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The Editorial Board of The Journal of the History of El Puerto is the scientific authority of the publication’s management. The council makes decisions concerning the journal’s contents, presentations, regulations and editorial standards.
The council acknowledges receipt of the manuscripts presented for publication in The Journal of the History of El Puerto, makes an initial decision concerning these and accepts or rejects them, selects external evaluators and ultimately makes a decision concerning their publication.
The council has the power to request and order manuscripts for publication in The Journal of the History of El Puerto; however, the studies, documents and historiographical sources will continue to be reviewed by the external evaluators.
The council is in charge of the journal’s relations with authors, readers and the members of the Board of advisors.
The Editorial Board is responsible for ensuring that the journal’s Board of advisors is a veritable authority, and will take the necessary measures to ensure this: evaluations, surveys, meetings, etc.
When making decisions, the Editorial Board must take into account the journal’s editorial line, the selection criteria for original manuscripts, the regulations for the publication of scientific journals and its own judgement concerning other, unforeseeable aspects.
The Editorial Board of The Journal of the History of El Puerto is an authority that benefits from independence within the scope of its competencies, although it must report to the general assembly of the Menesteo History Association at the end of its term, or when the association’s Executive Committee requests it.
The Editorial Board is elected democratically during the Menesteo History Association’s general assembly from amongst the candidatures presented to this effect, and for a period of four years. One Editorial Board may be re-elected various times, without limit.
If, for any reason, a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of the History of El Puerto must abandon his/her position for any reason, the committee must choose someone to provisionally fill the position, as proposed by the journal’s management. The naming of the substitute must be ratified during the Menesteo History Association’s next general assembly.
The Editorial Board of The Journal of the History of El Puerto is comprised of five members, for the following functions: a director, a deputy director, a secretary and two members. Apart from making decisions concerning the manuscripts received, the director is in charge of coordinating the activity of the Editorial Board and of representing the journal; the deputy director assists the director with these tasks and substitutes the director if necessary; the secretary is in charge of managing the computer systems of the editorial process and compiles meeting minutes for the Editorial Board.
The members of the Editorial Board must be historians, must have experience in scientific research and be knowledgeable about the history of El Puerto de Santa María. They carry out their functions disinterestedly, but not onerously.
The Editorial Board makes its decisions according to the majority of its members. In the case of a draw, the director has the last word. In urgent situations, the director must assume the responsibility of making decisions about the journal’s content.
The members of the Editorial Board of The Journal of the History of El Puerto who present manuscripts for publication in the journal will not take part in the acceptance process of these. The rest of the members of the Editorial Board may reject the manuscripts, but may not, however, accept them without the final approval of the two corresponding external evaluators, who in this case, would be appointed by the members of the Board of advisors as experts in the material to be evaluated.
Javier Maldonado Rosso
Mercedes García Pazos
Isabel Pérez Sánchez
Ana Becerra Fabra
Francisco Giles Pacheco