(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal


Basic information


Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros had its first issue released in 1966 and its mission is to reflect on Brazilian society by articulating multiple areas of the knowledge. In this sense, it strives to publish original and unpublished articles, reviews and documents related to Brazilian studies.

Periodicity: four-monthly

Fields of interest: Arts / Music; Language and linguistics; Human Sciences (interdisciplinary)

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Inst. Estud. Bras.,which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



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Intellectual property





The publication of the journal receives financial support from:

  • Programa de Apoio às Publicações Científicas da USP - Comissão de Credenciamento. Universidade de São Paulo


Editorial board





Editorial commission

  • Darlene J. Sadlier (Universidade de Indiana, Bloomington, EUA)
  • Fernando Lara (Universidade do Texas, Austin, EUA)
  • Flávia Inês Schilling (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Heloísa André Pontes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, BR)
  • José Luiz Passos (Universidade da Califórnia, Los Angeles, EUA)
  • Laura de Mello e Souza (Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, FR; Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Šárka Grauová (Universidade Carolina de Praga, Praga, CZ)


Advisory council

  • Adrián Gorelik (Universidade Nacional de Quilmes, Bernal, AR)
  • Barbara Weinstein (Universidade de Nova York, Nova York, EUA)
  • Carlos Augusto Calil (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Carlos Sandroni (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, BR)
  • Ettore Finazzi-Agrò (Universidade de Roma La Sapienza, Roma, IT)
  • Fernanda Arêas Peixoto (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Heloisa Maria Murgel Starling (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, BR)
  • João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BR)
  • Jorge Coli (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, BR)
  • Luiz Felipe de Alencastro (Universidade de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, FR)
  • Manuel Villaverde Cabral (Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, PT)
  • Maria Cecilia França Lourenço (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Maria Ligia Coelho Prado (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Maria Lucia Bastos Kern (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BR)
  • Peter Burke (Emmanuel College Cambridge, Cambridge, RU)
  • Regina Zilberman (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BR)
  • Ricardo Augusto Benzaquen de Araújo (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro/ Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BR)
  • Rodolfo Nogueira Coelho de Souza (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Sergio Miceli (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)
  • Walnice Nogueira Galvão (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR)


Editorial production


Support and Disclosure Division

Executive editor:

Support team:

Preparation and proofreading of texts




Instructions to authors

Criteria for publication and guidelines to authors



The mission of the Revista de Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (RIEB) is to reflect on the Brazilian society articulating multiple areas of knowledge. In this sense, it is committed to publication of original and unpublished articles, reviews and documents - in the areas of anthropology / archeology, arts, political sciences / international relations, economics, education / teaching, philosophy, geography, history, interdisciplinary, linguistics / literature, psychology, sociology - related to Brazilian studies.

Editorial ethics

The RIEB is not responsible for the opinions and the ideas expressed by the authors in articles and is also committed to editorial ethical principles that promote responsible for research by all those involved in the editorial process - authors, editors and reviewers.

Excerpts that can be considered offensive, slanderous, aggressive, prejudiced, or cause misunderstandings or compromise the clarity of the ideas proposed in the texts – being acknowledged and respected the multiplicity of points of view on a theme - will be discussed confidentially with the author.

The RIEB uses different methods to verify the authenticity and originality of the texts submitted to peer review. The detection of parts of other people's texts without proper inclusion of the original source or the full/partial reproduction of article already published (self-plagiarism) in another periodical (national or foreign), blog, thesis repository or available at any kind of online platform are considered to be serious unethical, implying the refusal for publication in RIEB. In addition, this detection process is slow, as it involves consultation with different mechanisms, wasting valuable time from referees, editors and text preparation. The author must sign a term, sent by RIEB after the approval of your article, ensuring the originality of the text.

In the case of the identification of any type of unethical behavior - plagiarism, manipulation of citations, adulteration of data or falsification of results, misappropriation of third-party content, absence of relevant authorizations, discrimination, developments of the same text to generate several publications, submission of the same article in several violations of copyright, no indication of co-authorship, among others -, the author will be notified by the editors.

RIEB is committed to promoting, directly and indirectly, values related to to scientific ethics, along the lines promoted by COPE (Committee on Publications on Ethics) in its document “Principles of Transparency and good practices in academic publications”.

