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Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


ANNALS of the Institute of American Art and Aesthetic Investigations “Mario J. Buschiazzo” (hereinafter referred to as the “ANNALS of the IAA”) is an annual publication started in 1948 as an instrument for the spreading of investigations on the histories of the city, its architecture and designs, preferably referred to Latin America.
Within the context of these topics, it may include some papers focusing on epistemological or methodological matters or on the discussion of some specific problems as a result of completed or ongoing investigations that make original contributions to the discipline or field and that are accepted by the Publishing Committee of the publication. Given the characteristics of the disciplinary fields of specialty dealt with by the journal, particular emphasis will be put on the weighting of those texts that, besides being based on rigorous investigations, would put forward critical reflections, original interpretations or innovative discussions, and are committed with the study of history and design, in their various trends, thus contributing to build and consolidate their epistemological bases and expanding the field of the knowledge.
Contributors are hereby invited to send papers that match the objectives and scopes mentioned above. Every paper received will be evaluated by means of a double-blind refereeing system, whereby two specialists will determine the feasibility of its publication. The research articles sent must be original material in the language of publication. Said condition, as well as the transference of copyrights, shall be expressly stated on a note signed by the author/s thereof.
The main working language of the journal is Spanish but original articles are also accepted in English, French, and Portuguese for evaluation purposes. If accepted, they must be translated into Spanish. In all cases the articles must be accompanied by a summary (around 150 words) in Spanish and English (abstract) and at least four key words in Spanish and English (keywords).
Both authors and publishing institutions are also encouraged to submit their publications to be dealt with in critical comments or “Reviews” of ANNALS of the IAA, provided that they match the topics and objectives above mentioned. The author or publisher may send a copy of the book and, prior evaluation, ANNALS of the IAA will invite a specialist to draft the corresponding review. Likewise, reviews already written may be received, by following the same procedure as that in the case of articles.

ANNALS of the IAA  is indexed in the Directory of Periodic Publications of Latindex. It has also been incorporated into the Basic Hub of Argentine Scientific Journals [Núcleo Básico de Revistas Científicas Argentinas], currently composed of 193 scientific journals. Said Basic Hub of Argentine Scientific Journals is a project of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations (CONICET) that establishes a set of Argentine scientific and technological publications in the various fields of knowledge that are submitted to a thorough evaluation with unique defined quality and transcendence standards.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


Papers are to be sent in letter-sized or A4 sheets, in triplicate and with broad margins. Every page must be numbered. The articles have a maximum length of 6000 words and a minimum of 3000. Summaries of books must have between 500 and 1000 words, including notes and bibliography. Graphics and illustrations if any, will conform to references contained in the text and may not exceed the proportion of written text. The publisher reserves the right to reduce the number of illustrations with the prior consent of the author.
Electronic Delivery: At a first stage, for evaluation purposes, a hard copy may be delivered, either in CD or DVD, or the file may be e-mailed. Microsoft Word files will be accepted. They are to be sent to the e-mail address to be designated in each call with the subject line reading “ANNALS of the IAA”.
• Acceptance Procedures and Evaluation Policy:
The acceptance of a paper for publication entails the transference of copyrights in favor of the journal. The authors do keep the right to use the material in future books or publications and to approve or veto the re-publication of their work, as well as any rights derived from patents or other proprietary rights.
The revision of every article will be carried out by two expert evaluators who will give advice on the publication thereof. Evaluators are preferably professors and doctors belonging to national and international research institutions, or authors who have published more than two articles in the journal and have earned a post-graduate degree.
The revision by the evaluators is carried out on a double-blind basis, so that the identity of the authors remains occult to evaluators, and vice versa.
The names and e-mail addresses introduced in this journal will be exclusively used for the purposes declared by this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or person.
The decisive evaluation standards will mainly focus on the interest of the topic, the depth and innovation in the discussion thereof, the knowledge of the state of the matter, the dialogue with the most relevant and updated bibliography, the unity, clarity, coherence, equity and rigor of the argumentation, the pertinence of its title, its summary and key words, the proportionate extension of the text and its notes, and its literary quality.
Authors will be notified of the acceptance, rejection or required revision of the paper together with the feedback of evaluators. Once the article is accepted, a hard copy and a CD or DVD with the text file and separate files for graphics will be required to proceed with its publication. After publication, the author will receive two copies of the journal.
Note: any papers not conforming to the standards described in this document will be returned to their authors so as to make any relevant modifications prior to the evaluation thereof.
• Data to Be Included and General Typographical Matters:
Below the title of the work –to be indicated both in Spanish and English-, together with the name of the author, there must appear the institution or body to which they belong, their domicile and e-mail address. In the case of several authors, one mailing counterparty only will be mentioned. At the end of the article there will be a brief biographical note of each author, including academic training (graduate and post-graduate degrees), institutional adscription (university field or other location where they perform their research and teaching tasks). Likewise, they may include any relevant and/or recent publications that they may wish to include (no more than three).
The text must be written in Arial 11 font size and format, with single spacing and no indentation. Sections are to be headed with subtitles, not with numbers. Subtitles of first order are to be indicated in bold, those of second order in italics and thoseof third order, if any, in normal characters. Any words or expressions required to be emphasized should go between inverted commas, and any foreign words and the titles of books must appear in italics.
Any other detail not contemplated herein will have to conform to the APA (American Psychological Association) Standards, available on the IAA’s website, section publications / ANNALS (www.iaa.fadu.uba.ar).
• Quotes and Bibliographic References:
Textual quotes of less than 40 words are to be included in the same paragraph by identifying the text quoted by means of double inverted commas. Single inverted commas are only used for a quote within another larger one. Textual quotes of more than 40 words are to be written in a separate paragraph, without inverted commas, with continuous indentation (either French or indented). It is advisable to quote in the original language. If this is different from the language of the article, its translation is to be added right afterwards between square brackets.
Remissions to bibliographic references are to be made by means of the author-date system, with the surname of the author followed by the year of publication and the number of pages, everything in round brackets, for example (Bohm, 1968, p. 140). Sometimes it is appropriate to place the name of the author outside the brackets, as a part of the phrase, so that the discourse becomes more fluid. These references are used whenever making a quote or a paraphrasing.
Notes: notes may be used whenever the author wishes to expand a concept or add a comment without interrupting the continuity of the discourse. Notes are never to be used to make a reference to bibliography. Remissions to notes are to be indicated in the text by means of a supra index. Any section containing notes is to be placed at the end of the paper, before the bibliographic references.
Figures and tables: figures may be drawings or photos. For evaluation purposes, please send the graphics and tables in paper or in low resolution electronic format, included in the Word file. The publication of the final version of the article will, only then, require the following electronic files or a hard copy of a quality suitable for reproduction: originals (to be returned to the authors after publication), laser copies or photos in bright paper.
For the stage of publication, electronic files acceptable for graphics and figures (images in general) are JPG and TIFF, with a resolution of 300 dpi to the final size of printing (it is recommended not to send any files smaller than 18 x 18 cm). Figures must appear in black and white. Graphics must not be inserted in the .doc file in this second stage.
Tables may be made in Word or Excel. If graphic material protected by copyright is being reproduced, the corresponding written authorization must be obtained and presented jointly with the paper.
Both figures and tables are to be numbered and bear explanatory captions stating their source. They must be presented separately by stating the number of figure with an underscore followed by the name of the author.
Bibliographic Reference: is the list of bibliography that corresponds to textual references. Any sources not appearing referenced in the text but whose supplementary reading is recommended will have to be included under the title “Bibliography”.
Bibliographic references should be structured in alphabetical order as per the surnames of the authors, and by following these examples:

Surname of the author, initials of the name. (Year of publication). Title of the book. City, Country: Publishing company.

Ortiz, R. (1996). Otro territorio. Bernal, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes.

Several titles of the same author: if listing more than one work by the same author, those works are to be listed in chronological order from the oldest one and the author’s surname or name should not be repeated.
If listing several works by the same author published in the same year, any works subsequent to the first one should be identified with the addition of a letter by alphabetical order. For example: 1984a, 1984b, etc.

Ortíz de Zevallos, A. (1982). Abajo el funcionalismo. Y arriba, ¿qué? (I). El Mirador de Lima. Debate16 (ed.), 71-76.
---------------------- (1982b). Abajo el funcionalismo. Y arriba, ¿qué? (II). Debate18 (ed), 69-72.

Translation: if using a translated edition, the name of the translator or the translators and all the data of the translated material should be written in brackets. 
Re-edition: if the edition used is not the original one, before the year of the edition being used, the year of the original edition is stated between square brackets. Reference in the text should be made to that year.
Surname of the author, initials of the name. ([Year of original] year of edition used). Title of the book. (Name and surname of the translator/s, Transl.). City, Country: Publishing company.

Benjamin, W. ([1982] 2005). Libro de los Pasajes (L. Fernández Castañeda, I. Herrera y F. Guerrero, Transl.). Madrid, Spain: Akal.

Several authors: in case of two authors, these are separated by commas. In case of more than two authors, the names are separated with a comma and between the second last and last names “and” should be included. All the authors must be mentioned, whenever they are fewer than six. Stated for the first time in quotes within the text should be all the names and, in the subsequent mentions, the surname of the first author followed by the phrase “et al”, with no cursive letters. Whenever the number of authors is more than seven, this latter resource is the one to be used since the very first mention thereof.

The term “emotional intelligence” was first used by Salovey and Mayer in 1990 (Álvarez Manilla, Valdés Krieg and Curiel, 2006).
As regards school performance, Álvarez Manilla et al. (2006) they found that intelligence…

An article published in an anthology or a chapter of a book:
Surname of the author, initials of the name. (Year). Title of the article-chapter. In Name and Surname of the editor (Ed.), Title of the book. (pp. xx-xx). City, Country: Publishing company.

Yapita Moya, J. & Miracle, A. (1981). Time and Space in Aymara. In M.J. Hardman (Ed.), The Aymara Language in the Social and Cultural Context. (pp. xx-xx). Florida, USA: University of Florida.

