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Scope and editorial policy

The Revista de Sociologia e Política accepts original articles and bibliographic essays, giving priority to manuscripts whose main theme pertains to political practice of social agents.

Contributions from all the disciplinary areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome, whether in the form of theoretical discourse analysis, historical research, and especially, empirical research.

Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise language, whether in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Excepting special cases, articles and bibliographic essays must not exceed 30 pages.

Bibliographic essays must deal with theoretical and methodological questions of specific issues of Political Science, Political Sociology and related areas that deal with the political phenomenon, based on the analysis of some books recently published. Those essays must present the "state of the art" in some specific area (parties and elections; political behavior; ideological values; Political History; International Relations etc.); we suggest - but it is not strictly necessary - to consider both Brazilian and international literatures.

Decisions regarding the publication of articles and bibliographic essays belong to the journal's editors, through review by its Editorial Board or Consulting Board. Each article will be evaluated by two reviewers, who may: a) recommend its publication b) recommend publication providing that suggested revisions are made or c) reject its publication. Publication of articles recommended by reviewers is also contingent upon the journal's budgetary situation.

The editors reserve the right to suggest changes in format to the author in order to bring contributions in line with the magazine's editorial and graphic standards. All texts will be submitted to the authors for final revision before electronic publication.

Positions and concepts emitted in signed articles are of the exclusive responsibility of their authors.


Preparation of original

Articles and reviews must be sent to Revista de Sociologia e Política in DOC files or in files compatible with Word for Windows, to the following e-mails: articles: and reviews:

Articles should be accompanied by an abstract and a list of keywords, both in Portuguese and English, for purposes of bibliographic indexing. Abstracts should be written from IMRAD format (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion), obeying the rules contained in the standard form  of the Revista de Sociologia e Política.

In order to guarantee anonymity in the reviewing process, texts should be submitted with a title page containing the following information: author, institutional affiliation, academic titles, address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address.

After the editors of Revista de Sociologia e Política confirm the receiving of the articles send, the period for their evaluation in the peer-review system is about six months.

The bibliography that is used should be presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order and in accordance with the following norms:

Book: LAST NAME, First name (initials). Year. Title in italics: subtitle. Edition (if not the first). Place of publication: name of publisher.

Anthology: LAST NAME, First name (initials). Year. Title of essay. In: Last name, First name (initials) of editors. Anthology title in italics: subtitle. Number of edition (if not the first). Place of publication: name of publisher.

Journal articles: LAST NAME, First name (initials). Year. Title of article. Jounal name in italics, place of publication, volume and issue, pages covered, date or period of publication.

Dissertations and PhD theses: LAST NAME, First name (initials). Year. Title in italics. Place. Total number of pages. Academic level and area of studies [Thesis (master's) or Dissertation (doctorate)]. Academic institution.

Internet (electronic documents): LAST NAME, First name (initials). (year). Title in italics, [online]. Producer. Availability: access. [date of access].

The sequence and punctuation indicated above should be followed rigorously.

Authors cites within a text should be referred to as follows: (AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, date) or (AUTHOR'S LAST NAME, date, page number). E.g.: (OFFE, 1996) or (OFFE, 1996, p.64). Different titles by the same author published during the same year should be identified by a letter after the date. E.g.: (EVANS, 1989a), (EVANS, 1989b).

Footnotes should be of a substantive nature, limited to a minimum and identified by Arabic numbers in ascending order.

The Revista de Sociologia e Política does not assume responsibility for returning the original manuscripts.


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