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Author Guidelines

Rules for authors of the journal Eikón Imago

Templates for authors and publications standards (EN - ES, PDF)

1. Introduction

Eikón Imago accepts original and unpublished works related to its fields of interest, indicated in the header of its "Home" page. Each annual issue of the journal revolves around a "Monographic Theme", although it also has two other Sections of "Miscellaneous Articles" and "Reviews".

The deadline for receipt of work will be December 1 of each year for the annual number of the subsequent year..

Authors must register with the role of "Author" in the link <>. There they will obtain a Username and a password with which they will be able to start the work submission process, after entering (loging) the journal at the link <>.

Articles may be writen in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian or Portuguese.

The works will be presented online, by e-mail, in editable files (.odt; .doc; .rtf) and conveniently anonymized.

The personal information of the authors must not appear under any circumstances in any part of the article, that, is, neither in the central text, nor in the footnotes or in the bibliography. Any reference that identifies the author must be removed. The personal information of the author (name, surname, institution, email, and other details indicated in the following point 2) will be recorded on a separate sheet (see "Firs page" below).

Eikón Imago will notify the authors of the receipt of their submitted articles. These will be submitted to two external evaluating arbitrators through the "double blind peer-review process" system. In case of a tie between the two evaluators, the evaluation of a third external arbitrator will be requested to resolve the tie. After receiving the external evaluations, the Editorial Team of thejournal reserves the option to accept or reject the article, and to recommendthe author to maje some changes. The author will be notifies of the evaluators' decision no later than three months after the submission of his article.

Authors should observe the "Good Practice Guide" that we include in the homonymous file.

Eikón Imago does not charge any fee for shipping the item or for the process of evaluating it.


2. First Page

The first page of the article will include the following information:

a) Title of the article in the original language, justified on the left. Do not write it in capital letter. In the event that the article is within a specific program or has some funding, said information should be indicated in a footnote that appears from the title of the article.

b) Name of the author. This will leave a footnote that includes the membership institution, the email and the ORCID.

c) Summary of about 10/12 lines (150 to 200 words), which must synthetically reflect the objectives, methodology and conclusions of the article.

d) Keywords (between 4 and 6), separated by semicolons.

e) Title, summary and keywords in English. If the article is written in English, it will be translated into Spanish.

3. Extension

The articles for the "Monographic" subject and the sections of "Miscellaneous Articles" will have a maximum lenght of 25 pages, equivalent to approximately 75000 characters, including spaces, summary, notes and bibliography. The revisions will have a maximum length of 3 pages, equivalent to about 9000 characters with spaces.

4. Text format

The works will be presented strictly following the template provided..

The central text will go in Times New Roman with 11 points of the body with simple line spacing. All paragraphs of the central text, except the first of each section, epigraph or sub-paragraph, will be indented 0.5 cm. by the left margin.

The footnotes will go in Times New Roman with 8 points body with single spacing and 0.5 cm French indentation, including the first line of each note.

Do not use bold or underlined to emphasize words. To mark the emphasis, italics (italics) will be used. Foreign language terms or expressions will also be italicized.

The work will be presented in computer support, in Word, compatible with the Windows or Macintosh environment. It is essential to use Unicode fonts.

5. Guidelines for the body of the central text

a) The abbreviations used are: cfr., vid., s. v., esp., p. eg op. cit., art. cit., infra, supra. For the rest of the abbreviations, the most common in each discipline will be used, trying to respect the rules of the RAE regarding the use of uppercase, lowercase and italics, as it appears in the list published on its page (

Other formulas and abbreviations:

ed./eds. (edition / editor / s); coord./coords. (coordinator / coordinators); dir./dirs. (director / directors); comp. (compiler); trad. (translation / translator); see / see (instead of: v./vid); p./pp. (page / pages); t./tt. (volume / volumes); vol./vols. (volume / volumes); f./ff. (folio / folios); fig./figs. (figure / figures); Lamps / Lamps (sheet / sheets); cap./caps. (chapter / chapters); No. / Nos. (number / numbers); leg./legs (file / s); c. (box); book (will not be abbreviated); exp. (proceedings); carp (binder); doc./docs. (document / s); AC. (circa instead of "towards" or "h."); to. C. / d. C. (before Christ / after Christ); m. (dead) / r. (reign).

