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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 author has reviewed the author guidelines and is aware that the violation of any of the following 10 points will result in the immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  • The author/s are responsible for article content and for having contributed to the conception, design and implementation of the work; data analysis and interpretation; for having participated in the drafting of the text and its revisions; and in the approval of the version that is finally submitted.
  • Changes in content, if any, after revision, and changes in the style of the manuscript by the Estoa Editorial Team are accepted.
  • The author/s transfer the property rights (copyright) of the present work to the University of Cuenca (Ecuador), editor of Estoa for all editions of the journal (printed and electronic).
  • The author/s declare themselves free from any situation that may involve a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, and that they have respected the ethical principles of research.
  • I/We have read the instructions for authors and are aware that failure to comply with any of the following 10 points will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  • The article contains no evidence of the identities or institutional affiliations of its authors, except where requested.
  • The article follows the format of the template and all the instructions it contains.
  • Bibliographic references were made according to APA Standards Seventh Edition.
  • All tables and/or figures are referenced in the text and have been attached as ‘Supplementary files’ separately and in Excel or JPG format as appropriate. Each has a title and source.
  • I/We have enclosed the signed Originality and Copyright Assignment documents with all the information requested in these documents.

Author Guidelines


Estoa accepts original articles that are not published and are not in the process of being evaluated by another publication. Articles should be submitted in the format specified in the following Microsoft Word® template downloaded here.

The regulations on presentation, structure, length, forms of citation, anonymisation of documents and the submission process can be downloaded  downloadable here.

All authors who send manuscripts to Estoa for evaluation, once approved, must submit the Letter of Declaration of Authorship, as well as the Licence of Authorisation and Publication of Originals, signed by each author. These documents can be downloaded in:  format 1, format 2; and must be duly completed and signed in the ‘Complementary Files’ section of the OJS, as well as sent by e-mail to Estoa (

If you send an English-language manuscript, once it has successfully passed the peer review, it must be accompanied by a proofreading certificate for final publication.

Before sending the original article through the platform, it is important that authors confirm their compliance with the rules of the journal with a pre-submission check, comparing the work done with the journal guidelines for authors.





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