Procesos: revista ecuatoriana de historia is a biannual academic publication of the Department of History of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador. It was established in 1991 with the objective of promoting the professionalization of the historical discipline in Ecuador and South America; and to contribute to the innovation concerning this region’s past. It appears thanks to the sponsorship of the Corporación Editora Nacional. It publishes unedited research articles, in Spanish, that are evaluated previously by anonymous academic peers, linked to centers of investigation throughout Latin America, the United States and Europe.

It has an Editorial Committee and an International Advisory Committee made up of intellectuals that work in Ecuadorian universities and inother countries. The director of the journal presides over both committees. The editor is in charge of coordinating the evaluation process anddefining the sequence and content of the issues. It also has the support of an assistant editor and an editorial assistant. The Corporación Editora Nacional is responsable for the design, preparation and printing of each issue.

Each journal offers two types of sections, one permanent format and the other occasional. The permanent format exhibits Studies, Debates, Only Book/reviews, Only Books/references and Events; while the second occasional format includes Obituaries, Documents, Translations, Open Classroom, Critical Dialogue and Interviews. The sections put together by anonymous readers are Studies and Debates that normally make up the majority of the content included in each issue. Both of these sections exhibit previews or final results of ongoing research projects; historiographic affairs; thematic discussions,methodological theory, catalogue archives and interdis- ciplinary matters; along with interventions concerning specific debates. The length of thearticles distinguishes both sections. In Studies, for example, there are 11,000 word contributions, while Debates limits its contributions to 6,000 words. The remaining sections are evaluated by the Editor and Editorial Committee.

About the evaluation process

  • Every article is evaluated by anonymous academic Therefore, each article’s writer has to accept the final opinion of said anonymous evaluators. The solicited modifications and /or corrections are very important for each publication’s success and each requested modification or correction need to be completed on time being that each issue adheres to strict deadline parameters. As soon as Procesos receives the modified work of an author, the journal’s staff will inform the author of its acceptance status along with its publication schedule. The journal also has the right to make corrections concerning each article’s style if an article has been approved for publication.
  • The external anonymous peers examines the academic quality of each proposed work in a framework of characteristics like: freedom ofexpression, critical dialogue and adhesion to ethical
  • Concerning this aspect, each contribution is evaluated by two anonymous To achieve this, the “evaluation form” can be downloaded fromthe following link: In the case that a possible contradiction appears in the opinion of one or both of the evaluators, a third decisive eva- luator could be included to render a possible solution to quell any author’s doubts concerning the evaluation procedure’s legitimacy. The Editor and the Editorial Committee have the final say concerning each proposed article’s publication.
  • There isn’t any communication between either anonymous evaluator neither will the author be able to dialogue with either of the anonymous The com- munication between each actor involved in the process is mediated by the Editor.
  • Each evaluator has an approximate evaluation term of four weeks. In turn, authors have two weeks to make corrections or modifications concerning fee- dback given by the
  • Summaries, solicited or received, are evaluated by the Editor and the Editorial Committee. They can be about books that have been published during the last four

About plagiarism

When plagiarism is detected, the text is automatically rejected and returned immediately to its author. This decision is unappealable.