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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and policy

Historia Crítica is a quarterly publication (January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December) that comes out at the beginning of each of the periods indicated, created in 1989 and funded by the School of Social Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). The printed version has a cost and may be acquired at specific outlets.

The Journal publishes unpublished articles in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In exceptional cases, it includes translations of articles which have previously been published in languages other than those specified above, when their relevance to the discussions and problems it deals with are acknowledged. All of the published articles have a DOI identification number, which facilitates the drafting of bibliographical references, the search for articles on the web and the cross-referencing of citations among different repositories. The DOI should be cited by the authors who use the contents of the magazine.

The Journal counts on an Editorial Team and an Editorial Council. The Editorial Team is responsible for the operational procedures of the Journal, decisions about the contents to be published, proposing themes for monographic issues, meeting quality standards, indexing procedures and the dissemination of the magazine's contents. The Editorial Team is also responsible for choosing and inviting the academics who make up the Editorial Council and periodically overseeing the turnover of some of its members, taking into account the time they have served on the Council, the bodies of knowledge which should be strengthened, the inclusion of new institutions and their participation in assessing the Historia Crítica.

The Editorial Council proposes guidelines for defining the editorial policies of the Revista, establishes the themes for the dossier, oversees its compliance with national and international quality standards, holds debates about the sections which house the contents of the Revista and proposes ways of circulating, disseminating and indexing the Journal.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Instructions for authors

Reception and evaluation of articles

  • Historia Crítica only receives articles when the calls for papers are open. The reception dates may be found on the web site of the magazines: http://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/, academic and social networks and by e-mail.
  • The articles should be sent to the platform for the management of contents through the link found on the website of the Journal, and, in exceptional cases, by e-mail.
  • The texts sent to the Journal may not be simultaneously under evaluation by another publication.
  • Taking into account the amount of articles which the Journal receives for each call for papers, it does not publish another article by a previously published author until a period of two years has passed.
  • When an article arrives, its receipt is immediately acknowledged and the Editorial Team begins to determine whether it meets its basic requirements (norms for citations and formal presentation), as well as its relevance for a scientific publication (aim, theoretical framework, methodology, conclusions and bibliographies). When it does not meet that standard, it will be rejected.
  • The articles which pass the review by the Editorial Team are then scrutinized by a tool for detecting plagiarism. When a whole or partial plagiarism is detected, the text will not be sent for evaluation and the authors will be notified of the reason for the rejection.
  • The articles which pass the evaluation of the Editorial Team will be subjected to an arbitration procedure headed by two evaluators, at least one of whom should have an international affiliation. The evaluators are chosen on the basis of their academic career, knowledge and publications on the theme to be evaluated
  • During the evaluation, the names of both the authors and the evaluators will remain anonymous
  • The magazine will inform the authors of the results of the evaluation within a maximum term of six months. If it is longer, Historia Crítica will inform the authors
  • When the final version of the text is received, it is the Editorial Team which reviews the changes which have been made. If it sees that the author has not included the changes asked for, it may decide to not publish the article
  • The Editorial Team is responsible for the final decision to publish or reject an article, and the body which notifies the author of the decision by means of a written opinion

Editorial procedure

  • The articles which receive the best evaluations are reviewed by the Editorial Team and remitted to the authors so that they may undertake the indicated changes, within a previously agreed on time limit.
  • The texts which are approved within the framework of a thematic call for papers are published in the issue dedicated to that dossier. In the case of articles where there is a free choice of subject, the Editorial Team defines the issue in which it is published.
  • During the process of editing and the correction of style, the authors are consulted in order to resolve existing concerns. The Editorial Team reserves the right to make minor changes of style.
  • The Journal has procedures for diagraming the issue, in accordance with the design and layout pertaining to each publication.
  • In the process of evaluation and editing, the medium of communication with the authors is the platform for the management of contents, and in particular cases, e-mails.
  • The authors and/or title-holders of the accepted articles will authorize the use of the author´s property rights (reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution) by means of a written consent to the inclusion of their article in a given number of the Journal (in both the digital and printed version), addressed to the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (Social Sciences Faculty) of the Universidad de los Andes.
  • In the case of other contents, their use in the digital and printed version is also authorized by a written consent of the author about the author´s property rights.
  • When someone wants to republish an article from the Journal in another written or digital publication, an authorization is asked of the author and the Journal. The full data of the original publication should be included in the republication of the article.

