INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Scope and policy
RChDP contains five permanent sections. Section 1, on “Articles,” contains the unpublished results of research. Editorial approval for such articles is granted by the Editorial Board. Section 2, “Doctrine and Comparative Jurisprudence” focuses on commentary on substantive legal issues in other countries. Publication is at the discretion of the journal’s Director and seeks to disseminate in Chile new legal trends in countries with compatible legal traditions, rulings and proceedings. Section 3, on “Commentaries on Jurisprudence,” provides abridged critical analysis of salient case law in the field of Private Law. This section is subdivided into sections on Contract Law and Torts, Special Contracts, Property Law, Family and Estate Law, Consumer’s Rights, Corporate and Antitrust Law and Civil Procedure. A specialist in each field is responsible for reviewing submissions, which may be subject to further consideration by the Editorial Board and a professor responsible for each section. Section 4, entitled “Journal Reviews,” seeks to provide brief commentary on recent articles published in indexed journals. Section 5, “Recensions,” is open to the contributions of external authors, both domestic and international, subject to the approval of the Editorial Board. From time to time, the journal may contain a 6th section focusing on “Current Legal Events,” designed to provide commentary on recently enacted legislation and pending bills. Submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Board.
The Director of RChDP shall forward works submitted for consideration to two outside experts, anonymously. Decisions will be informed by April 15th and September 15th each year, at the latest. The decision to publish will be based on original analysis, quality of argumentation, style, and bibliography. Evaluators shall indicate whether the paper should be accepted for publication, accepted with corrections or rejected.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Contributors to Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado will receive a copy of the journal and 20 copies of their individual article. Articles shall be submitted in keeping with the following:
1. The Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado “Fernando Fueyo Laneri” is a journal specializing in Private Law that seeks to contribute to research in the field, encourage constructive debate on salient issues and facilitate dialogue between academics and practioners. The journal contains five permanent sections: “Articles,” containing unpublished research, subject to Editorial Board review; “Doctrine and Comparative Jurisprudence,” focusing on scientific articles and commentary on foreign judgment, duly translated as needed, selected by the Director; “Commentaries on Jurisprudence,” containing brief analyses and critiques of relevant judgments in the field. The latter is divided into subsections focusing on Contract Law and Torts, Special Contracts, Property Law, Family and Estate Law, Consumer’s Rights, Corporate and Antitrust Law and Civil Procedure. Each section is reviewed by a specialist and/or the Editorial Board and professor responsible for each section. These sections seek to provide readers with an analytical review of relevant rulings, using the summary technique inspired by Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Civil; The fourth section, “Journal Reviews,” is designed to provide information on publications in other salient journals of a similar ilk and is subject to the approval of the Editorial Board. A fifth section, Recensions, is open to both domestic and international contributions, subject to the review of the Editorial board. A sixth section may be included from time to time focusing on “Current Legal Events,” designed to disseminate brief commentaries on recently enacted laws or bills pending in Congress. Such inclusion is subject to the approval of the Editorial Board.
2. Papers slated for publication in the July and December editions of the journal will be received until March 5th and August 5th, respectively. Papers shall be submitted to the Director and will not be returned. All papers shall be submitted in the original, typed or printed on letter size pages with lines spaced at 1.5, with no space between paragraphs (after the full stop) using Times New Roman 12 font for the text and 10 font for footnotes. Papers will be footnoted. Hard copies shall be sent to the Director at Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado, República 112, Santiago, Chile, along with an electronic copy in Microsoft Word addressed to email@example.com.
3. The Director will send each work submitted for publication two external experts, anonymously. Results will be communicated no later than April 15 and September 15 of each year, respectively. Consideration will be based on: original analysis, quality of argumentation, writing, bibliography, and the recommendation of the experts on whether the articles should be accepted, accepted with corrections or rejected.
4. Only original and unpublished contributions will be published. Papers may be published in two parts, in successive issues. The official languages are Spanish and English. Articles written in French, Italian or Portuguese will be published in Spanish and will be deemed unpublished even if published previously in languages other than Spanish.
5. Each entry must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words in Spanish, English and French, and include keywords in Spanish, English and French.
6. Papers shall indicate, under the title, the name of the author and his/her university or institutional affiliation.
7. The cover page footnote will indicate the address of the university, think tank or institution with which the author is affiliated, as well as a work email address.
8. The body of the text shall be divided into sections using Roman numerals.
Each paragraph may be subsequently divided using Arabic numbers followed by a period (1.). Should subsequent subdivisions be required, they will be identified by a lower case letter followed by a close paragraph mark, such as a), b), c), etc.
9. Authors shall spell out all abbreviations and acronyms used in the text in each section in which they appear.
10. All references shall follow Chilean standards for bibliographies, regulations and jurisprudence:
NCh1143.Of1999 Documentation, Bibliographic References, Contents, Form and Structure. Comparable to ISO 690.
NCh1143/2.Of2003 Information and Documentation, Bibliographic References. Part 2: Electronic Document or portions thereof. Comparable to ISO 690-2.
11. Bibliographic Citations. Complete bibliographic citations shall be provided at the end of the paper, listed as “Bibliography Cited.” All references to books, chapters of books, journals or electronic publications shall be included, listed in alphabetical order based on the author’s last name.
