Scope and Policy
A) BOLEMA is composed of articles, reviews, summaries, and notices.
B) The manuscripts received are submitted for analysis to members of the journal's Advisory Board.
C) There is no specific deadline for sending articles; they are received and processed on a continuous basis.
D) The content of the signed articles is the exclusive responsibility of the author(s);
E) The choice of editor and the advisers is always based on consideration of the specific competencies of the reviewers, as well as the absence of conflict of interest;
F) BOLEMA follows the procedure of evaluation by peers, in double-blind, which can result in four situations: i) approval (publication as received), ii) approval with few modifications, iii) re-submission after considerable modifications, iv) rejection (not approved for publication).
G) The result of the evaluation is always communicated to the author(s). The final version of the article (for printing) is re-sent to the author for approval. The authors, following final approval of the article, must sign a term of commitment declaring that the article refers to original research and/or has not been previously published.
H) In the case the article was presented previously in a conference or meeting, the author should communicate this fact to the editor, and the version submitted to BOLEMA should reflect additional theoretical or methodological development.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ARTICLE FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
2 Article format and composition
3 Length of article
2.3 Title in English
2.4 Name(s) of Author(s)
2.7 Foreign language manuscripts
3 Details regarding the body of the manuscript
Quotes: Should follow current ABNT norms (NBR 10520/2002)
When the author´s name accompanies the quote in the text, the name should be written normally using capital and small letters. When the name follows the quote in parentheses, the author´s name should be in capital letters. Direct quotes in the text exceeding three lines should be highlighted using a 4 cm left margin, single space, and no quotation marks, in Times New Roman 10 point type.
a) Direct quotes of up to three lines should be placed between quotation marks and incorporated into the text.
b) With direct quotes, specify the year of publication and page numbers of the source. This information should be presented in parentheses and separated by commas. With indirect quotes, the page number is optional, but the year of publication is required and should be presented in parentheses.3.3 Footnotes
Should be summarized as much as possible and can be inserted at the bottom of the page. They should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, justified, and single spaced.
3.5 Tables containing numerical data (IBGE (1993)) Titles should appear at the top of the table followed by the number, in order of occurrence, written in Times New Roman 12 point type. (Only the word "table" and the number should be in bold, and they should be separated from the title or legend by a hyphen. Ex: Table 1 – Title/legend of table. Sources used to construct the table and other notations should be indicated below. Tables should be inserted in the text as close to the place they are referred to as possible. The content of the table, as well as source and notes, should be written in Times New Roman 10 point type, single spaced.
3.6 References: Should follow current ABNT norms (NBR 6023/2002). Should be left margin aligned, Times New Roman 11 point type, single spaced and separated by a double space. Use bold to highlight the title of each publication. Some examples follow:
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS/PERIODICALS:
PAPERS PUBLISHED IN EVENTS:
Review articles should not exceed six pages. Titles should be formatted as below, with 1.5 spaces between the title and text, and name of reviewer right-margin aligned following the body of the text:
4.1 Book reviews
AUTHOR´S LAST NAME (capitalized), Initial(s) of the first names of the author of the book being reviewed. Title of book being reviewed (in bold, except for the sub-title, if there is one). Edition, City of the publisher: publisher, year.
4.2 Research reviews (theses or dissertations)
AUTHOR´S LAST NAME (capitalized), Initial(s) of the first names of the author of the work being reviewed. Title of thesis/dissertation being reviewed. (in bold, except for the sub-title, if there is one). Year submitted. Number of volumes or pages (Xv. or Xf.). Dissertation/Thesis (Master /Doctorate in …) – Department or Institute, University, City, Year defended. Name of Dissertation/Thesis advisor.
To send manuscripts
Original manuscripts should be submitted online by accessing the following link to the SEER site:
The five steps to submit articles include: STEP 1 – Begin; STEP 2 – Inclusion of metadata; STEP 3 – Transfer of manuscript; STEP 4 – Transfer of supplementary documents; STEP 5 – Confirmation. Two copies of the manuscript should be sent, as follows:
The site includes a tutorial to assist in the submission of articles.
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