Scope and policy
The journal policy consists in to publish articles from academics that develop their thinking and research in the domain of social science epistemology, following the protocols of scientific journals.
This policy has been consistent with the journal’s history since 1997, in the sense of looking for excellence and quality in lecturers and researchers in Latin American and Spanish universities, and other countries in the world.
Cinta de Moebio’s area of interest is social science philosophy, made by philosophers and social scientists, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, without discrimination.
The public to which is oriented the journal, therefore, is the academic world interested in the domain of social science epistemology.
This system consists in to hide author’s information to the evaluator, at the same time that the author does not know who will be the academic that will perform the article’s evaluation.
Given the fact that the journal is very well known in its area, it receives many articles for evaluation, taking in average more than five months an article’s evaluation. This causes problems to authors because of that delay. Nevertheless, the journal’s experience shows that authors accept very well critics from evaluators and understand that any delay comes from the ongoing dialogue between the editorial board and the academics.
The basic selection criterion is that the article refers to the problems of social science epistemology.
The journal’s editorial experience shows some academics send philosophy’s articles but without a relationship with social science epistemology, also some academics send their research results in social science but without focussing on epistemology, none of which are orientated to this journal purpose.
This journal, to say it in some other way, resides between the dialogue
of philosophy with social science and for this reason both domains should
be presented in the articles.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The article must include in the English and Spanish language the title, abstract (no more than 200 words) and five key words.
Articles must have three main parts: introduction, development and conclusion. The development section does not have to be called “development” necessarily, but the instruction refers that after presenting the essay’s structure in the introduction, next follows the methodology and main argumentation, which ends in a synthesis at the conclusion.
The author or authors must specify the academic degree of doctor or master, according to the case, the university where they work (and the specific unit inside) and the email.
The text’s format must be basic, that is, a normal typeset (Arial or Times New Roman), use only bold and italics (avoid underline), with simple tables and graphics of small size (in the format JPG or GIF). The journal is design to be published on Internet, in a simple format, that’s why it must be avoid complex graphic elements.
Quotes within the article
Do not use footnotes for bibliography references. Footnotes (or notes) must be at the end of the article. The numeric system for notes is (1), (2), etc.
Only use in the bibliography the authors effectively quoted in the article.
Therefore, if in the text it is mentioned Popper (1994:264), in the bibliography
only can appear, as an example: Popper, K. 1994. Conjeturas y Refutaciones:
el desarrollo del conocimiento científico. Barcelona: Paidós.
Although it is clear that an author has read other Popper’s books
and articles, in the bibliography does not has to include them, given
that this time did not use them directly in the paper, following this
Sending of manuscripts
The article must be send to the Editor email (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will confirm the reception. Given the fact that emails sometimes do not come to destiny, it is advisable to insist in an answer.
The author must also attach an updated CV and mention the webpage of the
university that represent.
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