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Guidelines for presenting manuscripts:

General guidelines:

1. All the articles submitted for their possible publication must be eminently academic; because of the nature of the journal, it is clear that journalistic articles or general commentaries on any topic will not be accepted.

2. The articles must be original and unpublished and must not be submitted to any other printed media at the same time.

3. Articles are accepted in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese languages.

4. The reception of an article does not imply its acceptance for publication.

5. All the collaborations are submitted, at first, to an editorial dictum, which consists in verifying the content and pertinence of the paper, as well as its compliance with all the established guidelines.

6. Once the editorial dictum is approved, the disclaimer on the article originality is signed, which is necessary for the formal registration, thus commencing the dictum process.

7. All the articles will be submitted to a dictum process performed by academic peers, under the modality of double blind by two members of the panel of reviewers of the journal, which is composed of prestigious academicians from national and international institutions.

8. The articles will always be subjected to dictum by referees with no liability to the institution of the submitters.

9. The resolution of the dictum processes are: approved for publication with no changes; approved for publication once minor corrections are applied; conditioned to compulsory changes, subject to resending; refused.

10. In the case of disagreeing results, the article will be sent to a third dictum, which will be definitive.

11. Dictum results are unappealable.

12. The reviewers are the only responsible to review the changes in the case of results subject to resending.

13. The limit of resending attempts for a paper is three, after said limit the article will be refused.

14. The author has thirty calendar days to make any amends.

15. Dictum processes are determined by the number of articles in waiting list. The editorial coordination of the journal will inform each of the authors of the advance of their work in the processes of dictum and edition.

16. Every issue of the journal will comprise 9 articles which at the edition deadline have the approval of at least two referees or reviewers. Nonetheless, in views of providing a better thematic coherence to the issue, Convergencia reserves the right to advance or postpone any accepted articles.

17. The editorial coordination of the Journal reserves the right to carry out any editorial amends or proofreading it deems necessary to improve the text.

18. Any case not considered here will be resolved by the journal editing committee

19. All the collaborations must be delivered as an electronic file, unformatted Microsoft Word, via electronic mail.

20. In the front page of the work the full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated or the form of author and institution that shall appear once the article is approved.

21. No epigraphs shall be placed at the beginning of any work.

22. Acronyms must be extended the first time they appear in the text, in the bibliography, tables, charts and graphs. For instance, in the text the first time it must be written: World Health Organization, then subsequently: WHO.

23. At the end of the work the author(s) shall include a brief résumé which has to contain the following elements: current academic degree, institution and place of work, country, research lines, last three publications, e-mail address, postal address, telephone and fax.

24. Once the text has been approved to be published, the author(s) will concede the rights on their articles to Convegencia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales so that their articles and materials are publicly reproduced, published, edited, fixed, communicated and transmitted by any form or medium; as well as distributing among the general public in the required numbers for their pubic communication, in each of their modalities, included its availability through electronic, optical means or any other technology with exclusively scientific, cultural, diffusion, nonprofit ends. To do so, the author(s) must send the format of copyright concession–letter (available at the website of the journal) properly filled and signed by the author(s); this format can be sent via e–mail in PDF format.

25. The authors may use material from their article in other works or papers they publish on the condition that Convergencia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales must be cited as the original source for the quotations. For the articles:

1. The minimal structure of the article will include an introduction that clearly states the background of the work, its development and conclusions.

2. Convergencia will only accept articles produced by four authors at most, with an extension between 15 and 25 pages, including graphs, tables, footnotes and bibliography, letter size page, at a line spacing of 1.5, written in 12–point size Times new roman font.

3. They must bear a descriptive title, both in Spanish and English; preferably brief (no more than 12 words) which clearly depicts the content.

4. It is indispensable to deliver an abstract, with an extension between 100 and 150 words, as well as five key words for the text; both in the original language of the text and in English. The abstract must contain concise information on the content (main results, method and conclusions).

5. The titles and subtitles shall be differenced; the use of the decimal system is recommended.

6. Illustration (maps, charts, tables, graphs) will be the strictly necessary and must be self explainable without resorting to the text in order to understand them; they must be placed at the final part of the text, including their source and must be sent separately, in individual files, and in the text it shall be mentioned that they are at the end of it.

7. The formats for images (maps and figures) must be JPG; since the journal is printed in only one color they must be processed in grayscale, with no highlights or textures whatsoever. Likewise, diagrams or schemas shall not be copied from the Internet; in the case of those containing data, figures and/or text, they must be sent in the original forma they were created, or some spreadsheet, preferably Microsoft Excel. For the case of table and charts, conciseness is recommended in statistically managed information.

8. Due to editorial policies, the journal reserves the right to publish excessively large illustrations.

9. No photographs are accepted.

10. Footnotes shall be solely clarifying or explanatory, this to say, they are to broaden or illustrate the text, and not to indicate bibliographic sources; the bibliography section serves said purpose.

11. Cites must use the Harvard system, in accordance with the following examples:

When a work is referred in a general manner, the surname of the author, edition year and page number shall be written in brackets: (Alberti, 2002: 39), or in the case of two authors (Rodríguez and García: 1998: 56); if there are more than two authors it will be (Sánchez et al., 2003).

In the case of using works by the same author published in the same year, they will be alphabetically ordered and will be distinguished with a small letter after the year: "Poetry must not take advantage of regret, for it is not well stated, the scenario is internal" (Kierkegaard, 1992a: 79). "Such a moment demands tranquility, it must not be perturbed by reflection, nor can the storms of passion interrupt it" (Kierkegaard, 1992b: 100).

12. Bibliography must contain the complete references of the works cited in the text, without adding other not cited, and it must be avoided that self–cites surpass 30 percent of the total.

13. Bibliography must be written in the same system, alphabetically and chronologically ordered as corresponding. No continual capitals shall be used; the surnames and names of the authors must be fully stated, i.e., with no abbreviations. See the following instances:

For books Grize, Jean (1990), Logique et langage, Paris: Ophrys.

Dogan, Matei and Robert Pahre (1993), Las nuevas ciencias sociales: la marginalidad creadora, Mexico: Grijalbo.

Four journals or book chapters: Giménez, Gilberto (2003), "El debate sobre la prospectiva de las ciencias sociales en los umbrales del nuevo milenio", in Revista Mexicana de Sociología, year 65, num. 2, Mexico: UNAM.

Morley, David (1998), "Debate mediático: interpretando las interpretaciones de las interpretaciones", in Curran, James et al. [comps.], Estudios culturales y comunicación, Spain: Paidós Comunicación.

For website references the complete route will be indicated, stating the retrieval date:

Romero, Ernesto (2005), "Estudios sociológicos contemporáneos", in Sociología General, num. 35, Mexico: UNAM. Available at: <> [January 22nd 2006]

For reviews:

1. Reviews must be critical reviews of books related to the study of social sciences, which have been published within a year prior to the publication of the journal, whose title will be different to the review itself, which will have an extension of at least 5 and at most 10 pages; it must be presented by one author only.

2. The front cover of the book must be sent annexed to the review, in JPG format at 300 DPI and must include the following data (title, author, year, editorial, country, number of pages and ISBN number).

3. The reviews will be selected by the editing council, taking into account their quality and up–to–dateness.


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