General guidelines

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check that their submission meets all the elements shown below. The Editorial Coordination Team will review the material and if it does not meet the requirements, the product will be returned to the authors. The requirements are:

  • The submission must be unpublished, not have been previously published or submitted for consideration by any other journal. In the latter case, an explanation will be provided in the Comments to the editor.
  • The submission will consist of two files of the text or product to be published:
    1. one with author data that includes: the name of the author, the institution in which they collaborate, brief profile (biodata of no more than 10 lines), address, telephone number, email address of the author and number orcid (If you don't have it, register with the following link: https://orcid.org/signin). In the case of co-authorship, the data of all the authors must be presented;
    2. other anonymous: without name or specific reference to the author / s or authors, and avoiding the citation of or references to works of their authorship, so that the authors are not recognizable for their double-blind opinion.
  • The file must be in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  • The magazine will only publish texts and products in Spanish. All articles will include title in Spanish and English, notes, citations, tables, graphs, bibliographic references. Depending on the section, the article must also be accompanied by an abstract and keywords (minimum five) in Spanish and English.
  • The text must have double spacing and be in Times New Roman 12 points. Italics will be used instead of underlining (except in URL addresses. Notes will appear at the bottom of the page and not at the end.
  • The text will be presented according to the length, stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the section to which it is sent.
  • Wherever possible, URLs are provided for references.
  • The citations in the text should be of the form (Sámano, 1982: 181).
  • The bibliographic references will have the complete information in alphabetical order as follows:
    • Chodrow, Nancy (1984). The exercise of motherhood. Barcelona: Gedisa.
    • Hall, Stuart (1990). "Culture Identity and Diaspora", in Jonathan Rutherford, Identity, Community, Cultural, Difference. London: Lawrence & Wishart, pp. 222-237.
    • Wade, Peter (2014). "Race, science, society", in Interdiscipline, vol. 2, no. 4, pp.35-62.
  • If the article includes illustrations, figures, tables, tables and graphs, the author must indicate the precise place where they should appear on the page as follows: (enter table 1 or graph X). The original file of the graphs will be sent in Excel to be able to manipulate them in the edition.
  • If the author wishes to accompany his text with photographs, maps, plans, figures or plates, he must ensure that he has the authorization of the creator for the use of his work. The files must be sent in .jpg or .tiff format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and must be accompanied by the title and source at the foot of the photo (author, place, date).
  • All audiovisual products will be sent in .MPEG2 or 4, .AVI, .MOV or .MP4 formats and must have a resolution of 1280 x 720. The audiovisual product or accepted text will be ideally published by the magazine's own media (website , flickr, vimeo, etc.).
  • In the event that the product is positively evaluated in its opinion, the magazine will provide a letter of assignment of rights to be signed by the author. In the case of co-authorship, all the authors must sign the document.

Guidelines by section

In addition to the above requirements, articles must meet specific criteria for each section:

Temáticas

It is a thematic section coordinated by an academic responsible and will be published in alternation with the interdisciplinary Colloquia. It will consist of a maximum of five articles, written by specialists on the particular theme of the issue. All works will be refereed in double blind.

  • Every article in this section will have:
    1. Title in Spanish and English;
    2. A summary that will not exceed 800 characters with spaces, describing the central proposal, the research methodology used and the central arguments of the article;
    3. Keywords in Spanish and English (minimum five);
    4. Notes, citations, tables, graphs and bibliographic references that meet the requirements of the journal.
  • Articles should not exceed 54,000 characters with spaces and should be in Times New Roman 12 points with double spacing.

Coloquios interdisciplinarios

It's a section of academic essays that debate around a specific topic summoned by the magazine. A specialist will be invited to publish an article, theoretical or methodological essay, and a number of specialists from different disciplines or perspectives on the subject (between four and six) will be invited to comment, discuss, debate or expand on the main author's essay. The Interdisciplinary Colloquia section proposes a new form of evaluation and opinion established by public discussion and academic debate (not blind). The Colloquia will be published in alternation with the Anthropological Topics.

