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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, has not been previously published and parts from other works must be duly referenced. It is not before another journal for consideration or an explanation has been provided in "Comments to the Editor".
  • Only texts using the preformatted template.
  • Language of the text in Portuguese (with the new orthographic agreement), Spanish, French or English. Title, abstract and keywords in the language of the text, in English and Portuguese. Abstract with a maximum of 150 words and up to 5 keywords.
  • 10000 words limit for articles and 2000 for book reviews, considering footnotes and bibliographical references.
  • Maximum of 10 images, although this limit may be changed by the Editors. All images, tables and charts sequentially numbered, with a caption associated (example: A ground floor plan of Wandsworth County Court in 1858, held among the records of the Office of Works and its successors. UK National Archives, WORK 30/758) and its exact location in the text. Images should be mentioned in the text. From the Lisbon Municipal Archives may be used in accordance with their availability on the website. Those that do not belong to the Lisbon Municipal Archives must be delivered in separate files, either in JPEG or TIFF.
  • The text adheres to the bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, in this section. Where available, DOIs are provided.
  • Author's name, ORCID, institutional (Research centre, Faculty, University) and email address.
  • The Authorization and Transfer of Rights for Publication Agreement must be completed, signed and submitted with the article.

Author Guidelines


In-text citations of studies and printed sources
• According to Neves (2020), or (Neves, 2020), when it refers to a work in general;
• According to Almeida (2020, p. 24-26), or (Almeida, 2020, p. 24-26), when citing a specific feature or reproducing a direct quotation;
• According to Coutinho (2005a, 2005b, 2010, in print), or (Coutinho, (2005a, 2005b, 2010, in print), when citing several works from the same author;
• According to Silva (s.d.) ou (Silva, s.d.), when citing a work without year;
• According to Hoffmann and McPhee (2018), or (Hoffmann and McPhee, 2018), when it refers to a work having two or three authors;
• According to Plant et al. (2017), or (Plant et al., 2017), when it refers to a work having more than three authors.

Citations of handwritten sources
In footnote.

Bibliographical references
List of cited references at the end of the article according to APA 7th edition.

Information that identifies the article’s author(s), such as self-citations or references to previous works, must be made in an impersonal manner.


The texts submitted are examined by the Editors and the Scientific Coordination, considering their originality, relevance and quality, as well as their compliance with formal and thematic requirements. Articles that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted for publication. Each article will then be sent to two external academic reviewers, who ensure the process of anonymous double-blind peer review. If necessary, a third reviewer will be asked for an opinion. According to the reviews received, author(s) may be asked to adopt the proposals presented. The text may ultimately be rejected.
The process of peer review has a time limit of three months and its outcome, unappealable in all cases, is communicated to the author(s) within a period of six months.
The Editors reserve the right to apply the adapted NP 405 to the bibliographic references, as well as to proceed to essential formal amendments, as long as the meaning of the text stays unchanged. The deadline for publication of articles is 12 months. A pdf file of the article will be sent to each author.

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