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Instructions for Authors

APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales is a biannual, peer-reviewed social sciences journal edited by the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacifico since 1973. The purpose of the journal is to publish and disseminate research on economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and Peruvian and Latin American history. Each issue of APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales is divided into two sections: the first contains original research articles and the second includes reviews of recently published books. Authors may send their articles in Microsoft Word (using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and 1.5 spacing) to this address:

Guidelines for submission of articles:

  1. Articles must be original, based on research done by the author(s) and must be at least 6,000 words and no more than 10,000 words long, including graphs, tables, and footnotes. Graphs and illustrations should be sent in a separate Excel file or in another program that permits editing.

  2. Articles must include an abstract (in Spanish and in English) that is no longer than 100 words. The abstract should describe the principal objectives, the argument or hypothesis, and the results of the research. In addition, 4 to 8 keywords should be provided in Spanish and in English.

  3. The author name(s) and affiliations should be provided on the title page. If there are several authors, the principal author’s responsibility includes obtaining any necessary permission from the other authors. If the research has been financed by any entity, a footnote to this effect must be included.

  4. The director of APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales will confirm receipt of the submission within seven working days. Submissions will evaluated anonymously by at least two specialists in the article’s field of research. When this process is finished, the Editorial Committee will decide whether the article will be published and will inform the author(s). If the article is accepted, it will be published no more than one year after it was received.

  5. Before the article is published, the author(s) must submit a Transfer of Copyright Agreement that clearly states that the article has not been previously published and is original and prepared by the authors. If it is demonstrated that the article has not been authored by the person(s) who signed this declaration, the responsibility falls on the signers. In addition, the author(s) are required to transfer the copyright of the article to APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales.

  6. The articles published in APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales are the property of the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacífico (Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico). Thus, the author(s) must cite the source in any future partial or complete reproduction.

Guidelines for the submission of reviews

  1. Reviews must be no longer than 1,200 words and should not include any footnotes.

  2. They should start with the complete bibliographic data of the publication being reviewed: AUTHOR(S), Name(s). Year of publication Title. Edition consulted. Place of Publication: Publisher.

  3. When citing from the publication being reviewed, include only the page number in parentheses.

  4. Given that the readers of this journal are academics and students of economics and the social sciences, it is important to keep in mind the following questions when preparing the review: what is the overarching thesis of the book and what are its objectives? How does this book relate to recent debates on the subject? Does the book provide sufficient documentation and is the methodology sound? What is the major contribution or importance of the book in its field?

  5. Academic debate is welcome and should be carried out in a courteous manner. Personal attacks or attacks on the moral or academic integrity of authors are considered inappropriate and will not be published.

Style Guide for APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales

The Style Guide of APUNTES Revista de Ciencias Sociales is based on the Style Manual of the Universidad del Pacífico University Press. Below is a shortened version of this manual that provides information on citations in the text, the use of bold and italics, headings, and bibliography. For more information, see the Style Manual in Spanish:


Quotations within the text should be within Latin quotation marks («») and in normal letters (not in italics). Use double quotation marks (" ") to enclose quotes within another quote. A period should always immediately follow the quotation marks. If a word or words are omitted from a quotation, the deleted word or words should be indicated by using ellipsis marks, i.e. three periods, within brackets ([...]).

Quotations that are longer than four lines should be in a free-standing block of text. It should be single-spaced, without quotes, and in normal letters. The whole text should be indented 12 to 15 spaces from the left margin. Bibliographic information should be provided at the end of the quote, within parenthesis. Footnotes should only be used for additional comments but not for bibliographic citations.

Bibliographic information provided within parenthesis should include the last name of the author cited, the year of publication of the work cited, and the page numbers where the quotation can be found. The parenthesis should immediately follow the quotation – preceded by a space – and before the period. For example: «En las cavernas, se concede el primer lugar a la caza, en razón del valor mágico de las pinturas, o también, acaso, de la belleza de las figuraciones: eran tan eficaces como bellas» (Bataille 1997: 66).

If several studies by the same author published in the same year are listed in the bibliography, small case letters in alphabetical order should be used to identify the texts. For example: (Martínez 1997a: 66).

If the quotation is from the print media or from a publication of an organization which does not provide the name of any authors, this should be reflected in both the bibliographical reference and in the citation. In the case of periodical publications, the title of the publication should be in italics. In the case of organizations, if the name of the organization is very long, it is acceptable to use its acronym. Examples: (New York Times 2004), (WHO 2005), (NASA 2002).

When the quotation is from a book with two authors, both their names should appear in the citation separated by «and». If there are more than two authors, only the first should be named followed by «et al.». In the bibliography, all authors of the work must be listed.

The use of font styles within the text

Bold letters should be used to emphasize terms within the text. Such emphasis is not obligatory and depends on the author’s personal style. Words in foreign languages should be in italics.


Headings and subheadings should always be in normal letters (and never in italics) and without periods at the end. Only the first letter of each heading should be capitalized – unless a proper name is included, in which case the first letter of the name should also be capitalized.


The bibliography should be located at the end of the article and should include all bibliographic and audiovisual sources consulted by the author(s), particularly all those cited or mentioned in the article. The most common types of citations are provided below and should be followed in every article submitted.

Books with one author

BURENIUS, Charlotte

2001 Testimonio de un fracaso: Huando. Habla el sindicalista Zózimo Torres. Lima: IEP.

Two or more books by the same author


1997 Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto. Madrid: Alfaguara. 1993 El pez en el agua. Memorias. Barcelona: Seix Barral.

1977 La tía Julia y el escribidor. Lima: Peisa.

Two or more books by the same author published during the same year


1997a El erotismo. Barcelona: Tusquets.

1997b Las lágrimas de Eros. Trad. David Fernández. Barcelona: Tusquets.

Books by two or more authors


2005 Arguedas y el Perú de hoy. Lima: Casa de Estudios del Socialismo.

Articles or chapter within books written by the same author


1996 «Del ritual de la crítica». In: Tras las huellas de un crítico. Lima: PUCP, pp. 23-24.

Articles or chapters within a book edited by another author


2002 «Fases y actitudes del método». In: RAIANO, Juana Mabel (ed.). Método de estudio para la comprensión y el aprendizaje significativo. San Juan: Papiro, pp. 69-92.

Books in foreign languages: spelling and accents in each language should be respected


2013. Miasta Księstwa Szczecińskiego do połowy XIV wieku. Poznań: Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk.

Articles in journals

VALENCIA, Leonardo

2004 «Ishiguro, el destructor de su propia obra». In: Férnix, year 3, N° 4, pp. 40-55.

Articles or columns in newspapers


2006 «Consuma más fruta». In: Perú 21. December 16.

Electronic publications and articles on the Internet

CAMP, Craig

2006 «Kissing the Frogs». In: The eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters. November 6, 2006. Retrieved: Day/Month/Year.

Unpublished academic thesis

BOYLE, Anthony

1983 «The Epistemological Evolution of Renaissance Utopian Literature, 1516-1657». Doctoral thesis. New York University.



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