About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Culture & History Digital Journal features original scientific articles and review articles, aimed to contribute to the methodological debate among historians and other scholars specialized in the fields of Human and Social Sciences, at an international level.

Using an interdisciplinary and transversal approach, this Journal poses a renovation of the studies on the past, relating them and dialoguing with the present, breaking the traditional forms of thinking based on chronology, diachronic analysis, and the classical facts and forms of thinking based exclusively on textual and documental analysis. By doing so, this Journal aims to promote not only new subjects of History, but also new forms of addressing its knowledge.

Peer Review Process

Culture & History Digital Journal will confirm receipt of all original manuscripts received.

The Editorial Board may reject an article without evaluating if it does not adhere rigorously to the guidelines, both formal and content, or if its contents do not fall within the scope of the journal.

After this preliminary analysis all articles will be submitted to an external review according to the double-blind peer review process in which at least two external referees will participate, appealing to a third party if necessary. Those referees should be prestigious researchers specialized in the subject. The anonymity of both the author and the reviewers will be maintained, however, the lists of external reviewers who have collaborated with the journal in previous years will be published periodically, with prior authorization.

Authors will be notified on the acceptance or definitive rejection of the article.

Dates of receipt and approval will be indicated in each published article.

The Editorial Board, attending the external reports, will be in charge of making the decision on whether to reject or accept each article.

Publication Frequency

Culture & History Digital Journal is published in one yearly volume, divided into two half-yearly issues appearing in June and December.

Open Access Policy

Culture & History Digital Journal provides full text, unrestricted access to all its contents immediately upon publication
There are no processing charges

Anti-plagiarism Policy

Editorial CSIC is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative started by Crossref to screen published and submitted content for originality.

Through Similarity Check, we use the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted or published manuscripts.

By depositing all of our content in the Similarity Check database we allow other Similarity Check members to screen their submissions against our published articles.

Further details on our authorship, originality and plagiarism policies can be found in our Good editorial practice guidelines section.

Crossref Similarity Check

Authorship identification

This Journal applies the ORCID ® persistent digital identifier as a way to ensure proper authorship normalisation.

Sales and Subscriptions

Subscriptions Contact
Editorial CSIC
Vitruvio, 8. 28006 Madrid
Sección de Revistas.
Phone: +34915681402
E-Mail: publ@csic.es

You may purchase single full issues or subscribe to the digital collection as PDF through the following vendors:
Casalini Libri s.p.a.
Digitalia US
e-Libro Corp. e-Libro.net and e-Libro.com

Exemption of responsability

The opinions and facts stated in each article are the exclusive responsibility of the authors. The “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas” is not responsible in any case of the credibility and authenticity of the work.

Indexing systems

Culture & History Digital Journal is covered by Web of Science: Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition (JCR), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); SCOPUS, CWTS Leiden Ranking (Journal indicators), ERIH Plus, REDIB, DOAJ  and other relevant national and international databases. Also included in Latindex Catalogue.

Interoperability protocols

Culture & History Digital Journal provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0
Dublin Core Metadata

URL for harvesters:


Digital preservation policy

This journal develops various processes in order to preserve permanent access to digital objects hosted on its own servers:

- Backups.
- Monitoring of the technological environment to foresee possible migrations of obsolete formats or software.
- Digital preservation metadata.
- Use of DOI.

The files published on this website are available in easily reproducible formats (PDF, HTML and XML-JATS labeled according to NLM Journal Publishing 3.0).

This journal is part of the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN). PKP-PLN generates a decentralized archive system distributed among collaborating libraries in order to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation of the authentic original version of the content and its restoration if necessary.

A list of journal issues currently preserved in the PKP PN is available.

Digital preservation policy will be periodically reviewed by Editorial CSIC.

Research data policy

We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access.

There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules.

Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC.

DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC.

If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".

Banner image

Apse ruins, Gorgora Nova Jesuit Church near Tana Lake (Ethiopia), built in 1626 by brother Juan Martínez. Photograph: Víctor M. Fernández, June 2005.

List of Reviewers 2015-2017

Adolfo Álvarez Macías (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)
Alejandro Rescia Perazzo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Alfredo González-Ruibal (Instituto Padre Sarmiento-CSIC)
Alicia Alted (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Ángel González de Pablo
Antonella Romano
Antonio Feros
Ariel Rodríguez Kuri (El Colegio de México)
Artemy Kalinovsky
Aymer Granados
Camilo Trumper
Carlos Cañete (Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo -CSIC)
Carmen González Martínez
Carmen Lozano Cabedo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Carolina Rodríguez-López (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Dalia Antonia Muller (University at Buffalo)
Daniel Coq Huelva (Universidad de Sevilla)
Doris Moreno
Elena del Río Parra
Enric Novella (Universitat de València)
Eric Aunoble (Université de Genève)
Ernesto Bohoslavsky
Eulàlia Collelldemont
Flocel Sabaté
Florencio Sánchez Escobar (Vietnam National University)
Francesc-Andreu Martínez Gallego (Universitat de València)
Francisco Ferrándiz (Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología-CSIC)
Francisco Pelayo (Instituto de Historia-CSIC)
Jaime Brihuega (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Jorge Marco
José Javier Ruiz Ibáñez
José M. Faraldo Jarillo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
José Rubén Orantes García (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Juan José Michelini (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Junia Furtado (Universidade de Belo Horizonte)
Leida Fernández (Harvard University)
Luis Ángel Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Luis Garrido González (Universidad de Jaén)
Luis Montiel (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Luis Pérez y Pérez (Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón)
M. Mar Pozo Andrés (Universidad de Alcalá)
Mª José Báguena (Universitat de València)
Manuel de Paz (Universidad de La Laguna)
Manuel García
Marcelo Champredonde (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria)
María del Carmen del Valle Rivera (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
María Isabel Gracia Arnaiz (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Marie Claude Chaput
Mario Pensado Leglise (Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
Michal Friedman
Noemi de Haro García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Pablo Alonso
Pascual Marzal
Paula Barreiro (Universitat de Barcelona)
Pedro Tomé Martín (Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología-CSIC)
Reinaldo Funes Monzote (Fundación Núñez Jiménez)
Rosa Capel (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Ruth Rama Dellepiane (Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía-CSIC)
Sagrario Aznar (UNED)
Seth Kimmel
Stéphane Fournier (Institut des Régions Chaudes. Montpellier SupAgro)
Tomás García-Azcárate (Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía-CSIC)
Toni Pressley-Sanon
Van Troi Tran
Verónica Azcue (Saint Louis University)
Víctor Fernández
Violeta Izquierdo
Xavier Medina
Yolanda Blasco

List of Reviewers 2012-2014

Alted Vigil, Alicia (UNED)
Belmonte Postigo, José Luis (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
Bernabéu Albert, Salvador (Escuela de Estudios Hispanoamericanos-CSIC)
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