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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  • The author(s) ensure that the contribution is original and unpublished and is not being evaluated in other journal(s);
  • The article must be presented in Microsoft Word format or RTF provided that it does not exceed 2MB;
  • Foreign words should be written in italics while neologisms or unusual words should be written in quotations marks;
  • The identification of the article’s author must be removed from the file and the Properties option in Microsoft Word;
  • Frames, graphs, tables or illustrations shall be submitted with their captions, quoting the source and legend;
  • Units of measure shall follow the standards of the International System (SI) developed by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) [];
  • By being responsible for the content of the article submitted to the journal, the author authorizes its publication.
  • Number of authors: A maximum of four authors per paper is allowed. Authors may not be changed (removed, added or replaced) after online submission. Authorship change requests will result in filing of the paper. If there is more than one author, please name the author in charge to whom our editorial correspondence may be sent and who will follow the submission process.
  • Criteria for authorship: According to criteria adapted from the ICMJE (1985), only authors who have participated to a sufficient degree in the development of the work, from research planning to its dissemination, may be given credit as such, thus assuming public responsibility for its content. Authorship credits should be based exclusively on substantial contributions to:

    (i)       design, planning, analysis or interpretation of data;

    (ii)     paper writing or critical intellectual review; and

    (iii)    responsibility for the final approval for publication.

    All conditions (i, ii and iii) must be met. Minor contributions such as the suggestion of references, data analysis, or editing support do not guarantee authorship credit. These and other contributions to the work may be recognized separately in the form of “Acknowledgments” if the authors so wish. However, acknowledgments should not be included in the paper submission, but only added to the manuscript after it was accepted for publication.

Author Guidelines

Papers submitted to FUTURE Journal must be in the following format:

Title of manuscript submitted in Portuguese


The length of the title in Portuguese and English is up to 12 words, without abbreviations. It should be placed at the beginning of the work.

Title of manuscript submitted in Spanish


The length of the title in Spanish and English is up to 12 words, without abbreviations. It should be placed at the beginning of the work.


Title of manuscript submitted in English


The length of the title in English and Portuguese is up to 12 words, without abbreviations. It should be placed at the beginning of the work.

Font type and size

Times New Roman, 12 points (including titles, abstracts, body text, citations and list of references). Except excerpt with interviewees, tables and figures.

Abstract and Keywords

Article submitted in Portuguese and English must present abstracts and keywords in the languages Portuguese and English.

Each abstract text must contain up to 1,350 characters with spaces and three to five keywords, separated by semicolons.

Article submitted in Spanish must present abstracts and keywords in the languages Spanish and English.

Each abstract text must contain up to 1,350 characters with spaces and three to five keywords, separated by semicolons. Abstracts (in 3 languages) must be structured and formulated according to the following content:

Purpose (mandatory): What is the reason for writing the paper or the aims of the research?

Originality/Value  (mandatory): The theoretical gap in which the study is inserted, also presenting the scientific relevance of the theme.

Methods (mandatory): How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?

Results (mandatory): What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results.

Conclusions (mandatory): What is the value/originality of the paper and its research, practical and social implications?


Scientific Article and Technological Article: should not exceed 10,000 words; ences and annex / appendix, if any.

 Case for Teaching: must not exceed 16 pages, including: title in Portuguese and in English, abstract and keywords in both languages, text, tables, figures, list of references and annex/appendix, if any

Source: ANPAD (2020).

Further considerations

• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'

• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare

• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed

• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements

Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman' and 'flight attendant' instead of 'stewardess').

 Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

 Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

 Material and methods

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

 Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

 Data references

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.


Reference style

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association.

List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.

Reference to a journal publication with an article number:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2018). The art of writing a scientific article. Heliyon, 19, e00205.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a website:

Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (2003). Accessed 13 March 2003.

Reference to a dataset:

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

Reference to a conference paper or poster presentation:

Engle, E.K., Cash, T.F., & Jarry, J.L. (2009, November). The Body Image Behaviours Inventory-3: Development and validation of the Body Image Compulsive Actions and Body Image Avoidance Scales. Poster session presentation at the meeting of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

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