Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Revista da CGU is a scientific journal published by the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU), and whose focus is on knowledge and research about the following topics: accountability and anti-corruption policies; internal control and public audit; governance and risks; correctional procedures and administrative liability; transparency and social oversight; integrity and public ethics; ombudsman activities and public participation; corruption prevention and fighting; and research methodology around these topics.

The journal's mission is to diffuse and promote scientific knowledge and research in these areas. Our priority is to publish works based on innovative and critical theoretical, theoretical-empirical, and methodological approaches.

The journal is available for publishing articles, translations, book reviews, and research reports in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, and our editorial policies and submission guidelines are available in these three languages.

 

Section Policies

Articles

The journal welcomes articles published in Portuguese, English or Spanish. They must be original and must not have been published elsewhere, and must relate to the topics of the journal.

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Translations

We welcome translations from English or Spanish to Portuguese, or vice-versa. Translation submissions must be accompanied by the original article or chapter and by a prior authorization for publishing.

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Book Reviews

The journal receives reviews of books published less than two years ago. Reviews can be written in the accepted languages. Book review maximum length is 3,000 words, including references. Please include the title, authors' names, publishing information, and page count in the title. Please include your name, affiliation, and institutional address and email at the end. For the review itself, we prefer less formulaic, more personalized perspectives.

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Research Reports

We welcome authors to submit research reports of ongoing projects. These reports must be focused on data analysis and do not exclude future publications containing a more definite and final version of the research. 

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Errata and Retractions

The journal may publish errata or retractions for recording and correcting failures or non-compliance with the rules and standards set out in the Publication Ethics, Peer Review Process and Author Guidelines, especially in the following cases:

  • human error in data collection and classification; and
  • intentional conduct, such as simultaneous submissions to more than one journal, undeclared conflict of interest, fraud or manipulation of data, failure to comply with research protocols, plagiarism, or “slicing” the research.
Errata and retractions will be published through the journal's editions, identifying the affected works, eventual responsible, and reasons.

Editors
  • Marcio Cunha Filho
  • Temístocles Oliveira Júnior
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Governmental Control, Fighting and Prevention of Corruption

Dossier of scientific articles produced in a research program of the same name, after approval by the Peer Review Process.

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  • Marcio Cunha Filho
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Interface between State Sanctions

Dossier for publication in a special edition in December / 2020, under the coordination of Special Editor Raquel Scalcon, on the intersection and the relationship between administrative sanction and criminal sanction, given the notorious approximation between such state facets in recent years. Thus, it seeks to promote a qualified scientific discussion both about the identity and the role of each sanction, as well as about the possible problems arising from the cumulation (multiple administrative sanctions and overlapping administrative sanctions with penal sanctions).

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  • Marcio Cunha Filho
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Accountability and Control in Contexts of Pandemia

Dossier for publication in a special issue in December / 2020, under the coordination of the Editorial Commission, on the debate on democratic instruments for exercising accountability and control in pandemic contexts, which is urgent at this time when the world is going through the crisis caused by COVID-19.

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Peer Review Process

The Peer Review Process follows international and national norms and best practices, in particular the guidelines and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE and National Research Council's Commission for Research Integrity of CNPq.

Our Authors’ Guidelines and Publication Ethics present guidelines for submission and affirm the commitment of Revista da CGU to ethical standards and scientific field values for authors, editors, and reviewers and to guarantee the quality of published works.

This process begins with the receipt of contributions that are initially analyzed by the responsible editor in desk review, who considers their relevance to the Focus and Scope. At this stage, editors can reject contributions that are not close to the theoretical and empirical frontiers of the journal or that do not respect the principles and basic orientations of responsible academic communication.

At the next stage, two reviewers carry out the double-blind review. These reviewers make comments and recommendations for improvement. This stage results in the approval, approval with feedback, or rejection. In cases where there is no consensus between reviewers, a third analysis will be made.

After approval by the editors and reviewers, the work will go through a process of copy editing, including verification of bibliography, language, and other norms. This stage may involve further clarification from the authors. Following this, the final version will be sent to the authors for formal approval, after which no further modification will be accepted. The contribution will be published in electronic form on the journal website and associated repositories.

 

Publication Frequency

The Revista da CGU adopts the system of continuous publication.

Regular issues are published at least twice a year. Special editions are released when there is a need for studies on relevant and specific subjects related to the journal's topics.

 

Open Access Policy

The Revista da CGU adopts an Open Access Policy, which establishes that all works approved for publication are made available free of charge and permanently, in their integrality and without the requirement of prior registration.

We provide access to both issues and each of the published works through unique and exclusive links and PDF files, available through the Current and Archives menus. Since volume 11, issue 20, each work has a specific DOI.

