(Updated: 2021/06/11)

About the journal

 

Basic Information

 

The Brazilian Political Science Review (BPSR) was launched in 2007 with the mission of disseminating high quality scientific papers on topics of political science and international relations, thereby contributing to the exchange of ideas in the international political science community and the internationalization of scientific knowledge produced in Brazil.

Published by the Brazilian Association of Political Science, the BPSR welcomes the diversity of themes, problems and theoretical and methodological approaches present in the various sub-areas of political science and international relations. Its editorial scope is thus both disciplinary and broad and covers the whole range of research: theoretical and/or empirical; transnational, international or on a particular country; quantitative and/or qualitative.

The only Brazilian scientific journal in the field of political science published entirely in English, the BPSR accepts works by foreign and Brazilian authors.

The BPSR publishes original articles, research notes, review essays, and reviews of books published by international publishers in which Brazil is one of the countries studied. Each kind of manuscript is published in related specific sections. The journal does not welcome proposals for special issues, thematic reports or interviews, although in exceptional cases, for reasons of interest to the journal, the editorial board may decide to request submissions of these, which are published in BPSR Forum section.

All draft articles submitted to the BPSR must be unpublished and may not have been submitted for review by other publications. Unpublished articles include those not published in whole or in part in journals, books or on websites. Articles published in proceedings on academic events, in personal profiles on academic platforms, in preliminary versions such as working papers or in preprint platforms are also regarded as unpublished. Once the article evaluation process has begun, the original text and any revised versions thereof may not be published in any way whatsoever until such time as it is published by the journal. During the evaluation process, the original article and any revised versions thereof are screened by means of plagiarism detection software.

All submissions are subjected to a double-blind peer review process except for book reviews, which are reviewed by the BPSR's editorial board. Peer reviews may be credited to reviewers by name at their option.

The BPSR imposes a publication interval of two years between articles by the same author within the same document category. This restriction does not apply to book reviews or articles published in BPSR Forum section. The BPSR does not accept simultaneous submissions of multiple articles by the same author for the same category.

The BPSR charges an article processing charge (APC) payable by authors whose articles are approved for publication, which is used exclusively to cover the costs of translation into English and/or proofreading in cases where the article is submitted in English. These services are performed by professionals selected and recruited by the BPSR. The value of the article processing charge varies according to document type. Members of the Brazilian Association of Political Science are eligible for a discount. The BPSR issues receipts to authors as proof of payment of the article processing charge.

The BPSR adopts the continuous publication model. Three issues comprise one volume.

Its abbreviated title is Braz. Political Sci. Rev, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

PUBLICATION ETHICS

The BPSR has a strong commitment to editorial ethical practice and strives at all times to ensure the highest best practice standards in respect of the articles it publishes at all stages of their submission, evaluation and publication (see Data sharing policy and Publication speed as well).

Any allegations of misconduct are received by the Editor in Chief, who will submit them for consideration and evaluation to the BPSR Ethics Committee. Allegations of misconduct may comprise but are not limited to authorship; bad practices by reviewers, editorial team or BPSR staff; conflict of interest; data and reproducibility (see Data Sharing Policy); ethical oversight; plagiarism and republication. Allegations of misconduct may comprise as well other issues related to the editorial process.

The BPSR Ethics Committee comprise the President of the Brazilian Association of Political Science, the heads of the Publications and Projects Directorates, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Alleged cases of misconduct will be evaluated in the light of the Guiding documents embraced by BPSR (see Guiding documents).

All authorship must be informed when an original manuscript is submitted and the contact details of all authors must be informed. The specific contribution of each author must be acknowledged. Manuscripts with ghost, guest or gift authors are withdraw of the editorial process.

Any complaints about bad practices by reviewers, editorial team or BPSR staff should be sent to the Editor-in Chief, who will submit them for consideration and evaluation to the BPSR Ethics Committee.

