O registo no sistema e posterior acesso ou autenticação são obrigatórios para a submissão de trabalhos, bem como para acompanhar o processo editorial em curso.

Condições para Submissão

Como parte do processo de submissão, os autores são obrigados a verificar a conformidade da submissão em relação a todos os itens listados a seguir. As submissões que não estiverem de acordo com as normas serão devolvidas aos autores.
  • A contribuição é original, inédita e não se encontra sob revisão ou para publicação por outra revista. Caso contrário, deve-se justificar em "Comentários ao Editor".
  • Os ficheiros para submissão encontram-se em formato Microsoft Word ou RTF (desde que não ultrapassem 2MB)
  • URLs para as referências foram fornecidas quando disponíveis.
  • O texto está em espaço duplo; usa uma fonte de 12-pontos; emprega itálico em vez de sublinhado (excepto em endereços URL); as figuras e tabelas estão inseridas no texto, não no final do documento na forma de anexos.
  • O texto segue os padrões de estilo e requisitos bibliográficos descritos em Instruções para Autores, na secção Sobre a Revista.
  • Em caso de submissão a uma secção com revisão por pares (ex.: artigos), as instruções disponíveis em Assegurando a Revisão Cega por Pares foram seguidas.

Instruções para Autores

TEXT STANDARDS

FORMAT

  • Software: Microsoft Office Word
  • Font: Times New Roman; 12 pt.
  • Line spacing: 1,5
  • Alignment: justify text
  • Paragraphs: indented 1 cm
  • Page numbers: Continuous
  • Footnotes: automatic numbering, justified text, size 10 pt, single spacing.
  • SIZE
  • Articles should not exceed 40 000 characters (with spaces), including footnotes and bibliographic references.
  • Reviews should not exceed 8 000 characters (with spaces).
  • LANGUAGE
  • Articles are accepted in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English language.
  • PARATEXT

VERBAL

  • Titles should be written in bold, only first letter as a capital letter.
  • Subheadings If existing, should not be numbered.
  • Abstract (until 1000 characters) and keywords (until 6), mandatory in Portuguese and English languages.
  • Bibliographic notice from the author.
  • Identification: full name; institutional filliations; e-mail adress; Orcid.
  • Bibliographic references at the end of the article;
  • In reviews the title is replaced by the identification of the reviewed book: author, date of publication, title, place of publication, publisher and number of pages.
  • Quoting other texts besides the book being reviewed should occur only in the text.

ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Photographs, drawings, tables, graphics and maps should be included in the article's document, placed in the desired location, and should have a minimum size of 600pxs X 600pxs and 300 dpi.
  • If the author whishes to include material that requires permission of third parties, the author is responsible for obtaining written authorization and should assume its due charges.
  • Credits should be provided for all illustrations, as follows: author, date, copyright.
  • REFERENCING STANDARDS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
  • Mediapolis’ adopted referencing style follows the 'Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)’ proposed by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Direct quotes are made using double quotation marks (“ “)
  • Quotations longer than 3 lines are indented at 2cm, font size 10pt, italic without quotation marks.
  • In the text, bibliographic references are according to APA's style. Example: (Camponez, 2014), (Peixinho & Araújo, 2017).
  • When the work contains more than 2 authors, “et al.” is used. Example: (Simões et al., 2017).
  • When a direct quote is referred, the page of the quote must be included. Example: (Simões, 2017, p. 16).
  • Do not use expressions such as Idem or Ibidem.
  • Secondary references should be avoided. However, whenever they are used they should be mentioned as follows: (cited by Silva, 2005).
  • Mediapolis does not refuse specific types of bibliographical sources. However, bibliographical references at the end of the text should follow the standards proposed by APA.

Examples of references:

Book: Peixinho, A. T., & Araújo, B. (2017). Narrativa e media: Géneros, figuras e contextos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.

Book chapter: Simões, R. J. B. (2017). Do escrutínio dos media aos media sob escrutínio: Estereótipos de género no espaço público mediatizado. In R. J. B. Simões, C. Serrano, S. Neto & J. Miranda (Eds.), Pessoas e ideias em trânsito: Percursos e imaginários (pp. 13-36). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.

Scientific article: Camponez, C. (2014). Entre verdade e respeito: Por uma ética do cuidado no jornalismo. Comunicação e Sociedade, 25, 110-123. DOI: 10.17231/comsoc.25(2014).1863

When the source is published online, the location and date of search should be mentioned at the end of the reference. Example: Araújo B. (2013). Diploma de jornalismo e exercício da profissão no Brasil: Fragilidades de um tema controverso. Covilhã: UBI. Retrieved from http://www.bocc.ubi.pt/pag/araujo-bruno-2013-diploma-jornalismo.pdf,  October 2017

Missing and more specific queries should be follow the standard norms mentioned in ´Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) (http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx)

STYLE

  • Titles of books and other publications should be typed in italic;
  • Titles of articles and chapters should appear in quotation marks (“ “).
  • Loanwords and neologisms appear in italic.
  • Number expressions including numbers from 0 to 9, or that initiate a sentence, appear in the written form. Number expressions above the number 10 that do not initiate a sentence appear in numeral form. This rule does not apply to tables and graphics, where numeral form should be always used.
  • Mathematical functions, statistics or percentages appear as a verbal expression (example: 12 per cent), except when included in tables and graphics.
  • The use of abbreviations should always be decoded when first mentioned. After that, only the abbreviation should be used. Example: AACS (Alta Autoridade para a Comunicação Social) [...] AACS. Abbreviations and acronyms are typed without dots and have no plural form.
  • PUBLICATION

 Submission:

  • The texts (articles/reviews) should be submitted online by using the OJS.
  • Peer-review:
  • The texts will be submitted to a scientific revision, according to the process of an anonymous review by two peers. The referees will be nominated by the Scientific Coordinator of each number of Mediapolis – Revista de Comunicação, Jornalismo e Espaço Público. The authors will be invited to prepare their own texts for the scientific anonymous review. Mentions to the authors’ names and publications should be carefully deleted, as well as the identity of the author in the Word document's "properties".
  • After the review, the authors will be notified with the decision of the referees and the referees’ notes regarding their submission. If the submission is accepted to publication, the authors will be invited by the Scientific Coordinator to consider the referees’ suggestions.
  • The texts will be reviewed by two referees. If their decisions are not unanimous, the tiebreaker will be done by the Scientific Coordinator or, if necessary, a third referee review will be required.
  • The Editorial Coordination of Mediapolis – Revista de Comunicação, Jornalismo e Espaço Público reserves itself the right to proceed to the standarization of bibliographic references and formal changes considered necessary, without altering the meaning of the text.
  • Rights
  • Mediapolis – Revista de Comunicação, Jornalismo e Espaço Público reserves itself the right to: reproduce the texts, regardless of the format; make the texts available to the academic public or others.

 Article Review Criteria

  • FORMAL ASPECTS:
    • Conformity with the Editorial Standards
    • Clarity and coherence of title and abstract
    • Quality of the writting
    • Structure
  • CONTENT ASPECTS:
    • Relevance of the proposed subject
    • Adequacy to the journal’s scope
    • Originality of the approach
    • Rigor in exposing the content
    • Importance and up-to-dateness of the bibliography
    • Methodologic rigor

 

  • DECISION OF THE REVIEW:
    • Publishable without changes.
    • Publishable, after corrections
    • Deep reformulation and submission to new scientific review
    • Unpublishable