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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The manuscript is unpublished and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
The submitted file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format.
If an article, the submitted manuscript is no more than 5,000 words in total. This total includes all constituent parts (abstract, keywords, references, etc.).
The manuscript layout and presentation complies with all the style requirements and instructions contained in the Author guidelines.
The references have been listed and formatted in accordance with the instructions contained in the Author guidelines.
The text has single line spacing and a 12-point font, and uses italics instead of underlining (except for URL addresses). All images, tables, charts and figures are in the correct place within the submitted manuscript, and not at the end.
The submitted manuscript has been prepared for blind peer review. All references to and names of the authors have been removed from every part of the manuscript and replaced with the word “Author” (this also applies to document properties).
Author information has been attached as a separate file. It must include name and surname, a short bio, postal and e-mail addresses, and professional or academic affiliation.
All contents published by RUSC are subject to license Attribution 3.0 Spain from Creative Commons, whose complete text can be consulted at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/deed.en. Thus, copying, distribution, public communication, derivative works and commercial use of content are permitted as of the aforementioned issue provided that the source (RUSC) and the author of the text are cited.
It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain the necessary permits for images that are subject to copyright.
For uses of the contents not foreseen in these rules of publication it is necessary to directly contact the director of the journal through the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DATA COLLECTION AND CONSENT
In compliance with Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on Personal Data Protection, we herein inform users that the personal data requested in our forms or that might be provided via our email addresses is included in our personal data files for which the FUOC is the owner and responsible. Thus, when filling in any of the forms with the personal data requested and accepting its being sent or sending us an email with personal data, the user expressly authorizes and consents to the FUOC processing and incorporating this personal data provided and all the data generated from the user's participation or use of the different products or services offered on this website, though this may be revoked but not with retroactive effects, and accepts the data processing terms set out below.
Likewise, we inform users that all data shall be processed confidentially and in accordance with the data protection legislation in force, and that our files are legally registered in the Catalan Data Protection Agency's General Register.
The FUOC accepts no responsibility for personal data processing on web pages that users access via the different links to be found on our website.
This website is regulated by the legislation exclusively applicable to Spain, to which users of this website, whether in Spain or abroad, shall be subject.
The data requested are adequate, pertinent and strictly necessary for the ends for which they are collected. They shall never be used for an end other than that for which they have been ceded and, under no circumstances, shall the user be obliged to provide us with them. Nonetheless, they are absolutely necessary for the development of the services offered.
Unless specifically stipulated otherwise, all the fields on all the forms need to be filled in. Users must fill in the forms with true, accurate, complete and up-to-date information. The user is solely responsible for any damage or prejudice, whether direct or indirect, that may affect the FUOC or any third party due to filling in forms with false, inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or third-party information.
Our website obtains users' personal data by receiving different forms or emails to manage subscriptions to our journal or, where applicable, due to participation as an author, editor or reviewer.
The FUOC reserves the right to decide to incorporate, or not, these people's data into its files.
USERS' RIGHT TO ACCESS, RECTIFY AND CANCEL PERSONAL DATA
The user has the right to request cancellation of the subscription, access the information held in the FUOC's files, rectify erroneous information, cancel it or oppose its processing, in the terms established by the Law. To do so, they must email email@example.com.
Authors' requests for cancellation of data shall not affect their articles published on the website, in line with authors' unlimited cession of copyright to the FUOC.
If you do not expressly cancel your personal data from our files, we shall assume you are still interested in remaining on file while this remains appropriate for the ends for which they were obtained and while the FUOC deems appropriate.
The FUOC, in response to the trust placed in us and taking into account the importance of protection and confidentiality of users' personal data, hereby informs you that we have adopted all the technical and organizational measures to safeguard security as required by the regulations in force on security of files containing personal data.
CESSION OF DATA
We inform you that your data are processed confidentially and used for the ends indicated, and only communicated in the cases covered by the legislation and to bodies who, alongside the FUOC, produce the journal, as shown on the website, and manage and collaborate in the journal's publication.
The FUOC provides users different recommendation options, which are the sole responsibility of the person sending the message. The FUOC accepts no responsibility for the sending of unsolicited commercial mailings. Under no circumstances do we keep the recipient's email address. Likewise, batch sending of messages by users via these options is strictly prohibited, as is any commercial use.
MODIFICATION OF THIS DATA PROTECTION POLICYThis data protection policy was established on 4 November 2012. The FUOC reserves the right to modify its data protection policy in future in accordance with its own criteria or due to a change in the legislation, jurisprudence or business practices. If the FUOC introduces any changes, the new text shall be published on this same page, where the user is provided with information on the data protection policy. In any case, the relationship with users shall be governed by the regulations in force at the precise moment when they access the website and, as a result, they must be read every time users provide their data via our website.
RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an e-journal coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England (Australia) and its DeHub.
The texts published in this journal are – unless indicated otherwise – covered by the Creative Commons Spain Attribution 3.0 licence. You may copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work, provided you attribute it (authorship, journal name, publisher) in the manner specified by the author(s) or licensor(s). The full text of the licence can be consulted here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/deed.en.