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Author Guidelines

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.

  • Login or Register to make a submission.
  • The submission has not been previously published and is not under review/consideration by any other journal (otherwise, an explanation has to be provided in the comments section to the editor).
  • It is a Microsoft Word (doc or docx) file and has been produced using the template for papers.
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Title and source are needed.
  • Papers submitted to a blind peer-review section ensure the anonymity of the authors following Ensuring a Blind Review
  • References are edited following the APA style
  • References include DOI numbers. DOI numbers are referred following the scheme <>, by using the CrossRef online form (
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in Author Guidelines.
  • Authors have entered their ORCID code, if available, in the personal data form.

Author Guidelines

In the case of sending the manuscript to the peer review section, it must previously verify that the text conforms strictly to the following norms:

  1. Sending originals will be through the website of the journal: this requires registering as an author (if first time) or identify and access author profile (if it is already registered).
  2. Texts can be sent in Spanish, Portuguese or English. In order that the proper word processor helps to avoid typographical problems, etc, it should be indicated through the word processor options and every part thereof, the language in which it is written. For example "Spanish (International alphabet)", "English (United States)", etc.
  3. The journal accepts unpublished original for its sections of articles, reports and applications, reviews and doctoral theses.
  4. Text. Please download here the Word file with the format required for contributions to journal.
    • Works must be sent in Microsoft Word (docx) format through the website of the journal.
    • Articles for an extension between fifteen and twenty-five pages, including text, tables, all the artwork, notes and bibliography recommended. For other contributions, such as reviews, news doctoral theses, etc., up to 4 pages it is suggested.
    • Page will be ISO-A4 size, with all 3 cm margins..
    • The font should be Times New Roman, in 11 pt and single spacing.
    • Normal bleeding take paragraphs 1 cm and full justification. They will be separated by a blank line.
    • The working model presentation is as follows:
    • On the first page:
      • The title in capital letters
      • Since the review is double blind, DO NOT write the name of the authors, neither on the first page nor in the page header. This process is carried out when the article is edited, once accepted, for publication in GeoFocus.
      • The entity to which they belong, detailing the contact address both the postcard as email.
      • The abstract of no more than 10 lines, the language of the article, followed by the keywords in the same language. Cunado the article is written in Castilian or Portuguese will be provided, then the title, abstract and keywords in English. When the article is written in English will be provided, then the title, abstract and keywords in Castilian or Portuguese
    • On the following pages: 
      • The article text, paragraphs and headings codifying the decimal system, lowercase (1, 1.1, 1.1.1) and avoiding more than three digits.
      • Section titles carry no bleeding.
      • Section titles go first level in bold.
  5. Notes and cites. Notes should be avoided except in cases really necessary at the end of the text, numbered consecutively. The author citations in the text take only the author's name and year, for example (Moreno 2000) and Moreno (2000) as the discursive necessity. In case of works of two authors will be cited both, for example (Burrough and McDonnell 1998). In case of works of more than three authors will be cited at first followed by the form "et al." for example Ninyerola et al (2000). If you want to cite several studies in parentheses, separated by commas were, for example (Moreno 2000, Burrough and MacDonnell 1998, Ninyerola et al. 2000).
  6. References. References will further paragraph spacing 6 pt. It will go to the end of the article in alphabetical order according to the following models for magazine article, book oo website. On web pages date information appears on the page if it and, in any case, the date of consultation is indicated..
    Gutiérrez Puebla, J. (1987): “Spatial structures of network flows: A graph theoretical approach”, Transportation Research –B, 21, 6, 489-502.
    Prados Velasco, M. J. (1995): Teledetección, agricultura y medio ambiente. Madrid, Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación.
    Bosque Sendra, J. (1997): “Análisis estadístico y sistemas de información geográfica para el estudio de los problemas ambientales y socioeconómicos” en Cabero,V. y Plaza, J. I. (Coor.): Cambios regionales a finales del siglo XX. Salamanca, Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles-Dpto. de Geografía de la Universidad de Salamanca, 193-204.
    CIDOB (2011): Mediterranean and Middle East Socio-economic Atlas. (consultado 28-01-2015).
  7. Tables. They will be provided and integrated into the text. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals. They should be explicitly mentioned in the text and located close to where they are cited.
  8. Figures (maps, graphs and photographs). They will be provided and integrated into the text. They will have Arabic and numbered consecutively and be accompanied by a foot short explanatory figure. In the text there should be an explicit reference to each of the figures reproduced. The artwork must be framed and interspersed within the text. Each figure is located behind (or exceptionally immediately before) the first date to it. The size of the figures may be up to 15 by 20 cm in order to fit the format of the magazine. Maps and charts include legend, data source and a foot explanatory figure, adding to maps, graphic scale and orientation. In any case, the size of the letters and the thickness of the lines will be adequate for readability. As for the images (eg photos) those sent both black and white and color are accepted.
  9. The wording shall ensure compliance with these standards, so be returned to their original authors that do not adhere to them. In any case the Editorial Board reserves the right to make formal changes that seem appropriate.
  10. Copyright. By submitting the originals, the authors accept the rules of distribution, reproduction and copyright established by the magazine.


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