Revista Universitaria Europea (a journal of applied research)

- Requirements for papers submitted
- Ethical principles of publication


1.    La Revista Universitaria Europea (RUE) publishes papers that show the result of an original scientific research on aspects related with the European Union in a multidisciplinary environment: Law, Economics, Culture, History, etc.  In a different section, RUE also publishes review papers, informative papers, essays, research notes, etc., and those that can be interesting for the subscribers. 

2.    Papers must be originals, not to have been published before, nor acepted for publishing, or not to be under evaluation in other media.

3.    Papers must to send for e-mail to RUE will inform the author about next steps and time to review the work.

4.    Documents must be written in Microsoft Word, space 1.15, Times New Roman 12, with simetrical margins of 2.5 cm and paged. The length of the documents should not exceed 25 pages (size DIN - A4), with the exception of the bibliography and reviews that do not exceed 5 pages, and notes and references (maximum 7 pages). The bibliography of the documents should go to the end of the text in ascending order followed by the numbered references or notes, also at the end of the text.

5.    First and second page of the document must include the title of the paper (bold and lowercase, size 14) in Spanish and in English, whole name of the author/s (bold and capital letters size 14), institutional affiliation and e-mail (lowercaso, size 14). An abstract in Spanish and in English (100 words maximum each), key words in both languages (2-5 words) and JEL classification (two digits) all of them in size 12.

6.    Text will beguin in third page. Headings in the text reach the third level following the scheme: 1. Heading (bold capital letters), 1.1. Sub-section (tiny and bold), 1.1.1. Sub-sub-heading (lowercase, italic and bold). The sections will develop the next index or similar: introduction, body of work, conclusions, appendices, bibliography, notes, references.

7.    In the development of the text,
the following will be included: Before heading, two spaces; After title, a space; Before subtitled or subheading, a space, after no space.

8.   Tables, charts, graphs and figures to be included within the text must be integrated properly organized and with references to sources of origin. Each must carry the type (table, chart, graph or figure) accompanied by a number and sorted from lowest to highest. These tables, charts, graphs or figures should be sent in addition to a file independently.

9.  The bibliography is placed at the end of the text, with full justification and the alphabetical order of the authors. Harvard citation style will be followed

Example of a single author book:
NIETO SOLÍS, J. A. (2001): La Unión Europea. Una nueva etapa en la integración económica de Europa, Ediciones Pirámide, Madrid.

Example reference book more than one author:
BUITER, W., CORSETI, G. Y PESENTI, P. (1998): Financial Markets and European Monetary Cooperation: The lessons of the 1992-93 Exchange Rate Mechanism Crisis, Cambridge University Press, (1ª ed. 1989).

Example of journal article published in:
BEEBY, M., HALL, S. G. B. Y MARCET, A. (2004): “Expectation Formation and the 1990´s ERM Crisis”, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Vol.22-2, pg. 135-143.

10.   The bibliographic citations: Harvard citation style will be followed. In the text must be enclosed in parentheses, indicating the author's name, year of publication and number of pages used (Nieto Solís, 2001: 32-33). If two authors: (González y Norris, 2000: 26). Three or more authors: (Smith et al., 1989: 25).
11.  Example reference book for review:
GONZÁLEZ, S. y MASCAREÑAS, J. El Sistema Monetario Europeo. EUDEMA Madrid, 1993, 284 págs.

12.    Authors will receive, via email, a PDF file in which only minimal corrections in content will be made. In the event that an author exceeded the limits of the correction, adding or deleting paragraphs and printed, would be responsible for the additional costs. The return of the tests performed, via regular mail or e-mail (a file indicating the changes, if they are simple and few), within fifteen days from the date of delivery of the same, to avoid everything possible delays in the publication within the expected number. In case of multiple authors, the evidence will go to the first of the authors of the study. The authors are solely responsible for checking the quality of the work, however, the Drafting Committee may make corrections of style as it deems necessary to improve the work.

13. Papers -except notes and reviews that will be evaluated by the Editorial Board- will be submitted for evaluation at least two anonymous external referees (National and International Committee of Experts) following the double-blind evaluation system (evaluation document). Papers will be evaluated in a maximum period of two months since they are accepted. In the case of papers in the Special Section, they are evaluated by the coordinator or by the secretary of the magazine. The author will be informed of the possible rejection of his/her work, the reforms required for final acceptance thereof or of such acceptance. Manuscripts accepted will be published in the first volume with available pages.

14. Digital preservation policy. All papers published in the RUE, in addition to being archived in the magazine's hosting, are independently archived in backup copies.


a) Publication and Authorship.
All articles must include a list of references, as well as indicate whether they have received financial support. Papers must be free from plagiarism or scientific fraud, whose assumptions ( are listed in a non-exhaustive manner below:
  • Plagiarism: literal copy without quotation marks and without citing the source; substantial copy (research materials, processes, tables ...); paraphrase or reproduce ideas without citing the source and / or changing the original meaning; reuse and send own texts already published without indicating the source and the abusive paraphrase even citing the source.
  • Scientific fraud: no recognition of all the researchers is participating in the elaboration of the work, the simultaneous sending to several publications, the division of a work in different parts that share the same hypotheses, population and methods, as well as the use of false or unproven data. Finally, the authors must declare potential conflicts of interest to the magazine when they submit a work.

b) Author’s responsibilities
  • The submission of papers to the Revista Universitaria Europea (RUE) implies the reading and acceptance of the editorial and publishing standards of the journal, including participation in an anonymous peer review process.
  • All authors who sign a work must have contributed significantly to its preparation and must agree with the final result and with the submission of the work for evaluation.
  • Papers must recognize all the authors who have participated in its elaboration.
  • The data used in the article must be real and authentic.
  • The authors assume the obligation to correct and / or retract before possible errors detected later.
  • The articles must be unpublished and cannot be sent simultaneously to any other publication.

c) Peer review
All articles submitted to the journal undergo a peer review process with the following characteristics:
  • The selection of the reviewers is based on previous standards and principles based on both their qualification and the quality of their scientific production.
  • The review process will be completely anonymous for both authors and reviewers. Articles and their reviews will be treated confidentially.
  • The reviewers consider, among their evaluation criteria, respect for the essential ethical principles in scientific research.
  • The judgments expressed in the reviews must be objective.
  • Both authors and reviewers must disclose the relationships and sources of funding that may generate potential conflicts of interest.
d) Responsibility for the reviewers
  • The editorial team has the responsibility and authority to accept or reject an article based on revisions.
  • The editorial team will reveal in its case the relations or sources of financing that could potentially be considered as conflicts of interest with respect to the articles that it rejects or accepts.
  • Only articles in which there is certain evidence of compliance with editorial standards will be accepted.
  • The Editorial Board of Revista Universitaria Europea (RUE) reserves the right to withdraw any work received, accepted or already published in case of plagiarism, falsification or duplicate publication, as well as the various cases of scientific fraud listed above. Similarly, it will promote the publication of corrections or retractions against errors detected.
  • The editorial team is committed to preserving the anonymity of the reviewers so that they can never associate with the reviewed articles.
e) Ethical issues of publication.
The editorial team is committed to:
  • Monitor and preserve the ethical principles of publication.
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record.
  • Avoid publishing plagiarized or fraudulently produced material.
  • Be open to the publication of corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever necessary.
  • Offer support in the article retraction process.
  • Perform all necessary actions to meet the standards of intellectual and ethical commitment.