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Instructions to authors


Editorial scope and policy


General guidelines

The Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana “Dr. Emilio Ravignani” publishes original and unpublished works by Argentine and foreign authors, preferably in Spanish. The call is permanent.

The manuscripts received, at the time of their presentation to the Boletín, must not be proposed for publication in another journal, for which the authors must sign a commitment of originality.

The Editorial Committee decides on the relevance or interest of the materials received for eventual inclusion in the Boletín.

The works considered publishable are submitted to external arbitration, from which authors may be requested to introduce modifications to their works. The acceptance of the modifications by the Editorial Committee and/or the referees will be a necessary condition for publication. The authors must provide a written justification in the cases in which they decide not to take into account the suggested modifications. 

The opinions expressed in the works that are published are the sole responsibility of their authors and in no way commit the Boletín or its editors. Each author is entirely responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions for the reproduction of text, illustrations or maps whose rights do not belong to him. By the mere fact of agreeing to submit a work to the Editorial Committee to consider its inclusion in the Boletín, it is understood that its author is the owner of the corresponding rights, and that he assigns them to the Boletín in case his work is published.

Likewise, the Boletín adheres to the Guidelines for Ethical Behavior in the Social Sciences and Humanities of CONICET (res. 2857/2006, http://convocatorias.conicet.gov.ar/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/RD-20061211-2857.pdf) and to the guidelines given by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/).

At the moment in which the author is informed that his work will be published, he may also be requested a non-exclusive rights transfer. The Editorial Committee may authorize the transfer of these rights for reproduction by other means, for which it will be necessary to submit an express request to it.



Format and preparation of manuscripts


Papers must comply with the following submission rules:

1. Submission

- Manuscripts must be sent exclusively from the Boletín website. If the authors are already registered, they can log in from:  http://revistascientificas.filo.uba.ar/index.php/boletin/login.

If they are not registered, the authors can do so at the following link: http://revistascientificas.filo.uba.ar/index.php/boletin/user/register.

If you have any questions about sending work, send an email to boletinravignani@gmail.com

- Once the submission has been made, the authors will receive an acknowledgment of receipt from the editorial team of the Boletín, through which the evaluation process will be formally started, which will not exceed six months.

- When submitting a manuscript for evaluation, the authors declare that it is an unpublished and original work, not previously published under any means (whether digital or graphic).

- The authors must also declare that they know the editorial policy of the Boletín and its copyright rules and commit not to send the article for evaluation to another journal until they have received the results of the Editorial Committee.

- The Boletín uses two anti-plagiarism tools (PlagScan and PaperRater) to control the originality of the manuscripts received. If plagiarism is detected (in whole or in part), the author will be informed of the interruption of the evaluation process.


2. Presentation

2.1. Type and extent

The length of the works for the Articles section will not exceed 30 pages (approximately 80,000 characters with spaces, including notes, tables, graphics and others); for those in the Notes and Debates section, 15 pages (40,000 characters with spaces), and for the Reviews sections, 3 pages (8,000 characters with spaces).

Manuscripts by Argentine and Latin American authors must be written in Spanish.

2.2. Page format and configuration

- Articles will be headed by a title (in Spanish and English).

- To ensure anonymity, do not include authors' names or institutional affiliations in the manuscript file. A separate file must accompany the works including authors' personal data (name, address, telephone number and email address which may be published) and professional data (University, institution of belonging, without using acronyms, and ORCID), as well as the name of the article sent.

A note may be added that includes acknowledgments and details from funding agencies or institutions.

- After the title, you must incorporate an abstract in Spanish and English, of no more than 200 words, followed by 3 to 5 keywords in both languages.

- The text shall be written in an MS Word file, Times New Roman font, size 12; it must also be written in 1.5 line-spacing, in page size Letter or A4, with margins of 2.5 cm, and first-line indentation of 1.25 cm.

- The title of the work should be centered, in Cambria font, size 16, in bold, in single space.

- First-level subtitles must be in Times New Roman font, size 13.5 and in bold, single space, left-aligned, without full stop.

