Author Guidelines

General guidelines

Resonancias adheres to the recommendations regarding authors in the statement on responsible publication issued by the Second World Congress on Research Integrity held in Singapore in 2010, currently promoted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Specifically, it urges its authors to submit rigorously unpublished texts, not sent simultaneously to other journals and, especially in the case of articles, entailing substantial contributions to advancing knowledge in their field. The above implies avoiding both the reuse or reworking of previous texts (unless the new version represents a significant advance over the previous one) and submitting proposals containing the minimum publishable result. Furthermore, the authors are expected to state explicitly:

  • their first- and second-hand sources;
  • their potential conflicts of interest;
  • the organizations that financed all or part of their work;
  • previous versions of the text that may have been presented at conferences or other instances;
  • and the people who, without meeting the authorship criteria (see below), have contributed somehow to the realization of the text.

Only people who simultaneously meet the following criteria should appear as authors of a text:[1]

  • having contributed substantially to the conception or design of the work or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data;
  • having participated in the writing of the text or the critical review of its intellectual content;
  • having approved the final version proposed to the journal for its possible publication;
  • and being able to answer for all aspects of the text, ensuring that they have been adequately investigated and resolved.

In this sense, the journal expects its authors to use artificial intelligence and other computer tools for technical tasks such as data analysis, but not in tasks that compromise their authorship according to the already specified criteria. In the case of using the so-called generative artificial intelligence, they must explicitly indicate how it was used in the elaboration of the text. The authors whose research involves working with people are responsible for applying current ethical guidelines to ensure both investigative rigor and respect for the rights of their participants. In particular, they must apply informed consent or assent and have the support of the ethics and safety committees of their respective institutions. The journal recommends consulting the corresponding guidelines of the National Agency for Research and Development of Chile (ANID), published in 2022.

Resonancias does not charge its authors for publishing, and all the texts it publishes can be consulted and downloaded free of charge online without users having to register or provide their personal or work information. For this reason, authors must ascribe their proposals to the Creative Commons 4.0 "Attribution - No Derivation - Non-Commercial" license (see Intellectual Property).

Types of text

Resonancias publishes three types of text: articles, documents, and reviews.

By the term articles, the journal understands texts of a research nature that imply substantial contributions to advancing knowledge in one or more disciplinary fields. Their length should be 8,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes, bibliography, and appendices.

Documents are shorter texts – from 3,000 to 6,000 words – that reveal a source of interest or propose innovative, informed, and useful reflections for their field.

Reviews are critical comments referring, among others, to books, sound or audiovisual recordings, collections, and scientific meetings. They must have an extension of 2,500 to 3,200 words and place the publication in the context of productions similar to that reviewed. The text is expected to include a synthesis of the publication's content. However, its central axis must be an analytical and critical evaluation of its contribution to the state of current musical research or practice.

While research articles are evaluated by external peers using the double-blind system, as explained in the corresponding section, documents and reviews are evaluated solely by the editorial team and committee.

The journal also accepts proposals for thematic dossiers in the articles and documents sections. Each proposal must contain four to five texts by different authors and, whenever possible, representative of various institutions and places. Its evaluation depends initially on the editorial team and committee of the journal. If the proposal is accepted, an open call is made to increase the number of original articles or documents. In addition, in the case of article dossiers, even if the editorial team and committee accept the proposal, each text is sent for external peer review, and its final acceptance depends on the reports received.

Formal aspects and submissions

The left and right margins should be 3 cm, and the top and bottom margins 2.5 cm. The main text's font will be Times New Roman, 12 pts. with a spacing of 1.5. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, 10 pt., with single spacing. Literal quotations of more than 40 words must be transcribed in 11-point Times New Roman, with 1.5 spacing, 1 cm left and indented to the right, and 12-point spacing before and after, without quotation marks.

The figures must have their corresponding epigraph at the bottom, indicating the main data, particularly the depository institution. The legal and administrative permissions necessary for including these reproductions will be the responsibility of the authors of the work. In addition, each figure will be sent separately in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080, numbering each to allow its location in the text. The minimum pixelation will be 300 dots per inch (dpi). Authors are reminded that the printed version of the journal is in black and white, an aspect we recommend considering for optimal viewing. Regarding the latter, if the article includes graphics, it is requested to send the color version (which will be used in the online version of the journal) and a b/w version using highly contrasting textures or colors to be readable in the printed version.

All articles will include an abstract of no more than 200 words on the first page indicating their objectives, contents, and conclusions. Likewise, 4 to 6 keywords will be included. In a separate document, a curriculum vitae of no more than 100 words must be submitted for each author. The ORCID code of each one must also be indicated if available. Reviews and documents submissions must contain no abstract, keywords, or curriculum vitae.

Any reference to the author's identity should be omitted from the body of the article to guarantee anonymity during the peer review process.

The journal offers the possibility of indicating confidentially in advance, in the body of the corresponding email, up to two potential reviewers who, in the opinion of the author, present conflicts of interest that prevent them from evaluating the text with due impartiality, so that they are not considered in the review process. It should be noted that reasoned objections will only be accepted regarding individuals, not institutions or working groups.

The Chicago 16 citation standard (Author-Date system) adapted to Spanish will be used for bibliographical references. For detailed information on this topic, authors must consult the Resonancias Editorial Guidelines. Information on the citation system can also be found in The Chicago Manual of Style.

The proposed text and the attached materials (images, tables, and others) must be sent to

[1] Based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). See “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (updated in May 2023), available at (last consult: 23-06-2023).