Papers submitted should not have been previously published nor submitted for current consideration elsewhere. They should not exceed 6,000 words including footnotes, diagrams, tables and references. The Editorial Board reserves the right to extend this limit in the case of articles of special scientific interest. Papers should also include two abstracts of no more than 200 words each, one in English (or the language of the article) and the other one in Spanish, together with four or five key words. If the paper is written in Spanish the second abstract must be written in English. The author or authors are responsible for the content of articles submitted, and for any opinions expressed therein. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and submitted online, as indicated below


Focus and scope

Porta Linguarum aims to publish empirical studies, critical revisions, and theoretical models that relate to the many factors that influence the FL teaching and learning processes:

·       The social and school context: the family’s social and cultural influence as well as the student’s mother language and its influence on the L2 learning process, etc.

·       The students: their personal characteristics (age, gender, personality traits, etc.) as well as their attitudes, motivation, cognitive styles, etc.

·       The FL teacher: the teacher’s mental representations, attitudes, motivation, individual characteristics, teaching methods, etc.

·       Learning conditions and the learning process, variables that influence the teaching and learning processes in the classroom: efficiency of teaching strategies, teaching methods and techniques, second language acquisition processes, students and teachers interaction, effect of teaching resources and materials, etc.

·       Learning outcomes: evaluation of procedures as well as the evaluation of the students’ communicative competence at different academic levels, etc.


Contributions should be sent as an e-mail attachment. The title, author’s/authors’ name(s), affiliation, contact telephone number, and e-mail address should all be clearly indicated in an initial cover page.


General Requirements:

Language : Authors are recommended to write the paper in British English or in Spanish (exceptionally some originals could be written in French or German).


Length of Paper: Papers between 5000 and 6000 words are preferred. Exceptionally, longer papers may also be published


Title Page: When uploading a submission file, author identities should be removed from it. You should upload the title page as a supplementary file by indicating: The title, author’s/authors’ name(s), affiliation, contact telephone number, e-mail address and bio data with a 100 word CV (approximately). So, two files should be sent, the anonymous paper and the title page.


Preparation of Text: Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:


Title: (not more than 20 words a recommended)

ABSTRACT (bold capital letter) and Keywords (bold lower case letter)

RESUMEN (bold capital letter) and Palabras clave (bold lower case letter)


Paper organisation/structure

The papers including descriptive empirical studies will be organised as follows: introduction (justification of the paper and anticipation of aims), theoretical framework and literature review, method (participants, hypothesis, objectives and/or research questions, instruments and procedures used to collect data and their validation procedure), results and discussion, conclusion and references in alphabetical order.


Format and style.

Page format should be 17´24 cm. Papers should be typed using Times New Roman 10 font for the text, 9 for quotations, and 8 for footnotes. The font used inside tables and as captions should also be 9. Spacing should be single-space for the text and quotations. Citations should be made in the text by giving the name of the author and the year of publication, with page references where necessary (Sánchez, 1998:15). References should be listed in full at the end of the paper. Quotations of more than three lines should be indented 1cm from the left and right margins; inverted commas should not be used. Footnotes should be used, and indicated in superscript consecutively throughout the text. Graphics should be in [.tif] format. (See examples of citations and references below).


Please use the following criteria:

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10 pt.

Heading 1: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Bold; for example, 1. FIRST-LEVEL HEADING

Heading 2: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; Italic; for example, 1.1. Second-level Heading

Heading 3: Times New Roman; 10 pt.; for example, 1.1.1 Third-level Heading


Abstract : Abstracts should be between 150 and 200 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the research, method, the principal results, and major conclusions.


Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-6 keywords. 


Tables : Number tables in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place a table’s caption above the table’s body by using italics, Times New Roman, size 10. Example:


Table 1. Participants in the study.



N= 197



In rural schools

In urban schools





In public schools

In private schools

In charter schools








Figures :Figures must also be numbered in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place a figure’s caption and description below the figure body by using italics, Times New Roman, size 10. Graphics should be in [.tif] format and a minimum resolution of 300 DPI is necessary. It is advisable that original papers do not include more than four boxes, tables or figures.

. Example:


Figure 1. Mean scores for the four types of school (Madrid, 2011:210)


Quotations: Quotations of more than three lines should be indented 1cm from the left and right margins; inverted commas should not be used.


 Book Reviews

Reviews should be no longer than 500 words, and should comply with the directions given above. An illustration of the book cover should be included in “.tif” format (for example, see the format used at


Selection of work submitted

Submitted papers will be sent by the Editorial Board to two external referees who are specialists in the subject for review on the “double blind” basis - this process is anonymous. All those wishing to contribute to the Journal are required to accept these conditions, and agree to abide by the decision of the Scientific Committee. In sum, the process will follow the following steps:

a)   Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within one week. If you do not receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

b)   Peer review. We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least two experts. The review process may take two to three months.

c)   Authors will be notified of the result of review by e-mail.

f)    A PDF version of the journal will be available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge (


Citations in the Text:

Each reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text. Examples:

(Pérez Cañado, 2012; Wilson & White, 2017; Santamaría, Arribas, Pereña & Seisdedos, 2016).






Book with one author:

Ur, P. (2001). A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Work with two authors:

Marsh, D. & B. Marsland. 1999. CLIL Initiatives for the Millennium. Jyväskylä: Continuing Education Centre, University of Jyväskylä.

