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Author Guidelines

General Requirements

  • Only editable files such as Microsoft Word or Open Office will be accepted. PDF files will not be accepted for review.
  • Authors should ensure the accuracy of the quotes, charts, tables and maps.
  • Spelling can variate according to national usage, but should be internally consistent.
  • Refrain from including irrelevant images and graphics in the article. Images and graphics deemed irrelevant from evaluators to narrative understanding will be deleted. If you want to include images or graphics that have no direct impact in your article’s narrative but useful to further understanding in it, you can upload complementary files.
  • Keywords are very important for search engine positioning. To achieve a better dissemination of the work, please make sure your keywords are clear an precise.

Format Requirements

  • The length of the manuscripts should be 3000-8000 words and must be written as a continuous (book style) narrative, not as a bullet list.
  • The manuscript should not include neither the name of the authors, nor the institution for whick they work, nor their biographies.
  • The manuscript should be written using Times New Roman, Size 11p, single space.
  • Graphics and images should be clear and easy to see. We can not improve the quality of images.
  • All images, graphics and tables must be accompanied by a title and a source.
  • All images, graphics and tables should be placed where they will appear in the text.
  • Avoid using advanced functions of Word, such as:

a) Colored fonts and backgrounds.
b) Drawing objects
c) Automatic tables of contents and indexes.
d) Highlights, reliefs, shadows and other complex functions of Word.


Bibliographic References

The references in the text must follow an abbreviated format (Author, Year: pp.). The full reference list shall appear at the end of the article. Footnotes will be used to clarify or expand some explanations. They shall be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, letter of 8p. size and full justification. Efforts should be made to minimize the number of footnotes.

Whenever possible, include the DOI for each article in the bibliographic list, and indicate the URL if the cited Word is open access. The citation style chosen by this journal is the APA’s (American Psychological Association).

The list of references should appear at the end, letter size 10p., single-space, with no blank lines between authors. References should look as follows:

  • Book by One Author:

Toulmin, S. E. (1958). The Uses of Argument. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Book of Several Authors:

Blanché, R y Dubucs, J. (1970). La logique et son histoire. París: Armand Colin.

  • Collective Book by Editors or Coordinators:

Meerhoff, K. y Moisan, J. C. (eds.) (1997). Autour de Ramus: texte, théorie, commentaire. Québec: Nuit Blanche éditeur.

  • Journal Article:

Benoit, W. L. (1989). Attorney argumentation and Supreme Court opinions. Argumentation and Advocacy26(2), 22-38.

  • Book Chapter:

Eemeren, F. H. van y Grootendorst, R. (1993b). The history of the argumentum ad hominem since the seventeenth century. En: E. C. W. Krabbe, R. J. Dalitz y P. A. Smit (eds.), Empirical Logic and Public Debate. Essays in Honour of Else M. Barth (pp. 49-68, Ch. 4). Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi.

  • Several Works of an Author:

Walton, D. N. (1991). Begging the Question: Circular Reasoning as a Tactic of Argumentation. Nueva York: Greenwood.

— (1999). One-Sided ArgumentsA Dialectical Analysis of Bias. Albany: State University of New York Press.

— (2001). Enthymemes, common knowledge, and plausible inference. Philosophy and Rhetoric34(2), 93-112.

The author may decide the section REFERENCES distribution in several sections, with bibliographics references criteria different from the general ones: for example, including a webography or a primary sources list, without necessarily following the order of these instructions.


Editorial Quality

  • The peer review process is rigorous in order to ensure the quality of the content published in the journal. We except the authors to revise their texts following the suggestions of the referees. If the authors do not perform such reviews and do not submit comments back, the manuscript will be definitely rejected.
  • Some manuscripts may be of excellent quality, but be poorly written in English. This may be the case for authors whose native language is not English. When we receive a negative review on communicative quality (from 0 to 10), we may ask the autor to resubmit a new version of the article. We cannot help the authors to re-write the content.


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. The submission is original:

    it has not been published yet not even has been submitted for consideration by another journal. It does not infrige or violate copyrights of third persons. Any explanation can be given at Comments to the editor.

    Authors will preserve the moral rights in the work and they will transferred the commercial rights for this eview. You can see Copyright Policy here. Also you can see Open Access policies here.

  2. The file will be sent in Microsoft Word, RTF or Open Office File format.
  3. Text does not contain defamatory material, illicit, obscene, unlawful, invasive of privacy, hateful, xenophobic or ethically objectionable, threatening or contempt of Law.
  4. The length of the article are between 2000 and 8000 words (this estimate excludes sumaries, key words and bibliography references).

    Bold formatting is only used to titles and subtitles and to images and graphics descriptions. Underlined text is never used in the body of the text, except for hyperlinks. The text should be written using single space, a size of 12 pp, italics instead of underlining (except URL addresses); all images, figures and tables are properly placed in the text and not at the end of it.

    Whenever possible, URL addresses will be provided to use them at references. The instructions that appears in Peer Review Process must be followed.

  5. The text completes all stylistic and bibliographic requirements gathered up at Guidelines for authors, which appear at About the Journal.

    There are no bibliographic references that they aren’t quoted in the text (This requirement is included to avoid increasing bibliography).

  6. The author manuscript must contain:

    • Title
    • Summary (100-150 words).
    • Between 5 and 8 keywords.
    • Good quality images and pictures so that the article won’t be delayed caused by this.   
  7. The document is free of authors and co-authors identifying data. If you need help, you can click here to ensure an anonymous review.

    (I have carefully reviewed it does not appear any information that identifies the author and co-authors in data file).

  8. A Word File must be received in an enclosed file. This document must include authors CV. The maximum length shall be 100 words for each author.
  9. All co-authors will be registered with the OJS platform in which order of occurrence I want to them to be represented in the publication.

    (IMPORTANT: Please understand that only registered co-authors will be represented next to the name of the main author. Unregistered authors will not appear. The author’s order will be the order that you have register in this platform).


Copyright Notice

Those authors who have been published in this journal accept the following terms:

  1. Authors will keep the moral copyright of the work and they will transfer the commercial rights. In this way, the author will only be able to upload the author’s original version into his/her personal Website or into the university (or research center) institutional archive, but the publisher’s version won’t (copyright, commercial rights). You can see a explanation of the author’s original version and publisher’s version here.
  2. After two years in publication, publisher’s version shall thereafter become in open access online from our editorial website, but our review will retain the work’s copyright. In other words, publisher’s version will be accesible for everyone and permanently from our editorial Website, but it may not be upload in any other website. Anyone wanting to read or to download publisher’s version must visit our editorial website. In this way, if you want to reference publisher’s version in your personal website or into any institutional archive, you may link to our editorial website to reference publisher’s version.
  3.  In case authors wanting to get publisher’s version in order to their works could freely circulate (for example,to upload publisher’s version in their personal’s website or into any institutional archive) they can do it on condition that they will have to pay an 85€ fee. In this case, our editorial will permanently assign to the publisher’s version. In such a way, an open license Creative Commons (CC) will be assigned by us. This license will allow for a free work circulation by the Internet, without anybody being able to appropriate it at no time. The authors may choose the type of license they wish, but it’s important to decide soundly which type of license they want. If you choose this option, we would be glad to offer free advisory service soyoy can safely choose the one that is best for you and for your particular case.


Privacy Statement

Names and e-mail addresses inserted in this journal will be used exclusively for stablished purposes and will not be provided to anyone or will not be used for other purposes.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 75.00 (EUR)