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Scope and editorial policy

Editorial Policy and Rules for Authors

Type of Articles, Calls for Articles, and Mode of Reception

Antípoda publishes previously unpublished articles in Spanish, English, or Portuguese that present the results of research, review, and reflection on sociocultural, methodological, and theoretical topics that are relevant for understanding human problems and that permit the advancement and dissemination of discussions in diverse subfields of anthropological knowledge and other related disciplines in the social and human sciences. Antípoda also publishes reviews of books on social and human sciences.

All the articles published have a DOI identification number that, according to international publishing policies, must be cited by authors who use the contents.

The journal maintains a permanently open call for articles, with no deadlines for receiving them. Articles should be sent in through the system available on the journal's web page:, and "Presentar Artículo" on the left-hand side of the screen. Articles presented to the journal must be original and unpublished and should not be undergoing any simultaneous process of evaluation elsewhere nor have editorial commitments with any other publication. The authors must present their information on a separate page (name, institutional affiliation, etc.). They must also guarantee the confidentiality of their authorship within the text itself. The author will be informed of the result of the evaluation within a maximum period of six months from the date of receipt of the article. When the evaluation process exceeds this time limit, for any reason beyond the journal's control, the Editorial Team will inform the author of the situation.

The journal subjects all the articles it receives to a plagiarism detection test. When either total or partial plagiarism (i.e., lacking the corresponding citation) is detected, the text does not enter the editorial process, and the author is notified.

The journal has rules on public access for authors that include the guidelines for submitting articles and reviews, as well as the editing rules. They can be consulted through the link Rules for Authors,  on the left-hand side of the journal's website. The journal has established ethical policies that can also be consulted on the web page.

The journal maintains an open call for thematic dossier proposals. Those interested in submitting a group of texts should designate an editor to act as guest editor. It is necessary to download and fill out the form created by Antípoda for thematic dossier proposals, which is available on web page, and send it to The proposals will be reviewed and approved by the General Editor and the Editorial Committee.

Considering the large number of articles that the journal receives, it will not publish more than one article by the same author within a period of two years. Evaluation of Articles and the Publishing Process

Upon receipt of an article, the Editorial Team examines it to see that it meets the basic requirements established by the journal. The articles that are approved are subsequently sent to the General Editor who then presents them to the Editorial Committee, where an assessment is done both of the material received and of the possible evaluators. The articles are then subjected to anonymous peer review.

The General Editor is in charge of informing each author of the decision (approved, approved with modifications, approved with important modifications, or rejected).

The follow-up process on articles that are accepted for evaluation consists of the following stages: evaluation, correction by the authors, formal editing, and proofreading. The required modifications and corrections of the article should be made by the author within the time limit indicated by the General Editor of the journal.

The General Editor goes over the articles that are finally declared accepted and decides the issue in which they will be published.

The authors of the texts that are accepted sign the "Document of Authorization of Use of Intellectual Property Rights," granting the use of economic copyright (reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution) to the Universidad de los Andes, Department of Anthropology in order to include the text in Antípoda -Revista de Antropología y Arqueología (print version and electronic version). In the same document the authors confirm that they have written the text and that the intellectual property rights of third parties have been respected in it. The texts will not be returned after the process has been completed.

The authors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their articles appear. If an article is to be included subsequently in another publication, prior authorization must be obtained from the General Editor of Antípoda, and the data regarding its original publication must be clearly indicated.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Guidelines for the Presentation of Articles

It is indispensable that the articles comply with the following guidelines when they are presented for publication in the journal:

-They must be no more than twenty-five (25) pages long (approximately 8,500 words, including footnotes and bibliographic references).

-They must be written in Word formats, letter-size pages with 2.54 cm margins, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font, page numbers from 1 to N in the upper right-hand corner, with a minimum use of different typesets: bold for titles and subtitles only, and italics for emphasis within the text. Quotes within the text must always be placed in quotation marks.

-They must include the title and an abstract of the article in Spanish or in the language in which it was written, and in English.

-The abstract must be from 50 to 250 words long and should describe the objectives, methods, most important findings, and conclusions of the article. It should be informative and should not include any quotes or abbreviations.

-Every article must have from three to six keywords in both English and Spanish. The keywords should reflect the content of the article, indicating the areas of knowledge in which they are inscribed and the main concepts. The terms and hierarchies established in the bibliographic listings should be checked (THESAURUS) and the titles, abstracts, and keywords should be in concordance with each other. When a word does not appear normalized in THESAURUS, this fact should be pointed out.

-The author should also provide the following information in a separate file: academic degrees, institutional affiliation, current position, ongoing studies, research group (if applicable), two most recent publications, and e-mail address. This same file should include the source information for the article. When an article is the result of a research study, the information on the project of which it forms part and the name of the financing institution should be included.

-When the contents used have a DOI identification, it should be included in the reference.

-All charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and photos will be denominated "Figures," and should be inserted in frames or slim-line boxes numbered in ascending order and identified and referenced in the text by captions at the foot of the photos. These should be presented in high resolution .jpg or .tiff format, i.e., of 300 pixels per inch (ppi).

-Figures may have either low or medium resolution when they are presented; the important thing is that they be legible. When an article is accepted for publication, the figures must be of a quality that is suitable for publication. The authors assume responsibility for converting the figures to gray-scale and providing high-resolution files.

