Guide for Authors

Ometeca (; ISSN 1041-3650) is a refereed, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication devoted to the relations of literature and science. It publishes theoretical articles on the following: the relations of literature and science in general; critical studies on science, not only in Hispanic literatures and cultures (Spanish American, Peninsular, U.S. Latino/a), but also in Luso-Brazilian; science poetry and reviews. Material published in Ometeca must be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Only work not previously published will be considered by the Ometeca journal. Authors must agree not to publish elsewhere material submitted to and accepted by the journal without the Editor’s written approval: if needed, please e-mail Prof. Alicia Rivero (, Editor, to request it. Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted. Opinions expressed by contributors to Ometeca are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor(s), the Editorial Board of the journal, or the Ometeca Institute. The submission and style requirements for manuscripts are described in what follows; they should be e-mailed to the Editor.

Copyright, illustrations, and images. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to reproduce material for which copyright exists, including illustrations or images, and providing that permission by the time that an article is accepted for publication. However, brief quotes of material may be cited with appropriate attribution to their creators. For Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) or for public domain, open access, Creative Commons images, please give proper credit as well. If any illustrations or images are included, they may need to be published in black and white. For images, send a 300 dpi resolution (or higher) jpg at the time of submission.

Submission in electronic form only. Please use MSWord for the PC or Mac, not PDF files, to allow for edits. Do not mix tables and graphics, if any, with the text file: include the text, tables and graphics as separate files. Do not employ bolded or underlined text; instead, use italics only for foreign words or book titles. Do not utilize any other formatting codes. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Title page. The title page must contain: (i) the full title of the article; (ii) name(s) of the author(s); (iii) affiliation(s) of the author(s) at the time that the work was conducted; (iv) full corresponding address(es) of the author(s), telephone and fax numbers; (v) e-mail address(es); (vi) an endnote giving any acknowledgements. If the information in items
i-vi changes, please update it via an e-mail to the Editor.

Style, citations, and references. Submissions must be double-spaced and use the Times New Roman 12 font, including text, title, subtitles (if any), captions, author affiliation, and references. Utilize a single space after punctuation. Employ 1 inch margins. Pages need to be sized for 8½ x 11 inch paper. Articles should be between 15-40 pp., including all notes, citations, bibliography or works cited. Science poetry and book reviews should be no more than 6 pp.  For Guest Editor issues, also consult their own “Call for Papers” (CFP) for length requirements, etc. Sections should be indicated by centered subheadings. For dashes, use an Em-dash ( — ) with a space at both ends if the body of the paper or text is in English, or the rules for normal spacing, if it is in other languages. Avoid endnotes or footnotes; the preferred format is the parenthetical method (in the body of the text), described by the Modern Language Association (MLA).  If it is essential to include explicatory notes that cannot be accommodated in the body, limit these and utilize only continuously numbered endnotes before the bibliography or works cited. Whether paraphrasing or quoting directly, your source must be credited properly. Do not underline the titles of books — italicize them, instead. All references must be listed under the bibliography or works cited; place those sources after the body and endnotes (if any). Avoid using acronyms for journal titles and incomplete references. Ometeca follows the latest style guidelines of the MLA — see https://www.mla. org/MLA-Style.

Communications. For all communications other than subscriptions, please contact: Prof. Alicia Rivero (, Editor of 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.

Normas editoriales/Suscripciones

Si desea recibir estas pautas editoriales y los precios de las suscripciones en español, por favor, pídaselos por correo electrónico a: Prof. Alicia Rivero, Editora de Ometeca,

Subscription Rates

Prices are listed per volume. Newer and older volumes cost the same.

For single volumes, the prices are the following:

  • In the United States and Canada, individuals: US$20.00; institutions: US$35.00.
  • In Europe, Australia, and Japan: individuals: US$30.00; institutions: US$40.00.
  • Other countries: individuals: US$22.00; institutions: US$28.00.

Double issues, such as volume 19/20 (published in 2014-15), cost twice the amount listed above.

All payments must be in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks, or sent via international, postal money orders.
Send orders or questions about subscriptions to:  Dr. James Anderson (, Treasurer, Ometeca Institute, 6510 Main St. #112, Miami Lakes, FL 33014, U.S.A.; telephone: 727-641-0391.