Focus and Scope

Journal of Human Growth and Development - JHGD publishes articles whose objective of study and discussion is the relationship between human growth and development. The Journal issues a new publication three times a year, one in every four months.

General criteria for acceptance of manuscripts submitted for publication

Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively through our online submission system (www.revistas.usp.br/jhgd). Under no circumstances will we accept submissions by email or any other means.

JHGD reserves the copyright for its content. Manuscripts must be sent with a letter of introduction in which the authors waive copyrights in favor of the journal.

The opinions expressed by the authors belong to then and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board of the magazine.

Manuscripts will be selected according to the following criteria: scientific solidity, originality, relevance, information availability and adequacy to the journal publication standards. After the initial selection, carried out by the editor, the material will be sent to two other members of the Editorial Board. Within 90 days, they must give their opinion on the acceptance or not for publication. This opinion will be expressed as follows:

  1. a) Accepted for publication: the article will be published in one of the next editions of the journal, according to chronological criteria (date on which the article was approved by the magazine) and topic distribution criteria.           
  2. b) Accepted with modifications: one or more members of the Editorial Board may suggest modifications so that the manuscript fits the journal’s norms, describing suggestions for a better understanding of the text. In this case, the manuscript is returned to the author along with the recommendations
  3. c) Rejected: in this case, the manuscript will be returned to the authors and the reasons for the refusal will be explained.

Guidelines for preparing manuscripts

JHGD content may include editorial; Original research and current comments; Opinions; Integrative and Systematic Reviews; Case studies; Experience report; Reviews or Abstracts of Dissertations. Editorials that reflect the journal’s positions will be written by the editor or by members of the Editorial Board.

Manuscripts should preferably be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The work must be submitted through our online system (www.revistas.usp.br/jhgd) following the publication standards. The publication of the article is exclusively in the English language and its mirror in the language of choice of the authors (that of initial submission).

Peer Review Process

Publication and review process

The publication of articles by the journal of human growth and development depends mainly on their scientific validity and consistency, as judged by our external expert editors and/or reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is understandable and if the work represents a useful contribution to the field

Journal of Human Growth and Development- JHGD operates using an open peer review system, where the names of reviewers are included in the review reports.

Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscripts through the submission system at any time, accessing Journal of Human Growth and Development (www.revistas.usp.br/jhgd).

Frequency

Quarterly

Open Acess Policy

This magazine offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater worldwide democratization of knowledge.

Indexing sources

  • Scopus
  • Periodic Psi Index (VHL-Psi)
  • LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Information Center)
  • CLASE - Latin American Citas in Social Sciences and Humanities (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - UNAM)
  • Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Linguistic & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ (http://www.doaj.org)

The citations counter-cities per doc, from Scopus, is a quantifier of citations received by the Journal of Human Growth and Development. Currently the CPD is 0.56. This information is available in SCImago Journal & Country Rank, from 2018. This indicator shows a visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database since 1996.

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Ethics and consent

Ethical approval

Studies involving human beings, human material or human data must have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and also approved by an appropriate research ethics committee. A statement detailing this information, including the name of the ethics committee and the approval opinion number, where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts that report such types of studies. If a study has received an exemption from requiring ethical approval, this must also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption). Additional information and documentation must be made available to the editor upon request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editor considers that the study was not carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. In rare cases, the editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.

 

Consent to participate

For all studies involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from the participants (or their parents or legal guardian in the case of children under 18) and a statement to that effect must be included in the manuscript.

Animal studies

The experimental study on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrate must comply with institutional, national or international guidelines and, when available, must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to be followed when conducting animal studies and the international Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has also published ethical guidelines.

A statement detailing compliance with relevant guidelines (for example, the revised animal law (Scientific Procedures) of 1986 in the united kingdom and Directive 2010/63/EU in Europe) and/or ethical approval (including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number when appropriate) should be included in the manuscript. If a study has received an exemption from requiring ethical approval, this must also be detailed in the manuscript (including the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption and the reasons for the exemption). The Editor will take into account animal welfare issues and reserves the right to reject a manuscript, especially if the study involves protocols that are inconsistent with commonly accepted animal study standards. In rare cases, the editor may contact the ethics committee for additional information.

For experimental studies, involving animals owned by the client, authors must also document the informed consent of the client or owner and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care.

Field studies and other non-experimental animal studies must comply with institutional, national or international guidelines and, when available, must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing compliance with the relevant guidelines and/or appropriate permissions or licenses must be included in the manuscript. We recommend that the authors comply with the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the IUCN Policy Statement on the Study Involving Endangered Species.

 

Studies Involving plants

The experimental study of plants (cultivated or wild), including the collection of plant material, must comply with institutional, national or international guidelines. Fields studies must be conducted in accordance with local law, and the manuscript must include a statement specifying the appropriate permits and/or licenses. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Voucher specimens must be deposited in a public herbarium or other public collection that provides acess to the deposited material. Information about the specimen of the voucher and who identified it must be included in the manuscript.

 

Consent for publication

For all manuscripts that include details, images or videos related to individual participants, written informed consent for their publication must be obtained from the participants (or their parents or legal guardian for children under 18) and a statement must appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, consent to publication must be requested from the participant’s loosest relative. Authors can use the consent form to obtain consent for publication from the participant (s) or a consent form from their own institution or region if they prefer. This documentation must be made available to the editor, if requested, and will be treated confidentially. In cases where the images are completely unidentifiable and there are no details about the individuals reported in the manuscript, consent to publish images may not be required. The final decision as to whether consent to publishers.

Journal history

The Journal of Human Growth and Development (JHGD) is an online magazine that provides free access and free publication. It was founded In 1991 by professor Arnaldo Augusto Franco de Siqueira

Dr. Arnaldo served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal between 1991 and 2010. Currently, Dr. Luiz Carlos de Abreu is the editor-in-chief of the journal.

The average time between submission and final decision is 90 days and the average time between acceptance and final publication is 60 days.