Philologica Canariensia is an open-access scholarly journal published once a year by the Faculty of Philology, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The journal began in 1994 and publishes articles, notes, and book reviews in Spanish and English. The scope includes the following areas: language (Spanish, English, French, Latin, and Classical Greek); linguistics; literary criticism of a wide variety of authors in Spanish, English, and French; and Classical Greek and Latin authors. 

Philologica Canariensia is indexed and abstracted in, among other databases: ERIH PLUS, DOAJ, IBZ, IBR, MLA International Bibliography, Latindex, and REDIB. See full list.

The journal only accepts original manuscripts, not published elsewhere. Contributions may be submitted online. Alternatively, you may also send them to the email address philologica@ulpgc.es as an attachment. Philologica Canariensia uses a double-blind peer review process.

Publication dates and call for papers

Vol. 23 (2017)

  Clara Burgo, Culture and instruction in the Spanish heritage language classroom (English)

Antonio Fábregas, Constituent structure and sino (Spanish)
Miguel Ángel Márquez Guerrero, The hyperverse in the "novísimos" generation (Spanish)

Submission guidelines

1.- The maximum length of articles is 10,000 words (in Times New Roman, pt 12). Notes (short articles) should not exceed 3,500 words.

2.- Book reviews should have a maximum length of 2,000 words. The journal only accepts reviews of books published within the last two years.

3.- Use 1.5 space between the lines everywhere in the article, including notes and bibliography.

4.- Provide the title and an abstract in both Spanish and English. The abstract must not exceed 8 lines and should be followed by a list of 4 to 6 keywords.

5.- Uppercase should be used for the title of the article, which should be followed on another line by the full name of the author, together with his/her affiliation. This and all other identifying information will be removed for peer review.

6.- The different sections in an article should be in lowercase and should be justified to the left, without indentation.

7.- The words and expressions which are to be studied within the article should be in italics. The same instructions must be followed in the case of foreign words and expressions, and with book and journal titles.

8.- Short quotes (no longer than 4 typed lines) should go between inverted commas in the body of the text. Long quotes should be separated from the text and no inverted commas should be used.

9.- Simple inverted commas should be used to indicate the meaning of certain words, to call the reader’s attention on an unusual or new technical term, to translate foreign words, or to highlight the peculiar meaning of a term used in the text.

10.- Footnotes will be used to add extra information related to the content of the article.

11.- Citations must be placed in parentheses within the body of the text (Samper Padilla, 2011, 98-99). If there is more than one work published by the same author in the same year, then add a letter to indicate it, e.g. (Munteanu Colán, 2008a, 14).

12.- Tables, figures and their accompanying captions must be centred on the page and numbered consecutively. The text font is Times New Roman, 10 pt. Do not use boldface or italics.

13.- Articles will include at the end a list of alphabetically arranged bibliographical references. They should be ordered as follows: author’s surname, initial(s), year of publication, and title of the book, book chapter, or article, e.g.,

MUNTEANU COLÁN, D. 2013. Lecturas subjetivas. Afinidades selectivas. Madrid: La Discreta.

SAMPER PADILLA, J. A. 2011. “Sociophonological Variation and Change in Spain”, in Díaz-Campos, M. (ed.), The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 98-120.

MATEO DEL PINO, A. 2011. "Gemidos de animal feroz enamorado. Winétt en Pablo de Rokha", Hispamérica, 40(118), 3-19.

PÉREZ GIL, M. M. 2016. "A Vampire in Plato's Cave: Mimesis, Anamorphosis and Simulacra in Angela Carter's 'The Lady of the House of Love'", Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 57(5), 512-520.

References to online sources should include the complete URL, e.g.,

TRAPERO, M. (n.d.). Archivo de literatura oral de Canarias. Retrieved from http://mdc.ulpgc.es/cdm/landingpage/collection/asmtloc

Authors should use the APA citation style for all other references.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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Copyright Notice

Philologica Canariensia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Authors can post on their personal websites or in an institutional repository the initial version, the version after peer review, and the publisher's PDF version. Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).