Logos will consider articles written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. All articles, independently of the language must have the title, abstract and keywords in English. Articles written in English must have the title, abstract and   keywords in Spanish.

 Articles submitted to Revista Logos should conform to the following requirements:

 Articles: The length of the manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages with 1.5 interlinear spacing, including References, Figures, Tables and Graphs.

 Other documents: Reviews, speeches, translations, interviews, etc., should have a maximum of 10 pages with 1.5 interlinear spacing.


All texts must comply with the formal aspects detailed in the Formal Assessment Guidelines. Furthermore, a declaration of originality and conflicts of interest, signed by the principal author, must be attached to the article. Both documents are available on the website of the journal.





In-textcitations and the reference list should be submitted followingthe American Psychological Association (APA) format. In general, this format has been created to simplify and standardize citation and bibliographical reference formats.APA format requiresthe author to follow the author-date method (Chomsky, 2001). Footnotes or Latin abbreviations (such asIbid.,Op.Cit., etc.) should not be used. All information should be included in the text and bibliographical references.



Citations only include the author’s last name, never first names nor initials. 


a) Direct quotations

Direct quotations aim at literally reproducing an author’s ideas. The quotation must include the author’s last name as well as the page number for the reference. 

Example. According to Venegas (2004:55): “The text is a semantic, pragmatic and grammar unit”. When there are two authors, both names are explained in all instances.

Example. Van Dijk and Kintsch (1983:25) suggest that “the text is a… ”. When there are more than two authors, all names are mentioned only in the first reference.


Conrad, Reppen and Clark (1988:245) suggest that “Corpus linguistics...”. Then, the reference is reduced, leaving only the first author and replacing other authors’ last names for the Latin phrase et al., which, as it is a Latin word, should be italicized: Conrad et al. (1988).


b) Indirect quotations

This quotation is used to either paraphrase, comment on an idea of an author, refer to a particular work or describeresearch. Indirect quotations do not require quotation marks but the author’s name and year of publication should be included.


 Chomsky’s findings (1957) are crucial... When the author’s name is part of the text, the year of publication is included in parentheses. 

Baudrillard (1991) suggests that ... When the last name and date of publication are not part of the narrative of the text, both elements are included in parenthesis, separated by a comma. 

Example. Postmodern society and media systems (Baudrillard, 1991) have opened a new perspective. When both the date and the name are part of the sentence, parentheses is not used.


c) Other forms of indirect quotations

In 1991 Baudrillard studied the relationship between postmodern society and media systems... If multiple articles of a single author were published in the same year, letters in sequence followed by the years hould be used.

Much has been said in relation to correspondence between the company and its study (Baudrillard, 1991a and 1991b).



Reference list should be alphabetized. For multiple articles by the same author, the entries should be listed in chronological order. In case the same author has more than one publication in the same year, letter suffixes should be assignedto the year (2008a, 2008b). It is recommended to crosscheck in-text citations and references so that all citations have their corresponding reference.

Some basic principles for bibliographical references:

Names of books are italicized.


Names of articlesare in normal print.


Names of journals areitalicized.


Authors are named last name followed by initials: Chomsky, N.



When citing an article in a book of several authors, the author of the article is identified as in the previous example. Publishers, editors, coordinators or directors are identified, indicating the first initial and last name followed by the abbreviation of its function: G. Parodi (Ed.)

When quoting the whole book, the same rules to identify the authors should be followed, adding, after the year of publication, the corresponding abbreviation (cfr. Examples D and E).



A) Journal article without DOI:

 Peronard, M., Velásquez, M., Crespo, N. &Viramonte, M. (2002). Un instrumento para medir la metacomprensión lectora. Revista Infancia y Aprendizaje, 25(2), 131-145.


B) Journal Articles with DOI (Digital Object Identifier):

Hargens,  L & Herting, J. (2006). Analyzing the association between referees’recommendations and editors’ decisions.Scientometrics 67(1), 15–26. DOI: 10.1556/Scient.67.2006.1.2


C) Book:

 Coulon, A. (1995). Etnometodología y educación. Buenos Aires: Paidós.


D) Edited book (edited books are cited only to refer to the work as a whole):

Parodi, G. (Ed.) (2002). Lingüística e interdisciplinariedad. Desafíos para el nuevo milenio: ensayos en honor a Marianne Peronard. Valparaíso: Ediciones Universitarias de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. 


E) Section or Chapter in a book:

Anderson, R. (1984). Role of the reader’s schema in Comprehension, Learning, and Memory. En R. Anderson, J. Osborn & R. Tierney (Eds.), Learning to Read in American Schools: Basal readers and content text (pp. 469-495). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.


F) Electronic document:

Either the date of publication or its latest update should be indicated. If any of these cannot be determined, then the date of search should be included. The URL should provide enough information to retrieve the document. This format should be used only when the reference has no print version. In those cases the format should be the ones in example A or B:

Gamba, A., & Gómez, M. (2003) Sobre el discurso científico y las relaciones de género: una revisión histórica [online]. Available in: (consulted in April 2012).


G) Thesis:

Soussi, L. (2004). Módulos didácticos para el desarrollo de estrategias inferenciales correferenciales anafóricas en alumnos de 6º y 8º año básicos de escuelas rurales de Chiloé. Tesis de magíster, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile. Sabaj, O. (2004). Comportamiento de los verbos abstractos en el corpus PUCV-2003. Tesis doctoral, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.


H) Speeches:

Rosas, M. (2001). Estructura de las clases de comprensión lectora en 5º y 8º año de Enseñanza General Básica. Ponencia presentada en el XIV Congreso de la Sociedad Chilena de Lingüística, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno.



If the articles contain graphic material other than tables in MS Word format (as graphs, figures, schemas, diagrams, photos) they should be submitted attached with a specific label.

These files may be submitted as JPG and PNG format, with a maximum size of 600 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall.



Appendices or supplementary material go after the References and should be numbered and followed by a brief description. They should be capitalized and referenced in the body of the work.



Authors should not include their names, affiliations or any other kind information revealing their identity.

Authors should submit the original manuscript along with two other documents:

a) Information document: In this file authors should include the title of their work, the list of authors, their affiliations, their email and the postal address of the main author.

b) Declaration document: In this file the responsible author should sign and submit the declaration of originality available on the website of the magazine.

Articles can be either sent through the OJS platform ( or via email:


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