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Presentation guideline








Presentation guideline

Editorial rules for the presentation of original articles for the Revista de Ciencias Sociales
General rules
The Revista de Ciencias Sociales of the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic, Uruguay, is a semi-annual and arbitrated publication. It receives unpublished articles of social sciences, in Spanish, English and Portuguese, which have not been presented or are in the process of being evaluated in other publications. The original work must be sent to the following address: revista.ds@ciencias-
Selection and arbitration
The Editorial Committee decides, without knowing the author of the article, if the subject of the work is within the theme of the journal and if it complies with the editorial norms. If accepted, the author must sign a letter stating that the article is unpublished and is not being evaluated by another publication. Once the letter has been received by the Editorial Committee, the article is sent, for evaluation, to at least two external arbitrators, national or foreign, of recognized trajectory in the subject matter. The arbitrators do not know the identity of the author and the author ignores the identity of the arbitrators, according to the sys-tem known as "double blind." Within three weeks, the arbitrators make their observations, using a form with various items (purpose of the article, analysis and theoretical discussion, methodology, language, conclusions, bibliography, etc.) and a final judgment according to the following possibilities:
·         Publishable.
·         Publishable with minimal changes.
·         Publishable subject to major modifications.
·         Not publishable.
In case of controversy, evaluations are sent to a third evaluator whose deci-sion will determine the publication or not of the article.
The editor of the Magazine sends the evaluations to the author, who will have two weeks to make, if applicable, the modifications to the article. If any of the evaluators issues the “Publicable, subject to major modifications” ruling, upon receiving the evaluation, the author/s must consider the suggestions pro-vided and specify, in a separate page, the modifications made in the article. Subsequently, the arbitrators will confirm that their observations and suggestions have been contemplated and will issue a ruling in this regard. The author will have two review opportunities, after which the article will be accepted or rejected.
Once the evaluation process has been initiated by external arbitrators, in the event that the author/s decide to withdraw the submitted article, the Editorial Committee will not accept works of authorship for the next three issues of the Journal. 
The presentation
The first page of the text must include the title of the article in Spanish and English and the name/s of the author/s, with a footnote with a review of each of them, indicating degree, teaching position,

institution, reference country, ORCID identification number, e-mail address and percentage contribution to the preparation of the article.
The text must have a maximum total length of 50,000 characters with spaces.
The article must include a summary in Spanish and English, of a maximum of 800 characters with spaces, and up to five key words, in both languages. In the case of the summary in English, the title of the article in that language must be included at the beginning.
Maximum extent measured in characters with spaces:
·         Main title: 50.
·         Secondary title: 45.
·         Subtitles: 60.
It is recommended to include a subtitle every 4,000 characters, approximately.
Use of italics
The use of italics will be reserved to highlight those concepts or force ideas that the author wishes to highlight. In no case should bold or underlined be used for this purpose. The italics will also apply to all foreign language terms. In these cases, they must be followed by the translation in parentheses the first time they appear in the text.
Figures followed by the percentage symbol (%) should be used to indicate a percentage value, except when it is at the beginning of a sentence. In this case, it must be written in letters (for example, Thirty-five percent ...).
Tables, graphs and images
Since the interior of the publications is printed in black and white, all the squares, graphs, maps and images included in the text will be presented in shades of gray. Eventually, styles such as dashes or dashes may be used in the graphics. The pictures and the graphicsmust be delivered in editable format (Word or Excel) with-out embedding.
The tables or graphs must be numbered correlatively with Arabic numerals before the title, such as:
Table 1. Schooling rates by age and income level per capita of households. 2006 In each chart, graph or illustration, the source must be indicated, such as:
Source: National Statistics Institute. Continuous Household Survey, Sep-tember 2007.
In the event that the text includes maps, these should contain only the es-sential elements and avoid those that are excessively overloaded with drawing or text. The source should always be indicated.

It is essential that all images and maps be delivered in high quality formats (JPG with high resolution), in separate files, otherwise, they cannot be included in the magazine.
Citations and references
Citations and references should be governed by the Harvard reference sys-tem (see < >).
Citations will be indicated in the text or at the end of the corresponding paragraph, as follows: in parentheses, with last name of the author, year of the edition, and cited page / s, if applicable. For example: (Touraine, 1980, p. 250).
Textual quotations must be enclosed in quotation marks and bold and italic will not be used to highlight them.
When it is a work of two or three authors, everyone must be named in the text. For example: (Caetano, Gallardo and Rilla, 1995). In the event that four or more authors are cited, the last name of the first one will be included fol-lowed by “et al.”. Ex.: (Gambina, et al., 2002, p. 119).
Whenever part of the text is omitted in an appointment, ellipses will be written in square brackets, as follows: […]. Similarly, any clarification that does not belong to the cited text will be written in square brackets.
When, without quoting an author textually, part of his work is summed up in his own words, the author's last name must be indicated, followed by the year of the work in parentheses. For example:
"Together with the globalization process, what Castells (2000) called the In-formation and Knowledge Society began to develop ...".
When several authors are cited, all relevant data will be indicated. For example: (Touraine, 1980; Delgado, 1982). In the same way, we will proceed when several works by the same author are cited. For example: (Touraine, 1980, 1989).
Footnotes: they will not be used for bibliographic references but only for terminological clarifications. Footnotes should go exclusively to the bottom of each page, not as notes at the end of the document..
List of bibliographical references
The bibliographic references list should include the data of all the works and authors cited in the article, even if the citations are not textual. The references must be presented in alphabetical order by author and respect the sequence of the da-ta, as it appears in the following examples:
Reference to a book:
Bourdieu, P. (2002). The office of sociologist-go. Buenos Aires: 21st century. Reference to a chapter:
Caetano, G. (1991). Notes for a historical re-vision on the “national question” in Uruguay. In: H. Achugar (1991). Culture (s) and nation in Uruguay at the end of the century. Montevideo: Fesur, pp. 17-45.

Reference to a magazine article: Quinteros, A.M. (2008) Social work, families and ethical dilemmas. Social Work: Regional Journal of Social Work, 44 (22), pp. 52-62.
When the book, article or chapter has multiple authors, all of them must be mentioned in the order in which they appear in the publication.
For resources taken from the Web: Cite the data according to whether it is a free, a book article, a magazine or a newspaper or newspaper article. Include the date on which the website was accessed, as well as the electronic address or URL in angle brackets < >. For example:
UNDP Human Development Report [online]. Available at: [accessed 02/15/2011].
The Revista de Ciencias Sociales does not charge for processing articles, publishing them or accessing them after they are published. After being published in the Magazine, the author retains his right to publish his entire article in other spaces.
Open Access Policy
The Revista de Ciencias Sociales is part of a set of initiatives that promote free access to knowledge, so all its contents are free and free of charge and are published under the Creative Commons license Recognition NonCommercial-NoDerivative.
Ethical standards
The Revista de Ciencias Sociales adheres to the international standards published by the Ethics Committee in Publication (COPE) to guarantee transparency in the processes of publication of articles and in the conflicts that may arise from them.
The RCS uses the VIPER antiplagiarism software with which all items received are analyzed.
Other considerations
The maximum delivery times are announced when calls are made for the presentation of dossier proposals or thematic articles.
Authors must enter the institution and country of reference. They will receive two copies of the magazine with their article. The RCS uses the social network Twitter.
Editorial Committee Revista de Ciencias Sociales Department of Sociology Faculty of Social Sciences University of the Republic



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