Roman Law,
Romanistic Tradition and
Historical-Juridical Sciences









         c The International Review of Roman Law, created under the auspices of the Ibero-American Association of Roman Law and of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, is focused on accepting research within the ambit of the Roman Law, Romanistic Tradition and Historical-Juridical Sciences, and difussing its results. The aim of Ridrom is to overcome all geographical frontiers and it is open to all like-minded individuals and institutions. The review also covers the activities of the Ibero-American Association, along with any news or information that may be of interest to the Romanistic community.  

          The RIDROM aspires to become a reference publication within its field.
In order to achieve this, the rigour and quality of all contributions will be guaranteed through an evaluation by researchers of accredited claim and prestige.

           The journal does not receive direct income from sales or advertising, only the structural support of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.


The International Journal of Roman Law (RIDROM) constantly seeks excellence, adapting to the best practices required to scientific journals. That is why we want to make public a Code of Ethics that has already been a guide to our action. Our Ethic Code reflects the objectives and principles set by the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
1.- Impartiality: The Editorial Board will be impartial in managing the articles submitted for publication and will respect the intellectual independence of the authors, who must be recognized the right of reply if they have been evaluated negatively.
2.- Confidentiality: All persons involved in the editorial process have an obligation to keep confidential about the work received and their content until they have been accepted for publication. None of these persons may use for their own research data, arguments or interpretations contained in unpublished works, unless express written consent of the person or those who have performed it.
3.- Peer review process: All content of the magazine will be subject to peer review. Peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from expert reviewers or experts in the field who are not part of the journal's editorial staff. This process, as well as any policies related to the journal 's peer review procedures, will be clearly described on the journal's website. Since its origin, the system followed by the journal is the "double blind".
4.- Governing Body: The Roman Law Area of the University of Castilla-La Mancha will appoint an Editorial Board and a Scientific Advisory Committee whose members will be recognized experts in the thematic areas included within the scope of the journal. The full names and affiliations of such members will be provided on the journal's website.
5.- Contact information: the journal must provide the full names and affiliations of the editors on the journal's website, as well as the contact information.
6.- Fees: Any fees or charges required for the processing of manuscripts and/or the publication of materials in the journal will be clearly indicated in a place that is easy for potential authors to find before submitting their manuscripts for review.
7.- Authoring Rights: Authoring rights information will be clearly described on the journal's website, and the license terms will be indicated in all published articles.
8.- Identification and management of allegations of misconduct in the investigation: Publishers will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of documents where misconduct has occurred in the investigation, including plagiarism, manipulation of appointments and forgery or manufacture of data, among others. Under no circumstances will publishers encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to occur. The Editorial Board will consider withdrawing a publication in case of misconduct or issuing a note in case of inconclusive evidence of misconduct.
9.- Ownership and administration: information about the ownership and administration of the journal will be clearly indicated on the journal's website. Publishers will not use names from organizations that may confuse potential authors and publishers about the nature of the journal owner.
10.- Conflicts of interest: Members of the editorial team and reviewers shall abstain in the event of a conflict of interest with respect to an author, or the content of a manuscript to be evaluated.
11.- Access: the journal is open access and free of charge.
12.- Publication calendar: The journal conforms to a stable periodicity that guarantees the scheduled publication of the selected articles. Such periodicity shall be clearly indicated on the journal's website.
13.- Archive and security: there is a backup of the issues published by the magazine and, in addition, a paper copy is archived









LATINDEX. In this index we figure in the Catalog, what means that we are among those 4.000 magazines of higher quality of those 18.000 indexed (two are only in Roman Right) and only ours of free access ( http://www.latindex.unam.mx/buscador/ficRev.html?opcion=1&folio=18996 )

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), the journal "Revista Internacional de Derecho Romano" has now been added to the directory; have a look at the description at: http://www.doaj.org/openurl?genre=journal&issn=19891970).

DICE (http://dice.cindoc.csic.es/). DICE it is fruit of an agreement of collaboration between the Superior Council of Scientific Researchs (CSIC) and the National Agency of Evaluation of the Quality and Acreditation (ANECA). ANECA uses this database like reference of quality of the Spanish publications, in its processes of faculty's evaluation. It is also used by other Agencies, as ANEP or CNEAI.

ISOC (http://bddoc.csic.es:8080/index.jsp).

