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Objective and politics

Author Guidelines









Objetive and politics

Dixit prints original, unpublished academic work (research articles, reviews, outreach articles, updates and interviews) and also publishes samples of art work (photographs, illustrations, scripts, literary creations). It focuses on Communication —both in the area of knowledge and in the professional area— intends to facilitate dialog with other disciplines and has an editorial style designed to promote fast reading of rigourous work.

Author Guidelines



Collaborations must be submitted exclusively through the OJS platform (
Contributions sent to Dixit cannot be submitted simultaneously in other journals.

Abridged CV
Authors must send an abridged CV, up to 120 words, including academic affiliation, last University degree obtained, recent academic or professional areas of work, main publications or main field work completed.

Extended summary
In the case of research articles, authors must send, in addition to the summary in Spanish and the abstract in English, an extended summary of contents, about 400 to 800 words long.

Texts should be written in Microsoft Word, using 12-point Times New Roman font, with double spacing. Footnotes will be done in the same font, 10-point size, single spacing. Visual files should be delivered in high-definition, 300dpi, grayscale JPG format, with a 25 cm baseline width.

Should contributions include tables, figures, illustrations or photographs, the author must provide the necessary information for identification: title, descriptive legend, date, authorship, source and credits. They are delivered separately as an attached file named “Annexes to title of article”, displaying the title of the article and the author’s name on the first page.

Book or written documents’ reviews must include full bibliographic references of the work: author, year of publication, title, city of publication, publisher and number of pages. Reviewed material must be less than two years old. The conference reviews must present the data of place and date of realization. They must also include name, surname and institutional affiliation of the author of the review.
Every work delivered to Dixit must be complete regarding format and contents.

Formal elements
All works sent to Dixit must include title in Spanish and English, author's data and institutional affiliation. Scientific articles (postulated to “Desde la Academia”) must also contain abstract in Spanish and in English; five key words in Spanish and five in English. Citations to sources and the list of references should be made in APA 6 (see points 7 and 9 below). The works of several authors should detail the contribution of each one to the article (see point 10).

1. Title. From its position at the center of the upper part of the first page, it states the main idea of the article (i.e., the objective and the way it will be approached) in a clear, simple and concise manner. It should not exceed 12 words. If it should be necessary to add a subtitle, the same should be separated from the title by a full stop or a colon.
 Author's data. The author's name and surname must be written under the title, in a central position. Rank and academic qualifications are omitted. The author must include his ORCID code after his name. If the author does not have an ORCID code, it can be obtained for free at  
3. Institutional affiliation. Below the name of the author must appear his institutional affiliation: name, city and country of the institution to which he belongs. When the author is not a member of any academic institution, city and country of residence are indicated. In both cases, elements are separated by commas. An asterisk follows, which links it to a footnote stating country and e-mail address of the author.
4. Abstract of article and keywords in Spanish. Both go on a new page beginning with the legend “Resumen” on the upper part. That abstract is a paragraph with a maximum of 150 words, complete in itself as regards sense, in which the objective, main contents, methodology, conclusions, implications or applications discovered by the author are exposed briefly and clearly. On the following line, aligned to the left, the legend “Palabras clave” should be written, followed by a colon that precedes a list of words, cited ranging from the general to the particular, that are established as identifiers for this text.

5. Abstract and keywords in English. After the keywords in Spanish comes a blank line; on the center of the following line stands the legend “Abstract”. Aligned to the left on the line below comes the English version of the summary. The legend “Keywords” should be written on the following line and likewise aligned to the left and then, after a colon, should appear the English version of the keywords.

6. Pagination. Pages must be numbered, starting at the page which marks the beginning of the article and bears the number 1.

7. References. They must be precise, complete and useful. They provide a trustworthy means of localization for the works that are directly cited in the contribution. They are presented according to the author-year system, between brackets after a direct quotation, a paraphrase or a description of another author’s ideas.

7. 1. In the case of a paraphrase or a description of another author’s ideas, the surname of the author and the year of publication are placed within the brackets, separated by a comma.
Example: (Aguerre, 2007).

7. 2. In the case of a quotation, whether direct or indirect, the brackets should include first the year of publication followed by a comma, then the Arabic numeral for the page or pages, preceded by the corresponding abbreviation “p.” or “pp.”.
Examples: (Rincón, 2006, p. 47); (Rincón, 2006,
pp. 47-48).

