Published since 2011, Almanack is a quarterly academic journal that specializes in the history of formation of national states in Brazil and around the world, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Edited by specialists in the subject, Almanack is managed and supported by researchers from ten Brazilian universities: UNIFESP (institutional headquarter), USP, UFF , UNIRIO , UERJ , UFJF , UFOP , UFES , UFSJ , UFRRJ and PUC -RJ. Almanack is also supported by Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos do Oitocentos (SEO).
The abbreviated title is Almanack, which should be used in bibliographies , footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.
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1. Scope and Editorial Policies
The ALMANACK is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and reviews that deal with the formation of States and nations in Brazil and the Americas. The scope includes this formation as it interacts with contemporary and global historical processes, between the XVIII and XIX centuries, as well as comparative and theoretical-methodological approaches. The journal adheres to the ethical guidelines proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), to the Code of Ethics American Educational Research Association, to FAPESP’s Code of Good Scientific Practices, and to the publishing guidelines laid out by the Council of Science Editors (CSE).
The ALMANACK is divided into four sections: the Forum and Dossier sections are made up of articles commissioned by the Editorial Board or an ad hoc organizer. The Article and Review sections are open continually for submissions. Proposals for Dossiers that adhere to the guidelines below are also accepted continually. All articles can be submitted in Portuguese, English, French, or Spanish. The instructions for submission follow below. All manuscripts submitted to ALMANACK pass through a pre-selection where their approach to the topic is evaluated in terms of relevance, clarity of writing, and concordance with the journal’s stated purpose.
Forums and Dossiers should be published together with a short text introducing the topic, including title and bibliography, and with both Portuguese and English.
The evaluation of the manuscripts submitted to the Dossier section will be carried out by a commission, designated by the Editorial Board, involving the organizers, journal advisors, and ad hoc peer reviewers.
ALMANACK endorses the principles of Open Science and accepts manuscripts that were previously deposited on a non-commercial preprint server, provided that they have not been submitted simultaneously to peer review in another journal. The author responsible must inform if the manuscript is deposited on a preprints server and must provide the corresponding DOI.
The author(s) is/are completely responsible for the content of the submitted texts. All content published in ALMANACK is licensed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The journal does not charge any article processing charges or submission fees.
2. Peer Review Process
The ALMANACK employs a double-blind peer-review process, in which two or more peers selected by the journal review the manuscript. Author and reviewer identities are hidden from each other throughout the entire process.
The Editor, members of the Editorial Board, and/or by invited reviewers review all scientific contributions. The review occurs in the order of these following steps:
3. Ethical Recommendations
The ALMANACK supports the recommendations made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), FAPESP’s Code of Good Scientific Practices, Scielo´s Guidelines on Best Practices and the Council of Science Editors (CSE) for ethical publishing practices.
The ALMANACK adopts the definition of misconduct defined by the Office of Research Integrity, meaning the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
Any cases of research misconduct will receive the associated sanction established by the Editorial Board.
In cases of duplicate or redundant publishing practices, corrections, and retractions, the ALMANACK has adopted the following recommendations:
In terms of conflicts of interest, the ALMANACK requests that all authors, at the moment of submission, declare any personal or commercial interests that could bias the manuscript. If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should declare the absence of conflicts of interest.
Sanctions: Practices that detract from scientific integrity, such as plagiarism, duplicate publications, or redundant publications, will be presented to the Editorial Board for review. The Board will decide on the appropriate sanction, including suspension from publishing in this journal for a determined length of time. Authors will be immediately notified of any developments in the stages of the sanction process.
4. Criteria for Submission of Reviews and Proposals for Dossiers
Organization of the Dossiers:
5. Manuscript Preparation
The manuscript should be sent as a Microsoft Office Word file, containing a maximum of 11,000 words,including title, keywords, abstract and footnotes, with 12-point Times New Roman font. The file size should be below 2MB.
With the objective of facilitating the submission process, the ALMANACK recommends that authors create their manuscripts in separate files, as described below:
A file with the following data:
Another file, containing the text followed by the set of the bibliography cited in the footnotes.
All collaborator who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgements, as well as the financial support of the funding agencies.
Organization of Articles (Open Submission or Invited Forums/Dossiers) and Reviews:
For other examples we recommend consulting the standards of ABNT-NBR-6023/2018
GUIMARAES, Lúcia Maria Paschoal. Debaixo da imediata proteção de sua majestade imperial: o IHGB (1838-1889). 1995. 339f. Tese (Doutorado em História Social). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1995.
BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina… Op. Cit., p.503.
JANCSÓ, István; PIMENTA, João Paulo Garrido. Peças de um mosaico (ou apontamentos para o estudo da emergência da identidade nacional brasileira). In: MOTA, Carlos Guilherme (org.). Viagem incompleta: a experiência brasileira (1500-2000): formação: histórias. 2. ed. São Paulo: SENAC, 2000. p.128.
BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina… Op. Cit., p.503. CORREIO BRAZILIENSE. Londres: W. Lewis, Paternoster, n.10, março de 1809.
VAINFAS, Ronaldo. Império Colonial. In: VAINFAS, Ronaldo (dir.). Dicionário do Brasil Colonial (1500-1808). Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2000. p.299-301.
For complete bibliographic citations, should follow the standard below:
PALACIOS, Guillermo. Messianismo e expropriação camponesa. Uma nova expedição ao Reino da Pedra Encantada do Rodeador, Pernambuco, 1820 [Messianism and Rural Expropriation. A New Expedition to the Kingdom of the Enchanted Rock of Rodeador]. Revista de História, São Paulo, n. 147, p. 71-108, 2. 2002. doi: https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9141.v0i147p71-108
CARVALHO, José Murilo de. A construção da ordem: a elite política imperial [The Construction of Order: The Imperial Political Elite]. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Campus, 1980.
JANCSÓ, István; PIMENTA, João Paulo Garrido. Peças de um mosaico (ou apontamentos para o estudo da emergência da identidade nacional brasileira) [Pieces of a Mosaic (or Signals Toward a State of Emergency in the National Brazilian Identity]. In: MOTA, Carlos Guilherme (org.). Viagem incompleta: a experiência brasileira (1500-2000) [Incomplete Voyage: The Brazilian Experience (1500-2000)]. Formação: Histórias 2nd ed. São Paulo: SENAC, 2000. p.128.
HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. A herança colonial – sua desagregação [The Disaggregation of the Colonial Heritage]. In: HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de (org.). História Geral da Civilização Brasileira. Tomo II: o Brasil monárquico. Vol. 1: O processo de emancipação [General History of Brazilian Civilization. Tome II: Monarchist Brazil. Volume 1: The Emancipation Process]. São Paulo: DIFEL, 1962. p. 9-39.
GUIMARÃES, Lúcia Maria Paschoal. Debaixo da imediata proteção de sua majestade imperial: o IHGB (1838-1889) [Under the Immediate Protection of her Royal Imperial Highness: the Brazilian Historic and Geographic Institute (1838-1889)]. 1995. 339f. Thesis (Doctorate in Social History). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1995.
BERNARDES, Denis Antônio de Mendonça. Progresso e rotina: notas exploratórias sobre a questão da modernização técnica em Pernambuco, no século XIX [Progress and Routine: Exploratory Notes on the Issues of Modernization Techniques in Pernambuco in the XIX Century]. In: SIMPÓSIO NACIONAL DA ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS PROFESSORES UNIVERSITÁRIOS DE HISTÓRIA [NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY HISTORY PROFESSORS], 9., 1977, Florianópolis. Anais do IX Simpósio Nacional da Associação dos Professores Universitários de História. O homem e a técnica [Annals of the IX National Symposium of The Association Of University History Professors. The Man and the Technique]. São Paulo: ANPUH, 1979. p.495-514, v.2.
CUNHA, Mafalda Soares da; MONTEIRO, Nuno Gonçalo. Aristocracia, poder e família em Portugal, séculos XV-XVIII [Aristocracy, Power, and Family in Portugal, XV-XVIII Centuries]. In: CUNHA, Mafalda Soares da; FRANCO, Juan Hernández (orgs.). Sociedade, família e poder na Península Ibérica: elementos para uma História Comparativa [Society, Family, and Power in the Iberian Penninsula: Elements for a Comparative History]. Lisboa: Edições Colibri: CIDEHUS – Universidade de Évora: Universidad de Murcia, 2010. p.47-75. Available at: <http://www.ics.ul.pt/rdonweb-docs/Nuno%20Monteiro_2010_n1.pdf>. Accessed on March 13th, 2015.
COLLECÇÃO dos actos dos parlamentos, e leis dos soberanos da Europa. Lisboa: Na Oficina de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1768 [COLLECTION of Parliamentary Acts, and Laws from European Sovereigns. Lisbon: In the office of Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1768]. Biblioteca Nacional. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Seção de Obras Raras, V-70, 1, 22.
COUTINHO, Francisco de Souza. Cartas escritas de França a El-Rei D. João IV. [Letters Written from France to King D. João IV.] [s.l.]: [s.n.], 1651. Biblioteca Geral. Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
BIROU, A. Dicionário de ciências sociais. 5. ed. Lisboa: Dom Quixote, 1982. 454 p.
6. Submission and Proofing:
Manuscripts should be submitted at the following website: www.scielo.br/alm, using the Submissão Online (Online Submission) button. Before publishing accepted articles, the corresponding author will receive the final edited version for review (in a PDF file). The authors must install Acrobat Reader to open and read these files (free download at the link http://get.adobe.com/br/reader/). At this phase of the process, the authors must limit their corrections to typographical errors, and may not alter the research content or authorship.