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Atenea is a biannual publication from the Universidad de Concepción. Created in 1924 as a platform for circulating research conducted at the Universidad of Concepción, Atenea is currently an indexed research journal that meets the highest standards for academic publications, both nationally and internationally, while continuing to contribute to the scope and mission of an institution of higher learning.

In recognition of this dual vocation, Atenea is conceived as multi-disciplinary journal that, together with inter and trans-disciplinary perspectives, covers the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Social Work, Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage Studies), Humanities (Philosophy, History, Literary Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies) and the Arts (Visual, Performance and Music).

Our objective is to publish studies in the form of articles and notes that communicate the results of research projects, either completed or in course, that contribute to current debates on culture and society in Chile, Latin America and the world.

Atenea receives submissions of articles and notes once a year from March 1st to May 30th.

The editorial committee likewise welcomes submissions of book reviews on works related to its scope and mission that have been published in the previous 2 years. Preference is given to significant reflections and contributions to the disciplines within the journal’s purview, as well as book-length essays and theoretical studies. Book reviews may be submitted throughout the year.

In view of Atenea´s multi-disciplinary focus, all articles, essays and reviews should situate their contributions within a broader academic context.

In addition to the foregoing, Atenea welcomes proposals throughout the year for dossiers focused on current debates within the fields covered by the journal.

Publication Norms

1 General:

1.1. All submissions (articles, notes and book reviews) should be unpublished and may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, French or English. Spanish submissions must follow the orthographic reform proposed by the Real Academia Española in 2010.

1.2. Submissions should be double-spaced with a minimum of 4500 and maximum of 6533 words, including bibliography, abstract and key words. Abstracts should not exceed 180 words with no more than 5 key words or concepts.

1.3 Notes should also be double-spaced and not exceed 2685 words. Notes should not include abstracts or key words.

1.4. Book review submissions should be double-spaced and not exceed 1265 words.

1.5. All submissions should be typed double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font on standard letter-size paper, with margins no greater than 3 cm.

1.6. Submissions should include:

  • Title of the work
  • Author name(s)
  • Highest academic degree, institutional affiliation, city, country and e-mail of all authors.
  • Abstract and key words (for articles). Regardless of the submission’s language, all articles must include the title, abstract and key words in Spanish and English, in addition to the language in which the article is written.
  • References. In-text citations and reference list should follow the format outlined in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).


1.6.1. In-text citation

When the surname of the author of a cited source is referenced in the text, include only the year of publication in parentheses:

Álvarez (2004) has shown that…

When the surname and year of publication of a cited source are not given in the text, both elements are to be included in parentheses, separated by a comma, with the page number (if necessary) preceded by the abbreviation “p.” or “p.p.”:

While the author has advanced a thought-provoking hypothesis (Álvarez, 2004, p. 35), others have responded with well-founded critiques (Peña, 2006, pp. 5-8; Rojas, 2007, pp. 12-18).

If both the surname and date are included in the sentence, parenthetical citation is unnecessary:

In 2004, Álvarez maintained that it was necessary to study the form in which the phenomena was expressed.

If more than one work by the same author(s) appears in the reference list, add a lower-case letter to each entry in alphabetical order:

While it is true that Álvarez advanced this hypothesis in his first work (2004a), spurred on by criticism he subsequently was able to reformulate his ideas (2004b, 2004c).

1.6.2. Reference list

All sources named in the work should appear in the reference list, and vice versa.

The reference list entries should appear in alphabetic order by the first author’s surname and year of publication (in the case of more than one entry by the same author).

Book entries should observe the following format:

Each author’s surname followed by initials of first name(s), year of publication in parenthesis, title in italics, edition, city and country of publisher, and publisher’s name.

Álvarez, G. (2001). Textos y discursos: Introducción a la lingüística del texto, 2ª edic. Concepción, Chile: Editorial Universidad de Concepción.

Book chapter:

If the chapter is taken from a book by the same author, observe the following format:

Each author’s surname followed by initials of first name(s), year of publication in parentheses, title of chapter, title of book in italics, edition, page range of chapter in parentheses preceded by the abbreviation “p.” or “p.p.”, city and country of publisher, and publisher’s name.


Eco, U. (2016). Estructura del mal gusto. Apocalípticos e integrados (2ª edic., pp. 95-163). Buenos Aires, Argentina: De bolsillo.

