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Scope and editorial policy

The Revista de Sociologia e Política accepts original articles and bibliographic essays where the main theme is the political practice of social agents.

Original articles shall present substantive results of empirical research based on the analysis of data and unpublished evidence.

The bibliographical essays ought promote theoretical and methodological discussions about a particular research area in political sociology and / or Political Science. The debate should focus on actual discussions. Texts must contain reflections on the "state of the art" in a specific field of study (political parties and elections, political behavior, ideological values??, political history, international politics etc..). It is recommended the authors of essays to merge the national and international literature published on the topic discussed.

Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise Portuguese. Articles in Spanish and English will be accepted as well. Articles and bibliographic essays ought to have contain up to 10,000 words, including bibliographical references and appendices. Documents may hold a maximum of 10 floating elements (tables, charts, figures, etc.). They must be sequentially numbered according to each floating elements group (Table 1, Table 2, Chart1, Chart 2, Figure 1, Table 3, Chart 3, Figure 2, etc.)

The decision to publish the articles and the bibliographical essays relies on editors, based on reviewer's evaluations. The evaluation process occurs in two steps: first, manuscripts submitted are reviewed by editors to ensure the article conformity within the scope and journal´s area of interest. Articles approved in the first step are sent to the analysis of at least two reviewers who may: (a) indicate the publication, (b) indicate the publication whereas revisions are made, (c) reject publication. However, the publication of accepted articles will be conditioned to editorial aspects and the budget of the Revista de Sociologia e Política. The first step is accomplished in about 45 days. The second step is usually completed between 45 and 120 days.

The editors of the Revista de Sociologia e Política may suggest modifications to the author in order to bring contributions to the graphic and editorial standards. All texts, once diagrammed, will be reviewed by the authors before publication.The statements e concepts used in the signed articles are fully responsability of the autors.

The Revista de Sociologia e Política supports the codes of conduct of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (, as well as the guidelines of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico ( and the manual for good practice in Science published by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (


Article processing charge and Authorship

The Revista de Sociologia e Política does not apply any charge in submission, evaluation or publication from manuscripts in order to obtain financial resources. Being so, the authors are free of any financial obligation with our journal.

The Revista de Sociologia e Política follows a protocol for defining what an author is. According with these rules (adapted from Chest Journals) we define an “author” as one who has participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for all portions of the manuscript content. Specifically, an author is who fits the following four criteria:

1. Has made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of it;
2. Has drafted the submitted article or revised it critically regarding it´s intellectual content;
3. Has provided final approval of the version to be evaluated;
4. Has agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Any person who does not meet all four of the listed criteria does not qualify as an author and should not be designated as.

Preparation of original

The articles and bibliographical essays must be submitted through the electronic address Abstracts from original articles should be mandatory written in IMRAD format (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion). Revista de Sociologia e Política asks for abstracts to be presented in a specific template available for download at this link. The template must be completed and attached during online submission process.
Manuscripts shall be attached with none information allowing authors identification, such as name and institutional affiliation, acknowledgments, and any kind of linkages between the article and research projects, or universities. References in the body text from previous published articles need to be removed as well, in order to ensure anonymity during reviewing process. This is a specific version for blind review, and these details could be added after the reviewing process, whether article has been approved. Any questions regarding this let us know

The title must have no more than 100 characters with spaces with spaces, footnotes 400 characters maximum with spaces, as well. No exceptions will be allowed due to graphic design of the journal.

Used bibliography must be presented at the end of the article, in alphabetical order and in accordance to the following rules (Harvard referencing system author-date):

Articles published in scientific journals (with one author)
Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page.

Example: Bécarud, J., 1973. Noblesse et représentation parlementaire?: les députés nobles de 1871 à 1968. Revue Française de Science Politique, 23(5), pp.972-993.

Articles published in scientific journals (more than one author)
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page.

Example: Neal, M. & Morgan, J., 2000. The Professionalization of Everyone?: A Comparative Study of the Development of the Professions in the United Kingdom and Germany. European Sociological Review, 16(1), pp.9-26.

Articles published in scientific journals (with DOI)
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of article. Journal name, vol(issue), pp.first page-last page. DOI: doi's code

Example: Ricci, P. & Zulini, J.P., 2013. Quem ganhou as eleições?: a validação dos resultados antes da criação da justiça eleitoral. Revista de Sociologia e Política, 21(45), pp.91-105. DOI: 10.1590/S0104-44782013000100008

Surname, N., YEAR. Book name City: Publisher.

Example: Carvalho, J.M. de, 1996. A construção da ordem: a elite política imperial; Teatro de sombras: a política imperial Rio de Janeiro: Editora Relume-Dumará.

Book Chapter's in Series
Surname, N., YEAR. Chapter's title. In N. Surname & N. Surname (eds). Book's title. City: Publisher, pp.first page-last page.

Example: Weber, M., 1994. Politics as a Vocation. In P. Lassman & R. Speirs, eds. Weber: Political Writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 309-369.

Thesis and dissertations
Surname, N., YEAR. Title of work. Academic degree (master or doctorate) Nature of work (thesis or dissertations). City: Institution.

Example: Di Martino, M., 2009. A política como profissão: análise da circulação parlamentar na Câmara dos Deputados (1946-2007). Tese de Doutorado. São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo.

Working Paper
Surname, N. & Surname, N., YEAR. Title of communication. In Event name. City.

Example: Veiga, L. & Souza, N.R. de, 2006. PT, mandatário, versus PSDB, desafiante: as estratégias de retórica na disputa pela Prefeitura de São Paulo em 2004. In 5o Encontro da ABCP. Belo Horizonte.

Others sources
SOURCES ABBREVIATION. YEAR. Reports name. Available in: hiperlink. Acessed at:

Example: IMF. 2000. Diversity Annual Report. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16.set.2013.

Newspaper articles
Article title. YEAR. Newspaper name. City. Day.Month. Available in: hiperlink. Acessed at:

Example: La gente reclama más rigor para luchar contra la delincuencia. 1999. El Clarín. Buenos Aires, 18.Abr.

Disponível em: Acesso em: 15.nov.2013.

Multiples references in the body text
(Author 1 & Author 2 YEAR; Author YEAR)
Example: (Veiga & Souza 2006; Weber 1994)

References for citations in the body text
(Author YEAR, p.xx)
Example: (Carvalho 1996, p.23)

(Author 1 & Author 2 YEAR, page. xx; Author YEAR, page.xx)

Example: (Veiga & Souza 2006, p. 44; Weber 1994, p.67)

Standby time for new submissions

Authors of articles approved for publication must wait 12 months to submit a new manuscript, since the month the article was published. For example, having an article published in September 2017 authors will not be able to submit a new manuscript before of September 2018. Authors of articles rejected in desk review by editors, with no external arbitrage, should wait 180 days to submit a new one, since the date the decision letter. For example, if a manuscript is rejected in preliminary analysis on 06/01/2017, none of its authors will be able to submit new articles before 11/28/2017. The rules of standby time applies to all individuals who signed the articles, whether as first author or as a coauthor.

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