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Instructions to authors

Economía, Sociedad y Territorio (EST) is a journal open to all disciplines related to social science in the context of specific regions and cities. It is also open to different viewpoints and methodologies; however, it has no responsibility for to the content of its papers.

The originals of the manuscripts submitted to be considered for publication will undergo an editorial process comprising several stages. It is therefore necessary that they follow certain norms in order to facilitate their edition and avoid delays in publication:

The manuscripts submitted to EST must have an eminently academic character. Due to the nature of the journal, it is impossible to accept journalistic or general comment papers about any subject.

The name of the author(s) or any other form of identification must only appear in the cover page.

The collaborations must be submitted in their final and complete version, since it will be impossible to accept changes once the refereeing and production processes have started.

Once it has been decided that the paper complies with the requirements established by the journal, it will be sent to two referees who anonymously will determine whether the article will be: a) published without changes, b) published once minor corrections have been made, c) published once a major revision has been made or d) rejected. In the case in which both results differ from each other, the article will be sent to a third referee, whose decision will determine the result of the refereeing process. In all cases, the results are unappealable. The articles submitted by staff of an academic institution will always be submitted for consideration to referees external to it.

The authors agree to grant EST permission to distribute their material in the journal, as well as in magnetic and photographic media. The patrimonial rights of the papers published in EST are transferred to El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C. after the academic and editorial acceptance to publish and distribute the manuscript, both in print and electronically. Likewise, the authors retain their moral rights as established by law. The main author will receive a copyright transfer form that must be signed, with the understanding that the rest of the authors have given their agreement. The authors also retain their right to use the material in their papers in other works or books published by themselves, provided that they cite EST as the original source of the text. It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain the corresponding written permission to use material in their papers that is protected by Copyright Law.

The authors must take into account the diversity of readers they are addressing. The manuscripts must be written in a clear, easy-to-read and well-structured manner.

The collaborations must include the following information:

a. Title of the paper, preferably brief, which clearly refers to its content. It is considered accepted and convenient to have a subtitle in order to clarify and define the content of the collaboration.

b. An abstract in the language in which the paper is written and that does not exceed 150 words. The abstract must contain concise information about the contents of the article: main results, method and conclusions. It must not contain tables, numbers, bibliographic references or mathematical expressions. It must also be accompanied by three to five keywords, which will be used for bibliographic indexation purposes. The EST editorial office will be responsible for the appropriate translations.

c. A front-page with general information about the authors, including:

Full Name.
Centre or Department of affiliation.
Postal address of their institution.
Maximum educational attainment (discipline and institution) and, current studies (in case this applies).
Current research lines.
Bibliographic references of the latest 3 or 4 publications (including page numbers).
Mention to any other relevant professional activities or positions.
Telephone and/or fax numbers.
E-mail address.

The collaborations must have the following characteristics:

a. The manuscript must be printed with 1.5 line spacing, in 11 point Curier, Arial or Times fonts and without truncated words. The extension of the manuscript must be between 15 and 40 pages for research papers (including tables, notes and bibliography); between 10 and 20 pages for critics papers and between 5 and 10 for book reviews.

b. The manuscript must be typed using upper- and lower-case letters and with appropriate tildes and accents. In case of using Microsoft Word, the manuscripts must not have any given format, i. e. do not use indentations or paragraph spacing, do not apply styles, do not use special characters or more commands than the ones needed for sections and subsections in the paper.

c. Tables, as well as graphs, figures and diagrams must be included in separate pages and grouped at the end of the manuscript. The main body must have clear information about the place where they must be inserted. In case they are submitted electronically, the graphs and tables must be sent in the most updated MicroSotf Excel format. It is impossible to accept them in any other format, older software or inserted in the text file. The tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals (table 1, 2, 3, etc.), whereas Roman numerals must be used for maps, plans, figures, prints and photographs (figure I, II, III, etc.). The format of the latter must be JPG with 300 dpi as a minimum.

d. The tables and figures included must be the strictly necessary ones. They must be self-explanatory (i.e. it is not necessary to read the text to understand them) and must not contain acronyms or abbreviations. The appropriate units must be specified, as well as all the corresponding captions and full sources.

e. Sections and subsections must be easily distinguished; to that end we recommend the usage of a decimal system.

f. Citation of references must be in the Harvard system, in other words: author's surname, year of publication and page, all in brackets: (Smith, 1995: 28).

g. The bibliography must not be unnecessarily extended - include only the references cited in the text - and must include (in this order): name of the author, year of publication (in brackets), title of the paper (in quotation marks), tile of the book or journal (in italics), publisher, number, city and total number of pages in case of an integrated text. Example:

Rodríguez, Victoria (1999), La descentralización en México. De la reforma municipal a Solidaridad y el nuevo federalismo, Fondo de Cultura Económica, México.

Buitrago Leal, Francisco y Andrés Dávila Ladrón de Guevara (1990), Clientelismo. El sistema político y su expresión regional, Tercer Mundo Editores, Bogotá.

Lee, Rosemary (1978), "El turismo en América Latina: el comercio del subdesarrollo", en Antonio Benavides C. (coord.), Turismo y desarrollo, Cuadernos de los Centros Regionales, Centro Regional de Antropología e Historia del Sureste, SEP-INAH, México, pp. 9-13.

Oszlak, Óscar (2001), "El Estado transversal", Encrucijadas UBA, revista de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, núm. 26, enero, pp. 2-4.

The originals of the manuscript must be clear and legible (photocopies are not acceptable for publication).

The minimum structure of the paper must include an introduction that clearly reflects the background of the work, as well as its body and conclusions.

When acronyms are used, the full equivalence must be stated (at least the first time they appear) in the text, bibliography, tables and figures.

If the originals are submitted in print (including text, figures, tables and other support material), it is necessary to include a floppy or preferably a CD with the text files (MicroSoft Word or Word Perfect in RTF format compatible with PC) and the support material. The name of the files must be printed in the front of the disk. Notice that there must be a file per table and/or figure.

EST reserves the right to make all the changes that are considered to be pertinent. The originals submitted to the editorial office will not be returned. Only the manuscripts that are not accepted for publication can be returned after appropriate request from the authors.

The manuscripts can be submitted to the editorial office of the journal in El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C., or by post to the following address:

Revista Economía, Sociedad y Territorio, El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C. Apartado Postal 48-D Toluca 50120, México Via E-mail to:

Telephone: +52 (722) 2 18 01 00, 2 79 99 08 ext. 183. Fax: +52 (722) 2 79 99 08 ext. 200.



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