ISSN 1853-001X
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ISSN 0328-8773
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Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Mora is the main publication of the Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras School of Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Mora is a journal devoted to the discussion of new writing and current ideas in the fields of Women Studies, Gender and Feminism. It pursues to provide intellectual turf for methodologies and concepts elaborated from different disciplinary perspectives. Helped in this task by external referees, a publication Committee, membered by Professors and Research Fellows from IIEGE, select the articles to be published, the discussions, interviews and any texts that may inform special dossiers and other sections, as well as reviews of current literature.
Published contributions come in three main genres
1.    Articles or essays (subject to external evaluation). Up to 20 pages.
2.    Interviews. Up to 10 pages.
3.    Critical reviews of books. Up to 5 pages.

The Editorial Board reserves the right

  1. To invite specialists to present articles or reviews (these shall be also subjected to external evaluation);
  2. To reject contributions which do not fit into the journal subject profile or which do meet style standards;
  3. To establish the order in which accepted articles shall be published.

Manuscripts are evaluated by anonymous referees; the author´s identity is also kept undisclosed during evaluation process. Authors shall be notified whether their manuscripts are accepted or not. Manuscripts may be returned for authors to introduce changes suggested by referees. Deadlines stipulated by the Editorial Board should be observed. Notifications either on texts’ reception or on their acceptance or rejection for publication are not immediate. They are sent, preferably, through e-mail.
Authors are held responsible for every information given in their manuscripts, including figures, graphics and bibliographical references. They should recognize their authorship regarding contents, quotation accuracy and the right to publish the material. They are also responsible for the manuscript presentation. Every manuscript should observe the rules: the journal neither types nor copyedits originals, but may correct points of style respecting original contents.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Original presentations should fulfill the following rules:
General Criteria:
- White paper, A4 (21 x 29, 7 cm) size;
- Times New Roman, 12 size for the article title, author’s name and text body;
- Left margin justification only;
- No tabs; indentation only at the beginning of each paragraph;
- Superior and inferior margins of 2, 5 cm;
- Left and right margins of 3 cm;
- Quotations of more than four lines should be made in a new paragraph using Times New Roman font, size 10;
- Notes: Times New Roman size 9 at the end of the text;
- No underlines at all;
- Neither lines nor graphics should separate notes, paragraphs, quotations, etc.

1. First Page:

1.1. Article Title.
1.2. Authors’ name and surname name, and institutional affiliation should be placed at the second line after the title. For instance:
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género.
For translations and/or adaptations by a different author, his or her name and institutional affiliation should be placed at the third line.
1.3 Explanatory notes about institutional affiliation, about title, book, author, translator or adapter should be placed at the end of the first page, marked with asterisk and under size 9 font. For instance:
            Identidades textuales femeninas: Estrategias de la autofiguración*
Sylvia Molloy
New York University
At the end of this same page:

  1. * Initially, this text has been published in English as an introduction to Section II of the anthology Women’s Writing in Latin America, compiled by Sylvia Molloy in collaboration with Sara Castro-Klarén y Beatriz Sarlo (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991).

1.4. Summary up to 200 words, without tabs or indents, in Spanish and English in order to promote the texts’ international circulation.
1.5. Keywords in Spanish and their equivalent in English, up to five.
1.6. Do not use bold types in the text body; keep them only for titles and subtitles.
1.7. Italics for quotations over 4 lines, titles of books, journals, magazines, films; for foreign words, or for emphasis.

2. Text:

2.1. Interlined Space: 1, 5.
2.2. Every paragraph starts with an indentation, without any tab.
2.3. Titles: In order to clarify, different parts of the text may be separated through subtitles. As to the rest of the text, they should be typed with typeface of size 12.
2.4. References to works, chapters, articles and journals in the main text should follow the same criteria than those used for bibliographical references (see 5).
2.5. Do not use bold types to emphasize in the main text; it is reserved for the sole use of titles and subtitles.
2.6. Italics for quotations over 4 lines, work titles, articles, etc.; for foreign words, or for emphasis.

