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Between Being and Nothingness: The Editorial Management of Scientific Journals Today

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The changes that are taking place in the way of making and communicating scientific advances in the Social Sciences and Humanities pose challenges for the editorial projects of journals, create some opportunities, and involve some risks. In the last three decades, but especially in the most recent one, the editorial management models of Social Sciences and Humanities journals have been substantially modified…

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Tips in Writing a Review of Related Literature

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One of the first few parts in writing a research paper is the review of related literature. When I was still a student, this section just intimidates me as it sounded like it requires a lot of reading and writing. True enough, it does. However, the review of related literature anchors your research in the academic field that cradles your research topic…

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Humanidades en la Universidad

The Humanities at the University

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While there is no single classification of the disciplines that comprise what we nowadays know as “the humanities,” it could be generally stated, as Edward Said does in Humanism and Democratic Criticism, that they are reflexive disciplines that propose an interpretation of the world and of the human being, while questioning their own act of interpretation…

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Humanities & Democracy

Are the humanities useful for democracy or should they be?

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When we think about reasons to justify the existence of Humanities departments at universities, one of them has been that they are essential to maintain democracy. This reason, however, could limit the humanities to their practical usefulness, which would leave out the study of some areas whose political or economic usefulness is not so obvious…

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Tarzan’s Spelling

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Writing is a means of guiding the reader from one idea to another; a barrier gate that closes and opens the way at the same time. This is valid for any language, from the symbolic language of literature or daily uses of speech to the transactional utilitarian language used in expository texts, in both the work environment and personal messages proliferating in social media…

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Publishers in turbulent times (1)

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In the 29th Bogota International Book Fair (2016), the book Manual de edición: guía para estos tiempos revueltos was launched. We had the opportunity of interviewing their two authors, Manuel Gil and Martín Gómez, to find out what they think about certain editorial issues that are discussed in depth in their book. This is the first of two deliveries we have for you…

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Life is one big festival!

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In September stories from many places around the world arrive in Medellin and settled in the north of the city. They come from cold northern Europe, the warm Mediterranean, the United States and Mexico, Chile and Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela. Others come from the Caribbean and Pacific and join ours that were born in the Andes Mountains, in the plains, on the coasts, in the savannas. All of them bring a message that the city will read during a ten-day Festival in which reading and life will be the guests of honor…

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