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Guidelines for authors

The journal publishes original and unpublished relevant articles and review articles from the last three years on topics of Social Sciences connected to broader debates, which should not be published in any way, or applying to other journals, otherwise it will be excluded. Articles submitted on local and specific topics disconnected from general realities will not be accepted. There should be no conflicts of interest of the researcher of an economic and academic nature in order to guarantee the transparency of the research. In a separate letter the first author / correspondent must indicate the contribution of each author.

Submission of papers

Papers can be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English and must be sent through the platform of the journal (OJS) available at To guarantee anonymity and transparency, the author must send in two files: a file with the name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, electronic mail and ORCID; the other file must be the text of the article completely anonymous.

The first page should include the title in Spanish and English (only the first letters of important words must be capitalized) maximum 15 words, the abstract and keywords in Spanish and English.

The article must have 5 to 7 thousand words in a single column. Bibliographic references shall be considered only those which have been cited in the body of the article.

The admitted articles are submitted to the evaluation process of anonymous peers, who evaluate considering the international quality standards and criteria for publication. The final results of the peer evaluation can be the following: • Approved for publication without changes • Approved for publication with minor changes • Approved for publication with major changes • Rejected work

The paper must be written considering in each case the following elements:

Quantitative research

The abstract, keywords, Abstract, Key words, introduction, theoretical framework, research methods and techniques, data analysis and discussion, conclusions. Illustrations and tables must be inserted into the body of the work. References.


It presents the general idea of the subject, objective, research methods, results and conclusions, written objectively and concisely (in a single paragraph with an average of 200 words).


Set of three to five words that represents the content of the work.


Presentation of the problem, justification (scientific vacuum that will cover), objective of the study (demonstrate throughout the text the articulation with background and theory ) minimum with 10 authors if it considers the theoretical framework and at least 25 authors if it does not consider the theoretical framework, one to two pages. At least one third of the sources must come from Scopus and/or web of Science.

Theoretical framework

Theory or theories explaining the phenomenon.


Description of the procedure, methods and techniques used in data collection and analysis: description of the procedure, methods and techniques used in data collection and analysis.

Results and discussion

Presentation of research results, interpretation/comparison with antecedents and theories, as well as the author's reflection (they can be separated between results and discussion). When only the results graphs are presented, it is necessary to append the tables and database.


It presents the inferences and teachings in relation to the research topic and proposed objectives in order to allow future research.

Qualitative research

The abstract, keywords, Introduction (description of the problem, conceptual theoretical/theory framework, objective), methodology, result and interpretation (with authors and reflexivity), conclusions. References. The illustrations must be inserted into the body of the work.

Papers of reflection on a topic of the knowledge area and reviews in free format, considering the citations and references in APA.

Reviews papers: it must analyze, systematize and integrate the results of published research on social science topics published by the journal, in order to account for the advances and trends of development (at least 30 authors reviewed). This type of research is characterized by a careful and extensive literature review.

Bibliographical references

List of works cited in the article in alphabetical order (surname, initials, year, title and subtitle, edition, place of publication: publisher).


Surname, A. A. (year). Title: Subtitle. Xta ed. City: Editorial.
Surname, A. A. (year). Title.
Surname, A. A. (year). Title. Doi: xx. xxxxxxxxx
Surnames, A. A. (Ed.). (year). Title: Subtitle. Xed. City: Editorial.

In the case of books:

Aaker, D. A. (2001). Strategic Market Management. 5ta ed. Puerto Alegre: Book-man.

In the case of the electronic versión of the book:

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

From Jesús, J. (1887). The administrative autonomy in Puerto Rico. [Version from the Congress Library].

Periodical publications:

Surname, A. A., Surnames, B. B. & Surnames, C. C. (Date). Article title. Title of the publication, volume (number), pp. xx-xx. doi: xx.xxxxxxx

Article without doi

Demopoulos, A. W. J., Fry, B. and Smith, C. R. (2007). Food Web structure in exotic and native mangroves: A Hawaii-Puerto Rico comparison. Oecology, 153 (3), 675-686.

Article with doi:

Hoyos-Hernández, P., Sanabria, J., Orcasita, L., Valenzuela, A., González, M. and Osorio, T. (2019). Representaciones sociales asociadas al VIH/Sida en universitarios colombianos. Saúde e Sociedade, 28(2), 227-238.

Symposiums, conferences and congresses

Surname, A. and Surname, B. (Date). Title of the presentation [type of contribution]. Title of the symposium or congress, City, Country. Url

Cuevas, M.C. (2019, from October 1 to 2). Moral connection in bullying [conference]. IV International Symposium on School Harassment (bullying). Contemporary challenges around coexistence at school, Medellín, Colombia.

Up to twenty authors can be mentioned:

All surnames and initials of first names are mentioned. The last item is joined with "y" in Spanish or with "&" in English.

Foster, M., Thompson, A., Perez, G., Moore, D., Torres, G., Peterson, H., Foster, M., Thompson, A., Perez, G., Moore, D., Torres, G., Peterson, H., Foster, M., Thompson, A., Perez, G., Moore, D., Torres, G., Peterson, H., Foster, M., … Cox, W. (2018) Titulo…

Making cites in the text

Short cites: literal transcription of the text, with less than 40 words. It must be incorporated into the paragraph in quotation marks or it can be paraphrased. Direct quote example:

Porter (1986) "The competitive strategy is a combination of the aims (goals) the company seeks and the means (policies) by which it seeks to get there” (p.14).

Two authors

Rodríguez and Sánchez (2013) or (Rodríguez and Sánchez, 2013)

Three or more authors

Barton et al. (2016) or (Barton et al., 2016)

Reference of groups of similar authors:

In case two references are identical as summary, cite the surname of the authors to differentiate the two references. Example: Pride (1992) and Kotler (2006) or (Pride,1992 & Kotler, 2006)

Other important aspects

Illustrations: the figures, designs, diagrams, organigrams, photographs, graphs, maps, etc. must be inserted as close as possible to where it is quoted. They are identified by an enumerated lower legend.

Tables: presents qualitative information, usually textual, arranged in lines or columns (maximum 7 tables).

Tables: presents quantitative or numerical information (maximum 7 tables).

Upper legend: lists the tables (quantitative information). Location above the table. Font size 11, central and bold alignment.

Lower caption: Lists figures, graphs, images, etc., which appears below the illustration. Font size 11, bold.




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