ISSN 0718-2376 online version
ISSN 0716-498X print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Universum. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales is a publication of the Institute of Humanistic Studies "Juan Ignacio Molina" of the University of Talca. Its aim is to stimulate reflection and debate on original research, carried out both nationally and internationally, focused on the different fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences, with special emphasis on literature, philosophy, history, arts and cultural and social studies, as well as promoting the dissemination of the results of such research.

Universum admits for its publication articles and bibliographic reviews in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Authors should send their collaborations to universum@utalca.cl. The necessary information that must be consigned in a separate document is the following: first and last names, higher academic degree, institutional affiliation (city and country), ORCID, professional networks: ResearchGate, Scholar.google and Academia.edu, postal address and email. In the case of works with several authors, all of them must indicate this information. On the other hand, the eventual funding of the manuscript, the corresponding acknowledgments, as well as possible conflicts of interest should be mentioned.

The magazine will not receive articles, due to editing the next issue, during the months of July and December. Neither will articles be received during the month of February because is a legal holiday.

Universum has a strict policy against academic endogamy. In consequence, papers of researchers affiliated to University of Talca will be not be published, except with the exceptional authorization from the Editorial Board to submit a manuscript.

The Editorial Board assumes that all the contributions received are original and that they are not simultaneously in the process of being revised in order to be published by other means. Therefore, any inconvenience that arises if this is not the case will be the exclusive responsibility of the authors. In this sense, any type of plagiarism that occurs in the texts, or of situation contrary to the ethics that has taken place in its preparation process, will not be attributable to Universum or any of the people who make up its team, but exclusively to the authors of the works. It is important to note in this regard that authors must ensure that they have the necessary authorizations for the reproduction and publication of tables, maps, photographs, diagrams, graphs, etc. that are not self-made. Otherwise, the Editorial Board may proceed with its elimination. In the same way, it is understood that, by submitting their collaborations, the authors cede the necessary patrimonial rights so that, if they are accepted for publication, they are reproduced, distributed and disseminated, both in electronic format and on paper.

The contributions sent by the authors must also adapt to the editorial standards of the journal. The originals received, at first, will be examined by the Editorial Board to verify if they comply to the editorial guidelines and if they correspond to the format of the journal. Only after being accepted in its form and by the Editorial Board will the manuscripts be sent for anonymous review by experts in the subject areas, which will issue reports that will be evaluated for the final decision. The Editorial Board will respond to the authors as soon as possible, and may require clarifications or modifications of the originals. In these situations, the authors must send a new version of their text within ten business days from the moment the notification is sent. In the case of not receiving a response from the authors within the indicated period, the Editorial Board may definitively reject the work.

Once the contribution is accepted, it will be published in one of the following issues of the journal, without the Editorial Board being able to commit to publish it in a specific number. However, during the course of the editing process, the authors may be consulted if difficulties arise and it is necessary. In any case, if it is considered pertinent, the text may be corrected in its style. Finally, the publication of the accepted manuscript is subject to the subscription, by the author, of the respective copyright license agreement proposed by the University of Talca.

The published texts may be reproduced in whole or in part, provided that their origin and authorship is properly cited. Article authors will be entitled to five offprints and a printed copy of the journal.

The judgments expressed in the writings are the exclusive responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the institution that publishes this journal.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. The manuscript must be sent in Word format (Times New Roman 12, letter size sheet, interlinear space 1,5) with margins of 3 cm on all four sides and not to exceed 8,000 words including notes, bibliography and annexes (graphics, figures, tables, illustrations and/or photographs).

  2. The manuscript must include a brief title, a summary of 200 words and 5 key words, both Spanish and English.

  3. The manuscript must comply to the international citation standards MLA (www.mla.org) or APA (www.apa.org).

  4. Concision is requested in the citation and use of footnotes or at the end of the manuscript exclusively to add information or make comments whose content is not convenient in the body of the manuscript.

  5. The author will decide whether to keep the citations in the original language in the body of the article by placing the translation as a footnote or at the end of the manuscript, or if not, only quote the citation in its translated version. In the bibliographic section indicate the name of the corresponding translator. If it is the author of the manuscript who makes the translation, it should be indicated with the expression: "Trad. of the author "or" My translation "in parentheses at the end of the citation.

  6. Authors must ensure that they have the authorizations for the reproduction and publication of graphics, figures, tables, illustrations and/or photographs that are not their own.

  7. Reviews should be submitted in Word format (Times New Roman 12, letter size sheet, 1.5 interline space) with margins of 3 cm on all four sides and not exceed 2,000 words including notes. They do not require summary or keywords. The title must include the name of the author of the book reviewed, title of the book and publication references.

Sending manuscripts

Those interested in publishing in the journal should send their works to: universum@utalca.cl.

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