A UNC-CH Department of Romance Studies publication since 1968, Hispanófila appears three times per year. The journal accepts essays on any literary, linguistic, or cultural topic dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds.



Articles may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, but cannot exceed 8,500 words, including notes and works cited. Previously published work and work under consideration by other journals should not be submitted.

All submissions must conform to the current MLA Style Manual (8th edition). For more information on the MLA style, please refer to the MLA Style Center website (https://style.mla.org/). Articles written in Spanish or Portuguese may use traditional punctuation that do not necessarily reflect MLA standards; however, they must be updated to conform to the MLA citation style.

Submissions to Hispanófila undergo a double-blind independent peer review process. Therefore, authors should not include their name or academic affiliation in the article text.

We only accept online electronic submissionsBecause our use of Online Journal Systems (OJS) is still relatively new, we appreciate your feedback on any technical issues or confusion you may experience. We have linked below three instructional documents to help guide you through the registration and submission process.

Complete your electronic submission here: https://ojs.oasis.unc.edu/

Please refer to the three guideline documents below for further information:

OJS-Registration Guide

OJS-Submissions Guide

OJS-Decision Response Guide

Before submitting your article, please make sure that it complies with the following text preparation guidelines: HISP- Final Text Prep

Preparing your article based on these guidelines allows us to expedite and streamline the publication process, should your article be accepted.

Once your work is submitted, we will acknowledge receipt via email. Reviewers will be assigned at the earliest possible moment. Evaluations are typically completed within 3-5 months. At that time, we will contact you regarding the decision of our reader, providing you with any available comments, recommendations, and edits.



Upon acceptance for publication, each author must pay a subscription fee to Hispanófila and will receive one (1) print copy of the issue in which the author’s article appears, as well as an electronic file. The individual subscription price is $45.00, and the student subscription cost is $30.00.

Institutions interested in subscribing to the journal may do so at $55.00 per volume year (3 issues). Back issues and single copies of the journal are also available for purchase at $25.00 + shipping.


Book Reviews:

Reviews are published twice annually, in the 1st and 3rd issues of each publication year. The journal does not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Review Editor, Peninsular
Ana Corbalán
Professor, University of Alabama

Review Editor, Latin-American
María del Carmen Caña Jiménez
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech


Online Access:

Current issues may be accessed electronically on Project MUSE through subscribing libraries. Back issues are available on JSTOR.

Journals past and present are also available to participating institutions from EBSCO and Cengage/Gale.


Hispanófila 159 (May 2010)

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