ISSN 0102-6445 printed version
ISSN 1807-0175 online version



Basic information

Lua Nova is edited by the Center for Contemporary Culture Studies (CEDEC) and was founded in 1984 as a journal for debate and intervention on the major issues that mobilized society at the time. Since 1988, with the number 15, it has gained its current format, with numbers centered on thematic nuclei and with independent articles, focused on long-range reflection, both in empirical analysis and in theoretical foundations, on questions related to three basic fields: Democracy, citizenship and rights. It is currently a first-line publication in the academic field, with high evaluations by research sponsor agencies and with national and international indexation. In the last classification of Qualis Periódicos (2014) Lua Nova is related as A1 in the areas of Sociology, Law, and A2 in the areas of Political Science and International Relations, History, Interdisciplinary. Lua Nova is published quarterly.

Lua Nova aims to promote discussion over contemporary core issues, emphasizing the public character in the analysis of public policies and the Brazilian position in the analysis of the international environment. It stands as well for a scholarly theoretical approach both to national and international questions. Lua Nova publishes works from recognized authors in the fields approached, but also stands resolutely for the publishing of works from young or emerging authors.

Its abbreviated title is Lua Nova, and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.


Information services

The articles published in Lua Nova are indexed or summarized by:

  • DataÍndice
  • CLASE (Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades)
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • Redalyc (Red de Revistas Científicas de América y el Caribe, España y Portugal)
  • Latindex (Sistema de Información em Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal)
  • SJR – Scimago Journal & Country Rank


Intellectual property

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

The Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política adopted until Aug/2015 the Creative Commons license attribution-type BY-NC. Actually, the license is the attribution-type BY.



The publication of this journal is financially supported by:

  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
  • Fundação de Amparo e Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
  • O Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)
  • Caixa Econômica Federal


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