ISSN 0719-1243 online version
ISSN 0716-1832 print version


Scope and policy

Cuadernos de Historia receives original articles that meet the highest standards of quality and ethics for publishing. These standards are also applied in every stage of the process of reception, evaluation and edition. We also accept unpublished documents that are relevant for historic research, and reviews of books that have been published within the three years that precede the printing of the biannual issues.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Liabilities of the editors

Selection of articles: The works must be sent to the Director of Cuadernos de Historia, adhering to the ethical and editorial norms herein established. Only those that fulfil the formal requirements will go through the peer review, once the Editorial Committee establishes that the manuscript meets the high quality and ethical standard requirements.

Plagiarism and other types of behaviour that violate said ethics will be penalised.

The publication will be free of charge for the author.

Confidentiality and transparency regulation: The Director and the members of the Editorial Committee are prohibited from revealing the opinion contained within the manuscript or divulging and discussing its content with a third party.

Nor will they be able to use for their own research any material contained in the articles that was not approved for publication, unless they obtain the written consent of the author or authors.

No-discrimination regulation: The articles will not be discriminated against based on race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnic background, nationality, political ideology or religious beliefs of the author or authors, who commit to certify that the material is original and has not been sent simultaneously to other media.

Liabilities of the evaluators

Selection and confidentiality regulation: The evaluation will go through a double blind arbitration of two evaluators designated by the Editorial Committee. These evaluators will not belong to the same institutions as the author, nor will they have any type of conflict of interests with the author.

The evaluators will submit their reports within a maximum of three months. In the case of discrepancy between them, a third evaluator will arbitrate. The magazine board will communicate the results only to the author.

Objectivity regulation: In the case that the evaluator or evaluators suggest changes based on reasonable arguments and criticism, including sources relevant to the topic that haven't been considered, the author or authors will be able to revise the manuscript following the suggestions of the evaluators.

Publishing deadlines regulation: Only when the appropriate changes have been made, the director will communicate to the author the publishing date. The editors will also have the right to include the articles in the issue they esteem most convenient, as long as it doesn't exceed two years, and to apply any formal amendments to the original text that they consider necessary.

Intellectual commitment regulation: The author or authors are responsible for the content and opinions expressed in the text, which do not necessarily represent those of the editors.

The dates of reception and approval for publication will be detailed within the articles.

Liabilities of the author or authors

Originality regulation: The author or authors are responsible for presenting an original manuscript in which they will attempt to confirm the hypothesis of the investigation, clearly identifying the results and details of the sources or references used so that other researchers may resort to them or verify their context.

Authorship regulation: In the case of collective works, the main author will guarantee that all those who contributed significantly to the publication appear as co-authors and that said contributors have checked and approved both the final version of the manuscript and its presentation for publishing. In addition, they will ensure that the work is personal and that it hasn't been plagiarised.

Non-ethical behaviour recognition and sanction regulation: If a breach of the ethical regulation is discovered, the Editorial Committee will inform the academic community by means of divulging the letter addressed to the author or authors which condemns their action. The sanction includes the inability to present a manuscript to Cuadernos de Historia again.

Transparency regulation: Any type of research financing must be recorded by means of a footnote with an asterisk (*) located at the end of the title.

Guidelines for the submissions of articles to Cuadernos de Historia


The original article will be received in Spanish, and must be sent in letter-sized (A4) paper format, in Word version, Times New Roman font, body 12 for the text, a space and a half; the footnotes will be in size 10 and the margins will be three cm on all sides, numbered in the lower right edge. The length of the text must not exceed 25 pages, including graphics, photographs and bibliography. The name of the author (s) must be aligned to the right with an asterisk that indicates, such as a footnote, academic degree, institution to which they belong and email address. Following the title, a summary (abstract) should be included, in both Spanish and English, of no more than ten lines followed by up to six descriptors or keywords (keywords), also in Spanish and English, that identify the subjects addressed in the study.

Bibliographic citations will be detailed at the bottom of the page, indicating the surname of the author, year of edition and page on which the citation appears (example: Pereira Salas, 1971, p.83). In case of quoting more than one work of the author published in the same period, they should be differentiated with a letter after the year (Pereira Salas, 1971a, Pereira Salas, 1971b).

The bibliography will be included at the end of the article in the following form:

  • Books: surname(s), name(s) of the author(s), title in italics, city, publisher and year, separated by commas (example: Fontana, Josep, Por el bien del Imperio. Una historia del mundo desde 1945, Barcelona, Ediciones de Pasado y Presente, 2011).

  • Articles: the title will be quoted in quotation marks, whereas the book or journal in which it was published will be quoted in italics, indicating the number or volume, year and pages in which it is located (example: Ulianova, Olga, “Develando un mito: emisarios de la Internacional Comunista en Chile”, Historia, N°41, vol. I, Santiago, Jan-Jun 2008, pp. 107-111). If the same author and work are cited for the second time, their last name will be indicated, the year, op. cit. and the number of the corresponding page (s).

Other types of footnotes may not exceed more than ten lines.


Documents must include, in both Spanish and English, a summary or abstract not exceeding 10 lines, keywords and an Introduction with information about the author (if known) indicating its importance as an historical source.

Book reviews

Book reviews will be sent with the complete information about the work reviewed, including author, title, place of publication, editorial, year and ISBN number (example: Manuel Cruz, La tarea de la memoria. Sujeto, responsabilidad y política, Editorial Escaparate-Universidad de Valparaíso, Concepción, 2016. 131 pp. ISBN 978-956-9065-75-0).

Ethical standards intellectual property

The remittance and evaluation of received manuscripts will assume that the author(s) acknowledge(s) being the primary and exclusive title holder(s) of the proprietary and moral rights over the article, in accordance with the provisions of the Law 17.336 on Intellectual Property (Chile), and that if they have used, be it totally or partially, someone else’s work for the creation of the article, they declare having obtained the respective consents or license of use of their respective title holders, or that their use is explicitly enshrined in the law.

The author(s) expressly release(s) Cuadernos de Historia, from any subsequent responsibility for any legal, statutory, or contractual violation it might fortuitously commit or have committed regarding the work, thereby committing themselves to repair any damage which might result from the violation of these or other rights.

The author gives permission to Cuadernos de Historia, to exercise, by itself or by means of a third party expressly authorized by Cuadernos de Historia, those rights which are specified below regarding the article that has been sent:

Publication, edition, reproduction, adaptation, distribution, and sale of the reproduced copies, including making online versions available to the public by electronic or digital means.

The present authorization is conferred in a non-exclusive, free, unlimited, perpetual, and irrevocable character while the corresponding rights endure, and releases Cuadernos de Historia from any payment or remuneration for the exercise of the aforesaid rights.

The author will be able to use the material included in an article published in Cuadernos de Historia, by providing the issue number of the journal in which it appeared. The author also has the right to deposit his/her article in repositories or institutional data-bases.

Permission to use the material included in articles published in Cuadernos de Historia is granted both to the author(s) and users in general, provided reference is made to the author and the title of the original publication and the name, number, year and page numbers of the journal.

Sending of manuscripts

The original text should be sent in Spanish, mailed to the Director of Cuadernos de Historia, email address

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