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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 text is in space 1,5; uses a 12-point font; uses italic instead of underlining (except URL addresses); the figures and tables are inserted in the text, not at the end of the document in the form of attachments.

Author Guidelines

1. The journal MATRIZes accepts original and unpublished works (of individual or collective authorship), in a continuous flow. The publication is conditioned to the evaluation of reviewers and the Editorial Committee. Non-original articles, that is, already published, will only be accepted in the event of an edited edition or translation into a language other than the original one.  Works signed by doctors will be evaluated, in single authorship or co-authoring with doctoral candidates. This restriction does not apply to the submission of reviews, which may be signed by doctoral candidates.

2. CRITERIA FOR PUBLICATION
a) All papers received are subject to prior review by the Editorial Committee to evaluate the pertinence of the submission, regarding the scope and norms of the journal. The works then approved are sent, in a blind evaluation system (without reference to authorship), for the evaluation of referees, members of the Scientific Council or ad hoc referees. In the possession of the opinions, the article is evaluated is evaluated by the Editorial Committee. Subsequently, the author is sent a response of acceptance, modification or refusal. Modifications for resubmission will be subject to the same article submission process. After receiving the acceptance response and the preparation of the text, the author must provide within a maximum of one month the version of the article in English to be made available on the MATRIZes magazine website. Failure to submit the English version of the article will result in non-publication of the article.
b) As a general rule, after publishing text in MATRIZes, the author must observe a period of two years before being submitted again. Exceptional cases (reviews or replicas, for example) will be analyzed by the Editorial Committee of the journal.
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c) The opinions expressed in the articles are the responsibility of the authors.
d) The submission of originals implies the acceptance that, in case of publication, the author assigns his copyrights to the magazine (in all media).
e) Submissions in Portuguese must observe the New Orthographic Agreement (decree nº 6.583).

3. ARTICLES
a) They should be typed in a Word editor with a page in A4 format, in Times New Roman font, body 12, with a line spacing of 1.5, with no justification at the end. Citations and references must be prepared following the standards of ABNT NBR 6023.
b) They should be 15 to 25 pages long, for essays and critical-analytical articles.
c) They must present a title in Portuguese and English, respecting the limit of 74 characters with space for each of them.

4. SUMMARY
a) They must have 5 to 10 lines with a maximum of 740 characters (including spaces) and 3 to 5 keywords, typed in body 10. Translate the abstract in English: the abstract must respect the maximum limit of 740 Characters with spaces from 3 to 5 keywords.

5. RESTRICTIONS
a) They must have their own title (in Portuguese and English, respecting the limit of 42 characters with space for each of them), different from the title of the work reviewed, followed by the abstract with keywords, abstract and keywords.
The title should include the full references of the work being reviewed. The review should be 3 to 5 pages long.

6. ILLUSTRATIONS AND IMAGES
a) Reproduction of illustrations is the sole responsibility of the author. Images must be recorded in TIF or EPS format, with a minimum of 300 DPI. For videos to be inserted in the digital edition, these must be on the internet platform.

7. SUBMISSION
a) The articles must be submitted by electronic mail: http://www.revistas.usp.br/matrizes/about/submissions