The content of Ad limina is grouped around two axes: Santiago and the civilisation of pilgrimages in general. The journal facilitates the publication of studies which have traditionally been included in most of the Jacobean scientific publications, particularly the research in anthropology, archaeology, art, geography, history, iconography, literature and liturgy, but it also endeavours to promote the presence of less frequented fields such as medicine, legislation, landscaping and the environment, which in recent years have been added to this area of study. Through the dissemination and cover of the fields mentioned, the publication tries to encourage Jacobean research in the greatest number of areas possible, with a special sensitivity for the new lines of research.
Ad limina has a Board of Directors composed of its Director and an Editorial Board constituted by the members of the International Committee of Experts of the Camino de Santiago. It also has a broad Scientific Board made up of recognised specialists of different nationalities added to by a broad group of external scientific evaluators or “referees”.
To the rigorous quality control and the unpublished nature of the works presented are added the respect for other norms established by the competent scientific organisms in order to ensure the rigour and merit of the scientific publications: the publication of summaries or abstracts and lists of keywords in English, the creation of an Internet portal of the journal.
Thus, Ad limina assumes the commitment to comply with and adopt the international norms for the evaluation and indexation of the scientific publications in order to correspond to a subsequent quality control and, in the near future, be able to be present in some of the main impact indices, for example the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) or Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).
The ultimate objective of the journal is to guarantee the future of Jacobean research, a fundamental pillar for revitalising the pilgrimages to Santiago which we are nowadays living.
Who are behind Ad limina?
- Publisher: Turismo de Galicia/S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo
- Editorial Board: International Committee of Experts of the Camino de Santiago of the Government of Galicia.
- President: Paolo Caucci von Saucken (Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italia)
- Members: María José Azevedo (Universidad de Coimbra, Portugal); Simon Barton (Universidad de Exeter, UK); Manuel Antonio Castiñeiras González (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain); Klaus Herbers (Universität Eerlangen, Nürmberg, Germany); Fernando López Alsina (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Segundo Pérez López (Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Robert Plötz (Universität Würzburg, Germany); Adeline Rucquoi (Centre de Recherches Historiques, CNRS-EHESS, France)
- Scientific Board: Mercedes Brea (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Wendy Childs (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); José Antonio Corriente Córdoba (Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain); José Manuel Díaz de Bustamante (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Josefina Gómez Mendoza (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain); Domingo González Lopo (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); George Greenia (College of William and Mary, Virginia, United States); Jan van Herwaarden (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Países Bajos); Humbert Jacomet (Conservateur du Patrimoine, Conservation Régionale des M.H. d’Auvergne, France); Gabor Klaniczay (Central European University of Budapest, Hungary); Arlindo de Magalhaes Ribeiro da Cunha (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal); Antonio Martínez Cortizas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Juan Monterroso (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Antón Pombo Rodríguez (Asociación Galega de Amigos do Camiño de Santiago, AGACS, Spain); Alison Stones (University of Pittsburgh, United States); Francisco Singul (S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo); Miguel Taín Guzmán (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Domenico Vetere (Università degli Studi di Lecce, Italy); Guadalupe Vargas (Universidad de Veracruz, Mexico); Carlos Villanueva (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
How to publish in Ad Limina
The works sent must be original and unpublished. Once authorised by the Editorial Board, they will be subjected to external evaluation after which this Board will decide whether they should be published or not. The order of publication of the articles accepted will be determined by the delivery and positive evaluation of the texts.
The languages accepted for the publication of the works are the following: German, Castilian Spanish, French, Galician, English, Italian and Portuguese.
The articles will not exceed 30 pages of text, as well as 5 pages more for graphic material (photographs, plans, maps, etc.) or documentary appendices. All the authors must attach a brief summary with a maximum extension of 20 lines as well as a series of keywords related to the content, both texts will be accepted in the original language of the article and subsequently translated by the publisher into Castilian Spanish, Galician and English.
All the works will be delivered on a computer storage system and on paper (UNE A4), in Times New Roman size 12 at one and a half spaces, both as regards text and notes. All the graphic material provided must be presented as photographs, transparencies, slides or a digital storage system (minimum 300 p.p. JPG/TIF).
The bibliographical references in the notes will be adjusted to the following norms: A) Books: surnames, followed by the complete or abbreviated name in lower case, the title of the work in italics, place and year of publication and the number of pages. B) Articles: surnames, followed by the complete or abbreviated name in lower case, title within quotation marks, name of the journal in italics, volume, year and pages. The second norm will be applied to the minutes of congresses, miscellanea, compendiums, homages, dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
As regards electronic documents, the authors must adjust to Standard SO 690-2, obtaining the source information from the document itself, specifying the date of the consultation, and following the same guidelines described for the bibliographical references.
The first proofs will be sent to the authors for correction and these must be sent to journal respecting the previously established deadlines. The corrections of the second proofs will be made by the Board of Directors and the Editorial Board.
In the event that the texts are published the authors will receive a copy of their work in PDF and 2 copies of the journal.
The copyright of the images (photos, plans, drawings, etc.) published must be arranged ad paid by the authors of the articles.
Information and editing:
Turismo de Galicia - S. A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo
Estrada Santiago-Noia, km 3, A Barcia, 15897, Santiago de Compostela
How can I obtain Ad limina?
Sale in Spain:
Librería Institucional de la Xunta de Galicia