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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 published previously, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).


  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.


  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.


  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.


  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


  • If illustrations and/or photographs have been included in the document, their quality is appropriate for publication (at least 300 dpi).


All articles must include a cover page that indicates the title of the article, and the author’s name, academic position, address of institution, office telephone and fax, as well as E-mail. It should be clearly stated which E-mail address should be used for correspondence

Explanatory notes shall be properly numbered and listed as endnotes at the end of the article, before the bibliography.

We will be using a slightly modified version of the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Within the text, bibliographic references shall be presented as: (Levy, 1993, pp. 243-244).

The bibliography shall be presented at the end of the text using APA format.

For books:

Hahn, Carole. (1998). Becoming political: Comparative perspectives on citizenship education. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

For periodicals:

Ibarra Colado, Eduardo. (1993). Académicos, lo que un botón demuestra: Notas para una discusión desinteresada. Sociológica(México), 8(23): 297-306