About the Journal

Focus and Scope
The journal is aimed at scholars, independent researchers and postgraduate students specialising in Irish studies.


Publication Frequency
Twice a year, electronic format PDF/A. A minimum of 14 original articles are published every year. 


Open Access Policy
ABEI Journal l is free and open access. The submissionas are free from charges. ABEI Journal does not have submission or article processing charges (APCs)


Submission's Compliance
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author substantially contributed to the conception, writing, and revision of the article.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines.
  • Author(s) guarantee the originality of the manuscripts and if they use articles and quotations from other authors that they be duly cited.

Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


Publication Policy
1. Papers are accepted from Master's and Ph.D. students.

2. The article or review must be original and unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only texts that are within the journal's proposed theme will be accepted.

3. Texts may be submitted in English or Portuguese.

4. Articles should not exceed 6 (six) thousand words, excluding bibliographical references, notes and tables. The reviews should not exceed two (2) thousand words (approximately 8 pages).

5. The articles must be accompanied by an abstract (maximum 10 lines) and keywords (maximum 5) in Portuguese and English, for articles in Portuguese and English only, and the title must also be translated into English. Files for submission are in Microsoft Word format (as long as it does not exceed 2MB).

6. Articles in English follow the style standards and bibliographic requirements of the MLA - Modern Language Association, for literature articles.

7. In the case of inserting images (photos, engravings, pictures, etc.), the responsibility for dealing with reproduction rights lies with the authors.

8. There should be no identification of the author(s) in the body of the text, to ensure anonymity in the evaluation process.

9. Texts should be sent via e-mail to: https://www.revistas.usp.br/abei/index. Exceptionally, by electronic mail to the e-mail: journal.abeibrasil@gmail.com, whose subject must be Submission of article; the body of the e-mail must contain the following information: author's name, title, institutional affiliation, complete address, e-mail and a brief biographical description (maximum 5 lines).

10. Articles and reviews must follow the submission guidelines.

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Author Guidelines
Submissions are welcome in all interdisciplinary fields of Irish Studies and can be made in two categories: articles and reviews. Articles should not exceed 6,000 words and reviews 1500 words, Times New Roman 12, space 1,5. The submissionas are free from charges. ABEI Journal does not have submission or article processing charges (APCs)


Submission Guidelines

  1. The journal accepts manuscripts in English and Portuguese.
    Manuscripts should be up to 6000 words, Times New Roman 12, space 1,5, and be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx). Reviews should follow the same format and be up to 3000 words long.
  2. An abstract in English and Portuguese of at least 150 words should be included, accompanied by keywords in English and Portuguese. The use of the free translation tool DeepL (https://www.deepl.com/translator) is recommended for authors whose first and second languages are not Portuguese. The Editors-in-Chief commit to revise the abstracts and keywords into Portuguese.
  3. Information about the author's affiliation, institution, city and country must also be supplied as a separate file, and not within the text.
  4. Illustrations, graphs, and tables, with their numbers and captions, must also be supplied as a separate file in print quality (include their source information whenever they have not been created by the author of the manuscript). Authors must have permission to use any element that they have taken from another source.
  5. Endnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the manuscript.
  6. Quotes in a different language from the text should be followed by their translation as an endnote.
  7. The reference list should appear at the end of the manuscript, alphabetized by authors’ last name in MLA style.


Peer Review Process
Unpublished articles and reviews submitted to this journal will be forwarded to the chief-editor and invited editor to a preliminary analysis, which shall consider the general editorial line and theme of the edition. After this preliminary evaluation the text shall be sent to a blind evaluation by two referees who are part of the Editorial Board, Advisory Board or “ad hoc” consultants, according to the text’s theme (DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEW). In the case of disagreement between the two referees, the article, review or interview will be sent to a third referee.

All referees consulted by the ABEI Journal commit to

  • Accept the evaluation policies of the journal;
  • Declare that there is no conflict of interest;
  • Use anti-plagiarism tools during the evaluation process;
  • Submit the evaluation within the deadline determined by the editors-in-chief.

The originals can be: – Recommended to publication as it is or with small modifications; – Recommended but with substantial alterations; –  or – Not a publishable article. If there are necessary alterations concerning grammatical, orthographic or/and normative aspects, with the objective to keep the homogeneity of the edition, the Editorial Board will make the necessary modifications, respecting the author’s style. In other cases, the author shall revise the text according to what is demanded by the Board.

The evaluation shall ensure that

  1. The article is original and well-written;
  2. The theme is well-defined and developed;
  3. The article achieves its proposals and objectives;
  4. It covers and articulates the recent and classical bibliography on the subject;
  5. It proposes an original reflection;
  6. It is relevant to the area of Irish Studies.

ABEI Journal does not take responsibility or endorse opinions pronounced by the authors published in this journal, emphasizing that opinions are their exclusive responsibility.

All communication with the journal, including sending the texts, shall be done through the website https://www.revistas.usp.br/abei/about/submissions or through electronic address (journal.abeibrasil@gmail.com).


Conflict of Interest Policy
Following the ethical guidelines and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (http://publicationethics.org/), the reviewers declare that there is no conflict of interest during the evaluation process. The conflict of interest is configured as:

  • The reviewer participated in some process of the article, either in the author's academic orientation or in the conception, writing, and revision of the article;
  • The reviewer, after reading the abstract and the keywords, has an idea of who could be the author;
  • The reviewer is from the same research institution or funding agency of the author.

The Referee should refuse the evaluation if any of the above points are affirmative.

Ethical Practices
ABEI Journal follows the ethical guidelines and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (http://publicationethics.org/).

It will be part of the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editors and Editorial Assistant's activities to undertake efforts to prevent malpractice and unethical publication of articles, not tolerating any kind of plagiarism. Whenever plagiarism is detected, the article will be promptly rejected.

All Editors-in-Chief, Guest Editors and Referees must commit to evaluate the submitted articles according to the technical quality of the work, contribution to the area and its intellectual content. To this end we work with double-blind reviews. The Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editors and Referees must also commit to the confidentiality of the evaluated text.

All authors submitting an article to the ABEI Journal must declare that the article is free of plagiarism, original and unpublished. As well, it is part of the Journal's guideline that the authors declare that the article is not being simultaneously evaluated by another journal.

Any other mistakes and/or deviations that are not contemplated in these guidelines should be reported to the editors-in-chief, Drs. Mariana Bolfarine and Laura P.Z. Izarra, so that they may take the necessary steps to resolve the dispute.

Plagiarism Detection
The ABEI Journal uses and recommends to its referees CopySpider and AntiPlagiarist - ACNP Software for plagiarism detection. If plagiarism is identified in the submitted texts the submission is rejected.

The ABEI Journal acts in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE (http://publicationethics.org/).

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Copyright Notice
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


Journal History
The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies has been published annually since 1999 in print version. From volume 20, number 1 onwards it is published online twice a year. It is open access (OJS) and covers various fields of research on Irish Studies. It also contains a section "Voices from Brazil" in order to share Brazilian culture with foreign readers.


Universidade de São Paulo
Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
W.B. Yeats Chair of Irish Studies

Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses

Embassy of Ireland in Brazil
Consulate General of Ireland, São Paulo
Emigrant Support Programme