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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The Journal of Scholarly Papers of Economia Chilena (EC) only accepts online submissions. We use the open journals system (OJS) to overcome the timely results. The corresponding author is responsible for the submission, ensures that the coauthors are eligible, and adds all of them during the submission process. We encourage you to integrate your ORCID with your profile during registration. By logging into the OJS portal, only the assigned or corresponding author can see and check the updates. The paper should have focused on intercultural communication or cross-cultural comparison. All the papers received will be submitted for peer review by members of the board of editors. This process is normally expected to take between two and four months.

Steps Guide to Make Online Submission

Accepted File Types [Download]

A template for MS Word (versions from Office 2010 onwards) is available for download. It is highly recommended to refer to this template. Should you need a template for earlier versions of MS Word or a LaTeX version, please request one. It's important to adhere to the guidelines provided in the template without alterations. The use of MS Word is preferred for drafting your document to ensure compatibility, as other software like WordPerfect or Open Office may not handle the formatting correctly. Submissions that do not follow the template may be subject to rejection. The template is designed to streamline the submission process for authors.

Please note that the manuscript must contain the required sections. Such as, 

  • Title
  • Abstract (180 to 220 words)
  • Keywords (5 to 7 words from title, abstract, conclusion)
  • Introduction 
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Data Analysis
  • Results and discussion
  • Future research and recommendations
  • Conclusions
  • Reference (APA 6th format )

Ensure all figures and tables are accompanied by appropriate captions. Additionally, include funding Details (if applicable), author contributions, conflicts of Interest, and any relevant Ethical Statements.

Supplementary files: This may be any format, but it is recommended that you use common, non-proprietary formats where possible.

Cover Letter and Authorship Confirmation Documents [Download]

You are requested to download the Authorship Confirmation Documents form and submit it alongside your manuscript. Should you encounter any issues while completing this form, our editorial team is ready to assist you. Please be aware that your submission will be deemed unsuccessful or incomplete if this form is not included as a supplementary file.

Supplementary Materials

You may submit supplementary files in any format, although commonly used and open file types are preferred for accessibility.

Ethical Approval Documentation

For research involving funding or human participants, it is imperative to attach an ethical approval letter or certificate—or an ethics waiver—from your institution’s ethics committee. This should be on official letterhead and include the committee’s contact details.

Defining an Incomplete Submission

An incomplete submission is one that lacks necessary documents or where required information has not been adequately provided. Specifically, an incomplete submission might be missing the following:

  • Manuscript File: The primary document containing the full text of your research. [Download the Manuscript Submission File]
  • Cover Letter, Authorship, and Disclosure Statements: Documents that include an introductory cover letter, detailed author contributions and affiliations, any necessary disclosure statements, and agreements regarding copyright and licensing. All mandatory sections must be correctly filled out. [Download the Form]

To avoid an incomplete submission, ensure that you supply all required documents and fully complete all forms as dictated by the journal’s submission guidelines. Omissions may lead to your submission being considered incomplete and could result in its removal from the review process.

Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted in English, with a preference for American English spelling conventions. An abstract between 180 to 220 words must be included. The total length of the manuscript must not exceed 8500 words, inclusive of the abstract, citations, bibliography, and any appendices. Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to the Editorial Office at editorchilena@gmail.com.

Each submission must contain:

  • Title: Ensure the complete title does not exceed 95 characters, spaces included. In case of a subtitle, place it on a new line following the main title, separated by a colon. The author names should appear on another separate line below.
  • Author Information: Provide full names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID IDs for all authors. Include mailing addresses with distinct footnote indicators for each author.

Abstract: The abstract, limited to 220 words and written in past tense, should succinctly outline the study's goals, methodology, findings, and importance. For an Original Research article, structure the abstract into six unheaded paragraphs covering Background, Aim, Setting, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and Contributions—with only the latter being labeled.

  • Background: Summarize the societal and scholarly significance of your research.
  • Aim: Clearly state the study's primary objective.
  • Setting: Specify the context in which the research was conducted.
  • Methods: Describe the study design and methods applied, concisely and without detailed elaboration.
  • Results: Highlight the key findings.
  • Conclusion: Present the main conclusions, including any significant inferences or recommendations.
  • Contribution: Detail the principal insights derived from the research results and their relevance to future work. Explain how these insights align with the journal’s scope. This should be a brief declaration of the manuscript's chief contribution and its relevance to the journal.

Avoid citing references or using abbreviations extensively in the abstract.

