Number 7. 2019
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.


Originals should be submitted online to the journal’s e-mail address: They should be accompanied by a declaration of compliance from the author accepting the conditions of publication.
Originals should be sent in Word and pdf formats, duly described with a title but without the author’s name, to ensure that the review process is anonymous.
Originals should not exceed 100,000 characters, with spaces. They should include metadata (keywords defining their content) and an abstract of 100-125 words, always in English as well as Spanish or French.
Articles submitted for publication must use Unicode fonts, include and use a bibliography appropriate to the subject, and be carefully presented and organized internally. No items will be accepted for evaluation with misquoted references, wrong spelling, or confused expression as a result of being written in a language with which the author is not sufficiently familiar.
It is not necessary for originals to adhere to the journal’s style guide before being approved, but the bibliography must appear at the end of the text, in alphabetical order; and references within the text should always be in the form of footnotes, showing details of author, year and page, according to the agreed reference system.
The journal’s style depends on the language in which the text is written: English language originals may use the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style, and Spanish those of Martínez de Sousa, Manual de Estilo de la lengua española.
Graphic material to be added should not be in the Word text but in separate files. It should be suitably accredited and identified, and to have a standard quality of at least 300 dpi. Tables and figures should be in vectorial format. Captions and credits should be included in the text, with an indication of where they should preferably be located.
Once accepted for assessment, the article, without the author's name, will be sent to two referees, who will issue a report within four weeks. The report will conclude whether the article is:

  • rejected.
  • accepted with major changes (which will lead to a second review, which may be carried out by a different referee).
  • accepted with minor or no changes.

If the article is accepted with minor or no changes, the editorial board will carry out an exhaustive copy-editing of the original, proposing all kinds of improvements. The author will have will have 4 to 8 weeks to carry out the changes and to prepare the manuscript for publication, following the journal’s rules of references, presentation and style. The author will previously have agreed that if the manuscript does not comply with these rules, the original will not be published.
In the case of acceptance with major changes, the author should incorporate the changes within eight weeks; subsequently, the referees will again review the original in two weeks or less, decide whether the requirements set out in the first evaluation have been met, and inform the managing editor accordingly. If the manuscript is then accepted for publication, the author will have a further two weeks to adjust the text to the journal’s house style. The author should be aware that if the manuscript does not comply with the norms of presentation, reference, style etc., the original will not be published.
The author will know at all times at what stage of the process the original is. If six months after being presented it has still not had a definite review, the author may complain to the editorial board.