Founded In    1980
Published   semiannually
Language(s)   English (preferred) and Spanish

Fields of Interest


English linguistics; Literature written in English; Film Studies; Cultural Studies

ISSN   1137-6368
Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policies

Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines will be returned to the authors for revision.

Authors are expected to provide three copies of their manuscript, double-spaced, with wide margins, on plain, standard A4. No disk version is required at this stage. Only when the manuscript has been finally accepted will an e-mailed copy of the final version be asked for (WordPerfect or Word format).

The following information should appear on the first page: full title, author's full name, affiliation, and address (including e-mail).

An abstract of no more than 200 words should also be provided, together with five key words.

Contributors are advised to keep a copy of their MS since originals are only returned when alterations have to be made.


Double quotation marks should be used for citations. Single quotes may be used to draw attention to a particular item in the text. Italics are used for foreign words, or for emphasis. References in the text to publications should include the author's surname, the year of publication, and, if necessary, page numbers, as in the following examples:

  ... narrative to their function (Labov and Waletzky 1967: 12).

  ... following Blakemore (1987: 35),

  ... perform a distinctive function in discourse (Blakemore 1987).

  ... this issue has received a lot of attention by relevance theorists (Blakemore 1987, 1992; Wilson and Sperber 1993).

 Should part of the original text be omitted, this will be made clear by inserting [...],  NOT (...).

 Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references should be included in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript and under the heading WORKS CITED. Authors' full first names should be used unless the authors themselves customarily use only initials. References to two or more works by the same author in a single year should be accompanied by a lower-case a, b, etc. after the year of publication, both in the reference list and in citations in the text. References to books should include the place of publication and the publisher's name, and references to articles in journals should include volume, issue number (if necessary) and page numbers. Titles of books and journals will be written in italics. Titles of articles and of book chapters will be placed in double inverted commas.


 Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). Year. Title in italics. Place: Publisher.

Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). (Year of 1st edition) Year of edition actually used. Title in italics. Place: Publisher.

Editor's surname(s), Editor's first name(s). (ed.). Year. Title in italics. Place: Publisher.

First author's surname(s), First author's first name(s), Second author's first name(s) Second author's surname(s) and Third author's first name(s) Third author's surname(s). Year. Title in italics. Place: Publisher.

Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). Year. Title in italics. Trans. Translator's initials. Translator's surname(s). Place: Publisher.

 Chapter or article in a monograph:

If only one chapter or article has been used:

 Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). Year. Title in double inverted commas. In Editor's surname(s), Editor's first name(s). (ed.). Title of monograph in italics. Place: Publisher: 00-00.

 If two or more chapters/ articles have been used:

 Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). Year. Title in double inverted commas. In Editor's surname(s), Editor's initials. (ed.): 00-00.

 If the book is a compilation of another author's works:
Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). (Year of 1st edition) Year of edition actually used. Title in italics. Ed. Editor's initials. Editor's surname(s). Trad. Translator's initials. Translator's surname(s). Place: Publisher.

Article in a periodical or  journal:

Author's surname(s), Author's first name(s). Year. Title in double inverted commas. Name of journal in italics,number (volume): 00-00.


Gerlach, John. 1989. The Margins of Narrative: The Very Short Story. The Prose Poem and the Lyric. In Susan Lohafer and Jo Ellyn Clarey. (eds.). Short Story Theory at a Crossroads. Baton Rouge: Louisiana U.P.: 74-84.

 Neale, Steve. 1992. The Big Romance or Something Wild? Romantic Comedy Today. Screen 33 (3) (Autumn 1992): 284-299.

 Williams, Tennessee. 1983. La gata sobre el tejado de zinc caliente. Trans. A. Diosdado. Madrid: Ediciones MK.

 The following norms should also be taken into account:

 * Footnotes should be as few and short as possible, and their corresponding numbers in the main text should be typed as superscripts.

* Additional comments should appear in between long dashes, leaving no spaces in between the dashes and the text within them.

* There should be no full stops after interrogation and exclamation marks.

* Inverted commas should never appear after punctuation marks

* Current (CG Times or Times New Roman) typefaces should be used, and special symbols should be avoided as much as possible.

* & should be avoided whenever possible.

* Generally speaking, punctuation and orthography should be coherent (British or American style) all through the article. For example: emphasise/ recognise rather than emphasize/ recognise; colour/ colour rather than colour/ color.


Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies

Miscelánea publishes articles on English language and linguistics, on literatures written in English, on thought, cinema and cultural studies from the English-speaking world.
Unsolicited contributions, in English or Spanish, should be unpublished (and not being considered for publication elsewhere). Please send three copies (no diskette) to the Editor, Miscelánea, Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain. Only one copy will be returned if requested. Papers may be published if they receive favourable reports from readers who are specialists in the area. Readers will not be apprised of the authorship of these articles. The authorship of the reports will also be confidential, though their purport may be communicated to the contributors concerned if so desired. Invited (non-refereed) contributions from leading scholars will be acknowledged as such. There will be no restrictions placed on authors' use of their material for reprints or other publications as long as their first publication is acknowledged.
The criteria for selecting unsolicited contributions will be basically: their global interest and originality, their theoretical and methodological rigour, the development of a well defined thesis, the quality of their style and the general observance of the norms required of work of an academic nature. The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject in question. Articles that are of a merely popularizing nature will not be accepted. Readers will be required to weigh up the articles that are sent to them and make out as soon as possible a written report describing the article in terms of the points itemized in an evaluation form. In the case of articles that have not been accepted or need revision, an additional report will be made out indicating the reasons for non-acceptance, or the changes to be made as the case may be. Although every effort will be made to publish contributions that have received favourable reports, the Editor reserves the right to make a further and final selection when the number of contributions with favourable reports is in excess of the number of articles that can be conveniently published in one issue of the Journal. In the case of partially negative reports as well as positive ones on the same article, the final decision will lie with the discretion of the Editor, who will weigh up the reports and the general interest of the subject matter of the article. Additional reports may also be sought.
The recommended length for articles is of 4,000 to 8,000 words. Reviews are also accepted of books that are of general interest in the field of English studies and that have been published within the last four years (recommended length: 1,500 words). Translations of short texts that are of special interest are also accepted. Book reviews and translations will be accepted for publication at the discretion of the Editor, who may require additional reports. The articles submitted should stick to the Publication Guidelines included in this volume. The editors may correct clerical or factual errors and introduce stylistic corrections without further notice. The papers will also have to be sent as electronic documents (attachments) to prepare proofs once a paper has been accepted for publication. No off-prints are supplied. The authors will receive some copies of the journal.


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