PUBLICATION TERMS – GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal Knowledge Core (RCMultiCore) is the first Mega Journal Open Search in Latin America, written entirely in HTML, with documents available in PDF extension.
The Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal Knowledge Core (RCMultiCore) is available in 185 countries, and 7 languages, and is indexed in several databases.
Scientific materials are published, as well as e-books and manuals.
Publications are made in a continuous flow, following specific rules for each environment, as indicated below:
MATERIALS ACCEPTED IN THE JOURNAL:
In the periodical of the Revista Multidisciplinar Núcleo do Conhecimento,
- Case report (up to 3,000 words)
- Original Articles (up to 3,500 words)
- Review Articles (up to 4,000 words)
- Theoretical Essay (up to 4,000 words)
- Integrative Review (up to 4,000 words)
- Bibliometric Review (up to 4,000 words)
- Review (up to 2,000 words)
- Communications (up to 2,000 words)
- Preprints (up to 2,000 words)
- Expanded Abstracts (up to 1000 words)
The Journal does not have a policy of publishing non-original or unpublished articles, with the exception of work in progress, already presented and discussed at scientific congresses, but whose content presents a higher level of maturity than what was previously published. presented at the conferences, and that have not been published on any online platform.
Any changes to peer-approved material are strictly prohibited. If there are any changes before online publication, the process must be reset, returning the material to the initial stage.
The inclusion of authors after the evaluation process has commenced is not permitted, and neither is the material replacement.
The materials undergo a blind peer review process by peers, where titulation is not taken into consideration; instead, the emphasis is placed on the level, quality, and scientific relevance.
As a means of assisting researchers, our process is structured into stages, with compliance with researchers’ requirements being indispensable at each stage, thereby ensuring the quality and flow of publications.
Seven mandatory stages are carried out, with the eighth stage being optional for researchers.
APC (ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES) RATE
The APC fee occurs as a means of making the structure maintained by the Magazine viable, helping to cover expenses related to editorial work, technical infrastructure and innovation, article production, customer service, marketing, systems, DOI registration, and data bandwidth.
Authors linked to institutions may request assistance to pay the fee. Development agencies and some institutions have specific funds for this purpose.
Starting from May 2023, after a meeting with our editors, RCMultiCore decided to divide the APC fee according to the stages, thus guaranteeing fairness, ethics, and quality.
DESCRIPTION OF STEPS:
Step 1. Submission of Material (APC Assessment)
Materials can be submitted in the following ways: through the system (by filling out the registration form), via WhatsApp (directly to the consultants), or by email ([email protected]).
Material submission should occur simultaneously with the APC fee for material evaluation.
This initial fee includes the following procedures:
● Plagiarism investigation;
● Assessment by reviewers;
● Administrative expenses (inclusion in the system, service, directing peers, analysis and checking of documents, among others);
(to find out about deadlines and values, contact a representative).
If the process is withdrawn, the initial amount will not be refunded.
Step 2. Conference and Document Analysis
Once the investment in the first APC rate is confirmed, the author(s) will undergo documentary evaluation.
Researchers must submit the four documentary terms (3 mandatory and 1 optional).
- Cover page (registration information);
- Cover letter from the authors, stating their respective participation in the material;
- Term (letter) of transfer of rights;
- Term (letter) of responsibility for acknowledgments.
Step 3. Plagiarism Investigation
We utilize various professional systems to detect plagiarism.
The assessment of the originality of works in progress is conducted in the second phase of evaluation by the editorial team of the RCMultiCore.
The RCMultiCore is an International Scientific Journal, therefore, articles published in other periodicals, even if translated, will be regarded as plagiarism. Translations of foreign research already published in other languages will not be accepted.
In the case of empirical research involving human subjects, it is imperative to adhere to the guidelines outlined in Resolutions 196/96 and 466/12 of the National Health Council and their complementary provisions, as well as obtaining approval from the Research Ethics Committee (CEP), duly established.
For research in the Humanities field, we align with the guidelines of the Forum on Humanities, Social Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, and Arts (FCHSSALLA) 2023.
Following the plagiarism investigation, the researcher will receive an official report. If the material exhibits a percentage of > 9%, the researcher may choose to submit the material for a first review and make the necessary modifications along with the corresponding feedback.
