(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal


Basic information


Novos Estudos Cebrap is a printed and online quarterly publication of the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap).

It publishes original contributions in Sociology, Politics, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Anthropology, Arts and Humanities.

The goal of the journal is to publish relevant studies and to present contributions to the intellectual debate in a wide variety of subjects.

Its abbreviated title is Novos estud. - CEBRAP, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

Indexed in

• Scielo – Scientific Eletronic Library Online
• Hispanic American Periodicals Index
• Sociological Abstracts
• Latindex
• SJR - SCImago Jornal & Country Rank
• ProQuest Social Sciences Journals
• Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades –CLASE
• Directory of Open Access Journals – DOAJ





Copyrights reserved: full reproduction of articles is allowed only with specific authorization; partial citation shall be permitted with full reference to the source.

The journal adopts a Creative Commons BY license, following leading international journals and open access publishers, in agreement with SciELO. Such a license maximizes the dissemination of articles. Every author publishing in Novos Estudos agrees with the use of this type of license.



Institutional sponsors

  • Cebrap
  • Carlos Chagas Foundation
  • Friends of Novos Estudos



Editorial board




Assistant editor



Editorial board



In memoriam

  • Antônio Flávio Pierucci (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)
  • Francisco de Oliveira (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)
  • Juarez Rubens Brandão Lopes (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)
  • Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil)
  • Ruth Cardoso (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil)


Editorial production

  • Publication
    Carla Castilho
  • Graphic Design Project
    Carlos Fajardo, Daniel Trench, Edu Marin Kessedjian



Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Novos Estudos, a multidisciplinary quarterly journal (using a double-blind peer evaluation system), has been published for over 40 years by Cebrap (Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning). It publishes articles written by Brazilian and foreign authorsin Sociology, Politics, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Anthropology, Arts and Humanities.

The journal aims to present in-depth analysis about humanities, and contributes to the discussion of ideas in a broad range of subjects, from art criticism to the implementation of economic and social polices.



Manuscript preparation


Publication and evaluation criteria

The publication of the articles responds exclusively to criteria of merit. The merit evaluation process is the same for all articles - including those those commissioned by the Editorial Board. After submission, the articles go through to a desk review regarding their adequacy to the journal's editorial objective and policy. Within 30 days, counting from the day of submission, the authors will receive news about the result of this first stage.

The journal operates under the principle of double anonymity: articles approved in the first stage will be submitted to two ad hoc referees and, in case of contradictory opinions, a third evaluation will be required. The evaluation of articles will consider quality and accuracy of arguments, data validity, timeliness and relevance for the research area, current relevance and adequacy of references.

Conflict of interest situations of any nature (personal, commercial, political, academic or financial) may occur among editors, reviewers or authors. These situations will be dealt with by involving unbiased external members in the evaluation process.

There are four possible outcomes for the second step: "approved for publication without modification," "approved for publication subject to modifications," "revise and resubmit" and "refused." The third result implies that the Journal does not assume publication commitment if there is resubmission. The Journal will not accept resubmissions if the two reviewers indicate "review and resubmit" or if one of the reviewers rejects the article and the editorial committee agrees to that opinion.

The journal shall forward, within an estimated period of approximately (6) six months, a letter of decision on the article received, sharing the evaluations whenever appropriate.

Articles with a favorable opinion and another of "review and resubmit" should be sent within three months after receipt of the review. Once this deadline has expired, the articles will be removed from the Editorial Board schedule. Articles with an opinion favorable to publication through modifications should be reviewed and resubmitted in up to thirty days. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to suggest new changes in content or form, in order to adapt the article to the editorial or graphic profile of the Journal.

The Journal does not accept translations of articles that have been published.


The submission of articles under the double blind peer review system implies the commitment of the author to respond as satisfactorily as possible to the observations of the reviewers. The journal appreciates the effort of the academic community to contribute to improving the quality of the scientific production of the social sciences in Brazil. Therefore, it will not submit manuscripts that have received a negative opinion in another journal without the authors having responded to the reservations raised by the evaluations. For the same reason, the journal reserves the right to refuse articles whose reformulation disregards the suggestions of the reviewers without reasonable justification.

Authors who submit articles to the journal are committed to issuing reviews. The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to submit to the second evaluation stage (double blind peer review) articles whose authors have repeatedly declined to issue reviews when invited by the journal.

Good scientific practices

The journal follows the guidelines of the Codes of Ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://www.publicationethics.org/) of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (http://www.cnpq.br/web/guest/guidelines) and the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (http://www.fapesp.br/boaspraticas/).

Form and preparation of manuscripts

We accept the following types of contributions in Portuguese and English:

Unpublished articles

The text should be prepared in the same file in the following sequence: title of the article, in Portuguese and English, abstract (between 350 and 450 characters with spaces) in Portuguese and English, followed by up to five keywords in Portuguese and English; article of up to 50 thousand characters with spaces (including bibliographical references and notes); footnotes in Arabic numerals; bibliographic references; biographical note (up to 40 words) including education, institution, position, areas of interest, main publications and e-mail.

