After receiving your manuscript, the Editorial Board will verify if the content meets the publishing guidelines. Remember to send your manuscript in an editable format. For instance, pdf documents are not accepted.
Submission to Referees
Once validated in the initial review, your article will be sent to 2 referees. In case of discrepancy we may request the help of a third referee. The identity of the referees will not be disclosed.
Peer Review Outcome
You will receive an email informing you of the result of the peer review process. Your article may be accepted, rejected, or you may be asked to resubmit with changes. You can have access to the referees reports available in the OJS platform.
Article Processing Charges
If your article has been accepted, you must pay the costs of the publication: peer review management , proofreading, layout, testing, pagination, and indexing.
Proofreading of Originals
Once the fee is paid, the layout phase begins. The editorial team will review possible mistakes and ask you to review the affected paragraphs. At this point, no further changes will be accepted.
Your article will be formated and proofs will be sent to you for final approval before publication. At this stage, we may highlight in yellow some text excerpts that you should pay special attention.
You will be asked to check the pdf to verify that there has been no error in the layout process. Please make a thorough and complete checking since this is the final version that will appear in the journal.
After the proofreading, the article is almost ready to be published. It just needs pagination and indexing. Once both tasks performed, the article will be published on the website of the corresponding journal.
Access to content
According to the deferred open access publication policy, the content of the articles will not be open until two years after its publication. Meanwhile, the content of the journals can be accessed by several means: subscriptions to journals, purchase of a complete number or purchase of an article.
Authors who publish in the journals associated to this knowledge community belong to a community of professionals with common interests and concerns, and on this basis, they are asked to provide critical and constructive comments to the work of their colleagues, fostering mutual exchange of ideas and thus increasing the quality of each other articles.
Each author who submits an article to any of the associated journals, and whose curriculum and academic career are considered a warranty, is asked to review three articles submitted by other authors.
Once they have accepted the invitation, the referees will have a period of 2-3 weeks to submit their reports to the Editorial Board.