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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.
  • I've read Editorial CSIC's Good Practice Code and comply with all its guidelines.
  • The Authorship, good publication practice and copyright transfer statement is filled and signed, and it'll be added to the submission.
  • I have consulted and applied the journal's Research data policy.
  • The article has not been previously published, and has not been sent to another journal for consideration.
  • The submission is an original work and does not violate the copy and reproduction rights of other authored works. If necessary, the author has written permit for the reproduced work and a copy will also be submited.
  • The person making the submission has been authorized by all the article authors to submit and act as their spokesperson in front of the journal during the review, editing and publishing processes.
  • Each of the authors has been identified including the following data:
    - Given name (in full form) and family name(s).
    - Email contact address.
    - Country of professional activity.
    - Institutional affiliation.
    - Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID).
    - Role(s) according to the CRediT taxonomy (refer to the "Submissions/Authorship Identification" tab for details).
  • The text adheres to the length, format, references, citation of figures, tables, and bibliography requirements outlined in the journal guidelines.
  • TWO versions of the article are submitted, one in a Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, or compatible file, with all the author's information, and WITHOUT any graphical element (image or multimedia). A second file, in PDF format, which will include the content of the first one, and WITH all the graphical elements. In this version, any content that allows the identification of the authors in the text will be removed (name and affiliation, CRediT role/roles, self-citations, personal notes, etc.) and in the metadata of the file (check the "Properties" of the PDF in the "File" section). This second version will be the one used for the external evaluation. For the removal of metadata you can use specific software or one of the many free tools available on the Internet. No identifying information (name, surname, affiliation) will be used in the filenames.

Author Guidelines

Culture & History Digital Journal
Author Guidelines

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Culture & History Digital Journal
Instituto de Historia, CCHS, CSIC
Calle Albasanz, 26-28
Madrid 28037 (Spain)
Tel: +34 91 602 23 00
Fax: +34 91 602 29 71

Scope of the Journal
Culture & History Digital Journal welcomes original, unpublished manuscripts 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. With 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.

Editorial policy
Manuscripts that do not fall within the scope of Culture & History Digital Journal and those which do not strictly follow these Author Guidelines will be returned to the authors. After a first consideration by the Editorial Teamor a Scientific Editor, manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed by two independent, external experts, and by a third one if considered necessary. Generally, there will be no more than two rounds of reviews. The Editor-in-Chief will decide to accept or reject the manuscript based on the reports and recommendations of the reviewers and the Scientific Editor.
The authors of the submitted manuscripts will be notified about the initial acceptance for review or rejection of their paper within one month. The review process will routinely last between 4 to 6 months.
In exceptionally cases, invited contributions may be published under a less stringent review process.

Culture & History Digital Journal appears as one yearly volume, divided into two issues, formally published in June and December of every calendar year.
Some Issues of the Journal may have a Monographic Section focusing on the presentation and discussion of a specific subject. A Miscellaneous Section will cover varied material, and another additional section will focus on historiographical and methodological reflections.
After the final corrections, articles included in the Monographic Section will be published online as scheduled for every Monographic Issue. Articles included in the Miscellaneous Section could be published online immediately or, in any case, within a period of six months after acceptation. When the issue is published, the authors will receive a notice of their availability on the website of the journal.

Culture & History Digital Journal is an Open Access, online Journal. Articles will be published online as HTML, XLM and PDF, and made freely available to readers without restrictions immediately upon online publishing.
The CSIC reserves the right to distribute for sale the complete issues as an eBook, whether as PDF, ePub, or any other possible present or future electronic format, and/or under a print-on-demand paper format. These alternative formats will be identical in content, will retain the same copyright as the single articles in the online edition, and will be considered equivalent for all purposes.

Submission of manuscripts for review and approval
Contributions must be preferably in English. Occasionally, the Editorial Board will also consider the reception of articles in other languages. Submitted manuscripts will first be checked for language. Manuscripts substandard on this respect will be returned without review.
Submission of a manuscript implies that all co-authors have approved and agreed on the content of the submitted text, tables, graphic material, and any other supplementary materials provided. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author that all co-authors have the correct information on the submitted manuscript. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter or text clearly expressing the original, unpublished content of the manuscript, and that the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for consideration to another journal.
The journal recommends the use of non-sexist language in all texts submitted for publication. Likewise, in the summary of the article, it should be mentioned whether the source data of the research is gender-sensitive, in order to facilitate the identification of possible differences.

