Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission Overview

The Multidisciplinary Science Journal publishes 4 types of articles: 

• Original research articles: original manuscripts that contain new research findings in any field of knowledge.

• Short Communications: short manuscripts (maximum 2,500 words) describing new findings or research information intended to disseminate this information rapidly. The Editorial Board will expedite the review process of this type of manuscript.

• Cases Reports/Clinical Reports: Case reports (maximum 2,500 words) describe an unusual or novel occurrence and as such, remain one of the cornerstones of medical progress and provide many new ideas in medicine. Some reports contain an extensive review of the relevant literature on the topic. The case report is a rapid short communication between busy clinicians who may not have time or resources to conduct large-scale research.

• Technical Notes: A technical note (maximum 2,500 words) is a short article giving a brief description of a specific development, technique, or procedure, or it may describe a modification of an existing technique, procedure, or device applicable to medicine. It could also present a software tool or an experimental or computational method. The main criteria should be the novelty of the concepts involved, the technique's validity, and its potential for future applications.

For all types of articles, the number of words mentioned above does not consider the figures and tables, but references should be included in the total. The Editorial Board reserves its right to waive the word limit, although a request may be made to the Editor-in-Chief before submitting the manuscript.

 

Special Editions

            The Multidisciplinary Science Journal encourages the publication of special editions. The special edition is dedicated to a single, well-defined theme and should contain between five and fifteen articles. The proposal for a special edition to be sent to the Editor-in-Chief should contain the following: Title of the special edition, a brief description of the reason for the special edition, the deadline for submission of the authors. All papers will be submitted to the reviewers' review process normally, which includes the possibility of rejection. For more details on preparing and publishing special editions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

 

Text Editing

• Languages: English, Portuguese or Spanish;
Word processor: Microsoft Word for Windows;
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Text: Times New Roman, size 12. There should be no words in bold text;

• Spacing: 1.5 throughout the text;
• 
Page: A4 paper, portrait orientation, 2.5 cm top and bottom margins, and 3.0 cm left and right margins with numbered lines and pages;
Scientific style: Quantities are expressed in SI (Sistema Internacional) , and scientific terminology must follow the international conventions of each area concerned; Genus and species names must be italicized.

 

Structure of the article

• Title: Only the first letter of the first word must be capitalized.
• Abstract: 250 words maximum;
• Keywords: At least three and not more than six, but not included in

the title;
• Introduction: The Introduction should indicate the purpose of the research and briefly review the literature.
• Material and methods: This section should follow the Introduction and provide sufficient information to allow repetition of the experimental work.
• Results: This section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible and, if any, in the form of tables and figures, although very large tables should be avoided.

Discussion: The discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their meaning with reference to other authors' work.
Note: Results may be accompanied by discussion in the same section or separately.

Acknowledgment: (optional) These should be as soon as possible. Any awards that require recognition must be mentioned.

Declaration of interest: All authors should disclose any personal and/or financial relationships with other people or organizations that may improperly influence their paper. A conflict of interest statement should be provided in the manuscript file immediately before the References section. Case there are no Conflicts of Interest, so report "The authors declare no conflicts of interest".
Note: Results may be accompanied by discussion in the same section or separately.

Funding: The names of the funding organizations should be written in full. If there was no financial aid, it should be reported that "This research did not receive any financial support".

References: The reference list should include only works cited in the text and published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should be mentioned only in the text. Referral list entries must be alphabetized by the first author's surnames of each article.

 

Reference Examples:

• Original Articles

Souza Jr JBF, Oliveira VRM, Arruda AMV, Silva AM, Costa LLM (2015) A relação entre tamanho de partícula de milho e termorregulação de galinhas poedeiras em ambiente semi-árido equatorial. International Journal of Biometeorology 59:121-125.

• Articles with DOI

Souza-Junior JBF, El-Sabrout K, Arruda AMV, Costa LLM (2019) Estimativa da perda de calor sensível em galinhas poedeiras por meio de imagens térmicas. Computadores e eletrônicos na agricultura. DOI:  10.1016 / j.compag.2019.105038

• Book

Silva RG (2008) Biofísica ambiental: os animais e seu ambiente. Funep, Jaboticabal.

• Book chapter

Brown B, Aaron M (2001) A política da natureza. In: Smith J (ed) O surgimento da genômica moderna, 3a ed. Wiley, Nova Iorque, pp 230-257.

• Online Documents

Cartwright J (2007) Sunflower meal may offer low-cost soybean replacing feed ingredient for laying hens. Feed Navigator.  Disponível em: https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2016/08/10/Sunflower-meal-may-offer-low-cost-soybean-replacing-feed-ingredient-for-laying-hens Acesso em: 26 de agosto de 2016. 

• Dissertation or Thesis

Souza-Junior JBF (2019) Termorregulação e atividade de forrageamento de Melipona subnitida no bioma Caatinga. Tese, Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido.

 

Citations

References in the text should appear by name and year in parentheses. 

Examples of Quotes:

# This research covers many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

# This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).
# This effect has been extensively studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al 1999).

 

Tables

All tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals.

Tables should be cited in the text in numerical order.

For each table, provide a caption (title) at the to.

Identify any previously published material by making the original source reference the bottom of the table (footnote).

Table footnotes should be indicated by superscript lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values ​​and other statistical data) and included in the table's body.

 

Figures 

Provide the figures electronically.

TIFF format offers higher-quality graphics. 

Name your image files (graphics or photos) "Picture" and their number, for example, Figure 1.

The caption (title) should appear at the bottom of the picture.

Note: Tables and figures should be provided sequentially at the end of the manuscript, i.e. after the References section.

 

 

Article publication fee

All articles published in the Multidisciplinary Science Journal are published in open access. To provide readers with free access to cover text editing costs, typographic composition, long-term archiving (DOI), and journal management, a fee for publication accepted after peer review is charged. R$ 150 for Brazilian authors and USD 40 (or other equivalent currency) for authors outside Brazil.

 Payment methods:

    • Brazilian authors: payment through Pix, PayPal, deposit/bank transfer.
    • Authors outside Brazil: PayPal.
    • There are no additional charges based on colors, pages, pictures, or other elements. There is also no article submission fee.
    • An additional 7% is charged. This additional refers to the PayPal fee.

 

Updated February 17, 2021.