Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

FOCUS AND SCOPE

Journal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience is a scientific journal rigorously peer-reviewed, continuous edition, permanent call and open space, whose purpose is to disclose unpublished content (in English) related to all fields of cognitive neuroscience, from an inter and multidisciplinary perspective, applicative and with a continuous search for innovation. We accept articles resulting from research, review and reflection, received through the Open Journal System (OJS) platform, which must comply with the rigor of the editorial policy that is supported by the principles defined by the COPE Publications Ethics Committee.

ARTICLE STRUCTURE STANDARDS

Articles submitted for publication must have the following structure:

1) Scientific research article: A document that provides a detailed account of original results of completed research projects. The following is the required structure:
1. Title in Spanish
2. Abstract in Spanish
3. Keywords in Spanish
4. Title in English
5. Abstract in English
6. Keywords in English
7. Introduction
8. Discussion
8.1. Methodology
8.2 Results-Discussion 
9. Conclusions
10. References

2) Article for reflection. A document that presents final research results from the author’s analytical, interpretive or critical perspective. The following is the required structure:
1. Title in Spanish
2. Abstract in Spanish
3. Keywords in Spanish
4. Title in English
5. Abstract in English
6. Keywords in English
7. Introduction
8. Discussion
9. Conclusions
10. References

3) Review article. A document resulting from completed research that analyzes, systematizes and integrates research results, published or unpublished, in a field of science or technology, in order to describe the progress made and trends in the field. Its main feature is that it presents a careful bibliographic review of at least 60 references.
The following is the required structure:
1. Title in Spanish
2. Abstract in Spanish.
3. Keywords in Spanish
4. Title in English
5. Abstract in English
6. Keywords in English
7. Introduction
8. Research results-Review
9. Conclusions
10. References

EDITORIAL STANDARDS

Language: The articles must be submitted and written in Spanish or English, with abstract and keywords in both languages.

If the article is originally in English, the article will be published in the original language, but the title, abstract and keywords will be published in both English and Spanish.

Description of methodological items:

  1. Title: The title of the article to be published must in upper case and contain a maximum of 15 words, adequately describing the categories and/or dimensions of the subject of the article, in a concise, attractive and original manner. 
    The author must also include a footnote indicating the research project from which the article is derived (if applicable), the research group and the institution that financed the project.
  2. The author or authors: Include up to 5 authors, with their full first and last names, in and order previously agreed on by the authors based on the scientific contribution of each. The article’s initial footnote should also indicate the authors’ academic training, starting with the highest academic degree obtained, up to the undergraduate degree, and the group, body or research line the author belongs to and the respective higher education institution where the author works, and contact information, including the institutional e-mail address, personal e-mail address, ORCID, and city.
  3. Abstract in spanish: It must be well structured, it must be concise and synthetic with the work done and it must not have more than 250 words written in the same paragraph and without indentation. The abstract must contain in strict orderIntroduction: a brief description of the problem or issue addressed. Objective / Purpose: research verbs should be used. Design / Methodology / Approach: briefly describe the methodological design implemented. Results / Findings: Describe the main scope of the study and its importance for the social sciences. Originality / Value / Contribution: mention the contributions made in the area of ​​knowledge. Conclusions: final considerations of the study that respond to the proposed objectives / purposes.
  4. Keywords: A maximum of 6 keywords should be defined, which provide a brief idea of the article’s contents and which reflect the abstract. They should be arranged in alphabetical order. If initial indentation is used following a colon, the keywords are set in lower case with no period at the end.
  5. The title in English should be the translation of the Spanish title.
  6. Abstract in English: It should be the literal translation of the abstract in Spanish. 
    Note: The authors are required to introduce the metadata requested by OJS.
  7. Number of pages: The article must be written in Spanish or English, with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25 pages.
  8. Keywords in English: A maximum of 6 keywords must be defined, which provide a brief idea of the article’s contents and reflect the abstract. They must be in alphabetical order.
  9. Graphs, tables and illustrations: include any graphs, tables, illustrations and photos in their original formal (preferably in Excel, Power Point or high-resolution image format).

