CEBRI-Journal accepts submissions made only through OJS. Registration in the system and subsequent access, through login and password, are mandatory for manuscript submission, as well as for following the editorial process in progress.

Editorial Policy

CEBRI-Journal is published by the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), responsible for its publication, editorial policy, priorities, and management, following the best open science practices in communication.

The journal covers a wide range of topics related to Brazilian Foreign Policy and International Relations, presenting thoughts and analysis of experienced observers and scholars on the international agenda preeminent issues.

Contributions from academics, policymakers, and analysts with original articles and essays are encouraged. Submissions should be conceptually sound, empirically based, and policy-oriented. Written in Portuguese, Spanish, and/or English, articles are freely accessible to the public of experts and interested parties.

CEBRI-Journal does not charge submission, evaluation, or publication fees.


CEBRI-Journal accepts submissions made only through OJS. Registration in the system and subsequent access, through login and password, are mandatory for manuscript submission, as well as for following the editorial process in progress.

  • All submissions to CEBRI-Journal must be original and unpublished and may not be under consideration for publication by other journals.
  • There are certain circumstances in which previously published material may be considered for publication. Please contact the editorial team for specific cases. 
  • Academic articles and policy papers submitted to CEBRI-Journal must contain Title, Abstract, and Keywords in English and in the text's original language.
  • Title should be 10 words maximum.
  • Abstract should be 100 words maximum (or 500 characters, including spaces).
  • Titles should begin with the capitalized first word and all other words in lowercase, except names and institutions. A colon separates title and subtitle, with the first word after the column also in lowercase. There is no need for a period/full stop at the end of the title.
  • Keywords should be separated by a semicolon and a period/full stop after the last keyword. The article should have between three and five keywords. Only given names should be capitalized.
  • Author credits should include a short bio with 50 words (or 350 characters, including spaces). 
  • Authors must also inform their ORCID number, which can be registered at: <>.
  • Subsections of the text should not be numbered, and should be in bold letters aligned to the left, with standard margins. There is no need for a period/full stop at the end of the subtitles.
  • The text may contain footnotes, sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals. They should be used for additional comments and interjections in the text where necessary.
  • Citations and bibliographical references should follow the Chicago Style Author-Date model. Click <here> for more details.
  • Book Reviews must include at least the book reviewed as a bibliographic reference. Book Reviews must also have a title.
  • Files for submission must be in Microsoft Word, RTF, or similar format, with anonymous metadata. 
  • Graphs and charts should be inserted into the text (not as an attachment at the end of the document), in jpg format, 300 dpi, with their corresponding titles and numbers, references, and sources.

CEBRI-Journal uses the <Chicago Style Author-Date> system for citations and bibliographic references.

CEBRI-Journal publishes a variety of policy papers and evidence-based academic articles. It also publishes snapshots, book reviews, and interviews.

Policy Papers

Policy papers follow the traditional essayistic model and should discuss contemporary themes of International Relations or Brazilian Foreign Policy and their implications for politics. Editors may invite authors to write these analyses. The journal also receives spontaneous submissions for editorial review.

The evaluation is done by the editorial team, which must accept or reject the policy papers, even those written by invitation. The deadline for reviewing a policy paper is 4 to 6 weeks.

The maximum length for policy papers is 6,000 words. CEBRI-Journal encourages authors to cite pertinent literature on the subject matter. Submissions must contain title, abstract, and keywords in all the journal’s three languages.


Academic Articles

CEBRI-Journal publishes original articles with pertinent contributions to current academic debates relevant to International Relations professionals. These articles are based on scientific literature and/or evidence, similar to traditional academic articles, presenting academic debates qualified by pertinent literature, but with an eye to concrete international politics. In other words, the article should bring the main debates and scientific findings of International Relations and translate them to the policy debate at hand.

The article based on scientific literature and/or evidence can be written at the invitation of the editorial team or submitted for editorial review via CEBRI-Journal’s submission system. In both cases, the evidence-based academic article goes through a double-blind peer-review process. Submissions are initially reviewed by the editorial team to ensure that they meet the editorial policy requirements. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review at this stage if they are not within the journal's thematic scope, do not meet all submission requirements, or if plagiarism is detected. Otherwise, manuscripts are sent out for review, usually to a minimum of two independent reviewers. The results of the reviews will be evaluated by the editors who will decide whether the article should be published as is, published with modifications, or rejected. CEBRI-Journal has a relatively quick review process of 6 to 8 weeks.

