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Submission Preparation Checklist

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  • The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal.
  • The submission file is in .doc or .docx format.
  • Figures and tables are in the text, not at the end of the document in the form of attachments; the tables are in an editable format.
  • The text is 1.5 spacing between lines; uses Times New Roman 12 point font; margins 2.5 cm; pages and lines are numbered; the standards of style and bibliographic requirements are those described in Guidelines for Authors.

  • In case of submission to a Section with peer review (eg, articles), the instructions available in Ensuring blind peer review were followed.

Author Guidelines


MSJ publishes original scientific articles, review articles and short communications, with the purpose of disseminating and facilitating access to interdisciplinary investigations, especially in Agricultural, Human, Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences. However, the journal accepts submissions from other areas of knowledge, such as Exact and Earth Sciences, Engineering, Applied Social Sciences, and Arts.



Simply sending the originals for consideration implies tacit authorization for publication by Multi-Science Journal. The content of the articles published by Multi-Science Journal, including the veracity, updating and accuracy of the data, is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the author(s). MSJ is not responsible for the ideas, concepts, appraisals, judgments, opinions and considerations launched in the texts of the articles. Furthermore, it is not yet responsible for any deviation of an ethical nature, such as plagiarism and non-compliance with national resolutions on experimentation with humans and animals, as well as compliance with international agreements related to bioethics. All manuscripts will undergo plagiarism trackers, such as TeamReview, Itheticate, Crossref Similarity Check and others. The works published in this journal are the entire and exclusive responsibility of the authors.

Originality and unprecedented nature of the paper are required, and at least 60% of the content of the publication must be original in the scientific and academic scope.

Authors must indicate on the first page of the manuscript, in addition to information about the work, the article category that the manuscript fits (original article, short communication, review article).

Authors must provide detailed contact information (name, institution and e-mail) of at least three potential reviewers for your work. This information must be entered in the field “Comments to the editor”, during the submission. Potential reviewers should be experts in the area of the submitted work. Any of the suggested reviewers should neither have published any work with the authors in the last three years nor be a member of the same institution. Suggested reviewers will be considered by the associate editor as potential reviewers.

After the acceptance, a publication fee in the amount BRL 80.00 will be charged to cover the editorial services. MSJ does not charge any submission fees. Payment must be made preferably by PagSeguro, using the link:

Proof of payment must be sent by email (


The Editorial Board encourages all current and future authors of MSJ to deposit their raw data in a scientific repository of their choice, making use of an appropriate licence and distribution for their data. In this sense, we recommend authors to submit their raw data to Dados Abertos de Pesquisas [Research Open Data] (, a user-free repository for raw data maintained by the same publisher of MSJ: the Instituto Federal Goiano – Campus Urutaí, and to cite them properly in the manuscript. Thus, both authors and journal can achieve a broader public and increase citations.



MSJ does not have strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements necessary to scientifically transmit the information of the work, such as, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion (these two can also be joined), Conclusion, Acknowledgments (optional), References. Tables and figures, with titles and captions, are part of the work. Tables and figures must be inserted immediately after the paragraph in which they were cited.

Texts must be typed on A4 paper and saved in .doc or .docx extension, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman size 12 and 2.5 cm margins. All pages and lines must be numbered continuously. The indiscriminate use of acronyms should be avoided, except for those already established.



2.1. Original articles

They include observational, experimental, descriptive or theoretical studies. Each article must contain clear objectives, methods, results, discussion and conclusions. In addition, they include theoretical essays (criticism and formulation of relevant theoretical knowledge) and articles dedicated to the presentation and discussion of methodologies and techniques used in scientific research. In this case, the text must be organized in topics to guide readers as to the essential elements of the argument developed.

Maximum page limit: 20 pages.

Number of tables and figures: avoid using more than 5 (five) in total. Only the essential graphic elements must be included, avoiding very long tables.


2.2. Short communications

These are brief reports of scientific findings that are of interest to the areas of the Multi-Science Journal, but which do not include a more comprehensive analysis and a longer discussion. This category includes works of technical nature. Short communications should not be subdivided into sections, except the Acknowledgements (optional) and References.
Maximum page limit: 5 pages, including Abstract, tables, figures and References.


2.3. Review articles

Systematic review and meta-analysis - By synthesizing results from original, quantitative or qualitative studies, it aims to answer a specific question of relevance to a given area. It describes in detail the search process for the original studies, the criteria used to select those that were included in the review and the procedures used in the synthesis of the results obtained by the reviewed studies (which may or may not be meta-analysis procedures).

Narrative/critical review - The narrative review or critical review has a descriptive-discursive character, dedicated to a comprehensive presentation and discussion of topics of scientific interest. It must present a clear formulation of a scientific object of interest, logical argumentation, theoretical and methodological criticism of the consulted works and a conclusive synthesis. It must be developed by researchers with experience in the field in question or by specialists of recognized knowledge.

Maximum page limit: 20 pages.



MSJ accepts submissions in Portuguese or in English. However, the works will be published in English only. Papers submitted in Portuguese, after acceptance, must be translated into English. MSJ is not responsible for translation services or costs, which are the responsibility of the authors.

The editorial board may suggest some services of translation and revision of scientific texts:

American Journal Experts -



The first page of the manuscript must contain:

a) Title of the article - must be concise and complete.

b) Name and surname of each author.

c) Institution to which each author is affiliated, accompanied by their full mailing address.

d) Identification of the author responsible for correspondence.

e) ORCID registration (full link) of authors. Mandatory for the corresponding author. Optional for other authors.

f) Article category (original article, short communication, review article)



References must be organized in alphabetical order, at the end of the manuscript. They must strictly follow the American Psychological Association (APA) standards.

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: APA.


Scientific journal

Oliveira, J. H. S., da Silva, J. O., Issa, C. G. C., Lima, M. L. P., Alves, G. C. S. (2019). Poultry litter delays the development and reduces the population of Meloidogyne javanica in papaya. Multi-Science Journal, 2(1), 12-15. DOI:



Mateus, M. H. et al. (2003). Gramática da língua portuguesa. Lisboa: Caminho.


Book chapter

Hughes, D., & Galinsky, E. (1988). Balancing work and Family lives: Research and corporate applications. In A. E. Gottfried & A. W. Machado (Eds), Maternal employment and children’s development (pp. 233-268). New York: Plenum.


Academic Dissertation or Thesis

Rodrigues, A. S. L. (2012). Caracterização da bacia do rio Gualaxo do Norte, MG, Brasil: avaliação geoquímica ambiental e proposição de valores de background. (Tese de doutoramento). Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brasil.


Scientifc event/conference

Nicol, D. M., & Liu, X. (1997). The dark side of risk (what your mother never told you about time warp). In Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Lockenhaus, Austria, 10-13 June 1997 (pp. 188-195). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.


Internet page

Bryant, P. (1999). Biodiversity and conservation. Disponível em: <> Acesso em: 19/10/1999.




  • Baker (2008), Costa e Silva (2010), Dantas et al. (2011a)
  • Or, in parenthesis: (Baker, 2008, Costa & Silva, 2010, Dantas et al. 2011a)

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