ISSN: 2173-8254

Special Issue. Balance of Decentralization in Ibero-America after after four decades

The Revista Iberoamericana de Gobierno Local is committed to ensuring that the content to be published meets internationally recognized ethical criteria, thereby guaranteeing quality, integrity, and ethics in all aspects of the editorial and publication process of the journal. All parties involved in the publication process must be aware of and adhere to agreements of behavior and good ethical practices to ensure the proper development of the knowledge dissemination process.

Editorial Committee:

  • Will ensure that publication proposals are objectively and impartially evaluated.
  • Will ensure that selected reviewers are experts in the subject matter, capable of addressing ethical issues and potential misconduct.
  • Will maintain the anonymity of reviewers during the review process.
  • Will consider all authors as shared and proportionally contributing responsibilities.
  • Will allow immediate correction of significant inaccuracies, distorted information, or errors, explicitly indicating them in the publication.
  • Will reject inappropriate works from the outset, reserving the right to disavow articles after publication in case of unreliability.
  • Will announce retractions in cases of unreliable findings, plagiarism, prior publication without attribution, fraudulent authorship, unethical research, manipulation of peer review, or conflict of interest.


  • All authors will contribute proportionally to the research and manuscript.
  • All authors share equal responsibility in the event of not following good ethical practices in scientific publication.
  • Will guarantee the originality and novelty of the works, avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  • Will confirm the accuracy of the data and protect the confidentiality of personal information.
  • Will declare sources of funding and avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Will ensure that shared authorship is consensual and that the text has not been previously published elsewhere.


  • Will conduct fair, impartial, and timely evaluations.
  • Will disclose potential conflicts of interest.
  • Will not disseminate or use information for their own or third-party benefit.

Other Commitments:

  • Editorial inbreeding will be avoided, and studies from external authors will be published.
  • A double-blind evaluation process will be followed for published studies.
  • Comments and substantiated complaints will be welcomed, with a commitment to respond and convey them to the authors.
  • Plagiarism will be detected and rejected through authorized anti-plagiarism services.
  • Minor publication issues will be addressed, and inaccuracies will be corrected.
  • COPE guidelines will be followed when addressing misconduct allegations related to published articles.
  • The author's guide will be regularly updated, detailing the publication procedure, which will be framed within the ethical code.

Proyecto financiado por la Agencia Andaluza de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo