ISSN 0719-4242 online version
ISSN 0719-4234 print version


Scope and policy

The Humanities Journal of Valparaiso (RHV, for its acronym in Spanish) is edited by the Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile). Its periodicity is biannual for unpublished works in all fields of philosophy, within the great theoretical and historical frameworks: ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, metaphysics, logic and argumentation, epistemology and philosophy of the sciences (in all its extension, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, of information, of physics, mathematics, technology, etc.), among others.

The RHV adopts a neutral position on issues treated within its articles and does not subscribe to any particular doctrine and is open to articles from different perspectives and with an international scope. The RHV promotes research and academic scientific discussion, irrespective of their nature, whether political, ethical, religious, gender-based, or other potentially or topically contentious subjects.

The RHV is a peer-reviewed journal and published in four languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English and French. Each paper is assigned by the Editors to the competent area editor. This latter will choose two external referees. They will provide a report on a blind version of the paper and, on this basis, the area editor will make the final decision about publication. We will try to make a decision on every paper within a maximum period of 3 months for this process.

Publication of an article in a peer-reviewed academic journal aims to offer a high quality and trustworthy scientific research. Therefore, to achieving these aims, the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher, and the Institute of Philosophy (University of Valparaíso) have responsibilities to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article.

The Humanities Journal of Valparaiso is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) international guidelines for good practices.

Form and preparation of manuscripts


Manuscripts should be sent ready for double blind review (no name, institutional affiliation or other references to the author).

The submission must be in Microsoft Word or LaTeX file. Send a PDF file especially if you make a significant use of mathematical or logical notation in your paper. Ask for RHV LaTeX Template to email

The structure

  1. Title in original language (if English, you must translate it into Spanish).
  2. Abstract in original language (if English, you must translate it into Spanish).
  3. Keywords in the original language (if English, you must translate them into Spanish). They should include at least 5 words that are not included in the title.
  4. Title in English.
  5. Abstract in English.
  6. Keywords in English. At least 5 that are not included in the title.
  7. Introduction.
  8. Body of the paper (sections and subsections).
  9. Conclusion.
  10. Bibliographic references.


  1. Maximum length of the article is 15,000 words, including the abstract, footnotes and references.
  2. Maximum length of the abstract is 300 words.


If the manuscript includes images, they should be attached in a separate file in high quality jpg format. If the images are not sufficiently clear, the editors reserve the right to exclude them from the publication. The author must also send the corresponding permission to use the image if it does not belong to the author or is not free of copyright.


The author must clear the file of metadata in order to guarantee the blind review.

Typography and others

All text in Times New Roman font, size 11 point and single line spacing.

The different sections of the text should be numbered and in bold. Do not indent the section title.

Neither bold nor underlining should be used inside the text.

Footnotes in Times New Roman font, size 8, single line spacing.

Do not indent the beginning of paragraphs.

Important: The titles and subtitles in Spanish should only be capitalized in the first letter of the first word. You should not start each word with a capital letter, except for proper names. Also do not use capital letters for the entire title. In English you can start the word of the titles in capital letter but following the rule for English titles.


References should appear at the end of the document under the heading of "References" and organized in alphabetical order.

The style standard of the journal is Author-date system.

VERY IMPORTANT: You must indicate the DOI registration for references (all articles, books, reviews, etc.); if it is not possible, indicate the URLs.

Only those publications that have been used for the manuscript and that are specifically cited in the work should be included.

According to the style indicated, the bibliographical references must be inserted within the text, indicating in parentheses only the author's surname, year of publication and the page (s).

The bibliography should come at the end of the article in alphabetical order, repeating the surnames in the case of several books or articles by the same author, followed by the year of publication corresponding to the bibliographic reference indicated in the article. Texts by the same author must be ordered according to their order of appearance.

Citations within the text of the manuscript (Author-date system)

When the quotation has less than 40 words, it should be included within the text, in quotation marks and without italics. A period (full stop) should be written at the end of the quotation and its data.

If the citation has more than 40 words, the text is written as a block, without quotation marks, on a separate line, with indentation. At the end of the quotation the period is placed before the data.

Footnotes (Very Important)

Notes should be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively.

The number and extension of footnotes should be reduced to a minimum and the clarifications should be specific.

Bibliographic references or citations should not be included in the footnotes.

Endnotes are not accepted.

