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Founded in 2003 / ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978 / Depósito Legal: M-5852-2003
DOI: 10.31921/doxacom


The interdisciplinary journal of communication studies and social sciences “Doxa communication” supports the publication of original articles both in Spanish and English: 1) research articles, 2) essays and brief notes related to scientific work or research projects in progress, 3) bibliographic reviews on works of recent publication and 4) news about doctoral theses in the field of communication, the latter being defined in a broad and multidisciplinary sense.

The publication of the journal is biannual. The first publication period goes from January to June and the second, from July to December.

All of the research papers submitted must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication in any other means of communication

The articles can be sent by email to: doxa.fhm@ceu.es, or by post (both paper and electronic format) to the editor of the magazine: Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences. Paseo de Juan XXIII, 6. 28040 Madrid.

Acceptance of originals:

The magazine editor will acknowledge in a timely manner receipt of the originals. For the acceptance of research articles, doxa communication shall be guided by the system of anonymous peer review proposed by The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). Only those articles that receive a favorable opinion from two members of the Scientific and Evaluation Board will be published, and furthermore, the Board is comprised entirely of external evaluators who are not part of the institution promoting the magazine. During the evaluation, anonymity of the author and evaluators will be maintained. In the evaluation process, the anonymity of the evaluators and the authors is maintained. That is, the evaluator who reviews the article does not know the identity of the evaluated person (author) and the evaluated person (author) does not know the identity of the person who evaluates (evaluator). In the case of discrepancies in the results of the two assessments, a third arbitration assessment will be necessary in order to determine whether or not the article will be published.

In order for a research article to be accepted, it is essential that the writing be confined to the doxa communication disciplines, which are communication studies and social sciences.

Articles not conforming to the publication rules set forth below will not be accepted. The editor of the magazine will return the original to the author before the writing is assessed if he/she observes any non-compliance with these standards.

Rules for sending originals:

All original manuscripts should be sent via Recyt's OJS platform. Authors must register and complete the submission according to the guidelines described on the OJS platform.

1) Research articles

EThe text shall be 15 to 20 pages long with discursive content, not counting tables and/or figures or bibliography, in Times New Roman size 12, font, single-spaced. The structure of the article shall be as follows:

  • Title of the article in Spanish and English.
  • Name and profession of the author/s, and contact details: postal address, email and phone. This data shall be written on a separate sheet to ensure the anonymity of the author during evaluation of the originals.
  • Summary in Spanish and English, 100 words each. Abstracts will present the objective of the research, the methodology used, the results obtained and the conclusions outlined in the article.
  • Keywords in Spanish and English that are representative of the content of the article.
  • If there are headings and subheadings, these should be numbered as follows: 1., 1.1, 1.1.1 .; 2., 2.1., 2.2.2., etc.

The quotations, if brief, should be included in the article in quotation marks. When the length of the quoted text exceeds two lines then it should be put in the footer. Quotations should be accompanied in brackets by the author's name, year of publication and page or corresponding pages. For example: (Wolton, 2000: 148). If the work of an author in the same year is repeated, then the letters a, b, c ... can be used to differentiate the works. For example: (Wolton, 2000a: 148). Bibliography: at the end of the article, bibliographical references will be introduced concerning the quotes in the main text and should follow these rules:
Books: Colombo, F. (1976): Television, reality as spectacle. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili. Articles in magazines and journals: Glass, D. P. (1985): "Evaluating presidential candidates: who focuses on their personal attributes?" Public Opinion Quarterly, issue no. 49, pp. 517-534. Book chapters: Diez Nicolas, J. and Semetko, H. A. (1995): "Television and the 1993 elections" in Muñoz-Alonso, A. and Rospir, J. I. (eds.): Political Communication. Madrid: Universitas, pp. 243-304

Electronic references: the same criteria as in the preceding paragraphs will be followed, also indicating the e-mail address preceded by the words "Available in”, and the date of the consultation: “Accessed on".

Figures and tables: When the clarity of the exposition requires the use of tables to complete the reading and understanding of the text, they may be included in the same body of the article; but if not essential, tables and figures should be grouped in separate pages, accompanied by a short and descriptive title. Tables are presented with Roman numerals. Example: (Table I). The figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Example: (Figure 1). It is necessary to indicate the source of the data and authorship. Example: Source: INE., Example: All the graphics were created by the author.

2) Essays and notes

Doxa communication accepts originals that do not possess a clear scientific methodology, but their publication may be of interest for its essayistic and/or descriptive value. Such essays will not be subject to external evaluation, but must have a favorable report from two members of the Editorial Board. Originals sent to this section shall be governed by the same rules of submission as research articles.

Research notes consist of information related to research that is in progress, development of scientific work or conclusions of a study. They will have a length of 4 to 8 pages, using Times New Roman size 12 font, single-spaced. The notes should have the following heading: descriptive title, summary of 50 words and keywords, all of which will be in Spanish and English. These notes will also include bibliographic references used in the text, written with a style in accordance with the standards used for Articles. They must contain the name of the author/s and professional references, as well as postal addresses and e-mails.

For the publication of research notes, the positive assessment of two members of the Science and Evaluation Board is not required, but acceptance by the Editorial Board is required in order to determine their relevance and quality.

3) Bibliographic Reviews

New bibliographic releases (published in the last two years) of scientific interest in the area of Communication will be reviewed. They will be 2-3 pages in length using Times New Roman size 12 font, single-spaced.

The structure of the following example should be used:

  • Los efectos sociales de los media
  • Mauro Wolf
  • Paidós
  • Barcelona, 1994
  • 208 pp.
  • ISBN: 84-493-0041-X

- Review writing: this should include some brief information about the author, a summary of the content of the article, quotations that support the statements made by the author, a reasoned critical assessment with reference to certain paragraphs or parts of the article, and a conclusion in which the reader is informed of the value, interest or benefit of the article reviewed

- Full name of the author of the review and the university to which he or she belongs.

4) News about doctoral theses

dDoxa communication will report the latest doctoral theses presented in the field of communication sciences in order to collaborate in the dissemination of scientific information.

Each author must send information to the journal editor regarding the thesis, including the following: Author, Title, Director, place and date of reading, Tribunal:

Chairman, ordinary members and secretary (with the University name to which each member belongs), Rating Summary (100 words max.)

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