b) When the body of the text includes terms or phrases in a different language, or words that are to be highlighted, or of unusual use, they will be italicized, unless they are cited in the original alphabet (Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.). In the latter case, it is mandatory to indicate the Unicode source.

c) The titles of chapters, sections or epigraphs, and subsections or sub-letters shall be written in lowercase (except the initials, which must be capitalized), as well as the captions of photos or the information of the graphs or tables, and shall not bear final point.

d) The sections and epigraphs will be ordered in a correlative and sequential manner, always with Arabic numerals, with the following progressive scheme: 1., 1.1., 1.1.1., not exceeding the third level.

e) The headings and feet of the figures, tables, and graphs will be written in Times New Roman body 10 points, centered. They will be numbered as follows: Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, Graph 1, Graph 2. It is mandatory that in the body of the text a call is made to observe the figure, table or graph by writing the abbreviation in brackets corresponding and the number. For example: (Fig. 1, Tab. 1, etc.).

f) The images that wish to be included will be sent to the journal attached to the text in computer support, as separate files, marking in the text the places where they are to be inserted, as well as, where appropriate, the corresponding captions in a separate file. It is the responsibility of the author to provide images of sufficient resolution and quality for printing (preferably 300 dpi), obtain the relevant permits for the reproduction of another's work and ensure that the mentions in this regard appear in the form to which the cession of the reproduction right. The recommended file formats for photographic reproductions or images with nuances are JPG, JPEG or TIFF, with a desirable resolution of 300 dpi.

6. Citations in the text and footnote.

The authors will adjust their articles to the following indications:

a) The notes will be at the bottom of the page in an 8-point body with single line spacing and 0.5 cm French indentation. (including its first line), and will be indicated in the text with a flown number (superscript). If the flown was next to any punctuation mark, it will always go before that sign. Notes with an asterisk are not allowed. All notes must be included using the “Insert footnote” option in the text editor and not manually.

b) Textual citations inserted in the text will be placed in rounds and in high quotes ("...") when they do not exceed three lines. When they exceed the three lines they will be placed in 10 points, without quotes, with an indentation of 1 cm. by the left margin applied to the entire appointment, and separated before and after the text by a line spacing.

c) To mark the quotes that go inside a sentence with high quotes ("...") single high quotes (altas ... ’) will be used. For the definition or translation of a voice in a foreign language, the voice will be written in italics and in single quotes (‘...’) and in round the definition or translation. To differentiate the parentheses within other parentheses, square brackets ([...]) will be used.

d) The quotes will follow the Chicago 17A system, always in footnotes. The first time a work is cited, it will be done in its full version. If an appointment is repeated, it will be summarized (always following the Chicago 17A system): Author's last name, Short title, page. Eg: Ozamiz, Meaning of the work, 120. Bibliographic references according to the Chicago 17A system will not be entered in the body of the text, but in the footnotes.

e) If several authors appear on the same note, they are separated from each other with a semicolon. Ex .: García Berrio, Theory of literature, 51-52; Albaladejo and Chico Rico, "The theory of linguistic and formal criticism", 184-233, and Chico Rico, "Theory of text and literary linguistics", 229.

f) References of different works by the same author will be separated by a semicolon, without re-indicating the author's last name.

7. References (Sources and Bibliography) cited.

They may only include the references actually cited, and these should be adjusted as follows:


a) At the end of the article, the Sources and the Bibliography (including the heterogeneous and cyber graphic elements) will be recorded separately, which will be reviewed in alphabetical order of authors, according to the following guidelines: Names and Full Name of the author. Title and subtitle of the book (in italics). City of publication: Editorial, Year. The works of the same author will be ordered chronologically, including each time the name of the author.

b) In the contributions of collective books, the surnames and the full name of the author will be indicated. "Chapter title". Cap. nº in Title of the book. Place: Editorial, year. Exs .:

Samples, John. “The origins of Modern Campaign Finance Law”. Cap. 7 en The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

c) In articles in journals or newspapers, the title of the article will be enclosed in quotes in rounds, preceded by the name of the author, followed by the data of the journal or newspaper. Exs .:

Ribera i Lacomba, Albert, y Rafaela Soriano Sánchez. “Enterramientos de la Antigüedad Tardía en Valentia”. Lucentum, n. 6 (1987): 139-164.

d) References to documents and manuscripts include the following information: Typology of the document or manuscript (letter, consultation, relationship, order, decree, etc.), producing authority or entity, and recipient (if constant), data (place, day, month and year developed); the current signature of the file or library with which this documentation is accessed: full name of the file or library (initials added in uppercase in the first reference), background, unit in the corresponding language (file / leg., manuscript / ms ., box / box, folder / folder, file / exp., etc.) and foliation / paging (if necessary and with the formula fol./fols. or p./pp.). Exs .:

Consulta del Consejo de Estado sobre los preparativos de la embajada a Persia, Madrid, 21 de enero de 1613, Archivo General de Simancas (AGS), Estado, leg. 2.643, s. fol.

Copia de la “Relaçión de Juan Hervart tusón de oro de lo pasado en la investidura del tusón que se dio a Don Juan Baptista de Capua Príncipe de Caspuli y de Conca, por manos del Conde de Solre en la Iglesia del convento de St. bernardino de franciscos descalços fuera de los muros de Madrid, en el día de St. Juan a 24 de junio 1633”, Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE), Ms. 11.137, fols. 1r-10v.

If a document has already been mentioned, abbreviated reference will be made to its signature by means of the acronym of the file or library included in the note corresponding to the first mention.

e) Appointments from journals or electronic media on the Internet will be made indicating all the data according to the preceding standards (author, year, title, publication, city, etc.), also indicate the address on the internet and the date of consultation. Exs .:

Cuerda, José Luis. “Para abrir los ojos”, El País Digital, 9 de mayo de 1997, nº 371. [consulta: 9/05/1997].

Willet, Pierre. “The Victorian Women Writers Project: the library as a creator and publisher of electronic texts”, The public-access computer systems review, vol. 7, nº 6, 1996. [consulta: 27/12/2017].

f) When the work or article cited has a doi number, it must be included in its bibliographic reference through its corresponding link:

* The reference system, both for footnotes and for the final bibliography, will follow the Chicago 17A style. In the following links you can consult several manuals that specify in more detail how to follow this style according to the case, and how to proceed


8. Illustrations

Eikón Imago supports the inclusion of illustrations (images, plans and graphics) up to a maximum of twenty. The source of the same must always be identified. The presentation of figures or illustrations and their placement in the manuscript must respect the size and mode of presentation recommended by the journal's layout consultants.
Illustrations or images in color or black and white will conform to the following guidelines:

a) All of them will be presented in digital format in JPG, TIFF or BMP format, with sufficient resolution quality, preferably 300 dpi.

b) Iran all under the name "Fig.", numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, and identified with all their data in the legend or caption, including the source or origin of the image. A Word file must be sent separately with the list of captions, with their respective number (Fig. 1. xxxxxx; Fig 2. zzzzz).

c) The original images will be included in a separate folder, which will be sent electronically along with the Word document and the captions of the illustrations. However, the approximate place they should occupy in the text should be clearly indicated.

d) The authors of the articles will guarantee in writing that the images sent are free of payment for copyright, either for having already honored such payment, or because the images are free to use. In any case, they must cite the origin of them, as well as their authorship, based on the right of appointment set forth in article 32 of the Intellectual Property Law.

e) Eikón Imago journal is not responsible for any disputes arising from the misuse of images.

9. Shipment Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, the authors are asked to confirm that their submission complies with all of the following elements, and that they accept that the submission that does not comply with such indications will be returned to the author.

  1. The article has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the editor).
  2. The file sent is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF format.
  3. Web addresses have been added for references where possible.
  4. DOI references have been added in cases where they exist.
  5. The text meets the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in these “Guidelines”.
  6. If you are sending to a section of the journal that is peer reviewed, you must confirm that the instructions in “Ensuring a blind review” have been followed.

