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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word .docx, or LaTeX .tex document file format, using UTF-8 encoding.
  • All Author Guidelines have been followed.

Author Guidelines


The submitted text should not have been published elsewhere, and it should not be under evaluation for publication in other venues.

Academic degrees

At least one of the authors must hold a master's degree, or its equivalent.


Submissions must be written either in English or in Portuguese. All submissions, regardless of language, must include an Abstract, in English. Submissions in Portuguese must also include an abstract ("resumo") in Portuguese.

Whether in English or in Portuguese, the text must be written following the chosen language best practices. Submissions with many mistakes will be rejected, pending careful proofreading.


The Abstract may not be longer than 250 words. The text may be organized in paragraphs.

Three to five keywords must be included, following the Abstract.


Submissions will always include one main file, and they may include additional files.

The main file must be uploaded in one of two formats:

  • Microsoft Word .docx; ou
  • LaTeX .tex.

No other formats may be used for the main file.

Two template files, below, include all necessary instructions on how to format the main file and additional files.

.docx files

Submitted files in .docx format should follow the instructions on https://actaludica.com/acta-ludica-modelo-en-v1.1.docx.

LaTeX files

Submitted files in LaTeX format should follow the instructions on https://actaludica.com/acta-ludica-modelo-en-v1.1.zip.


Submitted articles must have at least 10 pages, and it must not be longer than 20 pages.


Acta Ludica does not accept plagiarism. Any text, or data, from other authors, or even from the same authors of the submission, must be clearly attributed and referenced, even when translated from original sources in other languages. It is important to note that plagiarism goes beyond merely copying another's text; paraphrases may also be plagiarism.

When directly using works from other authors — such as images — the autorship credit must be given, together with the terms of the licensing by the original author. Since all published material in Acta Ludica is covered by the Creative Commons license (see below), the licensing in such works may not be more restrictive than ours.


The copyright of submitted works belongs to their authors, per the terms of Creative Commons – Attribution Non-Commercial CC BY-N license, available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en.

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