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Author Guidelines


This journal publishes in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Abstract and keywords Authors should send an abstract (max. 150 words) and six keywords.

Norms for Authors

Articles lenght: 6.000 - 8.000 words (including footnotes and references)

References Style Guide

Please use the Chicago Manual of Style:  



Escobar, Arturo. 1997. Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Journal Articles

Folke, Carl. 2006. “Resilience: the emergence of a perspective for social-ecological systems analysis.” Global Environment Change 16 (3): 253-267.

Chapters in Books

Davidson-Hunt, Iain J.; Berkes, Fikret. 2002. “Nature and society through the lens of resilience: toward a human-in-ecosystem perspective.” In Navigating social-ecological systems: building resilience for complexity and change, edited by Fikret Berkes, Johan Colding and Carl Folke, 53-82. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Online materials and Websites

World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987. Our Common Future. UN Documents, accessed 18 December 2018, <>.

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