ISSN 1414-753X print version


General guidelines


Paper evaluation process is as follows:

(1) Initial Screening: Assistant editors screen the paper for compliance with publishing rules listed online. Within this phase there is no paper rejection, editors only suggest modifications to the authors according to the editorial criteria*. The sooner the author suits its paper to the changes solicited, the quicker the evaluation process will be.

(2) Pre-analysis: The paper will pass through the sieve of the editor-in-chief and assistant editors. Within this stage, some requirements are analyzed, such as relatedness to the scope of the journal, originality, method consistency, and interdisciplinary discussion. There is paper rejection within this phase. Evaluation proceeds without author identification.

(3) Designation: Should the papers be approved at the pre-analysis stage, they will be designated to the associate editors. These are responsible for following up the evaluation and indicate peer referees who will proceed with the paper revision.

(4) Evaluation: In this final stage, the paper is evaluated by a pair of referees using double-blind methodology. In some cases, it undergoes the evaluation of further referees if the decision is tied. It is quite common for the evaluators to suggest a series of adjustments, and again, the sooner the author delivers the adjustments, the faster the analysis process.

Should the paper be approved at stage 4, it will be accepted for publishing in a yet to be determined journal number.

*Check the journal submission rules (link below) before submitting your paper:

Further information about submission rules:

Papers must be submitted on the online platform:


Focus and scope

Ambiente & Sociedade is a quarterly publication of the National Association of Graduate Courses and Research in Environment and Society - ANPPAS, that contributes with the area of knowledge that articulates the interface between Environment and Society, within an interdisciplinary approach. It publishes scientific work of national and international contributors, which are subject to evaluations by ad hoc reviewers.

The journal publishes theoretical articles and reviews of unedited books in the interdisciplinary area of interaction between Environment and.


New system of submission

Ambiente & Sociedade Journal migrated to Scielo ScholarOne submission platform hoping in that way to optimize the whole process, from submission to publication. To send your paper access:

We request the authors to read carefully below all the submission process requirements.


Authors must pay attention to the following wording directions:

  1. The paper must be structured as follows: Title, Abstracts, Key-words, Introduction, Main Body, References. Footnotes are optional.
  2. For evaluation, text can be written in the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, or English.
  3. Document must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  4. Arial 12 font and 1,5 (one and a half) spacing between lines.
  5. All pages must be sequentially numbered.
  6. Text must contain abstract (in the three languages) and references.
  7. All the manuscript text should be 35.000-50.000 characters long (including spaces)
  8. Title must be 15 words at most.
  9. Abstracts (three languages) must contain between 100-150 words each. They must not be written in first person, and must include the general topic, research problem, goals, method, and main conclusions.
  10. Key words for all languages must be at least 3 and at most 5.
  11. Acknowledgements (optional) must be cited as a footnote by the title. They must not contain either direct or indirect references to the authors.
  12. Graphic elements (Tables, charts, graphs, figures, pictures, drawings, and maps). It is allowed up to a maximum of five elements (overall), numbered in Arabic, and following the same sequence they have in the text. They should comply with ABNT rules for references and caption insertion for each element. They must be in their original format which allows editing within text body.
  13. Coloured and Black&White Images, digitalized in .jpg format, with resolution starting from 300dpi, presented in such dimensions that allow resizing without legibility loss.
  14. Footnotes are explanatory and should be avoided. They must be used only as exceptions, when strictly necessary for text comprehension and 3 line long at most. Footnotes must have consecutive numeration, in Arabic, sequenced as in the text body.
  15. Citations within the text body and references should comply with ABNT rules for national authors and Vancouver rules for foreign authors. If in doubt, access:
  16. Blind evaluation: when submitting the paper on the online platform, the author must delete all authorship identification (direct and indirect) from the text which will continue toward blind evaluation by external referees. Authorial information will be concealed and kept registered within the system. When saving your document, remove owner’s name in Word, in order to remove any possible author identification.
  17. Reviews can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Document must be submitted in .doc or .docx format. Font must be Arial 12, with 1,5 (one and a half) spacing between lines. All pages must be sequentially numbered. Reviews must be 10.000-15.000 characters long (with spaces) and comprise the full reference of the book, as well as a title and author(s) identification at the end of the text (full name and institution). Only reviews about books published within the last three years shall be accepted. Reviews consist of reasonably complete literature revision of a given matter. In edited book reviews, please review the book as a whole, avoiding in that way, if possible, a review for each chapter.


Due to budget cut and support reduction by research financing agencies, Ambiente & Sociedade Journal has started charging online paper submission since 2009.

  1. Submission value is R$ 200,00 (Two hundred reais) each paper submitted for evaluation. There are no refunds if the paper is rejected. Editors hope to count on the collaboration of all authors, and in that way ensure the continuity of the journal.
    The fee can be paid at Banco do Brasil:
    Agency: 3559-9
    Account: 51117-X
  2. From February 1st 2017 on the value charged for submission of article will be US 65,00 (sixty five U$ dollars) per manuscript submitted for evaluation. This increase is due to the need to cover costs of production and management that imply being part of Scielo collection. The resources obtained from the national funding agency for 2016 have diminished and unfortunately they are much below the necessary costs to produce four volumes yearly. It is to be recalled that this value will not be reimbursed if the manuscript is refused. The editors count with the understanding of all authors, as these resources are essential to guarantee the periodicity and quality of the journal.
  3. The author has to annex the receipt of the rate in the submission Online together with the manuscript as “Supplemental File NOT for Review. .


In order to expand the audience of the journal and comply with Scielo trends, since Volume 16.1 (Jan/Mar 2013), Ambiente & Sociedade Journal has started publishing all articles in English language, in addition to its original language (when in Portuguese or Spanish).

  1. Translation to English is only compulsory if approved for publication; During the evaluation phase it is required only the paper in its original language. For translation, we suggest a list of translators, aiming to maintain a language standard. Authors are responsible for translation costs.


[Home] [About this journal] [Editorial board] [Subscription]

Creative Commons License All the content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons License

Secretaria Editorial da Revista Ambiente e Sociedade
Endereço de correspondência:
Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência Ambiental (PROCAM-USP)
Instituto de Energia e Ambiente - IEE 
Prédio da Divisão de Ensino e Pesquisa - 2º Andar, Sala S16,
Secretária de Pós-Graduação, Cidade Universitária,
05508-010 - São Paulo, Brasil