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.

As an academic journal owned by the Associação Nacional de História (Anpuh)it has as mission presenting the most expressive results of the Brazilian historical inquiries, serving as a reference to the progress of the national historiographical debate and strengthening its integration to the international circuit of production of knowledge in the field of History.

The originals can be sent for publishing in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Once accepted, the works written in Portuguese and Spanish will be published in the original language and translated into English. The works received in English will be published in Portuguese and its original language (in case of unpublished work), or only the translation (in case of works that already have been published in their original language).

Only PhD's degree in History or correlative fields can submit articles for publishing in the journal. The submission of interviews and reviews is opened for MSc's and PhD's degree in History or correlative fields. All works submitted for publishing will be subjected to a preliminary evaluation for checking its adjustment to the scope mentioned above, what will be held by the editor, advised by the members of the editorial board, and, when necessary, by advisers ad hoc.

The papers

All papers approved in the preliminary evaluation that meet the minimun requirements described in the instructions to authors will be reviewed by two referees. In case of antagonistic reports, a third one will decide.

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

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.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.


Guidelines for submissions

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

  1. All submissions shall be presented in two versions, one with and the other without identification of the author. It's not necessary to send a printed version. The program used must be compatible with Word for Windows. Images: 300 dpi.
  2. The journal is not to be held responsible for acquiring the copyright of images.
  3. The details of the author shall be on a separate sheet (full name, institutional affiliation, academic title, address of institution, telephone with area code and email for contact), as well as a declaration that the article is 100% new (a letter stating that the article has not been published elsewhere, nor submitted for evaluation in another journal or book).
  4. If the study or research has received financial support, the funding agency shall be mentioned. 
  5. Translations should be accompanied by a permission of the author, along with the original editor.
  6. Articles shall be between 15-20 pages (A4 format) long, in Times New Roman 12, and line spacing of 1.5. Quotations longer than five lines shall be separated with font 11, 2.5 cm forward. Margins: right and lower: 2.0 cm; upper and left: 3.0 cm. Articles shall be accompanied by an abstract with a maximum of 10 lines or 140 words, and 3 keywords.
  7. Book reviews should have from 1000 to 1500 words. Fonts and margins shall be the same as for articles. They should focus on books published in the last two years in Brazil or in the last four years in other countries.
  8. Complete bibliographic references shall be listed in alphabetical order, at the end of the article. When quoted, a work shall be indicated as (Author, year, p.nnn), either in the article body, either in an endnote.
  9. Notes shall be placed at the end of the text, and shall not number more than 30. Explanatory notes are allowed, once they are necessary and as few as possible.
  10. For guidelines related to the bibliographic references, cf. NBR 6023 (ABNT):

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

Chapters: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the chapter. In: LAST NAME, First Name (Ed.) Title of the book in italics: subtitle. Translation. Edition. City: Publisher, year.

Articles: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics, City: Publisher, v., n.,, year.

Thesis: LAST NAME, First Name. Title in italics: subtitle. Thesis (PhD/MSc in…) – Unity, Institution. City, year. nnn p.

Internet: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. Date (in case of dated text). Available at: www…; Accessed on: dd mmm. yyyy.

Work presented at meetings: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. In: TITLE OF THE MEETING, number (in case of numbered meeting), year, City of the meeting. Annals… City: Publisher, year.

All manuscripts should be sent through the on line submission system


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