Essays are freer forms of scientific contribution and are characterized by critical and creative approaches, revealing new perspectives which lead readers to reflect on themes relevant to their respective areas of knowledge. Essays should be consistent theoretically and point to an innovation or improvement in their respective fields of study.

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General formatting

• Length: A maximun of 5,000 words.
• Font: Times New Roman, size 12.
• Alignment: Justified
• Line spacing: 1.5.
Italic: Used for words and/or expressions from a foreign language which are not found in Portuguese dictionaries, as well as book titles and periodicals.
• Bold: Used for headings and subheadings.
• Quotation Marks: Used for direct citations of less than 40 words.
• Authorship: To preserve anonymity, authorship should be identified only in the registration form for the article submission system. Authorship should not be identified within the article or in the Properties of Word.
• HEADING: Upper case + bold. Respect the limit of 80 characters with spaces.
• SUBHEADING 1: Upper case + bold.
• Subheading 2: Upper and lower case + bold.
• Subheading 3: Upper and lower case + bold + gray.


Diagrams should be avoided in this type of text.

If your paper presents a theoretical development but is not appropriate for the Essay Section, consult the formatting for theoretical development articles.

Note: Submit the text in a Word file. 


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