Instructions for authors

ISSN: 2007-5316

Instructions for authors

Entretextos is a quarterly publication whose objective is the dissemination of knowledge on social and human sciences, as well as in exact and health sciences, which is directed toward academics and other individuals interested in the issues and topics covered in the publication. Our goal is share these topics highlighting a humanist perspective on social responsibility in line with the educational philosophy of the Universidad Iberoamericana León and the Jesuit University System, all the while striving to offer elements for reflection which we hope will lead to an incorporation of fairness and justice in the resulting actions of our readers.

Our objective is to have at least 75% of the published papers be the result of scientific research, significant breakthroughs, or products of research that have been validated by the scientific community in that field of study. We are also accepting original contributions that have an appropriate theoretical basis in the social and human sciences, or exact and health sciences.


GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PAPERS


1.- Texts to be published

Entretextos receives original and unpublished materials that have not been or not currently being evaluated by any other journal at the time of submission. Authors will be required to sign a Letter of Exclusivity. In regards to the content, 75% of the articles published in each issue must address significant breakthroughs or scientific investigational reports, while the rest will be evidence-based articles or essays, theoretical and conceptual in nature, containing appropriate citations.

2.- Sections

Entretextos is comprised of four sections: 1. Labor de punto ["Cross Stitching"] presents articles on a topic that has been previously announced in the section Próximos temas [“Upcoming topics"]; 2. Tejiendo el conocimiento ["Weaving Knowledge"] highlighting articles from various academic fields (social studies, humanities, exact sciences); 3. Cucharadas de Luna ["Spoonfuls of the Moon"], dedicated to literary proposals of diverse genres; and 4. Espacios Vacíos ["Empty Space"], a gallery for the visual arts, where samples of the artistic work of painters, sculptors, illustrators and photographers are shared.

3.- Length

Texts should contain between 30,000 and 60,000 characters (including spaces), considering 3,000 per page. Articles must have between 10 and 20 pages.

4.- Format

Texts must use Microsoft Word, font - Arial 12, line spaced 1.5 with margins and heading and left tabs at 3 cms, bottom and right tabs at 2.5 cms.

5.- Author's information

To be provided on a separate sheet: (1) Title of the article and all of the author's personal information; (2) institution where s/he works, city and country; (3) position at the institution; (4) highest level of formal education; (5) telephone number, e-mail address, or other contact information.

6.- Title

The Title of the article should reflect the content of the text, and it should be in both Spanish and English.

7.- Abstract

The article must include a summary of the text, maximum 300 words (no more than 1,800 characters including spaces), specifying the scope and contributions of the paper. It should be in both English and Spanish.

8.- Keywords

4 to 5 keywords must also be included, in both English and Spanish.

9.- Style

It is recommended to be clear and precise, structuring the text in a logical order, with a final revision to avoid spelling errors. If acronyms and abbreviations are used, they should be clearly defined within the text or in an appendix.

10.- Rules for citations and references

If quotes are used within the text, (direct or indirect), they should be cited in the same text. For textual or direct quotes, they should contain (1) the surname of the author followed by a comma; (2) the year of publication of the book, followed by a colon; (3) and the pages where the reference can be found. Example: (Morin, 2001:38). In the case of an indirect quotation or paraphrasing, only the last name and the year of publication of the book are required. Example: (Bourdieu, 2002).

11.- References

All references should be specified at the end of the text in alphabetical order, using the name of the authors (please avoid including bibliographical resources that are not quoted or referenced in the text), and they should include, in the following order: (1) author's surname and name; (2) year of publication in parentheses, followed by a period; (3) title (and subtitle) in italics; (4) number of edition in parentheses (starting from the second edition); (5) city, followed by a colon; (6) and the publishing house.

Examples:

Book with one author:
Giménez, Gilberto (2007). Studies on culture and social identities. Mexico: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) / National Council for the Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA).

Book with two authors:
Mendiola, Alfonso and Chinchilla, Perla (2006). “The rhetorical construction of reality as a theory of modernity. The teaching of rhetoric in the Jesuit schools in the New Spain.” In Herrera, Rubén Lozano et al. The rhetorical construction of reality: The Society of Jesus. Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana ciudad de México.

Book with coordinator:
Weiss, Eduardo (Coord.) (2012). Youth and high school. Mexico: ANUIES. Library Collection of Higher Education.

If the book has three or more authors, please only state the first one and then use the abbreviation et al.

Book with a corporate author:
Real Academia Española (1999). Spelling of the Spanish Language. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe.

In case of a magazine article, the reference should be done as follows: (1) surname and name of author(s); (2) date of publication in parentheses, followed by a period; (3) title in quotation marks; (4) name of the magazine written in italics; (5) number, year or volume; (6) city; (7) publishing house; (8) and the pages that encompass the cited article.

Magazine article with a single author:
Chacha Sánchez, Adolfo (January-June 2014). “The college professor before the convergence of new processes of written communication in the classroom. What is being done at Ibero?” in Didac, núm. 63, Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, pp. 60-63.

From a Magazine:
Proceso (January 19, 2013). Núm. 1890, Mexico: Apro, Comunicación e Información S.A. de C.V.

For online references, specify (1) author; (2) year; (3) title; (4) and information on the publication; (5) website; (6) and date.

Example:

Hess Zimmermann, Karina (2013). “Lexical development in adolescence: An analysis of nouns in oral and written narratives”. Actualidades en Psicología, 2013, No. 27, pp. 113-127. Retrieved from http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=133229443009 pdf, accessed on 06-26-2014

12.- Review Process

All submitted texts will be subject to a review process which includes a pre-revision where the texts are checked for general compliance with the editorial policy of Entretextos.. In case of noncompliance with such requirements, the texts will be sent back to the author with a request for revision and re-submission within a maximum of three business days after the date of the request. If after pre-revision the text is approved, the submission will be double-blind reviewed by experts in the field of study, according to Entretextos peer review process.

The possible results of this review are: (1) two unfavorable reviews -the submission will be rejected and the author informed so that s/he may submit the article for publication in another journal; (2) a favorable review with comments -the author will be asked to make the proper revisions so that s/he may re-submit the text for a final review until accepted by both reviewers; (3) if one review is favorable and the other is unfavorable, a third review will then be requested. A new reviewer will then assess the quality of the work for publication and if adjustments and changes are suggested, publication will only be made once these corrections have been made; (4) with two favorable reviews without comments, the text is sent directly for publication; with two favorable reviews suggesting minor corrections, they must be done before publication. In all cases, the article will be published only once the author has made the adjustments or changes requested by the reviewers within a period of no more than two weeks after the author has been informed of the results of the reviews. In all cases the Editorial Committee acts as the liaison between reviewers and authors in order to ensure anonymity.

13.- Transfer of rights

The authors whose articles have been deemed suitable for publication by the reviewers will cede their rights to the article. In order to cede their rights, the authors will be asked to sign a letter granting Entretextos full irrevocable rights to the publishing of their work.

14.- Format and comments

The texts published in Entretextos are in electronic format and as such readers may comment on the articles. In the event that an author would not like to receive comments, s/he should inform the editor in advance.

15.- Other responsibilities of the authors

Authors are responsible for the content of the articles, as well as the literary and visual work contained therein. Furthermore, they are responsible for the handling of texts, graphic or photographic content which are the property of a third party and have been included in their article.

16.- Submission

The articles should be sent by e-mail to entretextos@iberoleon.mx or esther.bonilla@iberoleon.mx.

17.- Envío

All controversies fall under the jurisdiction of the Editorial Committee of Entretextos.