Governo Federal

 Open Access Policy 

The Health and Diversity Journal offers free public access to its content, according to its principles of providing public scientific knowledge free-of-charge, aiming global distribution of knowledge. 


Publication Condition

A manuscript submitted to this journal can only be published if it has not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. A violation of this condition is considered fraud, and will be addressed by appropriate sanctions. 


Peer Review Process 

The Editorial Team of the Health and Diversity Journal is comprised of two Boards (Editorial and Scientific) made up of PhDs from institutions of Brazil and abroad to ensure the quality of the publication through revising articles submitted in the journal areas. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by two reviewers (members of the Scientific Editorial Board). In the event of any divergence in evaluations, the editor forwards the material to a third reviewer. The manuscripts are always forward to reviewers specialized in the same subject area or related of the text submitted. If the Scientific Board does not have members specialized in the corresponding subject area, the editor will invite external reviewers to evaluate the text on an ad hoc basis. The evaluations are analyzed by the managing editor and, when necessary, are discussed by the Editorial Board. On average, the review process takes two months.  


Submission, Review and Publication Process

1. Submissions is entirely online.  After that, the corresponding author will receive an receipt of the submitted manuscript.

2. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by selected referees and subsequently, the author will be informed of editorial decisions based on the referee comments.

3. If your manuscript was conditionally accepted for publication, you must return your revision with a separate sheet (REBUTTAL TO REVIEWERS), addressing all the referee's comments, and explaining how you deal with them.

4. When the final version of the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance and the manuscript will be forwarded to production.

5. The manuscript will be edited and the proof (in a article format) will be send to the corresponding author for corrections and approval.

6. The article will be published.