Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Reasons

 

One should not deny that there are studies on Brazilian law already available in foreign languages. Such efforts are, however, mainly isolated initiatives. Law sectors with traditional external interest, such as business law and investment’s regulation, naturally receive attention of foreign researchers and concentrate the most publications about Brazilian law in other languages.

Portuguese constitutes also a natural barrier to put forward Brazilian law abroad. A legal journal entirely released in foreign languages is intended to contribute to break this barrier stimulating academic research focused on international researchers and scholars.

It has been noted that the lack of updated material on Brazilian legislation in idioms other than Portuguese constitutes an obstacle for interested scholars or potential investors.

At the same time, it is always desirable to increase the integration of Brazilian Law Academy in the international scenario, thus facilitating the access of foreigners to take knowledge and participate in the discussions in Brazilian legal arena.

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General Notes

 

Panorama of Brazilian Law is a journal that publishes articles, book reviews and essays substantially related to Brazilian Law. Within such context, research works and papers focused on Theory of Law, Sociology of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Anthropology and History of Law are also acceptable.

This journal is opened to different theoretical and methodological approaches, including interdisciplinary papers and articles that fall into Law & Society, and Law & Economics research Fields.

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Publication Frequency

 

PBL is an annual journal and is released every second semester.

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Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Collection of Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Double Blind Peer Review

 

Prior to publication, Editors will analyze submissions to assess whether or not it fits the PBL’s Editorial Policy. The submission is then sent to two anonymous reviewers who evaluate qualitatively its content and style in accordance with blind peer review principles. Reviewers take 45 to 120 days to provide their comments, which will be forwarded to the author(s) for acknowledgment or revision proceedings. In this latter case, authors can send the reviewed version back to PBL for re-evaluation.

Authors will be notified about the status of evaluation process, being able to access reviewer’s comments on their articles. Exceptionally, Panorama of Brazilian Law’s Editorial Board can also directly invite authors to publish articles.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Panorama of Brazilian Law (PBL) currently publishes articles and papers written in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish not previously published elsewhere. For such matter, PBL will also accept English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish versions of works originally published in Portuguese.

Papers written in other languages are subject to specific call for papers previously released.

 

Technical Details

 

Submissions must have a minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 30 pages of 2100 characters. They must also meet ABNT’s standards (Brazilian Technical Norms Association). Under special circumstances, submissions exceeding the maximum limit might be published depending of Editors’ discretionary decision.

Paper Size: Letter (8,5 x 11 in) text editor: Word for Windows 6.0 or higher. Margins (Left and top, 3 cm – right and bottom, 2 cm); Font: Times New Roman, Size 12 paragraph: left aligned; Space before text: 0; Space after text: 12 points; line Spacing: 1,5 spacing. Text highlights made in italic (rather than underlined).

Title with a maximum of 8 words, uppercase, bold, written English, and translation to English for those submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

Summary, written in English with version in English for submissions written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish, with about 150 words, Left aligned, containing study Field, objectives, applied methodology (encouraged, but not mandatory), results and conclusions.

Minimum of three and maximum of five keywords in English with translation to English if Submission is written in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Swedish.

References can be cited whether in footnotes (according to Annex I of NBR 6023/2002) or using the Author-Date style in the body of text (including author’s Last name, year and page of the publication). In all cases, complete bibliographical references are mandatory in alphabetical order at the end of the submission, under NBR-6023’s rules.

Diagrams, Graphics and tables must have title and indicate source, should be placed within the body of text, properly titled and referenced and should avoid duplicity.

Prior to submission, authors must make sure that full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or  phone number are informed ONLY in SUBMISSION FORM (step 3 of the submission proceedings).

IMPORTANT if any of the above mentioned data (full name of each author, institutional affiliation and personal academic information, E-mail accounts, social network contacts and/or phone number) figures on submission file, it will be immediately rejected for hindering blind peer review.


 

 

Editorial Board

Prof. Augusto Jaeger Junior, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Cláudia Lima Marques, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Cláudio Michelon, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prof. Colin Crawford, Tulane University, United States

Prof. Conrado Hubner Mendes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Deo Campos Dutra, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Diego P. Fernández Arroyo, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, France

Prof. Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prof. Gabriel Valente dos Reis, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Gustavo Vieira da Costa Cerqueira, Université de Strasbourg, France

Prof. Iacyr de Aguilar Vieira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Prof. Jamile Bergamaschine Mata Diz, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prof. João Maurício Adeodato, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Prof. John H. Rooney, University of Miami, United States

Prof. Luiz Edson Fachin, Universidade Federal do Paraná / Supremo Tribunal Federal, Brazil

Prof. Luís Roberto Barroso, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro / Supremo Tribunal Federal, Brazil

Prof. Marcelo da Costa Pinto Neves, Universidade Nacional de Brasília, Brazil

Prof. Marcos Vinício Chein Feres, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Brazil

Prof. Marilda Rosado, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Nadia de Araujo, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Paulo Borba Casella, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Rachel Sztajn, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Véronique Champeil-Desplats, Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense, France

Prof. Vicente Marotta Rangel, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Wagner Menezes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University, Canada

Prof. Zeno Veloso, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil

 

Ad Hoc Consultants and Peer Review Board

The following legal scholars are members of the board of ad hoc consultants of the Panorama of Brazilian Law. They have been selected among the 87 reviewers enrolled in the original site of the electronic magazine (www.panoramaofbrazilianlaw.com).

Prof. Ana Carolina Marossi Batista, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Carolina Araújo de Azevedo, University of Oklahoma, United States

Prof. Daniel Giotti de Paula, INTEJUR, Brazil

Prof. Danielle Campos, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Prof. Ely Caetano Xavier Junior, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Emília Lana de Freitas Castro, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Flavia Machado Cruz, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Henrique Sartori de Almeida Prado, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Brazil

Prof. Henrique Weil Afonso, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prof. Joseli Fiorin Fiorin Gomes, UniRitter, Brazil

Prof. João Gabriel Rabello Sodré, University of California, USA

Prof. Leonardo Ostwald Vilardi, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Maira Fajardo Linhares Pereira, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Prof. Orlando José Guterres Costa Jr, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Pedro Baumgratz Paula, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Ricardo Campos, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prof. Sergio Maia Tavares, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Prof. Tulio Louchard Picinini Teixeira, UNIFEMM, Brazil