7. 3. If the direct quotation comprises more than 40 words, it is highlighted by displaying it as a freestanding block of text, without quotation marks. The reference is placed, between brackets, right after the quotation, as a part of the same block.

7. 4. Should more than one work by the same author occur in the same year of publication, quotations must be differentiated by the addition of a lowercase letter right after the date.
Example: (Rincón, 2006a, p. 47).
7. 5. Should an author be quoted directly by another author who is the source for the quotation, one must enter first the surname of the author who was directly quoted, followed by the phrase “cited in” and the surname of the author, the year of publication and the page number where the cited direct quotation is to be found.
Example: (Deleuze cited in Alliez, 1996, p. 49)
7. 6. If the same brackets include two or more works by different authors, these will be separated by semicolons.
Example: (Aguerre, 2007; Rincón, 2006).
7. 7. If the text already mentions the author’s surname, it is not necessary to repeat it in brackets. Just the year and the page number, if appropriate.
Example: Rincón (2006, p. 17) holds that “communication is, then, a powerful means to understand these times”.
If the text includes, besides the author’s surname, the year of publication, it is not necessary to repeat that date in brackets either.
Example: In 2006, Rincón holds that “communication is, then, a powerful means to understand these times” (p. 17).

8. Footnotes. Notes must not exceed 80 words; they should provide explanations, commentaries or any other additional information that could broaden or clarify the content of the contribution. No Latin abbreviations should be used.

9. List of references. At the end of the article, a new page should be added, bearing the legend “References” at the center of the line. It includes the surnames of the authors in alphabetical order; only those materials mentioned or directly referred to in the contribution (i.e. by direct quotation, paraphrase or description) must be chosen for this list. Each entry is aligned left with hanging indentation and includes the following data:
9. 1. Author
a. One starts by writing the surname and then the initial (s) of the name of the author(s), separated from the surname by a comma. No more than five authors should be presented. The name of the last author is preceded by a comma followed by the word “and”.
Example: O’Sullivan, T., Hartley, J., Saunders, D., Montgomery, M., and Fiske, J.(1997).
b. Should the authors be more than five, only the first one is mentioned, beginning by the surname. The other authors are substituted by the expression “et al”. This Latin expression means “and others” (et alii) and is displayed in regular font, preceded by a comma and followed by a period. As for references within the text, when the work is cited for the first time, the surnames of all the authors are mentioned in brackets: (Manderscheid, Ryff, Freeman, McKnight-Eily, Dhingra, and Strine, 2010). In subsequent references, and in the list of references, only the surname of the first author is necessary, always followed by a comma and the expression “et al.”: (Manderscheid, et al., 2010).
c. The people in charge of the publication (editors, compilers, directors, coordinators, organizers) take the place of the author and after their name one adds the role they played, in brackets and in abridged form. Example: Ojeda, M. A. N., y Grandío Pérez, M. del M. (Coords.). (2012).
d. The same thing happens when the authors are institutions or organizations, like the Real Academia Española, the American Psychological Association (APA) or UNESCO.
9. 2. Year of publication. It is separated from the name of the author by a full stop, is displayed in brackets and followed by another full stop.
9. 3. Title
a. Titles of books, journals, periodical publications, works of art, films, videos, and TV programs should be written in italics and followed by a full stop.
Example: Ojeda, M. A. N., y Grandío Pérez, M. del M. (Coords.). (2012). Estrategias de comunicación en redes sociales. Usuarios, aplicaciones y contenidos.
b. The title of a chapter in a book is presented in regular font, without quotation marks. It is followed by a full stop, the author’s surname and the initial of his name or those of the people in charge of the publication, another full stop, the name of the book where the chapter is to be found (in italics), and the number of pages comprised by the chapter (in brackets and preceded by the abbreviation “pp”).
Example: Noguera Vivo, J. M. (2012). Los cambios en el discurso global de Twitter: trendingtopics y la nueva televisión. Ojeda M. A. N., and Grandío Pérez, M. del M. (Coords.). Estrategias de comunicación en redes sociales. Usuarios, aplicaciones y contenidos (pp. 51-62).
c. The title of an article from a journal goes in regular font, without quotation marks, and is followed by a full stop, right after the title of the publication that includes it (in italics), a comma and the Arabic numeral (likewise in italics) corresponding to the volume of that publication.
Example: Aguerre, C. (2007). Los derechos de autor. Entre el equilibrio y la incompatibilidad. Dixit, 2.
9. 4. The name of the city of publication (only in case of ambiguity the name of the country is added, in brackets) is followed by a colon that separates it from the publisher (or the producer if it is a film or the name of the museum including the work of art, etc.). The term “publishing house” is not necessary in English or in any other language (editorial, Verlag, editrice…) except when accompanied by an adjective; in that case, both make up the name of a publishing house: for example, Editorial Sudamericana. Abbreviations like Ed., Ltd., Co., Inc., among others, are not included either. In the case of an article in a journal, the name and the volume of that journal substitute for the city of publication and the publisher.
9. 5. Page numbers of a chapter are recorded in brackets and preceded by the abbreviation “pp” after the title of the book, but they appear without abbreviation and flush with the volume of the publication when it is an article of a journal.
9. 6. Entries in an electronic document include author, date of publication and title of document. The title comes in regular font, without italics. It is followed by a full stop and then the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if it has one or by the expression “Retrieved from” followed by the complete URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the Internet page whence the document was taken. No full stop is placed after DOI or URL and the date of retrieval is only added when it is known that the document is likely to undergo modifications.
Example: Izaguirre, M. (2011). El arte de saber movilizar saberes. Dixit, 15, 27-33. Retrieved from

