Call for contributions: A sustainable future of «Art and Nature». Landscapes, people, artists and resources

Call for contributions

Title: A sustainable future of «Art and Nature». Landscapes, people, artists and resources

Deadline: 20 March 2021

In an increasingly automated future, where information is available to everyone, the market demands people capable of solving complex problems with critical, creative and agile thinking. The attitude of continuous and cyclical learning of art makes them interconnect and develop multiple perspectives in the same area of knowledge. This is how the above-mentioned nodes are related.

The closeness of people to nature is a constant throughout history. In ancient art, examples are the representations of the figurative arts, or the approach of nature to the human scale in the Renaissance period. In the last century, land art artists intervened in nature from the art market of the time. Others, showed a more respectful way, with proximity to the land, and developed the current called «art and nature», a hybrid trend, art and rural territories. And they use the knowledge of the rural environment, based on observation, listening, respect for the environment, research and replication of the knowledge of the inhabitants of a landscape, in search of this discourse close to this environment. In nature, which has always been there, artists, associations, collectives and institutions emerge that give sustainable solutions to the controversies generated in discussions of the anthropocene or ecocene. These synergies make the binomial art and nature a way of life for some of the agents involved: curators, scientists, sociologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, managers, etc.

All of them, for whatever reason, are linked to rural territories. In this issue of Monograma, we would like to call on those «dialogues» generated with the rural environment, where they maintain the vortices of:

  • Sustainable artistic practices.
  • Ethno-education.
  • Public art as social mediation.
  • Links and bridges: from the urban to the rural.
  • Committed artists.
  • The nature of the landscape: artists and landscape.
  • Technological interfaces and nature.
  • Agents of education and artistic mediation.
  • Art, Science and Rural Society.
  • Technological interfaces, the perception of nature.
  • Digital innovation.
  • Design thinking and agile methodologies.
  • Experimentation and citizen innovation.
  • Women and the rural environment.
  • Music industry, post folk and indie folk.
  • Popular song innovation.
  • Clusters, companies and associations for a living rural world.
  • Greenways and artistic manifestations.
  • Biomimetics: design and nature.

The reception of articles will be open until March 20, 2021. Papers will be evaluated through the blind peer review process and must meet the publication standards of the Journal.

In case of doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail:

Call for Contributions: No 6 Monographic Dossier on Miguel Hernández

Call for Contributions

Number 6: Monographic Dossier on Miguel Hernández

Deadline: September 15, 2019

The editors of Monograma. Ibero-American Journal of Culture and Thought invite to submit research papers on this area: Miguel Hernández and his poetry. Promoted by Fundación Iberoamericana de las Industrias Culturales y Creativas (FIBICC) and Granada University, the Journal invites researches to be part of this initiative, an initiative that intends to make a contribution on the enrichment of the Spanish literature by studying the life, works and thought of Miguel Hernández.

The reception of articles will be open until September 15th 2019. The articles submitted must follow the style rules that are available on the magazine’s website.

In case of doubt, please send a message to

Call for Contributions: No 7 Culture in Castilla-La Mancha at the beginning of the 21st century

Call for Contributions

Number 7: Culture in Castilla-La Mancha at the beginning of the 21st century

Deadline: April 1, 2020

We invite you to submit research papers covering the various fields that contain the culture in Castilla-La Mancha: heritage, performing arts, music, literature, libraries, archives, press, history, as well as cultural initiatives in development.

Monograma. Ibero-American Journal of Culture and Thought aims to spread and promote, in an academic environment, the enriching culture of this Spanish region.

The reception of articles will be open until the first of November 2020. The articles submitted must follow the style rules that are available on the magazine’s website.

In case of doubt, please send a message to

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Both the responsibility for the opinions expressed in their work and the author’s moral rights over them belong to the authors. The authors have the following rights:

  • To use the published work entirely or partially for personal use.
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The prior consent of the publishers is needed to reproduce, spread or distribute noncommercially the material of Monograma.

Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

Frequency and languages

Biannual periodicity (April – November). Monograma accepts works in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Section Policy

                      Open submissions            Indexed               Peer review

Articles                        X                                  X                             X

Reviews                       X                                  X


Peer-to-Peer Blind System

Monograma uses the peer review process to ensure the quality and validity of the research papers received. The anonymity of both the reviewer and the author is maintained.

