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IMPORTANT: We inform that the works which do not fit the standards listed below will not be evaluated.


1.  Veredas – Journal of Linguistic Studies (Qualis A2) – is a biannual publication of the Language Course PostGraduation Program in Linguistics of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, whose purpose is to develop researcher’s scientific productions from national and foreign universities. Only original works are accepted for publication. All the material sent is evaluated by members of our Editorial Committee that will select the texts for publication.


2. Veredas Journal editorial policy rules that the post graduation student’s works, as those from Masters and Doctors without direct connections with educational and research institutions, will only be accepted if presented in co-authorship with the adviser teacher.


3. Works can be written in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. The articles should have, at least, ten pages and, at most, twenty pages; essays, among seven and ten pages; reviews (from books up to two years of publication), among three and five pages including the post-textual elements. The translations should be dealt directly with Veredas’ Editors.


4. Page Setup: A4 paper size, with paragraph indentation, single paragraph spacing, left and uppers margins of 3,0 cm, right and lower of 2,0 cm and no page numbers. The Word for Windows software must be used.


5. The works must be sent only by email to the address: revista.veredas@ufjf.edu.br. The submission must be done, unfailingly, up to the deadline set and disclosed by the Magazine.


6. The following data must be sent, separately, to the same email address: 1) named as DADOS AUTOR, the file must contain the author’s identification data (name, titration, job and/or position, unit and department, email, home and business address, contact telephone numbers); 2) named as TRABALHO 01, the paper without author’s identification, including the self references throughout the text, and must be replaced by “XXX”; 3) named as TRABALHO 02, the paper with author’s identification.


7. The Editorial Committee can suggest some changes to the author, regarding context and structure, as well as reject the works. Following the publishing rules and the grammar review related to the sent material content, are of the author (s) sole responsibility. The authors will be contacted by the time the final reviews are done.


8. After the work publication, the copyright will be automatically assigned to Veredas Magazine. The authors must sign, scan and send the copyright assignment document by e-mail, the form can be obtained here (see the form).


9. The articles must have the following structure:


9.1. Pre-textual elements:


i) Title and subtitle: in the first line, centered, bolded, Times New Roman font, main text size 12, in both only the first letter in capital.


ii) Author’s name: in the second line below the title, right-aligned, only the name initials in capital letters.


iii) Abstract: in the third line below the author’s name. Place the word ABSTRACT in capital letters, followed by a colon. Write the text in a single paragraph, single spaced, justified alignment, up to 7 lines. The abstract must, necessarily, contain the following elements: the purpose of the study, theoretical assumptions/methodology, results overview. Font: Times New Roman, main text size 10, for the whole abstract.


iv) Keywords: from three to five words, two lines below the abstract. Place the term “Palavras-chave”, in small letters, first letter in capital and the keywords itself in small letters, separate from the others by semicolon. Font: Times New Roman, main text size 10. Please remember that the keywords are of utmost importance in the article’s national and international database indexation process. Therefore, the right choice is essential.



9.2) Textual elements

i) Font: Times New Roman, main text size 12, justified alignment throughout the text.


ii) Spacing: simple between lines and paragraphs, double spacing between text parts (tables, illustrations, highlighted quotations, sections etc); paragraphs with indentation.


iii) Quotations: in the main text, will have up to three lines, between double quotation marks. Font: Times New Roman, main text size 12. Quotations longer than three lines should be highlighted, aligned with the following format: font Times New Roman main text size 10, simple spacing, with 2,5 cm of right and left indentation in whole quotation. The references should be noted in parentheses, as in the example given: (COSTA, 2003, p. 1-10).


iv) Footnotes: must be placed in the same page, font Times New Roman, main text size 10. Justified alignment, no spacing between notes, simple spacing in the note text.


v) Sections Titles and subtitles: in Arabic numeration, without indentation, bolded, only the first section word is capitalized. Double spacing between sections and subsections. Use the “number followed by a period” system. Example: 1.1. The meanings’ construction.

Obs.: Do not number Introduction, Conclusion, References and post textual elements.


vi) Illustrative Elements: charts, figures, photos etc must be inserted in text, right after being quoted, with the explanation requested in the illustrative element lower part with Times New Roman font, main text size 10, sequentially numbered.



9.3. Post-textual elements:


i) Abstract and keywords should be written in Portuguese, following the same rules applied for the original language versions, placed right after the article end and before the references.


ii) References: following ABNT current rules, simple spacing, justified alignment with double spacing between references (as in the following examples)


iii) Date: use the article dispatch date of publication.


Obs: Essays, translations and reviews will follow, as much as possível, the articles rules.


References examples


I – Journal Article:


ANTELO, R. A Aporia da leitura. Revista Veredas, Juiz de Fora, v. 7, n.1, p. 31-45, jan./jun. 2003.



II – Books and brochures:


HARBONE, J.B. Introduction to ecological biochemistry. 3. ed. London: Academic Press, 1988.


III – Book chapters:


KUITERS, A.T.; VAN BECKHOVEN, K.; ERNST, W. H. O. Chemical influences of tree litters on herbaceous vegetation. In.: FANTA, A. (Ed.). Forest dynamics research in Western and Central Europe. Washington: Pudoc, 1986. p.140-170.


IV – Monographs, dissertations and thesis:


ROQUE, R. M. Manejo de virola surinamensis no estuário amazônico. 1998. 75f. Monograph (Environmental Science PostGraduation) – Biology Institute, Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Juiz de Fora, 1998.


PAIVA, S.R. Aspectos da biologia celular e molecular de espécies de Plumbaginácea. 1999. 120f. Dissertation (Masters in Ecology) – National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, 1999.


BRITO, E. O produto de chapas de partículas de madeira a partir de maravilhas de Pinus elliottii. Var. Elliottii plantado no sul do Brasil. 1995. 120f. Thesis (PhD in Forest Engineering) – Agricultural Science Department, Federal University of Paraná. Curitiba, 1995.



V – Congresses, Conferences, Meetings and other events:


NICOL, D. M. ; LIU X. The dark side of risk (what your mother never told you about time warp). In Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, Lockenhaus, Austria, 10–13 June 1997 (pp. 188–195), 1997. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.


VI – Electronic documents


BELLATO, M.A.; FONTANA, D.C. El ninoe a agricultura da região Sul do Brasil. Avaiable in:<http://www.mac.usp.br/nino2.> Acesso em: 6 abr. 2001.




KOOGAN, A.; HOUASSIS, A (Ed.) Enciclopédia e dicionário digital 98. Direção geral de André Koogan Breikman. São Paulo: Delta: Estadão, 1998. 5 CD-ROM. Produced by Videolar Multimídia.