Authors guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to the email:

You should also include:

  • An abstract no longer than 200 words both in the original language and in English.
  • Five key words both in the original language and in English (between 50 and 149 characters).
  • A separate file that including the author’s name and a five lines résumé. The résumé should specify institutional affiliation, country of origin, education, specialization, relevant publications, and email address.

General rules for the text

Page set up:

  1. Margins: 1 Inch (3 cm) on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
  2. Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Garamond
  3. Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.
  4. Alignment: Justified
  5. Orientation: Portrait
  6. Page size: A4
  7. Maximum pages: 25

Preparation of text

  1. TITLE: Garamond, Font Size 12, UPPERCASE
  2. Name and personal information (academic title, institutional affiliation and e-mail address) should be placed under the title, Garamond, Font Size 12.
  3. Abstract: The abstract must be written in Garamond, Font Size 12, alignment left. Keywords: up to 5 key words, Garamond, Font Size 12. Spacing: Between the abstract and main text, you should live two empty lines.
  4. Subdivision of the article: The papers should be structured in title and subtitle sections and should be numbered: 12 pts, alignment left (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Between title section and main text one empty line should be left. You should include a Work Cited List section. The abstract is not included in the section numbering. Example of subdivision of the article:
  1. Introduction
    I.1 Research Methods
    I.1.1 Analysis Result
  1. Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered, please use for the tables Garamond 10 pts.
  2. Footnotes: Content footnotes are occasionally used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 11-pt. Garamond, alignment left.
  3. In-text citations. Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources, following APA style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
    (Ursomarzo, 1993).
    (Ursomarzo, 1993, p.45).

Work Cited List

The Work Cited List should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). You should in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section. Please set the autor name in smaller UPPERCASE. Use a hanging indent (1CM).

  • For a single autor: Surname, Name’s initials. (year of publication). Title. Edition number if it is other than the first. Place of publication: Publisher’s name. Example: Chesneaux, J. (1976) Asia oriental en los siglos XIX y XX. 2da Edición. España: Nueva Clio.
  • References to parts or chapters in an edited book: Surname, Name’s initials. (Year of publication). Chapter title. In Book author´s name and surname. Book title. (page numbers). Place of publication: publisher’s name. Example: Motta Veiga, P. (2009) Brazil’s Trade Policy: Moving away from old paradigms?. In L. Brainardy L. Martínez-Díaz, (Eds.). Brazil as an Economic Superpower? Understanding Brazil’s Changing Role in the Global Economy. (113-135).Washington D.C, USA: The Brooking Institutions Press.
  • Electronic Book: Surname, Name’s initials. (year of publication). Retrieved from URL.
  • Journal article print : Surname, Name’s initials. (year of publication). Article title. Journal Title, vol, (Number), page number. Example: Hopkin, J.(2001). Bringing the members back in? Democartizing candidate selection in Britain and Spain. Party Politics, vol. 7 (3), 81-96.
  • Journal article from e-journal : Surname, Name’s initials. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title, vol, (Number), page number. Retrieved from URL.