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About the journal


Basic Information

Complete title: Revista Ilha do Desterrro:  A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies.

General Editor: Anelise Reich Corseuil

Objectives and History:
The Journal Ilha do Desterro publishes, since 1979, unpublished articles, reviews interviews in the areas of English, Literature and Cultural Studies. Ilha do Desterro is a periodical of the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras:Inglês e Literatura Correspondente from Federal University of Santa Catarina, published once each semester. Its greatest mission is to spread academic research results in the ares of English, Literature and Cultural Studies.

Periodicity: Quarterly

Its abbreviated title is Ilha Desterro, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Indexed in

  • Diretório de Acesso Aberto das Revistas Científicas Brasileiras - Diadorim
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ
  • Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal – Latindex
  • Livre! - Portal do Conhecimento Nuclear
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Public Knowledge Project – PKP
  • ProQuest
  • Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras
  • Ulrichsweb - The Global Source for Periodicals


Intellectual Property

All content of the journal is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

The Ilha do Desterro adopted until Abr/2015 the Creative Commons license  attribution-type BY-NC. Actually, the license  is the attribution-type BY.



The Journal is sponsored by

  • Departamento de Língua e Literaturas estrangeiras, Curso de Pós Graduação em Letras/Estudos Literários e Linguísticos, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC
    Campus Universitário Reitor João David Ferreira Lima - Trindade, Florianópolis - SC, 88040-900 (48) 3721-9000
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq
    SHIS QI 1 Conjunto B - Blocos A, B, C e D Lago Sul - Brasília.DF - Cep: 71605-001 0800 619697


Editorial Board




Editorial Comission

  • Barbara Oughton Baptista (UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil)
  • Bernadete Limongi (UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil)
  • David Butt (Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales,  Austrália)
  • Diana Brydon (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadá)
  • Dirk Delabastita (University of Namur, Namur, Wallonia, Bélgica)
  • Ismail Xavier (USP, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)
  • José Roberto O’Shea  (UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil)
  • Peter Hulme (University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, Reino Unido)
  • Rosane Silveira - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina - SC,
  • Sandra Regina Goulart Almeida (UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil)
  • Sérgio Luiz Prado Bellei (UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil)
  • Susana Bornéo Funck (UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil)


Editorial Production

  • Review of the last issues
    • Issue 66 - José Roberto O'Shea
    • Issue 65 - José Roberto O'Shea e Diogo Sinésio
    • Issue 64 - Maria Ester Wollstein Moritz, Adriana Kuerten Dellagnelo
    • Issue 63 - Diogo Sinésio
    • Issue 62 - Marta Miranda
  • Composition and artwork
    Ariane Girondi



Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy

Editorial Policies
The Journal Ilha do Desterro publishes, since 1979, unpublished articles and reviews in the areas of English, Literature and Cultural Studies.  Ilha do Desterro does not take responsibility or endorse opinions pronounced by the texts´ authors published in this journal, emphasizing that opinions are their exclusive responsibility. The Journal publishes texts in English and Portuguese.

 Conditions for publication: Only works produced by at least one PhD author will be accepted. Master's candidates, Masters and doctoral candidates may submit works as long as these are made in co-authorship with a PhD researcher. The Editorial Board understands that the student's supervision should be made explicit, but should not be taken as a co-authorship. Articles derived from MA or PhD research studies should include the supervisor's name in a footnote, and not as a co-author - respecting the first condition. Concerning the author's title, an exception is made to book reviews, which can also be produced by PhD students.

Peer Review Process
Unpublished articles, reviews and interview submitted to this journal will be forwarded to the chief-editor and invited editor to a preliminary analysis, which shall consider the general editorial line and theme of the edition. After this preliminary evaluation the text shall be send to a blind evaluation by two referees who are part of the Editorial Board, Advisory Board or “ad hoc” consultants, according to the text´s theme. If the evaluation disagree, the article, review or interview will be send to a third referee.

