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Author Guidelines

Papers submitted for evaluation and possible publication in the journal Principia will be evaluated based on the following criteria:


1.  Originality: The paper must be original or at least partially original;


2. Significance: The paper should represent a very important contribution and to be of significant interest to the area;


3. Development: the paper should be very well or acceptably developed and comply with the (s) objective (s) proposed (s);


4. Clarity: the paper must have clarity of ideas and not have unclear or questionable passages;


5. Language: The paper should be written correctly, in accordance with Standard English;


6. References: the paper's bibliography should be updated and contain relevant titles of books or articles.


All these criteria are observed by the evaluators when they complete the evaluation form. The evaluators may make additional comments on these and other aspects of evaluated paper.


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.

  1. The submission is in accordance with the scope of the Principia.
  2. The work was made in one of these languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.

  3. The work is unpublished and has not been submitted simultaneously to other journals.

  4. The file to attach does not contain references to the author (including the notes and bibliographic references).

  5. All metadata (abstract, keywords, author information, etc.) will be completed adequately in the sequence this submission.

  6. The style of references, the style of the citations, the subdivisions of the sections of the work, etc.) is in accordance with the format adopted by the journal.