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Author Guidelines

Project Processing Charges

All work submitted to this project must pay the plagiarism check and Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

 

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. My research plan, proposal or project has not been published nor submitted to a printed or electronic journal
  2. It's a manuscript using a quantitative, qualitative or mixed-design
  3. The document is written in Microsoft Word 2016, extension docx.
  4. If I'm submitting my research plan or proposal: a) I've strictly followed the headings, spacing and in-text citation guidelines; b) I've strictly followed the reference guidelines.


    If I'm submitting my research project: a) I've strictly followed the headings, spacing and in-text citation guidelines; b) I've strictly followed the reference guidelines; c) I've followed the tables and figures guidelines.

  5. If I'm submitting my research plan, its length is between 4 and 5 pages, double spaced and font Times New roman, 12 points

    If I'm submitting my research proposal, its length is between 37 and 38 pages, doble spaced and font Times New roman, 12 points

    If I'm submitting my research project, its length is between 63 and 64 pages, double spaced and font Times New roman, 12 points

  6. I've checked the spelling and grammar of my work
  7. If I'm submitting a quantitative research study, I've strictly followed the guidelines and formatting suggested in the article guidelines for quantitative research projects

    If I'm submitting a qualitative research study, I've strictly followed the guidelines and formatting suggested in the article guidelines for qualitative research projects

  8. If I'm submitting my research plan, I've included the following: (a) title of the research; (b) research problem; (c) research question/questions; (d) research design; (e) participants or units of analysis; (f) sampling; (g) plan of the consent form/plan to comply with the current legislation to carry out studies with animals and plants; (h) materials; (i) risks and debriefing; (j) procedure; (k) analysis; (l) privacy; (m) storage of data; (n) research schedule; (o) references

    If I'm submitting my research proposal, I've included the following: (a) cover page of the proposal; (b) abstract; (c) abstract in Spanish; (d) introduction; (e) literature review; (f) method; and (g) references

    If I'm submitting my research project, I've included the following: (a) cover page of the proposal; (b) abstract; (c) abstract in Spanish; (d) introduction; (e) literature review; (f) method; (g) results; (h) discussion; (i) conclusions; (j) references
  9. The references follow the 6th. edition of the APA style
  10. If I'm submitting my research project, I'm sending attached complementary files (databases, scanned questionnaires, etc.) to validate the authenticity of the results reported in the manuscript.
  11. I agree that my work will be peer reviewed by the editor-in-chief of the pre-registration of research projects and peer reviewers. Likewise, I'm willing to edit my work based on the suggestions provided by the editor-in-chief of the pre-registration of research projects and peer reviewers.
  12. I agree that my work will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin
  13. I'm willing to reduce the plagiarism index if it's higher than 25%
  14. I agree that the publication of my research plan, proposal and project includes complementary files such as databases, scanned questionnaires, corrections and decisions
  15. I agree to pay the cost of the permanent identifier (Digital Object Identifier) of the research plan

    I agree to pay the cost of the plagiarism check and permanent identifier (Digital Object Identifier) of the research proposal and the ones of the research project
 

Copyright Notice

1. Proposed Policy for Pre-registration Projects That Offer Open Access


Authors who publish with this pre-registration project agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the right to the pre-registration project of the first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this pre-registration project.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work of the pre-registration project (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this pre-registration project.
  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).

 

Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this pre-registration project falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed pre-registration projects. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

The editorial team of this pre-registration project uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this pre-registration project. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate
exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this pre-registration project or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this pre-registration project are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.

Those involved in editing this pre-registration project seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.