Publication Rules

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Publication Rules

Style: To simplify the review process and publication the authors must ensure full compliance with editorial standards listed below.
Manuscript submission: The papers should be sent to the email address: varjournal@gmail.com, indicating in the subject (to forward e-mail): FOR PUBLICATION. Articles submitted for publication must be original and may not be submitted simultaneously to other journals for the duration of the evaluation process.
Language: The papers will be published in the language they are delivered (Spanish, English, French or Italian).
Template: Papers must conform to the template provided by the journal. This format will not be amended or replaced by a different format.
Title and author information: The paper should be led by its title. Under it is inserted the name of the authors, indicating their affiliation (university, department, company, etc…), as well as specialty and contact email.
Abstract: You must insert an abstract of the article (40 – 100 words) in language that is written and its translation into English. For articles written in English provide translation into Spanish.
Keywords: Indicate 3 to 5 keywords on the main topic in the language is written and its translation into English. For articles written in English provide translation into Spanish.
Text: The text should be written with a total area not exceeding 7,000 words, including Title, Abstract, paragraphs that are deemed appropriate, Acknowledgements (if applicable) and References.
Figures, Graphics and Images: Articles can include any graphics that may be required. Should be mentioned in the text and/or suitably located and accompanied by a walk to identify them.
Abbreviations and Acronyms: These should be clearly spelled out and defined in its first use in the text.
Citations and Bibliography: The text references will refer to the author and year of publication of the work cited. For example: (Smith, 2001) or (Nash, 1990; Smith, 2001). Where it is necessary a more precise citation indicating the page number (Smith, 2001: 34). The bibliography at the end of the text follow the alphabetical order of authors, following the format:
 
BALDASSARRI, S., CEREZO, E., SERON, F. (2007): An open source engine for embodied animated agents. In Proc. Congreso Español de Informática Gráfica: CEIG’07, pp. 89–98.
GILMAN, A. (1993): “Cambio cultural y contacto en la Prehistoria de la Europa mediterránea”, en Trabajos de Prehistoria, 50, pp. 103-111.
HODDER, I. (1999): Archaeology and global information systems. Internet Archaeology, 6 (Department of Archaeology, University of York). [URL: http://intarch.ac.uk/joumal/Íssue6/hodder_toc.html]. Access 12/03/1999.
MUNAKATA, T., (2008): Fundamentals of the New Artificial Intelligence. Springer, Berlin.
For other publications will always contain author, year, title, and publication venue.
 
Evaluation Process: Editorial Board will decide on publication of manuscripts received after passing an anonymous assessment process conducted by experts in the field. Editorial Board, according to reports received, decide whether its publication, the authors requesting changes, if any, suggested by the reviewers. Final acceptance of a contribution will be communicated to authors within approximately six months.
The evaluation method used is “double blind”, maintaining the anonymity of both the author and reviewers. The decision of the publication may be dictated to the introduction by the authors in the original text of the amendments suggested by the reviewers that will be sent by the Director of the journal. The Editorial Board shall also notify the author final acceptance of the article.
Copyright and Disclaimer: The authors are solely responsible for the claims and statements made in the text. VAR editorial team reserves the right to use the articles in successive compilations editions.
Open Access Policy: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Privacy Statement: The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or else.
 
Ethical code: Virtual Archaeology Review makes a commitment to the academic community by ensuring the ethics and quality of its published articles. As a benchmark, our journal uses the Code of Conduct and Good Practices which, for scientific journals, is defined for editors by the Publication Ethics Committe (COPE). Our journal thereby guarantees an appropriate response to the needs of readers and authors, ensuring the quality of the published work, protecting and respecting the content and integrity of the articles. The Editorial Board will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary. In compliance with these best practices, Virtual Archaeology Review has published the arbitration system that is followed for the selection of articles as well as the evaluation criteria to be applied by the anonymous, external peerreviewers. Virtual Archaeology Review keeps these criteria current, based solely on the scientific importance, the originality, clarity and relevance of the presented article. Our journal guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process at all times: the anonymity of the reviewers and authors; the reviewed content; the reasoned report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial, advisory and scientific boards as required. Equally, the strictest confidentiality applies to possible clarifications, claims or complaints that an author may wish to refer to the journal’s committees or the article reviewers. Virtual Archaeology Review declares its commitment to the respect and integrity of work already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited and texts that are identified as being plagiarized, or having fraudulent content, will be eliminated or not published in Virtual Archaeology Review. The journal will act as quickly as possible in such cases. In accepting the terms and conditions expressed by our journal, authors must guarantee that the article and the materials associated with it are original and do not infringe copyright. The authors will also have to warrant that, in the case of joint authorship, there has been full consensus of all authors concerned and that the article has not been submitted to, or previously published in, any other media.