Guide to authors
Paper extension, language, abstract and keywords
- In order to be accepted, paper must be no longer than 7,000 words including notes, references, figures and tables.
- Language: the papers may be written in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.
- The cover sheet should have the following information: paper title;
author’s name(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address and biographical note
(see section 12 below);
- General structure: paper title, abstract and keywords; main text divided into sections; references.
- Abstract: it should have a max. 150 words and it should be written in the language of the paper and in English.
- Keywords: max. 6 keywords, not capitalized, separated by semi-colon.
Abstract (in the language of the paper)
Keywords (in the language of the paper)
Abstract (in English)
Keywords (in English)
- Font: times new roman;
- Main text: 13pt; line spacing 1.5;
- Abstract: block text indented by 0.75 cm left and right;
- Abstract, keywords, block quotations, tables, figures and footnotes: 11pt; line spacing 1.0;
- References: 12pt; line spacing 1.0;
- Paper title: 14pt bold, capitalize only the first letter of the first word and of proper nouns and adjectives;
- Paragraphing: all paragraphs begin with 0.75 cm indentation. Do not leave a blank line between paragraphs;
- The text just be justified left and right;
- Paper title, author’s name(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address
should be page centered. The academic affiliation should refer both the
University and Faculty name.
- Paper title: 14 pt bold followed by 1 blank line
- Author’s name(s): 12 pt
- Affiliation: 12 pt
- E-mail: 12 pt followed by 3 blank lines.
- All other headings flush left, i.e., starting at the left-hand margin with a 0.75 indentation;
- Abstract heading: 13 pt bold followed by 1 blank line
- Leave 1 blank line after the abstract text.
- The word Keywords: in italics, 11 pt
- Section headings (the titles begin with 0.75 cm indentation after the number):
1. First-grade heading: 14 pt bold
1.1. Second-grade heading: 13 pt bold
1.1.1. Third-grade heading: 13 pt bold
- Leave 2 blank lines before and 1 blank line after all section headings in the text.
- Leave 1 blank line before and after examples, lists, block quotations, tables and figures.
- Short quotations (fewer than 60 words) should be run on in the text; enclosed in double quotation marks (“…”);
- Longer quotations should appear as a separate block; indented by 0.75
cm left and right; 11 pt, with one line space above and one below. They
are not to be enclosed within quotation marks.
- Omissions should be indicated using three dots inside square brackets [...]
- Additions or comments by the author to be enclosed in square brackets, for example: [my emphasis].
- The bibliography referred to within the text follows the style
(author, date: page), for example Bloomfield (1933: 123-125),
(Bloomfield, 1933: 123-125), (Langacker, 1990a, 1990b, 1991), (Lakoff
& Johnson 1980: 75), (Varela, Thompson & Rosch, 1991). Where
there are more than three authors, et al. should be used.
- The date is always given in brackets: “Lakoff & Johnson (1980: 33-35) introduced the term …”
- Avoid referring to a whole book: give exact page numbers whenever possible.
Typeface, emphasis, and punctuation
- Italics should be used for: words, phrases, and sentences treated as
linguistic examplesforeign-language expressions; the titles of books,
newspapers, magazines, and periodicals.
- Italics may be used to draw attention to significant terms at first mention only.
- Boldface type may be used predominantly for headings.
- Never use underlining.
- Full stops should be placed last, following any other punctuation, but
before the number indicating the footnote, e.g., “… word).”; “…
word”.”; “… word.7”
- Leave one (not more) blank spacing after all punctuation marks.
- Number examples consecutively throughout the text. They should be
separated from the preceding and following text by one line of space.
- All examples are given in italics.
- All examples flush left with 0.75 indentation.
(1) a. I sent the artefacts to an anthropologist.
b. I sent to an anthropologist the artefacts that had been in the attic for several years.
(2) The anthropologist didn't think much of them.
Tables, Figures, and illustrations
- Tables and Figures: 11 pt;
- Each Table and Figure should have one line space above and below.
- Tables, Figures and Illustrations should be numbered consecutively
throughout the text and be given titles, for example “Table 1: …” and
“Figure 1.1: …” followed by colon;
- The title of a Table, Figure or Illustration should appear above and
centered. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word (11pt);
- Tables, Figures and Illustrations are centered;
- Figures should be produced in Word for Windows;
- Reference to source of Tables; Figures, and Illustrations are placed below, 10pt;
- Only use footnotes, no endnotes. Footnotes should be printed in 11 pt Times New Roman;
- Footnotes should not contain full references. Full references should be placed in the references section;
- Footnote numbers in the text should be superscript (small raised) numbers without parentheses.
- The note number should directly follow the word in question or a punctuation mark, with no blank space;
- Do not include more than 10 footnotes and these should be as brief as possible.
- Reference section has the heading References to be put at the left margin, 14pt;
- The reference section immediately follows the main text.
- Font: 11 pt Times New Roman; line spacing: 1.0. Do not leave a blank line between each reference;
- Give the inclusive page numbers of papers in journals or edited works;
- All references are to be listed in alphabetic order.
Please follow the examples below and note the use of capitals, italics and punctuation:
- Books: Eco, U. (2001). Sobre a Literatura. Lisboa: Difel.
- Edited books: Wodak, R., e Krzyzanowski, M. (orgs.) (2008).
Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. New York:
- Articles in edited books: Wodak, R. e Busch, B. (2004). Approaches to
Media Texts. In J. D. Downing (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Media Texts
(pp. 105-122). London: Sage.
- Journal articles: Sobral, J. M. (2003). A Formação das Nações e o
Nacionalismo: os paradigmas explicativos e o caso português. Análise
Social, xxxvii (165), 1093-1126.
- Theses: Skey, M. (2008). Flagging Nations? Exploring the Banality of
National Discourse Through a Study of Everyday Talk and Media Texts in
England. Tese de Doutoramento, London School of Economics, London.
- Classical editions: Espinosa, B. (1988 ). Tratado
Teológico-Político (trad. D. P. Aurélio). Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional-Casa
- Electronic documents: Van Dijk, T. A. (1996). Opinion and Ideologies
in Editorials, Paper for the 4th International Symposium of Critical
Discourse Analysis, Language, Social Life and Critical Thought, Athens,
14-6 December1995, 30pp.
Manuscript submissions should be accompanied by a biographical note
(100-120 words). The note should refer to the author’s areas of research
and/or of interest. The biographical note should be placed in the cover
sheet of the paper; times new roman; 12pt.
Manuscripts will be reviewed by two independent reviewers.
The publication of selected manuscripts may take between 12 and 24 months after submission.