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The journal accepts papers in English, Italian, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. If the author and Editor agree, a non-Spanish paper can be translated for publication in Spanish.

Article manuscripts should be in the range of 5,000 - 10,000 words, with a maximum of 10,000 words total, including footnotes in the journal's style (below).

Manuscripts should be submitted by email to:

Enrique A. Eguiarte, Journal Manager, at enrique. [email protected]
María Sánchez-Andrés, Associate Editor at: [email protected]

A complete submission includes:

  • Cover Letter. Please provide complete contact (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail), the complete manuscript title, and any other important and relevant information.

  • Abstract. An abstract of 200 words or fewer should describe the purpose, methods, and general findings of the study.

  • Title Page. Please include authors' institutional affiliations, acknowledgments, and contact information for the corresponding author.

  • Biography Page. Please provide a short biography (fewer than 100 words) for each author.

Manuscripts should be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. Everything, including footnotes and block quotes, should be double-spaced. References should be cited according the journal's style.

Previously published articles can be accepted for publication in Spanish, if originally published in a language other than Spanish. This is subject to the permission of the journal and the original publishing editor.

We do not consider manuscripts currently under review by another journal.

Mayéutica Style for References

Citations within the Text

Please use only footnotes. Use italics for book and journal titles. Reference numbers for notes should generally go at the end of a sentence, before punctuation marks, except parentheses. Reference numbers should be superscripted. Microsoft Word will automatically superscript reference numbers if you use the “Insert” menu on your toolbar.

Footnote Content (with examples)

  • A book by one author

    AUTHOR, Book Title, Place, Publisher, date, page number. * note: do not put “p.”

    R. BENDIX, In Search Of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, 55.

  • Editor

    EDITOR (ed.), Book Title, Place, Publisher, date, page number.

    O. Z. SOLTES (ed.), Georgia: Art and Civilization Through the Ages, London, Philip Wilson, 1999, 280.

  • A work in a collection

    AUTHOR (s), “Title of Work”, en EDITOR (ed.), Title of Book, Place, Publisher, date, page number.

    Q. ZHANG, “The Origins of the Chinese Americanization Movement: Wong Chin Foo and the Chinese Equal Rights League”, en K. SCOTT WONG – S. CHAN (eds.), Claiming America: Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era, Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1998, 41-63.

  • A scholarly article

    AUTHOR, “Article Title”, Journal Title Volume. Number (date), pages.

    J. MECHLING, “Folklore and the Civil Sphere”, Western Folklore 56.2 (1997), 113.

  • A newspaper article

    AUTHOR, “Article Title”, Newspaper Title, date.

    M. ROYKO, “Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnold”, Chicago Tribune, September 23, 1992.

  • A magazine article

    AUTHOR, “Article Title”, Magazine Title, date, page.

    S. LACEY, “The New German Style”, Horticulture, March 2000, 44.

  • A film on DVD or VHS

    Film Title, DVD/VHS, directed by DIRECTOR (release date; production location: Production Company, date of DVD/VHS printing).

    North by Northwest, DVD, directed by A. HITCHCOCK (1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000).

  • Online sources

    Standard citation, URL, (accessed date).

    A. MITCHEL – F. BRUNI, “Scars Still Raw, Bush Clashes with McCain”, New York Times, March 25, 2001, (accessed January 2, 2002).

    J. REAVES, “A Weighty Issue: Ever-Fatter Kids”, interview with H. Rosen, Time March 14, 2001,,8599, 102443,00.html (accessed July 10, 2001).

  • Dissertation or thesis

    AUTHOR, Title (Ph.D. diss./master’s thesis, university, date).

    M. J. MARKS, Ordinary Pictures and Everyday Language: Photography and Text in 1960s American Art (Ph.D. diss., CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 2003).

  • Paper read at a meeting

    AUTHOR, “Title” (presented at the [description of meeting], location, date).

    D. MEEFORD, “The Cognitive Foundation of Regime Theory” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, March 1987).

After Submission

Review Process

  • 1. Editor and Associate Editor Review

    Every submission is concurrently reviewed blind by the Editor and one Associate Editor. At this stage, the manuscript is evaluated primarily in terms of (1) its fit with the journal, (2) how it addresses existing scholarship and the field at large, and (3) the overall rigor and quality of research and writing. Based on the reviews, the Editor decides whether to reject the manuscript or send it to external review.

  • 2. External Review

    The manuscript that has passed the review by the Editor and Associate Editor is sent to two external readers for a blind review. When appropriate, one of the two external readers will be a member of the Board of Managing Editors. The readers are given four weeks to submit a report in which they evaluate the manuscript and provide recommendations to accept, reject, or ask for revise and resubmit. The readers are asked to provide constructive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript and suggestions for further improvement.

    Once the two external reviews are submitted, the Editor weighs the readers' reports and decides whether to accept, reject, or ask for revise and resubmit. Acceptance at this stage will occur very rarely. For authors asked to revise and resubmit, the Editor provides comments on how to strengthen the manuscript based on the two readers' reports as well as the Editor's and Associate Editor's review.

  • 3. Board Review

    The manuscript that has been revised and resubmitted by the author will be sent to review by the Board of Managing Editors. The Board will review the revised manuscript and the two readers' reports and will also have access to the manuscript originally submitted. The Board will assess the overall quality of the revised manuscript and how well the author has addressed the issues raised by the external reviewers. The Board will discuss the manuscript at one of the Board meetings and collectively decide to approve, reject, or ask for further revision.


If the manuscript is accepted for publication it will move to the production stage. The Managing Editor will communicate with the author and assist in preparation for publication.