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Author Guidelines


Regarding the guidelines, the importance of our Editorial Policies, in particular on the Focus and Scope, Publication Ethics, Peer Review Process, Errata and Retractions, Copyright Notice, and Open Access Policy.

We state that the journal receives contributions exclusively through its editorial process system, available at Contributions must be original and must not have been submitted for consideration by other journals.

About the accepted languages, contributions can be written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish. Works approved for publication must have in their final version the title, abstract, and keywords in these three languages. A specific DOI will be assigned to published papers.

We emphasize that the maximum number of authors per paper is five, and that changes in the authorship after the desk review stage are not allowed. For each of the authors, the link of Lattes Curriculum or another CV, ORCID ID, and affiliation must be informed. It should be noted that the same author cannot appear on the list of authors in more than two works published by volume.

Contributions must also observe the topics of Formatting and Presentation and Submission Preparation Checklist, presented below, and it is essential that the text of submitted contributions does not contain information that could lead to the identification of the authors.



  • Articles: up to 7 thousand words, including references, graphs, and tables.
  • Translations: up to 7 thousand words, including references, graphs, and tables, prepared from an article or book chapter of recognized importance for knowledge and research on the themes of the journal.
  • Reviews: up to 3,000 words, including references, tables and, graphs, prepared from books published up to 2 years before submission.
  • Research Reports: up to 2,000 words, including references, tables, and graphs.


  • The cover page and the body text of the contribution must have been prepared using a word processor, in DOC, DOCx, or RTF format.
  • The font used in the cover page and the body of the text must be Garamond, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Footnotes can be used when they are strictly necessary to clarify an explanation or source of information.
  • Graphs and tables must be prepared using a spreadsheet processor, in the format XLS or XLSX.
  • Figures must be made using a drawing processor, in JPG, PNG, or TIFF format.
  • Tables, graphs, and figures, in the body of the text, must be numbered and contain the description of their content at the top. Notes and sources should be indicated below. Italics or bold should not be used in the markup. The captions of the tables must appear in Garamond font size 11.


In the main text, tables, graphs or figures references should follow the scientific international notation, e.g.: (FIGUEIREDO, 9999) in case of paraphrasis; or (FIGUEIREDO, 999, p.99) in case of a direct quotation.

A reference list must be included at the end of the manuscript, starting on a separate page, unnumbered, and in alphabetical order. They must include all authors referred to in the text, tables, graphs, or figures, following the criteria:

  • Books: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus Life on Saturn. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno. 999 pp, 9999 (number of pages of the article, with the point of page abbreviation and the endpoint of the sentence.)
  • Edited book: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (Ed no period) (9999), Life on Saturn. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno.
  • Book sections (chapters): SILVA, Arnaldo (9999), Looking for Stars. In: Life on Saturn. Edited by FIGUEIREDO, Marcus. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Saturno.
  • Articles: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (9999), Life on Saturn. Brazilian Politic Science Review. Vol. 01, Nº 01, pp. 123-124.
  • Electronic sources: FIGUEIREDO, Marcus (9999), Life on Saturn. Available at <electronic address>. Accessed on March 08, 2019.
  • Quote from the journal: SURNAME, name of the author of the article. Title of the article. Title of journal, location, day, month, and year. Journal, section or supplement title, start, and end pages.
  • Interview: SURNAME, Name of the interviewee. Title of the interview. Name of the interviewer. Date (day, month, and year), location. No. of pages or duration.
  • Paper at the scientific event: SURNAME, Name of author (9999), Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of the event.

Documents for submission

  • The cover page, the body of text, the tables, graphs, and figures must be submitted in separate files and named according to their content.
  • On the submission platform, each document may be uploaded according to its category. Observations:
  1. The cover page must identify the authors with name, affiliation, e-mail, electronic address of the Lattes curriculum or other CV, ID ORCID, city, state, and country. It must also include an abbreviated curriculum for each author, with their academic background and professional performance.
  2. Abstracts must have up to 300 words, with a specific field for the abstract on the sending platform.
  3. Up to five descriptors (keywords) are accepted, with a specific field for them on the sending platform.
  4. The body of the text MUST NOT contain any information that allows the identification of any of the authors.


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.

  1. The contribution meets and complies with the Editorial Policies, in particular on the Focus and Scope, Publication Ethics, Peer Review Process, Errata and Retractions, Copyright Notice, and Open Access Policy.

  2. The contribution is original and it is not being considered for publication by other journals.
  3. The contribution has five authors or less, being indicated their names, current affiliations, e-mails, links to Lattes curriculum or other CV, and the ORCID ID.

  4. Among the authors there is at least one with a doctor or master's degree.
  5. The contribution has titles and abstracts in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, which contain up to 300 words in one paragraph with a single space between lines, followed by three to five keywords.
  6. The cover page and the body of the text are in separate files with DOC, DOCx, or RTF formats, up to 10MB.

  7. The cover page and the body of the text were formatted in 1,5 space; Garamond size 12; italic and not underlined (except for URL addresses); pictures and charts are inserted in the text. The text has A4 format (210 x 297mm) with 2.5 cm top and bottom margins, 3 cm left and right.

  8. The pages of the body of the text are numbered in the upper right corner.

  9. The contents of the table cells are presented in a Garamond font, size 10. The tables have a header, notes and indications of the data sources, in a way that allows understanding the meaning of the data collected, without the need to refer to the text.

  10. Citations must accompany the author/date criterion, for example, Dimaggio and Powell (1991), (DIMAGGIO AND POWELL, 1991) or Dimaggio and Powell (1991, p.34), as the case may be. 

  11. For direct quotes, it is essential to indicate the page. Citations with up to three lines must come in the text itself, and in quotation marks, with more than three lines, they must be highlighted with an indentation of four centimeters from the left margin, in size 10, without quotation marks, according to ABNT NBR 10520: 2002.

  12. Attachments and appendices should only be used in the case of lists, statistics, and other supporting elements that are essential for understanding the text.


Copyright Notice

The Revista da CGU follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which allows the use and sharing of published works with mandatory indication of authors and sources. Contents published until 2019 have generic permission for use and sharing with mandatory indication of authorship and source.

We highlight some essential and non-exhaustive points related:

  • The submission of the proposal implies a commitment not to submit it to another journal and authorizes if approved, its publication.
  • The submission of the proposal also implies that the author(s) agrees with the publication, without resulting in remuneration, reimbursement, or compensation of any kind.
  • The published texts are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the journal.
  • Responsibility for any plagiarism is the responsibility of the author(s).
  • The person responsible for the submission declares, under the penalties of the Law, that the information on the authorship of the work is complete and correct.

Also highlighted are the items related to our Editorial Policies, in particular on the Focus and Scope, Publication Ethics, Peer Review Process, and Open Access Policy.


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