ISSN 0718-7181 online version
ISSN 0568-3939 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

JUDGEMENT AND EVALUATION OF ARTICLES

  • The evaluation of the Aisthesis Journal consist in the delivery of articles and reviews to be published anonymously. A first instance contemplates an evaluation process carried out by a committee from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's Aesthetic Institute, that will determine if the article meets the minimum standards, formal or scientific, to be published in Aisthesis, and will suggest them to possibly external evaluators from the field.The Journal Editorial, with the previous authorization of the Editorial Committee, is able to ask for articles to acknwoledged researchers, who will be extent of arbitration.

  • If the evaluation decides NOT to publish the article or review, the collaboration of a third evaluator will be required in order to settle the final publication. The Evaluations Guidelines will be sent to the author in order to make the necessary modifications to the text or review, in case of approval with modifications.Originals will not be sent back The final decision for the publication of an article will be informed to the author via e-mail or through a letter specifying the reasons of rejection if it is the case.

  • Finally, the author must send the final version of their text or review to be published in the Journal Aisthesis. Together with the reception of the article or review in its final version, the journal will send a Publishing Letter to the author consigning his future publication in the following issues.

  • The articles and reviews that do not meet the editorial standards will be rejected in the PUC committee evaluation, situation that will be informed to the author.

  • The evaluation period for articles and reviews will be of twelve to fifteen months maximum.

  • By sending an article or review, the authors hand all publications, reproduction and distribution rights, from the work itself to the images included on them, to the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Aisthesis Journal. For this, all images included must have authorization and corresponding quotes.

  • The Journal will not return the originals.

  • The opinions are exclusive responsibility of their authors and do not represent the thought of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

PRESENTATION OF THE ARTICLES

  • The Articles section fosters unpublished writings in spanish language of fields and themes that converse with our theoretical lines and editorial policies. The articles can be for revision, communication of new research, case studies and theoretical-methodological update, favoring original problems resulting from research projects institutionally sanctioned.

  • The Reviews section consist in a space for unpublished texts that address new publications, describing them, analyzing them and granting them value in the subject area.

  • The contributions must be incorporated only through the Open Journal System platform in the web address: revistaaisthesis.uc.cl. The articles and reviews must be sent in two types of files: Word Format (97-2003).

Article

  • Complete text, including images (if any) for their reference and mentioned in the text as figures, followed by the corresponding numbering (images must be included as complementary files, as noted below).

  • The text must have an extent of between six thousand (6.000) and twelve thousand (12.000) words.

  • The text must not contain information regarding the author.

  • The text must not contain page numbering.

  • It is fundamental to fill in the author’s profile, considered as the author’s biography. Preferably, sing in with your institutional e-mail. Institutional affiliation and country must be filled in, and in “biographical summary” you must include: academic degrees, latest publications, among others.

Review

  • The extent of the review goes between a thousand and five hundred (1.500) and two thousand (2.000) words.

  • The text must not include images.

  • The text must not contain information regarding the author.

  • The text must not contain page numbering.

  • It is fundamental to fill in the author’s profile, considered as the author’s biography. Preferably, sing in with your institutional e-mail. Institutional affiliation and country must be filled in, and in “biographical summary” you must include: academic degrees, latest publications, among others.

  • Must include bibliographical file of the reviewed text (Author’s name, book title, city, editorial and year of publishing).

  • .RAR format to attach files. (Compress carpet):

  • Images (if any), with a resolution equal or greater than 300dpi. letter format (size is fundamental for an adequate image resolution), must be mentioned as figures, and have the source linked at the page footer. The images that do not meet these requirements will not be published.

  • For the reviews an image of the book cover must be included, with a resolution equal or greater than 300dpi. letter format (size is fundamental for an adequate image resolution).

  • The articles and reviews must meet the format and configuration mentioned below: letter size page, 2.5cm margin each size. Text in Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1,5, justified. Paragraphs without indent.

