ISSN 0718-9273 online version
ISSN 0717-4675 print version


Scope and policy

Veritas only receives and publishes original (i.e. unpublished) articles that are the result of research (with or without funding) in the areas of Philosophy and Theology carried out by national and foreign authors.

Although the usual language of the journal is Spanish, from 2017 articles in other languages, such as English, French, Italian or Portuguese, are also accepted for arbitration and publication.

The articles published in Veritas are freely accessible (Open Access) for academics and students, both national and foreign, dedicated to research and study in the different areas of Philosophy and Theology.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Terms and Conditions

  • Letter size of the sheet.
  • Borders: Superior 2,5 / Left 3 / Lower 2,5 / Right 3.
  • Text in 1,5 space.
  • Extension: at least 15 pages and no more than 25.

Parts of the manuscript

First Page

  • Title in English and Spanish; Garamond 16.

  • Name of the author in Garamond 11 in capital letter, followed by his or her (their) institution and e-mail contact. Include in a brief footnote the following information about the author: academic degree, institutional affiliation, books or papers published (indicate year of these publications).

  • Abstract in English and Spanish; 200 words; Garamond 11;

  • Key words in English and Spanish; 5 or 6 words; Garamond 11.

Text of Article

  • Text in Garamond 12.

  • Subtitles in bold and with successive numbers.

  • The terms used in unusual way, with special meaning or another language are indicated in italics.

  • Summary at the end of the article 11 point Garamond.

Citations in the text

  • When direct quotations (ie, word for word) from another author are short are incorporated into the narrative of the text in quotation marks.

  • When direct quotations are extensive (more than four lines) are highlighted in the text in a separate paragraph without using quotation marks and 11 point Garamond.

  • When the author's surname is part of the narrative, it includes only the year of publication in parentheses. Example: Gilson (1952).

  • When the author's surname and the date of publication are not part of the narrative, both elements are included in parentheses, separated by a comma. Example: (Gilson, 1952).

  • Where appropriate indicate the number (s) page (s) is included after the date of publication separated by a colon. Example: (Gilson, 1952: 90).

  • When there are two authors cited as (Beauchamp & McCullough, 1987).

  • When three or more authors, the first is cited as (Bilbao, Fuertes & Guibert, 2006) and the following times as (Bilbao et al., 2006).

  • When citing two or more works by the same author that match the year of publication, the first is cited as (Gilson, 1952a), the second as (Gilson, 1952b) and the following in alphabetical order.

  • In the case of two or more authors cited in one reference, the author's surname and date of publication separated by a semicolon within a parenthesis. Example: (Gilson, 1952; Nedoncelle, 1967; Maritain, 1988).

  • In the case of using these notes for comments is indicated in the text of the article with successive numbers flown, and its contents will be located at the foot of each page in 10 point Garamond.


  • Use the standar APA.

  • At the end of the article include a list of references in alphabetical order, using indent the second line of each entry. Examples:


Mifsud, T. (1993). Propuestas éticas hacia el siglo XXI. Santiago de Chile: San Pablo.

Küng, H. (1979). ¿Existe Dios? (Cuarta edición). (J. M. Bravo Navalpotro, Trad.) Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad.

Bilbao, G., Fuertes, J. & Guibert, J. M. (2006). ética para ingenieros. Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer.

Book Section:

Rahner, K. (1961). Sobre el problema de una ética existencial formal. En K.

Rahner, Escritos de Teología (J. Molina, L. G. Ortega, A. P. Sánchez Pascual y E. Lator, Trads., Vol. II, págs. 225- 243). Madrid: Taurus.

George, R. P. (2002). Tomando los derechos en serio. Waldrom y el derecho a hacer el mal. En R. P.George, Para hacer mejores a los hombres (C. Ruiz, Trad., págs. 107- 121). Madrid: Eiunsa.

Rawls, J. (2001). Outline of Decision Procedure for Ethics. En J. Rawls, & S. Freeman (Ed.), Collected Papers (págs. 1- 19). Cambridge, Mass, and London: Harvard University Press.

Contribution to book:

Pajer, F. (2006). Formación religiosa y libertad de conciencia en la Unión Europea. En A.

Domingo Moratalla (Ed.), Ciudadanía, religión y educación moral (págs. 143-169). Madrid: PPC.

Neuhaus, R. J. (2002). Iglesia, Estado y democracia en la 'nueva sociedad1. En R. A.

Gahl (Ed.), Más allá del liberalismo (M. T. Bustelo, Trad., págs. 131-142). Madrid: Eiunsa.

Hortal, A. (2003). ética aplicada y conocimiento moral. En A. Cortina & D. García-Marzá (Eds.), ética aplicada y democracia radical (págs. 91-119). Madrid: Tecnos.

Journal article:

López, T. (1990). La Doctrina Social de la Iglesia: balance del posconcilio. Scripta Theologica, 22 (3), 809-842.

Callan, E. (1993). Beyond sentimental civic education. American Journal of Education (20), 251-271.

Lee, P. & George, R. P. (2008). The Nature and Basis of Human Dignity. Ratio Juris, 21 (2), 173-193.


  • Every document is sent to be reviewed by two external readers, who will referee the article according to its scientific merits and originality.

  • The editor will only maintain mailing with authors in reception, correction, printing test and publishing processes. This journal will not accept any correction to defective original papers once published.

  • The editor will notify to the author(s) the date and issue of the publication in the case that the manuscript is accepted.

  • Authors whose works are published will receive by mail a copy of the journal.

  • Veritas reserves the right to publish every contribution in digital format.

  • Authors are responsible for both the scientific content of their manuscript and the opinions expressed which are not necessarily endorsed by the Editor and he will not mantain any mailing about this issue.

Sending of manuscripts

Articles for publication must be submitted to VERITAS. Journal Philosophy & Theology, Pontificio Seminario Mayor San Rafael, Casilla 32, Casablanca, V Region, Chile. Authors must send to this institution a digital copy of his or her (their) manuscript, or by e- mail at

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