Focus and Scope

Journal of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The Revista Galega de Economía is a scientific journal, which publishes original papers related to the fields of economy and business.

It targets the national and international scientific and university community, as well as all those working in economics and business.
The Revista Galega de Economía may include, in addition to the main section of Articles, the following complementary sections in ordinary issues:

  • Short notes (Texts concerning specific details of research in process).
  • Bibliography outline (Reviews about editorial news published one or two years previously on issues related to business and management administration, economy, and social sciences).
  • PhD thesis summaries on Economics or Business Management and Administration read in the previous two years at any of the universities in Galicia.

The Revista Galega de Economía accepts papers in Galician, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Peer Review Process


Communications and author identity will not be disclosed (double blind process).

The criteria used to review the papers, both for the initial and subsequent external evaluation, will be based on originality, relevance and scientific interest, as well as how it fits in our journal coverage and its publication guidelines.

Aspects related to content and to formal and style issues are collected in the report template that is provided for the reviewers.

The process takes a maximum of five months, from the moment the paper first arrives to its approval by the editorial board.

Receipt, Evaluation and Acceptance

  • Receipt: The RGE will acknowledge receipt of the paper within a maximum of the 10 days.
  • Initial evaluation: It will be carried out by a member of the EB or an expert in the field selected by the EB, who will decide if an external revision is needed. If the paper does not pass this evaluation, it will be rejected. Authors will be notified and sent a copy of the report.
  • External evaluation: Provided the “initial evaluation” is positive, the paper will be sent to two external reviewers. The fact that a paper is sent to be evaluated does not imply our commitment to accepting it for publishing, since only after receiving the reports will the Revistamake a final decision concerning the paper.
  • Reviewers will have 30 days to deliver the report we commission them with. If the reports are contradictory, the paper will be sent to a third reviewer. Once received, the reports will be sent to the authors within a maximum of 10 days.
  • Acceptance, conditional acceptance, refusal:
    • a) If the recommendation from both external reviewers is "Accept": the paper will be accepted.
    • b) If the recommendation from both external reviewers is "Revision": authors will be told about the amendments and will have 30 days to send a report detailing the changes made,  together with a new version of the paper. This new version will be revised by a member of the Editorial Board or by the expert/s in charge of the “initial evaluation” and a decision will be taken. 
    • c) If the reports from both external reviewers are "Reject": the paper will be rejected.
  • Editorial Board approval: the EB meets at least three times per year. Some of these meetings may be virtual.

Publishing papers. In general, papers will be published according to the date they are accepted. No author will have two papers published in the same issue, even if both belong to different sections.

Proofreading. Proofread versions will be sent to the corresponding author only and they will need to send it back seven days after receipt. Any delay on returning proofread versions will imply the work will be published without the author’s corrections. We do not accept any amendments which may convey changes in meaning (additions, modifying or eliminating passages, tables, boxes, graphics, pictures or footnotes…). The editor will be responsible for a final proofreading.


The evaluation process is the same as the one described for paper submissions, except that only one review is necessary.


The piece will be reviewed by one of the members of the editorial board (henceforth, EB) or an expert on the field designated by the EB, who will decide whether the text will be published.

Publication Frequency

The Revista Galega de Economía is published twice a year –one issue in June and another in December– although sometimes extraordinary monographic issues may be published throughout the year.

Open Access Policy

From 2019 this is a web-based, open-access, peer-review journal that yields immediate access to all its content, in order to transfer knowledge, academic and scientific advancements worldwide.

There are no processing charges.

Diffusion, impact and editorial quality


Quality Databases

  • DICE (16/173in the Economics area)
  • MIAR (9/143in the Economics and Business area)

Multidisciplinary databases

  • SCOPUS, Fuente Académica Premier, Open Acess, Digital Library, TOC Premier, DOAJ, REDALYC, ISOC, ULRICH, DIALNET, Academic Journal Database, DIALNET, ERIH PLUS.

Specialized databases

  • IDEAS-REPEC, ECONIS, GEOBASE, Current Index to Statistics, Advanced Polymers Abstracts, Aerospace & Higth Technology Database, Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts, Composites Industry Abstracts, CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts, CSA EngineeringResearch Database, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, CSA Technology Research Database, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Material Business File, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal, Corrosion Abstracts.

