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Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Editorial Policy

The Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations is a peer reviewed journal with blind referee system which aims at publishing high quality articles that may bring innovative and significant theoretical, conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions to the fields of Political Science and International Relations.

The Perspectivas has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the Portuguese and Lusophone political spaces, whether through comparative or single case-study analysis, but by no means restricts its interests to these spaces, welcoming any relevant contribution from and about different parts of the World.

The Perspectivas accepts original articles which are not under consideration elsewhere at the time of submission.

Policy for non-original articles
As norm, the Journal does not accept for publication as originals, articles that have been published elsewhere in languages different from that of submission. However, articles published elsewhere (regardless of original language) may be exceptionally considered by the Journal, provided that the authors state clearly in the submission form that the article is not an original and prove to have permission to reproduce copyright material (see more information in Copyright Policy). 

Special issues
The Journal welcomes proposals for Special Issues. Proposals for organising special issues should be sent directly to

Book reviews
Book reviews may be submitted at any time.
They may be up to 1000 words, and follow the journal’s editorial style.

General Guidelines for Submission

-Articles may be submitted in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

-Articles should not exceed 8000 words in length, including footnotes, bibliographic references, tables, graphics and figures.

-Articles should be free from jargon, biased and offensive language.

-Abstracts should have 250 words maximum, followed by a maximum of five keywords.

-Abstracts must be provided in English, in Portuguese, and in the article’s original language if different from the previous two.

-The Journal does not provide translation services. However, it may exceptionally translate abstracts into Portuguese at the authors’ request.

-Articles should be provided in editable formats (not PDF).

-Articles should be 1,5 spaced throughout (including all quotations, footnotes and references), with generous margins on both sides of the pages and pages numbered consecutively.

- The style applicable is the Turabian Style (see also Guidelines for Style and References).

-Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the Journal style.

-Articles must be submitted on line in  at Document Submission (available from April 2012 on).

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.
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Copyright Policy
Authors must be sure that they have permission to reproduce copyright material, prior to submitting their articles to this Journal.

Authors must secure permission if they want to reproduce figures, tables, or any extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as to any derivative reproduction.

In assigning copyright, authors retain their right to use their own material elsewhere, provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and the Editor (NICPRI) is notified in writing in advance.
Further information on copyright policy please contact

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