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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 published previously -in any journal, book, conference proceedings...- and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • "Ethics and best practices policy" established by the journal has been read and understood.
  • The file is sent in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. In the text file, images are included in their position and directed as (Figure - x); foot or comment image is also included.
  • Web address references have been added when possible.
  • The author's name and any possible reference that can induce to know who the author of the article is, has been removed from the text (see "Ensuring a blind review"). On the first page, only the article title, the abstract and keywords are to be included. Identification and biographical data will be requested as METADATA during the submission process.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements listed in the Author Guidelines, which may be found in About the Journal.
  • Illustrations or pictures that have been included in the text are also sent as ADDITIONAL FILES. One file per image. Images are to be in color or black and white, 300 dpi resolution, minimum size 10x15 cm.
  • The author guarantees the authorship of the documents presented, as well as any text or image. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, all should appear as co-authors. All authors meet the journal's criteria for authorship and that nobody who meets these criteria has been omitted from the list.
  • References of potential reviewers (full name and affiliation), specialized in the contribution field of research, are included in the message body "Comments to the editor" shown during the submission process. (Optional, see Proposal of Reviewers)

  • Institutions or agencies that may have funded the research are properly identified. This information is included in the acknowledgements section.

Author Guidelines

VLC architecture. Research Journal does not charge fees for submission of papers, nor fees for the publication of its articles.

VLC architecture will consider only those works that have not been previously published, regardless of the format. In this sense, we act with the conviction that the scientific literature can be biased by a redundant publication, with important consequences.

At the end of a contribution, the acknowledgments must be cited, specifying the sources of research funding (if any) as well as the substantial aid, advice or recommendations made by third parties.

On the language of the manuscripts:

The authors will submit their accepted and final manuscripts in English (American English) and in the original language (if it is Latin, see the “Languages” section). Manuscripts that are submitted for the first time for consideration by the editorial committee and the respective reviewers may be submitted in only one language, the one that the author prefers among those admitted. If the article is submitted in English in its first version, this will be the only one published.

About the length of the articles:

Manuscripts must meet the word count requirements. The full text of the manuscripts including title, abstract, keywords, main text, figure captions and notes, must be a maximum of:

  • Research articles: 4,500 words

The extension of the notes will not exceed 20% of the body of the article. In addition, it will not be possible to exceed 20% of self-citations in the bibliography.

On the style of the manuscripts:

Articles must be submitted in an editable format (.doc or .docx extension), with Times New Roman (pc) or Times Roman (mac) font, single spacing, automatic spacing before and after. Justified alignment.

- Page format: A4 size, vertical orientation. Perimeter margins 3 cm. No headers or footers.

- Content: The main text will include the title of the text, the abstract, the full text with footnotes, the images with their respective legends, the bibliography, and finally the references of the images. Use Word's endnote function to write bibliographical references. Exclude any information that could identify the name of the author or the institution.

- First page: It must be composed only of:

  • Title of the article: 80 characters, including spaces. (Times New Roman, bold, size 12, justified)
  • Summary: must not exceed 200 words, a single paragraph. (Times New Roman, italic, size 9, justified)
  • Keywords: five significant words. (Times New Roman, italic, size 9)

- Main text format: Times New Riman, size 11. Authors may use italics to emphasize a term. Well differentiated section titles.

 - Notes: All the notes will be included numbered at the bottom of the page in size 10. They will follow the citation method explained in the "style manual" section, as dictated by the citation standards of The Chicago Manual of Style.

- Citations: It will adjust to the bibliographic standards of The Chicago Manual of Style.

- Bibliography: any citation or bibliographical reference indicated in the footnotes must be included in the bibliography at the end of the article. These have to comply with the bibliographic standards of the journal, and must be after the text of the article and before the list of references of the images. It will conform to the bibliographic standards of The Chicago Manual of Style.

- Figures, tables and images: No more than 12 representative and clear figures (figures, tables and images).

These must be referenced in the text between parentheses (Figure X), replacing the X with the number in which the image appears within the article, from 1 to 12.

- Bibliographic standards: The citation method follows the standards of The Chicago Manual of Style. In its section “notes and bibliography.”

- Image references: Images must be specifically and completely referenced. The list of illustration captions and the list of origin of these references must appear at the end of the article.


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Research articles

Unpublished research articles, or criticism and dissemination of scientific activities in architecture.

In the anonymous and external peer review process, assessment will be levied on the interest of the article, its contribution to the knowledge of the topic, the developments made, the right relations established, the developed critical judgment, the bibliographic references and the correct wording handled.

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