  • The central essay it will not exceed 54,000 characters with spaces and must contain:
    1. title in Spanish and English;
    2. abstract in Spanish and English that does not exceed 800 characters with spaces;
    3. minimum of five keywords in Spanish and English;
    4. notes, citations, tables, graphs and bibliographic references that meet the requirements of the journal.
  • The comment essays they will not exceed 54,000 characters with spaces and must contain:
    1. title in Spanish and English;
    2. summary summary in Spanish and English that does not exceed 800 characters with spaces;
    3. minimum of five keywords in Spanish and English;
    4. notes, citations, tables, graphs and bibliographic references that meet the requirements of the journal.
  • All texts must be presented in Times Roman at 12 points with double spacing.

Realidades socioculturales

It is a section that includes original articles without being associated with a central theme. Its content is miscellaneous and independent from the thematic proposals and the colloquia. All works will be refereed in double blind.

  • The articles in this section must contain:
    1. Title in Spanish and English;
    2. The abstract will not exceed 800 characters with spaces in which the central proposal, the methodology of the research in question and the central arguments of the article are described;
    3. keywords in Spanish and English (minimum five);
    4. notes, citations, tables, graphs and bibliographic references that meet the requirements of the journal.
  • Articles should not exceed 54,000 characters with spaces and should be in Times New Roman 12 points with double spacing.

Discrepancias

In this occasional posting section, the Editorial Coordination Team will propose a topic for debate of current interest and public interest around which prominent academic specialists in the subject will be invited to answer a series of questions that allow them to address their position in the face of current situations and realities that are central to the reflections, debates and positions of anthropologists and social scientists. This section will consist of:

  • A introduction to the topic written by a member of the Team or by an invited researcher;
  • The questions to call for debate;
  • The answers of the invited scholars in a short space - approximately half a page for each of them.
  • Eventually, responses or comments that readers contribute to the debate

Reseñas críticas

This section includes short and critical essays of interest to the social sciences and includes reviews of complete works by an author or a current relevant to the magazine, as well as reviews of books, articles, ethnographic videos, anthropological cinema, art exhibitions, theses. degree and performance. Reviews of books that have been published more than two years ago will not be accepted.

  • Reviews should include the bibliographic file complete and cover image of the reviewed publication in JPG or TIFF format, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Articles should not exceed 20,000 characters with spaces and should be in Times New Roman 12 points with double spacing.

Encartes multimedia

This section will be open for the publication of different multimedia research products. It will be published occasionally, subject to the availability of material received and considered relevant. Will be accepted: visual ethnographies / multimedia reports with strong fieldwork support and use of social science frames of reference, photographic essays, documentary / ethnographic videos, poetry, life stories and oral archives. Unlike the articles in the other sections, it is hoped to give centrality to the audiovisual products as research material. All works will be refereed in double blind.

  • All audiovisual documentary, photographic gallery or audio testimony, interactive map, etc., of this section will be accompanied by a text of research contextualization containing between 20,000 and 25,000 characters with spaces (Times New Roman 12 with double spacing). This text must comply with the journal's requirements regarding notes, citations, tables, graphs and bibliographic references.
  • In all cases in which audiovisual or graphic materials are positively judged, the letter of transfer of rights signed for the document to be published by the magazine's own media (website, flickr, vimeo, etc.)
  • The materials will be sent in two versions, one with the full credits (for future publication), and the other without a name or specific reference to the author / s or authors. The material will be delivered to the section editor who verifies that it meets the requirements. Later he will turn it over to him Editorial Coordination Team.
  • The visual ethnographies / multimedia reports They must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes and be in the following formats: .MPEG2 or 4, .AVI, .MOV or .MP4. The resolution must be 1280 x 720, minimum. Its contextualization must have:
    1. The data sheet complete video, including the names of the directors and the main production team, the years of production, the format and the duration of the material. The data sheet will not be included in the character count;
    2. The videofilm link on YouTube or Vimeo.
  • The photo essays They must have between 20 and 50 photographs with a resolution of 300 dpi accompanied by technical sheets (author, place, date, situation and actors). The respective captions must include the titles of the photos and excerpts from the field diary, quotes from interviews, or any other text that can direct the reading of the image in the sense in which the author wants to lead it.
  • The audiovisual performance records, regardless of its duration, they must include in their contextualization:
    1. The data sheet complete video, including the names of the directors and the main production team, the years of production, the format and the duration of the material. The data sheet will not be included in the character count;
  • The link of the viodeofilm on YouTube or Viemo.
  • The life stories, poetry and oral archives should include in their contextualization a data sheet indicating the title of the work, name of the author, the place and time of the registration. The data sheet will not be included in the character count.

