Ometeca (ISSN 1041-3650) is a refereed scholarly publication devoted to the relations of the humanities and science. It publishes theoretical articles on the relations of humanities and science in general; critical studies on science in Hispanic, Latino(a), and Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures, as well as “sciencepoetry.”  Ometeca publishes material in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.   The more recent vols. (to 2011) are in the pull-down menu under the “Journal” tab; for the older vols. (2010-1989), click the “Journal” tab itself.

Opinions expressed by contributors to Ometeca are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the following: the Editor, the Editorial Board of the journal or the Institute.

Copyright © by the Ometeca Institute and the individual authors, who hold the copyright for their contributions.   All rights reserved.


Contributions to Ometeca are welcomed from throughout the world, in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  Please follow the submission and style requirements described below for manuscripts.  The latter should no longer be sent to the former editor, Prof. Jerry Hoeg  (

Instead, please send manuscripts to the following:

Prof. Alicia Rivero, Editor, Ometeca
Department of Romance Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB#3170, 230 Dey Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170 (U.S.A.)
Tel. 919-962-8173

Guide for Authors

All papers are peer-reviewed.  Author(s) can suggest possible referees, including their names, affiliations and email addresses, since some fields may require highly specialized readers beyond the Editorial Board’s expertise.  However, Ometeca reserves the right to determine its own referees at all times.  Copies of the referees’ anonymous comments will be forwarded to author(s), together with the publication decision.

Only papers not previously published will be considered. Authors must agree not to publish elsewhere papers submitted to and accepted by the journal, except by written permission of the Editor.

1. Copyright

Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any material for which copyright exists. This applies to all illustrations, but does not apply to brief quotes of material with appropriate attribution to their creators.

2. Submission of Article

May be electronic or hard copy. If electronic (i) please use MS Word; (ii) specify hardware used (PC or Mac); (iii) do not mix tables and graphics, if any, with the text file — include the text, tables and graphics as separate files; (iv) do not use bold or underline, use italics only for foreign words or book titles. Do not use any other formatting codes.

3. Title page

The title page must contain: (i) the full title of the article; (ii) name of the author(s); (iii) affiliation of the author(s) at the time the work was conducted; (iv) full mailing address(es) of the author(s), telephone(s) and fax number(s); (v) email address(es); and (vi) a footnote giving any acknowledgements.

4. Style and references

All typing must be double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, including all text, title, captions, author affiliation, and references. Use centered subheadings for sections. Do not use endnotes or footnotes, but you may utilize parenthetical notes. For dashes, please use an Em-dash with a space at both ends (—).  All works cited must be listed under “Works Cited” at the end of the paper, following the MLA’s style. Avoid abbreviation of journal titles and incomplete references. Ometeca follows the guidelines of the MLA Style Manual or MLA Handbook (latest eds.)

5. Sample citations in text

Do not use footnotes or endnotes, but only parenthetical notes for citing works, as was stated previously. Use the methods described by the MLA. For example, “Hert and Marchionini found that,” or “… as found in other studies (Hert and Marchionini; Clarke and Willett).” Whether paraphrasing or quoting directly, the source must be credited. For a direct quote, supply page numbers, e.g. (Anderson 445). Also provide page numbers when citing only a part of a work.

7. Communications

For journal submissions, please contact:

Prof. Alicia Rivero, Editor, Ometeca
Department of Romance Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB#3170, 230 Dey Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170 (U.S.A.)
Tel. 919-962-8173

Note: This guide for authors is based on the “Guide for Authors” used by IP&M: Information Processing and Management, with thanks to and permission from its editor, Dr. Tefko Saracevic.



Prices to receive volumes and to support the efforts of the Ometeca Institute are below.

Single vol. (1-18 and 20):

  • U.S. and Canada: US$20 per volume for individuals and US$35.00 for institutions;
  • Europe, Australia, and Japan: US$30.00 for individuals and US$40.00 for institutions;
  • Other countries: US$22.00 for individuals and US$28.00 for institutions.

Double vol. (16 and 19):

For a double volume, double the per volume price.

Send subscription orders or inquiries about them to:

Ometeca Institute
1010 Central Ave. #301
St. Petersburg, Fl 337054-6654, U.S.A.
Tel. 727-641-0391

All payments must be in US funds drawn on US banks or via international money orders.