Peer Review Process
All manuscripts must be submitted through the Open Journal System (OJS), which guarantees the electronic and auditable recording of the interactions between the publication and the authors. Once set, the Board of Editors checks that the originals comply with the purpose and scope of the publication, including Author Guidelines.
The texts that pass this first sieve, continue with the editorial process. All manuscripts are reviewed by the "double-blind peer-review", arbitration system experts of the subject that do not belong to the institution of the authors. This process guarantees the anonymity of the documents, authors and reviewers, certifying the transparency, objectivity and impartiality of the review process. The review report used by external reviewers can be found here.
The process of complete revision, from the moment of the deposit of the manuscripts through the OJS until the completion of the reviews takes an average time of 8-10 weeks, except incidents. Reviewers, in turn, must also comply with the ethical code of reviewers.
After the quantitative-qualitative evaluation of the manuscript under review, the reviewer may make recommendations to improve the quality of the manuscript through the protocol manuscript evaluation. However, the manuscript will be graded in three ways:
a) Acceptance without review
b) Conditional acceptance and therefore review (greater or lesser). In the latter case, it is necessary to clearly identify which review is necessary, listing the comments and even specifying paragraphs and pages suggesting modifications.
c) Rejection due to detected deficiencies justified and reasoned with quantitative and quantitative assessment. . The report should be longer if a score of less than 40 of the 50 possible points is obtained.
«Universitas» has a team of international reviewers, experts in different area which is public the following year of its activities to guarantee its anonymity. All the reviewers must operate in accordance with the Guidelines for reviewers and the Code of Ethics of the publication.