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cadernos pagu - ISSN 1809-4449 online version 


cadernos pagu – an interdisciplinary triannual journal, accepts articles from various fields of knowledge (anthropology, political science, communications, law, education, history, history of science, language, literature, linguistics, psychology, public health, sociology and others), which, considering the articulations between gender and other differences (race/ethnicity, culture, class, age/generation, sexuality and others), establish a dialog with gender and feminist theories, and help broaden knowledge in this field of studies. The articles should consider the relations of the problematics examined with the social and political contexts in which they are situated. Dialog with authors of various origins is equally important. Contributions in Portuguese, Spanish and English are welcome.  

The content of the work signed is solely the responsibility of the authors, as is the selection of the keywords. 

cadernos pagu is an online, open-access journal and is free of charge. All of the material published, even in the period prior to its indexation on SciELO, is available at e


  • Behind The Scenes of The Production of Feminist Knowledge, subdivided into two subsections: Documents - research materials such as interviews; documentary sources; photographs; Critical Comments - evaluations, issued by ad hoc reviewers, of articles approved for publication in the journal.
  • Articles that have not been previously published that present original scientific contributions (articles that are being evaluated by other journals will not be accepted);
  • Thematic dossiers – critical reflections on a theme in focus, which encompass distinct theoretical and conceptual sources, and research methodologies.
  • Reviews of books published in Brazil (within the previous two years) and abroad (within the past four years), which dialog with scholarly work about the problematics presented in the book. Descriptive reviews will not be accepted. 
  • Interviews


Behind The Scenes of The Production of Feminist Knowledge

a section of the journal cadernos pagu dedicated to the reflection and publication of raw research materials, which can contribute to the development and problematization of varied and important questions to feminist thought and knowledge. It aims to make academic processes visible through which articles, reviews and dossiers are made. The section is subdivided into two subsections: Documents and Critical Comments. Documents publishes research materials such as interviews; documentary sources; photographs, accompanied by an introduction that justifies the relevance of publicizing these materials for the development of feminist knowledge production. Submissions to the section must be made by letter to the publisher, always respecting. Submitted documents are evaluated by the editorial committee. The introduction can have a maximum of 2500 words. The submission must be unpublished and anonymous.

In Critical Comments, evaluations will be published, issued by ad hoc referees, of articles approved for publication in the journal. The decision about which opinions will be published as Critical Comments in the journal concerns the Editorial Committee of the cadernos pagu.


A dossier is an articulated and heterogeneous set of articles (between five and ten), which offers critical reflection about the theme in focus, and its various and diverging theoretical, conceptual, and methodological sources. Proposals for a dossier should be sent to the journal editors in Portuguese and English, justifying 1) the historic and current relevance of the proposal for feminist and gender studies, articulated to other differences; 2) the divergences or tensions contemplated and the contributions to the expansion upon, improvement and or deepening of the theme and its impact on various disciplinary fields (from 6,500 to 12,000 characters with spaces). 

Proposals for dossiers submitted to cadernos pagu will be evaluated by the journal’s editorial committee. In case of approval, an open call for papers will be published on the journal’s homepage (for two months) for the submission of articles. The proponents who will coordinate the dossier will at first receive expanded abstracts (from 6,500 to 12,000 characters with spaces) with proposals for articles. The expanded abstracts should present the plan for the article, with details of: a) the object of analysis; b) an outline of the theoretical-methodological debate that supports the argument; c) a demonstration of how the article proposed advances or innovates the state of the art of the field of gender studies and feminist theories in dialog with the theme of the dossier. After selection of the abstracts by the coordinators of the dossier, the authors should submit their article on the Plataforma Scielo within three months. 

In this step, all the articles will be submitted individually over the Plataforma Scielo and undergo blind peer review. The evaluations of each article will be shared with the organizers of the dossier and the editorial decisions will be taken in collaboration with the editors of the journal and the editorial committee. 

We highlight that the dossier should include approximately 30% foreign authors and authors from a minimum of three Brazilian states, preferentially beyond Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. We estimate a period of one to two years between acceptance of a dossier proposal and its publication. It is the responsibility of the organizers to communicate the deadlines and the format to those selected to participate in the dossier. 


Translation Policy

An article can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, or English. Contributions in Portuguese and Spanish will be published in the original language, and can be published bilingually. An English version of the articles submitted in Portuguese and Spanish is optional, but we encourage English translation to expand international circulation of Brazilian and Latin American studies. The translations and or versions will be at the expense of the authors, preferentially with professionals indicated by the journal. 

