Submission of manuscripts. Manuscripts may be sent in Spanish or English and should be submitted online in a Microsoft Word file format. Graphs, tables and maps which can not be included in the file may be submitted in an additional Excel file via the same platform. Any questions should be directed to the editorial office by email (

  1. Topics of interest. The Revista de Historia Económica. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History publishes original research papers on economic history, economic thought and all those areas of economics concerned with long-term analysis. The geographical area addressed in these papers should preferably cover Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and wider areas including any of these countries. Papers should be original and should be neither published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. This Journal is included in SOCIAL SCIENCES CITATION INDEX, SOCIAL SCISEARCH, JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS / SOCIAL SCIENCES EDITION, SCOPUS, ECON-LIT, LATIN INDEX, CABELL’S, HA, IBSS and CINDOC-ISOC.
  1. Evaluation process and publication times. RHE-JILAEH publishes three issues yearly (spring, autumn and winter) with Numbers 1, 2 and 3 being published before the end of March, September and December respectively each year. The editors will make every attempt to be rigorous and transparent throughout the evaluation process from the initial receipt of the manuscript to its final acceptance (see Review Process); we also make a commitment to reduce the time between acceptance of an article and its publication as far as possible.
  1. Submission of manuscripts. Manuscripts may be sent in Spanish, English or Portuguese and should be submitted online in a Microsoft Word file format. Graphs, tables and maps which can not be included in the file may be submitted in an additional Excel file. Any questions should be directed to the editorial office by email (

Editorial contact:

Prof. Blanca Sanchez-Alonso (,

  1. Format of submission. Manuscripts are to be submitted in double-spaced Times New Roman point 12 format. The text length should not exceed 12,000 words, including graphs, tables, footnotes and references. The first page of the paper should include the title, name of author(s), affiliation, full address, e-mail and telephone number. Abstracts in Spanish and English of about 120 words, three to five keywords and JEL classification should be included on a second page. The rest of the manuscript must not include further references to the author(s) or any other mention which may reveal their identity (including references made in footnotes) in order to ensure the anonymous double-blind refereeing process. The structure of papers should be: text with footnotes, followed by appendices, and references (the latter single-spaced). When possible, graphs, tables and maps should be included on the corresponding text page, using the same font and a similar letter size as used in the text. If this is not possible, they may be included at the end of the manuscript or in a separate file. All pages should be numbered. Notes, Surveys and Speculations, Comments and Review of periodical literature should not be more than 10 pages (3,300-4,000 words) in length.
  1. Editing guidelines:

    a. References. Bibliographical references should be listed by surname of author (in capital letters) in alphabetical order under a separate heading at the end of the manuscript. If more than one text by the same author(s) is cited for a particular year, then the works should be distinguished by a letter, e.g. Clark (2004a) and Clark (2004b). References are limited to the works cited in the manuscript. The following examples show the format to be applied to references:

    MARTÍN ACEÑA, P. Y PONS Mª A. (2005): “El sistema monetario y financiero”, en A. Carreras y X. Tafunell (coords.) Estadísticas históricas de España: siglos XIX y XX. Bilbao: Fundación BBVA, pp. 645-706.

    FOGEL, Robert W. (1994): “Economic Growth, Population Theory, and Physiology: The Bearing of Long-Term Processes on the Making of Economic Policy”. American Economic Review 84 (3), pp. 369-395.

    HABER, S., MAURER, N. y RAZO, A.  (2003): The Politics of Properties Rights: PoliticalInstability, Credible Commitments, and Economic  Growth in Mexico, 1876-1929. Londres: Cambridge University Press.

    If the paper includes references to archives, statistics or documentary sources, these should be listed under an additional ‘Sources’ heading.

    b. Footnotes. All notes are to be included as footnotes and numbered in ascending order of appearance in Arabic numbers as superscript before the full stop at the end of the sentence. Complete bibliographical references should not be included in the notes but rather in an abbreviated form, i.e. Cubel (2003: 322-325).

    c. Quotations. Literal quotations should be limited and separated from the rest of the text if they exceed three lines. In this case they will be single-spaced and indented. All other quotations may appear in the text and should be clearly identified by quotation marks. Any change(s) made to the original quotation will be indicated by square brackets.

    d. Figures. Tables, graphs, and maps should be original. They will include a short title, should be numbered in order of appearance and include the corresponding sources.

  1. Upon acceptance of an article. Authors will be asked to resubmit a new version applying the more detailed RHE-JILAEH publication norms.
  1. Galley proofs. Once the manuscript has been finally accepted for publication, the author(s) may receive galley proofs which are to be returned within 72 hours. Substantial changes to these proofs are not allowed and changes should be limited to lay-out corrections of the accepted manuscript.
  1. Copyright. It is a condition of publication that the author(s) assign(s) copyright of their articles to the Revista de Historia Económica. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History. Requests from third parties to reproduce or translate parts or the whole of articles will be considered by the editorial board.
  1. Caveat. Any failure to comply with these guidelines may be considered a reason for rejection of the manuscript submitted or occasion a substantial delay in its processing.