Editorial Standards


1.- Articles sent to Holopraxis Magazine must be original and unpublished and not have been sent to other magazines. For the arbitration, selection and publication of articles, the double-blind peer evaluation system will be used to preserve the non-identity of the authors and evaluators respectively. The magazine's evaluators and referees are external. Articles will be received in English and Spanish.

2.- Articles sent to the Journal must have a maximum of four authors, including the main one. The exception to this rule will be submitted to the editorial committee for consideration, based on the criteria of originality, relevance, contribution, and extension of the research process developed in the article.

3.- The Magazine is published biannually (two issues are published, one on the last day of January and the other on the last day of July).

4.- Holopraxis Magazine may publish special editions or extraordinary issues with prior agreement with institutions and organizations that hold scientific events or conferences, for which they must present the articles in accordance with the publication regulations.

5.- Authors and collaborators who wish to submit their articles for ordinary or extraordinary issues must register in the OJS (Open Journal Systems) of Holopraxis Magazine:(https://revista.uniandes.edu.ec/ojs/index.php/holopraxis/about/submissions ). If you are already registered, it will not be necessary to do it again.

On the type and structure of the articles:

6.- The type of articles that may be sent to the magazine can be the following:

Research: Maximum originality and innovation. They collect the results of unpublished research, theoretical or experimental, qualitative, or quantitative. The original aspects of the research must be clearly appreciated. It must be structured with the title in Spanish and English, names and surnames of the author or authors, email address of each of the authors in gmail preference, institution to which they belong (indicating city and country), ORCID identifiers, summary, descriptors, abstract , keywords, introduction (includes statement of the topic or problem, objectives or purposes, justification or importance, theoretical reference), methodology, discussion, results, references consulted (only those used in the citation of the article). It must contain no less than 10 reference citations.

Review: They describe and/or compile the most recent developments or published works on a certain topic, always providing some improvement, complement or original perspective that must also be expressly highlighted. They are a theoretical synthesis and a current vision of the topic addressed and, above all, highlight what may be a novel contribution to it. It must contain no less than 25 reference citations. It must be structured with the title in Spanish and English, names and surnames of the author or authors, email address of each of the authors in gmail preference, institution to which they belong (indicating city and country), ORCID identifier, summary, descriptors, abstract , keywords, introduction (presentation of the topic), development of the review, contributions generated from the review, references consulted (only those used in the citation of the article).

Editorial: Topics of editorial interest are proposed in an expository-argumentative way. Works commissioned by the director and/or editor.

Essay: Broadly describes the results of an investigation or a topic, the author presents his opinion or position. It must be structured with the title, introduction, development, conclusions, and references. It must have at least 15 bibliographical references and an extension of 10 to 25 pages.

Aesthetic configuration of articles:

7.- Articles will be written without indentation and without spaces between paragraphs, only to separate titles and subtitles up to a maximum of 5 levels. The use of vignettes will be reduced to the essential minimum.

8.- Articles must be written in electronic format, with 1.5 spacing, font size 12 (Arial), with right, left, bottom and top margins of 2.5 cm, on letter size paper in Format: DOC. They must have a minimum of ten pages and must not exceed twenty-five pages with the exception of articles on popular knowledge and technology, including graphics, maps and photographs. The title of the article should not exceed 15 words. Each article must present a summary of no more than 250 words, and 5 key words, in English and Spanish (including the title and key words). The key words must be separated by a semicolon (;) and must not have capital letters and will be structured based on the UNESCO Thesaurus, both in Spanish and English (http://vocabularies.unesco.org/browser/thesaurus/es/ ) .

9.- The summary of the research article will be structured in an indicative – informative way, written in the past tense and must include: Objective or main purpose of the research, brief description of the methodology used, present the discussion of the most relevant results and conclusions.

10.- The summary of the articles under the typology: Review and Reflection and those of Knowledge and Popular Technology will be developed under the “unstructured indicative – descriptive type”, where the typology of the article and the most notable contributions will be mentioned and will be complemented with what is stated in the body of the article (do not repeat information found in the body of the article).

11.- The Editorial Committee may establish exceptions in works that, due to their originality or contribution, require a greater length; thus respecting the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) subscribed to by this journal (https://sfdora.org/read/es/).

12.- APA standards, seventh edition, will be used for citing the bibliographic sources referenced in the body of the article, taking into consideration the references when they are less or more than 40 words, as well as the number of authors, type of referenced document. (https://revista.uniandes.edu.ec/ojs/index.php/DJE/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/16  ).

13.- The references consulted will be placed at the end of the article in alphabetical order.


