Brazilian Journal of Physics is edited by the Sociedade Brasileira de
Física and published trimonthly in partnership with the Springer
Group. It comprises review articles, commissioned by the editors, and
original contributions from all areas of physics.
authors should address the broad audience of the journal. Even in manuscripts
reporting original work, the introductory section should be written
with the nonspecialist in mind, figures and illustrative simple examples
being especially welcome. In particular, the scientific problem under
discussion should be placed in proper perspective, and the contribution
of the paper to its solution, clearly outlined. At the end of the paper,
the summary should likewise be written to reach readers from other areas
more specific language is expected in the body of the paper, clarity
cannot be sacrificed. Whether analytical, numerical, or experimental,
all results must be clearly interpreted. Technical digressions that
have been spelled out elsewhere need not be repeated, but the reader
should be referred to clear expositions; when
available, books or reviews are preferred over briefer reports. Lengthy
algebra belongs in appendices when the results count more than the derivations.
Well prepared illustrations are prized, and there is no substitute for
a concise caption that conveys a message even before the main text is
long manuscripts are acceptable, contributors should weigh the number
of pages against the content of the paper. Well phrased expressions
and well designed figures save space.
be accepted for publication in the Brazilian Journal of Physics, contributed
papers must be scientifically sound and novel, the concept of novelty
including detailed accounts of scientific developments important enough
to have deserved preliminary publication in letter format. Manuscripts
should also appeal to physicists from all backgrounds, as discussed
above under the heading "Style". Once received at the editorial
office, submissions are examined by the editors. Clear presentations
satisfying minimal requirements of scientific substance and novelty
are subsequently reviewed by specialists, on the basis of whose advice
the Editorial Board makes decisions.
cover letter should be supplied, with three purposes:
to state that the manuscript has not been nor will be submitted to
another journal while it is being reviewed;
to explain, in the light of the above stated policy, why the paper
is appropriate for publication in the Brazilian Journal of Physics;
to describe special circumstances of which the editors should be aware.