About the Journal

Focus and Scope

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 filling 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 that wish to submit an article are encouraged to consult this webpage for guidance about the steps to be followed. Authors are encouraged to disclose potential conflicts of interests at the time of submission.



Peer Review Process

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, plea to 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

Alicia Luque, Universidad de Tromsø

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

Francisco Ordóñez, Stony Brook University

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, Universitet i Bergen

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU

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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