Indicações para os Autores

1. Abstract Submission:

The authors interested in submitting a chapter proposal are requested to send electronically a 1000/1200 word abstract in English, as Word document, to

Abstracts will be reviewed and notifications of proposal acceptance/refusal will be sent until March 15th. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit the full manuscript.

The following information should be provided:

  • Name of the author/s
  • Institution
  • Country
  • Email address
  • Paper title
  • Theoretical framework, case in study, purpose of the research, main results and major conclusions (should be in 11-point Arial, line space 1,5 justified-alignment).
  • Keywords: select 5 to 6 words.

Abstracts must be submitted before January 31st 2013.

2. Manuscript Preparation and Submission:

2.1. Content and Structure:

  • Language: the paper should be written in English (articles translated by automatic systems are not accepted);
  • Paper title: should be concise and informative;
  • Identification: Name of the author/s, Institution, Country, Email Address;
  • Abstract: Should not exceed 300 words (final manuscripts) and should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions (should be in 11-point Arial, line space 1,5 justified-alignment);
  • Keywords: select 4 to 5 words, separated by semi colon;
  • Full manuscript submission (not to exceed 10.000 words). All text in manuscripts should be in 11-point Arial, double-spaced, justified-alignment only. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering;
  • It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain copyright for the use of images, tables, charts and graphs;
  • Sponsoring information: please indicate if the research is sponsored or supported by an organization.

Chapters must be submitted before June 25th to

The e-book (with ISBN) will be published online in a platform of the Institute of Social Sciences, Minho University:

2.2. Citation Style

Please use the APA Style, 6th Edition (

Please convert to plain text all references from bibliography management software (e.g. EndNote).

2.3. Review and Publication Process

Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.

For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

See also Important Dates – Deadlines

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