3. Quotations
3.1. Quotations in the main text, and those ones up to 4 lines, should be typed in normal/regular letter, enclosed/surrounded by quotation marks.
3.2. Quotations over 4 lines should be placed in a different paragraph, italicized, surrounded by quotation marks; they should be typed with typeface of size 10. A white line should separate both paragraphs.
3.3. In the main text, the system author-date is to be followed: Author’s last name, publication year and quoted pages in parentheses. For instance: (Scott, 1985: 93), (González y Rubio, 1990: 110-111). When there are more than three authors, the name of the first will be followed by et al. (Johnson et al., 1970: 25-26). For several works of the same author and year, letters in alphabetical order are to be added (Alonso, 1988, a), (Alonso, 1988, b).
When quoting a specific volume of one or several works, the volume number is placed after the year (Alonso, 1990, 2: 3-7). If in the list of cited works they only mention the reference to one particular volume of a work, the number is not to be included in the quotation.
For ideological or indirect quotations without a former mention of the author, only the author’s name and the year are stated in brackets [Smith: 1950].

4. Notes
4.1. All of them should be placed at the last page, at the end of the text.
4.2. They should be consecutively numbered. The first note may be devoted to acknowledgments, if they exist, or to any other comment about the paper’s nature. Do not write unnecessary notes.

5. Bibliography
5.1. Every quotation in the main text should have its correspondent in the bibliography.
5.2. Bibliography is quoted under the author-date form. If it is possible, use the complete first name of the author or editor. Bibliographical references are displayed in alphabetical order, by the author’s last name.
5.3. Book titles are italicized and placed after author’s name. Information about volume number, place of publication, publisher house and publication year follows the title.  When several works belong to the same author, they are to be quoted in chronological order, considering the publication year, and, in the case of several references published the same year, they are to be ordered in a chronological way, considering the title with a minuscule letter aside.
5.4. Bibliography examples:
Birriel Salcedo, Margarita y Rodríguez Martínez, Pilar (Compiladoras), Mujeres y fortaleza Europa FEMINAE, España, Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2001.
Birriel Salcedo, Margarita y Rodríguez Martínez, Pilar (Compiladoras), Mujeres y fortaleza Europa FEMINAE, España, Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2003.
Birriel Salcedo, Margarita y Rodríguez Martínez, Pilar (Compiladoras), Mujeres y fortaleza Europa FEMINAE, España, Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2003a.
Guber, Rosana. Dos guerras para una memoria. Suturas generacionales de la subversión estatal, published in Internet, www.argentinaobs.org.
5.5. When quoting articles, the same order guidelines are to be followed, marking the article title in normal font style, and enclosed in quotation marks. Publication name, in italics. Volume number, issue number, publication year and/or month and pages in which the article is mentioned.
Fraser, Nancy, “Nuevas reflexiones sobre el reconocimiento”, new left review,núm. 4, págs. 55-68, septiembre-octubre 2000.
5.6. When another kind of publication is cited (different from books or journal articles) they are distinguished under the title CONSULTED SOURCES (with italicized subtitles).
5.7. Examples:
Planes y programas escolares del nivel primario [In this case Arabic numbers are to be used].
1) Proyecto de Reforma al Plan de Estudios para las Escuelas Comunes de la Provincia de Bs. As., Bs. As., est. Tipográfico J. Carbone, 1913.
Asociación Nacional Boy Scouts Argentinos. El Scoutismo Argentino y la conscripción. Bs. As.: Imp. Escoffier, Caracciolo y Cía., 1916.
Asociación de Usuarios de Internet de la República Argentina, www.internauta.com.ar
5.8. Repeated references are indicated by op. cit. and ibíd.

6. Abbreviations
6.1. Only when necessary.
6.2. For extended names of institutions, abbreviations and acronyms may be used. They shall be typed in capital letters, without spaces or dots. When appearing for the first time, these names should be complete and their acronyms enclosed in parentheses. For instance: Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género (IIEGE).
6.3. For bibliographical references: núm. (number), vol. (volume), pág. (page), págs. (pages).