In this way, reading, downloading, copying, sharing, printing, researching, or referencing of published works is allowed without the need for prior permission from authors and editors, considering our Copyright Notice.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and to permit those to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See more.

In addition, published works are also made available and stored by the Repositório de Conhecimento da CGU, to reinforce the Open Access Policy and preserve the journal’s content.

 

Editorial Structure

EDITORIAL TEAM

 Editorial Commission

   Dr. Temístocles Murilo de Oliveira Júnior - UFRJ

   Dr. Marcio Camargo Cunha Filho - UnB

   M. Sc. Flavio Rezende Dematté - IDP

   Dra. Mariana Barbosa Cirne - UniCEUB

   M. Sc. Vítor César Silva Xavier - UnB

 Special Editors

   Eduardo José Grin - FGV EAESP (special issue Accountability and Control in Context of Pandemic)

   Dr. Frederico Lustosa da Costa - UFF (special issue Accountability and Control in Context of Pandemic)

   M. Sc. Marcus Vinicius Rossi da Rocha - UFRGS

   Dr. Paulo Alexandre Batista de Castro - IDP

   Dra. Raquel Lima Scalcon - FGV Direito SP (special issue Interface between State Sanctions)

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

   Dr. Andityas Soares de Moura Costa Matos - UFMG

   Dr. Carlos Frederico Pereira da Silva Gama - UFT

   Dra. Cecília Olivieri - USP

   Dr. César Augusto Tibúrcio Silva - UnB

   Dr. Dawisson Elvécio Belém Lopes - UFMG

   Dr. Frederico Lustosa da Costa - UFF

   Dr. Ivan Ricardo Gartner - UnB

   Dra. Janaína Lima Penalva da Silva - UnB

   Dr. José Célio Silveira Andrade - UFBA

   Dr. José Matias-Pereira - UnB

   Dr. Leonardo Secchi - UDESC

   Dr. Luciano da Ros - UFSC

   Dr. Marco Cepik - UFRGS

   Dr. Matthew M. Taylor - American University

   Dra. Paula Veiga - Universidade de Coimbra

   Dr. Robert Gregory Michener - FGV-EBAPE

   Dr. Rubens Pinto Lyra - UFPB

   Dr. Saulo de Oliveira Pinto Coelho - UFG

 

REVIEWERS (2020)

