ISSN 0002-0591 printed version
ISSN 1981-1411 on-line version



Scope and Policy

Note to the collaborators

Unpublished articles written in English, French, or Spanish can be forwared for evaluation in their original language, however, if approved, should be translated into Portuguese at the author's expense.  In special cases, Afro-Ásia can take responsibility for the text's translation.  Also in special cases, as per relevance to Brazilian readers, articles already published in their native language will be accepted for evaluation. 

Received texts will be revised by the secretariat so as to eliminate or modify elements that can lead to direct (name, institutional affiliation, explicit references to works by the same author, acknowledgements, etc.) or indirect (elements that, with little effort, identify the author) identification, and thus guarantee the anonymity and impartiality in the evaluation of submitted works, without coherent disadvantage.

The articles will be sent to two ad hoc evaluators selected by the editors or members of the Editorial Board, who will accept, reject, suggest alterations or propose revision to the author, with the condition of publication.  The new version, following received instructions, will be submitted to a summary evaluation process by an external evaluator.  In the case of whatever discrepancy between evaluators, the text will be sent to a third.  The names of the evaluators and the authors will remain confidential.

The articles are the exclusive responsibility of the authors.  Their reproduction is permitted, be it total or partial, as long as the source is cited.  All of the content of Afro-Ásia, except when stated otherwise, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC.

Afro-Ásia does not withhold authorship rights of published articles, but it does not permit their simultaneous presentation in another national periodical.  Posterior reproductions are obligated to cite the journal. 

Approved texts will be published according to order in which they are received and approved.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

To authors who wish to send their texts, we ask that you obey the following editorial norms:

1. The text should be no longer than 35 pages in A4 format, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman font, size 12, and it should be sent via e-mail attachment, preferably in Word Document format (*.doc), in Microsoft Word 7.0 or after.

2. The article should contain an abstract, in Portuguese and English, of approximately 10 lines and written in an impersonal style.  It is necessary to include key words, five at the maximum.

3. The citations of excerpts from works or documents should obey the following criteria: if they are less than four lines, it should be included in the text within quotation marks.  If they are larger, they should be distinguished from the principal text, with a 1 cm indentation from the side margins, and without quotation marks at the beginning and end.  In both cases, do not use italicize.  All of the citations should be accompanied by their respective references in notes according to the norms described below.

4. Tables should be formatted with the Tables style in Microsoft Word.  All tables should have titles incorporated, mentioning of their source(s), and be numbered in sequence.

5. Pictures (or figures) should be digitalized, in black and white, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, in TIFF format, and sent separately as files numbered in sequence.  In the text, it should be indicated where each picture should be inserted and its respective subtitle.

6. Note indicators, in the footer, should be placed after periods, commas, semicolons or colons: Example: This competition for the soul of the colonized generated a series of tensions:1 Catholics and Protestants disputed the land inch by inch.2

7. Notes should be in the footer, with all references to sources, respecting the following rules
a) In references with primary sources indicated, with precision, their origin in written, oral, iconographic or other documents.  Sources should indicate, in order, the document and date in format dd/mm/yyyy, the institution, foundation, number, packet and, if it is the case, folio (fl.) (this format is valid for all data indicated). 
Example: Nota confidencial 42 do Governador Geral de Moçambique, Freire de Andrade, ao Ministro da Marinha e Ultramar, 06/11/1909, Arquivo Histórico de Moçambique (AHM), Secção A, Diversos Confidenciais, cx. 7, maço 7.fl. 108. Citações seguintes: Nota confidencial 42 do Governador Geral de Moçambique, Freire de Andrade, ao Ministro da Marinha e Ultramar, 06/11/1909, op. cit., fl. 110.
b) Citation of a journal article. Example: Rita Amaral e Vagner Gonçalves da Silva, "Cantar para subir - um estudo antropológico da música ritual no candomblé paulista", Religião e Sociedade, v. 16, n. 1-2 (1992), pp. 160-84. Following citations: Amaral e Silva, "Cantar para subir", p. 165.
c) Citation of a chapter in an anthology. Example: Yvan Debbasch, "Le Maniel: Further Notes”, in Richard Price (org.), Maroon Societies (Garden City: Anchor Books, 1973), p. 145. Following citations: Debbasch, "Le Maniel”, p. 144.
d) Citation of a book. Example: Emilia Viotti da Costa, Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood: The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823, Nova York: Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 217. Following citations: Costa, Crown of Glory, pp. 203-204.
e) Citation of a thesis or dissertation. Example: Lucilene Reginaldo, "Os Rosários dos Angolas: irmandades negras, experiências escravas e identidades africanas na Bahia setecentista” (Tese de Doutorado, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 2005), p. 177. Following citations: Reginaldo, "Os Rosários”, pp. 55-63.
f) Citation of a website. Example: Sarah Orne Jewett, "The Country of the Pointed Firs”, <>, acessado em data da consulta. Citações seguintes: Jewett, "The Country”.
g) In titles of works in English, be they articles, chapters, books, etc., the first letter of words (except for articles and prepositions) should be capitalized.  See example above (idem D).

The editors recommend the updating of spelling, due to historical changes, in documents cited.
Texts that do not use these criteria will not be considered.

The acception of an article by Afro-Ásia implies the approval of the author for both print and digital versions on the journal's website and on other non-profit websites.


Sending of manuscripts

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