The maximum length for evidence-based articles is 7,000 words, including bibliographic references. Submissions must contain title, abstract, and keywords in all the journal´s three languages. They must also strictly observe the citation and formatting rules and other guidelines available in the Conditions for Submissions and Author Guidelines. 


Book Reviews

The International Relations book reviews section covers studies published in the last five years across the field, from theoretical to policy-oriented, and from regional to global. Book reviews are published upon invitation by the editorial team to academics or professionals. They may involve more than one book per reviewer and may focus on general topics of interest to CEBRI-Journal.

A book review should inform the reader about the book’s content, quality, and position in the general context of its field. Criticism is welcome, as long as it is well-founded. 

Book reviews should have a maximum of one thousand words per book reviewed. Book reviews prescind abstract and keywords.



Interviews are made upon invitation by the editorial team to key persons in international politics such as professional politicians, diplomats, academics, activists, and businessmen of relevance to global and Brazilian International Relations. Interviews should be approximately two thousand words long.



Snapshots are short texts addressing themes of international relevance. Commissioned by the editors, they have the format of a policy paper but focus on a current theme. They should have a maximum of 2000 words and may or may not cite relevant literature, although their use is encouraged by the editorial team.

Copyright Statement

The Copyright of the articles published in CEBRI-Journal belongs to their respective author(s), with first publication rights assigned to CEBRI-Journal, and simultaneous license under a Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0, which allows the sharing of the work with an acknowledgment of authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Author(s) have permission to enter into additional separate agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g., publishing in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), with acknowledgment of authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to publish and distribute their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their personal website) at any point before or during the editorial process, as this may generate productive changes as well as increase the impact and citation of the published work.


Privacy Policy

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


Plagiarism Policy

CEBRI-Journal has a rigid anti-plagiarism policy. We have two mechanisms to help detect texts not properly cited or situations that are characterized as plagiarism (including self-plagiarism): plagiarism identification software and the peer-review process. The journal reserves the right to reject manuscripts in which plagiarized content is identified to any extent.

When a published submission is found to have plagiarized another work or to have included third-party copyrighted material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or when the authorship of the article is disputed, we reserve the right to take action, including but not limited to: publishing an erratum (correction); publishing a retraction of the article; taking the matter up with the institution to which the author is affiliated and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; and taking appropriate legal action.


Gender equality and diversity policy

CEBRI-Journal is committed to improving gender balance and diversity in the discipline of International Relations. The publication seeks to maintain the gender balance of authors invited to any issue or special section, as well as to ensure institutional and geographical plurality. In addition, it encourages authors submitting materials to consider gender balance in their references.

CEBRI-Journal continuously accepts the submission of manuscripts of all publication types defined by the editorial policy: policy papers, evidence-based academic articles, snapshots, book reviews, and interviews.

Submission and evaluation of manuscripts are carried out exclusively through the online submission system OJS. Submissions by e-mail will not be accepted.

Evidence-based articles are submitted to double-blind peer review as detailed below. The other publications receive an editorial review, which assesses their thematic pertinence, adequacy to the editorial policy, quality, and originality.

The average response time is 6 to 8 weeks for academic articles, and 4 to 6 weeks for other types of submissions, except for snapshots, whose evaluation time is about 1 week.

In case of acceptance of a submission for publication, the manuscript will be reviewed for adequacy to editorial demands or, in the case of academic articles, for adjustments based on the evaluation reports. This step will be under the responsibility of the authors. At the discretion of CEBRI-Journal editors, the final version of the academic article may be sent for a second round of peer review and revision by the authors. 

If the final version of the manuscripts does not satisfactorily meet the editorial or evaluation demands, CEBRI-Journal may decide not to publish them.


Evaluation Process for Academic Articles

Academic articles commissioned by or submitted to CEBRI-Journal are subjected to two stages of evaluation. The first stage verifies the adequacy of the manuscripts to the scope of the journal and the fulfillment of the requirements for evaluation. The selected manuscripts move on to the second stage, in which the associate editors, supported by the Editorial Board, select one or more reviewers to evaluate the work. Based on the recommendations of this evaluation, the editors decide whether to approve or reject the submission. These procedures also apply to articles that compose special issues and/or dossiers. Authors always have access to the evaluation progress status through the submission platform <link>, or by e-mail