Briceño de Osorio, A. (2019). Language learning for cultural diversity. EPISTEME KOINONIA, 2(4), 53-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.35381/e.k.v2i4.524

  1. a) For article references, the DOI must be provided. Use the free tool for this: http://www.crossref.org/simpleTextQuery
  2. b) For all references consulted, if available, the URL addresses must be indicated and shortened using: https://n9.cl/es

8.- Tables, figures or graphs must be numbered according to the order in which they appear in the text, with Arabic numbers, followed by a brief title. At the end of tables, figures, or graphs the source must be indicated. Charts, tables, and graphs will be presented in Microsoft Word® or Excel® format, as long as they are editable, and images (figures, maps or photos), in JPG format; PNG (resolution greater than or equal to 300 dpi).

From the editorial process:

9.- The authors will upload the article to the OJS of Holopraxis Magazine. At the beginning of the article, the names and surnames of the collaborator or collaborators, their address (electronic), institution of affiliation or community (indicating city and country) and their respective ORCID (https://orcid.org/ ) must be specified. Contributors must fill out everything requested in the boxes when registering and uploading the article. Write and send an affidavit of responsibility and originality of the article.

10.- The article will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee, so that in a period of no more than ten continuous days; issue its decision of approval or non-approval for the initiation of the arbitration process in the journal. Articles not approved by the Editorial Committee may not be resubmitted for arbitration.

11.- All articles will be subjected to anti-plagiarism programs as a quality and ethics policy for publications.

12.- If the Editorial Committee's decision is approved, the author or authors will be notified of it.

13.- Upon notification of the approval of the article, the author must upload it; with the corrections emanating from the editorial committee to the Journal's OJS System in order to begin the arbitration process.

14.- The articles will be evaluated based on the following core criteria: Relevance and an up-to-date topic. Generation of discussions on the topic addressed. Contribution or contributions of the author to the knowledge of the object of study. Analytical rigor, precision of the discussion(s). Domain of knowledge.

16.- Logic in structuring (summary, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, comments and/or conclusions, references), internal organization (sections, subtitles, etc.), understandability and relevance of tables, tables, graphs, annexes, and footnotes. Clarity in the presentation of ideas, quality of writing and style (spelling, punctuation marks, syntax and synderesis). The article must follow the presentation standards required by the magazine.

17.- Originality, relevance, style, and contributions in the field will be evaluated. For the arbitration of the articles, double-blind peer evaluation will be carried out; where the evaluators do not know the identity of the authors of the articles, and the authors do not know the identity of the evaluators.

18.- The work of the evaluators is strictly confidential. The magazine is not responsible for the actions of the evaluators, who are completely autonomous.

19.- The articles will be submitted to evaluators external to the Magazine and the University. Depending on the observations and recommendations made by the evaluators, modifications may be requested from the author or authors to improve the quality of the work.

20.- In the arbitration process, the evaluators and the authors will remain in mutual ignorance to guarantee the neatness of the process. In case of discrepancies between the evaluators, the final decision will be made by the Editorial Committee or the Editor, which will be informed to the interested parties within a maximum period of 30 business days after receiving the evaluation.

21.- The writings published in Holopraxis Magazine are the exclusive responsibility of the authors, both for their opinions, statements, and methods.

22.- The evaluators will have a period of 30 continuous days, from receipt of the article, to send the Editor's evaluation report. The Editor will send that report to the author within a maximum period of 5 continuous days. The projected period between receipt of the article and its publication is 8 weeks.

23.- The final decision on the evaluation process, publication or not of the article rests exclusively with the Editor and the Editorial Committee, and will be made based on the suggestions/observations/recommendations issued by the evaluators.

24.- Conflicts of interest arising from the verdict of an article will be resolved through the Editorial Ethics Committee of the magazine, which is supported by the provisions of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) https ://publicationethics.org/. As well as what is established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME). These recommendations are available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/

25.- If any breach of ethics in publication is detected at the beginning, during the editorial process or after publication, the Journal will follow the ethics and good editorial practices policies of the UNIANDES scientific journals.

26.- The authors must write a sworn declaration of responsibility and originality of the article; and send it to the email: revistaholopraxis@uniandes.edu.ec , it can be downloaded from the formats option.

27.- Controversies that could arise about the published knowledge will be the responsibility of the author or authors of the article, who may be contacted via email. A judgment or discussion may be issued on the topic addressed, if this is done in an academic and scientific climate, thus developing a feedback process that builds science and knowledge.

28.- With approval of the editorial committee; ordinary numbers may be published before the start of the declared period. Approved articles will be published in the immediately available issue.

29.- Anything not contemplated in these editorial standards will be submitted by the Editorial Committee of the Magazine.