Journal of Social Science - Notes for Contributors
aim of this journal is to provide a medium for the publication of original
papers covering Portuguese thought and research on social science. The
Editorial Committee is particularly keen to publish work on current
developments in research and analysis.
contributions, correspondence and books for review should be addressed to
the Editor: João Ferreira de Almeida, UNICS/ISCTE, Av. das Forças
Armadas, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal.
The Portuguese Journal of Social Science is a refereed journal.
Strict anonymity is accorded to both authors and referees. There are
normally two referees, chosen for their expertise within the subject area.
They are asked to comment on the comprehensibility, originality and
scholarly worth of the article submitted.
Articles should not normally exceed 7,500 words in length.
Articles should be original and not be under consideration by any
other publication and be written in a clear and concise style. In the
first instance, contributions should be submitted in hard copy only. Three
hard copies must be sent to the Editor, typewritten or printed on one side
only, and double-spaced. If the article is accepted, it should be put on
disk, with any required amendments, and this electronic version of the
article as agreed for final publication should then be sent to the Editor.
The electronic version should be in Word, and be submitted with and ASCII
(i.e. text only) file of the article on a 3.5 inch disk. The disk should
be labelled with the name of the author, the title of the article, and the
The journal uses standard British English. The Editor reserves the
right to alter usage to these ends. Because of the interdisciplinary
nature of readership, jargon is to be avoided. Simple sentence structures
are of great benefit to readers for whom English is a second language.
Illustrations are welcome. In particular, discussions of particular
buildings, sites or landscapes would be assisted by including
illustrations, enabling readers to see them.
only black and white reproduction is available. Photographs should be
black and white glossy. All slides should be printed as colour photos or
copied onto PhotoCD as a YCC computer file. Line drawings, maps, diagrams,
etc. should be in a camera-ready state, capable of reduction, or as a
Macintosh EPS or TIFF file with hard copy output.
illustrations, photographs, diagrams, maps, etc. should follow the same
numerical sequence and be shown as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. The source has
to be indicated below. Copyright clearance should be indicated by the
contributor and is always the responsibility of the contributor. When they
are on a separate sheet or file, indication must be given as to where they
should be placed in the text.
Within paragraphs these should be used sparingly, identified be single
quotation marks. Paragraph quotations must be indented with an additional
one-line space above and below and without quotes.
All illustrations should be accompanied by a caption, which should
include the Fig. No., and acknowledge the holder of the copyright. The
author has a responsibility to ensure that the proper permissions are
Margins should be at least 2.5cm all round and pagination should be
continuous. Foreign words and phrases inserted in the text should be
A note on the author is required, which includes author's name,
institutional affiliation and address, and email address.
The abstract should not exceed 150 words in length and should
concentrate on the significant findings. Apart from its value for
abstracting services, it should also make a case for the article to be
read by someone from a quite different discipline.
Provision of up to six keywords is much appreciated by indexing and
Notes appear at the side of the appropriate pages, but the numerical
sequence runs throughout the article. These should be kept to a minimum (not
normally more than 12), and be identified by a superscript numeral. Please
avoid the use of automatic footnote programmes; simply append the
footnotes to the end of the article.
We use the Harvard system for bibliographical references. This means
that all quotations must be followed by the name of the author, the date
of the publication, and the pagination; thus: (Santos, 1995: 254). PLEASE
DO NOT use '(ibid.)'. Note that the punctuation should always
follow the reference within parenthesis, whether a quotation is within the
text or an indented quotation. Your references refer the reader to a
bibliography at the end of the article. The heading should be 'References'.
List the items alphabetically. Here are examples of the most likely cases:
J. Ferreira de (1982), Classes sociais nos campos: camponeses parciais
numa regiºao do noroeste, 2 vols., Lisbon: ICS.
L. (1997), 'The importance of being male: ideology and context in gender
identities', Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, no.2,
A. Costa (ed.), Modern Portugal, Palo Alto CA: Society for the
Promotion of Science and Scholarship.
These are no different from other references; they must have an author,
and the author must be referenced Harvard-style within the text. Unlike
paper references, however, web pages can change, so we need a date of
access as well as the full web reference. In the list of references at the
end of your article, the item should read something like this:
E. de, and Ávila, P. (2000), 'Inquérito à Cultura Científica dos
Portugueses 2000', http://www.oct.mct.pt/actividades/cultura/cultura2000/
contributos/inquerito/docs/relatorio.doc, Lisboa: Observatório das Ciências
e Tecnologias. (Accessed 11 December 2001.)
in doubt as to how to reference material on a web page, please contact the