Entrevistas

This section consists of interviews with researchers and social actors who, in the opinion of the Editorial Coordination Team, are of interest to the academic community. The publication of this section will be occasional. The length of the written interviews should be a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 10. If they are on video, their duration will be 20 to 30 minutes. Every interview must be accompanied by a text that presents the academic or social trajectory for which the interviewee is relevant for the study or understanding of a specific topic. In the case of multimedia interviews, the technical file of the shipment will be included.

Copyright notice

The authors retain the copyright and assign to the journal the right to the first publication with the work registered with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which allows third parties to use what is published as long as they mention the authorship of the I am already working on the first publication in this magazine.

Authors may enter into other independent and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the article published in this journal (for example, include it in an institutional repository or publish it in a book) as long as they clearly indicate that the work it was first published in this magazine.

Open access policy

All published articles (postprints) are available for download in their most up-to-date version on the website of Encartes, in the CIESAS institutional repository and in the Internet Archive. The user must acknowledge the credits of the work.

Encartes It does not charge for costs of processing and / or publication of articles (APC) and unless expressly mentioned, all the content of this site is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This journal provides open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Peer review process

Upon receipt, the original document will go through: 1) a plagiarism detection program; 2) for a relevance reading carried out by one of the members of the Editorial Coordination Team; 3) Two reviewers will be sent, preferably external specialists to the publishing institutions, guaranteeing confidentiality and anonymity to abide by the procedure known as double blind. In case of controversy between the two opinions, a third evaluation will be requested. The results of the ruling will be reported to the authors within a period of less than six months; If an article was not accepted, the author will be informed of the reasons for this decision.

The result of each of the evaluations can be: 1) rejected; 2) acceptance subject to major changes; 3) acceptance subject to minor changes; 4) accepted without change.

Upon approval of his article, the author must sign a letter of transfer of economic rights over his work in which he authorizes Encartes its electronic diffusion.

The articles will be published within a year from the acceptance of the text.

Evaluation formats

Internal regulations of Encartes

Article I. General description

Unique. Inserts, Multimedia digital magazine is a biannual plural and interdisciplinary publication in which advances and research results on the topics and problems of interest to social scientists are made known.

Article II. Structure of the magazine

The magazine contains seven main sections:

1. Interdisciplinary Colloquia

It is a section of academic essays that discuss a specific topic called by the magazine. A specialist will be invited to publish an article, theoretical or methodological essay, and a number of specialists from different disciplines or perspectives on the subject (between four and six) will be invited to comment, discuss, debate or expand on the main author's essay. The Interdisciplinary Colloquia section proposes a new form of evaluation and opinion established by public discussion and academic debate (not blind). The Colloquia will be published in alternation with the Anthropological Topics.

2. Topics

It is a thematic section coordinated by an academic responsible and will be published in alternation with the interdisciplinary Colloquia. It will consist of a maximum of five articles, written by specialists on the particular subject of the issue. All works will be refereed in double blind. 

3. Sociocultural realities

It is a section that includes original articles without being associated with a central theme. Its content is miscellaneous and independent from the thematic proposals and the colloquia. All works will be refereed in double blind.

4. Interviews

This section consists of interviews with researchers and social actors who, in the opinion of the editorial committee, are of interest to the academic community. Interviews can be audio visual products or transcripts. The publication of this section will be occasional.

5. Discrepancy

This section of the magazine will include critical texts that address anthropological problems and dilemmas in the face of current situations and realities that are central to the reflections, debates and positions taken by anthropologists. This section will be published from time to time.

6. Critical Reviews

This section includes short and critical essays of interest to the social sciences and includes reviews of complete works by an author or a current relevant to the magazine, as well as reviews of books, articles, ethnographic videos, anthropological cinema, art exhibitions, theses. degree and performance.

