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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  1. The articles must be submitted in one of the Romance languages of theIberian Peninsula(Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan or Galician).
  2. The article should be no longer than 30 000 characters (including spaces); the editorial board will decide whether to publish articles that exceed this limit.
  3. Contributions should be submitted in electronic form; use 12-pt Times New Roman font, and 1.5 line spacing.
  4. A list of five keywords should accompany the text.
  5. Use full justification (i.e. right and left margins); do not use additional lines between paragraphs.
  6. Use footnotes. They should not contain only bibliographic data.
  7. Short quotations (up to three lines) should be in normal font and in quotation marks (« »); longer quotations should be in the form of a special spaced paragraph (1.25), without quotation marks, Times New Roman, size 11.
  8. Use italics rather than capital letters or underline for emphasis.
  9. Do not number the document.
  10. The complete the list of cited references and literature should be cited at the end of the document. The list should be followed by the two abstracts, in the language of the article and in English, with full title and keywords. The volume of each abstract should not exceed 1500 characters (including spaces).
  11. The author should provide a short biography (no more than 100 words) containing basic information about the author’s education, profession, place of employment and research/work area; biographical information must contain a postal and e-mail address.


1) Cite sources and literature within the text, in brackets.

Works cited in the text (the first and all subsequent references) should be limited to the most necessary information and included in round brackets.

Example: (Rodríguez Puértolas, 1981: 229); Rodríguez Puértolas (1981: 229).

2) The list of Works Cited should follow these rules:



Cabañas, P. (1948): El mito de Orfeo en la literatura española. Madrid: Aries.

Carsten Sinner, Elia Hernández Socas, Christian Bahr (eds.) (2011): La expresión de tiempo y espacio y las relaciones espacio-temporales. Nuevas aportaciones de los estudios contrastivos. Fráncfort del Meno: Peter Lang.



García Fernández, L. (2008): «Las clasificaciones de las perífrasis verbales españolas». En: Francisco Carriscondo Esquivel, Carsten Sinner (eds.), Lingüística española contemporánea. Enfoques y soluciones. Múnich: Peniope.

De Miguel, E. (2006): «Tensión y equilibrio semántico entre nombres y verbos: el reparto de la tarea de predicar». En: Milka Villayandre (ed.), Actas del XXXV Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística. León: Ediciones del Dpto. de Filología Hispánica y Clásica, Universidad de León, 1289–1313.



Rojo, G. (1974): «La temporalidad verbal en español». Verba, 1, 68–149.

Boldy, S. (1987): «Carlos Fuentes». En: John King (ed.), Modern Latin American Fiction: A Survey. Londres–Boston: Faber&Faber, 155–172.



DRAE: Real Academia Española (200122): Diccionario de la lengua española. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe.

Seco, M., Andrés O., Ramos G. (2004): Diccionario fraseológico documentado del español actual. Locuciones y modismos españoles.Madrid: Aguilar.


Cite ELECTRONIC SOURCES according to the type of publication (electronic book, magazine, primary source…) and include the URL and the date viewed

Van Dijk, T. A. (1995): «De la gramática del texto al análisis crítico del discurso», BELIAR (Boletín de Estudios Lingüísticos Argentinos), 2, 6: http://www.teun.uva.nl/teun (06–10–2003).



Verba Hispanica publishes reviews of academic works in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan or Galician, that are usually no more than two years old. Book reviews should not exceed 1500 words. Use Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1.5 line spacing. Your text should be proofread before you submit it. At the top of the first page, write: the name of the author of the reviewed book, the title and sub-title of the book as well as the name of the editor, place and year of publication, and the number of pages. The name of the reviewer appears at the end of the text, along with the reviewer's academic title, his/her institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. The reviewer should present the reviewed work, its structure and content, as well as its arguments and conclusions. Adopt a critical stance toward the book and provide an expert assessment or judgement of the reviewed book.

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