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Author Guidelines

The Cuestiones Teológicas Journal is a publication edited by the School of Theology of Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.  Its main topic is focused on boarding the theological fields of knowledge, with a special interest for those topics that try to generate an open dialogue with current culture.  Its purpose is to present the results of researches developed by national and international researchers and professors, with a particular interest on presenting the aspects of the methodology and the methods used for the research, in order for them to contribute to the theological knowledge.

Cuestiones Teológicas receive contributions in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

All authors must register their ORCID at, and send it, together with their academic record and institutional affiliation, at the moment of sending the document.




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The document must be mailed to:

The call for articles aims to receive manuscripts in the following academic categories:


Scientific Articles: paper that presents in-depth the original results of research projects. Generally, the article is organized using the following structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.  

- Scientific Reflection Paper: paper that presents the results of a research from the analytic, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a particular topic and using original sources.  

- Review Articles: paper that is the result of a research in which published or unpublished researches in the field of Theology are systematized, analyzed and discussed, with the purpose of providing information on the current state of understanding and the tendencies in this particular area of knowledge.

- Reviews: paper that presents bibliographical novelties within the areas of academic and divulgation works in the field of Theology. It aims to highlight the most relevant issues developed by the author(s) and to present a critical evaluation of the reviewed work.

- Translations: Translation of Writings Please contact the editor if you want to suggest the translation for a text.



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Quote Norm or Style APA

Cuestiones Teológicas adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition.

- Short textual quotes, 40 words or less, are incorporated to the text through the use of quotation marks.  Extended textual quotes, with more than 40 words, are inserted in a side paragraph without the use of quotation marks and with a left tabulation (1.25cm).  In both cases, the source must be completely quoted inside the parenthesis, stating the last name of the authors, the year of edition of the work, and the page, all these separated by a comma, and the page number preceded by the abbreviation “p.”. Examples:

  • In the frame of the discussion that we are developing: ‘‘Cortázar starts from hyper literature, from the literature that is known and that is wanted as exclusively literary.  It establishes his period, at first it is poetic, within the reserved domain of the literature itself, pre-established as such’’ (Yurkievich, 1989, p. 128).     
  • For Alfonso Reyes (2001) it is important to rescue the reading practice as it is stated in his work “La Experiencia Literaria”:
    The book, as the sensitive, closes its sheets to the impertinent tact. You have to reach it without being noticed. An exercise, almost of a Fauquier. We have to previously silence all those parasite noises in our spirit, the ones that we bring from the street, the business, and rushes, and even the extensive eagerness for literary information. Then, in silence, the book´s voice starts to be heard, a bit silent, and ready to disappear if it is requested with any suspicious rush. (pp. 149-150

- If the sentence includes the author´s last name, only the date and the page shall be written in the parenthesis. Example: Yurkievich (1989) states in his text that:
‘‘Cortázar starts from hyper literature, from the literature that is known and that is wanted as exclusively literary. It establishes his period, at first it is poetic, within the reserved domain of the literature itself, pre-established as such’’ (p. 128).

- In case of an indirect quote or paraphrasing, the referred author must be stated and the year of publication of the work from where the idea is being used.  Also, even though it is not necessary, the author is invited to include the exact pages with the intention of facilitating the search for such ideas for an interested reader. Example: Foucault (2003) in the birth of bio politics asks about the reason of the State in the context of governmentability (p. 70).

- If the work has more than two authors, it is quoted the first time with all the last names, and in the following mentions, only the first last name of the author is written, followed by the words et al.

- If there are more than six authors, et al. is used from the first mention.

- Footnotes will only be use for clearing statements or to contribute additional data.  They shall not be used for bibliographical references.

- If the quote is for a work quoted within another source, this is a secondary source; the writing must refer to the original work and mention the original author.  Then, the original source from where the quote is taken must be stated with the expression “as quoted in”.  The reference list must only include the primary source, unless the secondary source has also been worked on as a primary source.  Examples:

  • Heidegger (as quoted in Marion, 1992, p. 128) shows an analysis…
  • The text presents the previous analysis (Heidegger as quoted in Marion, 1992, p. 128).


Reference List

- Must appear at the end of the text.
- Alphabetical order according to the first letter of the reference.
- Work from a same author is ordered chronologically.
- French space and double space.

Books with author
Last name, N. (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

Lynch, G. (2004). Understanding Theology and Popular Culture. Oxford: Blackwell.

Arenas, M.,  & Martínez, N. (2003). Las frías colinas. México: Tricolor.


