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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.
  • Submissions must have a minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 30 pages of 2100 characters. They must also meet ABNT’s standards (Brazilian Technical Norms Association). Under special circumstances, submissions exceeding the maximum limit might be published depending of Editors’ discretionary decision.
  • Paper Size: Letter (8,5 x 11 in) text editor: Word for Windows 6.0 or higher. Margins (Left and top, 3 cm – right and bottom, 2 cm); Font: Times New Roman, Size 12 paragraph: left aligned; Space before text: 0; Space after text: 12 points; line Spacing: 1,5 spacing. Text highlights made in italic (rather than underlined).
  • Title with a maximum of 8 words, uppercase, bold, written in English, and translation to English for those submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.
  • Summary, written in English with version in English for submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish, with about 150 words, Left aligned, containing study Field, objectives, applied methodology (encouraged, but not mandatory), results and conclusions.
  • Minimum of three and maximum of five keywords in English with translation to English if Submission is written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.
  • References can be cited whether in footnotes (according to Annex I of NBR 6023/2002) or using the Author-Date style in the body of text (including author’s Last name, year and page of the publication). In all cases, complete bibliographical references are mandatory in alphabetical order at the end of the submission, under NBR-6023’s rules.
  • Diagrams, Graphics and tables must have title and indicate source, should be placed within the body of text, properly titled and referenced and should avoid duplicity.
  • Prior to submission, authors must make sure that full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or phone number are informed ONLY in SUBMISSION FORM (step 3 of the submission proceedings).

    IMPORTANT if any of the above mentioned data (full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or phone number) figures on submission file, it will be immediately rejected for hindering blind peer review.

Author Guidelines

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 EDITORIAL POLICY AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 General Notes

 

Panorama of Brazilian Law is a journal that publishes articles, book reviews and essays substantially related to Brazilian Law. Within such context, research works and papers focused on Theory of Law, Sociology of Law, Philosophy of Law and History of Law are also acceptable.

This journal is opened to different theoretical and methodological approaches, including interdisciplinary papers and articles that fall into Law & Society, and Law & Economics research Fields.

 

Publication Frequency

 

PBL is an annual journal and is released every second semester.

 

Double Blind Peer Review

 

Prior to publication, Editors will analyze submissions to assess whether or not it fits the PBL’s Editorial Policy. The submission is then sent to two anonymous reviewers who evaluate qualitatively its content and style in accordance with blind peer review principles. Reviewers take 45 to 120 days to provide their comments, which will be forwarded to the author(s) for acknowledgment or revision proceedings. In this latter case, authors can send the reviewed version back to PBL for re-evaluation.

Authors will be notified about the status of evaluation process, being able to access reviewer’s comments on their articles. Exceptionally, Panorama of Brazilian Law’s Editorial Board can also directly invite authors to publish articles.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Panorama of Brazilian Law (PBL) currently publishes articles and papers written in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish not previously published elsewhere. For such matter, PBL will also accept English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish versions of works originally published in Portuguese.

Papers written in other languages are subject to specific call for papers previously released.

 

Technical Details

 

Submissions must have a minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 30 pages of 2100 characters. They must also meet ABNT’s standards (Brazilian Technical Norms Association). Under special circumstances, submissions exceeding the maximum limit might be published depending of Editors’ discretionary decision.

Paper Size: Letter (8,5 x 11 in) text editor: Word for Windows 6.0 or higher. Margins (Left and top, 3 cm – right and bottom, 2 cm); Font: Times New Roman, Size 12 paragraph: left aligned; Space before text: 0; Space after text: 12 points; line Spacing: 1,5 spacing. Text highlights made in italic (rather than underlined).

Title with a maximum of 8 words, uppercase, bold, written English, and translation to English for those submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

Summary, written in English with version in English for submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish, with about 150 words, Left aligned, containing study Field, objectives, applied methodology (encouraged, but not mandatory), results and conclusions.

Minimum of three and maximum of five keywords in English with translation to English if Submission is written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

References can be cited whether in footnotes (according to Annex I of NBR 6023/2002) or using the Author-Date style in the body of text (including author’s Last name, year and page of the publication). In all cases, complete bibliographical references are mandatory in alphabetical order at the end of the submission, under NBR-6023’s rules.

Diagrams, Graphics and tables must have title and indicate source, should be placed within the body of text, properly titled and referenced and should avoid duplicity.

Prior to submission, authors must make sure that full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or  phone number are informed ONLY in SUBMISSION FORM (step 3 of the submission proceedings).

IMPORTANT if any of the above mentioned data (full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or phone number) figures on submission file, it will be immediately rejected for hindering blind peer review.

 

Copyrights

 

Panorama of Brazilian Law employs Open Journal Access policies.

Authors are fully and exclusively responsible for their submissions.

Upon submitting a paper to Panorama of Brazilian Law, authors fully agree with cession of copyrights to Panorama of Brazilian Law (PBL), and expressly allow either publishing it in electronic media or printed versions for research purposes. Full reproduction of articles is prohibited. Citation of parts of text without previous solicitation is allowed provided that the source is properly identified.