The Supreme Court session will be announced next Thursday (8/5) in addition to the usual votes for the start of the session Supreme – Journal of Constitutional Studies, the first court publication with a scholarly bias and focused entirely on the legal field. According to the court, the release “reinforces the value the STF places on science and freedom of academic expression.”
Initially ReleaseAnd Minister Louise Fo, President of the STF, which is already available online, notes that the publication comes at a time of great challenges for the government and society at large, due to the serious health crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.
“Despite its difficulties, this is a period that highlights the importance of valuing science and scientific knowledge and thus promoting qualified research and information.”
According to the president, the creation of the scientific journal is a milestone in the court’s history, “because the value this institution places on science-based knowledge and freedom of academic expression increases.”
The Secretary-General of the Presidency of the STF, Pedro Felipe de Oliveira Santos, highlights that one of the goals of the new publication is to bring the Court closer to the academic community and to create new mechanisms for dialogue with the community. Alongside Alexandre Reis Sequeira Freire, STF Graduate Secretary, and Livia Gil Guimarães, Judicial Research Coordinator, will be the publication’s editor-in-chief.
The three editors highlighted that the journal will have three boards: an international, national and scholarly editorial, the composition of which takes into account criteria such as regional and gender diversity.
According to the STF, the journal adopts a broad editorial streak and will accept papers from both traditionally recognized fields of law and less traditional fonts, with texts with a particularly interdisciplinary approach assessed, in order to promote a greater diversity of topics discussed. Papers will be accepted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Academic articles will be selected through a process double-blind review According to the scientific standards set by the Coordination Body for the Development of Higher Education Personnel (heads). In this system, the intellectual material produced is evaluated by at least two external auditors (Peer review), while keeping the names of the authors and reviewers confidential.
Among the requirements for publishing works is originality. Articles, reviews and translations submitted must be original, unpublished and cannot be subject to evaluation by other journals.
In addition, authors must inform the editorial team of any type of funding, research grant or benefits received to develop the work and declare that there is no conflict of interest that could harm the submitted manuscript.
The first edition was one of the guest authors Virgilio Afonso da Silva, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo, who has written on Agenda, Audiences, Principles and Precedents: Conditions and Consequences of the Deliberative Practice of the Supreme Court.
The publication was completed by academic work on the right to health, the role of the Supreme Court in combating racism, and the judicializing of politics and freedom of expression on the Internet.
click over here To access the first online issue of the magazine
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