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Author Guidelines

  1. The journal declares its openness to the participation of authors foreign to the publisher.
  2. All articles must be original, unpublished and must not be in course of being published.
  3. Following our editorial policy, commited to narrative clarity and argumentative rigor, we ask authors to consider the accessibility of the text to readers from different backgrounds and avoid the use of specialized jargon in order to facilitate communication and discussion of the work.
  4. Submissions must be sent through the following form:
  5. The attached file must be anonymous. Identity data are to be completed only on the form.
  6. Files must be submitted in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or other software that meets the characteristics of the Open Document Format for Office Applications.
  7. Contributions should be in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 words and the Book reviews 2500 words (approx. 4 pages).
  8. Articles must include title, abstract (maximum 200 words) and keywords in Spanish and English.
  9. The manuscript must be fully prepared according to the APA standardization, which includes writing style, use of punctuation marks (orthotypography), citation norms (author-date) and list of final references. For more information, check the web Authors can consult the Article Edition Guidelines (APA standards) elaborated by Las Torres de Lucca.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published or is under consideration by any other journal (or an explanation has been provided about it in the Comments to the editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  3. Whenever possible, URLs are provided for references.
  4. The text is single­spaced; 12­point font size; italic is used instead of underlining (except in URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text, rather than at the end.
  5. The text meets the stylistic and biliographical requirements presented in the Guidelines for Authors, which appear in About the Journal.
  6. If the submission is sent to a peer­reviewed section of the journal, follow the instructions:

    1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
    2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
    3. With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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