The originals can be: - Accepted the full text, without restrictions; - Accepted the full text, with some alterations; or, - Rejected. If there are necessary alterations concerning grammatical, orthographic or/and normative aspects, with the objective to keep the homogeneity of the edition, the Editorial Board will make the necessary modifications, respecting the author´s style. In other cases, the author shall revise the text according to what is demanded by the Board.

Copyright Notice
The Exile Island magazine publishes articles and unpublished reviews, related areas of English, Literature in English and Cultural Studies Language. Mixed public and / or thematic volumes, with articles and reviews in English and Portuguese.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows sharing the work with recognition of its initial publication in this journal.

Open Access Policy
The online journal is free and open access. Ilha do Desterro Journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources. In addition, there are no article processing charges.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The Journal Ilha do Desterro published the following kinds of documents:

  • Original article: text which results from research (bibliographic, documental, experimental …) which is preferably concluded endorsing the theoretical and methodological bases, which presents a theoretical reflection that deepens a theme or a new important approach for the academic debate in the areas of English Language and Literature. The article must present the procedures applied in the research and the results achieve - maximum 8000 words, in-line spacing 1.5.
  • Review: text which presents a critical appraisal of recently edited books in the fields of Language and Corresponding Literature - maximum 2500 words, in-line spacing 1.5.
  • Unpublished interviews with the theme of the specific issue - maximum 8000 words, in-space 1.5.

Texts should be submitted to the jornal with the following configurations: in-line spacing 1.5, font type Times News Roman, size 12, paper format A4, with no paragraph marks. Originals should not have page numbers. The first page should begin with the title and, if the text is in Portuguese, its English translation. One blank space should be left between all the section titles and the text. The heading should be followed by the article abstract expressing, in a clear way, the main idea of the research. If the article is in Portuguese, one English and one Portuguese version of the abstract are required. Keywords should follow the abstracts. They should represent the article subject and follow the language of the abstract, i.e., abstracts in English should be followed by English keywords, and abstracts in Portuguese should be followed by Portuguese keywords. In both cases, they must be separated by a semicolon – maximum 5 keywords.

Quotes and citations should be written according to the stylistic pattern corresponding to each area: articles, reviews and interviews in English of the area of Literature should follow MLA norms; articles, reviews and interviews in English of the area of Language should follow APA norms; reviews and interviews in Portuguese should follow ABNT norms.

The use of notes, quotes, graphics, tables, figures, photos etc should be limited to the minimum necessary.

It is recommended the inclusion of the name(s) of the person(s) who somehow aided either in the collection of the data, illustrations or even in the use of laboratory in the “Acknowledgments” before the References.

The author should inform the reference of all the information which is not original, otherwise it is considered plagiarism. The jornal Ilha do Desterro follows the guidelines and recommendations proposed by CNPq concerning plagiarism and self-plagiarism, which defines the following modalities of fraud or bad conduct in publications:

Fabrication or invention of data: it is the presentation of data or results which are not true.

Falsification: consists in the fraudulent manipulation of results obtained so that their meaning, interpretation or reliability is modified. In this definition it is also included the presentation of real results as if they were obtained in conditions different from those which were actually used.

Plagiarism: it consists in the presentation by an author of results or conclusions previously obtained by other authors as if it is his own authorship, as well as the presentation of integral texts or part substantial of texts from other authors without the cautions detailed in the Guidelines.

One equally commits plagiarism when uses ideas or data obtained in analysis of projects of unpublished manuscripts which they had access as consultant, reviewer, editor and alike.

Self-plagiarism: it consists in the total or partial presentation of texts which were already published by the same author, without the required reference to the previous works.


Send of the manuscripts

All communication with the journal, including sending the texts, shall be done through the electronic address ( or through the website The manuscript should contain only the text to be published, without the author’s information, to guarantee the blind evaluation. Author’s information should be send to the website as metadata.


Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Comunicação e Expressão, Bloco B- 405, CEP: 88040-900, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, Tel.: (48) 37219455 / (48) 3721-9819 - Florianópolis - SC - Brazil