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Scope and political

All articles undergo a prior assessment (desk review) held by the Editor-in-chief, who verifies the attendance to the formal submission requirements, its adequacy to the journal’s editorial policy and its potential for publication.

In this initial phase, it is also performed a similarity check through the anti-plagiarism iThenticate software.

After this stage, the approved articles are sent to anonymous reviewers for evaluation, according to the process known as double blind peer review. Comments will then be forwarded to the author for acknowledgment or incorporation of the suggested modifications. In the latter case, the modified text must be sent to the journal to be reevaluated.

Exceptionally, there will be invitations for publication, which will be made exclusively by the editorial office.

Reviews and translations will be evaluated and selected by the editorial office.

For more information, please access the Editorial Policy of Direito GV Law Review


Submission rules

Articles must follow the rules below:

Text Format:
• Text Editor: Microsoft Word
• Paper format: A4
• Margins: left, right, top and bottom of 2,5 cm
• Source: Times New Roman, size 12
• Pagination: bottom right
• Paragraph: justified alignment; line spacing: 1.5

Cover page:
In a separate file, the author should send a cover page containing the following information:
• Title of the article;
• Identification of the author(s): full name, academic degree, institution to which he/she is connected, link to the curriculum vitae or website, mailing address, phone and e-mail;
• Financing or received benefits information as well as possible conflicts of interest and acknowledgment.

Every author identification should be included only on the cover page.

The first page of the article should contain:
• Title in Portuguese and English with a maximum of eight words each;
• Abstract in Portuguese and English (with 150 to 200 words each) containing study field, purpose, method, results and conclusion;
• Keywords in Portuguese and English (5 for each language).
If the language of the article is Spanish, add title, abstract and keywords in that language.
The article must also meet the following rules:
• Sections: unnumbered Introduction, development (which must be divided and numbered sequentially with indu-arabic numerals) and unnumbered Conclusion.
• Citation: should be used the author-date system, that is, the citation must come in the text indicating the surname, year and publication page. Example:
“Within the social sciences, and particularly within sociology, we have recently seen the tentative development of a social theory of law.” (ABEL, 1973, p. 176).
• Extensive citation (4 lines or more) must be presented in highlighted paragraph with an indented (of 2 cm) and lower source (10).
• List of references: must be presented a list of references in alphabetical order in the end of the text.
• Explanatory Notes: must be reduced to the minimum necessary and displayed in the page footer.
• Diagrams, frames and tables: must present title and source and be placed in the end of the text, after the references. Its position should be indicated in the text, stating reference to them in the body of the article. It should avoid repeating information contained in the text.

None authorship type of identification should be included in the article. Information leading to the recognition of author(s) should come only on the cover page. The mischaracterization of authorship is an exclusive responsibility of the author(s).


Submission of manuscripts

Articles and reviews submitted must be unpublished and cannot be under review in another journal. Authors may submit only one manuscript at a time, either as main or co-authored author, except for thematic work calls or special dossiers.

Manuscripts must be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Manuscripts submitted in English are encouraged, regardless of authors' nationality.

The submission of articles and reviews must be done through the online system ScholarOne Manuscripts, available at: The translations are published in Portuguese and must also be submitted by the online system. For questions on the online submission, please contact us by email:

There are no fees on submission, evaluation or publication.

The Direito GV Law Review guides its procedures of management and evaluation of manuscripts according to: the Code of Good Scientific Practices, provided by São Paulo Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP), the basic guidelines formulated by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimeto Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq) and by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Reviewers of Direito GV Law Review are requested to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Likewise, authors must meet the parameters indicated in the document "Responsible research publication: international standards for authors", in addition to those mentioned above.

Articles involving research with human beings or animals must comply with the ethical standards of the National Commission of Ethics in Research/National Health Council /Ministry of Health (CONEP/CNS/MS). Research involving human beings must meet the standards of Resolution 466/2012 of the National Health Council - CNS or equivalent body in the country of origin of the research.

Authors must inform the journal of any funding or benefits received from commercial or non-commercial sources, and declare no conflict of interest that compromises the presented work. This information must come in the specific fields of the online system and also on the cover page.

The opinions expressed and the integrity of the content of the articles are sole responsibility of their authors.

Articles should be up to 63,000 characters with spaces. Longer texts can be published at the discretion of the editors, if its size is justified.

Reviews should be up to 21,000 characters with spaces, have a title (in Portuguese and in English) and do not need to be preceded by a summary.


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