Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Science and Knowledge in Focus, ISSN 2594-9233, is an online open-access peer-reviewed journal specialized in Teaching of Sciences on the following subjects: History of Sciences and Mathematics Teaching; Inclusive Education and Mathematics Teaching; Prison Education and Mathematics Teaching; Indigenous School Education and Mathematics Teaching; History of Mathematics as Teaching Strategy; Research in Ethnomathematics; Ethnomathematics as a Curricular Discipline or Teaching Strategy; Higher Education and Mathematics Teaching; Indigenous Higher Education and Teaching of Sciences; Uses of the Digital Learning Objects in different School Contexts; Formation of Indigenous Teachers and Teaching Strategies; Teaching of Sciences, Quality of Life and Indigenous Cultures. Published twice a year, in July and December by Mathematics Licentiate Course, bound to Department of Exacts and Technological Sciences at the Federal University of Amapá. The contributions published in Portuguese, English or Spanish. 

 

 

Section Policies

Mathematics, School Context, and Teaching

This section dedicate to publication of research original paper or experience report on the following subjects: History of Sciences and Mathematics Teaching; Inclusive Education and Mathematics Teaching; Prison Education and Mathematics Teaching; History of Mathematics as Teaching Strategy; Research in Ethnomathematics; Ethnomathematics as a Curricular Discipline or Teaching Strategy; Uses of the Digital Learning Objects in different School Contexts; Higher Education and Mathematics Teaching.

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Indigenous People, Sciences, and Knowledge

This section devotes to the publication of research paper, experience report, and extension project article on Indigenous School Education and Mathematics Teaching; Sciences Teaching, Quality of Life and Indigenous Cultures; Formation of Indigenous Teachers and Teaching Strategies; Indigenous Higher Education and Sciences Teaching.

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Thematic in Focus

This section publishes interviews, translation of documents, extended abstracts or paper of research developed in Graduate Programs of Institutions of Higher Education of Brazil and other countries, with a focus on the scope of the journal or other issues.

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Peer Review Process

The papers submitted to the journal will be evaluated of  two the ways:

1) First, the editor will check for plagiarism in the article, using CopySpider software. If the test detects the absence of plagiarism, the editor distributes the work to one or two members of the Editorial Board or other reviewers of the journal who act as contributors, whose areas of expertise match the content of the article;

2) In the second moment, the blind evaluation will occur, that is, with the anonymity of the authors and the reviews. The scholarly opinion of the article will be: a) fully proved; b) approved, provided the necessary corrections made; c) refused.

The author will receive the notification of acceptance or rejection of the article evaluated by the email.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal offers immediate open access to its contents following the principles that free availability of scientific knowledge favors universal democratization of knowledge. Access to submission, publication and reading the works is fully free.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

 

Publication Ethics

Science and Knowledge in Focus follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Good Practices and submissions must comply with these guidelines: for knowledge of the Code see the original text in English or its translation into Portuguese.

Publication Ethics and Best Practices

This journal is committed to ethics and quality in publication. We support standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing in our journal: the author, the journal editor and  the peer reviewer. We do not accept plagiarism or other unethical behavior.

Duties of Editors:

Publication decision: The journal’s editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor is guided by the editorial policies of the journal and also by editorial board and reviewers and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult with editorial board or reviewers in decision making.

Fair play: The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of interest: The editor must not use unpublished information in his/her own research without the express written consent of the author. The editor should recuse the manuscripts to the editorial process in which he/she has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editor should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Duties of Reviewers:

Contribution to Editorial Decision: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Source: Peer reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. The peer reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors:

Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently and/or publish the same article in different journals constitute unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

* This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 

Indexadores

Science and Knowledge in Focus está disponível no seguinte indexador:

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Plagiarism Policy

Science and Knowledge in Focus uses CopySpider to detect plagiarism, aiming to check the partial, total, or self-plagiarism in papers submitted for evaluation. Articles that present similarity analysis results that attest to possible plagiarism, data it did not follow the stages of the editorial process, and it will return to the authors.

CopySpider is a freeware tool for verifying plagiarism in documents, being widely used by the academic and scientific community. To download this software, access:  https://copyspider.com.br/main/pt-br/download