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Good practices

Declaration of authorship and good practice for the presentation of an article to the journal Codex Aquilarensis

Those responsible for Codex Aquilarensis considered pertinent to explain that the parties involved in the publication, authors and publishers, must comply with the following Code of Good practic


  1. The editorial committee shall ensure the scientific quality of published content and avoid malpractice in the publication of the study results.
  2. All works submitted to the editorial committee will undergo an objective and impartial evaluation and will then be published in reasonable time once they have been admitted.
  3. The intellectual independence of the authors will be respected by the editorial committee.  Therefore, those studies with negative results after scientific investigation will not be excluded.
  4. The confidentiality of the works received will be maintained by the editorial committee. The author´s name and title of the work will only be disseminated once it is published.
  5. The contents of the unpublished work presented to the editorial department of Codex Aquilarensis will not be used by the editorial committe nor the scientific board in their own further research unless the author gives explicit permission for its use and dissemination.
  6. All works will undergo a double blind evaluation by at least two specialists (both the authors names and those of the specialists will be withheld from one another) to maintain impartiality. If the criteria submitted by the two specialists are antithetical, a third evaluation will be requested. The editorial committee and the scientific board will propose and choose the specialists to carry out the evaluations.
  7. The specialists participating in the evaluations will maintain confidentiality of the revised work throughout the process until it has finalized. Under no circumstances may the contents of the work be used by or disclosed by the assessing specialists for their own benefit or that of any third party.
  8. The editors responsible for Codex Aquilarensis will urge the assessing specialists to maintain at all times the necessary respect for the work being evaluated as well as to maintain the established timeline or the submission of said evaluation. The assessor should notify the editorial board as soon as possible if any circumstances arise which may affect the evaluation process and their responsibilities as an assessor.
  9. The assessing specialists will be required to recognize the levels of originality, relevance, and coherence of each article, so any plagiarism, redundancies, adulteration or misrepresentation in relation to an already published work or reference can be detected.
  10. The editorial committee request that the assessing specialists evaluate the articles objectively and neutrally, assessing not only the content but also the form.  The assessor should refuse to evaluate any article that may cause a conflict of interest with their own research.  In this case, the article will be returned to the editor of the journal accompanied by the reasons for its return.
  11. The assessors will give their detailed critiques from a neutral intellectual standpoint without sympathy or antipathy. The scientific solvency of the work will be valued as well as the relevance of the results of the investigation. The assessors will also verify the bibliography that has been collected and addressed in the article.  Any bibliography including superfluous references or that mention work that has not been consulted will be rejected.
  12. The editorial committee will accept or reject the publication of each article basing the decision on the corresponding assessor´s reports.  Any work that has not adhered to the quality requisites and academic rigor nor abide by the profile and objectives of the Codex Aquilarensis will also de rejected.
  13. The journal Codex Aquilarensis will specify in each issue the names of the assessors who carried out the revisions of the work presented, regardless of whether the articles have been accepted and published
  14. The editorial committee, after seeking clarification from the relevant author(s), reserves the right to discredit a posteriorian already published article certifying scientific malpractice has incurred : plagiarism , redundancy , omission or misappropriation. The publisher will explain the reasons for such action at the earliest possibility to avoid the improper citation of the work. On the other hand, if an article contains an inadvertent error, the author can indicate this in a corrigendum in an editorial note. The purpose of these exceptional measures is to preserve the scientific integrity of the magazine.
    Unauthorized articles will not be withdrawn from the electronic edition of the journal. An explanation of its irregularity and the action taken by the editorial board will remain to distinguish it from a mere correction.
  15. In the case of a duplicate publication of an article because it has been submitted to another journal without the knowledge or authorization of the scientific committee of Codex Aquilarensis, that article will be marked as a duplication by an editorial notice and reference on the website of the journal will appear.
  16. The rules for submission of originals (length of the text, the maximum number of images, abstract and keywords, bibliographic citation system, etc. ) are listed in each issue of the printed journal , as well as on the journal´s website.
  17. The conflict of interest arises when an article is received in the journal and is signed by a person who is on the editorial committee or the scientific committee. In that case, the member declines to intervene in the process of evaluating the proposed article and is treated with the same anonymity as any other external author.
  18. If an author has received funding or support of any kind to carry out the research accredited in the article, they may specify the source of funding or help in the first footnote.


The editors of the journal Codex Aquilarensis requires the author(s) to submit articles where the contents are original and unpublished, and result from personal and original research. Plagiarism, in any one of its forms, such as, the mere invention of information, artificiality or redundancy will be considered inadmissible scientific frauds. Documentary evidence on which the research has been based should be presented and the obtained results should be objectively and academically argued. For an article to be considered for publication, the author (s) is required to expose the methodology and results of their research so it is feasible to endorse or refute the interpretation given.

Each author is required to point out and acknowledge what ideas or sentences of their article have been taken from other works and documentary sources, both published and unpublished. To do this, quotation marks, citation or any other formula that is made ??explicit in the editorial standards of the journal must be used. Likewise, each article will specify the origin and authorship of each image included.

If an article submitted to the editors of Codex Aquilarensis contains some previously published material, this article will only be accepted and submitted for evaluation if the cause of such reproduction can be justified (eg. change of fragments of an informative text reemployed and developed as specialized research) and the source where the text has appeared is specified. Authors should refrain from sending Codex Aquilarensis unpublished articles that have been submitted to another journal and are being evaluated simultaneously.

The work must be signed by all those who carried out and conducted the article and research, ie, by the author of the data, interpretation and writing of the results, all authors signatures should be included without exception nor should any name unconnected to the work be added. Either one of these cases will be considered scientific malpractice.

The author(s) of a paper presented to the editors of Codex Aquilarensis should complete the form that follows. At the end, there is a sheet included that should be signed by all the authors of the article. Necessary copies of the signature page completed by all authors should be attached to the form. Please include this form, duly completed, when submitting the proposed article to the journal.

The editors of Codex Aquilarensis will be responsible to ensure that the guidelines of good practice are observed and will also ensure that the editorial committee and the scientific committee work in coordination with one another. They will also be in charge of promoting and representing the journal in academic forums, propose and agree on possible improvements, seek the cooperation of specialists in the field of reference, make the first assessment of the papers received, write the editorials and commentaries, as well as propose a guest reviewer for every issue.


The selection of items in C.A. is carried out according to the applicationof the principles of objectivity, transparency and confidentiality.

Código de buenas prácticas científicas del CSIC. Madrid, CSIC, 2011.

Norma Reguladora de las Publicaciones del CSIC,  17  September 2012: