Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


The Revista Finanzas y Política Económica, from the Faculty of Economics of Catholic University  from Colombia, since its first issue in January 2009 until today, has created a scientist space with issues about economic policy, finance and other topics related to economics in Colombian context, Latin American and the world, which can be analyzed and discussed by academics and researchers of the highest level.

Target audience

The Revista Finanzas y Política Económica is aimed to public and private academic communities, and to national and international researchers interested in issues related to economics, finance and development.

This journal is disclosed in centers and research groups, libraries, and the most prestigious faculties of social sciences, economics, and business management from Colombia and Latin America. The subscription is annual and is formalized filling out the template available on its website.


The Revista Finanzas y Política Económica is a June and December biannual publication specialized in economics and finances sciences, known because its stability, scientific and editorial quality, visibility and accessibility.

The Journal welcomes authors that are associated with universities and research centers from Colombia and other countries around the world, who would like to show the results of their researchs with original and unpublished articles in economics, finance and development.

Its content meets the requirements of scientific quality set by national and international standards of indexing. The Journal contributes to the academic improvement, giving pathways for quality research in economics and finance that focus on the advancement of the socio-political latin american environment, and also, on the establishment of worlwide socio-economics analysis.


Section Policies


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Scientific and Technological Research Article

A document that presents, in detail, the original results of research projects completed. The structure generally used contains four main sections: introduction, methodology,
results and conclusions.

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Reflection article

Document presents research results completed from an analytical perspective, interpretative or critical of the author, on a specific topic using original sources.

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Review article

The result of a completed research, paper which analyzes, systematizes and integrate, research findings published or unpublished, on a field of science or technology, in order to account for the progress and development trends. It is characterized by a careful review of the literature of at least 50 references.

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Peer Review Process

Arbitration Process

The arbitration process of the articles is made in the form of double-blind, ensuring the confidentiality and anonymity of authors and reviewers. The Committee of reviewers is composed by professionals with wide experience and academic recognition in the topics covered in each article.

The evaluation criteria are originality of content, conceptual rigor, methodological issues, clarity, and consistency, both in argument and in the exhibition, quality of sources and references, contributions to knowledge, adequate preparation of the summary, title and relevance of the conclusions. This ensures that articles published in Revista Finanzas y Política Económica are of excellent quality.

Please note that the refereeing process can take up to 2-8 months after the receipt of the paper by the assigned referee.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that offer the public free access to research support to a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Intellectual Property

For the Revista Finanzas y Política Económica, the submission of an article indicates that the author certifies and agrees that:

  1. The article has not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  2. That once published in Revista Finanzas y Política Económica the article will not be published in any other journal.



By submitting articles for review, the author or authors agree that the publishing rights are transfered to the Revista Finanzas y Política Económica for the purpose of publication in any format or media.

In order to increase its visibility, the documents are sent to databases and indexing systems which can be viewed at the journal website [http:// editorial.ucatolica.edu.co/ojsucatolica/ revistas_ucatolica/index.php/RFYPE/index] and at the website of the database of Scopus [https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100842860], ESCI [http://mjl.clarivate.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=EX&ISSN=2248-6046], Publindex, categoría B [http://scienti.colciencias.gov.co/publindex/], Fundación Dialnet [http://dialnet.unirioja.es/], REDIB [http://www.redib.org], Actualidad Iberoamericana [http://www.citrevistas.cl/b2b.htm], RePEc [http://ideas.repec. org/s/col/000443.html], EconLit [http://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/], CLASE [http://clase.unam.mx/F?func=find-b-0&local_base=cla01], DOAJ [http://www.doaj.org/], DRJI [http://www.drji.org/] and ULRICH’S PERIODICALS DIRECTORY [http://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com/].

This journal is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC) Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 For the CC licenses, the principle is creative freedom. This system complements the copyright without opposing it, conscious of its importance in our culture. The content of the articles is the responsibility of each author and does not compromise in any way, the journal or the university. It allows the transmission and reproduction of titles, abstracts, and full content, within academic, scientific and cultural purposes, providing acknowledgment of the respective source. This work can not be used for commercial purposes.