Submission of dossier proposals

Dossier proposals should contain an abstract of the dossier, and an index of authors and titles of their papers (minimum six and maximum eight).

Although articles are accepted in several languages, it is recommended that most of them be written in English. It is also recommended that the chosen topic be dealt with in several spaces and preferably at different epochs. Although we publish dossiers that analyse a topic monographically in a single country and time, due to the specificity of the topic, this is an exception.

There also needs to be a gender balance in the contributions.

Once the proposal has been received, the Editorial Board will evaluate its suitability for the journal.

Electronic submission
The original manuscript should be submitted electronically through the journal's website, with a complete version in a file compatible with Microsoft Word or LibreOffice word processor, and an anonymized version in PDF. No identifying information (name, surname, affiliation) will be used in the filenames.

Image files should be labelled accordingly to their content, placed together with the main article text file in a single folder labelled as above, and then compressed into a single ZIP file. Manuscripts with embedded images or multimedia files will be returned without processing.

  • Vector graphics exported from a drawing program should be saved as EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format. Fonts used in the graphics (use Times or Times New Roman) must be included. Suitable programs include Freehand, Illustrator and Corel Draw.
  • Note that most presentation programs, such as Excel and Power Point, produce data that cannot be processed since they do not support the export of EPS data.
  • Halftone images. Send colour illustrations as CMYK, and monotone as greyscale in TIFF or JPEG format. Whenever you use JPEG format, choose maximum quality instead of high compression in the options window. Suitable programs include Photoshop, Picture Publisher and Photo Paint, but others complying these indications may also be suitable.


Table of resolutions for images and scans
Original Mode Final resolution Format
Colour CMYK 300 dpi TIFF or JPEG
Monotone Greyscale 300 dpi TIFF or JPEG
B/W line drawing Line 900-1200 dpi TIFF or EPS

All non-original material must mention the source. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material for which they do not hold copyright for worldwide publication in all forms and media, including electronic publication, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their text. The Editor will require a copy of such permissions once the manuscript is accepted for publication.
The manuscript must be organized as follows:

First page

  • Title of the article in bolded lower case
  • Complete name (first name, middle initial(s) if any, and family name), institutional affiliation and postal address, fax number, e-mail address of the author(s) and ORCID identifier. The authors without this personal identifier must register in to complete this data. Do not add superscripts to initials. Hyphenation of double family names is strongly recommended.
  • Corresponding author, if there is more than one author.

Second page

  • ABSTRACT: No longer than 200 words, in a single paragraph.
  • KEYWORDS: Six to eight keywords useful to describe the subject(s) of the article. Do not use words already present in the title.
  • English and Spanish Title, Abstract and Keywords: An English and Spanish translation of the title, abstract and keywords.
  • If the article is written in a language different from English or Spanish, the abstract and keywords should be in the pertinent language and also in Spanish.

Text: length and sections

Extension: The text must have a length between 9,000 and 13,000 words.

Text Structure: The article should be organized into clear and understandable sections, with the fewest possible subdivisions. Main titles should be written in uppercase and bold; second-level titles in lowercase and bold; and, if necessary, subsequent level titles in italics. Sections should not be numbered.

Hyphens: The en dash (–) should be used when it is equivalent to a comma (,); the hyphen (-) should be used to separate dates and numbers [1976-78].

Important: The following information should be provided in the language in which the article will be published, except for the affiliation center, projects, and institutions that funded the research.

Supplementary Material/Annexes: A brief description must be provided. The Electronic Publishing Service should be informed when submitting the formatted material to include the URL.

Data Availability: A brief description of data deposited in repositories should be provided: name, identification code of files, license for use and distribution, and URL where it will be available.

Acknowledgments and/or Recognitions: These should not be mixed with the "funding sources" data. This information should not appear in the version intended for blind reviewers.

Conflict of Interest Declaration according to the following model:

The authors of this article declare that they have no financial, professional or personal conflicts of interest that could have inappropriately influenced this work.

This information should not appear in the version intended for blind reviewers.

