Article 01 – The Brazilian Journalism Research journal (BJR) is a scientific publication released by the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers (SBPJor).
Article 02 – This journal aims to:
I – Present research results and encourage debates on theoretical-methodological issues in journalism research;
II – Contribute towards creating and strengthening a network of journalism researchers both nationally and internationally on the basis of research groups in Brazil.
I. Content organization and copyright laws
Article 03 – As of 2016, Brazilian Journalism Research will be a quarterly publication.
I – The editorial staff may change the publication frequency after consulting Management and the Scientific Counsel at SBPJor.
Article 04 – In order to promote the journal and journalism research in Brazil internationally, every edition of Brazilian Journalism Research will be published in two versions: English and Portuguese/Spanish
Article 05 – Brazilian Journalism Research is composed of the following sections:
I – Introduction/Presentation of the journal;
II – Introduction to the special issue (when necessary);
III – Articles which may be placed into two categories: thematic papers and open topics;
IV – Other text formats (reviews, research reports, interviews, profile essays, etc.) which may be published.
Article 06 – Brazilian Journalism Research is an open source publication.
Article 07 – All authors maintain copyright of their work and give the journal permission to publish the paper first. The paper is simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing others to download published works and share them, provided that the authors are credited. The works are not to be changed in any way nor are they to be used for commercial purposes.
II. The editorial team
Article 08 – The editorial team at Brazilian Journalism Research is composed of the following positions
I – Directors
II – Executive Editor
III – Associate Editor
III – Assistant Editors
IV – Invited Editors
V – Editorial Counsel
Article 09 – The president and vice-president of SBPJor participate of BJR's director board.
Article 10 – Directors’ roles
I – Responsible for editorial management and performance at Brazilian Journalism Research;
II – Defining editorial policies and evaluating manuscripts;
III – Defining the index policy for Brazilian Journalism Research.
Article 11 – The executive editor is a PhD researcher and a partner with SBPJor who has proven experience in management and editing scientific periodicals.
I – The executive editor is chosen by the BJR director board after consulting with the scientific counsel from the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers.
Article 12 – Executive editor’s roles:
I – Collaborate with the directors, editors and assistant editors for managing manuscripts, with a focus on selecting and interacting with reviewers and authors;
II – Assist invited editors with editing special issues;
III – Send management and development proposals from Brazilian Journalism Research to the management team and the Editorial Counsel.
Article 13 – The team of associate editors are PhD researchers who ideally come from international institutes of learning and research.
I – The journal’s associate editors are chosen by the BJR director board after consulting with the scientific counsel from the Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers.
Article 14 – Associate editors’ roles:
I – Collaborate with the directors, executive editor and assistant editors for managing manuscripts in foreign languages (English and Spanish), with a focus on selecting and interacting with reviewers and authors;
II – Assist invited editors with editing special issues;
III- Make efforts towards internationalizing the journal.
Article 15 – The team of assistant editors is made up of PhD researchers from foreign and Brazilian research institutions.
I – It is the executive editor’s responsibility to build a team of assistant editors after consulting with the journal’s director board.
Article 16 – The editorial team at Brazilian Journalism Research may consult invited editors and Brazilian and foreign researchers well-respected in journalism studies about working in partnership with the executive editor and associate editors to help edit the special issues.
Article 17 – Invited editors’ roles
I – Release the thematic papers which they are responsible for, making internationalization a priority;
II – Collaborate with the journal editorial team for evaluating manuscripts;
Article 18 – Brazilian Journalism Research works together with an Editorial Counsel made up of Brazilian and foreign researchers well-respected in journalism studies.
I – The members of the Editorial Counsel are chosen by the journal’s management team after consulting with the scientific counsel at SBPJor;
II – Permanent members of the BJR Editorial Counsel are: the journal’s director board, its executive editor and editorial and scientific directors from SBPJor.
Article 19 – The editorial counsel has recurrent meetings either online or in person.
Article 20 – The Editorial Counsel’s roles:
I – Advise SBPJor, executive editor and associate editors on evaluating the periodical’s performance;
II – Make suggestions towards improving Brazilian Journalism Research.
III. Publishing Norms
Article 21 – Brazilian Journalism Research publishes original academic works from doctoral students and doctorates in Journalism Theory, Research and Criticism.
Article 22 – A steady flow of texts are received from studies:
I – All manuscripts submitted to Brazilian Journalism Research must comply with the Author Guidelines published on the journal’s website;
II – Texts submitted for thematic papers must comply with the Author Guidelines and also follow the instructions contained within public Call for papers.
Article 23 – The steps for revising manuscripts submitted to BJR are as follows:
II – Sending articles to reviewers for double-blind review.
§ - The reviewers must be doctorates with a high standing in the original theme and language of the manuscripts
III – Informing the author of editorial decisions and follow-up for revision and resubmission (when necessary)
IV – Editing accepted articles and reviewing performed by the editorial team and authors.
IV. Ethical commitment
Article 24 – BJR is committed to developing practices towards ensuring the quality and reputation of the articles published in the journal
I – The journal’ guidelines for good practices are available on the magazine’s website;
II – BJR encourages its collaborators – the editorial team and reviewers – to comment on originality of articles and to be aware of redundant publishing and/or plagiarism.