7. Multimedia Inserts

This section will be open for the publication of different products of ongoing research. It will be published occasionally subject to the availability of material received that is considered relevant. Visual ethnographies / multimedia reports will be accepted with strong fieldwork support and use of social science frames of reference, photographic essays, documentary / ethnographic videos, poetry, life stories, and oral archives.

Article III. Organization and decision-making bodies

Unique. In order to ensure the functioning of the journal, the fulfillment of its purposes and guarantee its periodicity, an Editorial Committee (CE) will be formed, a director of the journal will be appointed and an Academic Advisory Body (CAA) will be formed.

Article IV. Purposes of the Editorial Committee

Unique. The Editorial Committee (CE) is an academic body that has the responsibility of:

a) ensure the scientific quality of published articles

b) guarantee the journal's adherence to the requirements that it must meet as an academic body of dissemination

c) establish the editorial policy and ensure its periodicity.

 Article V. Functions of the Editorial Committee

Unique. The functions of the CE are:

a) define the content of each issue of the journal

b) receive article proposals for publication

c) review and approve the thematic proposals for the Knowledge and Reasons section

d) perform a relevance reading of all articles

e) appoint the reviewers of the articles submitted for consideration

f) based on the opinions, determine if the articles are fit to be published

g) receive the second version of the ruled articles in which the suggested changes are addressed and verify their update

h) In case of controversy between the author and the opinion-makers, evaluate the suggestions or conditions indicated in the opinions, taking into account the author's point of view.

i) evaluate texts that are not subject to external opinion

j) suggest policies for the publication, dissemination and commercialization of the magazine

k) keep the CAA informed of the progress of the magazine, and incorporate the views of its members into its discussions

l) supervise the relays in the CAA.

m) Resolve situations that have not been provided for in the regulations

Article VI. Academic Advisory Body

1. The journal will have an Academic Advisory Body (CAA) made up of specialists who have belonged to the CE and invited foreign specialists.

2. The specialists who finish their period in the CE will become part of the CAA.

3. The CE will propose to the General Directorate of CIESAS names of specialists from foreign academic institutions to be invited to the CAA. The participation of researchers from different specialties will be sought and that there is a balance regarding the regions of origin, especially from Europe, North America and Latin America. If so, specialists from another continent may be included.

4. The CAA will not exceed the number of 28. As those who finish their period in the CE are integrated, those who have more seniority in this body will leave their place, always taking care that there is a number of eight foreign specialists whose duration in this body is so. will determine the CE.

5. The function of the CAA is to oversee the management of the journal, to form part of the portfolio of arbitrators and to suggest the expansion of said portfolio.

6. The CE will send the CAA the information of its meetings and decisions, receive their points of view and incorporate them into its discussions.

Article VII. Attributions of the director of the magazine.

1. The director of the magazine has the responsibility that the magazine is published in accordance with the established criteria and purposes, that it is done properly and with the determined periodicity; For this, it will respect the CE agreements and will have the assistance of the CIESAS Sub-Directorate for Dissemination and Publications and its General Directorate.

 2. The director of the magazine will be appointed by the head of the General Directorate based on the following requirements:

a) be a CIESAS researcher

b) enjoy recognized prestige for their contributions to the field of knowledge of their specialty, for their extensive links with the scientific community, as well as their prudence and discretion

 3. For the fulfillment of its mission, the director of the magazine has the attributions of:

 a) coordinate and monitor the editorial process of each issue of the magazine

b) organize the work agenda for the CE sessions

c) account for the originals that are submitted for the consideration of the CE

d) suggest and promote the best mechanisms for the dissemination of the journal.

4. For the best performance of their functions, they will be assisted by two people who will support the related tasks of the magazine in general: whoever is responsible for the editorial functions (editor or publisher), and whoever is in charge of the ordinary management of the magazine ( assistant).

 Article VIII. Editorial guidelines

1. Only original articles and reviews that have not been published and that are not subject to a simultaneous opinion in other media will be considered for possible publication. Originals written in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese are accepted, but will only be published in Spanish. 

