ISSN 1692-2522
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Scope and policy

Anagramas is a scientific journal which includes domestic and international works in the communication field. The journal publishes results of research from Universidad de Medellin School of Communication and some other domestic and international universities.

Method and Preparation of Texts

Topics of articles to be included in our Anagramas Journal should be related to works resulting from research and reflection in the communication field. Three types of documents will be given priority:

Scientific and Technological Research Articles: Documents showing detailed original results of the research project. The commonly used structure for this kind of documents includes four important sections: introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions.

Reflection Articles. Documents showing research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical point of view of the author with respect to a specific topic, resorting to original sources.

Revision Articles. Documents resulting from a research where published or unpublished research results are analyzed, systematized, and integrated, about a scientific or technological field, all intended to account for advances and tendencies of development. These documents are specially characterized for their careful bibliographic revision.

The article should be accompanied with a document certifying that it has not been previously published, its authors, and that it has not been proposed for publication in other media simultaneously. Besides, copyrights are assigned to the institution which will be authorized to publish such articles by any printed or electronic media, including Internet. The text should not exceed 10,000 words and should be written double spaced. “Arial 12” is the type of letter of choice.

The article should follow the following order:

  • Title.
  • Author
  • Institution.
  • E-mail (institutional e-mail is preferred).
  • English-Spanish abstract; Portuguese abstract is preferred (10 to 15 words).
  • Key words in English and Spanish; Portuguese key words are preferred (5 to 10 words).
  • Article body should include introduction, methodology, and conclusions.
  • Bibliography.

Each article should exhibit a clear style with no misspelling and following the indications given in the Publishing Guidelines of “Anagramas” Journal.

Titles an abstract should be written in English, Spanish, and preferably in Portuguese.

All pages of the article should be numbered on a consecutive basis on the upper right corner, starting with Page 2.

Abbreviations and Style.
By no means, words should be divided on the right margin; this includes words united by a hyphen, as well as division between syllables. No hyphens should be used for extending a line until right margin.

If words or sentences should be highlighted, please use italics; do not use bold letters.

Since this is a publication evaluated by peers, the Journal receives, reviews, and sends all articles to the Publishing Committee, and this committee approves the publication according to the opinion given by the special peers. Within three months following the reception of articles, the author will be notified about the comments made by the Publishing Committee, and he/she will be given two weeks for returning the article including the modifications suggested; if the article is not corrected, it should be rejected. Original documents received will be kept on the Journal files.


Titles, subtitles, and general information of the article:

Titles and subtitles should be written with no period at the end.

When a title or author’s name requires a footnote, superscript should be an asterisk and not a number.

Name of groups and research lines should be written in italics and main words should be capitalized. The research project name should be written in italics and first letter should be capitalized.

A small hyphen should always be used, with no spaces between hyphen and letters.

Graphic Material:
Words used for the title are “Table” or “Graph.” These words should be written in bold letters, including the number (Table 1.); remaining text should be written normally. The title should be centered. Each table or graph should indicate the source they were taken from. If tables or graphs were prepared by the author, it should indicate that its “own preparation.”

Quotes and Bibliographic References.
Quotes and bibliographic references should be in compliance with the American Psychological Association (APA) standards, as follows:

Direct or Textual Quote.
If the quote is less than 40 words in length, it should be written in quotation marks within the text, and the last name, year of publication, and page where it was taken from should be included in parenthesis.

Quote should me made in two ways:

• If the author’s name is part of the quote:

Sánchez Ocampo (2005) concludes with a conclusive phrase: “El periodismo y la literatura, aunque son inquilinos en la casa del lenguaje, tiene cada uno sus propias habitaciones y rutinas, y el periodismo también tiene habitaciones con vista al mar.” (p. 8).

• If the author’s name is not part of the quote:
The objective of cultural studies “es darle voz a los que no la han tenido.” (Stripaut, 2007, p. 28).

If the quote exceeds 40 words, quotation marks should be omitted and it should be kept as an independent text with a left margin wider than the rest of the text, as follows:

Another element of narrative journalism can be found in a comment made by professor and journalist Patricia Nieto, who states, in preface of the book Escribiendo historias. El arte y el oficio de narrar en el periodismo, by writer and journalist Juan José Hoyos (2003), the following:

Los combates por la narración en el periodismo se libran en la arena de lo subjetivo, y ello sugiere que los periodistas desean conquistar la ambigua franja donde se unen lo público con lo político, lo colectivo con lo privado, lo íntimo, lo individual. Esta tendencia, subversiva si se quiere, se ha extendido sobre campos antes exclusivos de literatos, antropólogos, historiadores y filósofos. (p. 5)

Paraphrase or Abstract.
Paraphrase or abstract should be written in the author’s own words within the text. Writing the quote in quotation marks or including it in a different paragraph is not necessary. It is not necessary to mention the page where the quote is located; author and date are the only information to be mentioned.

Interpretation is important in narrative journalism, as that subjective part indicated by Patricia Nieto (2003).

Quotation of a Book:

Author, A.A: (Year of publication). Title. (Publishing, if any). City: Editorial.

Vélez Upegui, M. (1999). Novelas y no-velaciones. Ensayos sobre algunos textos narrativos colombianos. Medellín: Fondo Editorial Universidad Eafit.

Quotation of a Book Chapter:

Author, A.A. (Year of publication). Chapter title. In: (name of publisher of author). Book title (pages of the chapter). City: Editorial.

Grisales, M. (2008). El dolor de existir. In: A. Puerta (Ed.) Cinco w para escribir sin ficción. Medellín: Universidad de Medellín.

Quotation of a Journal Article:

Serial Publication (journal, newspaper).

Author, A.A. (Year of publication; to include month and dayf of publication for daily, weekly or monthly publications). Article title. Title of journal, newspaper, weekly publication. Volume, (number), pages.

Osorio Lizarazo, J.A. (1926, November 13). Nada queda de aquel admirable “Chino” bogotano que inspiró a los artistas. Mundo al Día, pp. 15-16.

Document Available on the web:
Author, A.A (date). Title. Taken on the __ day of ______ (month), year, on the website: URL.

Flaubert, G. (1872). Carta a Turgueniev. Taken on the 23rd day of January, 2008. Available on:

Articles should include a bibliography at the end. Bibliography should be alphabetically organized according to last names.

Sending of manuscripts

Articles should be sent to:

Oficina Editorial Universidad de Medellín
Carrera 87 N° 30-65
Apartado Aéreo 1983
Medellín - Colombia

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