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Author Guidelines

1. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations publishes only scientific articles, without charging any editing costs;

2. The research articles must contain a maximum of 12 thousand words;

3. The footnotes should be of a complementary nature;

4. The bibliography must follow the rules of the Chicago-Style (Author-date or note-bibliography), specifying the used literature at the end of the text;

5. Contributions must be original and unpublished, and can be submitted in Portuguese, English or Spanish;

6. Contributions must contain the full name of the author, their titles, institutional affiliation (the full name of the institution) and an e-mail address for contact;

7. The complete filling of the submission form by the authors is mandatory;

8. Contributions from undergraduate or graduate students are allowed, as long as in partnership with a Professor or PhD, which will appear as the main author of the work;

9.  Manuscripts from only one author must be written by a Professor or PhD;

10. There is a limit of three (3) authors per article;

11. Contributions must be accompanied of: three keywords in Portuguese or Spanish and three keywords in English; title in English and in Portuguese or Spanish; abstract in English and in Portuguese or Spanish, both with up to 100 words.

12. Submissions must be made through the journal website:


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. Contributions must be original, and shall not have been submitted for publication in another journal; otherwise, it must be justified in “Comments to the Editor”;
  2. Submitted files must be in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF (as long as their size is up to 2MB) format;
  3. URLs must be informed in the references when necessary;
  4. The text must follow patterns of style and bibliographic requirements described in the About the Journal section;
  5. The identification of authorship of the work must be removed from the file and the properties option in Word, thus ensuring the confidentiality criteria of the journal, accordingly with available instructions in the website;
  6. The text must be single-spaced; Times New Roman 12pt must be used for the body of the text; italic is to be used instead of underline (except in URL addresses); figures and tables must be embedded in the text;
  7. NEW: as of 2020, the journal will only accept articles in Portuguese or Spanish accompanied by their English translations. Therefore, AUSTRAL will not be responsible for the translations from Portuguese to English and from Spanish to English.
  8. IMPORTANT: due to the high number of national and international submissions, the growing demand for thematic dossiers and the bi-annual periodicity of the journal, the editorial process for publication may sometimes exceed 12 months.

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