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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.
  • El envío no ha sido publicado previamente ni se ha sometido a consideración por ninguna otra revista (o se ha proporcionado una explicación al respecto en los Comentarios al editor/a).
  • Siempre que sea posible, se proporcionan direcciones URL para las referencias.
  • El texto tiene interlineado sencillo; 12 puntos de tamaño de fuente; se utiliza cursiva en lugar de subrayado (excepto en las direcciones URL); y todas las ilustraciones, figuras y tablas se encuentran colocadas en los lugares del texto apropiados, en vez de al final.
  • El texto se adhiere a los requisitos estilísticos y bibliográficos resumidos en las Directrices del autor/a, que aparecen en Acerca de la revista.

Author Guidelines

Authors of manuscripts must ensure that the work submitted to the Journal of Human Security and Global Law is original and does not contain excerpts from works by other authors or excerpts from their own previously published work. In addition, the authors must confirm the veracity of the data; that is, the empirical data have not been altered to confirm the hypothesis.

The authors undertake to ensure that the materials consulted are the most current and relevant in the field in which the research has been carried out, and that they have taken into account all the different currents of thought that exist.

In the authorship of the work, the authors must ensure that all persons who have made a significant scientific and intellectual contribution to the conceptualization and planning of the work are included, while at the same time participating in the interpretation of the results and the article writing. However, authors should be hierarchically organized according to their level of responsibility and roles.

All authors accept responsibility for what they have written.


  1. Papers will be submitted in Microsoft Word (doc) format via the journal’s website. No other means of sending will be accepted and no correspondence will be maintained on originals not sent through the portal or other formats. Before submitting the work, the author must register to the journal’s website in order to maintain communication with the editorial team.
    1.1. Only the main entries should be inserted in the summary, which may precede the manuscript. The use of automatic summaries and hypertexts in the body of the manuscript, in the footnotes, in the final bibliography, in the index of sources and in the annexes will always be avoided.

  2. Papers submitted will be unpublished and may not be considered by other journals as long as they are in the process of being evaluated in the Journal of Human Security and Global Law. Authors are required to be original to the works submitted for publication. Exceptionally, and for reasons of scientific interest and / or dissemination of particularly well-known contributions, the Drafting Team may decide to publish and / or translate a text already published.

  3. Authors must anonymize the manuscripts they submit. Therefore, they must delete the name and surname, citations and references, acknowledgments and other elements that could allow the identification of the author. The editorial staff of the Journal of Human Security and Global Law will ensure that the texts meet this condition. If the article is accepted for publication, then the non-anonymized version will be sent to the journal, in case it differs from the one already submitted.
  1. Manuscripts will be preceded by a cover page, which will be uploaded as a complementary file —independent of the manuscript (see above 3)—, where the following information will be specified:
    4.1. Title, in Spanish and English.
    4.2. Name of the author(s). The inclusion of new authors will not be accepted after the first submission.
    4.3. Institutional affiliation: university or center, department or unit, place of work (office, organization, etc.), city and country.
    4.4. E-mail. All correspondence will be sent to the same email address. In the case of multi-author manuscripts, the person who will correspond with the journal must be specified.
    4.5. Brief biographical note (up to 60 characters) specifying the highest degrees obtained (and by which university), current position and main lines of research. The Journal of Human Security and Global Law may publish this biographical note as a supplement to the information in the articles.
    4.6. ORCID identification: if available. The Journal of Human Security and Global Law recommends that authors register at for an ORCID identification number.
    4.7. Summary of the work / Abstract, in Spanish and English, with a maximum length of 300 characters.
    4.8. Keywords: 5-10 keywords or short phrases will be specified that identify the content of the work for inclusion in national and international repertoires and databases.

  2. Manuscripts will be sent with the page number, bottom right.

  3. The journal regularly publishes works in Catalan, Spanish or English, but works in the main scientific languages ​​(French, German or Italian) are also accepted, provided they are accompanied by an extensive summary in English of the content of the original work. The summary, in these cases, does not replace the English abstract of the door (3.1.4), but is added to facilitate the dissemination of the work.

  4. Times New Roman letter, 12 points.

  5. Titles: the title of the publication requires the use of uppercase and lowercase letters, according to the respective spelling rules (Spanish / Catalan / English), 18 points; subtitles and sections, 14 points. Bold will be used for subtitles and sections; Arabic numerals will be used throughout the text.

  6. Notes: The typeface of the footnotes will be the same as the basic text, in a 10-point body and 1 line spacing, the text will be justified on the left.

  7. Line spacing: 1

  8. Italics: Only italics are used for Latin expressions or phrases. Expressions in a language other than the one used in the manuscript are quoted.

  9. Justification: the text must be justified on the right and left

  10. Literal quotations: these are excerpts from a text by another author; these literal quotations, if they are brief, can be inserted into the text and interspersed.

