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Author Guidelines

How to format your manuscript

Initial submission for consideration should be in PDF format. In case the article is accepted, we will need a final submissions in both LaTeX (pdfLaTeX) and .docx (Microsoft Word / OpenOffice) format. LaTeX is anyway the preferred format.

In order to prepare your manuscript, please download the package below. It contains all the needed support files, plus two example manuscript (one in LaTeX format, the other in docx). As a convenience to our contributors a Lyx ( template and layout is also available, but the final version has to be exported in LaTex anyway before submission. Use of Lyx in conjunction with BibTeX will save you (and us) a considerable amount of time.

In order to ensure that your manuscript will be considered for publication, strictly follow the examples, and:

  • for docx: use the document styles included in the example manuscript (the ones ending in _APHSC: e.g. Body_APHSC for the main text in your article. Office template includes just the document, you have to provide your own bibliography and ensure it conforms to the one in the LaTeX template.
  • for LaTeX: use the classes as included, do not modify them or the document headers. LaTex template includes styles, document example and bibliography style; use BiBTeX and the included template to ensure that your bibliography conforms to the one in the PDF document.
  • for LyX: do not modify or alter the template.


Our journal uses the PT font family for typesetting.

  • for LaTEX: in case you have not done it before, include the "paratype" package in your TeX installation. If this prove difficult, comment the line that says "\usepackage{paratype}", and submit the resulting manuscript typest in the standard CM font. In case your article is accepted, we will switch to the correct font before publication.
  • for docx: Install PT Fonts in your system.
  • for LyX: just use the standard fonts, Paratype will be included by default.


- LaTeX/docx Styles and examples

- PT Fonts

- Lyx Template and Layout


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 LaTeX or OpenOffice/Microsoft docx, document file format, and strictly follows the templates available on
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal (CC-BY 4.0)

  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Published by the Authors - ISSN 2341-0183 -

Editors in Chief: Marco Elio Tabacchi, Rudolf Seising

Assistant Editors: Martin Pereira-Fariña, Alejandro Sobrino