INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Scope and policy
MAGALLANIA (ANTIGUA SERIE CIENCIAS HUMANAS DE ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE LA PATAGONIA) is a magazine of the UNIVERSITY OF MAGALLANES, Institute of the Patagonia, destined to publish original contributions to subjects related to the diverse disciplines that conform social sciences and humanities, in the geographic scope of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctic and adjoining islands, and the South-eastern Pacific.
Authors may send contributions to the journal voluntarily or by request of the Editorial Board. Both national and international contributions will be accepted throughout the year for review as long as they adhere to the journal norms for manuscript preparation and submission. The contributions can be sent voluntarily by the authors or be prepared by order.
An annual volume is published, with two numbers. Number 1 will be published in June, and number 2 in November of every year. Contributions will be sent to a peer review committee for its critical reading. This committee is constituted by pairs and researchers of high reputation, nationals and foreigners. Each contribution will be sent to two members of the committee advice, people who will be selected according to the specific thematic of the work and excluding any author or coauthor of the same work. The evaluations will be communicated to the authors, and being based on these opinions and the critical reading of the publishing commission, will indicate the acceptance, acceptance with modifications to publish or rejection of the contributions.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. The text should be written in Spanish, and include a summary in Spanish, an abstract in English and the English title. In addition, contributions should add a list of three to five palabras claves - keywords, in Spanish and English.
2. Contributions should be submitted in one of the following formatting styles. The maximum length of each contribution includes all the content of the work (text, tables, pictures, figures, maps, and bibliography, among others). The journal, however, reserves the right to modify this requirement.
2.1. ARTICLES: original reports of the results and conclusions of research in an advanced stage. Maximum length: 30 pages.
2.2. BRIEF REPORTS: short reports of new data or research in progress. Maximum length: 12 pages.
2.3. NOTES: brief communication related to a specific topic or data. Maximum length: 6 pages.
2.5. NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC COMMENTARIES: presentation and commentaries of articles and books recently published of interest to the journal. Commentaries require the signature of the author at the end of the contribution. Maximum 2 pages.
3. Text and images should be in black-and-white. There will be a charge of US $100 per page for any images that the authors feel must be published in color.
4. Contributions should be submitted as 1 printed copy and 1 electronic version (DVD or compact disk).
5.1. Each author of the manuscript must be listed with one last name and one first name, and the initials of the middle name or second last name. Each author should indicate with an asterisk-footnote their academic institution, mailing address, and email. The title of the manuscript should be centered and in capital letters, and each subheading should be in capital letters and left-side adjusted.
5.2. FORMS OF TITLE, CAPTIONS:
5.3. Reference citations should follow one of these two forms:
A) Footnotes with the complete reference, indicating the author, year of publication, and followed by op cit. (in italics) when new references are made to the same document. When the citation specifies page numbers, the authors should use p. for a single page and pp. for various pages. For instance: Martinic 1982, op. cit. pp. 23-25.
B) In text quote, in parenthesis author and year: number of pages (e.g. Martinic 1983, Massone 1987: 234). Additional citations of work by the same author should be separated with a comma between each year. A semicolon should separate additional citations of work by different authors. If several works by the same author and year are being cited, then lowercase letters should be used to distinguish each paper. The citation should only include the author’s first last name. When citing work by two authors use "y" between both last names. When citing work with three or more authors, cite only the first author’s last name followed by et al. (in italics). Also, references like lbid. and com pers. (in parenthesis) should be used.
5.4. The reference list can be formatted in the following two styles:
A) Sources, separated between unpublished documents, manuscripts and published materials, among others.
In both cases the reference sources and bibliography must contain the complete references in alphabetical order of all co-authors, as detailed below:
- authors and coauthors (names in capital letter, and indicating in parentheses the case of editors). ONLY SHOW LAST NAME INITIAL, followed by a period. END POINT.
- YEAR OF PUBLICATION.
- TITLE. Should be in italics if it is a book and normal if it an article or book chapter. Under no circumstances use quotes.
- JOURNAL NAME-VOLUME-NUMBER: specify the journal name in italics, followed by volume and number in parentheses, two dots and page numbers. Example: Magallania 31(2):122-145.
- For CHAPTERS OR PARTS OF BOOKS, indicate as follows: En: book title in italics, editors names. Point. Publisher and city of publication. Example: En: Prehistory, M. Martinic and G. Bahamonde editores. Strait Editions, Punta Arenas.
- For BOOKS insert name of book in italics. Then point, publisher and city of publication. Example: MARTINIC, M. And G. BAHAMONDE (editors). 2002. Prehistory. Strait Editions, Punta Arenas.
- The case of manuscripts, thesis and other unedited references should note all the information required above, without using italics. University and indicate thesis type. Note MS (capital letters) at the end of the reference.
5.6. Figures and tables must be numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numbers, and all figure and table captions must be included in a separate page. Figures include maps, photographs, graphs, and illustrations in general. They must be referred in the text with the abbreviation Fig.
5.7. Abbreviations of metric measurements, as well as others should not include an end-point (e.g., AP, aC, cm, mm, kg, msnm, gr). Chronological dating must include ?13, the standard error of the estimation and the laboratory acronyms.
5.8. Calendar years must not include a period (e.g., 1999, 2012, etc) and radiocarbon chronologies must have a period in the thousand (e.g., 10.500 years BP, 1.500 AC).
5.9. Geographical terms must be written in lowercase. For instance: estrecho de Magallanes, lago Deseado, Puerto Percy, océano Pacífico, etc.
6. Technical specifications:
6.1. Letter size paper, printed on only one side, all margins at 2,5 cm, 10 point font-size, Times-New Roman, and 1.5 line spacing.
6.2. Figures and maps must be sent in paper copy for press-quality, and in high-quality electronic version. The quality of each figure should be suitable for its reproduction at a width of 7 cm (one column) or 15 cm (two columns) and at a maximum height of 22 cm. Images must have a minimal resolution of 300 dpi, and submitted as TIFF or JPG.
6.3. Text files should be submitted as MS Word or RTF.
6.4. Text, figures, graphs and tables must be saved in separated electronic files. A reference in the main text should be included at each place where each figure and table should be placed.
6.5. Pre-prints corrections will be done following the INDITECNOR 2.3-3 norms (signs for the correction of pre-prints).
7. Two pre-prints will be made, the first one will be sent to the main author for further corrections, and only the editorial board will review the second one. The correction will be made in paper or by email, and no new version of the text will be accepted after this process has begun.
Sending of manuscripts
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Universidad de Magallanes
Instituto de la Patagonia
Centro de Estudios del Hombre Austral
Avda. Bulnes #01890
Punta Arenas - Chile
Tel.: (56-61) 207000-207058
Fax: (56-61) 212973