Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

CATEDRAL TOMADA is a biannual journal that publishes two yearly in July and December online schoraly journal published by University Library System, the University of Pittsburgh.

We publish articles and reviews and books review in English, Spanish, and Portugues about literary, cultural studies, arts, performances, and other cultural practices to aim to contribute to current debates and circulate new research relevant to the study of Latin American in its historical and social contexts.

CATEDRAL TOMADA provide inmediate open access to its content, based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Section Policies


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Se aceptarán reseñas de libros de los últimos tres años, entre 1.500 a 2.500 palabras, según las normas editoriales de la revista Catedral Tomada.

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Dossier: Publicaciones periódicas y redes culturales en América Latina

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Peer Review Process

  • The articles received will be reviewed anonymously among advisors of each specialty from different universities in the United States and Latin America.
  • The review process will maintain the anonymity of the reviewers and the author, who will be notified by e-mail about the acceptance, modifications and/or rejection of the article.
  • In case of modifications, the article will be returned to the author to make modifications. It has to made within the deadlines stipulated by the journal.
  • In case of controversy, the article will be sent to an anonymous third party who will define the final opinion.
  • Authors will receive an e-mail about the editorial decision within a maximum of three months after its submission.
  • The final decision of the editorial board is final. The revision of all formal or content aspects required by CATEDRAL TOMADA is responsibility of the author, who must deliver the version with the suggested corrections within the established deadlines.
  • If the artile is sent after deadlines, it will be sent to the archives section.


Publication Frequency

Biannual (on July and December)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: 

“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

 Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

 Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMPS)

CATEDRAL TOMADA is a journal that commits to guarantee the quality of its contents and the ethical practice of each one of its members. Thus, our journal bases its declaration of ethical principles developed on COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) which plants the differences of each members of the journal.

About the articles

  •  The information provided in the articles is real and reliable.
  •  All articles must include references and citations of the respective sources.
  •  Plagiarism and fraudulent information is completely forbidden in our journal.
  •  It is considered disloyal to submit the same article to two or more journals.
  •  It is considered unethical to publish the same article in two or more journals.


 About the Author

  •  It is considered an unacceptable practice to present other authors' ideas as your own.
  • Authors should inform if their article is funded and/or supported by any academic or private organization.
  • Authors have the obligation to facilitate the review and rectification of errors detected by the editors.


About peer reviewers and peer review

  •  Peer reviewers should review articles objectively.
  •  Peer reviewers must report any conflict of interest they detect in the review process.
  •  Reviewers must immediately report any situation of plagiarism, partial or total, detected during the review process.
  •   Blind peer review is absolutely confidential. Any information about the authors must be kept absolutely confidential.


About the Editor

  •  Editors are responsible for evaluating articles without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs.
  •  They are responsible for deciding which articles will be designated for peer review, maintaining absolute confidentiality of the authors' data, as well as the contents of the articles.
  •  It must avoid any conflict of interest with accepted or rejected articles and promote rectifications and apologies when errors are made.


Anyone who believes that research published by CATEDRAL TOMADA has not been carried out in line with these principles should raise their concerns with the relevant editor, or email ctomada@mail.pitt.edu


Plagiarism Policy

CATEDRAL TOMADA's policy is to publish original works, written by the persons who declare themselves authors; and unpublished, that is, they cannot have been published either partially or totally in other printed or electronic journals or editorial.

To ensure high standards of review, the journal requests that you declare that you have complied with the Author Guidelines, in which it is required that the articles to be submitted must be original. Authors must mark the checklist before to submit the article.

CATEDRAL TOMADA submits all articles to the plagiarism detection software iThenticate to ensure high standards of publication.


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