From January 2019 on, the Law, State and Telecommunications Review has been published at a new website: University of Brasilia Journals (


Editorial Board

Prof. Marcio Iorio Aranha (Editor-in-Chief, Universidade de Brasília - BRAZIL), Prof. Ana Frazão (Universidade de Brasília - BRAZIL), Prof. André Rossi (Utah Valley University - USA), Prof. Clara Luz Alvarez (Cofetel - MEXICO), Prof. Diego Cardona (Universidad EAN - COLOMBIA), Prof. Fabio Bassan (Università degli studi Roma Tre - ITALY), Prof. Flavia M. S. Oliveira (Universidade de Brasília - BRAZIL), Prof. Francisco Sierra Caballero (Universidad de Sevilla - SPAIN), Prof. Hernán Galperin (University of Southern California - USA), Prof. Jerônimo Siqueira Tybusch (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - BRAZIL), Prof. João Alberto de Oliveira Lima (Universidade do Legislativo Brasileiro - BRAZIL), Prof. Juan Manuel Mecinas Montiel (CIDE - MEXICO), Prof. Liliana Ruiz de Alonso (Universidad San Martín de Porres - PERU), Prof. Lucas Sierra (Universidad de Chile - CHILE), Prof. Luís Fernando Ramos Molinaro (Universidade de Brasília - BRAZIL), Prof. Murilo César Ramos (Universidade de Brasília - BRAZIL), Prof. Raúl Katz (Columbia University - USA), Prof. Roberto Muñoz (UTFSM - CHILE)

e-Copyeditor: Marcos Urupá


The RDET publishes one annual issue released on May uninterrupted since May 2009.

Mission/Scope/Focus/Areas of Expertise/Emphasis

The Law, State and Telecommunications Review mission is to publish legal and interdisciplinary analyses on telecommunications and communications focused on policy and regulation of communications services, telecommunications services, Internet-based services and rights, such as the right to communicate, to publish, to private exchange, to design communication platforms, and other related topics, such as privacy, intellectual property, universal access, convergence, satellite and spectrum regulation, telecommunication licensing and regulatory design, independent agencies, deregulation, e-commerce, big data, net neutrality, and so forth, with emphasis on national and foreign experiences through the lenses of legal and regulatory theories.

Information for Authors and Readers

Submission process and Criteria for the Double-Blind Peer Review Process

The journal hosts only original articles and the authors are requested to submit them through the website of the University of Brasilia Center on Law and Regulation ( The journal adopts the double-blind peer review process and each reviewer rates the article according to the article quality (10%), theoretical relevance (10%), originality (10%), adherence to the journal’s topics of interest (10%), manuscript presentation (10%), reviewer’s assessment (50%).


The journal accepts articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Format for in-text Citations and References

The journal adopts the ABNT NBR (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) citation and reference format.

Abstract and Keywords

The journal adopts structured abstracts with clear indication of purpose, methodology/approach/design, findings, practical implications, and originality/value of the papers. Keywords should depict the actual content of the article and be limited to five, according to the ABNT NBR 6028 standard.

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 and their specific contribution should be listed at the end of the article after the double-blind peer review process. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged in a footnote or listed as contributors. All authors should be identified in a footnote after the review process with their academic status, institutional activities and email.


The journal is an open access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which permits to reproduce and share the licensed material, in whole or in part, produce, reproduce, and share adapted material, provided the original work is not altered or transformed in any way, and that the work is properly cited.

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.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Disclaimer and Liability

The editorial board accepts articles for educational and informational purposes only and should not be used to replace either official documents or professional advice. The information contained in this journal is not guaranteed to be up to date and does not provide legal advice. Any views expressed in the published articles are exclusively of their authors and should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Brasilia or the editorial board of the article content or authors’ views.