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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).´Download originality letter
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación is a scientific journal that collects the national and international productions in the communication field. The journal broadcasts the research results of the School of Communication of the University of Medellin and other national and international universities.

The topics of the submissions to the journal must be related to the results of researches and reviews in the communication field. The journal will prioritize three types of documents:

Scientific and technological research article. A document that presents, in a detailed manner, the original results of a research project. The structure is generally composed of four main parts: an introduction, a methodology, results and conclusions.

Reflection article. A document that presents the results of research from an analytical, interpretive or critical perspective of the author on a specific topic for which the author recurs to original sources.

Review article. A document that results from the analysis, systematization and integration of the results of published or unpublished research on a science or technology field with the purpose of communicating the advancements and development trends of them. It is characterized by having a rigorous bibliographical review.

The article must have a statement that certifies that it is unpublished (declaration of originality letter), of its authorship and that it has not been proposed for publication in other journals simultaneously. Furthermore, it must state the yield of the moral rights to the University of Medellin and the authorization for broadcasting the said articles by any media, whether printed or online, the internet included. It is very important to state in a footnote the origin of the article (name of the research in which it is based, financing of the research, research group responsible for it and its institutional context).

Preparation of the manuscript

All the submissions are processed in the journal’s web page through its Open Journal System (OJS). Those texts submitted via any other platform will not be considered. The articles must be written in the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English. The whole manuscript must be written following the American Psychological Association (APA in its latest version) standards. The text must not surpass the ten thousand words limit and must be presented in double spacing. It must be submitted in Arial font with 12 points.

Title of the article

The title must be presented in the three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese), its extension must not surpass 90 characters including spaces. It must be highly relevant.

Subtitle (if necessary)

60 characters maximum, including spaces.


Full names ordered by priority and with its respective institutional affiliation as a footnote; the name must be normalized according to international conventions, i.e. the name must be linked to its orcid; if the author's name is not linked to an orcid she or he must obtain one in the website The academic degree of the authors must be included, as well as the e-mail, the work centre and country of origin.


Must be written in the three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) with an extension between 230 and 250 words. The abstract must not contain quotations and must be written in the third person. The abstracts are the presentation letter of your work and thus it must contain the following characteristics:
  • Research objectives
  • Topic justification
  • Methodology employed
  • Most relevant finding
  • Conclusions

8 words. In order to control the metadata and being able to manage the manuscripts in the different databases, the Unesco Thesaurus will be taken as the base for this. Keywords outside of this controlled will not be accepted.

Body of the manuscript
  1. Introduction:The theoretical structure of the article. The introduction must not contain conclusions or research findings.
  2. Methodology:It must be precise in the explanations of the sampling; the type of analysis employed must be convincingly exposed.
  3. Results:A systematic exposition of the findings. Display of figures, tables and other necessary resources.
  4. Discussion and conclusions:Summary of the findings and contributions to the specific field. Prospective of the object of analysis.
  5. References:The bibliographical references must be referenced within the text. Those references that are not mentioned within the texts must not be included. The number of bibliographical references must oscillate between 30 and 40 references and must be presented alphabetically ordered by the last name. At least 10 references must be from Scopus sources. The bibliographical quotes must be extracted from the original documents preferably.
  6. Bibliographical references:For references within the text, the reference must be between quotation marks, if the fragment has more than 40 words it must be in its own body of text one space down of the regular redaction and with bleeding that allows its recognition and without quotation marks. At the end of the quote and between parenthesis the last name of the author, the year and the page(s) must be included, for example: (Pérez, 2012, p.133). Each reference within the text must be in the final list of references under the references subtitles. This list must alphabetically ordered and numbered. In case of referencing books the style used must be the last name of the author followed by the name initial. The year of publication must be between parentheses. After that, the title of the work must be in italics. Then the publisher name and a DOI if available. Example:

    Pérez D., L. (2014). Estudio de los niveles de rendimiento de deportistas élite en Colombia. Edukart.

    In case of referencing a journal article, begin with the first last name of the author and the initial of the second one (in case of having one), followed by the name's initial. Then the year of publication must be between parentheses, after that the title of the article in regulars. Followed by the name of the journal and the volume in italics and, within parentheses, the number and then the pages in regulars. Lastly, a DOI if available. DOIs may not always be available. In these cases, use a URL. Example: Pérez D., L. (2012). Un análisis parcial a los niveles de rendimiento de deportistas élite en Colombia. Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte, 77(1), 127-148.

    Further guide on references can be consulted in the 7th version of the APA standards in the following link: aquí
  7. Tables and figures: In case of presenting tables and figures in the article, they must be numbered below them and titled, they should be preferably elaborated with the text processor, and in case of being fixed images they must be in accordance with the following technical requirement.

    The images (pictures or graphics produced in digital formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others) that could eventually be added must be inserted within the RTF/DOC file and must be attached in JPEG or TIFF format with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher and will be equally numbered and titled.
Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación aims towards making valuable contributions for the communication researchers. The high levels of quality and originality are assured by the traditional anonymous peer-reviewing process. This journal is an arbitrated journal that uses the external expert revision system, in concordance with the publishing standards of the APA /American Psychological Association). The fulfillment of these requirements facilitates its indexation in the main international databases, guaranteeing with it a greater diffusion of the texts.

All the articles are assessed by the Editorial Committee under the blind peer review, which is responsible for verifying the complete compliance with the criteria required in these instructions. In case of being unable to fulfill them, the authors will be informed.

After that assessment, the documents are sent to expert peers, who evaluate the scientific and academic quality of the texts. Once the final concept of the external peer reviewers is received, a decision is taken, which can be an acceptance with adjustments, a definitive acceptance or rejection.

Anagramas Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación provides the following terms for the development of the evaluation process:
  • Previous phase of estimation/rejection (30 days maximum).
  • Evaluation of manuscripts phase with final acceptance/rejection of them and adjustments (150 days maximum).
  • Preprint edition of the texts (digital). Publication of abstracts. (15 days).
Call for papers:the journal makes four calls for papers a year; in each one of those the journal presents and makes explicit the recommendations for authors. The publication is made digitally via the different academic web portals.

Pre-selection: the Editorial Committee performs a pre-selection of the material, notifying the authors that their articles will be subjected to a mandatory academic peer review process.

Arbitration: for the Editorial Committee anonymity is necessary throughout the process, thus, the journal guarantees this with the blind-peer modality.

Approvals:after obtaining the different assessments by the peer-reviewers, the Editorial Committee meets and postulates the articles selected for publication.

Note: journal does not charge any kind of fees for the publications of manuscripts.

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