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Author Guidelines


The articles cannot have been previously published, in whole or in part, in any other journal (even if in modified format), neither be under consideration for publication in other media. This rule applies for both abridged or unabridged versions and to excerpts of the article.

Meridiano 47 is a medium vehemently committed to good practices in scientific publication, including in what concerns the full originality of published works and also the due reference of arguments, data, and excerpts of texts of other authors or the article's own authors.

The editorial analysis process may extend up to 45 days. The editorial analysis of all submitted contributions takes place in three stages:

  • All contributions are analyzed by Meridiano 47 Editors Committee, which will preliminarily decide on the adherence of the work to the editorial policy of the journal, and verify its scientific consistency and preliminary correction in writing acceptable conditions;
  • The works approved in the first stage will be submitted to similarity-detection services. This necessarily involves the identification of excerpts of the manuscript that have already been previously published, even if modified, by the contributor or whomever else;
  • The contributions approved in the second stage will be submitted to scientific arbitration, in a double-blind process. The arbitration may recommend full acceptance, acceptance with modifications, or manuscript refusal. In case of refusal, the manuscript may not be submitted again to Meridiano 47 even with modifications.
Meridiano 47 adopts the continuous publishing model, with a single volume without fascicles. According to this model, the articles are published as soon as their editorial production is finished.

Editors reserve the right to return articles that are not pursuant to these instructions, which must be read carefully and followed thoroughly.
General collaboration rules
  1. The article must be written in Portuguese or in English and must have the lenght from 4,000 to 8,000 words (including title, abstract, bibliographic references, and keywords);
  2. The article must include abstracts in Portuguese and in English which does not exceed 70 words;
  3. The article must include from 4 to 6 keywords in Portuguese and in English ;
  4. The file to be uploaded must be generated by a universally-used text processor software, and in .doc or .docx format. Use only default text formatting;
  5. Footnotes must be used only for additional clarifications to the text;
  6. The bibliographic references must be listed at the end of the text. All references listed in the Bibliographic references section must have been cited throughout the article, according to the following examples:
  7. Observe the Chicago system (author date) strictly;
  8. Submissions are carried out exclusively through the submission form avaliable here;
  9. To assure author anonymity in the analysis of the contribution's worth, the article must include in the submission, as a complementary file, a Title Page containing the following information: author's name, institution to which he or she is affiliated, academic background, ORCID (if possible, in the ORCID format, such as, for instance,, address, phone, and e-mail. In the case of contributions with multiple authors, the information of all authors must be presented. In this Title Page you may include the text for the Acknowledgments section of the article;
  10. In the text of the article, the submitting author must eliminate any reference that may indicate his or her identity. In the case of multiple authors, all coauthors' names, as well as their institutions, must be informed in the Submissions Form;
  11. The submitting author must state, in the Cover Letter to the editor (first field in the Submissions Form), he or she is responsible for the content in the contribution presented to the Journal Editorial Board;
  12. The submitting author must be authorized by all coauthors to act as submitting agent in their behalf concerning all matters related to the publication of the manuscript, and the authorship order must be agreed by all authors;
  13. The submitting author must state, in the Cover Letter to the editor (first field in the Submissions Form), that the content of the submitted work has nothing that could be deemed illegal, defamatory, or that causes a conflict of interest or that may interfere in the impartiality of the presented work.
  14. The Journal does not publish in its articles liability waivers or disclaimers of any sort;
  15. The Journal admits only a maximum of three authors per article, and even so, the responsibility of each of them in the research development that originated the submission must be clear in the Cover Letter to the editor (first field in the Submissions Form).
Short papers
Meridiano 47 welcomes short papers, with extension around 4,000 words. The guidelines for this kind of contribution are the same described above.

Tables and figures

The use of images (flowcharts, maps, tables, and figures) must be restricted to the essential for the illustration of arguments developed in the text. This means that they should not reproduce information mentioned in the text and should not be poorly explored in the development of the central argument of the article. All images must be provided in .JPEG format with at least 300 dpi resolution. Only black & white images will be accepted. Indicate in the body of the text the exact insertion point of the images. In the case of images not produced by the author, the submission must include, as a complementary document, a formal authorization signed by the author/editor of the image for its use and reproduction in the article submitted to Meridiano 47;


Meridiano 47 will include in its articles the ORCID ID number ( of the author(s), if such information is provided;

Title page

The Title Page must contain the following information: 1. Article title; 2. Complete name of the author(s); 3. Institutional affiliation of each author; 4. Professional address of each author; 5. ORCID ID of each author, if such information is available; Keywords (4 to 6 terms, in alphabetical order); eventual acknowledgements, which shall be inserted in the article, if its publication is approved.


