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Author Guidelines





Intangible Capital accepts reviewing scientific articles related to the journal's focus and scope. From 2017-01-01, contributions will be accepted for revision in English, Spanish or Catalan, and they must be original (not published in another journal or any other media). However, if the paper is finally accepted for publication, it must be translated into English. Optionally, the paper can be published in both languages (English and the original language) for an extra cost of EUR 75 per paper. Papers written in poor English and papers written in Spanish or Catalan. For papers written in poor English, we suggest revising them, whereas papers written in Spanish or Catalan must be translated before publication. In both cases, authors will decide if they want to hire an external professional service (a certificate must be presented with the revision/translation) or OmniaScience’s revision/translation services. Intangible Capital will not assume the cost of this revision/translation, this should be assumed by the authors. If you are interested in OmniaScience’s services, please contact them using this link.

Along the reviewing process, it is forbidden that the contribution is simultaneously object of review by another journal. The articles may be sent in Word 97-2004 (doc), Word 2007 (docx) or Open Office (odt) format. The journal's editorial team will acknowledge receipt of the originals. In order to adhere to the formatting guidelines, it is strongly recommended to use the journal's templates for contributors, available in docx format. There is no limit to the length of the contributions. In addition to respecting the template formatting, the contribution must comply with the following requirements:

Title (and optionally, subtitle): The title must adequately describe the contribution's content. Authors: Authors must NOT include the author's names or any other information about them in the paper. Authors should include the author's names, their institutional affiliation and their e-mails in the intranet during the submission process.

Abstract: To produce a structured abstract for the journal, please complete the following fields about your paper. There are four fields which are obligatory (Purpose, Design/methodology/approach, Findings and Originality/value); the other three (Research limitations/implications, Practical implications, and Social implications) may be omitted if they are not applicable to your paper. Abstracts should contain no more than 300 words. Write concisely and clearly. The abstract should reflect only what appears in the original paper.

  1. Purpose: What are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research?
  2. Design/methodology/approach: How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?
  3. Findings: What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results.
  4. Research limitations/implications (if applicable): If research is reported on in the paper this section must be completed and should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process.
  5. Practical implications (if applicable): What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? How will the research impact upon the business or enterprise? What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research? What is the commercial or economic impact? Not all papers will have practical implications.
  6. Social implications (if applicable): What will be the impact on society of this research? How will it influence public attitudes? How will it influence (corporate) social responsibility or environmental issues? How could it inform public or industry policy? How might it affect quality of life? Not all papers will have social implications.
  7. Originality/value: What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to who Notes: Footnotes or endnotes will NOT be accepted.

References: Whenever the authors make reference to another author's ideas or results, they must indicate its origin using the adequate citation. The citations must be written in text using APA 5th Edition Style (see template).

Thanks: Before the references section, authors can thank to people or institutions that have helped or financed the research presented in the article.

Tables and figures: Tables and figures must be correlatively numbered, following their order of appearance in the text. They must include captions that adequately describe the table's or figure's contents, and they should include the source of information used to build the table or figure.

Appendices: If needed, authors can add appendices to the document that include complementary material useful to other researchers (e.g., questionnaires used in surveys or econometric models). Appendices will be placed after the bibliographical references section, and they must be labeled using capital letters (Appendix A, B, ...), and should have a title descriptive of its contents.

As soon as the paper fits the guidelines for authors, the peer review process will start, following the policies described in the peer review process section. The process ends when the article is accepted or rejected. Intangible Capital takes no compromise about dates of publication, and disclaims any responsibility about the contents of the contributions sent to the journal.

The journal reserves the right to make modifications to the article's contents, always noticing the authors and respecting their criteria.


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 an explanatory note has been included in the -Comments to the editor- section) neither has been sent to other journal for consideration nor is planned to send to other journal until a final decision will made by Intangible Capital.

  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  4. All authors and their metadata will be submit during the submission process. I also declare, as a responsible for the submission, that this paper has not more authors. (In the editing process can not be added more authors).

    The journal is not responsible for the authors omitted during the process of submission.

  5. I have read and accept author payment system of the journal.
  6. I have read and accept the obligations about the authors ensuring the ethical principles of scientific publication.
  7. If the paper is written in poor English, Spanish or Catalan:

    1. The author/s will hire an external accredited and professional revision/translation service (certificate required) or

    2. The author/s may hire OmniaScience’s language services.

    Therefore, I accept to do the revision/translation on my own (hiring a professional revision/translation service) or to hire OmniaScience’s revision/translation services.

    Note: If your paper has been correctly written in English, please also accept this point, although Intangible Capital will not apply the above considerations regarding paper revision/translation.


Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright of its works. IC publications are licensed under CC-BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International Public License), granting open access rights to society.
Specifically, CC-BY license permits any kind of use, distribution, changes and building upon the article, as long as the original author and source are properly recognized.




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