Formatting

All texts submitted to SeD must be submitted digitally, typed in word processors such as Microsoft Word or compatible with the last one.   

 

I) Varia - Articles, Research Results and Essays 

Cover sheet with author information

It must contain the title of the article (in English and second language – original or Portuguese) and information about the authors:

  • Name, highest degree, position/institutional affiliation (institution name in full), city, state (acronym), country and email address, in Arial 12;
  • Postdoctoral or ongoing courses are not degrees.

Number of characters

The text must contain between 30 thousand to 50 thousand characters (with spaces), including the bibliographic listing, notes, annexes, tables, etc. 

Titles

Titles must express the content of the work and also facilitate its location in an internet search.

  • They must have a maximum of 20 words, with only the first letter in capital letters, with the exception of proper names;
  • Available in English and a second language (original or Portuguese):
  • Arial 16 font, in bold, right-aligned, with single spacing between lines;
  • The title in the second language must appear in italics;                       

          Ex: The risk of backtraking on brasilian pesticide regulation 

                 Risco de retrocesso na legislação brasileira sobre o uso de agrotóxico

Summary/Abstract

Must be inserted in the blind version of the article (without author information):  

  • 100 to 150 words, in Arial 12, justified, single line spacing;
  • The abstract is not a mere formality, it is the text's business card;  

Note: Note: Many authors have their work summarily rejected when they do not consider the need for a translation with academic rigour without using translation software such as Google Translator.

Keywords

As well as the title and the abstract, they are also the text calling card. Therefore, it is recommended to choose terms illustrating the content of the text, such as concepts, places, methods, among others:

4 to 6 keywords must be provided written in two languages (English and second language  - original or Portuguese);

Font Arial 12, below the Abstract/Abstract, separated by dots;

Text body 

  • In Arial 12, black, left and top margins of 3.0 cm and right and bottom margins of 2.0 cm, with 1.5 spacing between lines; 
  • Italics should be used for foreign words and underlined in email addresses;
  • Numbering must be included in subtitles, containing no more than two levels (eg 3.1). From this level onwards, the use of subtitles in italics should be used;
  • Footnotes should be avoided, being placed in Arabic numerals at the end of the text (in the form of endnotes), before the bibliographical references; 
  • The Introduction and Conclusion must also be numbered.

Illustrations, tables, graphs, figures and the like

  • After the fourth figure or table, each new addition will count as 1500 characters from the total of the article;
  • They must be sent in the body of the text, with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi;
  • Subtitles, titles, authorships and fonts, in Arial 10, with simple spacing between lines;
  • The use of images by other authors (photos, maps, graphics) requires public domain certification or authorization for reproduction.

Supplementary material and attachments

  • SeD does not publish supplementary material or attachments - these must be introduced in the body of the text in accordance with the established rules regarding the number of figures and tables (above);

 

II) Reviews

Professors and researchers with doctorates and doctoral students may be invited by the SeD editors to review selected works.  

SeD publishes reviews that comment on and evaluate books, high-impact research reports, multimedia materials, software, films, etc. Its usefulness lies in its ability to synthesize information, critical appraisals and comments on representative works in the field of sustainability. 

Reviews should summarize the scope, objective and content of the work and its position within the relevant literature especially. In addition, they must critically assess methods, data, approach, writing quality, textual organization and results of the works - highlighting strengths and weaknesses

Reviews duly reviewed and approved by the editors and authors will be published in the “Reviews” section of SeD. 

Books and other reviewable productions are, in principle, selected by the editors and members of the editorial production team and the Scientific Council of SeD. The choice focuses mainly on new and recent productions (published for the first time in up to three years ), with content relevant to the theme of sustainability. In some cases, high-impact text reprints may be selected as review objects. Old works recently translated do not qualify as recent productions.  

On some occasions, SeD magazine accepts voluntary submissions, but with some conditions. The works must be recent and inserted in the theme of sustainability, and the author must have an academic experience with the theme of the work he intends to review. Before writing the review, we recommend that proponents contact the SeD editors , who will confirm or not their interest in the work.    

Additionally, the authors of relevant works themselves may propose to the SeD editors to review their work. If so, SeD will select the reviewer and send him the invitation. The same goes for copies of works sent directly by publishers. In these cases, the reviewer, the author, or the publisher must send a copy of their work at SeD's postal address mentioned in front of the publication. 

Cover sheet with author information

It must contain the title of the review (in English and second language – original or Portuguese) and information about the authors:

  • Name, highest degree, position/institutional affiliation (institution name in full), city, state (acronym), country and email address, in Arial 12;
  • Postdoctoral or ongoing courses are not degrees.

Title 

  • It must be different from the title of the work and must appear at the top of the first page, aligned to the right, in Arial 16, with single spacing between lines;
  • In English (in bold) and second language – original or Portuguese (italics);

Text body

  • A maximum of 12 thousand characters (including spaces), in Arial 12, black, left and top margins of 3.0 cm and right and bottom margins of 2.0 cm, with 1.5 spacing between lines; 

Reference of the reviewed work

  • It must be justified, Arial 12, single spacing between the lines, as shown in the example:
    • Author's name and surname. Book Title - Subtitle. Publisher place, publisher, year of publication. Number of pages. [translator, when available]. ISBN number. Price. Inform if there are bibliography, notes, index, figures etc. If the work reviewed is a translation, provide the original edition data.