  11. The complete reproductions of legal or literary texts (articles, paragraphs, etc.) are always placed indented to the left in two spaces, with respect to the last line of the text. These reproductions are never intertwined.

  12. Images: authors are allowed to attach images to publish with the texts. The images will always go inside the text, to the place that corresponds to them, never at the end. Images must not contain features that ridicule or undermine dignity of no one. Images, or graphics attached to publications, must be authorized and sent to JPG, PNG, or TIFF. They are accompanied by a brief description of the content or source, if necessary.

  13. Tables: 1, 2, 3, etc., will be numbered and should always be outlined in the text. Large tables will be narrower and longer than wide and short as they should fit into the width of the magazine box.

  14. Figures: all kinds of illustrations (graphics, figures or photographs) will be entered with the name of the figure and will be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., and should always be outlined in the text. Photographs may be included if necessary. If the photographs are in color, the cost of their publication will be borne by the authors. The maximum size of the figures is 15.5 cm wide by 24 cm high. Three-dimensional figures will be avoided. Both maps and drawings must include the scale. Preferable shading is white, black or raster. Scores will be avoided as they do not play well.

  15. Figure feet and table headers: will be clear, concise and bilingual in the language of the article and in English. Large amounts of data or very long numeric tables will be published as supplementary material.

  16. Bibliography: always placed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order. Only works that have been cited in the text will be included. All references that have a DOI (digital object identifier) ​​will be included at the end.

  17. Index of sources: when necessary, due to the length of the work, it is always placed at the end. The index of sources is an orderly, visually clear and concise compilation of the sources mentioned in the work. It is always placed at the end, after the bibliography.
    20.1. The Source Index is made up of a basic division:
             20.1.1. Legal sources
             20.1.2. Other sources
    20.2. In the “Legal Sources” section, a basic division is established:
             20.2.1. Legislative (codes, laws, ordinances, directives, etc.)
             20.2.2. Jurisprudence (court rulings).
              Within the legislatures, the sources mentioned are arranged in chronological order. If necessary, they are ordered according to the criteria: state, regional, local.
    As for the internationals, they are ordered —according to the type of sources used in the work—, in: international scope, EU, by countries; the latter in alphabetical order by country.
    Within the jurisprudence, the order will also always be chronological, with precise indication of the issuing body of the sentence. If international jurisprudence is included, the appropriate subdivision will be opened to make it easier for the reader to locate the source.
    20.3. Other sources include: literary, documentary, epistolary, memorial, exhortation, etc. Here the order is established according to the alphabetical criteria.
    20.4. If it is a work of a purely historical nature, the index of sources must respect the chronological order. The primary divisions, in addition to those referred to (legal sources / other sources), may include other divisions of sources that, due to their relevance in the development of the work, deserve to be mentioned in a singular section (epigraphic, papyrological, archaeological, manuscripts, etc.).

  18. Reviews and critical notes of books are published regularly. To do so, the author must send three certified mail to the editor.

  19. Extensive works (theses, bachelor’s theses, master’s thesis, etc.), which have obtained an excellent grade —and which have not been previously published, nor in repositories— can be sent to be published in the Documents section. They will be subject to editorial review (peer review), like the rest of the originals that are sent.

  20. Extension of articles and documents: minimum 8,000 to 20,000 words. Contributions, legislative chronicle and sentence comments, at least 5,000-8,000 words; reviews, a maximum of 4,000.

Bibliographic references (citation format)

The list of bibliographic references of a work will be established and will be arranged alphabetically by authors and chronologically for the same author, adding the letters a, b, c... to the works of the same year.

In the text, they will be indicated in the usual way: “...according to Wemmer (1998)...”, “... has been defined by Robinson and Redford (1991)...”, “... surveys conducted (Begon et al., 1999)...”.

Each work must be accompanied by the bibliographic references cited in the text. References should be based on the following models (Harvard method):

Journal articles:

Conroy, M. J., Noon, B. R., 1996. Mapping of species richness for conservation of biological diversity: conceptual and methodological issues. Ecological Applications, 6: 763–773.

Books or other non-periodical publications:

Seber, G. A. F., 1982. The estimation of animal abundance. C. Griffin & Company, London.

Contribution works in books:

Macdonald, D. W., Johnson, D. P., 2001. Dispersal in theory and practice: consequences for conservation biology. In: Dispersal: 358–372 (T. J. Clober, E. Danchin, A. A. Dhondt, J. D. Nichols, Eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Doctoral theses: Merilä, J., 1996. Genetic and quantitative trait variation in natural bird populations. Doctoral thesis, Uppsala University.

Press papers:

should only be cited if they have been accepted for publication: Ripoll, M. (in press). The relevance of population studies to conservation biology: a review. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation.

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