The "Prolegómenos - Derechos y Valores" Magazine is a biannual journal with numbers attached Research Center of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, which aims to highlight the products of both institutional research and other entities or educational institutions related to the discipline of law.
The "Prolegómenos - Derechos y Valores" Magazine is a biannual journal with numbers attached Research Center of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia Bogota), which aims to highlight the products of both institutional and research other organizations or educational institutions related to the discipline of law. The magazine is currently indexed in Colciencias category B and is part of the foundations of Redalyc, SciELO Colombia, DOAJ, Latindex, Ebsco Host, Google Scholar and Dialnet data.
The public to whom it is addressed are researchers, teachers, students, public and private institutions of national and international order related to the different branches of law.
Instructions to authors
The articles to be submitted for their publication in the magazine Prolegómenos Derechos y Valores have to fulfill the next criterion:
The contents and profile of the articles have to adjust to only one of the next categories:
Article of investigation and innovation:
Document that shows the original and unpublished production, published in a magazine of scientific, technological or academic contents, resulting from investigation, reflection or revision processes, which has been subject of evaluation in pairs. In no case there will be accepted as an article of investigation and innovation contributions such as publications not obtained from investigation, summaries, communications to congresses, letters to the editor, book reviews, bibliographies, institutional bulletins, editorial notes, necrologies, news or translations of articles previously published in other means, opinion piece or conjunction, and similar writings (this even applies in the cases in which it is proved that the mentioned types of contribution have been subject of evaluation in pairs).
In turn, an article of investigation can be classified in:
The postulated article has to take into account the next formal aspects:
The articles have to be sent to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
committee to assess the approval of delivery to arbitrators. The editorial committee reserves the right to select the articles that fulfill the criterion demanded by the magazine.
There will not be refund of the originals given for revision, that’s why it is important that the author or authors keep a copy with all the modifications done for revision effects. The editorial committee also reserves the right to modify the form of the article for it to fulfill the revision requirements, according to the layout internally outlined for each publication.
The magazine will give formal receipt only to articles resulting from investigation, which fulfill APA norms and the clauses that appear in this document.
Thereupon, some examples about APA norms are explained:
APA norms carry out the quotation inside the body of the text, not in footnote. The bibliography is named references and is placed at the end of the document. The textual quotes with less than 40 words are written between quotation marks (“ ”) inside the body of the text. The textual quotes with more than 40 words are written outside the body of the text and with indentation. In both cases cursive is not used, and the author’s last name, year of publication and page have to be added at the end of each quote.
Example: “The notary carries out a public function, and his behavior is regulated by the legislation corresponding to each State” (Barba, 2014, p. 5).
If the quote is indirect (paraphrase of the original quote) there are no quotation marks, but the author and the reference year.
Example: For Witker (2011) services are the new objects of international trading.
Rules according to the number of authors
One or two authors
Example of quote in text: (Cotino, 2000) or (Marquez and Galindo, 2010).
Example of reference: Cotino, L. (2012). The right to education as a fundamental right. Special attention to its social benefit dimension. Madrid: Center of Political and Constitutional Studies.
Between three and five authors
Example of quote in text: (Liñán, López and Mangas, 2012).
When there are three, four or five authors, all of them are written in the first quote and in the next quotes only the last name of the first author is written, followed by the abbreviation et al. With the previous example, the subsequent quotes would be: (Liñan, et al., 2012)..
Example of reference: Liñán, J., López, D. & Mangas, A. (2012). Institutions and rights of European Union. Madrid: Tecnos.
Six or more authors
From the first quote, only the last name of the first author is written, followed by the abbreviation et al.
Example of quote in text: (Procacci et al., 1976).
Example of reference: Procacci, G. et al. (1976). The great debate. Madrid: Siglo Veintiuno Editores.
Example of quote in text: (Office in Colombia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2003).
Example of reference: Office in Colombia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. (2003). Compilation of Jurisprudence and national and international doctrine. Volume IV. Bogota: HCHR.
References are a list with detailed information about the sources quoted in the document. All the authors who appear in the text have to be in the reference list, and viceversa.
Author’s last name, Name’s Initial. (Year). Title. City of publication: Editorial.
Sabine, G. (1998). History of Political Theory. Bogotá D.C.: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Chapters or parts of book
Author’s last name, Name’s Initial of the authors of the chapter. (Year of puplication). Title of the chapter. In: Last name, Name’s Initial of compilators (eds.). Title of book. (Pages of chapter). City of publication: Editorial.
López, M. & Cárdenas, A. C. (2010). El sistema monetario internacional. In: Hinojosa, L. M. & Roldán, J. (eds.) Derecho Internacional Económico. (p. 273-295). Madrid: Marcial Pons.
Article of academic magazine (journal)
Author’s Last Name, Name´s Initial. (Year). Title of the article. Title of the periodical publication, volume(number), pages.
Soto, F. (2013). Referendum in Latin America: an analysis from compared Law. Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado, 136(4), pp. 317-346.
Article of news
Last Name, Name’s Initial. (day, month and year). Title of the article. Title of the news, page.
Galindo, F. (January 23rd 2013). Radical reform to health system. El Tiempo, p. 8.
Document presented in congress, conference or meeting
Last Name, Name’s Initial. (Year). Title of the document. Name of the congress or conference. Date and city where it took place.
Restrepo, D. I. (2003). Future of descentralization: experiences of fifteen years and perspectives. Second Meeting Colombia Towards Peace. March 15-19, Bogotá D. C.
Information of a website
Author. (Date). Title. Available in: website
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. (s. f.). Summons 2015. Available in: http://www.umng.edu.co/web/docentes-admtivos/convocatorias
Author. (Date). Title of the article. Title of the publication. Available in: website.
Stiglitz, J. (May 16th 2015). Corporations and their secret control taking. El Espectador. Available in: http://www.elespectador.com/opinion/corporaciones-y-su-secreta-toma-del-control
Number and year of the law. Subject. Date of promulgation. Number in the official newspaper.
Law 1407/2010. For which Military Penal Code is issued. August 17th. Official newspaper 47.804.
Tribunal that utters sentence. Courtroom or section (in case it applies). Number of sentence or process (Magistrate/Counselor/Judge), date.
Corte Constitucional de Colombia. Sentencia T-388/2009 (MP: Humberto Antonio Sierra Por¬to), May 28.
Levels of titles
Title of the article: CENTERED, ALL IN CAPITALS AND BOLD
Titles of first level: marked with capital letter (A, B, C, etc.) and the title has to be in small letter and bold.
Example: A. State of art of penal law in Latin America
Titles of second level: marked with roman numbers (I, II, III, etc.) and the title has to be in small letter and bold.
Example: I. Colombian penal law
Titles of third level: marked with arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) and the title has to be in small letter and bold.
Example: 1. Period 1950-1976
Titles of fourth level: text in cursive letter and without bold.
Ejemplo: Normative setting
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