Policies

Scope

The Millenium Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, publish and property of the Polytechnic of Viseu (PV). It is published every four months (with special supplementary editions, whenever deemed appropriate), and is made available in an electronic format with free and open access. It has an international extension and is published in English with the bilingual version being accepted.

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.

Objective

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 policie

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 linked to education and research works that are developed 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.

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.

Article preservation policy

Millenium journal is part of SARC - Scientific Journal Accommodation Service was created to develop the online publication of scientific journals in Portugal, facilitating the management of scientific journals and supporting best practices. The service is based on the OJS - Open Journal System publication and publication management platform, an open source system with a wide community of users and a strong impact on the open access domain.

This service provided under the RCAAP project is provided in SaaS (Software as a Service) and all update, monitoring, backup, security activities are developed.