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Author Guidelines

Important notice: We do not accept proposals sent by email. Please submit online after registering as an author. If you have problems, you can contact us at:

Guidelines for Sending Submittals

General Parameters

  • Research articles will have between 5000-6000 words.
  • State-of-the-question articles will have between 3000-4000 words. These texts should present critical commentaries about recent work in the area of language and literature education.
  • The book reviews should be between 1,500-2000 words.
  • Abstracts in three languages should be included (in Catalan, Spanish, English or French). The abstracts should not be more than 150 words (each language). Special permission for the use of other languages apart from the four languages of the journal must be requested from the editor ( In the case of other languages, the authors are entirely responsible for the editing and proofreading of the language in question.
  • The authors should include biodata in the three languages chosen for their abstracts. Researchers with PhDs should indicate the year of defense of their thesis.
  • Submission online implies confirmation by the author that the text meets the norms of ethics held by the journal.

Format Guidelines

  • The text should be written in with 12 point Times New Roman, justified and with 1.5 space.
  • The abstract should be at the top of the first page of the article, followed by the key words (5 maximum). The abstract is in single space.
  • The pages should NOT be numbered.
  • The abstract of the article (in three languages) should be included at the beginning of the text, followed by a maximum of 5 key words (in three languages), all in single space.
  • Subtitles (headings) should be in 14 point bold. Only 1 level of subheadings is allowed.
  • Do NOT number the subheadings.
  • Leave 1 space of 12 points after the last sentence before a new subtitle.
  • The number of final notes should not be excessive. Notes should go at the end of the article, not at the bottom of the page.
  • New paragraphs, following subtitles, should not be indented. The rest of the paragraphs should be indented 1,25 cm (36 pt). There should NOT be a space between the end of the last paragraph and the beginning of the next one.
  • Figures, charts and diagrams should be included in the article in its exact position in the text. The text should be 10 point. Figures, charts and diagrams must be adjusted to fit inside the margins of the text. Titles of tables should be included at the top. Titles of diagrams and figures should be included at the bottom.
  • To emphasize words, italics should be used, not bold or underline.
  • Bold will only be used for subtitles. Underline should not be used.
  • Quoting and referencing should follow the APA style. All references should include DOI numbers if available. These can be found with the search function at crossref.
  • Only texts cited directly in the body of work should be included. This does not include secondary resources.

For other questions, consult our FAQ.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under review for another journal (if so, an explanation should be included in 'comments to the editor). If ANY of the content of the text has been published elsewhere, the author should include a copy of the published text along with the submission for a comparison of content to avoid allegations of plagiarism.
  2. The text has been presented in .doc format.
  3. The author has followed the guidelines carefully.
  4. The text adheres to the reference citations and style requirements as indicated in APA and includes DOI numbers when available.
  5. The author has permission for the reproduction of data, figures and diagrams if they are not original to the text. The submission of a manuscript assumes the originality and legality of its contents and implies that the contents do not infringe any laws.
  6. The text conforms to all the criteria mentioned in the author's responsibilities in the journal's ethics statement. If the text is accepted, the author will be required to sign a declaration and will be held liable of any infraction.

Copyright Notice

By submitting a manuscripts, the author confirms that they are sole authors of the work, that it is original work and that the text does not contain any illegal content or anything that infringes author or other's rights. All authors are required to sign a copyright form before their article will be published, indicating that they have followed the ethics statement. Copyright clearance for reproduction of any figures, diagrams or charts from published works is sole responsibility of the author.


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