ISSN 1809-5844 printed version
ISSN 1980-3508 on-line version



Scope and Policy

The INTERCOM – Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação publishes analytical articles or essays, research results, reviews and interviews. The main topic is the Social Communication.

The text must necessarily be unpublished and intended only for INTERCOM – Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação. Subjects must deal about the social Communication universe, taking for granted an interdisciplinary analysis.

The text submitted should be and the product of own intellectual authorship. The author must commit to identify all data and references, with their necessary credits. He must also declares that the material presented are totally free of copyright and therefore be responsible for any problem court or any claim related to intellectual property rights, thereby completely exonerating the Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos Interdisciplinares da Comunicação, the magazine and the editors of the same.

The texts are received for the sections Articles, Reviews and Arena and must observe the rules described.

1.    Articles - analytical articles or reviews resulting from original research in theoretical or field related to subjects of Social Communication (with size ranging from 32 000 to 40 000 characters with spaces). Should contain analysis and interpretation of results and an introduction in which the author(s) explains the research strategy and methodology used. Priority will be given texts that are actually derived from research and scientific discovery which evidence and / or methodological or conceptual invention. Fixed section.

2.    Arena - texts on controversial issues and/or emerging, case studies, preliminary research notes (size between 15 and 30 000 / written reflections more formal freedom). Flex section.

3.    Interview - testimonies of the distinguished figures with stories of life, professional achievements and/or relevant academic contribution to the field of Communication. Fixed section.

4.    Reviews - texts with variable size between 6000 and 7000 characters (with spaces) with record and critical about published books recently. Fixed section

EVALUATION (peer review):

All text submitted are submitted to a pre-assessment on the editors to determine whether they meet the formal requirements. Once accepted in the first instance, the text, without identifying the author, goes through a review by two members of the Editorial Cientific Board. In case of divergent opinions, the paper is submitted to a third member. The material is returned to the author(s) in case of the reviewers suggest changes or corrections. The results of the assessment are communicated to the author(s) also in cases of rejection. The final decision on the merits of the work is the responsibility of the Editorial Committee (editor and associate editors).


Form and preparation of manuscripts

  • Articles must be accompanied by abstract (containing the theme, objectives, methodology and the main conclusion) of approximately 10 lines (1000 characters) in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
  • It is necessary to out five key words, separated by a period, also translated.
  • The article title should be translated into the languages ​​mentioned above.
  • The author(s) must sends a mini curriculum vitae with the maximum degree obtained, institutional affiliation (Department, Unit, University), city, country, email and other relevant information, will be placed on the note. In case of there is not institutional affiliation, to inform the profession.
  • Just below the name of the author (or in a note) to inform the full mailing address conventional and telephone number.
  • Manuscripts must be typed in Word, Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified, except the list of "References" which should be single-spaced and no right alignment.
  • Tables and illustrations should be inserted in the text, in black and white high resolution.
  • INTERCOM – Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação accepts text in English, Spanish and Italian.
  • Texts by foreign authors are published only in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • If the text come to be accepted for publication, the author (s) sign a consent form -  according to the model established - transferring the copyright  to the magazine and authorizing the INTERCOM – Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação to publish it in print, electronic , CDRom and / or Internet or other known medias.
  • The jounal adopts the rules of scientific work of ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas, especially the NBR 6023, NBR 6028 and NBR10520. See details on website:


Send of the manuscripts

Works should be sent to the website of Intercom/Portcom, with copy (not blind copy) to Cicilia M. Krohling Peruzzo and Maria Ataide Malcher (e-mail, following the steps bellow:

a) Go to the site

b) Open the link “PortCom”. Choose "Journal Intercom" or "Intercom - RBCC”.

c) Click in “Abrir”

d) Or go to

e) In the homepage of magazine, click in “Acesso”

f) If the first access, complete the personal data in the item "Cadastro". If you are already registered, simply fill in name and password.

g) To submit a paper, follow the remaining instructions of the system.


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