  • In the case of articles, every contribution must contain the following sections: (1) Spanish or English Title; (2) Spanish summary, between 150 and 200 words; (3) Translated to English summary (Abstract); (4) Key words, between 3 to 5; (5) Key words translated to English; (6) Body: text and images; (7) attachments; (8) acknowledgements (optional); (9) Bibliography.

  • The main title for Article or Review must be in lower case and bold, with a first upper case letter, in Times New Roman font size 12, single spacing and left justified. Must not surpass the 90 characters including spaces.

  • The titles for Summary and Abstract must be in lower case and bold, with a first upper case letter, in Times New Roman size 12, spacing 1,5 and left justified. The summary must contain the original document basic information and keep it’s structure. The content of the summary is more meaningful than it’s extension. Must indicate the form in which the author addresses the theme or the nature of the work described in terms such as theoretical study, case analysis, current state report, historical critique, bibliographical revision, etc.

  • Keywords are left justified, in lower case and separated by a coma (,). Must be significant terms taken from the text. In general, keywords are singular nouns or a brief compound term, for example: social representation.

  • Regarding body text, we recommend it to be divided in at least the following sections: introduction, background, methods, results, result discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements (if any) and quoted references. These sections can be adapted according to the nature of the article. Subtitles can be literalized.

  • The text can be structured in segments, organized by primary, secondary and tertiary titles. The primary titles must be written in lower case (with a first upper case letter), bold and left justified. The secondary titles must be written in lower case (with a first upper case letter), normal and left justified. The tertiary titles must be located at the beginning of the corresponding paragraph, in italics separated from the text by a full stop. All titles must be written in Times New Roman, size 12, single spacing. By no means must they contain numbering.

  • Italics are used for novels, poetry books, anthologies, paintings, movies, photography books, painting books, sculpture books and diaries titles. Also for foreign words (for example: continuum, lapsus, shock, reality).

  • Textual quotes of less than 4 lines are written between upper or English quotation marks (“…”) in the body text. The longer textual quotes must be separated as different paragraphs and the quoted paragraph must have a 2,5 cm indent from the left margin, without quotation marks. The full stop goes before the parentheses.

  • For these cases, authors must be quoted as following: (author’s last name pages. For example: (Foucault 143).

  • In case of two authors, last names are quoted according the order shown in the cover. For example: (Aguilera y Velasco 11).

  • When the quoted text has more than three authors, the name of the first author is quoted followed by the phrase “et al.” For example: (Monge et al, 103).

  • If the author is mentioned in the body text, only the page number goes in the parentheses at the end of the quote. For example: Foucalt says that…(143).

  • While quoting and indirect source, the phrase cit. must be included before entering the information, For example: Boccioni says that the dynamism “is the simultaneous action of a characteristic and particular object movement” (cit. in De Michelli 214).

  • If the quote is longer than a page, the numbers must be indicated between parentheses. For example: (288-289).

  • Brackets will be used: in ellipses, with three points separated by a space. For example […]. In case of using abbreviations.

  • To point out text added to the quote by the author, indicate if the underlined is original or from the author, or if the quoted text is a translation, for example: [mine or our emphasis], [translated by Navarro 1998: 23], [translated by the author].

  • The footer notes must be used exceptionally and provide essential information not included in the main text in order not to brake the argument coherence. Further, they can be used to refer to available contents in the bibliographical references. For example: “for more information on this subject, see Gilman, Sander, et.al. 1993”.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

(NdT: Sugiero Formatting and Style of Manuscripts)

CITATION STYLE

Must only include the texts quoted in the article or review

Books:

  • One Author:

Author: Last name followed by name separated by a coma and followed by a period. Complete book title in italics; if it includes subtitle, this goes after two periods. City of publication followed by a coma. Editorial followed by a coma (add only the name and not the word editorial). If there is no editorial its written “[s.m]” from the Latin sine nomine followed by a coma, year of publication, followed by a full stop.

Example:
Díaz Arrieta, Hernán. Los cuatro grandes de la literatura chilena durante el siglo XX: Augusto D'Halmar, Pedro Prado, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda. Santiago de Chile, Zig-Zag, 1962.