Funding Sources: The code and title of the project/grant/contract/name of the funding entity/entities (optional acronym) must be mentioned. For example: "Work carried out within the framework of Project PG2019-097739-B-100, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, MICINN of the Government of Spain (it is mandatory to specify the country to avoid confusion between institutions with similar names in different countries)."

This information should not appear in the version intended for blind reviewers.

Author Contributions: This journal applies the CRediT taxonomy for identifying author contributions based on the assignment of specific roles (see the "Submissions/Authorship Identification" section for more information). These should be included in the document under the heading "Author Contribution Declaration," which should be placed just before the notes, following the format of the example below:

Author Contribution Declaration:

First Author's Full Name: Conceptualization, Formal Analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project Administration, Writing – Original Draft, Writing – Review and Editing.

Second Author's Full Name: Conceptualization, Formal Analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – Review and Editing.

This information should not appear in the version intended for blind reviewers.

Notes: These should begin on a new page, located at the end of the text and before the bibliography.

References for the used information: Sources should be grouped into four sections: Bibliography; Other References (Recommended Bibliography); Archive Sources; Unindexed References (laws, periodical press, etc.). The Harvard citation style should be used.

Image Captions (should start on a new page, with the images listed in order, unpaginated).

Images (one separate page for each).

Tables (one separate page for each).


  • Notes should be used sparingly, only to provide absolutely essential additional information or clarification, when inclusion of that information in the text could be disruptive to the flow of the manuscript.
  • Notes should be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals as they appear in the text. To call for a note in the text, use a superscript, placed after the grammatical punctuation when applicable.
  • The section with the text for all notes begins a new page after the end of the Reference list section, under the heading "Notes". Double space all entries, and list the notes sequentially.
  • In-note reference citations must follow the same style as in-text citations.
  • Examples:
    • In-text call to a note:
      a) English language:
      "More studies have been carried out on this subject."1
      b) Spanish language:
      "Muchos estudios han abordado este objetivo"1.
      c) Other citation form in both language:
      You can see the results in other studies1.
    • Citation in the Notes section:
      1. In relation to the presented global interpretation and further reading about the demographic and economical structures, see especially Chapman (1990); Fernández-Miranda (1992); Delibes et al. (1994); Micó (1995); Risch (1995); Castro et al. (1998a; 1998b) and Molina and Cámara (2005).

Abbreviations, numbering, etc.

  • Some Latin abbreviations are set in Roman type because they have been thoroughly incorporated into English (note that no comma follows the abbreviations). These include: e.g./ i.e./ ca./ in situ/ vs/ per se/.
  • Figures and tables should be numbered sequentially in the order that they appear in the text. Do not place figures or tables in the main body of the text, but at the end of the manuscript, as indicated above.
  • References to figures in the main body of the text should be entered in full, or abbreviated when included between parentheses. Examples:
    • "The spatial distribution is shown in Figure 3."
    • "The Balearic Islands (Fig. 1) are separated from the Iberian Peninsula by…"
  • References to tables in the main body of the text should always be entered in full. Examples:
    • "The data in Table 1 show..."
    • "By comparing the data (Table 1), the same conclusion..."

Units and numerical values

  • When not required by the context, use International System units (km, m, kg, g, etc.).
  • Use the symbol "t" for metric tons.
  • For hours, minutes and seconds, use the symbols "h", "min" and "s", respectively.
  • Use spaces between the quantity and the units (e.g. 2 m, 3 kg, 7 g). Exceptions: degree Celsius °C, latitude or longitude units and % (e.g. 37°C; 41°N, 1°17'E and 10%).
  • Do not include spaces between the following symbols and numeric values: ">" (larger than), "<" (less than). Example:  >7, <7.
  • Use a dot "." or a comma "," as a decimal marker depending on the language used in the article. Do not use any symbol to separate thousands (e.g. 5200 or 10300).

