ISSN 00717-7194 online version
ISSN 0073-2435 print version


Scope and policy


Historia includes critical reviews of recently published books. It also publishes review essays, which encourage debate about a particular book, its epistemological and methodological context, or on several books that share a thematic focus or that address a common historiographical problem. Authors should send their review(s) before March of each year and comply with the following guidelines:

  1. The works reviewed should pertain to the humanities and social sciences and should be related to the history of Chile in particular or of America in general.
  2. The works reviewed should have been published within the last two years.
  3. The review should be no longer than six pages, written in Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space, and should be sent in Word format to the journals e-mail address.
  4. More than being a summary, the review should be a critical analysis of the book. It should address the questions, hypothesis and objectives of the book in addition to discussing the methodology and the sources used, its argument and conclusions as well as its contribution to the ongoing debates on the topic. This should be done with the aim of giving specialists in the fi eld a general idea about the book, its contributions to the fi eld, as well as any critiques. Although any review should refl ect a critical approach within disciplinary debates and address discrepancies, Historia will not accept book reviews that include non-academic comments -such as personal attacks- or reviews that foster discrimination in any of its forms.
  5. Historia will not accept reviews where there is a cont1ict of interest between the author and the reviewer. This is defi ned as having published or carried out a research or academic project together within the last fi ve years.

Historia also calls editorials and national as well as international universities, to submit their recent publications to be peer reviewed. Books should be sent to: Ana Cruz Maldivian, Asistente Editorial, lnstituto de Historia, Pontifi cia Universidad Cat6lica de Chile, Casilla 6277, Santiago 22, Chile.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


Each number of Historia consists of two volumes. Volume I (January-June) includes articles and book reviews, while Volume II (July-December) includes articles and a bibliographical list with all recent scholarship titles about Chilean and Latin American history published in Chile every year. The list also includes all works about Chilean history published abroad within the last year.

1. Articles should be original works, previously unpublished (including printed and electronic formats) and must only be submitted for evaluation to Historia. They should be based on original research that is in its advanced or fi nal stages.

2. All materials should be typed double-spaced and manuscripts must not exceed fi fty letter-size pages in length (Times New Roman, font 12). Footnotes, graphics, pictures, illustrations, citations and bibliographic references must be included within that length.

3. Authors should submit their work through our web page www.revistahistoria. or by e-mail in Word format.

4. If the article contains images, they should be sent separately in JPEG format and have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. To send it through the web page please send the images in a compressed folder.

5. Footnotes should be at the bottom of the page and should be presented in the following format:

a) When a work is cited for the fi rst time, the note should include the author’s name and last name, the title (in italics), city, editorial, year of edition and pages. All this information should be separated by commas and not by periods. The following references to the same work should include the authors’ last name, followed by op. cit. and the page number.


1. Kathryn Burns, Into the Archive. Writing and Power in Colonial Peru, Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2010,38-41.

2. Burns, op. cit., 38-41. Only the title of books and the names of journals should be written in italics. Titles of articles should be in quotation marks. In the case of articles, following the name of the journal include the issue number, volume, city, year of publication and pages.


1. William Skuban, “La apertura y el cierre de la frontera chileno-peruana: el plebiscito de Tacna y Arica, 1880-1929, Fernando Purcell y Alfredo Riquelme (eds.), Ampliando miradas. Chile y su historia en un tiempo global, Santiago, RIL Editores / Instituto de Historia PUC, 2009, 129-158.

2. Angela Vergara, “The Recognition of Silicosis: Labor Unions and Physicians in the Chilean Copper Industry, 1930s-I960s”, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79:4, Santiago, Winter 2005, 723-748.

c) Idem and Ibid. (Without accents and in italics) are used to repeat the previously mentioned citation. Use Idem when it is exactly the same information and Ibid when there is a variation such as the number of pages, chapters, etc.

6. Together with the article, authors must send an abstract (6 to 10 lines long) and between 4 to 8 keywords. The abstract should specify the article's objectives, identify its main sources and the research results.

7. The authors name should be followed by a footnote with the following information: last academic degree and the institution from which it was recieved, the institution to which they belong and their e-mail address. With a footnote at the end of the title, authors can indicate if the article is the result of a funded research project.

8. The original articles published in Historia are property of the Instituto de Historia, Pontifi cia Universidad Cat6lica de Chile, and it is necessary to seek permission from the General Editor, for any partial or total reproduction of the article, as well as to cite the original source of publication. Authors will receive a hard copy of the journal and an electronic copy of their article.

9. The Editor of Historia will confi rm the receipt of the articles submitted within three working days. The acceptance of the article will depend on the anonymous review of at least two academic peers in the fi eld. Based on the opinion of peer reviewers the Editorial Committee will decide to accept or decline the articles for publication and will notify the authors of the answer. If the article is accepted, it should be published within one year from its acceptance date.


Sending of manuscripts


Please submit articles to:

  • Ana Cruz Valdivieso
    Asistente editorial Historia

[About the journal] [Editorial board] [Subscription]

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Instituto de Historia

Avda. Vicuña Mackenna #4860, Macul
Casilla 6277
Santiago - Chile
Tel.: (56-2) 2354 7804
Fax: (56-2) 2354 7831