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Editorial guidelines

• Sociologia has progressively been expanding towards the participation of authors from other institutional backgrounds, powered by the assumption that the intersection of perspectives and cumulative logic of scientific knowledge are enriched through plurality of contributions and dialogue.

• It is a scientific journal whose main vocation is to publish articles in the field of sociology, in particular, and the social sciences in general, resulting from original research, theoretical development or thematic balance. Publishes articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, from authors of various countries, in order to expand internationally.

• All the articles submitted to Sociologia are refereed by acknowledged specialists in the subject, on basis of anonymity.

• Sociologia was founded in 1991, having been published continuously since then.

• Sociologia is indexed in DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals, Latindex, Fonte Académica (EBSCO), Open Science Diretory (EBSCO), Sherpa/Romeo, Newjour, EZB and CAPES.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

1. Sociologia accepts texts of various types: articles, book reviews, research notes, bibliographical essays.

2. Sociologia publishes each year a thematic number. Proposals can be submitted accordingly and will be subject to review.

3. The texts submitted must be original and have not been published, regardless it’s form of presentation. Exceptionally the Editorial Committee of Sociologia may accept papers that have already been published, if they are considered scientifically relevant.

4. The authors should indicate the nature of their text (articles, book reviews, research notes or bibliographical essays).

5. The texts may be submitted in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English.

6. The texts will be subject to an evaluation process. The direction of Socio Sociologia logia will make an initial assessment that will take into account the relevance of the text, as well as the quality and the full compliance with the submission guidelines. Later, the texts will be examined for referees, as specialists, under double-blind review.

7. If necessary, the revision of the texts according to evaluations performed can be requested to the authors. The final decision of the publication is taken by the Editorial Committee. The authors will be notified about this decision.

8. Two versions of the submitted text should be presented: one that corresponds to what the author considers to be published; another anonymous where there are deleted all references that allow the identification of the author, which is the version submitted to evaluation.

9. Texts should include the respective authorship, indicating the following aspects:

author's name, institutional affiliation (department, college and university / institute to which it belongs, as well as the city and the country where the institution is located); email, telephone contact; mailing address (preferably institutional address; in the case of co-authored articles, there should be only one corresponding author).

10. The texts should be submitted in A4 pages with normal margins, line spacing of 1.5, in Times New Roman and font size 12, in Word for Windows format or compatible. Footnotes should be written with font size 10 and line spacing of 1.15. The same line spacing should be used in tables, which must be written with font size 11.

11. The maximum size of articles is 50.000 characters, including abstracts, keywords, spaces, footnotes, references, tables, charts, figures and photographs. Book reviews should not exceed 8.000 characters, including spaces; research notes and bibliographic essays, 20.000 characters, including spaces.

12. The full title of the text should be presented in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. The article should be accompanied by 3 keywords and an abstract of 600 characters (maximum), drafted in each of these languages.

13. Tables, charts, figures and photographs should be few, identified with continuous numbering and must contain the respective titles and sources and presented in black and white. These elements should come in the text and, separately, with the title and respective sources in JPEG format. Images may not be wider than the text’s body. The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to accept non-textual elements whose attainment might involve excessive difficulties or increase the financial costs.

14. The texts must indicate the sources and references related with non-original elements. If there are intellectual property rights, the authors must request such authorization. Sociologia is not responsible for the infringement of intellectual property rights.

15. The references and citations will be included in the text, according to the following presentation: Morris, 2008; Morris (2008); Morris (2008: 52); Morris et al. (2008).

16. In the footnotes should be used only numbers. The numbering of the notes must be continuous from beginning to end of the text.

17. In the articles, we suggest the use of at most two levels of titration with Arabic numerals.

18. All citations must be put in quotation marks. All the words written in other languages, than the original language of the text, must be formatted in italics.

19. Bibliographical references should conform to the following guidelines:

a) Books: Surname, Given Name (year), Title and subtitle, Place of publication, Publisher (avoid reference to the first edition).

b) Articles in periodicals: Surname, Given Name (year), “Title of the article: subtitle”, in Name of the Periodical, volume (number), page references.

c) Texts in compilations/ Contributions in monographs: Surname, Given Name (year), “Title of the text/contribution: subtitle”, in Given Name and Surname (org.), Title of the Compilation/Monograph. Subtitle, Place of publication, Publisher, page references (avoid reference to the first edition).

d) Online publications: Surname, Given Name (year), “Title of the text”, Online publication name, [Consulted in day-month-year]. Available in (link).

e) Thesis: Surname, Given Name (year), “Title of the thesis”. Master thesis or PhD thesis (indicate one), Place of publication, Name of the institution.

f) Legislation: Indication of the legal diploma.

20. References should be placed at the end of the text and must be ordered alphabetically by author's surname. If there is more than one reference to the same author, they should be sorted from oldest to newest.

21. The authors grant to Sociologia the exclusive right to publish their texts, in any form, including its reproduction and sale on paper or digital, as well as their availability under open-access databases. The texts published in the Sociologia cannot be used in other publications without the express authorization of the Editorial Committee.

22. The texts should be send by email to or


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