The violation of any RIEB ethical principle that, for whatever reason, cannot be resolved by the editors will be communicated, for definition of procedure, to the Editorial, who will intercede for the appropriate measures, forwarding the case, if necessary, for higher instances of the University of São Paulo.

Complementary, RIEB is also oriented by the guidelines established by:

Qualis/capes program

Qualis Periódicos is a tool developed by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) to assess and classify the scientific production of programs graduate studies published in scientific journals.

A new model is being discussed and improved by the evaluation areas until the next classification in 2021. Based on this new model, journals will receive unique classification, demonstrating the importance of each journal for a specific area.

The most recent assessment available on the Sucupira Platform, which discloses both the used for the classification of journals, is that of the 2013-2016 Quadrennium, which classifies journals by different areas of knowledge. The Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (RIEB) has A2 concept, for example, in the areas of architecture, arts, education, linguistics and literature.


  • Editorial
  • Articles - between 30,000 and 52,000 characters (including spaces). Single section open to the submission of manuscripts through the SciELO submission portal: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rieb/user/register. Sending images (maximum 10), subtitles and authorization for use is the responsibility of the authors.
  • Creation - maximum of 35,000 characters (including spaces). It is intended to publish texts and unpublished materials by writers and/or artists, photographers, designers, as well as unseen documents found in the IEB archives. Texts should be sent directly to editors, who will then present the work and forward it to RIEB. Sending images (maximum 15), captions and authorization for use are the responsibility of the authors. Texts indicated exclusively by the editors. The section does not receive texts for evaluation.
  • Documentation - maximum of 30,000 characters (including spaces). Dissemination of texts related to documents and personal files safeguarded in the collections of the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB/USP). Sending images (maximum 10), captions and authorization for use are the responsibility of the authors. Texts indicated exclusively by the editors. The section does not receive texts for evaluation.
  • Reviews - between 5,000 and 20,000 characters (including spaces). Placeholder for dissemination of critical analyzes of works related to Brazilian studies. Image only from the cover of the reviewed work. Texts indicated exclusively by the editors. This section does not receive texts for evaluation.

The RIEB does not accept items that do not fit in the areas of anthropology / archeology, arts, political science / international relations, economics, education / teaching, philosophy, geography, history, interdisciplinary, linguistics / literature, psychology, sociology, and is not responsible the writing or the concepts issued by the collaborators / authors. There is no payment for authors of works sent for analysis, whether published or not.



Criteries for presentation and publication of articles


I - General conditions

  • The RIEB, published every four months, has a multidisciplinary character and publishes original and unpublished articles, reviews and documents related to Brazilian studies (in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and English).
  • The RIEB accepts articles of doctorate holders, as well as doctoral students enrolled in regular graduate programs in Brazil and abroad.
  • The texts to be presented for consideration and eventual publication by RIEB, exclusively in Articles section, must be submitted in digital format through the portal SciELO of submissions: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rieb/user/register.
  • The articles will be submitted to the evaluation of two referees, being considered the authenticity and originality of the work.
    • In case of divergence, a third referee will be heard.
    • The referees have 30 days to issue their opinions.
    • The average period for publication is 12 months, including the evaluation processes, text editing and finishing.
  • The RIEB reserves the right to adapt the material sent to their editorial design and pattern graphic.
  • The authors undertake to authorize the journal to publish the texts under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC license.

II – Responsibilities

  • The authors undertake to inform future interested parties in acquiring any copyright on their texts about the content of the Authorization Term signed for the publication of works in RIEB.
  • The authors undertake to authorize the journal to publish the texts under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC license.
  • Translations must be authorized by the author(s) of the original text.
  • It is strictly restricted to the authors of the articles the responsibility for the reproduction of the images and the terms of authorization if there is a copyright holder. These images must contain titles, credits and captions.
  • The RIEB not responsible for the drafting or the concepts expressed by collaborators / authors of the articles.
  • The authors ensure that the article is unpublished and is not being evaluated by any other publication. Articles whose content comes directly from masters and doctorate chapters available in digital thesis and dissertation banks.

III - Form and preparation of originals – standardization of work submitted

1. Formatting

Program: word, .doc format; page size: A4; margins: 2.5 cm; source: Times New Roman; body: 12; leading: 1.5.

