Editorial policy

The submitted manuscripts should fit into one of the following categories: original article, scientific note, literature review and letter to the Editor. Manuscripts will be accepted for publication, when, for the various categories, they have the following characteristics:

  • Original article: presents innovative results (not published in another scientific journal) of high scientific quality. Different aspects of the work will be evaluated on a semi-quantitative scale, aiming to minimize the subjectivity inherent to the evaluation of scientific production.
  • Scientific note: deals with a theme and/or presents original results that justify rapid publication to the benefit of the scientific or governmental community. Manuscripts will be rejected if they show only preliminary results, or report finished studies that produced few results. Manuscripts will also be rejected when they have been prepared by dividing up assays/experiments from a broader study.
  • Literature review: constitutes a broad survey of the literature on a specific topic, accompanied by a critical appreciation of the results from dozens of studies. The author(s) usually has/have recognized experience in the subject covered.
  • letter to the Editor: expresses a personal or institutional point of view, with supporting arguments and with no offence to third parties. In this case, the editors will only provide any grammatical or stylistic corrections needed, the opinions expressed in the text being the exclusive responsibility of the author(s).
    • Procedures for Submission of Manuscripts:

      Using Nematoda's platform for submission (for now the editor's email will be used: claudia.dolinski@censanet.com.br), the corresponding author will provide the following:

      • the manuscript and the accompanying figures, separately.
      • Highlights: 4 to 7 sentences highlighting the importance of the work and summarizing the results.
      • suggestions, with a short justification, for three ad-hoc reviewers for the manuscript (indicate name, institution and email).
      • declaration (download here) printed, signed and scanned (or digitally signed) that there is no conflict of interest, ethical or financial, involved in the manuscript or its authors. Also, that the manuscript submitted does not breach the authorial rights of third parties or the guidelines adopted by Nematoda to avoid plagiarism or any other lack of scientific ethics (see here).

      On submitting the manuscript, the corresponding author can request that certain scientists should not be ad-hoc reviewers, because of conflicts of interest.

      All communication between the author(s) of manuscripts and the journal must be carried out exclusively through the Editor in Chief.

      Authorial Rights of the Articles:

      This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

      Costs of Publication:

      With the aim of supporting the costs of processing, evaluation, editing, publishing and indexing the articles, as well as the costs of supporting personnel and software, there will be a publication fee of US$ 22.50*(R$ 90,00) per printed page (there is no submission fee).

      This fee will decrease if authors are members of the BNS, in accordance with the table below.

      Ratio members/non members Publication fee per printed page
      If all authors are members US$ 7.50 or R$ 30,00
      If ratio members/non members is 75-25% US$ 11.25 or R$ 45,00
      If ratio members/non members is 50-50% US$ 15.00 or R$ 60,00
      If ratio members/non members is 25-75% US$ 18.75 or R$ 75,00
      If none are members US$ 23.50 or R$ 90,00

      *One Dollar corresponds to 4.00 of a Real.

      There will be no publication cost for the Associate Editors. For each manuscript reviewed, the ad hoc reviewer will receive a discount of 20% on the publication fee of any article of which he/she is the author. This discount is accumulative.

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