Basic Information

Machado de Assis em linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos ( is a quarterly journal published in April, August and December, devoted to the work of Machado de Assis, edited by Marta de Senna and Hélio de Seixas Guimarães. Its main goal is to promote and disseminate knowledge about the author's work in its multiple aspects. Its main commitment is to academic excellence.

The journal's main areas of interest are literary studies, Brazilian literature and comparative literature, provided they deal with the work of Machado de Assis.

Its abbreviated title is Machado Assis Linha, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


Articles submission 

 Articles will be received on a rolling basis.


Instructions to authors 

Scope and Policy

The journal, mainly oriented to the academic community, welcomes scholarly articles, in the most diverse methodological and critic tendencies. Its main areas of interest are literary studies, Brazilian literature and comparative literature, provided they deal with the work of Machado de Assis.

The articles must be still unpublished in Brazil. The journal receives, reviews and publishes articles in Portuguese and English.

All the articles are received by the editors and distributed for evaluation by the components of the editorial board and by ad hoc reviewers, members of the Brazilian and international academic community, who are especially invited at every issue of the journal.

Each article, without indication of authorship, is assessed by two reviewers, the editors deciding cases of discrepancy. Based on the recommendations of reviewers, the editors inform the authors about the acceptance or refusal of their papers for publication.

The texts accepted for publication are submitted to editorial treatment and are sent to their respective authors for their final approval.

Sometimes the journal publishes articles originated in key-note conferences, public talks and papers delivered in scientific events organized or not by the journal board itself or by individual members of the editorial board.

Reviews of books about the work of Machado de Assis, or about new editions of his work, are always invited by the editors.


Open Access Statement

This journal is fully open access.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The journal publishes articles and reviews still unpublished in Brazil  in Portuguese or in English. Articles should have at least 20000 and at the most 35000 characters with spaces.

They must be accompanied of abstracts in Portuguese and English (120 words at the most), as well as key words in Portuguese and English (three to five).

The articles must be sent in word processors compatible with Windows platform), with 4cm upper and left margins, 3cm lower and right margins, in Times New Roman 12, space between lines 1,15, and paragraphs starting at 1,0 cm from the left margin. Images should be in high resolution and JPEG format.

Quotations that exceed three lines must start at 2 cm of the left margin, with no quotation marks, in Times New Roman 11, space between lines 1 cm.

Quotations of less than three lines must be incorporated in the text, between quotation marks.

The file containing the article must not include authorship identification. When quoting from their own books or articles, the authors are instructed to do so in an impersonal manner, so that the reviewers will not identify them. In a separate electronic file, the author must send a 600-character bio-bibliographical note containing its academic title, institutional affiliation, recent production and electronic address, which will be published with the article in case it is approved.

There will not be end bibliographical references and therefore all footnotes must contain complete bibliographical information, according to the following format:



ASSIS, Machado de. Contos: uma antologia. Seleção, introdução e notas de John Gledson. 2. ed. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2004. v.1, p.158.


Articles/chapters of books

SARAIVA, Juracy Assmann. Artifícios de sedução em Dom Casmurro. In:______ (Org.).  Nos labirintos de Dom Casmurro: ensaios críticos. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, 2005. p. 109-136. 

MAGALHÃES, Pedro Armando. Vozes da narração em Esaú e Jacó.  In: ROCHA, João Cezar de Castro (Org.). À roda de Machado de Assis: ficção crônica e crítica. Chapecó (SC): Argos, 2006. p. 259.


Articles of serial publications

FARIA, João Roberto. Machado de Assis, leitor de Musset. Teresa - revista de Literatura Brasileira, São Paulo, n. 6-7, p. 364-384, 2006. 


Texts in electronic support

MEYER, Augusto. Os galos vão cantar. Machado de Assis em linha: revista eletrônica de estudos machadianos, Rio de Janeiro, v. 1, n. 1, jun. 2008. Accessible at: Accessed on July 27 2008. 

Authors are asked to conform to these norms when submitting their articles.


Send of the manuscripts

All submission should be submitted via the online submission system (



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