Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Meridiano 47 is a scholarly journal published by the Brazilian Institute of International Relations - IBRI dedicated to the promotion of reflection, research and academic debate on the issues of the international agenda.

Meridiano 47 publishes scholarly articles on International Relations in a broad sense, and more particularly on International Politics, Foreign Policy, International Economics, International Institutions, Global History, International History and History of Foreign Policy and on issues involving geographic areas and countries.

Meridiano 47 does not reflect the thought of any governmental entity nor is affiliated to organizations or national or foreign partisan movements.

Meridiano 47 does not charge the authors for article processing charges (APCs).

Mission

Promote the research and the scientific-academic debate on the issues of the international agenda.

 

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Dossier

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All contributions will be submitted to academic evaluation by at least two reviewers, using the double blind peer review system. Publications will always be supported by the recommendations of the Editorial Board and by the reviewers reports received concerning them.

Submissions are reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the editorial policy of the journal;
  • Relevance of the subject and of the approach presented;
  • Quality of research (analysis, interpretation, design);
  • Advancement in the state of art (originality, arguments, methods, results);
  • Quality of writing (organization, clarity, style).

The process of editorial review can be extended for up to 30 days. The editorial review of all submitted manuscripts occurs in three steps:

  • All contributions will be reviewed by the Editors Committee, which preliminarily decide on the adherence of the article to the editorial policy of the vehicle and verify the consistency and preliminary correction on acceptable terms of writing;
  • The work approved in the first stage may be submitted to plagiarism detection mechanism. This necessarily involves identifying manuscript excerpts that have been published, albeit in modified form;
  • The contributions approved in the second step will be submitted to peer review in a double-blind process. Arbitration may recommend full acceptance, acceptance with modifications or rejection of the manuscript. In the case of refusal, the manuscript can not be resubmitted even after modifications.

 

 

Publication Frequency

Meridiano 47 follows the continuous publishing model, in which the articles are published to the extent that it completes its review process and its editorial production.

This is an innovative model of publication, which is being adopted internationally by some of the most prestigious journals in all fields. According to this model, there is no need to await the outcome of an issue to which the articles are published, promoting the rapid propagation of this work and increasing the possibilities of exposure, qualified sharing and citations.

Thus, Meridiano 47 is published from 2016 with a single volume without fascicles. The availability of articles is announced by the journal newsletters system, by IBRI site and also by Mundorama - Revista de Divulgação Científica em Relações Internacionais.

 

Open Access Policy

  • Meridiano 47 offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public provides the democratization of science;
  • Meridiano 47 is an open access journal and does not charge the authors for processing or publication fees;
  • Meridiano 47 adopts the continuous publishing model and all the content is avalilable upon publication.

 

Archiving

Meridiano 47 utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration.

 

Ethical guidelines and best practices in scientific publishing

Meridiano 47 fully adheres to good practice guidelines for dealing with ethical issues in the publication of scientific journals produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Editorial Board, Editors and editorial and administrative staff of the Boletim Meridiano 47 agreed that these guidelines fully meet the objectives of the publication.

When submitting an article to Meridiano 47, the corresponding author states, on his own behalf and in his co-authors, that they are aware and fully agree with these guidelines.

The guidelines are listed below:

  • Responsible research publication: international standards for editors - Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7);
  • Responsible research publication: international standards for authors - Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7);
  • COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.
 

 

 

Similirity detection

Meridiano 47 makes use of similarity detection mechanism for all submissions considered by the Editors Committee as set forth in the Editorial Policy.

 

 

 

Indexing and Abstracting

Articles appearing in Meridiano 47, Journal of Global Studies are abstracted and indexed in several international services - see the updated list here.

 

 

 

Intellectual Property

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution type BY.