-All figures represented by maps should be: 1) framed within a slim-line box, 2) geographically referenced with arrows to indicate latitude and longitude, or with small maps inserted to indicate the location of the main figure, and 3) be on a scale measured in kilometers.

-The author must use footnotes only in cases in which it is desirable to complement information from the main text. Footnotes should not be used to reference bibliography or to reference brief data that may be included within the main text. The exceptions are cases in which the author wishes to make additional comments on any given text or on a set of texts alluding to the topic dealt with in the article.

Guidelines for Presenting Reviews

-They must be presented in Word format, Times New Roman Font size 12, and letter-size numbered pages with 2.54 cm margins.

-They must be from 5 to 8 pages long, double-spaced.

-They must include the complete data regarding the text reviewed (author, title, date, city, publishing house, and total number of pages).

-They must include the complete data on the author: academic degrees, institutional affiliation, research group (if applicable), and e-mail address.

-Reviews should not only inform about the content of the book, but also incorporate a critical, analytical perspective.

Editing Rules

-The first time that initials or abbreviations appear, they should be placed in parenthesis after the full form, and only the initials or the abbreviation should be used on subsequent occasions.

-Quotes more than four lines long should be put in a special format for long quotes, single space, in Font 11, with reduced margins.

-Antípoda uses the style format of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, for presenting the references included in the articles it publishes.

-All bibliographical references should be organized in strict alphabetical order, numbered in ascending order with Arabic numbers, and listed at the end of the article. See models for presenting bibliographical data in the following examples:

Books with Only One Author or Editor

For books with only one author, invert the order of the first and last name on the reference list; include only the last name in the text. When a phrase is cited, the specific page or range of pages is included in the quote within the text (separated from the year by a comma), but not in the list of references.


Jaramillo, Pablo. 2014. Etnicidad y victimización. Genealogías de la violencia y la indigenidad en el norte de Colombia. Bogota: Ediciones Uniandes.

In the text:

(Jaramillo 2014, 99-100)

References to books with an editor instead of an author include the abbreviation ed. for editor (for more than one editor use the abbreviation eds.). The citation within the text does not include said abbreviation.


Steiner, Claudia, Carlos Páramo and Roberto Pineda, eds. 2014. El paraíso del diablo. Roger Casement y el informe del Putumayo, un siglo después. Bogota: Ediciones Uniandes.

In the text:

(Steiner, Páramo and Pineda 2014, 42)

Books with More Than One Author

For books with two authors, only the first author's name is inverted in the list of references.


Espinosa, Mónica and Alex Betancourt. 2014. El poder en plural. Entre la antropología y la teoría política. Bogota: Ediciones Uniandes.

In the text:

(Espinosa and Betancourt 2014, 52)

Books with three authors are cited as follows:


Tickner, Arlene, Carolina Cepeda and José Luis Bernal. 2013. Colombia, las Américas el mundo 2012. Opinión pública y política exterior. Bogota: Ediciones Uniandes.

In the text:

(Tickner, Cepeda and Bernal 2013, 188-189)

For books with four or more authors, the names of all the authors are included in the list of references. The order and punctuation are exactly the same as for books with two or three authors. However, only the last name of the first author is cited within the text, followed by et al.

In the text:

(Suárez et al. 2008, 118-119)

Books with Author, plus Editor or Translator

Do not abbreviate Edited by or Translated by on the list of references.


García Márquez, Gabriel. 1988. Love in Time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. Londres: Cape.

In the text:

(García Márquez 1988, 242-255)

Chapter of an Edited Book

To cite a chapter of an edited book, include the author and the title of the chapter in quotation marks, followed by the book title in italics, and then the name of the editor/s. Note that the range of pages is indicated before the city and the publisher.


Serje, Margarita. 2014. "La selva por cárcel". In El paraíso del diablo: Roger Casement y el informe del Putumayo un siglo después, 151-172. Bogota: Ediciones Uniandes.

In the text:

(Serje 2014, 153)

Article in an Indexed Journal

Citations of magazines include the volume number, the issue number, and the date of publication. The number of the volume comes immediately after the name of the magazine written in italics. The reference to a specific page number is included in the text. The range of pages that the article covers is included in the list of references, preceded by a colon. The issue number appears in parenthesis, just after the volume number.


Aparicio, Juan Ricardo. 2015. "El retorno a Mulatos y la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: contingencias y momentos de rupture." Antípoda - Revista de Antropología y Arqueología 21: 73-95.

In the text:

(Aparicio 2015, 74)

For citing magazines consulted online, Chicago recommends including the DOI of the article, or the URL, in the list of references.

Briones, Claudia. 2015. "Políticas indigenistas en Argentina: entre la hegemonía neoliberal de los años noventa y la "nacional y popular" de la última década" Antípoda - Revista de Antropología y Arqueología 21 (January-April): 21-48. DOI:

(Briones 2015, 40)

Briones, Claudia. 2015. "Políticas indigenistas en Argentina: entre la hegemonía neoliberal de los años noventa y la 'nacional y popular' de la última década" Antípoda - Revista de Antropología y Arqueología 21 (January-April): 21-48. (Briones 2015, 44)


Sending of manuscripts

The journal maintains a permanently open call for articles, with no deadlines for receiving them. Articles should be sent in through the system available on the journal's web page:, and "Presentar Artículo" on the left-hand side of the screen.

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