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Scope and editorial policy

The Revista de Sociologia e Política accepts original articles and bibliographic essays where the main theme is the political practice of social agents.

Original articles shall present substantive results of empirical research based on the analysis of data and unpublished evidence.

The bibliographical essays ought promote theoretical and methodological discussions about a particular research area in political sociology and / or Political Science. The debate should focus on actual discussions. Texts must contain reflections on the "state of the art" in a specific field of study (political parties and elections, political behavior, ideological values??, political history, international politics etc..). It is recommended the authors of essays to merge the national and international literature published on the topic discussed.

Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise Portuguese. Articles in Spanish and English will be accepted as well. The articles and bibliographical essays are up to 14 000 words.

The decision on the publication of articles and bibliographical essays rests on editors, based on reviewer's evaluations. The evaluation process occurs in two steps: first, manuscripts submitted are reviewed by editors to make sure the article is in accordance with the scope and area of interest of the journal. Articles approved in the first step are sent to the analysis of at least two reviewers who may: (a) indicate the publication, (b) indicate the publication whreas revisions are made, (c) reject publication. However, the publication of accepted articles will be conditioned to editorial aspects and the budget of the Revista de Sociologia e Política. The first step is accomplished in about 20 days. The second step is usually completed between 45 and 120 days.

The editors of the Revista de Sociologia e Política may suggest modifications to the author in order to bring contributions to the graphic and editorial standards. All texts, once diagrammed, will be reviewed by the authors before publication.The statements e concepts used in the signed articles are fully responsability of the autors.

The Revista de Sociologia e Política supports the codes of conduct of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (, as well as the guidelines of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico ( and the manual for good practice in Science published by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (


Article processing charge and Authorship

The Revista de Sociologia e Política does not apply any charge in submission, evaluation or publication from manuscripts in order to obtain financial resources. Being so, the authors are free of any financial obligation with our journal.

The Revista de Sociologia e Política follows a protocol for defining what an author is. According with these rules (adapted from Chest Journals) we define an “author” as one who has participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for all portions of the manuscript content. Specifically, an author is who fits the following four criteria:

1. Has made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of it;
2. Has drafted the submitted article or revised it critically regarding it´s intellectual content;
3. Has provided final approval of the version to be evaluated;
4. Has agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Any person who does not meet all four of the listed criteria does not qualify as an author and should not be designated as.

Preparation of original

The articles and bibliographical essays must be submitted through the electronic address Abstracts from original articles should be mandatory written in IMRAD format (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion). Revista de Sociologia e Política asks for abstracts to be presented in a specific template available for download at this link. The template must be completed and attached during online submission process.
Manuscripts shall be attached with none information allowing authors identification, such as name and institutional affiliation, acknowledgments, and any kind of linkages between the article and research projects, or universities. References in the body text from previous published articles need to be removed as well, in order to ensure anonymity during reviewing process. This is a specific version for blind review, and these details could be added after the reviewing process, whether article has been approved. Any questions regarding this let us know

The title must have no more than 100 characters with spaces with spaces, footnotes 400 characters maximum with spaces, as well. No exceptions will be allowed due to graphic design of the journal.

Used bibliography must be presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order and in accordance to the following rules (Harvard referencing system author-date):

Articles published in scientific journals (with one author)
Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page.

Example: Bécarud, J., 1973. Noblesse et représentation parlementaire?: les députés nobles de 1871 à 1968. Revue Française de Science Politique, 23(5), pp.972-993.

Articles published in scientific journals (more than one author)
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page.

Example: Neal, M. & Morgan, J., 2000. The Professionalization of Everyone?: A Comparative Study of the Development of the Professions in the United Kingdom and Germany. European Sociological Review, 16(1), pp.9-26.

Articles published in scientific journals (with DOI)
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page. DOI: doi's code

Example: Ricci, P. & Zulini, J.P., 2013. Quem ganhou as eleições?: a validação dos resultados antes da criação da justiça eleitoral. Revista de Sociologia e Política, 21(45), pp.91-105. DOI: 10.1590/S0104-44782013000100008

Surname, N., YEAR. Book name City: Publisher.

Example: Carvalho, J.M. de, 1996. A construção da ordem: a elite política imperial; Teatro de sombras: a política imperial Rio de Janeiro: Editora Relume-Dumará.

Book Chapter's in Series
Surname, N., YEAR. Chapter's title. In N. Surname & N. Surname (eds). Book's title. City: Publisher, pp.first page-last page.

Example: Weber, M., 1994. Politics as a Vocation. In P. Lassman & R. Speirs, eds. Weber: Political Writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 309-369.

Thesis and dissertations
Surname, N., YEAR. Title of work. Academic degree (master or doctorate) Nature of work (thesis or dissertations). City: Institution.

Example: Di Martino, M., 2009. A política como profissão: análise da circulação parlamentar na Câmara dos Deputados (1946-2007). Tese de Doutorado. São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo.

Working Paper
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of communication. In Event name. City.

Example: Veiga, L. & Souza, N.R. de, 2006. PT, mandatário, versus PSDB, desafiante: as estratégias de retórica na disputa pela Prefeitura de São Paulo em 2004. In 5o Encontro da ABCP. Belo Horizonte.

Others sources
SOURCES ABBREVIATION. YEAR. Reports name. Available in: hiperlink. Acessed at:

Example: IMF. 2000. Diversity Annual Report. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16.set.2013.

Newspaper articles
Article title. YEAR. Newspaper name. City. Day.Month. Available in: hiperlink. Acessed at:

Example: La gente reclama más rigor para luchar contra la delincuencia. 1999. El Clarín. Buenos Aires, 18.Abr.

Disponível em: Acesso em: 15.nov.2013.

Multiples references in the body text
(Author 1 & Author 2 YEAR; Author YEAR)
Example: (Veiga & Souza 2006; Weber 1994)

References for citations in the body text
(Author YEAR, p.xx)
Example: (Carvalho 1996, p.23)

(Author 1 & Author 2 YEAR, page. xx; Author YEAR, page.xx)

Example: (Veiga & Souza 2006, p. 44; Weber 1994, p.67)


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