Paper submission detailed guidelines

Papers should focus on original research presented at ESFLC2019. Papers may not have been submitted or published elsewhere. 

Papers should be submitted by one of the authors. The submitting author will be responsible for the paper during submission and peer review. Upon submitting, all authors accept that their paper will be double-blind peer-reviewed and confirm they will revise it, if necessary, based on the recommendations of the scientific committee. 

Papers may be submitted in English or in Portuguese. All papers need to comply with high academic standards. If English or Portuguese is not your first language, consider consulting a native speaker to proofread your paper before submission. 

All authors need to submit the original paper, as well as an anonymized version. Both versions should be identical, with exception to references to the authors.

All papers should be submitted in Word format documents, to be sent to the email address The maximum length for the papers is 7.000 words. The provided word limit applies to the article text, and both the bibliography and annexes are excluded. Papers should follow the APA guidelines (APA Manual, 6th edition) for references, citations and figures and tables (incl. captions). Papers also need to comply with the specific guidelines provided below. 

Guidelines for the title page (original version)

  • The following information should be included on the title page:
    • Paper title
    • Full author names 
    • Professional affiliation for all authors 
    • Abstract (max. 200 words)
    • Keywords (max. 5) 
    • Contacting author and institutional mailing address

Guidelines for the title page (anonymized version)

  • The following information should be included on the title page:􏰀
    • Paper title
    • Abstract (max. 200 words)
    • Keywords (max. 5) 

Guidelines for the body of the article 


  • Use Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Use 1,5 line spacing. 
  • Indent the start of a new paragraph 1 cm (tab); do not indent after a 
  • heading, table, figure, or bulleted list. 

Titles and subtitles:

  • Use sentence case.
  • Separate title and subtitle with a colon. 
  • Start the subtitle with a capital letter. 
  • Avoid more than three hierarchical levels for section headings.


  • All tables must be included in the document itself. 
  • Add a numbered caption and a descriptive title above all tables. 
  • Refer to each table at least once in the running text (e.g. see Table x). 


  • Include each figure in your manuscript in the appropriate place. 
  • Add a numbered caption and a descriptive title below each figure. 
  • Refer to each figure at least once in the running text (e.g. see Figure x). 
  • Also provide each figure in a high resolution format (tiff or eps) in a separate file. Authors will be solely responsible for the quality of the submitted figures.   


  • Written permission to reproduce tables, figures or quotations over 500 words and non-written materials must be submitted with the manuscript. 
  • If written permission has not been obtained in due time, copyrighted materials should be paraphrased or removed from the paper. 


  • Only use end notes.
  • Limit the number of notes to a minimum.


  • Acknowledgments (if existent) should be included at the end of the paper, after the notes and before the references. 


  • The references section should appear at the end of the article, beginning on a separate page, after the text (and notes/acknowledgments).
  • Ensure that each reference is complete and accurate according to the APA guidelines. 
  • Add the DOI-reference for those publications that are DOI-indexed. 
  • Restrict the reference list to references that are cited in the paper. 


  • Appendices (if existent) should be included at the end of the paper. 
  • Indicate them as Appendix A, Appendix B, and so on, in the running text. 

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