ISSN 0103-7307 printed version
ISSN 1980-6248 online version



Scope and policy

The Journal Pro-Posições, created in 1990, is published three times per year by the publisher of the Faculty of Education at Unicamp and it publishes articles, reviews and translations on themes related to the area of Education Sciences, expressing the investigation, the debates and the production in the area.
The periodical has undergone important transformations throughout its history, always seeking more suitable standards as well as the quality improvement of its publication, assuring, however, the space for innovative texts and sections, both in form and content.

Today Pro-Posições is a nationally acknowledged periodical and internationally known and remarkable for the amount of foreign authors published in the Journal and for the members of its international editorial body.

The journal abbreviated title is Pro-Posições, which must be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

Pro-Posições journal aims at publicizing the academic production in the Education area. It releases unpublished articles, essays, reviews, documents and texts from out-of-print publications.

Pro-Posições supports the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (


Sending of manuscripts

SUBMISSION - Manuscripts (in .doc, .docx or .rtf formats) should be submitted on online Scielo/ScholarOne system:

Accompanying the manuscript there should be a scanned letter signed by all authors, stating that the manuscript is not been reviewed by any other journal. The complete name of each author should be supplied in separate file, with detailed information about author's institution and complete address (telephone, fax and email), followed by a short biodata and an electronic address which can be published together with the article. In order to guarantee an anonymous and unbiased assessment, all references to the authorship should be erased from the original version. As soon as the article is accepted the necessary information shall be added.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS - After a premilinary formal review, the editorial staff forwards the paper to the autonomous judgement of at least two evaluators, whose areas of competence are related to the theme of the article. At the end of the process, the authors receive in written the decision taken by the appraisers, being their identification kept confidential. Specific resources and problems are analysed and solved by the Editorial staff.

LANGUAGES - Pro-Posições receives texts in Portuguese as well as in German, Spanish, French, English and Italian. Apart from the articles in Spanish, the texts are all translated into Portuguese and also published, on the online version, in its original language.

LAYOUT AND EXTENSION - The file should be online submitted on A4 sheet (297 x 210mm), double spaced and with minimum 3-cm margins. The text should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12. The articles must have a maximum of 60,000 characters with space and footnotes, and the reviews, a maximum of 15,000 characters. Highlights in general must be made in quotation marks or in italics, but NEVER in bold or underlined.

TITLES, ABSTRACTS, KEY WORDS - The articles should include: abstract (with up to 150 words), key words (up to five) which, regardless of the text original language should be translated into English (abstract e key words). The title should also have an English version and must be concise, clearly specifying the topic of the text.

QUOTATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES - Pro-Posições journal uses the publication norms of the American Psychological Association - APA (
The accuracy of the references included in the list and the correct citation in the text are the papers authors' sole responsibility.

ILLUSTRATION, FIGURES AND TABLES - The illustrations, figures and tables should be inserted in the text body with captions (figures and illustrations) or titles (tables). The originals or else scanned figures should be upload at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and saved in a separate file.

CLARIFYING NOTES - Clarifying notes should be numbered consecutively within the text in footnote format.

IDEOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY - The articles whose authorship is identified represent the authors' points of view rather than the official position held by Pro-Posições or the School of Education from Unicamp.

Submitting any manuscript automatically implies in the full cession of copyrights to Pro-Posições, which is not obliged to return the original version of the evaluated papers.


There is no fee for submission and evaluation articles.

The Journal Pro-Posições adopts CopySpider system for plagiarism identification and supports the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (


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