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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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AUTHORS GUIDELINES: The authors state that they have read and respected the formal requirements established in the corresponding section, preserving the anonymity of their submission. Also, they have to secure that all the metadata requested in the platform have been inserted: all the authors and their details, abstract, keywords (one by one), references.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

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  American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition system of citations in text and reference format has to be followed, as indicated in the template provided. The suggestions for writing academic papers issued by the International Academy of the Study of Tourism are also included: authors are invited to consider them carefully. 

General overview:

a) Manuscripts must be written in acceptable, scholarly English (US or UK spelling is permissible, but not a combination of both). Neither the Editorial Board nor the publisher is 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 anonymity 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, acknowledgements and references.

d) The font to be used is 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. The software for submission is Microsoft Word. For technical support assistance, please contact Ms Eva García: eva.garcia@sc.uhu.es

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) The proper completion of metadata is a must. Bearing in mind that they are very important for the published articles indexing, this task has to be fully realized and with the due care. Please don't copy all of them together from your manuscript and  paste them as a block in the corresponding box (this will be interpreted as a single keyword), but insert them one by one.

l) It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright owners to use quotations, illustrations, figures and the like from any other source. They are also responsible for completing the Submission and Publication Metadata, including Title (and Subtitle, if any), Abstract, List of Contributors, Keywords and References. If necessary, all these features should be updated at the end of the review process.

m) Manuscripts must not contain libellous connotations.    

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

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