Scope and policy
The Historia Crítica journal counts with three sections for the publication of articles. They are: the Thematic Forum , which contains articles received for the semestral thematical call for papers made by the Editorial Committee; the Open Forum intended for articles that were brought to the journal throughout the year; and the Student Space which is intended for articles written by undergraduate students.
In addition to the above-mentioned, the journal publishes book reviews and bibliographical essays, translated articles published in foreign countries in languages different from Spanish, and transcriptions proceeding from file sources with explanatory introductions.
Historia Crítica works with unpublished articles, which present results of historical investigations, theoretical innovations from discussions of historical interpretation or complete historiographical balances.
As soon as Historia Crítica receives an article for an article given for evaluation, it is understood that this article is not intended to be published somewhere else.
hen an article arrives, the Editorial Committee evaluates if it meets the formal requirements of the journal, as well as its pertinence.
Reproduction of the material consigned in this journal is authorized without consulting when it is meant for personal or academic interests; however it requires a reference to the journal, the title, and the author of the article. For reproductions with other purpose the editorial staff of the journal must be consulted.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Dates of reception of articles and texts
- Thematic Forum : The deadlines for reception of articles are periodically announced with several months of anticipation.
- Other segments ( Open Forum, Student Space, book reviews, bibliographical essays, etc.): texts and articles may arrive at any time of the year.
Reception of articles and texts
Articles and all other types of texts must be sent, in Word format compatible to PC, to Historia Crítica either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the History Department at Universidad de Los Andes, Calle 18A No. 0-33E, Bogotá, Colombia.
General presentation of articles and book reviews
The length of the articles should not exceed 18 pages, including footnotes. They must be written in Times New Roman size 12, single spaced, and in letter size paper. The footnotes must be in Times New Roman as well, single spaced and size 10. The bibliography, charts, graphs, illustrations, photographs and maps are not included in the 18 pages limit.
The information about the author must be included in a different document with his/her name, address, telephone number, e-mail, academic degrees, current occupation, institutional membership, studies in course, and books and articles publications. It is useful to specify if the article is part of a broader research and if it was sponsored.
A 200 word summary written in Spanish must be included, as well as a list of three to six keywords. The summary must present an analytical point of view; that is, illustrate the purpose of the article, its content and results.
he book reviews cannot exceed a length of three pages at single space, in Times New Roman, size 12 in letter size paper.
Body of the article or text:
The subdivisions in the text (chapters, etc.) shall be numbered with Arabic characters, with the exception of the introduction and conclusion that do not need numeration.
Latin terms and foreign words must be written in italic letter.
The first time an abbreviation is used, it must appear in parenthesis after the complete formula; in further occasions use only the abbreviation.
The literal quotations that exceed four lines must be presented in reduced edges size presentation, in between quotation marks, at single space, letter size 11.
The charts, graphs, illustrations, photographs and maps must be sequentially numerated with a title, and the corresponding source immediately below it. The images must be handed in digital format of good quality. The authorization for image publication when needed must be obtained directly by the author.
The footnotes must be presented in Times New Roman, size 10, single spaced and with the guidelines that follow. They must be sequentially numerated in Arabic characters, without asterisks. The citation number must appear immediately (without space) after the last word of the sentence and before the punctuation mark (or immediately after the last word if the number goes inside the sentence).
t the end of the article, the bibliography must be written in Times New Roman size 11, single spaced, and with French indent. The organization must include primary sources: files, periodical
publications, and books. The titles should be organized in alphabetical order following the same parameters of the footnotes. In the bibliography, it must appear the complete references of every source used in the article, without including the titles that are not referenced in the footnotes.
Articles evaluation and publishing process
All contributions are submitted to the Editorial Committee and to two anonymous external evaluators. The results of the evaluations will be communicated to the authors in less than six months starting from the moment the article was received. All the observations in regard to the article (from the Editorial Committee and the two evaluators) must be considered by the author to introduce changes and modifications. The authors will have a maximum of fifteen (15) days to send back the corrected versions of their texts.
