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About the journal


Basic information


Machado de Assis em linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos is an academic journal devoted to the work of Machado de Assis, created by Hélio de Seixas Guimarães and Marta de Senna and in 2008. Its main goal is to promote and disseminate knowledge about the author's work in its multiple aspects. The Journal’s commitment is to academic excellence.

The journal's main areas of interest are literary studies, Brazilian literature and comparative literature, provided they deal with the work of Machado de Assis.

Its abbreviated title is Machado de Assis Linha, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

The journal accepts and publishes contributions on a rolling basis.



Indexed in

  • SciELO
  • Scopus
  • BIB (Library data base of Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa).


Intellectual property


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

Authors have their rights preserved for ulterior publication of their articles and are asked to refer to the first publication in Machado de Assis em linha: revista de estudos machadianos.

Machado de Assis em linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos takes no responsibility for opinions expressed by the authors in their signed articles.





The journal is sponsored by:

  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)


  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)


  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)


  • Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (FCRB)


  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP)





Editorial board





Editorial comission




Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


The journal, which is mainly aimed at the academic community, welcomes scholarly articles in the most diverse methodological and critic trends. The journal’s main areas of interest are literary studies, Brazilian literature and comparative literature, focused on the work of Machado de Assis.

The journal receives, reviews and publishes articles in Portuguese and English. The articles, which are received and published on a rolling basis, must be unpublished. In line with open science practices, the journal accepts submission of articles previously deposited on the SciELO Preprints server, whose rules are defined on the site

All papers received by the editors will be submitted for review by the journal’s editorial board and/or ad hoc reviewers, members of the Brazilian and international academic community, specially invited for each review and who hold a doctoral degree.

Every article will be assessed by two reviewers. In the case of a discrepancy in the evaluation, the editors make the final decision. Based on the reviewers’ recommendations, the editors will communicate the authors whether the paper was accepted for publication.

Also in line with the practices of open science, the journal offers authors and reviewers the option to open the peer review process, with or without identification of their names. Authors may authorize the disclosure of their names when submitting the article, and peer reviewers may authorize their names when filling out the Evaluation Form.

Should the reviews underlying the decision to publish the article be published, they may be edited by the journal's editorial board.

The texts accepted for publication are submitted to editorial treatment and are sent to their respective authors for their final approval.

Sometimes the journal publishes articles originally presented at conferences, public talks and papers delivered at scientific events organized or not by the journal board itself or by individual members of the editorial board.

The editors also publish book reviews about Machado de Assis's work, or about new editions of his books. Prior to sending a book review, please consult the editors regarding  their interest in publishing such a review. The reviews also go through the peer review process.

The moral and intellectual rights of articles belong to the authors and are not the property of the journal, which is also not responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors.



Preparing and formatting manuscripts


Articles on the work of Machado de Assis, in Portuguese or English and unpublished in Brazil, should have ao minimum of 25.000 and a maximum of 42.000 characters with  spaces (including paratexts). Articles that do not fall within these parameters will be returned to the authors before the evaluation process begins. Only in very exceptional cases may the editors approve articles with more or fewer characters than stipulated above.

If the author does not wish to be identified by the evaluators, the file containing the article should not have any trace of authorship, and when citing their own works, authors are urged to do so in an impersonal manner. In a separate eletronic document, the author should include a text of about 600 characters containing their academic degree, institutional affiliation, recent production and e-mail address, which will be published along with the article in case of approval, and identification number on the ORCID platform.

Works submitted to the journal must be accompanied by titles and abstracts in Portuguese and English (120 words at most), as well as (three to five) key words in Portuguese and English.

All articles are received by the editors and distributed for evaluation by members of the editorial board and ad hoc reviewers, members of the Brazilian and international academic community, specially invited for each evaluation. Each article is evaluated by two reviewers and the editors are responsible for arbitrating in cases of discrepancy. Based on the recommendation of the reviewers ("Accept", "Accept with reservations", "Necessary corrections", "Resubmit", "Refuse"), the editors communicate to the authors acceptance or refusal of their articles for publication. The texts accepted for publication undergo editorial treatment, are submitted to the respective authors for their final approval, and are available to the editors for publication on the first opportune occasion.

Paper submissions should be made via the following link:

The papers must be sent in word processing formats that are compatible with the Windows platform, whit top and left margins of 4cm, bottom and right margins of 3 cm, in Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.15, and paragraphs starting at 1.0 cm from the left margin. The figures, if any, should be in high resolution and JPEG format.

All of the quotations must be rigorously compared to the texts in the editions consulted. Recommended sources for citing texts by Machado de Assis, include critical editions by the Machado de Assis Commission (Comissão Machado de Assis), which is published by the Instituto Nacional do Livro/ Civilização Brasileira; editions made by a university press, or by a trustworthy commercial publisher; the editions of the novels and short stories available at

Quotations of more than 45 words should be indented to the right, with a 2cm margin, without quotation marks, size 11, line spacing 1.15 cm.  Quotations of less than 45 words shoud appear I the body of the text, between quotation marks.

Footnotes should be used as little as possible, only to complement the content.

Bibliographical references should be made in parenthetical form, indicating the author's last name in capital letters, the year of publication and the page (in the case of a quotation). Example: (ASSIS, 2004, p. 158).

Complete and accurate bibliographical references are placed at the end of the text under the heading of “References,” according to the following format:


ASSIS, Machado de. Contos: uma antologia. Seleção, introdução e notas de John Gledson. 2. ed. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2004. v. 1, p. 158. 

Chapter in book

SARAIVA, Juracy Assmann. Artifícios de sedução em Dom Casmurro. In:______ (Org.).  Nos labirintos de Dom Casmurro: ensaios críticos. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, 2005. p. 109-136. 

MAGALHÃES, Pedro Armando. Vozes da narração em Esaú e Jacó. IN: ROCHA, João Cezar de Castro (Org.). À roda de Machado de Assis: ficção crônica e crítica. Chapecó (SC): Argos, 2006. p. 259.

Articles of periodicals

FARIA, João Roberto. Machado de Assis, leitor de Musset. Teresa - revista de Literatura Brasileira, São Paulo, n. 6-7, p. 364-384, 2006.

Texts in electronic support

MEYER, Augusto. Os galos vão cantar. Machado de Assis em Linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos, Rio de Janeiro, n. 1, jun. 2008. Accessible at: Acesso em: 27 jul. 2008. 

Authors are asked to conform to these norms when submitting their articles.

Reviews should be between 750 and 1,500 words long. Only in very exceptional cases may the editors approve reviews with more or fewer characters than stipulated above.

The format and the standards must be the same as those recommended for articles (see above).

The title of the review must follow the following format:



EULÁLIO, Alexandre. Tempo reencontrado: ensaios sobre arte e literatura. Organização de Carlos Augusto Calil. São Paulo: Instituto Moreira Salles; Editora 34, 2012. 272p.



Submitting manuscripts


All submissions should be made via the online submission system. Articles are received on a rolling basis.

Submitted articles that do not comply with the specifications outlined above will be returned to their authors for adapting them to the standards before proceeding to the peer review stage.

There are no fees or charges for submitting articles and having them evaluated.




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