Hispanófila appears three times a 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. 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 Style. We only accept online electronic submissions.  

Because our system is new and in the beta stage, we appreciate any feedback on any bugs or confusion you may experience.We have linked below three instructional documents to help guide you through the registration and submission process, as well as, future actions.

Submit your electronic submission at: https://ojs.oasis.unc.edu/

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

OJS-Submissions Guide

OJS-Registration Guide

OJS-Decision Response Guide

Before submitting your article, please make sure that it complies with the following text preparation guidelines: https://romlpub.unc.edu/files/2017/01/HISP-Final-Text-Prep.pdf

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. An evaluator 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 subscribe to Hispanófila for at least one volume year (3 issues). 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. Back issues and single copies of the journal are also available for purchase at $25.00 + shipping.

Online Access:

Current issues may be accessed electronically on Project MUSE through subscribing libraries. Back issues were launched in Fall 2012.

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



Hispanófila 159 (May 2010)

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