For authors

Language and text

Essays can be written in Italian, English, Spanish or Portuguese and they must contain an abstract (no more than 50 words) and 5 keywords in English, Spanish and Italian. The title of the article must also be translated into English, Spanish and Italian.


Originality

By following the submission process, the authors declare that their work is original and unpublished. At this stage, they are also required to attach the consent form through which they undertake to respect the code of ethics of VL.


Rights and responsibilities

By publishing an original and unpublished essay in VL, the authors undertake to respect the code of ethics of VL, agree to retain the rights to their work, and grant the journal the right of first publication in open access under the creative commons attribution-non commercial-noderivatives 4.0 international license. This procedure allows others to share the work of the authors, by indicating both their intellectual authorship and the first publication of their articles in this magazine.


Privacy statement

The names and e-mail addresses entered in this journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes and will not be made available for any other use.


Publication charges

Visioni LatinoAmericane does not charge the author for costs refereeing processes and publication.


Consent form

The consent form, duly completed and signed, must be attached to the manuscript.


Editorial guidelines

Visioni LatinoAmericane accepts original and unpublished contributions in Italian, English, Portuguese and Spanish, that deal with Latin American social sciences, with particular reference to sociology, anthropology, education, social policies and social work from an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective.
To ensure the inclusion of their work in the selection and publication process, authors are invited to follow the editorial guidelines mentioned below.
Articles must range between 6,000 and 7,000 words, in compliance with the editorial rules of the journal. Notes and bibliographic references must be included in the count.

They must be composed of the following structure:

  • the title of the article, which must be translated into English, Spanish and Italian;
  • the name of the author (or authors);
  • a short biography of the author (or authors);
  • the author’s (or authors’) address for correspondence (telephone number, e-mail address, etc.);
  • abstract of no more than 50 words and 5 key words in Italian, Spanish and English.

The magazine adopts the double-blind peer-review procedure as a requirement for scientific research practice. The evaluation system proceeds from an initial screening by the scientific director in consultation with the international scientific board and it requires an assessment by two external anonymous referees (Italian or foreign) for the acceptance of the contribution (double-blind international peer review).
Articles must be received at least 5-6 months in advance of the scheduled date of publication (January and July). They must be sent, together with the consent form, to the e-mail address of the journal: info [at] visionilatinoamericane.com.


Text format

  • All text must be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font size, style: normal, color: automatic (including titles), indent lines: 0.5 cm (go to paragraph - indent lines: 0.5 cm), automatic (not manual).
  • Italics should only be used to differentiate parts of the content, foreign words, etc., when strictly necessary.
  • Underlining, bold, capital letters, etc. should be avoided.
  • Quotations should be placed in angle quotes (eg « ... »), which can be found in 'insert' - 'symbol'.
  • Footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, 10-point font size, style: normal, color: automatic (including titles), indent lines: 0.5 cm (go to paragraph - indent lines: 0.5 cm), automatic (not manual).

Paragraph format

  • The text should be divided into short, numbered and entitled paragraphs. The introduction should not be numbered.
  • The title of each paragraph not be indented. Indent the first line of each paragraph of 0.5 cm (go to paragraph - indent lines: 0.5 cm), automatic (not manual).
  • Bulleted lists should be avoided. Instead, use numbers or letters: e.g.: 1) 2) or a) b).
  • Lowercase letters should be used for acronyms and abbreviations (e.g.: Cepal instead of CEPAL, Unesco instead of UNESCO, etc.).
  • Capital letters should be avoided in compound acronyms, except for the first word (Monetary fund instead of Monetary Fund, Ministry of foreign affairs instead of Ministry of Foreign Affairs), as well as when referring to professional roles (president instead of President...).
  • Foreign words must be written in italics.
  • Underlined words should be avoided.
  • Spaces after apostrophes should not be put.
  • Only a space should not be put after a period.
  • Between the word and the n. of the footnote, any space should be left.
  • A space should be put after the comma and not before.
  • Whitespaces should be deleted.
  • A long dash (–), preceded and followed by a space, should be entered before and after asides (e.g.: This concept should be understood in reference to a territory that includes three spheres – the cultivated part, the forest and the water – and which constitutes a vital world). A short dash (-) should be used with compound words (e.g.: psycho-physical).

Figures and tables

A copy of all the images, tables and graphics included in the manuscript must be sent to the direction of the journal in a separate file. They must have a title, typed in Times New Roman, 10-point font size, style: italic, color: automatic (including titles), justified. Follow the example below.


Quotations

[Footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, 10-point font size, style: normal, color: automatic (including titles), indent lines: 0.5 cm (go to paragraph - indent lines: 0.5 cm), automatic (not manual)]. For quotations in footnotes follow the examples below.