If the material presents between 9% and 50%, the researcher must rewrite the highlighted parts. Even if the note is part of another text by the researcher himself, the rules for self-citation must be followed.
Should the material exceed 51% similarity, the researcher will be deemed as disapproved.
Step 4. First Reviewer Assessment
One notable aspect that the RCMultiCore introduces into the evaluation process pertains to the format of notes.
Instead of being carried out through reports, making many authors consider them subjective, our evaluators make notes in the text itself. They highlight gaps necessitating attention by using a distinct color.
This process allows the researcher to act with maximum clarity and transparency within the evaluator’s notes, with the possibility of agreeing or not, with non-agreement being justified in the text itself, thus promoting the capacity for dialogue.
The material with the notes will be forwarded to the author who must respond, justify, or counter ALL the notes made.
After the return, the material is forwarded again to the First Reviewer, thus, the evaluation will observe whether the notes taken qualify the material for publication.
It is of utmost significance at this stage that the researcher diligently meets all the stipulated requirements, which include substantiating or contesting the annotations. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the material.
If the annotations pertain to issues related to formatting and spelling, the researcher(s) can choose to rectify these themselves or opt for in-house editing (subject to a fee).
Step 5. Editing
The second reviewer will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive review of the entire process that was previously carried out. Additionally, they will make relevant comments specific to the field. The process will be identical to that of the first reviewer.
During this stage, the researcher must address all requirements, including providing justifications or counterarguments. Otherwise, the material will be rejected.
If the comments pertain to issues related to norms and spelling, the researcher(s) may choose to address them independently or opt for in-house editing (subject to a fee).
Step 6. Final opinion and, APC (Publication)
In this stage, the material will reach its final status.
If the material is rejected, the researcher(s) will receive a report of the reason(s) that led the material to be considered insufficient for publication.
If the material is approved, the author will receive an email to proceed with the second installment of the APC fee (please refer to our PDF presentation).
The second APC fee includes the following:
HTML language programming, PDF execution, verifying and creating the researcher’s registration in the internal system, and generating programming codes to optimize the materials.
- Furthermore, the inclusion of the DOI record;
- Material indexing;
- PDF link;
- Administrative costs of the aforementioned stages.
There will be no refund of fees in case of withdrawal.
Step 7. Publication in English
At this stage, our team is responsible for carrying out the HTML language programming process, executing the PDF, checking and creating the responsible researcher’s registration in the internal system, and generating programming codes that can optimize the materials.
This step no longer depends on the researcher. But yes, our team and programming.
The publication for viewing phase is the stage where the material is indexed online, the .pdf link is generated, including the DOI number, and indexed on other networks.
This stage involves processes that are optional on the part of the researchers. These are:
- Translation of material into other languages;
- Physical or digital certificate;
- Presentation of the material on our social networks;
- Special publishing;
- Material Video.
PRESENTATION OF THE PAPER
1. Texts must be typed in Times New Roman or Arial font, size 12, Use standard 8 ½” x 11” paper (215.9 by 279.4 mm), with 1-inch margins on all sides of the paper.
2. Double-space the entire document.
3. Indications regarding the number of words must follow the type of work. Any need to increase words or format of the material must be notified in advance and the material forwarded for consideration.
4. Title: with a maximum of 12 words, the title of the article must be clear and objective, and can be completed by a subtitle (if any), separated by a colon, in bold, capital letters, and centered, in the language of the text, without abbreviations.
5. Author(s): authors should not be identified in any part of the article text. To guarantee anonymity and impartiality in evaluating texts, identification must only be carried out on the cover page (double-blind review system). Furthermore, each author must prove their participation in the development of the work. Review-only works must not exceed 7 authors.
6. Abstract: the abstract of the text’s indicative content must be presented in the language of the text, not exceeding 350 words, structured systematically, in a single paragraph, presenting in its context: objectives, problem question, methodology, and main results. The abstract in other languages is not necessary.
7. Keywords: the abstract must be accompanied by a maximum of 5 keywords in the language of the text, expressions that represent the content of the text, inserted just below the abstract, separated by a semicolon, and ended with a period.
8. Illustrations: graphs, tables, drawings, maps, etc. must be numbered and titled as close as possible to the element to which they refer, indicating their source. All tables and figures that present texts must be sent in English in the body of the text. If the author(s) opt for translation, they must send the tables and figures in that respective language.
