Scope and policy
Both in its printed and digital (open access) versions, Perífrasis publishes research articles, interviews and reviews in Spanish and English. Maunscripts submitted for the journal's call must not be in current evaluation process by any other publication and will only be received throught the site for online manuscript submission and review in ScholarOne: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/perifrasis. The editorial process and comunication between its actors will take place throught the e-mail system of ScholarOne.
The journal has a wide scope and is open to research on various literary manifestations, new objects of study, and the multiple perspectives that have emerged within the panorama of literary studies and their transdisciplinary variants.
Perífrasis is geared toward professors and researchers of literature and related areas, as well as toward undergraduate and graduate students. It has a scientific and editorial board, as well as a group of evaluators-which comprises active national and foreign researchers-, who abide by the principles of academic rigor and pluralism that are characteristic of Universidad de los Andes
Authors must sign the Responsability Form. In this form authors take responsibility for the content of the article, interview or review and declare that their papers are original works, that have obtained the permission to reproduce material which is not their property, and that they have recognize its source.
Articles and interviews submitted to the journal's call for papers must not be under evaluation by any other publication and will only be received throught the site for online manuscript submission and review in ScholarOne: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/perifrasis within the timeline set by the journal. These must meet the Submission Guidelines criteria, which can be accessed, in English and Spanish, in the web site and in the printed version of the journal.
If a paper is accepted and changes are requested, the author will have two weeks to work on them. Once an article, interview or review is accepted for publication, the author must sign a consent form for the transfer of rights to Universidad de los Andes for both the printed and the digital version of the journal. In it, the author must specify the article authorship and that the article respects the intellectual property rights of third parties.
In case the author finds inaccuracies or errors in his or her manuscript after being issued, he or she must publicly retract. Otherwise, Perífrasis will retract the paper and will make public this information.
Editorial Responsibilities, Peer Review and Evaluators Responsibilities
Once the papers are received, the Editorial Board will evaluate their basic compliance with the editorial requirements of Perífrasis and will submit them to a plagiarism check. If partial or total plagiarism is detected, the manuscript is not sent for evaluation and the author will be notified with the rejection reason. Once approved by this committee, the document will be sent for double-blind, external peer review. In the review form, reviewers must declare that they have no conflict of interest with the evaluation.
Results of the review will be announced through a letter of acceptance, acceptance with changes, or rejection, which will be sent to the authors by e-mail. If a manuscript is accepted and changes are requested, the author will have two weeks to work on them. Once these changes are reviewed, the author will be informed about the final approval and publishing dates. During reviewing the review period, Perífrasis may contact the authors.
The Editorial Board will determine, based on the result of the peer review, whether an article, interview or review will be published or not, as well as which articles can be published in future issues. The Editorial Board reserves the right to decide on copyediting when it deems it necessary.
As soon as an issue of the journal is released, the editor has the responsibility to make it available to authors, the institutions with whom exchange agreements have been established, as well as national and international indexation systems, repositories, and databases. The editor will also be in charge of sending the journal to active subscribers.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts Accepted for Publication
Once the paper is accepted for publication, the author must sign a consent form for the transfer of rights to Universidad de los Andes for the printed version as well as the digital version of the journal. Authors of accepted articles and interviews will receive two copies of the journal where their article appears.
If the author would like to include the article or interview in a different publication, he or she must wait at least six months from the publication date of Perífrasis to do so. The author must request written authorization from the Editorial Board and the journal editor, and declare Perífrasis as the original publication.
Article, Interview and Review Presentation Parameters
Articles and interviews length must be between 5000 and 8000 words, including footnotes, abstracts, keywords and the list of works cited. Charts, tables, and images are also part of an article's length; in order to use them, the author must make sure all copyright issues have been cleared. The ScholarOne fields for title, abstract and keywords must be filled with the original language of the article. Perífrasis recommends that the key words of articles address the author, title, methodology, discipline, period, and region. The Unesco Thesaurus can serve as a guide (http://vocabularies.unesco.org/browser/thesaurus/es/).
On its first page, the articles and interviews, which must be attached in a .doc format, must include an abstract in English and Spanish no longer than 100 words, and five keywords. In order to ensure impartiality in the evaluation, the author's name must not appear in any of the paper pages or in the papers' name. The author's contact information (name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address, etc.) and the research project from which the manuscript derives.
Once a paper is accepted, the author must send his or her updated CV (degrees, current position, institutional affiliation, a list of all publications in books and journals for the last three years), and the research project from which the article derives.
Review length must not exceed 4 pages, and reviews must comply with the same editorial requirements as articles. Moreover, reviewed texts must not exceed three years of antiquity in relation with the issue's projected date of publication.
Perífrasis bases its editing style on the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and all articles must comply with the previous rules and the Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins format.
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripts will only be received throught the site for online manuscript submission and review in ScholarOne: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/perifrasis.
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