasons for the refusal will be explained.
Norms for the Elaboration of Papers
The content of JHGD can include: Editorial; Original Research and Current Comments; Opinions and/or Bibliographic Reviews; Case Studies; Experience Report; Reviews or Summaries of Dissertations. The Editorials, which reflect the Journal’s positions, will be written by the Editor or the members of the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts should be written preferably in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The work should be submitted through our online system (www.revistas.usp.br/jhgd) following the publication standards.
Processo de Avaliação pelos Pares
Publication and peer review process
Publication of study articles by Journal of Human Growth and Development is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Journal of Human Growth and Development operates using an open peer review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer review reports. In addition, if the article is published, the named reports are published online alongside the article as part of a 'pre-publication history'. All previous versions of the manuscript, and all author responses to the reviewers are also available to readers.
Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into Journal of Human Growth and Development , a personalized section of the site.
Política de Acesso Livre
Esta revista oferece acesso livre imediato ao seu conteúdo, seguindo o princípio de que disponibilizar gratuitamente o conhecimento científico ao público proporciona maior democratização mundial do conhecimento.
Fontes de indexação
- Index Psi Periódicos (BVS-Psi)
- LILACS (Centro Latino-Americano e do Caribe de Informação em Ciências da Saúde)
- CLASE - Citas Latinoamericanas em Ciências Sociales y Humanidades (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - UNAM)
- Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
- Social Services Abstracts
- Linguistic & Language Behavior Abstracts
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ (http://www.doaj.org)
The most recent cities per doc (Scopus) for Journal of Journal of Human Growth and Development is 0,843 according to 2013 SCImago Journal & Country Rank by This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.
Ethics and consent
Study involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such study. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption). Additional information and documentation to support this should be made available to the Editor on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editor considers th’at the study has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In rare cases, the Editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.
Consent to participate
For all study involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.
Study involving animals
Experimental study on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to adhere to when conducting study in animals and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has also published ethical guidelines.
A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines (e.g. the revised Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in the UK and Directive 2010/63/EU in Europe) and/or ethical approval (including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate) must be included in the manuscript. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption and the reasons for the exemption). The Editor will take account of animal welfare issues and reserves the right to reject a manuscript, especially if the study involves protocols that are inconsistent with commonly accepted norms of animal study. In rare cases, the Editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.
For experimental studies involving client-owned animals, authors must also document informed consent from the client or owner and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care.
Field studies and other non-experimental study on animals must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines and/or appropriate permissions or licences must be included in the manuscript. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the IUCN Policy Statement on Study Involving Species at Risk of Extinction.
Study involving plants
Experimental study on plants (either cultivated or wild), including collection of plant material, must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines. Field studies should be conducted in accordance with local legislation, and the manuscript should include a statement specifying the appropriate permissions and/or licences. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Voucher specimens must be deposited in a public herbarium or other public collection providing access to deposited material. Information on the voucher specimen and who identified it must be included in the manuscript.
Consent for publication
For all manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the participant. Authors can use the consent form to obtain consent for publication from the participant(s), or a consent form from their own institution or region if they prefer. This documentation must be made available to the Editor if requested, and will be treated confidentially. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be requested. The final decision on whether consent to publish is requested lies with the Editor.
Histórico do periódico
Journal of Human Growth and Development (JHGD) is an online journal that provides access to high quality and open access and free publication. Was founded in 1991 by Professor Arnaldo Augusto Franco de Siqueira.
Dr Arnaldo served as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal between 1991 and 2010. In currently, Dr Arnaldo Franco de Siqueira and Dr Luiz Carlos de Abreu they are Editor-in-Chief.
The average time between submission and final decision is 62 days and the average time between acceptance and final publication is 41 days.