Scope and Policy
The Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política publishes original articles and reviews related to political phenomena.To be published, submissions must fit the journal's general purposes and guidelines and be positively evaluated by two specialists, through blind peer-review.
Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política is committed to the norms defined by the Committee for Integrity in Scientific Activity of Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Comissão de Integridade na Atividade Científica do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq, http://www.cnpq.br/web/guest/diretrizes) and is also guided by the directions for ethics in publication of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE (http://publicationethics.org/).
Guided by those sets of norms and directions, the editors have been acting to prevent malpractices and anti-ethical behavior in the publishing of articles, with special attention to prevent plagiarism, as it follows:
1. Publication and authorship:
When authors submit their articles, they have to declare that their content is original, that it has not been published or submitted to any other publication, in any language.
2. Author’s responsibilities:
Authors are academic researchers, engaged in serious and systematic work in their specific fields and subfields.
3. Peer review and responsibility for the reviewers:
4. Editorial responsibilities:
5. Publishing ethics issues
Editorial board is permanently guided by these statements, so that the conduct of editors safeguards publishing ethics
Form and preparation of manuscripts
In order to guarantee anonymity in the reviewing process any reference enabling the identification of author should be eliminated from the text. The text should be submitted with a title page containing the following information:
ARTICLES should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1,5. Articles must not have more than 30 pages, although some exceptions will be considered.
BOOK REVIEWS will be considered when they discuss books published in the last three years. They should have 6 to 10 pages, in Times New Roman, size 12, space 1,5.
Quotations must refer to original authors in the text with: Last name, year of the article/book, pages. Examples: (Reis, 1989) or (Reis, 1989, p. 64). Different titles from the same author, if published in the same year, must be identified with a letter after the year. Ex.: (Diniz, 2003a), (Diniz, 2003b).
Maps and tables must be sent within the text. Graphs must be accompanied by a spreadsheet, indicating units of value and sources.
Images and/or figures must be in jpeg, 300 dpi. When needed, copyright must be provided by the author.
Bibliography should be presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order and in accordance with the following norms:
Book: LAST NAME, First name (year). Title and subtitle in italic. Edition number (when not the first edition). Place: publisher.
Send of the manuscripts
Manuscripts must be sent as “.doc” ou “.docx” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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