9. Section numbering: the article sections must be structured into introduction, development sections, conclusions, and references.
10. Citations: Citations typically consist of the author’s last name and the year of publication. There is no need to include the author’s first name or page number in the in-text citation. For example, you can use the format (Author, Date) or Author (Date) if the author’s name is mentioned in the sentence.
11. Direct Quotations: When citing a direct quotation, include the author’s name, year of publication, and page number in parentheses immediately after the quotation.
12. Short Quotations: For direct quotations that are fewer than 40 words (less than three lines), incorporate them into your paragraph and enclose them in double quotation marks.
13. Long quotations: Direct quotations that exceed 40 words (more than three lines) should be formatted as block quotes. To create a block quote, indent the entire quotation by 1/2 inch from the left margin, without using quotation marks. Double-space the block quote and leave a single line space before and after the quotation, without quotation marks.
14. Indirect Quotations: Indirect quotations should not be enclosed in quotation marks. When citing an indirect source (a source that you have not directly accessed but is cited or quoted within another source), include both the original author and year, along with the author and year of the work where the quote or idea was found in your in-text reference. Use the phrase “as cited in” to indicate the indirect source. Indirect citations should not present the original author’s idea as your own to avoid plagiarism. For other information about using citations, the author should consult APA Style manuals in the Publication Manual (Chapter 8).
15. References: References are the bibliographic sources used by the author, explicitly mentioned in the text. They should begin on a new page in the document, centered and bold with the title “References.” All references must be double-spaced and in strict alphabetical order (Section 9.44 of the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed.), with the first line of each citation indented 0.5″ from the left margin. Bibliographic references must be formatted according to the APA Style (Chapter 10 of the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed.), including only essential elements. A reference consists of four elements: author, date, title, and source.
16. Author’s last name, first and middle initials (if there are multiple authors separated by ampersand [&]), followed by a period; year of publication (in parentheses, followed by a period); title of the work, in sentence case (capitalizing only the first word, proper nouns, and those after a colon or dash), followed by a period; edition (if applicable; number if not the first edition, enclosed in parentheses, followed by “ed.” and a period); publisher (followed by a period); If applicable, indicate the volume and finally the source page. All citations must have full identification at the end of the material, in the topic entitled “References”.
17. Bibliographic reference model for a book: Author’s last name, Author’s initials. Title in italics, edition (not in italics). Publisher, and other elements that allow the document to be identified (optional).
18. Bibliographic reference model for a book available online: Author’s last name, Author’s initials. Title in italics, edition (not italicized). Publisher. DOI or URL (if available). Accessed on DD/MM/YYYY.
19. Bibliographic reference model for an article published in a periodical: Author’s last name, Author’s initials. Publication year. Article title. Title of the periodical in italics, volume number in italics, issue number in parentheses, page range of the article.
20. Bibliographic reference model for an article published in a periodical available online: Author’s last name, Author’s initials. Publication year. Article title. Title of the periodical in italics, volume number in italics, issue number in parentheses, page range of the article. DOI or URL (if available). Accessed on DD/MM/YYYY.
INDEXING IN SEARCH BASES
The Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal Knowledge Core (RCMultiCore) is committed to presenting scientific articles in a compatible way, so that search engines can find the articles easily, including tags and necessary adaptations for each platform.
Each indexing channel (GOOGLE ACADÊMICO, CROSSREF, RESEARCHGATE, PUBLONS, DIMENSIONS, GOOGLE, SCILIT, LATINDEX, and others that the Journal may be indexed at the time of publication) has its own autonomy and may or may not index the published scientific material, being subject to the rules internal to each database.
The deadline varies for each platform and The Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal Knowledge Core (RCMultiCore) cannot guarantee a date or interfere.
The names and addresses provided in this magazine will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication, and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.
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Academic books published by RCMultiCore occur in the following formats:
- Full – result of individual or collective research;
- Chapter – through public calls.
All materials must be unpublished and have scientific relevance. Unlike scientific articles that go through the blind peer review process. Scientific books are published by scientific newsstands.
However, all materials submitted are subject to plagiarism assessment.
RCMultiCore’s proposal is for E-books to be made available in HTML and PDF. Therefore, there is a need for an APC rate.
Each material will be evaluated separately, and the budget will be calculated according to the publishing process.