Guidelines and Policies
Manuscripts must be submitted at https://pmd.submitcentral.com.br. It is imperative that the electronic file contains all figures, graphics, tables and mathematical equations appearing in the article, in open format to editing. Manuscripts should be submitted only in English.
A manuscript submitted for publication should be accompanied by a cover page containing the full name of the author(s), the author for contact, institution address, phone number, e-mail address.
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Three (3) files must be uploaded to the online submission:
1. a PDF version of the manuscript
2. the MS Word version used to generated the PDF
3. cover page containing the full name of the author(s), the author for contact, institution address, phone number, e-mail address.
The papers should be written in the third person in an objective, formal and impersonal style. SI units should be used.
Manuscripts should be typed doubled-space, with 2,5 cm margins and font Times New Roman with point size 12. The pages should be numbered and not to excess twenty-five (25), including tables, figures and bibliographical references.
Manuscripts should be begin with title, followed by an abstract of the not more than 200 words: covering the aims of the work, methods used, results obtained and main conclusions reached. From three to five keywords, for information retrieval purposes, should be indicated. The manuscripts should not contain the authors’ names. The body of the paper should be organized into logical sections sequentially numbered with no more than two grades of subheadings: title, abstract and keywords; text; attachments; acknowledges, bibliographical references. Do not include footnotes.
References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication. Either use “Recent work (NONAKA; TAKEUCHI, 2000)…” or “Recently Nonaka;TakeuchiI (2000)…”. With four (4) or more names, use the form “Nonaka et al. (2000)…”. If two or more references would have the same identification, distinguish them by appending “a”, “b”, etc., to the year of publication.
Acceptable references include journal articles, numbered papers, dissertations, thesis, published conference proceedings, preprints from conferences, books, submitted articles, if the journal is identified, and private communications.