and publication malpractice statement
(En español, ver aquí)
The protocols and
guidelines of good practices adopted by the Revista Electrónica de
Ciencia Penal y Criminología are based on the code of conduct that, for
editors of scientific journals, has established the Committee on
Publication Ethics (COPE).
Obligations of the journal
The Revista Electrónica de Ciencia Penal y Criminología is committed to:
• Guarantee the quality of the published scientific material.
• Protect ideological freedom and freedom of expression.
• Protect the identity of the evaluators.
• Protect the submitted originals.
• Carry out the appropriate checks to ensure that the works respect the guidelines of good practices described here.
• Reject and / or remove texts that cast doubts about bad behavior.
• Publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies in cases where it is necessary.
• Keep a digital copy of all articles and published materials to ensure their future maintenance.
Obligations of the editors
The editors are committed to:
• Adopt the decision on publication based exclusively on compliance with the formal requirements set out in “Cómo publicar”
(how to publish) and on the result of the evaluation process. In no
case shall the publication depend on the race, gender, sexual
orientation, religious beliefs, age, ethnic origin, nationality or
ideology of the authors.
• Do not disclose the authorship of the manuscripts to the reviewers and guarantee their anonymity (even after publication).
• Do not oblige authors to cite the journal as a condition for publication.
• Initiate all necessary measures in the event of ethical misconduct.
Obligations of the authors
The authors must:
• Guarantee the authorship of the texts. If there were several
significant contributions from several subjects, they should appear as
• Guarantee the originality of the work, being in possession of the
rights they present in their work and having properly cited the work of
other authors. Contributions that are not original or in which
plagiarism is detected will be rejected and / or withdrawn.
• Make all the corrections indicated in the evaluation process.
• Comply with all the indications contained in the “Cómo publicar” (how to publish) section.
• Identify the sources used (citation of works and final list of references).
• Provide contact information. These will appear in the published work,
to enable communication and scientific debate with other researchers.
• Commit to participate at least once in the peer review process, if
requested. The publication in the magazine is, otherwise, free of any
• Undertake not to publish the article in any traditional medium (on
paper) for one year from the moment the article appears in RECPC, and
thereafter, the publication must be previously notified to RECPC in
order to prevent a possible collision of interests.
Integrity and academic rigour
Whenever it may be known that a work contains relevant inaccuracies,
misleading or distorted statements, the author will be asked to correct
them immediately. If he did not, the work would be rejected or
withdrawn from the magazine.
If any work whose content is fraudulent is detected, it will be
rejected or withdrawn at the time that is known. In the latter case,
readers and indexing systems will immediately be informed.
The evaluation process of the articles received for publication is as follows:
• Preliminary evaluation by the Editorial Committee that verifies if
the work coincides with the topics covered by the journal and whether
it complies with all formal regulations.
• Peer evaluation (double blind DBPR).
• The evaluators receive the anonymized text and the article evaluation
model. They should assess the methodology, the contribution to the area
and originality, the results and conclusions, the clarity of the
expression and the relevance of the study in relation to the editorial
• The result of the evaluation can be "rejected", "accepted with
modifications", "accepted". In the event that a work is rejected and
accepted (even if it is conditional), the article will be presented to
a third evaluator.
• The acceptance of the publication will depend on the result of the
evaluation, which will be respected by the Editorial Committee.
Obligations of the evaluators
The original submitted will be treated as confidential matter. It
cannot be shared or commented on with third parties, except for the
exceptions that have been indicated by the editor. The reviewers may
not use the content or ideas of the text, especially when it is not
accepted, without the express written consent of the author.
evaluators are given a period of two months to submit their report. If
for any reason the evaluator could not meet the deadline, she or he
will communicate this circumstance as soon as possible.
evaluation must be based on objective criteria, supported by clear and
well-founded arguments. It should not include personal criticism of the
author of the text.
Identification of sources.
Reviewers should point out possible publications that the author does
not cite. They must also inform the Editorial Committee about the
possible similarity with other published text.
Conflict of interests. Evaluators should not evaluate a work when they
detect a conflict of interest due to the subject matter or for any
Open access policy
The assignment of an article to RECPC for online publication implies
the past, present and future exclusivity of its edition on the
Internet, as well as the express permission to RECPC for a possible
rebroadcasting of the work in another electronic format or in possible
special editions of this magazine made on paper.
The journal provides open and immediate access to its contents.
Articles can be shared in any medium or format.
The content of the articles can be used for any purpose as long as it is properly cited.
The Revista Electrónica de Ciencia Penal y Criminología guarantees the confidentiality of individual information.
The authors are responsible for having the relevant authorizations for the use of all the data that appear in their texts.
integrity and future availability of all articles and published
materials in the internet servers of the Universidad de Granada is
guaranteed by this university, a solid academic institution five
centuries old with more than 55,000 students and more than 5,500 people
in its staff.
Any author, reader or evaluator can send their complaints via e-mail to the editor of the Revista Electrónica de Ciencia Penal y Criminología: jfuentes AT ujaen DOT es.
The Revista Electrónica de Ciencia Penal y Criminología undertakes to respond promptly and in a well-founded manner to the complaints received.
RECPC - Portada
RECPC 01 (1999)
RECPC 02 (2000)
RECPC 03 (2001)
RECPC 04 (2002)
RECPC 05 (2003)
RECPC 06 (2004)
RECPC 07 (2005)
RECPC 08 (2006)
RECPC 09 (2007)
RECPC 10 (2008)
RECPC 11 (2009)
RECPC 12 (2010)
RECPC 13 (2011)
RECPC 14 (2012)
RECPC 15 (2013)
RECPC 16 (2014)
RECPC 17 (2015)
RECPC 18 (2016)
RECPC 19 (2017)
RECPC 20 (2018)
RECPC 21 (2019)
RECPC 22 (2020)
Aims and scope