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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.

  • The submission is original, it is not object of conflicts of interest and it is not currently undergoing reviewing or awaiting publication elsewhere.

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • It is ensured a blind peer review.

  • In submission the authors indicate their ORCID ID.

  • In submission the authors indicate a summary of the personal biography.

Author Guidelines

The articles submitted to Comunicação e Sociedade should be submitted electronically, after registration in to the system1.


  • Full papers should have between 5.000 to 8.000 words, including title, footnotes and references.

  • Book reviews should have between 1.500 to 3.000 words, including title, footnotes and references.

  • Title and intertitles must have a maximum length of 120 characters with spaces.

  • The abstract should have between 200 and 300 words and up to five keywords should be defined.

  • The biographical note must have up to 150 words.


Manuscripts should be typed with single-space on standard pages (A4), using font Times New Roman 12 pt.

Organization of the Information

The first page of the document must contain the following information in Portuguese and in English: title of the article, abstract and keywords.

Ensuring a blind peer review, any identification must be withdrawn of the article. So, in another document (with the article title) should be placed the following information:

  1. author(s) name(s);

  2. biographical note with some curricular data and with complete information on the affiliation of all authors, including the name of the institution of origin at three levels (ex: University, Faculty and Department / Center), city and country. The complete addresses (including street, postal code, city and country), electronic address and ORCID must also be mentioned. This data will be available in the published version of the article, so by providing them, you consent to its publication in the journal volume, both in the online version and in the print version.

  3. acknowledgements and funding (optional) with identification of the funding organisation.

Each author's contribution should be recorded in the final version of the text according to the principles outlined at

Style Guidelines

The Comunicação e Sociedade journal and other CECS’ publications follow the APA style (7th edition).

Citing and references in the text

  • Quotations should be translated into the language which the text is written in. The original version of the quotation is not placed as footnote.

  • Quotations of less than 40 words should be incorporated in the text and enclosed with double quotation marks (“ ”), in normal text, not italic. Quotations of 40 or more words should be highlighted in a free-standing block quotation on a new line, indented, smaller font and without quotation marks.

  • Citation references in the text should follow this format: (Kovarick, 2010, p. 134). In quotations incorporated in the text, the punctuation (full stop or comma) is placed after the reference. The indented quotations end with full stop before the reference.

  • Do not use expressions such as idem, ibidem, apud, op. cit…

  • For indirect quotations: (as cited in Kovarick, 2010, p. 134) (como citado em Kovarick, 2010, p. 134).

Reference list

The three main types of references used in academic works include books, chapters, and articles in scientific journals:

Balonas, S. (2011). Publicidade sem código de barras. Húmus.

Pires, H. (2011). De passagem. Nos rastos de um percurso imaginário. In M. Martins, J. B. Miranda, M. Oliveira, & J. Godinho (Eds.), Imagem e pensamento (pp. 167-188). Grácio Editor.

Pereira, S. (2013). More technology, better childhoods? The case of the Portuguese ‘One laptop per Child’ programme. Communication Management Quarterly, 29, 171-198.

Other specifications can be consulted at

Ethical Conduct

Authors should ensure that the sources of referencing used in the production of scientific work are accurate and comprehensive, and must obtain permission from copyright holders to reproduce illustrations, tables or figures.

Authors should identify the funding organisations of their work, following the guidelines provided above.

Authors should ensure the correct placement of the names of authors and co-authors in their respective publications, and provide due acknowledgment to other colleagues, when applicable, following the guidelines provided above.

For further information, contact: comunicacaoesociedade[at]

Copyright Notice

The authors own the copyright, granting the journal the right of first publication. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


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