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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 file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or ODT.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Use no more than 3 levels of headings.
  • Article length 10 - 20 pages included references.
  • Articles must be written in English or Spanish.
  • If necessary authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for using copyrighted material, and pay fees that might be connected to the use of the material.

Author Guidelines

Style sheet, BeLLS

Style:             Chicago 15.B

Abstract:      provide an abstract of 100 - 150 words.  

Sections:     should be numbered, use no more than two levels of numbering.

Emphasis:   should be in italics, no underlines nor bold face.

Examples:    should be numbered and referred to by number

                        glossing of examples: use Leipzig glossing rules


Figures and tables:

should be numbered,  be referred to by number and have captions.

Table captions should be placed above the table

Figure captions should be placed below the figure


use double quotation marks

punctuation marks should be placed outside the quote, e.g.: "A scientist, whether theorist or experimenter, puts forward statements... and tests them step by step" (Popper 1959:4).


zero to nine are spelt out. 10 and above are given in numerals, except when initiating a sentence


in scientific notations: always use numerals: e.g.: 9%

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