   Dra. Adila Maria Taveira de Lima - UFT

   Dr. Alexandre Douglas Zaidan de Carvalho - UnB

   M. Sc. Alzira Ester Angeli - UFPR

   Dra. Ana Júlia Possamai - UFRGS

   Dra. Ana Luíza Aranha - UFMG

   Dr. Anderson Roberto Pires e Silva - UFPA

   M. Sc. Andréa Lucas Fagundes - UFRGS

   Dra. Andrea Oliveira Ribeiro - UNIRIO

   Dr. Antonio Duarte de Lima Júnior - CGU

   M. Sc. Bruno Jorge Fagali - USP

   Dr. Bruno Mello Souza - UFRGS

   Dra. Claudia Cappelli - UFRJ

   M. Sc. Claudia da Silva Jordão - Corvinus University of Budapest

   M. Sc. Cláudia Maria de Freitas Chagas - UnB

   M. Sc. Daiane Londero - UFRGS

   Dra. Daniella Maria dos Santos Dias - UNIFESSPA

   Dra. Elizabeth Matos Ribeiro - UFBA

   Dra. Érica Bezerra Queiroz Ribeiro - UniCEUB

   Dr. Fabio Lopes Soares - FCU

   Dr. Fabrício Vasconcelos Oliveira - UNAMA

   Dr. Felipe Fernandes Ribeiro Maia - Faculdades Milton Campos

   Dra. Fernanda Odilla Vasconcelos de Figueiredo - Università di Bologna

   Dr. Francisco Rogério Madeira Pinto - UnB

   Dr. Fúlvio Eduardo Fonseca - UnB

   Dr. Gills Vilar-Lopes - UNIFA

   Dra. Gilmara Mendes da Costa Borges - UFRN

   Dr. Hugo Melo Filho - Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

   Dra. Isolda Lins Ribeiro - UFMG

   Dra. Izabela Moreira Corrêa - LSE

   M. Sc. Jacqueline Maria Cavalcante da Silva - UniCEUB

   Dra. Jennifer Azambuja de Morais - UFRGS

   Dr. Joacy Victor Araújo - UNLaM

   M. Sc. Joeldson Ferreira Guedes - USC

   M. Sc. José Antonio Gouvêa Galhardo - USP

   Dr. José Flávio Bianchi - UnB

   Dra. Karina Furtado Rodrigues - ECEME

   Dra. Layde Lana Borges da Silva - UNIR

   Dr. Li Chong Lee Bacelar de Castro - UCB

   M. Sc. Leonino Gomes Rocha - Universidade de Salamanca

   Dra. Loiva Mara de Oliveira Machado - UFRGS

   Dr. Lucas Borges de Carvalho - ENAP 

   Dra. Ludmila Melo Souza - UnB

   M. Sc. Luma Poletti Dutra - UnB

   Dr. Marcus Vinicius de Azevedo Braga - UFRJ 

   M. Sc. Maria Fernanda Colaço Alves - Universidade Sorbonne-Paris

   M. Sc. Maria Paula Escobar Bins - UFRGS

   Dra. Mariana Batista da Silva - UFPE

   Dr. Mauro Salvo - Bacen

   M. Sc. Nyalle Barboza Matos - UnB

   M. Sc. Olavo Venturim Caldas - UnB

   Dr. Pedro da Silva Moreira - UAM

   Dra. Priscila Spécie - USP

   Dr. Rafael Lamera Giesta Cabral - UFERSA

   Dr. Ramiro de Ávila Peres - UFRGS

   Dr. Raphael Peixoto de Paula Marques - UFERSA

   Dra. Raquel Mattos Pimenta - USP

   Dra. Renata Mendes de Araujo - Mackenzie

   Dr. Ricardo Lins Horta - UnB

   Dr. Rodrigo de Souza Gonçalves - UnB

   Dr. Rodrigo Piquet Saboia de Mello - IBICT

   Dr. Rogério de Souza Farias - IPRI

   Dr. Romualdo Anselmo Santos - CGU

   M. Sc. Ronaldo José Rêgo de Araújo - UFPB

   Dra. Simone Cristine Araújo Lopes - UFJF

   Dra. Taiana Fortunato Araujo - UFRJ

   Dr. Thomaz Anderson Barbosa da Silva - UAM

   M. Sc. Victor Godeiro de Medeiros Lima - UnB

   M. Sc. Vladimir Pinto Coelho Feijó - PUC Minas

 

Publication Ethics

The Revista da CGU is committed to ethical standards and scientific field values to guide authors, editors, and reviewers in the Peer Review Process and to guarantee the quality of published works.

In this way, we adhere to Brazilian and international standards and best practices, in particular the guidelines and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE and National Research Council's Commission for Research Integrity of CNPq.

All parties involved must observe our editorial policies, ethical standards, and scientific field values - whose non-compliance can lead to the retraction hypotheses - with emphasis on the following:

Authors:

  • Contributions must present an objective discussion about the meaning of the research work, as well as sufficient details and references to allow replication of the experiments. Reviews must also be objective, comprehensive, and accurately take into account state of the art.
  • Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original and that citations are properly presented. Plagiarism, in all its forms, is unethical and unacceptable. Statements with fraud or inaccuracies also constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Authors should not submit contributions that are under review for consideration by other journals. The author responsible for the submission must ensure that there is complete acceptance by all co-authors about the final version of the article and its submission for publication.

Editors:

  • The review of the manuscripts must be based exclusively on their academic merit. The editor must not use the information of works under consideration without the express consent of the authors.
  • Editors must ensure that the reviewers do not identify authors and vice versa. Editors must also take reasonable and responsive measures in the event of complaints or concerns regarding a submitted manuscript or published work.

Reviewers:

  • The manuscripts must be reviewed as restricted access documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through the double-blind must be kept confidential and cannot be used to gain any personal advantage.
  • Reviewers should not accept to analyze manuscripts with which they have any conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships. They should also not accept to receive manuscripts with information that identifies the authors or to take any measures aimed at this identification or communication with the authors. If a reviewer knows that he should not carry out an evaluation, he should promptly communicate to the responsible editor.
  • The review process must be conducted objectively, and observations must be formulated with clear arguments to support them so that the authors can improve their work. If a selected reviewer does not feel qualified to carry out the assessment, he/she must promptly communicate to the responsible editor.

 

Errata and Retractions

The journal may publish errata or retractions for recording and correcting failures or non-compliance with the rules and standards set out in the Publication Ethics, Peer Review Process and Author Guidelines, especially in the following cases:

  • human error in data collection and classification; and
  • intentional conduct, such as simultaneous submissions to more than one journal, undeclared conflict of interest, fraud or manipulation of data, failure to comply with research protocols, plagiarism, or “slicing” the research.

Errata and retractions will be published through the journal's editions, identifying the affected works, eventual responsible, and reasons.

The journal will not retract works without first notifying the authors and carrying out an analysis of the written defenses if delivered within the deadline.