Translations conducted by professionals who are not indicated by the journal must undergo review by the translators/copyeditors registered with cadernos pagu. This editing will be paid for by the authors.


Criteria for evaluation and deadlines

The articles are evaluated considering formal aspects such as clarity, objectivity, suitability to the rules of the journal;  and aspects of content, including dialog with feminist and gender studies, innovative empiric, theoretical and or methodological contribution, consistency of the arguments, theoretical-methodological coherence and evidence to sustain the arguments. 



Conducted in a continuous flow, at the time of submission, the metadata must be provided, including institutional affiliation or institution of the last degree received, ORCID, and the contribution of each author in the preparation of the article. 

The content of the work signed is the exclusive responsibility of the proponents, including the selection of keywords, as is the review of grammar and punctuation. 

The copyright of the works published is held by the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero – Pagu/Unicamp, therefore, reproductions in other periodicals and or books can only be made with authorization from (

The articles undergo a triple evaluation filtration that considers:

  • Antiplagiarism (using the Turnitin system) and suitability to the norms of the journal; 
  • Suitability to the scope and editorial policy of the journal, conducted by the editors and by the editorial committee. If it is found suitable, the submission is sent to at least two ad hoc reviewers, who are doctors with recognized expertise in the issue addressed. 
  • The blind reviews are discussed by the editors and guest editors who are part of the Editorial Committee, who can indicate new suggestions beyond those of the reviewers. 

This long process requires an average of 10 months between submission and final decision. If approved, the article enters the publishing phase. The data of submission of the final version marks the position of the article in the publication sequence. The situation of the article can be accompanied by the ScIELO submissions platform.

Submitting manuscripts

The work should be submitted exclusively through Scielo Submission -  

Access to issues of the journal 


Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero - PAGU - UNICAMP
Caixa Postal 6110
13083.970, Campinas, SP
Phone: (19) 3521.7873 - Fax: (19) 3521.1704

There are no fees for submission and evaluation of articles.



Sources for Indexation

  • Claseand Periodica
  • CSA Social Services Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
  • CSA Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
  • Current Abstracts
  • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
  • Google Scholar
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic American Periodical Index (HAPI)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature
  • IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- undSozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
  • LivRe! - Portal do Conhecimento Nuclear
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • The Open Access Digital Library
  • PKP – Public Knowledge Project
  • Political Science Complete
  • Portal de Periódicos CAPES
  • Portal de Periódicos Eletrônicos Científicos (UNICAMP)
  • ROAD – Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
  • Scopus
  • Social Planning/Policy and Development Abstracts
  • SocINDEX
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • TOC Premier (Table of Contents)
  • Ulrich´s Web
  • Women's Studies International
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Promotion in Catalogs, Virtual Libraries and Metrics Indices

  • Biblioteca Virtual Mulher
  • Catálogo Coletivo Nacional (CCN/IBICT)
  • Catálogo Acervus - UNICAMP
  • CLACSO – Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
  • HEAL Link (HellenicAcademicLibraries Link)
  • ResearchingBrazil (Indiana University)
  • SCImagoJournal& Country Rank
  • Socolar (China EducationalPublicationsImport&Export Corporation)


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC.




  • Fundo de Apoio ao Ensino, à Pesquisa e à Extensão - Faepex/Unicamp
  • Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa - CNPq


Editorial Board


Editorial Staff


  • Natália Corazza Padovani  (Pagu-Unicamp)
  • Julian Simões Cruz de Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR)


Executive editor

  • Luciana Camargo Bueno


Editorial Committee


  • Adriana Piscitelli (Pagu, Unicamp)
  • Anna Christina Bentes (IEL, Unicamp)
  • Ana Lúcia Goulart de Farias (FE, Unicamp)
  • Antónia Pedroso de Lima (ISCTE/IUL, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Bila Sorj (UFRJ-RJ)
  • Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho (Instituto de Artes/Multimeios, Unicamp)
  • Jacqueline Moraes Teixeira (Sol/UnB)
  • Karla Bessa (Pagu, Unicamp – Coordenadora)
  • Larissa Nadai (Department of Anthropology, USP)
  • Mariana Moraes de Oliveira Sombrio (Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas-UFABC)
  • Rebeca Feltrin (DPCT – Unicamp)
  • Regina Facchini (Pagu, Unicamp)


Editorial Board


  • Adelina Sanchez (Universidad de Granada)
  • Albertina de Oliveira Costa (Fundação Carlos Chagas-SP)
  • Almudena Cabezas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Almudena Garcia Manso ((Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Angela Carneiro Araújo (Pagu – IFCH/ Political Science, Unicamp)
  • Cecília MacDowell Santos (University of San Francisco-USA/Universidade de Coimbra-Portugal)
  • Cecilia Maria Bacellar Sardenberg (UFBA-BA)
  • Cristina Bellelli (Inst. Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano-Argentina)
  • Débora Krischke Leitão (Université du Québec à Montréal - UQAM)
  • Elisabeth Bortolaia Silva (Open University-England)
  • Graciela Sapriza (Universidad de la República-Uruguay)
  • Helena Hirata (Centre National de la Recherche Cientifique/CNRS-France)
  • Jose Pichardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Márcio Silva (USP-SP)
  • Maria Luiza Heilborn (IMS/UERJ/CLAM-RJ)
  • Maria Stella Martins Bresciani (UNICAMP-SP)
  • Marion Aubrée (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-France)
  • Marilyn Strathern (Cambridge University-England)
  • Martha Abreu (UFF-RJ)
  • Marta Savigliano (University of Los Angeles-USA)
  • Marysa Navarro (Dartmouth College-USA)
  • Miguel Vale de Almeida (ISCTE-Portugal)
  • Monica Tarducci (Universidad de Buenos Aires -Argentina)
  • Miriam Grossi (UFSC-SC)
  • Nora Domingues (Universidad de Buenos Aires - Argentina)
  • Raquel Soihet (UFF-RJ)
  • Teresa del Valle (Universidad del País Vasco – Spain)
  • Teresa Joaquim (Universidade Aberta de Lisboa-Portugal)
  • Vavy Pacheco Borges (UNICAMP-SP)
  • Verena Stolcke (Universidad de Barcelona-Spain)


Advisory Board/Ad hoc reviewers

  Composed of Brazilian and foreign ad hoc reviewers with recognized expertise in the field of gender studies, the Advisory Board will assist the editorial staff in making decisions about the publication of articles, contributing decisively to the scientific quality of the journal. In the past five years, the publication has had approximately 1,200 reviewers from distinct fields of knowledge and different academic insertions in Brazil and abroad.  


Editorial Production


  • Grantees  – BAS/SAE Unicamp
  • Literary Studies Interns IEL (publishing) - PAPI/SAE Unicamp


Foreign Language Translators/Copy editors


  • Bertrand Borgo (Portuguese/Spanish/French)
  • Jeffrey Hoff (Portuguese/ English /Spanish)
  • Thaddeus Blanchette (Portuguese/ English)
  • Daniela Ferreira Araújo Silva (Portuguese/English)


Accompanying the editorial process and communications

  • Luciana Camargo Bueno


Accompanying and analysis of indicators and metrics


  • Natália Corazza Padovani
  • Julian Simões
  • Adriana Mariana de Araujo Rodrigues – bibliotecária (CRB 8/009181/O)


Budget administration

  • Ana Carolina Canabarra


Institutional support


  • FAEPEX – Fundo de Apoio ao Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão da Unicamp [Unicamp Research and Extension Support Fund]
  • FUNCAMP – Fundação de desenvolvimento da Unicamp [Unicamp development foundation]



Instructions to authors




Submission of manuscripts:

Articles should be sent for submission, exclusively through Scielo Submission, the link to which is on the initial page of cadernos pagu on Scielo -

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The articles must never have been published. Articles that have been submitted to other periodicals will not be considered. 

The manuscripts should be anonymous. References to theses, articles and institutional affiliation of the authors cannot be included in the body of the text or in the bibliographic references. 

The articles should have up to 9,000 words or 45,000 characters (with spaces), including abstract (with up to seven lines), keywords [up to five] and title, all in both Portuguese and English. Book reviews should be up to 2,500 words  and should not have an abstract. 

cadernos pagu accepts articles written by a maximum of three authors. Articles with four or more authors will be rejected at the beginning of the submission process. 

Images and or figures should be sent in jpeg or tiff formats, resolution 300 dpi. The author is responsible for the copyrights. 

The titles of books and journals mentioned in the body of the text must be in italics, as well as foreign words. Emphases by the author should be in bold.  

Norms for footnotes and bibliographic references should follow the instructions below at the time the manuscript is first submitted. 

Footnotes should be consecutively numbered at the end of each page, and include only commentaries. References to authors must be highlighted in the body of the text, using the following guideline: author’s last name, year of publication, colon, page  (Strathern, 2006:25-26). Works published in the same year should be distinguished by letters of the alphabet (1988a - 1988b).

