Manuscript Submission Guidelines

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Manuscript Submission

Papers must be submitted through the Open Journal System platform of the journal. Link:

https://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/refime/index.

In order to submit a paper, author must create an account in the OJS platform as ‘author’ at the following link:

https://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/refime/user/register

For any inconvenience within the platform, or information regarding the entire editorial process, authors can contact the editorial committee writing to refime@uco.es.

Authors and editors wishing to submit for review a newly published book can send a printed copy to:

Prof. Dr. Pedro Mantas-España
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Dpto. Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
Plaza del Cardenal Salazar s/n
14071 - Córdoba (Spain) 

Articles Reception

Papers must be submitted via the OJS platform only: no paper sent by email will be accepted. Once submitted, the author will be acknowledged of the paper reception by e-mail. The first phase of the editorial process will evaluate quality and interest of the proposed contribution in consideration of the editorial scope of Revista; and will assess the fulfilment of the stylistic requirements presented in these guidelines. Negative evaluation of these requirement will lead to the exclusion of the manuscript, which will be promptly communicated to the author.

Peer-Review Process

Papers must be submitted anonymously in order to undergo the blind peer-review process. Two scholars among the most eminent experts in the field will review the manuscript. The peer-reviewers will not be members of the editorial committee or its board, but may belong to assessing board. The journal editors will choose the referees in consideration of scientific merits and professional experience. Reviewers will submit a detailed report on the quality, interest, and potential impact of the manuscript, which will be carefully considered by the editorial committee while assessing the manuscript submission. In case of disagreement between the two reports, the manuscript will be submitted to a third referee.

Acceptation and refusal of the manuscript, as well as suggested or required modifications, will be promptly communicated to the author. Inclusion of required modification into the manuscript is conditional to its final acceptation. If considered necessary by the editorial committee, the new version of the manuscript will undergo a further peer-review process before being eventually accepted (or rejected). Authors will be kept appraised throughout the editorial process. 

Proof Reading and Publication

Once the paper is accepted, the peer-reviewed and revised version of the manuscript must be uploaded to the OJS platform. The journal will send to the author the article proofs, which must be corrected and returned within 25 days.

Submission Requirements

Papers must be submitted through the Open Journal System platform of the journal. Link: https://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/refime/index.

The author must create an account as ‘author’ at the following link:

https://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/refime/user/register

For any inconvenience within the platform, or information regarding the entire editorial process, authors can contact the editorial committee writing to refime@uco.es. Submitted manuscript must meet the following requirements:

Language – Submitted articles should be in English, even though contributions in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German will be accepted as well.

Maximum length - Articles: 25.000 words; Research Notes: 10.000 words; Book Reviews: 3.000 words; Reports of Conferences, Workshops, etc.: 4.500 words.

Style – Please, carefully follow the guidelines expounded in the section ‘Manuscript Structure’ of the present text. Manuscript not strictly following the journal guidelines may be excluded from the editorial process.

Failure in complying with these requirements may result in the inadmissibility of the paper submission.

General Parameters

The manuscript must be a .doc or .docx file (this means that files submitted in .odt, .pdf, .tex or any other file extension rather than .doc will not be accepted), and it must be written avoiding any special layout other than the standard plain text.

The title of the article must be accompanied by a reliable English translation of it, which will appear right below the original title. The manuscript must also include an abstract and up to 5 keywords in the language in which the article is written plus an English version of those same abstract and keywords. The abstracts should not exceed 100 words.

The first line below the author’s name in the first page of the submitted paper must contain the academic affiliation of the author. If an author wishes to give acknowledgements, these should be placed in the first footnote marked by an asterisk.

After the conclusive remarks/section, the author must include a bibliography of the entries quoted in footnotes, written following these guidelines. Please notice: only elements referred to in the paper can be included in the final bibliography of the article. Bibliography must not be added to the manuscript, but uploaded on the OJS platform during the submission process, following this link (after having logged in): http://www.uco.es/ucopress/ojs/index.php/refime/author/submit/1

Quotations

The journal only uses French quotation marks («…»). For quotations inside a quoted text enclosed by French quotation marks, single quotes (‘…’) should be used. Quotations larger than 3 lines must be separated from the main text through three specific tools: blank line above and below the quotation, font 11, right indentation of 1.5 for the entire paragraph of the quotation.

Bibliographical References

Book (Monograph)

First reference: Surname, First Name’s Initial., Title, Place of Publication, Publisher Name, Year, in case pp.

Further references: Surname, Abbreviated Title, op. cit., pp.

 

Book Chapter

First reference: Surname, First Name’s Initial., «Chapter’s Title», in First Name’s Initial and Surname of the author/s (ed. or eds.), Title of the Volume, Place of Publication, Publisher Name, Year, pp.

Further references: Surname, «Chapter’s Title», op. cit., specific reference to pp.

 

Articles

First reference: Surname, First Name’s Initial., «Article’s Title», Title of the Journal, Issue/Number (Year), pp.

Further references: Surname, First Name’s Initial., «Article’s Title», op. cit., specific reference to pp.

 

Critical Editions

Edition in a Book:

Author, Title of the work, ed. Initials and Surname of the editor (eds. if more than one), Title of the published work where the critical edition is located (if different from the author’s work), Place of publication, Publisher Name, Year, pages if there is more than one work in the published book/volume.

Edition in an Article:

Author, Title of the work, ed. Initials and Surname of the editor (eds. if more than one), Title of the article (if different from the author’s work), Issue (Year), pp.

Edition in a Volume:

Author, Title of the work, ed. Initials and Surname of the editor (eds. if more than one), Title of the published work where the critical edition is located (if different from the author’s work), in Initials and Surname of the volume’s author/s, Title of the Volume, Place of publication, Publisher Name, Year, pp.

Further references: Author, Title of the work, op. cit., pp. page,line-page,line (or just pages)

 

Please notice: if a reference of any kind directly follows a previous reference to the same work:

Ibid., p. or pp.

Further Aspects

For all other matters of style while writing (or referring) in English, the Chicago Manual of Style should be used as a guide. Please pay attention to the capitalization rules: when referring to English titles, English capitalization rules must be observed. It is important to remind that these capitalization rules must not be extended to titles in languages other than English, and never applied to Latin titles.

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