Sobre la revista
Aims and scope
Quaderns del CAC is a scientific communication journal aimed at the audiovisual sector and published by the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia. It seeks to be a platform for approaching the field of audiovisual communication and culture from different disciplinary perspectives, with a particular focus on European and international research. It aims to contribute to the critical analysis and debate on culture and audiovisuals in the contemporary world.
Quaderns del CAC is an annual journal published every October entirely in Catalan, Spanish and English. The journal undertakes the correction and translation of the texts in the three languages. There are no article submission or processing charges to submit or publish in this journal.
The articles in the journal are original and unpublished texts that have passed a double-blind peer review process, after an initial assessment of quality and suitability by the Editorial Board. The publication undertakes to inform the authors of the positive or negative result of the evaluation of the articles within a maximum period of one and a half months after the start of the double-blind peer review process.
Historical periodicity: four-monthly (1998-2007), six-monthly (2008-2012) and, since 2013, annual. The journal was published on paper in Catalan from issue 1 (1998) to issue 35 (2010).
Peer review system
The journal's Editorial Board initially assesses the papers received to determine their interest, and whether they meet or not the journal's guidelines and formal requirements. It may reject texts that are not original or unpublished and not comply with the formal and ethical requirements of the journal.
Quaderns del CAC will review only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the journal.
The journal will confirm to the authors that their articles have been received and will inform them whether or not it accepts their texts for review.
The journal Quaderns del CAC submits the texts to the review of two experts, based on a double-blind peer review process. Only guest authors and book reviews are exempt from this condition. Guest authors' papers will be evaluated only if they wish to do so.
The double-blind peer review may accept, reject or accept with modifications the reviewed texts. In the latter case, the authors will have to attend to the revisions and return the duly modified texts before passing the process and being accepted for publication. In the case of two reviews with widely divergent results, the journal will submit the article for a third assessment. Ultimately, the journal's Editorial Board will make the final decision.
The journal undertakes to inform the authors of the result of the evaluation of the articles within a maximum of one and a half months after the start of the blind review process. In the event of a delay in receiving the review reports, the Editorial Board will evaluate whether to send another reviewer, and they will inform the authors of the delay in the process.
Code of ethics and good practice
The journal Quaderns del CAC follows a code of ethics that involves authors, reviewers and the editorial staff responsible for the publication.
The code of ethics and good practices of Quaderns del CAC is inspired by the Code of Ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Texts published in Quaderns del CAC must be original and unpublished. In this sense, the publication is committed to the fight against plagiarism.
The journal submits the articles received to anti-plagiarism checking and detection methods. Various online plagiarism detectors are used, such as Plag, Duplichecker or Edubirdie among others, and online searches are also carried out on a random selection of fragments of the texts received to try to rule out this malpractice.