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Submission Norms

Ponto Urbe Journal accepts submissions in the following types: articles, themed dossiers, translations, book reviews, interviews, ethnographics, cir-kula, ethnographic videos and photo essays. Once adjusted to the following rules, submissions must be sent to the email: pontourbe@usp.br

Articles

Ponto Urbe invites articles on different fields of anthropology and research lines of urban themes. Submissions of any academic degrees are welcomed. The submission of undergraduate articles is conditioned to co-authorship with their advisor teachers, which must be copied in the submission emails. Articles must be unpublished, with a maximum 10000 words length, present titles and abstracts between 100 and 150 words and 5 keywords separated by semicolon, translated in Portuguese and English. If the article is written in French or Spanish, those items shall be also presented in the article’s language. If the article presents images, they should be placed within the text document with subtitles and credits. Articles to this section must present authors’ names, degree and institution. Articles to this section must present authors’ name, academic degree and origin institution.

Themed Dossiers

Dossiers may be proposed by the Editorial Staff or be carried out by guest editors with a qualified academic resumé on the chosen subject. Dossiers are accorded with the Editorial Staff which will evaluate its feasibility and make suggestions. Dossiers must be predominantly composed by articles and/or ethnographics, but can also present interviews, translations and audiovisual content, provided that the journal publication norms are observed. Dossiers must be composed by 4-8 works. Every article must have under 10000 words, references, abstracts comprising 100-150 words and 5 keywords separated by semicolon. If the article is written in a foreign language, they must also present title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese (editorial staff may provide assistance, if required). There are 2 ways of proposing a dossier:

Call for articles, in which the proponent editor must produce a presentation in Portuguese and English (as well as Spanish or French, if it is the proponent work language), that shall be released by the Editorial Staff;

With invited authors, selected by the proponent editor.

The proponent editor must write a dossier presentation, with under 1000 words with a title in Portuguese and English (as well as Spanish or French, if it is the proponent work language).

The submitted content will be selected by the Editorial Staff and proponent editor(s), to be sent to the double-blind peer review process. The proponent editor is invited to suggest reviewers to the Editorial Staff. The reviews will guide the accepted submissions that will compose the dossiers. The editorial staff may suggest to authors of accepted submissions that are not selected to the dossiers to publish their work on other sections or issues of the journal.

Ethnographics

The journal publishes field reports, ethnographic experiments or reflections on ongoing works. Complete articles by undergraduate students without co-authorship with their advisors are also published in this section. Texts must be unpublished and with a maximum of 5000 words length, references included. Reports should present title, abstract between 100 to 150 words length, 5 keywords (separated by semicolon), all in Portuguese and English. If the article is written in French or Spanish, those items shall be also presented in the article’s language. If the article presents images, they should be placed within the text document with subtitles and credits.

Cir-Kula

This section publishes works from other areas whose discussion dialogues with anthropology. Cir-Kula articles must be unpublished, with a maximum 10000 words length, present Portuguese and English titles, Portuguese and English abstracts between 100 and 150 words and 5 keywords separated by semicolon. If the article is written in French or Spanish, those items shall be also presented in the article’s language. If the article presents images, they should be placed within the text document with subtitles and credits. Articles to this section must present authors’ names, degree and institution.

Translations

The journal publishes unpublished translations of rare or contemporary anthropological works still unavailable in Portuguese. It is the translator’s responsibility to check all information on author and publishing rights. In the act of submission, translation authorizations signed by the author, the press and/or the journal must be presented. Translations must present translators’ names, degree and institution.

Photographic essays

Ponto Urbe receives and publishes every issue photographic essays that refer to anthropological and/or ethnographic experiences, interventions and uses of urban space and other topics related to the journal’s scope. Photographic essays must present between 5 to 10 photos.

Submissions must be sent by email. The authors must send a presentation (.doc format) with a maximum of 500 words length. The photos should be placed within the text document with credits and presented in the authors’ order of preference. Authors’ resumé and institutional info must be sent in the email.

Photographic Essays must present English and Portuguese titles, authors’ names and institution; each photograph must inform year of photoshoot; and, in case of more than one author, the indication of the photographer/author. Subtitles are optional. Photos with identifiable people should present an image use authorization term.

Every issue will publish up to three photographic essays. If there are more submissions accepted by the Editorial Staff, authors’ will be invited to publish in the next issue.

