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Form and preparation of manuscripts

5. Languages accepted for the publication of texts:

Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Ladino (in the case of the latter, the author should clearly state the transcription system used).

6. Transliteration systems from Hebrew and Arabic:

6.1. Hebrew (Simple) transliteration rules to Portuguese*.

*In the case of other languages, the author should specify the transliteration system used.

6.2. Arabic (Simple) transliteration rules to Portuguese*.

*In the case of other languages, the author should specify the transliteration system used.

7. The formats and forms in which the original should be sent to the journal:

The articles and other contributions should be sent in digital format, preferably in Word, attached to an email addressed to hamsa@hamsa.pt.

The articles must not exceed 45,000 characters and must include a 100 word abstract and 5 key words in both Portuguese and English.

8. The layout of the journal:

The articles and other contributions will be presented by indicating the title in bold, followed by the author’s name, academic position (where applicable) and email.

Citations in the test should be duly indicated with "…". Any long citation should be separated from the text in a new paragraph, using font size 10, and also in inverted commas.

Notes should be placed in footnotes.

Charts, tables, figures and photographs should be sent in the same file, placed in the correct position within the text, and with the necessary captions.

9. Norms for journal’s bibliographic references:

a) Citation in footnote

Anita Novinsky, Cristãos-Novos na Bahia: A Inquisição, São Paulo, Editora Perspectiva, s.d. (in the case of a classical author, this should be placed in braces followed by the date of republication and the date of the original publication).

Following citations from the same work: A. Novinsky, Cristãos-Novos …, p.

Study or entry in a collective work
Vincent Barletta, "La literatura aljamiado-morisca: textos, lectura e interacción", in Minorias étnico-religiosas na Península Ibérica. Períodos medieval e moderno, ed. Maria Filomena L. de Barros and José Hinojosa Montalvo, Lisbon, Edições Colibri, 2008.

Following citations from the same study: V. Barletta, "La literatura aljamiado-morisca …", p.

Article from a journal
Elena Romero, "Nueva bibliografia de ediciones de obras de teatro sefardíes", Sefarad 66 (2006), p ...

Archival data
Must be cearly and explicitly indicated in the first footnote and thereafter abbreviated as in the following example: "Assento para o dinheiro do cabedal que foi para Cochim", Goa, 7.IV.1630, in Historical Archives of Goa (AHG), Assentos do Conselho da Fazenda, book (liv.) 4, codex (cod.) 26-May-2019 Following citations: "Assento do Conselho de Estado", Goa, 7.IV.1630, in AHG, Assentos do Conselho da Fazenda, liv. 4, cod. 1162, fol. 197.

In the case of a document cited in a work, a study in a collective work or article, the norms described in the above paragraph should be followed, adding in, and depending on the case, followed by the examples set out for citation of work, study or article. Example of citation: ["document"], in Documentação para a História do Padroado Português do Oriente, Índia (DPPPO, India), ed. A. da Silva Rego, Lisboa, Agência Geral das Colónias, vol. 1, 1948, pp … As shown here, citations of the title of documental collections can also be placed in initials in subsequent footnotes.

The use of passim, ibidem, loc. cit. should be avoided. Idem is used only when reference to other works by the same authors appear sequentially in the same footnote e.g. S.D. Goiten, "New Ligth on the beginning of the Karim Merchants", in Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 1 (1958), pp. 175-184; idem, Jews and Arabs: Their contacts Trough the Ages, New York, Schocken Books, 1974, p. 25.

The directors of H-REJI should be consulted in relation to the use of material not specified herein or regarding any other doubt.
Due to the linguistic range, each author should follow the norms of abbreviation as long as the procedure is exemplified and clarified, as indicated above.

10. Original articles:

Definition of "original articles" and other kinds of material
The articles and other contributions must be original texts that have not been published in any other journal. The documentation for publication must take an original critical approach.

Sections or parts that form an article
The articles should have an abstract and 5 key words. They should be accompanied by footnotes.

Length of abstracts and other instructions
The abstracts must be in Portuguese and English and each abstract should not exceed 100 words.

11. Journal format:

Annual online publication.




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