ISSN 0104-8775 printed version
ISSN 1982-4343 online version



Scope and editorial policy

The journal targets the following audience:

College professors of History; other college professors, especially in the Social Sciences, History of Science, Education, Philosophy, Arts and Human Sciences in general; graduate students of History, Art, Music, History of Science and Human Sciences in general; specialists and high-school teachers of History, Art, Music and Philosophy; undergraduate students of History and Human Sciences in general; general readers interested.

Varia Historia is composed of four sections: thematic dossiers, articles, reviews, and critical edition of documents. A professor associated with one of the research areas of the graduate program in History at UFMG organizes, on a rotation basis and by invitation, the thematic dossiers. The articles, reviews, and critical edition of documents are submitted to two peer-reviewers from the board or ad hoc for evaluation concerning thematic pertinence, argumentation, structure, as well compliance with publication norms. The editors may return articles that do not meet the minimum standards set forth by the journal.

A specific form has been created for the submission of evaluations and a computerized control system has been installed to add entries and follow up articles through their several stages (evaluation, acceptance, modification, or refusal). At least two members from the peer-review board or evaluators ad hoc analyze the manuscripts and may turn them down on grounds of originality or focus, writing clarity, or adequacy of bibliographical references. The evaluators may suggest modifications. The editorial board is responsible for evaluating the pertinence or non-pertinence of the article publication as it takes into consideration, when necessary, the journal's thematic program.

As to authors, the journal Varia Historia requires specification of their institutional affiliation and academic rank. The author should hold at least a Master's degree. The journal does not publish manuscripts from students in the graduate program and limits the number of publications by professors from the department.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Article submission guidelines:

  • Must be typed in Times New Roman font size 12, space 1.5, 25 pages maximum and 10 minimum; exception for papers submitted to section "Reviews" and "Documents".
  • Must be original and non-published, written in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
  • Must provide a title in Portuguese and in English, a synopsis and respective abstract in English with a maximum of 12 lines and 3 keywords in Portuguese and English, separated by commas.
  • Two copies of the article must be send to the editor by email (, one version containing the author's details, the other anonymized as far as possible, in order to facilitate "blind" refereeing. Identification must be included in a separate front page, containing: author´s name(s) in order of responsibility in the authorship; profession and institutional affiliation; academic titly; address, e-mail and telephone number.
  • Bibliographical references must be footnoted. Footnote number should be positioned in text immediately after comma and period. For example: "in the city",1; or, "in the city".2; or, in the city.3
  • Idem or op. cit. must be avoided. In second and subsequent references, the last name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s) and a short title should be used, followed by pages after comma. For example: CINTRA, Sebastião de Oliveira. Efemérides de São Joao Del-Rei, p.3. (to books). CINTRA, Sebastião de Oliveira. O Barroco, p.31. (to book chapters or articles).
  • References and quotations must follow ABNT norms. Examples:

    12 CINTRA, Sebastião de Oliveira. Efemérides de São João Del-Rei. Belo Horizonte: Imprensa Oficial, 1982, p.6.

    13 CARVALHO, Marcus Vinicius Corrêa. Raízes do Brasil, 1936. Campinas: Unicamp, 1997 (História, tese de mestrado).; CHIACHIRI FILHO, José. Do sertão do Rio Pardo à Vila Franca do Imperador. Ribeirão Preto: Ribeira, 1986.

    14 BOTELHO, Tarcísio Rodrigues. Contando os milhões. Revista Nossa História, Rio de Janeiro, nº.4, p.76-9, fevereiro de 2004.

    15 CINTRA, Sebastião de Oliveira. Efemérides de São João Del-Rei

  • For short quotations use double quotation marks. Long quotations (fifty words or more) should be typed as a displayed extract, i.e. a separate block with a space above and below, without quotation marks, font size 11, space 1.
  • The title of works quoted inside the text should be italicized, without quotation marks.
  • Foreign words and phrases should be italicized, without quotation marks.
  • Author's interferences in a quotation must be indicated by squared brackets. Ellipsis in quotations must be indicate by three full points in parentheses.
  • The author(s) is responsible by text reviewing.
  • Sub-sections should not be numbered and the shor titles must be in New Times Roman, size 12, in bold. For example: The army corps.
  • Illustration must be send in high definition resolution, in JPEG format, with at least 300 dpi.
  • Book reviews must be from Brazilian books published one year before review submission; and from foreign books, they must be published until four years prior to submission. Book reviews will not have titles, only the complete bibliographical reference.


Sending of manuscripts

All articles must be submitted to the editors by e-mail ( in the format "Word for Windows" version 6.0 or earlier. The images, graphics or tables should be recorded at high resolution and sent in a separate file.

After approval of the article will be sent a publishing contract filled with data of the article and the author, to be signed by the main author.


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