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Your contribution must adapt to these formal guidelines:
1.1. Abstract. The first page of each article must include a 100-200 word summary. The abstract should be indented and positioned immediately before the body of the text, after the title. It should consist of one paragraph and should contain no bibliographical reference in parenthetical form.
1.2. Keywords. Just after the abstract, append a list of up to six key words so that your contribution can be accurately classified by international reference indexes.
1.3. Language. Manuscripts are to be submitted in English. Authors must consistently follow either British or American spelling conventions. A version or translation of the title, abstract and keywords in Spanish must be provided. For those contributors who do not handle Spanish the Editors will provide the translation.
1.4. Length. For articles: 6,000-8,000 words; for book reviews: 1,500-2,000 words.
1.5. Submission. Authors must submit their contribution (word or equivalent electronic version) accompanied by the following:
2.1. Titles of contributions
Place them at the top of the page on which the text begins. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and all other significant words (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs) as well as proper nouns. Always capitalize the last word. Do not use period after titles..
2.2. Textual divisions and headings
Section headings should be used with discretion. They must begin from the left margin, with no period at the end. Headings may be numbered. The use of Arabic numerals is recommended. If absolutely necessary, further division within a section should follow the same format used for section headings. They must be preceded by Arabic numerals separated by full stop (e.g., 1.1). Do not capitalize headings in full.
2.3. Tables, drawings and graphic items
Please avoid their proliferation, since it may result in an excessive number of pages. This could affect the eligibility of your work for publication. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and referred to by their numbers within the text (e.g., as we see in example/table/figure 1).
All punctuation marks should precede closing quotation marks (e.g., “the bookself,” she replied).
Question marks (?) and exclamation marks (!) should not normally be used in scholarly writing unless they are part of a quotation.
Do not use commas (,) before “and” and “or” in a series of three or more. Never use a comma and a dash together. A comma can never precede a parenthesis; it must always follow it (such as this), if required by the context.
A dash (—) is used to introduce an explanation (you must arrive on time—not two hours late); a hyphen (-) joins words in a compound such as “twenty-four.”
Square brackets ([ ]) are used for an unavoidable parenthesis within a parenthesis, to enclose interpolations or comments in a quotation or incomplete data and to enclose phonetic transcription. (Slash marks [/] are used to enclose phonemic transcription)
Spell out whole numbers from zero to one hundred and numbers followed by hundred, thousand, hundred thousand, million or billion. Spell out all numbers beginning a sentence.
Centuries are spelled out and lowercased (the twenty-first century). Use either standard dating (April 13, 1990) or new style dating (13 April 1990) but be consistent. No comma is used between month and year when no date is given (May 1990).
Use Italics for emphasis, foreign words, technical terms and linguistic forms (words, phrases, letters) cited as examples or as subjects of discussion. Italicize titles of books, plays, periodicals, films, television and radio programmes, paintings, drawings, photographs, statues or other works of art.
Capitalize the first letter of the first word and of all the principal words—including nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs in hyphenated compounds, but not articles, prepositions and conjunctions—in titles of publications, lectures or papers. In mentioning magazines, journals or newspapers (e.g., the Gentleman’s Magazine), do not treat an initial definite article as a part of the title.
Do not capitalize references to standard parts of a specific work, such as preface, acknowledgements, appendix, chapter, etc. (e.g., as discussed in chapter four).
2.9. Quotation marks
Double quotation marks (“ ”) are used to enclose quoted speech or writing when they are run into the text. For quotations within run-in quotations use single quotation marks. If there are quotes within an indented quotation, the double quotation marks are used.
Use double quotation marks for: a) scare quotes (nonstandard or ironic sense); b) translation of foreign words (e.g., agua, “water”); c) titles of articles, book chapters and poems.
2.10. QuotationsAll quotations should correspond exactly with the originals in wording, spelling, capitalization and internal punctuation. The italicizing of words for emphasis, or the modernizing of spelling should be explicitly indicated. If the source contains a spelling error, insert the italicized word sic in square brackets ([sic]). Clarifications must be enclosed in brackets (“He [Stephen Spender] is one of the finest poets Britain has ever produced”).
2.11. Run-on and indented quotations
Unless special emphasis is required, prose quotations up to about 75 words should be run in the surrounding text. Longer quotations should be set off, indented and never enclosed in quotation marks. Verse quotations of up to two lines should be run in, with the lines separated with a slash, leaving one space on either side ( / ). Longer verse quotations must be set off.
2.12. Ellipsis within quotations
Use three spaced periods to delete part of a quotation but do not enclose them in brackets. To indicate the omission of the end of a sentence or ellipsis after the conclusion of a complete sentence, use three spaced periods following the sentence period (e.g., She shared her research with students and colleagues until her departure in 1977. . . . She published her book on Romanticism at the end of her academic career.).
Avoid using spaced periods to open or to close quotations that are obviously complete syntactic fragments.
2.13. Use of publishers’ names
Publishing company names are abbreviated in the list of works cited. Remove articles, business abbreviations (Co., Inc.) and descriptive words (Press, Publishers). Any university press will be abbreviated according to one of these two patterns: U of Miami P, or Toronto UP.
These should be limited to authorial commentary that cannot be easily accommodated in the body of the text and their use is discouraged. They must not be used to give bibliographical references that can appear in parenthetical form within the text. They should be numbered, superscripted and placed after the closest punctuation mark.
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