Focus and scope

Crítica Historiográfica (ISSN 2764-2666) publishes reviews of books and dossiers of articles from specialized magazines, resulting from the reflection, investigation, communication and/or consumption of the writing of History.

Book reviews are a classic textual and epistemic genre. Reviews of article dossiers are an emerging genre. Dossiers are sets of academic texts that focus on the same theme or issue guided by a journal. Each article is peer-reviewed individually. When the set is made public, it is not systematically evaluated, even though it resembles a collection published in a book. Historiographical Criticism operates in this empty space.

The magazine thus fulfills the objective of fostering the culture of evaluating the writing of History, focusing on the dialogue between authors of reviews and authors and readers of works of History. It opens space not only for the review, but also accepts the authors' replies and any comments from readers of the reviewed work and the review, in a highlighted space at the end of each individual publication.

The magazine is also engaged in valuing the textual genre review as an instrument of scientific communication, even claiming its inclusion as an intellectual product in the Lattes Platform and in the Capes Collection System.

Historiographic Criticism accepts and publishes an average of seven works per bimonthly volume, produced by researchers of all levels of training, with space distributed in the following proportion: doctors (from 50%), doctoral students, masters ( a)s, master's students/specialists/graduated students (up to 50%).

It is an enterprise created and maintained by a consortium of research groups based in public institutions of higher education: the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS).

Peer review process

All reviews submitted to Revista Crítica Historiográfica will be submitted to the appreciation of two reviewers with at least a Doctor's degree.

If there is any contrary opinion, the texts will be forwarded to a third reviewer – not necessarily a member of the Editorial Committee. Throughout the evaluation process, the anonymity of authors and reviewers will be guaranteed.

The Editorial Committee effectively acts as a group of reviewers. It is made up of professors from different academic fields (domains identified under the expressions “History and...”, “History of...”, “...of History” or “... historical ” – by using “History” as a subject or complement –, regardless of whether they have initial or postgraduate training in History courses.

It is a permanent working group, familiar with the evaluation criteria established by the journal.


Historiographical Criticism circulates six times a year.


Crítica Historiográfica accepts reviews in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Free open access

Historiographical Criticism offers free and immediate access to its content, following the principle of democratization of scientific knowledge through free availability to the public, following DOAJ prescriptions.

Free publication

The journal does not charge publication or article processing fees.


Historiographical Criticism content is stored on HostNet servers.


Authors who publish in Crítica Historiográfica agree to the distribution, remixing, adaptation and creation of their texts, even for commercial purposes, as long as due credits are guaranteed for the original creations. (Creative Commons License CC BY-SA).

ISSN 2764-26666



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