Edited book:

Brumfit, C.J. & Carter, R. (eds.) (1986). Literature and Language Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Two or more works by the same author:

Arrange by the year of publication, the earliest first.

Postman, N. (1979). Teaching as a conserving activity. New York: Delacorte Press.

Postman, N. (1985). Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. New York: Viking.

Works by the same author in the same year:

McLuhan, M. (1970a). Culture is our business. New York: McGraw-Hill.

McLuhan, M. (1970b). From cliché to archetype. New York: Viking Press.

Unpublished theses and dissertations:

Jordan, J. J. (2005). Psychosocial effects of gifted programming (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Proceedings published in a book form:

McKay, G. (1999). Self-determination in Aboriginal education, in L. B. Muller (Ed.), Changing the climate: Proceedings of the 1998 Conference for Graduate Students in the Social Sciences and Humanities (pp. 1-11). Saskatoon, Canada: University of Saskatchewan.

Book by an institution author:

Associations, corporations, agencies, government departments when there is no single author:

American Psychological Association (1972). Ethical standards of psychologists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

A book with no author or editor listed:

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Book chapters:

Vez Jeremías, J.M. (1996). The social context of EFL, in N. McLaren y D. Madrid (eds.), A Handbook for TEFL (pp. 25-34). Granada:

Grupo Editorial Universitario,.

Pérez Cañado, M. & Ráez Padilla, J. (2011). Intoduction and overview, in D. Marsh,  M. Pérez Cañado, and J. Ráez Padilla, J. (eds.) CLIL

in Action: Voices from the Classroom (pp. 1-12). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Article in a reference book:

Guignon, C. B. (1998). Existentialism, in E. Craig (Ed.), Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy (Vol. 3, pp. 493-502). London, England: Routledge.




Article in a journal:

Cook, V.J. (1983). What should be language teaching be about? ELT Journal, 37, 3: 229-34.

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and

Research, 45(2): 10-36.

Articles obtained from the Internet:

Madrid, D. & Pérez Cañado, M. L. (2004): Teacher and student preferences of native and non-native foreign language teachers. Porta

Linguarum  2: 125-138, available from:, accessed 11 November, 2008.

Article in a newspaper:

Semenak, S. (1995, December 28). Feeling right at home: Government residence eschews traditional rules. Montreal Gazette, p.


Paper presentation:

Liu, S. (2005, May). Defending against business crises with the help of intelligent agent based early warning solutions. Paper presented

at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL. Abstract retrieved from

Web pages:

References made to institutional documents, public organisations or associations, where no reference is made to the author should be placed at the end of the bibliographical references and cited as follows: , accessed 15 December, 2008.


The appendix comes after the references.










Types de textes et  format

Les articles présentés doivent être des articles non publiés par ailleurs. La longueur d’environ 7.000 mots contemplera les notes, les tableaux, les figures et la bibliographie. Ils devront être accompagnés impérativement d’un résumé, pas plus de 100 mots,  en la langue de l’article et en anglais, ainsi comme de 4 à 5 cinq mots-clés. Si l’article est en anglais, le 2ème résumé se rédigera en espagnol. La direction de la revue ne peut en aucun cas être tenue pour responsable des contenus des articles et des opinions des auteurs.

Envoi des articles

L’original s’enverra en forme annexe à un courrier électronique (document attaché) et devra comporter le titre de l’article, nom de l’auteur  (ou des auteurs), université (ou lieu professionnel).

Les coordonnées se présenteront sur une feuille à part (nom, prénom, nom de l’université, groupe de recherche ou lieu professionnel,  adresse postale, adresse électronique et téléphone).

Style des pages

La page aura 17x24 cm.  La police de caractères : Times New Roman 10 points  pour le texte, 9 points  pour  les  citations dans le texte et 8 points pour les notes.

Interligne simple dans le corps de texte et pour les citations.

Pour citer un auteur dans le texte suivre l’exemple suivant : (Puren, 1988:58), la référence complète devra figurer en fin de document. Les citations courtes (moins de trois lignes) dans le corps de texte. Les longues (plus de trois lignes) font l’objet d’un paragraphe, sans guillemets, justifié à 1 cm pour les marges droite et gauche.

Les notes seront situées en bas de page et numérotées dans le texte.

Les figures seront présentées en format Tiff

[.tif] et la police de caractères dans et à pied des tableaux et figures sera de 10 points.

Celle des références bibliographiques sera de 9 points, à interligne simple et retrait négatif.

Mode de sélection

Une fois reçus, le comité de rédaction fera parvenir les articles, de façon anonyme,  à deux membres du comité scientifique (évaluation à double aveugle). En acceptant que la revue Porta Linguarum publie leurs articles, les auteurs acceptent les conditions précisées ci-dessus.


Les comptes-rendus de lecture doivent comporter un maximum de 500 mots et tenir compte des consignes antérieures. Il serait souhaitable une image de la couverture du livre en format Tiff [. tif].

Références complètes en fin de texte

Pour les références  bibliographiques se rapporter aux exemples de la version espagnole.


Papers should be submitted to:


Postal address: Revista PORTA LINGUARUM, Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, Granada 18071. E-mail:,