Author’s Guide







IS THE ARTICLE UNEDITED AND HASN’T BEEN PUBLISHED IN ITS ENTIRETY OR PARTIALLY IN ANOTHER MEDIUM? (To verify this information the journal uses the anti-plagiarism program Turnitin, which searches the web and determines the percentage of similarities that the article has with other texts (if there are similarities) and where these similarities appear).





INTEREST IN THE ARTICLE: (Is the article or document accessible and interesting for a Latin American and/or international readership?)





THESIS OF THE ARTICLE: (What is the main theme of the article regarding the topic that it covers?)





TYPE OF ARTICLE: Enter in the textbox any comments related to the type of article that you select from the following options:

1) Scientific and technological research. Document that presents the original results of completed research projects in a detailed manner. The structure generally used contains four main sections: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions:


2) Reflective article. Document that presents the results of completed research from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective developed by the author on a specific topic using original sources:


3) Literature Review. Document that is the result of a completed study that analyses, systematizes and integrates the results of published or unpublished research from a scientific or technological field with the goal of identifying progress and trends. This is characterized by a careful literature review consisting of at least 50 references:


4) Short article. Brief document that presents original or preliminary results from a scientific or technological study that require a prompt dissemination:


5) Case study. Document that presents the results of a study on a particular situation with the goal of identifying technical and methodological experiences from a specific case. This includes a systematic review of the literature on analogous cases:


6) Topic review. Document that is the result of a critical literature review on a particular topic:


7) Reflective document that is not a result of a study.







LOCATION IN A FIELD: (Can the article or document be located with clarity in a specific field that is of interest and us currently relevant? Does it significantly contribute to enriching the field? Does it reflect on knowledge and the appropriate use, not necessarily in an exhaustive manner, of the work that has been carried out in this field in general and in particular regarding the specific topic that has been developed?)





ABSTRACT: The journal requires an abstract in Spanish, English and Portuguese, maximum 130 words for articles that are the result of completed research and innovation as well as for articles that aren’t the result of completed research and theoretical articles. The articles that are results of completed research and innovation are of the Types 1, 2 and 3 that appear in the General Information of the Guide for authors of articles of the Latin American Journal of Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth. This abstract is a complete summary that uses the services of synthesis and information and allows for the indexing of the article.


Authors should take the following aspects into account in the abstract, in the case of which the article is the result of completed research and innovation:

It should be ANALYTICAL.

The main OBJECTIVES of the research should be mentioned.

The SCOPE of the research should be mentioned.

The METHODOLOGY used in the research should be included.

The main RESULTS and CONCLUSIONS of the research should be mentioned.

It should NOT include bibliographical references.

In the case of articles that aren’t the result of completed research or theoretical studies, the abstract should summarize the content of the article in a clear and precise manner. It should have less than 130 words and at the beginning specify what type of abstract it is: 1. Analytical or 2. Descriptive.





KEY WORDS: (Does it present 3 to 10 key words in Spanish, English and Portuguese taken from a national or international Thesaurus? Are the key words appropriate? Does it require any other key word? Are the key words in three languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese?





TITLE: (Does the title summarize the main content of the article? Does the title comply with the 12 word title guideline that is recommended? Is the title in three languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese?)





LENGTH: (Is the article precise, organized, economizes language and has less than 7,500 words?)





INTRODUCTION: (Is it appropriate? Is it interesting and does it create interest in reading the whole article?





COHERENCE OF ARGUMENT OR NARRATIVE: (Do the arguments support the article’s thesis; are the arguments organized logically and progressively and appropriately connected? Are the arguments explicit and pertinent? Do the references support the argument? Is the narrative organized in a hierarchical manner?)





CONCEPTUAL PRECISION AND CLARITY: (Are the concepts appropriate for the arguments? When these are defined, are they precise definitions?)





COHESION OF THE TEXT: (Does the text have appropriate use of grammar, cohesive and conceptual syntax and a coherent structure, style correction is recommended?)





METHOD: (Does the text present the methodology in a clear manner and details in this section the following topics: description of variables or categories of study, methodological design, population, sample, instruments and procedures for the analysis of data?*





RESULTS: Does the presentation of the results of the research correspond to what can be expected from the instruments described in the methodology section, without omissions or additions from other instruments? Are the results presented in an organized, clear and relevant way and are directly related to the problem, question and objectives of the study? Have you included an in-depth analysis of the practical implications of the results of they study?





CONCLUSIONS: Are the conclusions the result of a rigorous deduction from the results, without adding new elements that aren’t clearly supported in the results section? Are the conclusions directly related to the response to the research question and its objectives? Are the arguments of the authors original and suggestive in this section? Does this section include the limitations of the study? Does it propose future areas of research to build on the results of this study?

DATE AND RELEVANCE OF BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES: (Are these relevant, sufficient, current (within the last three years?) Are they all necessary? Are all of the references cited in the text? Is all of the required data included in each reference in the final list according to the most recent version of the APA norms?

RECOMMENDATIONS: (We ask you to initially present general suggestions, followed by other more specific comments with page number and hopefully paragraph and line number. You can also make recommendations through the commentaries at the margin of the Word file of the article).

FINAL EVALUATION: (Please select one of the following options),

_The text is publishable as it is (or with a few minor editorial corrections). 

_The text is publishable with minor modification and without the need for another evaluation.

_The text is publishable with substantial modifications and a new evaluation.

_The text is NOT publishable in the Journal.



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