The Editorial Committee of the Magazine Papel Político,
published by the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations,
Javeriana University in Bogotá, is inviting persons to submit unedited
academic articles for publication. The articles will be subject to internal
revision which will take into account the type of article presented as
well as if the articles conform to the formal requirements that will be
outlined further on. The articles can be submitted in Spanish, English,
French, German, Portuguese or Italian.
The preferred categories of the magazine are the following:
Scientific or Technological Research: This document must include the detailed
original results of a research project. The general structure consists
of four important sections: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.
Reflection: This document must present the results of the research
from an analytic, interpretive or critical perspective on a specific subject
and it must include the original sources.
Revision Article: This document must be the result of research
where the outcomes of published or unpublished research must be analyzed,
organized (classified) or integrated into a field of science or technology.
Its objective is to show advances and development tendencies. It will
be characterised by careful revision of the bibliography and it should
include at least 50 references.
In addition, the type of essay and the opinion article will be taken into
account. In both fields, the coherence of the thesis and the quality of
its supporting arguments will be considered. The magazine can also include
reviews of recent publications in the areas of political science and international
Receipt and revision
The Editorial Committee selects the articles that will be published. Articles
are accepted if they meet the all the aforementioned requirements as well
as a revision of the theory and the methodology that will be completed
by the internal and external evaluators.
This process is as follows
1 Receipt of the articles, they will be returned immediately if they do
not meet the aforementioned formal requirements. 2) Evaluators will be
assigned according to subject matter of the articles. The articles will
be sent physically and electronically to the evaluators with an invitation
letter, informing them of the deadline for the submission of the evaluation.
The identity of the author and evaluators will remain confidential. 3)
Each evaluator writes an outline using the evaluation criteria (pertinence,
timeliness, importance to the discipline, academic strength and the conceptual
level of the article); formal elements (orthography, redaction, article
structure); classification of the article (essay, revision, research findings
etc.) and the evaluator writes an outline rejecting or accepting the article
based on major or minor modifications (structural or formal). 4) Feedback
will be given on the authors’ concepts, which afterwards should
modify the article. 5) Each accepted article with the required modifications
is subjected to revision by the Editorial Committee. 6) The Editorial
Committee will decide which of the articles evaluated with different outlines
will be published or they will be sent to a third arbitrator. 7) After
the definitive versions are received, a new revision is done and then
the articles are sent to press. 8) On publishing the magazine, due to
their participation, each one of the authors is entitled to two (2) of
the editions including the transportation costs.