  • More than one author:

Last name followed by name of the first author in the order of appearance from the cover followed by a coma. Name followed by last name of the following author(s). Add “and” before the last author. Title in italics followed by a period. Place of publication followed by a coma. Editorial followed by a coma. Year followed by a full stop.

Example:
Troyka, Lynn Quitman and Douglas Hesse. Simon and Schuster handbook for writers. New Jersey, Pearson, 2005.

Gilman, Sander and otgers. Hysteria beyong Freud. Berkeley, U. de California, 1993.

  • An editor as author:

If the people listed in the cover are editors, translators or compilers, place a coma after the last name, followed by the word editors, translators or compilers, accordingly.

Example:
Romera Castillo, José, Alicia Yllera and Mario García-Page, editors. Semiótica(s): Homenaje a Greimas. Madrid, Visor, 1994.

  • Author unknown:

If the cover does not mention any author or editor, enter the title reference.

Example:
Literatura del México antiguo: los textos en lengua nahuatl. Edición, estudios introductorios y versiones de textos de Miguel León-Portilla. Caracas, Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1978.

  • Electronic book

Last name and name of author. City, editorial and year or publishing separated by a coma. Name of database or web site in italics. Access date.

Author. Title in italics. Place, Editorial, Year.

Database title or website in italics. Day, month and year of visit.

*NOTE: The exact complete URL will only be pointed out when its presumed that the reader will not be able to locate the site without this exact reference. In this case, the URL goes after the name of the website followed by a full stop.

Example:
Long, William J. English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English Speaking World. s.l., 2004. Project Gutenberg. Visitado 11 de oct. de 2013.

Part or book chapters

  • Work within an anthology:

Author of the quoted section followed by a period. Title of the quoted part, between quotation marks and followed by a period. Translator of the quoted part, if relevant, followed by a period. Title of anthology in italics, followed by a coma (,); Name of editor, compiler or translator of the anthology, preceded by editor(s), compiler(s) or translator(s), accordingly, followed by a period. Year of publication followed by a coma. Editorial followed by a coma. Year followed by a coma. Add “pp.” to indicate page range.

Example:
Bowles, Paul. “Episodio distante.” Trans. Guillermo Lorenzo. Antología del cuento norteamericano. Ed. Richard Ford. Barcelona, Galaxia Gutemberg, 2002, pp. 600-613.

  • Article in a reference book:

Author’s Last name, name followed by a period. Title of the article between quotation marks followed by a period. Title of the referenced work in italics followed by a period. City, Editorial, Year.

Example:
Peña Muñoz, Manuel. "Saúl Schkolnik (1929)". Gran diccionario de autores latinoamericanos de literatura infantil y juvenil. Madrid, SM, 2010.

Article in academic journals

  • Article in academic journal:

Author. Title of the article between quotation marks. Name of the publication in italics, number, year and pages. In case of non academic journals, point out: day, month and year if available.

Example:
Miranda, Paula. "Para qué podría servir la poesía". Taller de Letras, n°40, 2007, pp.183-188.

  • Article in electronic journal:

Author. Title of the article between quotation marks. Name of publication in italics. Number. Date of publication (if exist). Website. In case of non academic journals, point out day, month and year of publication.

Example:
Costa, Analía. "Tradición y traducción en el Modernismo Hispanoamericano". Revista de Historia de la Traducción, n° 5, 2011, http://www.traduccionliteraria.org/1611/art/costa.htm.

  • Article in the papers:

Author of the article followed by a period. Title between quotation marks. Name of the paper in italics. For English papers, omit the article. City of publication between brackets, if not included in the name. Edition, if mentioned in the headliner. Day, abbreviation of the month (except May), year, followed by two periods. Number of page or pages exactly as shown in the diary. Publishing medium.

Example:
Quilodrán, Fernando. "De viejas y actuales verdades". El Siglo [Santiago, Chile]. 4 oct. 2013: 31. Printed.