Tables: 
• Number them with Arabic numerals, e. g. table 1 (above the table)
• Include a brief, clear and explanatory title in italics (below the table)
• Use 3 horizontal lines to form the table
• No vertical lines should be used. The headers should identify the columns.
• The contents in the body of the table may be in single or double space.
• 12-point font size (body of the table). 
• It should include a Note in italics with a brief description and the source it was adapted from
• Left-aligned
• Not indented
• 10-point font size and double spacing.

Figures:(Graphs, charts, maps, drawing, photographs, etc.) 
• No titles are placed on figures. 
• There must be a caption below the figure, with numbering in Arabic numerals, in italics, e.g. Figure 1, which serves as title and explains the figure. It must be a brief but descriptive sentence. 
• Include the source from which it was adapted, in the same manner as the note to a table. 
• Left-aligned. 
• Not indented. 
• 10-point font size and double spacing

  1. APA standards and references: Research articles must rigorously include citations in the text and references, in accordance with currently established national and international standards, as recommended by the American Psychology Association (APA).

REFERENCES AND CITATIONS STANDARDS

- Format for citations

Textual or direct citation: Less or more than 40 words. 
*Before including a citation, there must be an introductory text written in the author’s own words.

Less than 40 words.
• Add an introductory text. Quote within the next using quotation marks, with no final period. 
• The source is indicated at the end of the citation, in parentheses, with a period at the end. E.g. (Castro, 2017, p. 3).

More than 40 words. 
• Place it in an independent block of text. 
• Do not use quotation marks. 
• Indent the text by 2.54 cm from the left margin. 
• If the citation includes several paragraphs, add a 0.5 cm indentation. 
• All citations must be double-spaced. 
• Add an introductory text, the citation, period, and place the source at the end in parentheses, e.g. (Celin, 2017, pp. 2-3)

Non-textual quote or paraphrasing: 
• Embedded in the text. 
• Following the paraphrased citation, in parentheses include the author, year, page and full stop, e.g. (Celin, 2017, p. 3).

Indirect citations:
• Gould (1989) attributes Darwin’s success to his skillful use of appropriate metaphors.
• A recent study on the soap opera industry’s impact on television in Latin America (Mazziotti, 1996) claims that...

Citation by Author: Less than or more than 40 words
*An introductory text must be included before the citation written in the author’s own words. 
Less than 40 words. 
• Include an introductory text. Begin with the author’s last name and the year in parenthesis, e.g. Castro (2017) 
• The citation is enclosed by quotation marks within the text, with no final period. 
• Then in parentheses, the page or paragraph and period, e.g. (p. 3). (pp. 2-3). (paragraph 3).

More than 40 words. 
• Place it in an independent block of text. 
• Do not use quotation marks. 
• Indent the text by 2.54 cm from the left margin. 
• If the citation includes several paragraphs, add a 0.5 cm indentation. 
• All citations must be double-spaced. 
• Add an introductory text, the source: Author (year), citation, period at the end of the citation, then the page number at the end in parenthesis e.g. (p. 2)

Citations of several authors:
• Muñoz, Reyes, Covarrubias and Osorio (1991) point out that "the incorporation of women into the workforce (...) is the most important explanatory variable for the types of configuration of Chilean families" (p. 29).
• "The incorporation of women into the workforce (...) is the most important explanatory variable for the types of configuration of Chilean families" (Muñoz, Reyes, Covarrubias & Osorio, 1991, p. 29).
• There are three types of undesirable behaviors in the classroom: incompetence, indolence and irreverence (Kearney et al., 1991)

- Referencing format

Book: The reference must indicate the author’s name, the publication date (year), the book title and publication data (city, country, publisher). The first pages of every book include a description of the information required for bibliographic references.
• Example: Moreno C. F, Marthe Z. N. and Rebolledo S., L. (2010). How to write academic texts according to international standards: APA, IEEE, MLA, Vancouver and ICONTEC. Barranquilla, Colombia: Ediciones Uninorte

