As specified in ZARCH's “Section Policy”, the papers are:
- Unpublished works of investigation, criticism and dissemination of scientific activities in architecture.
- Open Submissions / Indexed / Peer Reviewed.

The evaluation of the external reviewers will affect:
- the interest of the article and its relationship with the theme of the call,
- its contribution to the knowledge of the subject matter and the news provided,
- the correct relationships established and the critical judgment developed,
- the bibliographic references managed, and
- the correct wording.

Those articles that are approved by the reviewers and are not subject to the theme of the call may be part of the "Miscellaneous" section.

Authors have the right to protect their intellectual property. ZARCH licenses the content from the authors, they own the copyright to their works. Authors may transfer the copyright in their works to ZARCH publishers.

The journal does not charge any fee to the authors for publication, nor to the readers for access to the articles. 

Authors who have already published in ZARCH are encouraged to consider other journals for new manuscript submissions, at least within two years of the publication of their last article.

1. Article length

The length is limited to 6,000 words, including captions, notes and bibliography. Articles must be written in Microsoft Word (extension “.doc”). The font to use will be Times New Roman for PC and Times Roman for Mac.

The languages to be used in the first shipment will be Spanish or English.

Both in one language and in another, the writing will be as clear and concise as possible. So that no article suffers, the reviews will also take into account the quality of the writing.

2. Page format

The text box will be defined by the following margins:
- Upper, lower and left: 3cm, and
- Right: 2cm.

There will be no headers or footers.

Pages will be numbered at the bottom, right aligned.

3. First page

- The title of the article, which must be concise and informative, with a maximum of 80 characters, in Spanish and English. It will be presented with:
• Times New Roman/Times Roman font,
• bolt font,
• body 12,
• front spacing of 12 points,
• rear of 18 points, and
• Exact line spacing 18.
- The abstract, which should not exceed 12 lines, in Spanish and English. It will be presented with:
• Times New Roman/Times Roman font,
• italics,
• body 9,
• posterior and anterior space of 6 points,
• exact 12 point spacing, and
• justified alignment.
- The keywords, which will never be more than six, in Spanish and English.

4. Main text format

The main text will be presented with:
- body 11,
- back spacing 6 points,
- spacing exact 15 points, and
- justified alignment.

The author may use italics to emphasize a term if desired.

The headings of the paragraphs will be presented:
- aligned to the left,
- no numbering, and
- adjusted to the following format:
• Main titles:
 Times New Roman,
 body 11,
 previous spacing 18 points,
 back spacing 12 points, and
 Exact line spacing 12 points.
• Secondary titles:
 Times New Roman italics,
 body 11,
 previous spacing 18 points,
 back spacing 12 points, and
 Exact line spacing 12 points.

Custom text formats will be rejected.

5. Footnotes

All the notes that the "author" deems necessary will go to the bottom of the corresponding page according to the following guidelines:
- Times New Roman,
- body 10,
- spacing before and after 6 points,
- justified alignment,
- exact 12 point spacing, and
- numbered from 1 in the context of the article.

In the text they will be indicated in superscript, without parentheses. The note number should be placed just after the word or phrase to be referenced; never after the end of the sentence.

6. Citations

All quotes must be in quotation marks and include a footnote indicating its origin.

Any bibliographical reference mentioned in the text will also require the corresponding footnote.

When the bibliographic reference has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) it must be indicated at the end of it.

The citations will be adjusted to what is indicated in "Citations and Bibliography".

7. Final bibliography

The bibliography will comply with everything specified in the "Citations and bibliography" section of this website.

It must be reduced to the essential that is directly related to the work sent.

Any citation or bibliographical reference indicated in a footnote should be included in the final Bibliography of the article.

The Bibliography will be located just after the text of the article and before the list of provenance of the images.

8. Figures, tables and images

The number of images to send will be 10, at most.

Only those that are really useful, clear and representative will be sent. The selected images will be explanatory of the text: drawings, plans, photographs, frames, charts... Their position in the text will be outlined in parentheses (figure 12) with the number that comes from the order they have in the article, starting the numbering from 1.

The images will be included in the order in which they are reviewed in the text, occupying an immediate position to the review, and ensuring that their insertion does not interrupt the paragraph.

The corresponding legends will follow the following guidelines:
- Times New Roman,
- body 10,
- spacing before and after 6 points,
- exact 12 point spacing without indentation, and
- justified alignment.

9. Origin of the images

The origin of any image contributed to the text of the article must be specified, citing the author if known and the bibliographic source from which it comes. For the latter, what is indicated in "Citations and Bibliography" will be followed.

The complete list of the images contributed with their corresponding origin will be located at the end of the article, preceding the notes. It will follow the following guidelines:

- Times New Roman,
- body 10,
- spacing before and after 6 points,
- exact 12 point spacing, without indentation, and
- justified alignment.

All images will be in tiff or jpg format, preferably the former, and a size of no less than 12x18cm, with a 300 dpi resolution obtained directly from the scanned documentary source.

Scanned images will need to be descreened in the scanning process.

Once the external review has been carried out, if the article is accepted, the author who wishes to include images, figures or tables that come from other sources must request the corresponding permissions for publication from the copyright owners, which must be sent to the Editorial Board together with the version final article. To do this, ZARCH makes a model available to writers in Spanish and English.

If any material received does not include said conformity, ZARCH will assume that it is the original material of the author, being exonerated from any responsibility.

10. CRediT authorship contribution statement

In articles authored by two or more co-authors, authors should carefully consider the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the final list of authors at the time of original submission.

In addition, the contribution of each author to the research output presented in the manuscript should be specified, recommending the use of the CRediT taxonomy (Conceptualisation, Methodology, Validation, Formal Analysis, Research, Data curation, Writing (Original), Writing (Review and Editing), Visualisation, Supervision, Project administration and Funding acquisition).

11. Author and biographical data

When submitting the article, the author will fill in the Metadata, which will include their data (name and surname, institution, work address, telephone number and email) and a biographical review, in Spanish and English.

It will have a maximum length of 10 lines for each of the authors.

The data to be indicated will be precise, avoiding generic expressions. It will be essential to cite:
- place and date of birth,
- School or Faculty, University and dates of obtaining the titles of architect and phd, if applicable,
- Teaching categories acquired and the School,  Faculty and University, if applicable,
- Journals and/or books in which it has been published, with the number and year, if applicable,
- Any other merit that is considered appropriate.

12. Recommendations in favor of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout.

Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. When coding terminology is used, we recommend to avoid offensive or exclusionary terms. We suggest using alternatives that are more appropriate and (self-) explanatory such as. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.

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