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Objectives and editorial policy

Objectives and editorial policy EURE is the leading journal in urban and regional studies in the Latin American and Iberoamerican contexts. It constitutes an interdisciplinary forum for the diffusion and discussion about the occupation of the territory in all of its dimensions, with special focus in social, economic, environmental, political and cultural transformations. Streaming from the interaction of an increasing and varied group of disciplines that converge in territorial studies, the articles that are published seek to contribute to the theoretical development and to the design of public policies in these matters.

Guidelines for article submission

EURE publishes original Works in Spanish and Portuguese language that are submitted to a cautious procedure of peer review. The journal is indexed in Web of Science (ISI), Scopus, and in the most select databases in the area. The digital version is available for free since number 1,  1970, in

Articles considered for publication in EURE must be original, unpublished and not currently under consideration for publication by any other quotable medium.

EURE uses an on-line system for the submission of articles i.e. OJS (Open Journal System). Articles must be submitted via our website following instructions at the “Authors Guidelines” link.

Articles must be submitted in Word format, in Spanish or Portuguese. Each article should be presented in a neutral style (third person) in a clear, simple and well-structured manner. It is advisable to carefully check spelling, punctuation and for any typing mistakes.

General information.  General facts about the author(s) and the article should be included in the first page of all collaborations. These include: article title, descriptors/keywords included in the attached Thesaurus, full name, nationality, e-mail address, phone numbers, workplace, postal address, city and country.

Formatting and word limit. Articles should not contain information identifying the author/s nor their institutional affiliation, except where required. Texts should be formatted ‘US Letter’ page size, single spaced, 11 point Garamond font, with a word count ranging between 4,000 and 9,000 words. A maximum of 22 pages is allowed for scientific papers including tables, figures, notes and references. Word limit for book reviews is 1,500 words, and for EURE tribune, between 3,000 and 4,000. Articles not compliant with these pre-requisites will be returned to the authors.

The file should have no formatting at all, i.e. no indentations, spaces between paragraphs, use of style sheets, special characters or commands other than those referring to divisions and subdivision in the work. The articles must include a title that adequately describes the content, the place to which it refers and the temporality covered by the study in as few words as possible. A translation of this title should be provided in English.

An abstract, of up to 150 words, should be included in the original language of the article and in English. It should be structured as a brief summary, covering each main section: introduction, methodology, results and discussion. The formula “This article is about…” and similar, should be avoided as initial sentences in the article. Tables, numbers, references or mathematical expressions are to be avoided. Three descriptors or keywords separated by a comma must be included in the original language and in English. This does not apply to the Review section.

Subtitles should be organized in two hierarchical levels: one in bold lower-case and another in italics (not bold), unnumbered. Cursive or italics should be used for an Anglicism or words in a languages other than the one used in the article. Quotation marks should be used to highlight a concept. Abbreviations or acronyms are to be matched to their complete equivalent when first used in the article.

Quote.  Quotations inserted within the main text should go between double quotation marks (“); if within the original text there are quotations these should be marked by simple quotation marks (‘). Long quotations (over 80 words) should be included in a separate paragraph, wholly indented to the left, with no quotation marks or italics. The source of the quotation should be indicated right after it, in parenthesis, including the page number of the original source.

Tables, figures and graphs. Besides text, only tables, figures and graphs should be included in the article. They should be used sparingly and be self-explanatory i.e. not demanding referral to the text for clarification. Do not include abbreviations. Indicate measurement units. Incorporate all notes and full references as footnotes.

Tables and graphs should be adequately sized. Headings should be expressed either as Table or Graph, followed by the title on the next line, both written in lower-case. Information sources must be provided at the end. If it is the author’s, it should be indicated as Source: Author. The title and the source are to be placed outside of the main border of the table or graph. It should be presented in Excel spreadsheet format. Correlative numeration with Arabic numerals should be used. Always make explicit reference to them in the text, e.g. Table 7.

Diagrams, maps and photos should be grouped under the term Figures. The heading should be designated as Figure, followed by the title in the line below, both in lower case. Information sources must be provided at the end. If the photo is by the author/s, it should be indicated as such. Title and source are to be placed outside of the main border of the figure. Format should be JPG, in grey tones, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. Correlative numeration with Arabic numerals should be used. Always make explicit reference to them in the text, e.g. Figure 5.

Tables, figures and graphics should be sent separately, in the required format. They will be included only if the author mentions their precise location in the text files, including title and corresponding source/s.

Initialisms and acronyms. The abbreviation, formed by the initial letter of each word, is different from the acronym, obtained by parts of words (for example, Mercosur). The general criterion is that abbreviations are written with uppercase letters, while the acronyms are written with the first letter uppercase and the rest of them lowercase.  Abbreviations can be written with the first letter uppercase and the rest of them lowercase only when they are longer than four letters (for example, Unesco, Unicef).

Notes and bibliographical references. Notes should be used sparingly and placed at the end of each page.

Footnotes should not include references. Keep lengths of bibliographical references brief and not unnecessarily extended i.e. only referencing quotes included in the text. References should be listed at the end of the article in their entirety, in alphabetical order and in chronological order for each author, from earliest to most recent. Bibliographical references as well as citations should be documented according to the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. For a summary of the APA Publication Manual see, specially point 6, Citations & References).

Articles complying with the thematic and formal requisites described in these instructions will be declared “received”, and will be subject to peer review by the International Advisory Committee. Articles not fulfilling these criteria will be declared, “not received”.

Authors should be aware that EURE reserves the right to make editorial changes deemed to be necessary.

Enquiries should be addressed to EURE via e-mail

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