Two referees will be required to read monographic works before they can be included in the series.
The table of contents of the volume must also be presented in English. The author should also present an abstract of the work in English, which will be published at the end of the volume.
Monographs intended for publication in the series of CRISPEL will be examined by two Professors of Law, whether active or retired.
The monograph will be presented to the two professors anonymously.
The editor will send the work to the two referees, ensuring that the name of the author and possible references to him or her – by self-quotation, for example – are eliminated.
The judgment that the two readers formulate on the monograph and any suggestions will be sent, anonymously, to the author. It will therefore be a double-blind system, in that the referee will not know the name of the author of the work he is examining, nor will the author ever know the name of the referees who have judged his work.
The referees must express a judgment on the work as indicated on a form prepared for the purpose.
If a significant number of monographic works have been published in the period, after three years a list of the names of the referees who have given their opinion on them so far will be published.
The referees will express their evaluation in points from 6 to 10 for publishable volumes, with the judgment of “unsatisfactory” if the work is not regarded as suitable for publication in the series, bearing in mind the general criteria indicated below:
- Originality of the text (the work offers an original theoretical consideration, a critical revision of the literature in a specific sector, an innovative contribution to knowledge of the subject …);
- Method of analysis used (coherence and rigour in describing the present state of knowledge on the subject, coherence and rigour in the analysis, adequate arguments to support the view being proposed);
- Quality and extent of sources and bibliography used;
- Written quality of the text (quality of the form, continuity in logical and syntactical transitions, clarity of the text, usefulness and readability of tables);
- Importance of the subject (in the present academic debate).