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Peer-Reviewers Panel


Publishing Guidelines
Publication Rules for Authors

The «Law and the Human Genome Review / Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano» contains works by qualified specialists from national and foreign research centres and by professionals of renowned excellence, who provide their opinions and view points on legal issues posed by human genetics, guaranteeing the essential freedom of thought and the multiple approaches and ideas under a multidisciplinary approach, with a solid scientific, biotechnological, ethical-philosophical, humanistic and social basis.

The scientific communication which the Review intends to channel is twofold: that the most significant foreign authors are recognised in our country and, conversely, that Spanish authors are recognised and read both in Spain and abroad. This extensive publication, backed up by the fact that it is a bilingual publication (with worksin Spanish and English) aims to bring different perspectives together.


Those works submitted for publication in the «Law and the Human Genome Review / Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano» must be unpublished and not pending publication in any other Review. However, once they feature in the «Law and the Human Genome Review / Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano» they may be published in another place.


The Review is biannual (with two editions: a January-June issue and a July-December issue) each of about 250 pages, with the following set sections: Opinion, Articles, Case Law Notes (with commentaries), Reports, Documents and Bibliography (with reviews and bibliographic and documentary references and internet links to sites of interest).

All sections of the Review are open to those who wish to collaborate in it to bring about the exchange of ideas, points of view and information which allows shared criterion or approaches to be obtained.

Works will be sent by email to / (check receipt dates with coordinators).


The originals must be written in single spacing, Arial font, size 10 text and 9 for footnotes.

The work should have a title at the top, below which the name and surname, profession or positions of the author(s) should appear in the publication (academic affiliation) and the institution to which they belong.

Immediately below there should be the summary of the article, an abstract of the content thereof (of approximately 350 characters in length) in Spanish and in English. It is essential that a list of keywords are provided (at least 5) which are indicative of the subject matter, in Spanish and in English.

Quotes and Bibliographic References:

• The following layout should be followed (depending on whether a review article or an
authors' monograph is involved):

ROMEO CASABONA, Carlos María, “La cuestión jurídica de la obtención de células
troncales embrionarias humanas con fines de investigación biomédica.
Consideraciones de política legislativa”, Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano /
Law and the Human Genome Review, Ed. Cátedra Interuniversitaria de Derecho y
Genoma Humano, Núm. 24, Vol. 1, Bilbao, España, 2006, pp. 75 y ss.

BUIJSEN, Martin / DEN EXTER, André, “Equality and the Right to Health Care”,
Human Rights and Biomedicine, DEN EXTER, André, (Ed.), Maklu Publishers,
The Netherlands, 2010, p. 75.

ROMEO CASABONA, Carlos María, Los genes y sus leyes. El Derecho ante el
genoma humano, Ed. Cátedra Interuniversitaria de Derecho y Genoma Humano
– Comares, Bilbao-Granada, España, 2002, pp. 100 -102.

• As an alternative or complement to the footnotes, a brief illustrative bibliography may be
included on the material studied for the work.


The maximum established length for works is 50.000 characters.

Exceptionally, in view of possible interest and quality of the content of the work provided, the maximum length established may be exceeded, so long as the Scientific Board –internal and external– of the Review deem the excess is reasonable.


All authors who send originals to the «Law and the Human Genome Review / Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano» will receive an acknowledgement slip.

The Editorial Committee shall subject all works to two anonymous evaluations -internal and external- and will decide, within a period not exceeding two months, on the acceptance or rejection of works received. The author will be informed of this decision. In the event that the publication is rejected, the interested party will be advised of this by email or, when applicable, by post. The notification will state the reasons for rejection. In the event that it is accepted, the volume and number of the Review in which it will be published will be indicated.


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