Book: Barros Bourie, Enrique (2006). Tratado de responsabilidad extracontractual. Santiago: Editorial Jurídica de Chile.
Chapter of book or compilation: Guzmán Brito, Alejandro (2008). “Las prendas ordinaria y sin desplazamiento de la ley N° 20.190, recaídas en cosa ajena”, en Fabricio Mantilla y Carlos Pizarro (coords), Estudios de Derecho Privado en homenaje al profesor Christian Larroumet. Santiago: Ediciones de la fundación Fernando Fueyo Laneri.
Journal article: Remy, Phillippe (2002). “Planiol: un civilisteà la Belle Epoque”. Revue Trimestrielle de Droit Civil. Nº 1. Paris. Janvier-Mars.
Translations: Zimmermann, Reinhard (2008). El nuevo derecho alemán de obligaciones. Un análisis desde la Historia y el Derecho comparado. (trad.) Esther Arroyo i Amayuelas. Barcelona: Editorial Bosch.
E-documents: Pizarro Wilson, Carlos (2007). ¿Puede el acreedor poner término unilateral al contrato?. Ius et Praxis, vol. 13, N° 1, pp. 11-28. Disponible en http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0718-00122007000100002&script=sci_abstract. [Fecha de consulta: 11 de marzo de 2013].
Abbreviated references of works cited shall be used in footnotes as indicated below. Readers will find complete information in the Cited Bibliography section. Format: author’s name, year of publication (in parentheses) and page number.
12. Citation of regulations. Complete reference to cited regulations shall be listed at the end of the paper as “Regulations Cited.” All legal and regulatory references shall be included, including law number, official name, title of the publication in which it originally appeared and date of publication (day, month, year). For the Constitution of Chile and Chilean Codes, the use of the official name will suffice.
Example of complete citation: Ley Nº 19.496, Normas sobre Protección de los Derechos de los Consumidores. Official Gazette, 7 March 1997.
References to cited regulations will be footnoted as follows: Regulation number and/or name and year of publication.
Example: Law 19.496 of 1997.
13. Cited jurisprudence. Complete references shall be included at the end of the paper under the heading “Jurisprudence Cited.” Listings shall be organized chronologically and alphabetically based on the name of the parties. Indication shall be made of the parties, court, date and place of publication.
Judgments shall be listed based on the name of the parties and the year of the judgment (in parentheses), followed by a colon (:), name of the ruling court, date of the ruling (day month year), case number and date of publication, including complete or abbreviated references of volume, year, section and page.
Examples of complete reference: Rozas Vial con Párroco de San Roque (1984): Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago, 9 de agosto de 1984 (acción de protección), Revista de Derecho y Jurisprudencia, t. 81 (1984), sec. 5ª., p. 161.
Aldo Rojas Riobo con Aguas del Altiplano S.A. (2008): Corte de Apelaciones de Iquique, 10 de marzo de 2008 (casación en la forma), Legal Publishing Nº 38471.
The following format shall be used for footnoted references to judgments: name of the parties in italics and year of judgment (in parenthesis). Complete citation will be provided in “Judgments Cited.”
Example: Rozas Vial con párroco de San Roque (no italics) (1984).
Policy on Ethics and Poor Practices
Publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal such as the Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado by Fundacion Fernando Fueyo Laneri reflects a commitment to the advancement of knowledge in the legal field. As such, an ethical commitment to this activity among all parties involved in this enterprise is required: authors, Editorial Board, referees and those responsible for publishing the magazine.
The authors of original articles shall certify that their manuscripts are the result of original work and, if they have benefitted from the ideas or work of others, due credit thereof shall be given in keeping with the rules applicable to citation or recognition provided.
Plagiarism, in any of its forms, is ethically unacceptable. All works requiring authorization for citation shall be duly authorized.
Authorship shall be limited to those individuals making a substantive contribution to the work. All persons making such substantive contributions shall be deemed authors.
Information and sources cited shall be presented in such a fashion as to facilitate access. The journal may require authors to submit works used in crafting their submission for consideration by referees. Such information may be retained for a reasonable period following publication.
Papers shall not be submitted to several journals, nor shall papers be submitted that contain substantively the same research published elsewhere. Should authors be uncertain of such additional submissions, they shall so disclose upon submission of the manuscript.
Furthermore, submissions shall also contain information on sources of funding for the paper and any conflicts of interest that may affect the impartiality of the research performed, as might occur in the case of a legal brief or other opinion commissioned to defend a specific position.
Should any errors or omissions be identified after the manuscript has been submitted, the author shall advise the editor of the journal forthwith and endeavor to correct the situation.
Sending of manuscripts
The submission deadline for the July and December editions of the Journal is March 5th and August 5th, respectively.
Manuscripts shall be addressed to the Director of RChDP.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
Original copies of the article shall be presented, typed, single spaced, with no spaces between paragraphs, and footnotes. Text shall be presented in Times New Roman typeface, using 12 font for text and 10 font for footnotes on letter size pages. Originals shall be sent to Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado, Avenida República N° 112, Santiago de Chile, supported by an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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