About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies is a dynamic academic forum whereby 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.
Finally, the Journal includes a section dedicated to academic events and opportunities.
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.
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 (http://netarkivet.dk/in-english/) and backup services of The State and University Library (en.statsbiblioteket.dk).
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.
BJBS was created in Aarhus University in 2012, and was moved to King's College London in 2014.