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Como parte del proceso de envío, los autores/as están obligados a comprobar que su envío cumpla todos los elementos que se muestran a continuación. Se devolverán a los autores/as aquellos envíos que no cumplan estas directrices.

  • El envío no ha sido publicado previamente ni se ha sometido a consideración por ninguna otra revista (o se ha proporcionado una explicación al respecto en los Comentarios al editor/a).
  • El archivo de envío está en formato OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF o WordPerfect.
  • Siempre que sea posible, se proporcionan direcciones URL para las referencias.
  • El texto tiene interlineado sencillo; 12 puntos de tamaño de fuente; se utiliza cursiva en lugar de subrayado (excepto en las direcciones URL); y todas las ilustraciones, figuras y tablas se encuentran colocadas en los lugares del texto apropiados, en vez de al final.
  • El texto se adhiere a los requisitos estilísticos y bibliográficos resumidos en las Directrices del autor/a, que aparecen en Acerca de la revista.

Please review these guidelines to prepare your manuscript, as all manuscripts submitted to the Hemispheric Outlook journal must comply with them. These guidelines will help you ensure that your manuscript is complete and that the editorial process will be conducted as smoothly as possible.

Read our Editorial Policies, including Section Policies, Publication Frequency, Open Access Policy, and Authorship Requirements.

Select the link of your interest to navigate within the options of the Guidelines for Authors:

  • Types of contributions
  • Preparing the manuscript
  • Organizing the manuscript
  • Guidelines for citations and references
  • How to Submit Your Manuscript
  • Copyright Notice


Types of contributions

Hemispheric Outlook is a recurring web-based publication of the Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC). The purpose of Hemispheric Outlook is to promote awareness of the activities of the HUC in teaching, learning, research and innovation across the member institutions of the HUC and the global community. The publication is not a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The initial publication schedule is two times per year. The Hemispheric Outlook is published in the three languages of the HUC – English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Authors may submit articles written by a maximum of 5 co-authors. For other texts, we recommend only one author.


For the first call for articles, we will only focus on the “Institutional perspective” section. 

Hemispheric Outlook has seven sections:

  1. Initiative Vision
  2. Thought leadership
  3. Institutional perspective
  4. The voice of the experts
  5. Student experience
  6. New knowledge
  7. Collaboration Corner


Article (research papers): A manuscript that reports substantial conclusions for the understanding of a problem. It must be current and exhaustive in its analyses and conclusions and include the complete set of empirical data supporting the ideas presented (systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses are included). These manuscripts usually have more than 2000 words, and there is no maximum number of words, figures, or tables. These manuscripts should have divisions with subtitles (see Organizing the manuscript). 

Review papers: Must contain a critical and comprehensive state-of-the-art on a certain topic, with the objectives of critically evaluating existing knowledge and providing background information for future research. Review papers should cover a topic of current interest and present novel insights or conclusions. These manuscripts usually have less than 2000 words. The text of these manuscripts has no divisions (see Organizing the manuscript).

Book Review: Corresponds to an objective critique that analyzes the content and style of a recently published and relevant book within the focus of the journal. Each review summarizes, evaluates and discusses the content of the book in light of the current needs of the scientific community. Reviews have a maximum of 1500 words. If you are interested in conducting a review or suggesting a book for review, please contact the journal: xxxx

Preparing the manuscript

File format

For the initial submission, manuscripts can be in any of the following formats: DOC or DOCX.

If you use Mendeley for your references, you must transform the Mendeley fields into plain text.



Times New Roman 12 points

Headings should be capitalized and centered (those described in Organizing the manuscript).

In case of including additional subtitles to the headings, they will be placed in bold and sentence-style (first letter in uppercase and the rest in lowercase).

The rest of the text should not have any additional formatting, except to place words in bold and italics. Do not use tabs, different font sizes, numbering or styles for subtitles, etc.

Page layout

Left alignment (not justified), spaced texts, A4 size sheets, 2.5 cm margins on each side.


The main headings are specified in the Organizing the manuscript section. Additionally, there can be up to two more levels of subtitles.

Page numbers

All pages must be numbered sequentially in the lower-right corner.


Footnotes should not be placed, as all information must be in the main text or references.



Define abbreviations the first time you use them in the text (incl. acronyms, shortenings, abbreviations, and initials).

Keep the number of abbreviations to a minimum. Do not use non-standardized abbreviations unless you use them more than three times in the text.

References format

Follow the APA style (7th edition). Review the guidelines for citations and references.




Write the text and captions of tables and figures clearly and unambiguously, focused on an international audience. Follow the academic writing standards established in the field to which the manuscript corresponds.

Manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Manuscripts in Spanish should follow the recommendations of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (with exception of the use of tilde in "et al.").