The Editorial Committee has the last word regarding the publication of the articles and the publication issues, decision that will be communicated to the author as soon as possible. The fulfillment of the date proposed is directly restrained to the dully supply of all the information required from the author. The journal reserves the right to do minor style changes.
During the publication process, the authors can be consulted by the editors in order to solve any question(s) that arise(s). The e-mail is the way to establish and maintain communication with the authors.
Instructions for the translation of published articles
Those interested in sending to Historia Crítica already published articles must consider that:
- The Editorial Committee will evaluate the appropriateness of the text proposed.
- A written consent of the journal where the article was previously published and a written agreement from the author to hand over the rights should be turned in.
- The article must be handed in with a translation in Spanish.
- The translation must be written according to the publishing rules of Historia
- Historia Crítica will submit the translation to revision and style correction.
Instructions for the authors of articles accepted for publication
The authors will receive two numbers of the issue in which their article was published.
The authors and/or titular of the accepted articles must give an authorization by signing the “Authorization document for the use of intellectual property rights” (reproduce, make public communications, transform and distribute), document through which Universidad de los Andes - Departamento de Historia acquires the right to include the article in the journal Historia Crítica (printed and electronic forms).In case an article that has been published by Historia Crítica is intended to be included in another journal, an authorization is required from the former and all information related to the first publication must be included.
Starting on 2008, Historia Crítica will use an adaptation of the The Chicago Manual of Style , in its 15 th edition, Humanities Style version. Meaning that from June 2007, the articles should follow this new system.
We recommend to the authors being careful with the order in which the information and scoring are presented (comma, period, colon, parenthesis, etc.). Subsequently, two abbreviations will be used in order to allow the understanding of the citation differences between the footnotes (N) and the bibliography (B):
Of a single author:
N- Name Surname(s), Complete title (City: Editorial, year), 45.
B- Surname(s), Name. Complete title . City: Editorial, year.
N- Name Surname(s) and Name Surname(s), Complete title (City: Editorial, year), 45-90.
B- Surname(s), Name and Name Surname(s). Complete title . City: Editorial, year.
Four or more authors:
N- Name Surname(s) et al., Complete title (City: Editorial, year), 45-90.
B- Surname(s), Name, Name Surname(s), Name Surname(s) and Name Surname(s). Complete Title . City: Editorial, year.
Book Article :
N- Name Surname(s), “Article's title”, in Complete title , eds. Name Surname(s) and Name Surname(s) (City: Editorial, year), 45-50.
B- Surname (s), Name. “Article's title”. In Complete title , published by Name Surname(s) and Name Surname(s), 45-90. City: Editorial, year.
Journal Article :
N- Name Surname(s), “Article's title”, Magazine Title 28 (year): 45. B- Surname(s), Name. “Article's title”. Magazine Title 28 (year): 45-90.
Press Article :
N- Name Surname(s), “Article's title”, Newspaper Title , City, day and month, year, 45.
B- Surname(s), Name. “Article's title”. Newspaper Title , City, day and month, year.
N- Name Surname (s), “Thesis title” (thesis, University, year), 45-50, 90.
B- Surname (s), Name “Thesis title”. Thesis, University, year.
Sources of file:
The purpose of the citation is to provide the reader with enough information that makes it easy to find the document in the file in which it is found. An useful option is: Acronym of the file, Section, Fund , vol. /leg./t.,f. or ff. (place, date and eventually other pertinent data). The first time the complete name of the file must be included and the acronym in parenthesis.
In the bibliography, it will be indicated: Complete name of the file (acronym), City/Town- Country, Section, Fund, vol. /leg./t.
Interview to Surname(s), Name, City, complete date.
Publications on the Internet:
N- Name Surname(s) and Name Surname(s), eds., Complete title (City: Editorial, year), http: //press-pubsuchicago.edu/founders
(date of revision, year).
B- Surname (s), Name, and Name Surname (s), eds. Complete title . City: Editorial, year.
When an article has been previously quoted, the next references should be as follows: Name Surname, two or three words of the title , 45-90.Never use Ibid. or Ibidem nor op. cit.
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