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The objective of this editorial policy is to provide clear explanations and guidelines regarding the editorial terms and rules regarding the review process for the SAPIENCE. All members of the international Editorial Review Board of SAPIENCE are expected to familiarize themselves with the policies outlined and respectfully follow the rules and terms of the review process established for this journal.



Mission of SAPIENCE


The mission of the SAPIENCE is to promote and disseminate research and innovative studies performed by the research community from the Piauí State, Brazil. It is a multidisciplinary magazine addressing and disseminating innovative concepts and critical issues in research. Targeting students, professors, researchers, academicians, and industry professionals, SAPIENCE provides a forum for the publication of research impacting studies.



Coverage of SAPIENCE


The SAPIENCE covers all the topics of research since it is a Magazine to disseminate the innovative results obtained by the Piauí community from research, development, and innovation.



Reviewer Selection


Upon the receipt of a manuscript for consideration, the Editor-in-Chief selects a minimum of two reviewers from the members of the international Editorial Review Board of SAPIENCE to review the submitted manuscript on a double-blind basis. Assignment of reviewers is based on the current reviewer assignment load and also the number of manuscripts received throughout the year by each selected reviewer.


As a member of the Editorial Review Board, reviewers are expected to evaluate manuscripts sent to them in a timely and thorough manner. By providing constructive comments, even if the manuscript is not, in their opinion, publishable, the reviewers are doing a service to their colleagues. The comments made specifically to the author will be shared with them. Because this is a double-blind peer review system, authors will not know the identity of the reviewer and vice versa unless the reviewer decides to waive this anonymity by signing his/her name to the reviewer evaluation form.



Review Process


To ensure the high quality of published material, SAPIENCE to utilizes a group of experts to review submitted manuscripts. All submissions for SAPIENCE to will be received electronically. Upon the Editor-in-Chief’s receipt of the manuscript, a copy of the manuscript, along with a “Manuscript Evaluation Form,” will be sent to each selected reviewer for the manuscript.



Reviewers’ Responsibilities


Members of the international Editorial Review Board of SAPIENCE must return their reviews to the Editor-in-Chief electronically 2-4 weeks from the time the manuscript was received by the reviewer. Reviews should be extensive and constructive, and reviewers should avoid making any derogatory and unprofessional comments such as “my kids write better than this….”  If, in the opinion of the reviewer, the manuscript is not publishable, the reviewer must make every attempt to provide extensive comments/feedback in regard to why the paper is not acceptable and to provide the authors with constructive directions. This is a professional service that we all provide to our colleagues in the hope of improving the overall quality of work in our discipline. All appropriate comments received are forwarded to the authors without revealing the reviewer’s identity since this is a double-blind peer review process. However, the reviewer has the option to waive this anonymity by signing his/her name to the reviewer evaluation form. (Note: should the reviewer feel that he/she is familiar with the identity of the authors of the submitted work, he/she must notify the Editor-in-Chief regarding his/her concerns to make sure that the integrity of the double-blind peer review process is not compromised).



Patents Highlights


SAPIENCE welcomes submission of patents highlights based on registered by the Piauí community. These patents highlights must provide adequate information regarding the registered patent, discussion of the issues involved, coverage of any experiments or trials of techniques or managerial approaches, and finally, discussion of patent applicability any conclusions drawn from this registry.



Book Review


SAPIENCE to invites prospective book reviewers to submit their review of either textbooks or professional books for possible inclusion in the journal. Reviewers should focus on the following guidelines when developing the book review: Book reviews must not exceed 1,500 words. Reviews should summarize the book and indicate the highlights, strengths, and weaknesses of the book. Reviews should evaluate the organizational and managerial applications of the material discussed in the book relevant to e-Health and medical communications. Reviews should critique and constructively evaluate the authors’ work and not merely list the chapters’ contents. The writing style, accuracy, relevance, and the need for such a work in the discipline should be analyzed. Reviews must include the title of the book, author, publishing company, publication date, number of pages, cost (if listed), and ISBN number. Each submission must be accompanied by a short biography of the reviewer. All book reviews should be submitted electronically to


Case Studies


SAPIENCE to also encourages submission of case studies based on actual cases related to different issues and aspects of a research topic. Case studies must provide adequate information regarding the organization upon which the case is based, discussion of the issues involved, coverage of any experiments or trials of techniques or managerial approaches, and finally, discussion of any lessons learned or conclusions drawn from this study.

As you may know, SAPIENCE is an official publication of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Piauí (FAPEPI).

All submissions and inquires should be directed to the attention of:


Joel Coelho Rodrigues


FAPEPI Magazine


Link to the Magazine Webpage

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