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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.
  • The text complies with the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in the Guidelines for Authors, which can be found in ‘About’.
  • Within the article, in the footer, the typology to which the manuscript belongs is indicated (note the types of articles accepted by Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica, see ‘Guidelines for authors’).
  • The article is unpublished, i.e., it has not been published (in part or in whole) previously.
  • The article has not been submitted previously, or simultaneously, to other journals.
  • The submitted document is in .doc, .docx or .RTF format.
  • If the text makes use of special characters, a copy of the text should be attached as a .pdf file.
  • If the article contains photographs, maps or diagrams, etc., original files with .jpg, .tiff or .psd extensions should be attached. Their resolution must be 1,100 x 860 pixels to guarantee their quality, both in print and digital. If it does not meet this parameter, it is recommended that it be changed or removed from the manuscript.

Author Guidelines

Editorial policies

Article submission and author’s obligations 

– The author must register as user of Cuadernos de Linguistica Hispanica’s Open Journal System (OJS) in the following link: php/linguistica_hispanica/user/register, from this platform the author may submit his article.. This journal has guidelines for authors, which may be consulted in the electronic versions.

– The author accepts that his/her article to be subject to evaluation for possible publication. He accepts responsibility for the contents of the text; additionally, he/she receives the comments made by peer reviewers (referees) and the editorial committee in order to adjust the article to the academic, scientific and editorial criteria suggested. The author may be consulted during the evaluation and editing process to answer requirements on formal aspects and content of his/her article.

– The author commits to respecting third party copyrights, given that any copyright violation is under his/her own responsibility. If the article reproduce bibliographic information, charts, graphics, diagrams, illustrations, pictures, etc., the author agrees to ask permission to use and publication. Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica journal, the Editor, the Editorial Committee and Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, will make responsible the author, of the article for violations in the case of a copyright lawsuit.

– The Editorial Committee will inform to the author or authors, in written form, the reasons for non-approval the sent article. It will request to the authors of the approved articles, a letter of originality and a license to assign rights to Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica by completing a copyright release form, in which the author authorizes Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica journal and Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia the use of his/her patrimonial rights (reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution). With this authorization, the journal and the University may publish the article in printed and electronic form. As soon as the author assigns his/ her rights of the article, to Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica, the journal has the legal attributes to use and disseminate it, according to the decisions of the editorial committee.

Guidelines for authors

Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica journal accepts original papers of types 1, 2 and 3, established by the Colombian Research Institute, Colciencias:

1) Full research article (20 pages): gives a succinct account of the findings in a finished research study. The body of the text must include the following elements: introduction, methodology, results, and discussion.

2) Reflection article (15 pages): presents the findings of a finished research study on a specific subject matter, from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective.

3) Review article (20 pages): presents the findings of a finished research study through the analysis, systematization and integration of published or unpublished research results in a given field of knowledge, accounting for new advances and trends in the development of the language sciences. This type of article registers a detailed bibliographical revision of at least 50 references.

NOTE: Articles that exceed the indicated length are not accepted.

Formal standards for the presentation of articles

Authors always must follow the subsequent guidelines for style and presentation of work:

1. The first page must contain: Title of article: no more than 12 words and avoiding the use of abbreviations, symbols and acronyms.

The name of the author is right margin justified, in bold, followed by the institutional affiliation and the email in Arial 12 font. The author’s titles and positions must be included in a footnote marked with an asterisk, (not with numbers).If you are Colombian  it is mandatory to have updated CvLAC. It is mandatory to have ORCID (Open Researcher and Contribution ID)

2. The second page of the article will include: abstract, key words, and translation of abstract and key words into English. In 150 words or less, the Abstract will present the objectives of the article, and a brief description of its content and results. The journal will add a translation of the abstract into French and Portuguese. The Key words are between 3 and 6 selected terms or short phrases which semantically constitute the essential topics or issues of the dissertation.

3. From the third page onward, the following items will be developed: introduction, body of the work (methodology, results and discussion), conclusions and bibliographical references.