Measurements, dates, and time 

Use the International System of Units. Use a period (.) for units in articles written in English. You can use discipline-specific units that are not SI only when they have been widely adopted in that scientific field. Place a space between the number and the unit symbol, and do not place a dot at the end of the unit symbol. Example: 4 km

Dates should be indicated as Day Month Year. Do not abbreviate the month. Example: 14 January 2022, 12 de febrero 2023

Time should follow the 24-hour format. Example: 13h00 

Numbering and percentages

Write the numbers 1 through 9 in words.

Include a space between the value and the percent symbol. Example: 45 %

Geographic coordinates

Express geographic coordinates in decimal degrees. Do not report coordinates in degrees-minutes-seconds or in UTM. Include the geodesic reference system.

Use N/S to denote latitude and E/W to denote longitude, independent of the manuscript language.

Organizing the manuscript

  1. The first page of the manuscript should include the following parts, each on a separate line:
  • Article title: Bold, with a maximum of 300 characters. It should be specific, descriptive, concise and understandable to readers outside of the field. Only the first word and proper names start with a capital letter. It can be divided into title and subtitle, separated by a colon (:). For systematic reviews or meta-analyses, the subtitle should include the study design.
  • Abbreviated title: Bold, with a maximum of 100 characters. It describes the study topic. Only the first word and proper names start with a capital letter.
  • Names of authors: Present the names of the authors on the first page of the manuscript and on the journal platform. For each author you should include their first name, middle name (or initial, if it is used), and last name(s). Authors are separated by commas (do not place and, &).
  • Affiliations:Each author on the list must have an affiliation. Affiliations must include at least the name of the organization or university and its location. Affiliations will be associated with authors using numeric superscripts. Multiple affiliations per author will be separated on different lines and with their own superscripts. The author responsible for the manuscript will be marked with an asterisk next to the superscript, associated with the phrase "Corresponding Author, e-mail:" followed by the email. If all authors share the same affiliation, or if there is only one author, do not use numeric superscripts. If there is only one author, do not include the phrase "Corresponding Author."

All authors must comply with the established authorship requirements of the journal Authorship Requirements policy. Those who have contributed to the work but do not meet these requirements can be mentioned in the Acknowledgments.

The Corresponding Author must enter their unique ORCID identifier at the time of submission of the manuscript (optimally, all manuscript doctors should have their own ORCID). More information about ORCID.

The names of the authors will be published exactly as they appear in the manuscript. Please review the information carefully to make sure it is correct.

  • Title in alternative language: If your manuscript is in English, the alternative title is the Spanish translation, and vice versa.
  • Abstract: In English, written as a continuous paragraph of maximum 400 words. It briefly details the main objectives of the study; explains how the study was conducted, including any model organism used, but without going into methodological details; and summarizes the most important results and their significance. It should not include bibliographic citations or abbreviations and should not be separated into paragraphs.
  • Keywords: Maximum of 10 words or groups of words in English/Spanish/Portuguese. They should be different from those that appear in the title.
  • Summary: The Spanish/Portuguese translation of the Abstract, with its same characteristics.
  • Key words: Maximum of 10 words or groups of words in Spanish/English/Portuguese. They should be different from those that appear in the title.
  1. From the next page, the text organized by headings will be presented, followed by the manuscript’s text, tables and figures. The organization will depend on the type of contribution and the section.


Organization of a manuscript submitted as Article:

It is suggested that the manuscript will be structured in the following way:

  1. Title
  2. Title in second language
  3. Abstract
  4. Key words
  5. Summary
  6. Key words
  7. Text with introduction, development and conclusions
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. References (only if necessary)



Guidelines for citations and references

The titles of books, names of journals and names of musical albums are written in italics respecting the initial capital letters of the original title. Titles of articles, chapters, album songs or poems are written in regular font enclosed in quotation marks (" ").


In-text quotations, whether they are paraphrases, short textual quotations or block quotations, must be correctly identified following the parameters of APA 7th edition. Thus, all quotations must be followed by the following format: (Author's last name, year of publication, page number or page range).


For example: (Perez, 2022, p. 45), (Perez, 2022, pp. 23-27).


Possible exceptions may occur if the author's name has been stated previously and it is easy to recognize that the citation is from that author, in which case the references should only include year and pages.


For example, (2022, p. 46).


Punctuation after a quotation should go at the end of the closing parenthesis in the case of a textual quotation as in a paraphrase. On the other hand, in a block quotation it should go at the end of the quotation and before the opening parenthesis without adding another period at the end of the closing parenthesis.


In the cases of short textual quotations, these must be enclosed in the middle of Spanish quotation marks (" "), if there are quotation marks within the same quotation, these must be English quotation marks (" ") and if there is a need for a third level, the simple English quotation marks ('') must be used.





The reference list of the text should be located immediately after the end of the text. In case the manuscript has chapters by different authors, the reference list should be at the end of each chapter. References should only include sources cited within the text; no extra material that does not appear within the manuscript should be included. The basic format for references should follow APA 7th edition standards. For books this is:


Author's last name, author's initial (Year). Title of the chapter. Title of the book. Publisher.


For example:


Perez, D. (2022). Chapter title. Title of the book. USFQ PRESS.


