Scope and policy
Publication and Authorship
Colombia Internacional is the academic publication of the Department of Political Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), the institution that provides it with financial support. The journal's office is located in the Franco Building (G-335) on the university campus; the website is http://colombiainternacional.uniandes.edu.co; the email address is email@example.com; and the contact telephone number is 3394999, extension 3046.
The journal's structure is as follows: an editorial team -including a general director, a general editor and an editorial assistant- , an editorial committee, a scientific committee and an administrative and technical support team, which together guarantee the quality and relevance of the publication's content. The members are evaluated biannually based on their prestige in their area of work and their academic output in other national and international journals and academic publications.
The articles submitted to Colombia Internacional must be original and unpublished and should not simultaneously be undergoing an evaluation process or have any editorial commitments with another publication. If a manuscript is accepted, the editorial team will expect it to appear in the journal before appearing in any other publication, either partially or entirely. If the author of an article published in the Journal later wishes to include it in another publication, the journal, edited volume or book in question must clearly state the details of its original publication, i.e. Colombia Internacional, after receiving authorization from the Journal's editor. Similarly, when the Journal is interested in reproducing a previously published article, it commits to requesting the relevant authorization from the publisher where it appeared for the first time.
The authors must submit their articles using the link available on the journal's website and/or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org during the timeframe established for the submission for articles (call for papers). The Journal has publicly available guidelines for authors, with information about the requirements for the presentation of articles as well as editorial rules and instructions. The guidelines can be found at Guidelines for Authors or at the end of the printed version of the Journal.
Although the editorial team is responsible for approving the articles based on the criteria of quality, accuracy and thoroughness of research, taking into account the reviews carried out by anonymous peers, the authors are responsible for all the ideas expressed in the articles, as well as for their suitability on an ethical level. The authors must explicitly state that the text is of their own authorship and that the intellectual property rights of third parties are respected in the article. Colombia Internacional uses a plagiarism detection tool to check the originality of the documents submitted to review; if it is discovered that the article or parts of it have been extracted from other work without the appropriate referencing, the author will be notified and the process of rejecting the document will begin. It is also the author's responsibility to ensure that they have permission to use, reproduce and print any material that is not owned or created by them (tables, graphs, maps, diagrams, photographs, etc.).
The authors agree to submit their texts to an external peer review and commit to take these observations, and those of the editorial team, into account when revising the document. These revisions should be made within the timeframe communicated to the author by the editorial team. After the Journal receives the revised article, the author will be informed regarding its definitive approval. If a text submitted to Colombia Internacional is not accepted for publication, the editorial team will send a written notice to the author explaining the reasons behind this decision. During the editing process, the editorial team may consult the authors to resolve any uncertainties. During the reviewing and editing processes, the main form of contact between the journal and the authors will be by email.
The editorial team reserves the right to have the final word regarding the publication of an article and the issue in which it will be published. The article will be published on the stated date as long as the author submits all the required documentation during the established timeframe. The Journal reserves the right to make copyediting changes to the document before publication.
The authors of the accepted texts must authorize the Universidad de los Andes to make use of the copyrights (reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution), by signing the "Use of intellectual property rights authorization document", in order for the text to be included in Colombia Internacional (printed and electronic versions). On this same document the authors must confirm that the text is of their own authorship and that they respect the intellectual property rights of third parties.
Peer Review/Peer Reviewer Responsibilities
When an article is received, the editorial team evaluates it to see whether it complies with the basic requirements demanded by the Journal. The editorial team establishes the first filtering process; this takes into account aspects such as the format, quality and relevance of the document. After this first review, and based on the comments and suggestions of the members of the editorial and scientific committees, the selected articles will begin a further review process. In this case, the articles are submitted to a peer review by anonymous academics, as well as to the views of the editorial team. The result will be communicated to the author within six months of receiving the article. If the evaluation process lasts longer than this, the editorial team must inform the author.
All articles that pass the initial review filter will be submitted to a further judging process carried out by anonymous reviewers, who will make suggestions/comments to the author and highlight significant references that have not been included in the paper. These readers are usually external to the institution, and are chosen on the basis that they should have no conflict of interest in terms of the topics they will be reviewing. If there is any doubt in this area, another reviewer will be found.