If the author of the chapter and the book editor(s) are different, then observe the following format:

Author’s surname followed by initials of first name(s), year of publication in parentheses, title of chapter, surname of editor(s) followed by initials and the abbreviation “Ed.” or “Eds.” in parentheses, title of book in italics, edition, page range of chapter in parentheses preceded by the abbreviation “p.” or “p.p.”, city and country of publisher, and publisher’s name.


Alazraki, J. (2001). ¿Qué es lo neofantástico? En Roas, D. (Ed.). Teorías de lo fantástico (pp. 265-282). Madrid, España: Arco Libros.

Journal article:

Each author’s surname followed by initials of first name(s), year of publication in parenthesis, title of article, journal title in italics, volume in italics, issue number in parentheses, page range.

Steimberg, A. (2013). Literaturas de la certeza y de la duda ontológica. Propuesta clasificadora para la ficción distanciada. Brumal: Revista de investigación sobre lo fantástico I(1), 115-134.

If the journal does not use volume numbers, include only the issue number separated by commas:

Celis, C. (2011). Crítica al derecho de autor en la era de la informatización de la producción. Atenea, 504, 131-146.

1.7 All submissions may include relevant images, illustrations or diagrams with clear academic, historical or artistic significance. Visual materials must be exempt from copyright or have written consent from the holder. Atenea’s editorial staff reserves the right to illustrate accepted submissions without the authors’ consent. All images should be sent in separate “jpg” or “tif” files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and minimum width of 12 cm.


2.1 All articles and notes are subject to a preliminary review by the editorial committee in order to evaluate their compliance with basic academic and ethical standards, as well as their relevance to Atenea’s editorial policy. Any submissions that do not meet these standards will be returned to the authors.

2.2. Submissions that meet these standards will be subject to double-blind review by two specialists in the corresponding field, who shall adhere to a strict rubric for evaluating the work’s academic merit. In the case of conflicting evaluations, the submission will be sent to a third reviewer. The reviewers’ decisions are not subject to appeal.

2.3. Book reviews will be evaluated by the editorial committee, which may suggest modifications if necessary.


The editorial committee will initially notify the primary author upon reception of the submission and will subsequently notify the result of the peer-review process.



4.1.1. Upon submitting any text for review, each author affirms that it has not been previously published and that it has not been submitted for review to any other journal.

4.1.2 The author(s) likewise affirms the originality of their work, which may not reproduce the work of others without an explicit attribution following the format outlined above.

4.1.3. The authors also affirm that the submission does not reproduce parts of previously published works of their own authorship.

4.1.4. The attributed authorship of the submission must accurately reflect contributions to the conception, execution and composition of the work. In the case of collective authorship, it is understood that each author has contributed to one or more elements of the work. While the veracity of the attribution of authorship remains the responsibility of the authors, Atenea will not promote any collective authorship that is not sufficiently substantiated.

4.1.5. The authors of accepted submissions concede all rights of publication and circulation to Atenea, in both print and digital formats, as well as in catalogues, libraries, databases and websites.


4.2.1. The reviewers agree to maintain confidentiality with respect to all works submitted for their evaluation and attest that there is no conflict of interest with the authors under review.

4.2.2. If the reviewers discover the identity of the authors under evaluation, either by an administrative error on the part of Atenea or by any other means, they agree to return the unevaluated submission and inform the editorial committee.


4.3.1. The representatives of Atenea agree to comply with all the provisions contained in this document.

4.3.2. Atenea guarantees impartiality in the review process, as well as the qualifications and academic rigor of its reviewers.

4.3.3. The order of publication of all articles, notes and book reviews is subject to the judgement of the editorial committee in view of the thematic coherence of each issue, although every attempt will be made to respect the order in which the submissions and evaluations are received.


All submissions must be sent in a Word file to the e-mail address of the editorial staff:

Mailing address. Those interested in publishing in the journal should send their works by certified mail to:

  • Revista Atenea
    Universidad de Concepción
    Biblioteca Central, Of. 11
    Campus Universitario
    Fono (56-41) 2204590
    Casilla 160-C, Correo 3

For questions and more information, please write to the address listed above.

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Universidad de Concepción
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Casilla 160-C, Correo 3
Biblioteca Central, Of. 11
Concepción - Chile
Tel.: (56-41) 2204590