I have a complete draft of a paper, but I am unsure it is a good fit for Tapuya. How can I be sure?
Please contact Vivette García Deister, Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and attach a word file of your paper.
I have a complete draft of a paper, but I am not confident it is ready for submission. What can I do?
Please contact Luisa Grijalva-Maza, Managing Editor at email@example.com with your query and attach a word file of your paper. Tapuya is committed to offering authors, especially junior scholars and first-time authors, actionable feedback before submission.
You might also consider hiring a Developmental Editor to assess your work.
Taylor&Francis offers editorial services, including scientific editing, at additional cost.
My paper is ready for submission, but I exceeded the word limit of 7000 words. Should I submit anyway?
We have a word limit because we have limited human resources to process submitted papers. If after fully revising and editing your paper you are still over the word limit, please contact Luisa Grijalva-Maza, Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query, provide a reason for the length of your manuscript, and attach a word file of your paper. The Managing Editor will advise on how to proceed.
Can I submit my paper in Spanish or Portuguese?
On a case-by-case basis, research manuscripts may be considered in Spanish or Portuguese, with some caveats:
- Special submissions should first be negotiated with the Editor-in-Chief
- This limits peer review to Spanish or Portuguese speaking scholars
- If the paper is accepted, the author is responsible for the translation of the paper into English. For the time being, we only publish papers in English. Please consider your time, language skills, and resources before committing to a translation. Taylor&Francis offers editorial services, including translation, at additional cost.
Can I submit the English translation of a paper that was previously published in another language?
No. Tapuya seeks original, unpublished articles. Tapuya encourages, but will not be responsible for, translations into Spanish, Portuguese, or other languages, of the version-of-record (VOR) of a paper originally published in Tapuya (in English). Translations will be published as ‘supplementary material’ linked to the VOR. Authors are responsible for undertaking and paying for such translations, as well as for the accuracy and quality of the translations, as the journal will not copyedit or proof them.
I have a Thematic Cluster proposal, but I am unsure it is a good fit for Tapuya. How can I be sure?
Thematic Clusters are Tapuya’s version of Special Issues. Please contact Vivette García Deister, Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com with your query and attach a word file of your draft proposal, including type of cluster envisioned (open or closed call for papers). If the proposal is accepted, you will then discuss a timeline and tasks involved in editing such a collection.
I don’t have any funding to publish my paper. Does Tapuya offer any financial support to authors to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC)?
Yes. There are two ways in which Tapuya can help authors who cannot pay APCs. First, authors located in Latin America are eligible for a considerable APC discount (200 instead of 850 USD for the full APC). If you require this support please get in touch with our managing editor, Luisa Grijalva-Maza at firstname.lastname@example.org, before submitting your paper to the system, so she can give you the waiver code to introduce in the submission questionnaire.
The second kind of support is a discount code that fully exempts authors from paying APCs. This is called a waiver. We have a limited amount of full waiver codes, therefore, they are reserved for authors who need them the most. If you are thinking of requesting the full waiver, please make sure that your university department, library, or research group/project does not provide any financial support (full or partial) for publication. When you are certain this is the case, please get in touch with our managing editor, Luisa Grijalva-Maza at email@example.com, before submitting your paper to the system, so she can take your request to the Editor-in-Chief for evaluation. If the waiver is awarded, Luisa will get back to you with the waiver code so you can begin your submission process.
Is there a specific format and style in which I should submit my paper?
No. There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript: title, abstract, author affiliation, figures or tables (if needed), funding sources, and references. Further details may be requested upon acceptance.
References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied throughout the paper. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate), and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended.
Velho, Lea. 2011. “Conceitos de Ciência e a Política Científica, Tecnológica e de Inovação.” Sociologias 13 (26): 128–153. doi:10.1590/S1517-45222011000100006.
Fuller, Steve. 1993. Philosophy Rhetoric, and the End of Knowledge: The Coming of Science and Technology Studies. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press.
Hess, David 2017. “Ethnography and the Development of Science and Technology Studies.” In Handbook of Ethnography, edited by Paul Atkinson, 242. Wiltshire: SAGE Publications.
The journal reference style will be applied to the paper post-acceptance by Taylor & Francis.