INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Editorial policy and reach
contributions in all modalities, studies, essays, notes or reviews, written
in Spanish. Works in other languages will be accepted on an exceptional
basis when their quality justifies their inclusion. Topics should be appropriate
for a journal in human sciences (literatures, linguistics, philosophy,
arts, cultural studies, critical theory) or themes that, without belonging
exclusively to one of these areas of knowledge, have some relation to
them or to points in which they might intersect. The manuscipt should
not be previously published nor should it be under evaluation for another
journal, in which case rational should be provided.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
in July and December of each year. Due to this, deadlines to present manuscripts
for the 1st and 2nd semester are March 31 and July 31, respectively. Collaborations
received beyond these deadlines will be considered for the following volumes.
Manuscripts, except reviews, notes and documents, should be sent with a Summary in Spanish and an Abstract in English, of a maximum of 5 to 10 lines. Include a translation of the title of the manuscript and between 4 and 6 key words, in Spanish and English. These should be sent in digital format, with doc or rtf extentions.
The length of the manuscripts is 12 to 20 pages, double spaced, including notes and bibliographic references. For Notes and Documents we recommend between 5 and 10 pages. For Reviews, a maximum of four pages.
Notes and bibliographic references will go at the end with secuential pagination, following academic publication norms, preferably MLA style. Basic specifications are the following:
1. References to books and academic journals on paper. Direct brief quotes should be between quotation marks in the manuscript text. If they are more extensive (four or more lines), separate return, with double return at the beginning and at the end of the quote, with a greater margin, without quotation marks. In both cases, at the end of the quote, author and pagination indicate the source in parenthesis. If there is more than one work by a single author, last name, abbreviated title in italics, and pagination are indicated. If the text indicates the author, the parenthetical citation only includes pagination (or abbreviated title and pagination of working with more than one work by the same author); the author´s last name is not mentioned since it was already included in the introduction of the quotation.
Examples (only brief quotes are exemplified):
a) According to Nelly Richard, “cultural criticism texts are intermediate texts that do not allow themselves to be localized according to institutional parameters which define orthodox wisdom” (144).
b) It has also been said that “cultural criticism texts are intermediate texts that do not allow themselves to be localized according to institutional parameters which define orthodox wisdom” (Richard 144).
c) “The sacralization of the text corresponds to the problem in the conception of the text as an absolute” (Carrasco, Nicanor Parra 95)
d) “For the antipoet not only is writing in crisis; the entire society is” (Carrasco, Para leer 88).
The procedure is exactly the same if the source is an institutional or corporate author (United Nations, The Council of Books and Reading).
2. Quotations from Internet sources. Fundamentally, the
procedure is the same as publications on paper. The difference is that,
instead of indicating pagination, the expression “on-line”
3. Quotes taken from electronic communications (e-mail). At the end of the quotation, in parenthesis, the author is indicated and one includes “Electronic Mail” and the corresponding dates.
4. Quotes from an unedited interview by the author of the manuscript. At the end of the quote, in parenthesis, one indicates the author´s last name, then “Personal Inteview”.
5. Quote taken from a television program. At the end of the quote, in parenthesis, one indicates the author (if available), the title of the program and the channel where it was emmitted.
6. Quote taken from a film. At the end of the quote, in parenthesis, one indicates the author´s last name and the film title.
List of Works Cited (or anotated bibliography).
7. It is recommended that footnotes be used exclusively to add information or to make comments when is in inconvenient to include them in the body of the text.
Alpha is not responsible for the judgments and opinions expressed by the authors of the articles or other collaborations.
Requirements for Original Manuscripts (All the requirements need to be fulfilled). The document needs to be in RTF format or Microsoft Word. All URLs of the text (e.g. http://www.ulagos.cl) are active and ready to be used.
The text will be written double spaced with 12 point font; use italics, instead of underline (except for URL addresses) for book titles. Figures and tables are imbedded in the text, not placed at the end.
The text needs to meet all the conditions expressed in the Publication Norms that can be found in “About Us”. The name of the author should be at the end of the article, indicating their postal, institutional and e-mail address and the institution to which they belong.
If the text meets the conditions espressed in the INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS send to:
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