ISSN 0719-0948 online version
ISSN 0718-2910 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Reviews or articles may be submitted in Spanish. Articles must be the result of research projects and must include the project number or code, the project name and the funding or sponsoring institution.

All work submitted must be original and unpublished material. Texts that have been previously published or that are being reviewed for publication in another journal will not be considered.

Articles must comply with the basic requirements of the publication guidelines (ASA Style Guide) at the moment of submission. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in the return of the original paper. All authors must fill out two forms: a conflict of interest waiver and a declaration of the work’s originality and release of publishing rights.

All articles will be sent to two anonymous reviewers who are not part of our university but specialize in the topic addressed in the paper. In this “double-blind” review, neither the author nor the reviewer will be identified. The reviewer may: a) accept the article as is; b) accept it subject to changes; or c) reject the article. If the reviewers do not unanimously accept the article (either as is or subject to change) or reject it, the work will be sent to a third external reviewer. The reviewers will have a maximum period of one month to complete the evaluation.

The editor or coordinators of the issue will send the reviewers’ comments and suggestions on to the author, so that he or she may proceed to make the corrections and changes required for publication. The author will have two weeks from the date that the evaluation was sent to make these changes. The corrected, final version of the article should then be send to the editor or coordinators of the issue for publication. The author will receive a certificate or letter stating that the manuscript has passed the evaluation process and publication is pending.

Following the process of correcting and modifying the original text and prior to publication, the journal reserves the right to make minor amendments to the manuscript that under no circumstances will change the content or central ideas of the text. These edits relate to matters of format as well as spelling corrections, clarification in writing or any other change associated with the style guide.

The editorial board of the journal may reject an article without submitting it for review by external evaluators, if they think that the work does not conform to these standards or does not comply with the objectives and editorial policy of the journal.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance or rejection of their articles within eight months of the date that their submission was received.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long. They should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point, and single-spaced on letter-sized paper. Articles should not contain the name(s) of the author(s) or information that could be used to identify the author(s). This information must be submitted on a separate sheet, as explained below.

Reviews should be 1,500 to 2,000 words long. They should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point, and single-spaced on letter-sized paper

Margins: Use 3 cm margins on the sides and 2.5 cm margins at the top and bottom.

Structure: The article should be divided into three parts: introduction, main body, and conclusion, each of which must be clearly distinguished using a subtitle (in italics and bold, 12 point). The title should be in Spanish (all capitals, in bold) and English (lower case, in italics).

Summary: All submissions must have a summary (in Spanish) and an abstract (in English), no longer than 200 words. Each article also must include three keywords in both Spanish and English.

Author information: Please attach a brief CV of the author (60 words), which should include: title, academic degrees, and current position (job title, department or school, university, city, and country), as well as contact information (address, email, and phone). This information must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper, in Times New Roman, 12 point, single-spaced, on letter-sized paper.

Appendices: If so desired, appendices may be included at the end of the text, after the references.

Pictures, maps, graphics, tables, figures, and other images: All graphics must be submitted in their original formats, without being imported to the text in Word. Figures should be in TIFF or JPEG format, with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels. All files must be submitted in black and white or grayscale.

All graphics must include a title at the top and be numbered separately by type. The source must be indicated at the bottom. Tables and graphs must cite the data on which they were based.

Notes: are used to explain or clarify something that is said in the text or to cite materials not readily available, such as letters and personal communications, documents or interviews. Footnotes should be used as little as possible.

1. Text:

  • All Latin phrases not in common usage should be in italics.
  • Words or phrases in other languages should be in italics.
  • With regard to capitalization, the rules of the English language should be followed carefully.
  • Numbers that are four or more digits long should be separated with commas where appropriate.
  • Centuries should be written out in ordinals (e.g., in the twentieth century).
  • The numbers zero through nine letters are written out. Numbers higher than nine should be given in numerals, except when referring to age.
  • 24-hour time is used, with hours and minutes (and seconds, when required) separated by a colon without spaces (e.g. 16:30 or 21:34:20).