When necessary, acknowledgements must refer exclusively to the substantial support received by the author in the development of the research that originated the article. Acknowledgements must be inserted in the Title Page, as described previously. In case the work is approved for publication, this part will be inserted in the end of the text, in an Acknowledgments section. Acknowledgements to aids or grants, as well as acknowledgements to collaborations from colleagues, and eventual mention to the origin of an article (such as, for instance, theses) must be indicated in this section. Acknowledgement to individuals must precede the acknowledgements to institutions or agencies.  Acknowledgements to the peer reviewers that examined the article are not allowed. Dedications are not allowed.


Footnotes should be avoided. When necessary, they shall be numbered sequentially and must present additional clarifications to the text.

Text structure

The articles must necessarily include introduction, conclusion, and bibliographic references. In the introduction and conclusions, charts, tables or figures of any sort are not allowed. The excessive fragmentation of the text structure, by inserting more than two subheadings, should be avoided.

Availability of research data

Meridiano 47 values the availability of research data used in the articles in open-access repositories, following register standards that assure authorship, use, and citation of data, as well as of the corresponding article. The author may report great statistical series, document databases compiled by the author, great series of historical documents relevant for the development of the presented analysis, and so forth. The eventual availability of research data may be reported in the Acknowledgements section.

Bibliographic references

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic references cited in their work. 

The references may be cited in the text, as, for example, (Almeida 2004), (Almeida and Farias 2009), (Almeida, Farias, and Cunha 2009) or, for three or more authors, (Almeida et al. 2010). Two or more articles by the same authorship in the same year should be differentiated by letters, as in (Almeida 2004a), (Almeida 2004b), (Almeida and Farias 2009a), (Almeida and Farias 2009b), and so forth. 

The references must be listed at the end of the text, in the Bibliographic references section, in alphabetical order of the cited work's first author's last name. If there are more than three authors, use the first author's last name followed by et al. The following examples are considered as a general guide for listing references.


Vaz-Pinto, Raquel. "Peaceful rise and the limits of Chinese exceptionalism."Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional 57, special issue (2014): 210-24.

Souza, Matilde de, Franciely Torrente Veloso, Letícia Britto dos Santos, Rebeca Bernardo da Silva Caeiro. "Governança de recursos comuns: bacias hidrográficas transfronteiriças." Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional 57, no. 2 (2014): 152-75.

Books and book chapters

Cervo, Amado Luiz. A Parceria Inconclusa: as relações entre Brasil e Portugal. Vol. 1. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2012.

Cervo, Amado Luiz. "A Parceria Inconclusa: as relações entre Brasil e Portugal." In Parcerias estratégicas do Brasil: os significados e as experiências tradicionais, edited by Antônio Carlos Lessa and Henrique Altmani Oliveira, 119-38, vol. 1. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço, 2013


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 article has not been previously published, in whole or in part, in any other journal (even if in modified format), neither is under consideration for publication in other media;
  2. The submission file is in doc or docx format;
  3. URLs for the references have been provided with the respective dates of admission;
  4. The text is single-spaced, using a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underscore; and its maximum length is between 4000-8000 words;
  5. The text adheres strictly to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, in the "About" Section;

  6. The text contains title, abstract of about 70 English words, and 3 key words in English;
  7. I agree, on my behalf and on behalf of my co-authors, to transfer that this article that I now submit to Meridiano 47 can be can be conveyed by the Brazilian Institute of International Relations (Instituto Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais) on public and private databases, in Brazil and abroad. I and my eventual co-authors agree that any funds arising from this placement are reverted to the IBRI;
  8. I declare, on my behalf and on behalf of my co-authors, that I am (we are) fully responsible for the entire contents of the contribution I (we) now submit to the Editorial Board of Meridiano 47.
  9. I declare, on my behalf and on behalf of my co-authors that there is no conflict of interest that might interfere with the impartiality of the scientific work now presented to the Editorial Board of Meridiano 47.
  10. I declare, on my behalf and on behalf of my co-authors, we know and adhere to the Ethical guidelines and best practices in scientific publishing adopted by Meridiano 47.

  11. I declare, on my behalf and on behalf of my co-authors, we agree to Open Access publication of this submission.

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