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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

Author Guidelines

1. All papers and reviews submitted for publication in EP&S must be sent to the Journal editors and writen in accordance with the Publication Guidelines described herein. Papers that do not follow these rules will be rejected and not subject to scientific review.

2. Papers should be submitted for publication without identification, in an anonymously document, in doc/docx (Microsoft Word), OpenOffice or RTF file; a final version in pdf (Adobe) file, with the identification of the author, his/her affiliation and email address (as stated in the publication standards), will be asked after acceptance and review.

3. The responsibility for the published texts and images (if any) are of the respective authors.

4. Publication standards

4.1. General information
a. Original texts are accepted written in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
b. The title, abstract and keywords should be presented in the language the paper is written and in Portuguese and English.
c. Papers should not exceed 11000 words (including notes and references).

4.2. Editing instructions

4.2.1. Title
a. The title of the original should be in bold, Times New Roman 14, left aligned and should be followed by its translation.
b. The titles of sections and subsections should be in bold and the font size should be Times New Roman 12.
c. It is suggested the use a maximum of two levels of titration. All sections should have Arabic numerals, starting at zero in the introduction (0.Introduction) and end at the conclusion. The section of references should not be numbered.

4.2.2. Abstract and Keywords
a. The abstract should be written after the paper title without paragraphs and 1 cm indentation from the left and right margins. It should not contain the abstract designation.
b. The abstract should not exceed 150 words.
c. The maximum number of keywords is 6.
d. The title, abstract and keywords should be presented in the paper written language and in Portuguese and English.

4.2.3. Text
a. Pages should be numbered.
b. Text body:
• Font: Times New Roman
• Size: 12
• Spacing: 12 pt
• Alignment: Justified
• Indent paragraphs: 1 cm
• Top and left Margin: 3 cm
• Bottom and right margin: 2cm

4.2.4. Images
a. All images, including tables and equations that are images must be included in the text with reference. Images should be identified with consecutive numbering and title, appearing below the image (i.e. Figure 1. Title).
b. Images in black and white produce the best results; therefore, coloured ones should be avoided.

4.2.5 Notes/Headings
a. The notes should be in Times New Roman 8, with 10 pt spacing and will appear in page numbered footnote.
b. The number that remits to the note should be placed after the punctuation mark. Example: "As often demonstrated.5"
c. In remission between pages of the paper, consecrated Latin expressions (supra, infra) will be used, that will always come in italics.
d. The headings, which should be in italics and in Times New Roman 10, only need the author's name, being optional the inclusion of the title of the work.

4.2.6. Quotations
a. Quotations up to three lines can be incorporated in the text, between quotation marks. (Use the following signs for quotes: "..."; and in the case of a quote with quotes within quotes: "... '...' ...".)
b. Longer quotations will use Times New Roman 10 and without quotation marks stay aligned on the left with paragraph indentation. The interpolations are identified with square brackets []. Omissions are indicated by ellipsis in parentheses (...). All quotations should indicate the pages of the original text quoted.

4.2.7. References
Papers for review may be sent in any style. However, publication is strictly conditioned on its conversion by the author into APA style: 


This section is open to all authors. Submissions to this section must be based on original research and will be subjected to double blind peer review.

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