ISSN 1517-106X printed version
ISSN 1807-0299 online version



Scope and policy

Alea: Neo-Latin Studies was created in 1999 with the aim of providing a framework for research exchange between the Postgraduate Program in Neo-Latin Letters and similar postgraduate programs in the country, thus promoting debate among researchers – both academics and students – and also between society and academia. Additionally, in the long term the journal also sought to forge close ties between the Postgraduate Program in Neo-Latin Letters and foreign universities, with a view to keeping abreast of current developments in the language and literature areas taught and researched at our university, whilst also serving as a platform to promote the excellent research work carried out in Brazilian universities in the field of modern foreign languages and literature, in particular work related to Neo-Latin cultures.  One of the journal’s key features is its receptiveness to comparative studies around a central theme, which has made it possible to contrast what the languages and literatures studied in the Postgraduate Program in Neo-Latin Letters owe to, or offer, others; or how they rewrite universal issues or how their own issues are being received or rewritten by other cultures. To boost the journal’s circulation within Brazil and abroad we sought support from various academics and researchers from prestigious universities, all of whom happily agreed to collaborate with our editorial endeavour. Similarly, the journal gradually started to benefit from increased participation of researchers from foreign institutions, who collaborated either as authors or guest editors for special thematic issues. Also on board came many other researchers from across Brazil whose work is renowned in their specialist areas. From the second issue onwards, the journal has been including a dissertation and thesis review section, which has proved an extremely valuable tool to promote MA and PhD level research, and make it accessible to other researchers. Furthermore, we also continue publishing translations and critical reviews in order to promote recent publications in the field.

Created by the Postgraduate Program in Neo-Latin Letters (with support from Programa de Apoyo al Postgrado de la Capes), since 2001 the journal also receives support from Programa de Apoyo a las Publicaciones Científicas of the CNPq.

Alea: Neo-Latin Studies accepts the following contributions:

  1. Unpublished articles in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English in the field of Letters (minimum 25 000 and maximum 40 000 characters including spaces);
  2. Critical reviews of dissertations, theses and books in the field of Letters (minimum 10 000 and maximum 15 000 characters including spaces);
  3. Translation of essays and literary texts, with the author’s and/or publisher’s permission (up to 15 000 characters including spaces).

All submitted papers must present unpublished work and must be accompanied by abstracts (up to 150 words) in Portuguese, English and a third language (Spanish, French or Italian) with three to five key words in each of the languages in which the abstracts are written. The paper’s title must also be in English.

Authors are not required to pay submission or review fees.


Manuscript Submission

Format, author’s details and bibliographic references

Work must be submitted in a format compatible with Windows. Texts must have 3 cm margins, use font 12 and be typed at 1.5 spaces. Work must be submitted in a separate file without any author identification.

Notes about content should be formatted as footnotes. Bibliographic references must conform to ABNT style [within the body of the text and between parenthesis: AUTHOR, publication year and page number(s)]. The author must list all bibliographic references at the end of the paper, arranged in alphabetical order and including author’s name, title of book or paper and the book/journal it is included in, publishing house and location, publication date and page number(s), as in the examples that follow. Citations in foreign languages must also provide a translation in Portuguese.

Please note that the author’s name must not appear in the text submitted to the journal. If authors do need to refer to themselves within the text, they must ensure that they use “the author” instead of their names and that they not mention the referenced work. Should the paper be accepted for publication, the omitted information will be included at a later stage, during the revision stage, together with a short biographical note (up to 6 lines) which will include full name, title, institution, position and relevant publications.

Example of book reference:
Rosa, João Gimarães. Grande Sertão: Veredas. Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 1986: 118-119.

Example of article in a book:
Guilhaumou, J. & Maldidier, D. "Da enunciação ao acontecimento em Análise do Discurso". Em: Guimarães, E. (org.). História e sentido na linguagem. Campinas: Pontes, 1989:66.

Example of journal article:
Candido, Antonio. "Literatura e sociedade", Letra no 2, Rio de Janeiro: Faculdade de Letras da UFRJ, 1984:239.

Submission of work

Alea uses the online submission system Scielo. All papers must be submitted exclusively via this platform. In order to submit their work to the journal for consideration, authors must register as Scielo users via the following link:

Once registered, users may submit their papers via the link below:

Author’s rights statement
Submission of work automatically implies the immediate and free transfer of copyright to the journal, which is affiliated to the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY License. ( Authors are solely responsible for the content of their paper and will continue to hold all author’s rights for future publication, making due reference, if possible, to first publication in the journal. The journal accepts no obligation to return submitted work. Authors of papers, reviews or translations will receive a complimentary copy of the journal.

Peer Review
Double-blind peer review: all submitted papers are first reviewed by the editors, who will decide whether to submit them for peer review. Reviewers are renowned researchers in the field who are chosen, depending on the paper’s topic, after consultation with members of the Editorial Board and the CNPq database. Initially papers are sent to two reviewers but in case of conflict of opinions, a third reviewer is then asked to assess the work. The editors have the final decision.

Conflict of Interest
Authors must declare any existing relationship with any public or private body which may result in a conflict of interest. This information shall appear at the end of the paper.

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Sending of manuscripts


Submission of texts entails the immediate transfer of copyright to the journal at no expenses to it. The author continues, however, to hold the copyright for further publications, and should whenever possible refer to the first printing, at Alea. The author is fully responsible for the content submitted. The journal is not obliged to return submitted texts. Authors receive two copies of Alea, reviewers, one.

Peer review

All papers sent to Alea are analyzed first by its editors, who decide if the work is fit to be peer-reviewed. The reviewers are well-established scholars in their field and will be chosen accordingly by the editors, by means of consultation on the CNPq database and based on the expertise of the Editorial Board. At first, the papers are sent to two reviewers. In the case of conflicting reviews, a third reviewer will be solicited. The editors reserve the right to decide finally, in all given circumstances.

Conflict of interests

If the author is related to any public or private institution and if from this relationship any conflict of interests may arise, this possibility must be communicated to the editors, so that it may be indicated on the published article.

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