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Founded in 2003 / ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978 / Depósito Legal: M-5852-2003
DOI: 10.31921/doxacom

Publication frequency

Doxa Comunicación is a bi-annual journal. The first period extends from January-June, and the second from July-December. Articles and scientific essays with positive evaluations will be published continuously, in pre-print version, as long as the two 6-month publication windows are open. All issues will be closed in June and December each year.


Open, universal, and cost free access

Every closed issue will be housed in the Institutional Repository of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation and on the Doxa Comunicación website.

In addition, the contents will be universally accessible and free of charge from all repositories and databases where the journal is indexed, such as the Spanish Repository of Science and Technology (RECYT), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Dialnet Plus.

Doxa Comunicación will not charge any fee for postulating, processing, publishing or reading articles in the journal.

a) Readers will be able to register in the "notification service" of the OJS platform of Doxa Comunicación in RECYT, through this link. This registration will allow the reader to receive the table of contents by e-mail each time a new issue is published.

b) To send a manuscript, authors must register on the OJS platform of Doxa Comunicación at RECYT through this link, where they will be able to consult the policy of the journal, the rules of publication, the sending of originals and the evaluation process.


Evaluation through Blind Peer System

At Doxa Comunicación, the article review process is carried out by using Open Journal System (OJS) software that guarantees automated and auditable electronic recording of all interactions. This is a transparent process that enables the improvement of texts when their publication is feasible.

The criteria for revision of any text are as follows

  • Quality as well as methodological and conceptual rigour
  • Originality and innovation
  • Rational coherence
  • Current issue
  • Scientific relevance

The evaluation process begins with an internal review report generated by a team of scientific editors upon receipt of each article. The report can be consulted at the following link.

Once the internal review is completed, the texts are reviewed by an anonymous “double-blind peer review” system that preserves the anonymity of the authors and evaluators throughout the process.

External evaluators receive the evaluation request with a suggested deadline and their commitment is requested in order to avoid delays.

The review report that is completed anonymously by the external reviewers is available at the following link

The review process takes an average of 8-10 weeks, except if there is a problem. The author may always exercise his or her right to complain in case of disagreement by writing to the editor of the journal.

The review process is as follow

In short, when the text is received the scientific editor appointed by the editorial committee conducts a desk review to check an appropriate fit with the journal's subject matter and formal standards.

Once accepted, the editorial team omits information about the authors and sends the article to two evaluation experts in the field, and who do not belong to the institution of origin of the authors.

When two positive reports are obtained, the author is notified, the article is formally reviewed, a layout is made, and the article is published.

Otherwise, the article is rejected by giving logical reasons for this rejection.

Editor-author interactions: acknowledgement of receipt of the text, transfer of rights and an ethical commitment; acceptance for submission for review; results of double evaluation; publication communication; invitation for dissemination in networks and other strategies.

Editor-reviewer interactions: request for review with suggested deadline; acknowledgement of receipt of acceptance of review and submission of documentation and access to the electronic review platform; acknowledgement of receipt of the evaluation; if the editorial decision is “publication with major modifications”, resubmission of the corrected text to the same reviewer and request for a second report; certification of the collaboration.

Every year, Doxa Comunicación publishes a list of the evaluators who have collaborated on each of the issues for that year.


File system and data provider

Doxa comunicación uses the digital file system LOCKSS and PORTICO. It also has its own data source based on the OAI-PMH protocol, within one of the Communities of the Institutional Repository of CEU San Pablo University Foundation. Through this repository, it is possible to access the entire collection of Doxa Comunicación, including the data information regarding each issue and every article.


Code of ethics and statement of conduct and good practice

Doxa Comunicación, in line with the international recommendations established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), believes it is both necessary and important to promote ethical publication practices and observes the following principles that govern the editorial process (see ethical principles in this link).