The Scientific Committee receives the originals anonymously to proceed to their evaluation. The evaluation process is conducted by two external reviewers who will evaluate and determine if the received papers conform to the lines of interest of the journal and meet the indispensable requirements of a scientific paper, if they comply with the publication norms. They will also evaluate the originality, relevance and quality of the written work. Following the evaluation, a report will be issued on the advisability of its publication.

The research papers may be either accepted, accepted with modifications, or rejected. In case of conflict or any complaint by the author, the decision of acceptance or rejection will be taken by the Scientific Committee. The favourable opinion of both evaluators is a necessary condition for the publication. In case of one positive opinion and one negative one, the article will be evaluated by a third member of the Committee, and its opinion will be final. They will then proceed to take one of the following decisions:

  1. Acceptance of the submitted work
  2. Acceptance of the submitted work with modifications; it requires revision
  3. Rejection

Those works accepted with modifications will be returned to the author for their reformulation. The author will be given one month to complete the changes and submit the work again.

The maximum time allowed between the reception of the paper and the communication of its acceptance or rejection to the author is 3 months. The date of receipt and the date of acceptance are included at the bottom of the published articles. The authors will receive one copy of the issue in which they participate.

The submitted papers must be original and unpublished. While they are in the process of evaluation or editing, they should not be sent to any other publication. If a reviewer considers that the article is a true copy of another work, he must notify the editors, providing detailed citations of the previous work. If there is any suspicion of plagiarism, the collaborators must notify the editors as well.


Desirable quality criteria

The criteria on which the acceptance or rejection of the papers submitted to the journal are based are as follows:

  1. Originality. The submitted works must be original and unpublished.
  2. Novelty, importance and relevance (updated)
  3. Presentation according to the standards published by the journal


Plagiarism policy

Monograma guarantees that the group of people involved in the editorial process follows international ethical standards in the publication of the articles. Therefore:

The editor should ensure the maximum quality during the peer review process and that all papers be reviewed by qualified reviewers. He must ensure that reviewers contribute to the detection of plagiarism and potential ethical anomalies. It must ensure that the journal has clear publication rules and that they are carried out with no exceptions. Finally, he must ensure that authors and evaluators follow appropriate research and publication conducts.

If there is evidence of plagiarism, the editor will contact the authors of the work in order to clarify the circumstances.

Likewise, the editor must ensure the anonymity of the collaborations received before they are sent to external reviewers.

The author(s) agrees that his/her work(s) are the result of research carried out in an ethical manner. He/she should not send the manuscript simultaneously to other journals for evaluation. The authors must take responsibility for the published research. All collaborations must be original and unpublished.

The following will be considered as bad practices: citing sources without having read them; not having corrected erroneous interpretations of data observed in other articles; copying other people’s works, claiming them as their own, as well as the total or partial duplicity of researches; not indicating that an article has been published previously -which should be expressly indicated.

The reviewers will inform the editor about any possible fraud or plagiarism in the evaluated research. They should evaluate the articles in an objective manner, provide reasons for rejecting an article, and/or provide suggestions that may strengthen the publication.

It will be considered as a bad practice to accept the review of a work if there is a lack of the  necessary availability of time to comply with the sending of the arbitration in a period of time considered not to delay the communication to the author of the acceptance or rejection of his/her work. Likewise, it will be considered as a bad practice not notifying the editorial committee of the journal if the text subject to review contains plagiarized or manipulated data, as well as if they find any important similarity between the article to be reviewed and another article already published or in the review process in another journal.

Monograma uses Crossref’s Similarity Check tool for plagiarism detection in whatever form it takes.


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Open access policy

Monograma is free and freely accessible. Users can have full and free access to the digital content. The journal offers immediate and free access to its content through its website for better use of scholars and researchers, and it informs publicly about the authors’ email address in order to promote the exchange of information in a global context.


Digital preservation of archives policy

Monograma is aware that digital documents can be modified and transformed due to different causes, such as technological changes, altering the information it contains; therefore, Monograma guarantees that its contents maintain their integrity, authenticity, reliability, legibility and functionalities through the technological tools provided by Portico, a digital preservation service on servers independent of those of this Magazine. Monograma ensures the security, availability and access to its contents in the future.

