INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Scope and policy
Articles submitted to Revista Logos are subject to single blind revision (the evaluator knows who the author is, but not vice versa). The article first passes through an editorial review to ensure it has not been previously published. During this phase the work is analyzed in order to identify and prevent plagiarism by means of specialized software (see Publication Ethics and Publication Statement of Conduct and Best Practices).
Articles submitted will then be subject to a formal evaluation, in which the Editorial Board will analyze whether the article complies with the journal’s publication format (see Guidelines for Authors and Formal Aspects Checklist). Formal assessment will not exceed 7 days. Then the authors will have a maximum of 14 additional days to edit the formal aspects of the article.
If the article fully complies with the format guidelines, then it will pass to content evaluation. The editors select from different scientific databases two expert reviewers from the associated academic field. These evaluators write a report and make a recommendation to the editor regarding the possibility of publishing the article. The evaluation results will be considered by the publishers to decide whether the article is rejected, accepted with major modifications, accepted with minor modifications, or accepted without modification. In case the evaluators disagree, the editor may select a third evaluator. The processing time for content evaluation should not exceed 60 days. The processing time for both formal and content evaluation should not exceed 90 days. Once the final result is communicated to the authors, they will have a maximum of 30 days to make any changes required by the Editorial Board.
In order to encourage evaluators, a record will be made regarding the quality and promptness of the referee evaluations. The best rated referees will be prioritized for evaluation and publication when submitted as authors. Depending on the amount of articles received, the editors will define the volume, year, and number of final publication.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Logos will consider articles written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. All articles, independently of the language must have the title, abstract and keywords in English. Articles written in English must have the title, abstract and keywords in Spanish.
Articles submitted to Revista Logos should conform to the following requirements: Articles: The length of the manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages with 1.5 interlinear spacing, including References, Figures, Tables and Graphs.
Other documents: Reviews, speeches, translations, interviews, etc., should have a maximum of 10 pages with 1.5 interlinear spacing.
All texts must comply with the formal aspects detailed in the Formal Assessment Guidelines. Furthermore, a declaration of originality and conflicts of interest, signed by the principal author, must be attached to the article. Both documents are available on the website of the journal.
Sending of manuscripts
Authors should not include their names, affiliations or any other kind information revealing their identity.
Authors should submit the original manuscript along with two other documents:
a) Information document: In this file authors should include the title of their work, the list of authors, their affiliations, their email and the postal address of the main author.
b) Declaration document: In this file the responsible author should sign and submit the declaration of originality available on the website of the magazine.
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