Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy

Rules and procedure for submitting contributions to the Journal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy

The Journal of the Ministry is trimonthly in nature and its aim is to promote original and hitherto unpublished works on the subjects inherent to the functions assigned to the Department. Extraordinary issues are also published when a topical subject emerges and its dissemination is held to be important and urgent.


The Journal is subdivided into three series: Labour, Social Economy and International and Community Social Law. Each of these series is made up of original and unpublished articles. These are selected for publishing and related to the subjects of each of the series, after evaluation by external experts from the journal's publishing entity, which will be the basis for the publishing decision making. This publication corresponds in the last instance to the Advisory Council of the magazine and to its Direction.

The articles published in each series have a homogeneous structure and can be classified into: Editorial, Legislation, Jurisprudence, Reports and Studies, Documents, Reviews and Bibliography.


The responsibility for the opinions expressed corresponds exclusively to their authors.

The authors grant MITES the right to use the works published, which include the rights of editing, reproduction, distribution, translation and public communication of their works, by any means or media.

Guidelines for authors

Only collaborations that adhere to the following points will be accepted

  • Title. It must be clear and concise in Spanish and English. If necessary, it may be followed by a subtitle.
  • Firstname and surnames of the authors. These must appear next to the activity, entity or company where the author develops his work activity.
  • Contact data. e-mail.
  • Text. The maximum extension is 30 A4 size pages (including footnotes), in Word format, with a 12 font size. This extension must include graphics, tables and other graphic elements. It is mandatory to deliver the Excel file (or the original link if it’s missing) for graphs, tables and charts.
  • Bibliography. The corresponding bibliographic citations will be provided, and placed exclusively at the end of the text.

    The following citation format shall be used:


    RUIZ ANTÓN, L. F. "Action as an element of crime and the theory of speech acts: committing crimes with words." Social perspective. N. 29 (2019), p. 91-107.

    Monographs and reports:

    BARCLAY C., MCLACHLAN J., PATERSON M. Exploring the practicalities of a basic income pilot. London: Carnegie UK Trust, 2019

    Hyperlinks will not be included in bibliographic citations.

    AA.VV will be added for more than three authors.

  • Abstract. A summary between 200 and 300 words, in Spanish and English, will be attached to the article, describing in detail its methodology, results and conclusions; as well as a list including between 3 and 10 keywords used by Scopus to index the work, in both languages.
  • Bold text shall be avoided.


The articles will be evaluated by two external experts (peer review process), who will not know the authorship of the article. The article sent by the publications department to the coordinator will not have authors. The coordinator will send his decision on the suitability for publishing the article based on the two reports received and his argued criteria to the department. The person in charge of the department will communicate the result to the author of the submitted article.

The evaluation delivered by the coordinator for the author must be clearly based on a minimum text of 50 words and may have four results:

  • Accept the article as it was presented.
  • Accept the article with suggestions.
  • Accept the general lines of the article, but with a deep revision.
  • Do not accept the article.

The evaluation process will be lead by the coordinator of the series of the corresponding issue, and the final decision to publish the article will be made by the direction of the Journal.

Review of the content to be published:

The Publications Department will proceed to estimate whether the submitted papers meet the required standards. It is up to the authors first and the coordinator later to review the final articles that will be sent to the Department. The coordinator will be requested to confirm the final version. The Department is responsible for the typographic revision during first and subsequent tests. The total set of the number will not exceed 350 pages.

Ethical publication principles. The Journal issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy states that it is committed to preserving the integrity of the works published and to abide by the Code of Conduct & Practice for the editors of scientific journals as set out by the COPE (Committee on Publications Ethics). Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and any texts in which plagiarism is detected will be rejected. The authors shall guarantee that the works presented are entirely original. When the authors use the work and/or words of others, the latter must be duly acknowledged.

Shipping way. The article or collaboration shall be sent by email to the following address: