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About the journal


Basic information


Horizontes Antropológicos (Qualis A1) is published thrice yearly by the Department of Post-graduation Studies in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Initiated in 1995, it represents the Department's constant efforts to publish a high-quality academic journal with international reach.Considered as one of the main Brazilian publications in the area of Anthropology, it is included in the databases of the main international indexers.

Its numbers are thematic, open to the plurality of interpretations and themes that may be of interest to Anthropology and related areas. Each issue also includes a section called Open Space, dedicated to the publication of works of excellence and with theoretical density in the field of anthropology, written by researchers with international recognition among their peers regarding the mastery of the topic addressed. They are preferably invited by the editors.

Horizontes Antropológicos publishes texts in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. All submitted articles must be unpublished and must not have been sent simultaneously to another publication or editorial body. As a general rule, the articles received are presented for prior evaluation by the editors and then submitted to external reviewers. There is no fee for submission and evaluation of articles.

Horizontes Antropológicos is signatory to DORA and operates according to the parameters of Open Science.

The abbreviated title of the journal is Horiz. antropol., form which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic notes.


Horizontes Antropológicos is published by the Department of Post-graduation Studies in Social Anthropology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (PPGAS/UFRGS). Conceived by professor Sérgio Alves Teixeira (in memoriam), one of the founders of the Program, the magazine launched its first thematic issue in January 1995. “Gender” completed a long-term project: the regular edition of a highly qualified academic journal with international scope. The consolidation of the project was stimulated with the support of the Program for Supporting the Editing of Journals (PAEP), conceived in 1994 by the Pro-rectory of Research and Postgraduation Studies at UFRGS. The journal's first editor was Sérgio Alves Teixeira, who until February 2020 was its honorary editor. Initially, Horizontes Antropológicos published two thematic issues per year. Since 2017, this publication became quarterly.

Horizontes Antropológicos has its roots in two previous publications. One of them is Caderno de Estudos, published by the Postgraduation Course in Anthropology, Politics and Sociology, closed in 1989. Mimeographed, modest in appearance and with reduced circulation, reached 14 issues. The other is Cadernos de Antropologia, which appeared in 1990 and ended in 1994. With good graphic quality, a colorful cover and a circulation of 200 copies, Cadernos had 12 issues published.

Among the Qualis A1 journals in the area of ​​Anthropology and Archeology, Horizontes Antropológicos stands out for the publication of thematic articles. This allows it to gather original texts by anthropologists from different countries and who work on the same theme. The combination of thematic publication with the diversity of languages ​​(Portuguese, Spanish, French and English) and with the institutional diversity of the authors makes each edition a bibliographic reference. Another singularity is the choice and proposition of innovative, multidisciplinary and current themes. In this sense, the journal plays an active role in the renewal of the area and in opening new horizons for research and academic debate. Alongside with the editors, the organizers of every issue have a fundamental role in proposing themes and selecting articles, giving the journal greater coverage.

Although dedicated to thematic issues, the journal maintains, through the “Open Space” section, the publication of articles of excellent quality that are not related to the theme of the issue. These articles are based on cutting-edge research and are written by researchers with international recognition among their peers.

Peer review

Horizontes Antropológicos works with thematic numbers. The papers submitted are initially evaluated by the editors and the issue’s coordinators to verify if they are in accordance with the proposed theme, have sufficient theoretical density and are in accordance with the Guidelines for Authors. The works approved in this first phase are sent to consultants in the area of knowledge with proven scientific production for evaluation in the “double-blind” model. The identities of evaluators and authors are hidden from both parties. The recommendations of the peer reviews can be: “accept”, “accept with modifications” and “reject”.

The evaluators observe the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the Anthropology area;
  • Adequacy of the title, abstract and keywords to the content;
  • Consistency of the theoretical argument; clarity of the theme, objectives and arguments; writing quality;
  • Integration between theoretical input and field data (in case of ethnographic works);
  • Consistency, updating and pertinence of the bibliography and references;
  • Suitability of illustrations and tables (when applicable).

After the peer review, the articles are sent to the final decision of the editors and coordinators, based on the peer reviews.

The results of the evaluation are sent via email to the authors at the end of each stage. The entire evaluation process, from receiving the article to the final result, takes up to six months; the average rejection rate by volume is 65 to 75%.

The publication of approved articles follows the periodicity of the journal: January, June and September. Our issues are also available online on the 10th of the month of launch on our Scielo page.





Based on its Communication Plan, the journal develops strategies to approach the scientific community and the general public. It also interacts with the public on social media with the publication of articles, calls for papers and new issues. This information is also disseminated to the specialized press, class and research entities and students, professors and post-graduate programs in Anthropology in Brazil and abroad.

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Bibliographic indexes


The articles published in Horizontes Antropológicos are indexed by:


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Intellectual property


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

Submission of works implies the immediate and free assignment of publication rights to the journal Creative Commons attribution-type CC-BY.

The authors are fully responsible for the content of the article and continue to hold all copyrights for subsequent publications. When possible, they must include the reference to the first publication.

All articles are checked for authenticity in Plagiarism Checker software. Non-compliant papers are automatically rejected.

Horizontes Antropológicos adopts the Open Access model and allows anyone to read, download, copy and disseminate with educational purposes.

Horizontes Antropológicos uses LOCKSS to create a file system distributed among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent files for preservation and restoration.





The journal received financial support from:

  • Programa de Apoio à Editoração de Periódicos (PAEP) da Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa (Propesq/UFRGS)
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social (PPGAS/UFRGS)



Editorial Board


Editor in chief






Editorial assistant

  • Cristiane Miglioranza – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil


Editorial board




Instructions to authors


Editorial policy


Horizontes Antropológicos is committed to good practices and ethics in the management of manuscripts, expressed in the guidelines below:

1 - Horizontes Antropológicos  publishes original/unpublished works in the form of articles and interviews in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.

1.1 - Authors who have their work published must observe the interval of 18 months, from the date of publication, before submitting a new article.

2 - The maximum number of authors per article is four. For each call for papers, we accept the submission of only one work per author.

2.1 - The submission of papers must be held in the SEER platform ( and the authors must inform the following data: name, e-mail, ORCID number and institutional affiliation (with City, State and Country). To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review, the authors must exclude any identification of authorship in the texts, including references and footnotes. In Microsoft Office and PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files, the authorship ID must be removed from the document properties. We do not accept duplication of publication or translation of articles already published in another journal or as a book chapter.

2.2 - If there is interest from the authors, the articles can be previously made available in the preprint mode at For this, it is necessary to accept the requirements for compliance with Open Science (and request the form by e-mail In this form, the authors inform: (a) if the manuscript is a preprint and, if so, its location; (b) whether data, program codes and other materials underlying the text of the manuscript are properly cited and referenced; and, (c) openness options are accepted in the peer review process.

2.3 As an expression of transparency and recognition of the different contributions to the research, the final text, in the case of approval for publication, must inform at the end, in a precise manner, the specific contributions of each author. The authors should also formally specify potential conflicts of interest in their research.

2.4 - Articles must have a title that objectively represents their content, also be written in double space and have up to 10,000 words, including references and notes. In the of empirical research, the text can reach 11,000 words and must present the methodology: how the observations were collected; where and how the observations were extracted, what documents and files were consulted, in what place and date; which questions from which surveys were analyzed; in what context, place and date/time period the fieldwork was carried out; how many people were interviewed; which guide was used; which observation technique was employed, etc. It should also explain how the observations were analyzed, what were the methods and techniques used in the production of each graph, table, figure, description and interpretations.

2.5 - Articles must contain an abstract written in simple space and with up to 150 words and four keywords, as well as a Spanish version of the abstract, keywords and title.

3 - For quotes and references, the journal follows the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Norms) standards NBR 10520 and NBR 6023, respectively.

3.1 - Notes must appear at the bottom of the page (as footnotes). Bibliographical references must appear in the end of the text and ordered alphabetically.

3.2 - Direct quotes must appear in the main body of the text in the following manner: author's last name, year of publication, page indication. In the indirect quotes, the page indication is optional, according to the following models:
According to Lancaster (1992, p. 173): "Machismo, in whatever guise, is not simply a matter of ideology."
We know that "machismo, in whatever guise, is not simply a matter of ideology" (Lancaster, 2002, p. 173).
We know that machismo is not simply a matter of ideology (Lancaster, 1992).
Machismo is not simply a matter of ideology, according to Lancaster (1992, p. 173).

3.3 - Direct quotes with more than three lines must appear in small print, without quotation marks, in single-spaced text; transcriptions of interviews must follow the same format, as in the example:
One view stresses the "vertical" element in faith, the relationship to God; and it selects certain persons, institutions, objects which in a privileged way are held to give access to the divine clearly and unmistakably. […] The other view of the sacred refuses to localize it in the people, places and things. (Hebblethwaite, 1975, p. 15).

3.4 - Bibliographical references at the end of the text must follow the guidelines:

3.4.1 - Books, guides, catalogues, dictionaries, etc.: author(s), title (in italics and separated by a colon from the subtitle, when applicable), edition number (if indicated), place, publisher, year of issue:
SAHLINS, M. How "natives" think: about Captain Cook, for example. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
FORTES, M.; EVANS-PRITCHARD, E. E. (ed.). African political systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1966.
MINISTÉRIO DE SALUD. Unidade Coordinadora Ejecutora VIH/SIDA y ETS. Boletín de SIDA: programa nacional de lucha contra los retrovirus del humano y SIDA. Buenos Aires, may, 2001.

3.4.2 - Part of a book (fragment, article, chapter in a collective work): author(s), title of the part followed by the expression "In:", author(s) of the book, title (in italics and separated by a colon from the subtitle, when applicable), edition number (if indicated), place, publisher, year of issue:
BRUNER, E. M. Ethnography as narrative. In: TURNER, V. W.; BRUNER, E. M. The anthropology of experience. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1986. p. 139-155.

3.4.3 - Article/paper in journal: author(s), title of article, name of the journal (in italics), place, year and/or volume, number, initial and final page of the article, date.
WHITE, H. The value of narrativity in the representation of real. Critical Inquiry, Chicago, v. 7, n. 1, p. 5-27, 1980.

3.4.4 - Article in newspaper: author(s), title of the article, name of the newspaper (in italics), place, date, section or part, page (if there is a specific section, the page precedes the date):
TOURAINE, A. O recuo do islamismo político. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, 23 set. 2001. Mais!, p. 13.
SOB as bombas. Folha de S. Paulo, São Paulo, p. 2, 22 mar. 2003.

3.4.5 - Academic works: complete reference followed by the type of document, degree, academic affiliation, place and date as indicated in the document:
GIACOMAZZI, M. C. G. O cotidiano da Vila Jardim: um estudo de trajetórias, narrativas biográficas e sociabilidade sob o prisma do medo na cidade. 1997. Tese (Doutorado em Antropologia Social) - Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 1997.

3.4.6 - Scientific events: name of the, number (if there is), year and place (city), title of the document (annals, acts, abstracts, etc., in italics), place of issue, publisher and date of publication:
REUNIÃO DA ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE ANTROPOLOGIA, 21., 1998, Vitória. Resumos […] Vitória: Departamento de Ciências Sociais/UFES, 1998.

3.4.7 - Paper presented at a scientific event: author(s), title of the paper presented followed by the expression "In:", name of the event, number (when applicable), year and place (city) where the event occurred, title of the document (annals, acts, abstracts, etc., in italics), place of issue, publisher, date of publication and initial and final pages of the paper:
STOCKLE, V. Brasil: uma nação através das imagens da raça. In: REUNIÃO DA ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE ANTROPOLOGIA, 21., 1998, Vitória. Resumos […] Vitória: Departamento de Ciências Sociais/UFES, 1998. p. 33.

3.4.8 - Documents in electronic media must be listed under the specific sort of support (CD-ROM, disk, etc.); for documents consulted on-line the full web address and date of access (day, month and year) must be indicated:
CEISAL - CONGRESO EUROPEO DE LATINOAMERICANISTAS, 3., 2002, Amsterdam. Cruzando fronteras en América Latina. Amsterdam: CEDLA: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. 1 CD-ROM.
ALVES, D. Notas sobre a condição do praticante budista. Debates do NER, Porto Alegre, ano 7, n. 9, p. 57-80, jan./jun. 2006. Available at: Accessed: 5 jun. 2013.

3.5 - In the main body of the text, authors must follow a consistent typographical style and use capital letters only when absolutely necessary:

a) italics: for foreign words and emphasis;
b) double quotes: in direct quotes with less than 3 lines; in words which have an unusual connotation and in those which should receive particular emphasis;
c) bold type and underlining should be avoided.

4 - Any illustrations (including diagrams and graphics) must be sent in TIFF format (without compression), in the final size intended for publication and at 300 dpi resolution. Maximum width: 4.56 inches (11,6 cm) and maximum height: 6.3 inches (16 cm) or 1368 by 1890 pixels.

5 - The publication of the articles will be decided by the editors of the journal and the coordinators of the issue, taking into consideration the peer reviews.

6 - In order to broaden the collection of collaborations, Horizontes Antropológicos  makes a wide dissemination of the theme of its forthcoming issues and of the respective coordinators on the back cover of the printed version, on its website (, on social media, on specialized blogs and on newsletters of social sciences professional associations.

Copyright statement

Submission of works automatically implies the immediate and free assignment of copyright to the journal, which is affiliated to the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY License. The author is fully responsible for the content of the article and continues to hold all copyrights for subsequent publication, and must, if possible, include the reference to the first publication in Horizontes Antropológicos.

The articles, after examination by the editors, are evaluated by experts from national and international institutions of teaching and/or research. To be accepted, articles must be considered by the editors must receive two favorable reviews and incorporate suggestions of the reviewers in their final version.

There is no fee for submission,  evaluation and publication of articles.




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