2. Number of characters

  • Articles - between 30,000 and 52,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Creation* - maximum of 35,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Documentation* - maximum of 30,000 characters (including spaces).
  • Reviews* - between 5,000 and 20,000 characters (including spaces).
    * sections intended exclusively for texts defined by the editors, not open to the submission of manuscripts.

3. Title of the text

The title of the text is the first attraction for the reader's attention. Its function is to provide an overview of what will be found in the article, and must be succinct (containing around 90 characters, without punctuation), clear, objective, concise, informing the content of the analysis that the author makes in manuscript. The use of few words and the absence of signs (asterisk, colon, dash, any other type of punctuation) make the title cleaner visually, activating more reader's interest.


The citation form must follow the ABNT NBR 10520/2002 standard (Information and documentation - Citations in documents - Presentation).

4.1. For the indication of the source, the system (AUTHOR, date, p.) Must be used immediately after quote.

4.2. Every quote must be followed by this indication, allowing its identification in the references. If there are two or more works by the same author in the same year, it is necessary to add letters (a, b, c...) next to the year so that the publication can be identified.

4.3. The source of all citations is mandatory, even if they are from texts previously published by the author himself, as there are currently many tools for verification of plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

4.4. We do not use the terms idem/ibidem, op. cit. When dealing with multiple quotes from a the same work, the source must be repeated in full in the form (AUTHOR, date, p.).

4.5. If the name of the author of the cited text is already included in the sentence and the quote is direct, ipsis litteris the original text, it is necessary to add date and page number between parentheses. Ex.: According to Candido (1988, p. 53), “the comparative literature was instituted...” See: item 6.3 Author-data system (ABNT NBR 10520/2002).

4.6. When it comes to citing old text, you can usually update the spelling, adapting to the norms established in the New Orthographic Agreement. It’s just adjust terms to new grammatical and/or orthographic standards. If there is a scientific/academic justification for maintaining the original form or the update may compromise the understanding of the text or the context in which it was produced, one must insert a note clarifying this issue: “In the citations the spelling of the texts was maintained originals.”

4.7. In direct citations of texts that contain any types of inaccuracies (error of typing, incorrect spelling, inadequate concordance, inappropriate term, etc.), the Latin term [sic] should be inserted: “The show premeered [sic] in the second week of August". It is possible, however, to make the necessary adjustments in cases where these small “mistakes” are not intentional. That is, spelling errors, concordance, punctuation can be corrected in the transcript, preventing the inaccuracy from perpetuating in another publication or that seems careless when editing the text.

4.8. Direct quotes with up to three lines must be inserted in the normal body of the text, in quotation marks doubles. Single quotes should be used to indicate quotation within quotation. Include (AUTHOR, year, p.) right after each quote. Only use apud (according to) when it is not possible to have access to the publication (sold out works, for example) from which the extract was actually extracted.

4.9. From four lines, quotes, without quotation marks, must be separated by the space of one line (before and after), body 11, 2 cm from the left margin, leading 1.5, text justified, with an indication of (AUTHOR, year, p.) right after. Transcripts that are too long or showing a sign of reservation/prohibition without authorization should be avoided, in order not to circumvent any type of copyright.

4.10. Deletions, interpolations, comments must be indicated with the use of square brackets: [...], [still according to him], etc. It should be noted, however, that this type of interference in other people's text cannot alter or question the original meaning.

4.11. When it comes to text translation in another language or there is typographic emphasis that does not appear in the original excerpt, in addition to the data from the work from which the quote was extracted, it must be indicated: (SMITH, 1989, p. 13 - our/my translation); (SOUZA, 2017, p. 8 - our/my emphasis).

4.12. If there are more authors with the same surname and same year of work, indicate their first name: (SOUZA, Américo, year).

5. Summary, images, footnotes, information about the author

5.1. If the work has financial support from an institution or has been based on any other article, this information must be mentioned at the beginning of the text, below the name(s) of the author(s), and containing a maximum of 250 characters, including spaces.

5.2. Abstract containing three keywords (both in Portuguese and English)  must contain, together, maximum, 1,300 characters (including spaces).