Ethical Principles

The articles published in the Revista Finanzas y Política Económica are subject to the compliance of the ethical principles contained in the specific declarations and laws on intellectual property and copyright applied to the country where the research was conducted.

Consequently, the authors of articles accepted for publishing must sign the declaration of originality, the transference of rights format, and the declaration of accomplishment of ethical principles, which can be downloaded from the journal website.

The journal is guided by international rules on intellectual property and copyrights in order to avoid cases of fabrication, falsification, omission of data and plagiarism. The manufacture of results is caused by data made up by the authors, forgery is when data is manipulated and changed at the whim of the authors, omission occurs when the authors deliberately, conceal facts or data, and plagiarism when an author presented as his own ideas, data created by others. Cases of plagiarism are the direct copy of a text without quotation marks or without citing the source, changing a few words of text, paraphrase and lack of acknowledgments. The Journal used the tools that detect either of these cases in the presented articles.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
(composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations) 

Ethical guidelines for journal publication 
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies). 

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed process in the Revista Finanzas y Política Económicais an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

The Universidad Católica de Colombia as publisher of the Revista Finanzas y Política Económica takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Universidad Católica de Colombia and the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers’ where this is useful and necessary. 


Duties of authors 

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies). 

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 
Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such. 

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off anothers paper as the authors own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of anothers paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. 

Acknowledgment of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services. 

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible. 

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper. 

Duties of the Editorial Board

These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. 

Publication decisions

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal Revista Finanzas y Política Económica is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. 

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or another member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. 

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. 


Duties of reviewers

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors). 

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Elsevier shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing. 


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. 


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. 

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Acknowledgment of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in reviewers own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Habeas Data

In order to comply with the provisions of Article 10 of Decree 1377 of 2013, or the regulating Law 1581 of 2012, the UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE COLOMBIA, held liable and/or responsible for personal data processing, reveals that personal data of our authors, members of the various committees and peer reviewers, are included in our databases; for the above-said and in compliance with current legislation, the University shall always ask your permission to use it, in order that in the development of its functions as an institution of Higher Education, especially those related to teaching, research, and extension, the Universidad Católica de Colombia may be able to gather, collect, store, use, circulate, delete, process, share, compile, handle, update, transmit and/or transfer it to third countries, and use the data you have provided and which have where into the databases of all types that rest in the University.

The Universidad Católica de Colombia is herein expressly and unequivocally authorized, under the terms established by Decree 1377 of 2013 to maintain and manage the information of our contributors, unless they inform otherwise at the following e-mail account available to the University for this purpose: contacto@ucatolica.edu.co and revistafinypolecon@ucatolica.edu.co

In regards to their personal data, our authors, members of the various committees and peer reviewers, do herein authorize the Universidad Católica de Colombia to process their data, accomplishment the provisions of Law 1581 of 2012 and Decree 1377 of 2013.

In accordance with the procedures contained in the above-cited standards, the holders may exercise their rights to know, update, rectify, and delete their data by sending their request to the e-mail address: contacto@ucatolica.edu.co and revistafinypolecon@ucatolica.edu.co


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Scopus. The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

SJR. Simago Journal and Country Rank

ESCI-WoSEmerging Sources Citation Index

EconLitAmerican Economic Association’s Electronic Bibliography

RePEcResearch Papers in Economics

EconBIZ. Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies

EconIS. ZBW. German National Library of Economics (DE)

RedALyC. Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal.

SciELOScientific Electronic Library Online

DOAJDirectory of Open Access Journals de la Universidad de Lund, en Suecia.

EBSCO. EBSCO-host Research Databases

ProQuest. ProQuest Research Library

Publindex. Índice de Publicaciones Seriadas Científicas y Tecnológicas Colombianas (Categoría B).


LATINDEX. Sistema de Información en línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal.

CLASE. Base de datos de Citas Latinoamericana en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Dialnet. Base de datos de artículos de revistas españolas e hispanoamericanas.

REDIBPlataforma Open Access de Revistas Científicas Electrónicas Españolas y Latinoamericanas.

Actualidad IberoamericanaÍndice Internacional de revistas publicadas en idioma Castellano

VLEXInformación jurídica, tributaria y empresarial.

ULRICH’S. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, USA.