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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Use the provided layout.

Author Guidelines

When submitting a manuscript, the standardization criteria in the files available on the Journal’s website must be considered. In addition, the authors must:

  • Maintain anonymity, including possible references that should be suppressed;
  • Orthography should be consistent with a standard variety of English;
  • Send the manuscript containing up to 8.000 words;
  • Non-English terms and quotes should be translated;
  • Translate the abstract and the keywords into a second language;
  • Include an abstract (approximately 300 words) and 5 keywords;
  • Emphasised words should be italicized;
  • “Double quotation” marks should be used for quotes. Single quotation marks should be used for “a ‘quote’ within a quote”;
  • Notes should be given in the form of footnotes, not endnotes;
  • Book titles should be italicized. Use double quotation marks for “papers” and “book chapters”.
  • Avoid using “Ibid.” and similar expressions;
  • References throughout the paper should use the author-date system;
  • Strictly adhere to the Chicago Style of standardization of the final references;
  • Use the layout provided by the journal;
  • Align the manuscript with the principles, policies, and mission of the journal;
  • Identify in the submission form the individual contribution of each author, who must, as a minimum: a) have actively participated in the discussion of the results; and b) in the review and approval of the manuscript’s final version.
  • Ensure manuscript compliance with Open Science and good practices;
  • Indicate whether the manuscript has been submitted to the Preprints system and is in agreement with the Open Peer Review Process;
  • Accept the Journal’s Copyright Policy: the copyright of the published manuscript remains with the Author, and the Journal maintains the right of first publication;
  • Participate in the Final Revision and Approval of the manuscript before its definitive publication;
  • Submissions need to be made using our layout

Thematic Papers

Papers aligned with the thematic issue.

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Small Essays

Section to non-traditional submissions, especially small and creative essays that would not be categorized as "scientific" enough to be published in the "Thematic Papers" or "Varia" sections. 

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Section to academic interviews. Be sure to conduct the interview properly, and choose a relevant interviewee.

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Section to other submitted papers unrelated to the thematic issue. 

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