Scope and policy
AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR REVISTA HISTORIA
Each number of Historia consists of two volumes that are published one each semester. Volume i (January-June) includes articles and book reviews.
a) When a work is cited for the first time, the note should include the author’s name and last name, the title (in italics), city, editorial, year of edition and pages. All this information should be separated by commas and not by periods. The following references to the same work should include the authors’ last name, followed by op. cit., and the page number.
b) When an author has more than one work mentioned in an article (book or article), the first time that it is cited was mentioned above. If the work appears again write the author’s last name and the first two words of the work, ellipsis, volume –if appropriate– and pages.
c) Only the title of books and names of journals should be written in italics. Titles of articles should be in quotation marks. In the case of articles following the name of the journal include the issue number, volume, city, year of publication and pages.
d) Ibid. (Without accents and in italics) is used to repeat the previously mentioned citation when it appears exactly the same.
e) If it is a document in an electronic format: Author(s) (name and last names in roman type) / Title (in italics if it is a book and between “commas” if it is an article), year of publication./ Available in: Complete web address [Date consulted...].
f) In the case of archival documentary sources: author (s) is indicated (if applicable), title of the document or description thereof, place, date, file or repository where it is kept, series, volume and page or piece.
g) Journal articles: author(s) is indicated (if applicable), title or heading (in quotation marks), name of the newspaper (in italics), place of publication, page.
Book reviews and review essays
Historia also includes reviews of recently published books as well as review essays, which contribute to a larger discussion about a particular book and its epistemological or methodological context or about various works that converge on a core concept or a common historiographic problem. Reviewers should send their text before March of each year and observe the following protocol:
a) The works reviewed should pertain to the humanities and social sciences and should be related to the history of Chile in particular or of America in general.
b) The works reviewed should have been published within the last two years.
c) The review should be no longer than six pages, written in Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space, and should be sent in Word format to the journals e-mail address.
d) The review should be a critical analysis of the book more than being a summary. It should address the questions, hypothesis and objectives of the book in addition to discussing the methodology and the sources used, its argument and conclusions as well as its contribution to the ongoing debates on the topic. This should be done with the aim of giving specialists in the field a general idea about the book, its contributions to the field, as well as any critiques. Although any review should reflect a critical approach within disciplinary debates and address discrepancies, Historia will not accept book reviews that include non-academic comments –such as personal attacks– or reviews that foster discrimination in any of its forms.
e) Historia will not accept reviews where there is a conflict of interest between the author and the reviewer. This is defined as having published or carried out a research or academic project together within the last five years.
Historia also calls editorials and national as well as international universities, to submit their recent publications to be reviewed by specialists designated by the Editorial Board. Books should be sent to: Jaime Valenzuela, Editor General, Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile.
Sending of manuscripts
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