10. Author’s contribution. To appear as the author of an academic article, the researcher must have made a substantial contribution to the conception of the scientific work; to the collection, interpretation, and analysis of the data; to the writing or review of the article; and to the final approval of the content. Those who have not made these contributions do not qualify as authors and should be cited in the acknowledgments, where their contribution can be detailed.  Authors should include a note at the end of the list of references detailing the contribution of each according to the following format:
The conception of the scientific work was carried out by Author x, Author x and Author x. The collection, interpretation and analysis of data was in charge of Author x and Author x. The writing or revision of the manuscript was done by Author x and Author x. All authors reviewed and approved the final content.
 Example of a list of references:

Aguerre, C. (2007). Los derechos de autor. Entre el equilibrio y la incompatibilidad.  Dixit, 2, 24-30.
American PsychologicalAssociation (2010). Manual de publicaciones de la American Psychological Association. México: El Manual
Balcázar, P., González-Arratia, N. I., Gurrola, G. M., and Moysén A. (2005). Investigación cualitativa. Toluca (México): Universidad
     Autónoma del Estado de México.
Balsa, M., and Bugallo, B. (2011). Industrias creativas y propiedad intelectual. Montevideo: Dicrea.
Dutto, M. C., Soler, S., and Tanzi, S. (2008). Palabras más, palabras menos. Herramientas para una escritura eficaz. Montevideo:
     Editorial Sudamericana Uruguaya-Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
Izaguirre, M. (2011). El arte de saber movilizar saberes. Dixit, 15, 27-33. Retrieved from
Manderscheid, R. W., et al. (2010). Peer reviewed: Evolving definitions of mental illness and wellness. Preventing chronic disease.
     Retrieved from
Noguera Vivo, J. M. (2012). Los cambios en el discurso global de Twitter: trendingtopics y la nueva televisión. Ojeda, M. A. N., y
     Grandío Pérez, M. del M. (Coords.). Estrategias de comunicación en redes sociales. Usuarios, aplicaciones y contenidos (pp. 51-62).
     Barcelona: Gedisa.
Ojeda, M. A. N., and Grandío Pérez, M. del M. (Coords.). (2012). Estrategias de comunicación en redes sociales. Usuarios,
     aplicaciones y contenidos. Barcelona: Gedisa.
O’Sullivan, T., Hartley, J., Saunders, D., Montgomery, M., and Fiske, J. (1997). Conceptos clave en comunicación y estudios culturales.
     Buenos Aires: Amorrortu.
Rincón, O. (2006). Narrativas mediáticas. O cómo se cuenta la sociedad del entretenimiento. Barcelona: Gedisa.



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