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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.

  • 1. It’s an original and unpublished work that it’s not being simultaneously considered for publication by any other journal.
  • 2. Authors hold all copyrights of the materials and submitted manuscript.
  • 3. Authors have observed rules and legislation regarding ethics.

Author Guidelines

Sociología y tecnociencia is an open access journal that publishes peer reviewed articles. It appears 2 times per year. The journal doesn’t apply any cost to authors who can submit their articles during the whole year.



Authors interested in publishing in Sociología y tecnociencia should send their papers through this website.

When submitting an article through this website, in the "Step 3. Introduction of submission metadata", do not forget to indicate your name and email address, and title of the article, keywords and abstracts in Spanish and English. To do this, select the "Spanish" language in the box that appears at the top of the page and include the data in Spanish; then, select the English language in the same box and enter data in English. You must also fill the box "Affiliation", indicating the name and mailing address of your institution and your academic category.


The manuscripts will be reviewed by two blind referees. The reviews are anonymous for authors and reviewers. In this sense, all clues to the identity of the authors must be eliminated throughout the manuscript. Based on the referees’ reports, the decision will be communicated to the first author and, where appropriate, the changes suggested.


Template: It’s available in this link.

Extension: Articles will have a general extension of 10-20 pages; this limit includes abstracts, references, tables, footnotes, endnotes, etc.

Title: In Spanish and English (plus the manuscript language, if other).

Abstract: No more than 250 words, in Spanish and English (plus the manuscript language, if other).

Key words: Maximum five terms, in Spanish and English (plus the manuscript language, if other).

Format: Word for Windows. Follow the template scrupulously.

Style: A good research and a dense academic essay improve if they are exposed clearly and simply. Criticism of ideas can be done without belittling others.

Structure: Nowadays, IMRD is the canonical pattern. However, we think that it might be works that do not fit into that format.

Tables, graphs and figures: Tables should be numbered before its title. The same applies for graphs and figures.

References and author citations: According to APA6 rules. For instance, depending on the case, (Elias, 1987), (Elias, 1987; Varela, 2000), (Elias, 1987, p. 32), Elias (1987, p. 32). If several works by the same author were published in the same year, they should be differentiated by letters (a, b, c, etc.) following the year of publication.

Textual citations, if inside a paragraph, have to be highlighted by means of “quotation marks”. If in a separate paragraph, plus the “quotation marks”, the left side should be indented 0.75 cm.

Others: All pages should be numbered. If possible, avoid footnotes.


Listed in full in alphabetic order at the end of the paper and limited to the works mentioned in the text. APA6 rules should be followed, as in these examples:

Books, one author

Sparkes, A. C. (1992). Telling Tales in Sport and Physical Education. A Qualitative Journey. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Books, several authors

Sparkes, A. C., & Smith, B. (2014). Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health: From Process to Product. London: Routledge

Book chapter, one author

Willis, P. (1983). Cultural production and theories of reproduction. In L. Barton & S. Walker (Eds.), Race, class and education (pp. 71-85). London: Croom Helm.

Book chapter, several authors

Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2000). Autoethnography, personal narrative, reflexivity: Researcher as subject. In N. K. Denzin, & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (pp. 733–768). London: Sage.

Articles, one author

Pill, S. (2016). Implementing game sense coaching approach in Australian football through action-research. Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte, 18(1), 63-79.

(Do not abbreviate the title of the journal.)

Articles, several authors

Romar, J.E., Haag, E., & Dyson, B. (2015). Teachers’ experiences of the TPSR (Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility) model in Physical Education. Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte, 17(3), 202-219.

(Do not abbreviate the title of the journal.)

Articles from online journals

n general, if any publication (book, edition, book chapter, article ...) is available on a web page (URL), and has no uniform resource identifiers (URI) such as DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or Handle (persistent identifier used by the repositories), the URL will be included at the end of the reference, indicating the date of consultation

As previously indicated (one or several authors), adding the link. For example:

Romar, J.E., Haag, E., & Dyson, B. (2015). Teachers’ experiences of the TPSR (Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility) model in Physical Education. Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte, 17(3), 202-219. Retrieved from http://agora-revista.blogs.uva.es/files/2015/12/agora_17_3a_romar_et_al.pdf

If the publication has an uniform resource identifiers, such as DOI or Handle, it will be included at the end of the reference, without including the URL or date of query. Examples:

Vogel, Else (2018), “Operating (on) the self: transforming agency throughobesity surgery and treatment”, Sociology of Health & Illness, 40(3), 508-522. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12654 .

Grau i Muñoz, Arantxa (2014) “Por una sociología de la promoción de la salud. Reflexionando a propósito de los programas de educación maternal”, Praxis Sociológica, 18, 135-155. Handle: http://roderic.uv.es/handle/10550/54179

It is necessary to indicate the DOI in all texts that have it. To check which of the cited works have DOI you can use the Simple Text Query tool (http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/), following these steps:

1) Register on the Simple Text Query portal (http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/): you must enter an email address and click on “Submit”. Shortly afterwards an email will be received at the address provided with a link, in which you have to click to register.

2) Once you have registered, visit the Simple Text Query main page (http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/), enter your email address and paste all the bibliographic listing of your work into the box. The texts must have a recognized format, must be ordered alphabetically and separated from each other by a blank line. Then click on “Submit”, and, in one or two minutes, the system will indicate, highlighting them in red, which texts have DOI.


Other internet resources

Hodgkin, K. G. (2014). Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary Transition. Cardiff Metropolitan University, unpublished PhD thesis. Retrieved from https://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10369/6525/PhD%20in%20Full%20June.pdf;jsessionid=9F2AAEC8D6723DC5A072FBD16DDADC8C?sequence=2

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