Publication and authorship


The Cultura y Droga Journal receives original contributions in the form of articles and reviews. Articles can be scientific and technological research, reflection or revision contributions. The magazine is aimed at all those natural or legal persons with an interest in different areas of the relationship between culture and drugs. It also aims to socialize academic, research, projection and teaching experiences of both professors and students, undergraduate and graduates alumni, professionals in the areas of social studies and related professions from the country and the world, who make contributions for the development of the following themes: social and human, natural, medical, artistic, philosophical, botanical sciences, as well as traditional indigenous knowledge.


Also, if the author of an article wants to include it later in another publication, the journal in which it is published shall clearly identify the data of the original publication, previous permission requested to the journal editors.


For its part, the Journal, reserves the printing and total or partial reproduction of the material rights as well as the right to accept or reject the article. It also reserves the right to make any editorial changes it deems appropriate. In this case, the author will receive written recommendations from both the Editorial Committee and the evaluators. If the author accepts the recommendations he/she will deliver the article with the suggested adjustments within the dates fixed by the journal to guarantee its publication.


The journal does not accept previously published material. Authors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions to partially reproduce material (text, tables or figures) from other publications and cite the source correctly. The collaborations that appear here do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Journal. Collaborations are published under the authors’ responsibility.


Peer Review Process


Each of the articles received is subjected to a process of review and selection. The study and the initial selection of the writings are in charge of the Editorial Committee, which accepts or rejects the original work, based on the scientific quality, agreement with the Journal themes, and the temporal validity of the results. In addition, the Committee may request changes and make recommendations as may be necessary to adjust the document to the indications of the Journal.


Following this review, the article will undergo double-blind assessment by one or two external academic peers, who issue a concept in which the article is accepted without change, the article is subject to change or is rejected. In the case where the concept of evaluators leads to disputes, these will initially be resolved by the Editor of the Journal or if necessary a second or third academic peer assessment will be requested.


Authorship policy


In the list of signing authors only those people who have contributed intellectually to the development of the work must be included. Having helped in data collection or participated in one of the techniques used are not, by themselves, sufficient criteria for authorship. In general, in order to be listed as an author, the following requirements must be met:


  • Having participated in the design and implementation of the work that has resulted in the article to be submitted.  
  • Having participated in the text writing and any revisions thereof.
  • Having approved the version that will eventually be published.


The Journal accepts no responsibility for any possible disputes regarding the authorship of the works published.


The Cultura y Droga Journal adheres to COPE: Code of Conduct guidelines (


Conflict of Interest


The Journal expects authors to declare any commercial association that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. 


Transfer of Copyright


Along with the article, authors shall forward the "Declaration of Commitment by the authors' format” respectively signed by each of the authors.


The judgments and opinions expressed in the articles and papers published in the journal are the author or authors’ judgments and opinions and not necessarily those of the Editorial Committee.


Publication Rights


If the document is accepted for publication, copyright will be from Universidad de Caldas. As mentioned, each article must be accompanied by the Declaration of Commitment by authors in which it is specified that the article is unpublished and indicates that copyrights are the exclusive property of the Journal, and other aspects that are explicit in the document such as the article has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Moreover, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material protected by copyright and must clearly specify which table, figure or text will be cited and full bibliographic reference. The opinions, judgments and views expressed by the authors are their own and do not reflect the opinion or policy of the Journal.


Ethical aspects


Where applicable, an explanation of the procedures followed in the investigation to ensure compliance with the principles and ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 and subsequent revisions, as well as Resolution 8430 of 1993 from the at that time Ministry of Health of Colombia, will be included.


Open Access policy


This journal provides free access to its content through its website ( following the principle that making research available free of charge to the public supports a larger exchange of global knowledge.


Web content of the journal is distributed under an Attribution Creative Commons License  which allows others to distribute, mix, adjust and build from the authors' work, even for commercial purposes, whenever the authorship of the original creation be recognized.


Privacy statement


The Cultura y Droga Journal authorizes article and texts photocopying for academic purposes or for internal purposes in the institutions with the appropriate citation of the source. The names and e-mail addresses introduced in the journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in it and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other person.