Trough the editorial process, reviewers and authors are requested to inform finance support and (see Financing) and possible conflicts of interests. Additionally, Associated Editors and the Editor-in-Chief are advised to drop the handling of any manuscript that may entail competing interests.
BPSR follows the ethical oversight standards and procedures for research with human beings set by the Social and Humans Science work Group of the National Commission of Ethics on Research (CONEP) and specific rules defined in knowledge fields or research institutions by the Committees of Research Ethics (CEPs). All research which does not rely on extant data and involve direct participation in data production by researched populations, groups or individuals must be carried with the explicit consent of the later by signing the “Termo de Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido” (TCLE).

Guiding documents

The BPSR urges everyone involved in its editorial processes – authors, reviewers, associate editors, the editor-in-chief and external suppliers – to consult, whenever necessary, the documents that guide the BPSR’s editorial ethical practice, especially in respect of issues involving authorship and references, the responsibilities of authors, conflicts of interest, anonymity and/or evaluation processes and research involving living beings

The BPSR adheres to the “Basic Guidelines for Integrity in Scientific Activities” laid down by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) as well as the “Guidelines for Reporting Research Results” laid down by the Code of Scientific Best Practice of the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp). Both available at:
https://www.gov.br/cnpq/pt-br/composicao/comissao-de-integridade/diretrizes,
http://www.fapesp.br/boaspraticas/FAPESP-Codigo_de_Boas_Praticas_Cientificas_2014.pdf

The BPSR adheres to the Brazilian national policy on ethical oversight (see ethical oversight) and adopts the “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing”, of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). Both available at:
https://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/saudelegis/cns/2013/res0466_12_12_2012.html
http://publicationethics.org/files/Principles_of_Transparency_and_Best_Practice_in_Scholarly_Publishingv2_0.pdf

As for best practices regarding more specific aspects of the editorial process, the BPSR adopts the “White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications” by the Council of Science Editors:
https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies/white-paper-on-publication-ethics

Archiving

All BPSR published materials have backup provided by SciELO. Permanent access at any time to BRSR content, nowadays or in the future, is granted by SciELO as well, even in the event that the journal gets no longer published.

DATA SHARING POLICY

The BPSR has a data sharing policy whereby databases and metadata are made available on the journal’s website (brazilianpoliticalsciencereview.org) and the Harvard Dataverse. Authors whose articles are approved for publication must make their files available for replication.

In addition to making databases and metadata available on the BPSR website and the Harvard Dataverse, an important part of our data sharing policy concerns thorough checking of metadata and databases, with the aim of ensuring transparency and the replicability of the results presented in articles. All replication procedures are verified. Data and metadata assessments are sent to authors to request that any appropriate adjustments be made. The material is made available on the BPSR website and the Harvard Dataverse only after it has undergone this evaluation stage.

Upon submitting empirical articles, authors must agree to provide, when and if their submission is approved: (i) the database used for the analysis; (ii) the code dictionary describing the variables; and (iii) the script or detailed description of the analysis procedures and steps performed to produce each graph and/or table.

The database must be in a format that is easily accessible to conventional statistical software packages such as R, Stata, SPSS and Excel. The code dictionary shall indicate the name of the variable, its description and the data source. Where appropriate, code for analysis replication should be extensively commented. Where the article does not use statistical software that allows for the creation of a replication code, the authors should describe the steps one by one so that replication is possible.

PUBLICATION SPEED

While keeping high editorial standards, BPSR is strongly committed to speed publication and follows a continuous publication policy. The editorial team strives at all times to keep publication speed under the ceiling defined in the flux figures below.

FLOW OF SUBMISSION AND SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION

 

First version

Second version

Third version

 

Desk Review

Associate editor assignment

Ad hoc reviewers assignment

Double blind peer review

Editorial recommendation

Editorial decision

Authors’ review

Ad hoc reviewers assignment

Double blind peer review

Editorial recommendation

Editorial decision

Authors’ review

Maximum time
(weeks)

1

1

2

12

1

1

12

1

12

1

1

...

Total maximum time
(weeks)

1

2

4

16

17

18

30

31

43

44

45

...

Responsible

Secretariat / Editor-in chief

Editor-in chief

Associated editor

Ad hoc reviewers

Associated editor

Editor-in chief

Authors

Associated editor

Ad hoc reviewers

Associated editor

Editor-in chief

...