5.3. Figures include illustrations, graphs, charts, photographs, images and tables. They must be sequentially numbered and contain the respective captions beginning with the term in bold Figure 1 -, with titles and credits. Reference to these figures must be indicated in the text with the designation (Figure 1), guiding the reading and facilitating the reader proof of the data that appears in the images. In subtitles, you should avoid repetition of information contained in the text. Responsibility for the disclosure of images, including those involving copyright, are exclusive to the authors.

5.4. After having your article verified by reviewers, receive the summary with your guidelines and having confirmed the publication of his article, the author must include a short text (around 200 characters, including spaces), before the references, with information about the main activity he carries out, including his institutional affiliation, his e-mail and his orcid identifier (registration is done at: https://orcid.org/signin). Example:

About the author

MARIA DA SILVA is a professor at the Graduate Studies in Linguistics at the Institute of Language Studies at the State University of Campinas (IEL / Unicamp).


6. References

6.1. The accuracy of the data in the references is the sole responsibility of the author.

6.2. References must follow the ABNT NBR 6023/2002 standard (Information and documentation - References - Elaboration, second edition, 2018), being inserted soon after citation in the system (AUTHOR, date, p.).

6.3. The notes are explanatory (they are not bibliographic), and must be inserted in the footer with arabic numbers (body 10, single space) and contain a maximum of six lines. Notes on too much or too large can break the rhythm of analysis and distract attention from information that should be exposed in the text itself, compromising the understanding of the author's arguments. The number of notes in the body of the text is high.

6.4. The list of references (body 11) must be included at the end of the text, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. It must contain all indications of sources that have been used in the article, with indentation of the second line in the third letter of the first line. This list should not include works that have not been cited or texts that are being evaluated in journals; it should only include what is actually published or awaiting publication (in press).

6.5. When available online, it is mandatory to inform DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and/or URL of each bibliographic reference.


Books / book chapters - insert the data as shown in the catalog

HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. O semeador e o ladrilhador. In: HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. Raízes do Brasil. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1997, cap. 4, p. 93-138.

HOLANDA, Sérgio Buarque de. Visão do paraíso: os motivos edênicos do descobrimento e colonização do Brasil. São Paulo: Brasiliense/Publifolha, 2000.

Newspaper articles without authorship - do not insert In: before journal names

CORDELISTAS denunciam ameaça contra sua morte. Diário de Pernambuco, 17 de março de 1098, p. 11.


MARTINS, Maria Luana et al. Grécia Antiga: a posição da mulher sob a ótica masculina. In: SEMINÁRIO CIENTÍFICO DO UNIFACIG – Sociedade, Ciência e Tecnologia, 5., 2019. Anais [...]. Disponível em: http://pensaracademico.facig.edu.br/index.php/semiariocientifico/issue/view/52/showToc. Acessado em: 10. set. 2020.

Oral presentations

GARCIA, Walter. Cordialidade, melancolia, modernidade: o trabalho de João Gilberto.Conferência de encerramento. Comunicação oral. In: SEMINÁRIO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO: LITERATURA, SOCIEDADE E HISTÓRIA DA LITERATURA, 2. Instituto de Letras, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2017.

Curriculum lattes

ANJOS JÚNIOR, Moacir dos. Currículo do sistema currículo Lattes. [Brasília], 15 dez. 2019. Disponível em: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4787189P7. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2018.

Date of first publication

It is unnecessary to indicate the date of the first publication of all texts, unless this information is relevant for understanding the context of the work:

ALMEIDA, Júlia Lopes de. (1906). Livro das donas e donzelas. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Livraria Francisco Alves, 1922a.

ALMEIDA, Júlia Lopes de. (1910). Eles e elas. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria Francisco Alves, 1922b.

Records / songs

GERALDINHO. O causo da bicicleta. In: GERALDINHO. Trova, prosa e viola. V. 1. Participação de André e Andrade, Hamilton Carneiro. Direção de Hamilton Carneiro.

In case of a collection, the entry is made by the title:

TRACY CHAPMAN. São Paulo: Elektra, 1988. L. A, 1 disco (15 min.): 33 1/3rpm, microssulco, estéreo. 670.4170-A.


CHASLES, Virginie. Saúde urbana e higienismo, o exemplo da França. Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros, n. 64, ago. 2016, p. 65-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-901X.v0i64p65-74.


