Guidelines for Authors

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS


1. EDITORIAL POLICY

  • Contributions acepted by Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos should meet following criteria:

  1. originality and interest in relation to subject matter, method, data, or findings;
  2. relevance to current research in the field;
  3. revision of previously published work of the topic;
  4. logical and consistent argumentation and analysis;
  5. adequate use of concepts and research methodology;
  6. discussion of theoretical implications and/or practical applications;
  7. linguistic appropriateness, readability and consciseness of expression;
  8. suitability for the aim and scope of Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos.
  • Reviews should give and informed description of a recently published individual work; review essays should discuss several recent publications related to a subject or area. In both cases the authors should insert their subject(s) within the critical context of the area dealt with and evaluate their contribution to the field.
  • All text should be submitted in English.
  • Authors are requested strictly to observe rules that preclude simultaneous submission and/or duplicate publication.
  • When an article first published in Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos is, after two years, to be reprinted, permission is not required but the author should credit this journal for the article's first appearance.

 

2. PRESENTATION

Length of articles:

  • Essays papers: 4.500-8.000 words.
  • Book reviews: 1.000-1.500 words.
  • Review essays: 3.000-6.000 words.

Submission:

E-mail attachment to ren@us.es. Please send the document both as pdf and as Word.

Personal Data:

  • Personal information should be absent from the paper itself.
  • The following information should be submitted on a separate sheet and on a separate attachment: title of the paper, author's name, full address of institution (if pertinent), including telephone number, fax number and electronic mail address; also the word processor and the version used to format the document.
  • Authors must also include a statement to the effect that all authors agree to publication and that the paper is not being submitted to review in any other academic journal.

Format:

Papers should be formated according the following pattern:

  • Page size: 17 cm. (width) x 24 cm. (height).

Upper margin: 3.5 cm.

lower margin: 3.5 cm.

Left margin: 2.5 cm.

Right margin: 2.5 cm.

  • Font size: Bookman Old Style 10.
  • Spacing: Single.
  • Block Alignment.

Exceptions:

  • Title of article: 15, CAPITALS, central alignment.
  • Section heading (if any): Bookman Old Style 10, CAPITALS, Bold, left alignment.
  • Keywords and abstract: Bookman Old Style 9, titles in CAPITALS, bold, paragraph indent.
  • Long quotations: Bookman Old Style 9, paragraph indent.
  • Work cited: Bookman Old Style 9, in CAPITALS, Bold.
  • Footnotes: Bookman Old Style 8.

Please do not include automatic spacing after paragraphs. Double-space only:

  • After the title.
  • After the keywords in English and Spanish.
  • After the abstract in English and Spanish.
  • After section headings (if any).
  • Before and after an indented quotation.
  • Before the Works Cited section.
  • After each item of the Works cited list.

Headers and footers will be included by the editors. Please do not include page numbers.

Contributions are requested to adjust strictly to this format and to contact us in case of any queries.

Keywords and abstract:

After the title, and paragraph indented, authors should include:

  • 5-10 keywords, separated by semicolons, in English and Spanish
  • An abstract of the article in 120-150 words, in English and Spanish

Where necessary the spanish versions will be provided by the editors.


3. DOCUMENTATION

Quotations:

  • Use double quotation marks for quotations and single quotation mark for quotations within quotations or for speech within a quotation. Use "tipographical" marks.
  • Long quotations (more then three lines) shoul be indented without quotation marks.
  • All punctuation should be included within the quotation marks.
  • To indicate an omission within a quoted text, three periods between square brackets should be used.

References and Woks Cited:

  • In-text authot-page citations (Brown 34) should be employed. For both references and works cited, the format should follow the latest edition of the Modern Languages Association Manual (8th edition as of 2017).

 

 

4. FOOTNOTES

  • Footnotes should be restricted to a minimum and used only for commentary that is not easily accommodated within the body of the article.
  • Raised footnote numbers should be placed after the last word of the passage the author wishes to comment upon and after punctuation marks, if that is the case.