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Guidelines to Authors

The Revist@ E-Mercatoria is an academic publication open to discussion of the main topics of commercial law, including: societies, corporate insolvency, commercial contracts, international trade law, intellectual property, electronic commerce, maritime, competition law and law of consumption. It is a digital journal that is published twice a year: in june and december.

Articles published in the journal will be sent on magnetic media to different databases and systems of indexing for the dissemination of its contents. Articles are available on the website: [www.emercatoria.edu.co], and in the following databases: Colciencias, Latindex, EBSCO, Cengage Learning, Clase, SSRN, Dialnet, DOAJ, E-revistas and Open Journal System.

Articles Review

The evaluation begins once the editorial coordination receives the articles. The evaluation is a process of feedback and constructive criticism. This is overtaken by at least two anonymous referees of the most recognized academic suitability, and takes three months, approximately. After this period, the journal sends to the authors the decisions and comments of the reviewers, who may suggest not to publish the text, publish it as is, or publish it after include some changes. The Editorial Committee issued the final decision with regard to the publication of the articles. This decision shall be communicated to the email address supplied by the author.

When forwarding work on magnetic media, the author must clearly state: i) if agrees with the Editorial Policy of the Revist@ E-Mercatoria of the Universidad Externado de Colombia; ii) whether the article has ever been published, and iii) that the article is not in the selection process of another academic journal or publication.

The journal is committed to international standards of scientific publication. It follows the guidelines of the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010:
http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standard_editors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

Guidelines for authors can be found in:
http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

The language of publication is Spanish, but texts can be included in other languages. Articles and other correspondence should be sent to David Ricardo Sotomonte Mujica, Calle 12 No. 1-17 este, of. A 306, Department of Commercial Law, Bogotá (Colombia), or by e-mail to: [emercatoria@uexternado.edu.co].

General Requirements

The articles must be submitted on magnetic medium in format .doc (Word), spacing and font Times New Roman size 12. Articles must not exceed 12.000 words. The title of the document should appear in Spanish and English. The name of the author should have a foot note at foot with a summary of the resume, the institutional affiliation, the country of origin and the contact email address. Also, it must have a summary of maximum 200 words in Spanish and English, with its key words.

Articles must be unpublished. However, it is possible to publish contributions which have previously been edited, but that due to their scientific significance, accessibility, innovation level or relevance to current affairs have special applications in the Colombian legal-penal system. When forwarding work on magnetic media, the author must clearly state: i) if agrees with the Editorial Policy of the journal; ii) whether the article has ever been published, and iii) that the article is not in the selection process of another academic journal or publication.

The Copyright remains with the authors. Authors can use their own material again, but if the whole or any part of the material published is reproduced in another site, the author should recognize E-Mercatoria as the original site of the publication. The author authorizes the Revist @ E-Mercatoria not only to the publication of the article subject to evaluation on your website, but also to include it in national and international databases.

Referencing system and bibliography

Revist@ E-Mercatoria uses an adaptation of the Chicago Manual of Style, in its 15th edition, Humanities Style version. The following two abbreviations were used that allow to see the differences between the citation in the notes to footnotes (N) and bibliography (B):

Books:
Of a single author:
N-Name Surname (s), Complete title (City: Publisher, year), pg.
B-Surname (s), Name. Complete title. City: Publisher, year.

Two authors:
N-Name Surname (s) and Name Surname (s), Complete title (City: Publisher, year), pg.
B-Surname (s), Name, and Name Surname (s). Complete title. City: Publisher, year.

Four or more authors:
N-Name Surname (s) et al., Complete title (City: Publisher, year), pg.
B-Surname (s), Name, Name Surname (s), Name Surname (s) and Name Surname (s). Complete title. City: Publisher, year.

Book Article:
N-Name Surname (s), Article Title, in Complete title, eds. Name Surname (s) and Name Surname (s) (City: Publisher, year), pg.
B-Surname (s), Name. Title article. Complete title, published by Last Name (s) and Name Surname (s). City: Publisher, year, page.

Journal Article:
N-Name Surname (s), Title, Magazine Title Vol: No (year): page.
B-Surname (s), Name. Title. Magazine Title Vol: No (year): page.

Thesis:
N-Name Surname (s), Title (undergraduate thesis / PhD / MA, University, year), pg.
B-Surname (s) Name Title. Thesis, University, year.

Publications on the Internet:
N-Name Surname (s) and Name Surname (s), eds., Complete title (City: Publisher, year), http:// press-pubsuchicago.edu/founders (date accessed).
B-Surname (s), Name, and Name Surname (s), eds. Complete title. City: Publisher, year. press-pubsuchicago.edu/founders http://.

Note: Permits the use of ibid., Ibid, op. cit.
Note: At the end of the article should settle the literature, written in Times New Roman size 11. Titles should be in alphabetical order and this should include full references for all works used in the article.

 


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Departamento de Derecho Comercial
Universidad Externado de Colombia
Calle 12 No. 1-17 Este, Oficina A-302
Bogotá D.C. Colombia.
(57) 1-3420288, 3419900, 2826066
Ext. 1080-1081

Director: David Sotomonte Mujica
Coordinador: Jorge Jack Higuera
Administrador y Diseñador: Camilo Vallejo Montoya

Contáctenos
emercatoria@uexternado.edu.co