Date format

  • In the text, use a date format coherent with the chosen language, English or Spanish. In the Reference list and for URL accession dates, use the sequence day/month/year, with the month fully written out. Separate URL accession dates with a slash "/" and no spaces. Example:
  • In-text:
    • "On the 14th of July 1789..."
    • "On July 14th, 1789..."
  • Reference list:
    • Diario de Cádiz [DC], 7 July 1902
  • URL accession date:
    • [accessed 09/April/2010]

In-text reference citations

  • As a general rule, the author(s) are prompted to follow the Harvard Referencing Style.
  • A quote that is larger than three lines should be detached from the main text and indented, and should not be in cursive. A small quote (less than three lines) should be part of the main text and in inverted commas and do not use italics.
  • When citing, include the year of reference, or author and year of reference, between parentheses, as required by the style.
  • Within a parenthesis, separate citations by a semicolon (;).
  • Cite up to two authors by their names; when citing works by three or more authors, use the expression "et al." after the name of the first author; this expression should be used only in the text, never in the reference list.
  • When citing contributions by the same author(s) within the same year, use a,b,c, sequentially after the year.
  • Disambiguate coincidences in names and year by using the author's initials or first names.
  • Examples:
    • (Le Riverend, 1971, pp. 26-78)
    • (Moreno Fraginals, 1978, I, p. 55)
    • According to Ramos Matttei (1981)
    • As reported by Sydney Mintz (1996, pp. 73-96)
    • (Williams, 1970 cit. by Knight, 1990)
    • (Smith and Reynolds, 1999)
    • Smith and Reynolds (1999) were the first…
    • (Iglesias et al., 2001)
    • Turbin and Gómez (2002a, 2002b), and Wilson (1999a), argued that…
    • It has been argued before (Turbin and Gómez, 2001a, 2002b; Wilson, 1999a) that…
    • (R. Smith, 2004; T. Smith, 2004)
    • (Roland Smith, 1998; Raymond Smith, 1994)

Reference list

  • References to primary sources and newspapers must not be included in the reference list; they should be cited in the notes (see the following section).
  • References must be ordered alphabetically and, for the same author(s), by year (oldest to newest).
  • Use appropriate format for non-English language titles with respect to capitalization, accents, etc. For titles published in non-Roman alphabets (Chinese, Cyrillic, etc.) give the title in Romanized transcription when possible, with the translation of the title into the language of the article following immediately in brackets.
  • Always place the author's name in reverse order [family name(s), given name(s) initial] separated by a comma. Add a comma (,) to separate consecutive authors when two or more are included, using "and" before the last author.
  • Journal names must always be cited in full (no abbreviations).
  • Papers "in preparation" or "submitted" are not acceptable as references. Once accepted, they may be quoted as "in press", but not before.
  • The reference format must be strictly followed.
  • Examples:
  • Book by a single author
  • For ordinal number of edition, use 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc., and set off numbered editions with periods. Also, note whether an edition is revised or if it is a facsimile edition, and note that the letters following the edition number are not superscripted.
    • Elster, J. (1989) Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press.
    • Morales Padrón, F. (1971) Historia del descubrimiento y conquista de América. 2nd ed. Madrid: Editora Nacional.
  • Book by multiple authors
  • For ordinal number of edition, use 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc., and set off numbered editions with periods. As above, note whether an edition is revised or if it is a facsimile edition, and note that the letters following the edition number are not superscripted.
    • Hampton, D. R., Summer, Ch. E. and Weber, R. A. (1978) Organizational Behavior and the Practice of Management. 3rd ed. Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman.
  • Edited or compiled book (editor or compiler as "author")
    • Dibble, Ch. E., ed. (1980) [sixteenth century] Codice Xolotl. México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma de México.
    • McHugh, W. P., ed. (1977) The Teaching of Archaeology. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Translated book
    • Bonavia, D. (1985) Mural Painting in Ancient Peru. P. J. Lyon, trans. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Chapter or article in edited book or monograph
    • Manzanilla, L. (1999) "The Emergence of Complex Urban Societies in Central Mexico: The case of Teotihuacan". In: G. G. Politis and B. Alberti, ed., Archaeology in Latin America. London: Routledge, pp. 93-129.
  • Journal Articles
  • Issue number is not used when the Journal is paginated continuously (sequentially paged) throughout the volume. Always employ all digits in page references.
  • If the article is available both in print and online, cite both versions.
  • If the article is available online, cite always the version pointing at the Editor's original website, and not at duplicate files in other websites, such as institutional repositories or aggregation platforms.
  • If the article is accessible online, include the full URL, and the accession date between brackets.
  • If the article is accessible online and has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), always include the DOI, but not the URL and the accession date.
    • Hensel, W. (1988) "Survivances du culte païen en Pologne médiévale". Anuario de Estudios Medievales, 18, pp. 105-111.
    • Nieto, F. (2018) " Jorge Semprún y la Guerra Civil. Historia y memoria". Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar, 7 (13), pp. 134-158. Available at: [Accessed 3 Jun. 2019].
    • Menegus, M. (2009) "La tradición indígena frente a los cambios liberales". Revista de Indias, 69, pp. 137-156. doi: 10.3989/revindias.2009.027

