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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines | Submission

To submit a paper, a registration as Author must be made at: http://pages.ie.uminho.pt/ejcs/index.php/ejcs/user/register. If you already have a registration as Author, log in and click "Start a new submission".
Before the submission process, it is recommended that authors consult previous issues of the journal and review carefully the paper in order to check if it meets all acceptance criteria of the Journal.

Author Guidelines | Format of the Paper

Size and format: Articles should not exceed 20 A4 pages, numbered sequentially, with 2.5 cm at the upper and lower margins and 3.5 cm on the lateral margins; type and size of font - Arial, size 11, justified; footnotes at end of text; charts and figures numbered and referenced in the text.

First Page: The first page of the document must contain the following information:
1) Title of the article - font Arial, size 16;
2) Author(s) Name(s) - font Arial, size 12;
3) Institutional affiliations - font Arial, size 12;
4) Email addresses - font Arial, size 12;
5) Abstract (should not exceed 200 words) - font Arial, size 10;
6) Keywords (should not exceed 5 keywords) - font Arial, size 10;
7) Introduction - font - Arial, size 11.

Notes: Notes should be kept to a minimum, numbered consecutively, and inserted at the end of the text, before the References.

References: References should follow the APA Style, 6th edition (http://www.apastyle.org/).

Acknowledgements: These should be brief and appear as the first note.

Please, ask by email (ejcs@ie.uminho.pt) the word document with the Author Guidelines and the Paper Template.

 

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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