About the Journal

Via Panoramica is an electronic journal which fully respects the criteria of the policy of free access to information. Also, no fees are charged to contributors. In the event the journal ceases to be published it will remain part of FLUP archive. Furthermore, the use of the LOCKSS archival system creates a distributed file system among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent journal files for preservation and restoration.


Via Panoramica welcomes the proposal of articles within the field of Anglo-American Studies. Articles, which should be between 4000 and 7000 words and may be written in Portuguese or in English, ought to include an abstract (250 words) and at least five keywords, in Portuguese and in English. The bibliography should include only works cited and the article should conform to the style sheet of Via Panoramica, available at Articles for the Summer issue should be sent until 31 January. Articles for the Winter issue should be sent until 31 August. The email address is revistavp@letras.up.pt.

Assessment criteria

  1. Suitability of the article to the journal’s scope.
  2. Use of language (linguistic correction, intelligibility, precision).
  3. Structure and argument (coherence, depth, relevance).
  4. Interest and originality of the research in relation to the state of the art.
  5. Familiarity and engagement with the state of the art.
  6. Critical methodology and use of theoretical concepts.
  7. Correct presentation of relevant and up-to-date quotations and bibliographical references.

Via Panoramica only publishes original articles, neither republishing articles nor translations of previously published articles. Authors intending to republish an article published in Via Panoramica must contact the editors for a permission. Republication implies acknowledgement of Via Panoramica as the article’s original place of publication.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing at Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos/ A Journal of Anglo-American Studies: the author, the editors, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Our ethics statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Publication decisions

The editors of Via Panoramica are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The editors must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Editorial board members can not only act as ambassadors for the journal, actively encouraging submissions, but also review articles and write editorials or reports on their expertise area.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review or analysis must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews and reports should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Prior to publication, articles that display traits of plagiarism (identified through plagiarism software checkers, close reading and/or peer review) will be automatically refused. In the event that the publisher and/or editor is aware of any type of misconduct regarding plagiarism after the publication of an article, they will timely verify such allegations, and confirmation of misconduct will lead to the immediate withdrawal of the article. It is the author’s obligation to promptly cooperate with the editor and the publisher to eliminate plagiarism and submit a new version of the article. If that is not possible, the article will be permanently withdrawn, and the publisher and the editor reserve the right not to accept new proposals from the said author. Furthermore, the publisher and the editor will always be available to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. 

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. 

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.