2. Citations in text:

  • Citing the author of a publication.
  • If the author’s name is mentioned in the text, follow it with the year of publication in parentheses: In another study by González (2009)…
  • If the author’s name is not mentioned in the text, enclose the last name and year of publication in parentheses: (Bermúdez 2005).
  • If the author’s name is mentioned in the text, and a work or reference is quoted directly: Artaza ... (2009:25).
  • Include page numbers when quoting directly from a work or when making reference to specific passages of text: (Artaza 2009:191).
  • When making reference to more than one work published in the same year by the same author, a lowercase letter should be appended to the year as an ordinal: (Gonzalez 2002a, 2002b).
  • Indicate specific pages of more than one work published in the same year as: (Gonzalez 2002a:20, 2002b:50).
  • When citing two publications by the same author but in different years: (Tapia 2004, 2012).
  • If the author’s name already appears in the sentence when making reference to a work then only the date of the work should be included: “The Republicanism of Sunstein (2006) and Pettit (2007) are different....”
  • For works with two authors, cite both names: (Aranda and Salinas 2005).
  • For works with three authors, all the names should be cited: (Artaza, Gonzalez and Jiles 2009). Then, if the work is mentioned again, it should be cited as: (Artaza et al. 2009).
  • If the publication was written by four or more authors: (Pérez et al. 1993).
  • To make reference to the works of different authors published in different years, begin with the most recent work: (Tapia 2004; González 2002; Pérez et al.1993). Each work must be separated by a semicolon.
  • The first time a corporate or institutional author is cited, the full name of the institution must be included: (World Health Organization 2009). In the following references, the acronym may be used: (WHO 2009).
  • When citing two authors with the same last name, the first initial of each author’s first name should be used to differentiate them: (B. Ripley 1988; R. Ripley 1964).
  • In the case of a reprint published much later than the work’s original publication date, the original date may be specified in square brackets to assist the reader in understanding the chronology of publications; a modern reprint of Marx may be cited as (Marx [1867] 1975), but it is not essential.
  • When specifying chapters, indexes or tables, cite as: (Neuman 1994, Table 3.3) or (Clawson 1998, ch.2).
  • Quotations of up to 40 words should be included in the text and bracketed by quotation marks.
  • Quotations of more than 40 words should be a separate paragraph indented ten spaces from the left margin and in a smaller font than the rest of the text (10 point). Quotation marks are not used.

3. References

The list of references goes at the end of the text and should include all the works cited in the article

  • The references should be listed alphabetically by last name and first name of the first author. Works by the same author should be listed chronologically.
  • Include the first and last names of all authors. Use the initial of the first name only if the author appears that way in the original text.

3.1. Books:

Last name, First name. Year of publication. Book title (in italics). Place of publication state or province (or country): Name of publisher.

One author:

González, Sergio. 2007. Ofrenda a una masacre. Claves e indicios de la emancipación pampina de 1907. Chile: LOM Ediciones.

Two authors:

Herrera, María and Helena Viramontes. 1995. Chicana Writes: On Word and Film. Berkeley, CA: Third Woman Press.

Three authors:

Varas, Augusto, Isaac Caro and Pamela Mewes. 1994. Democracia y mercado en el post-socialismo. Rusia y las repúblicas del Asia Central. Santiago: Flacso Ediciones.

Books with an editor: Indicate the edition number when other than the first edition, if the text is a true re-edition (revised and amended) and not a reprint of the original material.

Last name, First name, abbreviation of editor (“comp.” in Spanish and “ed.” in English). Year of publication. Book title (in italics), Place of publication: Publisher.

Barr, Arista, ed. 2000. Well-Written Essays. Brandon, MB: Brandon University Press.

Varas, Augusto, comp. 1994. Medidas de confianza mutua en América Latina. Santiago: Flacso Ediciones.

Chapters in a book: Last name, First name of the author of the chapter. Year of publication. “Chapter title in quotation marks.” Abbreviation of the word “pages” as Pp. first and last pages of the article (separated by a single hyphen) followed by the preposition “in” Title in italics, edited by Editor’s First and Last Names. Place of publication: Publisher.

Scully, Timothy R. 1995. “Reconstituting party politics in Chile.” Pp. 100-37 in Building democratic institutions, edited by S. Mainwaring and T.R. Scully. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Illanes, María Angélica. 2009. “Carta a los/as pampinos/as.” Pp. 406- 08 in A cien años de la masacre de Santa María de Iquique, edited by S. González, P. Artaza and S. Jiles S. Santiago: LOM Ediciones.

Books with no author: Organized in alphabetical order by the first word in the title.

Title of the work (in italics). Year of publication, Edition. Place of publication: Publisher.

The Chicago manual of style. 2003. 15th ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

3.2. Articles in journals or periodicals:

Print journal articles: Last name, First name. Year of publication. “Article Title.” Name of publication (in italics) Volume number (Issue number):pages of article.

Aranda, Gilberto, Cristián Ovando and Alejandro Corder. 2010. “Experiencias para diplomáticas en la región de Tarapacá y su proyección subregional.” Estudios Internacionales 165:33-74.

González, Sergio. 2009. “La Presencia Boliviana en la Sociedad del Salitre y la Nueva Definición de la Frontera: Auge y caída de una Dinámica Transfronteriza (Tarapacá 1880-1930).” Chungara. Revista de Antropología Chilena 41(1):31-40.

Newspaper and magazine articles: Last name, First name. Year of publication. “Title of article in quotation marks.” Name of journal (in italics), month and date of publication.

Álvarez, Carolina. 2011. “La carrera que la oposición argentina nunca corrió.” El Mercurio, October 9.

Rimland, Bernard. 2000. “El autismo en los niños.” El Mercurio, April 26.

Thesis or dissertation: Last Name, First Name. Year of publication. “Thesis title.” In italics) Academic degree received, Department or school, University, City, Region or state.

Quitral, Máximo. 2005. “Las relaciones político-económicas entre Chile y Bolivia: 1973-1989.” Bachelor’ thesis in history and geography, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Unpublished papers or presentations from a conference: Last Name, First Name. Year of the presentation or conference. “Title of the paper or presentation.” Paper presented at title of the conference, meeting, workshop. Date, city and country.

Corder, Alejandro. 2009. “Política de seguridad en Chile, elementos distintivos de la Triple Frontera. Una reflexión sobre los riesgos.” Paper presented at the X Congreso Internacional BRIT (Border Regions in Transition). May 25-28, Chile-Peru.

Published paper or presentation from a conference: Last name, First name. Year of the presentation or conference. “Title of the paper or presentation.” Pp. in Name of the book or proceedings (in italics), edited by Editor’s First and Last Names. Place of publication: Publisher.

Corder, Alejandro and Cristián Ovando. 2007. “Pensamiento integracionista y las relaciones entre Bolivia y Chile en los últimos 50 años.” Pp. 20-32 in VI Encuentro de historiadores, intelectuales y cientistas sociales Bolivia-Chile, edited by Orietta Ojeda. Iquique: Universidad Bolivariana.

3.3. Electronic Resources

Journal articles online: Last name, First name. Year of Publication. “Title of article.” Name of publication (in italics) Volume number (Issue number): pages. Retrieval date (URL).

Quitral, Máximo. 2009. “Chile y Bolivia: Entre el abrazo de Charaña y sus relaciones económicas, 1975 – 1990.” Revista Universum 25:139-69. Retrieved Abril 15, 2011. (http://www.scielo.cl/pdf/universum/v25n2/art_09.pdf).

Book accessed online: Last Name, First Name. Year of publication. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. Retrieval date (URL).

Jennings, James, ed. 2007. Race, Neighborhoods, and the Misuse of Social Capital. Gordonsville, VA: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved November 17, 2011 (http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy.tru.ca/lib/trulibrary/docDetail.action?docID=10194106).

Websites: Website Name. Year of publication online. “Title of the section of the website in quotes.” Website Location: Website Editor. Retrieval date (URL).

American Sociological Association. 2000. “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop.” Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Retrieved May 5, 2008 (http://www.asanet.org/members/socwkshp.html).

Sending of manuscripts

All correspondence should be addressed to: Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Arturo Prat, Av. Manuel Montt 12, oficina 703, Santiago, Chile. Email: sisomosamericanos@unap.cl.

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