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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Updated: 12/09/2016

Scope and Policy

Almanack accepts the contribution of articles and book reviews according to the journal’s theme: the formation of the State and the nation in Brazil between eighteenth and nineteenth centuries included its interfaces with coeval historical processes, comparative and theoretical-methodological approaches.

There are four sections in the magazine: the Forum and the Dossier sections are composed of articles that were previously ordered by the Editorial Board or by an ad hoc organizer. The sections of Articles and Reviews receive contributions by steady stream. Below, the authors have the instructions for submitting their documents.

Articles and reviews will undergo a pre-selection in which it will assess the relevance of the text according to the journals’s theme. Once accepted into the pre-selection, the articles will be sent to at least two referees who, considering the selected theme, its treatment, writing and agreement to the journal's standards, may:

- Recommend the publication, with or without tips (and it’s up to the author to incorporate them or not);
- Accept the text only if the author sends a redrafted version, which means that the this new version must be sent to the referees after the changes made by the author;
- Refuse the publication.

In the case of two dissenting opinions, the text will be sent to a third reviewer.

The opinions are confidential and impartial, since the names of the authors of the texts (and their institutional affiliation are unknown to the referees.

To achieve a "blind evaluation," the choice of referees publishers seek to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

The Reviews and Forum texts will undergo an evaluation conducted by the Editors and Editorial Board members, regarding the treatment of the theme addressed, the editorial clarity and agreement to the journal's proposals. To evaluate the Dossier, each organizer will set up, with the Editorial Board, a committee that will involve the organizers, the journal's board members and ad hoc reviewers.

Authors maintain the copyrights for their work.

The Journal adopts CopySpider system for identifying plagiarism.

 

Form and preparation of  manuscripts

Texts must be in the format "Word for Windows", font Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1,5 (the files should not exceed 2MB)  

Quotations should follow the rules described in the Journal's reference system. All the articles must bring final bibliography.

Texts in Portuguese language should follow the new orthographic agreement, ruling since January 2009.

Images, as well as the respective captions (with complete reference  to the authorship and copyright holder), should be indicated in Greek alphabet in the text and must be sent in separate files, as supplementary document (step 4 in electronic system of submission). The editors can avail the images in color or black and white according to convenience of the journal.

Authorship must be removed from the text, as well as other data that could be identified by the referee who will receive the work. The authorship must be also removed from the Word properties. To do it open the text in Word, click in the "file" menu. Afterwards, click in "properties" and delete the content about "author" which is in "summary" tab.

All the texts should not be previously published, written in Portuguese, French, English or Spanish and not be submitted for anothers magazines. In the case of articles, they should always present title in Portuguese and English, abstracts (up to 10 lines) and keywords (from 3 to 6) also in Portuguese and English (besides a third language if the texts are written in Spanish or French). The keywords are free, but should not be used more than two words for each term.

Articles should not exceed 35 pages and the authors must be graduate, but the same requirement does not apply to the submission of book reviews. Book reviews should have up to six pages.

The journal only accepts reviews of books published in the last years at most, or books that have only republished after being out of print for an extensive period of time.

To the Editorial Board is reserved the right to evaluate the texts sent to the sections guaranteeing their accordance to the Journal's proposals.

The graphic patterns and layout of the manuscripts will also be defined at the discretion of the Editors.

The authors are entirely responsible for their article’s contents.

The authors guarantee that their articles are not being evaluated, at the same time, by other editors.

The Almanack journal does not request payments to submission and evaluation of the articles.

CITATION RULES
Reviews must not contain footnotes. If necessary, the pages of the reviewed book must be referenced in brackets in the text.

Articles and texts for the Forum section must not contain the references to the titles and pages of books, articles, thesis and similar in the text, but always in footnotes. Considering that the texts do not contain bibliography at the end, to facilitate the visualization and the access to the information, the Editorial Board opted to not use the Harvard system. Then follow the pattern bellow:

Complete book 
CARVALHO, José Murilo de. A construção da ordem: a elite política imperial. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Campus, 1980.

Book Chapter 
JANCSÓ, István; PIMENTA, João Paulo Garrido. Peças de um mosaico (ou apontamentos para o estudo da emergência da identidade nacional brasileira). In: MOTA, Carlos Guilherme (org.). Viagem incompleta. A experiência brasileira (1500-2000). Formação: histórias, 2. ed. São Paulo: SENAC, 2000. p. 127-175.

Book Chapter (when the organizer is also the author) 
HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. A herança colonial – sua desagregação. In: _____ (org). História Geral da Civilização Brasileira. Tomo II: o Brasil monárquico. Vol. 1: O processo de emancipação. São Paulo: DIFEL, 1962. p. 9-39.

Articles in journals 
PALACIOS, Guillermo. Messianismo e expropriação camponesa. Uma nova expedição ao Reino da Pedra Encantada do Rodeador, Pernambuco, 1820. Revista de História, São Paulo, n. 147, p. 71-108, 2. semestre 2002.

