Submission of Manuscript Proposals

Publishing Guidelines

  1. The manuscript must be sent in digital format to cccm@cccm.gov.pt, with the following information/files:
    1. Publication Proposal form (the file in Word format is available for download at the CCCM website);
    2. one copy in Word format;
    3. one copy in PDF format;
    4. abstract with c. 200 words;
    5. photo(s) of the author(s)/coordinator(s);
    6. photo for the front cover of the manuscript;
    7. biography(ies) of the author(s)/coordinator(s).
  1. The proposal should only be sent in its final version, complete, updated and in accordance with the CCCM publishing guidelines. Before sending the proposal, the author(s)/coordinator(s) must review and check the overall manuscript.
  1. The order of the pre-textual elements (pages that appear at the beginning of the manuscript, before the introduction) must be as follows:
    1. dedication (optional);
    2. acknowledgments (optional);
    3. epigraph (optional);
    4. preface (optional);
    5. list of abbreviations and/or symbols (optional);
    6. list of illustrations and/or tables (optional);
    7. table of contents (the table of contents should be manually created, and not automatically programme-generated).
  1. The order of the post-textual elements (pages that appear at the end of the manuscript, after the bibliography) must be as follows:
    1. glossary (optional);
    2. attachments (optional);
    3. index (optional).
  1. Each illustration and/or table must have a clear and succinct caption, as well as information about its respective authorship. Each illustration and/or table should be accompanied by its respective reproduction authorization. All illustrations must be sent separately, but can be included in the Word and PDF files to serve as a guide. The illustrations and/or tables must be numbered sequentially and according to the chapters in which they are inserted (for example, Fig. 1.1 should be the first figure in Chapter 1; Fig. 2.3. Should be the third figure in chapter 2, etc.). All illustrations must be sent in a TIFF file with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. All halftone and line art illustrations must be sent in a TIFF file with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
  1. Manuscripts written in Portuguese or English must be submitted in Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing of 1,5 and with justified alignment. Quotations must be written in Times New Roman, size 10, line spacing of 1, justified alignment and left indentation of 1,5. Footnotes must be written in Times New Roman, size 10, line spacing of 1 and with justified alignment. Footnotes must be inserted using the existing tool for this purpose in Word.
  1. Foreign words and phrases must be given in italics, except for cases of proper names or common words in the language of the manuscript. In the case of foreign languages with an alphabet other than the Latin alphabet, consistency with regard to spelling and transliteration of words and phrases must be ensured. The first mention of any proper names or specific concepts that do not belong to the language of the manuscript must be accompanied, in parentheses, by the characters in the original language and their form of romanization according to the transcription system adopted. For example, “Taoism ( 道教 – Dàojiào)”.
  1. Text in Chinese characters must be submitted in SimSun, size 12, line spacing of 1,5 and with justified alignment. The transcription system adopted must be Pinyin. Traditional characters should be used for historical manuscripts and historical primary sources, while simplified characters can be used for modern and contemporary texts.
  1. Text in Japanese characters must be submitted in MS Mincho, size 12, line spacing of 1,5 and with justified alignment. The transcription system adopted must be the Hepburn System.
  1. Text in Korean characters must be submitted in Batang, size 12, line spacing of 1,5 and with justified alignment. The transcription system adopted must be the “Revised Romanization of Korean”, adopted by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2000.
  1. There are three types of hyphen/dash (- hyphen; – en dash; — em dash), which must be used in different situations. The hyphen (-) must be used in words (for example: subject-related). The en dash (–) should be used for dates (for example: 2020–2021). The em dash (—) should be used in text, to replace parentheses, colons and commas (for example: There has recently been an increase — though opposed fiercely by many people — in alternative education practices).
  1. Citations and bibliographic references must follow the Chicago model, available at https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/turabian/citation-guide.html.https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/turabian/citation-guide.html.

Publication Process

1st Step: Submission of the manuscript proposal

2nd Step: CCCM sends the proposal to its Editorial Board

3rd Step: Decision from the Editorial Board

4th Step: CCCM sends the proposal for peer-review

5th Step: Signing the publication contract

6th Step: Production of the manuscript

7th Step: Publication of the manuscript