Instructions for authors

1.       The working languages are Spanish and English. The articles must be focused to an international and multidisciplinary audience, and be related to the general theme established for each edition. However, exceptions can be made depending on the quality of the text.

2.      Submission of articles implies that the content has not been published previously (except in form of abstracts, academic works not reviewed by peers, published lectures, or theses) and that it is not under review for possible publication in another journal.  Translations and reprints (from people other than the author), shall be done after having requested the corresponding authorization to whoever has the rights over the original manuscript.

3.       The works are subjected to a double blind peer review process. Here it is explained in detail.

4.      The submission process is as follows: authors should send to editor@estudioslibertarios.com two files in Microsoft Word format. The first should contain their personal information, that is, full name, professional affiliation, a very brief description of their academic career and email address (other data such as phone number, work address or Skype user name are optional). The second is the article itself, without any information about the identity of the author. For its elaboration, the use of Times New Roman font size 12 and space of 1.15 is recommended. There is no extension limit, however it is recommended that the article does not exceed 35 pages (approximately 12,000 words), including bibliographic references, tables, graphics, among others.

5.      Manuscripts must include on the first page an abstract of 250 words in which the following elements are identified:

  • Research background.
  • Purpose of the article.
  • Brief description of the methodology used.
  • Most relevant findings of the research and value added by the research.
  • Entity that funds the research, if it corresponds.

Authors must also make a list of keywords (at least three and a maximum of five). Those articles written in Spanish should include the abstract in Spanish and English. Those written in English, may only include the abstract in that language, if approved for publication, the editors will write the abstract in Spanish.

6.       In theory, it is not necessary that the work is divided into sections, but if the author so decides, they should be numbered consecutively and using Arabic numeration (1,2,3,4 …). Point 1 will always correspond to the introduction section.

7.       Tables, charts and images (if applicable) must be presented in black and white, with title, source cited in APA standards and continuous numbering system.

8.       In-text citations should be made in APA format.

9.       Footnotes can be used to add information, clarify or contextualize some concept. They should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. If they are used, they are be numbered consecutively and should not contain charts or tables.

10.  At the end of the document, a section called “References” shall be included, in which all the bibliography used shall be presented in APA syle. However, we recommend do not spend too much time looking for the perfect way to cite a source. Our interest is that the source is easily traceable. If there are slight citation errors, they will be corrected in the edition process.

11.   The annexes should go to the end of the document, after the “References”.

12.   Before the final publication, a galley-proof will be sent to authors.