For journal articles or periodical sources, the format to follow is:


Author’s last name, initial (Year). Title of the article. Name of the journal number of the volume (number in case there is one) range of pages XX-XX. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00000-000-0000-0


For example:


Lantsoght, E. O. (2021). Towards the future of ACI Advances in Science and Engineering. ACI Advances in Science and Engineering 13(1), 2-3. https://doi.org/10.18272/aci.v13i1.2372


In case the article does not have a DOI include a stable link provided by the journal platform at the end of the citation with the format:




If there are other types of sources in the text, consult the USFQ Library or the following link.


Images and figures


Images and figures should be sent separately in high quality 300 dpi .jpg format. These should be named as they appear in the text, e.g., Title of work Figure 1.jpg. Added to this, an MS Word document should be included listing the names and permissions (if required) of the images or figures listing the files by: Figure 1, Figure 2, and so on. The figures will be named within the text in parentheses as follows: (Fig. 1), (Fig. 2), (Fig. ...), etcetera.


Table format


Tables must be formatted as tables using the MS Word function or exported from an Excel document into the Word manuscript. They cannot be graphs or images that emulate a table. Tables must follow the same naming structure as they appear in the text: Table 1, Table 2, and so on. And they will be named in the same way within the text in parentheses: (Table 1), (Table 2), etcetera. The text describing the tables should go together with the name of the table at the top of the table.


How to Submit Your Manuscript

All manuscripts submitted to the journal Hemispheric Outlook be sent through this portal. In the Online Submissions section, you can register and create a New Submission.

If the manuscript has more than one author, please include the information of all authors in the system (including their emails).

For the initial submission, the manuscript must consist of a single file that includes: the text, tables and figures. Tables and figures must go after the text (not interspersed in the text). Each table and figure will be on its own page and preceded by its caption.

The journal shall maintain direct communication with the Corresponding Author, who is responsible for submitting the manuscript, receiving the revisions, submitting the revised manuscript, and approving the correction of originals and printing proofs.

Authors must make the declaration of conflict of interest (CoI) before entering the manuscript in the selection process.

The conflict of interest, during the editorial process, occurs when the author or several authors, during workflows (writing, peer review, production, or publication) maintain contact with activities or relationships that may influence their judgment inappropriately and, thus conducting unethical research behaviors that culminate in academic malpractices. The most common situations in the CoI field have to do with financial relationships, personal relationships, and academic rivalry.

It is also task of the reviewers and editors to disclose any incidents around the CoI.

  • Section 1: Initiative vision


The article in this section contains the central theme of each issue. In itself, it is the focal point of the publication that will introduce the readers to understand the main thread of each text in the different sections.


  • Section 2: Thought leadership


In this section, one of the HUC presidents will be the delegate to submit a relevant article that connects or introduces the subject/topic of the magazine. Leaders should share texts whose content inspires and drives change and, in turn, creates educational value, from a strategic point of view.


  • Section 3: Institutional perspective


In this section, HUC member institutions will develop articles addressing the topic at local level. It would also include institutional initiatives that have emerged within the consortium led by certain institutions, underlining the synergies of working collaboratively in the initiatives.


  • Section 4: Expert voice


In this section, an interview with one of the experts of HUC is presented. The purpose is to touch upon the latest news, analysis, and commentaries of trends, and future scenarios, about the topic. Provides in-depth insights of strategic foresight on the topic, to derive powerful lessons stimulating critical thinking.


  • Section 5: Student experience


In this section, students are invited to write an article or is also a possibility to share stories. The authors may include success stories of students, showcasing wining projects, student leadership initiatives, as well as their generational point of views about the topic.


  • Section 6: New knowledge


Every issue feature one of the HUC member library’s repository. Links would be provided to no more than 10 recent research publication and creative works from one of the HUC institutions with links to the relevant content in the institution’s library managed research repository.


  • Section 7: Collaboration corner


Space for institutions to share call for proposals, conferences, events, webinars, and other texts related to HUC’s collaboration ecosystem. We welcome essays, articles and reviews on the indicated topics.



Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in the journal Hemispheric Outlook accept the following terms:


  • The authors will retain their copyright and guarantee the journal the right of first publication of their work, which will be simultaneously subject to the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows third parties to share the work provided that its author and its first publication in this journal is indicated.
  • Authors may adopt other non-exclusive license agreements for the distribution of the published version of the work, thereby being able to publish it in a monographic volume or reproduce it in other ways, provided that the initial publication in this journal is indicated.
  • Authors are permitted and advised to disseminate their work over the Internet:
    • Before submission to the journal, authors can deposit the manuscript in pre-publication files/repositories (preprint servers/repositories), including arXiv, bioRxiv, figshare, PeerJ Preprints, SSRN, and others, which can produce interesting exchanges and increase citations of the published work (see the effect of open access).
    • After submission, it is recommended that authors deposit their article in their institutional repository, personal website, or scientific social network (such as Zenodo, ResearchGate or Academia.edu).

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