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Author Guidelines


Please submit your paper to THEORIA through our online system. If you need help at any point, email

You can register as author here.

Once you obtain your username and password, log in and click "Author". Then "Start a new submission" in five steps.

[If you ever refereed for us, you probably have a journal account already: request your password using the "Forgot password?" link]

Step 1. Starting the Submission

A checklist to make sure that your paper is ready for submission.

Step 2. Entering the Submission's Metadata

Please enter here all the metadata that will identify your paper. You do not have to fill in all the fields (only those marked with a star *), but the more complete the information you provide, the easier it will be to index your paper once it gets published. If your paper is in Spanish, use the Spanish title and abstract.

Step 3. Uploading the Submission

Upload here a
PDF version (.pdf) prepared for anonymous refereeing, with all the identifying information removed.

Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files

Upload here a Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) version, including the author's name and institutional address.

Step 5. Confirming the Submission

Click on the "Finish Submission" button to send us your paper. You will receive an email acknowledgement, confirming that the paper has been received, and you will be able to track its course through the system.

Once your paper is accepted, we will request a final version with further specifications.

We will try to make a decision on your paper within eight weeks [Updated statistics]


If you make a significant use of mathematical notation in your paper, THEORIA encourages the use of LaTeX: once your paper is accepted, please request our style files and instructions. An anonymized pdf will do for the submission.


THEORIA does not usually publish unsolicited reviews. However, if you would like to become a reviewer or have suggestions about books to be reviewed, please send us an email to


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Wordcount: Papers published in THEORIA do not exceed 10,000 words including abstract, footnotes, and references.
  2. Abstract: Up to 100 words. If your paper is in Spanish, you will have to submit an English summary  with the final version.

  3. Keywords: A brief list of keywords. If your paper is in Spanish, you will have to submit English keywords with the final version.
  4. Notes: Use only footnotes. Include as many in-text citations as possible.

  5. References: Before your paper can be formally accepted for publication, you will have to format your references following the style defined here.

  6. Duplicate publication: We have a strict policy of avoiding duplicate publication. In particular, we do not consider for publication Spanish versions of papers already published in English.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License


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