Result / Manuscript’s status

Accepted: goes to associated editor
OR
Not accepted: withdrawn from system

Goes to evaluation by the assigned associated editor

Goes to double blind peer review

Reviews go to evaluation by associated editor

Reviews and editorial recommendation go to evaluation by editor-in chief

Accepted as it is: goes to editorial production (see table)
OR
Revision needed: goes to the authors
OR
Not accepted:
archived

Submission of the revised version

Goes to a new double blind peer review

Evaluations go to analyze of the associated editor

Reviews and editorial recommendation go to evaluation by editor-in chief

Accepted as it is: goes to editorial production (see table)
OR
Revision needed: goes to the authors
OR
Not accepted:
archived

...

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION FLOW

 

Grammar revision / translation +
Replicability test and dataset evaluation

Authors’ approval

Copydesk +
Upload of the dataset in Harvard Dataverse repository (HD)

Layout formatting

Authors’ approval

XML formatting and conversion / Forwarding to SciELO index+
Publication of dataset at HD repository

Publication at journal’s website

Publication at SciELO

Maximum Time
(weeks)

3

1

3

1

1

2

1

2

Total maximum time
(weeks)

3

4

7

8

9

11

12

13

 

 

 

Indexed in

 
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA)
  • Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)
  • ProQuest      
  • SciELO Social Sciences
  • Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc (Redalyc)
  • Regional Online Information System for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (Latindex)
  • Summaries of Brazilian Magazines (Sumários.org)
 

 

Intellectual Property

 

The BPSR holds an “Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)” Creative Commons license. This allows for the copying and redistribution of published material in any medium or format, for any purpose, including commercial purposes, provided that the author and original source (BPSR) are acknowledged. More information about the license can be found at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

By submitting an article, the authors agree to abide by the BPSR’s editorial policies and to cede copyright for the article to the Brazilian Association of Political Science.

 

 

Sponsors

 
  • BPSA - Brazilian Political Association

 

 


Editorial board

 

Editor-in-chief

 
  • Adrian Gurza Lavalle (University of São Paulo – USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
 

 

Associated Editores

 
  • Alvaro de Vita (Universidade de São Paulo – USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Carlos Milani (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
  • Mahrukh Doctor (University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, United Kingdom)
  • Pedro Floriano Ribeiro (Universidade Federal de São Carlos - UFSCar, São Carlos, SP, Brazil)
  • Sandra Gomes (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Natal, RN, Brazil)
 

 

Data Editor

 
  • Maurício Izumi, (Centro de Política e Economia do Setor Público - FGV, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
 

 

Editorial Comission

 
  • Adam Przeworski (New York University – NYU, New York, NY, USA)
  • Ana Maria Mustapic (Instituto Torguato Di Tella - Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Fernando Limongi (University of São Paulo – USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
  • Maria Rita Loureiro (Getúlio Vargas Foundation – FGV, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)
 

 

Editorial Assistant

 
  • Débora Martins
 

 

Editorial Board

 
  • Alcides da Costa Vaz, (Unb, Brazil)
  • Andrew Hurrell, ( Oxford University, United Kingdom)
  • Argelina Cheibub Figueiredo, (IESP/UERJ, CEBRAP, Brazil)
  • Carlos Acuña, (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)
  • Candido Mendes, (UCAM, Brazil)
  • Carlos Huneeus, (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Celi Pinto
  • Cícero Araújo, (USP, Brazil)
  • Constanza Moreira, (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
  • Dal Choong Kim, (Yonsei University, Korea)
  • David Altman, (Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  • Dirk Berg-Schlosser, (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Germany)
  • Eduardo Viola, (UnB, Brazil)
  • Fabio Wanderley Reis, (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Gisele Cittadino, (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Glaucio Soares, (IESP/UERJ, Brazil)
  • José Antônio Borges Cheibub, (University of Illinois, USA)
  • Jose Maria Maravall, (Instituto Juan March, Spain)
  • Laurence Whitehead, ( Oxford University, United Kingdom)
  • Lourdes Sola, (USP, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Cavarozzi, (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina)
  • Marcelo Jasmin, (IESP/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Margareth Keck, (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida, (USP, Brazil)
  • Maria Regina Soares de Lima, (IESP/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Max Kaase, (International University Bremen, Germany)
  • Maria Victoria Murillo, (Columbia University, USA)
  • Manuel Villaverde Cabral, (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Monica Hirst, (Fundação Centro de Estudos Brasileiros - Funceb, Argentina)
  • Nizar Messari, (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Octávio Amorim Neto, (FGV-Rio, Brazil)
  • Patrick Dunleavy, (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom)
  • Philippe Schmitter, (European University Institute, Italy)
  • Pierre Rosanvallon, (École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France)
  • Renato Boschi, (IESP/UERJ, Brazil)
  • Rolando Franco, (Facultad Latino Americana de Ciencias Sociales - FLACSO, Chile)
  • R.B.J. Walker, (Victoria University, Canada, and Universiy of Keele, United Kindom)
  • Scott Mainwaring, (Notre Dame University, USA)
  • Sonia Draibe, (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Sonia Camargo, (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Stefano Bartolini, (European University Institute, Italy)
  • Tullo Vigevani, (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Wanderley Guilherme dos Santos, (Leex/UCAM, Brazil)
 

