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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Before you start…

With the submission, authors agree that the manuscript, or any related manuscript, is not currently under consideration or accepted elsewhere.

Disclosing Social Science strongly discourages the unnecessary division of related work into separate manuscripts: we won’t consider manuscripts that are divided into “parts”, like a movie.

Unlike the most publications

Unlike the most publications, you must to choose an author mode according your scholar proven proficiency and declare it at the Author Information section (more info below) and explain what is your personal motivation behind the submitted topic (i. e. an ethnic minority member studying the xenophobia) as well as your first-hand experiences (i. e. volunteer in an humanitarian crisis related to the topic).


All authors must submit the competing interest and disclosure agreement in the Author Information section. Disclosing does not accept reports of studies in which any author is employed by a commercial entity with a financial interest in the results of the study.

All clinic studies that involve human subjects must to be:

approved or deemed exempt by an official institutional review board

registered in one of the publicly-accessible registries approved by the WHO (World Health Organization) or ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)

This should be noted in the Methods section of the manuscript.

Competing interests and disclosure policy

All potential competing interests must be declared in full. If the submission is related to any patents, patent applications, or products in development or for market, these details, including patent numbers and titles, must be disclosed in full.

Disputing previously published work

For manuscripts disputing previously published work, Disclosing will invite a signed review by the disputed author during the peer review process. This procedure is aimed at ensuring a thorough, transparent, and productive review process.


The articles are original reports whose conclusions add a new perspective or bridge an unusual scientific discipline to the Disclosing Social Science main topics. An article don’t have more than 5000 words nor more than 50 references and up to 250 words of referenced text. No more than 10 display items (tables and figures) are advised.

Every article must to have an abstract, designated as such and separated from the main text, up to 250 words, without references, numbers, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. It is aimed at general public, so a high school student should understand your contribution regardless the maths behind.


Disclosing Social Science is an open journal whose scope is the social cracks and smart cities, but relies heavily on multidisciplinary contributions and independent science. Therefore, the articles should be written as simply as possible and sufficiently clear so that the background and conclusions can be understood by any scientific or humanist researcher regardless her discipline.

All the publications will be done in English language. If you show a poor language and you can’t share your article with an English proficient friend, don’t worry, you will helped rather than rejected. However, depending on the availability of volunteers in your language, the delay in publication can be considerable.


Every submission must to be divided in the following sections and zipped before sent:

Title and abstract (up to 75 characters for title)

1- Introduction

2- Main body

3- Methodology

4- References

5- Author information

6- Tables and Figures files

7- Supplementary information

8- Media

9- The section 5 (References) as well as the subsequent ones, will be sent in separate files.

All the submitted info will be zipped. The maximum zipped file is 20 MB in size.

Who is an author?

Someone who has made substantial and accountable intellectual contributions to the present article in each and every one of the following items: drafting, conception, design and approval of the work as well as acquisition, analysis and interpretation of the submitted data.

Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute a sufficient basis for authorship.

Author identification

This will be sent in a separate document in the same zip.

An identification include an Orcid ID in order the researcher’s name won’t lead to confusion. You can get your Orcid ID at: https://orcid.org/

Every author will add her research funding source (it will be made publicly available).

Author information and mode

Besides the aforementioned author identification data the non-competing and full-disclosure agreements also must to be accepted.

One among three authors’ mode must to be selected:

- Standard: Affiliated authors with (at least) a diploma or published work in a scholar journal (DOI and Orcid ID required)

- Indie: The same requirements than above, but affiliation

- Rogue One: No formal degree or previous experience required (an advisor will help the author-s to reach the formal exigences when needed)

In case of co-authored works the first author’s profile should be assigned.

Methodology and display items

Sections 4 (Methodology) and 7 (Tables and Figures) will contain all the data used in the article in a sufficiently exhaustive and detailed manner to guarantee the repeatability and falsifiability of the experiments presented.