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ISSN 0716-1417 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

The journal promotes the academic discussion of present and past political phenomena, as well as conceptual analyses, from the perspective of the various sub-disciplines of Political Science: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Formal Analysis, Regional Studies, etc.

Articles which have been published elsewhere, or which have been submitted to other editorial referees as a part of a more extended version must be accompanied by a letter that makes this explicit.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

One copy of contributions should be sent and the authors should retain one identical copy of their typescript. Pages of typescripts should be numbered and legible. No personal reference of authors should be made.

On a separate cover sheet, which will be removed for the purposed of blind refereeing, authors should supply a short biography of 50-100 words, institutional filiation, with a full mailing address, electronic mail address, and telephone and fax numbers.

An electronic version should be included, preferably in Word. The works without an electronic version will not be considerable for the publication.

Articles which have been published elsewhere, or which have been submitted to other editorial referees as a part of a more extended version must be accompanied by a letter that makes this explicit.

Articles offered for publication must be typed in 1.5 spacing throughout, on one side of white A4 paper, with generous left- and right-hand margins. An abstract in English and an abstract in Spanish of up to 120 words each should precede the main text, accompanied by up to five key words. The word length for articles is 9000 words, including notes, tables, and references. For research notes the length is 5000 words, with the corresponding abstracts and three key words.

Titles and section headings should be clear and brief. They should not be underlined. Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words) should be displayed, indented, in the text. Tables and Figures should have short, descriptive titles. All footnotes to the tables and their source(s) should be typed below the table. Column heading should clearly define data presented Bibliographical references: Place the author's surname referred to, year of publication, and page number-e.g., (Smith, 1995: 5). The RCP also welcomes foot-page references, but in-text citations are preferred.

A full bibliography should be included at the end of the text and must be ordered alphabetically, and works by the same author should be listed chronologically. Use "et. al." when citing a work by more than two authors.

Articles in Journals:
Jones, Mark P. 1995. "A Guide to the Electoral System of the Americas". Electoral Studies 14 (1): 5-21.

Books:
Dahl, Robert. 1971. Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition.

Chapters in Books:
Scully, Timothy R. 1995. "Reconstituting Party Politics in Chile". In Building Democratic Institutions, edited by S. Mainwaring and T.R. Scully. Stanford: Stanford University Press, Pp. 100-137.

Those authors whose articles are published will receive one copy of the journal and 10 offprints of the published version.

Articles that do not conform to the fundamental of this style will not be considered for publication.

Sending of manuscripts

Contributions should be sent to:

  • Editorial Board
    Revista de Ciencia Política
    Instituto de Ciencia Política
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Avda. Vicuña Mackenna #4860, Macul
    Santiago-Chile

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