• Scope and Policy
  • Preparing and formatting manuscripts
  • Submitting manuscripts


Scope and Policy

The journal, which is mainly aimed at the academic community, welcomes scholarly articles in the most diverse methodological and critical trends. The journal’s main areas of interest are literary studies, Brazilian literature and comparative literature, focused on the work of Machado de Assis.

Articles will be received on a rolling basis. The articles must be original and unpublished in Brazil. The journal receives, reviews and publishes articles in Portuguese and English.

All articles received by the editors will be submitted for evaluation by the editorial board and by ad hoc reviewers, members of the Brazilian and international academic community, who are specially invited for each issue of the journal.

Every article will be assessed by two reviewers. In the case of a discrepancy in the evaluation, the editors make the final decision. Based on the reviewers’ recommendations, the editors will inform the authors whether their papers were accepted for publication in each specific issue of the journal.

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 originally presented at conferences, public talks and papers delivered at scientific events organized or not by the journal board itself or by individual members of the editorial board.

The editors always welcome reviews of books about the work of Machado de Assis, or about new editions of his work.

The moral and intellectual rights of articles belong to the authors and are not the property of the journal.


Preparing and formatting manuscripts

The journal publishes original articles and reviews that have never been published in Brazil, in Portuguese or in English. Articles should range between 20,000 and 35,000 characters, with spaces.

The file containing the article must not identify its authorship. When citing their own works, authors are urged to do so in an impersonal fashion to avoid being identified by the reviewers. In a separate digital document, the author must include a bio-bibliographical note of about 600 characters that provides academic title, affiliation, recent productions and e-mail address, all of which will be published with the article if it is approved.

Works submitted to the journal must be accompanied by titles and abstracts in Portuguese and English (120 words at most), as well as (three to five) key words in Portuguese and English.

All works are received by the editors and distributed for evaluation by the members of the publication’s editorial board and by ad hoc peer reviewers, members of Brazilian and international academia, who are specially invited for reviewing each issue. Every article is evaluated by two peer reviewers and the editors are responsible for making decisions in cases where the reviewers have a difference of opinion regarding a text. Based on the peer reviewers’ opinions, the editors contact the authors regarding whether their articles were accepted for publication in each specific issue of the journal. Texts accepted for publication undergo editing and are submitted to the respective authors for their final approval. 

The articles must be sent in word processing formats that are compatible with the Windows platform. The upper and left margins of the document must be 4cm and the lower and right margins, 3 cm. The font is to be Times New Roman, size 12, spacing between lines is to be 1.15, and paragraphs must be indented 1.0 cm from the left margin. Images should be in high resolution and JPEG format.

All of the quotations must be rigorously compared to the texts in the editions consulted. Recommended sources for citing texts by Machado de Assis, include critical editions by the Machado de Assis Commission (Comissão Machado de Assis), which is published by the Instituto Nacional do Livro/ Civilização Brasileira; editions made by a university press, or by a trustworthy commercial publisher; the editions of the novels and short stories available at

Quotations that exceed three lines must be indented  2cm from the left margin, without quotation marks, in 11-point Times New Roman font, with line spacing of 1 cm. Quotations shorter than three lines (45 words) must be incorporated into the text, between quotation marks.

Notes for the text will be in the form of footnotes, which include both notes on content and bibliographical references; they must contain just the author’s last name, the title of the work cited, and the page the citation refers to, according to the following format:

1 ASSIS, Contos: uma antologia, v. 1, p. 158.
2 SARAIVA, Artifícios de sedução em Dom Casmurro, p. 109-136. 
3 FARIA, Machado de Assis, leitor de Musset. p. 380. 
4 MEYER, Augusto. Os galos vão cantar. Acesso em: 27 jul. 2008.

Complete and accurate bibliographical references are placed at the end of the text under the heading of “References,” 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. 

Articles/chapters in 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 in periodicals
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, n. 1, jun. 2008. Accessible at: Acesso em: 27 jul. 2008. 

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

Reviews should be between 750 and 1,500 words long.

The format and the standards must be the same as those recommended for articles (see above).

The title of the review must follow the following format:



EULÁLIO, Alexandre. Tempo reencontrado: ensaios sobre arte e literatura. Organização de Carlos Augusto Calil. São Paulo: Instituto Moreira Salles; Editora 34, 2012. 272p.


Submitting  manuscripts

All submissions should be made via the online submission system at Articles are received on a rolling basis.

Submitted articles that do not comply with the specifications outlined above will be returned to their authors for adapting them to the standards before proceeding to the peer review stage.

There are no fees or charges for submitting articles and having them evaluated.