The Anuario de Estudios Filológicos, a journal edited by the University of Extremadura (Spain), publishes research papers written in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese, which deal with aspects of linguistic structure, literature of any language, general and applied linguistics and literary theory.

People wishing to contribute to the journal should send their manuscripts, strictly following the guidelines specified below, as  mentioned in section 3. Manuscripts can be sent any time before April 20th of each year. The manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and will be published within the year.

The manuscripts must be unpublished and original. The peer-review process will follow a double blind policy with two external referees,  specialists in the corresponding area, or three if there are disagreements between the reports of the the other two. These reports will contain several aspects for the evaluation of the paper such as presentation, structure, updating of the bibliography and of the content, interest of the theme and its scientific contribution and will assess the paper as either “accepted for publication”, “accepted with changes”, “rejected”. A paper must receive two favorable reports for publication in order to be included in the journal. The reports “accepted with changes”, should follow the reviewers advice and  the editorial board will decide if new reports are required or if the manuscript is ready for publication. The editorial board will send the authors a reasoned notification of the decision of the reviewers within two months from the dateline.


1. Manuscripts not following these guidelines will not be considered.

2. Manuscripts must be written with Microsoft Word or similar application software.

3. Manuscripts will be sent to the following e-mail address:

In the e-mail message, authors should attach two files:

a) A file with the manuscript.

b) Another file with the author’s personal details (name, workplace, email, postal address and telephone number) and, written in English and in the original language of the manuscript, the title of the paper, the abstract (no more than 150 words) and keywords (no more than six).

4. The text should not exceed, all components and sections included, 45.000 characters (with spaces).

5. Manuscripts will be headed by the title, author’s name and workplace (university, research institute, etc.).

6. If the research paper is divided into sections, all of them will be numbered according to the following model:

a) First level: capitals

b) Second level: italics

c) Third level: round



1.1. Theoretical assumptions

1.1.1. Traditional classifications

7. Quotations:

a) Short quotations will be incorporated in the main text, between quotation marks.

b) If they exceed three lines, they will be presented in a separate paragraph, without quotation marks and font size 11.

8. Examples may be inserted within the text, in italics (not between quotation marks), or in a numbered relation. If the author uses the latter option, the examples will be presented in a separate line, in italics, with its number between parentheses. For example:

(24) The lights went out

(25) The president has died

2.6. Bibliographic references should be incorporated in the body of the paper with the Harvard system, according to the following pattern: Author, year: page(s).

— Aronoff (1976: 15) points out that a morpheme is a phonetic string which can be connected to a linguistic entity outside that string.

– “A morpheme is a phonetic string which can be connected to a linguistic entity outside that string” (Aronoff 1976: 15).

At the end of the manuscript, the author should include a section of bibliography, with the complete references of the works cited in the paper according to the following patterns:

a) Books: SURNAME(S), Initial(s) (year): Title. Place of edition, Publisher.

b) Chapters of book: SURNAME(S), Initial (s) (year): “Title”. In Surname(s), Initial(s): Title of the book. Place of edition, Publisher, pages.

c) Papers: SURNAME(S), Initial(s) (year): “Title”. Journal, number, pages.


– ARONOFF, M. (1976): Word Formation in Generative Grammar. Massachusetts, The MIT Press.

– JAEGGLI, O. A. (1980): “Spanish diminutives”, in NUESSEL, F. H. (ed.): Contemporary Studies in Romance Languages. Indiana, Indiana University Linguistics Club, 142-158.

– HOCKETT, C. F. (1947): “Problems of Morphemic Analysis”. Language, 23, 321-343.

9. Footnotes shall be marked with Arabic numbers.

10. If authors use text tables they should use font in body 11.

11. As a rule, authors should avoid the use of bold and capital letters; instead, they will use italics and small capitals.