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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is a Microsoft Word or odt document that follows the journal's template.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Topics and sections

The manuscripts submitted to Estudios de Fonética Experimental must be unpublished. They can deal with any aspect of experimental phonetics. We also accept book reviews.

When you make a sumission you need to choose between submitting your work to the Articles, Miscellaneous or Reviews section. As a general rule, submissions will be included in the main section of the journal devoted to "Articles". The manuscripts submitted for their publication in the section "Miscellaneous" address aspects of phonetics without using an experimental method, or present tools for phonetics, etc..

The manuscripts submitted for their publication in the section "Notes and reviews" are either reviews of publications related to any aspect of phonetics (both experimental or theoretical) or short notes on topics related to phonetics.

You can check the gidelines and requirements of each section below.

 

Peer review policy

Estudios de Fonética Experimental employs double-blind reviewing, which means that the referees and the authors remain anonymous throughout the process. All manuscripts submitted to Estudios de Fonética Experimental are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial evaluation

The Editorial Board will make an initial evaluation of the manuscript. Manuscripts that are outside the aims and scope of the journal will be rejected at this stage. Those that fall within the scope of the journal are normally passed on to two experts for review. The authors will be informed of the result of the initial evaluation.

Book reviews are usually not subject to peer review. They are, however, reviewed by an in-house Editor, and the author may be asked to make changes if required. They are published only after having been approved by the Editor in Chief.

Selection of the referees

Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise in the different branches of phonetics. Primary research articles are subject to external peer review. Occasionally, if the specificity of the topic of the article requires it, one (and only one) of the peer reviewers may be chosen among the members of the Scientific Committe or of the Editorial Board.

Preferred reviewers

Authors are welcome to suggest suitable reviewers and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts. When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are totally independent and not connected to the manuscript in any way. It is strongly recommended that the authors suggest a mix of reviewers from different countries and different institutions. When suggesting reviewers, the corresponding author must provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer. Please note that Estudios de Fonética Experimental may not use the suggestions, but suggestions are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer-review process.

Referee reports

Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is original, is methodologically sound, has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions, and adequately references previous relevant work. Referees advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Duration of the review process

The time required for the review process depends on the response of the referees. The typical time is approximately 4 to 8 weeks. Should the referees’ reports contradict one another, a further expert opinion may be sought.

The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees.

Manuscripts that are returned for revision may be resubmitted once appropriate changes are made. Resubmissions must include a response letter that explains how the reviewers’ comments have been addressed. Revised manuscripts will be returned to the initial referees for additional evaluation.

The process will be repeated until reaching a final decision.

Final report

When a definitive opinion on a manuscript is reached, a final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author.

Code of conduct

The code of conduct of Estudios de Fonética Experimental follows the COPE Core Practices and the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona. Detailed instructions for authors, reviewers and editors are detailed below. Any issue that is not deal with in the following sections will be solved according to the COPE Core Practices and the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona.

Duties of Authors

Authors should declare explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest that may have influenced the results obtained or the interpretations proposed. They must also indicate the sources of funding received for their research (if any) in an explicit way in the article (the template for authors contains an example of how this can be done).

The authors of the manuscripts guarantee that their work is original and that the manuscripts neither contain extracts from other authors nor contain other fragments from written works that were previously published by the same authors. Furthermore, the authors confirm the veracity of the data, namely that the empirical data have not been altered to verify hypotheses.

The authors guarantee that the list of authors includes the names of all those individuals who have made a scientifically significant contribution to the work, to the interpretation of the results and the actual writing of the article.

If the authors have gathered data about human voices and/or other personal data, they should include in a separate section or in a footnote a declaration about informed consent. The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send it if requested during the peer review or after publication.

Authors should notify the journal editors of any errors in their published articles so that the appropriate corrections can be made. When needed, the journal will publish a correction note containing corrections, clarifications, retractions or apologies.

Duties of Reviewers

The reviewers are committed to performing a critical, honest, constructive, and unbiased review of the scientific quality of the manuscript.

Reviewers should not evaluate articles for which they may have a conflict of interest.

Each manuscript assigned to a reviewer must be considered as confidential. Therefore, these texts should not be discussed with other people. Any information obtained during the peer-review process must be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes.

Duties of Editors

The editors ensure the selection of the most qualified reviewers for each manuscript, with the least possible level of bias.

The editors ensure that the decision to publish an article or not is not dependent on the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, country of origin, citizenship, political opinions or any other personal circumstance.

The editors will act swiftly to eliminate from the journal or refuse to publish any article that has been found to plagiarise information from other sources.

In case that there are co-authors, the editors will guarantee that the consent of all the authors is obtained before the article is published.

The editors undertake not to disclose information regarding the articles submitted for publication to other people other than the author, the reviewers and other editors. The editors are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscripts, their authors and their reviewers, in such a way that anonymity preserves the intellectual integrity of the whole process.

Editors should detect and avoid all possible conflicts of interest. Editors are required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer-review process if a competing interest exists. An editor cannot supervise the editorial process of an article or an author which he/she has colliding conflicts of interest. If a conflict of interest is detected, journal editors follow the COPE Core Practices, the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona, and similar resolved cases about conflicts of interest. 

Articles

The manuscripts submitted to Estudios de Fonética Experimental must be unpublished. They can deal with any aspect of experimental phonetics and, as a general rule, they will be included in the main section of the journal devoted to "Articles".

This section is peer-reviewed. Articles should have an abstract between 100 and 130 words. A minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 need to be provided. All articles need to used the journal template.

Submission

The corresponding author has to submit three documents:

• an anonyimized copy of the article in .docx format (please note that it is compulsory to use this Word template, which contains detailed information for formatting the text),
• an anonyimized copy in .pdf format,
• a separate file with the name and surname, filiation, and email address of all authors.

Length

Estudios de Fonética Experimental does not establish a maximum lenght for articles. Nevertheless, authors should refrain from exceeding the 40 pages limit.

Languages

Articles may be published in English, Spanish, French and Italian, as well as in Catalan and Galician. If you submit an article in Catalan, please make sure you follow the orthographic guidelines contained in the Llibre d'estil of the Unversity of Barcelona.

Figures

Estudios de Fonética Experimental does not apply any charges for publication, editing or inclusion of figures in the articles. Figures will appear in colour in the electronic edition of the journal; they will appear in black and white in the print version.

Miscellaneous

The manuscripts submitted for their publication in the section "Miscellaneous" address aspects of phonetics without using an experimental method, or present tools for phonetics, etc.. The section is peer-reviewed and follows the same guidelines than the Articles section. Submissions must have an abstract between 100 and 130 words. A minimum of 3 keywords and a maximum of 5 need to be provided. All submissions need to used the journal template.

Reviews

The manuscripts submitted for their publication in the section "Notes and reviews" are either reviews of publications related to any aspect of phonetics (both experimental or theoretical) or short notes on topics related to phonetics. Reviews do not have abstracts. Book reviews are usually not subject to peer review. They are, however, reviewed by an in-house Editor, and the author may be asked to make changes if required. They are published only after having been approved by the Editor in Chief.

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Target audience

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Additional information

For further information, please visit this link:  http://hdl.handle.net/2445/122803