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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submissions

A. Guidelines for authors

All the manuscripts should be send through the Electronic platform where the Journal is based (Open Journal System). Submitted articles must be original and unpublished, and should not be under consideration for publication in other journals. Articles may be written in Spanish, English, Catalan, Galician and Euskera.

In order to ensure originality of the received manuscripts, we recommend the authors to use programs of plagiarism detection. You can visit the following information on iThenticate:

The authors that send a manuscript to MCS, they are invited, including their professional data, to add their ORCID Id (If they have it). Regarding those authors who have not this ID, we invite you to register in ORCID in the following web:

MCS will not publish more than one article with the same authors and co-authors in a lower interval than 24 months.

MCS does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) to its authors for publication.

MCS does not have article's submission charge.

Manuscripts not fulfilling these presentation norms might be rejected.

Structure of the article:

Each original should have:

  • Title of the paper.
  • Abstract and title of the article in the language of the document as well as in English and Spanish.
  • The key words in the language of the article, as well as in English and Spanish.
  • Text of the article.
  • Notes (that will go at the end of the document with the endnote format, before the reference list).
  • References.
  • The tables and figures in a different document (if any). In the case of submitting images. It is necessary to send them in jpeg format with the highest quality.

Style: All manuscripts should follow APA style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009) both in the body of the article and the Reference list. Below are some examples of referencing:

  • Lareau, A. (2004). Unequal childhoods: Class, race, and family life. Berkeley, CA: University of California.
  • Meyer, D. S. (1999). How the Cold War Was Really Won: The Effects of the Antinuclear Movements of the 1980s. In M. Giugni, D. McAdam, & Ch. Tilly (Eds.), How Social Movements Matter (pp. 182-203). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Lareau, A., & Horvat, E. M. (1999). Moments of social inclusion and exclusion: Race, class, and cultural capital in family-school relationships. Sociology of Education, 72, 37-53.

Length:  All the submissions should have between 6.000 and 8.000 words and doubled-space throughout, including all materials. The files should be submitted in MS Word, WordPerfect o RTF format.

Authorship: Candidates should avoid any clue about the authorship of the work submitted especially in the first pages of the manuscript. Name(s) of the author(s) must not appear in the manuscript. Information about the authors is included in the Electronic platform but not inside the sent manuscript file for review.

Abstract and Keywords: In English and Spanish. All manuscripts should to include an abstract between 100 and 200 words. Between three and five keywords defining the focus of the article are also required.

Running title: A running title of less than 25 characters should be included on the title page.

Notes: Try to avoid notes whenever possible. All notes should be endnotes and not as footnote in order to not distract the reader.

Tables and figures: Outlines, figures, graphs and tables will have a short explanatory title and will be sent on a separated document.

Language: Please, be aware that regardless of the language you choose for your article or review, the language must be well used and the paper well written. It is responsibility of the authors to ensure that the manuscript that is submitted meets the language standards that are required for publication in a scientific journal.

Language editing

Hipatia Press requires an excellent language editing to potential authors of any of its journals. If the manuscript sent is written as a second or third language (i.e. English), please refer or contact with a language editing service in order to avoid grammatical and speling errors.

Overall content criteria

Research manuscripts must:

  • Address an important topic in the field of masculinities and gender;
  • Adequately incorporate existing, relevant and updated literature; and
  • Contribute to and expand our understanding of masculinities and gender

Evaluation Procedure:

In a time period of 15 days maximum from the date of reception of the article, the editor of the journal will assign it to two external evaluators that will carry out a blind review of the article. (Double blind peer review).

Over the review period of the article, both the names of the autos as well as the evaluators will be anonymous.

The authors should consider, when necessary, the observations of the reviewers and editors of the journals and send a new text for publication with the changes suggested.

The results of the evaluation will be send to the authors in a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.

B. Guidelines for presenting reviews of books and doctoral dissertations

Preference will be given to reviews of relevant works published no more than two years before the review date. The following criteria will be used to assess the submissions:

- Specialization and prestige of the author or authors and of the publishing house.

- Scientific criteria employed by the publisher.

- Contemporary relevance of the topic in the international scientific community

- Update of the topic and year of publication.

- Reviews of popular books, text books and instructional materials are not accepted.

- About the review, its quality will be also evaluated, and the scientific specialization of the author(s) of the review or work will be considered. It should never be longer than 700 words. The review should begin with the bibliographical details of the book (name and surname of the author, year of publication, title of the book, place of publication, and publishers' name). The author (s) name (s) should appear at the end of the text.

Books for review should be sent to Oriol Rios, Rovira i Virgili University, Department of Pedagogy, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Campus Sescelades - Ctra. de Valls, s/n 43007 Tarragona, Spain



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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published or have previously submitted to another journal.
  2. The file should be send in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect.
  3. Web sites should be added for references when possible.
  4. The text has to be single-spaced, font size 12 points; use italics, rather than underlining (except with URL) and all illustrations, figures and tables should be placed within the text and not at the end of the manuscript.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, you must ensure that the instructions regarding blind review have been followed.
  6. Stylistic and bibliographic requirements explained in the Author Guidelines should be followed, which can be found in About the Journal.

Privacy Statement

The opinions and contents of the manuscript published in MCS are under exclusive responsibility of the author(s). Therefore, authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing the material published in other publications".

All articles are published under Creative Commons copyright (CC BY). Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as the original source is cited.