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. Andreas J. Krell (Universidade Federal de Alagoas - BRAZIL), Prof. Ang Peng Hwa (Nanyang Technological University - SINGAPORE), Prof. Carina Costa de Oliveira (Universidade de Brasilia - BRAZIL), Prof. Clara Luz Álvarez González de Castilla (Universidad Panamericana - MEXICO), Prof. Diego Cardona (Universidad de Rosario - COLOMBIA), Prof. Francisco Sierra Caballero (Universidad de Sevilla - SPAIN) Prof. Hernán Galperin (University of Southern California - USA), Prof. Joaquín Cayón de las Cuevas (Universidad de Cantabria - SPAIN), Prof. Jorge Luis Tomillo Urbina (Universidad de Cantabria - SPAIN), Prof. Juan Manuel Mecinas Montiel (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE - MEXICO), Prof. Judith Mariscal (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE - MEXICO), Prof. Liliana Ruiz de Alonso (Universidad San Martín de Porres - PERU), Prof. Lucas Sierra (Universidad de Chile), Prof. Maria Célia Delduque Nogueira Pires de Sá (Fiocruz - BRAZIL), Prof. Martha Garcia-Murillo (Syracuse University - USA), Prof. Nicola Matteucci (Università Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY), Prof. Raúl Katz (Columbia University - USA), Prof. Roberto Muñoz (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - CHILE), Prof. Sandrine Maljean-Dubois (Université d’Aix-Marseille - FRANCE), Prof. Vinícius Marques de Carvalho (Universidade de São Paulo - BRAZIL)

e-Copyeditors: André Moura Gomes and Marcos Urupá


The J.L.R. publishes two annual issues released on May and October uninterrupted since May 2015.

Mission/Scope/Focus/Areas of Expertise/Emphasis

The Journal of Law and Regulation mission is to publish legal and interdisciplinary analyses on regulated sectors phenomena, such as, but not limited to, sanitation, education, health, energy, natural resources, telecommunications, land transportation, civil aviation, manufacturing, agriculture, shipping, navigation and navigable waters, trade and exchange, financial system, and so forth, emphasizing national and foreign experiences through the lenses of 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, Spanish and French.

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.