Magazine/Journal 
CORREIO BRAZILIENSE. Londres: W. Lewis, Paternoster, n.10, março de 1809.

Dictionary/Encyclopedia entry 
VAINFAS, Ronaldo. Imp.rio Colonial. In: ______ (Dir.). Dicionário do Brasil Colonial (1500-1808). Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2000. p.299-301.
BLUTEAU, Raphael. .ndio. In: ______. Vocabulario portuguez & latino: aulico, anatomico, architectonico... Coimbra: Collegio das Artes da Companhia de Jesu, 1713. p.110, v. 4

Paper 
BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina: notas exploratórias sobre a questão da modernização técnica em Pernambuco, no século XIX. In: SIMPÓSIO NACIONAL DA ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS PROFESSORES UNIVERSITÁRIOS DE HISTÖRIA, 9., 1977, Florianópolis. Anais do IX Simpósio Nacional da Associação dos Professores Universitários de História. O homem e a técnica. São Paulo: ANPUH, 1979. p.495-514, v.2

Digital survey 
CUNHA, Mafalda Soares da; MONTEIRO, Nuno Gonçalo. Aristocracia, poder e família em Portugal, séculos XV-XVIII. In: CUNHA, Mafalda Soares da; FRANCO, Juan Hernández (Orgs.). Sociedade, família e poder na Peníncula Ibérica: elementos para uma História Comparativa. Lisboa: Edições Colibri : CIDEHUS – Universidade de Évora : Universidad de Murcia, 2010. p.47-75. Disponível em: <http://www.ics.ul.pt/rdonweb-docs/Nuno%20 Monteiro_2010_n1.pdf>. Acesso em: 13 mar. 2015.

Thesis (doctorate) or dissertation (master's degree)
GUIMARÃES, Lúcia Maria Paschoal. Debaixo da imediata proteção de sua majestade imperial. O IHGB (1838-1889). 1995. 339f. Tese (Doutorado em História Social). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1995.

Manuscripts/Documents in archives or libraries 
COLLECÇÃO dos actos dos parlamentos, e leis dos soberanos da Europa ... . Lisboa: Na Officina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1768. Biblioteca Nacional. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Seção de Obras Raras, V-70, 1, 22.

COUTINHO, Francisco de Souza. Cartas escritas de França a El-Rei D. João IV. [S.l.] : [s.n.], 1651. Biblioteca Geral. Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
Rules to the authors:

1. When the quoted bibliography (books, chapters, articles, articles, news) has more than one author, their names must be separated by “;” (semicolon).

2. The specification of the pages, chapters or volumes of the quoted bibliography must be made at the end of complete reference, preceded by a “.” (dot).

3. When the bibliography (books, chapters, articles, articles, news) is quoted more than once, it goes with “op. cit.” from the second mention held.
Ex.:

JANCSÓ, István; PIMENTA, João Paulo Garrido. Peças de um mosaico (ou apontamentos para o estudo da emergência da identidade nacional brasileira). In: MOTA, Carlos Guilherme (org.). Viagem incompleta: a experiência brasileira (1500-2000):  formação: histórias. 2. ed. São Paulo: SENAC, 2000. p.128.

VAINFAS, Ronaldo. Império Colonial. In: ______ (Dir.). Dicionário do Brasil Colonial (1500-1808). Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2000.

JANCSÓ, István; PIMENTA, João Paulo Garrido. Op. Cit., p.132.

4. When the bibliography (books, chapters, articles, articles, news) quoted is the same immediately above, it goes with “Ibidem” and the corresponding page.
Ex.:

GUIMARÃES, Lúcia Maria Paschoal. Debaixo da imediata proteção de sua majestade imperial: o IHGB (1838-1889). 1995. 339f. Tese (Doutorado em História Social). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1995.

Ibidem, p.51.
5. When the quoted bibliography (books, chapters, articles, articles, news) is the same to the immediately above, including the page number, it goes with “loc. cit.”
Ex.:

VAINFAS, Ronaldo. Império Colonial. In: ______ (Dir.). Dicionário do Brasil Colonial (1500-1808). Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2000. p.299-301.

VAINFAS, Ronaldo. Loc. Cit.
6. In the case of different works by the same author, it must be clear which is the title in question.
Ex.:

BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina… Op. Cit., p.503.

CORREIO BRAZILIENSE. Londres: W. Lewis, Paternoster, n.10, março de 1809.

BERNARDES, Dênis Antônio de Mendonça. O patriotismo constitucional… Op. Cit., p.193.
7. In the case of following references by the same author, from the second it goes with “Idem” replacing the author.
Ex.:

BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina… Op. Cit., p.503.

Idem. O patriotismo constitucional… Op. Cit., p.193.

 

Send of the manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted in:

http://www.scielo.br/alm, in “submissão online”.

 

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