Tables, graphs, figures and charts

Tables or charts should be presented in the body of the text. They must be accompanied by their corresponding title and legend and numbered consecutively, in Times New Roman font and size 10 point.

The figures or graphs should be presented in high quality PNG or JPEG files.


- Quotes -

Quote inside the text:

(Frege 1879, 44)

(Heidegger 1939, 31-45)

If it is more than one reference in the same quote:

(Frege 1879; 1901).

If the author has more than one publication per year, they are differentiated with lowercase letters according to their order of appearance. Example:

(Frege 1879a; 1879b)

(Frege 1879b, 34)

When the cited book has more than one author:

Two authors: (Frege and Dedekind 1879, 44)

Three authors: (Frege, Dedekind and Peano 1879, 44)

More than three: (Frege et al. 2006)

- Bibliography -

The bibliography should come at the end of the article in alphabetical order, repeating the surnames in the case of several books or articles by the same author, followed by the year of publication corresponding to the bibliographic reference indicated in the article. Texts by the same author must be ordered according to their order of appearance.


Surname(s), Name(s) (year). Title. City: Publisher.

One author:

Carnap, Rudolf (1947). Meaning and Necessity. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Two or more authors:

Redmond, J., Fontaine, M. (2011). How to Play Dialogues. An Introduction to Dialogical Logic. London: College Publications.

Three or more authors:

Lorenzen, P., Lorenz, K., Rahman, S. (1978). Dialogische Logik. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

Book with editor(s)

Gabriel, G., Hermes, H., Kambartel, F., Thiel, C., Veraart, A., McGuinness, B., Kaal, H. (eds.) (1980). Gottlob Frege. Philosophical and Mathematical Correspondence. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Book chapters

One author:

Rowe, D. (2000). The calm before the storm: Hilbert’s early views onfoundations. In F. E. A. Hendricks (ed.), Proof Theory. History and Philosophical Significance, pp. 55-94. London: Kluwer Academic Publisher.

Two or more authors:

Knuuttila, T., Merz, M. (2009). Understanding by Modeling An Objectual Approach. In de Regt, H. W., Leonelli, S., Eigner, K. (eds.), Scientific Understanding. Philosophical Perspectives, pp. 146–168. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Journal articles

Surname(s), Name(s) (year). Paper title. Journal Name Volume(Issue): pages. doi.

One author:

Cummins, R. (1975). Functional Analysis. The Journal of Philosophy 72(20): 741–765. doi: 10.2307/2024640.

Two or more authors:

de Regt, H. W., Dieks, D. (2005). A contextual approach to scientific understanding. Synthese 144(1): 137–170. doi: 10.1007/s11229-005-5000-4.

Online references

Blanchette, P. (2012). The Frege-Hilbert Controversy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Consulta: 17/08/2018.


The submitted book reviews must be from recently published books, from the current year.

A full book review may concern only one book or monograph or several works. Its length is about 750-1000 words (use 11-point Times, and defer to the Author-date Manual of Style for questions of formatting). It should give readers an engaging, informative, and critical discussion of the work.

The most important point in developing a book review is to address the Journal’s readership: international and interdisciplinary. The review should consider:

  • The intended audience for the book and who would find it useful;
  • The background of the author;
  • The main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished;
  • The soundness of methods and information sources used;
  • A comparison with other works on this subject;
  • Constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book;
  • For edited books: dominant themes with reference to specific chapters as appropriate; and implications of the book for research, policy, practice, or theory.

The header of your review should include:

  • Author(s) or editor(s) first and last name(s) (please indicate if it is an edited book)
  • Title of book
  • Year of publication
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Number of pages
  • Price (please indicate paperback or hard cover) if available
  • ISBN

At the end of your review, please include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email
  • Institution affiliation
  • A brief biographical

Sending of manuscripts

Please submit your original paper through our online system following the link If you need help at any point, email us: Once you obtain your username and password, log in and click "Author". Then "Start a new submission".

Important: Complete the form with all your personal information requested, both in Spanish and in English: institutional or personal address, brief biography, full name of the institution (not acronyms). Please indicate your ORCID ID (if you have one). You can include it later by editing your personal data.

Fill the form with all the requested metadata of the paper (title, summary, keywords and others), in English and Spanish (or in the original language in which you wrote the article), and strictly according to the guidelines indicated below.

Papers that do not comply with this basic guidelines will be rejected automatically.

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