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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.
  • Text does not contain defamatory material, illicit, obscene, unlawful, invasive of privacy, hateful, xenophobic or ethically objectionable, threatening or contempt of Law.
  • The file will be sent in Microsoft Word, RTF or Open Office File format.
    Manuscripts in PDF format are not accepted.
  • The length of the article is between 5,000 and 12,000 words (abstracts, keywords and bibliography are excluded from this calculation).
  • The document is free of data that identifies the author and co-authors to ensure an anonymous evaluation of the article.
  • The text meets APA bibliographic requirements and there are no references in the bibliography that are not cited in the text.
  • We only publish original and unpublished articles. The authors guarantee originality and the absence of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. They also guarantee that the manuscript does not violate the copyrights of third parties.
  • I am aware that, only in the event that the article passes the peer evaluation and is accepted for publication, I will have to pay 125€ to contribute to the editing costs (management of the peer evaluation, revision of originals, layout, proofreading, pagination, indexing, etc.).

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.

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