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Author Guidelines


Text formatting:

Title in the language of the article and in English (and in Portuguese, when the language of the article is different).

Abstract up to 300 words, Arial, size 12

Text (including titles, abstracts, image captions, notes and bibliography): from a minimum of 4000 words to a maximum of 8000 words.

Indent of initial paragraph: 1, 25cm.



Title in original language: Arial, size 24, centered, bold

Title in English / Portuguese depending on the original language: Arial, 18

Titles and subtitles in the body of the text: Arial, size 12, bold

Body text: Arial, size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified

Highlighted quotes: Arial, size 11, single spacing, two paragraphs indentation than the body of the text.

Image captions: Arial, size 10, single-spaced

Footnotes: Arial, size 9, single spaced,

justified alignment

References: Arial, size 10, single-spaced

Biography and CV: Arial, size 10, single-spaced


In the paragraph immediately after the title there is no indentation. 

Quotations: Use double quotations “…”. Quotations within quotations must use the single quotation ‘…’ .

Quotations with more than 3 lines must be separated from the body of the text by a paragraph and with an additional indent.


Bibliographic references

Bibliographic references must follow the Author-Data system that can be consulted in The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated references in parentheses in the text itself + complete bibliography at the end of the article).


Here are some examples: 

Reference in the text:

One author, with page indication: (Pavis 2017, 5)

Two authors, with page indication: (Haesbert and Bruce 2012, 23)

Do not repeat the author's name when it appears in the text: “It is in this sense that Haesbert and Bruce (2012, 15) synthesize that ‘thinking is deterritorializing.’”


References at the end of the article:

Book: Author (s). Year. Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Article: Author (s). Year. "Article title". Magazine title (italics) volume, number (month): series of pages. DOI or URL.

Website: Author (s). Year. "Page title". URL.


References to audiovisual works:

The citation of works and audiovisual excerpts, in the body of the text or in a “Filmographyâ” at the end of the article, must follow the rules of the British Universities Film & Video Council.


Formatting the References section:

- Separate with a page break, after the end of the article text.

- Section title in Arial, bold, size 14, centered;

- Double spacing, between each reference;

- Simple spacing for each reference;

- Text of references in Arial, size 10;

- Line breaks in the same reference must be aligned, Ex .:

This is a bibliographic reference

This is the second line of the bibliographic reference


Formatting of the Biographical Note: 

Brief biographical text with complete information on the affiliation of all authors, including the name of the institutions. Complete institutional address (street, postal code, city and country), and the electronic addresses of all authors, as well as links to ORCID and Ciência Vitae (if applicable).

Mention of support: Identification of the support institution in full and the reference of the grant / support


Images and caption formatting:

Each text can contain the number of images the author wishes, inserted throughout the text, and not at the end. All images must contain a caption with the format "Image 1: caption content | (c) copyright information". This information must be written using the Arial font, size 10, single-spaced.

No images will be published without a caption or indication of copyright. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that images are free of rights or that due rights have been ensured.



Critical book reviews and reports from international congresses on all areas described in the scope of the journal will be accepted.
Only full texts will be accepted (abstracts will not be considered).
Only unpublished texts will be accepted, which cannot be submitted to other magazines while the submission process in RCL lasts.
Review texts should be between 800 to 2000 words (excluding notes and final bibliography).
All citation and formatting rules described in the Instructions for Authors must be respected.
Articles with incomplete or incorrectly formatted bibliographic references will not be accepted.


Visual Essays

Up to 12 pages, the essay can be entirely visual or combine image and text, but the visual element of the essay must be an integral part of the argument or ideas expressed and not serve as an example or illustration. The submission must include a PDF file with suggested pagination for 17 x 24.5cm, 300ppi and be accompanied by an introductory text (150-300 words - can be a separate file, and meets the requirements of the RCL abstracts for languages) that helps to understand the essay and its relevance in relation to the theme; particular attention should be paid to the pagination of images / texts.

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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.

  1. The contribution is original and unpublished and is not under review / evaluation or publication in another magazine or in any type of work.
  2. All authors who participated in the text are duly identified.

  3. All images used are duly identified with respect to copyright and their property rights, as well as these rights were taken care of by the authors.

  4. The text meets the requirements for dimension, formatting and referencing style required in the Policies of the Journal and in the Instructions for Authors.

  5. The files for submission must be sent in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format (as long as they do not exceed 2MB).

  6. The images, tables and diagrams are included in the text, with the respective captions and mention of copyright.

  7. To guarantee the blind review system, a completely anonymous file was submitted. A second file with the authors' identity and biographical note must also be submitted.


Copyright Notice

The articles published here are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Every effort has been made to credit copyright holders of the images used. If you claim ownership of any of the images presented here and have not been properly identified, please contact RCL and we will be happy to make a formal acknowledgement in a future issue.



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