About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Most journals specifically devoted to the Spanish language adopt a philological perspective which generally focuses on diachronic aspects, literary text analysis and to some extent the interaction between cultural aspects and language. We believe that the field lacks a proper channel to publish specific works about contemporary Spanish, in any of its varieties, that are heavy on data, aim to capturing empirical generalizations over poorly understood phenomena that might not have been noticed before, and then explore the analytical possibilities to explain those generalizations.

The International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics aims to fill this gap. It is a biannual, online, open-access journal open to all areas of research inside Hispanic linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language variation and applied linguistics. It is focused on synchronic studies and it accepts works inside all theoretical frameworks. Works that focus on historical aspects of Spanish or on other languages will be considered for publication to the extent that they explicitly compare them to any variety of contemporary Spanish. We specially encourage authors that have noticed new patterns of data or found empirical generalizations that help systematise some understudied aspect of language to submit their works.

Typically, every year we will publish one monographic volume devoted to a particular topic inside Spanish linguistics and another volume without any specific theme.

The languages of publication of the journal are Spanish, Catalan and English. The journal follows the COPE ethical guidelines at every stage of the editorial process, and encourages authors to disclose potential conflicts of interests at the time of submission.

Section Policies

We accept articles (of more than ten pages, not exceeding seventy pages) and squibs (of less than ten pages). We also encourage authors to submit replies to papers previously published in the journal. We do not accept book reviews unless they have been previously agreed to with the editor. Articles that appear in the 'Puentes entre trincheras' section are editorially reviewed, and the topics for debate and the intervening authors have been preapproved by the editorial board.


Authors who wish to submit an article are encouraged to consult guidance from Public Knowledge Prosjekt (PKP) about the steps to be followed. Authors are encouraged to disclose potential conflicts of interests at the time of submission.

Peer Review Process

The journal uses a double-blind peer reviewing system. Typically, each paper will receive three reviews: two from our academic board and one from the editorial board.

Normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is two to three months from the date of receipt

Peer review ethics

Borealis adheres to the COPE ethical guidelines for peer reviewers. Reviewers, upon accepting the invitation to revise a paper for Borealis, please follow these guidelines.

Publication Frequency

Typically, each year the journal will publish two volumes (Spring and Autumn). In principle, journal articles and squibs will be published collectively with their own Table of Contents. In special circumstances, individual items will be added to the current volume, always inside the same calendar year.

Open Access Policy

  • This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
  • All content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • The journal has no article submission charges or article processing charges.

Scientific and advisory board

In alphabetical order, by first name:

  • Alicia Luque, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid
  • Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, University of Texas at Austin
  • Álvaro Recio, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Ana Pérez-Leroux, University of Toronto
  • Anastasiia Ogneva, Universidad de A Coruña
  • Andrés Saab, Universidad Nacional del Comahue
  • Ángel Jiménez-Fernández, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Ángela di Tullio, Universidad del Comahue
  • Ángeles Carrasco Gutiérrez, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha
  • Aysa Mondoñedo, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Brendan Regan, Texas Tech University
  • Bruno Camus, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha
  • Carlos Piera
  • Carlota de Benito, University of Zurich
  • Carmela Tomé, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Cristina Sánchez López, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Eulàlia Bonet, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Elena de Miguel, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Elena Felíu, Universidad de Jaén
  • Emma Ticio, Syracuse University
  • Esperanza Morales, Universidad de A Coruña
  • Francisco Gonzálvez-García, Universidad de Almería
  • Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Gorka Elordieta, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU
  • Ignacio Bosque, Universidad Complutense de Madrid y RAE
  • Irene Finestrat, Northwestern University
  • Isabel Oltra-Massuet, CSIC
  • Jaume Mateu, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Javier Ormazábal, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal HerrikoUnibertsitatea UPV/EHU
  • Joan Mascaró, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Jorge Iván Pérez Silva, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • José Camacho, Rutgers University
  • José Luis Mendívil, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • José María Brucart, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • José María Izquierdo, Universitet i Oslo
  • Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Juan Romeu, Sin faltas
  • Juana Gil, CSIC
  • Juana Muñoz Liceras, University of Ottawa
  • Karen Zagona, University of Washington
  • Karlos Arregi. University of Chicago
  • Lara Reglero, Florida State University
  • Laura Malena Kornfeld, CONICET / UNGS / UBA
  • Liliana Sánchez, Rutgers University
  • Louise McNally, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Luis Ángel Sáez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Mamen Horno, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Margot Vivanco, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha
  • María J. Arche, University of Greenwich
  • María Lluïsa Hernanz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • María Rosa Lloret, Universitat de Barcelona
  • María Teresa Espinal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • María Victoria Pavón, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Mercedes Tubino, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Miguel Ángel Quesada Pacheco, Universitetet i Bergen
  • Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU
  • Natascha Pomino, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  • Olga Batiukova, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Pascual José Masullo, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro
  • Rafael Marín, Université Lille 3
  • Raquel González, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha
  • Ricardo Mairal, UNED
  • Salvador Gutiérrez Ordóñez, Universidad de León y RAE
  • Teresa Rodríguez Ramalle, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • M. Victoria Escandell Vidal, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Violeta Martínez-Paricio, Universidad de Valencia
  • Xavier Villalba, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Yuko Morimoto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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  • Academic Search
  • Communication & Mass Media
  • Communication Source
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • ERIH Plus
  • Fuente Academica Plus
  • Linguistic Bibliography
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Linguistics Collection (ProQuest)
  • Linguistics Database (ProQuest)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Social Science Premium (ProQuest)

Journal archiving

The journal is included in the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.

Plagiarism screening

The journal uses Similarity Check, a plagiarism screening service. All submitted manuscripts are scanned for plagiarism.


The journal belongs to UiT The Arctic University of Norway.