2. The presentation rules that articles and reviews must meet in order to be received are set out in the "Instructions for authors" published in Encartes and on the magazine's website. The foregoing refers to the requirements for the length of the articles, formal presentation, required information and way of citing.

3. The procedure for submitting thematic proposals to the EC consists of submitting in writing a brief and well-founded presentation of the topic to be worked on and its relevance within the anthropological debate, as well as a tentative index.

4. The magazine will acknowledge receipt of the originals when they are received. The acceptance of each collaboration will depend on a reading of relevance and confidential opinions made by specialists under the procedure known as double blind. Based on this evaluation, the EC will decide on the publication and will inform the authors within a period of less than one year.

5. Upon approval of the article, the author must sign a letter of transfer of economic rights over his work in which he authorizes CIESAS to distribute it in print and electronically. If an article was not accepted, the author will be informed of the reasons for this decision.

6. For the choice of the cover design for each issue of the magazine, the coordinator of the thematic proposal of the Knowledge and Reasons section, the EC and those responsible for the Subdirectorate of Diffusion and Publications will be consulted. The proposal that obtains the greatest consensus will be approved. The base design with which the journal is identified cannot be changed.

7. The graphic discourse of each issue of the magazine will conform to the Knowledge and Reasons section and will be the responsibility of the editorial team. Proposals from the coordinators of the issue will be accepted if your material is delivered on time and meets the technical quality requirements and legal permits to be published.

Article IX. Procedures to judge originals.

1. The CE will designate the reviewers of the originals submitted for its consideration.

2. For the fulfillment of its functions, the CE will have a portfolio of arbitrators specialized in the disciplines referred to in the originals.

3. The reviewers must not belong to the same institution or work area of the author of the original that will be evaluated, nor should they be his thesis supervisor.

4. Two positive opinions will be required to approve the publication of any original.

5. In the event that there are opposing opinions, the EC will request a third opinion to resolve the controversy.

6. If in the opinion of the EC an opinion is not satisfactory, a new one will be requested.

7. The opinions requested must consider the following points:

a) Scientific rigor

b) Contribution to the discipline or line of research in question

c) Quality, both in structure and in presentation.

8. The opinions must clearly define the approval, conditioning or disapproval of the originals and must be delivered within a maximum period of three weeks from the receipt of the material.

9. Once the public versions of the opinions have been delivered to the author, the author must present the second version of his text in which he must have incorporated the corrections, suggestions or observations of the opinions.

10. In the event that important conditions are established to the evaluated text, the CE will request that a comparison be made of the level of incorporation carried out by the author in the second version of the original. In order to facilitate this task, the author must deliver to the CE a reasoned official letter stating which points of the opinion it took up and which ones it omitted.

11. The decisions of the EC will be taken, preferably, by consensus and, where appropriate, by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the director of the magazine will have a casting vote.

Code of good practice

Editorial decisions will not be affected by the origin of the manuscript or by characteristics of the authors such as nationality, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs or political philosophy of the authors.

The decision to publish an article is independent of government policies or other agencies outside the journal.

Editors' responsibilities

1. They must take responsibility for what is published in their magazine. They should look for ways to improve the journal, address the needs and questions of the authors, prevent other non-academic needs from compromising the ethical standards of the journal, be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, rectifications, and apologies, if necessary.

2. They will keep accessible the description of the evaluation process and the procedure guide for submitting an article for evaluation (link to the evaluation diagram).

3. They will ensure the confidentiality of the authors of the manuscripts from the moment they are received until the end of their evaluation.

4. They will protect the intellectual property and copyrights of the manuscripts.

5. Use appropriate tools, such as plagiarism programs - for example, Turnitin - to detect scientific misconduct by authors.

6. They will ask the evaluators to comment on misconduct by the authors.

7. They will inform the author about the progress of the evaluation.

8. They will send the authors the full comments of the evaluators, except when they are offensive or defamatory.

9. They will inform the author of the phase of the editorial process in which their article is.

10. They will not use or disclose information from the articles before they are published, without the prior consent of the author.

