Scope and policy
The Colombian Journal for Military Studies and related fields, “Revista Científica General José María Córdova” (Rev. Cient. Gen. José María Córdova, issn 1900-6586) is a semester publication, released by the Alma Mater of the Colombian Army, General José María Córdova Military School.
Currently, the purpose of the Editorial Council of the Journal is to promote the application of science and technology and innovation in the area of military research, the foundation and essential scope within the sphere of academic activities performed at the Military School of Cadets, the integral formation of the future Colombian Army officer, and the social projection of their different areas of professional performance.
It is a journal for professionals, professors, researchers, research groups and students, all of them closely engaged with the military sciences, and related fields which have a direct or indirect link to the strategic sciences.
Form and preparation of manuscrips
Abstract and keywords. For articles, authors should include an abstract (not exceeding 150 words), together with six keywords that indicate the themes of the article. In this abstract, Style requirements is necessary to provide the outstanding contents of the paper: objective, methods, results and conclusions. All of this, according to the type of article (research, reflection, revision, and so on), in order for the reader to give a broad view wide of the subject and the problem treated in the paper. For its part, the keywords must be descriptors or meaningful expressions, developing in the content of the article and contributing to locate it thematically.
Word count limit. Submitted articles should have a minimum length of 6.000 words and a maximum length of 8.000 words (including abstract, and references).
Line spacing. Text should be one and a half spacing.
Font. Text, tables and illustrations, should be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman font.
Titles. In the Revista Científica General José María Córdova, three different hierarchical levels of titles or headings are considered, that are then used as a basis for the specifications stated in the manual of style of the apa (6th edition), although with modifications:
Regarding these headings, it is clarified that in articles submitted in English, capitalize all main words in the title.
Footnotes and Endnotes. Neither footnotes nor endnotes should be used for article or book submissions. apa style (6th edition) should be used for quotations.
Acknowledgements. Please place any acknowledgements at the end of the main article text.
Quotations. Double quotation marks (“some text”) should be used throughout, except for quotations within quotations, when single quotation marks (‘some text’) should be used. An ellipsis to mark an omission in a quotation should appear as […]. If the quotation is greater than five lines long, the quote should appear as an indented paragraph, with no more than five spaces from the left margin, without quotes, in 12pt Times New Roman font.
Words, quotations and text borrowed from foreign languages. Single words and short phrases in non-English languages should be italicized. All non-English text should be supplied with an English translation in parentheses.
Tables. Example tables can be seen in the website mentioned at the beginning of this style guide (Pre-submission).
Figures. Example figures (Graphs, illustrations, and maps) can be seen in the website mentioned at the beginning of this style guide (Pre-Submission). All maps should include a key, compass point and scale where relevant. The minimum acceptable resolution for photo type images is 300dpi. For line drawings, e.g. graphs etc, they should be 600 dpi minimum. Graphs should be submitted separately and in original format, e. g. Excel, Illustrator.
References. APA style (6th edition) should be used for references, although with some modifications. In this reference model, authors’ names (no initials) and dates are given in the main body of the text, with specific pages indicated, if precise quotations are indicated. For example: Caldas (1815/1966) argues that […]; or (Caldas, 1815/1966: 57-58). References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the main text under the heading ‘Bibliography’. Please check carefully that all works referenced in the text correspond exactly to works included in the Reference list at the end, and vice versa. Ensure that all works, including newspaper articles and government documents, are fully listed.
Submission of manuscripts
Please submit your article via the Rev. Cient. Gen. José María Córdova email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. At the same email you can send any questions or concerns, or email Jesús Alberto Suárez Pineda, editor in chief of the journal, at: email@example.com.
The journal publishes articles in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese. There are limited funds available to help with the translation of abstracts. Authors may therefore submit abstracts in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. The author will be expected to provide a high quality translation for abstracts, and to have their manuscripts professionally edited before formal submission. Specific guidelines are available at: http://www.esmic.edu.co/esmic/images/Investigaciones/2012/01/PAUTAS-DEPUBLICACION-REV%20CIENTIFICA-4.pdf.
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