Peer review process
The articles submitted to the Tierra Nuestra journal undergo a peer review process:
(1) Receipt of articles. The Editorial Team of the journal will review the compliance with the Guidelines for authors established by the journal. The manuscript is reviewed with an anti-plagiarism software (Ouriginal), papers with more than 20% of similarity in texts, including recycled texts (self-plagiarism) will be rejected. Papers that do not comply with the indications of the Guidelines for Authors will not be accepted. This process takes approximately three weeks.
(2) Peer review: The responsible Editor reviews the manuscript, may suggest changes, corrections or reject the manuscript if it is not within the purposes of the journal or if it has significant and visible errors. The responsible Editor will request the evaluation of the manuscript to external anonymous reviewers, minimum two (double-blind peer review). The reviewers will be selected for their knowledge of the subject to which the work to be evaluated refers and should not have conflicts of interest. The reviewer is asked to evaluate the work according to international standards and quality criteria for publication. This process lasts two months. Reviewers are not remunerated.
(3) The reviewers make suggestions and recommendations to improve the article in the "Evaluation Form". The responsible editor summarizes the evaluation and notifies the corresponding author about the decision of the manuscript. In the case of suggestions and corrections, the author has 20 to 30 days to resolve and submit them. Corrections may be explicit in the manuscript or sent in a separate file.
(4) Acceptance and e-proof version. The paper has the status of ACCEPTED when it has passed the review process and the author has made all the corrections and modifications indicated. The accepted paper is sent for style and layout correction. The e-proof version will be sent to the author for review and returned with his or her agreement and permission for publication.
(5). The final decision of acceptance or rejection of the article is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal, in the worst case, the article is rejected, and the authors are informed, attaching a report with the reasons for rejection.