All texts shall be submitted to the Editor, who then will pass them on to the Editorial Committee. This will the carry out a paper selection process, and will be in charge of choosing suitable peers for reviewing submissions. Tabula Rasa turns to reviewers external to the journal and to Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. Once your submission is done, you shall receive a confirmation of receipt, and will be included in the corresponding process.
Your submissions shall be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The text —including quotes, footnotes, tables, captions in figures, and bibliographic references— should be typed in Arial font, 12 dots, double spaces, on A4 sheets (21.5 x 28 cm), with 1 inch space on the left and right margins, and 1.18 inches on the top and bottom margins. Manuscripts shall be between 20-30 pages long, while book reviews shall be between 5 and 7 pages long. All of the pages shall be consecutively
All graphic material shall be called in the body text, directly or among parentheses. It shall be presented separately and be consecutively numbered (figure 1, map 1, graph 1, and so on). It shall include the title and the source of the information or graphic material. The material shall be presented in TIF format (only), with no less than 300-dpi resolution. In case any reproduction permission is required, it will be on charge of the author.
The title of the document shall synthesize the main idea, and shall avoid words not serving to the purpose of conveying sense, making the title longer, and inducing confusion in the author. APA recommends restraining title length to 12 words. Subtitles show the main subdivisions in the manuscript, and serve to the purpose of guiding the reader on the different topics the piece addresses. No more than three subtitle hierarchies are recommended, which shall reflect accurately, the organization of the text.
Notes shall always be on page foot, they will serve to comment on, add or complement important information provided in the text. They cannot be bibliographic references, except for quotes from newspapers, magazines or judicial rulings —for example, rulings by the Constitutional Court, the Council of State, and so on—. Textual quotations exceeding three lines (or 40 words) or that need to be highlighted, shall be written on a different paragraph, indented on the left. Those that are included within the body text, shall be enclosed in quotation marks (“ ”).
Bibliographic citations will be done within the text, including the author(s)’s last name, the year of publication, and —in the case of textual quotes— the number(s) of pages. Like this: (Rodríguez, 1978, p. 427). Other examples are: two authors shall be separated by an ampersand (&): (López & Arango, 1970, p. 33); more than two authors is indicated by “et al.”: (Gómez et al., 1997, p. 66); more than two works by the same author(s), from the same year: (Díaz, 1998a, 1998b): works from several authors in the same citation: (Rodríguez, 1978; López & Arango, 1970, p. 33; Gómez et al., 1997).
The paper shall only contain the references quoted within the text, rather than bibliography lists. The list of bibliographic references shall be included at the end of all works, and be listed in strict alphabetic order. Names and last names shall be presented with the initial capitalized, rather than the whole word in capital letters. Each of the samples below illustrates a specific case. Again, no authors or work haven’t been cited within the text may be included in the references.
Aisenson, A. (1989). Corporalidad y persona. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Bonfil, G. (Comp.). (1976). Etnocidio y desarrollo en América Latina. México: Clacso.
Bonfil, G. (Comp.). (1976a). México profundo. México: Grijalbo.
Montenegro, L. (Ed.). (2011). Cultura y Naturaleza. Bogotá: Jardín Botánico de Bogotá.
Chaumeil, J.P. (1991). El poder vegetal. En G. Reichel-Dolmatoff (Ed.), Rituales y fiestas de las Américas. (pp. 121-177). Bogotá: Uniandes.
Niño, S. (1994). Tres barrios populares de diferente origen. En J. Arturo (comp.), Pobladores urbanos, vol. I. (pp. 317-341). Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores-ICAN.
Le Mouël, J. (1997). Lo eficaz es justo. Cuadernos de Economía, 26, 17-29. Mahecha, D. y Franky, C.E. (1997). Los makú del noroeste amazónico. Revista Colombiana de Antropología. 35(1), 85-133.
Limic, T. (2015). Para un diálogo interepistémico y decolonial entre feministas occidentales y no occidentales. Tabula Rasa, 23, 133-156. Recuperado de: http://www.revistatabularasa.org/numero-23/07Limic.pdf
(Without any autor): Title of the article. (year, month day). Title of the newspaper, pp-pp
El facilitador. (2016, 7 de agosto). Semana, pp. 42-43.
Hernández, E. y M. López. (1993). El Th’wala y sus plantas medicinales: etnobotánica de la medicina páez en el Cabuyo, Tierradentro. Tesis de pregrado, Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
Unesco. (2016). La educación al servicio de los pueblos y el planeta: creación de futuros sostenibles para todos. Recuperado de: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002457/245745s.pdf
Tabula Rasa abides by the ethical guidelines for scientific journals, as stated by Elsevier, and not-for-profit site PublishingEthics.org. In that spirit, it recommends its authors to care strictly about quoting third parties in their submissions, by properly citing, whether literally quoting, paraphrasing or referring to third-parties’ work, clearly stating the source any data was taken from. Also, it asks its authors to limit self-citations to 5% of their article, and if needed, to prefer the use of primary sources. Previous research data shall be quoted in as transparent way as possible. Similarly, we discourage redundant publication practices, upon the understanding that scholar publications are granted by public funds, so that for the sake of financial and scholar honesty, we consider this is a practice to be avoided.
In the same line, we invite all of our authors to state any conflict of interest when addressing any issue or topic, and —in the case of collective authorship— to clearly specify each author’s contribution to the work presented. Additionally, all the authors must clearly accept responsibility on the final product to be published.
For any further doubt or concern with regards to this please email the journal team : firstname.lastname@example.org or the editor Leonardo Montenegro: email@example.com