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Author Guidelines


  • Follow the style of MLA (Modern Languague Style) in detail.
  • Submit the article in a single Word document.
  • Do not include your name or academic affiliation in the article itself or other information that may indicate the author's identification.
  • Send your article in Spanish, English or Portuguese.
  • Between 15 to 30 pages.
  • Including title, abstract and keywords written in Spanish (Portuguese) and English of no more than 200 words.
  • Manuscripts must be in space 1.5, font Times New Roman 12.
  • All margins should be one inch.
  • Footnotes.



BIBLIOGRAPHY. (From MLA 8th Edition.)


Begin the entry with the author’s last name, followed by a comma and the rest of the name, as presented in the work. End this element with a period.

Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. Knopf, 1994.

- With three or more authors:

Include the author that is listed first on the source. Omit the other authors’ names and include the term et al., which translates to “and others” in Latin.

Matthews, Graham, et al. How to cite a chapter of a book in MLA 8:

-  Chapter´s Book

Montrose, Louis. “Elizabeth Through the Looking Glass: Picturing the Queen’s Two Bodies.” The Body of the Queen: Gender and Rule in the Courtly World, 1500-2000, edited by Regina Schulte, Berghahn, 2006, pp. 61-87. Ashgate, 2009.


How to Cite an E-Book Found on a Web Site or Database:

 The author’s full name

The title of the book

Titles of any chapters or sections that were used

The name of the database or site where the e-book was found and read

Volume number (if applicable)

The publisher of the book

The year the book was published

City the book was published in (only if the book was printed prior to 1900, has versions that are different in one country than in another, or if it is a rare book)

The name of any editors or translators, if applicable

Page numbers or ranges that were used

*The URL

For the URL, omit http:// or https:// from the citation.


- Structure of a citation for an E-Book found on a web site or database:

Author’s last name, First name. “Title of the chapter or section.” Title of the e-book, translated by or edited by First name Last name, Vol. number, Publisher, Year of publication, page number(s). Title of the web site or database, URL.


Austen, Jane, and Seth Grahame-Smith. Pride and Prejudice and      Zombies. Quirk, 2015. Google Books, id=x5xPaPeZzmUC&lpg=PP1&dq =zombies&pg =PP1#v=onepage&q=zombies&f=false.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Gold Bug.” Short Stories for English Courses, Edited by Rosa M.R. Mikels, 2004. Project Gutenberg,


How to Cite an E-Book from an E-Reader:

The author’s full name

Titles of any chapters or sections that were used

The title of the book

The name of the e-reader device

Volume number of the book (if applicable)

The publisher of the book

The year the book was published

City the book was published in (only necessary if the book was printed prior to 1900, has versions that are different in one country than in another, or if it is a rare book)

The name of any editors or translators, if applicable

Page numbers or ranges that were used


- Structure of a citation for an e-book found on an e-reader:

Author’s last name, First name. “Title of the chapter or section.” Title of the e-book, translated by or edited by First name Last name, Name of e-reader device, Vol. number, Publisher, Year of publication, page number(s).

Example of a citation for an e-book found on an e-reader:

Doer, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. Kindle Edition, Scribner, 2014.


An Article in a Scholarly Journal

The author and title of article as you normally would. Then, put the title of the journal in italics. Include the volume number (“vol.”) and issue number (“no.”) when possible, separated by commas. Finally, add the year and page numbers.

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.


Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.

Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 3, 1994, pp. 127-53.


An Article in a Special Issue of a Scholarly Journal

Cite the name of the special issue in the entry’s title space, in italics,and end with a period. Add the descriptor “special issue of” and include the name of the journal, also in italics, followed by the rest of the information required for a standard scholarly journal citation.

Web entries should follow a similar format, and should include a URL, DOI, or permalink.


Burgess, Anthony. "Politics in the Novels of Graham Greene." Literature and Society, special issue of Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 2, no. 2, 1967, pp. 93-99.

Case, Sue-Ellen. “Eve's Apple, or Women's Narrative Bytes.” Technocriticism and Hypernarrative, special issue of Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, 1997, pp. 631-50. Project Muse, doi:10.1353/mfs.1997.0056.


How to Create In-Text Citations:

In-text citations are generally made up of two items: the author’s last name and the page number. If there isn’t an author, use the first item in the full citation entry. Place the name of the author (or the first item found in the full citation entry) and the page number in parentheses. Do not include any commas in between the two pieces of information.

Example on an in-text citation found in the body of a project: 

“Professor McGonagall’s voice trembled as she went on. “That’s not all. They’re saying he tried to kill the Potter’s son, Harry. But – he couldn’t. He couldn’t kill that little boy. No one knows why, or how, but they’re saying that when he couldn’t kill Harry Potter, Voldemort’s power somehow broke – and that’s why he’s gone.” (Rowling 22)


-  How to format in-text citations for two authors:

 When there are two authors, or coauthors, add both names to the in-text citation, with the word and between the two names. Example:

(Johnson and Selleck 44)


- How to format in-text citations for three authors or more:

For three or more authors, include the last name of the first author listed on the source. After the first author’s last name, place et al. afterwards. This is a Latin term which means “and others.” Example:

(Chan et al. 134)


- How to format an in-text citation for corporate authors:

When adding an in-text citation for corporate authors, place the name of the corporation or organization in parentheses, followed by the page number. If there is a common abbreviation in the name of the corporation, it is acceptable to use the abbreviated term: Examples:

                  (American Lung Association 14)

                  (Penn. Dept. of Motor Vehicles 62)


When an author’s name is not listed in the full citation, use the title in the in-text citation. It is acceptable to shorten or abbreviate the title. If the title starts with A, An, or The, exclude it from the in-text citation and include the first main word. Examples:

Full title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

In-Text citation: (Tree Grows in Brooklyn)’

Full title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

In-Text citation: (Harry Potter)


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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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
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  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. We encourage to authors to follow COPE International Standards for Author.

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