The writer entitles his/her work -which must be unpublished- the shortest way possible and at the end of it writes the name and address of the institution it belongs to.
An abstract and no more than five key words in Spanish and English are included as well as the e-mail of the writer.
All the works are submitted to evaluation twice by the review´s peer review committee.
The style format used -mostly from the MLA Style Manual- is the following:
The articles cannot be more than 20 A4 pages. They must be in font Times New Roman, double spaced, justified, the font size must be 12pt. Bold type or underlining cannot be used. Paragraphs should begin with indentation.
Charts, tables and illustrations with their captions and titles must be included in the text and be sent in two versions: one in colour for the digital review and the other in grey scale for the paper version, both with a jpg or tiff format and a 300 dpi resolution.
Test notes take flow numbers, without parenthesis and are written at the end of the article.
Indentation of the first word of paragraphs by 5 spaces is required on the left margin. A paragraph is separated from the previous one like the rest of the text.
A letter, word, phrase or sentence cited as an example should be in italics. The meaning of a word should be put in quotation marks.
Citations are put in quotation marks if they do not four lines, if they do, they are written in a 10 space-indented paragraph, without quotation marks separated from the text with another space. At the end of the citation the reference must be included as if it were a text reference (see below). This is also valid for indirect citations and references.
Quotation marks and footnotes go before punctuation.
Decimal numbers are used in case of subdivision (starting with 1, then 1.1 or 2, as required)
Text reference. The parenthetical system author-date is used for citing sources. It includes author´s last name and year of publication (a space between them)
A source with two authors: (Mangone y Warley 1994: 37)
More than three authors: (González Stephan et al. 1995)
Two or three works, same author: (Mignolo 1996b: 12)
Reference with three citations: (Gómez 1980: 162; Daroqui 1995 y García 1959: 89)
Citing an indirect source: (Cit. en Rama 1995, 2: 32-36)
Citing literary works: (Borges 1966: 65)
Cited works. Only those considered when writing the article must appear at the end in a “Works Cited” list.
Titles of books, reviews go in italics, titles of parts of a book, articles are put in quotation marks.
Citation of books. A list of cited works has three main parts: author, title and publication data; all of them being separated by full stop:
Alonso, Amado. Materia y forma en poesía. Madrid: Gredos. 1955.
Should more information be added, it is separated by a full stop, as follows:
Revista Pilquen. Sección Ciencias Sociales. Año VII. Nº 7, 2005.
Author´s name. Entries are in alphabetical order by the authors´ surnames. The author´s name must coincide with the one on the page previous to the title page of the book (no abbreviations can be used if it appears in full or vice versa)
Year of publication. In the case of several works by the same author published in the same year, they are distinguished with the letters a, b, c, respectively, written after the year, with no space or comma.
Book title. The complete name is cited as well as the subtitle. In this case they are separated by a full stop and in italics. An extremely long title can be abbreviated but not reduced to the first words.
Title of a part of a book. The name of a work in an anthology or an essay in a compilation is cited after the name of the book generally in quotation marks, except when the part has been published alone (as a book itself), in that case, it is written in italics.
Name of editor, translator or compiler. If they appear on the title page, they are included after the title leaving only one space, without parenthesis and abbreviated as follows:
Ed(s), Trad., Org. o Comp.
Number of volumes: when a multivolume work is cited, the numbers of all the volumes are included at the end followed by a space as well as the first and last year of publication.
Place and date of publication and editorial: a colon and a space are used between the publication place and the editorial, a comma and a space between the editorial and the date and a full stop after it. If there is more than one city, only the first is cited. If there are two editorials on the title page, both must be cited and are separated by a semicolon. If the date does not appear on the title page, use the last date in the copyright.
When a work does not have place, editorial or publication date, information must be given (between square brackets), otherwise the abbreviations n.p, n.p, n.d are used.
Number of pages. When part of a book is cited (essay, chapter, introduction), the first and last page of the same must be given. Example: (34-58)
A book, same author:
Todorov, Tzevetan. La conquista de América. La cuestión del otro. México: Siglo XXI. 1987.
A book, two or more authors:
Rowe, William y Schelling, Vivian. Memoria y modernidad. Cultura popular en América Latina. México: Grijalbo. 1993.
A book, more than three authors:
Edens, Walter et al. (eds.) Teaching Shakespeare. Princeton: Princeton UP. 1977.
Anthology or compilation:
Pizarro, Ana (Comp.) Modernidad, postmodernidad y vanguardia. Situando a Huidobro. Santiago de Chile: Ministerio de Educación. División de Extensión Cultural. Fundación Huidobro. 1993.
Two or more books, same author:
Barthes, Roland. El susurro del lenguaje. Más allá de la palabra y la escritura. Barcelona: Paidós. 1987. S/Z. México: Siglo XXI. 1986.
A book, corporate author:
Diccionario Enciclopédico de las Letras de América Latina. Venezuela: Biblioteca Ayacucho y Monte Ávila Editores. 1995.
Essay in a compilation or work in an anthology:
Balazs, Gabrielle. “Una mala ubicación”. Pierre Bourdieu (Dir.) La miseria del mundo. España: Fondo de Cultura Económica. 1999, pp. 89-90.
Alonso, Dámaso. Góngora y el “Polifemo”. Madrid: Gredos. Vol. III. 1967.
References to periodical articles
The format is the same as the one for books.
If it is a well-known review the usual abbreviation is used, if it is not, the city or institution that publishes it is placed between square brackets. The volume number is separated from the name of the review just by one space. The pages of the whole article are preceded by a colon.
If the review is released more than once a year, the volume number is followed by a full stop and then, without space, the edition number.
Sarlo, Beatriz. “Oralidad y lenguas extranjeras. El conflicto en la literatura argentina durante el primer tercio del siglo XX”. Orbis Tertius [Centro de Estudios de Teoría y Crítica Literaria. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación. Universidad Nacional de La Plata]: 1996, 1:167- 178.
They must be headed by: name of the writer of the book. Title. Place and date of edition, number of pages, followed by the review´s writer´s name and the institution he/she belongs to.
Villavicencio, Susana (ed.). Los contornos de la ciudadanía. Nacionales y extranjeros en la Argentina del centenario. Buenos Aires: Eudeba, 2003, 205 pp. by Mauro Spagnolo, UBA.
The editor can either accept or reject the works received (for that he/she counts on an editorial staff or department), as well as make the necessary changes to keep the review’s style.