Journal of Spanish Philology and Linguistics

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Article submissions


Only original papers in the fields of Spanish Linguistics and Philology written in either Spanish or English will be considered (see Home).

Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication. Accepted papers published in Diálogo de la Lengua may be reproduced or shared in institutional or personal repositories as long as they show the original source. Authors retain copyright over their articles.

Manuscripts should be sent to in Pages or Word documents.

The associate editors will send an email to the provided address as confirmation of receipt.

Articles will be assessed through a peer review process. All articles, with the author's name removed, will be assessed anonymously by two members of our advisory board who specialize in the topic of the paper. Their decisions will be sent to the associate editors within four months of their receipt of the article.

Originality, clarity, methodology, conclusions, results and bibliography will all be evaluated.

Diálogo de la Lengua has an open and unlimited access policy for all the content it publishes.



TITLE. The title of the paper must be bold, centered and without any quotation marks. The font should be Times New Roman, 16 point.

AUTHOR´S NAME. The author’s first and last name must be in small capital letters, centered and three lines below the title. The font should be Times New Roman, 10 point.

INSTITUTION/E-MAIL. The name of the institution must be in italics, in lower case and centered just below the author’s name. The e-mail address, in lower case and centered, should appear under the institution. The font should be Times New Roman, 10 point.

ABSTRACT/KEYWORDS. The abstract should be right below the e-mail address, three lines down. The body of the abstract (Times New Roman, 10 point, with a maximum of 15 lines) will follow immediately the word “Abstract:” (bold and small capital letter, Times New Roman 10 point). The keywords (between 4 and 8) should be written under the abstract in Times New Roman, 10 point, and should be preceded by the word “Keywords:” (bold and in lower case, Times New Roman, 10 point).

Main text

FONT SIZE. The main text must be three lines down from the keywords and has to be written in Times New Roman, 12 point font and must be single-spaced and justified. Textual quotations longer than three lines (see Quotations below), and footnotes must be in Times New Roman, 10 point.

EMPHASIZED TEXT. To emphasize words or groups of words use italics.

GRAPHICS. Graphics must be two lines down from the previous text, and the following text must be two lines down from the illustration. Additionally, any graphics should be sent separately in PDF or EPS format.

TITLES. The titles of the sections and subsections must be written in bold small capitals with no periods. The titles of the sections should not be indented and must be three lines down from the previous section. The following text should start two lines down from the title. The title of each subsection must be indented, two lines down from the previous text, and the text must follow the subtitle in the same line. The font must be Times New Roman, 12 point.

ENUMERATION. The sections and subsections —with or without any title— should be enumerated with arabic numerals followed by a period (1., 2., 3., etc.; 1.1., 1.2., 1.3., etc.), except the introduction which should be enumerated with 0 (“0. Introduction”).

FOOTNOTES. Footnotes must have an arabic reference number in the body of the text written in superscript. The font used must be Times New Roman, 10 point.

PHONETIC ALPHABET. If any phonetic or phonological transcriptions are used, the font type and notation system ought to be mentioned. It is highly recommended to use International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The fonts recommended are the Charis SIL and Doulos SIL.

GLOSSING RULES. For glosses, Leipzig Glossing Rules of Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology must be used.

PUNCTUATION MARKS. Punctuation marks go after the quotation marks (";) and after the footnote reference number (word2.).


Quotations of up to three lines must be integrated into the text between double quotation marks. Use single quotation marks for quotations within a quotation. Quotations longer than three lines should be two lines down from the main text at its beginning and the following text should also be two lines down from the end of the quote. Use Times New Roman, 10 point, without quotation marks and an indentation of 1.25 centimeters. Omissions in quotations must be indicated by an ellipsis between square brackets ([…]).


Abbreviations ("vid.", "ibid.", "op. cit.", "cf.", "et al.", etc.) must be in italics and lower-case letters except when they appear after a period or first position. The abbreviations for "page", "pages" and "following pages" will be "p.", "pp." and "et seq." in original English papers.

Bibliographical references

REFERENCES. All Bibliographical references quoted in the text must appear at the end of the paper, in alphabetical order, in a section called “references” (in bold capital letters).

IN THE TEXT. Bibliographical references integrated into the text must appear in parentheses. For example: (Martínez de Sousa, 1991), (Martínez de Sousa, 1991: 25), (Martínez de Sousa, 1991: 25-34) and (Martínez de Sousa, 1991: 25 et seq.).

IN THE REFERENCES SECTION. Bibliographic references (Times New Roman, 12 point) must be French indented (1.25 centimeters). The author's last name (capitalized) must come first followed by a comma and the author’s first (and middle) initial, the year (in parentheses), the title of the work, the publishing city and company and page numbers (if applicable):

• BOOKS. Book references must be done in the following way: author/editor, year, title, volume, volume subtitle, publishing city and company and page numbers (if applicable):

NIEDEREHE, H. J. (2005), Bibliografía cronológica de la lingüística, la gramática y la lexicografía del español (BICRES III). Desde el año 1701 hasta el año 1800, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

GVOZDANOVIC, J. (ed.) (1992), Indo-European Numerals (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 57), Berlin/ New York, Mouton de Gruyter.

ESCAVY ZAMORA, R., HERNÁNDEZ TERRES, J. M., y ROLDÁN PÉREZ, A. (eds.) (1994), Actas del Congreso Internacional de Historiografía Lingüística. Nebrija V Centenario 1492-1992, Murcia, Universidad de Murcia.

• BOOK CHAPTER. Book chapter references must be done in the following way: author, year, chapter title, editor/coordinator/director, book (title, volume, volume subtitle), publishing city and company and page numbers of the chapter:

ESPEJO MURIEL, Mª del M. (1988), “Estudio semántico de los nombres del color verde en español (ss. XVIII-XX) a través del DRAE”, M. Ariza, A. Salvador y A. Viudas (eds.): Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española (Cáceres, 30 de marzo-4 de abril de 1987), Vol. I, Madrid, Arco Libros, 807-820.

MARCOS MARÍN, F. (1999), “Los cuantificadores: los numerales”, V. Demonte y I. Bosque (coords.): Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española, Vol. I: Sintaxis básica de las clases de palabras, Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1189-1208.

• PAPERS. References to journal papers must be done in the following way: author, year, title, journal (complete name, without any abbreviations), issue, volume and page numbers.

SANTIAGO LACUESTA, R. (1996), “La puntuación según Nebrija”, en Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica, 14, 273-284.

•MULTIPLE REFERENCE ENTRIES. If more than one publication by the same author is mentioned, the name and the surname of the author must be mentioned just in the first bibliographical reference, while the other references, must begin with a line followed by the year. If the same author has works published in the same year, a lower-case letter must be added after the year of publication (2005a, 2005b, 2005c...).

LUJÁN, E. R. (1994), “El uso de los numerales como cuantificadores indefinidos”, en Lingüística, 6, 159-166.

- (1999), “The Indo-European system of numerals from ‘1’ to ‘10’”, Govdanovic (ed.): Numeral Types and Changes Worldwide (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 118), Berlin/New York, Mouton de Gruyter, 199-219.

• INTERNET. Citations of electronic sources should be done in the following way: authorship or source, year, title of the web document or web page, "Available at:" web site address (URL) and the accessed date.

National electronic Library for Healt, (2003), Can walking make you slimmer and healthier? (Hitting the headlines article). [Online] (Updated 16 Jan 2005). Available at: [Accessed 10 April 2005].