ISSN 0104-6276 printed version
ISSN 1807-0191 online version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Opinião Pública publishes articles about theory and methodology in the field of public opinion and studies on political and social behavior, and it is consolidating its performance as an important specialized national publication. The journal publishes articles of Brazilian and foreign researchers and also traductions selected by the Editorial Committee, when considered important for the strenghtening of this research field to the academic community.

The article must be original in Brazilian journals and it can be submitted in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, but it will be translated to Portuguese after the acceptance by the Editorial Committee. Decisions regarding the publication of articles belong to the journal's editors, through review by specialists. The evaluation may: a) recommend its publication; b) recommend publication providing that suggested revisions are made ,or c) reject its publication.

Positions and concepts emitted in signed articles are of the exclusive responsibility of their authors, and do not express the opinion of the Editorial Board.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The article should be submitted in ‘doc’ or ‘docx’ files by e-mail to the following address: opcesop@unicamp.br , cc. to racael@unicamp.br . The article must be original in Brazilian journals and must not be submitted to any other review. The publication in OPINIÃO PÚBLICA is subject to the double-blind review by specialists. The evaluation may: a) recommend its publication; b) recommend publication providing that suggested revisions are made, or c) reject its publication.

OPINIÃO PÚBLICA publishes articles written in Portuguese and Spanish languages. Articles may be submitted in English and French languages, and if approved, the publication is conditioned to the availability of resources for translation into Portuguese. In order to guarantee the anonymous reviewing process, the author´s name must not appear in either the text and in any other reference that allows its identification. The article must be accompanied by letter of cession of the copyright to CESOP/UNICAMP, mentioning the agreement with its publication and providing the following information: name, complete address, telephone/fax numbers, e-mail, academic titles and institutional affiliation.

We will not accept articles without abstracts in Portuguese and in English, no longer than 10 lines, plus 5 keywords (and associated keywords) that identify the contents of the article. Yet, charts, maps, tables, etc. should be sent in a separate file in the original version (word, excel, spss, etc.) and not as a figure. In the text´s file, there must be clear indications of the places where they should be included. Whenever possible, this material must be formatted in grayscale.

Authors cites must appear in the text and should be referred to as follows: (AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, date) or (AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, date, page number). E.g.: (SOUZA, 1976) OR (SOUZA, 1976, p.64). Different titles by the same author published during the same year should be identified by a letter after the date. E.g.: (ALMEIDA, 1989a), (ALMEIDA, 1989b).

The bibliography that is used should be presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order and in accordance with the ABNT norms (NBR 6023), as the following examples. Pay attention not only to the order of the elements as well as their sources and types of scores.

Book: AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials). Title in italics: subtitle. Edition (if not the first). Place of publication: name of Publisher, year.

Anthology: AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials). Title of essay. In: AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials) of editors. Anthology title in italics: subtitle. Number of edition (if not the first). Place of publication: name of Publisher, year.

Journal articles: AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials). Title of article in quotation marks. Journal name in italics, place of publication, volume and issue, pages covered, date or period of publication, year.

Dissertations and PhD theses: AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials). Title in italics in quotation marks. Place. Total number of pages. Academic level and area of studies [Thesis (master's) or Dissertation (doctorate)]. Academic institution, year.

Internet (electronic documents): AUTHOR´S LAST NAME in VERSALETE, First name (initials). Title in italics. [Online]. Producer, date. Available at: < >. Access: day month, year (E.g.: 05 jan.2012).

 

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