The article must be not exceed 20 letter size pages (81/2 x 11 inches). The font and letter size will be Arial, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, and for all long quotations, paragraph indent, font and letter size Arial 10, line spacing 1.0. All paragraphs will have a 5-point indent (5 spaces). There will be a line space between each paragraph, and between the different article sections. Titles and subtitles will be marked with Arabic numbers. Italic type will be used for words in foreign languages.

Footnotes will be used exclusively for clarification, explanation or providing further concepts or information that the author considers must be left outside of the text include. Footnotes with the symbol (*) will be used to include the type of article, a brief CV of the author, country of origin and research group.

Graphs, photographs, tables, etc., will be appropriately referenced and explained in the text. They must be titled, sequentially numbered and include figure captions describing image and source. They must be located directly after the paragraph in which they are mentioned. It is the author’s responsibility to find and provide the journal with the authorization to publish the required figures.

Citation and reference norms

The citation and bibliographical reference style established by the journal is based on the sixth edition APA citation guide. References must be listed, in alphabetical order, at the end of the document. Bibliographical references for magazines and/or books shall include, in the following order: full last names and first name initials of the author(s), year of publication, title of article (in regular type), publication place (followed by a colon), name of magazine and/or book in italic type (volume and pages in the case of magazines). For example:

For articles

Fonseca Jiménez, H. (2009). Mirá con lo que me salís. Cuadernos de Lingüística Hispánica, 14, 59-78. Tunja: Uptc.

When the authoring of a paper corresponds to five authors or more, the bibliographical references must have the last name and name of the first author followed by the expression et al.

For books

Cisneros Estupiñán, M. et al. (2013). La alfabetización académica y lectura inferencial. Bogotá: Ecoe Ediciones.

Domínguez Rey, A. (2008). Palabra Respirada: hermenéutica de lectura. Madrid: coedición UNED.

For internet sources

References for internet sources will include: title or description of document; date (may be of publication, revision or access); full URL (“uniform resource locator”) address. Authors will be identified, if possible. For example:

Sal Paz, J. y Maldonado, S. (2009). Estrategias discursivas: un abordaje terminológico. Revista de estudios literarios. Recuperado de

It is important that all references incorporated into the body of the text correspond to the bibliography. It is not convenient to include works not cited in the text in the “bibliographical references”. The Editorial Board recommends including at least 2 current sources in the “Bibliographical References”.


Do not use italic type in quotations. Nevertheless if it does appear in a quotation, it must be indicated if the emphasis is made by the original or by the author.

Quotations of 40 words or less (short quotations) must be incorporated into the text and enclosed within quotation marks. After these (only) the following information is registered, in parenthesis: author’s last name, year of publication and page number. For example:

Cárdenas (2008) sugiere que los “terapeutas en casos de deserción pueden haber validado, sin darse cuenta, la negatividad de los padres hacia el adolescente y no responder adecuadamente a las necesidades o preocupaciones de éste” (p. 541).

According to, “individual differences have been found regarding emotional intelligence” (Goleman, 2003, p. 122).

Quotations of 40 words (long quotations) or more are placed in a free standing block of typewritten lines, starting the citation on a new line, in the same place where a new paragraph would begin, 5 spaces from the left margin in all lines of the quotation, according to what has been previously said, in Arial 10 font, 1.0 interline spacing and omitting quotation marks. If there are more paragraphs in the quotation, the first line of the second, third paragraph, etc. must be indented. For example:

No hay nada en el presente tan irritante y preocupante para mí como la alienación del pueblo en relación con sus propios asuntos públicos. Y creo que el descontento es peor porque se cocina a fuego lento en lugar de arder abiertamente, y que es en extremo parecido al estado espiritual de Francia antes de que estallara la primera Revolución (Engels, 1956, p. 954).

In case of 2 or more publications existing in the same year, add lowercase letters to the publication date; for example: Amar (1999a), Amar (1999b).

Personal communications (email, discussion groups, telephone conversations, bulletin boards, etc.) are quoted and referenced only within the text, but are not included in the list of bibliographical references. For example:

García, Carlos (Personal communication, April 27, 2000).

The previous style guidelines contribute to the uniformity and aesthetic presentation of the journal. They also constitute a required parameter for evaluation and selection of the articles for publication.

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