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Objective and Policy

História (São Paulo)covers a wide range of focal topics, themes, spatial and temporal reference points in the field of History. In order to ensure the diversity of approaches, at least twice a year the magazine issues a themed report, flowing directly into articles on freely chosen subjects, interviews, critical comments from sources and documents and reviews. Its audience mostly consists of university students in the History and General Humanities areas. 

Received original articles must first meet the criteria laid out in the Form and Preparation of Manuscripts section below. Once these criteria are met, the originals are evaluated by ad hoc reviewers and analyzed by the Advisory Boards, obeying the double-blind peer review system.

Submission of an article is taken to imply that it is original and it has not previously been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

The journal doesn't charge any fee to publish texts submitted to it by contributors.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The magazine publishes original works, by authors who have at least a doctor's degree, as articles, documents preceded by a introductory review, summaries, translations and interviews - exceptionally, in its section of summaries, the magazine accepts to evaluate contributions from authors who are in process of obtaining their doctor's degree. The works may be in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and Italian; those written in a foreign language must bring title, abstract, and keywords in Portuguese and English - respecting the same determinations as for those in Portuguese.
Students / fellows who collaborate in the research on sources will not be considered co-authors, they should be mentioned in a footnote and with the sponsor references.

The articles must have 15 to 30 pages, typed with 2.0 cm margins, Times New Roman 12 font, and a 1.5 line spacing (in general). Short direct quotes (up to 3 lines) must be placed in the body of the text, between only quotation marks (no italics).
Long direct quotes (over three lines) must be indented in 4.0 cm, 11 font size, simple line spacing. For direct and indirect quotes, we use the author-date system. Example: (SILVA, 2004, p.12). Notes placed after Bibliographic References must be explanatory only and reduced to only the information that is ESSENTIAL for the understanding of the text. The Bibliographic References must contain ONLY those books contained in the article, according to the following examples:
Books and monographs. LAKATOS, E. M.; MARCONI, M. A. Metodologia do trabalho científico. 2 ed. São Paulo: Atlas, 1986.
Books Chapters. JOHNSON, W. Palavras e não palavras. In: STEINBERG, C. Meios de comunicação de massa. São Paulo: Cultrix, 1972, pp. 47-66.
Dissertations and Theses. SILVA, João da. A Independência do Brasil. 2009. Dissertação (Mestrado em História) - Faculdade de História, Direito e Serviço Social, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Franca, 2009.
Articles from periodicals. ARAUJO, V. G. de. A crítica musical paulista no século XIX: Ultrico Zwingli. Arte-unesp, São Paulo, n.4, v.7, pp.59-63, 1991.
Congress or similar works (published) - MARIN, A. J. Educação continuada: sair do formalismo? In: CONGRESSO ESTADUAL PAULISTA SOBRE FORMAÇÃO DE EDUCADORES, 1, 1990. Anais ... São Paulo: UNESP, 1990, pp. 114-8.

Exhibits and/or appendices - will be included only when they are imperative for the understanding of the text.
Tables - must be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals and headed by a title.
Figures - JPG or TIF, 300dpi, with keys, which must be sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals and initiated by the term FIGURE.
The articles must meet the following order: Title (in Portuguese and English); author(s) with biographical footnotes* (degree – ORCID** - institutional relationship - full address of the institution - sponsor with process number - e-mail); Abstract (in Portuguese and English); Text; Bibliographic References; and Notes (if any).
Examples of biographical footnotes:
* Professor Doctor – ORCID:, Department of History and the History Graduate Program - School of History, Law, and Social Service - UNESP - Univ. Estadual Paulista, Franca Campus - Av. Eufrásia Monteiro Petráglia, 900, CEP: 14409-160, Franca, São Paulo, Brazil. The research that resulted in this article was funded by FAPESP (Proc. 2018/XXXXX-XX). E-mail:

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The introductory review that precedes the document must not be longer than 07 pages typed according to the standards for articles, except for abstract and keywords. There are no limits for the extension of the document to be published, but the proposal must be accompanied by an authorization related to the copyrights (when applicable).
Insert biographical footnotes* and ORCID** (model above).

The Summaries, which may be from 02 to 07 pages long, must approach national and foreign publications, issued in the last 24 months. Resumo/abstract and palavras-chaves/keywords are not required. Except for the above, the Summaries follow the same standards as those for Articles.
Insert biographical footnotes* and ORCID** (model above).

The translations will be evaluated according to the importance of the translated text and must be at most 50 pages long; they do not require an abstract and keywords. Except for this, they meet the same standards as Articles. They also must be accompanied of an authorization by the author and the original text.
Insert biographical footnotes* and ORCID** (model above), of author and translator.

The interviews follow the question-answer format, do not require an abstract and keywords and must not exceed 10 pages.
The data and concepts included in the works, as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic references, are the full responsibility of the authors. The authors are also responsible for the correct spelling, the use of language and the translation of the abstract, the title, and the keywords into English. We do not remunerate the contributions, the copyrights for which are necessarily assigned to História (São Paulo) magazine. 
Insert biographical footnotes* and ORCID** (model above), of author and interviwed.


Sending of manuscripts

Articles should be submitted to the periodical exclusively through the online submission system:

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