Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

e-JPH Notes for Contributors

View guidelines on submissions and formatting guidelines, referencing system, practical observations, copyright agreement and republishing permission for contributors to the e-JPH.

Submissions and Formatting Guidelines

Submissions to the e-Journal of Portuguese History should be sent attached to an e-mail message [ejph_reit@up.pt] addressed to the Editors.

Submission of a paper to e-JPH will be taken to imply that it presents original and unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Papers should:

  • Be set in Garamond, 1.5 spaced, 12 pt font
  • Include a title
  • Include the name, affiliation, email and ORCID nr. of the author(s)
  • Include a bionote (max. 50 words), in English and Portuguese
  • Include an abstract in English and Portuguese (maximum 100 words, in Portuguese and English each one)
  • 5 keywords (in English and Portuguese)
  • Bibliographical references (see referencing system)
  • Include images in line with the text
  • Images should be sent as separate .jpg files
  • Authors are responsible for copyright/permission for inclusion of images (related information needs to be credited)
  • Include annotation (see referencing system)

The e-Journal of Portuguese History accepts texts to be included under different categories:

  • Articles should not normally exceed 40.000 characters.
  • Surveys and debates should not normally exceed 40.000 characters.
  • Institutions and research should not normally exceed 20.000 characters.
  • Book Reviews should not normally exceed 15.000 characters. Book reviews do not need an abstract or keywords. The title should include full citation of the book being reviewed and the ISBN.
  • Roundtables should not exceed 20.000 characters. Roundtables do not need an abstract or key words. The title should include full citation of the book being reviewed and the ISBN.

Referencing System

References should follow the Harvard system, with bibliographical references within the text listing the author's last name, date of publication and number of page, e.g. (Boxer 1969: 146).

Complete references should be listed at the end of the article in a style conforming to the following examples:

  • Accati, Luisa (2000). Volontà e autorità. Francisco Suarez e la naturale privazione dell'etica. Quaderni Storici, 35 (3): 623-653.
  • Chaunu, Pierre (1971). La Civilisation de l'Europe des Lumières. Paris: Arthaud.
  • Engerman, Stanley L. (1981). Notes on the patterns of economic growth in the British North American colonies in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In Paul Bairoch and Maurice Lévy-Leboyer (eds.), Disparities in Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution. London: Macmillan, 46-57.
  • Smith, Adam (1976) [1776]. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, ed. R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner, 2 Volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Practical Observations

Where quotations in languages other than English are required, authors are asked to provide a translation into English in the main text or in a note. The use of original Portuguese terms (e.g., regimento, corregedor, sesmarias) is permitted whenever they have been explained to English readers. In these cases, a gloss may be added. Glosses should be set enclosed in parentheses.

  • Use italics (not boldface type) to show emphasis in text. Do not use italics in place of quotation marks.
  • Because this is primarily an online publication, hyperlinks may be included in the text.
  • Titles of persons are capitalized only when preceding and used in conjunction with the name of a person (e.g., King Manuel I, and the king of Portugal).
  • Terms referring to governments and other military or organizational bodies may be capitalized only when referring to one specific body in a context where only that body is meant (e.g., Old Regime or Council of Regents).
  • Spell out ordinal numbers (e.g., the seventeenth century, and NOT the 17th century).

Copyright Agreement

By submitting a manuscript to e-JPH, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce the article, when accepted for publication, have been granted to the Editors and the Publishers according to the terms of an Agreement for the Transfer of Copyright. Authors are requested to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations and other copyright material prior to publication.

Republishing Permission

Authors can request permission to reproduce their texts one year after its publication, provided it makes mention of its original printing in the new edition.