Responsibilities of the members of the Editorial Coordination Team

1. The decision to accept or reject an article will be based on its quality, clarity, originality and relevance of its publication in the journal.

2. The members of the Committee will establish the editorial parameters and will review them frequently so that the journal maintains its quality.

3. New members of the Editorial Committee will not be able to reverse publication decisions made before their incorporation, unless the manuscript in question presents serious problems.

4. They will not reveal the identity of the authors until the articles are published.

5. They will keep the names of the evaluators anonymous.

6. They will ensure that manuscripts are reviewed by appropriate reviewers.

7. They will ensure that the evaluation process is objective, clear and transparent.

8. They will resolve any controversy that arises during the evaluation process.

9. Post corrections, clarifications, rectifications, and apologies, if necessary.

10. If they detect scientific misconduct by the authors, they will immediately report it to the editors.

11. They will publish how they have resolved the controversies or cases of authors who do not observe the clauses of this code of conduct.

Authors' responsibilities

1. Authors must guarantee that:

His manuscript has not been published and it is not being evaluated in other publications.

The information contained in the manuscript has been collected in an ethical manner.

The article presented is original and that the references and data of other works have been cited appropriately.

2. Those who have participated in a meaningful way in the content of the article will be recognized as co-authors.

3. They will give the corresponding credit to the translators of all or parts of the article.

4. The sources of financial support for the research will be stated in the manuscript.

5. They will follow the instructions for submitting articles, published on the journal's website and defined by the Editorial Committee.

6. They will follow the indications of the evaluation phases and will observe the delivery times of corrections and comparisons.

7. They must ensure that they have in their possession the authorizations to reproduce and print the material that is not their property or authorship (graphs, maps, diagrams, photographs, etc.).

8. They will sign a letter authorizing the journal to edit, publish and distribute their article in print and electronic media.

Evaluators' responsibilities

1. If the manuscript that they have been asked to evaluate is subject to a conflict of interest, they will express it immediately.

2. They will inform the editor if they consider they are not qualified to carry out the evaluation.

3. They will notify the editors if they detect scientific misconduct in the manuscript.

4. They will express their comments in a clear, objective and respectful manner in the evaluation format that the journal provides them.

5. They will carry out the evaluation and notify the result in 30 calendar days.

6. They will treat the result of the evaluation with confidentiality.

7. They will not use or disclose the information contained in the manuscript before its publication.

Scientific bad practices are considered:

Lack of ethics in the publication process

- Fictitious authorship: appear as authors or co-authors of investigations not carried out.

- Duplicate publication: publish all or part of an article already published.

- Fragmented publication: divide a work to publish as independent articles.

- Inflated publication: add data to a previously published work to publish as a new article.

- Self-plagiarism: repeating the same content previously written by the author with the intention of publishing as a new article.

Scientific fraud

- Invention: prepare all or part of the data.

- Falsification and manipulation of data: falsify data or methods to fulfill the hypothesis.

- Plagiarism: taking ideas or phrases without citing the original source.

Incorrect bibliographic citations: omit relevant citations. Include non-consulted citations. Excess self-citations.

- Publication biases: forcing data to obtain positive results and high statistical significance.

- Advertising: expose premature results (without verification).

Manuscripts that incur these practices will not be evaluated. The editor will write to the author, explaining that the article is rejected, the journal's position in these cases and the expected behavior in the future. It will also inform the evaluator.

If it is detected that sentences of less length were copied and there is no indication that the data of others has been offered as their own work, the publisher will write to the author and request that he modify those parts or that he indicate the citations clearly. It will also inform the evaluator. If the author refuses to correct the manuscript, the article will be rejected, the journal's position in these cases and the expected behavior in the future will be explained.

Para resolver otros casos no considerados en este código de conducta, los editores y el comité editorial tomarán como referencia los pasos indicados por el Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/files/Spanish%20%281%29.pdf).

Sources

Committee on Publication Ethics (cope), 2017, “Guidelines”. Available online: .

Quituisaca-Samaniego, Lilia, 2017, "Some elements of scientific misconduct", in Numerical Summarizing, no. 4. Available online: . doi: 10.13140 / RG.2.2.16893.77285.