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


Rocío Rodríguez Mas
966 658 797

Editorial Board

CHIEF EDITOR José Antonio Pérez Juan

 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 EDITORS : Victoria Sandoval Parra and Samuel Rodríguez Fernández

University of Murcia

Scientific Advisory Board

Daniela Novarese

University of Messina

Laura Montanari

University of Udine

Vicente Bellver Capella

University of Valencia

Guillermo Palao Moreno

University of Valencia

Javier Camacho de los Ríos

University of Granada


Focus and scope

Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies is an electronic Journal intented to publishes, in English, academic research focused in the analysis of the normative content and/or the social impact of specific 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 an Annual Journal wich issues are published in December, designed for national and international scholars and researches.

Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies provides trinmediate open access ensuring the free access to its content. No charges will be applied. This allows to reed, download, copy, redistribute, link and communicate the contents of Spanish Journal of Legislative Studies without the prior consent of the editors or authors.

No charges will be applied to authors for the processing or submission or any instance of the publication process.

Peer Review Process

All the studies 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.

The contributions must be sent, with exceptions, before the 1st of September of each year. The evaluation process will take place during the following month.

Once the originals are received, the co-editors will send an e-mail to the author to confirm the reception of the submission. 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 two 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. In situations where several reviewers give different evaluations (an acceptance and a rejection, for example), the Editorial Board may intervene and decide on one of the evaluations or, if possible, ask for a final third evaluation.

The co-editors of the journal will inform the authors in writing of the final decision, with reasons, and will also provide them with the expert opinions (before 31 July of the current year). In this case, the final version of the article must be sent before 30 September each year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides inmediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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.



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.


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


Intended to publish the results obtained in a research project or part of it