Primary-source materials and newspapers

  • Primary-source (e.g., unpublished archival materials including administrative records, letters, etc.) and newspaper citations appear only in the text or notes, and are not duplicated in the Reference list section.
  • Citations for much primary-source material will be archive specific, so that it is impossible to devise a rote formula for citation. It is important to include the name of the archive, title of the work (if named), nature of the material (e.g., letter [optional], collection name, identification number (legajo, fascicle, folio, etc.), date (if known), and geographic location of material. Consider the following examples:
    • Archivo General de la Nación, Lima [AGN], Juzgado de Aguas, f. 3v; note that subsequent citations would use only the acronym AGN and the shortened "Aguas" (e.g., AGN, Aguas,
    • Archivo General de Indias, Seville [AGI], Papeles de Cuba, legajo 2365, f. 345; subsequent citation = (AGI, Cuba, legajo 2365, f. 523)
    • F. Boas to E. B. Howard, letter, 9 May 1935, Boas Papers, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
  • If you are citing primary-source material from a published source, you must follow conventional citation rules in the text and in the References list. It is preferable to cite Latin American codices by the editor of the particular edition of the codex used (unless the actual document was consulted), e.g., (Dibble 1980) for the sixteenth-century Codice Xolotl.
  • Newspaper
  • If the reference is accessible online, include the URL following the same rules as for the articles. Examples:


  • Tables should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals and typed on separate pages.
  • Tables should be designed to fit in a DIN A4 page, and the headings given above each table.

Figures and multimedia (video and/or sound)

  • When submitting a manuscript, figures must be placed at the end of the manuscript and each figure must include its caption in the lower part. Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, group the figure captions together and send the figures in separate files (see below).
  • All non-original figures must indicate the source in the figure caption.
  • Drawings, graphs and photographs should be carefully presented on separate sheets. Figures must be prepared to fit into DIN A4 paper size and still be readable.
  • All figures included in a manuscript should use the same font type.
  • Avoid very thin or very thick lines.
  • Do not use colour if an illustration is to be reproduced in black and white.
  • Figures presenting the study area should include a small general map showing a larger geographical region. Maps must show the locations cited in the text, and the names of seas or oceans. Please, avoid political maps, unless necessary for correct comprehension. Indicate ºN, ºS, ºE or ºW, and always include a scale reference.
  • Multimedia (video and/or sound) files must be indicated in the text.



Below you will find instructions for the following procedures:

- How to register at Culture & History Digital Journal

- How to send an original manuscript to Culture & History Digital Journal

- How to check a revision report and submit a revised version of a manuscript


How to register at Culture & History Digital Journal

1.- On the journal's website, click on the link "Register":


2.- On the registration page you will have to fill in all the fields (the "Family name" field is optional, although highly recommended) using lower case only for your email, username and password. After reading the Privacy Statement you will need to consent to the collection and storage of your data and complete the Captcha. Receiving notifications of new publications and notices is optional.


3.- You will receive a message with a link to activate your account at the provided email address. Once activated, you will be able to log in to your account with the credentials you created.


How to send an original manuscript to Culture & History Digital Journal

1.- On the magazine's website, log in by clicking on "Login":


2.- Enter your username and password. Once you return to the magazine's homepage, click on the "Make a Submission" button:

Before submitting, please review the "Submission Preparation Checklist" and read the "Author Guidelines", the "Copyright Notice" and the "Privacy Statement". When you have all the required documents ready, click on the link "Make a new submission".

