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Author Guidelines

Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically, only using the online submission through this site.

For the evaluation stage Libre Office files (.odt) or pdf files are suitable. Authors are asked also to provide us with a list of 15 researchers working in fields related to that of the submitted manuscript (e-mail addresses).

For the final manuscript, the file should be prepared preferentially using Libre Office and  the template that can be found here, that makes easy the preparation of manuscripts, and recalls guidelines. Later on, a LaTeX template will be available in the site of the journal.

If you decide to use another text processing software, you will be asked to provide us with the corresponding pdf format file, including yourself the information that will be communicated by us (like final ref, DOI,...)

Take care that the final pdf of your paper should not exceed 3 Mo !

Authors submitting a paper on behalf of coauthors, attest that it is approved by them. Submitted papers should not have been published in another journal or currently submitted for publication.

If results described in another publication are used, authors should mention clearly their origin, and in case of use of figure, table, etc from another paper, remember that the permission should be obtained from the publisher. This is under the responsability of authors, and any claim for the publication in your article, of a forbidden part by another editor/author, will be forwarded to authors.

Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and authors recognize when submitting their article on line,that it is exempt of plagiarism.

If the paper receives a positive answer from the reviewers, authors should send the final version of the paper in original format (.odt prepared with Libre Office) through the internet site of the journal, or provide us with the final pdf containing the information we shall communicate (Nr of volume, etc).

Beware that publication is free for authors but if you submit a paper that does not respect the template and requires from us an additional work, you will be charged by an inclusive fee.


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.

  1. I certify I am authorized by my co-authors to submit the paper and follow the submission stages.

  2. The submitted article is original, has not been published (or submitted) in any other journal, and respects copyright rules and any other third party rights

  3. The article does not contain anything contrary to the law, or to any contract signed with a third party 
  4. We are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to follow the submission stages

  5. The present article respects ethic rules admitted in the scientific community, in particular it is exempt of plagiarism, the results are presented with honesty, and applying instructions described in the paper does not represent a danger for the user, otherwise hazardous steps are indicated.
  6. The submission file is in odt format, prepared with Libre Office, or in pdf, following the template.

    The text is prepared in agreement with the template (odt file available in the site) and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate places.

    The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  7. On behalf of other authors, I agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License ( licences by 4.0) )  and I have read and I agree with all terms contained in the internet site of the journal.


  8. I shall communicate to the journal a list of e-mail addresses of 15 scientists working in fields related with the submitted article (same fields or close fields).

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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