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Author Guidelines

People interested in writing for URVIO, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Seguridad -Latin American Journal of Security Studies-, must send the original document through the platform (; always respecting the following norms:

  1. The Editorial Committee of URVIO reserves the right to decide on the publication of the works, as well as the number and section in which they appear.
  2. URVIO reserves the right to perform style correction and editorial changes it considers to improve work.
  3. The investigations and articles of authors must be unpublished, preferably written in Spanish and not approved or published in other journals.
  4. All articles and research must include a summary in English and Spanish, not more than 10 lines (a paragraph specifying the work objectives and the contents), and a list of keywords used. This rule does not apply to the reviews section.
  5. The titles of the works may not be greater than 10 words and must be translated into English.
  6. All work must be submitted in 12 Times New Roman, to a simple space.
  7. All work must be sent with a reference to the name of the author, academic degree, and place of work or academic affiliation. They must also include the date of dispatch and email address. For citations and bibliographic references, the author-date system must be used.
  8. The articles submitted for the reviews section should include all bibliographic information in the book that is outlined.

Papers extension will vary according to sections:

Sections          Maximum extension       Minimum extension

Central topic         8000 words                    5000 words

Miscellaneous       8000 words                     5000 words

Reviews               2000 words                     1500 words 

Any questions arising within the submission process may be consulted through the following e-mail:

Instructions for the adoption of key words or descriptors 

The key words have to be five to seven, separated by a semicolon (;) and in alphabetical order. We recommend that the authors are supported by the 'Thesaurus' of Unesco

The form of presentation of the affiliations 

Each author has to indicate the institution, city, state, country and email. 

Bibliographic references will be in accordance with the Chicago Deusto style Manual (Spanish version of the Chicago citation style), a format established at FLACSO Ecuador:

Quote basic structure in text body.

In author-year system, reference in text normally appears between parentheses and contains only the first two elements that are recorded in references list: author and publication year, without punctuation between them. In addition, you can add number page or other localization element, after a comma. In no case use op. cit., ibid., ibídem.


(Cox 2010)

(Cox 2010, 91)

Entries from list of references with same author or authors and same year.

Papers from same responsible (regardless who is author, editor, compilator or translator) and same year should be differentiated with the addition of a, b, c, etc., those that are ordered alphabetically by title. Quotes in text consign to author and year with the letter.


Chaume Varela, Frederic. 2004a. Cine y traducción. Cátedra: Madrid

___ 2004b. “Modelos de Investigación en traducción audiovisual”.  Íkala, Revista de lenguaje y Cultura 9 (15): 351-365.

(Chaume Varela 2004b, 356)    

(Chaume Varela 2004a, 45- 46)

Chronologic order to repeated names in a references list.

When the author(s), translator(s), editor(s), or compiler(s) are repeated in several entries in a row, the name (names) is replaced by a line after the first occurrence. The punctuation mark that usually follows the skipped element (here, the point) is not written after the line. Entries are arranged chronologically by year of publication in ascending order, not literate by title. No dated articles (marked as n. d. or s. f.) or in press go after the articles dated.


Segura Munguía, Santiago. 2005. Los jardines en la Antigüedad. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto.

___ 2007. Diccionario por raíces del latín y de las voces derivadas. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto.

___ 2010. Nuevo diccionario etimológico latín –español y de las voces derivadas. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto.

Book with unique author or editor.


Duch, Lluís. 1998. Mito, interpretación y cultura. Barcelona: Harder

(Duch 1998, 99-100)

Book with two or three authors.

In case of books with two authors, the first name is invested in references list:


León, Orfelio, e Ignacio Montero. 1993. Diseño de investigaciones: Introducción a la lógica de la investigación en psicología y educación. Madrid: Mc Graw- Hill/ Interamericana de España.

(León y Montero 1993, 25)

Book with three authors. 


Borrego Nieto, Julio, José J. Gómez Asencio y Emilio Prieto de los Mozos.1986. El subjuntivo. Valores y usos. Madrid: SGEL.

