Number 3. 2015
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.


The Assembly of the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística (Spanish Society of Byzantine Studies) is empowered to appoint from among its members the managing editor, the editorial team and the librarian, and to dismiss them if it can be shown that any of them does not fulfil or puts in jeopardy the objectives of publication of the journal, or fails to respect these regulations.
The managing editor, the editorial board and the librarian are responsible for the process of publication, with the power to correct and change the current regulations by a simple majority of votes in case of disagreement. They share a series of tasks whose objective is to guarantee the quality and circulation of the scientific contents of the journal.

The Managing Editor

  • makes a preliminary evaluation of originals presented to the journal, accepting them for evaluation according to the suitability of their contents for the journal.
  • supervises the editorial process, choosing the referees and taking appropriate action according to their evaluation of the originals.
  • as the person with final responsibility for the contents of the journal decides, in accordance with the regulations, whether or not to accept contributions put forward for evaluation. Similarly, he/she resolves complaints and conflicts arising from the publication process.
  • is ultimately responsible for the fair and appropriate functioning of the publication process, adequate access to the contents, and the scientific quality of the publication.

The Editorial Board

  • is made up of  6-10 members of the scientific community of recognised prestige.
  • is responsible for tasks guaranteeing the level of quality and the success of the journal. Its members
    • publicise the existence of the journal and propose it as a vehicle for new research of which they are aware.
    • are closely involved in the process of evaluation of originals.
    • propose monographic issues, and put forward initiatives related to the contents.
    • keep other members of the editorial staff of the journal informed about new developments on the Internet affecting the software used in its production, quality benchmarks, media for circulation and storage, etc.


Among the librarian’s duties is the supervision of:

  • compliance with the regulations on the part of authors, in particular as concerns non-redundancy of contents.
  • the legality of the publication of materials subject to copyright.
  • the correct formal presentation of originals.
  • technical questions of layout and the creation of the final pdfs of articles.

Advisory Board

    • The members of the advisory board are put forward and chosen by the managing editor, the editorial board and the librarian from among recognised Byzantinists from any country, according to their suitability for the needs of the journal and their competence in certain aspects of studies of Late Antiquity and Byzantium.
    • Their main function is to act as review editors and external consultants.
    • They are not obliged to agree to requests for evaluations; however, should they repeatedly refuse, they will be excluded from the board.