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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and editorial policy

Instructions for Contributors

1. Sociologias - Revista do PPGS is a triannual publication of the Sociology Graduate Program (PPG/Sociologia) of the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (IFCH), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Intended to promote the interchange between national and foreign social scientists, the periodical accepts previously unpublished works, under the form of articles, book reviews and research reports relevant to social sciences. The works must have academic and social interest.

2. Submissions of manuscripts to Sociologias should be exclusive, that is, manuscripts shall not be simultaneously submitted to other journals. Authors must submit their works through Sociologias’ web page (HTTP://www.seer.ufrgs.br/sociologias) where they will need first to register and create a login and password as author. Then the author can begin the five steps process for submitting the article.

3. The acceptance of articles for publication is subject to the approval by the editorial board and contributors, with guaranteed anonymity for both authors and advisors throughout the evaluation process. Possible suggestions from the editorial board for changes in the structure or content will be previously accorded with the authors. Additions or modifications will not be accepted after the works have been accepted for printing.

4. Articles will be evaluated according to the following criteria: quality and accuracy of the arguments, validity of the presented data, timeliness and relevance of the article to the discussion of problems in the area of research, and the adequacy and contemporaneity of the references.

5.   Following evaluation by reviewers, authors will be informed about the results – of acceptance, reviewing suggestions or rejection for publication.

There are no fees for submission and review articles.

 

Guidelines for Authors

Sociologias is a triannual journal published by the Graduate Program of Sociology (PPGS) -  Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (IFCH), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Sociologias is intended to promote the dialogue between Brazilian and foreign social scientists.

The journal accepts previously unpublished works, under the form of articles, book reviews and research communications relevant to social sciences, which represent innovative and relevant contributions, and meet the criteria of theoretical and methodological academic rigour.

Publication of manuscripts is conditioned to approval by at least two reviewers among scholars members of the Editorial Board and other contributors of Sociologias, who hold expertise in the relevant area of knowledge. The whole peer review process is “blind”, so that neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identity. Manuscripts are reviewed with basis on the following criteria: quality and accuracy of the arguments, validity of the presented data, timeliness and relevance of the article to the discussion of problems in the area of research, and the adequacy and contemporaneousness of the references. Any suggestions from the Editorial Board for changes in structure or content of the manuscript will only be made in agreement with authors.

Sociologias welcomes submissions of manuscripts written in Portuguese or in Spanish.

The proposed manuscripts must be submitted exclusively to Sociologias, that is, they should not be simultaneously submitted to other journals. The Journal does not assume responsibility for concepts expressed by the authors. Spontaneous submission of any collaboration automatically implies full cession of copyright to PPGS-UFRGS.

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

  1. For submitting manuscripts to Sociologias authors must register at the site of the journal at: <http://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/index/user/register> and follow the five steps for submission, according to the guidelines for authors.
  2. Manuscripts should have a maximum of 7,500 words or 20 pages, including abstract and references, and must 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.
  3. The file with the submitted manuscript must 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.
  4. The abstract should describe succinctly and clearly the purpose of the work and the content of the article. The text must be written with clarity and grammatical correctness and must meet scientific writing criteria.
  5. The submission file should not contain any identification of authors, in order to ensure blind evaluation.
  6. 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 incorporated into the manuscript.
  7. Section titles and subtitles should not use capital letters and have only the first letter capitalized. 1st level subheads should use font 12, bold; 2nd level subheads, italicized font 12 bold; 3rd level, font 12 in italics without boldface.
  8. Notes should be restricted to a minimum and be placed at the foot of the page.
  9. Short citations (less than three lines) will be integrated in 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 indented four cm from the left margin.
  10. 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.
  11. 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. 123 p. (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. 740 p. p. 401-409.
CÂNDIDO, Antônio et al. A personagem de ficção. São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1968. 119 p.

b) ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS

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. 250 p.

d) ACADEMIC 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) ENTRIES FROM A DICTIONARY

PISTONE, Sérgio. Bonapartismo. In: BOBBIO, Norberto; MATTEUCCI, Nicola; PASQUINO, Gianfranco. Dicionário de política. Brasília: Ed. da Universidade de Brasília, 1986. 1318 p. p. 118-119.
PAGALLO, G. T. Democrito. In: DICCIONARIO de filósofos. Madrid: Rioduero, 1986. 1444 p. p. 321-324.

f) INFORMATION OR TEXT OBTAINED FROM THE INTERNET

INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE INFORMAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA. Conheça o IBICT. Disponível em: <http://www.ibict.br/ibict/frame.htm>. Acesso em: 01 out. 1997.

 

Manuscript submissions

Submissions must be done through Sociologias’ web page (HTTP://www.seer.ufrgs.br/sociologias). Authors will need first to register and create a login and password, and then begin the five steps process for submitting the article.

 

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