Library Catalogs

  • – 15 British university libraries
  • – 15 German university libraries and specialized libra-ries
  • – 20 Spanish university libraries
  • – 1 Portuguese university library
  • – Italian university libraries and specialized libraries (link to Redalyc)
  • – More than 200 U.S. university libraries (link to Redalyc)
  • – Library of Congress
  • – Amicus (Canada)



  • – IN-RECS Economy (2011): 4nd quartile, no. 73 of 133
  • – SciMAGO Journal & Country Rank-SJR: Q4 in category Geography, Planning and Development
  • – RESH: impact 2005-2009: no. 43 of 143


  • REDALYC: 6,514 monthly average of articles downloaded in 2012


  • – LATINDEX: 33 of 33 criteria
  • – DICE, Internationality of contributions (ic): 11.43
  • – CNEAI: 13 of 19 criteria
  • – ANECA: 18 of 21 criteria
  • – CIRC: B

Disclaimer and exclusion of liability

Revista Galega de Economía is not responsible for the contents of any article, and the fact of its sponsoring the spreading of an article does not necessarily entail its agreement on the theses exposed in the article.  The editor, in any case, is free of any responsibility resulting from the author’s eventual violation of intellectual property rights.

Ethical Guidelines

The publication of scientific articles involves several actors, including the publisher, the editors in chief, the reviewers and the authors. It is expected that each of these agents have an ethical behaviour referred to ethical principles partially inspired in those provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines.


The publisher provides technical assistance and support to the journal editors in the use of the web platform, and maintains the software updated and able to facilitate the submission, evaluation and publication process of scientific works. The publisher also collaborates with the editors in chief indexing the papers, providing information about the databases requirements and, so, contributing to the Journal positioning in the usual rankings. Broadly, the publisher should helps to increase the editorial quality of the Journal, contributing to its visibility, internationalization and impact.

Editors in chief:

Editors in chief ensures that manuscripts submitted are evaluated based exclusively on its intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, political affiliation or philosophical trend of the authors. They guarantee the confidentiality of the work, not revealing the identity of the authors to other agents except to those authorized by the publisher, or the editorial board of the journal. Editors can refuse a job if it not satisfy the formal requirements or approach a subject not belonging to the scope of the journal. Editors communicate within the deadlines, once they see the referees, the acceptance or rejection of the submitted papers.


Reviewers should refuse to refer a paper if they do not feel qualified in the subject approached or if they can not take the evaluation within the deadline suggested by the Journal. The referee report should be objective and written in a clearly and reasoned style. Reviewers should avoid ad hominem references and offensive or demeaning comments; their suggestions should focus mainly on the improvement work. Reviewers should treat manuscripts as confidential documents, and their contents is not used in their own works. Reviewers should reject referee papers if they show a conflict of interest, for example a past or present relationship with the paper's authors or the institutions they depend.


Authors should submit papers containing original research on a clearly identifiable and not previously published subject. They should not send articles including a substantial part of others papers or books already published. Papers should be written so that they can be understood or replicated by reviewers. If ideas of others are used, they should be clearly referenced; plagiarism is an unacceptable behaviour and its detection involves cancel the submission or remove it from the platform if it was already published. In case of co-authorship, all people that significantly contribute to the paper are considered its author; each author should be able to identify which parts of the work are own and which parts are from others authors, and must maintain confidentiality of the all contents until the article is published. Simultaneous paper sending to other Journals is a sufficient condition for archiving it. If in the process of the paper edition the authors find errors or improprieties, they should communicate to the editors in chief as soon as possible and cooperate in their correction. Authors should communicate the potential conflict of interest between the paper findings and the financial support.

These guidelines are consistent with the ethical code of the University of Santiago de Compostela, institution to which this Journal belongs.

Digital preservation policy

This journal develops various processes in order to preserve permanent access to digital objects hosted on its own servers:

- Backups.
- Monitoring of the technological environment to foresee possible migrations of obsolete formats or software.
- Digital preservation metadata.
- Use of DOI.

The files published on this website are available in easily reproducible formats (PDF)

Anti-plagiarism Policy

This journal is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative started by Crossref to screen published and submitted content for originality.

Through Similarity Check, we use the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted or published manuscripts.

By depositing all of our content in the Similarity Check database we allow other Similarity Check members to screen their submissions against our published articles.

Interoperability protocols

Revista Galega de Economía provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0

Dublin Core Metadata

URL for harvesters:

Sources of Support

The issue of this journal is co-funded by the Consellería de Facenda of the Xunta de Galicia, and by the Instituto Galego de Promoción Económica (IGAPE).