ISSN 0011-5258 printed version
ISSN 1678-4588 online version



Scope and policy

1. DADOS- Revista de Ciências Sociais is open to the submission of unpublished manuscripts in the field of social sciences that contribute to theoretical or methodological innovation and/or empirical analysis. We are keen in fostering contributions that are thematically and conceptual plural, of academic and social relevance and written in an intelligible manner for an educated readership. Cross-cutting discussions that contribute to debates in Brazil and Latin/Iberian America will be favored as the main, yet not exclusive, geo-cultural space of internationalization.

2. DADOS will only accept original pieces stemming from scientific research. We will not publish: commentary on conjuncture, reviews, bibliographical essays, case reports, research notes or translations. DADOS does not place calls for papers of special calls, as it adopts and open and ongoing system of submissions.

3. The submission of a manuscript to DADOS implies that it has not been previously published or has not been simultaneously submitted to another periodical.

4. The core fields of the journal are Political Science and Sociology. However, we strongly stimulate diversity and inter-discipline dialogue from all fields within the Social and Human Sciences, especially Public Administration, Anthropology, Law, Economics, Education, History, Urban and Regional Planning and International Relations.

5. The manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French, however they will only be published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. In the latter case, depending on the article's content and the final decision of the Editorial Board, the publication can occur simultaneously in Portuguese and English.

6. The publication of articles is conditioned to the peer review of members of the journal's Scientific Committees, of which there are three: an Editorial Board (comprising the editors of the journal and renowned researchers, similar to "associated editors," who convene periodically to take decisions, actively contributing in the editorial process and evaluation); the Scientific Board (constituted by leading experts in their respective fields in Brazil and abroad, whose function is to aid the Editorial Board) and the Consultative Board (comprised of ad hoc reviewers with proven expertise based in Brazil and abroad) which is responsible for aiding the editors in taking decisions concerning the received articles and thereby contributing to assure quality and scientific rigor.

7. The manuscripts received are submitted to a three-tiered evaluation system: the first filter, carried out by the Editor-in-Chief, supported by the Editorial Assistant, is strictly formal in nature, and evaluates whether the manuscript received conforms to the scope defined by DADOS. If the answer is negative, a letter is drafted and sent explaining the motives of refusal. If the answer is positive, it appoints ad hoc reviewers, always PhD holders with proven expertise in the subject. Lastly, the third filter is carried out by the Consultative Board, which, always based on double-blind evaluations, assists the Editor-in-Chief in the final decision, which is then communicated by letter.

8. The decision letter sent by the Editor-in-Chief can: i) accept the article for publication, with or without revisions; ii) suggest the text be resubmitted for consideration upon the completion of substantive revisions, or iii) deny publication. In case the text is submitted to a new evaluation, DADOS will process a maximum of two re-evaluations before taking a definitive decision.

9. The approximate time for a final decision is 2 months in the case of articles that are rejected in the first of second filter and 6 months in the case of articles sent to ad hoc reviewers. This average time is calculated based on the dates of submission and final decision concerning publication. In the case of articles approved, in order to assure to shortest possible delay between approval and publication, DADOS will publish part of the articles ahead of print.

10. The approved manuscripts will be submitted to copydesk and returned to the author for the approval of such suggested modifications. Upon approval, the manuscript will undergo final diagramming and composition. At this time, no further additions or modifications will be accepted. The editors reserve themselves the right to carry out modifications or exclusions / cuts in order to adequate them to guidelines, respecting the original content and the style of the author, whom will always be consulted. Following publication of the article, each author will receive two copies of the edition.

11. The author is responsible for the data (which must always be available for consultation after the publication), analyses and opinions contained in the article.

12. Dados adopts the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), (, of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico ( and of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo(


Manuscript format

1. Manuscripts are to be exclusively submitted through the Scholar One Manuscripts platform. The DADOS Scielo website ( provides a link to this platform, which can also be accessed directly at In the submission process, the author must follow the instructions provided here and in the online platform.

2. In case of multiple authors, the text must be submitted by the first author (or contact author). In case of approval, all authors must express endorsement of the manuscript to be published. The journal does not accept articles with more than three authors, save for exceptional cases that must be justified to the Editor-in-Chief.

3. The extension of manuscripts may range between 9,000 and 11,000 words, and must be submitted in Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 space and justified paragraphs. The abstract, no more than 200 words, must be submitted in the original language of the article (in case of approval, DADOS will take care of the translation of the abstracts into Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English), clearly and synthetically outlining the purpose, methods employed, and main conclusions of the work, along with 5 keywords.

4. For online submissions, two archives in .doc or .docx format must be attached:
- the first archive, exclusively addressed to the Editor-in-Chief as a cover letter, must include the title of the article, abstract and a short biographic note on the author(s) (academic degrees, current position and most relevant recent publications). This archive can also contain comments and justifications addressed to the Editor-in-Chief concerning any aspect related to the article's processing. Information that reveals the manuscript's author and acknowledgments can also be included.
- the second archive is the main document, the main version of the manuscript that will be read by designated peer reviewers. For this reason this archive must be submitted with no references or information that might reveal the identity of the authors. The only elements contained should be the title, the text and bibliographical references.

5. Graphs and tables must be accompanied by respective spreadsheets. The units values are expressed in and sources must be clearly indicated. High-resolution images should be attached separately, and not within the main document.

6. Inquiries concerning the submissions or evaluation processes must be directed to our institutional e-mail:

7. Notes must be substantive in nature, limiting themselves to additional comments to the text.

8. Bibliographical references, when necessary, must appear in the body of the text, with the author's last name mentioned followed by the year of publication and the number of the page, when needed (Lynch, 2014:97). Literal citation of texts by other authors longer than three lines must appear as a separate paragraph, in italics.

9. All bibliographical references cited in the text must appear at the end of the article, in alphabetical order, following the format below:


For books
Example: LYNCH, Christian. (2014), Da Monarquia à Oligarquia: História Institucional e Pensamento Político Brasileiro. São Paulo, Alameda.

For book chapters
Example: WAGNER, Peter. (2015), "Modernity and Critique: Elements of a World Sociology", in B. Bringel and J.M. Domingues (eds.) Global Modernity and Social Contestation. Londres/Nova Déli, Sage, pp. 21-35.

Journal articles
Example: ABERS, Rebecca; SERAFIM, Lizandra; TATAGIBA, Luciana. (2014), "Repertórios de Interação Estado-Sociedade em um Estado Heterogêneo: a Experiência na Era Lula". DADOS - Revista de Ciências Sociais, vol. 57, no 2, pp. 325-357.

Digital articles
Example: VILLAS BÔAS, Glaucia. "A Recepção Controversa de Max Weber no Brasil (1940-1980)". DADOS [online]. 2014, vol. 57, no 1 [dia-mês-ano da consulta], pp. 5-33. Disponível em ISSN 0011-5258 [páginas e ISSN facultativos].

Dissertations and theses
Example: FLORENCIO DE AGUIAR, Thais. (2013), Uma Genealogia dos Princípios de Demofilia em Concepções Utópicas de Democratização. Thesis (PhD in Political Science) - State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.


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