Scope and policy
The journal Escritos is a scientific publication by the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Humanities (Escuela de Teología, Filosofía y Humanidades) of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. It was founded in 1974. It covers the areas of Philosophy, Literature, Classical Studies, Humanities, History and Poetry. It aims to present reflections and current researches in those fields. The contents of the journal are intended for students, professors, researchers, graduates and professionals of the fields of Philosophy and Literature, and every reader interested in those areas of knowledge. Escritos is published twice a year.
Submissions should be presented in the format of scientific paper, reflection essay, review or personal creation. The journal is divided in four (4) sections: Philosophy, Literature, Creation and Reviews.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The Journal Escritos adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined by the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, seventh edition.
The MLA citation format uses a brief parenthetical acknowledgment to indicate the information correspondent to every quotation (either direct or indirect) used in writing the paper, such information is included within parenthesis as part of the text. Usually, the author’s last name and a page reference are enough to identify the source from which you took the quote or the idea. Footnotes are only used for explanatory notes or for providing additional information. It is suggested not to use them in a large number and they should be included in the text.
When the quotation comprises less than four (4) lines, it is included within the paragraph and enclosed with quotation marks to outline them, e.g., 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 73).
If the quotation appears in a sentence containing the author’s last name, include only its location within the parentheses, e. g., Umberto Eco 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” (73).
If the direct quotation comprises more than four (4) lines, display it in a freestanding block of text without using quotation marks and indenting this block 1.25cm from the left margin. In this case, the parenthetical acknowledgment should be included after the full stop that concludes the quotation. The paragraph following this freestanding block should not be indented, e.g.,
Francis Bacon in his essay Of Unity in Religion states that:
In the paragraph or the text:
In the Reference List:
In the reference list, you should include only the indirect source, i.e., the work cited.
Author’s Last name(s), Name. Title of the work. City: Publisher, year of publication.
Soto Posada, Gonzalo. Diez aproximaciones al Medioevo. Medellín: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 2003.
A work with two authors
A work with three authors
A work with more than three authors
A translated work
An Article in a Reference Book
“La caída del agua”. Biología natural. 2ª ed. 2008. Print.
A Multivolume Work
Ricoeur, Paul. Tiempo y Narración. 3 vols. México: Siglo XXI Editores, 2001.
Ricoeur, Paul. Tiempo y Narración. Vol. II. México, Siglo XXI Editores, 2001.
A Work in an Anthology
Author’s Last Name(s), Name. “Title of the entry”. Name of the Work. Ed., Trad., or Comp. Editor’s, Translator’s or Compiler’s Full Name. City: Publisher, year of publication. Pages of the entry.
García Peñares, Alfredo. “Umbral de Occidente”. El mundo. Ed. Juan Barrera. Buenos Aires: Perfiles, 2001. 95-115.
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
Ruiz Alzate, Jacobo. “Aquellas voces en el vestíbulo”. Diario de la crítica 24.2 (2002): 34-51.
An Article in a Magazine
Suárez, Felipe. “Los festejos callejeros”. Lente 12 May. 2008: 33-35.
An Article in a Newspaper
Cruz, Federico. “Las afecciones políticas”. Diario local 08 Sep. 1994: A3.
Citing a Website
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. 09 Feb. 2009. <http://www.upb.edu.co/>.
An Article in an Online Database
McGrady, Donald. “Dos sonetos atribuidos a Gabriel García Márquez”. Hispanic Review 51. 4 (1983): 429-434.Jstor. 03 Feb. 2009.
A Book Online
Author’s Last Name(s), Name. Title of the Work. City: Publisher, year of publication. Date of Access (Day Month Year).
Dix, Robert H. The Politics of Colombia. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1987. 15 Mar. 2009.
An Article in a Scholarly Journal Online
Trinchero, Hugo, Alejandro Balzote, y Sebastián Valverde.“Antropología económica y ecológica: recorridos y desafíos disciplinares”. Cuadernos Antropología 26 (2007): 07-19. 05 Feb. 2008. <http://www.cuadernosdeantropologia.edu.co/textos26>.
An Article in a Magazine Online
Santana, Gabriel. “La incertidumbre laboral”. Diario económico. 23 Nov. 2008. 03 Dic. 2008.
An Article in a Newspaper Online
“Incremento de la lectura de los colombianos”. El Mercurio. 04 Jun. 2007. 14 Jun. 2008.
Sending of manuscripts
Peer Review Process
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