Procedure for Reviews

The reviews are not associated with the issues of the Journal, do not bear a DOI and are found in the "Review" section of the website.

Historia Crítica proceeds to obtain reviews in two different ways. Furthermore, the authors may draft their reviews and send them by e-mail to the journal: hcritica@uniandes.edu.co.. On the other hand, the journal receives books at its postal address (Cra.1 No. 18 A- 10, Roberto Franco Building, Off. GB-417, Bogota, Colombia) following notification by email indicating the names of possible reviewers.

Reviews should be critical and deal with books relevant to the discipline of history, social sciences and human sciences that have been published within the past five years. The reviews are subjected to review by the Editorial Team and, if approved, to possible modifications. These documents are published in the web page.

General Presentation of Articles

Articles should be not exceed eleven thousand words in length (18-22 pages) including the abstract, footnotes, bibliography, charts, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and maps.

  • Times New Roman font, type size 12, single-spaced, with 3 cm margins, paginated and on letter size paper.
  • The notes go at the foot of the page, in Times New Roman font, type size 10 and single-spaced.
  • Notes must be footnotes, in Times New Roman, 10 point, and single-spaced.
  • On the first page, there should be an abstract in Spanish of no more than 100 words. The abstract should be analytical (presenting the objectives of the article, its content and results).
  • The abstract, keywords and title should be presented in English as well as Spanish.
  • Following the abstract, a list of three to six keywords should be added, preferably chosen from the UNESCO Thesaurus (http://databases.unesco.org/thessp/) or, if not, from another recognized thesaurus the name of which should be noted for the journal. When a word is not found normalized in Thesaurus, this fact should be pointed out.
  • The author's name should not appear in the article.
  • The author's data should be delivered in an attached document and include the name, address, telephone number, email address, research group (if applicable), academic degrees, institutional affiliation, current posts and publications in books and journals.
  • It is necessary to indicate what research gave rise to the article, and whether or not it received funding.
  • When the contents used have a DOI identification number, it must be included in the list of references.

General presentation of reviews

Reviews should be presented single-spaced, in Times New Roman font, type size 12, with 3 cm margins on letter size paper. The works cited in the text should be referenced at the foot of the page. The reviews should be no more than three pages long.

Editing Rules

  • The subdivisions within the body of the text (chapters, subchapters, etc.) should be numbered with Arabic numerals, except for the introduction and the conclusion, which are not numbered.
  • Terms in Latin and words from languages other than the language in which the article is written should appear in italics.
  • The first time an abbreviation is used, it should be placed in parenthesis after the complete form; the abbreviation is used alone on subsequent occasions.
  • Quotations over four lines long must be placed in long form, between quotation marks, single-spaced, in 11 point font and with reduced margins.
  • Paragraphs should not be indented, but space should be left between them.
  • Charts, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and maps should be referenced and explained in the text. They should also be titled, sequentially numbered and accompanied by their respective captions and source(s). They are placed immediately after the paragraph in which they are announced. In the initial version which is uploaded onto the administrator of contents, the images must be in low resolution. When the publication of the article is approved, those images should be sent in a jpg or tiff 300 dpi format and in 240 pixels at high resolution. If an item does not meet the standards of quality requested, Historia Crítica does not commit itself to publishing it. The author is responsible for delivering permission to publish the images that require it to the journal.
  • Footnotes should be numbered with Arabic numerals.
  • The bibliography should appear at the end of the article, written in Times New Roman font, type size 11, single-spaced and numbered. References are subdivided into primary sources (archives, periodical publications, primary printed documentation, interviews, etc.) and secondary sources. The complete references for all the works used in the article must be presented in alphabetical order in the bibliography.

References

Historia Crítica uses the Notes-Bibliography style of referencing as outlined in the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. In what follows, three abbreviations will be used that make it possible to see the differences between the form of citation in footnotes (N), abbreviated notes (NA), and in the bibliography (B).

Book:
Single Author:
N- First Name Last Name(s), Complete Title (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name, Short Title, consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. Complete Title. City: Publisher, Year.

