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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).
  • 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 is a scientific journal that gathers national and international production in the field of Communication. It is responsible for the diffusion of research results from the Faculty of Communication of the Universidad de Medellín, and other national and international universities.

The topics of collaborations for the journal Anagramas should be related to works with research results and reflection in the field of communication. Three types of papers will be given priority:

Scientific and technological research paper. Document presenting in detail the original results of research projects. The generally used structure contains four important sections: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.

Reflection article. Document presenting research results from the author’s analytical, interpretative or critical perspective, on a specific topic, using original sources.

Review article. Document resulting from an investigation where results of published or unpublished researchs are analyzed, systematized and integrated,. They must be based in a field in science or technology, in order to account for the advances and development trends. It is characterized by a careful bibliographic review.


The article must be accompanied by the written constancy of its authorship, of it being unpublished, and that it has not been proposed for publication in any other medium simultaneously. In addition, authors transfer their patrimonial rights to the institution and authorize them to circulate such articles by any means, printed or electronic, including the Internet. It is very important to indicate in a footer the origin of the article (name of the research that originates it, funding of the article, research group that carries it out, and institutional context from which it comes). The text should not exceed 10 thousand words and must be presented in double space. It will be presented with "Arial" font in 12 points.

The article’s order will be as follows:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Institution
  • Email (preferably institutional)
  • Abstract in English, Spanish and preferably Portuguese
  • Keywords in English, Spanish and preferably Portuguese (between 5 and 10 words)
  • Body of work with: introduction, methodology and conclusions
  • Bibliography


Each work must be presented in a clear style, without any spelling mistakes and following the indications given in the editing guidelines of the Anagramas journal.

Titles and abstract should be in English, Spanish and, preferably, Portuguese.

All pages must be numbered consecutively in the upper right corner, beginning with page 2.


Abbreviations and Style

For no reason should the words on the right margin be divided anywhere in the manuscript. This includes words joined by a hyphen as well as divisions between syllables. Hyphens and dashes should not be used to extend a line to the right margin.

If you want to highlight words or phrases in the text, do not use bold, use italic letter intead.

Since this journal is a publication with arbitration, it receives, reviews and submits works to the Editorial Committee, which approves publishing them, in accordance to the concept given by specialized peer reviewers. Within three months of receiving the manuscript, the author will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. Once the author has been notified of the Editorial Committee observations, he will have two weeks to return the article with the suggested modifications; otherwise, the article may be rejected. Received originals are preserved as part of the journal archive.




Article’s titles, subtitles, and general data

Neither titles nor subtitles have a final point.

When a title or author’s name requires a footnote, the superscript used is not a number, but an asterisk.

The origin of the article must be indicated with precision. As well as line and research group, entity or entities that finance it. The names of the groups and lines of research are written in italics and with initial capital letters for the main words. The name of the investigation Project must be written in italics with initial capital letter.



Always use the small dash, without spaces between them and the letters that precede and follow.


Graphic Material

Table and graph titles must be centered and written in bold until reaching the number (Table 1.), the rest is written in regular letters. The source from which graphs and tables were taken must be indicated in each case. If they were elaborated by the author, it must be specified it is his own work.


Citations, Bibliographical References

The citations and bibliographical references will follow the rules of the American Psychological Association (apa), as follows:


Direct or textual quote:

If the quotation has less than 40 words it is enclosed in quotation marks within the text and at the end, author’s last name, year of publication and page from which the quote was extracted are included in parentheses.


Citation is done in two ways:

  • If the author's name is part of the quotation, as follows: Sánchez Ocampo (2005) concludes with a convincing phrase "Journalism and literature, although tenants in the house of language, each have their own rooms and routines, and journalism also has rooms with ocean view" (p. 8).
  • If the author's name is not part of the quotation, as follows: The aim of Cultural Studies "is to give voice to those who have not had one." (Stripaut, 2007, p. 28).


