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Author Guidelines

Perspectivas - Journal of Political Science (PJPS) publishes submissions that make substantial theoretical, conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions to the fields of Political Science, International Relations and Public Management and Policy. 


Submission Requirements

- Authors must submit their manuscripts online at Manuscript Submission. All manuscripts must be submitted in Portuguese or in English, however, manuscripts submitted in Portuguese must provide its abstract in English as well. The Journal does not provide translation services, however, it may exceptionally translate abstracts at the authors' request. 

- All articles must include an abstract not exceeding 250 words, followed by a maximum of five keywords. Articles can not exceed 8000 words in length, including footnotes, bibliographic references, tables, graphics and figures. 

- Book reviews do not require an abstract and must not exceed 1000 words in length. 

- All manuscripts should be provided in editable formats (not PDF) and must be free from jargon, biased and offensive language. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are  in accordance to the  Journal style.

- The style applicable is the Turabian Style (see also Norms on Bibliographic References).


On-line Anonymity Policy

Details about the author(s) and/or academic/professional affiliations must be provided only where requested during the on-line submission process as to ensure the anonymity of the submission.


Guidelines for Style and References


Notes should be marked clearly in the text at the point of punctuation by superior numbers, and listed consecutively at the bottom of each page.


Please follow the Reference List Style, citing sources in brackets in the text by author's last name and date of publication.

For references follow these examples:


One author: Doniger, Wendy. 1999. Splitting the difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Two authors: Cowlishaw, Guy, and Robin Dunbar. 2000. Primate conservation biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Four or more authors: Laumann, Edward 0., John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels. 1994. The social organization of sexuality: Sexual practices in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter of a book

Wiese, Andrew. 2006. "The house I live in: Race, class, and African  American  suburban dreams in the  postwar  United  States".  In the New Suburban History, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue, 99119. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Book published electronically

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The founders' Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://prcss-pubs.uchicago.cdu/founders/  (accessed June  27, 2006}.

Article in a print journal

Smith, John Maynard. 1998. The origin of altruism. Nature 393: 639-40.

Article in an online journal

Hlatky, Mark A., Derek Boothroyd, Eric Vittinghoff, Penny Sharv and Mary A. Whooley. 2002. Quality-of-life and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women after  receiving  hormone therapy: Results from the  Heart  and  Estrogen / Progest in Replacement  Study  (HERS)  trial. Journal of the American Medical  Association  287,  n.5 (February 6), http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v287n5/ rfull/jocI0I08.html#aainfo (accessed January  7, 2004).

Book review

Gorman, James. 2002. Endangered species. Review of The last American man, by Elizabeth Gilbert. New York Times Book Review, June 2.

Web site

Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. Evanston Public Library strategic plan, 20002010: A decade of  outreach .  Evanston Public Library. http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00. html (accessed June  1 , 2005}.

For more information, you may wish to consult the 7th Edition of Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.


Figures and tables

Figures and tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals, consecutively.

Figures and tables must be inserted in editable format at the end of the article's text.

The text should indicate clearly where figures and tables are to be inserted definitely.

Figures and tables should be black & white.



One font size throughout.

Abbreviations consisting of capital letters, acronyms ans contractions should not take full points. E.g.: UN, NATO, OSCE, EU.

Spell out numbers one to nine; use figures for numerals 10 and over. 

Write dates as follows: 15 June 1975.

Quoted material should be in single quotes, whether in text or notes.

Double quotes should be used for a quote within a quote.

Long quotations (30 words or more) should be indented without quotation marks.

Quotes within an indented quote have single quotation marks.


Headings and Subheadings

Type headings and sub-headings at the left margin, using the following hierarchy:

- First-level headings in bold, with an initial capital letter or any proper nouns.

- Second-level headings in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

- Third-level (and subsequente if necessary) in italics, with an innitial capital letter for any proper nouns.


Revised articles

When submitting revised articles, authors must signal directly in the text all revisions made.

Authors may also send a file with a direct response to the reviewers comments, with no reference to contacts, names or institutional affiliations. This file will be sent to reviewers, hence the importance of keeping anonymity.

Answers and revisions should always be as neat and detailed as possible as to avoid any misinterpretations.

The revised articles and any other files should be sent to the Journal using the author's login area, and following the articles’s identification provided by the Journal.


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