In subsequent logins, you will be taken to your user dashboard. There press the ‘New Submission’ button to submit a new article. You will be shown any articles received and in process under the ‘My Queue’ tab):


3.- As you will see on the new submissions page, submitting a manuscript is a four-stage process, in addition to a final section with information on follow-up:

3.1.- "1. Start"

At this stage you must select the language in which the article is written and the section of the journal in which you think it would fit, you must indicate that you have prepared all the items on the "Submission requirements" list and, optionally, you may send comments to the editor. You must comply with the terms of the Copyright Statement and the collection and storage of your data as the author of the article in accordance with the Privacy Statement of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Then press the "Save and continue" button.


3.2.- "2. Upload submission"

In this phase, the files that make up the article and its additional documentation will be uploaded to the management module.

There are three parts to upload each file. In the first one, we will select which component of the article we are going to contribute and we will upload the corresponding file. Once uploaded, click on the "Continue" button. In the second part we will see the file metadata, with the possibility to edit them, but we will click "Continue" without making this edition.

In the third part, select "Add Another File", going back to "1. Upload file" and, without modifying the default option "This is not a revision of an existing file", select the new "Article Component" identifying what it is and uploading the file. Click "Continue" until you reach, once again, step "3. Confirm". This process must be repeated until all the files have been sent, and only when all the material has been uploaded should the "Complete" button be selected.

If after "Completing" the submission we realise that we have forgotten to upload a file, we can do so by selecting the "Upload File" button located in the upper right-hand corner of the "2. Upload Submission" tab:

Once all the submission files have been uploaded, we will press the "Save and continue" button.


3.3.- "3. Enter Metadata"

In this phase the author will enter the metadata of the article according to the journal guidelines. These are:

- Title in Spanish and English. If the article is written in another language, it will be introduced first this language and then in English.

- Summary or abstract in the same languages as the previous item.

- List of contributors. Although it was not necessary when registering as a journal user, in this section it is compulsory for authors to have their ORCID identifier and affiliation correctly indicated. If necessary, the information of additional authors will be added using the link "Add contributor":

- Keywords. The article keywords will be inserted in both languages. The entire list cannot be copied, must be entered one term at a time pressing "Enter" after each one.

- Funding data. The entities that have supported the research published in the article must be indicated. After selecting "Add funder", the name of the funder should be inserted again, which will trigger an internal search that will return the institution standardised name and DOI. If the institution does not have a DOI, it will not be able to register in this field. After entering the grant numbers, click on "Save".

To finish this phase of entering metadata, click on the "Save and continue" button.


3.4.- "4. Confirmation" y "5. Next steps"

In this last phase we will confirm the submission metadata recording linked to the uploaded files. Before clicking on the "Finish Submission" button, we can go back to the previous phases and review the information and files provided to check that they are all correct.

Once we click on the "Finish Submission" button, the article will be sent to the journal and its staff will contact you to continue with the process, as indicated in the "5. Next Steps" section.


How to check a revision report and submit a revised version of a manuscript

Once your submission has been reviewed, the journal's staff will send you a review report. Once received, you must log in to the journal and, in the "Submissions" section of your dashboard, you will be able to check that your submission is in the Review phase and, if the editorial staff has requested, whether it is necessary to make any modifications or revisions to the manuscript:

By clicking on the title of your submission, you will be taken to the workflow of your submission and you will be able to check the information related to the its review. You will find the notifications that the editorial staff has sent you, the attachments that the reviewers may have attached and, if requested, the possibility to provide a new version of the manuscript with the requested modifications by clicking on the "Upload file" button:


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".

Download HERE the Good Practice Code in PDF
Download HERE the Authorship Form in PDF

Privacy Statement

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has a record of data processing activities. Data collected through this form will be incorporated and processed in the “Gestión de las actividades de producción y distribución de las publicaciones del CSIC” treatment activity of Editorial CSIC, in order to manage the requested service. It is the responsibility of Editorial CSIC to manage this record. If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us through the contact address Vitruvio, 8, 28006 Madrid, Spain, e-mail address Data processing is legitimized by the consent of the affected. The data may not be transferred to third parties except in the cases provided for in current regulations on the protection of personal data. You have the right to file a claim with the Spanish Data Protection Agency. You have the right to withdraw your consent. In the event that you wish -or want to exercise the rights of access, deletion, rectification, limitation or portability- you can do so through the following form. You can also contact the CSIC Officer for Data Protection via email: