The articles sent for evaluation must be original, not have been previously published, in whole or in part, either in other journals or in any media, nor accepted for publication, nor be in the process of evaluation in other media. diffusion. In the event that an article submitted for evaluation is not original, the Linguo Didactica journal reserves the right not to accept more articles by these authors for evaluation.

2.2 Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that providing the public with free access to research supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

In this sense, the terms of the license under which the contents of the Linguo Didactica journal are distributed and found in: Creative Commons 4.0. BY

2.3 Section Policies


Brief introduction to the corresponding issue of the journal by the editors


  • Beatriz Peña-Acuña
  • Rafael Crismán- Pérez

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All works sent to the Editorial Office of the Linguo Didactica journal for the articles section will be notified of their receipt within a period of 15 days.

The texts sent to the Articles section will have a double evaluation:

-           Internal or preliminary evaluation , in which the Editorial Board will check, first, that the rules of style are respected; second, it will determine if your content fits into the thematic line of the journal; third, it will give an opinion on the suitability, innovation, depth and rigor of the content; fourth, it will be verified that it is original research; fifth, it will be verified that the methodological design, the sample and the tools applied are rigorous to provide significant, valid and reliable results. At this time, the author will be suggested if they should make any changes before starting the external evaluation phase.

-           Authors also be informed if the article is directly rejected for any of these reasons or for several: if the article do not comply with the style rules; if it does not fit with the line of the journal, if it is not 90% original research, ruling out the references, if it does not meet the rigorous requirements of the treatment of content, if it does not achieve a certain level of depth in the subject being addressed, if the research methodology and applied tools are defective from the start or because it is a deficient sample. Once this proposal has been rejected, it cannot be modified and sent back to this same journal. In addition, the author who submits an article that is rejected in the internal evaluation cannot resubmit another proposal until one year after the email sent. The term given to the Editorial Board will be 15 days.

-           External evaluation or peer review (double-blind system): once it is established in the internal or preliminary evaluation that the content of the manuscript meets the formal and thematic requirements, it will be sent to a minimum of two evaluators, who, following the specifications in the Guide for Evaluators, they will carefully evaluate the text and issue a report by filling in the Evaluation Form. In case of conflicting opinions and/or if it is considered appropriate, a third opinion will be requested. The term given for this evaluation to the external reviewers will be 30 days.

The author will have 15 days to send the revised text with the modifications of the text in blue, the deleted text in strikethrough. Likewise, they will provide a separate file, attached, with text in response to the recommendations of each of the reviewers, that is, with the justification for the improvement of these changes for the reviewers. This will happen in each of the evaluation phases, in case the opinions so require.

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2.4 Copyright

Once the articles begin the review process, the right to print and distribute them corresponds to the Linguo Didactica journal, both for the full article and parts of it, if the LD journal considers that they are substantial parts. The recognition of this right is understood to be implicit in the author's decision to submit the article for evaluation by LD. These rights return to the author in case the article is rejected. Instead, if accepted, LD retains publication and dissemination rights and any future references to the article must include a reference to the issue of LD in which it was published. In the event that the author wants to disseminate the accepted article in any other means of dissemination, he needs an express authorization from LD.

2.5 Peer Review Process

The arbitration system of the Linguo Didactica scientific journal uses external evaluators from the university that publishes it, with the category of Ph. D., guaranteeing anonymity between authors-evaluators. At least 50% of the reviewers are outside the Editorial Board and the journal's publishing entity. At the end of every two years, the list of evaluators will be published.

The selection of evaluators will be the responsibility of the editorial board, who will consider their academic and scientific merits and professional experience, including specialists of both national and international origin. Our database of reviewers is constantly being updated. Reviewers may include members of the Advisory Board.

Regarding the instructions to the evaluators, it is worth mentioning that Linguo Didactica will publish an instruction guide for the authors. In this guide will appear, among other aspects:

-           Certify that the manuscripts present an understandable, objective and balanced overview of their respective subject, without bias of any kind.

-Ensure that writings with scientific rigor are easy to understand, with narrative agility and with academic language.

-Confirm that there is an internal content connection so that the variables and objectives presented are structured and results are presented in this regard.

-           Supervise and suggest content so that updated, scientifically available and verifiable information is offered.

-           Examine that the discussion provides information and positions itself in the debate on this topic.

-           Study that the discussions, conclusions or arguments derived from the investigation are intelligible, innovative, relevant and with contributions to the discipline.

