Scope and Policy
The Bras. Political Sci. Rev.welcomes submissions of articles, ongoing research notes and review essays from political scientists and researchers from related disciplines. The scope of the journal is broad as it accepts submissions representing the entire range of political science research – theoretical or empirical, cross-national or focused on a single-country, quantitative or qualitative. All articles are subject to a blind peer review process.
The BPSR adopts an interval of 2 years for publishing two original works of the same author in the same category - articles, research notes and review essays. This rule does not apply to book reviews.
Each publication type is considered separately. This means for instance that publishing an original article does not affect the possibility of its author to publish a research note or a review essay within a two-years' time.This rule is applicable to all authors of an original work, be them either the main author or the co-authors.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be written in English, except for Brazilian authors, who may submit originals in Portuguese.
The following specifications must be used:
Page setup to standard A4 paper
1.5 left and right margins
1.5 line spacing
Times New Roman font, 12 point
BPSR adopts a norm adapted from Chicago Humanities. Manuscripts should be arranged as follows:TITLE PAGE: The title of the article should appear on a separate, first page, containing the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and a full postal address of the author to whom proofs and other correspondence should be sent. The title page should also indicate the date the manuscript was submitted.
ABSTRACT PAGE: The abstract should not exceed 250 words; this page should also provide 5 (five) keywords.
MAIN TEXT: Pages should be numbered consecutively from 1 and positioned at the upper right corner of the page. The manuscript text should not exceed 35 pages, or approximately 10 thousand words. Research notes and review essays should not exceed 10 pages or approximately 2.5 thousand words.
All headings should be aligned along the left margin and be typewritten with capital initials; they should not be underlined.
All paragraphs must start at the left margin with capital initials; they must be left-justified and must not contain any marks or tabs (justifications). The location of tables, graphs and figures should be clearly indicated in the text and numbered sequentially altogether (e.g., Table 1, Graph 2, Figure 3, Table 4, and so on).
Titles of books and articles appearing in the body of the text should be italicized. Titles should not be abbreviated, except in the case of frequent reference.
A reference list must be included at the end of the manuscript, starting on a separate page, unnumbered, and in alphabetical order. They must include all authors referred to in the text, tables, graphs or figures, following the criteria:
Books: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus. (9999), The life in Saturn. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno.
Electronic Sources: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus. (9999), A vida em Saturno. E-Jornal, vol. 1, n ° 1, dia e mês, pp. (se for identificável), <endereço eletrônico>.
TABLES: Each table must be on a separate sheet(s) and should have a short descriptive heading; they must be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point size, 1.5 spaces, as in the article’s main body. Notes and sources must be placed bellow the tables, using Times New Roman, 10 point size. We recommend the use of Microsoft Word’ Table Function or Excel.
FIGURES AND ILLUSTRATIONS: Each Figure must be on separate sheet(s). Originals should be submitted in photo-like format. Legends, titles, notes and sources must be part of the figure sheet(s).
PROOFS: The corresponding author will receive proofs by email and, at this state, will be able to check the manuscript and make corrections when appropriate.
Send of the manuscripts
The TEXT, TABLES, GRAPHS and FIGURES of all manuscripts must be sent as separate, individual files and each file name must clearly indicate its content.
The text can be composed using any word processing software, although Microsoft Word is preferred; tables and graphs should be preferably in Microsoft Excel format; there is no preferred format for figures.
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