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General Instructions

Sending of texts and deadlines

Contributions must be sent to our e-mail address (, in Word format. Linguistics articles with special characters must attached another file in PDF format.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • February 15th: material received up to this date shall be taken into account for the July-December issue of the same year.
  • August 15th: material received up to this date shall be taken into account for the January-June issue of the next year.

The articles presented at Lingüística y Literatura cannot be in process of review in any other publication.


Evaluation Process and Editorial Times

Once the Editorial Committee proves that the articles fulfil the journal basic requirements, texts are sent to two internal or external peer reviewers, who will evaluate the articles according to academic quality, pertinence, originality, researchable rigor and unpublished character criteria. Peer reviewers may accept, accept with modifications or reject the submitted articles through an evaluation format designed for this purpose. In cases where the two evaluations be radically different from each other, we will have recourse to another third reviewer. In cases where, because of the article's topic, reviewers cannot be found, article shall not be taken into account for its publication. In all cases, Lingüística y Literatura shall notify the Editorial Committee decision to the authors within a time limit not superior to two months. Papers' reception does not signify their acceptance or publication.

If the article is accepted with modifications, author has a period of two weeks to deliver the new version with the respective corrections. Once articles are accepted to publication they may be subjected to a copyediting process. During this process, the journal may contact the authors for any queries.

Lingüística y Literatura shall send to authors an authorization for publication, in which they transfer the publishing rights of their papers for both the printed and electronic versions.

The rights of reproduction and reprinting of works published in Lingüística y Literatura belong to the editor. Authors must wait six months and request to the Editorial Committee permission to reproduce their published material. In any case, all reproductions must include the name of Lingüística y Literatura.

Each author is responsible for the interpretations, approaches and opinions expressed in his work. The Editorial Committee assumes no responsibility for the opinions expressed in the published papers, and these do not represent the views, ideology or interpretation of the Editorial Committee or the Scientific Committee.

Authors shall receive two printed copies of the corresponding issue at the moment of its publication.


Presentation of Texts

In order to guarantee the impartiality during the evaluation process, papers cannot contain in any part their author's name.

Authors should equally send an additional file with a brief CV (of a hundred words as maximum) which includes the information that shall be presented at the «Index of authors», plus a mailing address, a telephone number and a publishable e-mail address.

Lingüística y Literatura avails the presentation standards recommended by the APA, 6th Edition (2010). All texts must adhere to the following standards:

  1. Configuration of page in letter size, with double spacing and twelve points Times New Roman font.
  2. The article's sections should have the following structure and format:
  3. 1. Introduction

    2. Section title

    2.1. Section title

    2.1.1. Section title

    3. Section title (and thus with the following sections)

    4. Conclusion (or equivalent)

    Bibliographical references

  4. Articles' length must be from 15 to 30 pages, including abstract, bibliographical references and citations; these last two sections must not exceed 10% of the text. Articles must have a short title, both in English and Spanish, which should direct to their specific content.
  5. Articles must include an abstract (of a hundred words as maximum) and five keywords. Abstract must clearly contain: introduction, method, results and discussion. Both the abstract and keywords must fully be translated into Spanish.
  6. Quotations from up to forty words are incorporated into the text in double angle quotation marks (« »). The quotations exceeding forty words are included in a separate indented paragraph. The font size in these outstanding quotations must be of eleven points and with double spacing equally.
  7. References in the body of the text must be as follows: author, year and page entered in parentheses (Viñas Piquer, 2002, p. 45).
  8. Footnotes should be reserved for author's marginal comments and they should be brief, avoiding excessive use anyway.
  9. The list of bibliographical references must be at the end of the article and must include only the sources cited therein, thus:
  • For books:

Viñas Piquer, D. (2002). Historia de la crítica literaria. Barcelona: Ariel.

  • For books' chapters:

Landaburu, J. (2000). Clasificación de las lenguas indígenas de Colombia. In González, M. S. & Rodríguez, M. L. (Eds.). Lenguas indígenas de Colombia. Una visión descriptiva. (25-48). Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo.

  • For articles from printed journals:

Rigano, M. E. (2006). Relaciones de poder y cortesía en el español peninsular (siglos XIV-XV): «señor» como campo léxico clave. Lingüística y Literatura, 50, 117-135.

  • For articles from electronic journals:

Vega Cernuda, M. A. (2013). Momentos estelares de la traducción en Hispanoamérica. Mutatis Mutandis, 6 (1), 22-42. Retrieved from:

For more details, please consult the APA 6th Edition (2010).

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