Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science (AMBIAGUA) is a journal of the University of Taubaté, edited by the Institute for Environmental Research in Hydrographic Basins (IPABHi), that publishes original articles which contribute to the advancement of Environmental Sciences and Water Resources. The journal began in 2006 and has published an edition every four months since then (April 30th, August 31st and December 31st). Beginning in 2014, it will be published quarterly (March, June, September and December).
The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. ambient. água, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Editors
  • Nelson Dias
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Papers

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Masthead

Editors
  • Getulio Batista
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special

Editors
  • Ana Almeida
  • Marcelo Targa
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

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Every submitted manuscript will be examined by the editor to verify whether or not the content of the manuscript is within the focus of the journal and if the manuscript was prepared in agreement with the instructions to the authors (Author Guidelines - http://www.scielo.br/revistas/ambiagua/iinstruc.htm). The editor can reject the article if he detects: lack of adherence to the instructions; inappropriate textual description; or if the manuscript doesn't contain enough scientific or technological merit. Once this phase is overcome, the editor may send the article to one or two members of the Editorial Committee, so that they can suggest at least two peer reviewers for the submitted manuscript. The reviewers will be scientists that work in areas related with the theme of the manuscript and, therefore, they should be fully qualified to evaluate the manuscript and to recommend acceptance or rejection or most of the time suggest improvements in order to make the manuscript acceptable. The reviewers will receive the manuscript, without any identification of the authors, besides instructions concerning the review procedure and an evaluation form (http://www.ambi-agua.net/seer/files/review_form.doc), to manifest their comments and recommendations on the acceptance, correction or rejection of the manuscript. The reviewers will strictly consider all suggested criteria in the evaluation form and they will examine the quality and correctness of the submitted manuscript. In any stage of the review process, the reviewers will be informed about the authors' identity, as well as, the authors won't be informed the reviewers' identity. After examining the reviewers' recommendations, the editor will take one of the following decisions: To accept the article with small changes and, in this case, the editor will return the work to the authors with a list of small corrections to be implemented. If the modifications don't alter the composition significantly, the editor will read the article and it will conclude the process. Otherwise he will opt to send back the edited version of the manuscript to the reviewers of the article. Reviewers also can ask to see the manuscript after author’s implementation of his/her suggestions. When the final acceptable version of the manuscript is received by the editor he will confirm to all authors the acceptance, indicating the volume and number of the issue it will be published. At the same time all authors will receive the proofs to be returned electronically in 48 hours by the corresponding author. When he returns the final corrections before the article can be published he must make a statement authorizing the publication and attesting that the manuscript has not been previously published. Editing mistakes, references mentioned in the text that don't appear in the reference list and small discrepancies between the English and Portuguese abstracts are examples of small changes. When larger modifications are required, the editor will return the article with a list of suggestions that the corresponding author should implement before the manuscript could be considered. Examples of larger modifications include data analysis using statistical proofs, substantial revision of tables and figures, repetition of experiments, revision of the conclusion remarks or substantial changes in the text language. In the case of rejection after peer revision, the editor will inform the authors the reasons for not accepting it for publication. In general, the reasons for rejection involve inappropriate content of the article for this journal, serious violations in the publication structure, and manuscripts without scientific or technological merit. Submissions of manuscripts that have been published in proceedings of symposia, conferences, etc., as well as translated articles from foreign journals should not be submitted. Presentations at scientific meetings and publications of abstracts only, not prevent submission. Any questions should be communicated to the editor: ambi.agua@gmail.com. The submission of manuscripts will always use the editorial system SEER via Internet and it should follow strictly the norms for publication. If after careful reading of all instructions, any difficulty appears, please send a message to e-mail: ambi-agua@agro.unitau.br. Browse the site for additional information: http://www.ambi-agua.net.

 

Open Access Policy

The Ambiente & Água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science practices the open access policy under the license Creative Commnos CC BY 4.0.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a file system distributed among the participant libraries and it allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration. More information (http://www.lockss.org/lockss/Home). See in the “Home Page” news that several repositories have copy of the published issues.