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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All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
The journal receives financial contributions from:
Department of Information Technology of UNIFESP
Graphic design & Editorial production
1. Scope and Editorial Policies
ALMANACK is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and reviews on the formation of State and nation in Brazil and the Americas in their interfaces with contemporary and global historical processes, between the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as comparative and theoretical-methodological approaches. It adopts the ethical guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Ethics American Educational Research Association, the Code of Good Scientific Practices - FAPESP, and the Council of Science Editors (CSE) regarding publication.
ALMANACK is divided into four sections. The Forum and Dossiers consists of articles previously commissioned by the Editorial Board or by an ad hoc organizer. The Articles (open) and Reviews sections accept contributions on an ongoing basis. Manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. Further instructions for authors are provided below. All manuscripts submitted to ALMANACK go through a pre-selection process in which the relevance of the topic, clarity of writing, and alignment with the journal’s focus are evaluated.
Forums and Dossiers are published with a brief introductory text on the topic, including the title and bibliography, with versions in both Portuguese and English.
The evaluation of manuscripts sent to the Dossier section will be carried out by a committee, designated by the Editorial Board, which involves the organizers, journal advisors and ad hoc reviewers.
ALMANACK adheres to the principles of Open Science and accepts manuscripts that have been previously deposited in a non-commercial preprint server, provided they have not been simultaneously submitted for peer review to another academic journal. The author(s) must inform whether the article has been deposited in a preprint server and must obligatorily provide the corresponding DOI number.
The author(s) are fully responsible for the content of the submitted texts. Authors who submit manuscripts to the journal agree to evaluate at least 1 article within a period of two years. All content published in ALMANACK is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) and no submission fees are charged.
2. Peer Review Process
ALMANACK employs a double-blind peer review system, where two or more reviewers are designated to assess the manuscript. The identities of the reviewers and authors are kept confidential throughout the evaluation process. However, in line with the principles of Open Science, ALMANACK allows authors and reviewers to disclose their identities if they choose to do so. To do this, they must complete the article submission and evaluation forms
All scientific contributions undergo the following review process:
3. Ethical Recommendations
ALMANACK supports the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Code of Good Scientific Practices - FAPESP, Guia de Boas Práticas da Scielo and the Council of Science Editors (CSE) regarding ethical publishing standards.
ALMANACK adopts the Office of Research Integrity’s definition of research misconduct, which includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in the preparation, execution, or review of research or in reporting of research results.
Research misconduct does not include honest mistakes or differences of opinion.
Any cases of misconduct will be treated with the appropriate sanctions established by the Editorial Board.
ALMANACK uses the Turnitin software to detect similarities in submitted material. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized will be rejected, and authors may face sanctions determined by the Editorial Board.
In cases duplicate or redundant publication, corrections, and retractions, ALMANACK follows these recommendations:
Regarding Conflict of Interest, ALMANACK requests that authors declare any personal or commercial interests that could bias the text at the time of manuscript submission. If there is no conflict of interest,authors should declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
Sanctions: Practices that undermine scientific integrity, such as plagiarism, duplicate publication, and redundant publications, will be assessed by the Editorial Board, which will decide on corresponding sanctions, including the prohibition of publishing in the journal for a specific period. Authors will be promptly informed of all stages of this process.
4. Guidelines for Submitting Reviews and Dossier Proposals
Organization of the Dossiers:
ALMANACK accepts proposals for dossiers that meet the following editorial guidelines and directions:
5. Manuscript Preparation
The manuscript should be submitted in a Microsoft Office Word file, which should contain a maximum of 11,000 words, including title, abstract, keywords, and footnotes, in Times New Roman font, size 12.. The files should not exceed 2MB.
To facilitate the evaluation process, ALMANACK requires that authors submit their manuscripts in separate files as follows :
A file with:
Another file with the text followed by the bibliography cited in footnotes.
Other file(s) for each image or graphic used.
All contributors who do not meet the authorship criteria should be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section, as well as the financial support from funding agencies.
Organization of Articles (Open, Forums, and Dossiers) and Reviews:
Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: text (which may contain tables, graphs, or images), footnotes, and bibliography.
Citation rules: guidelines:
Citation Standards For final bibliography citations, you should follow the following pattern: ABNT NBR – 6023.
PALACIOS, Guillermo. Messianismo e expropriação camponesa. Uma nova expedição ao Reino da Pedra Encantada do Rodeador, Pernambuco, 1820. 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. 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). 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. In: HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de (org.). História Geral da Civilização Brasileira. Tomo II: o Brasil monárquico. Vol. 1: O processo de emancipação. São Paulo: DIFEL, 1962. p. 9-39.
GUIMARÃES, 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: notas exploratórias sobre a questão da modernização técnica em Pernambuco, no século XIX. In: SIMPÓSIO NACIONAL DA ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS PROFESSORES UNIVERSITÁRIOS DE HISTÓRIA, 9., 1977, Florianópolis. Anais do IX Simpósio Nacional da Associação dos Professores Universitários de História. O homem e a técnica. 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. In: CUNHA, Mafalda Soares da; FRANCO, Juan Hernández (orgs.). Sociedade, família e poder na Península Ibérica: elementos para uma História Comparativa. 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. 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. [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.
For other examples, we recommend consulting the ABNT-NBR-6023 standards.
6. Submission and Proofing:
Manuscripts should be submitted through the OJS system on the journal's website: https://periodicos.unifesp.br/index.php/alm/index.
Before the publication of accepted articles, corresponding Authors will receive the referee reports and must adjust the text according to the received suggestions. Afterward, they will send the revised article to the journal, highlighting the changes made in yellow. Once the modifications have been verified, the article will be prepared for publication. Before that, the author will receive the revised text in a PDF file. To open these files, you need to have Adobe Reader installed, which can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/br/reader/. Corrections or changes that the author requests at this stage should be limited to typographical errors; the content or authorship cannot be altered.