Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Millenium Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, property of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, hereinafter referred to as IPV. It is published by the Centre for Education, Technology and Health Studies (CI&DETS), a R&D Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu. The journal is published every four months (special extra editions will be released whenever deemed appropriate) and is available freely in electronic format. It has an international extension and is published in a bilingual format, although its English version is mandatory.

 

Mission

Bearing in mind that scientific knowledge combined with current philosophical knowledge are the pillars upon which the best professional practices are built, practices that are based on the best levels of evidence and grades of recommendation, we consider that one of the most important missions of the journal is to disseminate the different products that come from the scientific, pedagogical and technical processes. It also aims to foster the sharing of information, critical discussion and debates and to create channels that will bring science, the business/industry fabric and communities closer. To achieve such an objective and to enable scientific and technical knowledge to become part of scholars, professionals and ordinary citizens’ real world, all the articles must be original and scientifically relevant.

 

Objectives

The Millenium Journal’s main objective is to disseminate scientific knowledge that was produced in the fields of Life and Healthcare Sciences, Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences, Education and Social Development Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Management and Tourism. This way, it will help provide opportunities for permanent professional development and professional updating, becoming a means of communication between scholars, experts, professionals and the ordinary citizen/ general public.

 

Editorial Policy

With a multidisciplinary scope and mission, the Journal publishes scientific articles, technical and scientific articles, theoretical studies or applied studies resulting from an original research process in such different scientific areas or fields as Life and Healthcare Sciences, Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences, Education and Social Development Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Management and Tourism and in fields that are linked to education and research works that are developed within the polytechnic system in Portugal and abroad.

The editorial policy follows the Directory of Open Access Journals – DOAJ criteria, without any cost or fees of any kind to the author or the reader.  Which is available for consultation on open access on the Millenium Journal’s website

The review process will be entirely handled in a double-blind peer review system in order to preserve the authors and assessors’ identity. The arbitration and assessment procedure begins once the submitted article is received and includes the 9 step (ABCDEFGHI) Decision for Publication Flowchart: A- Code assignment; B- Pre-analysis; C- Peer review; D- Review supervision; E- Technical and documental review; F-Final Review; G- Translation; H- Composition, graphic Design; HTML; I- Dissemination in databases.

Article template, article sheet and model of article structure are documents which are available to the authors. Those documents are available on the Millenium Journal’s website.

 

Section Policies

Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Life and Healthcare Sciences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Education and Social Development Sciences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Engineering, Technology, Management and Tourism

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Invitation to submit articles

The journal, which will be 20 years old in 2016, welcomes the cooperation of anyone who is interested in participating and constantly accepts any proposal for the submission of articles. The authors may submit their texts for publication on the Millenium’s website. They have, nonetheless, to respect the cooperation indications and the rules and standards set for the presentation, available on the journal’s website. 

Target-Audience

Teachers, researchers, professionals, college students and ordinary citizens who are interested in such fields as Life and Healthcare Sciences, Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences, Education and Social Development Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Management and Tourism.

 

Publication Frequency

This is an on-going quarterly publication (released in February, June and October). Extra editions will be released when deemed appropriate.

 

Open Access Policy

The Millenium Journal’s provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Qualis CAPES Evaluation

Qualis 2012 - Education - B2

Qualis 2012 - Philosophy/Theology: Philosophy Subcommittee - B5

Qualis 2012 - Interdisciplinary - B2

Qualis 2012 - Literature/Linguistics - B4

Qualis 2013 - Agricultural Sciences - B5

Qualis 2013 - Interdisciplinary - B3

Qualis 2014 - Literature/Linguistics - B1

Qualis 2014 - Medicine III - C.