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Scope and editorial policy

Sociologias is a triannual publication of the Graduate Program in Sociology (PPGS) of the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (IFCH) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). It aims to promote dialogue and debate among social scientists from Brazil and internationally.

Sociologias is a journal with a pluralistic perspective that seeks to expand the space for expression of the various strands of thought in Social Sciences, and to promote debate on the topics and approaches that constitute Sociology. The journal also welcomes contributions from other areas of knowledge that present significant interfaces with sociology, such as anthropology, literature, information technology, economics, among others.

Its editorial project includes two main sections: a thematic dossier, specific for each issue, and a varied section by free demand that includes papers reporting empirical researches, papers presenting new theoretical-methodological approaches, critical book reviews, research notes, and interviews.

The journal is open to contributions from all countries and its Editorial Board includes scholars from diverse countries and diverse Brazilian regions. It has the financial support from PROPESQ-UFRGS, PPGS-UFRGS, Capes and CNPq.

Sociologias is published in Brazil by the Graduate Program in Sociology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

No fee will be charged to authors on submission, evaluation, or publication in Sociologias.


Peer review process

Sociologias welcomes high-quality original works (not previously published and that are not under consideration by other journals or as chapters of books) in the form of articles, reviews and reporting on researches in social.

Acceptance of the manuscripts is subject to the strict compliance of the work to the Submission Guidelines and to scope of Sociologias. Only after approval in these preliminary assessments the submission will be referred to peer review.

At least one of the authors of the submitted manuscript should hold a PhD degree and first author should hold a Master’s or higher degree. Co-authored manuscripts should have at most four authors. In the case of book reviews, authors should hold a Master’s degree as a minimum. Acceptance and publication of a submitted manuscript depends on the approval by at least two external referees with proved experience in the relevant area of knowledge. The evaluation system is double blind. The papers are evaluated according to the following criteria:
(i) clarity and conciseness of writing, (ii) quality and accuracy of the arguments, (iii) validity of data presented, (iv) timeliness and relevance of the work for the current state of the relevant research field, and (v) adequate and up-to-date bibliographical references. Any suggestions for modification of structure or content by the Editors, will be previously agreed with the authors.


Open access policy

Sociologias provides immediate free access to its whole content, following the principle that guaranteeing free access to scientific knowledge to the public contributes to the global democratization of knowledge.


Submission guidelines

Sociologias welcomes original works in the form of articles, reviews and research notes  in social sciences, which bring innovative and relevant contributions in its thematic area and demonstrate high theoretical and methodological quality in its construction. Contributions can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.

Manuscripts submitted in English or French will be evaluated in their original language and, once approved in the evaluation process, should be translated into Portuguese and published in both languages. Authors should be responsible for the translation, which may be performed by translators of their choice or chosen from a suggested list by the journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted exclusively to Sociologias, i.e., they should not be under consideration by another journal. The journal does not assume responsibility for concepts expressed by the authors.

To be eligible for peer reviewing, contributions must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least one of the authors holds a PhD and, in case of co-authorship, the first author holds as a minimum a Master's degree, and the manuscript has no more than four authors. In case of book reviews, author(s) holds a Master's degree at least;

  2. Authors must register at the site of the journal at: <> and follow the five steps for submission, according to the guidelines for authors.

  3. Manuscripts submitted to sections "Articles" or "Interfaces" should have a maximum of 8,000 words or 22 pages, including abstract and references. Book reviews should have a maximum of 4,500 words or 10 pages. Files should be presented in A4 format, Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space, with top and left margins of 3 cm, and bottom and right 2 cm.

  4. The file with the submitted manuscript should be in .doc, .docx or .rtf format, and must have title and abstract (up to 250 words) in both the language of submission and in English, besides up to 5 keywords, which allow appropriate indexing of the article, and list of references compliant with ABNT standards.

  5. The abstract should describe clearly and concisely the purpose of the work and the content of the article. Writing style must be correct and clear and meet scientific writing criteria.

  6. The submission file should not contain any identification of authors, in order to ensure blind evaluation.

  7. Drawings, graphs, maps, tables, charts and photographs should contain title and source, and be numbered. Images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. All graphics should be provided in editable separate files with clear indication on where they should be inserted in the text.

  8. Section titles and subtitles should not use capital letters, only the first letter should be capitalized. 1st level subheads should use font 12, bold; 2nd level subheads, italicized font 12 bold; 3rd level, font 12 in italics without boldface.

  9. Notes should be explanatory, not bibliographical, and restricted to a minimum. If necessary, must be numbered consecutively and placed at the foot of the page (footnote).

  10. Short citations (less than three lines) will be integrated into the paragraph, put in italics, followed by the surname of the cited author, year of publication and page(s) of the quoted text. Citations of more than three lines must be in a separated paragraph, indented 4 cm from the left margin.

  11. References in the text should use the author-date system, without using capital letters for the author name. For example, (Moser, 1985). All works cited in the text should appear in the list of references at the end of it. Works not mentioned should not be part of the list.

  12. The list of references must follow the ABNT NBR 6023 standard, as the following examples:

a)      Books

MOSER, Anita. A nova submissão: mulheres da zona rural no processo de trabalho industrial. Porto Alegre: EDIPAZ, 1985. (Coleção Debate e Crítica).

LEMOS, Carlos A. O morar em São Paulo no tempo dos italianos. In: DE BONI, Luis A. (Org.). A presença italiana no Brasil. Porto Alegre: Escola Superior de Teologia, 1990. p. 401-409.

CÂNDIDO, Antônio et alA personagem de ficção. São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1968.

b)      Articles in journals

NOGUEIRA, Ronidalva. Michel Foucault numa breve visita às prisões de Pernambuco. Cadernos de Estudos Sociais, Recife, v. 6, n. 2, p. 269-282, jul./dez. 1990.

O REI está nú (2): adianta porém constatar o óbvio? Isto é, São Paulo, n. 1189, p. 15, 15 jul. 1992. Editorial.

c)      Texts in Collections

NOVAES, Adauto (Org.). A crise da razão. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1996.

d)     Theses

RAMOS, Eloisa Helena Capovila da Luz. O Partido Republicano rio-grandense e o poder local no litoral norte do Rio Grande do Sul – 1882/1895. 1990. 284 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em História) – Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre.

e)      Dictionary entries

PISTONE, Sérgio. Bonapartismo. In: BOBBIO, Norberto; MATTEUCCI, Nicola; PASQUINO, Gianfranco. Dicionário de política. Brasília: Ed. da Universidade de Brasília, 1986. p. 118-119.

PAGALLO, G. T. Democrito. In: DICCIONARIO de filósofos. Madrid: Rioduero, 1986. p. 321-324. 

f)       Information or texto on the internet

INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE INFORMAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA. Conheça o IBICT. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 01 out. 1997.


Manuscript submissions

Authors must register at the site of the journal at: <> and follow the five steps for submission, according to the guidelines for authors


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