Corrales, J., et al. (1998). El vacío de la ópera. Maracaibo: El Roble.


Books in electronic version:
Last name, N. (Tear). Title. Recovered from

Lonergan, B. (2007). Method in theology. Recovered from


Books with editor, compiler or director:

Last name, N. (Ed.). (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

Arboleda, C. (Dir.). (2008). Pragmatismo, postmetafísca y religión. Medellín: Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.


Work with several volumes:

Last name, N. (Year). Title (Vols. X-X). City: Editorial.

Ricoeur, P. (2001). Tiempo y Narración (Vols I-III). México: Siglo XXI Editores.

Ricoeur, P. (2001). Tiempo y Narración (Vol. II). México, Siglo XXI Editores.


Books with translator:
Last name, N. (Year). Title (N. Las name & N. Last name, Trans.). City: Editorial.

Smith, P. (2006). Genealogía del alma. (A. Callejas, Trad.). Santafé de Bogotá: Bravo.


Articles in reference books:
Title of the article or entry (Year). In title of the encyclopedia or dictionary (edition number). Recovered from

La caída del agua (2008). En Biología natural (2ª ed.).


Book chapters:

Last name, N., & Last name, N. (Year). Chapter title or entry. In N. Last name & N. Last name (Eds.), Book title (pp. xx-xx). City: Editorial. 

Last name, N., & Last name, N. (Year). Chapter title or entry. In N. Last name & N. Last name (Eds.), Book title (pp. xx-xx). City: Editorial. Recovered from

García, A. (2001). Umbral de Occidente. En J. Barrera (Ed.). El mundo (pp. 95-115)Buenos Aires: Perfiles.

Periodical publications:

- Article from a specialized printed journal

Last name, N. (Year). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx.

Ruiz, J. (2002). Aquellas voces en el vestíbulo. Diario de la crítica, 24 (2), 34-51.

- Article from a specialized journal recovered from the Internet

Last name, N. (Year). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx. Recovered from

- Article from a non-specialized journal

Last name, N. (Year). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx. Recovered from

- Newspaper article

Last name, N. (Year & Publication Date). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx. Recovered from

Tillet, A. (2018, May 9). Australians encouraged to age at home. The Australian Financial Review, p. 5.

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Sending of Manuscripts

Paper submission
• Papers could be sent either through Open Journal System (OJS)
submissions#authorGuidelines) or via e-mail.
• The author is required to guarantee the authenticity and originality of the paper, to send the authorization to Cuestiones Teológicas for the publication and diffusion of the paper, which could be published either print or online if it complies with the Publication Politics and
the Ethic Declaration of the journal. The author is also required to guarantee that the paper has not been published somewhere else and has not been submitted simultaneously to any other journal.
• The direction of the journal will acknowledge receipt of submissions on up to ten (10) working days.
• Originals will not be returned under any circumstance.
• Cuestiones Teológicas has the right to decide whether the paper is
published or not.

Peer Review Process
• Editorial Team will determine whether the publication of the paper is pertinent or not. At all times the journal will keep the author updated about the status of the paper within the editorial process.
• Every paper will be sent through a double blinded peer-review process that will establish whether the contribution must be published or not. In case the paper is approved by one peer and rejected by the other, the journal will send the paper through a new blinded peer-review process that will settle the matter. This process will take between eight (8) and
twelve (12) weeks.

Sending Information
Papers could be sent via e-mail or by logging in to OJS website of
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E-mail address:

Escuela de Teología, Filosofía y Humanidades
Revista Cuestiones Teológicas
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Circular 1ª No. 71-01 Bloque 6, piso 4, Medellín - Colombia.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  3. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; Times New Roman letter; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. The submission includes author name(s), affiliations, ORCID and contact information.

Copyright Notice

The authors who have publications with this journal, accept the following terms:

The authors will keep their copyrights and guarantee the journal the right for the first publication of their work, which will be simultaneously subject to the Creative Commons recognition license that enables third parties to share the work as long as the author is mentioned and the material is not used for a commercial purpose.

The authors may adopt other agreements for the non-exclusive license for the distribution of the version of the published work (Ex.: to deposit it in an institutional telecommunications file or to publish it in a monographic volume) as long as the initial publication in this journal is mentioned.

It is permitted and recommended to authors to disseminate their work through the Internet (Ex.: in institutional telecommunication files or in their website before and during the delivery process, which can produce interesting exchanges and increase the references for the published work. (See the effect of open access).

The source must be stated for the total or partial reproduction of the articles.


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