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Contents
Mission and Scope
Journal Structure
Quality Control
Privacy Policy
Copyright
Open Access Policy
Archiving Policy
Plagiarism
Fees and Charges





Mission and Scope
Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada is a Brazilian peer reviewed academic journal on aesthetics and philosophy of art. We accept submissions about traditional themes in philosophical aesthetics, such as judgement, experience, genius and beauty, provided their discussion is based on analyses of single works of art. We also publish translations and reviews on major new studies in the field.

Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada is aimed at students, scholars and the general public with an interest in aesthetics and related areas. Although our editorial board is mainly composed of philosophy professors, we accept submissions in any field of research provided the article is found compatible with the journal’s mission and scope.

Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada accepts submissions from postgraduate students and researchers with a master’s degree (minimum). Submissions for the main section must also be original: the articles may not have been published in other journals when the issue that contains them is released.

Journal Structure
The main section of Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada contains articles which discuss traditional themes in philosophical aesthetics, such as judgment, experience, genius and beauty, based on analyses of single works of art. Articles published in this section are double blind refereed. They must also be unpublished work not under consideration elsewhere.

The journal also features special sections dealing with relevant themes in aesthetics. The “Latest” section publishes articles on recent developments in art; “History of Aesthetics” is aimed at developing a systematic approach to authors and problems of historical significance in the field; “Controversy” requires authors to present a polemic topic and take a clear side on the matter. Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada also publishes translations and reviews.

Articles published in the special sections are selected by the chief editors with the informal counseling of the Editorial Board. Each issue may feature different special sections depending on the articles it contains. With the author’s previous consent, articles originally submitted for publication in the main section may be relocated to a special section.

Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada occasionally publishes special issues with the results of academic events or research on specific themes. These issues may have external editors.

Quality Control
Articles published in the main section are double blind refereed, which means that neither the identity of authors is revealed to reviewers nor the identity of reviewers is revealed to authors. If existent, references to authorship are removed from manuscripts prior to the refereeing process. Referees are also specifically encouraged to decline reviewing texts if they know, or suspect they know, the identity of the author.

Each manuscript is initially reviewed by two referees who must determine whether it: (a) should be accepted; (b) should be rejected; (c) may be accepted on the condition that the author makes substantial changes. If they disagree, a third and final referee will be consulted.

After the refereeing process is concluded, and if the manuscript is not unconditionally accepted, users may access the reviews through the “submissions” area of this website. The identity of referees remains undisclosed. Articles conditionally accepted will only be published if the authors make the changes requested by the referee(s).

Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next issue following the conclusion of the refereeing process. Editors may make small changes to correct typing errors and adjust the text to journal standards.

Prior to the refereeing process, editors may reject a manuscript if they find it incompatible with the journal’s mission and scope, regardless of any quality evaluation. Submissions of this nature will be cancelled and the text will not be sent to referees.

Articles published in the special sections are selected by the chief editors with the informal counseling of the Editorial Board. If you wish to publish your work in a special section, please contact us directly.

Privacy Policy
Our policy at Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while you navigate our website, the submissions you make and their reviews. We do not collect personally identifying information such as e-mails without your knowledge or your consent. We may publicly display or make otherwise available statistic data on website visitation. Such data never includes personally identifying information.

If you wish to create an account with us, we will ask personally identifying information such as your name and your e-mail address. The information you provide will be used exclusively by Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada for the purposes of processing your submissions and sending you our newsletters. It will never be disclosed, sold, rent or given freely to any other institution. Users may request at any time all data held on them.

Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada periodically sends newsletters about new issues and website features. Users may request to cancel their subscription and be removed from our mailings lists at any time using the link provided at the bottom of our newsletters.

Cookies are text sequences stored in a user’s web browser to maintain information about his navigation experience. Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada makes a limited use of this functionality in order to keep track of user choices during a single visit to our website. If you do not wish cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse them before entering our website. You will still be able to access all the content, but some areas, such as submissions and language choice, may stop working.

Copyright
Authors who publish with Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada retain copyright over their work and grant the journal a non-exclusive right to publish it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC). The terms of this license imply that:

1. It is allowed, except for commercial purposes, to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers to enjoy these rights.

2. Authors retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions over their work.

3. The terms of the CC-BY-NC license apply only to the non-exclusive publication right granted to Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada. Authors are thus able to enter separate, additional contractual arrangements with third-party agents, even for commercial purposes, granting publication rights to work originally published in this journal without previous permission from the editors or publishers.

Open Access Policy
Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Archiving Policy
In accordance with our Open Access Policy, authors are allowed to self-archive their work published in Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada with no restrictions. This applies to pre-print, post-print and final versions (published PDF) of the texts. If the version archived is not the final PDF, it should mention that the text has been sent or accepted to be published with us.

Plagiarism Policy
The concept of “plagiarism” may apply to two different situations: (a) an author uses, without due credit, ideas or pieces of text previously published by someone else; (b) an author reuses, without due credit, ideas or pieces of text previously published by himself (“self-plagiarism” or “republication”). At Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada we consider plagiarism, under any form, an indication of poor editorial quality. Therefore, we take active measures to prevent and deal with such matters properly.

All texts submitted for publication are screened for plagiarism with detection software such as Plagium and CopySpider. Should the suspicion of plagiarism arise, the refereeing process is interrupted and the author is contacted. Manuscripts are only submitted to referees after all such issues are cleared.

If suspicion of plagiarism arises after publication, an investigation procedure is started by the editors, with the participation of the author. Depending on the results of this investigation, the text may be retracted, if due credit cannot be properly established.

By sending a manuscript for publication, the author declares, for all legal purposes, that he has composed the text and that it is based on his own work, unless otherwise stated. Under no circumstances will Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada be held responsible for copyright violations resulting from breaches of this clause.

Fees and Charges
Viso: Cadernos de estética aplicada does not levy any fees or charges from authors to submit, process and/or publish manuscripts. 

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