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Author Guidelines

Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies holds a permanent call for papers. We accept submissions all year round, however, the following deadlines are established in order to be considered for each issue:

- Issue 1: February 20.

- Issue 2: August 20.

Authors interested are welcome to submit their unpublished articles through this website. Each author must guarantee that his/her article is also not submitted simultaneously for publication in another journal or book.

In line with our open policy, Sortuz does not have article processing charges or submission charges of any kind.

Articles should be no longer than 8000 words, and can be written in any of the official languages of the Oñati IISL (English, French, Spanish, Basque), or in Portuguese. However, the submission must also include an abstract of 150 words in English and 5 keywords. In addition, no reference should be made that unveils the identity of the author through the peer-review process

Articles should use the Author-Date system of citation, and include a full Bibliography. Please use the citation style of the International Review of Sociology. Where an item is available electronically (not in a closed database) please supply the URL link. We do not prescribe particular spelling conventions, but ask you to choose one you consider appropriate and follow it consistently.

Please note that you are responsible for copy-editing your article, before submission or after acceptance and final submission. Reviewers may suggest stylistic changes or point out mistakes, but we do not copy-edit articles. Please therefore check it carefully for spelling and grammar, as well as clarity of expression. If we consider that there is an unacceptable level of mistakes, we will return the article to you.

If approved for publication, your paper will be formatted electronically as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, using the standard layout for papers in the journal. If you prefer to retain your own format for a specific reason, please contact us. Papers should be submitted as OpenOffice or Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf) files.

Copyright and publishing rights are held by the authors of the accepted articles. We do, however, kindly ask for later publications to indicate Sortuz as the original source.

Any questions should be directed to:


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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies provides immediate open access to all its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright and publishing rights are held by the authors of the articles. We do, however, kindly ask for later publications to indicate Sortuz as the original source.




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ISSN: 1988-0847