The second level titles must follow the same font type, size 12, in bold, in single space, aligned to the left, without full stop.

The third level titles will follow the same criterion of font type and size, but they shall be written in italics and not in bold, in single space, aligned to the left, without full stop.

- Tables and graphics should be numbered correlatively in Arabic (e.g. TABLE 1; FIGURE 1). The next line will correspond to the title, in Times New Roman font, size 12, in bold. All this will be centered. For example:


Tributaries by category and province of registration


Below the chart will be included in Times New Roman, size 10, additional sources and clarifications.

- The presentation of the maps and images will follow the same format as the tables and graphics.

- The resolution of digital image files may not be less than 300 dpi.

- The footnotes of the work will be included at the bottom of the page, numbered correlatively in arabic.

The numerical reference of the note included in the main text, if it is at the end of a sentence, goes after the period. If it is within the text, a space will be left between it and the next word. In the footnotes, a space shall be left between the numerical reference and the actual text of the footnote.

2.3. Style Guide

- The names of foreign cities and organizations that have a translation into Spanish must appear in this language; expressions in languages other than Spanish shall be written in italics.

- Expressions indicating decades shall be written as follows: “the 1980s”; “the eighties”. It will be written “The period 1930-1937” and not “1930-37”.

- Hyphens (–text–) are always medium size.

- Numbers, whether they are included in the text or in charts and graphics, must have a period to indicate thousands, tens of thousands, etc. Except for the years, which will be written without a period.


Numbers: 12.500; 13.400.

Years: 1683; 1785.

- The dates will always be in letters. Example: 08/07/1936 will be written as August 7, 1936 (7 de agosto de 1936).


3. Bibliography and Sources

- The bibliography, to which the citations made in the footnotes or in the text will refer, must be indicated at the end of the work. It will include articles, chapters, official memoirs and published books (or in press), brochures, conference papers, unpublished thesis and mimeographed works. This section will not include journals, periodicals or unpublished documents existing in documentary repositories or archives.

- Citations will follow the format established in the APA (American Psychological Association) standards. Citations of works in the body of the text shall be indicated in parentheses with the author's surname, the year of publication and the corresponding pages.

- It is advisable to reserve the footnotes for cases of additional clarification or recommendation of an extensive bibliography. In the latter case, the name of the author will be given, and in parentheses the year of publication and the pages, if applicable.


See the examples cited below:

3.1. Book by a single author

In footnotes: Di Stefano (2004: 235).

In the body of the text: (Di Stefano, 2004: 235).

In the list of bibliography and references: Di Stefano, R. (2004). El púlpito y la plaza. Clero, sociedad y política de la monarquía católica a la república rosistas. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, pp. 235-272.

3.2. Book by two or more authors

In footnotes: Hora and Losada (2016: 35-39; 47).

In the body of the text: (Hora and Losada, 2016: 35-39; 47).

Book by two authors - In the list of bibliography and references: Hora, R. and Losada L. (2016). Una familia de la elite argentina. Los Senillosa, 1810-1930. Buenos Aires: Prometeo.

Book by three or more authors - In the list of bibliography and references: Gelman, J., Llopis, E. and Marichal, C. (Coords.) (2014). Iberoamérica y España antes de las independencias, 1700-1820. Crecimiento, reformas y crisis. México: El Colegio de México.

3.3. Book chapter

In footnotes: Mazziotti (2002: 23).

In the body of the text: (Mazziotti, 2002: 23).

In the list of bibliography and references: Mazziotti, N. (2002). La televisión en Argentina. In G. Orozco (Ed.), Historias de la televisión en América Latina (pp. 23-63). Madrid: Gedisa.

3.4. Single-author article

In footnotes: Tognetti (2015).

In the body of the text: (Tognetti, 2015).

In the list of bibliography and references: Tognetti, L. (2015). Cambios en la circulación de la tierra en un espacio de la región pampeana argentina durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana “Dr. Emilio Ravignani”, 43(2), pp. 131-167.

For articles by more than one author, the format established in the previous section will be followed, with the title of the article in normal format and the title of the journal in italics.

