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Objective and politics

Author Guidelines


Objetive and politics

La Revista de Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de la República is an academic publication, refereed that aims to contribute to the development of legal science and social sciences, promoting critical analysis and plural on relevant issues of different Areas of law.

The Journal consists of the following sections: doctrine (investigations or doctrinal articles), jurisprudence or rule commented, articles student, recensiones and information the last two non refereed.

In each of them, unpublished works, national and foreign, of any legal or social discipline, in Spanish, English or Portuguese, are accepted.

We are pleased to inform the academic community that our journal, since 2019, has adopted the practice of CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION of content. The central objective of the new publication model is to accelerate the communication process. Articles are published online in their final form as soon as they have been evaluated, corrected and edited.

Author Guidelines


Papers must be unpublished. They must be submitted in English, in soft copy, in Word (.doc) or OpenDocument (.odt) format, to the journal’s email address ( The following format must be used: single spacing, Arial 12, A4 sheet, 2.54 cm top and bottom margins, 3 cm left and right margins. Papers must not be shorter than 12 pages nor exceed 25 pages in length, including notes, references, bibliography and appendices, if applicable. The first page must include the title in English, Castilian and Portuguese, author's name (s), academic affiliation and email of the author(s). The second page must include three abstracts, in English, Castilian and Portuguese, not exceeding 200 words each and with at least five keywords in the three languages.
Articles submitted must correspond to the mother tongue of the author.
Electronic methods are used to detect plagiarism.
Our magazine does not have any charges, that is, there is no cost for sending items to evaluate, or for processing articles, or by subscription, or any other cost.

b.    Presentation of the bibliographical references: in detail and with examples.
Mention of the rules of preparation of the bibliographical references.

Authors must cite their sources of information stating the name of the author and date of publication of books, journals, thesis and other documents used in the text itself. This method of citing by author-date [last name, year of publication] allows the reader to locate the source of information in alphabetical order, under the REFERENCES list at the end of the paper. The number of the page where the quoted text appears must also be included. The citation must be made between inverted commas if under 40 words. If the citation exceeds 40 words, it must be made in a free-standing indented block of text with no inverted commas.
Citations and bibliographical references must follow the APA (American Psychological Association) rules, 6th edition. Below are some examples of the usage of these rules and specific variants used by the journal.
All lines after the first one in the references list shall be indented; this is known as the hanging indent method.
a) Books: Last name of author/s, Initial/s. (Year). Title of work (Edition). Location: Publisher.
Ochs Olazábal, D. (2013) La acción de amparo (3rd ed.). Montevideo: FCU
b) Journals: Last name of author/s, Initial/s. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, Volume (Number), pp.
Blanco, A. (2012) Penas y estructura económica. Revista de Derecho Penal, 20, 139-143.
c) Chapter or article in a book: Last name of author/s, Initial/s. (Year). Title of article or chapter. In: Last names and initial/s of author/s, book’s editor or coordinator, Title of work (ed., pp.). Location: Publisher.
Loustanau, N. (2010). Consejos de salarios. In: Raso Delgue, J., Barreto Ghione, H., Loustaunau, N. Las nuevas relaciones laborales en Uruguay(73-120). Montevideo; FCU.
 d) Electronic Journal article [without doi (digital object identifier)]:  Author(s) surnames, initial(s). (Year). Article title. Journal title. Volume number (Issue number), page numbers, Retrieved from http://
Bermúdez, J. (2005).  The principle of legitimate reliance in administration’s actions as a limit to the power of governmental authorities to declare their acts void. Revista de Derecho, 18 (2), 82-105. Retrieved from
Full reference to cited legislation.  At the end of the bibliographical references, all references to laws and regulations must be listed in chronological order, under the title “Legislation.” Said list must be limited to the regulations that have been actually cited or referred to in the paper.
In the case of regulations, state:
Country. Number and official name if it has one. Title of official publication, date (day, month and year).
Uruguay. Law No. 18.987, Voluntary interruption of pregnancy. Diario Oficial, 30th,  October 2012.
Full reference to case law. At the end of the bibliographical references, all references to case law must be given, in a list, under the title “Case Law.” Said list will be limited to the judgements that have actually been cited or referred to in the paper. Judgements must be listed in alphabetical order.  In the final list, state:
Country. Jurisdiction: Court, Term Judgement. No./year, date (DD/MM/YY). Drafter’s Surname, Drafter’s initial, Surnames, Initials of members of the Court, Surname, Initial. Discordant member (disc.)
Uruguay. Court of Civil Appeals 5th Term. Interlocutory Decision No 189/2011, 21 September 2011. Simón, L.M. (Drafter), Fiorentino, B., Gradín, M.E. (Signatories)
It is also recommended to state volume, year, sections, page, DOI or URL, if applicable. Where a judgement has been published by two differentprinting houses, the writer must only cite the one used in his paper.
Notes:  Explanatory sentences or paragraphs that expand the information provided in the text are cited by means of notes. It is recommended that they only be included if they are relevant.
According to APA, notes must be included in a new page, after the biographical References, numbered consecutively, using the automatic numbering of the word processor.
Superscript Arabic numerals must be used. Example: a note1.
A Bibliography containing works that you have read but not cited in your text, which may contribute to deepen the knowledge on the topic of the paper submitted, may be included.
The Revista waives any responsibility for possible conflicts arising from the authorship of works published in the journal.
c.    Arbitration system.

Publishing process. Upon receipt of the submissions, a preliminary evaluation is carried out in order to ensure that each paper complies with the formal requirements and that it is an original, relevant paper of good quality. If there are no remarks in this respect, the process continues.
The journal submits all papers received to arbitration, applying a double blind system, in which revisers do not know the author’s identity and vice versa, resorting to well-known and competent assessors external to the journal. Each assessor has two weeks to submit a written evaluation stating whether or not the paper meets the quality standards required for publication in the journal. In the event of conflicting evaluations by the assessors, a third evaluation will take place. The journal reserves the rights to accept or deny the publication of any submitted papers according to the arbitration’s resolution, and to notify the author in due time of any changes required for the publication of the paper.


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