Drawings, photographs, graphs, maps, sketches and tables must contain title and source, and be numbered and, where appropriate, the credits of the images used. They should also be in the right conditions for reliable and quality B & W reproduction and printing. In addition to being included in the body of the article, the images should be sent in a separate file of the text in .tiff (preferably) or .jpg format and in high resolution (300 dpi), measuring at least 17 cm (3,000 pixels) on its wider side. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain authorization for reproduction.

Complete bibliographical references in alphabetical order should appear after the endnotes and adhere to the following style format (other complementary elements are optional):

1. Book

Pinto, Luis de Aguiar Costa. Lutas de famílias no Brasil: introdução ao seu estudo. São Paulo: Companhia Editora Nacional, 1949.

2. Book by two authors

Cardoso, Fernando Henrique; Ianni, Octávio. Cor e mobilidade social em Florianópolis: aspectos das relações entre negros e brancos numa comunidade do Brasil meridional. São Paulo: Companhia Editora Nacional, 1960.

3. Book by many authors

Wagley, Charles et alRace and Class in Rural Brazil. Paris: Unesco, 1952.

4. Chapter in book

Fernandes, Florestan. Os movimentos sociais no “meio negro”. In: A integração do negro na sociedade de classes, v. 2. São Paulo: Globo, 2008, pp. 7-134.

5. Collection

Botelho, André; Schwarcz, Lilia Moritz (eds.). Um enigma chamado Brasil. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2009.

6. Article in book organized by author

Gonçalves, José Reginaldo Santos. "Teorias antropológicas e objetos materiais". In: Antropologia dos objetos: coleções, museus e patrimônios. Rio de Janeiro: IPHAN, 2007, pp. 13-42.

7. Article in book organized by the author and another person

Villas Bôas, Glaucia. "O insolidarismo revisitado em O problema do sindicato único no Brasil". In: Villas Bôas, Glaucia; Pessanha, Elina Gonçalves da Fonte; Morel, Regina Lúcia de Moraes. Evaristo de Moraes Filho, um intelectual humanista. Rio de Janeiro: Topbooks, 2008, pp. 61-84.

8. Article in book organized by another author

Alexander, Jeffrey. "A importância dos clássicos". In: Giddens, Anthony; Turner, Jonathan (eds.). Teoria social hoje. São Paulo: Ed. Unesp, 1999, pp. 23-89.

9. Article in periodical or journal

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. "Exode sur exode". L’Homme, XXVIII/2–3, pp. 13-23, 1998.

10. Theses

Veiga Junior, Maurício Hoelz. Homens livres, mundo privado: violência e pessoalização numa sequência sociológica (dissertação de mestrado), PPGSA/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2010.

11. Second entry by same author

Luhmann, Niklas. O amor como paixão. Lisboa/Rio de Janeiro: Difel/Bertrand Brasil, 1991.
_______. Introdução à teoria dos sistemas. Petrópolis: Vozes, 2010.

12. On-line research

Sallum Jr., Brasílio; Casarões, Guilherme. O impeachment de Collor: literatura e processo, 2011. Available at <http://www.acessa.com/gramsci/?page=visualizar&id=1374>. Acessed 9/6/2011.

Sending of contributions

Novos Estudos is not responsible for concepts stated by the authors. Authors will take full responsibility for the entire content of the manuscript.

Articles must be original and unpublished. It is not allowed to submit articles to another book or journal simultaneously, except to the SciELO preprint platform.

Structure or content modifications, which may be suggested by the editors, will be previously agreed with the authors. Modifications will not be accepted after the articles are sent for composition.

The act of submitting an article understates that it has not been previously published and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Any needed modifications to the manuscripts’ structure or contents will be made in accordance with the authors. No additions or changes will be allowed after material has been printed.



Sending of manuscripts


Manuscripts must be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts platform at:

The journal does not charge article processing charges (APCs).
Authors must register to begin the five-step process for the submission of manuscripts, following the instructions to the authors, and inform their ORCID number (subscribing at https://orcid.org/).

By submitting texts and articles, the author declares to have full copyrights on the production, not having carried out any type of plagiarism, citing all the quotations’ sources. In addition, the submission of the text or article implies the full, irrevocable and free authorization of its publication in this journal, which will make the proper mention of its authorship. With the publication of the article, the author will receive a copy of the journal. The author must also complete and submit the Open Science Compliance Form: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Formulario-de-Conformidade-Ciencia-Aberta.docx.

Novos Estudos Cebrap is open access and does not charge fees for accessing articles. The journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public delivers greater global democratization of knowledge.

Novos Estudos uses the Creative Commons CC-BY license. This license allows others to distribute, remix, adapt and create from your work, even for commercial purposes, as long as it is given due credit for the original creation.

For more information, please write to the editors at novosestudos@cebrap.org.br




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E-mail: novosestudos@cebrap.org.br