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Author Guidelines

Publication fees (APC charges)

No fees are charged to submit and evaluate articles.

However, upon completion of the peer review process, accepted articles will be proofread, carried out by professionals accredited by the journal. Proofreading services will be charged directly to the authors by the accredited professionals.


Ethics and malpractice


Only original and unpublished articles, which must be based on research, are accepted for publication. Your article is first evaluated by the editor-in-chief to analyse the relevance of the subject and if it follows the editorial guidelines of the journal. If accepted in this step, your article will be checked concerning information about the authorship of the article in the text and file, so as to ensure double blind evaluation regarding the originality of the text to avoid publishing articles that harm the ethics of academic production.


Still concerning ethics, it is essential that the authors observe the following requirements:

  • only authors who contributed significantly to the content and production of the article should be listed as authors. Recognition of advisory contributions can be made in the acknowledgments section at the end of the article;
  • authors should make sure that all the sources used to write the article are duly cited, ensuring the originality of the text not practising plagiarism and self-plagiarism.


Preparing your manuscript


Title: the title of your article should be brief (maximum 15 words) and sufficiently specific and descriptive, containing the keywords that reflect the content of the text.


Responsibility: indication of authorship of the article must be made only in the System (never in the submitted file), providing the full name, main current occupation, main institution to which you are associated, professional address, telephone and e-mail of all the authors, according to the example below:


NAME, Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering (PPGEC), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Caixa Postal 7100; CEP 03999-999, Porto Alegre - RS, Tel. 51 33169000, E-mail:


Abstract: your abstract must be 100 to 200 words in Portuguese, followed by a translation into English. The abstract should present clearly and succinctly the context, the research problem, objective, a brief description of the method and results achieved, characterizing the contribution to scientific knowledge.


Keywords: after the abstract, at least three and at most six keywords should be included to help identify the main subjects addressed in the article.


Article: the text should include an introduction with the purpose of informing the reader about the subject that will be addressed and updating them about any existing knowledge. A brief bibliographical review should be presented, referring to the main references on which the work was based.


A substantial part of the article should be for describing the development of the research and discussing the results obtained. The description, although brief, should be clear, enabling the reader to fully understand the procedure adopted, or to have access to it by references cited. The research method should be presented in detail, including the outline or strategies used, as well as clearly specified data collection and analysis tools.


An item containing conclusive comments is considered essential, highlighting the main aspects of the research and their contributions to the existing knowledge.


References should be presented according to the instructions, but you should not include too many. If possible, avoid:


- references to general knowledge on the topic addressed;


- secondary references (apud);


- many references to a single argument;


- predominance of own references.


References: references should be cited at the end of the article in alphabetical order, according to NBR 6023 - References - Elaboration (2002).




AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS. ASTM C-780: standard test method for preconstruction and construction evaluation of mortars for plain and reinforced unit masonry. Philadelphia, 1991.


ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE NORMAS TÉCNICAS. NBR 6461: blocos cerâmicos para alvenaria: verificação da resistência à compressão. Rio de Janeiro, 1983a.


BARROS, M. M. B. Metodologia Para Implantação de Tecnologias Construtivas Racionalizadas na Produção de Edifícios. 1996. 410 f. Tese (Doutorado em Engenharia Civil) - Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1996.


BLEDZIK, A. K. et al.A Comparision of Compounding Process and Wood Type For Wood Fibre-pp Composites. Composites Part A: applied Science and Manufacturing, v. 36, p. 789-797, 2005.


BRANDÃO, D. Q.; HEINECK, L. F. M. Classificação das Formas de Aplicação da Flexibilidade Arquitetônica Planejada em Projetos de Edifícios Residenciais. In: ENCONTRO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA DO AMBIENTE CONSTRUÍDO, 7., Florianópolis, 1998. Anais... Florianópolis: UFSC, ANTAC, 1998. v. 2, p. 215-222.


MORAES, R. C.; ISAIA, G. C.; GASTALDINI, A. L. G. Efeitos da Cinza de Casca de Arroz e Fíler Calcário Sobre a Resistência Mecânica do Concreto. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE CONCRETO, 43., Fortaleza, 2000. Anais... Fortaleza: IBRACOM, 2000.


Citations: citations in the body of the text must comply with the way adopted in the references, according to NBR 10520: Presentation of citations in documents (2001), as for example:


According to Morais et al. (2000) ...


... (BRANDÃO, HEINECK, 1998).


A NBR 6461 (ABNT, 1983a) specifies ....


Sakai and Sugita (1995) suggest ...


..., (SILVA; ROMAN, 2001; LAVELLE, 1998).


... as proposed in ASTM C-780 (ASTM, 1991).


Acknowledgments: acknowledgments to research funding agencies, institutions other than the author (s) and any supervisors or people who inspired the research may be mentioned at the end of the article, only in the final version, after the article has been approved for publication .


Footnote marks: footnote marks inserted in the body of the article must be shown by Roman numerals, in superscript format, immediately after the sentence to which it refers. The marks should be included in the footnote of the text, on the page where they appear.


Illustrations: figures, clear photographs and graphs (strictly for the clarity of the text) may be accepted and should be marked in the text by their number and their legend in the places where they should be interspersed. If the submitted illustrations have already been published, please mention the source and permission for reproduction.


Charts and tables: charts and tables should be accompanied by a caption to understand the meaning of the data collected. Please indicate in the text (by their number of order and legend) the places where they should be inserted. Charts and tables should be made in a Word document.


Formulas: formulas should be numbered and inserted throughout the text.


Style: the text should be clear, direct and precise, avoiding fancy language, excessive adjectives or long phrases.


Formating your manuscript


The draft of the article should have a maximum of 7,000 words and 5MB, counting from the introduction of the article to the conclusion. The original should be formatted in A4 with single line spacing, Times New Roman font, size 12. The top and left margins should be 3 cm and the bottom and right margins 2 cm. On the first page, there should be the title in Portuguese and English, abstract and keywords in each of the languages. Titles and subheadings should not be numbered and the formats of the article title sources should be:


Title 1: Times New Roman, size 14, bold and upper case. There should be one-digit progressive numbering.




Title 2: Times New Roman, size 12, bold.


Eg: Characteristics and appropriation of open spaces


Title 3: Times New Roman, size 12, not bold.


Eg: Two-storey houses


Doubts, please write to




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.

  1. The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal; Otherwise, justify in "Comments to the Editor".

  2. Files for submission are in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format. The file size does not exceed 5MB.

  3. All Internet page addresses (URLs) included in the text (eg, are active and ready to click.


  4. The text is formatted in single line spacing using a 12-point font, italics instead of underlining and figures and tables are inserted in the text, not at the end.

  5. The text follows the style standards and bibliographical requirements described in Formatting your manuscript.

  6. The author identification of this research was removed from the file and the Properties option in Word, thus ensuring the journal's privacy criteria, according to instructions available in Ensuring a Blind Review.

    Names and affiliation of the authors were correctly filled in the system (all authors must inform the institution to which they are linked).

  7. Please note that the costs of proofreading services will be charged directly to the authors by accredited professionals.

Copyright Notice

The Journal reserves the right to make normative, spelling and grammatical changes to the originals so as to maintain standard language, respecting, however, the style of the authors. Final proofs will be sent to the authors. Published works will become the property of the Ambiente Construído journal. The opinions expressed by the authors of the articles are their sole responsibility.

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