Legal Science Department
Edificio Torrevaillo
Avenida de la universidad, s/n Elche – 03202


Research Center CRÍMINA for the study and prevention of crime
Legal Science Department


Legal Science Department
University Miguel Hernandez de Elche
Edificio Torrevaillo
Avenida de la universidad, s/n Elche – 03202


Rocío Rodríguez Mas
966 658 460

Editorial Board

CHIEF EDITOR : Elena Crespo Navarro

 Miguel Hernández University

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Lydia Esteve González

University of Alicante

CO-EDITORS: Elena B. Fernández Castejón and Sara Moreno Tejada

 Miguel Hernández University

ASSOCIATE EDITOR : Victoria Sandoval Parra 

University of Murcia

Scientific Advisory Board


Daniela Novarese

University of Messina

Ignacio Czeguhn

Freie Universität Berlin

Javier Barceló Doménech

University of Alicante

Martin Löhnig 

Universität Regensburg

Laura Montanari

University of Udine

Marcus Felson

Texas State University

Vicente Bellver Capella

University of Valencia

Guillermo Palao Moreno

University of Valencia

Francisco Javier Camacho de los Ríos

University of Granada

Vittoria Calabrò 

University of Messina

Manuel Arenilla Sáez 

University of Rey Juan Carlos

Víctor Gómez Martín

University of Barcelona

Francisco José Pascual Vives 

University of Alcalá

Giovanni Luchetti

University of Bologna



Focus and scope

Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies is an electronic Journal created in 2019, and aims to disseminate academic researchs focused in the analysis of the normative content and/or the social impact of current, past or ongoing legislation at the international, national or regional level, with special emphasis on the legislative changes, normative interpretation changes or the social impact of the legislation.

It is addressed to researchers and professionals in law, in order to promote the knowledge of the normative, as well as the social impact, changes and background of the legislation.

The studies should be presented in English 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.

Double-blind Peer Review Process

All the Main Articles are subjected to a double-blind peer review process, so that both the identity of the authors and the identity of the reviewers or evaluators will always be concealed. The originality, relevance, novelty and methodological quality of the papers will be assessed. All articles must conform to the editing standards that appear on this site web and will include the tittle, an abstract and key words in Spanish and English.

After an initial evaluation by the Editorial Board to verify that the original complies to the guidelines for authors indicated on the website, the original will be sent to external reviewers, selected based on the content of the article, in order to submit it to an evaluation process. The reports made by the reviewers are objective.The result of the review process may be:

  • Favorable, with no restrictions.
  • Favorable, with recommendations for modification. The original is returned to the author for review, and the original is re-evaluated.
  • Unfavourable.

The decision of the Editorial Board is sovereign and, in such a case, it is free to publish or reject any article.

Plagiarism and other fraud policy

Ther articles sent will be subject to a double process of detection of possible plagiarism:

  • Search for similarities through a computerized process with the journal´s own database.

In case of plagiarism, the article will not be published under any circumstances. Previously, the Editorial Board will contact the author so that he or she can make whatever claims he or she deems appropriate.

The journal reserves the right to request access to sources and other materials relating to the original scientific data on wich the articles submitted are based, in order to ensure theri veracity and validity, both before and after the publication of the article. Similarly, it will exercise the actions it deems appropriate in the case of doubts about the authorship of the manuscripts.

Each article must be original and has not been previously published, nor be before another journal for consideration.

Section Policies

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Publication Frecuency
Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies is an Annual Journal.  Issues are are published in December. Each issue is an “open item”.

Quality Policy
Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies meets all the quality requirements for scientific electronic journals.

This Journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archiving system distributed among participating libraries and allows those libraries to create permanent journal archives for preservation and restoration purposes.
The journal is registered with Sherpa Romeo


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Original works that provide the latest information, and are of general interest to the national and international scientific community. All information contained in the studies must be completely original. Articles whose precise content has been totally or partially reproduced in previous publications will not be accepted within this classification. These papers, once received, will be subject to a double-blind peer review process, in which their originality, relevance, novelty and methodological quality will be assessed.
National and internacional articles published in other sources, but due to its legal and social impact, are also published in the Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies  with the consequent author’s conformity.
Concise works, no longer than 3000 words, destined to showcase the results of an investigation, or a specific aspect of such investigation