Formal procedure for the evaluation of articles
1. The Editorial Board will proceed to the selection of works that fulfill both the formal and content criteria of this publication.
2. The selected items will then be evaluated by two members of the Academic Council of Students who will also, if required, fulfill the task of arbitrators.
3. In addition, every paper will be submitted for the professional analysis of anonymous external evaluators.
4. The results of the evaluation will be communicated to the authors within three months. In the cases where some modifications are required in the text, these will be communicated to the author, who must respond within five days whether or not she/he is willing to work them up. If the author accepts to make those changes, she/he should send the final version of the article within the period agreed between her/his and the Editorial Board.
5. For texts already published or sent for publication elsewhere, a reference to this fact should be included in the text’s presentation or in a paragraph preceding the introduction. If the article has been evaluated previously, this should be indicated in the reference section.
The articles shall be sent in the following formats
A. Documents: We accept articles written in any word processing program. The text should be sent in two separate formats: one in the program originally used by the author, and the other in Rich Text Format (RTF). If the article includes graphics, these must be sent in a separate file with the extensions .jpg, .tiff or .gif.
- Main title: Times New Roman 14, capitals, bold, justified to the left.
- Author's name (a): Times New Roman 12, bold, justified on the right.
- Main text: Times New Roman 12, full justification. Without indentation at the beginning of each paragraph.
- Subtitles within the main text: Times New Roman 12, bold, justified to the left.
- Footnotes and bibliography: Times New Roman 11.
- Margins: Upper and lower, 2 cm. Right and left 2.5 cm.
- Line spacing: 1.2. Each paragraph should be separated with an Enter.
- Quotes: Quotes less than 3 lines must be included in the body of the text the bibliographical reference must be included in a footnote.
- In quotes larger than 3 lines they must be included apart from the body of the text begin at 1.25 left margin, Times New Roman 11, single space. The bibliographical reference will be placed in a footnote as follows: (Author, year, page) (Friedman, 1998, 75).
- It won’t be necessary to introduce loc. cit., op. cit., id., ibidem.
- Bibliography: At the end of the text, in alphabetical and chronological order (if there are several texts by the same author) It should include the name of the author, title and subtitle, editor, city, year of publication. It has to be presented in Times New Roman 11 letters with a simple spacing. Example: Book: RAMONET, V (1997): A world without direction. Debate, Madrid, Spain.
- Article and / or chapter in a book: OJEDA, N. (1996): "Reflections on the concepts of gender and sexuality from sociodemografía of the family. In: Open Space, Vol.5, No. 1. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
- Electronic sources: LAIA (2001): General Secretariat of LAIA (online Indicators Economic of the Andean Community." Montevideo). Consultation 03-05-2001. http://www.aladi.org/.
- Language: The works may be sent in Spanish, Portuguese or English. In addition, two abstracts must be submitted: -one in Spanish or Portuguese, as appropriate, and the other in English. The abstracts shall have between 8 and 10 lines (in Times New Roman 11), and no more than five keywords have to be specified for the text.
- Together with his paper, the author should send a document including her/his full name and occupation, and, if applicable, her/his institutional affiliation (this last detail will figure as a footnote, indicated by an asterisk). She/He must also send his email and URL addresses (if any), stating explicitly whether both should be published next to the article, or if they should only be used for communications with the magazine. If she/he wishes, the author can also send his photograph.
Our areas of interest
1. We are interested in texts dealing with Ibero-American societies, from the perspectives of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
2. The articles may refer to Ibero-America as a whole, to sub-parts of the region or to any of the countries belonging to it.
3. We prioritize trans-disciplinary approaches (hybridization of disciplines), and are also interested in works focused on theoretical and methodological questions.
4. Progress reports, notes on research projects, and critical reviews of articles previously published in the journal might also be accepted.
5. All contributions should be sent electronically as e-mail attachments. The presentation must be made in accordance to the format conditions established above.
6. Evaluation criteria: novelty, clarity and consistency in the presentation, support literature and / or empirical considerations included in the articles, and relevance to the better understanding of Ibero-American societies.
We distinguish between articles, reviews and contributions
Articles: Inputs of empirical or theoretical research, in process and / or consolidated, which constitute an attempt to improve or renovate the analysis of Ibero- American societies. The article shall not exceed 6 (six) pages for a short article, or 20 (twenty) pages for a long article, typed on A4 pages. This limit includes images, graphs, charts and/or tables.
Contributions: Texts advancing partial results of empirical or theoretical research. Its extension should not exceed four (4) pages.
- Reviews: Brief notes on books, events, presentations and reports aiming at providing the readers of this journal some clear, useful and original perspectives on issues of concern to Ibero-Americanists. Length: between 1 (one) and 2 (two) pages approximately.