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General issues

The Revista Aequitas. Estudios sobre Historia, Derecho e Instituciones has been created by the Asociación Veritas para el Estudio de la Historia, el Derecho y las Instituciones (Veritas Association for the Study of History, Law and Institutions), a non profit institution (NIF G47687074)

The field of study of the journal aims to cover as broad as its name suggests: history, law and institutions and, in particular, the interrelationships between these three fields of study.

In terms of geographical frame, studies about Spanish or Hispanic History, Law and Institutions will be preferred, but not in an exclusive manner. Topics related to other nations will be published in the Revista Aequitas if the studies are presented in Spanish or any other language commonly used to spread knowledge, science and culture, in order to ensure that the text can be accessed by a reasonable number of readers.

The journal is published on an semiannual basis (April and September) and access to its contents will be free through the Veritas Association website.

About the articles

The academic articles must be original and will be evaluated individually by experts in the subject from outside the Editorial Board, whose list can be consulted in the Reviewers Panel. The procedure to be followed for the evaluation will be the one called by double blind pairs. The following characteristics must be met:

– The reviewers will base their evaluation on objective criteria and may not be part of the Editorial Board or the Scientific Council.

– The reviewers will have the obligation to inform of any conflict of interests that could cause them to evaluate an article, and must be substituted as evaluators of the text that provokes the conflict.

– The reviewers must carry out their work in a confidential manner, for which the identity of the author will not be provided, nor the identity of the reviewers to the author.

– The reviewers should indicate in their reports the omissions of significant historiography for the field of the evaluated text.

Only those researchers who have contributed significantly to the development of the article may appear as authors. Contributions that cannot be considered significant should be mentioned in the footnotes, but not listed as author. Articles should mention the sources of funding for their research, as well as a list of references. Articles published in this journal may not be published later in other journals.

No charge or fee will be charged to the authors for these processes or for the publication of their texts.

The authors will retain their corresponding intellectual property rights over the texts published in the journal, with the exception that they may not publish them in other journal.

In the event that the journal ceases to publish or disappears its website, the contents will be archived and available to the public in the digital directory of Omnia Mutantur, with free access (http://www.omniamutantur.es/biblioteca- academic /).

Ethical Practices

The journal manifests its editorial commitment to the ethical practices of publication and elaboration of originals. Reproachable behaviors from the point of view of academic ethics will be identified to the extent possible of the journal team and will not be tolerated once detected. The journal accepts and undertakes to apply the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement requirements, taking as reference the standards set at https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus/how-scopus-works/content/content-policy-and-selection#pems.

About this question:

– Allegations regarding academic malpractice and requests for corrections and retractions may be directed to Leandro Martínez Peñas, as a member of the Editorial Board (leandro.martinez@urjc.es) or directly to the Director of the magazine, Enrique San Miguel Pérez (enrique.sanmiguel@urjc.es).

– If deemed appropriate and necessary, after evaluation by the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee, the authors must publish the retractions or corrections that have been considered reasonable. This will be notified to the author by mail, and he will have 15 days to present the allegations he deems appropriate. In the event that the need for a retraction or correction is ratified, it will be published in the first issue of the journal where possible and at the beginning of the same section in which the text object of correction or retraction was published.

– In the same way, when it is deemed necessary that it is the journal itself or its editorial bodies who must retract, correct, clarify or apologize, it will be done in the first number where possible and at the beginning of the same section in which it will be included the text that gives rise to the process.

Publication standards

Authors interested in contributing to the journal should send their articles to the secretary at the email leandro.martinez@urjc.es, stating in the subject line Article Aequitas Journal.

The format of the articles must be according the following criteria:

– The articles must contain, in Spanish and English, a brief summary and a selection of key words.

– Text in Times New Roman, size 11, single spaced. The footnotes must be written in Times New Roman, size 10, single spaced.

