Author Guidelines

Submission Categories:

a) Reviews: which should present, in a broad and didactic way, principles, terminology and concepts about a particular subject, in an introductory (not expecting prior knowledge about the subject) or advanced (expecting prior knowledge about the subject) manner. Suggested length:  around 20-35 pages;

b) Research Articles: which should present research results, development or reflection about current topics. Fundamental concepts necessary for article comprehension must be introduced, along with comparisons with correlated works and explanations regarding its importance and/or theoretical or practical applicability. Suggested length: around 12-25 pages.

General submission instructions:

Initial article submission should be done electronically in a PDF file. All submissions must be submitted by the SEER system - this system. Only formatted articles will be accepted using the following latex standard:


Formatting rules:

All papers should be submitted in print image files according to the formats contained in instructions to the authors since RITA has a special page size that is reflected in the total number of pages of the paper. For the final version, the authors should send the originals, prepared in Latex, because the preparation of the originals for the electronic printing will be performed locally, with the insertion of page numbering and consequent generation of the print files. It is recommended, however, to observe the structures and instructions below for the initial preparation of the articles even before the specific RITA formats are applied. - The sequence of topics: - Title of the Article or Case Study. - Full names of the authors (electronic addresses and place of activity should be placed in a footnote). - Indicative Abstract in English, with up to 200 words, followed by Keywords. - Text including illustrations (pictures, photos, models, maps, drawings, engravings, diagrams, charts, and tables), with their respective titles and sources; - Figures and tables must be numbered. Figures should be included in the text close to the citation point, without title included; the title should be in the text. Images can be included in the text body or sent as separate .gif, .tiff, etc files, and their position should be indicated in the text. - Acknowledgments and references to funding institutions, if any. - Bibliographical references should be numbered and indicated in brackets. The references must be complete, according to the following rules: Articles: Authors (surname followed by initials), title, journal or title of the annals in italics, volume, pages, number and year. Books: Authors, Title in italics, Publisher and place, year.



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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in PDF file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent. 

Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions

The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.