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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is Microsoft Word file format, and uses the template available in the instructions for authors.
  • The text follows the formatting defined in the template, including body text, headings, images, tables, references, etc.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The NTQR Editorial Board encourages authors to submit original and innovative manuscripts for evaluation by the Scientific Committee, in a "Double-Blind Peer Review" process;
  • Submissions must be unpublished and must not be under any other review process associated with another publication. The submission of a manuscript assumes that the authors state that the contents are not owned by the copyright of another publication;
  • Manuscripts can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English, always following the formats defined in the template. In addition to the scientific quality standards, NTQR intends to maintain high standards of writing quality, not accepting manuscripts that have spelling, grammatical, or other errors. To this end, authors who choose to write in a language they do not completely master, are advised to request the prior revision/correction of the document by persons or companies qualified for the purpose. Submissions that present serious linguistic errors will not be accepted for peer review, with the authors being contacted in order to correct them and make a new submission;
  • The submitted manuscripts must follow the rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th Ed., 2019. We request your attention to the following particularities:
    • The "&" sign will be used in the bibliographic references as provided by the APA rules (example: "(Creswell & Clark, 2011)" should be used in a quotation in the text within parenthesis, and "Creswell and Clark (2011) ", when the authors' names appear outside the parenthesis;
    • The decimal separator sign of the numbers must be the period (Anglo-Saxon system), and the thousands separator must be a space (example: 1 024.53);
  • Short papers should not exceed 3500 words and full papers 4500 words (excluding sections such as: titles, abstract, keywords, text, footnotes, figure legends, references, etc.);
  • Manuscripts must include abstracts in Portuguese/Spanish and/or English, between 250 and 300 words, and a number between 2 and 5 keywords;
  • Only the final version of the manuscripts accepted for publication may mention information identifying the authors (names, e-mail, affiliation, ORCID, etc.). To enable blind review, authors should remove this information from the first page, as well as subsequent pages that contain information to identify the authors (eg, author's note, thanks);
  • The final version of the manuscripts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Manuscripts submitted to NTQR are subject to procedures for detecting possible plagiarism;
  • NTQR aims to comply with the criteria of the originality of published works and information on the sources of the ideas presented, as such:
    • Performs a first analysis of the submitted material using anti-plagiarism software;
    • In the event that irregularities are detected, the author will be contacted to make the necessary changes and resubmit the manuscript;
    • In the event that the irregularity persists, the editors reserve the right to refuse the work for possible publication;
    • In a subsequent identification of some type of plagiarism of text already published, NTQR reserves the right to remove the text from the published volumes.

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