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.
- The text submitted has not been previously published and was not sent to another journal. To ensure the originality of the manuscripts, submitted papers will be analyzed with the Turnitin anti-plagiarism tool before being sent to reviewers.
- Authors who use artificial intelligence tools in the writing of a manuscript, the production of images or graphic elements of the article, or in the collection and analysis of data, should be transparent and declare how it was used and what tool was used. The authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, including those parts produced by any artificial intelligence tool.
- All authors have followed these instructions and have ORCID-ID that shows "Affiliation" and "Employment" data.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- A final list of references is included with links to the sources where possible, preferably to the DOI
- 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author guidelines.
- If the text submitted is focused on a section of the journal that must be peer-reviewed, to ensure blind review the text must follow this instructions.
In the case that authors wish to add supplementary explanatory material that exceeds the size or format limits of the article, they may upload it to the OJS platform as extraordinary files -one for each different type of format-, always smaller than 20 MB.
This material will be published exclusively in the electronic version of the journal, as an electronic annex to the corresponding article.
- In the case of funding for research resulting in this work, authors should indicate on the first page of the article the funding agency(ies) and the code(s) of the project(s) under which the research was carried out.
- The authors declare that they are free from any personal or commercial association that may imply a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, as well as that they have respected the ethical principles of research.
The authors agree to the Publisher Policy, published at Sherpa Romeo, whereby the editor allows the author to exclusively disseminate the final editorial version through the institutional repository. Dissemination of the submitted version (preprint) or the version evaluated prior to the editorial version (postprint) is not allowed.
The objective of this policy is to avoid the loss of citations that are received from the data of versions different from those of the final and definitive version, which is published and indexed in the databases.
If the citation received contains any minimal difference with the indexed data, it will be registered as a reference instead of being considered as a computable citation, which could be detrimental to the journal and the author. Therefore, it is important to follow this policy and share only the final version of the article.
- The authors have read and agree to their obligations under the journal's Statement of good practice.
By submitting the article for evaluation and subsequent publication in Communication & Society, the AUTHOR exclusively assigns the rights of public communication, reproduction, distribution and sale for commercial exploitation to the University of Navarra through its Publications Service, for the maximum legal term in force -the entire life of the author and seventy years after his death or declaration of death-, in any country, and in any of the current and future edition modalities, both in print and electronic versions.
In the event that the article is not accepted for publication , this transfer of rights lapses with the communication of the refusal to the AUTHOR.
The AUTHOR affirms that the article is unpublished, that it has not been sent simultaneously to another publication medium and that the rights have not been transferred exclusively previously. He is responsible to the University of Navarra through its Publications Service for the authorship and originality of his work, as well as for all pecuniary charges that may arise for the University of Navarra through its Publications Service, in favor of third parties due to actions, claims or conflicts arising from the breach of obligations by the AUTHOR.