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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.
  • Only original papers not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere may be submitted.

  • Papers should be sent by e-mail, as a .rtf (option of Microsoft Word for Windows) attachment (maximum 2MB)

  • All Internet website addresses (URLs), included in the text (Ex.: are active.
  • The text should be typed in single space, font size 12 pt; italics rather than underline (except URL address); all tables and figures should be included in the text and not at the end of the text.

  • The text is written in accordance with the bibliographical and style format described under Diretrizes para Autores, in the section About.
  • The author identification of this paper has been removed from the file and from the option Properties in the Microsoft Word, thus protecting the identity during the evaluation phase, according to the instructions available at Asegurando a Avaliação por Pares Cega.

Author Guidelines



1. Papers should be sent by e-mail, as a .rtf (option of Word for Windows) attachment, using font size 12. Articles written in Portuguese need to follow 2009 Orthographic Rules.

2. Format: papers should not contain any format, except for: Title: centralised, in upper case; Sub-Titles: no indentation, numbered (1. Introduction), upper case only word-initially; Author’s name: below the title, no indentation, followed by author’s affiliation, its city and country in brackets (no abbreviation), upper case only initially, except for the main surname, which is to be fully in upper case; Emphasis: use italics, do not underline; Tables, charts, figures and trees must also be sent separately in camera ready format – laser/ink jet or indian ink; Images must be saved as .tif, 300 dpi, in gray scale.

3. Abstract/Resumo: below the author’s name, introduced by the word Abstract or Resumo, in two versions, one in English and one in Portuguese, of around 100 words each. The editorial assistants may provide the Portuguese version for the non-native speakers of Portuguese.

4. Key-words/Palavras-chave: four in English and four in Portuguese, introduced by the word Key-words or Palavras-chave, below the Abstract (for the Key-words) and below the Resumo (for the Palavras-chave).

5. Foot-notes: numbered from 1. Should there be a foot-note in the title it is to be introduced by an asterisc (*) and must not be numbered. Foot-notes should not be used for bibliographical references. References should be made within the text, in brackets, using the surname of the author, date of publication and the page number if necessary (e.g.: Barbara et al., 1996: 63).

6. Appendices: should there be any, it comes after the bibliographical references, preceded by the word Appendix. If long stretches of text from published works are to be annexed, please provide camera ready copy as well as complete bibliographical reference and permission from the publishers for reproduction.

7. References: type the word References two lines before the first entry. Entries in alphabetical order and single-spaced. The main surname of each author is in upper case, followed by a comma the initials. Initials of other authors or editors in the same entry precede the surname. Titles of books or journals are in italics and the number of journals in bold. The second entry of a given author his/her name is replaced by a dash of the same size of the author’s name. The date comes after the author’s name; other relevant dates come at the end of the entry. More than one work in the same year are distinguished by the letters a, b, etc. E.g.:

CELANI, M.A.A. et al. 1988. The Brazilian ESP Project: an evaluation. São Paulo: EDUC.

BRASIL. 2000. Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais – Linguagens, códigos e suas tecnologias do ensino médio. Available online at: arquivos/pdf/linguagens02.pdf. Last assessed: Jun 6th 2008.

FREIRE, M.M. 1998. Computer-mediated communication in the business territory: a joint expedition through e-mail messages and reflection upon job activities. Tese de Doutorado, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Universidade de Toronto.

MARCUSCHI, L.A. 2002. Gêneros textuais: definição e funcionalidade. In: M.A. BEZERRA; A.P. DIONISIO and A.R. MACHADO (Orgs.), 2002, Gêneros textuais & ensino. Rio de Janeiro: Lucerna. 2a. ed. pp. 19-36.

RAMOS, R.C.G. 2004. Gêneros textuais: proposta de aplicação em cursos de inglês para fins específicos. the Especialist, 25.2: 107-129. São Paulo.

SWALES, J.M. 1990. Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

References in APUD must also be included.


8. Size of the paper: between 4,000 and 7,000 words.

9. In a separate sheet/file, title of the article in English, and in Portuguese if the paper is in English; the author’s bio-data, only in English, with up to 50 words. In case there are more authors, there must be one bio-data for each.



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