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.
- Articles must be original and unpublished. The submission of an article will imply admitting officially that the article has not been published yet and that it has not been sent to other journals simultaneously. If this is the case, an explanation must be written in the Comments to the Editor.
- The file must be sent in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect format.
- Articles must be typed in font size 12, simple line spacing; it is preferable to use italics instead of underlining (except for url addresses); all the figures should be in the right place in the text and not at the end.
- The text must be written in accordance with the stylistic and bibliographical requirements outlined in the Guidelines for the author/s, indicated in About the Journal section.
- The guidelines for ensuring an anonymous assessment should be followed If the manuscript is submitted to a peer-reviewed section.
Policy proposal for Offer Open Access Journals When authors publish their contributions in this journal, they agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., publish it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to publish their works online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).