7. Use of quotation marks
7.1. The following order should be observed: quotation marks (“ ”), simple quotation marks (‘ ’). Punctuation marks corresponding to the period in which the text is enclosed in quotation marks are always to be put after the closing quotation marks:
Antonio me dijo: “Vaya ‘cacharro’ que se ha comprado Julián”.
Antonio told me: “What a ‘cacharro’ Julian has bought”.
7.2. A) Uses
7.2.1. In framing reproductions of textual quotes:
When a comment is included, this should be framed by brackets. 
Also, textual quotes reproduced in a statement in indirect style should be enclosed in quotation marks:
 Desde Medicus Mundi reconocieron ayer sentir “impotencia y congoja” por este asesinato.
From Medicus Mundi recognized yesterday “impotence and sorrow” regarding this murder.
7.2.2. In literary works, quotation marks are used to enclose texts which reproduce, in direct style, the characters’ thoughts.
7.2.3. To indicate the improperness or vulgarity of any word or expression; to mean it ironically or with a special meaning to mark distance from the statement:
 Dijo que la comida llevaba muchas "especies"/ He /She said that the meal contained many “especies”.
Parece que últimamente le va muy bien en sus "negocios"./ It seems that his/her “business” are very successful lately.
7.2.4. For works on Linguistics, quotation marks are used to frame the meaning of the words: La voz apicultura está formada a partir de los términos latinos apis “abeja” y cultura “cultivo, crianza”. / The voice apiculture is formed from the latin terms apis “bee” y culture “breeding”.
7.2.5. Quotation marks are used for the title of an article, a poem, a book chapter, an interview or, in general, any dependent part of a publication.

8. Use of italics
8.1. When the author wants to emphasize words or phrases.
8.2. Metalanguage: when a word is used to refer to itself: “La palabra pecíolo puede escribirse también peciolo”. / “The word pecíolo can be also written as peciolo
“A este tipo de inflamación se la llama inflamación encubierta”. / “This kind of inflamation is called covert inflamation”
8.3. Titles of published works: literary works, dramas, comedies, scientific works, technical works, encyclopedias, dictionaries, brochures, newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, comics, fascicles, annals, almanacs, encyclicals, sculptures, paintings, ballets, operas, songs, films.

9. Use of capital letters
9.1. Accentuation rules should be observed even when employing capital letters: ÁFRICA, África.
9.2. For noun and adjectives which compose the name of entities, organisms, departments or administrative divisions, buildings, monuments, public offices, political parties, etc.: el Ministerio de Hacienda, la Casa Rosada, la Biblioteca Nacional.
9.3. For noun and adjectives which compose the name of periodical publications or collections: La Vanguardia, Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica, Biblioteca de Autores Españoles.
9.4. For noun and adjectives which compose the name of official documents as laws or decrees, when quoting the complete official name: Real Decreto 125/1983 (but el citado real decreto), Ley para la Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo (but la ley de educación, la ley sálica, etc.).
9.5. For nouns and adjectives which compose the name of scientific disciplines, when referring to them as study subjects, and specially, in academic or curricular contexts (names of courses, schools, etc.)  Soy licenciado en Biología / My major degree is Biology; I am registered at the School of Architecture. Except the aboved mentioned contexts, minuscule letter is the rule: La medicina ha experimentado grandes avances en los últimos años.
9.6. For noun and adjectives which give the name to courses, congresses, seminaries, etc: 1.er Curso de Crítica Textual, XV Congreso Mundial de Neonatología, Seminario de Industrias de la Lengua.
9.7. Names which design institutional entities or collectivities: la Universidad, el Estado, el Ejército, el Reino, la Marina, la Judicatura, el Gobierno.

10. Interviews
10.1. Introduction to interviews, and interviewer questions should be emphasized in italics.

10.2. Dialogues are indicated at the beginning of each question, and the answers are marked by long hyphen, without mentioning the names nor initial abbreviations of the participants.


Sending of manuscripts


Manuscripts should be sent to the Editorial Board in its definitive version, written in Spanish, including authors’ name, address, telephone and e-mail address. This information should be presented in a spare sheet, different from the paper in both, the written and the digital versions. Three printed copies in white paper and a 3 ½ diskette or CD labeled with authors’ name and surname, should be saved in Word for Windows up to its 97 version or any compatible text processor. For graphics and/or figures use jpg or similar formats, compatible and printed in high definition paper. Receiving the pictures does not mean any obligation for the journal to publish them along with the text, if the board considers that they do not meet the publication standards or if there is not enough space. 
Editorial Board is placed in Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Journal e-mail addresses are revistamora@yahoo.com.ar; revmora@filo.uba.ar



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