ISSN 1510-3714 Printed version

ISSN 2393-6193 Online version




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.

  • The work is original and unpublished.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published or submitted for consideration by any other publication (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the Editor). The content is not subject to other rights by any publication and is not in the process of publication. The fact that the work has been communicated to scientific societies is not an obstacle to publication.
  • The article is free of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.
  • The manuscript follows the submission format guidelines stipulated in the Author Guidelines.
  • In-text citations and the list of bibliographic references are presented according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) in its 7th edition in accordance with the Author Guidelines. Inclusion of the DOI or URL is mandatory, whenever possible.
  • In case of original research, the article includes the section "Data availability" in which the authors report whether and where the data set used is available. See indications in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors have read, completed and submitted with the manuscript the Declaration of Authorship Responsibility.
  • Authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest related to the manuscript.
  • For refereed sections, the authors have prepared an anonymous version of the paper, following the instructions in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


The journal receives manuscripts all year round, submissions must be made online, through the OJS platform. Since 2024, preprints are accepted.

Manuscript format

All contributions must be in editable digital format (preferably .doc or .docx), A4 size, margins: top and bottom: 2.5 cm; left and right: 3 cm, in Times New Roman font, size 12 and 1.5 point line spacing, justified alignment and indentation on the first line of 0.7 cm.

As of 2020 the Revista de Derecho publishes its articles following the APA (American Psychological Association) Standards. Papers should follow in all sections the guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition (see synthesis).

In all cases, the author should present his/her paper with a title (no more than 40 words in length, including the subtitle), an abstract (no more than 150 words in length, summarizing purpose, method and main results or conclusions) and 5 key words. The title, abstract and keywords should be presented in Spanish, English and Portuguese. 

Each manuscript must respect the length that corresponds to the section to which it applies. In case of exceeding this length, authors should send a letter to the scientific editor justifying the length of the text. Admission will be at the discretion of the editor.

In addition, each paper should be accompanied by a brief CV of the authors, indicating academic affiliation, ORCID code, area of specialization/research and e-mail. The Declaration of Authorship, signed by all authors, must also be attached.

Anonymous version

Authors applying to peer-reviewed sections in the double-blind system must attach an anonymous version of the paper, i.e., a file that does not contain any information that could reveal their identity to potential reviewers.

Authors should consider the following aspects:

  • The paper should be classified as an "anonymous version" when uploaded to the platform and should not contain author information in the file name.
  • The anonymous file will not contain the names of the authors or their institutional affiliations, nor footnotes or funding information that reveals the institution to which it belongs.
  • In those passages where institutions or specific geographic coordinates are mentioned, the text will be replaced by crosses or, if necessary for comprehension, by a description of the deleted item, in straight brackets. Examples: "The study was conducted among the students of the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"; "The study was conducted among the students of [study center]."
  • Citations to previous work by any of the authors of the manuscript should be replaced by the word "Author". In the list of references, entries only identified with the word "Author" and the year in parentheses will be placed at the beginning, all the other data must be deleted.
    Example in the text: "As already studied (Author, 2019)".
    Example in the reference list: Author.
  • Authors should check in the word processor that there is no metadata left in the file that identifies any user by first or last name. In Word for Windows, this information can be checked and removed in the "Information > Inspect Document" menu. In Word for MacOS, this can be done under "Protect document > Remove personal information when saving".

Data availability 

In articles resulting from original research, authors should include, below the bibliographic references, a section called " Data availability" in which they report whether the dataset used in their research is available and, if so, where to access it.  

In case the authors have their data on any server, they should state this within the article as follows: "The dataset supporting the results of this study are available at [name and link to repository]".  

Otherwise, they should include a sentence within the article stating the following: "The dataset supporting the results of this study is not available". 

More information here

Information for authors

Authors agree to comply with the stages of the editorial process and the editorial policies detailed in the "About the journal" tab.

During the external review process, referees follow the guidelines of the evaluation form and may make contributions, suggestions and recommendations in the manuscript itself, in review format. The entire review process takes a media of 8 months from the receipt of the paper to its eventual publication.

The journal's rejection rate for 2022 was 52 %.

Sections of publication


Original and unpublished articles submitted to double-blind peer review. These articles should have a minimum length of 3000 words and a maximum of 10000 words (excluding references).

Make a new submission to the Doctrine section.


Judgments with their respective commentary submitted to double-blind peer review. All jurisprudence commentaries must be accompanied by the complete text of the corresponding sentence. These articles should have a minimum length of 2000 words and a maximum of 8000 words (excluding references).

Make a new submission to the Jurisprudence section.

Brief communication

Scientific communication submitted to peer review, double-blind system. Its objective is to present the development of a study that can be a field or intervention study, with a minimum length of 2000 words and a maximum of 4000 words (excluding references).

Make a new submission to the Brief communication section.

Essay and research

This section receives bibliographic reviews, and research advances and results, between 2000 and 6000 words (excluding references). Articles submitted to this section are evaluated by the journal team.

Make a new submission to the Essay and research section.


This section receives reviews of legal books, national or foreign, published in the year of the review or one year before, between 1000 and 3000 words (excluding references). Articles submitted to this section are evaluated by the journal team.

Make a new submission to the Review section.

Copyright Notice  

If the manuscript is accepted, the author agrees to assign the copyright to Revista de Derecho, to be reproduced, published, edited, published, posted, communicated and transmitted publicly in any form or medium, as well as its distribution in the number of copies required and its public communication, in any of its modalities, including making it available to the public through electronic, optical or any other technological means, exclusively for scientific, cultural, dissemination and non-profit purposes, with the author remaining responsible for the contents and opinions expressed therein.

The author agrees to cede the reproduction rights of the article under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), open access system.

Privacy Statement 

The names and email addresses entered in this journal will they be used exclusively for the purposes set forth therein and will not be provided to third parties or used for other purposes.

The content of each work is liability exclusive of its author.

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