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Guidelines for authors

The Revista e-Curriculum of the post-graduate education program Curriculum of PUC-SP [Pontifical Catholic University, São Paulo], is a scientific journal with a CAPES A2 Classification. It publishes original work (which has not been published in any other periodical, conference proceedings, web page or any other means of disseminating information), prepared by a maximum of four authors (one at least having a doctorate degree).

The term author is applied to anyone who has effectively taken part in the planning and development of the research and the interpretation of data, as well as the whole process of revising and being responsible for the acceptance of the final version of the article.

The Revista publishes scientific articles, reviews, essays, interviews, academic memorials and documents, depending on the requeriments of each call for papers, while ensuring that the focus is on Education, which is regarded as a subarea of the Curriculum.

The Revista e-Curriculum follows certain procedures to avoid conflicts of interest during the phases for assessing the manuscript submitted. The identities of the authors are protected by not allowing any signs (either explicit or implicit) of of the authorship to appear in the body of the text to appear in the text. It is recommended that “XXX” notation should be used to replace the name(s) of the author(s) and institution(s) to which they are affiliated. In the event of the article being accepted for publication, the editorial board will seek information about authorship in the metadata of the text.

Works are accepted if they are written in the target language of Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French. In the case of articles written in a language other than Portuguese, they must be accompanied by a title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese. The articles should have a title that clearly shows the focal point of the study.

In accordance with the Brazilian Copyright Law, (Law n.º 9.610, 19th February 1998), the opinions and ideas expressed in the works, the writing style, the accuracy, appropriateness and faithfulness of the sources of the bibliographical  quotations  are solely the responsibility of the author(s).

The Revista e-Curriculum reserves the right to only publish texts that wholly conform to the commonly accepted standards of the language in which it is written. For this reason, all the texts are submitted to a final review by professionals selected by the journal itself and the costs for this must be borne by the author(s). This final review does not forego the requirement that texts that are presented at the submission stage should be duly corrected by the author(s) – since a good standard of the written language is one of the preliminary criteria for its acceptance.

The publication of a work automatically implies ceding the author´s copyright rights to the Revista e-Curriculum, which means it can only subsequently be published in other means of communication with the authorization of the journal. It must also include a reference to the original publication in the periodical and state the volume, number and year.

Texts that have arisen from studies that have involved people must be accompanied by documentary evidence that the research has been approved by the Ethics Committee or Commission of the institution where the research was undertaken in compliance with Resolution n.º 510, (7/04/2016), of the National Council of Health and applicable to the Human and Social Sciences after the work has been accepted for publication.

Studies carried out with the support of institutions that encourage research and development, can include at the end an acknowledgment of the help provided by these institutions.

The Revista e-Curriculum reserves the right not to publish articles by the same author in intervals of less than 12 months. Similarly, it can reject work which it has had reservations about and/or requested alterations recommended by the reviewers/referees which have not been addressed. The works should be submitted in accordance with the format specifications of texts adopted by the Revista, in accordance with the Template which is available below.
Scientific works should only be submitted through the online system, which is accessible in the website of the Revista (

The Works submitted should belong to the following Types/Categories:

Article: a report of a completed investigation, which seeks to meet the principles of originality, objectivity and clarity over the leading question. The work must make a significant contribution to the area of Education, particularly in the subarea of the Curriculum. The field of inquiry must rely on a theoretical framework that is current and suited to the research question and the methodology employed. Moreover, it should pursue a clear and sustainable line of argument in the analysis of data and discussion of results with precise language, together with signs of its capacity to become a benchmark for other research studies. The articles should be between 15 and 22 pages long, excluding the following: the resumo [in Portuguese], abstract [in English] resumen [in Spanish] and bibliographical references.
The Abstract must have between 600 and 900 characters with spaces, including information concerning: the research problem, objectives, the theoretical framework, methodology and a summary of the principal results obtained from the study, in Times New Roman font, size 11 and 1.0 interlinear spacing. The Abstract must have between 3 and 5 keywords. The title (maximum 20 words), Abstract and keywords must be written in Portuguese, English and Spanish, as well as the original language of the article. The titles, Abstracts and keywords in foreign languages must be written in italics.