Presence in databases, catalogues and directories

Monograma is included in the following information services:

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Topics and Scope

The journal Monograma was born as a result of the digital revolution. This revolution promotes a free access to scientific and literary writing, and an immeasurable dissemination of cultural creation. An ocean of digital data makes texts, images and sounds circulate among continents. Numerous journals like this one navigate in this ocean; journals that bring to its edge, along with the material demeanour of the tradition, a reading know-how, a seeing know-how, and a living know-how that are part of the intangible heritage of humanity. Monograma joins this novel transit with a specific route and a challenging longing: it travels the space between the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula, transferring from one part to another the testimonies of very diverse cultures; cultures also brought closer by the similarity and interweaving of their many languages.

According to a program orientation to Ibero-American heritage, the journal is composed of articles on different topics: literature, thought, painting, music, architecture, cinema, visual culture and theatre, produced in the Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking world. The scientific activity of Monograma, rooted in cultural studies and the inevitable pluralism of the humanistic disciplines, is combined with the declared purpose of defending the cultural heritage of this area, threatened by the explosion of information and the increasingly evident indifference of the digital media in the face of the certain and the false, the pertinent and the impertinent. In this digital reality, to us it seems essential to abide by the formal regulations and the material supports of the philological practice; without neglecting, in a hermeneutic way and with the necessary scepticism, the sense of this material and immaterial legacy.

In this, the contemporary culture seems very close to the culture of the first humanism, animated by a philological rigour, as well as by spiritual concerns. The title of our journal, Monograma, evokes not only the classicist tradition that projects a splendid model of work on multiple patrimonies, but also this division between the text, the meaning and the image. Even though it cannot start from a monolithic unit ‒neither in the existing reality of the heritage, nor in its possible interpretations‒ the dialogue must reach an understanding, which goes hand in hand with a respect for the diversities that represent the richness of the human race, and the solidarity that responds to the tragedies inscribed in the very cultural heritage. Language is the place of this understanding and scientific discussion among human beings. The careful reading of works of cultural creation must be an optimal model that we transmit to future generations.

Monograma is open to researchers from any university, either national or international, as well as professionals from the humanistic field,  who want to share their unpublished and original content of their research.

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Ethical Declaration on Publication and Good Practices

Monograma shows its commitment to the academic community by guaranteeing the ethics and quality of the articles published in it. It declares its commitment to the respect and integrity of the works already published, protecting and respecting both the content of the articles and their integrity. If a text is identified as plagiarism or its content as fraudulent, it will be deleted or not published. The authors agree to respect this rule and must guarantee that the article and the materials associated with it are original or do not infringe any copyrights; therefore, they will be duly referenced and treated with academic rigour, following the citation and reference standards specified by the journal. The authors commit themselves to their text not been presented or published previously in another means of dissemination. In addition to this, the authors must justify, in the case of a shared authorship, that there was a full consensus of all the authors involved, and that it has not been presented or published previously in another means of dissemination.

Monograma follows the stated procedure of assessment and review by means of the system of blind peers. It has a system of article selection based on the review of articles by (anonymous and peer) external reviewers, following criteria based exclusively on the scientific relevance of the article, and the originality, clarity and relevance of the submitted work. In compliance with these good practices, Monograma guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the review process, the anonymity of the evaluators and the authors, the reviewed content, the reasoned report issued by the evaluators, and any other communication issued by the Scientific Committee, if appropriate. Likewise, the confidentiality will be maintained regarding any possible clarifications, claims or complaints that an author wishes to send to the journal committees or to the reviewers of the article.

  1. Journal policies regarding authorship and contribution

The reviewers help the editors in making editorial decisions and they can assist the author (s) in the improvement of the manuscript through the communication of the editors with the authors.

  1. Complaints and appeals.

The editors will establish grievance and complaint mechanisms against the published contents. The editors commit to investigating these accusations and following up on the revision or retraction processes, if necessary.

  1. Journal policies on conflicts of interest / interests in conflict

The editors commit to refusing to participate in the review or any other editorial process in the event that they may have a conflict of interest with the submitted work because of its competitive, collaborative or any other relationship or connection with any of the authors or institutions linked to the submitted manuscript. In these cases, the editors in question must request other co-editors, associate editors or the Scientific Committee to assume the responsibilities inherent to their function.

  1. Journal policy on ethical supervision

If the editors suspect, during the verification of the work’s authenticity, that it does not respect the legal requirements regarding the book and the copyright, or plagiarism, they should inform the author (s). If there are any potential conflicts of interest that may have influenced the results or interpretations of the results in the work presented, the authors must include information about them in their work.

