ISSN 0101-6628 printed version
ISSN 2317-6318 versão on-line



Aims and policy

The quality of the articles is guaranteed by the journal's editorial staff, made up of distinguished professors and professionals coming from different Brazilian and foreign universities.

The journal is made up of articles selected out of those ones received by the publishing house, as well as of articles specifically written by researchers and professionals largely known by their expertise. Besides the articles (each issue has about nine articles), Serviço Social & Sociedade publishes texts that interest both social workers and related professionals. Such texts are distributed in the following moving sections: Open channel, Communication about researches, Testimonies, Interviews, Expressions of social thinking, Homage, Inform yourself, Debates, Registers, Reportings of experiences, Reviews, Themes to discuss and Explaining clearly.

From issue 67 (September, 2001) on, the journal has published special thematic issues presenting the readers with thoughts and debates about specific themes related not only to Social Services, but also to aging, families, social-legal topics, children and adolescents etc. Specific committees are formed to organize such special issues, and experts and invited researchers take part in those specific committees.

The journal has also been working to present questions affecting several countries of the world, and it has enlarged its thematic comprehension beyond Latin America. It has been keeping a dialogue with the Portuguese Social Services as a way to enter Europe and African countries.

Every person who is interested in social policies or is directly involved with research, formulation, or operation of social policies in general can find in Serviço Social & Sociedade an important datum resource, as well as a repository of the best and more advanced researches on the themes.

Target readers: professors, researchers, students and professionals from Social Services and related areas


Form and preparation of the manuscripts

The journal has an open structure, so as to make it possible to present articles from monographs, end-of-graduation-course papers, projects, reportings of professional experiences etc., as well as interviews, reviews, reproduction of debates, testimonies in general, notes, communications, and significant registers. All pieces of writing are submitted to the Editorial Board, which takes the final decision about what to publish.

The articles sent to the journal pass through the following register procedure: evaluation and approval of the originals. The text that comes only by mail is dated at the Editorial Office and gets a number of order. These originals are directed to be analysed by the Editorial Board bimonthly. The Staff selects an Editorial Committee for each issue of the journal, and that committee puts forward the proposal of the articles of that issue. Such a proposal is analyzed at the Editorial Staff's general meeting that happens every two months. The Enlarged Editorial Board receives the originals to analyze accordingly, following the Editorial Committee's decision. Each article to be analyzed by the Committee has an evaluation card in which there are observations and / or suggestions to make the article adequate to the norms of publication. In that card it is also recorded a technical opinion indicating why its publication is recommended or refused. The journal compromises to always give an answer by e-mail to the authors, whether this answer is positive or negative. If the article is refused, the reasons why that happened are not given.

It is required that (1) the title of the article is translated into English; (2) there is an abstract of the article, and it has to be up to seven lines long; (3) from three to six keywords are presented. Besides, the abstract and the keywords must be translated into English too.

The articles should be written preferably in Times or Arial 12, and with a 1.5 space between lines. If there are footnotes, they should be written in Times or Arial 10.

Texts in Spanish are accepted.

The bibliography has to be placed at the end of the article, and it must be in alphabetical order. Only the texts that were referred to along the text should be cited. The norms of Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas ABNT are to be followed. The titles of the periodicals have to be written out in full. The authors of the articles should check if the references cited in the text are in the bibliography, with exact publishing dates and spelling of the authors'names. The list of references must follow the style of the examples below:

Articles from periodicals (only one author)

HONNETH, Axel. Integrity and disrespect: principles of a conception of morality based on the theory of recognition. Political Theory, v. 20, n. 2, p. 187-202, 1992.

Articles from periodicals (two authors)

DIAZ, A.; STEWART, J. Occupational class and female-headed households in Santiago Maior do Iguape, Bahia, 1835. Journal of Family History, v. 16, n. 3, p. 299-313, 1991.

Articles from periodicals (more than three authors)

BUENO, B. P. et al. Docência, memória e gênero: estudos alternativos sobre a formação de professores. Psicologia USP, v. 4, n. 1 / 2, p. 299-318, 1993.

Article from periodical on-line

YAZLE, J. S. R. et al. Assistência hospitalar como indicador da desigualdade social. Revista de Saúde Pública. São Paulo, v. 31, n. 5, 1997. Disponível em: http// em: 23 mar. 1998.

