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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.
  • We only publish original and unpublished articles. The authors guarantee originality and the absence of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. They also guarantee that the manuscript does not violate the copyrights of third parties.
  • Text does not contain defamatory material, illicit, obscene, unlawful, invasive of privacy, hateful, xenophobic or ethically objectionable, threatening or contempt of Law.
  • The file will be sent in Microsoft Word, RTF or Open Office File format.
    Manuscripts in PDF format are not accepted.
  • The length of the article is between 5,000 and 8,000 words (abstracts, keywords and bibliography are excluded from this calculation). In case of reviews, the length is between 800 and 1,500 words.
  • The text meets APA bibliographic requirements and there are no references in the bibliography that are not cited in the text.
  • The document is free of data that identifies the author and co-authors to ensure an anonymous evaluation of the article.

Author Guidelines

Cost of publication: 750€ +IVA (TAX) (907'50€) only in case the article is accepted. It includes publication in Open Access with a license CC BY ND.

This price includes the translation.

General Requirements

  • Authors should ensure the accuracy of the quotes, charts, tables and maps.
  • Refrain from including irrelevant images and graphics in the article.
  • Keywords are very important for search engine positioning. To achieve a better dissemination of the work, please make sure your keywords are clear an precise.
  • f they want, authors can add at the end of the article, in an Acknowledgments heading, the financial support or subsidies received in the research.

Format Requirements

  • Graphics and images should be clear and easy to see. We cannot improve the quality of images.
  • All images, graphics and tables must be accompanied by a title and a source.
  • All images, graphics and tables should be placed where they will appear in the text.
  • Avoid using advanced functions of Word, such as drawing objects or automatic tables of contents and indexes.

Bibliographic References

The citation style chosen by this journal is the APA’s (American Psychological Association).The references in the text must follow an abbreviated format (Author, Year: pp.). The full reference list shall appear at the end of the article. Preferably include references from the last five years; It will increase the article possibilities of acceptance by the reviewers. Efforts should be made to minimize the number of footnotes.

Whenever possible, include the DOI for each article in the bibliographic list. Authors can use a citation generator of APA style to adapt their bibliography to APA 7th edition as the one in the following link:

The list of references should appear at the end and look as follows:

  • Printed Book by One Author:

Clare, R. (2021). Ancient Greece and Rome in videogames. Representation, play, transmedia. Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Electronic Book by One Author:

Spyer, P. (2021). Orphaned landscapes: violence, visuality, and appearance in Indonesia. Fordham Universities Libraries.

  • Several Books by One Author:

Mirzoeff, N. (2015). How to see the World. Pelican.

Mirzoeff, N. (2017). The appearance of Black Lives Matter. NAME Publications.

  • Book by Two Authors:

Cohen, D. & Anderson S. (2021). A Visual Language. Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Book by more than Two Authors:

Newbury, D., Rizzo, L., & Thomas, K. (2020). Women and photography in Africa: Creative practices and feminist challenges. Routledge.

  • Collective Book with Editors:

Kinder, M. & McPherson, T. (Eds.). (2021). Transmedia frictions: The digital, the arts, and the humanities. University of California Press.

  • Book Chapter:

Kavka, M. (2019). From the “Belfie” to the Death-of-Me: The Affective Archive of the Self/ie. En J. Riquet & M. Heusser (Eds). Imaging identity. Text, mediality and contemporary visual culture (pp. 35-59). Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Journal Article:

McSwiney, J., Vaughan, M., Heft A. & Hoffmann, M. (2021). Sharing the hate? Memes and transnationality in the far right’s digital visual culture. Information, Communication & Society. https://doi.og/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1961006

  • Video or Conference Presentation:

Mills, C. (2012, July 19). Civil War Monuments. The Visual Culture of the American Civil War. NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers. [Video].

  • Film:

Millepied, B. (Director). (2020). Dance of Dreams [Film]. Sony/ATV Harmony.

  • Online Newspaper Article:

Delicado, A. & Rowland, J. (2021, May 7). Visual representations of science in a pandemic: COVID-19 in images. Front. Commun.

  • Printed Newspaper Article:

Vilela, R. (2021, May 19). A collective of Latin American photographers tell the stories of their countries during the pandemic. The Washington Post.

  • PhD Dissertation:

Baynes, T. D. (2019). More than a spasm, less than a sign: Queer masculinity in American visual culture, 1915-1955. [Doctoral thesis, The University of Western Ontario]. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 6238.

  • Blog Post:

Verstappen, S. (2021, January 14). Hidden behind toilet rolls: visual landscapes of COVID-19. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.

The author may decide the section REFERENCES distribution in several sections, with bibliographics references criteria different from the general ones: for example, including a webography or a primary sources list, without necessarily following the order of these instructions.

Editorial Quality

  • The peer review process is rigorous in order to ensure the quality of the content published in the journal. We expect the authors to revise their texts following the suggestions of the reviewers. If the authors do not perform such reviews and do not submit comments back, the manuscript will be definitely rejected.
  • Some manuscripts may be of excellent quality, but be poorly written in English. This may be the case for authors whose native language is not English. In this case, we could request the authors to re-write the article completely, independent of the final punctuation the article may have obtained. We have an editorial service that can be hired by the authors to improve the writing expression of the article.

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