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Essential Information for Authors

Contributions to the PSR are invited from all disciplines, as long as they match the Review's core orientation (see here). Particularly welcome are the fields of history, geography, economics, economic history, political science, international relations, sociology, policy studies, anthropology, ethnography and folklore, archaeology, cultural studies, and cultural and natural heritage conservation. The PSR will also accommodate related discussions of methodology and critical theory. The Review is committed to methodological pluralism: no combination of disciplines and approaches will be turned away on principle, as long as it proves to be effective and rigorous.

Manuscripts cannot be submitted to another journal or publication while under review by the PSR. This is a standard requirement. The vast majority of journals uphold it.

A Quick Submission Checklist for a last check of essential manuscript requirements is available HERE.

Manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 8,000 words, exclusive of notes, tables, and graphics. Preferred file format is .odt (Open Office). Why? Because Open XML and Open Document Text are flexible, salvageable if something goes wrong, and in all ways superior to proprietary binary files. The .doc and .docx formats are accepted, of course. You should be able, however, to save files in .odt from many processors. Do not send .pdf files. In all matters of spelling, punctuation, abbreviations, etc., manuscripts should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, or to appropriate Portuguese, French, and Spanish manuals of style, and should respect our note style, shown in the full Guidelines for Authors. No bibliography is required.

All manuscripts should include a 150-word abstract (articles in Portuguese, French, and Spanish should include an abstract both in the language of the paper and in English). To facilitate the double-blind peer review, authors are asked to send a separate file with cover page with their name, address, telephone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address. Any acknowledgments should be included on this cover page. Within the body of the manuscript itself, no name or other identifying elements should appear. Otherwise the journal will have to spend time "anonymizing" your work.

Send all files as e-mail attachment to If the files are too large for your mail client, post them where we can pull them (on a for free cloud server, for instance).

For all other style sheet matters and technical requirements, and for complete illustration specifications, see the full text of the Guidelines for Authors. These are available in HTML [English]. New PDF versions are being made, and links will be posted here.

For any regular mail traffic, use the address:

Prof. Ivana Elbl, Chief Editor
Portuguese Studies Review
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7B8



























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