DIALNET ( http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista?codigo=12452 ).

DULCINEA (http://www.accesoabierto.net/dulcinea/consulta.php?directorio=dulcinea&campo=ID&texto=2092).


ARCHAEOGATE http://www.archaeogate.org/papirologia/links.php?cat=2 ).

InterClassica (http://interclassica.um.es/ridrom)


        RIDROM is a periodic scientific publication in electronic format. It doesn't have printed edition, although the published articles will also be conserved in paper support. 

          RIDROM is an open access journal.

        Authors will be able to update their articles, adding a new version, and include multimedia content: photos, videos, sound, etc. On the other hand, readers will be able to interact through the journals’s email.



          RIDROM is a biannual publication.  Editions will be published at the end of April and October respectively.


          RIDROM will be published in Spanish and English. Nevertheless, it is possible for articles to be published in any other language of considerable scientific diffusion (German, French, Italian, Portuguese). That said, the translation of the article into English, on the part of the author, inevitably facilitates its diffusion and impact considerably.


          RIDROM is divided up into sections: summaries, news and view of reviews. Under "Summaries", information on the articles of each edition will be given. In the "News" section, forthcoming events, meetings, congresses, seminars, courses, publications, etc., will be detailed. "View of reviews" section will detail information regarding other magazines.







           The works will be original articles of research or of diffusion of research results.


         The articles should be sent by email, for the attention of Dra. Alicia Valmaña (
alicia.valmana@uclm.es ),
and should include the following information (very important in relation to meta tags):
- Title in the original lenguage and English.
- Author: surname and first name, Institution to which the individual belongs and professional category.
- Email address.
Matter(s) to which the article can be assigned.
- Key words
in the language of the article and in English (maximum ten, simple or compound).
Whether the article has been published (detailing name of publication) or not.
- Abstract in the language of the article and in English (maximum 900 characters).



          Works must be submitted in Word format
(.doc), with the font in Book Antiqua, font size 14, with a space and half of spacing and with the text justified.   Allow two lines between paragraphs.

          The title in the language of the article and in English should appear on the first page in uppercase, boldface, size 16 and centered. Underneath this, separated by two lines, the author’s first name and surname, professional category and the institution to which they belong should appear, all of which should be equally centered and in font size 14.  A gap of two lines should be allowed, followed by the abstract in the language of the article and in English (maximum 900 characters) and the key words in the language of the article and in English (maximum ten).

          Notes are to be placed at the bottom of the page, in the same font, font size 12.

          In terms of the form in which bibliographical references should be made, any of the ways recognised under a given discipline will be permitted. Preferably, they should be adjusted to the ISO 690-1987 norms and their equivalent UNE 50-104-94.

          It is recommended to include at the end of the work the list of used bibliography.






          Works that meets the requirements will be revised by two external referees to the entity publisher, of the Scientific Advisory Committee or renowned experts, by double blind system. In the case of existing a discrepancy and on the basis of the referees’ reports, the Editorial Council, will decide by a majority vote as to whether the article should be published and in which edition. The decision will be communicated to the author within four months of having received the article; a record shall be kept of the date of submission and acceptance.  In the event that an article is rejected, the reasons as to why (it was not accepted) shall be passed on to the author.





          RIDROM not charge the authors for the costs of processing and shipping the items. From the time of acceptance, the authors retain all rights and copyright on the article, with the only limitations specified below.

        In the event that the article is selected and published in this magazine, the author authorizes its publishers free to use the said article or parts of it, with mention to the author always being given, in any type of publication, and to obtain any corresponding economic benefits which may be derived from doing so.

        The journal will allow authors to deposit in open access institutional or thematic repositories at least the final version of their accepted articles for publication within a maximum of six months.

          In addition to this, the copying, presentation and distribution of the articles contained in this publication is permitted under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial- NoDerivs Public License, which stipulates:

  1. Mention must be given, and in full, to the original authors of the article and the review;

  2. Copies of articles are not allowed to be used for commercial purposes;

  3. The original content of the articles must not be altered; and

  4. The terms of this license must be indicated in relation to any use or distribution of articles.  The "Creative Commons" license will be referred to.

          A complete version of the Public License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs is available by clicking on: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivs

          RIDROM is not responsible for the content and/or authenticity of published works, albeit every possible effort will be made to control these aspects.




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