 


Instructions to authors

 

 Scope and Policy

 

The BPSR publishes original articles, research notes, , review essays, and reviews of books published by international publishers in which Brazil is one of the countries studied. Each kind of manuscript is published in related specific sections. The journal does not welcome proposals for special issues, thematic reports or interviews, although in exceptional cases, for reasons of interest to the journal, the editorial board may decide to request submissions of these, which are published in BPSR Forum section.

All draft articles submitted to the BPSR must be unpublished and may not have been submitted for review by other publications. Unpublished articles includes those not published in whole or in part in journals,, books or on websites. Articles published in proceedings on academic events, in personal profiles on academic platforms, in preliminary versions such as working papers or in preprint platforms are also regarded as unpublished. Once the article evaluation process has begun the original text and any revised versions thereof may not be published in any way whatsoever until such time as it is published by the journal. During the evaluation process, the original article and any revised versions thereof are screened by means of plagiarism detection software.

All submissions are subjected to a double-blind peer review process except for book reviews, which are reviewed by the BPSR's editorial board. Peer reviews may be credited to reviewers by name at their option. 

In keeping with trends in scientific publishing worldwide, the BPSR checks and replicates the results presented in articles prior to publication and curates the data that support them. It makes databases and metadata available on the BPSR website and in the Harvard Dataverse.

All BPSR published materials have backup provided by SciELO. Permanent access at any time to BRSR content, nowadays or in the future, is granted by SciELO as well, even in the event that the journal gets no longer published.

The BPSR imposes a publication interval of two years between articles by the same author within the same document category. This restriction does not apply to book reviews or articles published in BPSR Forum section. The BPSR does not accept simultaneous submissions of multiple articles by the same author for the same category.

The BPSR charges an article processing charge (APC) payable by authors whose articles are approved for publication, which is used exclusively to cover the costs of translation into English and/or proofreading in cases where the article is submitted in English. Neither book reviews nor articles published in BPSR Frum section pay APC. These services are performed by professionals selected and recruited by the BPSR. The fee varies according to the type of submission. Members of the Brazilian Association of Political Science are eligible for a discount.

Article processing charge (APC) amounts 


Type of submission

Article processing charge (APC)

 

Translation

Revision

 

ABCP member (BRL)

Non-members
(BRL)

ABCP member
(BRL)

Non-members
(BRL)

Original articles

1,200.00

 2,400.00

1,000.00

2,000.00

Bibliographical review essays

800.00

1,600.00

650.00

1,300.00

Research in progress reports

330.00

660.00

275.00

550.00

Updated in January 2020

By making submissions to the BPSR, the authors agree to abide by its editorial policy, such that: all submitted articles shall be original; simultaneous submissions shall not be accepted and that it shall not be possible to publish a new article in the BPSR for a period of two years; copyright shall be ceded to the Brazilian Association of Political Science; the authors shall commit to submitting data files for publication on the BPSR website and the Harvard Dataverse repository and to making any modifications requested, and; the authors shall pay the article processing charge if the article is approved for publication.

