Focus and Scope

Founded in 2008 by José Manuel Losada, Amaltea (ISSN-e 1989-1709) is a Journal of Mythcriticism with intimate connections to Asteria, the International Association of Myth Criticism, and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Its object of study is the way ancient, medieval and modern myths are perceived and adapted in literature and the arts from 1900 to the present day.

Publication Frequency

Yearly, on 1st October

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Statement of Publication Ethics

1) For Authors

The submission of an article to Amaltea. Journal of Myth Criticism, implies a declaration of authorship. The author or authors of an article must have contributed intellectually to it and approved its final manuscript.

Authors declare that their articles are original and that they do not include material by other authors (plagiarism), or material previously published elsewhere (in its entirety or partially).

Authors declare that the articles submitted to Amaltea. Journal of Myth Criticism are not under review elsewhere, nor have been previously published, in any language.

Authors have the sole responsibility for the contents of their text. It is also their responsibility to seek permission for the reproduction of any copyrighted material used in their articles.

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2) For Reviewers

Reviewers will only agree to review a manuscript if they believe they can submit a constructive, honest and impartial report. They will evaluate both the scientific and stylistic quality of those submissions within their area of specialization. If they suspect the identity of the author or authors, they shall notify Amaltea.

Reviewers shall respect the confidentiality of the peer-review process.

Reviewers should decline to review the manuscript if they have any potentially conflicting or competing interests, or do not have the subject expertise required to review the manuscript.

Reviewers should submit their reports within the agreed deadline.

Reviewers should submit a full critical report, following the guidelines established by Amaltea. If the reviewer does not recommend the article for publication, the report must detail the reviewer’s objections.

Reviewers are required to inform Amaltea’s editors of any plagiarism or malpractice detected in a submitted manuscript. The editors will likewise be informed if manuscripts include material published previously elsewhere.

Reviewers will not use any content, ideas, arguments or interpretations obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage.

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3) For Editors

Amaltea. Journal of Myth Criticism will treat submissions and personal data with utmost confidentiality. The journal will guarantee the impartiality and integrity of its editorial process.

The journal ensures that all manuscripts shall be evaluated impartially by the most competent reviewers. It will also prevent any conflicting interests. Likewise, the journal shall screen for plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication by using anti-plagiarism software.

The journal shall promote good editorial practice and support any initiative to that end. Likewise, it will publish clear instructions addressed both to authors and reviewers.

The journal allows the use of its contents for research and teaching purposes as long as the source is properly referenced (URL, DOI).

This journal adheres to the ethical code of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics): <>. In case of conflict, it will follow the steps described at: <>.

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Code of Conduct and best practice

The journal Amaltea. Revista de Mitocrítica abides by the Code of Conduct and Good Practices established by the Complutense University of Madrid for journals published by Ediciones Complutense in the Complutense Scientific Journals Website. The aim of the code is to ensure the scientific quality of publications and the adequate response of the editorial teams to the needs of readers, authors and reviewers. Works that do not comply with these ethical standards will be rejected.