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.
  • Originality:

    The manuscript is an original contribution. Please consider that LAJC only accepts submissions of original articles of your own authorship. To contribute reducing research and publication misconduct, all submitted manuscripts will be checked with TurnitIn Anti-Plagiarism Software to detect double-submissions or articles with plagiarized content or copied from the Internet. Any article submitted to LAJC should not have been previously published, neither be under review, nor be accepted for publication in another journal or conference.

    If you are submitting an extended version of a published article, please review carefully our Statement of Ethics and Best Publication Practices and Anti-Plagiarism Policy.

  • Relevance:

    The manuscript topic is considered within the research areas of the Journal.

  • Language and Format:

    The manuscript has been written preferably in English or Spanish and complies with the Journal format specifications.

  • Content:

    The manuscript clearly describes the following content:

    ● Title

    ● Abstract (máx. 200 words)

    ● Keywords (máx. 7 keywords)

    ● Introduction

    ● Methodology

    ● Detailed description of the deployment/implementation/analysis proposed in the paper

    ● Analysis of Results/Discussion of Findings

    ● Conclusions

    ● Related Work

    References in IEEE style

  • Image Resolution:

    The images in the manuscript must have a resolution of 250 dpi (minimum) and 350 dpi (ideal). All images must have been optimized for inclusion in an electronic document.

  • Anonimity:

    This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer's and author's identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process.

    To facilitate this process, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not disclose their identity. To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are as follows:

    1. Remove names, affiliations and email addresses.

    2. Use the third person to refer to work the Authors has previously published, e.g. replace any phrases like "as we have shown before" with "… it has been shown before [Anonymous, 2020]".

    3. In-text citations refered to papers published by the Author MUST be written as "[Anonymous, 2007]".

    4. Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation-related information.

    5. Remove references to funding sources.

    6. Do not include acknowledgments.

    7. Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

    If accepted, identifiable information, which was removed for anonimization purposes, must be included by the authors in the camera-ready version before publishing the article. This information MUST include affiliations, email addresses, acknowledgements and/or sources of funding.

Author Guidelines

Format / Template

  • Authors are required to use the following templates in Word. Select 'Save' when the 'File Download' dialog pops up.

         Microsoft Word A4 (DOCX, 56 KB): Download file
  • The manuscript must have a minimum paper length of six (6) pages and a maximum paper length of fifteen (15) page, including bibliography.

  • The summary or abstract, should have a maximum of 200 words, including keywords article.

  • All references cited in the text should appear in the literature. Please use the IEEE reference format.

How to submit

Registration and login are required to submit manuscripts online and to check the status of the submissions. Go to Logon to an existing account or Register a new account. Then, click here to make a Submission. All authors will be notified about the article reception. The comments and the final decision of the review process will be sent in a period not exceeding two months from the date of reception. You can see the graphical description about the review process. Instructions for preparing a manuscript and submission Download file

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After submission

Once an article has been submitted to LAJC, it will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. In order to find out more about the evaluation process, please refer to this link.

Proofreading and Copyediting

Should an article is accepted, it will undergo a proofreading and copyediting process. During this stage, the journal editors reserve the right to request more amendments for the article to meet the quality requirements to be published in LAJC.


Once an article has been considered ready for publication, the Editorial Committee reserves the right to decide the volume and number which is most appropriate to publish the article. This decision is carefully planned and justified considering the standing of the article, and the score which it was given through the different review stages, including proofreading and copyediting.

Privacy Statement

The names, affiliations and e-mail addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in the Copyright Notice and are not available for any other purpose or are delivered to a third party without consent.

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