Frequency and languages

Biannual periodicity (April – November). Monograma accepts works in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Section Policy

                      Open submissions            Indexed               Peer review

Articles                        X                                  X                             X

Reviews                       X                                  X


Peer-to-Peer Blind System

Monograma uses the peer review process to ensure the quality and validity of the research papers received. The anonymity of both the reviewer and the author is maintained.

The Scientific Committee receives the originals anonymously to proceed to their evaluation. The evaluation process is conducted by two external reviewers who will evaluate and determine if the received papers conform to the lines of interest of the journal and meet the indispensable requirements of a scientific paper, if they comply with the publication norms. They will also evaluate the originality, relevance and quality of the written work. Following the evaluation, a report will be issued on the advisability of its publication.

The research papers may be either accepted, accepted with modifications, or rejected. In case of conflict or any complaint by the author, the decision of acceptance or rejection will be taken by the Scientific Committee. The favourable opinion of both evaluators is a necessary condition for the publication. In case of one positive opinion and one negative one, the article will be evaluated by a third member of the Committee, and its opinion will be final. They will then proceed to take one of the following decisions:

  1. Acceptance of the submitted work
  2. Acceptance of the submitted work with modifications; it requires revision
  3. Rejection

Those works accepted with modifications will be returned to the author for their reformulation. The author will be given one month to complete the changes and submit the work again.

The maximum time allowed between the reception of the paper and the communication of its acceptance or rejection to the author is 3 months. The date of receipt and the date of acceptance are included at the bottom of the published articles. The authors will receive one copy of the issue in which they participate.

The submitted papers must be original and unpublished. While they are in the process of evaluation or editing, they should not be sent to any other publication. If a reviewer considers that the article is a true copy of another work, he must notify the editors, providing detailed citations of the previous work. If there is any suspicion of plagiarism, the collaborators must notify the editors as well.


Desirable quality criteria

The criteria on which the acceptance or rejection of the papers submitted to the journal are based are as follows:

  1. Originality. The submitted works must be original and unpublished.
  2. Novelty, importance and relevance (updated)
  3. Presentation according to the standards published by the journal


Plagiarism policy

Monograma guarantees that the group of people involved in the editorial process follows international ethical standards in the publication of the articles. Therefore:

The editor should ensure the maximum quality during the peer review process and that all papers be reviewed by qualified reviewers. He must ensure that reviewers contribute to the detection of plagiarism and potential ethical anomalies. It must ensure that the journal has clear publication rules and that they are carried out with no exceptions. Finally, he must ensure that authors and evaluators follow appropriate research and publication conducts.

If there is evidence of plagiarism, the editor will contact the authors of the work in order to clarify the circumstances.

Likewise, the editor must ensure the anonymity of the collaborations received before they are sent to external reviewers.

The author(s) agrees that his/her work(s) are the result of research carried out in an ethical manner. He/she should not send the manuscript simultaneously to other journals for evaluation. The authors must take responsibility for the published research. All collaborations must be original and unpublished.

The following will be considered as bad practices: citing sources without having read them; not having corrected erroneous interpretations of data observed in other articles; copying other people’s works, claiming them as their own, as well as the total or partial duplicity of researches; not indicating that an article has been published previously -which should be expressly indicated.

The reviewers will inform the editor about any possible fraud or plagiarism in the evaluated research. They should evaluate the articles in an objective manner, provide reasons for rejecting an article, and/or provide suggestions that may strengthen the publication.

It will be considered as a bad practice to accept the review of a work if there is a lack of the  necessary availability of time to comply with the sending of the arbitration in a period of time considered not to delay the communication to the author of the acceptance or rejection of his/her work. Likewise, it will be considered as a bad practice not notifying the editorial committee of the journal if the text subject to review contains plagiarized or manipulated data, as well as if they find any important similarity between the article to be reviewed and another article already published or in the review process in another journal.

Monograma uses Crossref’s Similarity Check tool for plagiarism detection in whatever form it takes.


Open access policy

Monograma is free and freely accessible. Users can have full and free access to the digital content. The journal offers immediate and free access to its content through its website for better use of scholars and researchers, and it informs publicly about the authors’ email address in order to promote the exchange of information in a global context.


Presence in databases, catalogues and directories

Monograma is included in the following information services:

Directories and Catalogs


Biblioteca UNAM-México


Google Scholar


Catálogo BNE

EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek)

Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources-ROAD (CIEPS ISSN-UNESCO)


Evaluation systems




Academic Collaboration Networks