Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

In keeping with most paper-based publications of its kind the Journal of Catalan Studies will consider publication of research material relating to the standard academic areas listed generally below:

  • Catalan Language and Linguistics

    Research into any area of study regarding the Catalan language: history, dialectology, lexicology, phonetics, etc. Linguistic surveys relating to syntax, morphology, etc. Studies of a more comparative nature concerning that language: Romance Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, etc.

  • History, Society and Civilisation of the Països Catalans

    Investigation into the general cultural personality of this nation: studies relating to any aspect of the history or society of the Catalan speaking lands.

  • Literature in Catalan

    Research into any area of literature from any period of Catalan civilisation: from Medieval to Modern, Renaissance to Contemporary. All genres and all types of expression (from popular to erudite) will be considered.

  • Catalan Art and Culture

    Investigative studies of any nonliterary aspect of Catalan culture, especially visual arts, architecture, cinema, performing arts, etc.

  • Translation

    Given the international dimension of the journal, a specialised area of interest will be the theory and practice of translation; though of particular interest will be studies relating to translations between Catalan and other languages.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The Journal of Catalan Studies aspires to the highest academic excellence.

Articles will be reviewed anonymously on a double-blind basis, ensuring mutual anonymity of reviewers and authors. A preliminary review will be conducted by the Editor to establish that the article meets the thematic and formal criteria of the publication. If so, the item will be submitted to a double-blind peer review, by at least two specialists in the subject area.

Reviewers are invited to:

1.Approve the publication of the article in the version as submitted.

2.Request significant changes in the article (which will prompt a second review by the same evaluators or by others).

3.Indicate suitability for publication after making minor changes.

4.Reject the article.

In the case of marked divergence between reviewers, the text will be sent to a third reviewer, whose assessment will decide for or against publication.

Reviewers, who will be experts in the field and usually members of an appropriate academic institution, will be asked to submit their appraisal within six weeks of receipt and the whole process from submission to publication should take no longer than three months. Criteria for assessment are in line with standard academic practice and may be consulted in the Evaluation Form.


Publication Frequency

Frequency of publication: Annual.


Open Access Policy

he Journal of Catalan Studies allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles.

The Journal of Catalan Studies offers free, immediate access to its contents, following the principle that to make research freely available to the public encourages a greater interchange of global knowledge.

Copyright of all documents remain with their authors, under a

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Creative Commons License

CC-BY Atribution 4.0 Internacional.

The Journal of Catalan Studies is also free of charge for authors: they don't have to pay neither for the reviewing nor for the publishing processes