Two Authors:
N- First Name Last Name(s) and First Name Last Name(s), Complete Title (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s) and Last Name(s), Short Title, consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name, and First Name Last Name(s). Complete Title. City: Publisher, Year.

Four or more authors:
N- First Name Last Name(s) et al., Complete Title (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s) and Last Name(s), Last Name(s), Last Name(s), Short Title, consulted page. B- Last Name(s), First Name, First Name Last Name(s), First Name Last Name(s) and First Name Last Name(s). Complete Title. City: Publisher, Year.

Book Chapters
N- First Name Last Name(s), "Article Name", in Complete Title, edited, compiled, coordinated by First Name Last Name(s) and First Name Last Name(s) (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s), "Short Article Name", consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. "Article Name." In Complete Title, edited, compiled, and coordinated by First Name Last Name(s) and First Name Last Name(s). City: Publisher, Year, consulted page.

Introductions, Prefaces or Presentations
N- First Name Last Name(s), Introductions, Prefaces or Presentations to Complete Title (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s), Introductions, Prefaces or Presentations a Short Title, consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. Introductions, Prefaces or Presentations to Complete Title. City: Publisher, Year, consulted page.

Compilations (editor, translator or compiler in addition to author)
N- First Name Last Name(s), Complete Title, ed./comp./trad. First Name and Last Name compiler (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s), Short Title, consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. Complete Title. Compiled/edited /translated by First Name and Last Name(s). City: Publisher, Year.

Article in Journal in Journal, Press and Theses:
Article in Journal
N- First Name Last Name(s), "Article Name," Journal Name, Vol: No (Year): consulted page. NA- Last Name(s), "Short Article Name", consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. "Article Name."Journal Name, Vol: No (Year): consulted page.

Press:
N- First Name Last Name(s), "Article Name," Newspaper Name, City, Day and Month, Year, consulted page.
NA- Last Name(s), "Article (summary) Name," consulted page.
B- Newspaper Name. City, Year.

Thesis:
N- First Name Last Name(s), "Thesis Title" (Undergraduate/Master's/PhD thesis in, University, Year), consulted page.
NA-Last Name(s), "Title (summary) Thesis," consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. "Thesis Title." Undergraduate/Master's/PhD thesis in, University, Year .

Interviews and personal communications:
Personal
N- First Name Last Name(s), person interviewed (profession), in discussion whit the author, Day and Month, Year.
NA- Last Name(s), discussion.
B- Last Name(s), First Name person interviewed. In discussion whit the author, Day and Month, Year.

Published
N- "Title interview," by First Name Last Name(s), publication name, date of consultation (day month year), URL o doi.
NA- "Title (summary) interview."
B- "Title interview," by First Name Last Name(s). Publication name, date of consultation (day month year), URL o doi.

Electronic mailing list
N- First Name Last Name(s), email the author, date of consultation (day month year), URL o doi.
NA- Last Name(s), email.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. Email the author, date of consultation (day month year), URL o doi.

Internet Publications:
Electronic Book
N- First Name Last Name(s), Complete Title (City: Publisher, Year), consulted page, doi, URL, Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsof Reader e-book.
NA- Last Name, Short Title, consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. Complete Title. City: Publisher, Year, doi, URL, Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsof Reader e-book.

Electronic journal article
N- First Name Last Name(s), "Article Name,"Journal Name, Vol: No (Year): consulted page, URL o doi.
NA- Last Name(s), "Short Article Name,"consulted page.
B- Last Name(s), First Name. "Article Name." Journal Name, Vol: No (Year): consulted page, URL o doi.

Internet Publications
N- "Page title", Title virtual site, consultation date (day month year), URL o doi.
NA- "Title (summarized) of the page."
B- "Page title". Title virtual site, URL o doi.

Archive Source
N- "Document Name", place, date, and other pertinent data (if applicable), in Archive Abbreviation, Section, Fund, vol./leg./t., f. o ff. The first time it is quoted the full name of the Archive is mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis, followed by City-Country.
B- Full name of the Archive (abbreviation), City-Country, Section(s), Fund(s).

Note:
After the first quotation, proceed as follows: Last Name, two or three words of the title, consulted page. Do not use Ibid., ibidem, cfr. or op.cit.

 

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