Author Guidelines

Rules for admission and submission of contribution

  • Articles must be submitted in doc, docx or rtf format in an attached file by email to the address, stating in the message the format and other applications used (numerical editors, image editors...), the section of the publication, the name of the authors, their email addresses and the contact address. 

  • Submissions, that must be original and adapted to these rules, cannot be submitted to any other publication. They can be written in Spanish, Italian, German, French and English. Topics must adapt to those proposed by the Editorial Board.

  • The review is published bi-annually in June and December. Submissions will be evaluated by two anonymous and external editors (referees), unconnected to both the institution and the editorial board according to the system of “revision by pairs” (double-blind).  Acceptances or refusals with the reasons for the decision will be sent to the authors before 60 calendar days. This review reserves the right to modify, partially, the style or format of the works presented.Articles processing and submission have no charges.

  • All authors promise to follow the suggestions of the editors in order to modify the submissions accepted. After the publication they will receive three copies of the review and a pdf file with the final format.

  • On the first page there will appear the title of the article, the name and the principal affiliation of the author. The body of the text shall be preceded by two abstracts (Spanish-English; Italian-English; French-English; English-Spanish, German-English), that may not have more than 200 words each one. Keywords will be also noted in the languages of the abstracts.

  • Originals will be submitted with A4 format, 3cm margin and complete justification, Times or Times New Roman font (12 points for the text and bibliography and 10 points for abstracts, keywords and footnotes).

  • For the text, authors must use indented paragraphs and 1.5 space between lines. Articles will not have more than 45 pages. Notes will not have more than 25 pages and reviews no more than 3 pages.

  • Footnotes will be added at the end of the page, numbered with Arabic numbers.

  • The titles of the sections will be presented in small capital letters, numbered (1, 2, 3…) and separated by one line from the previous text. There will only be admitted subsections on the articles section, in black rounded letters with numeration (1.1, 1.2…) and separated by one line from the previous text.

  • Italics will be used in order to highlight expressions, quotes or words in other languages. Quotes of up to four lines of extension will be integrated in the text through quotation marks. Longer quotes will be presented in italics in a paragraph separated by a single line.

  • Short references within the text will be referred to the Code of Canon Law with the canon or canons and the corresponding number (c. 3; cc. 7-22); to the Code of the Eastern Churches(CCEO, c. 1; CCEO cc. 3-5); to the initials of the II Vatican Council (LG 1…); Decree of Graciano: First part (D. 50 c. 10…), Second part (C. 30 q. 5 c. 1…) De paenitentia (De paen. D. 1, c. 10…), part  (de cons. D. 1 c. 5)… 

  • Style of bibliographic citations: Download PDF