INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Scope and policy
The articles proposed for publication in the Revista de Geografía Norte Grande must be originals and not published or proposed in any other magazine. The articles must come from empiric or teorical investigations, which give faith of concrete advances in the fields of geography.
As a result of the evaluation process there are three possible judgments for each article: accepted (without any change), accepted with corrections (which are obligatory), rejected (because of the reviewers or because the article does not correspond to the editorial line of the journal)
In the second case, the authors must consider the observations made by the evaluators and the journal’s Editor before the articles are accepted for publication. This considers the realization of corrections, both formal and content. In the case that the authors omit the observations made by the evaluators and do not justify the action, the article will be rejected, for that reason, the authors must send in addition to the article, a letter directed to the evaluators, justifying each correction incorporated or omitted.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
The text must start with a brief introduction without title, in which the topic is presented and the general structure of the article is announced.
It must content explicitly the problem/question of the investigation, objectives and a bibliographic review. The problem/question will express in clearly, precise and concise way, the relation between two or more territorial variables; it will also explain or predict such relation as expected results and the objectives must be appropriate to the question of investigation.
The bibliographic review must reflect background information of the problem, needed in order to support the justification of the study; and present a series of experiences, theories and opinions with different point of views and complementary of the problem. The references used must be current and be well documented.
A clear and correct use of language must be used, avoiding unnecessary neologism, as well as constructions which do not apply to the language structure. Likewise, it is recommended to carefully review the spelling and punctuation and avoid if possible typographical errata’s.
There will be two levels of hierarchical structuring of subtitles: one in bold in small letters and the other in cursive (not bold); it is suggested not to number them.
Extent and article presentation
The maximum extent of each article must not surpass 20 pages, written with single spacing, letter format (all sides must have a 2,5 centimeter border) and Times New Roman nº12 lettering.
Summary, key words and title
The summary will be an extract of the contents of the article, emphasizing on the original contributions. The following formula should be avoided “This article focuses on…” and similar.
These will be incorporated only if when absolutely necessary. The numeration will be correlatively and they will be located within the text, wherever they correspond. Figures must be mentioned explicitly in the text (Figure n° 5). In addition, an independent file must be sent, either as a TIFF file; one black and white or in gray scale and one in color, with a minimum resolution of 300 PDI and a maximum width of 650 pixels.
Each figure must have a header with the expression “Figure N°”, with its title in the next line. The source of information will be indicated at the end; if the picture is personally owned it must be stated. The title and the source will be located outside the main box.
If the figure contains a text (legend for example) the type of characters must be Arial, with a legible size that fits the figure on display.
If maps, plans or cartography are incorporated, these must have a legend explaining the contents expressed in them, a symbol that points to the north, and a graphic scale. The title should not be a part of the figure; both the sources and the title should be located outside the main box.
Citations and bibliographic references in the text
DONOSO, C. Forests in Chile and Argentina. 4th ed. Santiago: Universitaria Editorial, 1993.
ANDRADE, B. Coastal spaces: definitions, actors, challenges and perspectives. In: ARENAS, F. y CÁCERES, G. Territorial planning in Chile. Challenges and Emergencies for the Third Millennium. Santiago: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Editions, 2001, p.21-30.
TESSER, C. Some thoughts on the meaning of landscape for Geography. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 2000, Nº 27, p. 19-26.
Text instructions (Reviews)
Sending of manuscripts
A digital original will de send through the web site of the journal (www.revistageografianortegrande.cl), indicating authors and the complete contact address (postal and electronic) in the first page of the document, in Microsoft Word system, without tabs, spacing or changes in the sources of the text.
A complete reference list of the last five articles published by the author(s); the declaration of originality of the written work, and the transfer of patrimonial rights of the author must be also attached (the format is available in the web site of the journal).
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