Editorial rules

 

Editorial rules for authors

 

Recommendations for articles

Cultura Latinoamericana is a six-monthly journal of scientific articles devoted to political science topics in their different methodological approaches and perspectives, focused on Latin-American and Caribbean reality, with a special attention on the Iberian world.

The journal publishes texts in Spanish. In the initial version it accepts articles in other languages. If they are approved, the author is charged to provide the Spanish text. Cultura Latinoamericana can’t help for translation.

The articles shall be sent as an archive file to the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The authors have to add a paper stating that the article has not been sent to another journal and it won’t until the direction will take a decision about the publication (Declaration of originality and exclusivity). After receiving, the editorial board evaluates if the article is in line with the basic conditions requested by the journal. After this internal evaluation, the article will be submitted to an external anonymous referee. Result will be communicated to the author not later than six months after receiving the article. If requested, referee’s remarks shall be taken into account by the author, which shall make correction and send again the text within fifteen days. When receiving the amended text, the editorial board will inform the author about the approval. It’s assumed that the publication of the articles is free of charge. The editorial board reserves the right to decide the issue in which the article will be published.

The articles shall fulfill the following requirements:

-       The text shall not exceed thirty pages (A4 sheet), with 1.5 line spacing, including abstracts, a short curriculum vitae of the author and the footnotes.

-       The text shall be written in Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing; footnotes shall be written in Times New Roman, 10 points, single spacing.

-       The title shall appear on the first page, centered and in capitals. Then the name and surname of the author or authors and their affiliation, also centered, shall appear and then an abstract, that should not exceed 100 words, and a list of keywords (among 3 and 5). The title, abstract and the keyword list shall have both a Spanish and an English version, in order to facilitate the inclusion in international databases and bibliographic indexes.

-       The articles shall be accompanied by information for contacting the author (e-mail address) and by a short curriculum (academic information, research topics and main publications).

Bibliographic references shall be compiled in the following way:

For citing books: initial of the author’s name and surname(s), title of the book in italics (if applicable, indication of translation, preface, epilogue), publisher, place of publication, year of edition, number of edition (optional), page or pages number (abbreviation p. or pp.).

-       Ex: A. Scocozza, Abbiamo arato il mare. L’utopia americana di Bolívar tra politica e storia, pról. de R. Campa, Morano, Nápoles, 1990, pp. 25-30.

 For citing chapters:

-       X. Zubiri, “La esencia como concepto”, en Id., Sobre la esencia, Alianza, Madrid, 1985, pp. 33-58.

 

For citing prefaces and epilogues

-       G. Cacciatore, “Prólogo”, en P. Di Vona, L’ontologia dimenticata. Dall’ontologia spagnola alla Critica della ragion pura, La Cittá del Sole, Nápoles, 2008, pp. 7-11.

 

For citing articles in collective monographs: initial of the name and surname of the author, “title in double quotation marks”, initial of the name and surname of the editor (ed.), book title in italics, publisher, place, year. Indicate the full extent of the article and then the cited page:

-       J. Corominas, “Zubiri en el período de la guerra civil”, en D. Gracia (ed.), Desde Zubiri, Comares, Granada, 2004, pp. 1-14, p. 8.

 

For citing articles of journals: initial of the name and surname of the author, “title in double quotation marks”, name of the journal in italics, number of the issue, year. Indicate the full extent of the article and then the cited page.

-       F. Perricelli, “Orientamenti messianici nella cabala spagnola: una nota storiografica”, en Rocinante, 2, 2006, pp. 5-18, p. 9.

 

Quotes shall be written in double quotation marks “at beginning ant at the end”. Long quotes (more than three lines), shall be preceded and followed by a blank line (not if the text is quoted as a footnote or inside it).

Articles not fulfilling these requirements will be rejected.

Recommendations for reviews and bibliographical essays:

Reviews and bibliographical essays shall be sent as an archive file to the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The text shall be accompanied by information for contacting the author and shall be written with single spacing in Times New Roman, 10 points. Reviews shall not exceed 4 pages; bibliographical essays shall not exceed 10 pages.

The editorial board will evaluate the publication of the text and will decide the issue in which it will be included.

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