ISSN 0102-0188 printed version
ISSN 1806-9347 online version



Scope and editorial policy

The Revista Brasileira de História publishes original articles and book reviews in the field of history.

All papers will be reviewed by two referees, provided they follow the rules for the presentation of originals. In case of antagonistic reports, there will be a third one. The Editor in charge and the Editorial Committee may refuse texts which do not meet the requirements described in the instructions to authors, without even begining the editorial process.

The decision regarding the opportunity of the publication of submitted papers lies with the Editorial board.

The Editorial board asks authors and editors not to send books for review, once there is no possibility of attending to all requests. Otherwise, reviews of books are welcome, and they should comply with the following specifications.

Each author should have only one article in Editorial process, from its submission to its publication. It should also be observed a period of two years between the publication of a text and the beginning of a new editorial process.


Preparation of originals

Papers submitted to the Revista Brasileira de História should comply with the following specifications:

  1. All works should be presented in 2 (two) printed copies, accompanied by a diskette. The journal recommends the use of a word processor compatible with Word for Windows. Images: 300 dpi. Address: Revista Brasileira de História/ ANPUH, Av. Professor Lineu Prestes 338, Térreo do Prédio da História e Geografia, Cidade Universitária USP, 05.508-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  2. The author's name, affiliation, address and e-mail should appear in a separate page. These information should be omitted from the title page, as well as headers/footers.
  3. If the study or research has received financial support, the name of the funding agency should be mentioned.
  4. Translations should be accompanied by a permission by the author, along with the original text.
  5. The articles should not exceed 20 (twenty) pages in line spacing 1,5, Times News Roman 12. Quotations larger than three lines should appear detached in Times News Roman 11, simple space. Inferior and superior margins: 2, 0 cm/ Right and left: 3, 0 cm. The articles should have abstracts in Portuguese and English of up to 10 (ten) lines with 3 (three) keywords in Portuguese and English. The title should appear in Portuguese and English, too.
  6. Book reviews should have from 1000 to 1500 words. They should focus on books published in the last two years in Brazil or in the last four years in other countries.
  7. Publication and comments regarding original documents will follow the same specifications for papers.
  8. Footnotes should be typed at the end of the paper, limited to 30 (thirty). Footnotes with larger comments should appear only when they are essential. The journal does not publish bibliographies.
  9. Norms for presenting footnotes (NBR 6023):

Books: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the book in italics: subtitle. Translation. Edition. City: Publisher, year, p. or pp.

Chapters: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the chapter. In: LAST NAME, First Name (ed.). Title of the book in italics: subtitle. Edition. City: Publisher, year, p. nn- nn.

Articles: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics. City: Publisher, vol., n., p. x-y, year.

Thesis: LAST NAME, First Name. Title: subtitle. Thesis (PhD in…..) Institution. City, year, p. nn-nn.

Internet: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. Available at: www………., consulted

Work presented at meetings: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. In: Title of the meeting, number, year, city. Annals… city: Publisher, year.


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