ISSN 0102-8529 printed version
ISSN 1982-0240 online version



Basic information

Contexto Internacional is one of the leading journals in international relations within Brazil. Published since 1985, Contexto’s history and development parallels that of the Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio as an important forum for rigorous and innovative research that challenges the boundaries of IR, with a particular scope in the dynamics and challenges experienced within and around the Global South.

From its inception, the journal has been known for publishing articles that bridge the gap between policy and theoretical analysis, privileging an interdisciplinary look at issues that are of utmost concern for global affairs. In its current format, Contexto aims at linking research from different parts of the world that delve critically into issues surrounding the Global South.

Contexto is published in English. The editors invite submissions from researchers and practitioners from all over the globe, especially senior and junior scholars, and PhD students in the fields of International Relations, Political Science and related fields, whose work might contribute to a better understanding of international issues in a changing world. Contexto is particularly suited for innovative, investigative and exploratory articles that provide insight into the realities and situated knowledges that stem from and around the Global South.

Contexto warmly welcomes original research articles and proposals for special issues around themes that are central to the current international agenda and to the field of International Relations. If you are interested in submitting a special issue proposal, please check in advance with the Editors at

We also welcome review essays and book reviews in an effort to provide an overarching and reflexive coverage of contemporary political analysis and academic debate within the large and increasingly interdisciplinary field of international affairs. We strongly encourage doctoral students to submit review essays and book reviews that speak to the scope of the journal.
All contributions are submitted to double blind peer review and are rigorously evaluated by experts. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by Contexto. In exceptional circumstances, articles that have been previously published in languages other than English and that provide original and groundbreaking contributions to the field might be considered by the Editors. The author alone is responsible for ensuring that no copyrights are violated in such cases.

Contexto’s average rejection rate is 0.56 as of 2016.

Publication Ethics

Contexto Internacional believes in the importance of following publication ethics, in order to maintain its quality, and meet the expectations of its authors and readers. The journal follows the instructions of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE, such as: maintain academic integrity; publish errata whenever necessary; make sure that the papers are reviewed by qualified peers; provide accountability. More information about the COPE publication ethics instructions can be found here:

Call for Papers

Contexto Internacional welcomes submissions of original research articles, review essays, book reviews on a continuous base. It also invites special issues proposals.  Contexto considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Contexto, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Contributions to Contexto must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Office.

Manuscripts and proposals may be written either in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish, and will be reviewed in the language of submission. However, if the review process results in a decision to publish, it is the responsibility of the author alone to translate the article into English. Contexto reserves the right to reject articles if the level of English is insufficient.

All manuscripts should be properly referenced following the Harvard Referencing System, and strictly follow Contexto Internacional’s style norms. For complete guidelines see the Instructions to Authors:

Research articles, review essays, and book reviews should be submitted online via Contexto Internacional ScholarOne Manuscripts website at:  Special issue proposals should be emailed to


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Contexto Internacional: journal of global connections is published under the Open Access model and is therefore free for anybody to read and download, and to copy and disseminate for educational purposes. Submission and evaluation procedures are free of charges and all editorial processes are funded by our sponsors and by the Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio.

Contexto does not charge submission or review fees.



Claudia Farulla Darze
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