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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.
  • All information about authorship has been eliminated from the document so as not to hinder the peer review process.
  • The manuscript is original, unpublished and is not in the process of being reviewed or published by any other journal
  • Authors have used the template format - Microsoft Word, rtf or wordperfect- and all illustrations, figures and tables are in the correct place in the text and not at the end of the document.
  • The text meets the indicated bibliographic requirements. And web pages or dois have been added in the references where possible.
  • Title, abstract and keywords are clear and accurately reflect the content of the article, and are suitable for being located by readers in online searches.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts and visual pages submitted must:
  • Address a relevant theme in the field of contemporary art;
  • Properly incorporate the most relevant and up-to-date existing literature, as well as contemporary art exhibitions and other relevant artistic events;
  • Contribute and expand our understanding of the broad processes of artistic creation.
  • Being original and unpublished, we recommend the use of plagiarism detection programs. like Urkund.
  • They must not be in the process of being reviewed in other scientific journals.
Articles are sent through the electronic platform where the journal is located (Open Journal System). In Word format for Windows or Mac OSX, following the TEMPLATE BRAC.doc template.  and without any data in the document that identifies the authorship.
To send an article you just have to be a user or register in the magazine,
  • Please complete your profile with ORCID, CV and affiliation or log in.
  • Complete the Shipment Preparation Checklist
  • Upload the document
  • Complete the metadata
STYLE. The style of the manuscripts must be APA STYLE (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, 2020).
FORMAT. The works presented must have an approximate length between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including summaries, references and annexes. Documents must be submitted in MS Word, WordPerfect or RTF format. Papers must be presented in Times New Roman font, size 11, line spacing 13, fully justified and without tabulations or carriage returns between paragraphs. Only the return will be used to separate the sections. Pages should be configured with the following margins: 1.41 cm (right), 1.41 cm (left), 1.41 cm (top), 1.41 cm (bottom).
AUTHORSHIP: An independent document will be added with the name (in order of signature) of the authors, ORCID ID, their affiliation, postal address, email, and contact telephone number (of the person in charge, if there are several) Twitter or social networks. The name or names of the authors do not have to appear in the manuscript. This information is included in the electronic platform and does NOT have to be present within the manuscript that is sent since it will be this one that will be submitted for review. The authors who send a manuscript to BRAC, together with their professional data, must specify what their Contribution is in the preparation of the article: In a separate document that will be attached to the submission, information on the specific contribution of each of the authors of the submitted article. This document will indicate the criteria chosen for the order of signature of each author and the specific contribution of each of them in the preparation of the article. It is recommended that you ensure that the author group and author order are correct at the time of submission. Changes of authorship due to the addition or deletion of authors, and/or changes in the corresponding author, and/or changes in the sequence of authors after the acceptance of a manuscript are not accepted.
BRAC will not publish more than one article with the same authorship and/or co-authorship in an interval of less than 24 months.
ABSTRACT AND KEY WORDS. All manuscripts must include an abstract of between 150 and 200 words that concisely states the reason and purpose of the article, the methodology used, the most outstanding results and the main conclusions.
It is also necessary to include between three and five keywords that define the theme of the article and allow the content of the work to be identified.
All this in Spanish, Catalan and English

VISUAL PAGES  are original artwork, created for this publication.

They are not configured as a simple set of images, but must constitute a coherent discourse or narrative. It can be a single image and up to a maximum of 15.  Maximum size DINA A-5, vertical format.

The visual page will contain the following information:

  • LAST NAME AND NAME of the author.
  • Title of the work.
  • Year of realization.
  • Complete and detailed technical characteristics.


Optionally, the visual page can be accompanied by a text with a maximum length of 150 words that can be included both at the beginning and at the end of the article.

This information will be presented in a .doc file.


The documentation will be accompanied by a PDF file in DIN A5 format with the corresponding layout of the images. It is understood that this file is the final layout of the author and will not be modified before publication. At the same time, the author will deliver a quality print, with a resolution of 300 pixels/inch and a maximum DIN A3 size, signed, or the signed originals from which the author has configured the Visual Pages, together with a file and donation document that the BRAC magazine will provide you.

These originals become part of the Contemporary Art Heritage collection of the University of Barcelona, ​​forming an indivisible set that will be disseminated in publications and exhibitions.


LANGUAGE. Articles may be written in Spanish, Catalan or English indistinctly. Hipatia Press requires that the manuscripts they submit to their journals have an excellent linguistic edition. If the text that is sent has been written in a second or third language (for example in English), it is recommended to contact a language proofreading service to avoid grammatical or spelling errors. We recommend the use of the style book of the University of Barcelona.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE ABOUT GENDER. The indications of the 7th edition APA guide and the Quick guide of the University of Barcelona for the non-sexist use of the language will be followed. for the use of inclusive language in the writing of the article. The full name of the authors who sign the article will be included; The original data of the research will be reported, taking into account gender in order to allow the identification of possible differences, more information at this link: EQUALITY
FUNDING SOURCE- In the event that the research from which the article has been prepared has received funding. The name of the agency and the code of the project must be indicated, both in the specific section of the form for submitting the article, and in the article itself in the acknowledgments section.
REVIEWERS. It is recommended to propose two possible reviewers for the evaluation of the article and provide complete information about them (name and two surnames, email, organization to which they belong and ORCID code). The proposal must be justified by being specialists in the field of work that the article addresses. The reviewers must not belong to the same institution as the author, nor assume any conflict of interest. The editorial staff of the journal reserves the right to propose these or other reviewers for the evaluation of the article, in case it goes to the review phase.
NOTES .Articles with footnotes or at the end of the text will not be accepted to avoid distracting reading.
ABBREVIATIONS. Only universally accepted standard abbreviations may be used.
When a manuscript is submitted, the editors review it to ensure that all files do not have identifying information about the authors, that the article has not been published elsewhere, and if it conforms to the publication standards. Then, within a maximum period of 45 days from the date of receipt of the article, the journal editor will assign it to two external reviewers who will review the article (double blind peer review). During the review period of the article, both the names of the authors and those of the evaluators will be anonymous.
Peer reviewers are experienced researchers in their fields. The most suitable reviewers are selected based on the submission received and the experience of the reviewer.
The Editors are in charge of exploring the reports of the reviewers and exchanging opinions with some members of the editorial board to make a proper decision on whether an article can be published or not. The decision is made through the reports of the reviewers. The editors review all revisions made and check the reviewer's notes against the content of the article before sending the decisions and comments of the reviewers to the authors. In cases where the Editors have doubts after the review process, they verify the evaluation with some members of the Editorial Board, according to their field of specialization, to reach an agreement and a decision on the manuscript. If the article is not publishable, such decision will be argued to the author and the author will be informed for its modification. The result of the evaluation will be sent to the authors within a maximum period of 3 months from the date of reception.
BRAC wishes to remind that, both the opinions, contents and obtaining the corresponding permissions for the inclusion of graphic material (photographic images, illustrations of all kinds, as well as tables or diverse material, whatever its format), taken from other authors, are the sole responsibility of the author(s) of the article submitted to BRAC for publication.

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