Books as a whole (two authors)

RINGSVEN, M. K.; BOND, D. Gerontology and leadership skill for nurses. Albany, N. Y.: Delmar Publishers, 1996.

Lecture, work presented in events, in electronic media

SILVA, R. N.; OLIVEIRA, R. Os limites pedagógicos do paradigma da qualidade total da educação. In: CONGRESSO DE INICIAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA DA UFPE, 4., 1996, Recife. Anais eletrônicos... Recife: UFPe, 1996. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 jan. 1997.

Thesis or dissertation

OLIVEIRA, C. M. Isolamento e caracterização de estreptococos de placa dental. Rio de Janeiro, 1974. Tese (Doutorado) Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.


The illustrations (graphics, photos, drawings etc.) have to be numbered in sequence, with Arabic numerals, and they have to be cited as Figures. They must be clear enough (high resolution) so that they can be printed. The approximate place where the illustrations should be put must be indicated. Both the illustrations and the tables have to be prepared in a graphics processor program.

The articles sent to the journal must be unpublished, and the Editorial Board is responsible for evaluating exceptions. The copyright of the published articles belongs to the authors, and the copyright of each edition belongs to Cortez Editora. Therefore, if the authors of the articles want to publish them again in anthologies or other periodicals, they are simply asked to mention the first publication in Revista Serviço Social & Sociedade.

The Editorial Board and the editorship of the journal have the right to refuse the text that was received and / or to suggest the author changes of form, so as to make the article adequate to the patterns of the journal.

The titles of the articles should be as short as possible.

The originals sent to the journal will be presented in the definitive version. Those ones that were not approved will be at the author's disposal for one (1) month, from the date of the e-mail informing that the article was refused. After such a period, if the author does not ask for the article, Cortez Editora compromises to destroy the text.

The pure and simple sending of the originals to the journal implies authorization to publish them.

Answers and comments about the published articles are of interest to the journal, and if they are accepted to be published, they will be sent to the authors before their publication, so that the authors can do the rejoinder, preferably in the same issue.

The authors whose articles are published have a right to have five (5) copies of the journal, in case of an only author per article. If there are two authors for the article, they have a right to three (3) copies each. If there are three or more authors for the article, each one of them will receive two copies as copyright.

Articles that attempt at the professional ethics, with prejudiced terms or ideas, or that present points of view incompatible with the philosophy of work of the Editorial Board and Cortez Editora will not be published.

The authors are responsible for the concepts and information in the articles that are published in Revista Serviço Social & Sociedade. Such concepts and information are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board or Cortez Editora.

The articles must be sent directly to Cortez Editora (and never to any member of the Editorial Staff or Team of Collaborators), specifically to Assessoria Editorial da Área de Serviço Social Rua Monte Alegre, 1074 Perdizes CEP 05014-001 São Paulo SP / Brasil, to the attention of Priscila F. Augusto.


SILVA, Maria Ozanira da Silva e. Trinta anos da revista Serviço Social & Sociedade: contribuições para a construção e o desenvolvimento do Serviço Social no Brasil. Serviço Social & Sociedade. São Paulo, n. 100, p. 599-649, Especial, 2009.

YAZBEK, Maria Carmelita; MARTINELLI, Maria Lúcia; RAICHELIS, Raquel. O Serviço Social brasileiro em movimento: fortalecendo a profissão na defesa de direitos. Serviço Social & Sociedade. São Paulo, n. 95, p. 5-32, Especial, 2008.


Sending the manuscripts

Three (3) printed copies of the article must be sent, together with a (1) digital one, and the text must be in floppy disk or CD-ROM, in Word for Windows 6.0 or following that. The article must have at least 10 (ten) and at the maximum 25 (twenty-five) pages that cannot exceed 50,000 characters together with blanks. The complete bibliography must be included in those dimensions. The reviews cannot be longer than three (3) pages. In the digital copy there must be two files: one with the information about the author (front page) and the other with the text. The digital copy must be identified with the title of the article and the author's name.]

Note: in order to guarantee anonymity in the process of evaluation, the articles are required to be presented as it follows: in the front page, apart from the other pages (send just one front page), it must be written the title of the article, the author's name and his qualification, complete address with zip code e- mail, telephone number (area code), city and country, together with the name of the institution and the department to which the author is linked. The first page of the text must include only the title of the article, without the name or information about the author. The origin of the article must be informed in this first page, for example, if it derives from a doctoral thesis, a dissertation, a research report, an institutional evaluation etc.



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