Intructions for authors

Discusiones publishes debates around a principal paper, besides it has different sections with critical works. The thematic sphere of the journal includes philosophy of law, jurisprudence, moral and political philosophy; as well as criminal, civil and constitutional law theory. The articles must reflect original and unpublished knowledge. The journal publishes two issues a year, in June and December. Each issue has four sections: the main section is dedicated to the discussion of a central work, followed by a series of critical studies, and a reply by the author of the main article. The section Discusiones: Cortes is intended for the critical discussion of a judicial decision or a jurisprudential line of a relvatn court or tribunal. The section Discusiones: Libros is destined to discussing a central idea present in a work considered classic or a work of recent appearance. By last, the section Balance de una discusión consists in returning to previous discussions that have been hosted by the journal’s previous issues, in order to project them towards the future.

Submitting and evaluation

Every article or proposal must be sent to the director (director@revistadiscusiones.com).

Discusiones: main section. The proposals of a specific debate must be sent together with the main text proposed as the basis of the discussion and the names and institutional link of the editor and the discussants. The main text should not exceed 10.000 words and have an abstract of 150 words. The proposal will be evaluated by the editorial board through a formal founded opinion. In case of acceptance, the proposed editor should coordinate the discussion, collecting the critical texts of the indicated participants, and the final response by the main author.

Discusiones: Cortes. The proposed text for this section must be sent to the director or to the editorial secretaries. The work should not exceed 10.000 words and have an abstract of 150 words. There must be an indication of the section Cortes on the subject and the content of the message. Two different versions of the proposed text should be attached to the message: one with the information of the author and another, apt for bind-review, without information or references that would allow the identification of the author. The text without personal information will be sent by the associate editors (Sebastián Elías, Paula Gaido and Rodrigo Sánchez Brígido) for its blind review to external pairs.

Discusiones: Libros. The proposed text for this section must be sent to the director or to the editorial secretaries. The work should not exceed 10.000 words; it must be accompanied with an abstract of 150 words, and should have a critical and extensive approach of the book in question. There must be an indication of the section Libros on the subject and the content of the message. Two different versions of the proposed text should be attached to the message: one with the information of the author and another, apt for bind-review, without information or references that would allow the identification of the author. The text without personal information will be sent by the associate editor (Pau Luque) for its blind review to external pairs.

Discusiones: Balance. The proposed text for this section must be sent to the director or to the writing secretaries. The work should not exceed 10.000 words; it must be accompanied with an abstract of 150 words, and should have a critical and extensive approach of some of the discussions that were the object of previous issues. The article must include, also, new perspectives and updates of the analyzed debate. There must be an indication of the section Balance on the subject and the content of the message. Two different versions of the proposed text should be attached to the message: one with the information of the author and another, apt for bind-review, without information or references that would allow the identification of the author. The text without personal information will be sent by the associate editor (Diego Dei Vecchi) for its blind reference to external pairs.

Writing and citation instructions

Every article should be written in 1,5 spacing, 12 Times New Roman font, and paper size letter.

Under the title or subtitle of each article, the authors should indicate their name with a reference to the footnote –with asterisk- in which they should mention the academic degree, the institution they belong to, and contact address (city, country, e-mail).

Footnotes must be numbered consecutively and must be written in font Times New Roman 10, simple spacing.

In the footnotes the sources must be indicated in the following manner:

If it is a book: Kelsen, H., Teoría Pura del Derecho, México D.F., Porrúa, 1979

If it is a chapter on a collective work: Celano, B., “What can Plans do for Legal Theory?”, en Canale, D. y Tuzet, G. (eds.), The Planning Theory of Law, London, Springer, 2013, pág. 129-152.

If it is an article in a journal: Garzón Valdés, E. “Los deberes positivos generales y su fundamentación”, Doxa, 3, 1986, pág. 17-33.

When there are references to works already quoted, if the reference is exactly the same of the previous footnote, the expression “Ídem” should be used. If the author is the same of the previous footnote, but a different part is quoted, the expression “Ibid” or “Ibídem” should be used, followed by the different page referred. In the case of non-contiguous references, in which the same author is quoted, only the last name and the name of the author followed by the expression “op. cit.” must be indicated. When two or more works of the same author are quoted, there should be added, after the name of the author, the title of the work -or a part of it- in order to identify the quoted work, all followed by the expression “op. cit.”.

At the end of the paper, a list with the bibliography quoted should be added. It must be ordered alphabetically, depending on the last name of the author, and it should be made following the norms indicated for the footnotes.

Every article must be preceded by a 150 words abstract, in Spanish and English, and the indication, in the respective language, of at least three key words, in Spanish and English.