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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.

  • 1. Articles must be unpublished, cannot harm copyrights and must be submitted exclusively to Convergências Journal. It is not possible to submit articles simultaneously to Convergências and to another journal.
    We accept to consider for our evaluation/publication articles that have been previously rejected by other journals, just as authors are free to submit articles rejected by us to other publications.
  • 2. The authors are responsible for the careful checking of the texts and for the quality and translation of the texts from submission to the published version of the article.
  • 3. The journal accepts three different types of article:
    – Original papers;
    – Case Reports;
    – Review Papers.
  • 4. The title and subtitle are provided in English and a second language – Portuguese or Spanish.
  • 5. The accepted languages are Portuguese, Spanish or English;
  • 6. The abstract s (300 word limit) and Keyword are provided in English and a second language – Portuguese or Spanish.
  • 7. A maximum of five keywords in the same language of the paper and its translation to the summary language; Note that the Keywords should help readers find the article. Avoid broad concepts, opting instead for concepts that complement each other and delimit the study by complementing the title.
  • 8. The paper must stands for this basic structure: Introduction (Subject; Problems; What question/problem was asked?); State of the Art (what is the relevance and benefits of the study and what has been done or studied on the subject?); Methods (Scientific methods used in the study to seek to answer the question?); Findings (What was found?) and Conclusions (Discussion; What do the findings mean?);
  • 9. Only articles in word format are accepted. Images at 150 dpi in PNG format, provided in the word document and as independent files.
  • 10. Text in Calibri, font size 12 until a maximum of 12 pages DIN A4, including abstracts, papers, footnotes and references.
  • 11. Papers will be reformatted. Consequently, it’s not allowed to write titles exclusively in capital and should not be used styles or automations in the word document to define, titles, captions, text, notes, captions, etc.
    Create footnotes manually and at the end of the article;
  • 12. Comply with the 7th Edition of APA Standard http://www.apastyle.org/ for all components of the article;
  • 13. You must submit a version of the manuscript for blind review. Make sure that the submitted manuscript (word document and figures) does not contain data identifying the authorship: text, figures, captions, bibliography, notes or even in the name of the files.
    Authors' identification is only allowed in the case of approved articles and after evaluation process.
  • 14. Manuscripts should be submitted using the word template, whose formatting is mandatory (para download): https://convergencias.ipcb.pt/index.php/convergences/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/14

  • 15. The submission of the article must be accompanied separately by a photograph of each author, full name and short name, institutional website, e-mail, professional activity and curricular summary of half A4 page.
    It is also mandatory to present ORCID number and to include the name of the institution in three levels (Ex: University, Faculty and Department/Centre), as well as the complete institutional address: Street, post code, city, country. This information will be public.
  • 16. You may use up to 20 bibliographical references, obligatorily referred to in the text of the paper. The bibliographical references must comply with the 7th Edition of the APA (American Psychological Association) Standard and should be presented in the order in which they appear in the text of the article. For example, in the article:
    (...) according to Surname (2008, p. 11) [1] "Here would be the sentence quoted."
    in the references:
    [1] Surname, A. (2008). Book Title. Publisher.
  • 17. The submission must indicate the contribution of each of the authors and collaborators in the area indicated for such. Authors should use the Taxonomy for Contributing Authors (CRedit):
  • 18 - No more than five authors are allowed.

Authors are invited to submit Original papers; Case Reports; or Review Paper. We accept papers written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Kind of papers

Original paper: A paper that provides new information based on original research. Usually prospective and is supported active research in real context, by qualitative process or by in-depth statistical analysis. The paper conclusions should be supported by the data provided in the results.

Case Reports: This kind of paper is a description of a single project or group of cases with unique features that are related. Case Reports are usually short and focused on a problem solve process and they can be explanatory (The author has no control over the experiment as this method is to explain events or similar methods), exploratory (The author is the one who develops the research process and can be a study variable, especially in terms of design solutions), or descriptive (The author has no control over the experiment as this method is to describe events sequentially or methods that have occurred).

Review Paper: This is a detailed analysis of developments on a specific topic through time. It highlights and discuss important points previously reported in the literature. The novelty of this type of paper consists in the relation established between data, but does not introduce new information and does not include the author’s opinion or personal experience.

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Submission and publication fees

Convergences - Journal of Research and Arts Education, is an Open Access journal, free (does not charge any fees) in reading, submissions, evaluations, publications, distribution or download.

Copyright statement

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1) The copyright remains with the author (s), which grant the magazine the right of unpublished publication (first), being licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing the sharing of the work, as long as it is recognized authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2) Authors of the texts are authorized to enter into other contracts for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in Convergences, namely to publish the article in a revised or enlarged version, or to allow it to be published as part or chapter of any book that in any anthology of which it is an editor, in which it is included, expanded or elaborated, ensuring that the Edições IPCB - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco have the first publication credit, and that this copyright is displayed in the (in the work as a whole and in the article, when applicable), whenever such publication occurs.

3) Authors are authorized to distribute the article for use in their own teaching and research activities, in repositories and social networks dedicated to research; Carry out self-archiving or deposit of their work in an institutional or subject repository (Preprint, Accepted Manuscript or Published article). In all these situations, it must be ensured that the Edições IPCB - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco have the first publication credit, and that this copyright is displayed in the work (in the work as a whole and in the article, when applicable), whenever publication.


The author guarantees that the texts submitted by him are Original / unpublished, that is, that have not been published before, regardless of the form. It is understood that the publication of different articles relating to different components of the same study or research corresponds to different and original articles.

In addition, the author warrants that he has not licensed or transferred to anyone the copyright of the article submitted by him and that is his sole author (or that he and the coauthors listed in the article are his only authors), who generally have the right to make concessions to Convergences or Edições IPCB - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco.

The author submitting the article represents the co-authors listed in the text, taking responsibility for compliance with copyright law.

The author certifies that his texts do not defame anyone, that does not prejudice other copyright, does not compromise the right to information and protection of identity and does not invade the privacy of anyone, nor otherwise violates any common law of any person . The author agrees to indemnify Convergences against any claim or action alleging facts that, if true, constitute a breach of any of the warranties referred to.

Third party copyright

When an article contains copyrighted material (illustrations, figures, diagrams, etc.) held by third parties, they must be used in compliance with the restrictions on rights of use, in particular copyright law.