Authors should use the TEMPLATE of the Herança Journal.



Herança publishes original articles, review articles, essays and critical reviews.

Manuscripts must be submitted digitally, in a recent version of Microsoft Word.



All manuscripts must be accompanied by the Identification Form.

In the Identification Form, the corresponding author must:

- Mention all authors of the manuscript in the order they appear in the publication;

- Pay attention to the full names that will be associated with the manuscript;

- Present the affiliation of each author, including the University, Faculty, Department / Research Center, the position, city, country, ORCID and institutional e-mail;

- The corresponding author must be duly identified and must present his/her full institutional address.



Articles must not exceed 8000 words, excluding titles, abstracts, keywords, bibliography, figures and tables.

Essays must not exceed 4000 words.

Critical reviews must have a maximum of 2500 words. These typologies do not need summaries.


To clarify the originality of your manuscript, a Turnitin plagiarism report and a Turnitin AI report also need to be submitted with your manuscript. Once the submission fails to address any one of these requirements, submission will be declined automatically:

  1. The plagiarism rate should be lower than 20%.
  2. The AI writing rate should be lower than 5%to be considered as fully human-written.


All manuscripts must be formatted according to the TEMPLATE made available by Herança.

If the manuscript is not submitted according to the template, it will not be reviewed.

The body of the text must follow the Georgia font, size 10, 1.08 spacing between lines.



Titles, abstracts and keywords (maximum of 5) must be presented in Portuguese and English.

Abstracts should have about 200 words and should not contain bibliographical references or citations.



The word “Figure” includes the following types of images: maps, graphs, drawings, photographs, infographics.

The title must be in the original language of the manuscript. It must be concise and express the content of the figure.

The source should only be expressed if there has been recourse to authors other than those in the text.

All figures should be referred to in the body of the text, using the word "Figure" if it is in the middle of the sentence, or the abbreviation "Fig." if parentheses are used [e.g.: (Fig. 1)].

Figures must be of sufficient quality and legibility for the journal editing process (A4). Thus, the author (s) may be requested to send them, in an individual file, referring to the surname of the first author, the figure and extension number (e.g.: Goncalves_fig.2. Jpeg).



All graphs must be in editable format in the manuscript's Word file or sent in a supplementary Excel file (or other format).

The graphics must identify the units of measure on the axes, avoid lines on the inside and have no outside line (box).


The formatting of these tables includes horizontal lines, without external vertical limits, with internal vertical lines being allowed. Tables should be simple and preferably fit on a single page, avoiding long sentences, long numbers and too many decimal places.

All tables must be referred to in the body of the text, using the word “Table”, in the middle of the sentence or in parentheses [e.g.: (Table I)], followed by a Roman numeric sequence.

All tables must be in an editable format in the manuscript's Word file (regardless of authorship).

The title must be in the original language of the manuscript. It must be concise and express the contents of the table. The source should only be expressed if there has been recourse to authors other than those in the text.



The formatting of bibliographic references must comply with all the requirements of the APA Norms 7th Edition (see APA Standards 6th ed.).

Bibliographic references correspond exclusively to the works referenced in the manuscript and must be inserted at the end of the manuscript, in the section “Bibliographical References”.

Bibliographic references are organized in alphabetical order. If there are several works by the same author, the chronological order is followed. If there is more than one work from the same year and author, the letters "a", "b", "c", etc. are added to the year. (e.g., 2020a).

All titles that are not in English must be translated into that language (to be in square brackets after the original title), except for legal documents.

Herança supports the use of bibliographic management software (Mendeley, EndNote, among others). However, the authors must make sure that their bibliographic references include all the necessary elements and comply with the rules of APA 7th Edition.



The essential notes (maximum 10) will have Roman numerals and should be included at the end of the manuscript as “endnotes”.

Notes that are only bibliographic references are not allowed.



Bibliographic references that appear in footnotes and not included in the list of references at the end of the article will not be taken into account and may prevent the publication of the manuscript.