Once the manuscript is received, it will be evaluated by a member of the Editorial Board to determine if it fits the scope and objectives of the journal, as well as to identify possible plagiarism practices. For this, we use the software PlagScan.
The opinion will be sent to the authors within thirty days after the submission (for thematic or special editions, the term is seven days). In case the manuscript is unsuitable or incomplete, the author will be notified about the changes to be made. The improved version will be sent to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org within a period of fourteen days.
After this preliminary evaluation, the Editorial Board will appoint two external peers to review the submissions through a double blind process, that is, they will not know the identity of the submissions authors, and vice versa. If the peers´opinions contradict each other, a third expert will be appointed to settle the issue. The peers may issue three judgments regarding the submission: REJECTED, APPROVED WITH CHANGES or APPROVED WITHOUT CHANGES. If the manuscript is approved with changes, the author will be informed about the corrections that must be made to improve the quality. If approved without changes, the author has the possibility of making minimal changes in form and / or content, if he considers it appropriate. In both cases, the corrected manuscript must be sent within a maximum period of fourteen days.
The review process is a journal´s responsibility. For regular editions it does not have a specific period, it can be twenty one days in the best of cases up to six months. For thematic editions (which, as the name implies, are those that deal with a specific theme), it may take up to two months.
Once this process has been carried out, the Editorial Board will make the final decision on submissions publication and proceed to make the galley proofs, which will be presented to the author, who can suggest minimal corrections of form within a maximum period of seven days. Finally, the layout and publication of the journal is done. This process can last up to twenty-one days.
It is important to note that the journal retains the copyright of all published material, but allows the authors: to freely disseminate the papers, as well as its pre-prints and post-prints, on personal or institutional websites, as long as the acknowledgment of copyright is included, the explicit mention of “Estudios Libertarios” and the link to the publication.
Search for authors policy: the journal has a permanent “Call for Papers” and for thematic editions it opens calls for a limited time.
The journal disseminates these calls in academic events, through social media (such as LinkedIn), research networks, academic websites and the voice to voice that the members of our Editorial and Scientific boards make in universities, think tanks and other professional environments. Under no circumstances, mass emails are sent inviting to publish articles. However, the Editorial Board can invite highly recognized libertarian scholars to submit articles on specific topics.