Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for The Portuguese Journal of Social Science?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

Length of submitted material: Articles should be in English and 6500-7500 words in length, including notes and references. Research notes should be no more than 4000 words long, while book reviews should be no longer than 1500 words.

Authors must provide a brief biographical statement that includes details of recent publications, their academic affiliation, mailing address, and contact phone numbers and email address.

They must also provide an abstract of no more than 250 words and up to six keywords or phrases.

Spelling British English should be used. We require '-ize' endings.

Dates should be written 17 October 1997, 1965–67,1998–2006, 2005–06, the 1980s, nineteenth century, the forties, 9/11

Numbers Cardinal numbers should be written in full from one to twenty then shown in figures from 21 on.

Percentages In text 'per cent' and 'percentage'. In graphs and tables us '%'.

Quotations should be used sparinglyand be identified by single quotation marks, double within single.

Foreign words or phrases should be placed in italics with the English translation being provided immediately afterwards in parenthesis.

Footnotes A maximum of 12 in any article, which should be identified by a superscript numeral immediately following the next occurring punctuation mark.

References We use the Harvard referencing system for bibliographical information. All cited material must be followed by the name of the original author, the date of publication and the pages on which the quoted material can be found, thus (Santos 1995: 43-5). Do not use Ibid. Your references direct the reader to a list, arranged alphabetically by author’s surname, at the end of the article, which should contain all works cited in the text, and only to works cited in the text.

Our styleguide is available here


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.