Peer review process of articles and essays
Trashumante. Revista Americana de Historia Social receives unpublished research papers, as well as essays and book reviews. The Direction verifies that each received manuscript is appropriate for an academic journal of history and that suits with the minimal quality criteria, editorial and citation standards. (See Submission Guidelines).
Trashumante operates with a double-blind, external peer review policy for all received documents. Each manuscript is reviewed by two or more referees, chosen for their academic background, their PHD degree (or equivalent), and their knowledge on the specific topic of the article. Each article is sent to the reviewers without letting them know the identity of the author, to reduce bias. In case the referee accepts to review the manuscript, he or she has 30 days to do so. The manuscript may be accepted unconditionally, accepted in the event that its authors improve it in certain ways, or rejected.
The reviewers’ opinion and recommendations are sent to the author, (including any attached files) leaving out only the author’s name and any other data that would allow his or her identification. The author then has 15 days to submit a revised version of his or her manuscript.
The editors determine whether the author has fulfilled the requirements made by the reviewers and may decide not to publish the article if they are not properly abided.
During the process of evaluation and edition, the Direction can consult the authors any doubts about the paper in question. The journal is allowed to make any style corrections that would be pertinent to do.
Based upon this policies, the Editorial Board decides the publication of a manuscript. This decision is indisputable.
Book reviews are evaluated by the editors, who thereby determine if they should or should not be published. If they consider it necessary, the editors may solicit the opinion of one or more external reviewers.
Open Access Policy
Trashumante. Revista Americana de Historia Social provides full text, unrestricted access to all its contents immediately upon publication.
Once the article or review has been accepted for its publication, Trashumante will ask the author to sign a “letter of transfer of rights” according to article 83 and others of Mexico’s Federal Copyright Law, and article 86 of its Regulation, as well as applicable law in Colombia. In the letter, the authors yield to the editing institutions the patrimonial rights to edit, publish or reproduce their articles, distribute copies, make derived works in paper, electronic media or other, and include them in indexes and data bases. At the same time, it relieves the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and the Universidad de Antioquia from any legal responability or, claim or lawsuit from any person or institution that might claim the intellectual property of the piece. The author assumes all economic or penal consequences in case the article is not of his own creation. See also our Ethical Standards.
For the timely detection of plagiarism, Trashumante relies on the expertise of referees who are asked to inform about any suspicion of wrongful appropriation of someone else’s work or ideas within the papers they review. If there is the slightest possibility of this kind of misconduct, our editorial staff checks the suspected text using, if necessary, the appropriate software. In case we detect any instance of plagiarism, the staff of Trashumante would inform the author of it as well as the rightful owners of the content. The paper would be then excluded from the selection process and the guilty party would be vetoed from any further collaboration with the journal.
Trashumante. Revista Americana de Historia Social is covered by the following indexes: