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Scope and policy is a scientific journal with a regional focus on Ibero-America, peer-reviewed since 2007, that publishes research on communication and media, preferably from comparative perspectives. It seeks to provide empirical evidence and methodological developments regarding professional practices, audiences, institutions, technologies and the effects of communication in social, political, economic and cultural aspects. is devoted to the Ibero-American research community, and covers topics such as journalism, public relations, institutional communication, multimedia, audiovisual communication, and advertising. is published on schedule two times a year (on June and December) by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It is an electronic, open-access journal ( and has a print edition, which is distributed free of charge. It publishes original research manuscripts in Spanish, English and Portuguese, with a preference for articles funded through competitive public and private grants.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

All articles published in Cuadernos de Información are subject to doble blind peer-review. The Editorial Board reserves the right to not send to peer review those manuscripts that do not comply with format requirements and/or thematic focus; additionally, it reserves the right to make format changes to the original accepted text. Once estimated the relevance of the proposed work, the members of the Editorial Board will determine it delivery to arbitration specialists within the modality of anonymity; at least two specialists in the subject of the article will define its publication in the journal (either in its original form or subject to change), or rejection. The suggestions of these, if any, will be made known to the author in time for inclusion in the text. In the case of a discrepancy between the reviewers, a specialized arbitration will be addressed. The normal review period is three months. The journal will not provide any information about the review process before communicating the result to each author by email. The editor reserves the right to include articles accepted for publication in the issue as he sees fit. The authors are responsible for the scientific content and the views expressed, which do not necessarily coincide with the editors of Cuadernos de Información. Conflict of interest: both authors and reviewers must declare any relationship with an organization that has direct or indirect economic or commercial interest with the topic discussed in the manuscript, which may affect the conduct or communication of the submitted work. Author/s of accepted papers will receive galley proofs for final approval. They may only make minor adjustments. The author/s will receive a copy of the publication, once the issue is published.

Manuscripts may be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese. Manuscripts written in a language different from the authors’ primary language should be proofread by a native speaker. Articles should range between 3,500 - 7,000 words, not including abstract, references, tables, figures, appendices and notes. Prepare manuscripts in strict accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). A complete summary of APA style in Spanish is available at and in English at

  1. Page 1 must include: a) a title in English, Spanish and Portuguese with a maximum length of 85 characters including spaces; b) an abstract in English and Spanish (or Portuguese) describing in 100 words or less the purpose of the article, methods, results and main findings; and c) between three and eight keywords in the three idioms.

  2. Page 2 starts with title (centered) and main text. It is recommended that authors divide the article into the following sections: introduction, theoretical framework and/or literature review, method, results, discussion/conclusion, references.

  3. Standard fonts should be used: Times New Roman, 12 point size, single line spacing and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins per side in letter size sheet.

  4. Running head and page numbers on top right corner (header) of each page.

  5. References are single-spaced; 2nd and subsequent lines should have hanging indent of 0.5 inch. References should also start on a new page.

  6. All components of the manuscript (including tables, figures and appendices) must be included in the main document in MS Word format (with the extension .doc or .docx). Files in PDF format will not be accepted.

  7. Quotation marks ("") should be used for textual quotes only. Extensive citations (greater than 40 words) should be in a separate paragraph, without quotes, with a larger margin (2 cm from the left margin) than the one used in the text.

  8. Italics must be used for words in a language other than the original language of the article; for book titles, media and television programs; for the presentation of a technical term or key, only the first time it is used; to highlight words or phrases cited as a linguistic example.

  9. Footnotes should be used only to provide information that can not be included in the text of the article in cases that are strictly necessary.

  10. Tables, images, figures, appendices and notes should be included within the text in the corresponding place and not at the end of the article, which should be in the case of the tables maximum 4. These should be listed correlatively and indicate as footnote Its source, even when it is drafting authors. All figures, tables and images should ALSO be uploaded to the system as separate documents, in Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) or JPG (.jpg, .jpeg) format, as appropriate. The images must be sent in high resolution, over lOOOpx high, and minimum 300 DPI, in JPG or TIFF format.

  11. The text can not contain any evidence of the identities or institutional affiliations of the authors, as it must be able to be sent to a blind review.

Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements or that otherwise are considered inappropriate for publication in will be returned to the author without going through peer review. For more information on manuscript submission guidelines, see

Sending of manuscripts

For your consideration in, the manuscripts must be presented electronically through the website Authors should create an account on this site and follow the steps therein. Manuscripts sent by other means are not accepted.

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