ISSN 1409-469X
Electronic version


Scope and policy

Journal scope

Diálogos revista electrónica de historia from October 1999 to date has been published continuously maintaining all of its articles online. In addition to the seriousness and steadfastness, Diálogos has a pioneering role in delivering all its readers databases, unpublished sources, historiography promote Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America and the so-called universal history, to promote different areas of historiography such as gender the local, science, ecology and discussion of results.
The items are received between two defined periods between August and December and February and June. The evaluation results are delivered in January and July.
Publication requirements are:
Materials must be original. The published articles are considered extraordinary, and will be published only for its academic relevance (if and when appropriate the original source).
The receipt of materials does not imply acceptance for publication. Following the conventional system of any magazine, any material, without exception, will be submitted for the opinion of the Editorial Board, who may seek the cooperation of two or more specialists.
The studies the author may recommend modifications which must comply.

Stringent peer reviewing: The system of arbitration shall be conducted through the system and through a blind evaluation guide. The Editorial Board will review the articles and submit them to an external evaluator to the identity or institution, editor of the magazine, and according to their research area. Similarly, the journal can count on the recommendation of the Editorial Board, a guest editor, which will edit the magazine as a whole or a special section. The guest editor or section presents the magazine which the committee ultimately reviewed and authorized its publication.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Characteristics of Articles
The minimum length of articles is 20 pages double-spaced and the maximum is 60 pages double-spaced.
The journal accepts papers in the following languages: Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Galician, Italian and Portuguese. The originals in other languages ​​must be translated previously by the author (a) (s). Can be edited also Spanish translations of articles published in other languages ​​originally published at the request of the author (a) (s) and who have not appeared translated in another publication.

A maximum of 6 graphics and illustrations for work, the editor reserves the right to scale these images in order to optimize the size in bytes of the article to be published.

The number of charts or tables will be limited to a maximum of 25, provided they are in text format. The tables in graphical format will be considered as illustrations. In any case, the editor may request the author (a) adjustments to the dimensions of the pictures, if they affect the public presentation (either aesthetically or functionally).

Graphics and images that he / the author (s) deemed appropriate to include in their work shall be paid in files other than JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF attachment in a text indicating the title of each illustration. No other graphic formats acceptable to those previously mentioned. He / the author (a) keep a copy of everything sent to verify the evidence, should be required.

Criteria for Style

Notes and references for the text will always end text, numbered consecutively from the beginning to the end of the article in Arabic numerals. The notes to the title and / or author (s) shall be numbered with asterisks (*, **).

The notes and references, the following criteria must be respected style:

1. Single-author book:
Surname / s, Name, Title of book. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
2. Book by various authors (up to three):
Surname / s, Name, Surname / s, Name, Surname / s, Name, Title of book. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
3. Book by various authors (more than three):
Surname / s, Name, Title of book. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
4. Volume:
Surname / s, Name, Title of book. Volume: the volume title. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
5. Chapter in a book:
Surname / s, Name, "Chapter title" in the [Name Surname / s (ed)], Title of book. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
6. Edit collective work:
Surname / s, Name (ed.), Title of book. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
7. Institutional Edition:
Agency, Book title. Instead, [editorial], year, page / s.
8. Journal article:
Surname / s, Name, "Article Title." Journal name, volume number (year), page / s.
9. Press:
Name of newspaper, Day Month Year, [page / s].
10. Document:
Archive, Section, Series, Number of the box or bundle, Date. "Title of paper", page / s.
11. Book cited:
Surname / s, Name, First words of the title, page / s.
12. Article cited:
Surname / s, Name, "Title first words", page / s.

The dates are not used abbreviations or syncopated forms (for example: 14-Feb-1937). Both the text and the notes are written in full (example: 14 February 1937). The months will always be lower case and acronyms such as ONU, OTAN, EEUU,  etc.. be written without separation between letters and no points.

In cases where a final bibliography is used the order of the bibliographic reference data is identical to the notes, except in reference to the date, so be: Surname / s, Name (Year), <Reference complete the work>.
The final bibliographical respect the alphabetical order of authors (surname / s) and, among the works by the same author, in chronological order.

Criteria style electronic references

The notes to the end of the text and the bibliography at the end the system used will be the usual for paper documents, but with some new information: creation date, date of access, availability and access, media type and version (the latter only in the case of programs).

The Internet address URL technically called, consists of two parts: the protocol identification (if web-page HTTP-use http:// if File Transfer-FTP-ftp:// and if it is newsgroup-NEWS-news: / /) and the address itself. It is therefore mandatory to use both sides to the address listed is complete. That would be an incorrect reference. Dating of documents and databases

The style of citing documents in either electronic format must maintain the following structure:
Author / Responsible. Date printed on paper, date of publication on the Internet, updated (updated). Title. Edition. Place of publication. Editor. [Type of medium]. Availability and access. Medium format and notes. [Date of access]
For example:

Darwin, C. 1859; 29 de marzo de 1996. On the Origin of Species. 1ª ed. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. [libro en línea] Disponible desde Internet en: [con acceso el 2-1-1999]

Bibliographic Software

Author / Name of product. Date of publication. Title. Version. Editor (if applicable). [Type of medium]. Availability and access. Notes (if applicable). [Date of access (if applicable)]. Publication (if any).
For example:
SPSS para Windows. 1997. Versión 8.0.0. Chicago: SPSS Inc. [programa informático en CD-ROM]. Disponible en SPSS Inc. Página web de SPSS disponible en:

Quotes mailing lists

Author. Date of the message (complete). Subject. In: Name of the list. [Type of medium] Availability and access. notes
For example:
Piñeiro, J. 15-02-2002. Globalización. En: ListaHA. . [correo electrónico de lista de distribución]. Disponible desde Internet en:

Quotes from articles in our magazine

Surname / s, Name, "Article Title." Diálogo revista electrónica de historia, volume, number (year), [serial online] Web address: <>


Sending of manuscripts

The receipt of materials and all correspondence should be sent to the following address:

Diálogos, Revista Electrónica de Historia.

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales.

Escuela de Historia.

Universidad de Costa Rica. Campus Rodrigo Facio. Costa Rica, América Central.

Or by email:

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Diálogos, Revista Electrónica de Historia.

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales.

Escuela de Historia. Universidad de Costa Rica.

Campus Rodrigo Facio. Costa Rica, América Central.