ISSN 0102-0188 printed version
ISSN 1806-9347 online version



Scope and editorial policy

The Revista Brasileira de História publishes original articles and book reviews in the field of History.

As an academic journal owned by the Associação Nacional de História (Anpuh)it has as mission presenting the most expressive results of the Brazilian historical inquiries, serving as a reference to the progress of the national historiographical debate and strengthening its integration to the international circuit of production of knowledge in the field of History.

The originals can be sent for publishing in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Once accepted, the works written in Portuguese and Spanish will be published in the original language and eventually translated into English. The works received in English will be published in Portuguese and its original language (in case of unpublished work), or only the translation (in case of works that already have been published in their original language).

Only PhD's degree in History or correlative fields can submit articles for publishing in the journal. The submission of interviews and reviews is opened for MSc's and PhD's degree in History or correlative fields. All works submitted for publishing will be subjected to a preliminary evaluation for checking its adjustment to the scope mentioned above, what will be held by the editor, advised by the members of the editorial board, and, when necessary, by advisers ad hoc.

The papers

All papers approved in the preliminary evaluation that meet the minimun requirements described in the instructions to authors will be reviewed by two referees. In case of antagonistic reports, a third one will decide.

The decision regarding the opportunity of the publication of submitted papers lies with the Editorial board.

Each author should have only one article in Editorial process, from its submission to its publication. It should also be observed a period of two years between the publication of a text and the beginning of a new editorial process.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.


Guidelines for submissions

Papers submitted to the Revista Brasileira de História should comply with the following specifications:

  1. All manuscripts must be sent through the online submission system.
  2. All submissions shall be presented in two versions, the first one with identification of the author and the second one without it. The author should remove from the text, endnotes and properties of the file any reference that can identify it. The unidentified version should be sent in step "2. UPLOAD SUBMISSION" through the electronic publishing system. The identified version should be sent in step "4. UPLOAD SUPPLEMENTARY FILES". The program used must be compatible with Word for Windows (file formats accepted:.docx, .doc, .rtf ou .odt).
  3. Only PhD's degree authors in History or correlative fields are allowed to submit articles. At the time of manuscript submission, authors must electronically accept the terms of the Declaration of Originality.
  4. The articles shall be limited to 8,500 words, including endnotes (limited to 30) and bibliographical references. No articles will be evaluated without complying with this rule.
  5. Complete bibliographic references shall be listed in alphabetical order, at the end of the article. When quoted, a work shall be indicated as (Author, year, p.nnn), either in the article body, either in an endnote.
  6. Explanatory endnotes will be accepted, as long as they are essential and limited to 30. For guidelines related to the bibliographic references, cf. NBR 6023 (ABNT).
  7. Articles submitted in Portuguese shall contain title, abstract and keywords both in Portuguese and English. Articles submitted in Spanish shall contain title, abstract and keywords both in Spanish and English. Articles submitted in English shall contain title, abstract and keywords both in English and Portuguese.
  8. The journal is not to be held responsible for acquiring the copyright of images.
  9. Translations shall be accompanied by a permission of the author, along with the original paper.
  10. Authors must mandatorily and precisely fill the personal data form at the moment of registration on the online electronic publishing system, including their ORCID.
  11. The authors must mandatorily and precisely fill the personal data form at the moment of registration on the online electronic publishing system.

Policy for the submission of reviews

  1. Reviews should have between 2,000 and 4,000 words. RBH accepts reviews produced by PhDs or individuals undergoing their doctoral studies.
  2. The work to be reviewed may have been written in any language and published in any country, as long as it is related to historiographical debates and its relations with other fields of knowledge.
  3. The reviewed work must be within one of the varied fields of contemporary historiographic debates, thus justifying its publication in a History journal.
  4. The reviewed work should be, preferably, an unpublished book, film, documentary or similar piece – if not unpublished, one that was originally published no more than 6 (six) years ago –, both for Brazilian publications and foreign works. RBH also accepts reviews of classic works that were published longer ago and/or recently reissued, as long as the review addresses them from contemporary political, ethical, aesthetic and epistemological demands.
  5. The reviews must introduce the author or director (especially for young researchers or directors who are still little known by their peers), briefly describe the work (parts, chapters, etc.), and establish a critical dialogue with the work based on the historiography on the review’s subject, as well as a critical appreciation of the work itself, indicating its relevance to the current state of the art. The review should indicate possible audiences who may be interested in the work. With this, RBH expects that the reviews published are always critical comments to the reviewed work, never a mere laudatory and/or presentation text.
  6. Every review must have a title that indicates the reviewer’s analytical objective to the reader. In addition to the title (in Portuguese and English), reviews must present the complete bibliographic reference of the analyzed work directly below the title in English. Reviews do not contain an abstract or keywords (in Portuguese and English). Explanatory notes can be used in these texts. Bibliographical references must appear in the main body of the text, following the author-year system. Example: (Carvalho, 2011, p. 397). Complete bibliographic references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the text (including the reference of the book reviewed and references of other works cited by the review author, if any).
  7. RBH will ensure the publication of at least 1/3 (one third) of the reviews of works related to the theme of each dossier. If there are no indications by the dossier organizers, the published reviews will be those received in a continuous flow and approved by the referees. RBH will publish, by issue, a maximum of 6 (six) reviews. The maximum number may be changed by deliberation of the Editorial Board together with the Executive Editor of Reviews and the Chief Editor, depending on the flow of reviews received and approved for each issue. The reviews related to the journal’s dossier may be indicated by the coordinators and commissioned from certain authors to analyze works related to the theme addressed. In this case, it must be considered that the author invited to produce the review cannot have direct relations with the author of the analyzed work or with the intellectual network to which they belong. This recommendation also applies to the authors of the other submitted reviews. Preferably, the author invited to produce the review should be someone recognized among peers as an authority in the field.
  8. For commissioned reviews, one should consider privileging authors and publishers from all regions of Brazil, as well as gender and ethnicity as criteria, always, however, considering the epistemological rigor of the work produced and its importance for the historiographic debate.

NBR 6023 (ABNT):

Books: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the book in italics: subtitle. Translation. Edition. City: Publisher, year. nnn p.

Chapters: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the chapter. In: LAST NAME, First Name (Ed.) Title of the book in italics: subtitle. Translation. Edition. City: Publisher, year.

Articles: LAST NAME, First Name. Title of the article. Title of the journal in italics, City: Publisher, v., n.,, year.

Thesis: LAST NAME, First Name. Title in italics: subtitle. Thesis (PhD/MSc in…) – Unity, Institution. City, year. nnn p.

Internet: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. Date (in case of dated text). Available at: www…; Accessed on: dd mmm. yyyy.

Work presented at meetings: LAST NAME, First Name. Title. In: TITLE OF THE MEETING, number (in case of numbered meeting), year, City of the meeting. Annals… City: Publisher, year.


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