Gabriel Bourdin, professor of anthropology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, invites to answer a call for papers for the journal Mundaú, published by the Universidade Federal de Alagoas in Brazil.

He is coordinating, with a colleague from this university, the dossier for issue 11 of the journal, which will be published in late 2021, on the theme of the anthropology of gesture.

Articles should be submitted by July 30. They can be written in Spanish, Portuguese, French or English.

Here is the presentation of the theme:

Translation of the instructions to authors

Would you like to send contributions to the journal? We invite you to visit the About the Journal section and read the available section policies and author guidelines. Authors must register on the website before submitting an article. If you are already registered, simply log in and start the 5-step submission process.

Purpose and scope

Mundaú is a biannual electronic journal edited by the Graduate Program in Anthropology of the Institute of Social Sciences of the Federal University of Alagoas. It publishes articles in continuous flow and in the form of thematic dossiers. Its objective is to contribute to the anthropological debate, to the advancement of research and to the dissemination of articles by specialists in the field, gathering themes and issues of contemporary debate in the discipline. Revista Mundaú is open to the collaboration of researchers from universities and national and international research institutions in the field of anthropology, in the form of articles, in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.

Peer review process

The publication of articles is conditioned by the approval of peers and, if so, by compliance with their recommendations. The originality of the treatment of the theme, the coherence and rigor of the approach, its contribution to the social sciences and the thematic line of the journal are taken into account. The names of the reviewers will remain confidential, and the names of the authors will not be revealed to the reviewers.

Open Access Policy

This journal offers free and immediate access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public enables a greater democratization of knowledge on a global scale.

Guidelines for authors

1. The journal Mundaú accepts for publication unpublished articles in the social sciences that are not simultaneously presented in another journal. Reviews of works or themes from the region are also accepted, when they are related to the thematic core of the respective issue.

2. The publication of the works is conditional on the approval of the referees and, if so, on the fulfillment of their recommendations. The originality of the treatment of the theme, the coherence and rigor of the approach, its contribution to the social sciences and the thematic line of the journal are taken into account. The names of the reviewers will remain confidential, and the names of the authors will not be revealed to the reviewers.

3. Articles are published in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. The maximum recommended length is 40,000 characters, including spaces. The articles are accompanied by an abstract of 150 words maximum in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish, in which the objectives, methods and conclusions of the work are synthesized, and a list of 3 to 5 key words, separated by periods and with the first initial in capital letters.

4. Articles are submitted anonymously, in plain text and without the use of sophisticated formatting resources, via the journal’s web page. For submission and follow-up, it is necessary to register in the access area, provide information about your academic background, the organization and field in which you work, your full mailing address, and, if you wish, to indicate up to two most relevant recent publications.

5. The Mundaú journal offers two modes of submission: for specific thematic dossiers, within predefined deadlines, or as a single text. Texts for thematic dossiers are evaluated en bloc and the decision is announced after the submission deadline; single texts are evaluated in continuous flow and their approval is conditioned by the concrete prospect of publication.

6. The salient points of the text are in italics. Footnotes, when essential, are short and substantial, numbered sequentially and without specific formatting.

7. Graphs, figures and tables are sent in a separate file, with program and version identification; they cannot exceed the size of the journal page (16.5 x 11.5 cm). The sequential numbering and title, as well as the source of the data, are inserted in the text as placeholders.

8. Reference notes are inserted in the text, according to the following model: (AUTHOR, year, p. xx), (AUTHOR1, year, p. xx; AUTHOR2, year, xx) or (AUTHOR; AUTHOR, YEAR). If there is more than one work by the same author in a year, it is accompanied by a sequential letter of the alphabet. Example: (AUTHOR, 1998a; 1998b).

9. References are listed at the end of the document in alphabetical order and without numbering, in accordance with NBR 6023.

(a) book: FAMILY NAME, Name. Title in bold. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher, year.

For example: FERNANDES, Florestan. A revolução burguesa no Brasil: ensaio de uma interpretação sociológica. 3. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Publishers, 1987.

b) chapter: FAMILY NAME, Name. Title of the chapter. In: SURNAME, N. (org.). Title of the book in bold. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher, year. p. xx-yy.

For example : McCARTHY, Thomas. Practical discourse: on the relationship between morality and politics. In : CALHOUN, C. (Org.). Habermas and the public sphere. Cambridge: The Mit Press, 1992. p. 51-72.

c) article: FAMILY NAME, Name. Title of article. Title of periodical in bold, v. year-or-volume, n. number-or-issue, p. xx-yy, year.

For example: BENHABIB, Seyla. The decline of sovereignty or the emergence of cosmopolitan norms? Rethinking citizenship in times of instability. Civitas, v. 12, n. 1, p. 20-46, 2012.

d) electronic publications: follow the model above, according to their genre, plus DOI or full address and date of reading.

DIAS, Bruno. Approved the resolution on research ethics in the humanities and social sciences. In: Page of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health. April 15, 2016. Available at: Accessed on: January 2017.

10. All literature should be submitted for DOI verification at

11. If there is more than one author, the editors will be informed of each person’s contribution to the text from research to final writing.

12. The author will inform, with identification, the source of funding for the research and potential conflicts of interest.

13. The spontaneous submission of articles and the subsequent acceptance of their publication automatically implies the transfer of the rights of the first publication to the journal Mundaú. The copyright remains the property of the author. Any subsequent reproduction, by any means whatsoever, may only be made after prior agreement between the magazine and the author and with the citation of the source.

14. The concepts expressed in the articles are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board.

Conditions of submission

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check the submission for compliance with all the items listed below. Submissions that do not meet the standards will be returned to the authors.

The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not under consideration for publication by another journal; if not, a justification must be provided in the “Comments to the Editor” section.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format.
The text is single-spaced; it uses a 12-point font; it uses italics instead of underlining (except in URLs); figures and tables are inserted in the text, not at the end of the document as attachments.
The text follows the style standards and bibliographic requirements described in the Guidelines for Authors on the About the Journal page, and the bibliographic information is correct and complete.
The instructions available in Ensuring Blind Peer Review have been followed (author identification has been removed from the text and “document properties”).
The submission is accompanied by information regarding the academic background, organization, and field in which they work, as well as the author’s and author’s complete email and mailing addresses, source of research funding, and potential conflicts of interest.

Privacy Policy

Names and addresses provided to the journal will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.

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