Indications and recommendations for papers
Recommendations for authors
- The text must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words in English or Spanish. It is recommended that the abstract include the purpose of the study or research, the basic procedures used, the most important results and the principal conclusions.
- The author should present and identify 3-6 keywords for the test in
English or Spanish.Rules
The text can include quotations, footnotes, tables, legends and bibliographical references. It should be digitally presented, clear and clean, in Arial 12 pt font, double-spaced on letter-sized paper, 21,5 x 28 cm. Left and right margins should be 2,5 cm, top and bottom margins should be 3 cm. Articles should have a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 pages; reviews should be maximum 7 pages long. All pages must be numbered consecutively. No other formatting than the one mentioned here is allowed.
All graphic material must be referenced in the text, either directly
or in parenthesis. It must be presented separately from the text and be
numbered consecutively (Figure 11, Map1, Image 1, etc.).
Notes (footnotes) should always be located at the bottom of the page.
They serve to comment, complement or deepen important information from the text. They should not be bibliographical notes, unless they refer to quotes from newspapers, magazines or judgments – such as from the Constitutional Court or State Counsel, among others. Textual quotes of more than three lines or others that need to stand out should be presented in a separate paragraph. Quotes within the text should be placed in Latin quotation marks (« and »; alt+174 and alt+175).
Bibliographical quotes should be referenced within the text and must include the author's last name, the year, and – if necessary – the page number(s), as follows: (Rodríguez, 1978: 424-427); for two authors, use the following: (López y Arango, 1970: 33); for multiple authors, use: (López y Arango, 1970: 33); for more than two works of the same author in the same year, use: (Díaz, 1998a, 1998b): for works of several authors of different years in the same quote, use: : (Rodríguez, 1978; López y Arango, 1970:33; Uribe et al., 1997). A detailed bibliography or bibliographical references must be included at the end of each work. It must be presented in strict alphabetical order, with ful first and last names. Using continuous capital letters is only permitted for abbreviations and acronyms. This journal follows the APA rules for publications, not for institutional works
If your are referencing an online article that you think has changed from its original version (for example, the format is changed from the printed version or page numbers are not referenced) or that includes additional data or commentary, you must include the date you have retrieved the document and the corresponding URL.
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