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Evaluation process

The CS Editorial Committee has established a process to review the submitted articles. After receiving an article, the Editorial Committee will first determine the academic relevance of the article and check the submission against the conformance with the editorial rules of the journal. Then, the Committee contacts two academic peers who are experts in the subject. The peer reviewers will assess the following aspects: originality, current bibliography, proper use of bibliography and arguments, quality of writing, scientific quality, and significance and relevance of the topic.

Based on the opinion of the academic peers, the Editorial Committee makes a final decision to accept (either with or without modifications) or reject an article for publication. When article requires modifications, authors are to incorporate suggestions within 20 days. Throughout the entire process, the Editorial Committee ensures that the identity of the evaluating peers and authors remain undisclosed to each other. Decisions made by the Editorial Committee as to the publication of the articles may not be contested. Either the Editorial Committee or the Editorial Coordinator is responsible for advising the authors of the status of the evaluation process. The decisions are made in a timely manner.

Editorial rules

The articles submitted to CS Journal must meet the following criteria:

The authors are to take into account the requirements of the Colombian Colciencias Classification System with regard to the quality of their articles submitted for publication at CS Journal. In this respect, authors must indicate the category to which their articles belong. They must bear in mind that categories a, b, and c are the only eligible for indexing. A description of each kind of classification is provided below:

a) Articles Resulting from Scientific and Technological Research. A document that provides a detailed discussion of the original results of completed research projects. In general, it has a structure that consists of four major sections, i.e. introduction, methodology, results, and conclusions.
b) Reflection article. A document that presents the results of a completed research, which reflects the author's analytical, interpretative, or critical perspective with regards to a specific topic and referencing original sources.
c) Review article. A document that results from a completed research, which offers analysis, discussion, and compilation of results of published or unpublished research in a field of science or technology for the purpose of reporting on the progress and latest development trends. It is characterized by incorporating a thorough bibliographic review of at least 50 different references.
d) Short article. A brief document that presents the preliminary or partial original results of scientific or technological research work which, in general, need to be disclosed promptly.
e) Case report. A document, which discusses the results of a study of a specific situation and that aims at the dissemination of technical and methodological experiences. It includes a systematic review with comments on available literature regarding similar cases.
f) Topic review. A document that results from a critical review of existing literature about a specific topic or subject.
g) Letters to the editor. Critical, analytical, or interpretative positions with regards to documents published in the journal which, at the discretion of the Editorial Committee, can be considered as providing a significant contribution in the discussion of the subject on the part of the scientific community.
h) Editorial. A document written by the editor, a member of the editorial committee, or a guest researcher regarding journal's field of specialization.
i) Translation. Translations of classic or current texts or transcriptions of historical documents or documents of special interest within the journal's range of topics of publication.
j) Reflection document not resulting from research.
k) Bibliographic outline.
l) Other

The length of the articles must be from 15 to 20 pages, excluding bibliographical references, attachments, charts or images that may be provided in the articles.

The articles must be preceded by a cover page that provides the author's name followed by his/her e-mail address and organization. The cover page must also provide the title of the article, a summary (of no more than 100 words), and from three to five key words, in both English and Spanish.

Lastly, the authors must also include a footnote linked to the article title with details of the relevant research that provided the framework for the article.

Font type: Garamond, font size 12, single spacing, letter paper size, and 3-cm margins on each side. The titles and subheadings of the articles must be written in bold, using capital and small letters. For example: Women's studies and historiography.

Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary licenses for reproducing images, illustrations, charts, and extensive quotations, if so required.

Footnotes are used only for making clarifications or qualifications of the text, not for textually quoting another author or providing bibliographic references.

Citations within the text should be made following the APA style. To insert a citation in the text, you must reference the author's surname and year of publication. Here are some models:

Vega (2006) describes changes in the index for each region ...
The index changes show regional differences (Vega, 2006).
In 2006, the study of Vega index showed variations ...

A colon and the page number are added in the case of textual citation, e.g. (Smith, 1990: 60). When the quoted text is less than 40 words long, only quotes are provided, but if the text exceeds this limit, then a separate indented (on both sides) paragraph in font size 11 is provided.

To read well is to take great risks.. It is to make vulnerable our identity, our self-possession. [...] This is how it should be when we take a masterpiece of literature or philosophy, of imagination or doctrine, in our hands. It can take hold of us to such an extent that, for some time, we have fear of ourselves, we acknowledge our own imperfections (Steiner, 1994: 26).

To indicate co-authorship, authors should take into account the number of authors. In the case of two authors, they are always referenced by their surnames, for example, Perez and Velasquez (2007) or (Perez and Velasquez, 2007).

In the case of three to five authors, their names will be mentioned in the first citation in the text; in the following citations, only the first author's last name is mentioned following by et al. For example, the first citation in the text should appear as follows, War, Espinosa Parra, Hernandez and Lozano (1999) or (Guerra Espinosa Parra, Hernandez and Lozano, 1999). The following citations are presented well, Guerra et al. (1999) or (Guerra et al. 1999).

In the case of six or more authors, only the name of first author will appear followed by et al., Allen et al. (2001) or (Allen et al. 2001).

The use of the abbreviations like ibid., op. cit, and loc. sit is not allowed. The quoted author's name is to be provided as many times as necessary.

When necessary to cite two or more references at once, the citations must be organized in the following way:

Castro (2007), Jimenez (1997) and Ramos (2010) agree on the analysis ...
Several studies (Castro, 2007, Jimenez, 1997 and Ramos, 2010).

Full details of the texts cited are placed in alphabetical order of their first authors' last names on a page entitled References.


Surname, Initial (s) name (year). Original title of the book (always in italics). City, Country: Publisher.

Bonilla, M. E. (1984). Cages. Bogotá, Colombia: Planeta.
Suarez, J. and Villa, L. (2000). History of theater in Latin America. Quito, Ecuador: El Faro.
Torres, G. (Ed.). (2007). Migration flows of Colombian women, 2000-2005. Bogotá, Colombia: Alfaguara.

Book chapter

Surname, Initial (s) name (year). Chapter title. In Initial (s) Coordinator's name, followed by the editor or compiler name and the abbreviation role in the publication in parentheses. Original title of the book (always in italics) between parétesis page numbers. City, Country: Publisher.

Cortázar, J. (1997). Some aspects of the story. In L. Zavala (ed.), Theories of the story, I: Theories of the storytellers (pp. 60-75) Mexico City, Mexico: UNAM.

Journal article
Press article

Surname, Initial (s) of the name "Article Title" (always in quotes), Newspaper Title (always in italics), City, day and month, year.

Camargo Pérez, C. "Cali, ciudad caótica", La Palabra, Cali, 3 de dezembro, 1990.


Surname, Initial (s) name (year). "Title of thesis" (always in quotes), undergraduate thesis / PhD / MA, University.

Cabrera Gómez, A. (2008). "El espectador como espectáculo: noticias de las barras bravas en el periódico El País de Cali", tese de mestrado, Universidad del Valle.

General Guidelines

Only original previously not published articles can be submitted to CS. Articles can be the results of academic research, theoretical reflection or constitute a review of literature on the subject.

Submitted articles cannot be currently undergoing review process in other journals.

Articles can be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese. However, in case of acceptance, they will be published either in Spanish or English. Accepted submissions in Portuguese will be translated into Spanish.

Articles should be sent to

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