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Author Guidelines

All submissions should be made online. The manuscript file must be anonymized and proof-read before submission. Manuscripts must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form at the time of submission. For anonymity in the reviewing process, the author’s name, affiliations, and contact information should be excluded from the manuscript (please see «Ensuring a blind review»)

Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Manuscript length: The manuscript should not exceed 7 000 words (or about 40 000 characters without spaces) excluding abstract and references.

Abstract, keywords and author biography
When submitting the manuscript, please include a concise and informative abstract of between 150 and 200 words, three to six keywords and an author biography of no more than 50 words per author. The title, abstract and keywords must be submitted in the language of the manuscript and always in English even if the manuscript is written in Spanish or Portuguese. The author bio(s) should be written in the same language as the manuscript.

The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the methodology applied, the principal results and major conclusions. Do not use subheadings in the abstract. 

The author biography should include the author's full name and title, institutional affiliation and main research interests. The author's e-mail address should also be provided.

If relevant, the author should include a statement of whether (financial and non-financial) conflicting interests exist.

Evaluation criteria
Reviewers write an evaluation of the manuscript, focusing on the following points (review guidelines):

  1. Relevance: Does the manuscript address central issues within the relevant field of research?
  2. Contextualization: Is the background description adequate?
  3. Does the manuscript contribute with new knowledge to the field?
  4. Validity: How reliable and valid are the results? Does the author make use of suitable theories and sound methodological choices?
  5. Argumentation: Does the text present a clear scientific argument?
  6. Is ethical clearance shown and have ethical guidelines been followed?
  7. Structure and clarity: Is the article well written and appropriately structured?
  8. Tables and figures: Are tables and figures easy to read and do the captions give sufficient information?
  9. References: Do the references follow the APA format?

Style guide

  • Page format: A4; margins: 2.5 cm all around; line spacing: 1.5
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Notes: footnotes should be used sparingly. Do not use endnotes.
  • Quotes: short quotations within the text should be marked by double quotation marks. Longer quotations exceeding three lines should be placed within the document as an indented paragraph, with extra line breaks before and after the quote.
  • Highlighting: Use italics to highlight information within text. Do not use any other form of highlighting, except for clickable URL links, which will automatically be underlined
  • Articles should be structured using short, meaningful subheadings. Please use only two levels of headings as far as possible.
  • Tables and figures: For table and figure captions as well as for text within tables and figures, the author should use the Arial font, size 10pt. Figures should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • The manuscript file should be as complete as possible. This means that the images, figures, tables, footnotes and bibliography will preferably be placed within the manuscript file the way the author wishes them to appear in the final published article.
  • Literature references: IARTEM e-journal uses the reference style as described in the APA Publication Manual (6th edition). Authors must make sure that the literature citations and the bibliography are formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines.
  • References in the text: Literature references within the main text should be placed in parentheses (Author, 2000, p. 10). Footnotes or endnotes should not be used for literature references.
  • Bibliography: References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. The section should include all (and only) references that are actually mentioned in the text. DOIs should be included whenever possible.

Templates : OpenOffice format and Word format

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission of this article is in accordance with the Focus and Scope of IARTEM e-journal.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript is proofread and written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Submission of a manuscript indicates the author's intention to publish in this journal. The author is familiar with the journal's peer review process, Open Access policy, Copyright notice and Privacy statement.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. The manuscript is cleaned from any information that can identify the author. The ‘properties’ of the manuscript have been checked to make sure that no author name is detailed there.
  • 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).

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