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Conditions of Publication

PÁTINA publishes original and unedited papers related to the conservation and restoration of cultural property, in a broad sense.

It is assumed that everybody appearing as an author has given their consent and that anybody cited as a source of personal communication consents to this citation.

Papers are permitted to have a maximum length of 25 A4 pages, of 33 lines with writing on one side only, with margins no smaller than 2.5 cm and all pages numbered. The font is to be Times New Roman, size 12.

Articles are to be submitted in Spanish and accompanied by two summaries on a separate page (one in Spanish and another in English), including a maximum of six keywords at the end of each summary. Each summary is to be preceded by the title of the article in the corresponding language, is to be 150 to 200 words long and is to briefly set out the objectives, results and main conclusions of the work.

If the article includes graphs, these are to be numbered on a separate page, giving their location in the original text. If digital images are provided, these are to have a minimum size and resolution of 7 cm wide and 300 ppi (pixels per inch), respectively. If tables are included, these are to be sent in a separate file, in spreadsheet format (.xls or .xlsx). Notes and footnotes--which are to be avoided as far as possible--are to be consecutively numbered and highlighted in the article text by the use of superscript format only. The text corresponding to these notes is to be included at the end of the article. Formats offered by word processors where footnotes are placed at the bottom of each page are to be expressly avoided.

All text and images must be free of any rights that would prevent their publication (both in print and electronic form). It is the responsibility of the author of the article to perform any procedure required to obtain the publication rights of the material provided. Pátina editors may ask the author to sign a document releasing the Journal from any liabilities that may be incurred as a result of breach of copyright.

Authors are to include their name, address and affiliation on a separate page. They are further recommended to attach a contact telephone number, fax number and e-mail, as well as any possible clarifications that they deem necessary to ensure their work is published correctly.

Original texts (without images, tables, etc.: only text) are to be submitted in duplicate, in .doc (or .docx) and .pdf formats. Text margins are to be justified and are not to include any tabs or bleeding. Images, tables and all other illustrations are to be sent, preferably in .jpg format, in the size and resolution mentioned above and ready for publication. Papers thus prepared are to be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Receipt of e-mails will be confirmed, with subsequent notification of acceptance, amendment proposal or rejection.

In order to be published and after passing preselection by the Editorial Committee, all papers received have to be positively evaluated by two external reviewers who are specialists in the subject discussed in the article. The double-blind system will be employed for this external review in order to guarantee the anonymity of authors and evaluators.
The editors reserve the right to make small stylistic corrections during the editing process.

The author or first signatory of the paper will receive two copies of the edition of the journal in which it is published.


Citation Rules

Bibliographic citations in the text are to include (in brackets and separated by a comma) the surname of the cited author and the year of publication of the work cited.

Examples: (Nadeau, 1989), (Osgood, Suci and Tannenbaum, 1957).

If the name of the cited author forms part of the narration, then just the year is to be put in brackets.

Example: “For his part, Clerc (1975) assures…”

When several years are included within the same brackets, chronological order is to be adopted.

Example: (Newhall, 1992 and 2006).

In order to identify works from the same year and author or authors, add the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. to the year of publication, as far as necessary.

Example: (Brandi, 1960a and 1960b).

Bibliographic references are to be given in alphabetical order at the end of the text, in accordance with the following example:

a) Books: Author's surname, Initials of the author's forename. (Year). Title. City of publication: Publisher.

Examples: Panofsky, E. (1992). Estudios sobre iconología. Madrid: Alianza.

Batchen, G., Gray, M., Kurtz, G.F., Schaaf, L.J. y Ware, M. (2001). Huellas de luz. El arte y los experimentos de William Henry Fox Talbot. Madrid: MNCARS.

b) For chapters of collectively authored books or papers: Author. (Year). "Title". [In] editor/coordinator/compiler/etc. (Year). (Ed./Coord./Comp./etc.). Title of book or compilation (first page–end of chapter cited). City: Publisher.

Example: Sagne, J. (1998). “The photographer’s studio”. In Frizot, M. (1998). (Ed.). A new history of photography (pp. 103–122). Colonia: Könemann.

c) For journals: Author. (Year). Article title. In Name of journal, volume, (no.), publisher. First page-end of article.

Examples: Amitrano, R. (1993). Informe sobre el tratamiento de restauración de una placa de plomo con inscripciones ibéricas. In Pátina (6), ESCRBC. 3–6.

Finney, A. (2007a). A light touch: infrared photography. In The Royal Photographic Society Journal, 147, (5), 220–225.

For any scenarios not included in the rules stated above, follow the criteria set out by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales
Consejería de Educación e Investigación