Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy
Revista de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos (EPE) is an academic publishing of the Program of Public policies attached to the Faculty of Administration and Economy at Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTEM).

The journal, created in 2013, is a publication reviewed by peers. It is published twice a year (June and December) in print and electronic format.

Publication Language
The journal is published in Spanish and it is open to the possibility of evaluating and/or publishing articles in English.

Content Access Policy
The journal has an open access policy, based on the principle of free availability to the research products for the general public.

Objectives and Scope
The objective of the journal is the dissemination of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research carried out by national or foreign writers from the social sciences viewpoint. The purpose of this publication is to generate debate and contribute to the analysis, renovation, research, theoretical and empirical approaches, proposition or observation of social, economic, cultural or epistemological phenomena, with a special emphasis on articles that can have an influence on Public Policy, the administration of the State and its consideration in a national and international level.

This journal is the successor of Revista Cuadernos de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos published from 2003 to 2007.

Since 2013 the Journal has published researchers’ papers aimed at strengthening the different disciplinary approaches related to problematic phenomena, review, proposition, analysis or interpretation associated to governance, the State, territory, society, economy, cultural change and science development, among others.The editorial committee considers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work as a fundamental guideline and task that contributes to modernizing the non-cross-disciplinary paradigm in a complex world.

Our publication recognises the constant effort involved in the process of creation and, therefore, supports the writer in the different stages of development of their work. This support is divided into three important stages: the first involves the revision on the part of the editor; the second is the peer correction; and the third consists on the revision of English style and grammar. In this process the writers must detect text coincidences, which occur due to the oversight of citing references, repeated coincidences of micro-contexts of the texts or plagiarism or verbatim copying. In case these coincidences are detected, the paper will be checked by the Editorial Committee and will consult with the Editorial Advisory Board.

Submission of manuscripts
The journal is open to the reception of essays, reviews or chronicles, which will be evaluated by the Editor and published in a section of our journal.

The articles for evaluation are received all year round, but the editor will notify by electronic media the closures for each semester.

The articles sent to the Journal must abide to the rules stated in the Instructions to the Writers and bibliographic references must follow the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). http://normasapa.com/

The journal reserves the right to modify the form of the original text.

[download] The authors must include a Declaration of Authorship responsibility and Potential Conflict of Interests.

Author Identification
Candidates to publish are requested to present the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contribution) author identifier.https://orcid.org/

ORCID is an identifier composed of 16 digits, based on the ISO 27729:2012 standard that allows researchers to have a permanent and unequivocal author’s code that distinguishes with precision his production and scientific work.

Copyright transfer
Authors must include and sign the acceptance to open Access policy, based on the principle of free availability to research products by the general public. They must also authorize Revista de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos (EPE)  the edition, publishing, printing, duplication, distribution, dissemination and storage of the work all around the world and in all media and formats.

Manuscripts reception fee
The Journal exempts authors of the fees for the revision, edition and publishing process of the manuscript.

Provisions for possible conflicts of interest and ethics
Concerning a possible conflict of interest or ethics, the Journal will resolve it through its Editorial Committee together with the Editorial Advisory Board. In cases of higher complexity, the Journal will consider the recommendations and good practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). http://publicationethics.org/

Indexation of data bases
Revista de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos (EPE) is present in different indexes and repositories, among them: Dialnet, LATINDEX, ULRICH’S Periodicals Directory, DOAJ y EBSCO

Currently, the Journal is in the process of evaluation in the data bases of CLASE, PERIODICA and Actualidad Iberoamericana.