Focus and Scope
UNED Research Journal / Cuadernos de Investigación UNED, is a biannual journal (June and December) that is published online. Its aim is to publish university research of international quality.
Coverage: we publish articles in all fields of science, with emphasis on works of general interest.
Audience: the journal is aimed at an academic audience.
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Peer Review Process
The journal publishes only original work based on appropriate scientific procedures. When authors submit a manuscript they legally imply that they followed all pertinent legislation and ethical principles (including informed consent and proper treatment of nature according to UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers; Committee on Publication Ethics and Helsinki Ethical Norms, onlineethics.org); that all coauthors participated in the main aspects of research and agree to publication; and that the study is original; scientifically valid; has not been published before, and was not sent simultaneously to another journal. Board and staff members can publish in the journal but are excluded from all decisions regarding their manuscripts.
Authors, reviewers, board members and staff must report conflicts of interest as soon as they arise. Any cases of error, citation manipulation, piracy, plagiarism, duplicate submission, republication, fabrication or falsification of data, must be informed to the Editorial Board, which will investigate them even if the report is from anonymous sources. Articles found in fault can be rejected, retracted or be added errata. We check for plagiarism with the software Turnitin and we ask the reviewers if they detect plagiarism or ethical flaws of any kind.
Manuscripts are sent to three external anonymous reviewers who act as referees. Reviewers will know the identity of authors but not vice versa. The evaluation forms are public (here)
The decision of acceptance or rejection rests with the Editor, who is based on the opinions of referees and is backed by the support of an Editorial Board and an International Scientific Board. Authors can appeal Editor’s decisions once to the Editorial Board and that decision is final. Board meeting proceedings are stored in the University Archive as public documents.
The journal publishes about 50 articles per year, not including the occasional supplements. The rejection rate is 17% ad portas and 26 % after peer review.
From 2018 data: 70% of board members are external to the publishing institution and 62% of articles are from external authors (40% foreign). All processing is documented in the OJS and can be seen by authors in real time.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public, which fosters a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Vicerrectoría de Investigación UNED, Sabanilla de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Isabel Cristina Araya. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio (MEIC), Costa Rica
María Eugenia Bozzoli. Escuela de Antropología, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica.
Justo Aguilar Fong. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica.
José Bernal Rivas Fernández. Escuela de Historia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica.
Zaidett Barrientos Llosa. Sistema de Estudios de Posgrado, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica.
Frank Gonzalez Brenes. Laboratorio de Ecología Urbana, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica.
Raúl Mora Amador. Red de Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica.
International Scientific Board
Andrés O. Angulo, Departamento de Zoología, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
Mónica Casalet Ravenna, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.
Jorge Llorente-BousquetsMuseo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.