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



Scope and Policy

The editorial policy of Contexto Internacional stipulates that submission should be of academic interest and represent innovative thinking in the field of international relations. Articles that discuss international policy issues and contribute to an understanding of the plurality of perspectives present in the academic Field are preferred.

All that fulfill the basic guidelines below will be subjected to double-blind peer review. Eventual modifications will be discussed with and approved by the author.

The articles published by the journal are of exclusive responsibility of the authors and may be reproduced, if cited.

Though, submissions should address the following criteria:

  • Placement within the discipline of International Relations, broadly written;
  • Currency, relevance, and originality;
  • Universality of the topic, assuring accessibility to a non-specialized public;
  • Consistency and quality of data and sources grounding empirical investigation and theoretical discussion;
  • Clarity of writing style, organized and argumented;
  • Conformity with the manuscript guidelines below.


Manuscript Format and Structure

1. Contexto Internacional accepts original, unpublished manuscripts in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. The language of the publication is Portuguese.

2. Eventual suggestions and modifications presented by the reviewers and copydesk will be accorded with the author.

3.All information permitting identification of the author must be renamed. Authors should send, separately, a biographical coversheet, including the author's academic degree, and recent publications.

4. Submissions must be formatted in Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman, size 12, double spacing between lines, standard margins.

5. Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words, including references, and in english and português thefollowing items:

  • title
  • 4 key-words
  • an abstract of no more 700 words in portuguese and english,
  • a phrase in portuguese and english with the object of the article,

6. Contexto Internacional adopts the criteria and the guidelines of the Brazilian association of Technical Norms (ABNT), <>.

7. Quotations in foreign languages must be translated to Portuguese. Short quotations (40 words or less) should be included in the text with quotes and not in italic.

8. The long quotations (more than 40 words) should be detached and placed with a 4 cm left margin, size 10, single space between lines and no quotes. The reference should be placed right after the quotation and before the punctuation sign.

9. Footnotes should be limited to discursive notes only. –

10. The bibliographical references, when necessary, should appear in the body of the text, with the inclusion of the author's surname, followed by the year of publication and number of the page, when necessary.

  • Example 1:
    Hobbes’ thesis that values and norms are human creation, means, to Johnson, its subjection to changes and personal interpretations, reflecting only a certain arrange of power in a certain time in history (JOHNSON, 1996, p. 246). Realism, the author concludes, is still the doctrine most apt to identify and analyze power arrangements. Hobbes, nevertheless, would certainly not agree to the absence of ethical concern with this reading of his work.
  • Example 2:
    Analyzing hegemonic cycles, Fernand Braudel (1998) appointed that, every time that the profits of commerce and production accumulate above those possible channels of investments, this was a “sign of autumn” (DUPAS, 2002). Resulting financing expansions provoked two complementary tendencies: hyper-accumulation and intense competition for capital. Commercial and production expansions […], sustained by a financial activity divorced by production.

11. At the end of the article, there should be listed the bibliographic references in alphabetical order, observing the following rules:

  • For books
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's first name, book's title (in bold), edition's  issue/number (if it is not the first issue), place of printing, publisher's name, year of publication. Example: CAMARGO, Sonia de; OCAMPO, José María Vasquez. Autoritarismo e democracia na Argentina e Brasil. São Paulo: Editora Convívio, 1988.
  • For articles
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's first name, article's title, Journal's name (in bold), place of printing, Journal's volume, Journal's issue/number, pages numbers. Example: HERZ, Mônica. A dimensão cultural das Relações Internacionais e os atores não-governamentais. Contexto Internacional, ano 4, n. 8, p. 69-82, 1988.
  • For Books Chapters
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's first name, title of the chapter, followed by the expression “In:”, Surname of the book's author, initials of the book's author first name, function developed by the book's author in parenthesis and abbreviated, title of the book in bold, place of printing, publisher's name, year of publication, pages of the chapter. Example: PUTNAM, Robert D. Diplomacy and domestic politics: the logic of Two-Level Games. In: EVANS, P. B.; JACOBSON, H. K.; Putnam, R. D. (Ed.). Double-edged diplomacy: international bargaining and domestic politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988-1993. p. 431-468.
  • For newspaper's articles
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's name, article's title, newspaper's name (in bold), city, day, month and year of publication. Example: MORALES-SOLÁ, Joaquín. La Argentina frente el nuevo orden mundial. La Nación, Buenos Aires, 23 fev. 2003.
  • For dissertations and thesis
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's first name, title of dissertation or thesis, year of presentation, number of pages, type of document (thesis or dissertation), academic institution, place and date of presentation. Example: SANTANA, Helton R. P. Área de Livre Comércio das Américas (ALCA): determinantes domésticos e política externa brasileira. 2000. 135 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Relações Internacionais) – IRI/PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 2000.
  • Paper presented in a seminar
    Author's surname (caps lock), author's first name, title of paper presented, followed by the expression “In:”, name of event, number of the event (if there is), year when it happened, city where it happened. Example: LIMA, Maria Regina Soares de; SANTOS, Fabiano. O Congresso Brasileiro e a política de comércio exterior. In: ENCONTRO DA LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (LASA), Chicago, 1998.
  • Internet Documents
    Author's surname (caps lock),  author's first name, title of the document, name of the source in bold, day, month and year of the document, URL address, date when the document was checked. Example: KHALIL, Ashraf. Iraq’s women see victory in constitution. Middle East Online, 4 mar. 2004. Available in: < http://www.middle->. Checked in: 10 mar. 2004.

12. The author will receive three copies of the Journal that come with his/her article published.

13. We ask that together with the article, the author sends a brief curriculum that contains

14. Manuscripts that do not complete these items will be returned with indications of the procedure to follow.


Remittance of manuscripts

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