General Information

All manuscripts must be sent through the send article tab connecting to the Open Journals Systems (OJS). You need to be signed up to be able to do this.

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Signing up is essential in order to be able to send articles as well as to check on their progress.

 

Publication frequency

The journal comes out twice a year. Issues will coincide with the first week of January and July each year, to maximise the visibility of published articles.

 

Language

Texts can be submitted in Spanish and English. All work must have a title, summary and keywords in Spanish and English.

 

Access policy

All the contents published by the journal are of open access to encourage the dissemination and visibility of the articles so that scientific knowledge is shared with all researchers, moving away from potential mercantilism as far as possible.

 

Article review process

 

All articles received are subject to a double-blind anonymous review by external editors who are experts in the topic or field of the article. To protect this anonymity, the name and affiliation of the authors will appear solely on the first page. The authors will ensure that the text does not contain any clues or suggestions which would allow them to be identified.

The review procedure is performed through OJS, thus ensuring an automatic and electronic record of each and every sequence generated.

Following the receipt of the manuscript, the system will produce an acknowledgement of the work for the lead author, sending back an offer of acceptance or rejection within four months. Final acceptance will depend on the improvements or modifications to the work that the consultants or editing board proposes for the author.

 

Copyright

If an article is accepted for publication, the rights to print and reproduce in any way or form will belong to the Health and Addictions/Salud y Drogas journal, which will not reject any reasonable request by the authors to obtain the permission to reproduce their contributions.

 

Authors’ commitment

Sending an article to the journal implicitly means that the signatory authors commit to the following:

  • The first signatory of the article represents the other authors.
  • The article has not been published either partially or entirely in any other publication.
  • The article has not been sent to any other journal.

 

Presentation rules for articles

The Health and Addictions/Salud y Drogas journal will accept work of an empirical nature with methodological rigour and work of a theoretical nature or reviews, which are related to the general objectives of the journal, topics and fields.

For reasons of quality criteria, Review articles and Scientific essays will comprise 25% of the total number of articles per issue.

Only previously unpublished articles will be published, so those which have been fully or partially published elsewhere or are in the process of being published in other journals will not be admitted.

 

 

All the articles received which meet the objectives of the Health and Addictions/Salud y Drogas journal, their topics and fields, will be reviewed. Articles which have proven scientific rigour and whose content includes a significant finding in any of the fields proposed by the journal will be given particular consideration.

The maximum length of the article must not exceed 8,000 words, including all sections, except where strictly necessary due to the nature of the study.

The structure of research articles will be as follows:

  1. Title: in Spanish and English. It must clearly reflect the content of the work concisely (one page).
  2. Authors: (first page).

Name and surname(s) of each author.

Brief indication of the affiliation of each of the authors.

Indicate the name and surname(s) together with the e-mail address of the author in charge of correspondence.

  1. Summary in Spanish and English of no more than 200 words with the following sections: a) Introduction b) Objectives c) Methodology d) Results e) Conclusions, and a maximum of five key words in Spanish and English in alphabetical order (second and third page).
  2. The main body of the research article must follow the usual structure: a) Introduction; b) Method; c) Results; d) Discussion and Conclusions; e) References.
  3. The article will be submitted in Microsoft Word, Calibri font size 10, 1.5 line spacing with spacing after of 10pts and 3cm margins.
  4. APA publication rules should be followed when preparing the manuscripts.
  5. Figures and tables (one per page) must be included at the end of the manuscript and be numbered sequentially, indicating their approximate location in the text. They must be in an editable format and the text must be in Calibri font, single line spacing, with spacing after of 3 pts. Both the title of the table and the text will be in Calibri font size 8.

 

The section of short articles favours research work that due to its size or characteristics is likely to be in an abbreviated format. This may include clinical cases, descriptive epidemiological studies, initial results of a pilot study which will be followed up later, etc.

The maximum length of the article must not exceed 4,000 words, including all sections.

