Publication ethics and malpractice statement

CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES makes a commitment to the academic community by ensuring the ethics and quality of its published articles. As a benchmark, our journal uses the Code of Conduct and Good Practices which, for scientific journals, is defined for editors by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE).

Our journal thereby guarantees an appropriate response to the needs of readers and authors, ensuring the quality of the published work, protecting and respecting the content and integrity of the articles. The Editorial Board will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary.

In compliance with these best practices CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES has published the arbitration system that is followed for the selection of articles as well as the evaluation criteria to be applied by the anonymous, external peer-reviewers. CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES keeps these criteria current, based solely on the scientific importance, the originality, clarity and relevance of the presented article. Our journal guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process at all times: the anonymity of the reviewers and authors; the reviewed content; the reasoned report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial, advisory and scientific boards as required.

Equally, the strictest confidentiality applies to possible clarifications, claims or complaints that an author may wish to refer to the journal’s committees or the article reviewers.

CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES declares its commitment to the respect and integrity of work already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited and texts that are identified as being plagiarized, or having fraudulent content, will be eliminated or not published in CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES.

The journal will act as quickly as possible in such cases. In accepting the terms and conditions expressed by our journal, authors must guarantee that the article and the materials associated with it are original and do not infringe copyright. The authors will also have to warrant that, in the case of joint authorship, there has been full consensus of all authors concerned and that the article has not been submitted to, or previously published in, any other media.

Evaluación externa por pares y anónima /External Anonymous Peer Review.

External Anonymous Peer Review

When the Editorial Staff of the journal has verified that the article fulfils the standards relating to style and content indicated in Editorial policy, the article will be sent to two anonymous experts, no affiliation to the institution of the author(s). Editorial Staff, for a double blind review.

The assessment will be influenced by the interest of the article, its contribution to knowledge of the subject matter, its innovative contribution, the correct relationships established, the critical judgment developed, the bibliographical references used, its correct writing, etc., and it will provide recommendations, if any, for possible improvement.

The Director of the journal will communicate the result of the reviewers' evaluations, and their recommendations, to the author(s) by electronic mail, to the address used to send the article. The Director will communicate the result of the review (publication without changes; publication with minor corrections; publication with significant corrections; its publication is not advisable), as well as the observations and comments of the reviewers, to the main author.

If the manuscript has been accepted with modifications, the authors will have to resubmit a new version of the article, addressing the requirements and suggestions of the external reviewers. If they wish, the authors can also send a letter to the Editorial Staff, in which they will indicate the content of the modifications of the article.

Considering the degree of compliance with the requested changes, the Editorial Staff shall decide whether or not the article is published. This decision will be communicated to the author by the editor of the journal.