Bibliographic references must be cited at the end of the article (book review, document, interview), and obey the following criteria:

BOOK - author’s last name, author’s first name. Book title [italics]. Location of publication, publisher, date, number of pages. [STRATHERN, Marliyn. O gênero da dádiva: problemas com as mulheres e problemas com a sociedade na Melanésia. Campinas-SP, Editora da Unicamp, 2006 (1988)].

BOOK CHAPTER - author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of chapter (not in quotes). In: author’s last name, author’s first name. Book title (italics). Location of publication, publisher, date, pages. [ALGRANTI, Leila Mezan. Conventos e recolhimentos em Portugal e na América portuguesa: um estudo comparativo sobre instituições de reclusão feminina (séculos XVII e XVIII). In: COVA, Anne; RAMOS, Natália e JOAQUIM, Teresa. (orgs.) Desafios da Comparação: Família, mulheres e gênero em Portugal e Brasil. Oeiras, Celta, 2004, pp.65-88.]

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS - author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of article (not in quotes). Name of journal (italics). Location of publication, date, pages. [CORRÊA, Mariza. Trampas do Traje. cadernos pagu (22), Campinas-SP, Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero-Pagu/Unicamp, 2004, pp.185-200.]

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES - author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of dissertation or thesis (no italics). Field, university, date. [ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Elisa Vercesi de. Publicidade na TV: o fenômeno da longevidade do garoto Bombril. Dissertação de mestrado, Sociologia, Unicamp, 2000.]

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS – follow the criteria above and add the web address and date of last access. [PISCITELLI, Adriana. On Gringos and Natives, gender and sexuality in the context of international sex tourism. Vibrant - Virtual BrazilianAnthropology, ano 1, n°1, Brasília, 2004 [–acesso em 20 ago 2013].


Editorial Process cadernos pagu




Executive editor

Pagu Secretary 

Pagu Librarian 


BAS-SAE 1 ad 2 grantees (Intern Supervisor – Editor)

Editorial Committee


1. First evaluation. Participants: editors, interns, and editorial committee 

When an article is submitted to the ScIELO platform, the editor and interns determine if the manuscript complies with the journal’s norms, and if it has potential for publication.

If the article does not comply with the journal’s norms, the submission is rejected. The message that explains the reason for the rejection (based on an existing model)  must be clear – indicating that the article was rejected because it does not comply with the journal norms – and mention that the authors should adjust the text to comply with the norms and resubmit it. 

If it is determined that the text does not have potential for publication, the manuscript is immediately rejected with a brief message signed by the editorial committee. If there is any doubt, the article is sent to members of the editorial committee,  who come to serve as guest editors on the  

ScIELO platform, specifically for articles that were designated to them. When asked to participate in this first step, members of the editorial committee should evaluate the article’s potential for publication. If they believe that the manuscript sent to them does NOT have potential for publication, the members of the editorial committee contacted must issue a brief statement [one paragraph] rejecting the article. If they understand that the text DOES have potential for publication, the guest editors should suggest at least three ad hoc reviewers who have PhDs. The indication should include, whenever possible, an e-mail for contacting  the reviewers named. When designated for Step 1 in the Editorial Process the members of the editorial committee should respond to the request within 10 (ten) days.


2. Step to verify plagiarism. Partiicpants: editors and interns

The articles submitted to cadernos pagu that pass the first step of evaluation (described above) will be sent to the Turnitin antiplagiarism system, which is provided by the Sistema Único de Bibliotecas da Unicamp [administered by the State University at Campinas library]. If a score equal or higher than 26% of similarity with the database provided by the system is found, not considering text within quotation marks and publications by the author of the article being verified, the manuscripts will be rejected.  

If there is a need to reject the article, the editor will undertake the rejection process via the ScIELO system by sending a report to the author. 

If plagiarism is not found, the executive editor will send the manuscript to the ad hoc reviewers indicated in Step 1.  


3. Step of accompaniment. Participants in the step: Executive editor, editors and editorial committee: 

After Steps I and II of the Editorial Process, the articles are sent by the editor to the executive editor who should determine if they correspond to an article of a dossier, resubmissions or new submissions (based on information contained in the comment field and metadata of the submissions). In case of articles for a dossier, the executive editor should notify the guest editors/organizers of the dossier. In the case of new submissions of articles previously considered and rejected with the option for resubmission, the editorial assistant should notify the editor, who will make an editorial decision in conjunction with the editorial committee, based on the evaluations previously issued under blind review. 


