Editorial Statuto of Millenium Journal

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 Polytechnic Institute of Viseu 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.

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.

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.

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 criteria of the Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ, at no cost to the author or the reader, currently indexed at DIALNET - Dialnet, LATINDEX - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean , Spain and Portugal and evaluated by QUALIS / CAPES.

The review process will be fully managed in a double blind review system, preserving the identity of both authors and evaluators.

Millenium is guided by the principle that scientific facts and opinions must be clearly separated: the former are untouchable and the latter are free.

The Journal is independent of political power, economic power and any pressure groups, identifying itself with democratic, pluralist and supportive values. In the exercise of its activity, the Journal is strictly ruled by the ethical and deontological norms of the scientific and research activities and journalism. It defendeds pluralism of opinion, without prejudice of being able of assuming its own positions.