Rules of publication

The publication of articles will adhere to the following instructions:

1. All works submitted for publication should be original. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to publish articles in Spanish or in English that have previously been published in other languages. In any event, if part of the work sent for publication has been previously edited (in any language), the author should make this known to the Editorial Board of GLOSSAE.

2. Works will be sent in Word Document format, Times New Roman font in size 12, using single line spacing and justification to both sides of the page. One line should be left between paragraphs. Notes will be placed at the foot of the page using the same font in size 10.

3. GLOSSAE adopts ISO as its bibliographical reference system.

4. Works submitted to GLOSSAE should be adjusted to suit the following reporting standards:

4.1. Headings and, where appropriate sub-headings, in which articles are structured must be numbered:

E.g.: 1.





4.2. All main text paragraphs must start with an indentation (and so must the titles of the paragraph in bold).

4.3. Quotations or fragments of Latin sources should be put in italics and without inverted commas, both in the main text and in the footnotes. If the Latin text appears in the main text and comprises an autonomous paragraph, font size should be 11 (in lieu of 12).

4.4. Quotations or fragments of vernacular (non-Latin) sources of an author in the main text and as an autonomous paragraph should only be placed in inverted commas, and font size should be 11 (instead of 12).

4.5. Footnotes must also start with an indentation. Equally, between the footnote and the first word of the note, there must be a space left.

4.6. All citations will be severed by commas. Example: Ejemplo: Bellomo, M., La Europa del Derecho Común, Roma, 1996, pp. 123-124.

4.7. Names of authors will be cited by surname –in lower case letter–, followed by initials.

4.8. Books will be cited in italics and articles will appear in quotation marks.


Iglesia Ferreirós, A., Historia de la traición. La traición regia en León y Castilla, Santiago de Compostela, 1971, p. 146.

Escudero, J.A., “La abolición de la Inquisición española”, Estudios sobre la Inquisición, Madrid, 2005.

López-Amo Marín, A., “El Derecho penal español de la Baja Edad Media”, Anuario de Historia del Derecho Español 26 (1956), pp. 337‑367.

Reimann, M., “The Historical School Against Codification: Savigny, Carter, and the Defeat of the New York Civil Code”, American Journal of Comparative Law 37 (1989), pp. 95-119.

Once a case study or article has been cited and you wish to cite it again, only include the author’s surname (or surnames) and the initial words of the title (in italics if it is a book; or the entire title within quotation marks if it is an article or chapter of a book). Page numbers will be indicated in its abbreviated form, in singular (p.) or in plural (pp.).


Iglesia Ferreirós, Historia de la traición, p. 213; López-Amo Marín, “El Derecho penal español de la Baja Edad Media”, p. 341; Reimann, “The Historical School Against Codification…”, p. 109.

4.9. When a translated version of a case study is used, the original version, from which the translation stems, ought to be cited.

4.10. When a chapter of a collective case study is cited, after citing the title of the chapter, the formula ‘in’ must be avoided.  The title of the publication must be directly put instead, followed by the editor, in brackets and with the abbreviation ed. or eds., depending on whether there is one or more.


Obarrio, J. A., “Cicerón y los límites del poder”, Estado de Derecho y Derechos fundamentales ante la lucha contra el terrorismo. Una aproximación histórica y jurídico-comparada (A. Masferrer, ed.), Pamplona, Aranzadi-Thompson, 2011.

Brizzi, G. P., “La presenza studentesca nelle università italiane nella prima età moderna. Analisi delle fonti e problemi di metodo”, en G. P. Brizzi, A. Varni (eds.), L’università in Italia fra età moderna e contemporanea. Aspetti e momenti, Bologna, 1991.

4.11. Ibid. must appear in italics and it always requires a dot after it (e.g. Ibid., p. 4; instead of Ibid, p. 4).

4.12. When inverted commas are used to cite the title of a chapter of a book or an article, those commas must always follow the same format, avoiding those not curved (“”, instead of “”).

4.13. It is not appropriate to translate the cities of the publishing place (Ej. New York, instead of Nueva York; Paris, instead of París; Frankfurt am Main -or Frankfurt/M-, instead of Francfort del Meno; etc.).

4.14. When a page whatsoever is cited and the following, it must be done so: pp. 25 ss. (and not p. 25 y ss. or pp. 25 y ss.).

4.15. Articles should include a list of bibliographical references.

The expression “Apéndice bibliográfico”, at the end of each article, should appear in lower case letter, in bold, but not underlined. Furthermore, the font size of bibliographical references should be Times New Roman 10 (in lieu of 12). Finally, in references to case studies, one should not quote the exact pages used (such would not be the case if one were referencing a chapter of a case study, where the exact pages of the chapter should be named, but those of all the chapter and not only the ones cited in the respective footnote). The separation between “Apéndice bibliográfico” and its text must be of two spaces, instead of one. “Sumario” must keep a distance of two spaces with regards to the paragraph “Keywords”. Also, the aforementioned distance of two spaces should be kept between the title of the article (capital letters, bold and centred text) and the name and university of the author, as well as between the latter and the “Resumen”.

4.16. Superscript system must be the Latin one, never the Anglosaxon system.

E.g. “[…] as shown by Hans Erich Troje1, […]” and not “[…] as shown by Hans Erich Troje,1 […]”.

5. Articles should be sent – before 31 May – by email to GLOSSAE’s editors ( and a paper copy should be sent to the following address:  Aniceto Masferrer. Facultad de Derecho, Campus de Tarongers, s/n. E – 46071 Valencia. All applications should contain the following information: name of author, institutional or professional information, email address and address of the place of work.

6. All works should begin with, in both Spanish and English, the initial title, a brief summary and five keywords.

7. All articles received will be submitted to an initial evaluation by the Journal’s Chief Editor. He reserves the right to reject any work that does not correspond to the GLOSSAE’s scientific field, does not comply with the Journal’s rules of publication, or whose scientific content does not reach the minimum requirements.

8. The Editorial Board will review the originality of the work through the Turnitin platform. GLOSSAE has a serious commitment against plagiarism. As soon as any case of intellectual appropiation, falsification or lack of originality is detected the paper will be automatically rejected.

9. The works selected will subsequently be submitted to a peer review evaluation, carried out by experts outside of the Editorial Board.

10. Once accepted for publication, the Editorial Board will request that the author carry out modifications suggested by the evaluators. The final decision on publication of an article will be communicated at the end of July.

11. The authors of accepted works will assign the copyright of their articles to the journal.

GLOSSAE’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on
the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee
on Publication Ethics, 2011):

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