Submission Guidelines

Instructions for submitting original manuscripts 


The following submission guidelines apply exclusively to articles of the Journal and not to this digital publication. For authors interested in making a request for publication in our Journal, we provide the following link:

If you are interested in contributing to ARAUCARIA’s digital section, please contact Antonio Hermosa Andújar (

  1. ARAUCARIA is an open access journal publishing original research in all areas of the humanities, political and social sciences through a rapid, yet rigorous, peer-review process managed by an in house editorial team of professional editors. ARAUCARIA official languages are Spanish, Portuguese and English, and is structured around five fixed sections: I. IDEAS: ITS POLICY AND ITS HISTORY. II. MONOGRAPHS. III. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES / PROFILES. IV. BOOK REVIEW AND DEBATES. V. DOCUMENTS

  2. Submission guidelines:  

a) sections I and II, manuscripts inclusive of all text, references, tables, figures, appendices etc., should not exceed 60.000 characters (about 8.000 words);

b) section III, manuscripts should not exceed 40.000 characters (6.000 words approximately);

c) section IV, manuscripts should not exceed 20.000 characters (2.500 words approximately);

d) section V, length may vary.


  3. To submit a manuscript on sections I and III, authors must first register through the Open Journal System (OJS) on the Araucaria website ( ARAUCARIA/index). Manuscripts should include title, an abstract no longer than 150 words, and 5 or 6 keywords reflecting the content of the article. The title, abstract and keywords must be provided in both, Spanish or Portuguese and English. Original manuscripts should be submitted in an MS Word document, single spaced with full justification, and 12 point Times New Roman font. Monographs’ manuscripts should be submitted to the coordinator or coordinators of the special issue. To submit a manuscript on sections IV and V, please contact Antonio Hermosa Andújar (


  4. The author(s) name(s) and any references to their university or other affiliation must not appear in the article so as to guarantee full anonymity of the blind peer review process. Likewise, the manuscript should contain no bibliographical references to publications by the author(s) that might reveal their identity. Any such references will be incorporated once the manuscript has been accepted for publication. References to works by the author(s) should be cited in the text as “Author 1.


  5. Authors shall indicate their e-mail address, institution, training and a list of recent publications.


  6. ARAUCARIA allows various citation systems:


a) If the traditional footnote system is adopted, it should be cited according to the following model:

-Books: Antonio Rivera García, Republicanismo calvinista, Murcia, Res Publica, 1999, p. 163.

-Book chapter: Pedro Castro Martínez, “Canadá: el fin de la era Mulroney” [en Gustavo Ernesto Emmerich, coord.: Procesos políticos en las Américas, México, UAM, 1996], p. 123.

-Journal articles: Luis Rossi, “Notas sobre la actual idea de nación en Argentina” en Araucaria. Revista de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades, 1 (1999), pp. 173-175.


b) If the abbreviated system is adopted, the quotations model in the body of the text and in the notes will be as follows:

-(Gauchet 1998: 84, n. 2)

Gauchet 1998: M. Gauchet, La réligion dans la démocratie (Paris, 1998).

-(McMahon 2001: 78)

McMahon 2001: D. M. McMahon, Enemies of the Enlightenment (Oxford, 2001).


  7. Regardless of the system adopted, full list of references should be provided at the end of the article, in alphabetical order by author.


  8. In-text references should appear in inverted commas (“...”), but not in italics. Longer quotations should appear as a separate paragraph with no quotation marks or italics, in a smaller font size (11 point Times New Roman) and indented. 


  9. Footnotes are used for notes, and should be indicated numerically in the main text before punctuation marks. 


  10. If a sentence quoted in inverted commas is followed by a punctuation mark, it shall be placed after the inverted commas.


  11. Footnotes should be single spaced in 10 point Times New Roman 10, no indented paragraph and full justification. 


  12. Tables shall be numbered with a consecutive series of Roman numerals and graphics with a consecutive series of Arabic numerals. Each table or graphic will be sent on a different file, with its corresponding title and status in the text; if it is not possible to insert them in the text, the editors will place them at the end of the text.


  13. ARAUCARIA will not charge authors any fee for submission of articles, nor will it charge fees for its publication.


  14. ARAUCARIA aims to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing. Our journal’s reference is the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


  15. ARAUCARIA has an anti-plagiarism policy. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and texts identified as plagiarism will be unpublished. ARAUCARIA’s editorial board follows the anti-plagiarism policy of the Universidad de Sevilla and uses the Similarity Check System's software whose license has been contracted for this purpose by the central services of the Library of the University.


  16. Any manuscript that violates any of these points will be rejected.