Versão em português

Guidelines for Authors | Manuscripts


Although the Portuguese language is privileged, other languages may be accepted for publishing, namely English, French, Spanish or Italian. While the Editors will continue to use the European Portuguese spelling prior to the 1990 Orthographic Agreement, collaborations in other spellings will be accepted, such as the variant spelling of the Orthographic Agreement or the Brazilian variant. In such cases, however, there must be consistence throughout the texts; the same holds true for other languages with spelling variants.

The papers destined to the Articles, Interventions and Notes sections must contain a Portuguese and an English title and abstract and, if written in another language, must also incorporate the title and abstract in that language.

Text organization

All papers except those destined to the Opinions section must obey the following structure: Title written in the original language, as well as in Portuguese and English, Authors’ names and affiliation, respective contacts, abstract, keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, tables and figures. The texts destined to the Opinions section shall have the title written in the original language, as well as in Portuguese and English.

The abstracts must not surpass 150 words and must function as a separate text without referring to the main text. The abstracts should be written in Portuguese, English and in the original language if different from the former two. A maximum of six keywords should also be presented in Portuguese, English and the original language. The keywords should help to frame the text in its general context and should complement the words in the title without repetition.

In the case of foreign Authors, the Portuguese versions of the title, the abstract and the keywords are optional. If necessary, the Editors will translate from the English versions.

The texts should be divided in sections and subsections in accordance with their content.

The orthographic and grammatical review should be done carefully. Footnotes should be avoided and reference marks should be numbered between straight brackets.

Tables and figures may be used, and should be thus designated — and not as images, photos, photographs, illustrations, schemes or other. All tables and figures must be referenced in the text by their respective numbers. They should be placed at the end of the text, each with its respective legend, on separate sheets. The Authors must gain the necessary permission to use the figures or other copyright materials. The use of materials that are not self-authored implicitly asserts that the Author gained the necessary permissions.

References should be listed at the end of the text, numbered in accordance with the text citations and in the style presented here.


In addition to the figures inserted in the Word document (with sufficient resolution for the evaluation of the manuscript), figures should be sent as individual graphic files (tiff, jpeg, psd, pdf or other) with resolution appropriate for publication. The name of each file should be the respective figure number. When the figure is composed of different parts (a, b, c, etc.), each part should correspond to a different file. The graphic files should have an appropriate resolution (normally 300 dpi).

When the figures are constructed images or schemes, they should be made by the Author and sent as one individual graphic file. Word constructed images are not adequate. When designing graphics and schemes, care should be taken to use colours and symbols coherently. Arial or similar is suggested as the font to be used in those figures.

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