The Journal has an evaluation form that includes questions with carefully defined criteria. The reviewers are responsible for recommending whether the article under review should be accepted, rejected or approved with changes. During the evaluation process, both the names of the authors and the names of the reviewers are kept strictly anonymous.
The editorial team, along with the editorial and scientific committees, is responsible for defining the editorial policies in order for the Journal to meet the necessary standards to ensure its positioning as a renowned academic publication. The continuous revision of these parameters guarantees that the Journal will continue to improve and satisfy the expectations of the academic community. As well as publishing these editorial rules, which authors are expected to follow, the journal commits to publishing any corrections, clarifications, rectifications and justifications as the situation requires.
The editorial team is responsible for selecting the best articles for publication. This selection process is based on recommendations made during the evaluation process and the process of editing the article, taking into account the criteria of quality, relevance, originality and the contribution it makes to the author's field. Similarly, if an article is rejected, the justification given to the author must focus on these same aspects. The editorial team is responsible for overseeing the editorial process of all the articles submitted to the Journal, and must develop confidentiality mechanisms during the peer review process until the articles are published or rejected.
When the Journal receives complaints of any kind, the editorial team should respond promptly, in accordance with the rules established by the publication. If the complaint is found to be worthwhile, the editorial team must ensure that an appropriate investigation is carried out in order to rapidly resolve the problem. If a lack of accuracy or an error of published content is identified, the editorial team will be consulted and the relevant corrections and/or clarifications will be made on the Journal's website.
As soon as an issue of the Journal is published, the editorial team is responsible for disseminating and distributing that issue among its collaborators, reviewers and the entities with which exchange agreements have been established, as well as with the relevant national and international repositories and indexing systems. Additionally, the editorial team is responsible for sending the Journal to its active subscribers.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Colombia Internacional publishes unpublished articles which present the results of research, theoretical and/or methodological innovation and bibliographical reviews in the fields of Political Science and International Relations written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. The dates for receiving articles on open topics and/or for special editions will be communicated in the relevant calls for papers, which will be published on the Journal's website and distributed via an email mailing list created for this purpose. If you would like to know when the calls for papers will open and what the topics will be, email email@example.com be included on the mailing list.
All the articles published have a DOI identification number which, according to international editorial policies, must be cited by the authors who use the contents, along with the abbreviated title of the journal (COLINT).
Below you will find a list of the characteristics required by manuscripts being submitted for publication. The journal's editorial team asks the authors to keep these recommendations in mind in order to facilitate the evaluation and editing process.
By a single author:
Surname(s), Name. Year. Complete title. City: Publisher.
Two or more authors:
Surname(s), Name and Name Surname(s). Year. Complete title. City: Publisher.
Note: remember that when you first cite a book with three or more authors in the body of the text, you should include the surnames of all of the authors (Frieden, Williams and Lake 2000). The second time you should only write the name of the main author, followed by "et al." and the year of publication (Frieden et al. 2000).
Chapter in book
Surname(s), Name. Year. Complete title of chapter. In Complete title of book, ed(s). Name Surname(s) of editor(s), Pp. City: Publisher.
Surname(s), Name. Year. Article title. Journal title Vol (No.): Pp.
Surname(s), Name. Year. Headline. Publication, date of publication.
Publication. Year. Headline. Date of publication.
Semana. 2014. Así se cocinó el acuerdo Progresistas-Santos. 13 de mayo de 2014.
Surname(s), Name. Year. Title of article/file. Additional information. [Online] URL
Francois, Joseph, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Hanna Norberg, Guido Porto, and Terrie Walmsley. 2012. Assessing the Economic Impact of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Signatory Countries of the Andean Community (Columbia and Peru). Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). [Online]http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2012/september/tradoc_149939.pdf
Note: if you are unsure about how to reference any type of document, include all the information necessary for the source to be identified. Remember that when citing a reference within the text of an article you should include the name of the author, the year and the page number (in the case of textual references).
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