  1. Policy of the journal on intellectual property

The authors agree that both the research presented in the manuscript and the text itself are original. The authorship of the work must be attributed to those who have developed the research on which the work presented is based. Neither the editors nor any of the editorial staff will disclose the content or any other information related to the manuscripts submitted for consideration, except the author (s) themselves, the reviewers, the potential reviewers, and, in some circumstances, those individuals responsible for the journal’s Scientific Committee.

  1. Corrections after the publication

Monograma declares its commitment to the integrity of the published works. The editors will edit as quickly as possible any published data or information that be recognized as erroneous, deceptive or fraudulent after its publication. The editors will inform the author (s) of these circumstances and will wait for a response from the author (s) before taking any editorial decision. If the editors are not satisfied or if the response is not given, they may decide to retract what was published, once the decision is ratified by the Scientific Committee.

Call for Contributions: No 8 Management Models in the Music Industries

Call for Contributions


Deadline: June 1, 2020


Monograma is preparing a special issue on Management Models in the Music Industries. The editors invite submissions on this area from a variety of perspectives, addressing all types of music (including traditional music, urban popular music, classical music, videogame music, motion picture music and music for other audiovisual/cross media/interdisciplinary products).

As a guide, possible topics include:

• Live music

• Recorded music

• Music production

• Songwriting and Music Publishing

• Management of festivals, fairs and conferences

• Concert management

• Artist management

• Orchestra management

• Concert hall or theatre management

• Tour management

• Music venues (old and new)

• Strategic planning and planning strategies

• Project management

• Design thinking

• Human resources / Personnel management (leadership, motivation, etc.)

• Programming

• Audience development

• Music marketing and communication

• Digital communication and social media management

• Publicity

• Legal issues (legal forms, regulations, collective labour agreements, statutes)

• Copyright and intellectual property management

• Business models

• Self-management models

• Entrepreneurship and start-up companies

• Sponsorship and fundraising

• Digital transformation

• Management software

• Innovation, R+D+i

• Quality management

• Evaluation, monitorization and impact measurement

• Internationalisation

• Sustainability, development and SCR issues

• Study cases

• Academic research

Manuscript submission guidelines: 

Guidelines for authors


Rules for submitting originals

The submitted works must be original and unpublished. Works in Spanish, Portuguese and English are accepted. All collaborations will be evaluated through the peer-to-peer blind system.

The journal will accept humanistic works of scholarly nature on any aspect related to Ibero-American culture on either side of the Atlantic: literature, art, cinema, creation, thought, cultural studies, history of culture.

Publishing in Monograma does not imply any costs to the authors. It does not imply any type of cost for the processing, sending or publication in the journal.


Rules for sending research papers and articles

Submitted research papers and articles must follow the following style rules:

  • The length must be between a minimum of 24,000 characters and a maximum of 40,000 characters (including spaces)
  • Works in MS Word format will be accepted
  • Neither bold nor underlined styles are allowed
  • Title: Garamond, size 20, aligned to the left
  • Below the title:
    • Full name of the author in capital letters.
    • Institution to which the author belongs (in lowercase)
    • Author’s email
  • Below the author’s data:
    • Summary in Spanish
    • Five keywords in Spanish
    • Summary in English
    • Five keywords in English
  • Line spacing: Simple
  • First line indention: 0.5 cm
  • Default margins in the text program
  • Body of the text: Garamond, size 12, aligned to the left
  • Section heading: Garamond, size 12, small caps, aligned to the left
  • Second degree section heading: Garamond, size 12, lowercase italics, aligned to the left
  • Inverted commas for main citations in the body of the text: « »; secondary citations within them: “ ”
  • Inverted commas for meaning: ‛ ’
  • Those quotes exceeding three lines should appear as a separate paragraph, aligned to the left, size 11, indented 2 cm.
  • Abbreviated citation system will be used. Examples:
    • Author cited in the text: (Cervantes 1605: 33)
    • Author cited in the text: Alonso (1954: 54-57)
  • Footnote calls: numbering restarted on each page, number in superscript
  • Footnotes: Garamond, size 10, aligned to the left
  • Latinisms and foreign words: italics must be used


Rules for references and bibliography

Bibliographic references (Garamond, 12) will be listed at the end of the text, preceded by the heading “References” (Garamond, 12, small caps, indenture 1.5 cm).


