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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). In case of reviews, the length is between 800 and 1,500 words.
  • 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  • We only publish original and unpublished articles.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.

Author Guidelines

General Requirements

  • Authors should ensure the accuracy of the quotes, charts, tables and maps.
  • Refrain from including irrelevant images and graphics in the article.
  • 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

  • Graphics and images should be clear and easy to see. We cannot 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 drawing objects or automatic tables of contents and indexes.

Bibliographic References

The citation style chosen by this journal is the APA’s (American Psychological Association).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. Efforts should be made to minimize the number of footnotes.

Whenever possible, include the DOI for each article in the bibliographic list.

The list of references should appear at the end and look as follows:

  • Printed Book by One Author:

Mumford, L. (1934). Technics and civilization. Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc.

  • Electronic Book by One Author:

Von Hippel, E. (2006). Democratizing innovation. The MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/2333.001.0001

  • Several Works by One Author:

Kuhn, T. (1957). The copernican revolution: planetary astronomy in the development of western thought. Harvard University Press.

—  (1962). The structure of scientific revolutions. University of Chicago Press.

—  (1977). The essential tension. Selected studies in scientific tradition and change. University of Chicago Press.

—  (1978). Black-Body theory and the quantum discontinuity. Clarendon Press.

  • Book by Two Authors:

Shapin, S. & Schaffer, S. (1985). Leviathan and the air-pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life. Princeton University Press.

  • Book by more than Two Authors:

Verschraegen, G., Vandermoere, F., Braeckmans, L. & Segaert, B. (2017). Imagined futures in science, technology and society. Routledge.

  • Collective Book with Editors:

Galison, P. & Hevly, B. (Eds.) (1992). Big science: the growth of large-scale research. Stanford University Press.

  • Book Chapter:

Kuhn, T. (1974). Second thoughts on paradigms. En Suppe, F. (ed.). The structure of scientific theories (pp. 459–482). University of Illinois Press.

  • Journal Article:

Pinch, T. & Bijker, W. (1984). The social construction of facts and artefacts: or how the sociology of science and the sociology of technology might benefit each other. Social Studies of Science, 14(3), 399-441. https://doi.org/10.1177/030631284014003004

  • Video or Conference Presentation:

Benitez, R. (2021, July 4). The new narrative in the digital age. Origin, evolution and contributions to the new media. [Video]. GKA VISUAL 2021 - 7th International Conference on Visual Culture. https://events.gkacademics.com/videos/85

  • Film:

Nolan, C. (Director). (2014). Interstellar. [Film].  Paramount Pictures.

  • Online Newspaper Article:

Ovide, S. (2020, November 18). Government surveillance by data. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/technology/government-surveillance-by-data.html

  • Printed Newspaper Article:

Finley, R. (2014, March 29). Prospects still slim for major pick-up of global economy. The Irish Examiner, p. 27.

  • PhD Dissertation:

Emmett, Y. (2013). Living theory of leadership development for e-learning. [Doctoral thesis, Dublin City University]. DCU Online Research Access Services. http://doras.dcu.ie/17723/

  • Blog Post:

Lupton, D. (2015, December 10). Public understanding of personal digital data. This Sociological Life. https://simplysociology.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/publicunderstanding-of-personal-digital-data

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. In this case, we could request the authors to re-write the article completely, independent of the final punctuation the article may have obtained. We have an editorial service that can be hired by the authors to improve the writing expression of the article.

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