Author Guidelines

Publication rules and author guidelines

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Download HERE the Authorship Form in PDF

  1. The author's article is original and contains unpublished research. It is not to be submitted for publication through any other means of dissemination except Loquens. If using portions of reprinted material from other publications (text, pictures, photos, etc.), authors should obtain appropriate permissions and cite its source. If ideas or phrases are used from other previously published articles, they should be properly cited.
  2. The authors must declare their personal or financial relationship with any business and/or persons that might affect the results and findings obtained.
  3. If the article has been made with public or private funding, it will be indicated, in a clear and concise way, all sources of funding granted to the research, mentioning the private or public entity responsible for such financing, and the code when it exists. This information may be included in a footnote or under a heading of acknowledgments before the references.
  4. According to the CSIC Press policy, authors are required to provide their e-mail and ORCID identifier. The authors without this personal identifier must register in to complete this data. Mention of ORCID ID has to follow this model: ORCID iD: When the article is signed by several authors, it is required to include the ORCID of all of them.
  5. Articles submitted must be original and must not have been submitted to any other publication unless they have been definitively rejected.
  6. Plagiarism, whether deliberate or not, is considered a serious ethical breach. To this effect, it is understood that plagiarism occurs when at least a 30% perceived similarity between the contents of the manuscript and the texts, other documentary materials of authorship, or of the authors themselves, without attribution that would preserve the rights of prior authorship. In all cases, the record of prior authorship should be made clear through the use of quotation marks, differentiated typeface, citations, or properly documented bibliographic reference, etc. If plagiarism is detected before, during, or after the publication of the article in question, the author will be asked for an explanation, and, if not convincing, there shall be a rejection or deletion of the article.
  7. The article must be sent to as two different attachments: one document in PDF file format, and another one in Word (download template). In the event that the articles include figures, charts, images, etc., these shall be sent in separate files in JPG, TIF or PS format. If you include images, they must be accompanied by a description of where they originated or how they were obtained. The Secretary of Loquens will promptly provide confirmation of receipt of submitted articles to the author.
  8. Limit manuscripts to a recommended maximum size of about 60,000 characters, including spaces. If the article is too long the editors may request the author to reduce it to comply with the standards of the journal. Avoid unnecessary fragmentation of the articles. If the article is extensive, it can be published in several instalments such that each report completes a particular aspect of the general study.
  9. Supplementary materials (audios, data tables, etc.) may be included for publication on the Loquens' website.
  10. In the case of joint authorship, the corresponding author is responsible for being listed as one of the co-authors who have had a significant contribution in the conception, planning, design, implementation, data collection and interpretation of the results of the project, and shares the responsibility of same. The corresponding author must also ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article, are in agreement with regard to its publication, and that it has not omitted any signatures that meet the above criteria for authorship.
  11. The authors must duly recognize the contributions of technicians and other professionals such as computer specialists, statisticians, translators, etc. These collaborators should appear in an acknowledgement note. Persons mentioned in the acknowledgment shall not be liable for the final version.
  12. Except in bibliographic reviews, no unnecessary citations should be included in the context of article. The author should avoid providing citations relating to many similar examples. The author should not use information obtained privately through conversations, by correspondence, or by discussion with colleagues unless the author has explicit written permission from the source.
  13. Publication of articles in Loquens is subject to the condition that the data used in the analysis are clearly and precisely documented and available to any researcher. Furthermore, Loquens is open to the publication of studies on the reliability and consistency of empirical results that have appeared previously in the journal.
  14. If an author discovers a serious error in his article before or after its publication, the author is required to notify the Director of the journal as soon as possible to retract, modify, remove, or request the publication of a correction or errata. If the director identifies a possible error, the author is obliged to provide evidence that their work is correct.
  15. For acceptance of original articles, Loquens uses an anonymous double-blind assessment system. The assessment process, from the receipt of the original to the editorial decision's reply to the author, will normally take no more than three months.
  16. Once accepted, the articles may not be reproduced, either in whole or in part, without the expressed consent of the publishers.
  17. When the issue is published, the authors will receive a notice of their availability on the website of the journal.
  18. Research data policy. We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access. There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules. Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC. DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC. If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".

Download HERE the Good Practice Code in PDF
Download HERE the Authorship Form in PDF

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