  • Body: Manuscripts detailing original empirical work should have distinct sections for Methods and Results, followed by a Discussion.
  • Conclusions: Include a final section summarizing the study's outcomes.
  • Author Biography: At the conclusion of the manuscript, before the bibliography, provide a brief biographical note under 'About the author(s).' If possible, accompany this with a small photograph of the author (150x200 pixels is acceptable).
  • Bibliography: List all sources referenced in your manuscript.

Appendices should be kept at a minimum and preferably be short.

All sections, subsections, and subsubsections should be numbered as follows: 1. Introduction1.1. First subsection1.1.1 First subsubsection, and so on. If a given section has a subsection, it must have a minimum of two; likewise, if a given subsection has a subsubsection, it must have a minimum of two.

The first line of any new section, subsection, or subsubsection should not be indented. Any subsequent paragraphs should be indented a uniform 1cm. There should be no additional space between paragraphs. Please do not do a double return between paragraphs.

The typeface in the template is set to Times New Roman throughout. Please do not change this. Italics should be reserved for foreign words and phrases as well as specialized terms and phrases on the first reference. Boldface may be used in moderation for emphasis.

Long quotations (four lines or more) should be indented 1cm and separated from the main text (see template). Shorter quotations should be incorporated into the main text.

Headers or footers: Do not add headers or footers, and do not paginate the paper. This will be done in the final formatting process prior to publication. All papers accepted for publication will be published both in HTML and PDF format.

Footnotes: Use footnotes rather than endnotes. The footnotes will be converted to endnotes for the HTML publication of the papers.

Tables and figures: Tables and figures should be placed in the correct position in the text, referenced in the main text, and numbered consecutively. Figures should, additionally, be submitted in a standard graphical format, preferably JPG/JPEG. Tables should be preceded by an explanatory caption; figures should be followed by a caption (for example, see template). Avoid the use of shading in tables. Figures may be in full colour if desired. All figures and tables should be in portrait rather than landscape mode.

Citations: In-text citations should look like this: (Kennedy 2003), (Kennedy 2003,2005), Kennedy 2003, James 2017), (Kennedy 2003, 2005; James 2017). If page numbers are indicated, they should appear like this: (Kennedy 2003: 14-17). The template includes examples of all common types of entries for the bibliography at the end: for example,

References: All references will appear at the end of the article. Please follow the examples below.

  1. Form Online Journal with DOI: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. https://doi.org/10.0000/0000 Volume no, Issue no, page no, and DOI are important to add.

Example:

  1. Ahmad, I. (2024). The Role of Strategic Financial Management in Enhancing Corporate Value and Competitiveness in the Digital Economy. Economía Chilena27(1), 1–08. https://doi.org/10.36923/economa.v27i1.116
  2. Form Online Journal with URL: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example: Abosede, A. J., Obasan, K. A., & Alese, O. J. (2016). Strategic Management and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development: A Review of Literature. International Review of Management and Business Research, 5(1), 315-335. Retrieved from http://www.irmbrjournal.com/paper_details.php?id=528

  1. From Newspaper Articles: Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of the article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example: Gendron & B. Burlingham (1989, April). The Entrepreneur of the Decade: An interview with Steve Jobs, Inc., 114-128.

  1. Form Books: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. (visit here for more information on how to cite a book.)

Example: Carland, J.W. & J.A. Carland (1999).  Small Business Management: Tools for Success (Second Edition)  Houston, TX: Dame Publishing.

EC is accepting APA 6th reference format. So, it's essential to include the author(s) name(s), publication year, paper title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, and DOI. We recommend the authors add the bibliography using the software package EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or Reference Manager.

The review process for a first review normally takes about 2 - 4 months. The process's total length depends on how much of an article needs to be revised and how long an author needs to make the revisions.

Formatting Specifications

The manuscript can include tables and figures, each with its unique sequence of numbering—tables with one sequence and figures with another. Place them directly within the text following the paragraph where they are first mentioned. Do not reuse or refer to tables and figures from other authors unless you have obtained explicit written consent from the original authors or publishers. Such permissions must be scanned and sent to E&S's Editorial Office as a PDF file.

Acknowledgements

Contributors must acknowledge all the research funding sources pertinent to their article. It is important to spell out all acronyms of funding agencies in full. The acknowledgment of funding sources recognizes the contribution of funding entities, meets their stipulations, and enhances the transparency of the research.

Funding Statement Examples:

"The work leading to these findings was financed by the project 'AAA,' which is part of the 'BBB' program, under Grant agreement number NNN."

"This study was funded by the INSTITUTION (Grant agreement number NNN)."

"No specific funding was obtained for this research from any agencies in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors."