Author guidelines of Cinta de Moebio journal


Scope and policy

The editorial policy of the journal is to publish academic articles on the domain of epistemology of social sciences, following the protocols of scientific journals.

The area of interest is the philosophy of social science, conducted by philosophers and social scientists, of any theoretical or methodological perspective, without discrimination.

The audience is the academic world interested in the domain of epistemology of social science.

Originality requirement

Papers submitted for publication must be original contributions. When appropriate, the article should mention the research project funding to which it belongs.

Open Access and Copyright

The journal does not charge authors to submit articles nor once accepted. Readers can access their content for free. All articles are published under a Creative Commons cc-by license. The authors always maintain the copyright of their published articles and, therefore, maintains its unrestricted publishing rights.


The magazine uses DOCODE ( software, created by academics from the University of Chile, to detect plagiarism in the proposed articles. Secondarily uses other software in their free versions (plagium, plagiarisma).

When to send papers

The journal receives articles at all times, i.e., the author should not wait for the next issue, but submit the manuscript as soon as possible. The journal has no special numbers and does make calls to publication.


Papers are refereed by peer reviewers from different countries (most have generally published in the magazine), in the double blind system. That is to hide the author's identity to the reviewer, and the author does not know who will be the academic or academics who will review their article.

Since the journal is well known in its area, it receives many papers, taking on average three months for evaluation.

Arbitration system

The director first receives the article and makes the decision to send it for reviewing, reject it or ask for modifications before sending it to evaluation.

The basic criterion for selection is that the article addresses the problems of epistemology of social sciences. The experience of the magazine indicates that some academics send articles of philosophy, but of issues that are not related to the social sciences, as well as academics who sent the results of their research or projects in the social sciences, but their focus is not epistemology, which they are not oriented either to the purpose of the journal. The journal, put it in some way, it is in the dialogue of philosophy with social science and, therefore, both domains must be present in the articles.

Upon review of the peer reviewers, and if this is positive, the editorial team works with the author on possible modifications for later publication.

The magazine occupies the system of immediate publishing articles, that is, does not expect to complete a number, but first publishes articles and, when it reaches the closing date, gather all articles published at that time.

Ethical guidelines

Please read the following page.


Formal aspects of manuscript submission

  1. The articles and essays must include in both English and Spanish the title, abstract (up to 200 words) and five keywords.
  2. Articles should use the structure: introduction, methodology, results and conclusion.
  3. The essays should consist of three main parts: Introduction, Development and Conclusion. The development section does not necessarily carry the subtitle "Development", rather the instruction means that after presenting the structure of the essay in the introduction, then the main argument develops, which ends in a summary form in the conclusion.
  4. The author should be written as follows: Name, Last Name (email address), Institution (City, Country).
  5. Example: Carlos Eduardo Maldonado ( Faculty of Political Science and Government, University of Rosario (Bogota, Colombia)
  6. If the author wishes to use his mother's maiden name, use the following example: Marcelo Arnold-Cathalifaud.
  7. The author can only represent one institution in the manuscript.
  8. The author should indicate its ORCID number.
  9. The author must attach information about previous publications using any of the following systems: ORCID, Authors Redalyc, Mendeley,, ResearchGate, pages or university research organizations. You can also submit your CV.
  10. The format of the manuscript should be basic, i.e., a common font (Arial or Times New Roman), use only bold and italics (do not use underline), with basic tables and preferably without graphic images.
  11. Manuscripts should be up to 9,000 words in total (considering the entire document, including the bibliography).
  12. In the article, references should be as follows (González 2016: 252).
  13. Do not use footnotes (or notes) for citation.
  14. Do not use footnotes (all content should be within the body of the text).
  15. It should be incorporated in the bibliography only authors cited in the article. Therefore, if the text Popper (1994: 264) is mentioned in the literature can only appear, to give an example, Popper, K. 1994. conjectures and refutations: the development of scientific knowledge. Barcelona: Polity Press. While it is understood that the author has read other books and articles from Popper, that reference should not be included, since was not directly quoted in the publication, following this fictional case.
  16. Do not include references without citing them, i.e., the journal seeks actual quotes in the body of the manuscript, avoiding forms such as Cf, further information or references general.
  17. One third of the literature should be at least research articles.
  18. The articles cited should be a maximum of 10 years old. Exceptions are considered if it affects the development of the argument.
  19. All articles should indicate their number doi (digital object identifier). If this is not possible, indicate the url (web address).


Reference style

Use the following when citing:

Journal article:
Epstein, B. 2016. A framework for social ontology. Philosophy of the social sciences 46(2): 147-167. doi: 10.1177/0048393115613494

Donohoe, J. 2017. Place and phenomenology. London: Rowman & Littlefield International

Book chapter:
Crasnow, S. 2014. Feminist standpoint theory, pp. 145-161. In: N. Cartwright & E. Montuschi. Philosophy of social science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Sending of manuscripts

Send papers to Since e-mails do not always reach their destination, authors should insist on an answer.

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Cinta de Moebio
Social Science Epistemology Journal
ISSN 0717-554X