Focus and scope

Colloquia is an academic journal of culture and thought of the Universidad Hemisferios. Colloquia is an international publication with a global scope, committed to humanistic education, through the dissemination of articles that are original and relevant for the Humanities. In addition, this journal pursues to advance academic research in Ecuador and the rest of the world. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, Colloquia fosters the unity among all types of human knowledge, especially the human sciences.

Types of academic papers
  1.  Research articles on thought and culture
    This section includes other research reports about different topics within the Humanities. The academic areas privileged by the journal are Philosophy, History, Literature, Education, Arts, Political thought, and other fields that emphasize human thought and different cultural manifestations.
  2. Reflection articles
    These are not necessarily research reports but articles that present philosophical, sociological or anthropological theoretical stances about various topics of culture and thought.
  3. Book reviews
    This section includes succinct analyses of current academic publications.  In general, reviews will be requested by the editorial team of the journal. The inputs of this section create a source that can be used by the international academic community to identify works that can be used for further research.

Reception of articles
All documents submitted for publishing are reviewed by the Editorial Board, who verifies the fulfillment of the criteria set forth by the Journal. If the article does not comply with the editorial guidelines, the authors will be notified.
After this initial review, articles are sent to external peer-reviewers who will assess the scientific and academic quality of the papers. The identity of authors will not be revealed to the reviewers, whose identity will also remain anonymous to the authors. Once the peer review is received, the Editorial Board will reach a decision that can be of acceptance, acceptance with adjustments or rejection.
The academic journal will notify the author with the decision of the Board within three months from the reception of the document. Once the document is accepted and, if necessary, amended, it will be edited without changing the substance or the style of the author. Corrections will relate to the format, never to the contents.

Publishing rules  

Colloquia accepts unpublished works from the fields of the Arts and the Humanities. A previously published work can be admitted exceptionally if the necessary licenses are presented. The length of research articles goes from 4500 to 8000 words and that of reflection articles, from 2500 to 7000 words, which includes foot notes and appendices, but not the reference list.

Article structure:
All articles submitted to the Journal should include the title of the article, the author’s name, the name of the academic institution, a brief résumé of the author (5 lines) a 400 to 600 word abstract in Spanish and English, and 4 to 6 key words in Spanish and English (translation can be provided by Colloquia if necessary). An abstract in an additional language can be included if the author wishes to do so, because he/she either uses this language for academic work or as a native language.  However, the articles will be published only in Spanish or English.

Book reviews:
Colloquia will include reviews of recently published books about topics that are relevant to the Humanities. These reviews can have a length of 800 to 1200 words and they must include the important information about the work. The book reviews will usually be requested by the editor.  The format should be simplified, without footnotes, if possible. They can be in Spanish or English.

Style and Format
The documents must comply with the latest version of the APA style. The font used for the main text is Garamond, size 12, 1.5 line spacing. At the end of the document, a reference list should be included. 

Peer review process
Firstly, the Editorial Committee reviews all papers, checking for completion of all the instructions criteria. All articles must comply with our ethical standards (based on COPE standards) and, at the end process, authors must sign a Statement of originality and authorization for the publication. If not all criteria are met, the author(s) will be dully informed.

After the initial revision, the Editorial Committee send the papers to an internal peer review and to our external peer review academics, who evaluate the papers’ scientific and academic quality. At least one academic will fill the Journal review form. Neither the author identity nor the other peer review identity is revealed to any of the peers, to fulfill the requirements of the double blind peer review procedure. Once partners submit their corrections, the Editorial Committee choses either to accept with adjustments, to accept fully or to reject the papers.

The Journal’s Editorial Team notifies the author of its decision, by email, after a maximum period of three months after submission. Once the papers are accepted and corrections made, the articles are then subject to form revision, which will always accept each author’s style and will never correct content.

The review process and the publication generates no cost at all.

Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be available for any other purpose or another person. The user may at any time exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting the following email address: [email protected]

Copyright notice
Authors publishing in our Journal comply to the following terms:
  1. Authors keep their work’s copyrights, but they guarantee Colloquia to be the first publisher of their papers. They grant the Journal with a Creative Commons Attribution License, under which their work can be shared with the condition that it is appropriately cited.
  2. Authors can establish further clauses for non-exclusive distribution, such as publication on a separate book or placing in an institutional data-base. Nevertheless, a note should be always added to explain that the paper was originally published in Colloquia.