Article published in a journal:
Surname of the author, initials of the name. (year). Title of the article. Name of the Journal, 00 (0), xx-xx.

Bonilla, E. (2002). Lo nuestro, lo ajeno lo apropiado. Arquitextos. FAU-URP 14 (ed), 28-35.

Article published in a newspaper:
Surname of the author, initials of the name. (year, day and month). Title of the article. Name of the newspaper, pp. xx-xx.

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1-A4.

Lecture published on the minutes of a congress: the sample is similar, but it should include the place and date in which the congress was held. Please note in the example that the year appearing after the author is that of the congress, for the year of publication may be later.
Surname of the author, initials of the name. (year). “Title of the lecture”. In Title of the Congress, City, Country: Institution.

Benedetti, A. (2002). “Susques: de ‘Despoblado’ a ‘Pórtico de los Andes’. Transformaciones territoriales en la frontera norte argentino-chilena (siglo XX)”. In IV Coloquio sobre Transformaciones Territoriales: Sociedad, Territorio y Sustentabilidad: perspectivas desde el Desarrollo Regional y Local, Montevideo, Uruguay: Universidad de la República.

Unpublished Thesis:
Surname of the author, initials of the name. (year). Title of the Thesis. (unpublished doctoral Thesis). City, Country: Institution.

Benedetti, A. (2005). Un territorio andino para un país pampeano: Geografía histórica del Territorio de Los Andes (1900-1943). (Unpublished doctoral thesis). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Unpublished Material: with specification of origin.

Pando, H. (1966). Personal Letter dated July 30, 1966. Pando family’s Archive.

Ancient Authors: use the abbreviations “a.” (ante), “p.” (post), “c.” (circa), “i.” (inter) or “n.d.” (no date).

Herodotus ([i. 484 a.C.- 425 a.C] 1945) The Nine Books of History. Bartolomé Pou (Transl.). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Perlado Bookshop.

Articles available online: if the article is published on paper and online, please indicate the corresponding data and also the corresponding web page together with the date of retrieval.

Mayans Planells, J.  (2002). Metáforas ciborg. Narrativas y fábulas de las nuevas tecnologías como espacio de reflexión social. In Josep Esquirol (Ed.), Tecnología, ética y futuro. (pp. 521–534). Bilbao, Spain: Descleé. Last retrieved on 07/18/2007 at http://cibersociedad.org/archivo/articulo.php?art=24.

If the article is only available online, please indicate the data thereof and also the corresponding web page together with the date of retrieval.

Duarte Nunes, E. (1995). Sobre la historia de la salud en el Brasil. Last retrieved on 11/6/2010 at http://www.bvs.sld.cu/revistas/his/vol_1_95/his08195.htm.

• Originality and Affidavit of the Author

All the papers to be sent for publication in ANNALS of the IAA, both articles and reviews, must be absolutely unpublished. While they are the in process of evaluation or edition, they may not be sent to any other publication.

In order to certify their originality status, the authors of the articles sent for evaluation and eventual publication in ANNALS of the IAA must accompany them with an executed Affidavit whereby they expressly state that:

The author certifies that the article is original and unpublished and it has not been sent to any other publications, whether print or electronic, national or foreign.

The author agrees to assign their copyrights for publication, thus holding the same for further publications after completing the appearance thereof in ANNALS of the IAA.

The author certifies that the images accompanying the article are included with the due authorization of its owners.

The author acknowledges that ANNALS of the IAA is released from any and all legal and/or economic liabilities eventually claimed by any third parties as to the intellectual property rights over the texts and the images.

  • Publication Ethics and editorial declaration of good practices:


The editorial team of ANNALS of the IAA is committed with the scientific community in order to guarantee both the ethics and quality of the articles published therein. Our journal has as a reference the Code of Conduct and Good Practices (http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf), defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) for editors of scientific journals. It also guarantees an adequate response to the needs of both readers and authors, thereby ensuring the quality of publications, protecting and respecting the contents of the articles as well as the integrity thereof. The Publishing Committee is committed to publishing any corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever required.

In compliance with these good practices, ANNALS of the IAA has in place a system of selection of articles that are revised by expert evaluators. ANNALS at all times guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process, the mutual anonymity of both evaluators and authors, the content subject to evaluation, the reasoned report issued by the evaluators and any other communication issued by the editorial, advisory, and scientific councils as appropriate. Likewise, confidentiality shall be kept in respect of any possible clarifications, claims, or complaints that any author may wish to send either to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of their article.

ANNALS of the IAA does hereby declare its commitment to the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, any act of plagiarism is strictly forbidden and any texts identified as plagiarism or the contents thereof were to be deemed fraudulent, shall be removed from the journal if already published or shall never be published. The journal shall act in all these cases with its best possible promptness. By accepting the terms and conditions expressed by our journal, the authors shall guarantee that both the article and any materials associated therewith are original in nature and do not infringe any copyrights whatsoever. They shall also declare, in case of any shared authorship, the full consensus of all the authors involved.


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