The structure of a short article is as follows:

  1. Title: in Spanish and English. It must clearly reflect the content of the work concisely (one page).
  2. Authors: (first page).

Name and surname(s) of each author.

Brief indication of the affiliation of each of the authors.

Indicate the name and surname(s) together with the e-mail address of the author in charge of correspondence.

  1. Summary in Spanish and English of no more than 200 words with the following sections: a) Introduction b) Objectives c) Methodology d) Results e) Conclusions, and a maximum of five key words in Spanish and English in alphabetical order (second and third page).
  2. The main body of the research article must follow this structure: a) Introduction; b) Method; c) Results; d) Discussion and Conclusions; e) References.
  3. The article will be submitted in Microsoft Word, Calibri font size 10, 1.5 line spacing with spacing after of 10pts and 3cm margins.
  4. APA publication rules should be followed when preparing the manuscripts.
  5. Figures and tables (one per page) must be included at the end of the manuscript and be numbered sequentially, indicating their approximate location in the text. They must be in an editable format and the text must be in Calibri font, single line spacing, with spacing after of 3 pts. Both the title of the table and the text will be in Calibri font size 8.

 

This section will consider articles which relate the current situation of a topic in a detailed and exhaustive manner, maintaining quality standards and basing itself on scientific research.

The maximum length of the article must not exceed 7,000 words, including all sections.

The structure of a review article is as follows:

 

  1. Title: in Spanish and English. It must clearly reflect the content of the work concisely (one page).
  2. Authors: (first page).

Name and surname(s) of each author.

Brief indication of the affiliation of each of the authors.

Indicate the name and surname(s) together with the e-mail address of the author in charge of correspondence.

  1. Summary in Spanish and English of no more than 200 words with the following sections: a) Introduction b) Objectives c) Methodology d) Results e) Conclusions, and a maximum of five key words in Spanish and English in alphabetical order (second and third page).
  2. The main body of the research article must follow this structure: a) Introduction; b) Method; c) Results; d) Discussion and Conclusions; e) References.
  3. The article will be submitted in Microsoft Word, Calibri font size 10, 1.5 line spacing with spacing after of 10pts and 3cm margins.
  4. APA publication rules should be followed when preparing the manuscripts.
  5. Figures and tables (one per page) must be included at the end of the manuscript and be numbered sequentially, indicating their approximate location in the text. They must be in an editable format and the text must be in Calibri font, single line spacing, with spacing after of 3 pts. Both the title of the table and the text will be in Calibri font size 8.

 

A scientific essay is an article where the author constructs new theoretical approaches from scientific evidence. It can also be a preliminary design for future scientific research and for this reason must be supported by and document empirical work and well-proven theories.

The maximum length of the article must not exceed 9,000 words, including all sections.

The structure of review articles is as follows:

 

  1. Title: in Spanish and English. It must clearly reflect the content of the work concisely (one page).
  2. Authors: (first page).

Name and surname(s) of each author.

Brief indication of the affiliation of each of the authors.

Indicate the name and surname(s) together with the e-mail address of the author in charge of correspondence.

  1. Summary in Spanish and English of no more than 200 words with the following sections: a) Introduction b) Objectives c) Methodology d) Results e) Conclusions, and a maximum of five key words in Spanish and English in alphabetical order (second and third page).
  2. The main body of the research article must follow this structure: a) Introduction; b) Method; c) Results; d) Discussion and Conclusions; e) References.
  3. The article will be submitted in Microsoft Word, Calibri font size 10, 1.5 line spacing with spacing after of 10pts and 3cm margins.
  4. APA publication rules should be followed when preparing the manuscripts.
  5. Figures and tables (one per page) must be included at the end of the manuscript and be numbered sequentially, indicating their approximate location in the text. They must be in an editable format and the text must be in Calibri font, single line spacing, with spacing after of 3 pts. Both the title of the table and the text will be in Calibri font size 8.