Book in electronic version 
• Last name, A. A. (Year). Title. Downloaded from http://www.xxxxxx.xxx 
• Gutiérrez, H. (2013). Statistical quality control and Six Sigma. Downloaded from http://ezproxy.cuc.edu.co:2264/?il=280

Book chapter: A reference is made to a book chapter when the book is an edited collection with chapters written by different authors. 
• Last name, A. A., and Last name, B. B. (Year). Title of the book chapter or entry. In A. A. Last name. (Ed.), Book title (pp. xx-xx). City, Country: Publisher. 
• Duncan, M., and Fajans, E. (2016). “Educational research”: a path for creating knowledge in legal education. In J. S. Trujillo (Ed.), Comparative lessons and experiences on teaching of law (pp. 353-374). Sabaneta, Antioquia, Colombia: Fondo Editorial Unisabaneta.

Articles from scientific journals. 
• Last name, A. A., Last name, B. B, and Last name, C. C. (Date). Title of the article. Name of the journal, volume (edition), page-page.
• Marenco-Escuderos, A. D, and Ávila-Toscano, J. H. (2016). Social support dimensions associated with the burnout syndrome among middle school teachers. Pensamiento Psicológico, 14(2), 7-18

Magazine Article: changes depending on the number of authors 
One author 
• Last name, A. A. (Date). Title of the article. Name of the magazine, volume (edition), page-page. 
• Arias, G. (2015). One structure, two houses. Axxis, 262, 48-49. 
Between two and seven authors
All the authors are spelled out, separated by commas, and “and” is written before the name of the last author. 
Acosta, L., and Medina, R. (2015). Redressing of victims in the Colombian criminal system. Revista jurídicas CUC, 11(1), 39-58.
Astocondor, L., Chávez, G., García, Y., Montalvo, R. (2005). Malignant external otitis with ecthyma grangrenosa in a patient infected by HIV. Infectio: Revista de la asociación colombiana de infectología, 20(1), 41-44.

Internet Articles.

General format – on-line documents
• Last name, A. A. (Date). Title of the article. Name of journal. Downloaded from http:/ /www. xxxxxx.xxx

Newspaper References.

General format - newspapers [Print publications]
• Last name A. A. (Date). Title of the article. Name of the newspaper, pp-pp.
• Herrera D., L. (March 9, 2017). Venezuelan children, a dilemma for schools. aDN, page 2.

Laws
Title or name of the law (Information such as the decree or resolution number) (Date of issue). Name of the publication, publication number, year, day and month of publication

Photographs 
[First and Last name of the photographer]. (Place, year). Name of the collection. Place.

Symposia and conferences 
Autor, A. and Autor, A. (Date). Title of the presentation. In A. Last name of the Chairman of the Congress (President), Title of the symposium or congress. Symposium or conference held during the congress of Name of the organization, Place. 
Olaciregui, J. (September, 2010). Myths and Us. In N. Gil (Chairman), Nature, law and democracy. Symposium held during the 9th Congress of the Colombian Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (ASOFIDES), Barranquilla, Colombia.

On-line theses and graduation projects 
Autor, A. and Autor, A. (Year). Title of the thesis (Undergraduate, master’s or doctoral thesis). Downloaded from http://www.xxxxxx.xxx 
García, A. M. (2013). Design of the salary structure of the administrative area of the company Aseocolba S.A. in Bogotá (undergraduate thesis). Downloaded from http://repositorio.cuc.edu.co/xmlui/handle/11323/116

On-line encyclopedia
Last name, A. (Year) Title of the article. Title of the encyclopedia [Media used]. Place of publication: Publishing House, URL

Gran enciclopedia planeta [versión electrónica]. Barcelona, España: Editorial Planeta, www.planetasaber.com

Blogs
Last name, A. (Day, month, year). Title of the post [Blog message]. Downloaded from http:/ /www.xxxxxx.xxx

Law Cases 
Name vs. Name, page of volume of the source (date of court hearing).

PERIODICITY

The published scientific articles will be available in electronic format with open access for a one-year period. Publication is continuous and submissions are received permanently throughout the year, free of charge.