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Scope and policy


Etnográfica is an academic journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology. It is currently published by the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), based in Lisbon, Portugal. Following a strict peer-review system, Etnográfica publishes three issues per year, accepting articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish or French, privileging the innovation and quality of empirical research, theoretical foundation and anthropological analysis. Authors are fully responsible for the contents of their contributions and CRIA holds the copyright of all published materials.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Etnográfica accepts the submission of original articles, book reviews and other contributions that are considered to be of interest to the journal’s public.
Authors may submit their manuscripts at all times and the editorial board is responsible for the selection of articles to be published. When fitting the scope and policy of Etnográfica, submitted contributions are reviewed by two external referees in total anonymity.
All submissions should conform to the published instructions (available at and be sent by e-mail to Etnográfica’s editorial office,, or, for book reviews, to





Requirements and extension

The submitted articles must be unpublished and have a maximum extension of 60.000 characters (with spaces) or 9000 words. Thematic dossiers should preferably include no more than 5 articles.

Titles, subtitles and abstracts

Articles must include a title, an abstract and a maximum of six keywords. All those elements must be provided in two different languages, one being the language used in the article and the other either Portuguese or English.
Title should not be too long and is supposed to express clearly and synthetically the contents of the article.
Each internal section in the text (except for the first one) should be introduced by subtitles.


Notes should be presented as footnotes and may be used to clarify what is being said or to cite other works.
Preferably, notes will not be longer than 5 lines. References to other parts of the article should be avoided.

Quotations, citations and references

Quotations and citations: quotations in the text are signed with quote marks (not in italics); if longer than three lines, should be in a separate paragraph, indented and in a smaller font size. In both cases, citation is made by the author’s last name, year of publication and page number (e.g.: Malinowski 1921: 73). Quotes may be presented in the original language or translated; if translated by the article’s author, this should me made explicit (e.g.: Malinowski 1921: 73, my translation).

It has always been a key issue (Malinowski 1921: 345).
Relevant authors have different views on the subject (Malinowski 1921; Evans¬ Pritchard 1965).
Fernandes (2002, 2003) has addressed that same question.
In the words of Evans¬ Pritchard, “What can he do anyhow?” (1965 [1940]: 166).

References: All works quoted or cited in the text, and those exclusively, must be compiled in a reference list at the end of the article, according to the following examples:

ANTUNES, José M., 2004, “Passado, presente e futuro dos artigos online”, Revista de Informática Experimental, 6 (3), in <> (accessed 14/09/2005).

BASTOS, Cristiana, Miguel Vale de ALMEIDA, and Bela FELDMAN¬ BIANCO (orgs.), 2004, Trânsitos Coloniais: Diálogos Críticos Luso¬ Brasileiros. Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.

CABRAL, João de Pina, and Nelson LOURENÇO, 2003, Em Terra de Tufões: Dinâmicas da Etnicidade Macaense. Macau, ICM.

CANTÓN DELGADO, Manuela, et al., 2004, Pentecostales Gitanos. Sevilha, Signatura Deimos.

DIAS, Jill, 2002, “Novas identidades africanas em Angola no contexto do comércio atlântico”, in Cristiana Bastos, Miguel Vale de Almeida e Bela Feldman¬ Bianco (eds.), Trânsitos Coloniais: Diálogos Críticos Luso- Brasileiros. Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 293¬ 320.

EVANS¬ PRITCHARD, Edward E., 1965 [1940], The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

FERNANDES, António, 2002, “Como citar textos electrónicos”, in <> (accessed 12/05/2003).
–––––, 2003, Tudo sobre Textos Electrónicos. Lisboa, Editora E¬ livros, in <> (accessed 23/04/2004).

MALINOWSKI, Bronislaw, 1921, “Classificatory particles in the language of Kiriwina”, Bulletin of The School of Oriental Studies, 1 (4): 33¬ 78.

MILLER, Daniel (ed.), 1995a, Acknowledging Consumption: A Review of the Studies. Londres, Routledge.

–––––, 1995b, “Consumption studies as the transformation of anthropology”, D. Miller (ed.), Acknowledging Consumption: A Review of the Studies. Londres, Routledge, 264-295.

Tables and figures
A few tables and figures may be included to clarify the discussion, and should be provided with the appropriate quality for printing in black and white. They must be numbered and be followed by a caption and reference to the source. All tables and figures must be in digital format and delivered separately from the article itself.



Bibliographical Reviews


Book reviews should not be over 8000 characters (with spaces) or 1250 words. A full identification of the book under scrutiny is required, including name of the author, title, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, total number of pages. The author should be identified by name and institutional affiliation. Citations of other works should be made in the text, in parenthesis, with reference to the author, work cited, date of publication and quoted page – e.g.: (E. E. Evans-Pritchard, The Nuer, 1940: 128).
Etnográfica’s policy privileges reviews of recent books, published in Portugal or resulting from research conducted in that country.



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