Editorial Scope and Policy
The Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI) receives contributions in an continuous flow in the form of scientific articles written in English. It issues unpublished scientific articles whose theme is placed in the great area of International Relations, comprising International and Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Law, History of International Relations and Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy.
RBPI aims to publish better and more innovative originals in the field of International Relations. Contributions which do not emphasize international or cross-border phenomena, defined as pertaining to the international studies agenda, are out of the publication's scope.
RBPI maintains a high-quality standard and the first and more important criterion for assessing contributions is the scientific quality. Before submitting any piece of work, please certify your manuscript strictly follows the below-presented journal standards.
Successful manuscripts usually are characterized as follows:
Manuscripts that fail to be admitted usually are characterized as follows:
Before submitting, examine your manuscript looking for potential expressions, sentences, and paragraphs which may be omitted and, by doing so, not compromise the central argument, or even help it become clearer. We also encourage potential collaborator so seek help and detailed comments from qualified reviewers before submitting to the Journal.
Articles must present clear, concise writing in English. Writing in either North American or British English is admitted, but not a mix of both registers. In case you have no conditions of proper writing in English, it is strongly recommended that the text is submitted only after revision by a professional text reviser or translator who has experience in the area of international studies. The Secretariat may recommend certified translators and revisers, with whom the Journal has worked throughout the last few years, who may provide translation into English and English text revision services (those shall be paid directly by the author to the service provider).
Editors reserve the right to return articles that are not pursuant to these instructions, which must be read carefully and followed thoroughly.
The manuscript should not have been previously published, in whole or in part, in any other journal (even if in a modified format), neither be under consideration for publication in other media. This rule applies to both abridged or unabridged versions and to excerpts of the article. Translations of texts published in another language are not accepted.RBPI is committed to good practices in scientific publication, including the full originality of published works and the due reference of arguments, data, and excerpts of texts of other authors or previous articles from the submitting authors.
The editorial analysis process may extend up to 120 days. The editorial analysis of all submitted contributions takes place in three stages:
RBPI imposes a publication interval of eighteen months between articles by the same author. The Journal does not accept simultaneous submissions of multiple articles by the same author. For example, having an article published in April 2020 authors will not be able to submit a new manuscript before December 2021. Authors of articles rejected in desk review by editors, with no external arbitrage, should wait 180 days to submit a new one, from the date of the decision letter. The rules of standby time apply to all individuals who signed the articles, whether as the first author or as a coauthor.
Preparing the Originals
Tables and figures
The use of images (flowcharts, maps, tables, and figures) must be restricted to the essential for the illustration of arguments developed in the text. This means that they should not reproduce information mentioned in the text and should not be poorly explored in the development of the central argument of the article. All images must be provided in .EPS and also in an editable format with at least 300 dpi resolution. Only black & white or color images will be accepted. Indicate in the body of the text the exact insertion point of the images. In the case of images not produced by the author, the submission must include, as a complementary document, a formal authorization signed by the author/editor of the image for its use and reproduction in the article submitted to the Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional.
Figures and tables must be accompanied by their respective spreadsheets in a separate and editable file. Figures and tables without the appropriate titles, scales, and units will cause the preliminary rejection of the submission.
ORCID ID of the authors is mandatory information for each submission. RBPI will include in its articles the ORCID ID number (http://orcid.org/) of the authors, authors, and this information must be presented when submitting.
The Title Page must contain the following information: 1. Article title (title of the manuscript, with the first letter in upper case); 2. Complete name of the author(s) ; 3. Institutional affiliation of each author; 4. Professional address of each author; 5. ORCID ID of each author; 6. Institutional e-mail of each author; 7. Keywords (4 to 6 terms, in alphabetical order); 8. eventual acknowledgements, which shall be inserted in the article, if its publication is approved.
When necessary, acknowledgments must refer exclusively to the substantial support received by the author in the development of the research that originated the article. Acknowledgments must be inserted in the Title Page, as described previously. In case the work is approved for publication, this part will be inserted in the end of the text, in an Acknowledgments section. Acknowledgments to aids or grants, as well as acknowledgments to collaborations from colleagues, and eventual mention to the origin of an article (such as, for instance, theses) must be indicated in this section. Acknowledgments to individuals must precede the acknowledgments to institutions or agencies. Acknowledgments to the peer reviewers that examined the article are not allowed. Dedications are not allowed.
Footnotes should be avoided. When extremely necessary, they shall be numbered sequentially and must exclusively present additional clarifications to the text.
The articles must necessarily include an introduction, conclusion, and bibliographic references. In the introduction and conclusions, charts, tables or figures of any sort are not allowed. The excessive fragmentation of the text structure, by inserting more than two subheadings, should be avoided.
Availability of research data
RBPI values the availability of research data used in the articles in open-access repositories, following register standards that assure authorship, use, and citation of data, as well as of the corresponding article. The author may report statistical series, document databases, series of historical documents relevant to the development of the presented analysis, and so forth.
RBPI requires that all datasets on which the conclusions of empirical articles rely should be available to readers. RBPI curates the data that support them and makes databases and metadata available in the Harvard Dataverse repository. The database must be provided in a format that is easily accessible to conventional statistical software packages such as R, Stata, SPSS and Excel. If the article does not use statistical software that allows for the creation of a replication code, the authors should describe the steps one by one so that replication is possible. All the data should be available in English. Authors are also required to cite publicly available datasets in their references.
The eventual availability of research data may be reported in the Acknowledgements section.
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic references cited in their work.
The references must be listed at the end of the text, in the Bibliographic references section, in alphabetical order of the cited work's first author's last name. If there are more than three authors, use the first author's last name followed by et al. The following examples are considered as a general guide for listing references.
Vaz-Pinto, Raquel. "Peaceful rise and the limits of Chinese exceptionalism."Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional 57, special issue (2014): 210-24.
Books and book chapters
Cervo, Amado Luiz. A Parceria Inconclusa: as relações entre Brasil e Portugal. Vol. 1. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2012.Cervo, Amado Luiz. "A Parceria Inconclusa: as relações entre Brasil e Portugal." In Parcerias estratégicas do Brasil: os significados e as experiências tradicionais, edited by Antônio Carlos Lessa and Henrique Altmani Oliveira, 119-38, vol. 1. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2013.
There is no fee for submission and evaluation articles.
Ethical Guidelines and good practicles in scientific publishing
RBPI fully supports the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s orientations for dealing with ethical questions in the publication of scientific journals. RBPI's Editorial Board, editors and editorial and administrative staff agree that these orientations fully meet the goals of this publication.
By submitting an article to the appreciation of RBPI's Editorial Board, the submitting author states, on his and the other coauthors' behalf, to be fully aware of and agree to these guidelines.
RBPI also adopts the ethical principles and procedures of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico- CNPQ and of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP.
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