10. Evaluation of the articles

Eikón Imago reserves the right to reject any original based on quality, form or edition criteria, before moving on to the evaluation process. The evaluation of the articles goes through three phases:

a) First formal review: The Editorial Board, after acknowledging receipt of the text to the author through his email address, will make a first analysis of the article to check if it meets the requirements indicated in these “Rules for authors”. Each article must faithfully conform to these Rules, otherwise, it will be returned to the author to adapt it to these. That return will be communicated to the author within a period of less than one month.

b) Evaluation by the double blind peer-review process: After this first formal review, the article that has passed it will be submitted to the external opinion of two specialists of recognized prestige in the matter, external to the Council of Drafting, so that they evaluate its content through the double blind pair review system, which implies the anonymity of the author and the evaluators.

Important details:

The fundamental criteria that will be taken into account for a positive evaluation of the articles will be: the relevance of the selected sources, the quality of the methodology used, the originality of the subject, the academic relevance, the updating of the bibliography, the fulfillment of the editorial norms, the correct writing in the language of publication, the structure of the work, the validity of the conclusions and the general scientific interest of the text, as well as its most significant contributions to the fields covered by the journal.

The arbitrators' evaluations will be specified in four possibilities: “Accepted”, “Accepted with minor corrections”, “Accepted with substantial corrections”, or “Rejected”.

In case of a discrepancy of evaluation between the two arbitrators assigned, the article will be evaluated by a third specialist, whose opinion will settle the tie.

In the cases of “Accepted with minor corrections” and “Accepted with substantial corrections,” the article will be returned to the author to introduce the modifications or corrections requested.

If the text is “Rejected,” the authors will be notified of the reasons argued by the evaluators for making such a decision. The authors will be informed of the result of that review, as well as the evaluators' opinions or recommendations.

After knowing the reports, the author will have a correction period of fifteen business days, during which time he will have to make the necessary corrections and amendments and send the text to the Secretary of the Editorial Board of the journal, who will verify that they have made the required changes before publishing.

In the event that the original is accepted by Eikón Imago, its author, once informed, must communicate its agreement or resignation within a maximum period of seven days. The journal undertakes to publish the original accepted within the year following its approval. Otherwise, you must request the author's agreement to adjust the new publication date or the withdrawal of the accepted original.

c) Final decision: Obtained the result of the double arbitration, the Editorial Board of the journal will decide whether or not to publish the article, according to the following details.

Having heard the opinion of its national or international arbitrators, said Council shall decide whether or not to publish the article, depending on the relevance and originality of its content and its formal structure.

The Editorial Board undertakes to communicate by email to the author the acceptance or rejection of his work within a period not exceeding one month after receiving the evaluations of the arbitrators, also specifying which number of the journal will be included.

Accepted papers will be published in their proposed form, except in the case of grammatical or writing errors. In the latter case, the Editorial Board, without interfering in substantive matters regarding the content of the article, is granted the freedom to introduce slight modifications in terms of writing, spelling, punctuation and graphic design.

Texts that exceed the three phases of the review process will be published in order of reception and acceptance.

During proofreading, the author may only introduce errata corrections, without making significant changes to the texts. The authors must correct the first tests within a maximum period of fifteen business days, from the delivery of the evidence. Otherwise it is understood that they accept the correction made by the Journal. The second tests will be in charge of the Editorial Board.

Once the corresponding number has been published, all authors will be informed that they can download the final text of their contribution in PDF format on the journal's website.


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.

Copyright Notice

With the purpose of promoting the global exchange of knowledge, Eikón Imago facilitates unrestricted access to its contents from the moment of its publication in this electronic edition, and for that reason it is an open access journal. The originals published in this journal are property of the Complutense University of Madrid and it is mandatory to cite their origin in any total or partial reproduction. All content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 use and distribution license (CC BY 4.0). This circumstance must be expressly stated in this way when necessary.

You can check the informative versionand the legal text of the license.

Eikón Imago does not charge fees for sending works, nor fees for the publication of their articles.


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