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Form and preparation of manuscripts

1. The originals papers must be send by post mail to: director praxis filosófica, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle, Sede Meléndez, Edificio 386, oficina 3005, Cali-Colombia, including two paper copies and one cd copy elaborate with a version on Microsoft Word in any of its pc versions; or by e-mail to as an attached file on the same format.
2. The articles cannot exceed 10000 words, the book analysis should not exceed 5000 words, and the reviews could not exceed 2500 words. The three types of papers have to be presented on letter format. On New Romans Times fonts, size 12.
Articles and book analysis have to contain as heading: title in Spanish, English and Portuguese (centred, in capital and bold letters); name and second name of author (below the title centred, in small letter); university or institution of the author (below the author in normal letters). It also has to include, in Spanish and English (or French), a summary of 10 lines and 5 key words. The summary has to describe the summarised article following the next order: AUTHOR, title, place, publisher, year, and number of pages.
If the article or note contains boards or diagrams, those must be made with the respective option of the text processor, or by using the tab key on the computer. Do not use the space bar. The subtitles (in small letter and bold) must be enumerated, lined up to the left and separated from the previous paragraph by one back space. The paragraph does not need to have space between them. Since the texts will be handled with page designer programs for their printing. It is more advisable to use the minimum number of format codes.
3. In all the cases the authors must attach a brief bibliographical note that includes: institution where they belong, current position, academic degrees and the name of the institution where they achieved it, main publications, fields of their work or investigation, mail address and e-mail.
4. System of quotations. The traditional system and also the abbreviated system for quotations are allowed.
a) Traditional System: bibliography quotations by means of footnotes. In this case the bibliographical information is not at the end of the article. Initially, the notes include, last name and initial of the first name (small letter), title of the article (between quotation marks and small letters), title of the magazine or book (on italics), initials of the name and last name of the compiler and the title of the book (on italics). In the case of collective publications, preceded by the preposition in, publishing house, city of edition, year of publication, indication of volume and number in case of a magazine, and page number (p. ) or numbers (pp. ) quoted. Subsequently it is enough with just indicating the author, the title, ed. cit., and the referred pages. In case that just one text is quoted, only Op. Cit. must be written as well as the number of the page. Ibídem is used when the text has been already quoted in the previous note. All the information has to be separated by comas. In case the footnote does not allude to a textual quote, the bibliographic reference must be preceded by Cfr.
b) Abbreviated system: the bibliographic references are incorporated between parentheses inside the text and these refer to one final bibliography at the end of the article. The parentheses have to contain the information about: the author, year when the book was released and number of book pages, for instance (van Fraassen 1980, 6). At the end of the article, a list with all the quotes mentioned in the text under the title of bibliographic references (centre, in small letters and bold) will be included, alphabetically ordered according to the followings examples:
Kuhn, T. S. [1962, 1970]: The structure of scientific revolutions, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
Quine, W. van O. [1976]: "Worlds Away", Journal of Philosophy, 73, pp. 859-63.
Mosterín, J. [2004]: "El mundo de la cultura y el conocimiento en Popper", en A. Rivadulla (ed.), Hipótesis y verdad en ciencia. Ensayos sobre la filosofía de Kart R. Popper, Madrid, Editorial Complutense, S. A., pp. 15-30.
If several texts of the same author and year are quoted. Those will be alphabetically ordered with small letter; for instance: Foucault, M. [1969a] "Qu’est-ce qu’un auteur?", Bulletin de la Societé française de Philosophie 63, pp. 73-104, y Foucault, M. [1969b] L’archéologie du savoir, Paris, Gallimard.
5. All the original papers will be evaluates by pair of anonymous academics (the magazine is arbitrated) who ignore the identity of the author. In case of discrepancies, the judgement of a third anonymous academic will be used. In any case, these are excluding criterions for the admission of original papers: 1º The topic does not fit with the scientific field or point of view of the magazine; 2º The written text exceeds the number of words required; 3º The paper does not use the type of quotes suggested; 4º The written is not sent with the support conditions previously specified. The redaction committee will base itself on the respective reports, the convenience of publishing the original papers received. In a time no longer than six months after the reception of the papers, the director will report to the author the final resolution, and, if the decision is in favour, the date of the release by the magazine. If it is necessary the author can be requested a final version of the paper.
6. The authors of the articles will receive two issues of the magazine and 15 offprints; the authors of the book analysis will receive one issue and 15 offprints; and the authors of the reviews receive one issue.

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