ISSN 1692-0279
Printed version

ISSNe 2256-4322
Electronic version


Editorial policies

AD-minister undertakes to publish its issues both in a digital and printed version and also to distribute
them in the most important national and worldwide indexes, databases and libraries. All articles received will be assessed by one or two area editors who will determine if the paper is appropriate for the journal scope and if it conforms to the basic content standards presented on website

The following aspects are considered for acceptability/rejection of submissions by the journal Committee:

  • Originality and novelty
  • Usefulness and interest
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Methodological rigor
  • Adequately supported conclusions
  • Relevance

AD-minister aims at continuously improving its receipt, review, editorial and publication process for scientific papers. As a result, the journal adheres to COPE and Elsevier guidelines on publication ethics in order to avoid misconduct in publishing, to adopt streamlined procedures for correction and retraction, all of which ensure readers that each published paper has met all quality criteria. The opinions and concepts expressed by the authors in the papers included in this publication are their own exclusive responsibility and do not represent an official position of any institutional body.

The following reasons are grounds for immediate rejection of a manuscript:

  • Multiple submission
  • Deliberate use of false or inaccurate data
  • Plagiarism
  • Impersonation
  • Defamation
  • Falsification of information and documentation
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest

All authors should reveal in their manuscripts any conflict of financial or other kind of interests that could be interpreted to influence the results of the evaluation of their manuscript.

All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include job, consultancies, holding of shares, fees, paid expert testimony, applications for patents or registrations, and donations or other funds.

Potential conflicts of interest should be made public at the earliest possible stage of the evaluation.


It is understood that the corresponding author acts in good will, on behalf of all the authors listed in the paper, and that he accepts joint and several liability for the originality of the work submitted. Coauthors must agree upon the order of listed authors. For acknowledgement of authorship, AD-minister adheres to the standard of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE-Vancouver). The journal Editor may require each author to specify their contribution to the paper. Team members who do not meet authorship
criteria may be included, with their permission, in the Acknowledgements
section or in an annex.

Privacy Statement

Personal information collected by this publication will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other third party.

Errors in published works

When an error or inaccuracy is discovered by authors in their published work, it is their obligation to promptly
notify the journal editor ( and cooperate with the correction. Likewise, the reviewers
and readers may send us, via email, comments and suggestions intended to improve our publication.

Type of articles and specifications

The editorial direction of the journal has defined the following types of articles to publish:

  • Scientific and technological research article: is a document that presents, in detail, the original results of research projects. The generally used structure contains four major parts: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.
  • Article of reflection: document that presents research results from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific subject, using original sources.
  • Review articles: document resulting from a research project where they analyze, classify and integrate the results of research projects published or unpublished, on a field of science or technology, in order to give an account of the advances and trends in development. It is characterized by bringing a careful literature review of at least 50 references.
  • Discussion: Document which presents a debate on points made in previous articles.
  • Response: Document that responds to a discussion document. It is made by the author of the article which gave rise to the debate.

About article

On the content

Articles should be written in the third person singular. They should be free of spelling and grammar errors. Clear content and form will lend academic rigor and credibility to manuscripts and allow readers to better assimilate the ideas exposed.


Manuscripts should adhere to the following basic structure:

    • Title – Subtitle (if any) in Spanish and English.
    • Authors should provide their institutional/ research affiliation (Faculty, School, Department, Institute etc.), along with institutional e-mail address, city and country.
    • Abstracts – no more than 12 lines, in English and in Spanish. The abstract may be structured in one of the following ways: 1) subject-objective-thesis-conclusions-sources used, 2) type of method proposed/evaluated /discussed, characteristics of the proposed method, range of applicability and performance of the method , or 3) introduction, method, results, discussion, and conclusion .
    • List of key words in Spanish and English to facilitate the classification of the article (;
    • Two or three JEL codes (See .
    • If the article contains photographs, graphics or other images, high-quality original files should be attached to the submission.
    • Mathematical equations should be in Arial 10 points; formulas in Word format (Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0).
    • The “Conclusions” section should set out the general merits of the article and indicate possible future lines of research.
    • If the article has an “Acknowledgements” section, it should accurately state names of people, institutions and/or firms collaborating in the preparation of the study. If the article is part of a broader research project carried out by a group in an institution, then appropriate information should also be provided.


Articles should on average be 15-30 letter-size (8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm) pages, in 10-point Arial in length. However, academic quality will in all cases come before length when determining suitability for publication in the journal.

Citations and references

Use of thesauruses

It is important to use the appropriate terms in English and Spanish throughout the text (title, abstract, keywords and body of the article). The following thesauruses are recommended:


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