The author guidelines include information about the types of articles received for publication and preparing a manuscript for submission. Other relevant information about the journal's policies and the reviewing process can be found under the About section.

 

Typology of Contributions

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

A document that presents, in a detailed manner, the original results of research projects, following a structure that is generally used for this type of articles, as it is stated as follows: 

Conditions for presentation

Microsoft Word Format, Times New Roman, 12 points and 1.5 space

Maximum number of words

8000 words (including abstract, keywords, graphics, and reference list)

 

 

Article Structure

Title

Spanish and English

Abstract

 

It must be 250 words and it cannot have figures or charts, neither abbreviations nor bibliographic references.  It is a brief version of the article, a summary of the contents of the main sections.  It must state the problem, the main objectives, and the range of the research, it must describe the conceptual frame and the methodology used, summarized data, mention the main conclusions and the possible implications of the study.

 

Keywords

 

10 keywords in Spanish and English that identify the main topic or the subject of the field of knowledge to whom the work belongs.  They must include from the most general topics to specific topics in a descending order, and they should be only those words that are considered as the most representative. The use of the thesaurus is suggested.

 

Introduction

 

It must present the research problem the justification for the topic of analysis, the research question, the general objective of the research, and it must mention the main conceptual elements. The end of the introduction must have a paragraph that briefly states the structure of the article in sections.

 

Methodology

 

It refers to how the research was done (used methodologies, methods, and techniques), and it must evidence the characteristics of the data and the information gathered, and explain how the question was boarded, and how it expects to reach re-research objective.

 

Results and discussion

 

It presents the most important results of the work, those that must be analyzed under the light of the methodology.

 

Conclusions

 

These help to understand the relevance of the obtained results.  They present the implications of the work and propose future research lines.  They must expose, until which point the research objective was reached, including the strengths and limitations of the results.  The conclusions must be posed in the perspective of other findings of the same or other authors.

 

References

Minimum of fifty references.

 

 THOUGHT ARTICLE

A document presenting the results of an investigation from an analytic, interpretative, or critical perspective of the author about a specific topic, using original sources, and following the generally used structure for this type of articles, as it is stated as follows:

Conditions for presentation

Microsoft Word Format, Times New Roman, 12 points and 1.5 space

Maximum number of words

From 8000 to 10000 words (including abstract, keywords, graphics, and reference list).

 

 

Article Structure

Title

Spanish and English

Abstract

 

It must be 250 words and it cannot have figures or charts, neither abbreviations nor bibliographic references.  It is a brief version of the article, a summary of the contents of the main sections.  It must state the problem, the main objectives, and the range of the research, it must describe the conceptual frame and the methodology used, summarized data, mention the main conclusions and the possible implications of the study.

 

Keywords

 

10 keywords in Spanish and English that identify the main topic or the subject of the field of knowledge to whom the work belongs.  They must include from the most general topics to specific topics in a descending order, and they should be only those words that are considered as the most representative. The use of the thesaurus is suggested.

 

Introduction

 

It must present the research problem the justification for the topic of analysis, the research question, the general objective of the research, and it must mention the main conceptual elements. The end of the introduction must have a paragraph that briefly states the structure of the article in sections.

 

Theoretical Framework

 

Guides and creates the theoretical bases of the research, using the conceptual elements of the research problem.

 

Methodology

 

It refers to how the research was done (used methodologies, methods, and techniques), and it must evidence the characteristics of the data and the information gathered, and explain how the question was boarded, and how it expects to reach re-research objective.

 

Conclusions

 

These help to understand the relevance of the obtained results.  They present the implications of the work and propose future research lines.  They must expose, until which point the research objective was reached, including the strengths and limitations of the results.  The conclusions must be posed in the perspective of other findings of the same or other authors.

 

References

Minimum of fifty references.

 

 

     

REVIEW ARTICLES

A document that is a result of a research systematizing, analyzing, and integrating the results of published and unpublished researches about the field of Political Theory, in order to give an account of the advancements and tendencies in this field of knowledge.  It is characterized by giving a careful review of the documentation.

Conditions for presentation

Microsoft Word Format, Times New Roman, 12 points and 1.5 space

Maximum number of words

8000 words (including abstract, keywords, graphics, and reference list).

 

 

Article Structure

Title

Spanish and English

Abstract

 

It must be 250 words and it cannot have figures or charts, neither abbreviations nor bibliographic references.  It is a brief version of the article, a summary of the contents of the main sections.  It must state the problem, the main objectives, and the range of the research, it must describe the conceptual frame and the methodology used, summarized data, mention the main conclusions and the possible implications of the study.

 

Key Words

 

10 keywords in Spanish and English that identify the main topic or the subject of the field of knowledge to whom the work belongs.  They must include from the most general topics to specific topics in a descending order, and they should be only those words that are considered as the most representative. The use of the thesaurus is suggested.

 

Introduction

 

It must present the research problem the justification for the topic of analysis, the research question, the general objective of the research, and it must mention the main conceptual elements. The end of the introduction must have a paragraph that briefly states the structure of the article in sections.

 

Methodology

 

It refers to how the research was done: The state of the art or the Systematic Review of Literature, or any other technique used to review literature, that must evidence the characteristics of the collected data and information, and explain how the question was boarded, and how it is expected to reach the research objective.

 

Results and discussion

 

It presents the most important results of the work, those that must be analyzed under the light of the methodology.

 

Conclusions

 

These help to understand the relevance of the obtained results.  They present the implications of the work and propose future research lines.  They must expose, until which point the research objective was reached, including the strengths and limitations of the results.  The conclusions must be posed in the perspective of other findings of the same or other authors.

 

References

Minimum of fifty references.

 

 REVIEWS

A document presenting bibliographic novelties in the field of research and academic and editorial dissemination of Political Theory.  It shows the main and significant aspects covered by the author of the reviewed text and exposes a critical assessment of it.

Conditions for presentation

Microsoft Word Format, Times New Roman, 12 points and 1.5 space

Número máximo de palabras

1000 words (without reference list).

 

 

Article Structure

Title

Spanish and English

Review presentation

 

The review for a text must have the following elements:

Bibliographic information of the reviewed text, a context in which the text appears, critical comment and analysis of the reviewed text, and a synthesis of its contents.

 

Conclusions

They assist in the understanding of the relevance, strengths, and limitations of the reviewed text. Conclusions must be posed in the perspective of other works by the same author or other related authors.

 

References

 

Any considered by the author.

 

TRANSLATION PRESENTATION

Text translations

Please contact the editor if you want to suggest the translation for a text.

 

Quote Norm or Style APA

Revista de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), seventh 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: 
Books with author
Last name, N. (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

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 http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx

LBarriocanal López, Y. (2016). La actividad escultórica en Ourense, del Renacimiento al Barroco. http://0-site.ebrary.com.jabega.uma.es/lib/bibliotecauma/detail.action?docID=11361917

 

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 http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx

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 http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx

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. doi: http://...


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. doi: http://...

Article from a non-specialized journal

Last name, N. (Year). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx. http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx

Newspaper article

Last name, N. (Year & Publication Date). Article title. Publication title, volume (number), xx-xx.  http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx

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

 

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