Review: the review is of a book related to education, the subarea of the Curriculum and the convergent points of the Revista. Reviews must set out by providing complete reference information about the book being analyzed, which must have been published within the last five years and be originally written in Portuguese or the following other languages (English, Spanish, French or Italian). It must have between 5 to 10 pages,  and be written with 1.5 interlinear spacing, in  Times New Roman font, size 12.

Interviews:  these provide the texts of in-person or remote interaction between two or more people. They are generally stuctured in the form of questions and answers with thinkers concerned with key issues in the area of education. The interviews have not been published in other periodicals written in Portuguese or in other means of disseminating information and should consist of between 10 to 20 pages.

Academic memorials and documentary information: these comprise current and historical documents, (prescriptive, doctrinal, constructive or narrative-based), with the aim of preserving or reviving the memory of education and educators (up to 40 standard pages). This category is reserved for the determination of the editorial board.

All the works must be typed in a Word format or something similar, Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5 interlinear spacing and paragraphs with  2.5 cm margins, and  A4 sized paper; they should have indentation of 1.25cm at the left for the first line of each paragraph  and 4.0 cm for quotations of more than 3 lines. The manuscripts must comply with the American Psychological Association (APA), in the case of international works.

The body of the work must begin with the INTRODUCTION followed by the other SECTIONS, which form the development and the CONCLUSION, typed in capital letters, with the same font as the rest of the text, in bold type and with numbering, aligned in the left margin. The BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES should come at the end (without any numbering) followed by NOTES, (if there are any) with comments and information referring to the text. When there are subsections, these should follow the formatting of the sections but with small letters.

The quotations must follow the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA):

  • Direct quotations of up to three lines should be included in the text and written with inverted commas. The author´s name must follow the quotation.

- At the end of the quotation: “Quotation” (Chizzotti & Casali, 2019, p. 123).
- At the beginning of the paragraph or embodied in the text: According to Chizzotti (2018, p. 123) “Quotation”, or Almeida (2020, p. 100) states that: “[...] quotation”.

  • Indirect quotations or paraphrases (i.e. text based on the work of the author consulted) should follow the same criteria as before  for the reference to the author.
  • The following typographical symbols and punctuation marks should be used in the quotations: [...] to indicated deletions and [   ] to indicate interpolations, additions or comments.

The works referred to must have the following lay-out: Times New Roman 12, alignment to the left, simple interlinear spacing for the same reference, a simple line should be left between each reference.

Article in an electronic periodical
Buckingham, D. (2010). Digital culture, media literacy and a place for schooling. Education & Reality, Porto Alegre, v. 35, n. 3, pp. 37-58. Available at:

Books and Theses:
Apple, M. W (1989). Educação e Poder (2. ed.). Artes Médicas.
Cavallet, V. J. (1999). The training of the agronomist engineers in question: the expectations of a professional who seeks to meet the social demands of the 21st Century [Thesis PhD in Education, University of São Paulo].

Book Chapters
Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.


Do not show footnotes in the body of the text; the notes must be enumerated and added at the end of the text (Final Notes).


Conditions for submission

As a part of the submission process, it is mandatory for authors to comply with the submission procedures insofar as they apply to the points listed below. Any submissions which fail to conform to the standards will be returned to the author(s).

  1. The contribution is original and unpublished and is not being reviewed for publication by another journal; in the event of this not being the case, this must be fully explained in the “Comments to the Editor”.
  2. The files for submission must be in the Word format or something similar (as long as it does not exceed 2MB).
  3. The URL for the references includes information and is accompanied by the respective data needed for access to the work.
  4. The text follows the guidelines of the specified format; the charts and tables must be incorporated in the body of the text accompanied by the respective titles and subtitles in accordance with the standards of Template. No manuscripts can be accepted if the charts and tables are at the end of the work in the form of an Appendix.
  5. The text should conform to the standards regarding style and the bibliographical requirements set out in the Guidelines for Authors and Template available in the section About of the Revista.
  6. No identification of authorship should appear about the work in the file or the file properties window, to ensure adherence to the criterion of anonymity.
  7. It is mandatory for all the authors to state their particular field in the Orcid Registry.


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