All papers presented to the “I XESCOM: International Symposium on Communication Management. From Media to Metamedia” must follow these formatting rules, both in the case of abstracts and full papers.

Authors not complying with these rules will be required to modify their works. Failure to comply with these requirements will be reason for exclusion.


Abstracts, which may be written in Spanish, Galician, English and Portuguese, should be done in a blank page including:

  • Title.
  • Abstract: brief description (300 words maximum) of the content of the proposed paper, referring the methodology, objectives, and main expected findings.
  • Keywords (6 maximum).
  • Authors must specify whether or not they want their works to have a second review, in order to be selected for publication in the book (not Proceedings) “Journalism and Communication in Metamedia” – Springer -. Notwithstanding this, all accepted papers will be published in digital format, both on a CD that will be given to all participants, and on our website. Both of them will have ISBN.

You can download a sample of abstract in Word format work directly on it.

With the goal of ensuring anonymity in the evaluation process, the abstract in PDF submitted through Easychair MUST BE BLIND, that is, the document should not contain any personal information (author names, entity, affiliation and e-mail).

The section “Submission” indicates the process to send your abstracts.


You can download a sample of full paper in Word format work directly on it. In any case, all full papers, written in Spanish, Galician, English and Portuguese will be done in a blank page, following these formatting rules:

Top and bottom margins should be of 2.5 cm, while left and right hand margins will be of 3 cm (default Word margins). Pages shall be numbered consecutively at the bottom right.

The title is the first element of your paper. It should be written in size 14 Calibri bold type and centred, single spaced and not exceeding two lines.

Then, three spaces: authors complete names, institution and email (each information in a different line).Everything should be written in Calibri, size 12, centred and using single space, except from the email, which will be 10 size. Authors name will be bold. At the end of the paper –Note format-, a brief CV of the authors -150 words maximum- must be included.

Two spaces are to be used down below. The abstract (300 word maximum) and keywords (6 maximum) must be written in size 12 Calibri, justified in both sides and single-spaced. Expressions Abstract and Keywords will be bold.

The body of the text, separated by two spaces from the keywords, will be written in Calibri, 12 size, single space, indent between paragraphs of 12 points –without double “intro”- justified in both sides, and without tabulations.

All papers shall include at least these sections: 1.Theoretical framework; 2. Methodology;3. Results; 4. Discussion and Conclusions; 5. References.

Headings should be numbered in Arabic, with three levels maximum. They should be written in 12 size Calibri, centred and according to these examples: 1. FIRST LEVEL; 1.1. Second level; 1.1.1. Third level. Sections must not exceed two lines in length.

Figures and tables will be included in the text, numbered in Arabic and with a title at the top and the source at the bottom. All of them should be written in Calibri, size 11, centred.

Text citations will be included in the text in double quotes (“”), indicating the source in Harvard format (Complete author name, year: page). If the quotation has more that 40 words, it will be included in a separate paragraph, in Calibri, size 11, without quotes and italic, and with a 3 cm indentation on the left.

Notes should be limited and included at the end of the paper –not footnotes-, consecutively numbered in Arabic, and written in Calibri, size 11, and justified in both sides.

References and everything that is not specified in these rules will follow the APA guidelines. The text of the bibliographic references should be left justified, taking into account the examples shown below.

These works must have a maximum length of 6.000 words.

Documents will be submitted both in PDF and Word format. Check indicated in section “Submission” in this website.

References Examples:


FILGUEIRAS MARTÍNEZ, I. (2015). Comunicación y crisis. Barcelona: Paidós.

RODRÍGUEZ FREIRE, J. (2001). El conflicto de los derechos audiovisuales en las retransmisiones deportivas en radio. El caso de la Liga de Fútbol Profesional. Vigo: Universidad de Vigo.

Book Chapter:
PENA ÁLVAREZ, P. (2014). Las redes sociales como factor diferencial en el periodismo asiático. En S. Direito, De los medios a los metamedios (104-163). Santiago: Iacobus.

VALENCIA ARAÚJO, H. J. (2007). Los estudios de neurociencia en el contexto de la Marca España . En M. Arnoso López, A. Acuña y J. Pujol (Coords.), Neurociencia aplicada a los estudios de comunicación social (13-42). Madrid: Siglo XXI.


Journal article (single author):
HOOD, R. (2014). Presencia y actividad de los miembros del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en ResearchGate y Gallaecia, A6, 214-305.

Journal article (up to three authors):
SEIJO ROMERO, S., PITA LOIS, L. D. y BERNÁRDEZ, R. (2012). Comunicación institucional en la administración autonómica española. Orbis, 20, 168-181.

Journal article (4 or more authors):
CLINTON, W. et al. (2006). Environmental communication and health. Americam Journal, 12(2), 783-671.


DOMÍNGUEZ CARRETERO, R. (2012). Redes sociales científicas, oportunidad y mayor complejidad, Argentum, Vol. XIX, 3. Recuperado el 30 de septiembre de 2014, de

Online documents:
CARTELLE ROZALÉN, J. y MANRIQUE TORNÉ, H. (2013). Uso de las redes sociales generalistas como herramientas docentes en las universidades españolas. Recuperado el 3 de enero de 2015, de

Journal article, accessed online:
LAMASELLE ORTIZ, D. (2007). La presencia en entornos digitales como factor diferencial en la difusión de la investigación en comunicación. Jornal Galegoportuguês de Comunicação, 11, 242-253. Recuperado el 27 de octubre de 2013, de

Article from an Internet-only journal:
MARTÍNEZ IGLESIAS, F. (2012). Ecosistema mediático y el activismo social. Revista Roces, 42. Recuperado el 5 de diciembre de 2015, de



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