MANO BROWN. Papo reto: hoje, Mano Brown é paz e amor. [Entrevista concedida a] Marcos Lauro. Vip, 21 ago. 2017. Disponível em: https://vip.abril.com.br/cultura/papo-reto-hoje-mano-brown-e-paz-e-amor. Acesso em: 6 fev. 2018.

ANDRADE, Mário de. Conversa com Mário de Andrade. [Entrevista concedida a] Martins Castello. Diário Carioca, n. 1.848, 2a secção, 5 de agosto de 1934.


O NOME da rosa. Produção de Jean-Jaques Annaud. São Paulo: Tw Vídeo distribuidora, 1986. 1 Videocassete (130 min.): VHS, Ntsc, son., color. Legendado. Port.


IMS – Instituto Moreira Salles. Acervo musical. Disponível em: http://acervo.ims.com.br. Acesso em: 20 jul. 2018.

Seminars / colloquia

SEMINÁRIO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE DIREITOS HUMANOS FUNDAMENTAIS, 1., Anais [...]. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal Fluminense. Disponível em: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Sm1NUcs2tGY180UXhRdHZlcDg/view. Acesso em: 20 ago. 2018.


ALBERT SABIN. In: WIKIPÉDIA, a enciclopédia livre. Flórida: Wikimedia Foundation, 2020. Disponível em: https://pt.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Albert_Sabin&oldid=59972951. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.

DEMOCRACIA. In: WIKIPÉDIA, a enciclopédia livre. Flórida: Wikimedia Foundation, 2020. Disponível em: https://pt.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Democracia&oldid=59848366. Acesso em: 21 maio 2020.


COMITÊ GESTOR DA INTERNET NO BRASIL. Fórum da Internet no Brasil – O que é o CGI.br?. 2012. Disponível em: https://youtu.be/F38J9R5wuqo. Acesso em: 13 out. 2014.



Utilization of Open Journal Systems (OJS) in the SciELO portal


I. Registration

Authors must accomplish their record through the link: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rieb/user/register.

II. Blind peer review

To ensure the integrity of blind peer review, it is mandatory for journal submissions to take every precaution to ensure that the identity of the authors of the manuscripts or referees will not be revealed during the process. This requires authors, editors and reviewers (who can send documents to the system as part of the evaluation) to take some precautions with the text and properties of the document:

1. The author of the document must exclude his name from the text, replacing it with “Author”.
2. The authors’ affiliation to the respective institution, e-mail and mini-curriculum should also be excluded.
3. In Microsoft Office documents, the authors’ identification must be removed from the document properties:

Step 1

a) Save the original text and check it on a copy of the document.
b) Open the copy and delete the author’s name (replacing “Author”), his/her affiliation (*), identification of “Sponsorship” or source of the text (**) etc., replacing asterisks. Check the entire file, excluding mini-resume and e-mail, for example.
c) Click on the button Microsoft Office Button (top left). Go to Prepare and click in Inspect document .
d) In the Document inspector dialog box, select all the boxes that appear.
e) Click on the button Inspect.
f) Next to each selected box, click on Remove All .
g) Close the file, saving your changes.

Step 2

a) Locate the file in the folder in which it was saved. Right click on it and open your Properties.
b) On the Details tab, click Remove properties and personal information, which appears (usually underblue) at the bottom of the window.
c) Select the Remove the following properties from this file box.
d) Click on Select all (bottom right) and Ok.

4. It is the authors’ responsibility to send a file that does not identify them to ensure impartial evaluation of the referees and so that its text is not discarded.

5. If the article is approved, upon receiving the summary with the referees’ guidelines, the author must include in the file all data previously extracted so as not to identify the authorship of the text: name, institution to which is affiliated (name in full, acronym, city, state, country), mini-curriculum/short presentation (maximum 5 lines), email, etc.

III. Online submission

  • Authors may submit their work using the following link: http://submission.scielo.br/index.php/rieb/user/register.
  • Articles must be sent in accordance with the formatting rules and conditions for submission of RIEB articles.
  • The maximum size allowed for uploading files to the OJS system is 10MB.
  • The allowed format is only in doc, docx or editable files; pdf or other closed files will not be accepted.
  • The images, as well as the respective captions (with complete reference of authorship,
  • institution with copyright and authorization for publication), must be numbered and inserted in the body of the text.

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E-mail: revistaieb@usp.br