1. The journal is committed against any malpractice, especially those that have to do with false authorship, plagiarism or conflicts of interest.

2. Anyone can contact the Secretary of the Magazine indicating the reason of malpractice. The complaint can be filed via mail ( or by postal mail (Miguel Azpitarte Sánchez, Dep. D. Constitutional, Facultad de Derecho, Plza. Universidad, 18001).

3. Once the complaint has been received, the Journal will commission a report from an independent person, whose anonymity will be preserved throughout the proceedings. The report will indicate if there is malpractice or if the complaint should be dismissed.

4. If the report determines that there is malpractice, the Journal will hear the author of the work. His/her allegations will be informed by the independent person who prepared the first report.

5. The Journal will determine if there is malpractice and will communicate its motivated decision to all the people involved. If the Journal considers that there is malpractice, the Journal will publish the correction in the following number.

6. Any point of the procedure and its resolution not clarified by these rules, will be resolved by the COPE’s rules:




1. Peer review of the essays.

1. 1. Two pairs will review the essays within two months from the reception of the work. The review form can be download from this link:

However, in the case of texts published in the "classic texts" or "profiles / news" section, there will be no review.

1. 2. The reports will be anonymous and may have these three results: a) The publication of the manuscript is recommended; b) The manuscript cannot be published if corrections are not made; c) The publication of the manuscript is not recommended.

The Journal may only publish the essay in case a), if the number essays waiting for publication make it possible. In case of b), once the corrections have been made, the Journal will decide on the relevance of the publication.

1.3. The Journal will send the reports to the author, who will be able to carry out in case a) and b) the corrections that he considers appropriate.

1.4. The Journal will communicate to the author the final decision.

2. If the essay has been translated, the Journal will indicate the translator.

3. The author guarantees: a) the originality of the essay and his/her authorship; b) that it is not a double publication in Spanish; if the essay had a previous publication in other language, the author must clearly say so before publication; c) to make clear if the essay is financed by a public or private entity.

4. The publication implies the transfer of copyright to the Journal.

5. The Journal does not pay for the essays; the Journal does not receive any payment for the publications of essays.