ISSN 0041-9060
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ISSN 2011-1711
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Scope and editors policy

Areas of interest

Submissions in all areas of law are welcomed except international law. Articles may be submitted in Spanish or in other languages. It is expected that authors comply with the publication guidelines before submitting articles. Once they have been received they are subject to a peer review process being authors and peers anonymous.

Types of articles published

The Journal publishes articles in which research work in all fields of the law is reflected.

Peer review procedures

Because it is a publication subject to peer review, Editors will appoint peers to review the article and it will decide on the basis of the opinion of peers and on scientific rigor about its publication. The Committee may accept the articles, request changes or reject it for publication.

Editors will give preference to the publication of articles featuring research work with a strong theoretical reference; as well those which are the product of theoretical reflections or those which are critical reviews about the state of the question.


Internationalists, researchers, academics, students, political scientists and in general social scientists.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


  1. Articles shall be sent to the Journal's editor electronically:
  2. Articles shall be presented in Word version (versions 1997 and newer), double-spaced, paper format (sheet size), Times New Roman (12) font, 3 cm. margins. Pages shall be indicated at the right upper end of each one of the pages.
  3. As the Journal is subjected to peers evaluation, Editors will appoint anonymous peers to assess the article, and on the basis of their evaluations, and taking into account scientific criteria, Editors will decide on merits for publication. Editors reserve the right to either accept the article as submitted; request changes thereto or condition its publication to the introduction of modifications that are satisfactory to Editors and/or anonymous peers, or reject it.
  4. Editors favor the publication of articles featuring the results of academic research or with a strong theoretical basis as well as the product of theoretical or critical approaches to the state of the question.
  5. Articles described above cannot exceed 35 pages. Editors may accept other types of articles as notes, communiqués, lectures, summaries, reviews, which cannot exceed 15 pages.
  6. As the Journal is an international publication, articles in languages and idioms other than Spanish are accepted.
  7. Articles have to include an abstract in the original language, in English and in Spanish (along with the title in the original idiom); they also have to indicate the nature of the document (whether is a product of research, particular study or revision of a determined subject matter), the general purpose of the document (whatever the manuscript seeks), the research methodology adopted and the main conclusions not exceeding 200 words in length. They will include also keywords describing its contents, preferably 4 or 6 keywords in the languages above mentioned.
  8. The title of the article shall be followed by the author's name, and the latter shall be followed by an asterisk whereby a footnote will be indicated and that shall include the author's academic degrees, current affiliations, entities he or she participates in, city, country and e-mail address.
  9. The submission of the article shall be accompanied by a special card indicating article title, author or authors, institution authors belong to, academic degrees, publications either in volumes or in journals, full address, phone number, fax number and electronic address.
  10. Bibliographical references and other types of references shall be footnoted and its listing shall be continuous throughout the extension of the manuscript (not chapter by chapter.)
  11. References shall be presented following the corresponding area international rules of citation (The Bluebook A Uniform System of Citation shall be followed) will be observed:
    1. Books: initials or name, title of the book in italics, volume or issue, page (s) (only numbers) and next (all in parenthesis) edition, publishing house, place of publication and date. Example: Ian Brownlie, Public International Law, 1, 64-66 (6a. ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003).
    2. For contributions in collective books (chapters, lectures, etc.): initials or name, last name, title of the chapter, lecture, etc., in italics, "in" title of the manuscript in italics, pages (only numbers) and next (all in parenthesis): initial or name, last name, followed by Ed./Coord., publishing house, place of publication and year. Example: A. Coudet, Direct Foreign Investment in Undeveloped Countries, in Foreign Investment, 123-176 (G. Crane, Ed., Yale University Press, New York, 2003).
    3. For magazine articles: initial or name, last name, title of the article in italics, magazine volume (only the number), title of the magazine in italics, numbers, pages in which the article appeared (only numbers), pages cited (if it's the case), year in parenthesis. Titles in English shall be referenced with initials in capital letters. Example: Kevin P. Gallagher & Melissa B.L. Birch, Do Investment Agreements Attract Investment?, 7 Journal of World Investment and Trade, No. 6, 47-56, 52 (2006).
    4. For working papers: initials or name, last name, title in italics, pages and next (all in parenthesis): entity, "Working Paper", followed by number, year in parenthesis. Example: S. Slovsky, International Political Economy 75-86 (The World Bank, Working Paper R-423, 2002).
    5. For mimeographed works, initial or name, last name, title in bold case and between quotes, and "mimeo" in parenthesis along with the date. Example: F. Lans, "Undeveloped Countries" (mimeo, 1987).
    6. For treaties and other international agreements: treaty name or agreement name, article (if it is the case), date, official publication.
    7. For international jurisprudence, resolutions or other international documents the parameters of citation of official publications shall be strictly observed, respecting all elements and order thereof.
  12. At the final part of the article, the bibliography and other sources will be indicated in alphabetical order following the author's name or, if not possible by that criterion, by title, observing footnotes citation guidelines.
  13. Authors are encouraged to cite the journals of the Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas of Pontificia Universidad Javeriaan: Vniversitas and International Law Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional which links are the following ones:
    • The journal is published every June and December of each year. A written response will be given as to the article's final evaluation and in case of acceptance, the issue in which it will be published will be indicated.
    • For the Journal, the reception of one article presupposes that it has neither been published nor accepted for publication in any other journal or that it has been published as a previous version, as a working paper or at the World Wide Web. As well, it presupposes that in case that the article is accepted for publication, the article will be taken off the World Wide Web and that only the title, the abstract, keywords and the Journal's hyperlink may appear therein.
    • When sending an article for evaluation, its author accepts the assignment of copyrights to the Journal, both for the print and the electronic publication.
  14. As to the book review section, the following rules have to be taken into account:
    • The text under review has to be characterized by its novelty, scientific character, importance, critical approach and contribution to the Law. These elements which are not mutually excluding have to be taken into account by the author to submit the book review.
    • Text reviews shall be presented under the essay-review mode in order to make a contribution to readers interested in such texts. It entails the presence of bibliographical notes which shall be footnoted and presented as critique of the text under review as is the case with any academic essay.
    • The essay-review shall be referred to the book that has been chosen and it shall be approximately 2,000 words in length. The author of the review shall present not only a mention of all chapters of the book but also a strong reference framework.
    • The essay-review shall show the main hypotheses of the text in order to make relevant recommendations to potential readers.



Authors whose articles are published will receive two (2) issues of the journal in which the article is published.

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