The articles, reviews and case studies submitted for publication in Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business may be sent in Portuguese, Spanish or English. The work will be published in the submitted language and may be translated in exceptional cases.
Eligible publications include works from authors of all areas of knowledge, without limit on the number of authors in the same paper. A degree is required for submission of individual papers. These rules apply to all submitted papers, except invited ones. Works from graduate students will be accepted if co-authored with undergratuade or masters or doctors.
The journal publishes papers related to “Business and Human Rights”. Below are some examples of topics directly and indirectly related themes (non-exhaustive list):
- National and International Agenda on Human Rights and Business (Process of development of an international binding instrument on Human Rights and Business; Monitoring of application and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; National Human Rights Plans elaboration; Monitoring of the activities of the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business; People’s Treaty; Articulation of social movements and non-governmental organizations for confrontation of the problem; Human Rights and Business and International Systems of Human Rights Protection).
- Public Funding and Large Enterprises (BNDES funding policies, development banks, public-private partnerships, accountability of funding entities for violations of Human Rights).
- Specific cases of human rights violations by companies in Brazil and worldwide;
- Business and Human Rights Violations in its various dimensions, including gender relations, race and sexuality;
- Social movements and human rights violations;
- Critical Theory of Human Rights;
- Judicial and non-judicial accountability mechanisms against companies that commit human rights violations.
The submitted papers have the following minimum and maximum limits for their analysis by the Editorial Board and eventual publication (papers longer than the established below can be published, at the discretion of the publisher, if their size is justified):
- Scientific Paper: Each work shall contain between 25,000 and 60,000 characters – Including spaces, footnotes and references;
- Case Study: Each work shall contain between 15,000 and 25,000 characters – Including spaces, footnotes and references;
- Critical Review: Each text shall contain between 7,000 and 15,000 characters – Including spaces, footnotes and references;
The presented Paper must comply with the following guidelines:
Files must be sent in two formats: in .DOC or .DOCX format. (editable), containing the author’s identification; and in .PDF, without the author’s identification.
Subject to exceptional possibilities of publication by invitation, articles submitted for evaluation must be unpublished, both in print and digital forms and in Portuguese or other acceptable languages, under penalty of non-publication.
The assignment for publication will be free. No article processing fees (APCs) or submission fees are required.
Articles presented in any language must comply with the same guidelines required by this notice.
- EVALUATION OF ARTICLES
All articles are submitted to a prior assessment (desk review) held by the Editor-in-chief, who verifies the attendance to the formal submission requirements, its adequacy to the journal’s editorial policy and its potential for publication.
The selection of papers for publication is the responsibility of the Editorial Board of the journal and of the referees chosen by it, in a double-blind peer review system. Suggestions of a scientific nature may be made by the reviewers, and, if accepted by the author, will lead to a new analysis.
Page formatting: A4 paper (21cm x 29.7cm);
Arial, size 12 for text and titles;
Arial, size 10 for citation with more than 3 lines, footnotes, pagination, illustrations and tables captions;
- Paragraph formatting:
Arial, size 12;
Line spacing: 1.5 cm;
Spacing before and after paragraph: 1.5 cm;
Highlights should be in italics only.
- Footnote formatting:
Line spacing: 1 cm.
Arial, size 10;
Highlights should be in italics only.
- Formatting of possible direct citation (citation with more than 3 lines):
Spacing between lines: 1 cm, with left spacing of 3 cm, only.
- Formatting of the Article’s title:
Arial, size 12, bold, centralized and with only the first letter in capital.
- Subtitle formatting:
Arial, size 12, bold, left-aligned;
Each item must be numbered (including the INTRODUCTION and FINAL CONSIDERATIONS sections) with Arabic numerals and separated by only one character space.
Only the first letter in capital.
- Paragraph formatting:
Left and top margins: 3.0 cm;
Right and lower margins: 2.0 cm.
Pages should be numbered in the header (top) right.
- FIRST PAGE
The first page of the paper should contain:
- Title of the article in Portuguese and English, plus the title in the original language if different.
- Full name of the authors aligned to the right below the title, separated by simple spacing.
- First footnote containing: main author’s qualifications; Institution of Higher Education to which the author is bound; department of the respective institution; e-mail address and public curriculum link.
- Abstract of up to 120 words in Portuguese and English, plus the abstract in the original language, if different from those; they should be presented in a single paragraph each, that is, without indentation. Arial font 12, and spacing 1.0 between the lines.
- Three to five Keywords in Portuguese and in English, plus them in the original language if is different from these, separated by period and finalized by period.
- Information on financing or benefits received, as well as any conflicts of interest present.
Footnotes should be of an explanatory nature only and should not be used for citations; except for electronic citation cases, which must be indicated in the footnotes, together with the citation page (if any) and the date of access to the material.
- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CITATIONS
These citations should be made by the AUTHOR/DATE system containing, in the body of the text, the author’s last name in upper case/date of publication/page number (e.g. MARX, 1982, p.353);
- JURISPRUDENTIAL CITATIONS
Must contain at least the following: court, judicial body, nature and number of the case, rapporteur and date of judgment, in that order. E.g.: STJ, Xª T., REsp xxx.xxx, Rel. Min. Jxxxx Sxxxxx, j. in xx.xx.xxxx; TJRS, X.C., Ap. xxxxxxx.x, Rel. Cxxxx Dxxxxx, j. in xx.xx.xxxx (or, alternatively, publish to xx.xx.xxxx).
The complete references should be presented in alphabetical order and at the end of the text with single spacing between lines, but separated from each other with double spacing, according to the following model:
SURNAME, Name. Book’s title. City of Publication: Publisher, year of publication. (ex: GOMES, L. G. F. F. Novel and society in Brazil. Niterói: EdUFF, 1998.)
When submitting an article, the author agrees that his copyrights are transferred to Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business, if and when the article is accepted for publication.