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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published or sent to another journal. Otherwise an explanation has been provided in the "Comments to the Editor".
  • The file is sent in Microsoft Word 2003-2010 format or docx.
  • The author/s has/have provided web addresses (URLs) for references consulted from the internet.
  • The text has spacing 1.5 points, the font size is between 11 and 12 points, italics are used instead underlined (except internet sites URL), and all figures and tables are within the text and not at the end of the manuscript.
  • The text accords with stylistic and bibliographic requirements specified in the Author Guidelines. In particular, the references follow the APA style.
  • If the paper is submitted to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the author's name and afiliation should be removed from the manuscript.
  • The author has a PhD or a Master degree.
  • In the OJS system: the author must submit a file with a brief intellectual biography, with the following information: name and surname; completed institutional affiliation (university, faculty, research group); studies (degrees obtained, institution); recently published books and articles; areas of expertise; e-mail and ORCID.

Author Guidelines

Authors are required to register in Estudios de Filosofía website before beginning the submission process. If you are already registered as an author, just log in to submit your paper through five steps. Be sure to comply with the manuscript preparation guide as shown below, and also read the copyright notice.
Estudios de Filosofía has adopted the APA Style (Seventh Edition) as the standard citation system of our papers. Helpful information may be found at APA Reference Style.
There is currently no publishing or article processing charge (APC).
The journal only accepts manuscrips from authors who have a PhD or master degree. 
All manuscripts must undergo a double-blind review before their eventual publication. The author might be required to review the manuscript before publication; yet the right to refuse publication of articles is restricted to the editor or the director. Estudios de Filosofía publishes articles and studies primarily in Spanish and English. All manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word 2003-2010 or .docx. The following information is suggested as a guide for organizing your submission.
Paper structure
Proceed according to the following structure for presenting your paper.
Author's name and afiliation should be removed from the manuscript.
  1. Title: in Spanish and English.
  2. Abstract: The abstract should have between 150 and 200 words in a single paragraph. It should clearly present the subject of the paper, its goal and the conclusion. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  3. Keywords: A 5-7 list of descriptors which are used for indexing purposes.
  4. Text of the paper: research papers normally have at least four main sections: introduction, state of the art, discussion and conclusions.
  5. Acknowledgements: should only be included after the paper has been accepted.
  6. References: APA (7th edition).
  7. Academic biography of the author(s): between 80 and 120 words.
Text Layout
  1. The file must be sent in MS Word 2003-2010 or .docx. Otherwise, you can use the RTF formats.
  2. Font: Size 11 or 12 points and standard fonts.
  3. Spacing: 1.5.
Correspondence and proofs will be sent to the first named author or the nominated principal contact; this can be established during the online submission process. Proofs are sent via email in PDF format, and corrections should be returned within five business days to the publisher. Only typesetting, minor changes or small corrections are accepted from authors at proof checking stage. Should comment for proofs not be returned within two weeks, it will be assumed that there are no corrections.
Types of papers

Original or Research articles

This document presents results from a research project. Its structure generally contains four important parts: introduction, analysis, discussion and conclusion. Word limit: 10000 words, including footnotes and references.

Reflection article

The document presents results from a research project from an analytical, critical or interpretative point of view. Word limit: 7000-9000, including footnotes and references.


In this section, a critical note will be published by number on a recently published article and the author's reply (in case s/he agrees to respond to the criticism). These are short texts (1500 words maximum) that comment or discuss articles published in the last three years.

Book Review

The document presents and criticizes a recently published book. Word limit: 2000 words, including footnotes and references.

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