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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.
  • If it is a Main Article: The text is original and has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Where available, are added the DOI references.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If you are submitting a contribution to a double-blind peer-reviewed section of the journal, you must ensure that the review instructions have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Common standards

The work must be submitted in Word format for Windows (files with .doc or .docx extensions).

The collaborations shall conform to the next format: Margins: top and bottom 2.5 cm – left and right 3 cm, in Times New Roman font (12 points) and 1.5 line-spaced; the manuscprits that exceed these sizes may be refused.

The text will include FOOTNOTES. The Bibliographical references at the FOOTNOTES must comply with the iso 690 citation style:

  • Monographs: AUTHOR SURNAME (S), AUTHOR FORENAME. Edition. Title. City: Publisher, Year Published.
  • Chapter of an edited book: AUTHOR SURNAME(S), AUTHOR FORENAME. Chapter Title. In: Author Forename, AUTHOR SURNAME Title. Edition. City: Publisher, Year Published. p. Pages Used.
  • Articles in Journals: AUTHOR SURNAME, AUTHOR FORENAME. Title. Publication Title. Year Published. Vol. Volume number, no. Issue number, p. Pages Used. ISSN.

If the mentioned works were in electronic support, it must be indicated by the words [on line] and the date of access must be added: day month year. For example:

  • Books and monographs on line: AUTHOR SURNAME (S), AUTHOR FORENAME. Title [on line]. Secondary authors. Edition. City: Publisher, Year Published [update date] [accessed date]. Physical description. Range. Availability and access.
  • Chapter of on line books: AUTHOR SURNAME(S), AUTHOR FORENAME. Chapter Title. In: Author Forename, AUTHOR SURNAME. Title. [on line] Secondary authors. Edition. City: Publisher, Year Published. [update date] [accessed date]. p. Pages Used. Availability and access.
  • Articles in on line Journals: AUTHOR SURNAME, AUTHOR FORENAME. Title. Publication Title. Year Published. Vol. Volume number, no. Issue number, p. Pages Used. [accessed date]. Availability and access.
  • Web: AUTHOR SURNAME, AUTHOR FORENAME. Title [online]. Year Published [accessed date]. Availability and access.

A CITED BIBLIOGRAPHY must be included. This bibliography will adhere to style rules for footnotes

If it is a Main Article:

The text must be original.

The article must contain an abstract (no more than 6 lines or 250 words).

It must be accompanied by keywords (no more than 5).

It should also be accompanied by a summary, which should be in accordance with the following rules for numbering headings:

  • - First level (Roman numbering, capital letters and bold).
  • - Second level (Arabic numeration, lower case and bold type).
  • 1.- Third level (Arabic numeration, consecutive, lower case, bold). 1.2.

If it is a Short Contribution:

The text may not be longer than 3,000 words.

 

Open Access Policy

 

Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies publishes under  Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 ES).

No charges will be applied to authors for the processing or submission or any instance of the publication process.

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