Data editing

Authors submitting empirical papers should provide, when and if their article is approved, the database used for analysis, the code dictionary describing the variables and the code for replication, or the series of analysis steps.

The database must be provided in a format that is easily accessible to conventional statistical software packages such as R, Stata, SPSS and Excel.

The code dictionary shall indicate the name of the variable, its description and the data source.

Where appropriate, code for analysis replication should be extensively commented.

Where the article does not use statistical software that allows for the creation of a replication code, the authors should describe the steps one by one so that replication is possible.

The authors may make additional materials available to the database. The translation or linguistic proofreading of such documents will incur an additional processing fee (APC).

Language

Non-Lusophone authors must submit their articles in English.  Lusophone authors may submit their articles in Portuguese or English.

 

 

Form and  preparation of  manuscripts

 

Documents for submission

The cover page, the body of the article, the tables, graphs and figures must be submitted in separate files and named according to their content. On the submission platform, each document may be uploaded according to its category.

Observations:

1) The cover page identifies the authors and should state their name(s), affiliation, ORCID record, city, state and country. The document should also provide an abbreviated curriculum vitae of each author setting out his/her academic training and any employment relationships.

2) The abstract may be of up to 250 words; there is a specific field for the abstract on the submission platform.

3) The BPSR accepts up to five descriptors (keywords); there is a specific field for them on the submission platform.

4) The text of the article MUST NOT identify any of the authors.

Length of articles

Original articles: up to 9,000 words, including references, tables and graphs.

Bibliographical review essays: up to 6,000 words, including references, tables and graphs.

Research in progress reports: up to 2,500 words, including references, tables and graphs.

Book Reviews: up to 1,900 words, including references, tables and graphs.

Formatting

The text of the article should be written using a word processor, preferably Word (Microsoft).

Any explanatory notes should be inserted at the foot of each page and should be numbered sequentially. This should be done sparingly.

Tables should preferably be submitted in Excel (Microsoft) format. Each table must have a descriptive title of its content, which must be provided above the table. The source of the data must be provided below the table. Any explanatory notes should be presented outside the table. Tables should not contain words in bold or italics.

Graphs should preferably be submitted in Excel (Microsoft) format, or otherwise formatted according to the BPSR editorial standard (Cambria, size 11). Each graph should have a descriptive title of its content, which should be entered above it. The source of the data and any explanatory notes should be provided below the graph. Internally, graphs should not contain bold or italicized words.

There is no set format for figures and illustrations. Titles, captions, sources of data and any explanatory notes should be provided outside the figure and should not be bold or italicized. The internal written content of the figures and illustrations should be in Cambria font, size 11.

References

In the main text, tables, graphs or figures references should follow scientific international notation, e.g.: (FIGUEIREDO, 9999); or (FIGUEIREDO, 999:99).

A reference list must be included at the end of the manuscript, starting on a separate page, unnumbered, and in alphabetical order. They must include all authors referred to in the text, tables, graphs or figures, following the criteria:

  • Books: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (no period)(9999), Life on Saturn. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno. 999 pp. (number of pages of the article, with the point of page abbreviation and the end point of the sentence.)
  • Edited book: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (Ed no period) (9999), Life on Saturn. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno. 999 pp.
  • Book sections (chapters): SILVA, Arnaldo (9999), Looking for Stars. In: Life on Saturn. Edited by FIGUEIREDO, Marcus. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno. pp. 123-133 (number of pages in chapter).
  • Articles: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (9999), Life on Saturn. Brazilian Politic Science Review. Vol. 01, Nº 01, pp. 123-124.
  • Electronic sources: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (9999), Life on Saturn. Available at <electronic address>. Accessed on March 08, 2019.
  • Quote from journal: SURNAME, name of the author of the article. Title of article. Title of journal, location, day, month and year. Journal, section or supplement title, start and end pages.
  • Interview: SURNAME, Name of interviewee. Title of interview. Name of interviewer. Date (day, month and year), location. No. of pages or duration.
  • Paper at scientific event: SURNAME, Name of author (9999), Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of event
 

 

Submission

 

Submissions can be made by clicking on “Article Submission” or directly using this link: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/bpsr-scielo.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email: bpsrabcp@gmail.com

 

 


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