(Borrego Nieto, Gómez Ascencio y Prieto de los Mozos 1986)

Book with four authors or more.

If the book has four or more authors, all of them are included in the references entry (bibliography). The order and punctuation are the same as in the case of books with two or three authors. In the text, however, it gives the surname of the author who appears first, followed by et al.


(Lago et. al. 2008, 118-19)

Book published electronically.

If the book is available in more than one format, quote worked version. In books consulted online, you must add URL.

Electronic book obtained from a library or bookstore.

Many books edited electronically can have printed equivalent. But given the possibility of differences, we advise indicating format in which it was consulted.


Austen, Jane. 2008. Pride and Prejudice. Nueva York: Penguin Classics. Edición en PDF. URL.

Chapter of a book.


Gómez Mendoza, Josefina. 2009. “Ecología urbana y paisaje en la ciudad”. En La ciudad del futuro, editado por Antonio Bonet Correa, 177-217. Madrid: Instituto de España.

Scientific magazine articles. 

Elements that must be included in the entry are: author or authors complete name, publication date, article title and subtitle, periodic publication name, information about the tome, number, date; indication about page when necessary, include URL or DOI when available.


Bernárdez, Enrique. 2000. ‘‘Estrategias constructivistas de la descripción oral’’. Revista Española de Lingüística 30 (2): 331-356.

Articles in newspapers and magazines in references list.


Lafuente, Javier.2015. ‘‘Venezuela da la espalda al chavismo’’. El País, 7 de diciembre.


Article without signature taken from newspapers or magazines in internet.


Mundo Diner. 2014. ‘‘Japón, una nación que combina la modernidad con tradiciones y costumbres ancestrales’’.  29 de diciembre de 2014.

Electronic documents in web page.


Senescyt. 2011. “Becas docentes universitarios”,

Paper presented at a seminar, conference and other.


Castro Gómez, Santiago. 2013. ‘‘El Dasein como Design: sobre el concepto de antropotécnica en Peter Sloterdijk’’. Ponencia presentada en el Coloquio Poder, vida y subjetivación, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, 14 de abril.

Thesis, dissertations.


Black, John. 1999. ‘‘The making of an Indigenous Movement’’. Tesis de maestría, Universidad de Nuevo México.

Legal norms.

The legal norms are quoted indicating the following elements: type of rule, number, and date beginning with the year, separated from the number by a slash, followed, with no intermediate space, by the day and the month between commas, the full name of the standard as set out in the Original publication; place and date of publication.

When quoting the most common for each area can be included, whether in the first mention, either in the body of the text or in the note, the abbreviation for which it will be mentioned in the following quotations.


Ley Orgánica 8/ 1980, de 22 de septiembre, de Financiación de las Comunidades Autónomas (BOE núm.236 de 1 de octubre de 1980), a partir de ahora LOFCA.

Ley 14/2007, de 26 de noviembre, del Patrimonio Histórico de Andalucía (BOJA núm. 248 de 19 de diciembre de 2007).

Unpublished interviews and personal communications.


Real or fictional name (either identifying element relevant to interview context, for instance: position/occupation/residence), day, month and year. Interview doesn’t have to be in bibliography. With its text entry is enough.

(Manuela Ambas, Barrio Miraflores, Perú, 2 septiembre 2010).

(Manuela Ambas, entrevista, 2 septiembre 2010)

About acronym, first time when it appears you should write its complete meaning and its acronym between parenthesis, then only acronym.


Policy against academic plagiarism

The URVIO journal uses the software Turnitin, as an anti-plagiarism system. The process of analysis is developed at a quantitative and qualitative level. The percentage of similarity for our journal will be as follows:

  • 1 to 7% Minor coincidences, plagiarism is omitted and work is reviewed.
  • 7 to 15% Qualitative verification is suggested, work is returned to write to changes.
  • 16% or more, it is consider plagiarism. 


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