Focus and Scope

Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies is a dynamic academic forum in which scholars from diverse disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences can publish their research and draw on scholarship within the interdisciplinary field of Brazilian Studies in an open access platform.

The Journal publishes two issues per year, and each issue includes a thematic dossier, with a selection of peer-reviewed articles on aspects of Brazil from the perspective of the Humanities and Social Sciences. These dossiers are interdisciplinary and bring subjects that are considered important to lay the foundations for academic discussions about Brazil.

Besides the thematic dossier, each issue has a general section with peer-reviewed articles on the areas covered by the Journal e.g. Literature, Culture, Sociology, Economy, Anthropology, Music, Language, History, Geography, Political Science, Strategy, International Relations, War Studies, among others.

Special attention is given to book reviews, which has a dedicated section covering recent and important academic publications about Brazil worldwide.

Brasiliana also receives submissions for publication under the category of 'vária'. This category accepts non-academic articles and other items such as original literature or poetry, interviews with people of interest, and reports. Please contact the editor for further information.

The journal publishes articles in the following languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Peer Review Process

Articles published in Brasiliana are submitted to a double-blind peer review procedure. The editors of each issue moderate and supervise the review process, and authors are able to follow each step of it. All submissions are assessed by the editors regarding compliance with the editorial norms, coherence of the text, the relevance of the content to the journal and contribution to the knowledge in the area. If approved at this preliminary stage, submissions are sent for double-blind peer review. The reviews are then analysed by the editors, who then contact the authors indicating if the submission has been accepted or rejected, and what amendments or corrections are necessary.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Brasiliana is an open access journal and does not charge any fees for submission, review or publication of articles.


The articles are stored via the National Danish Webarchive ( and backup services of The State and University Library (


As standard procedure, Brasiliana carries out checks on all submissions for both plagiarism and self-plagiarism. If a submitted article is shown to have plagiarised, the submission will be immediately declined. Under certain circumstances, Brasiliana will accept articles previously published on other platforms, however, this must be disclaimed before submission, and a reference will have to be made as a footnote in the published article. The same procedure will be applied to articles that have been translated from a previously published text.

If after its publication an article is found to have been plagiarized, it will be immediately removed from the platform and the author(s) will be notified and removed from the list of contributors to the journal.

Brasiliana does not take any legal responsibility for plagiarism.

Journal History

Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies was created in Aarhus University in 2012 and transferred to King's College London in 2014.