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Author Guidelines

Style and presentation rules to submit a manuscript: 

Please go to the top navigation bar and click on INSOLE OF REFERENCE. A file with the detailed norms of style together with another containing a sample are available. Be aware that the ISO 690:1987 system of citations in text and reference format has to be followed, as indicated in the template provided.

General overview:

a) Manuscripts must be written in acceptable, scholarly English (US or English spelling is permissible, but not a combination of both). Neither the Editorial Board nor the publisher are responsible for correcting errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation.  

b) To ensure anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their manuscripts.  The anonimity of both authors and reviewers will be guaranteed.         

c) The paper should be as concise as possible, although not at the expense of clarity. The maximum recommended length is 10.000 words, including all types of tables, figures, illustrations, acknowledgments and references.

d) Font to be used: Arial letter, size 12.

e) The manuscript must have 25 mm (one-inch) margin on all four sides and be written with one and a half line spacing.

f) Separate paragraphs must be indented 5 mm left in the first line.

g) Pages must be numbered consecutively at the bottom centre.

h) If acronyms are used, their full expression should be given at their first occurrence.

i) Electronic submission through the online platform is compulsory. In case of technical problems, submissions can be sent to the Editor in Chief: Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez, vargas@uhu.es. The software for submission is Microsoft Word.

j) The submission of a paper implies the originality of the work presented, which means that it has not been published already nor submitted anywhere else. 

k) It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright owner to use quotations, illustrations, figures and the like from any other source.

l) Manuscripts must not contain libellous connotations.    

Please consult the section "Publication Ethics and Malpractice" for more details.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. ORIGINALITY: The authors certify that their work has not been published, in whole or in part, in any other medium, nor is it under consideration for publication in any other journal.

  2. AUTHORSHIP: The authors are liable for its content and for having contributed to the conception, design and execution of the work, analysis and data interpretation, and for having participated in writing and reviewing the text, as well as approving the final version to be submitted.

  3. CONFLICT OF INTERESTS: The authors state that they are free of any personal or business association that could represent a conflict of interests regarding the article submitted, and we have respected the research ethics principles.

  4. AUTHORS GUIDELINES: The authors state that they have read and respected the formal requirements stablished in the corresponding section, preserving the anonimity of their submission.

  5. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Together with the paper, the author/s must add a written accreditation done by a professional translator about the correctness of the (British or American) English language that has been used. This is not applicable to those author/s with English as a mother tongue.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
 
-Authors retain the copyright of their work and grant the journal right of its first publication under a Creative Commons License, in the following terms: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
This allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of its authorship and initial publication in this journal.
 
-Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g., post it in an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
 
-Once published in this journal, authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in academic/scientific repositories or in their websites), as this can lead to a greater number of citations.

 

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