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Scope and Policy

cadernos pagu is a triennial interdisciplinary journal that publishes original articles with original scientific contributions. It also presents debates about relevant theoretical texts in the field of gender studies, based on a selection and indication from the Editorial Committee. cadernos pagu also offers thematic dossiers, which are articulated and heterogeneous groups of articles that provide critical reflection about the issue in focus, with different and divergent theoretical and conceptual sources and research methodologies.

It is particularly desirable that the articles sent to the journal have a social and political scope, that is, that they do not treat an issue in isolation from the social context and political relations, so that specific analyses have ties with broader issues. It is recommended that collaborators cite authors from beyond the Anglo-Saxon universe who are commonly used as references for gender studies, thus broadening the range of theoretical references.

The articles submitted to cadernos pagu must be never have been previously published.  No articles will be accepted that are being evaluated by other periodicals.

The content of the signed papers is the exclusive responsibility of the author or authors, as well  as the selection of keywords.

cadernos pagu has published contributions from the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, political sciences, language and literature, linguistics the history of science and education and has recently expanded to the fields of law, psychology, communication, collective health and social work.

cadernos pagu stimulates the publication of articles from different disciplinary fields, as long as they engage in a discussion with gender and feminist theories, seeking articulations between gender and other differences (such as race and ethnicity, culture, class, age and generation, sexuality and others).

Contributions are welcome in Portuguese, Spanish or English.

TRANSLATION POLICY:  The articles can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Contributions in Portuguese and Spanish will be published in the language of origin, and can be translated to English, at the author’s cost, by translators indicated by the journal. Contributions received in English must be translated into Portuguese, at the author’s cost, by translators indicated by the journal; and will be published in the two languages.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: The criteria used for evaluation include: clear, objective and formally correct writing; inclusion of a classic and recent bibliography, which contemplates currently existing debates in the field of gender studies about the issue addressed; the presentation of a relevant theme and empirical or theoretical contribution or methodological innovation in relation to the state of the art of the field of gender studies; and the use of consistent arguments, theoretical-methodological coherence and evidence to support the arguments.

FORM OF EVALUATION: The publication of articles is determined by reviews by members of the journal’s editorial bodies including:  the editor and executive editor, the Editorial Committee (which includes the journal editors, and recognized researchers, who meet periodically to make decisions, thus actively contributing to editorial administration and the flow of evaluations); the Editorial Board (constituted by leading researchers in their fields in Brazil and abroad, whose function is to assist the editors and the editorial committee) and the Advisory Board (formed by Brazilian and foreign ad hoc evaluators who have recognized expertise, and which is responsible for supporting the editors in making decisions about the articles submitted, thus contributing to the quality and scientific control of the journal).

The articles received pass through three evaluation filters. The first filtering, conducted by the editors, is of a strictly formal character and evaluates if the text is in keeping with the editorial norms and those for presentation. The second filter, conducted by the editor, supported by the Editorial Committee and Editorial Board, decides if the article is suitable or not to the scope of cadernos pagu. If the determination is negative, a letter is drafted explaining the reasons for the rejection. If the decision is positive, names of ad hoc evaluators are indicated, who have a Ph.D. and recognized expertise in the field. Finally, the third filter is conducted by the Advisory Board which, based on double-blind evaluations, assists the editors in making the final decision, which is communicated by letter to the author.

The letter of determination sent by the editor may: i) accept the article for publication, with or without changes; ii) suggest that substantive revisions be made before it is presented once again for evaluation; or iii) suggest that it be sent to another journal; iv) deny publication.

DEADLINES FOR EVALUATION: The journal receives an increasing number of contributions and has made an effort to reduce the time needed to evaluate articles. Since 2016, our goal is that the approximate time for a final decision is 3 months in the case of articles that are rejected in the first or second filter and 6 months in the case of articles sent to the ad hoc evaluators. This average time is calculated from the date of submission until that of the final decision concerning publication. Authors can accompany the situation of the article at any time on the Scielo submission platform.

The approved articles will be sent for layout and proofreading and returned to the author to receive consent for any suggested changes. After the author’s approval, no other additions or modifications will be permitted, except in exceptional cases.

There is no fee for submission and evaluation of the articles. The translation of articles is optional and must be paid for by the authors.