In addition to the Code of Ethics, Doxa Comunicación states the criteria of conduct and good practice that guide the activity of the Editorial Board, as well as the commitment of authors and external reviewers (see link)


Originality and plagiarism detection

Plagiarism represents unethical intellectual behaviour and is not accepted. Authors will make sure to send only their original manuscripts. If they have used works and/or words of third parties, they must state this specifically, citing sources accordingly.

Doxa Comunicación uses the SafeAssign by Backboard tool (© Copyright 2018 Blackboard Inc.) to detect possible plagiarism. All articles received in the magazine will be subject to the plagiarism detection process through this software. Authors are entitled to receive the concordance report generated by SafeAssign.

Apart from the internal plagiarism detection system used by Doxa Comunicación, authors and reviewers are informed of the existence of freely accessible or licensed tools that may be helpful in monitoring the originality and control of plagiarism.


Policy of change, correction, or retraction of articles

Doxa Comunicación has a commitment to maintain the standards of content it publishes, to immediately register any modifications or updates that may occur in the journal, and to make the Crossmark button visible in the different versions that may be published by the journal.

What is Crossmark?

Crossmark is a service of the Crossref Agency that allows readers to know whether the texts published in Doxa Comunicación have undergone any modification, retraction or updating subsequent to their publication.

The aim is to provide readers with a simple way of recognising whether they are reading the latest version of the document, and whether it has undergone any changes since its publication. More information is available at the following link: https://www.crossref.org/services/crossmark/

Description of the procedure for changes, corrections or retractions

All articles published in Doxa Comunicación journal are assigned a DOI code and are permanently available for the final version that is evaluated by the double-blind peer review system

In order for readers to obtain access to the latest version of an article and to know whether it has been updated, as well as any history of changes, corrections or retractions, each article published from Issue 28 (January-June 2019) onward includes the “Crossmark" button.

Following the recommendations of the best practice guidelines for publication ethics of COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics), the change policy will be applied in the following circumstances:

Changes and/or corrections to the article

Changes and/or corrections will be contingent upon the seriousness of errors discovered after publication that could possibly mislead readers.


Articles may be retracted for the following reasons:

  • Unintentional errors reported by the authors (e.g. errors related to data, instruments or analyses used).
  • Ethical non-compliance (fraudulent use of data, plagiarism, unethical research, duplication of publication or overlap, falsification or manipulation of images, and the fabrication of data, among others).

Authors, as well as any institution or researcher that/who detects any reason for retraction set forth in the Code of Ethics approved by Doxa Comunicación, may request retraction of an article when an unintentional error has occurred.

For any retracted article, both the cause and the requester shall be indicated in the Retraction Notice to be published together with the withdrawn article. This note will appear with a watermark, and will clearly indicate that the article has been retracted.

The retraction procedure will follow the standards recommended in the guidelines of COPE(Committee On Publication Ethics).

Editor’s note

In the event of a problem with an article, an editor’s note will be published to alert readers that the article is subject to a review process, and the editor’s note will continue to be published until the investigation of the article has been resolved.


Author’s copyright

Authors shall retain their copyright and ensure that Doxa has the right to first publication of their work, which shall simultaneously be subject to the Creative Commons Recognition Licensethat allows third parties to share the work as long as the author and first publication in Doxa are indicated.

Authors may adopt other non-exclusive licensing agreements for the distribution of the published version of the work (e.g., depositing the article in an institutional telematic archive or publishing the work in a monographic volume) provided that the initial publication in Doxa is indicated.

Authors are allowed and encouraged to disseminate their work through the Internet, which can produce interesting exchanges and increase citations of the published work. (See the effect of open access ).


Data protection

Using the following link, it is possible to read the data protection legal notice and the cookie policy of this website (see Legal notice and cookies policy)



Charles Edmond Arthur
University of Phoenix, California, USA.
BS in Bussines Administration. Master´s Degree in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) URJC. Madrid, Spain
Translator, proofreader and editor from Spanish to English/English to Spanish
Email: chiprosa@hotmail.com

Sophie Phillips
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
BA in Journalism. Translations and proofreading.
Email: sophie.lphillips@gmail.com

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