Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
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). An exception to this would be that of articles that are a translation of an article previously published in Oñati Socio-legal Series.
If elements of this submission have been previously published, a supplementary document is included giving details of each publication, and indicating how this submission differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work.
- A biographical note of the author is provided, including affiliation, postal and email contact details, and an ORCID number.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and OSLS's Grammar and Spelling Guidelines.
- The abstract is a comprehensive summary of the aims of the research, the methodology or methodologies used and the main findings or contributions to the field.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed, including removal of all field codes.
Individual articles added in a special issue, which may or may not be thematically related to it, and have not been coordinated by the guest editors of the issue but have been included in it as a result of an editorial decision.
The recommended length is between 8,000 and 15,000 words.
Articles about the main topic covered in a Special Issue. Select this option if your paper originates from a workshop held at the IISL, or if it is part of a monographic issue being produced at this journal.
The recommended length is between 8,000 and 15,000 words.
OSLS strictly respects intellectual property rights but it is our policy that the author retains copyright, and articles are made available under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution No-Derivatives 4.0 license; further details available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 If this is not acceptable to you, please contact us.
Use of this license means that you are free to republish the article in this version, in non-commercial platforms or venues or in ways that do not have a commercial purpose, and provided you attribute the work citing the author(s) and the journal, and provide a link to the First Online or Version of Record as published by OSLS, including its DOI number.
The license also allows others to use and copy the article, but only with acknowledgement, for non-commercial purposes, and with no derivatives, that is, you may not alter, transform, or build upon the work, as stated on the website indicated above. Examples of commercial purposes are republication in a subscription-only journal, or in a book marketed in a conventionally commercial way by a publisher. For example, an article may not be included as part of a collection in a commercially distributed book of essays, even if it is only a small portion of the book. Examples of non-commercial publications are textbooks, or reports or informative publications issued by governments, charities/nonprofits, or individuals, depending on the circumstances of publications; examples of derivatives are extended versions of articles, or translations. When in doubt, please refer to the IISL.
Additionally, for any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.
In the case of OSLS, ND does not prevent remixes of the work that are aimed at divulging knowledge, citing the work under the ND license, making academic criticism, or any similar scholarly activity with the purpose of achieving wider dissemination of the ideas expressed in the licensed works. It does prevent republication, full or partial, of the licensed works after substantial modification.
Translations are not considered a republication. Therefore, OSLS permits publication of translations of articles published originally in OSLS, with the following guidelines:
- The authors must inform the editor of OSLS and request formal approval to submit or publish the translated version in another journal, with name and other details about this journal.
2. The authors must ensure that the translated version reflects the data, interpretation, and main findings or conclusions of the original version.
3. The translated version, when published, must acknowledge that a previous version was published in OSLS, and provide a DOI number, or DOI link to it.
As soon as an accepted article is edited by OSLS and approved by author(s) and editor(s), it will be stored in our repository; and, as soon as possible, it will be assigned a DOI and published as First Online; please read more about this in our Sharing Policy. Once it is assigned to an issue, it will be published on http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/index in its final form. The article will keep the same DOI in all its iterations.
The non-exclusive permission you grant to us includes the rights to disseminate the bibliographic details of the article, including the abstract supplied by you, and to authorise others, including bibliographic databases, indexing and contents alerting services, to copy and communicate these details.
For information on how to share and store your own article at each stage of production from submission to final publication, please read our Self-Archiving and Sharing policy.
The Copyright Notice showing the author and co-authors, and the Creative Commons license will be displayed on the article, and you must agree to this as part of the submission process. Please ensure that all co-authors are properly attributed and that they understand and accept these terms.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.