DOSSIERS - cadernos pagu is open to proposals for thematic dossiers about gender, sexuality and feminisms sent by scholars from all disciplines. The dossiers should include Brazilian and foreign sources, and have at lest 30% foreign authors and include contributions from various institutions and research groups from at least three Brazilian states, preferentially those beyond Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Regional diversity and internationalization are criteria for selection of the dossiers. The Editorial Committee understands that a dossier is not a simple profile of an established or emerging research field, but an articulated and heterogeneous group of articles that offers critical reflection about the issue in focus and its different and diverging theoretical, conceptual and methodological sources. Proposals for dossiers should be sent directly to It should include a summary of up to 700 words with a justification about the historic and current relevance of the theme to feminist and gender studies articulated to other differences; the divergences or tensions contemplated and the contributions to the expansion, improvement and or deepening of the theme. A list of the authors should indicate their institutional affiliation, abbreviated resumes and 200-250 word abstracts for each article. Translations of classic articles or those that are reference works for a theme that have previously been published will only be included in a debate format. That is, there must be a presentation of the article’s contribution to the current state of the debate made by the organizers or another author, as well as current authorization for publication.

The proposals for a dossier are evaluated by the Editorial Committee with the support of the Editorial Board. Once approved, their articles must be submitted, individually, by the authors on the Scielo submission platform and will be evaluated by the ad hoc reviewers indicated by the editors and the Editorial Committee. The group of articles must be submitted for evaluation at least six months before the date planned for publication.

It is desirable that the complete dossier be published in a bilingual edition – Portuguese or Spanish and English - according to the journal’s translation policy.


Manuscript preparation

Guidelines for collaborators

Please read carefully this section about the journal’s scope and editorial policy

The name of or any reference (including the title of a dissertation or thesis, or publication with an indication of authorship) to the author should not be included in the body of the text, thus guaranteeing anonymity in the evaluation and selection process. Texts that do not obey these guidelines will be returned.

Images and or figures must be sent in jpeg or tiff formats, at a resolution of 300 dpi. The responsibility for copyrights of reproduction is up to the author.

The titles of books and journals mentioned in the body of the text must be in italics, as well as foreign words. Emphasis by the author should be in bold lettering.

Articles should have up to 9,000 words or 45,000 characters (with spaces) including the abstract (which should be presented in Portuguese and English and have a maximum of seven lines), keywords (at most five) and title, in both Portuguese and English.

Footnotes should be numbered consecutively at the bottom of each page, and include only comments. The authors should be mentioned in the body of the texts, as follows: author’s last name, year of publication, colon, page  (Strathern, 2006:25-26). Works published in the same year should be distinguished by letter of the alphabet (1988a - 1988b).


Bibliographic references should be cited at the end of the article (or book review, document, interview), with the following format:

BOOK – author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of book (in italics). Location of publication, publisher, date, number of pages.  [STRATHERN, Marliyn. O gênero da dádiva: problemas com as mulheres e problemas com a sociedade na Melanésia. Campinas-SP, Editora da Unicamp, 2006 (1988)].

BOOK CHAPTER – author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of chapter (without quotation marks). In: last name of author, first name of author. Book title (in italics). Location of publication, publisher, date, number of pages. [ALGRANTI, Leila Mezan. Conventos e recolhimentos em Portugal e na América portuguesa: um estudo comparativo sobre instituições de reclusão feminina (séculos XVII e XVIII). In: COVA, Anne; RAMOS, Natália e JOAQUIM, Teresa. (orgs.) Desafios da Comparação: Família, mulheres e gênero em Portugal e Brasil. Oeiras, Celta, 2004, pp.65-88.]

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS – author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of article (without quotation marks). Name of journal (italics) Location of publication, date, pages.  [CORRÊA, Mariza. Trampas do Traje. cadernos pagu (22), Campinas-SP, Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero-Pagu/Unicamp, 2004, pp.185-200.]

DISSERTATION AND  THESES – author’s last name, author’s first name. Title and indication if it is a master’s dissertation or doctoral thesis (without italics). Discipline, university, date [ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Elisa Vercesi de. Publicidade na TV: o fenômeno da longevidade do garoto Bombril. Dissertação de mestrado, Sociologia, Unicamp, 2000.]

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS – follow the criteria above and add the Internet address and last date of access. [PISCITELLI, Adriana. On Gringos andNatives, genderandsexuality in thecontextofinternational sex tourism. Vibrant - Virtual BrazilianAnthropology, ano 1, n°1, Brasília, 2004 [–acesso em 20 ago 2013].


Sending manuscripts

Articles should be sent for submission, exclusively through Scielo Submission, at the links and

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