– In the bibliography, the first citation must be submitted in the following format: surname of the author, in capitals; name or initial of the author, title of the work in italics, place of publication, year of publication; volume, in the case the work has multiple that corresponds to the reference, page that corresponds to the reference. For example: MARTINEZ PEÑAS, L., El confesor del Rey en el Antiguo Régimen,.Madrid, 2007, p. 87.

– Book chapters and journal articles, for the first citation, must be submitted in the following format: surname of the author in capitals, name or initial of the author, title of the chapter or article in quotation marks, title of the book or name of the journal in which it come from in italics, volume, in the case the work has multiple that corresponds to the reference, year of publication, page that corresponds to the reference. For example: MARTÍNEZ PEÑAS, L. “La ley Benot”, en Revista Aequitas. Estudios sobre Historia, Derecho e Instituciones, nº 1, 2011, p. 34.

Failure to follow the above mentioned formatting criteria could be considered as a motive for not admitting an article.

-Everything expressed on this page is applicable to all scientific publications edited by the Veritas Association-



  • Director: Enrique San Miguel Pérez (Rey Juan Carlos University).
  • Secretaria/ Secretary: Erika Prado Rubio (Rey Juan Carlos University).
  • Vicesecretarios / Vicesecretary: Francesca de Rosa (University Degli Studi Federico II, Naples); Stefano Vinci (University Aldo Moro, Bari).
  • Members: Leandro Martínez Peñas (Rey Juan Carlos University); Rocío Velasco de Castro (University of Extremadura), Yolanda Blasco Gil (University of Valencia)



  • Dolores Álamo Martell (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Ileana del Bagno (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Dario Luongo (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy)
  • Aniceto Masferrer (University of Valencia)
  • Francesco Mastroberti (University Aldo Moro, Italy)
  • Isabelle Poutrin (University of París Est Créteil, France)
  • Nicole Reinhardt (Durham University, United Kingdom)
  • Dolores Mar Sánchez González (UNED)
  • Jesús Francisco de la Teja (Texas State University, USA)



  • Sara Arrazola Ruiz (University of Alcalá)
  • Beatriz Badorrey (UNED)
  • Judit Beke Martos (Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany)
  • Elena Díaz Galán (Rey Juan Carlos University)
  • Juan Carlos Domínguez (San Pablo-CEU University)
  • Armando De Martino (University degli Studi Federico II, Naples, Italy)
  • Manuela Fernández Rodríguez (Rey Juan Carlos University)
  • Óscar Flores (University of Cohauila, Mexico)
  • Claudia Gago (Rey Juan Carlos University)
  • Federico Gallegos Vázquez (Rey Juan Carlos University)
  • Sara Granda (University of Castilla-La Mancha.
  • Francesco Eriberto d’Ippolito (Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy)
  • Consuelo Juanto (UNED)
  • Alicia Panepinto (Queen´s University, Belfast, United Kingdom)
  • Manuel Antonio Pacheco Barrio (University of Valladolid)
  • Carlos Pérez Fernández-Turégano (San Pablo-CEU University)
  • Alberto Pérez Rubio (UAM)
  • Elena Peribañez (Rey Juan Carlos University)
  • Miguel Pino Abad (University of Córdoba)
  • Isabel Ramos (University of Jaén)
  • Rafael Ramís Barceló (University of Illes Balears)
  • Guillermo Rivilla (Miguel Ferrari Institute, Valladolid)
  • José Ignacio Recio Rodríguez (University of Salamanca)
  • Magda Yadira Robles Garza (University of Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Belinda Rodríguez Arrocha (UAM, Mexico)
  • Carolina San Martín (University Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Sixto Sánchez Lauro (UNEX)
  • Prof. Doc. Frank L. Schäfer (Friburgo University, Germany)
  • Lorenzo Sinisi (Università degli studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, Italy)


Tecnichal Support: Erika Prado Rubio.

Design and Ilustration: Erika Prado Rubio.


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