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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1,5 line spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Content and Dimensions:

Práticas da História accepts original academic research in the form of articles (6000-10000 words), essays (3000-6000 words), book reviews (1500-2500 words), and interviews (1500-3000 words) under the subject matter of historical theory, historiography, methodology or the uses of the past.

2. Selection of contents:

All articles, essays, book reviews and interviews proposed for publication are first evaluated by the Editorial Board of the journal, considering the degree to which they fit the journal’s focus and their relevance and/or originality in the current historiographic and scientific framework. Chosen articles and essays will be subsequently submitted to peer review. The editors reserve the right to publish texts which are not peer-reviewed. Those texts will be flagged appropriately.

3. Peer Review:

Both articles and essays will be submitted to double-blind peer-review procedure in which the identities of authors and evaluators remain confidential.

Articles will be evaluated by two external referees, while essays will be evaluated by one external referee.

4.  Proposals for special issues:

Proposals for special issues will be considered by the editorial board. If approved, each article will go through the normal peer review process separately. The editorial board reserves the right to reject individual articles after having approved the special issue proposal, if that is the recommendation of the peer review. The same criteria apply to proposals for thematic sections.

5. Format and notes:

All contributions should be submitted through the journal's website (see above "Make a new submission") in a single word file (.docx). The text should be in Times New Roman size 12, 1,5 line spacing.

Footnotes should be in size 10, in Chicago Style (Notes and Bibliography – All tables, images, maps and other attached elements should be placed at the end of the text, with reference to where they should be inserted (page, paragraph). Papers should also include an alphabetically-organized bibliography of all referenced works after all attached elements, again in Chicago Style (Notes and Bibliography).

In order to assure anonymity in scientific refereeing, any explicit information regarding the author (contact, institutional data and other) should be sent in a separate page and should not appear in any part of the article’s text. Likewise, self-citation or references to the author’s previously published or accomplished work should be restricted to a minimum.

6. Language:

We accept contributions in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

7. Abstracts:

All articles should include an abstract of 200 words in Portuguese and English, and 4 keywords. A short biographical note containing the author’s academic affiliation, areas of expertise and contact details should be provided as well.

8. Images:

You are welcome to include images in your article. These should be sent in .tiff or .jpg format and be inserted in the body of the text, together with their captions and references. The author is fully responsible for the copyright and ensures that permission has been obtained for use of the material.

9. Publication Fees:

Práticas da História does not charge author fees (APCs) or Article Submission Charges.

10. Research Integrity:

Práticas da História adheres to the guidelines of the COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.

The editors will take steps to identify and prevent the publication of articles where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, falsification or citation manipulation using the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

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