Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PAJAR is the scientific journal of the Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (IGG-PUCRS), published biannualy in an eletronic format and with open access. The aim of this interdisciplinary journal is to contribute to the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the aging field.


Section Policies


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Original Article

Original articles are those related to epidemiological research, basic research, meta-analysis, translation and validation of research instruments.

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Review Article

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Research Methodology

In this section articles will be accepted on new research protocols and research methodology.

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Reflection Article

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Peer Review Process

The evaluation process for this journal follows the peer review principals. Every study sent to PAJAR undergoes an initial assessment by the editors, considered minimum standards requirements and the standards of the journal. The manuscript is then sent to referees (reviewers) that evaluate the comments and suggestions for making changes and issue an opinion regarding approval for publication. The anonymity of authors and reviewers is maintained. The editors, in possession of the recommendations of the reviewers, will make the final decision. When modifications are suggested, they will be given for the authors to respond and the proofreaders will then check whether the requirements were met. Entries may be submitted for statistical revision when necessary. Items will be accepted taking into account originality, relevance and scientific contribution to the knowledge of the study area. The entire process, from submission to editorial decision, may be accompanied by the author electronically via the username and password provided at registration.


Publication Frequency

Number: Will be composed of two issues per year. Special Number: There may be a special annual supplemental number when international or local events sponsored by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul on Aging are held. The event organizer must apply to the Editorial Board with the preparation of a supplement deadline to be established. The Editorial Board will assent or not to this special issue. Volume: The journal will have one annual volume. Periodicity: Successive numbers will biannually.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content, based on the principle that having free access to articles generates the greatest global exchange of knowledge. Such access helps an author’s publication to be more read and cited. For further information about this approach, visit the Public Knowledge Project, which developed this system for improving scholarly and public quality research and distributes the Open Journal System as well as a support software for the publishing system, providing public access to academic research.



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Cataloguing in Publication (CIP)

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Qualis CAPES 2013-2016


B3 Educação Física

B4 Direito

B4 Interdisciplinar

B5 Saúde Coletiva

B5 Medicina II

B5 Enfermagem

B5 Sociologia

C Ciências Biológicas II


Indexing Sources

Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal


 EZB - Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (Electronic Journals Library)



Article Processing Charges policy

This journal does not require article processing charges (APCs).