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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.
  • The manuscript document is in an editable format, max. 2 MB.
  • The manuscript contains no author/institutional identification elements.
  • The submission has not been previously published elsewhere, is original and has been written by the stated authors.
  • The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under review by CCT.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • An English version for title, abstract and keywords is included.
  • Spell and grammar checks have been performed.
  • All authors have read the manuscript and agree to publish it.

Author Guidelines


Articles submitted for consideration should follow these guidelines:



RESUBMISSIONS: If you decide to resubmit, please mark all the changes in the revised version of your manuscript, and include a note outlining a response to the reviewers’ comments.  If you disagree with a comment, or are unable to address it, provide a rationale for your disagreement or inability.

(1) Language – Articles can be written in Portuguese, English (Oxford spelling), French, Italian and Spanish. Please note that TITLE, ABSTRACT nd KEYWORDS must include an English version, regardless of the manuscript original language.

(2) Length - Articles must not exceed 9000 words including diagrams, tables, notes and bibliography.

(3) Font – 12-point Times New Roman; line spacing (1.5 lines); bold and italics rather than underlining (except URL addresses).

(4) Tables/Graphs/Photos/… – Tables, charts, figures, photos, etc., should be placed in the text (rather than at the end of the document). All tables and charts should use the font defined in (3) and be editable whenever possible.

(5) Authors’ identities - No evidence of the author’s identity (name, email, affiliation, references, etc.) may be provided in any way throughout the text or by reference in the article.

(6) Title – (note: if the article is written in a language other than English, please submit both an original and an English version of the title).

 (7) Abstract – Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words.

(8) Keywords – 3 to 6 keywords.

(9) URL – all URL addresses in the text and bibliography/references should be active and ready to click.

(10) Permission - Authors are required to obtain permission to reproduce previously copyrighted materials from other sources in both print and electronic form.

 (11) Style and Bibliography Standards

 Only references cited throughout the text should be listed in the complete reference list.

 (11.1) In the text

 (Luhmann, 1992: 64-65)

 (11.2) Single-Author Book

 Luhmann, N. (1992), The Differentiation of Society, New York: Columbia University Press.

 (11.3) Co-authored Book

 Fitoussi, J-P., Rosanvallon, P. (1996), Le nouvel age des inégalités, Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

 (11.4) Chapter in Books

 Pollitt, C. (2000), “How We Know How Good Public Service Are?”, in B. G. Peters, D. Savoie (Eds.), Governance in the Twenty-first Century. Revitalizing the Public Service, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 17-32.

 (11.5) Article in Journal

 Almeida, V. (2001), “O Estado, a economia e as despesas públicas em Portugal 1974-2000”, Revista de Administração e Políticas Públicas, II (2), pp. 189-212.

 (11.6) Article in Online Journal

 Boughton, J. (2002), “The Bretton Woods proposal: An in depth look”, Political Science Quarterly, XLII (6), pp. 564-578.

 Available at: http://www.pol.upenn/articles

 (11.7) Paper

 Oliveira, J.F. (2002), “Os modelos de policiamento e as políticas de segurança: A emergência do policiamento de proximidade”, paper presented in the II Meeting Administração e cidadania – Modernização dos serviços públicos, ISCTE, 23-24 May 2002, Lisbon.

(11.8) PhD. Dissertation or Master’s Thesis

 Ferraz, D. (2008), A selecção de dirigentes públicos no contexto da evolução de Estado e de Administração: Contributos para uma definição de uma política integrada, Dissertação de Mestrado em Administração e Políticas Públicas, Lisboa, ISCTE.

 (11.9) When citing a publication that has had several editions, make sure you always include a reference to the first date of publication (eg.: Luhman, N. (1992; 2002))


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