ISSN 1645-6432
[online version]




Scope and policy

1. Describes the publishing policy of the journal

The e-JPH is a peer reviewed international journal. Its ethos is a pluralist one. It does not subscribe to any particular ideological, theoretical or methodological approach. The editors of e-JPH aim at publishing quality, blind refereed articles covering any period within any sub-field of historical research.

2. Specifies the areas of interest of the publication and the type of texts to be included under different categories

The Journal’s main objective is to provide publication of scholarly work on historical subjects, especially those concerning themes and topics of Portuguese history analyzed in comparative perspective. Historically oriented contributions from the different social sciences are also welcome. It is furthermore the aim of the journal to offer new insights on developments in Portuguese historiography, as well as to provide news and information on research activities concerning Portuguese history.

Contributions to e-JPH will be considered for the following sections:

Surveys and Debates
Institutions and Research.
Book Reviews

3. Reports the procedures of valuation by pairs (peer review)

All articles go through the following procedures:

a) The text is sent to all the 6 Editors in order to pronounce themselves about the interest of the article within the aim of the Journal and to point out the name of two referees.

b) When Editors agree with the referees' choice, the text (without any identification from the author) is sent to double blind referees, asking for an opinion about the scientific profile of the article. After receiving the two reports, they are sent to the author for consideration, reformulation or better reasoning.

c) After receiving the author's answer, or a new text, it goes back to the two referees in order to make sure everything was changed regarding the suggestions made. If there is an incompatibility between the author and the referees, a third referee may be appointed or, in extreme situations, all the Editors may have a last opinion.

d) The Editors will endeavor to inform authors, as soon as possible, about decisions on papers submitted. Contributions will be acknowledged upon receipt but contributors
must be expected to wait up to 6 months before notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance, encouragement to revise and re-submit or rejection.

e) After receiving the last agreement from the referees, the text is sent to the journal’s official translator in order to be revised by a native speaker expert.

f) The text in English is, finally, sent to composition. It is sent to one of the assistant to the Editors, who makes a last revision of the article, sometimes getting in touch with the authors to enlighten some details. After, he prepares the final layout.

g) When all the above mentioned preparation is complete, the texts are sent to Brown University. Before all the public has access to the article (versions on line/html-pdf), the author is asked to make sure everything is in good order and he still may suggest some last minute small alterations.

4. Specifies the public of the journal
Historians and University professors of different countries. The way by evaluating the interest on this Journal is by looking at the website of several University's Libraries which allow an open access to the e-JPH.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Submissions to the e-Journal of Portuguese History should be sent attached to an e-mail message
addressed to the Editors [].

Papers should be set in Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 pt font, and include an abstract (maximum 100 words, in Portuguese and English), 5 keywords (in Portuguese and English) and bibliographical references.

Footnotes should be also in Times New Roman, single-spaced, 10 pt font. They should be kept to a minimum and may include source references or brief general comments about an idea expressed in the text.

Papers may also include images, figures, charts, or appendices that should be sent on separate files.
Whenever needed, the author should provide the legal authorization of the reproduction of these materials.

All texts must be submitted in English. Authors who do not feel totally confident in their English version must have their papers translated professionally. Editors reserve the right to introduce a final review aimed at the uniformity of texts according to international standards.

The e-Journal of Portuguese History accepts texts to be included under different categories:

- Articles should not exceed 40.000 characters.
- Surveys and debates should not exceed 40.000 characters.
- Institutions and research should not exceed 20.000 characters.
- Book Reviews should not exceed 15.000 characters. Book reviews do not need an abstract or key words. Full citation of the book being reviewed and the ISBN must be sent to the journal.

Establishes the standards of presentation of the journal

Authors are kindly requested to send a short biographical note in the body of the message accompanying the paper submitted. This note should include
 the author's institutional affiliation, e-mail address, phone number
and permanent address for correspondence.

Standards for bibliographic references of the journal

References should follow the Harvard system, with bibliographical references within the text, listing the author's last name, date of publication and number of page, e.g. (Boxer 1969: 146).
Complete references should be listed at the end of the article in a style conforming to the following examples:

Accati, Luisa (2000). Volontà e autorità. Francisco Suarez e la naturale privazione dell'etica. Quaderni Storici, 35 (3): 623-653.

Chaunu, Pierre (1971). La Civilization de l'Europe des Lumières. Paris: Arthaud.

Engerman, Stanley L. (1981). Notes on the patterns of economic growth in the British North American colonies in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In Paul Bairoch and Maurice Lévy-Leboyer (eds.), Disparities in Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution. London: Macmillan, 46-57.

Smith, Adam (1976) [1776]. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, ed. R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner, 2 Volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Original Articles: defines "original articles" and other types of matters

Submission of a paper to e-JPH will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Determines the extension and other instructions for the presentation of abstracts

Abstracts should not exceed 100 words and must be sent both in English and Portuguese.

Defines the types of documents published by the journal

Surveys and Debates
Institutions and Research.
Book Reviews


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