If the quotation has more than 40 words, quotation marks are omitted and left as a separate text with a larger left margin than the rest of the text, like this:

Another element of narrative journalism is found in a commentary made by professor and journalist Patricia Nieto, who states, in the foreword to the book Escribiendo historias. El arte y el oficio de narrar en el periodismo, by writer and journalist Juan José Hoyos (2003), that:

The fights for narration in journalism are waged in the arena of subjectivity, and this suggests that journalists want to conquer the ambiguous strip where what is public unites with what is political, where the collective fuses with the private, the intimate, the individual. This tendency, subversive if you will, has spread over previously exclusive fields for writers, anthropologists, historians and philosophers. (p. 5)


Paraphrase or summary

The paraphrase or summary is written in the author’s own words within the text. It is not necessary to write it down between quotation marks nor to include it in a separate paragraph. Nor is it necessary to mention the page from which it was taken. All that is needed is to mention the author and date of publication:

In narrative journalism interpretation is important, that subjective part mentioned by Patricia Nieto (2003).


Book citation:

Author, AA. (year of publication). Title of work. (Number of edition, if there is). Location: Publishing house.

Vélez Upegui, M. (1999). Novelas y no-velaciones. Ensayos sobre algunos textos narrativos colombianos. Medellín: Fondo Editorial Universidad Eafit.


Book chapter citation:

Author, A.A. (year of publication). Chapter’s title. In (author or editor’s name), Book title (chapter pages). Location: Publishing house.

Grisales, M. (2008). El dolor de existir. En A. Puerta (Ed.), Cinco w para escribir sin ficción (pp. 50-67). Medellín: Universidad de Medellín.


Citation of articles in periodicals:

Serial publication (magazine, newspaper)

Author, A.A. (year of publication, including month and day of publication for daily, weekly, or monthly publications). Article title. Journal, periodical or magazine title, volume,(number), pages.

Osorio Lizarazo, J. A. (1926, November 13).  Nada queda de aquel admirable “Chino” bogotano que inspiró a los artistas. Mundo al Día, 4(6), 15-16.


Citation of documents available on a website:

Author, A. A (date). Document title. Title of online periodical or source, volumen(numbre, if available). Retrieved form website url.

De Vengoechea, A. (2017, March 14). Entender el cerebro. Lecturas dominicales El Tiempo. Retrieved from http://www.eltiempo.com/lecturas-dominicales/entrevista-al-psicobiologo-ignacio-morgado-sobre-el-cerebro-y-sus-emociones-67564

Notes, clarifications and explanations go at the end of the article and before bibliography.

All articles have a bibliography at the end that must be organized alphabetically by surname.


Article Arbitration and Publication Procedure:

Anagramas, seeks to make useful and reliable contributions to researchers in communication. The traditional process of anonymous referees reviewing ensures the level of rigor and originality required. Anagramas is an arbitrated journal that uses the system of external review by experts, according to the publication rules of the American Psychological Association (apa). The fulfillment of these requirements facilitates their indexation in the main international databases, which guarantees a broader diffusion of published works.

Under the double-blind modality, all articles are reviewed by the Editorial Committee, which verifies the full compliance with the requested criteria found in these instructions. In case of not complying with any of these requirements, the author (authors) will be informed.

After this initial review, the documents are sent to expert peers who evaluate the scientific and academic quality of the works. Once the external academic peers’ concepts are received, a decision is made, which can be acceptance with adjustments, final acceptance, or rejection.


Anagramas stipulates the following times for the evaluation process:

a) Preliminary phase of manuscript acceptance or rejection (maximum 30 days)

b) Evaluation phase of manuscripts with their rejection or acceptance including adjustments (maximum 150 days)

c) Text editing in preprint (digital). Abstracts publication in English. (15 days)


Phases of the Peer Review Process

  •  Call for papers: The Journal makes four call for papers a year; In them the recommendations to the authors are presented and explained. The call is done electronically on the web in the different academic portals.
  • Preselection: The Editorial Committee makes a pre-selection of the material, notifying the authors that their articles will be submitted to an arbitration process by academic peers.
  • Arbitration: For the Editorial Committee, anonymity in the process is necessary, since the transparency of the process is guaranteed through the double-blind modality.
  • Guarantees: After obtaining the different evaluations on the part of the evaluating peers, the Editorial Committee meets and with the evaluation results, postulates the different articles to be published.


Note: Anagramas. Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación does not charge fees for the publication of manuscripts.

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