About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Revista de Lengua para Fines Específicos (LFE) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been published annually since 1993. The journal accepts submissions in Spanish, English, French, and German, with the possibility of considering other languages as well. The primary objective of the Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos is to promote the dissemination of academic research in the field of language study, with a particular emphasis on specialized languages, including their teaching and learning practices. LFE invites scholars to submit original full-length articles, short articles, and book reviews within the field of languages for specific, academic and professional purposes. The scope of the journal encompasses various areas of applied linguistics related to specialized languages, such as discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociology, contrastive analysis, global languages, development and implementation of specialized corpora and software, learning and teaching techniques and methodology, curriculum development, among others. Additionally, the journal welcomes articles that describe ongoing projects in the field of languages for specific purposes.

Submit your paper online; a WORD template for preparing your manuscript is available here.

Indexing and abstracting: ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index forthe Humanities and Social Sciences), ESCI - Web of Science Thomson and Reuters, DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals, Ulrich's, EBSCOHost, MLA - Modern Language Association, LLBA - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Latindex, DICE, ISOC, Regesta Imperii, Portal del hispanismo, JournalSeek, Dulcinea, ROMEO/SHERPA, Dialnet, MIAR (Matriu d'Informació per a l'Avaluació de Revistes), CIRC, RESH, Carhus Plus+ 2014, e-revistas, Elektronische Zeitschrieftenbibliothez, Portal del Hispanismo, Ministerio de Cultura. Instituto Cervantes, Google Scholar, JournalTOCs (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/), SprintKnowledge, and Cabell's Directory. 

See MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals for indexing and abstracting

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Revista de lenguas para fines específicos follows a blind double peer-review policy. Whether readers’s reports do not agree in their consideration of the article, the Editors may request a new review. 

Publication ethics can be read here.

Our article review template may be downloaded here.

Frequency of publication

The journal will be published in one issue per year in June. 

Open Access Policy

As the Open Access policy contributes on the exchange of global knowledge, this journal provides an immediate free access to all of its content. Readers can download, read and distribute every article for free and without restrictions. Authors contributing to LFE do not have to pay any processing or publishing fee. 

Article Processing Charges (APCs): No.

Submission Charges: No.

Waiver policy for charges? No.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Francisco Alonso Almeida, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Lyndsay Renee Buckingham Reynolds, Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Silvia Betti, Università di Bologna

Gustavo Bombini, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Gloria Isabel Bosch Roig, Universitat de les Illes Balears

María Luisa Carrió Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València

Laura Cruz García, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas, Universidad de Alcalá

Marina Dossena, Università degli studi di Bergamo

Manuela González Bueno, University of Kansas

Isabel González Cruz, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Simone Greco, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Bárbara Heinsch, Universidad de Oviedo

Kristi Jauregi Ondarra, Utrech University

Denis Jamet, Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3

Renia Lopez-Ozieblo, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Carmen Maíz Arévalo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Margarita Mele Marrero, Universidad de La Laguna

Laura-Mihaela Muresan, Bucharest University 

Patricio Moya Muñoz, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Elena Quintana Toledo, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

María del Pilar Saiz Cerreda, Universidad de Navarra

Advisory Board

Inmaculada Álvarez de Mon Rego, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Marina Bondi, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Frederic Chaume Varela, Universitat Jaume I

Jorge Díaz Cintas, University College London

Hortènsia Curell Gotor,  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Alejandro Curado Fuentes, Universidad de Extremadura

Santiago González Fernández-Corugedo, University of Oviedo?

Michael Hoey, University of Liverpool?

Stephen Hughes, Universidad de Granada

Ken Hyland, University of Hong Kong?

Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zürich?

Istvan Kecskes, State University of New York at Albany?

Veronika Koller, Lancaster University

María Araceli Losey León, Universidad de Cádiz

Carmen I. Luján, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki

Isabel Moskowich-Spiegel Fandiño, Universidade da Coruña

María Rosa Lorés Sanz, Universidad de Zaragoza

Francesca Romero Forteza, Universitat Politècnica de València

Françoise Salager-Meyer, University of Los Andes, Venezuela

Ángeles Sánchez Hernández, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Giuseppe Trovato, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia


Abstracting and Indexing

Sello de calidad FECYT

ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index forthe Humanities and Social Sciences)
ESCI, Web of Science, Thomson and Reuters
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
MLA - Modern Language Association
LLBA - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Regesta Imperii
Portal del hispanismo
MIAR (Matriu d'Informació per a l'Avaluació de Revistes)
Carhus Plus+ 2014
Google Scholar
Cabell's directory
Elektronische Zeitschrieftenbibliothez
Portal del Hispanismo, Ministerio de Cultura. Instituto Cervantes
JournalTOCs (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/)

eISSN: 2340-8561 - ISSN: 1133-1127

Publication ethics and Malpractice

Go to Publication ethics and Malpractice page.

Note for reviewers

Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos very much appreciate the kind and generous work of reviewers. The Editors trust reviewers' discretion avoiding making ideas discussed in the paper submitted for evaluation public in any format (written form or personal communication).

Number of issues

LFE publishes one issue per calendar year. 

Ownership and management

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. 

Journal postal address

Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos
Edificio Millares Carlo
c/ Pérez del Toro, 1
Facultad de Filología
E35003 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (SPAIN)

Journal's DOI reference