Structure of the Paper
- The paper should be typed in Microsoft Word, 1.5 line-spaced on letter-sized paper with 3cm margins on every side, using 12 pt. Arial font.
- The maximum number of pages is 25 (including charts, graphics, references and notes).
- The title should be presented in Spanish and English.
- A brief profile of the author should be included stating at least the following information: author’s full name (first, middle and last names), id number, last degree and the year in which it was obtained, institutional affiliation, country, affiliation to any research group (if applicable), description of the research project related to the paper (if applicable) and e-mail address.
- An analytic abstract in Spanish and English of up to 200 words should be included. This abstract should contain the main idea of the paper, its aims, the methodology used, the most important findings and the conclusions.
- A list of 5 key words in Spanish and English should be included. It is recommended to use the respective thesaurus according to the area of knowledge worked.
- The Journal Cuestiones Teológicas adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition.
- If direct quotation comprises up to forty (40) words, incorporate it into the text and enclose it with double quotation marks to outline them. If the direct quotation comprises more than forty (40) words, display it in a freestanding block of text without quotation marks and indenting this block 1.25cm from the left margin. In both cases the source must be provided completely within parentheses indicating the author, year and specific page of citation. The information must be separated by comas and the page of citation must be preceded by the abbreviation “p.”. Examples:
The idea we have developed so far is expressed as it follows: “In any case, there is one sense in which we dream of the Middle Ages so that our era can be defined as a new Middle Ages” (Eco, 1987, p. 73).
Francis Bacon (1942) in his essay Of Unity in Religion states that:
Religion being the chief band of human society, it is a thing when itself is well contained within the true band of unity. The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils unknown to the heathen. The reason was because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies than in any constant belief; for you may imagine what kind of faith theirs was, when the chief doctors and fathers of their church were the poets. (p. 10)
- If the quotation appears in a sentence containing the author, include the year within parentheses after the author’s last name and the page of citation within parentheses at the end of the quote. Example: Umberto Eco (1987) suggests that: “In any case, there is one sense in which we dream of the Middle Ages so that our era can be defined as a new Middle Ages” (p. 73).
- In case of paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in a work, the author and the year of the publication should be provided. Although it is not necessary, you are encouraged to provide the specific page of citation in order to facilitate the location of the information to an interested reader. Foucault (2008) in his book The Birth of Biopolitics asks for the reason of the State in the context of governability (p. 70).
- When a work has two authors, cite both names every time the reference occurs in the text. When a work has up to six authors, cite all the names only the first time the reference occurs and in the following occurrences cite the first author followed by the abbreviation et al.
- When a work has more than six authors, the abbreviation et al. is used from the first occurrence.
- Footnotes are only used for explanatory notes or for providing additional information. They must not be used for bibliographical references.
- If a work that is cited within another work is used in writing the paper, i.e. a secondary source, a mention of the original work and author is necessary; followed by a reference of the primary source where the quotation is found preceded by the expression “as cited in”. The reference list must only include the primary source, unless the secondary source has also been used as a primary source. Examples:
-Heidegger (as cited in Marion, 1992, p. 128) presents an analysis of the subject.
- In the referenced text the previous analysis is presented (Heidegger as cited in Marion, 1992, p. 128).
- A reference list should appear at the end of the paper.
- The reference list entries should be alphabetized by the first letter of the entry.
- Works by the same author should be listed by the year of publication (starting with the earliest).
- The reference list should be typed double-spaced using hanging indentation.
Books with author
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title. City: Publisher.
Soto, G. (2003). Diez aproximaciones al Medioevo. Medellín: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
Arenas, M., & Martínez, N. (2003). Las frías colinas. México: Tricolor.
Corrales, J., et al. (1998). El vacío de la ópera. Maracaibo: El Roble.
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title. City: Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
Author, A. A. (Ed.). (Year of Publication). Title. City: Publisher.
Arboleda, C. (Dir.). (2008). Pragmatismo, postmetafísca y religión. Medellín: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title (Vols. X-Y). City: Publisher.
Ricoeur, P. (2001). Tiempo y Narración (Vols I-III). México: Siglo XXI Editores.
Ricoeur, P. (2001). Tiempo y Narración (Vol. II). México, Siglo XXI Editores.
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title (A. Translator & B. Translator, Trans.). City: Publisher.
Smith, P. (2006). Genealogía del alma. (A. Callejas, Trad.). Santafé de Bogotá: Bravo.
Title of entry (Year of Publication). In Title of reference book (xx. ed., vol. xx). Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
La caída del agua (2008). En Biología natural (2ª ed.).
Book’s Chapters and Reference Works
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter or entry. In C. C. Author (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). City: Publisher.
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter or entry. In C. C. Author (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). City: Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
García, A. (2001). Umbral de Occidente. En J. Barrera (Ed.). El mundo (pp. 95-115). Buenos Aires: Perfiles.
Article from a printed journal
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (number), xx-xx.
Ruiz, J. (2002). Aquellas voces en el vestíbulo. Diario de la crítica,24 (2), 34-51.
Article from an online periodical
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (number), xx-xx. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
Trinchero, H., et al. (2007).Antropología Económica y Ecológica: recorridos y desafíos disciplinares. Cuadernos Antropología,26, 07-19. 05 Recuperado de http://www.cuadernosdeantropologia.edu.co/textos26
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume (number), xx-xx. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
Suárez, F. (2008). Los festejos callejeros. Lente, 33-35.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication, day month). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, pp. xx-xx. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx.
Cruz, F. (1994, 08 de septiembre). Las afecciones políticas. Diario local, A3.