About the Journal


Scriptum Digital is an open access electronic journal dedicated to the dissemination of quality research on theoretical and methodological aspects related to digital publishing and computerised diachronic corpora in Ibero-Romance languages (computerised development of textual databases, corpus design and exploitation, philological aspects of corpus design and digital publishing, corpus-based linguistic studies, etc.). The journal does not favour any particular theoretical or methodological trend.

Articles published in Scriptum Digital are selected by a double-blind peer-review process. The publication languages of the journal are all Ibero-Romance and English. Scriptum Digital is currently published on an annual basis.

Scriptum Digital is an initiative of several research groups: the international network CHARTA (Hispanic and American Corpus on the Web: Ancient Texts), coordinated by Pedro Sánchez-Prieto (University of Alcalá de Henares), and the groups dedicated to diachronic corpora, coordinated by Andrés Enrique Arias (Universitat de les Illes Balears) and Joan Torruella (ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).


Currently the periodicity is one issue per year, which comes out in the last quarter.

Peer review process

The articles received will undergo an initial review in order to discard those that do not fall within the scope of our journal.

The review policy is double blind, so that neither authors nor reviewers know the identity of the other party.

The reviewers are chosen from among renowned professionals in the field covered by the articles, both national and international, from the academic and private sectors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate free access to its content under the principle that making free of charge research available to the public promotes a greater exchange of global knowledge. Users are permitted to copy and redistribute the material by any means, in any format and for any purpose. Likewise users may remix, transform and create from the material for any purpose, including commercial uses, provided that authorship is acknowledged and the work is properly referenced. If you remix, transform, or create from the material, you must distribute your creations under the same license as the original work.

The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License.


The journal publishes articles in English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese and Italian, in order to help ensure wide dissemination of academic work.

Publication Fees

Since the publication costs for Scriptum Digital are covered by the editing university internal budgets, authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge (APC) and no waivers are offered.

Statement on publication ethics and misconduct

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is fully committed to promoting ethical conduct in the publication of its science journals, based on the principles laid down by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (http://publicationethics.org).

To achieve this, the UAB considers it essential for all parties involved in the publishing process for its science journals – editors, reviewers, and authors – to know and accept the terms of the above code, as summarised below.

Publishers should undertake to do the following: 
• clearly establish the relationship between publishers, editors and other parties through a contract; 
• promote editorial independence; 
• respect privacy; 
• protect intellectual property; 
• maintain the integrity of published content; 
• publish content punctually. 


• Decisions on publishing papers. After consulting the editorial board, journal editors decide whether or not to publish the papers submitted to their department, basing their decision on the reports made by two external reviewers and, in the case of significant disagreement between these, a third reviewer. They should apply the same criteria for accepting or rejecting all papers in accordance with their originality, importance and clarity. Editors must have systems in place for editorial decisions to be appealed against before the editorial board. They must also give full, up-to-date guidelines on authors' responsibilities and on the characteristics of papers sent to the journal.
• Non-discrimination. When examining submitted papers, editors should not take into account the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, country of origin, citizenship or political views.
• Confidentiality. Editors and other journal employees should not reveal information about the papers received to anyone other than the authors themselves and the reviewers. They should ensure that throughout the process the anonymity of reviewers and authors is maintained at all times.
• Conflicts of interest and disclosure. Editors should not use results from papers submitted to them for their own research work without express permission from the author.
• Recognition of error. Editors should publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary.
• Quality. Editors should elicit the opinions of authors, reviewers and the editorial board in order to improve the editorial process.

• Authorship of the text. Papers submitted should be signed by the author and by anyone else who has played a significant role in planning, organising, conducting or processing the research that the paper is reporting on. In cases of co-authorship, the author submitting the text should state explicitly that it contains the names of all the authors, and that these have given their approval to the final version of the paper, for publication in a UAB journal.
• Responsibility. Authors take full responsibility for the content of their manuscript.
• Plagiarism and originality. Authors should be prepared to declare that the paper submitted to the journal is original in each and all of its parts and that all sources used are correctly cited in it.
• Access and conservation of data. At the editors' request, authors should clarify the sources or the data on which the research is based. These data should be kept for a reasonable time after publication, and may be disclosed if necessary.
• Multiple or repeated publication and conflicts of interest. Authors should not publish papers that present the same content in more than one journal at the same time.
• Conflicts of interest and disclosure. Authors should be prepared to declare that there is no conflict of interest that could affect the results of the research or the interpretations offered. They should also state sources of funding for the research, where applicable, and the name of the project their paper reports on.
• Errors in published papers. Authors who discover an important error or inaccuracy in a published paper should inform the journal editors and provide any information needed to make the necessary corrections.

• Peer review. A system of double-blind review is to be adopted, which helps editors and the editorial board to make decisions on manuscripts submitted and at the same time gives authors an opportunity to improve their work.
• Meeting lead times. Having agreed to review a paper, reviewers should respect the lead times established. If unable to do so, they should give sufficient notice of this to the editors.
• Confidentiality. Papers under review are considered to be confidential documents, so the reviewers should not discuss them with third parties without the permission of the editors.
• Objectivity. Reviews should be carried out objectively. Reviewers should express their opinions on manuscripts appropriately and justify their conclusions.
• Bibliographic references. Reviewers should provide exact bibliographic data on works of importance in the paper's subject area that the author may have omitted. Reviewers should also inform editors about any similarities detected between the text under review and other works.
• Conflicts of interest and disclosure. Any restricted information obtained in the review process is considered confidential and may not be used for personal ends. If carrying out a review entails a conflict of interest for reviewers because they have collaborated or competed with the authors or the authors' institutions, these reviewers should decline the review proposal.