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Scope and Policy

Cadernos Pagu – Is a biannual interdisciplinary journal published by the Pagú Gender Studies Nucleus of UNICAMP. We publish articles, essays, interviews and reviews which present original and innovative scientific contributions to the field of gender studies. All contributions are evaluated by a board of ad hoc advisors and by our editorial committee. Each article is initially passed along to two of our evaluating partners. If there are conflicting evaluations, the tie is broken by sending the article to a third evaluator. All contributions should not have been published anywhere else. We also publish debates regarding theoretical texts that are relevant to the field of gender studies and which are indicated by our Editorial Committee. The content of all written work is the sole reasonability of its authors, as is the selection of key words.

Cadernos Pagu is directed towards an academic audience and is included in the collections of several Brazilian and foreign libraries. It is a reference for undergraduate and graduate students who work with a gender perspective. Our journal is also in demand with government and non-government organizations and thus subsidizes the formation of public policy regarding gender.


Manuscript preparation

DOSSIERS - Cadernos Pagu is open to proposals for thematic dossiers dealing with gender, sexuality, and feminisms. These may be sent to us by scholars from all fields and disciplines. The dossiers should take in both Brazilian and foreign sources and should bring together authors from at least three Brazilian states, if possible outside of the Rio-São Paulo axis. The Editorial Committee believes that a dossier should not be a simple portrait of a given field (either established or emerging), but should rather be a linked and heterogeneous set of articles that allow for critical reflection regarding the theme under investigation, presenting different and divergent theoretical sources, concepts and research methodologies. Dossier proposals should thus justify the current and historical relevance of the theme to the study of feminism, gender and/or other social markers of differentiation. They should also show how they will contemplate tensions and conflicts or divergences within the field, as well as how the articles being contemplated for publication will deepen, expand and/or sharpen our appreciation and understanding of the field. Dossier proposals are evaluated by our Editorial Committee. If they are approved, their articles are evaluated by our ad hoc group of reviewers.

Orientation for our collaborators

Cadernos Pagu publishes articles from many different disiplines, as long as these establish a discussion with gender and feminist theory, seeking to link gender with other differences (race/ethnicity, culture, class, age/generation, sexualities and others). We particularly look for articles that have a wide social and political focus. In other words, they shouldn’t treat their topics as isolated from the greater social context and/or from political relationships. Analyses of specific contexts and situations should contribute to the understanding of wider questions. Collaborators should cite authors from beyond the Anglophone universe, particularly those who can widen our theoretical references in the field of gender studies. Texts in Portuguese, Spanish, or English are all welcome.

It is absolutely necessary that all proposals – articles, reviews, interviews, or essays – present original and innovative scientific contributions to the interdisiciplinary field of gender studies. The criteria for evaluation and selection are as follows: the clarity, objectivity and formally correct grammar and spelling of the text; the inclusion of both recent and classical sources in the bibliography in such a way that the current debates in the field of gender studies surrounding the subject of the article are well represented; presenting a relevant theme and an innovative empirical, theoretical and/or methodological contribution relative to the current state of the art in gender studies; present consistent arguments and theoretical-methodological coherence, as well as evidence to sustain the author’s arguments.

The name of the author should not be anywhere in the text. This guarantees anonymity during the review process. Texts which do not obey these directions will be returned to the author without being evaluated.
Images or  graphics should be sent in jpeg  or tiffformat at 300 dpi resolution. It is the author’s responsibility to make sure that all copyrights and permissions for reproduction have duly been given for any images or graphics used.
The titles of articles or books mention in the body of the text should be in italics, as well as all foreign words. Author`s emphases should be in negrito.

ARTICLES – may be up to 9000 words or 45,000 characters in length (counting spaces), including abstract (seven lines, maximum), key words (maximum Five) and title. Title, abstract and key words should be in both Portuguese and English.

ESSAYS – up to 6000 words or 30,000 characters (with spaces);

REVIEWS – up to 2500 words. We will only accept reviews for books that have been published in Brazil up to two years ago and outside of Brazil up to five years ago.


These should be consecutively numbered and presented at the bottom of each age. They should include commentaries. Authors of sources should be presented in the text body in the following fashion: last name, year of publication, colon, page (Strathern, 2006:25-26). Works published in the same year by the same author should be differentiated with letters after the date (i.e. 1988a - 1988b).


References should be included in the bibliography at the end of the article (review, essay, etc.), using the following forms:

BOOK – Last name, first name. Title (in italics). City of publication, publisher, date, 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 - Last name, first name. Title of chapter (no quote marks). In: last name of author, name of author. Title of book (in italics).  City of publication, publisher, date, 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 - Last name, first name. Title of chapter (no quote marks). Title of the journal (in italics).  City 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.]

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES - Last name, first name. Title (no italics). Discipline, University, date of defense. [ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Elisa Vercesi de. Publicidade na TV: o fenômeno da longevidade do garoto Bombril. Dissertação de mestrado, Sociologia, Unicamp, 2000.]

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS – follow the above criteria, with address and date of last access. [PISCITELLI, Adriana. On Gringos and Natives, gender and sexuality in the context of international sex tourism. Vibrant - Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, ano 1, nº 1, Brasília, 2004 [ – acesso em 20 ago 2013].


Sending manuscripts

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