File should be named as following:

Text – NAME and First Name_Title.doc

Ethnographic videos

Must be short-lengthened (< 9 minutes) and refer to urban experiences and intervention and related themes. Authors must send the ethnographic video lin to Ponto Urbe’s email along with the title and a 500 words presentation text. Authors’ short resumé and institutional info should be send attached.

Reviews

Ponto Urbe Journal publishes Urban Anthropology and related areas book reviews. The reviewed book must be recent, until three (Brazilian) or five (international) years of publication. Reviews must have a maximum of 2400 words, including notes and references. They must have a Portuguese and English titles, the full reference of the reviewed book, authors names, degrees and institutional affiliations. The text must present the work and its insertion within anthropological debate, as well as develop a critical point of view of its contributions and scope.

Editors’ choices for reviews

To publications between 2020 and 2021, Ponto Urbe invites reviews of the following books. Other book reviews, though, are also welcomed.

Didier Fassin. A sombra do mundo. Uma antropologia da condição carcerária, São Paulo: Unifesp, 2019.

Enrico Spaggiari. Família joga bola: jovens futebolistas na Várzea paulistana. São Paulo: Intermeios/FAPESP, 2018.

Gabriel Feltran. Irmãos: uma história do PCC. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2018.

João Batista de Jesus Felix. Hip Hop: cultura e política no contexto paulistano, Appris Editora, 2018.

Leila Saraiva. Não leve flores. Crônicas etnográficas junto ao Movimento Passe Livre – DF, Rio de Janeiro: Papeis Selvagens, 2018.

Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury. Uma Comunidade de Afetos. Etnografia de uma rua de um bairro popular na perspectiva da Antropologia das Emoções. Curitiba: Aprris, 2018.

Mara Viveros Vigoya. As cores da masculinidade: experiências interseccionais e práticas de poder na Nossa América. Trad. Alysson de Andrade Perez. Rio de Janeiro: Papéis Selvagens, 2019.

Marisol de La Cadena; Mario Blaser (ed.). A world of many worlds. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018.

Mylene Mizrahi. Figurino funk: roupa, corpo e dança em um baile carioca. Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras, 2019.

Enrico Spaggiari; José Guilherme Magnani. Lazer de Perto e de dentro. São Paulo: Editora Sesc, 2018.

​Guilhermo Aderaldo. Reinventando a cidade: uma etnografia das lutas simbólicas entre coletivos culturais video-ativistas nas “periferias” de São Paulo. São Paulo: Annablume/Fapesp, 2017.

Submission standards

The following languages are accepted: Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.

All manuscripts must be send in .doc or .docx format. The files should be named following the author’s name and chosen section. Example: article_John_Doe or review_Jane_Doe.

Manuscripts must be formatted in A4 pages, Times New Roman font, body 12, space of 1,5 between lines, with left/right margins of 2,5 cm and top/bottom margins of 3 cm.

Footnotes are not meant for references, and must have complementary and substantive informations.

The front page must present the article’s title, authors names, email, academic degree and institutional affiliation.

References should be presented as such (Sahlins 1995: 43-47).

Direct quotes over three lines must be formatted with a indent and a smaller font size, without quotation marks, in simple space between lines. Interview fragments and transcriptions of research participants must follow the same format.

References

For referências, we suggest you to check the ABNT norms handbook, available in:

http://biblioteca.fflch.usp.br/normas

Some examples:

Book

BIONDI, Karina. Proibido roubar na quebrada: território, hierarquia e lei no PCC. São Paulo: Terceiro Nome, 2018. ISBN-10: 8578162072.

CLIFFORD J; MARCUS G. E. (eds.). Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley: Univ. Calif. Press, 1986. 306p. ISBN 0-520-05729-5.

Selection's Article

STRATHERN, Marilyn. The limits of auto-anthropology. JACKSON, Anthony (ed.). Anthropology at Home. Ney York, London, Tavistock Publication, 1987. 221p. ISBN 0422605603.

Journal’s article

PEREIRA, Alexandre Barbosa. As marcas da cidade: a dinâmica da pixação em São Paulo. Lua Nova, São Paulo, n. 79, p. 143-162, 2010. Available in <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0102-64452010000100007&lng=en&nrm=iso>. Access in 15 Jun 2020. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452010000100007.

Thesis

SCHRITZMEYER, Ana Lúcia Pastore. Controlando o poder de matar: uma leitura antropológica do Tribunal do Júri – ritual lúdico e teatralizado. 284 f. Tese (Doutorado) Curso de Antropologia Social, USP, São Paulo, 2002.

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