2.6 Open editorial

4.1.      Editorial opening

At least one third of the Editorial Board or the Editorial Board or Advisory board must be outside the publishing entity of the Linguo Didactica journal.

4.2.      Internationalization of the Advisory board

At least 10% of the Advisory Committee will be from other countries

4.3.      External authors

At least 50% of the authors of each issue of the Linguo Didactica journal must be outside the publishing entity, that is, its Editorial Board, Editorial Committee and Scientific Board.

4.4.      Internationalization of authors

At least 10% of the components of the authors of the total articles of the year must belong to foreign institutions.

2.7 Digital Preservation

The Publications Service of the University of Huelva, editor of Linguo Didactica journal, uses digital preservation methods and ensures the intellectual content of electronic archival documents for long periods of time, maintaining their attributes such as integrity, authenticity, inalterability, originality, reliability and accessibility.

  • Preservation procedures

    Linguo Didactica. in compliance with the Preservation Policies, is governed by the following implemented procedures:

    • Storing digital resources with the utmost care.
    • Evaluations on the use of preservation strategies such as data rejuvenation, data consistency checks, migration, emulation, preservation technology, and digital archaeology.
    • The encapsulation of the information to be preserved together with descriptive metadata.
    • Self-documentation, understanding and encoding the information preserved without reference to external documentation.
    • Self-sufficiency minimizing dependencies on systems, data or documentation.
    • And the documentation of the type of content, with a view to a future user to find or implement software that allows viewing the preserved information.

    Linguo Didactica follows a policy that is based on storing information in formats that are widely used today, which increases the probability that when a format becomes obsolete there will still be programs for its conversion (XML, HTML and PDF are examples of these formats).

    Linguo Didactica is part of the Public network Knowledge projects Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN), which generates a decentralized file system, distributed among collaborating libraries, in order to create permanent archives of the journal for the preservation of the original content and its restoration if necessary.

    Editorial manifesto of the Linguo Didactic journal .


2.8 Ethical Rules and Best practices guidelines

Linguo Didactica as a journal of excellence adheres to the code of ethics of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE), aimed at editors, reviewers and authors.

Committee on Publication Ethics:

Author commitments:

  • Originality and plagiarism: the authors of manuscripts sent to Linguo Didactica assure that the work is original, that it does not contain parts of other authors or other fragments of works already published by the authors. In addition, they confirm the rigor and veracity of the data, that is, that the empirical data has not been altered to verify hypotheses.
  • Multiple and/or repetitive publications: the author must not publish articles in which the same results are repeated in more than one scientific journal. The simultaneous proposal of the same contribution to multiple scientific journals is considered ethically incorrect and reprehensible.
  • List of sources: the author must always provide the correct indication of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article.
  • Authorship: Regarding the authorship of the manuscript, the authors guarantee the inclusion of all those people who have made a significant scientific and intellectual contribution both in the conceptualization and planning of the work, as well as in the interpretation of the results and in the writing of the manuscript. same. At the same time, the authors have been ranked according to their level of responsibility and involvement.
  • Access and retention: If deemed appropriate by editors, authors of articles should also make the sources or data on which the research is based available, which may be retained for a reasonable period of time after publication and possibly made accessible.
  • Conflict of interest and disclosure: all authors are required to explicitly declare that there are no conflicts of interest that may have influenced the results obtained or the proposed interpretations. The authors must also indicate any financing from agencies and/or projects with which the research has been financed, the results of which are published in the article submitted for evaluation.
  • Errors in published articles: when an author identifies an important error or inaccuracy in his article, he must immediately inform the editors of the journal and provide them with all the necessary information to publish the pertinent corrections at the bottom of the same article.
  • Responsibility: all authors equally accept responsibility for what is written in the article. Before submitting their article for evaluation, the authors must have carried out a review of the most current and relevant scientific literature on the subject analyzed, bearing in mind the different currents of knowledge in a plural form.

