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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.
  • Article in English
  • Article contain up to 50.000 characters, including spaces and footnotes (excluding the bibliography), and must be preceded by up to 10 keywords and an abstract (“summary”) with a maximum of 300 characters, including spaces, in which it should be easily recognizable the purpose, originality and relevance of the article and the research it presupposes.
  • The texts must not contain any mention allowing the personal or professional identification of the author.
  • Article is submitted in Word format (.doc/.docx), in Times New Roman, 12, with footnotes in Times New Roman, 10.
  • The text is single spaced; italics should be used instead of underlining (except for URL addresses); citations, figures and tables shall be inserted into the text, not at the end of the document as attachments; authors must consider and are responsible by all copyright law concerning the article, including figures and tables; the bibliographic citations and references must conform to the styles provided by APA Standards (American Psychological Association);
  • The article is original and unpublished and shall not be simultaneously under review or waiting for publication by another publication.

Author Guidelines

  1. Articles must be submitted in English.
  2. Articles must contain up to 50.000 characters, including spaces and footnotes (excluding the bibliography), and must be preceded by up to 10 keywords and an abstract (“summary”) with a maximum of 300 characters, including spaces, in which it should be easily recognizable the purpose, originality and relevance of the article and the research it presupposes.
  3. The texts must not contain any mention allowing the personal or professional identification of the author.
  4. Articles must be submitted in Word format (.doc/.docx), inTimes New Roman, 12, with footnotes in Times New Roman, 10.
  5. The texts should be single spaced; italics should be used instead of underlining (except for URL addresses); citations, figures and tables shall be inserted into the text, not at the end of the document as attachments; authors must consider and are responsible by all copyright law concerning the article, including figures and tables; the bibliographic citations and references must conform to the styles provided by APA Standards (American Psychological Association);
  6. The articles shall be original and unpublished and shall not be simultaneously under review or waiting for publication by another publication.
  7. In the e-mail sending the article, the authors shall introduce their identification (full name, affiliations, e-mail), the year when the article was written and the title of the article.

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