About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Tripodos is an academic journal of international scope published by the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University. Since 1996, the pages of this biannual publication have offered a forum for debate and critical discussion with regard to any discipline related to the world of communication: journalism, cinema, television, radio, advertising, public relations, the Internet, etc.

Peer Review Policy

All the articles in the journal are evaluated by at least two experts using the blind peer-review system.

As a result of this evaluation, the originals may be:

- Accepted for publication without any changes.

- Accepted for publication, but with insignificant changes.

- Accepted conditional to the incorporation of the changes proposed by the evaluators.  If the changes proposed are important, the article may require a second evaluation.

- Determined not to be of publication value.

Initially, the Editorial Board and guest editors evaluates the originals to establish that they meet the minimum requirements regarding quality, meet the formal requirements and conform to the topical area of the journal.

The Editorial Committee will write to authors confirming the reception of the originals. Within three months of receiving the article, authors will be sent any comments and suggestions for improvement, and will be informed of the Committee's decision concerning publication.

Tripodos uses Urkund as plagiarism service.

Publication Frequency

Tripodos publishes two issues per year: June and December.

Open Access Policy

From April 2019, the journal Tripodos is published under Creative Commons license Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike (by-nc-sa): Commercial use of the original work or any derived works is not permitted, and distribution of such works must be under a license equal that regulates the original work.

© Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations - Ramon Llull University.  

For inquiries about previous issues, please contact tripodos@blanquerna.url.edu.

Indexing resources

Databases for the evaluation of the impact of scientific journals

ESCI: Emerging Sources Citation Index.

DICE: Diffusion and Quality Editorial of Spanish Journals of Humanities, Social Sciences and Legal Studies.

Latindex: Regional system of on-line information for scientific journals in South America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

IN-RECS: Index of the impact of Spanish journals of social sciences.

CARHUS Plus +: System of evaluation of scientific journals in the areas of Social Sciences and the Humanities, which are published on a local, national and international level.

MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals - University of Barcelona. Faculty of Library and Information Science.

Databases of journals

ULRICH'S: Database for periodic publications worldwide which gives information about the inclusion of different publications in the most prestigious databases.

EBSCO Publishing: Web portal of general and specialized academic data.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.

ERIH PLUS: European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

ISOC: Directory of journals of social sciences and humanities of the Center of Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) of the CSIC.

Dialnet: Web portal for the diffusion of Spanish scientific publications.

RACO: Open-access depository for Catalan journals.

Publication ethics and best practice guidelines

According to the international standards for journals, Tripodos follows the standard for Ethics and Publication Malpractice set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Code of Conduct for Journal Editors

Code of Conduct for Peer Reviewers

International standards for authors