ISSN 0103-3352 printed version
ISSN 2178-4884 on-line version



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.


Ethical orientation

Articles and book reviews published in Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política must follow the norms about ethics and integrity in scientific practice of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), as defined in the website If an infraction of those norms is verified, the text will be formally excluded from the journal, following international practices. The Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política presumes that the submitting authors accept these procedures.


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:

  1. author,
  2. institutional affiliation,
  3. academic titles,
  4. address,
  5. telephone number,
  6. e-mail address,
  7. brief curriculum (up to 5 lines).

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.
Articles must contain: 
a) Abstracts in Portuguese and in English (no more than 10 lines each), summarizing the main topic, hypothesis and conclusions;
b) 4 to 6 keywords, identifying the main topics discussed in the article.

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.
Chapter in edited book: LAST NAME, First name (year). “Title in quotes”, in Last name, First name (editors). Anthology title in italics. Number of edition (when not the first edition). Place: name of publisher.
Journal articles: LAST NAME, First name (year). “Title of article in quotes”. Journal title in italics, volume and issue, pages covered.
Dissertations and PhD theses: LAST NAME, First name (year). Title in italics. Dissertation or Thesis. Place: Institution.
Internet (electronic documents): LAST NAME, First name (year). Title in italics [online]. URL. Accessed on [date of access]

Articles could be adapted, when necessary, to suit the guidelines adopted by Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política


Send of the manuscripts

Manuscripts must be sent as “.doc” ou “.docx” to


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