Book
A. Author, Title of the Book, Publisher, Place of publication, year.
F. Lazzari, The Possible Solidarity, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2004.
Editor (s) of a book
A. Author (ed.), Title of the Book, Publisher, Place of publication, year.
F. Lazzari, M. Merler (eds.), La sociologia delle solidarietà, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2003.
Chapter of a book
A. Author, Title of the Chapter, in B. Author (ed.), Publisher, Place of publication, year, pages.
D. Parfit, Equality or Priority?, in M. Clayton, A. Williams (eds.), The Ideal of Equality, Macmillan, London, 2000, pp.125-140.
Article in a magazine
A. Author, Title of the Article, «Name of the Journal with Capital Initials», number, year, pages.
M. Ferro, Des sociétès malades du progrès, «Le Monde Diplomatique», 525, 1997, pp.2-18.
Sources from the Internet
A. Author, Title of the Article, Name of the source, year, pages (if indicated), accessed
L. Chancel (coord.), World Inequality Report 2018, World Inequality Lab, 2017, in https://wir2018.wid.world/, accessed June 2, 2019.
For the consecutive citations, Ibidem or Ivi must be used.

For citations in the body of the text, the author's surname, the year of publication and any cited page must be indicated in brackets (e.g.: Morin, 2000: 54).
These quotes must be included in the references section, which must appear at the end of the manuscript. They must be complete and listed in alphabetical order by surname. In doing so, these rules must be followed:

  • a comma should not be placed between the surname and the initial of the author's name, which should be followed by a period;
  • the title of the source should be written in italics and in lowercase letters;
  • in the case of sources taken from magazines, the name of the magazine should be written with all capital initials and it should be placed in angle quotes («Le Monde Diplomatique»), followed by the issue of the magazine, the year of publication, pages (pp.2-18). Follow the examples below.

Title of the essay

[Times New Roman, 14-point font size, style: normal, color: automatic, justified]


Name and surname of the author (or authors)

[Times New Roman, 12-point font size, style: italics, color: automatic, right-justified]
After the Surname a footnote should be inserted. It should be marked by an asterisk (*) and include the affiliation of the author (or authors), city and country [Universidad autonoma de México (Unam), México; e-mail ...] followed by the institutional e-mail of the author (or authors).


References

In alphabetical order
[Times New Roman, 12-point font size, style: normal, color: automatic, indent: special 0.5cm (go to paragraph - indent lines - special - overhang: 0.5 cm), automatic (not manual)]
Book
Author A., Title of the Book, Publisher, Place of publication, year.
Lazzari F., Le solidarietà possibili, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2004.
Editor (s) of a book
Author A. (ed.), Title of the Book, Publisher, Place of publication, year.
Lazzari F., Merler M. (eds.), La sociologia delle solidarietà, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2003.
Chapter of a book
Author A., Title of the Chapter, in Author B. (ed.), Title of the Book, Publisher, Place of publication, year, pages.
Parfit D., Equality or Priority?, in Clayton M., Williams A. (eds.), The Ideal of Equality, Macmillan, London, 2000, pp.125-140.
Article in a magazine
Author A., Title of the Article, «Name of the Journal with Capital Initials only», number, year, pages.
Ferro M., Des sociétès malades du progrès, «Le Monde Diplomatique», 525, 1997, pp.2-18.
Sources from the Internet
Author A., Title of the article, Name of the source, year, pages (if indicated), site, accessed ...
Chancel L. (coord.), World Inequality Report 2018, World Inequality Lab, 2017, in https://wir2018.wid.world/, accessed June 2, 2019.
Follow the examples listed in alphabetical order.
Chancel L. (coord.), World Inequality Report 2018, World Inequality Lab, 2017, in https://wir2018.wid.world/, accessed June 2, 2019.
Durkheim E. (1893), The Division of Social Work, Community, Milan, 1971.
Ferro M., Des sociétès malades du progrès, «Le Monde Diplomatique», 525, 1997, pp.2-18.
Lazzari F., Merler M. (eds.), La sociologia delle solidarietà, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2003.
Morin E., The Well-Made Head. Reform of Teaching and Thought Reform, Raffaello Cortina, Milan, 2000.
Parfit D., Equality or Priority?, in Clayton M., Williams A. (eds.), The Ideal of Equality, Macmillan, London, 2000, pp.125-140.


Abstract

The manuscript must include a summary in English (Abstract), Spanish (Resumen) and Italian (Sintesi) of no more than 50 words (4-5 lines) without notes and citations. The summaries should be placed at the beginning of the essay, followed by the respective 5 keywords. The title of the essay should be placed at the top of each summary, respectively in Spanish, English and Italian. Follow the examples below.


Keywords

Under each summary 5 keywords should be added respectively in English (Keywords:...), Spanish (Palabras clave:...) and Italian (Parole chiave:..).


Biographical note of the author

VA short biography of the author (or authors) (3-4 lines, about 30 words) should be attached. It should include the current activities / occupations of the author (or authors) and his/her (or their) most recent bibliography.
The following attached file (vl-template) shows an example of the layout on which the essay should be structured.

vl_template.docx (29.7 KB)