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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.
  • The author(s) confirm(s) to have read and accepted the journal's policies, especially its ethics policy before submission of their articles.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If approved for publication, the author(s) authorize the inclusion of promotional hyperlinks in their article(s) or any other texts submitted to the journal. These links are from affiliate programs, as clarified in Editorial & Disclosure Policy.

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines 

Submissions must be unique, original and should not have been published earlier or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for JTS.

Contributions (articles, translations or reviews) to JTS should be written in English or Portuguese.

Contributions should be sent exclusively by the JTS’s website using its electronic publishing system (OJS). Due to the privacy policy and blind assessment, the documents sent electronically must not contain any information enabling the identification of authorship.

JTS strongly recommends that authors thoroughly check the content of the article before submitting it for evaluation for publication. JTS requests authors to use "Plagiarism Detection Software" to check plagiarism before submission as a preliminary step. Isagoge will check all submitted articles for plagiarism before publishing them online.

Authors are requested to inform all their details including full name, academic affiliation, e-mail, Orcid, separate article references and, if applicable, funding agency.


Authors' duties

General guidelines:
authors of papers that refer to original research must provide an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Additional data should be accurately represented in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism: authors must ensure that works are entirely original and if they use the work and/or texts of others that this is properly cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical editorial behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple or redundant publication: an author should not publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same research in more than one journal. Publishing the same article in more than one journal without informing the editors and obtaining their consent constitutes unethical editorial behavior and is unacceptable.

About sources: the work of other authors should always be acknowledged. Authors should cite publications that were important in determining the nature of the work reported. Information obtained privately, such as in a conversation, correspondence, or discussion with a third party, should not be used or reported without the explicit written permission of the source. Information obtained through confidential services, such as manuscript referees or grant applications, should not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship: authorship of the work should be restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study reported. All those who made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Individuals who participated in certain aspects of the research project should be listed as collaborators. The lead author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors are included in the paper. The lead author should also make sure that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: all authors must disclose in the manuscript any financial or other conflicts that may influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published work: when an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work it is the author's obligation to immediately inform the journal editor or the Journal Editors and cooperate with the editor to correct the article.


Types of Articles

JTS will accept for possible publication original articles, research articles, review articles, and translation articles. Translations must be accompanied by authorization from the owners of their copyrights.

The steps of the submission

The submission process involves the steps used by the Open Journal System. The user must register as an author on the journal website, by completing the electronic form. After logging in as an author, it is possible to start the submission process.

Extension and formatting

We encourage authors to submit their papers using the template available here.

The article must contain at least 10 pages and maximum 25 pages, typed in A4 format with a 2.5cm upper left margin, bottom and right 2.5 cm, paginated, with indented paragraphs, with the usual decrease of 1.5 cm in first line.

The source of the body of the text should be Garamond, size 12 for footnotes, size 10, and for citations with more than three lines in the text, size 11.

The spacing of the paragraphs should be:

Simple for the summary / abstract, footnotes and citations with more than three lines in the text.;

Spacing of 1.5 for the other paragraphs.

Structuring Article

Every article should contain the following parts:

Title and subtitle of the work: in English and in the main language of the article, at the top of the page, centered, Times New Roman font, size 18, uppercase, bold. After the title, leave two blank lines in font size 12.

Summary and keywords: after the title and subtitle, you must write an abstract and keywords, first in the original language and then in English (if the article isn’t in English), Times font, size 11, single, justified, space recoilless in the first line, with a maximum of 15 lines

Body text: should be divided at least into three parts, corresponding to the introduction, development and final considerations. The titles of the sections of the article should have progressive numbering and aligning the left margin.

Lengthy quote, with more than three lines should be entered without quotes, in size 11, a decline of 4 cm from the left margin without typographic features (italic, bold, etc..), With single line spacing. Short quotes are usually inserted with quotes in the text, using double quotes.

References: it is acceptable to send the references according to the rules applicable in the authors' country of origin. The accuracy and appropriateness of the references that have been consulted and cited in the text are those of the author.

Acknowledgments: all acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the extremely end of the manuscript after references part.

This section may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

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