3.5. Reports and official documents published

In the text and footnotes: like the previous ones.

In the list of bibliography and references: Argentina. Policía de Buenos Aires (1909). Memoria de la Policía de Buenos Aires, 1906-1909. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de la Policía de la Capital.

3.6. Online articles

In the text and footnotes: like the previous ones.

In the list of bibliography and references, the corresponding link will be added, with the date of access and, if any, the DOI: Basualdo, V. (2006). Complicidad patronal-militar en la última dictadura argentina: Los casos de Acindar, Astarsa, Dálmine, Siderca, Ford, Ledesma y Mercedes Benz. Revista Engranajes (Federación de Trabajadores de la Industria y Afines), núm. 5 (edición especial). (Consultado en línea en www.riehr.com.ar, 5/8/2010).

3.7. Papers presented at congresses or scientific meetings

In the text and footnotes: like the previous ones.

In the list of bibliography and references: Bovi, M. y Conti, V. (2016) Los orígenes del Ferrocarril Central Norte Argentino al Oriente boliviano. Entretelones de la línea férrea. Lecture presented in the XXV de Historia Económica, 21-23 de septiembre, Asociación Argentina de Historia Económica / Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Salta.

In case the conference proceedings have been published, the editor and the corresponding pagination will be added.

3.8. Unpublished thesis

In the text and footnotes: like the previous ones.

In the list of bibliography and references: Paz, G. L. (1999) Province and Nation in Northern Argentina. Peasants, Elites, and the State, Jujuy, 1780-1880. Ph. D. Dissertation, Atlanta, Emory University.

3.9. Archival documents

If archival documents are cited, the name of the repository where they are located in must be included in the first mention, followed by the city, and the phrase “hereinafter called...” completing it with the corresponding acronyms, which will be used in all subsequent mentions of that file (e.g.: Archivo General de la Nación {hereinafter, AGN}).

The citations of documents will be made according to the classification of each file, always in descending order according to container and with the corresponding acronym at the end, if it exists.


In the text, first mention: Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (hereinafter called AGN), Sala IX, Colonia, Gobierno, Tribunales Administrativos, Legajo 13, expediente 389 (IX-23-6-1).

In the following mentions: AGN, Sala IX, Colonia, Gobierno, Tribunales Administrativos, Legajo 13, expediente 389 (IX-23-6-1).

In the list of bibliography and references: AGN: Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.


The dossiers are sets of 2 to 5 articles with a common theme, which must be in charge of the compiler of the dossier, under a corresponding title and with an introduction.

The style and extension rules and guidelines are the same as for articles. The compiler will be the exclusive link between the Boletín and the authors in everything related to monitoring compliance with standards, transmission of evaluations and other stages of the publication process.

Notes and Debates

It is a section dedicated to discussing a specific topic of one or more related texts. It has comments from various specialists and the response of the author of the text. A specialist may also be tasked with drafting a state of affair of the issue of a particular topic.


It is a section dedicated to critical book reviews. It appears in all issues, and its length depends on the number of reviews that have been approved. It is sought that the reviews are critical and made by specialists, although the participation of young researchers who are carrying out their doctoral research and, therefore, are abundantly reading updated material is also encouraged. It does not consider books more than three years old or collective works, unless they have a strong thematic unity.

Copyright Notice

The copyright is transferred to the Boletín, but the authors may retrieve them and reproduce their work in other media or formats by means of a written request to the Editorial Committee. In such cases, the Boletín will be cited as the first publication of the work.

The works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of their authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Also, by written request to the Editorial Committee of the Boletín, the authors may separately establish additional agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (for example, placing it in an institutional repository or publishing it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication here. No commercial uses are allowed.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mail addresses introduced in this journal shall be used exclusively for the purposes stated by the Boletín and shall not be available for any purpose other than those strictly related to the management of the Boletín.


Digital preservation


This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among the participating libraries, allowing those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration purposes.

Likewise, the contents of the Boletín are self-archived in .pdf format, immediately, just after published, in the institutional repository of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Library and Information System of the University of Buenos Aires, Sisbi).


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