  • Article in an online paper:

Author of the article followed by a period. Title between quotation marks. Name of the paper in italics. For English papers, omit the article. Edition, if mentioned in the headliner. Day, abbreviation of the month (except May), year followed by a coma, Number of page or pages exactly as shown in the paper.

Example:
Quilodrán, Fernando. "De viejas y actuales verdades". El Siglo, 4 oct. 2013, p.31.

  • Article in a paper or online journal

Author of the article followed by a period. Title between quotation marks. Name of the paper in italics. For English papers, omit the article. Date of publication (if exist): day, abbreviation of the month (except may), year. Website (URL) preceded by a coma.

Example:
Bruna, Roberto. "El déficit cultural de la inminente ley de televisión digital". El Mostrador, 14 oct. 2013, http://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2013/10/14/el-deficit-cultural-de-la-inminente-ley-de-television-digital/.

Thesis

  • Published thesis:

Author. Title of thesis between quotation marks. Thesis for academic degree [add academic degree]. University where it took place, year.

Example:
Aldunate, Carlos. "Crítica literaria en Chile: cómo y para quién se escribe en la prensa". Tesis para optar al grado de Magíster en Literatura, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1993.

Conferences, congress and reunions

  • Published conference record:

Author of the presentation. Title of the presentation between quotation marks. Title of the congress in italics. Information regarding the congress: Place (if not mentioned in the title), date, editors. Publishing information: Placer, editorial, year. Pages.

Example:
Zapata, Manuel. "La negredumbre en García Márquez". XX Congreso Nacional de Literatura, Lingüística y Semiótica: "Cien años de soledad", treinta años después. Santa Fe de Bogotá, october 29-31 of 1997. Santa Fe de Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1998. 107-112.

  • Document presented to a congress:

Name of the rapporteur. Title of the presentation (if known), between quotation marks. Name of the conference if corresponding. Name of the sponsoring organization, if corresponding, followed by a coma and place. Day, abbreviation of the month, year; descriptive word: lecture, presentation, speech, talk or any other.

Example:
iranda, Paula. "Gabriela Mistral y Violeta Parra: voces de la identidad chilena". Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, September 12 of 2012, charla.

  • Website

Website publications must be quoted according to the type of work they are, following their blueprint in their printing versions or another (book, part of a book, article in a journal, etc.). In general, they will have author, title and publication information.

Considering that the information contained in a website can change when accessing to an online publication, it is necessary to point out the date. If the name of the institution in charge of the website is available, it must be pointed out following the name of the website itself in case they are not the same.

ABBREVIATION
n.d. = no date
n.p. = no place
Film or video

Title. Directed by Name Last name, produced, acted (accordingly or by emphasis) by Name, Distributor, Year.

  • Example with emphasis on the director:

Las Horas. Directed by Stephen Daldry, Paramount Pictures/Miramax, 2002.

  • Example with emphasis on the director and actors:

Las Horas. Directed by Stephen Daldry, acted by Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Harris and Miranda Richardson, Paramount Pictures/Miramax, 2002.

  • Audio Recordings

Last name, name of the performer. Title in italics. Label, Year. In case it corresponds to a virtual release website is added at the end.

Example:
Holliday, Billie. The Essence of Billie Holliday. Columbia, 1991.

  • An audio piece within a record:

Last name, name of the performer. Title of the piece between quotation marks (“”). Title of the records in italics. Label, year. In case it corresponds to a virtual release website is added at the end.

Example:
Beyoncé. “Pretty Hurts”. Beyoncé, Parkwood Entertainment, 2013, www.beyonce.com/album/beyonce/?media_veiw=songs.

  • Painting, sculpture or photography

Last name, name. Work title. Composition. Institution where the work resides, city, date.

Example:
Renoir, Pierre Auguste. Paisaje de l’lle de France. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Botero, Banco de la República, Bogotá, 1883.

Sending of manuscripts

Contributions must be sent during the whole year through the website: revistaaisthesis.uc.cl.

The delivery of articles implies the acceptance of our editorial standards Modern Language Association (MLA) in its 2016 version.

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