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It is expressly forbidden to any external website to link the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC or any Journal included in it, in whatever way that requires the browser to use frames to view the original content.

Unless permission is granted, widespread or systematic downloading of files from the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC to other external databases is not permitted, whatever their purposes.

The online versions of the Journals included in the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC are published and managed by the Open Journal Systems program (OJS). OJS is open code and freely distributed, as are the specific changes made by the CSIC.


The CSIC holds a long tradition as a publisher of scholarly Journals, beginning in 1914 with the Revista de Filología Española (Journal of Spanish Philology), published by CSIC  predecessor, the Junta de Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas.

In January 2006, the CSIC signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. As a consequence of point 1 of said Declaration, the online publishing of scholarly Journals is presented in an Open Access format.

The printed and online editions of Journals are identical in content and both are maintained simultaneously. The historical content back to the foundation of each Journal will be gradually incorporated into electronic format.


Unless otherwise indicated, all the contents of the online edition of the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC are distributed under the “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” (CC BY 4.0) License. Click to see basic information and the legal text of the license. The indication of this license CC BY 4.0 must be expressly stated in this way when necessary.

Self-archiving in repositories, personal webpages or similar, of any version other than the published by the Editor, is not allowed.

By publishing articles in any Journal included in the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC, their authors fulfill the requisites demanded by the Spanish Law, as established in the Law 14/2011, 1 June, of Sciences, Technology andd Innovation, article 37.3.

Users can reproduce a reasonable number of printed copies exclusively for personal use or for educational or research purposes.


The access and collaboration policy of the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC combine the principles of the Berlin Declaration with the promotion and dissemination of the Journal content, as well as the preservation of their own image and identity.

The Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC ensures the permanent free access to their content and the technical interoperability of their formats and technical design (Berlin Declaration, point 2).

Collaboration with authors

There are no Article Processing Charges (APC) for authors.

Authors can request data on their article downloads. Once requested, these data will be reported six months after the publication date.

The authors of the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC articles can incorporate the metadata of their articles in online version on to personal private or institutional web pages. The information on how to obtain the metadata can be found HERE.

Given that preservation of the access URI is guaranteed, the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC requests that the URI or DOI of the original article must be used for full text linking, in order that the link is directed to the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC own server, rather than to a duplicate file on a different server. Nevertheless, in the case of duplication, the duplicate file must bear the same license CC BY indication as the original file.

If the article has not yet been published in online version, a copy can be requested from the contact address:

Collaboration with institutional repositories, aggregation platforms, etc.

The Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC actively collaborates with numerous databases and aggregation portals, both general and specialized, providing access to the metadata of published documents. The objective is to achieve the maximum dissemination and visibility of the scientific content published in the Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC.

The Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0
Dublin Core Metadata

Digital preservation policy

The Editorial Platform Revistas CSIC develops various processes in order to preserve permanent access to digital objects hosted on its own servers:

- Backups.
- Monitoring of the technological environment to foresee possible migrations of obsolete formats or software.
- Digital preservation metadata.
- Use of DOI.

The files published on this website are available in easily reproducible formats (PDF, HTML and XML-JATS labeled according to NLM Journal Publishing 3.0).

This journal is part of the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN). PKP-PLN generates a decentralized archive system distributed among collaborating libraries in order to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation of the authentic original version of the content and its restoration if necessary.

A list of journal issues currently preserved in the PKP PN is available.

Digital preservation policy will be periodically reviewed by Editorial CSIC.


Complaints, request for information and other questions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief of the respective journal (email of each journal in: General complains and questions can be addressed to the Director of Editorial CSIC at

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