4. Step of evaluation and accompaniment. Participants in the step: Executive editor and interns:

In this step, the manuscripts will be sent by the executive editor and by the interns to the reviewers indicated by the editor, and by the editorial committee.

The executive editor is responsible for: 

4.1 Finding the e-mails, completing a registration form, and verifying the curriculum of the designated reviewers and communicating with them. Problems identified by the editorial assistant in relation to the reviewers indicated should be informed to the editors. 

4.2 Accompaniment of the evaluation process by the reviewers. 

4.2.1 The editorial assistant will accompany the period of response of the reviewers and issue reminders of delays. The editor should be warned after 2 (two) unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the reviewers indicated. 

4.2.2 If the reviewers indicated do not agree to conduct the evaluation, the executive editor should request that the reviewers indicate other reviewers who have PhDs. If the executive editor does not have a response within one week, she should inform the editor, who will designate new reviewers, along with the editorial committee.

4.2.3 The editor will be informed when reviews of the article have been received. 


5. Final evaluation step. Participants: editor and executive editor:

After the article has received the reviews by the ad hoc reviewers, the editor reads the reviews and issues the Final Editorial Decision, which is placed in the system with a copy for the editorial assistant. It is the attribution of the executive editor to send the Editorial Decision to the authors.  


6. Details of the final evaluation step. Participants: editors; executive editor and BAS 2 intern

6.1 In case of approval: if it is determined that the author should make changes to the article (whether substantive or not), the article should be returned to the author who will have a period of 30 days to submit the revised versions on the ScIELO platform, with the changes highlighted in yellow. The message to the author will highlight that the article should not be sent as a new submission, but that the text must be returned with the changes through the ScIELO system within the same submission process first created for the article. Monitoring of the deadline for return of the articles is the responsibility of the executive editor. The executive editor will report to the editor if a deadline for returning a text is not met, or when the revised version is received. 

6.2 The revised article returned will be sent to the editor who will approve the final version of the manuscript or send it to a second round of evaluation. In this case, the articles will be sent to one of the ad hoc reviewers designated in the first round. Articles that were not returned within 30 days will be rejected with a previous warning to the authors made by the executive editor

6.3 After approval of the article in the second round, the executive editor should ask the authors if they want to publish the text in English as well, clarifying that the costs of translation, to be done by professionals indicated by the journal, will be paid for by the authors. 

6.4 The executive editor will send the abstract and resumen of articles accepted for publication for copyediting by the translators used by the journal. Payments for these services will be handled by the secretary  for the Núcleo

6.5 Articles that are rejected in this final step of the editorial procedures will be archived by the executive editor.


7. Layout Step. Participants: editorial assistant and 2-BAS grantee: 

The articles ACCEPTED for publication will be sent by the executive editor to Grantee 2 who will layout the texts and a new review of the manuscript will be conducted to determine if it complies with the journal’s norms. In this step, special attention will be given to the Resumo and Bibliographic References. 

After layout and verification of norms by grantee 2, the executive editor will conduct a second review, considering the layout and compliance with the journal’s norms (resumo, bibliographic references, quotes; ORCID, and other elements that go beyond text review).


8. Review of the texts – Participants:  editorial assistant and editor:

After the layout, the article must be sent by the executive editor to the editor who will conduct the final review of the layout and norms, and conduct a final editing of the text. The article will be returned to the authors with the suggestions for changes made by the editor, and for compliance with norms made by the executive editor. The author will make the adjustments required for publication of the text. After the author returns the article, the editorial assistant will send it to the editor who will determine if it is ready to be sent for publication. 


9. Step of sending articles to the company that conducts XML markup. Participant: executive editor: 

The texts approved by the editor for XML markup will be sent to the Cabo Verde company by the executive editor, who will also be responsible for resolving any inconsistencies with the company. 

  • The editors are responsible for accompanying and working with the indexes used by the journal – data qualis and h5 of Google Scholar, for example. The librarian of the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero - Pagu will assist the editors in this activity.
  • The secretary of the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero – Pagu is responsible for managing the journal’s funds, and for making the payments and simple updates to the journal page on the website of the Núcleo. 
  • The BAS-1 grantee is responsible for administering publications about the journal on the website of the Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero Pagu, and on its social networks (of the Núcleo and of the Biblioteca Beth Lobo).  
  • The editors can consult editorial committee members in case of doubts and problems that may arise during the editorial process. The members of the editorial committee should meet regularly once a month to discuss related issues and evaluate possible submissions.
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