Reviewer Commitments:

  • Contribution to the editorial decision: peer review is a procedure that helps editors to make decisions about the proposed articles and also allows the author to improve the contribution submitted for publication. The reviewers assume the commitment to carry out a critical, honest, constructive and unbiased review, both of the scientific quality and the literary quality of the writing in the field of their knowledge and skills.
  • Respect of the times: the reviewer who does not feel competent in the subject to be reviewed or who cannot finish the evaluation in the scheduled time will notify the editors immediately. The reviewers undertake to evaluate the works in the shortest time possible to respect the delivery deadlines, since in Linguo Didactica the limits of custody of pending manuscripts are limited and inflexible out of respect for the authors and their works.
  • Confidentiality: each assigned manuscript must be considered confidential. Therefore, these texts should not be discussed with other people without the express consent of the publishers.
  • Objectivity: the peer review will be carried out objectively. No personal judgment of the authors of contributions is considered appropriate. Reviewers are required to give sufficient reasons for their ratings. The reviewers will submit a full critical report with appropriate references according to the review protocol of Linguo Didactica and public regulations for reviewers, especially if the work is proposed to be rejected. They are required to advise editors if substantial parts of the work have already been published or are under review in another journal.
  • Text display: the reviewers undertake to accurately indicate the bibliographic references of fundamental works possibly forgotten by the author. The reviewer should also inform the editors of any similarities or overlaps of the manuscript with other published works.
  • Conflict of Interest and Disclosure: Confidential information or information obtained during the peer review process should be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers should not agree to review a manuscript if conflicts of interest exist. This occurs when the person who performs the evaluation has maintained a current or past relationship with any institutions or persons related to the manuscript.

Publisher Commitments:

  • Publication decision: the editors will guarantee the selection of the most qualified reviewers to issue a critical and expert assessment of the work, with the least possible bias. Linguo Didactica chooses to select between 2 reviewers for each work in order to guarantee greater objectivity in the review process.
  • Honesty: the editors evaluate the articles submitted for publication only on the basis of the scientific merit of the contents, without discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, political opinion of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: Editors and Working Group members agree not to disclose information regarding articles submitted for publication to anyone other than authors, reviewers, and editors. The editors and the Editorial Board commit to the confidentiality of the manuscripts, their authors and reviewers, so that anonymity preserves the intellectual integrity of the entire process.
  • Conflict of Interest and Disclosure: The editors undertake not to use the content of articles submitted for publication in their research without the written consent of the author.

Respect of the times: the editors are fully responsible for complying with the time limits for reviews and the publication of accepted works, to ensure a rapid dissemination of their results. They reliably commit to comply with the published times (maximum of 30 days in the estimation/rejection from the receipt of the manuscript on the OJS Platform) and maximum 150 days from the start of the scientific review process by experts). Likewise, the works will not remain accepted without being published, attending just in time for their edition in the following issue.

2.9 Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among collaborating libraries, allowing them to create permanent archives of the journal for conservation and restoration purposes.

2.10 Plagiarism detection

The Linguo Didactica journal will review the articles with an anti- plagiarism program to check and detect the originality of the articles sent in the initial phase or internal review of at least 90% without considering the references. This is a condition to proceed to the second phase of external review, confirmation of originality. First, it will be verified that they have not been published previously, totally or in part by the authors. Second, that complete parts of other authors are taken literally or similarly, or the sources are not cited adequately.

In addition, Linguo Didactica recommends that the authors previously review the article on their own in this regard. For this, this journal makes available to the evaluators of scientific articles proposed for publication, the following systems for the detection of plagiarism of the articles under review:

  • Copyscape – Finds online copies of a web page based on the URL.
  • Plagium : Search for documents that are the same or similar to the text entered.
  • PlagScan : you can upload files or enter text directly. Returns results sorted by preference.
  • the Plagiarism Checker : Shows the web pages where the entered text is located.
  • double Checker - Compares entered text with documents on the web.
  • ArticleCheker - Compares text and web pages on Google and Yahoo search engines.
  • TinEye - reverse image search engine.
  • Viper – Allows you to compare documents with others on the web and with your own documents.
  • Antiplagiarist : Allows you to check if there are copied text fragments in a document.

2.11 Interoperability Protocols

Linguo Didactica provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for metadata Harvesting) that allows other portals and information services to access the metadata of the published content.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0

Dublin Core Metadata

Route for the harvesters:

2.12 Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated in it and will not be provided to third parties or used for other purposes.

2.13 Gender equality practices

Linguo Didactica is in tune with gender policies that lead to real equality in our society between women and men.This assertion is in harmony with the custody of human dignity. It will be ensured that participation in the processes is balanced regarding women and men. The use of inclusive language in scientific articles that takes into account the presence and situation of women in society is recommended and that it is in accordance with the principle of equality between the sexes. 

2.14 Adhesion to Dora

"Linguo didáctica" journal adheres to the San Francisco Declaration on the evaluation of research, DORA