ISSN 0718-2376 online version
ISSN 0716-498X print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is a biannual journal of the Institute of Humanistic Studies “Juan Ignacio Molina” of the University of Talca. Its aim is to stimulate reflection and debate on original research, at the national level as well as the international level, focused on several fields related to humanities and social sciences, particularly on literature, philosophy, linguistics, history, arts, and –in addition– cultural, social, and anthropological studies. The journal also wants to disseminate and distribute the results of such research.

Author information

Articles, interviews, and book reviews are considered by Universum, and submissions can be written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Authors must submit their contributions to universu@utalca.cl. The necessary information is the following: names and last names, higher degree, institutional affiliation and academic unit (when applicable), and postal and e-mail address. In the case of several authors, all of them must include these data. On the other hand, if the manuscript is the result of a research project, this circumstance should also be indicated.

The Editorial Board assumes that the contributions that are received are original and that these are not being reviewed in order to be published anywhere else. Therefore, if this is not the case, any difficulty arising will be solely the responsibility of the involved authors. In this regard, any identified type of plagiarism, or any unethical situation linked to preparation processes of texts, will not be the responsibility of Universum or of its working team, but of the authors of the manuscripts in which these situations can be detected. Note, in this respect, that authors must have the opportune permissions for reproduction and publication of tables, maps, pictures, diagrams, graphics, etc., if these are not personally created. Otherwise, these can be eliminated by the Editorial Board. In the same way, it is assumed that the journal can reproduce, disseminate, and distribute the accepted contributions, in both paper and electronic form (especially, but not solely, over the internet), and that authors, by submitting their manuscripts, transfer the necessary rights to do so.

Besides, the submitted contributions must follow the editorial standards of the journal. The received manuscripts are, firstly, reviewed by the Editorial Board in order to check whether or not these are consistent with the editorial lines of the journal. Once this aspect is verified, contributions are anonymously reviewed by experts on the corresponding fields, who issue reports that are taken into account in the final decisions. The Editorial Board always try to communicate the decisions taken as soon as possible and can ask for modifications or corrections to be made in contributions. Equally, the Editorial Board can ask for clarification with regard to the received manuscripts. In both cases, authors must send new versions of their texts within a maximum period of fifteen days from the date on which the notification is sent. When no reply is received within this period, the Editorial Board can definitively reject the manuscript based on this fact.

Once a contribution is accepted, this is published in one of the following issues of the journal. Note that the Editorial Board cannot ensure that the manuscript will be published in a particular issue. However, throughout the edition process, authors can be contacted if difficulties arise or it is necessary. In any case, if it is considered appropriate, the style of the text can be corrected.

The published texts can be reproduced totally or partially provided that its source and its authorship are adequately indicated. The authors of articles will receive fifteen offprints and a printed copy of the corresponding issue.

The views expressed in the published texts are the full responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the institution that edits this journal.

Publication Norms

In order to prepare their manuscripts, authors must consider the following editorial standards:

1. All the contributions must be sent in Word format, Times New Roman font (size 12) and double-spaced letter size pages (top and bottom margins: 2.5 cm; left and right margins: 3 cm.).

2. Articles must include a title in its original language and, if it is not written in English, also in this language. Titles should not exceed 70 characters, including spaces. It is also necessary an abstract not exceeding 200 words and that three to five keywords are indicated. In applicable, English translations of abstracts and keywords must also be sent.

3. Articles should not exceed 20 pages, including graphics, figures, tables, illustrations, pictures and bibliographic references.

4. Books reviews and interviews should not exceed 5 pages.

5. Given that the thematic area of the journal refers to fields of knowledge in which the usual procedures used in order to present research results can be different, two quoting systems are allowed: footnotes with correlative Arabic numerals, and last name of the author and year in parenthesis in the main text of the article. Nevertheless, the chosen system must be used in a consistent way throughout the text (a combination of both is not allowed). Whichever option is chosen, direct quotations must be placed between quotation marks and must indicate the corresponding page number. Equally, in both cases, it is necessary to include all the quoted documents in a final section devoted to bibliographic references. However, documents that have not been mentioned throughout the manuscript cannot be included in this final section. References must consider the following indications:

a) Book: last name of the author, name. Title of the book (italics). Publication location: Editorial, year.

Example: Pamuk, Orhan. Me llamo rojo. Bogotá: Alfaguara, 2007.

b) Chapter of book: last name of the author, name. Title of the chapter (in quotation marks). Title of the book (italics), ed. Name of the editor or compiler. Publication location: Editorial, year, pages.

Example: Floyd, Juliet. “Wittgenstein on philosophy of logic and mathematics”. In Stewart Shapiro (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. New York: Oxford University Press, (2005): 75-128.

c) Articles in journals: last name of the author, name. Title of the article (in quotation marks), name of the journal (italics) volume/number (year): pages.

Example: Pinto, Jorge. “El conflicto Estado-Pueblo Mapuche, 1900-1960”, Universum 27/1 (2012): 167-189.

d) Theses: last name of the autor, name. Title of the thesis (in quotation marks). Type of thesis. Location: institution, year.

Example: Zebadúa, Juan Pablo. “Culturas juveniles en contextos globales. Estudios sobre la construcción de los procesos identitarios de las juventudes contemporáneas”. Tesis doctoral. España: Universidad de Granada, 2008.

If authors need to quote another kind of documents, they can contact the journal and clearly describe the kind of documents that they need to quote. Based on the journal style, the Editorial Board will try to answer with particular and precise indications. In any case, when a document on line is quoted, it is always necessary to indicate address (URL) and date of retrieval.

The official abbreviation of the title of this journal is Universum, which must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, inscriptions, and bibliographic references.

Those interested in publishing in the journal should send their works by certified mail to:

E-mail: universu@utalca.cl

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