Roman Law,
Romanistic Tradition and
Historical-Juridical Sciences









         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.


             1. Editorial Council:

            The list of members of the Editorial Council, who are all international experts in the field Roman Law, is available on the website of the journal: www.ridrom.uclm.es/principal1_i.htm. Contact information about the editorial office may be found at the same website (email: revista.ridrom@uclm.es).

            2. Authors and Authors’ Responsibilities

            No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in RIDROM, which is an open access and free of charge journal. 

            All authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process, insofar as  they are required to and obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes or errors, if the Editors Office or the Editorial Council of RIDROM requests it.

            All authors must have contributed significantly to the research and are required to provide a list of references, and a correct and true citation of the sources and of the analyzed bibliography. Authors are also required to declare whether they have obtained financial support for their research.

            The manuscript`s processing only starts if the research is original, that is, not published before in another journal.

            3. Peer-Review Process

            All the content of RIDROM is subject to peer-review. After checking the compliance with the formal requisites, expert reviewers in Roman Law, who are not members of the journal`s editorial staff, are asked for advice about every individual manuscript. All manuscripts are revised by two external referees, members of the Scientific Advisory Committee who are renowned experts in Roman Law, by double blind system, which means that the reviewers will not get to know the identity of the authors and the authors will not get to know the identity of the reviewer. The Editorial Council designates the two external referees, always safeguarding the absence of any conflicts of interests between them and the authors, that is, essentially by not revealing the identity of both parts and avoiding designate as reviewers those who could have personal or professional interest in promotion of the author.

            Reviewers have to write a reasoned report, especially in case of rejection of the manuscript, mentioning the scientific mistakes, faults or errors, the lack of inclusion of the latest bibliography, the inaccurate citation of the sources of Roman Law, or the inappropriate understanding or translation of Latin.

            In case of disagreement between the referees’ reports, the Editorial Council will decide by majority of votes about the publication or rejection of the article, and in the former case, in which edition. The decision is notified to the author within four months after the reception of the manuscript, and both dates, of submission and of acceptance, are recorded.  In case of rejection of the manuscript, the scientific reasons and explanations will be communicated as well to the author, who has the right to reply.

            4. Publication Ethics and Editorial Policies on Gender Equality

            In order to prevent research misconduct, when managing the articles submitted for publication, impartiality is guaranteed as well as the intellectual independence of the authors. Confidentiality has to be safeguarded by all persons involved in the publication process, until the articles have been published or definitely rejected. The reviewers are obliged to communicate any research misconduct they have noticed, especially plagiarism or fake citations.

            If, in spite of these prevention measures, any of those or other research misconduct is notified in writing, the Editorial Council may decide about asking the author to publish corrections, retractions or apologies, or doing this by itself, and can even remove an existing publication.

        The Editorial Council and the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee are fully committed to the observance and implementation of gender equality policies. In the appointment of the members of the Editorial Council and of the Advisory Committee, as well as in the appointment of the reviewers for each of the articles, the parity of men and women will be respected. And the maximum gender parity among the authors of articles in each issue of the journal will be attempted.

            5. Copyright and Access:

            RIDROM is an open access journal, available to all readers per internet, and no pay-per-view-fee needs to be paid for it.  

            The copyright of each individual article belongs to the author (or authors). The Editorial Council has to safeguard the intellectual property of the authors, also during the publication process. None of the persons involved in it is allowed to use to his own advantage scientific arguments or interpretations contained in unpublished articles, unless a written consent of the author is given.

            RIDROM does not charge the authors any costs of the publishing process. The copyright of the authors is guaranteed from the moment of the submission of the article, only with this single clarification: the author of a published article in RIDROM authorizes its free use by the journal in any format of publication, always mentioning the name of the author, and to obtain any economic benefits that could arise from that.

        RIDROM allows the authors to deposit in open access institutional or thematic repositories at least the final version of their articles, once accepted for publication, within the maximum term of six months.

          In addition, copying, presentation and distribution of the published articles in RIDROM is permitted under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivaties Public License. Following the regulation available in creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/: anyone is free to share a copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms are being followed.

            6. Archiving

            The journal archives a backup of every issue and, in addition, a paper copy is archived. The access to the journal´s content is therefore always guaranteed, even in case the journal is no longer published.

            7. Ownership and Management

            RIDROM belongs to the area of Roman Law of the School of Law and Sciences of the University Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain), a public institution, and the Editorial Council is in charge of the management.

            8. Publishing Schedule

        The periodicity of the journal is twice per annum.










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.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), the journal "Revista Internacional de Derecho Romano" has now been added to the directory.










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.



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



The articles should be sent by email, to 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 language and in English.
- Author: surname and first name, Institution to which the individual belongs and professional category.
- Email address.
Topic(s) to which the article may be assigned
- Key words
 in the language of the article and in English (maximum six, 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 800 characters).




Works must be submitted in Word format (.doc), in the font Book Antiqua, font size 14, with a line and half of vertical 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 12 and centered. Underneath this, separated by two lines, the author’s first name and surname, professional category and the institution to which he or she belongs should appear, all of which should also be centered and in font size 12.  A gap of two lines should be allowed, followed by the abstract in the language of the article and in English (maximum 800 characters) and the key words in the language of the article and in English (maximum six). 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 works consulted.





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