Form and preparation of manuscripts
Research articles: A manuscript documenting the results of at least one experiment/study by following the following structure: introductions, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, and references. Extra material can be reported as an appendix.
Brief articles: Manuscripts reporting the results of novel experiments/study in a succinct manner and that require prompt diffusion.
Inaugural articles or Review articles: Manuscripts reporting literature reviews on a topic. It is one requirement for the Academics to be admitted to the Academy
Letters to the editor: Manuscripts proposing critical comments, novel analysis or re-interpretations of published work.
Book reviews: Short manuscripts reporting a review of a book recently published within an area of interest to the journal.Authors correction
Authors should bear in mind the following:
The manuscripts should be submitted using the website of the Academy: http://www.raccefyn.co. The manuscript, including the title page, the abstract, tables with titles, graphics with descriptive legends, must be prepared in Microsoft WORD processor in double space. Use Arial font size 12 without justification. Do not forget to number the entire manuscript. Maximum extension 30 pages, 5,000 to 8,000 words.
The manuscripts must contain the following information:
Introduction: there must be a clear description of the theoretical framework of the theme of the investigation, purpose of the article and justification of the study, indicating the limitation of the problem question.
Materials and methods: a description of the object of observation or experimentation, instruments or devices and the methodology employed in the study.
Statistical analysis: indicate the statistical methods used and the data analysis employed.
Results: these must be presented in a logical sequence, with the accompanying tables and figures with their respective explanations and analysis.
Discussion: emphasis must be given to those aspects of the study which are new and important, contrasting the results with the relevant information available in the recent literature and relate the conclusions with the proposed objectives. Mention must be made of the implications and limitations of the results found and a comparison of the relevant observations with that of other studies. The results and the discussion may also be presented in a combined form.
Conclusions: an up to date survey of the investigation. Mention can be made here of future objectives of the same line of investigation.
References: these citations must be verifiable. When a citation is made, indicate in the text the author, the year and page in the following way: last name of the first author and year of publication Pérez (1996). If there are only two authors use both last names Perez and Ribas (1996). If there are more than two authors use only the first last name followed by et al.
The rules of the APA Manual are used by the ACCEFYN journal, they use an author-date citation system.
Reference list: alphabetically and following the examples
Journal article: Last name, A. A., Last name, B. B., Last name, C. C. (Year). Title. Journal name, volume: pp-pp. DOI
Book: Last name, A. A. (year). Title. City, Country: Publisher
Book chapter: Last name, A. A., Last name, B. B. (Year). Chapter title. In A. A. Last name. (Ed.), Book title (pp. xx-xx). City, Country: Publisher.
Journal on line: Last name, A. A. (Year). Article title. Journal, volume (issue) pp-pp. Available in http:/ /www...or DOI
References web pages: Last name, A. A. (Year). Title. Publisher. Available in: URL, accesed in date.
Tables and graphics: The tables and frames are called tables and carry an Arabic numeration in accordance with the order in which they appear. The corresponding title is placed on the upper part of the table and notes are placed in the lower part. Symbols for unit measures must appear in the column headings. If it is necessary to display some information, use lower case letters from the alphabet according to the appearance of the table: a, b, c, d, e, etc.
Photographs, graphics, pictures, or sketches are named figures, are enumerated in order of appearance, and their legends must be written in a separate page. With respect to microfiches, indicate the size of the augmentation used. People or their names should not be identifiable in photographs, unless written permission for their publication has been obtained.
When tables and figures have been taken from magazines or books, published in hard copy or electronically, specify the source and include the authorization for its reproduction from the respective publication.
Acknowledgments: These can be expressed to persons or entities who have aided in the realization of the work. Mention is made of persons and their type of aid provided, as well as to entities or institutions which have provided financial and material assistance. In case of investigative projects with financial support it suffices to mention the registry code and the entity, institution or foundation which provided the economic support.
Errata and malpractice statement
They will be published in the following issue to the announcement of the correction. They are responsibility of the authors. Errata are responsibility of the Journal.
Fabrication of evidence, data omission, duplicity of data or plagiarism will be penalized. The authors and their institutions, research center or university and sponsors will be notified.
Style and final approval
Once the article has been accepted, it will undergo a style and format revision which will bring it to its definitive version. The authors will receive the galley proofs in PDF format for the correction of errors before its printing. The corrected version must be returned for final approval within a period of 48 hours. The manuscript must be accompanied with a letter to the editor informing him of the corrections that were carried out. The editor will inform the author of the date and volume number in which the publication will appear.
Conflict of interest
If the authors or co-authors, the editors or reviewers (evaluators) have some conflict of interest which may in any way influence the transparency and objectivity of the peer review process and publication, it must be so declared.
The most obvious conflicts of interest are those referred to as financial conflicts, which result between, employer-employee, investments, and patents, as well as honoraria, consulting, paid investigation by companies which depend on the investigative results, etc.There also exist personal conflicts arising from friendships, animosity, academic competencies and passions in the moral or intellectual field (for example relatives in a company which will benefit from the results to be published, the use of the results for immediate promotion based on the published article, religious beliefs which are in direct conflict with the investigation that will be published, etc.).
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 authors declare:
Transfer of author rights
Peer review process
Manuscripts that meet the author guidelines are welcomed. Manuscripts will be assessed by the editor in chief and associate editors’ expert in the topic of the manuscript.
If the editors see fit, the manuscript will be sent to, at least, two peers knowledgeable in the topic of the manuscript. It is estimated the peer reviewing process will take around 90 days.
The reviewers can decide to a) accept the article without any modification, b) accept it if some recommendations are addressed, or c) reject the manuscript. If peers exhibit contradicting assessments, an extra reviewer will be approached to settle disparities and reach a final decision.The corresponding author will be notified of the results of the peer review process. The author should return an amended version, along with a documenting reporting the response to the reviewers, four weeks after receiving the results of the reviewers.
If the author does not send these documents past the suggested time, the journal will assume the manuscript has been withdrawn. If the author send these documents past the suggested time, the journal takes the manuscript as a new submission and the reviewing process starts anew.
Accepted manuscripts are considered property of the journal. Thus, the journal is free to reproduce an entire manuscript or parts of it.
The journal is not responsible of the contents of the published manuscripts and related legal implications.
Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
The journal abides by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards. These guidelines can be consulted in the following links:
COPE guidelines on good publication practice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1753164/
COPE code of conduct: https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct
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