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Instructions to authors


Scope and editorial policy

Memoria Americana receives: a) original articles on ethnohistory, historical anthropology and colonial history of the Americas (up to 25 pages), b) reviews of books with subjects related to that of the journal (up to 3 pages), c) discussions on articles that have previously appeared in the journal (up to 10 pages). In all cases, the number of pages includes notes, tables, figures and bibliography.
Manuscripts should be submitted for academic evaluation by at least two referee peers, who will advise the Editorial Committee on whether the manuscripts can be accepted without modifications, require modifications or must be rejected. The author(s) have one opportunity to make corrections to their writing. If in the EC’s judgement these corrections do not deal with the suggestions made by the external referees, the work could be rejected. To be sent for evaluation, work must irrevocably follow the guidelines detailed below.



Form and preparation of manuscripts

All work should follow the following format:

    • Be 1.5 spaced in all sections, on numbered A4-size pages. The font should be Arial, size 12. Upper and lower margins 2.5cm, left and right 3cm.
    • Order of sections:
    • 1) Title in uppercase, centred, no underlining.
    • 2) Author(s), in the right margin, with superscript to footnote (using asterisk*) indicating place of work and/or institution or university, and e-mail address.
    • 3) Abstract of approximately 150 words in Spanish and English. Up to 4 keywords in Spanish and English.
    • Text, with primary subheadings in the left margin, in uppercase without underlining; second subheadings in the left margin, in lowercase and italics.
    • Each subheading should be separated from the previous text by a triple space and from the following text by a double space. Separate paragraphs with a double space and do not use indents at the start of the paragraph. The right margin may be justified or not, but words must not be separated into syllables. The space bar should only be used for separating words. For tab, use the corresponding key. The “Enter”, “Introduction” or “Return” key should only be used at the end of a paragraph, when it is used to end a sentence and start a new paragraph. Do not underline. Write in italics all words in Latin or other foreign languages, or phrases which the author wishes to highlight. Nonetheless, we advise that authors not abuse italics, or the use of bold type or inverted commas.
    • Tables, charts, figures and maps should not be included in the text, but their position indicated in the text. They should be sent in the order in which they appear in the text, with titles and/or legends presented on a separate page. For legends, create a different file. Figures and maps should have a scale, and be in format jpg or tif in 300 dpi. They should not exceed the measurements of a publication box (12x17cm) and should be cited in the text.
    • Bibliographical references should go in the text, following the format of Author year. E.g.:
    • * (Rodríguez 1980) or (Rodríguez 1980, 1983) or (Rodríguez 1980a and 1980b) or "as Rodríguez (1980) maintains, etc.". 
    • * Cite up to two authors; if citing more than two, name the first author and add et al. The names of all the authors should appear in the bibliography.
    • * Cite with pages, figures or tables: (Rodríguez 1980: 13), (Rodríguez 1980: figure 3), (Rodríguez 1980: table 2), etc.
    • Note that a comma is not used between the author’s name and the year.
    • Textual citations of up to three lines can be included in the text, in inverted commas, with the reference (Author year: page). Textual citations of over three lines should be written in a left-indented paragraph with tab, and be separated from the rest of the text by a double space before and after, do not use inverted commas at the start or the end. At the end of the textual citation mention (Author year: pages). Do not use a footnote for this type of bibliographical reference.
    • Footnotes should be written with the corresponding command in the word processor used by the author. They should not appear at the end of the text file, nor is it necessary to create a separate file for these.
    • 5) Acknowledgements
    • Bibliography cited. All references citations in the text and in the footnotes should appear in the bibliographical list, and vice-versa.
    • The bibliographical list should be alphabetical, ordered according to the surname of the first author. Two or more works by the same author, ordered chronologically. Works from the same year, with a lowercase letter: a, b, c, etc.
    • The following order should be used:
    • Author(s)
    • Date. Title. Publication volume (issue): pages. Place, Publisher.
    • Note: The full-stop after the year. Book titles or publication names should go in italics. Do not put article titles or book chapters in inverted commas. Do not use the words “volume”, “tomo” or “issue” but put the volume/issue number directly. Do not use the abbreviation “pp.” to indicate pages, put the page numbers separated by hyphens.
    • If the author considers it important, s/he may cite in square brackets the original year of publication of the work in question, especially in the case of travels and/or memoirs. Example of citation in text: Lista ([1878] 1975), which should coincide with the form of citing in the list of cited bibliography.
    • Example of bibliographical list:

Ottonello, Marta y Ana M. Lorandi
1987. 10.000 años de Historia Argentina. Introducción a la Arqueología y Etnología. Buenos Aires, EUDEBA.
Presta, Ana M.
1988. Una hacienda tarijeña en el siglo XVII: La Viña de "La Angostura". Historia y Cultura  14: 35-50.
1990. Hacienda y comunidad. Un estudio en la provincia de Pilaya y Paspaya, siglos XVI-XVII. Andes  1: 31-45.
Eidheim, Harald
1976. Cuando la identidad étnica es un estigma social. En Barth, F. (comp.); Los grupos étnicos y sus fronteras: 50-74. México, FCE.
Only after being read by the Editorial Committee to check that these publishing norms have been met along with the minimal requisites for scientific work will the articles be sent for external evaluation. Authors are requested to accept the principle of authorising stylistic corrections which make the articles easier to read without altering their content. In these cases, authors will be duly informed.



Sending manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent for publication to MACE, presented on paper and in electronic support on a Windows-compatible word processor. They should be addressed to the postal address of the journal and the e-mail of the Editorial Committee and should be the final version, with author names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Editorial committee
Revista de la Sección Etnohistoria del Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas. Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
Puán 480, piso 4°, of. 416. C1406CQJ Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fax: +54 11 4432 0121



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