Textual & Visual Media

Revista de la Sociedad española de periodistica

Spanish journalistic society journal

Ethical commitment and Papers submission

Publishing standards

Textual & Visual Media is a journal that follows the standards of conduct and good practice drawn up by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), aimed at editors, reviewers and authors (available on http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct)

Authorship: Authors must include those persons who have significantly contributed to the design, development and content writing of the article.
Conflict of interests: Authors are required to explicitly state any conflicts of interest that may have influenced their research. They shall indicate all funding agencies supporting it and the projects in which they take part.
Originality: The manuscript must be original, excluding other texts or articles already published. Any form of plagiarism will result in the rejection of the article and any future work carried out by the author.
Multiple and/or repetitive articles: Sending the same manuscript simultaneously to two or more journals is an ethically reprehensible practice.
Sources: Authors must adequately indicate all the sources and contributions included in their research.
Accountability: Authors are responsible for their manuscripts and assume all legal consequences arising from their authorship.

Commitment: Reviewers shall perform a review on the consistency, scientific quality, rigor and clarity of the text. Before accepting the revision of any manuscript, reviewers must indicate if it is in line with their specialty and if there exist a possible conflict of interest. Reviewers must follow the template provided by the journal and add pertinent comments to it.
Confidentiality: Each manuscript will be treated as confidential and must not be discussed with others without the express consent of the editors.
References: Reviewers must indicate the references of fundamental works that are missing in the manuscript and inform about its similarity with other published articles.
Deadlines: Reviewers will deliver their assessment as soon as possible in order to meet the deadlines.  

Honesty: The informative activity of Textual & Visual Media has no commercial or economic interest. The acceptance or rejection of manuscripts shall comply with the principles of quality and rigor established for scientific contents. Editors must evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their scientific merit.
Reviewers: The list of external assessors will be revised and updated periodically. In the event that evaluations diverge, editors will send the manuscript to a third reviewer, whose decision shall be final for the acceptance or rejection of it.
Confidentiality: Editors must ensure the confidentiality of the documents, the authors and the reviewers taking part in the external evaluation procedure. Anonymity is to preserve the intellectual integrity of the whole process.
Deadlines: Editors must ensure that deadlines do not damage the current topicality of the manuscript and will let the author know about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript within a month, and about the final acceptance or rejection in three additional months.


Papers submission

1. Unpublished articles are admitted on Communication and Journalism, in all modern latin languages, and in British and Angloamerican English. Send manuscripts to: textualvisualmedia @outlook.es

2. This journal has external assessors. The publishing is subject to acceptance by the Evaluation Committee, in terms of a blind reading as well as peer review.

3. Texts will have a title —in its original language and in English—, the name of the author or authors and their professional position and Company. An abstract will be attached of no more than 150 words, and a maximum of 5 key words, in the original language and in English.

4. Extensions of these texts will be between 3000 and 9000 words. Nevertheless, exceptions could be admitted for works of special scientific relevance.

5. The articles may include footers, if needed.

6. Bibliographical references will be included inside de text and in accordance with the Harvard system. For instance: (Mencher, 2000:340). To distinguish different publications of the same author in the same year, it is required to use letters (a,b,c...)

7. The bibliography exposed at the end of each article will be in alfabethical order and as follows:

Tuomi, Ilka (2002): Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Age of the Internet, New York, Oxford University Press.

Boczkowski, Pablo (2004): «The Processes of Adopting Multimedia and Interactivity in Three Online Newsrooms», in Journal of Communication, 54, 2004: 197-213.

—Book Chapters:
Williams, F., Strover, S. and Grant, A. (1996): «Aspectos sociales de las tecnologías de los nuevos medios», in Bryant, J and Zillmann, D. (comps.) Los efectos de los medios de comunicación. Investigaciones y teorías. Barcelona.

—Whenever an electronic document will be cited, the same system will be followed, only substituting the pages by the URL, and quoting the consultation date.

8. Illustrations and graphics will be numbered and sent separatedly, citing in each one the source and in format JPEG, TIFF, PICT or EPS.

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