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The document must be original and its content is solely the responsibility of the author(s), without compromising the University. Articles or documents submitted will be subject to the evaluation of academic peers specialized in the area

Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. The first page of the document shall include the following information:

    1. Title.

    2. Name of the author, institutional affiliation, level of schooling, e-mail.

    3. Summary in Spanish and English, no to exceed 120 words.

    4. Keywords to facilitate the indexing of the article (maximum 6).

  2. In the rest of the document there must be no clues that identify the author, as it will be sent to an anonymous reviewer, who may request corrections to the author, in case of being necessary, and he must comply with them. The same applies to the suggestions of the Editorial Committee. In case of research articles, the document will be subject to the double-blind method.

  3. It must be written in Times New Roman letter, size 12, with 1-1/2 spacing. Articles should be up to 15,000 words.

  4. Footnotes shall be exclusively of clarifying or explanatory nature.

  5. Tables and graphs should indicate their source of information on the bottom.

    As the magazine is in black and white, curves in the graphs must be presented with differentiating symbols, for example: with rhombuses or asterisks, continuous or discontinuous lines, thicker or thinner lines, etc.

  6. An index of tables and graphs with reference to the page and their corresponding numbers, must be presented at the end of the document; the source data must be submitted in magnetic means.

  7. Citations of references in the text must follow APA rules. Examples:

Single Author

- Quote: (Hobsbawm, 2007).

- Reference: Hobsbawm, E. (2007). War and peace in the XXI century. Barcelona: Critica.

Two to five authors

- Quote: (Brown & Ainley, 2009).

When there are two, three, four or five authors, in the first quote all of them are named and in the following quotes only the name of the first author is written:

(Hernández, Fernández-Collado & Baptista, 2008).

The subsequent ones will be:

(Hernández et al., 2008).

- Reference: Brown, C. & Ainley, K. (2009). Understanding international relations. New York: Palgrave.

Six or more authors

- Quote: (Procacci et al., 1976).

- Reference: Procacci, G. et al (1976). The great debate 1924-1926. Madrid: XXI Century of Spain.

Corporate author

(Congress of the Republic of Colombia, 2000).


Indirect quote

The name is quoted every time the reference occurs in the text. If the quote is repeated in the same paragraph, do not include the year in subsequent references. It is advisable to include the page, to give more precision to the quote.


As indicated by Mabbett (1998, p. 5), the success of the fruit production in Chile, is associated with factors such as climate, geography and technical and business talent.

Brief direct quote

Exact portion of the text of an author that is less than 40 words (three lines, approximately). It is quoted within the text, using quotation marks.


"In the carnival of misery and squandering characteristic of late capitalism, we hear, at the same time distant and absent, the voices of Goethe and Marx which summon us for a creative and hard job, able to place the specific individual at the height of the conquests of humanity" (Zuleta, 1985, p. 13).

Extensive direct quote

It is presented in the text as a block without quotation marks. It starts on a new line, indented one centimeter on each side.


In this regard, Zuleta (1985) points out that (...) in the middle of the pessimism of our time, the historic thought continues developing as well as psychoanalysis, anthropology, marxism, art and literature. Amid the gloom of our time, arises the struggle of the proletariat who already know that a senseless work is not paid with anything, nor cars nor television sets; it arises the wonderful rebellion of the women who do not accept a situation of inferiority in exchange for praise and protection; it arises the desperate uprising of young people who cannot accept the fate that has been fabricated for them (p. 14).


Surname, Initial of first name. (Year). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example of Reference:

Sabine, G. (1998). History of political theory. Bogotá D.C.: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Example of Quote:

(Sabine, 1998, pp. 72-73).

Chapters or parts of a book

Surname, Initials of the names of the authors of the chapter. (Year published). Title of the chapter. In Surname, Initial of name of compilers (Eds.), Book’s title. (Pagination of the chapter). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example of Reference:

Lopez, M. (2010). The international monetary system (II): the International Monetary Fund. In Hinojosa, L. M. & Roldán, J. (Eds.) International Economic Law. (p 273-295). Madrid: Marcial Pons.

Example of Quote:

(López, 2010, p. 291).

Article in academic Publication (Journal)

Surname, Initial of name. (Year, month). Article title. Title of the periodical. Volume. Number. Pagination.

Example of Reference:

Gilhodes, P. (2008). Latin America: Turn to the left? Oasis, 13, 147-176.

Example of Quote:

(Gilhodes, 2008, pp. 162-164).

Newspaper Article

Name, Initial of name. (Year, month and day). Title of the article. Name of the Newspaper. Page.

Example of Reference:

Borda, S. (2011, February 13). The Arab world after the fall of Mubarak. El Tiempo, p. 6.

Example of Quote:

(Borda, 2011, p. 6).

Paper presented at Congress, Conference or Meeting

Surname, Initial of name. (Year). Title of the document presented at Congress or Conference. In Publisher or Institution (Eds.), Title of the publication: Name of the event (pagination). Place of publication.

Example of Reference:

Botero Restrepo, D. I. (2003). The future of decentralization: experiences of fifteen years and prospects. At National University (Eds.). Memories. Colombia Meeting towards peace (p. 35-43). Bogotá D.C.

Example of Quote:

(Restrepo, 2003, pp. 37-38).

Information of a web page

Author. (Date). Title. From date of the consultation, from Web site.

Example of Reference:

Universidad Militar New Granada (Umng). (n.d.). Mission, vision and goals. Extracted March 1, 2011, from

Example of Quote:

(Umng, 2011).

Articles online

Author. (Date) Title. Title of the publication. Volume, number. Available in: website.

Example of Reference:

García, C. (2011, February 15). The new Republic of southern Sudan. Newsletter Real Instituto Elcano. Vol. 4, no. 3, Available at:

Example of Quote:

(García, 2011).

Sending of manuscripts

Should be sent in paper and magnetic medium (Word) to the following address and e-mail:

In addition, it is necessary to attach the resume of the author(s) in a Word file, that contains the e-mail address, ID number, level of schooling and updated list of publications, which must include the name and the ISSN of the Journal, number of pages and the name of the University or institution that publishes the Journal.

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