NOTE: Complementary information only appears between keys { }, when there is any.

NOTE 2: Use standard abbreviations when citing references.

– Monographies: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (Year of publication). Title. {Ed. / Trad / Intr.. / Prol. by Given Name Surnames.} {Edition Year (1ª ed.).} Place of publicación: Publisher.

  • Example: Atencia, María Victoria (2000). Antología poética. Pról. de Francisco González Pedraza y Julio César Jiménez. Málaga: Ateneo de Málaga.
  • Example with two authors: García Baena, Pablo y Alejandro Duque (1998). En recuerdo de Vicente Aleixandre. Sevilla: Consejería de Cultura, Centro Andaluz de las Letras.


– Collective works: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (ed.) / (dir.) / (coord.) (Year of publication). Title. {(1ª/ … ed.).} Place of publication: Publisher.

  • Example: Stam, Robert, Robert Burgoyne y Sandy Flitterman-Lewis (eds.) (1998). Nuevos conceptos de la teoría del cine: estructuralismo, semiótica, narratología, psicoanálisis, intertextualidad. Barcelona: Paidós.


– When there are several publications by the same author, they will be listed in chronological order. If they were published in the same year, a letter in alphabetical order will be added to the year.


– Book chapters: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (Year of publication).  «Chapter title». In Title. {Ed./ Trad./ Pról./ Intr. by Given Name Surnames.} {(1ª/… ed.).} Place of publication: Publisher, {vol. x,} p./pp. xx-xx.

  • Example: Kushner, Eva (1998). «Hacia una tipología de los estudios de literatura comparada». En Orientaciones en literatura comparada. D. Romero López (ed.). Madrid: Arco/libros, pp. 187-198.


– Journal article: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (Year of publication).  «Article’s title». Journal’s name, year, {vol. x } n. x, p./pp. xx-xx.

  • Example: Pérez Bowie, José Antonio (2007). «Notas sobre las categorías de espacio teatral y espacio cinematográfico». Las puertas del drama: revista de la Asociación de Autores de Teatro, no. 30, pp. 22-27.


– Articles in electronic journals: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (Year of publication).  « Article’s title ». Journal’s name, year, {vol. x } n. x, p./pp. xx-xx. <URL address=»»> [Date retrieved].</address>


– Web page: {Surname, Given name.} (Year of publication). «Text’s title». Web page’s name. {Institution or business.} {Day month.} < URL address=»»> [Date retrieved].</dirección>


– Newspaper article: Surnames, Given name {and Given name plus Surnames of another author} (Year of publication). «Article’s title». Newspaper’s title. Day month.

  • Example: Núñez, Vicente y Andrés Fernández Rubio (1989). «Lo mío es la cal y el error». El País. 16 May.


– Cinematographic item: Surnames, Given name (dir./…) (Year of publication). Title. Distributor. Storage medium.

  • Example: Mankiewicz, Joseph L. (dir.) (1950) Eva al desnudo. 20th Century Fox. DVD.


– Audio item: Performer’s Surnames, Given name (Year of publication). Title. Record label. Storage medium.

  • Example: Bowie, David (1974). Diamond dogs. EMI Records. Vinyl.


– Artwork: Surnames, Given name / Group (Year of publication). Title. City/Town: institution that holds it. Composition / Material.

  • Example: Richter, Gerhard (1966). Ema. Colonia: Museo Ludwig. Óleo sobre lienzo.


When articles and books have assigned a DOI number, it must be noted after the bibliographic information, in a hyperlink format. 

  • Example: Castro, I. y Kerfa, S. (2019). «La experiencia de una reversibilidad (video) poética: Dionisio Cañas o el cortocircuito transgresivo». Monograma. Revista Iberoamericana de Cultura y Pensamiento, no 4 Dionisio Cañas. Vida, Poesía, Arte y Pensamiento, pp. 69-93. [Date retrieved] doi: 10.36008/monograma.191.04.255652

The tool Simple Text Query of Crossref  allows to check if a bibliographical reference has a DOI or not, via the following link:


Guidelines for book and article reviews

The length must be between 4,000 and 9,000 characters (including spaces). The complete reference of the reviewed book or article must be provided. The text’s style must be:  Garamond, size 12, aligned to the left.