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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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I, as an author, consent in my own name, and that of my co-author(s) from which I have obtained the consent for submitting the present article for publication, for LUMEN Association and its associated companies to process my personal data in the purpose of evaluating this work, and in the case of acceptance, publishing the article which contains my (and co-author(s)) name, e-mail address, personal affiliation, photo and biodata. The data is processed in accordance with the European Legislation GPDR.
  • I, as corresponding author for this article, consent to receive e-mails regarding the evaluation and publication process. I also declare on my own responsibility that my co-author(s) have been informed of the present article submission, and agree to receive e-mail notifications on the status of the publication process.
  • I express my consent to receive future e-mails containing information about the activity of LUMEN Association, in newsletters or direct e-mail.

Author Guidelines


LUMEN Publishing House adheres to the definitions accepted by Washington University, regarding the authorship on scientific and scholarly publications.

According to WU, Scientific and scholarly publications, defined as articles, abstracts, presentations at professional meetings and grant applications, provide the main vehicle to disseminate findings, thoughts, and analysis to the scientific, academic, and lay communities. For the authors of such work, successful publication improves opportunities for academic funding and promotion while enhancing scientific and scholarly achievement and repute. 

According to WU, authorship can be defined as the individual (s) who has/have made substantial intellectual contributions to a scientific investigation. All authors should meet the following three criteria (all the persons that meet these criteria should be mentioned as author):

  • Scholarship: Contribute significantly to the conception, design, execution, and/or analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Authorship: Participate in drafting, reviewing, and/or revising the manuscript for intellectual content.
  • Approval: Approve the manuscript to be published.

An administrative relationship, acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of a research group alone does not constitute authorship.

Lead Author (First Author)
In the case of publications with multiple authors, one author should assume the role of lead author. Even in different publications, the lead author is different to the first author; in all LUMEN Publishing Journals, the lead author is considered to be the first author and corresponding author. We admit exceptions, based on an all authors' request, for the corresponding author to be mentioned as being different to the lead author, with special mention, and is placed as the last author. Authors should decide to be equally responsible for the paper; in this case, they are mentioned in alphabetical order, with the acknowledgement that all authors have an equal contribution to the article.

All co-authors of a publication are responsible for:

  • Authorship: By providing consent to authorship to the lead author, co-authors acknowledge that they meet the authorship criteria set above. A co-author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
  • Approval: By providing consent to authorship to the lead author, co-authors are acknowledging that they have reviewed and approved the manuscript.
  • Integrity: Each co-author is responsible for the content of all appropriate portions of the manuscript, including the integrity of any applicable research.
  • An individual retains the right to refuse co-authorship of a manuscript if s/he does not satisfy the criteria for authorship.

Source: http://wustl.edu/policies/authorship.html


Use Vancouver rules for citations and references;
Any paper that does not comply with the aforementioned requirements will be returned to the authors.

Manuscripts should be no more than 6,000 words. Submitted papers will be screened by the volume's editors before they are entered into the Peer Review Process.

Submissions should be sent in MS Word for Windows. All manuscripts should be generally outlined and edited to conform to the APA writing style.

All submissions will be peer reviewed before entering the publication process. Authors are expected to participate in the Peer Review process for further issues of this journal.

In exceptional situations, articles could be submitted via email at prlumen2@gmail.com together with the author's CV.

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