Papers submission

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Guidelines for full papers

Full papers must be provided in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx), letter size, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman 12 points font.

Papers should comply with the 6th edition APA style norms (A brief tutorial on APA style).

Documents must be 25 pages maximum; figures, tables, footnotes and references included.

Explanatory notes can be added as footnotes (Times New Roman 10, single spacing). The use of footnotes, however, is discouraged. Do not use footnotes to cite your references.

The title of the study, in Spanish and in English, must be written in the cover letter of the document. The cover letter will also include the authors' names, their institutional affiliations, and the funding received for their research, if any.

A 300 word abstract must be placed on the page following the cover letter, along with five keywords. The abstract and the keywords must be provided in English and in Spanish.

The main body of the study will follow the cover letter and the abstract pages. Titles and subtitles must be arranged according to the APA norms, as follows:


Level 1: Centered, bold, no final point, text in the next paragraph

Level 2: Justified in the left, bold, no final point, text in the next paragraph

Level 3: Tabulation, bold, no final point: Text goes here

Level 4: Tabulation, bold, italics, no final point: Text goes here

Level 5: Tabulation, italics, no final point: Text goes here


APA style citation is also required. Some citation norms are as follows:

  • Citation in abstracts will only provide the author last name and the year of the reference. If more than one author is cited, their last names will be arranged alphabetically, separated by a semicolon as in the example: (Garcia & Sánchez, 2004; Smith, 2000; Zavala, 2012).
  • Textual quotes must go between quotation marks. The page number, or numbers, must be added at the end of the citation: (Garcia, Hernández, & Sánchez, 2002, p. 25).
  • Textual quotes of more than 40 words will be placed in a separated paragraph, without quotation marks, all their lines tabulated and with a final point. The citation with the number(s) of the page(s) cited will be added after this final point.
  • Paraphrased text will also be cited including the page(s) number(s) where the text can be located.
  • From one to two authors, citations will include the last name of each author and the year of the publication: (e.g. García, 2010). From 3 to 5 authors, the last name of all of the authors is stated only the first time that the authors are mentioned in the text, after that only the last name of the first author is reported and the rest of the names are replaced by the phrase "et al." (e.g. García, Pérez, & Martín, 2010) (García et al., 2010). For 6 authors or more, only the last name of the first author is reported, followed by et al., and the year of the publication.

Figures (maps, pictures, models, graphs), and tables will be used only if they are really necessary. Figures and tables should be self-explanatory, and the reader should be able to understand them without resorting to the text. They will be integrated to the text, and placed where the author(s) consider that they should be.

Figures and tables will be numbered with Arabic numbers (one consecutive numeration for tables and another for figures), and they should have a title describing their content. The title will be placed in the at the top of the tables, and at the bottom of the figures.

References used will be provided in a separate page, following the APA style.

Reference will be ordered alphabetically using the last name of the first author as reference to do this. The year of the publication will be the second criteria for their arrangement. Single author entries will always precede the ones with shared authorship, disregarding their year of their publication. If there are two or more references of the same author published in the same year, a letter (a, b, c) will be inserted to differentiate them.

  1. Journal:

    Rogers, E. M., Dearing, J. W., & Bregman, D. (1993). The anatomy of Agenda-Setting research. Journal of Communication, 43(2), 68-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.1993.tb01263.x
  2. Book:

    Cappella, J. N., & Jamieson, K. H. (1997). Spiral of Cynicism: The Press and the Public Good. New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. Book chapter, or book section:

    Miller, M. M. y Riechert, B. P. (2001). The Spiral of Opportunity and Frame Resonance: Mapping the Issue Cycle in News and Public Discourse. En S. Reese, O. Gandy, & A. Grant (Eds.), Framing public life: Perspectives on media and our understanding of the social world (pp. 106-121). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  4. Electronic document:

    Picó, J. (1998). Teoría y empiría en el análisis sociológico: Paul F. Lazarsfeld y sus críticos. Papers, 54, 9-48. Recuperado de:
  5. Official report:

    ENCUP. (2012). Quinta Encuesta nacional sobre cultura política y prácticas ciudadanas. Ciudad de México: Secretaría de Gobernación. Recuperado de:
  6. Conference paper:

    McCombs, M. F. (1997, agosto). New frontiers in agenda-setting: Agendas of attributes and frames. Ponencia presentada en la Convención Anual de la ICA, Chicago, Estados Unidos.
  7. Newspaper:

    Barringer, F. (2009, Septiembre 14). Hawaii tries green tools in remaking power grid. The New York Times, 23.
  8. Tweeter:

    Peña Nieto, E. (2016, Abril 27). Vamos a aprovechar el potencial de estas zonas y con ellas, continuar la transformación positiva de nuestro país. [Tweet]. Recuperado de:
  9. Facebook post:

    Obama, B. (2016, Mayo 20). After a lifetime of public service, there's absolutely no reason for Senate leaders to deny Judge Garland a hearing and timely up-or-down vote. [Actualización Facebook]. Recuperado de:

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