Article 01 – Brazilian Journalism Research (BJR) is a scientific publication, edited by the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers (SBPJor).
Article 02 – The journal aims to:
I – Present research results and stimulate debates on theoretical-methodological issues of research in journalism.
II – Help build and strengthen networks of journalism researchers at both the national and international levels, based on research groups in Brazil.
1. Content Organization and Authorship
Article 03 – In 2016, Brazilian Journalism Research became a triannual publication.
I – The annual frequency can be changed by the editorial team, but only after consulting the SBPJor Board and the SBPJor Scientific Council.
Article 04 – In order to promote internationalization of the journal and journalism research in Brazil, each issue of Brazilian Journalism Research is published in two versions: English and Portuguese/Spanish/French.
Article 05 – Brazilian Journalism Research is composed of the following sections:
I – Introducing/Presenting the journal.
II – Introducing the thematic dossier (when necessary).
III – Articles separated into two sections: thematic dossier and free themes.
IV – Other text formats (reviews, research reports, interviews, essays, profiles etc.) may be published.
Article 06 – Brazilian Journalism Research is an open access publication.
Article 07 –Authors retain their authorship of any article published in BJR and grant the journal the right to publish it first. The article is concurrently licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative License (BY-NC-ND), which gives others the right to download and share the published works as long as they give the authors the credit. The works are not allowed to be changed or used for commercial purposes in any way.
2. Editorial Team
Article 08 – The editorial team at Brazilian Journalism Research is composed of the following positions
I – Directors
II – Executive editor
III – Associate editors
III – Assistant editors
IV – Guest editors
V – Editorial council
Article 09 – The president and vice-president of SBPJor make up part of the journal's management as directors.
Article 10 – The directors must:
I – Oversee the editorial management and final performance of Brazilian Journalism Research.
II – Define the editorial policies and assess manuscripts.
III – Define Brazilian Journalism Research’s index policy.
Article 11 – The journal’s executive editor is a PhD researcher, a partner of SBPJor, and has proven experience in managing and editing scientific journals.
I – The journal’s executive editor is selected by the BJR management team after consulting with the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers’ scientific council.
Article 12 – The executive editor must:
I – Work in collaboration with the journal's management, associate editors, and assistant editors to assess manuscripts, primarily for selecting and communicating with reviewers and authors.
II – Aid guest editors in editing the thematic dossiers.
III – Forward proposals regarding the management and development of Brazilian Journalism Research to the journal’s management and to the Editorial Council.
Article 13 – The journal’s associate editors are PhD researchers who ideally are linked to foreign teaching and research institutions.
I – The associate editors are selected by the BJR management team after consulting with the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers’ scientific council.
Article 14 – Associate editors must:
I – Work in collaboration with the journal's management, executive editor, and assistant editors to assess manuscripts in foreign languages (English and Spanish), primarily for selecting and communicating with reviewers and authors.
II – Aid guest editors in editing the thematic dossiers.
III- Contribute towards the internationalization of the journal.
Article 15 – The journal’s assistant editors are PhD researchers or doctoral students from Brazilian or foreign research institutions.
I – The executive editor is responsible for putting together a team of assistant editors, after consulting the journal's management.
Article 16 – The editorial team at Brazilian Journalism Research occasionally collaborates with guest editors. These editors are Brazilian and foreign researchers renowned for their studies in journalism and assist the executive editor and associate editors with editing the thematic dossiers.
Article 17 – Guest editors must:
I – Publish a call for papers on the thematic dossiers they are helping to oversee, priority is given to international submissions.
II – Work in collaboration with the journal's management to assess manuscripts submitted to the thematic dossier.
Article 18 – Brazilian Journalism Research also has an Editorial Council composed of Brazilian and foreign researchers renowned for their studies in journalism.
I – The members of the Editorial Council are chosen by the journal's management after consulting with the SBPJor’s scientific council.
II – Permanent members on the BJR Editorial Council include the Board of Directors, the executive editor, and the editorial and scientific directors at SBPJor.
Article 19 – The editorial council holds intermittent meetings either in-person or online.
Article 20 – the Editorial Council must:
I – Aid SBPJor, the editors-in-chief, and the executive or associate editors in assessing the journal's performance.
II – Make suggestions for improving Brazilian Journalism Research.
3. Norms for Publishing
Article 21 –Brazilian Journalism Research publishes original and unpublished academic works by doctorates and doctoral students on the Theory, Research and Criticism of Journalism.
Article 22 – Articles are constantly being accepted, preferably those with research results:
I – Manuscripts submitted to Brazilian Journalism Research must comply with the Guidelines for Authors, published on the journal's website.
II – Texts submitted for thematic dossiers must follow the Guidelines for Authors and the instructions pertaining to public calls.
Article 23 – The review process for manuscripts submitted to BJR consists of the following steps:
I – A desk review (performed by the editorial team) which ensures that the Guidelines for Authors, the journal's editorial line, and the instructions pertaining to public calls for thematic dossiers (when applicable) are being followed.
II – Articles are sent to reviewers for a blind peer review.
- - Reviewers must hold a doctoral degree in the subject field and the original language of the manuscripts.
III – Keep the author informed of editorial decisions and monitor the review and resubmission processes (when applicable)
IV – Edit accepted articles which have been proofread by the editorial team and authors.
4. Code of Ethics
Article 24 – BJR is committed to developing practices that guarantee the appropriateness and quality of articles it publishes.
I – The Code of Conduct and Good Research Practices adopted by the journal are available on its website.
II – BJR encourages its collaborators (editorial staff and reviewers) to comment on the originality of articles and to be aware of duplicate publication and/or plagiarism.