About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the Department of English and German Philology, University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Miscelánea publishes articles on English language and linguistics, on literatures written in English, on thought, cinema and cultural studies from the English-speaking world.

Peer Review Process

  • Reviewing process

Papers may be published if they receive favourable reports from readers who are specialists in the area. Every article is evaluated anonymously by a minimum of two referees, one at least belonging to a university other than that of Zaragoza. 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.

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.

  • Selection of contributions

The criteria for selecting 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 popularising nature will not be accepted.

Although every effort will be made to publish contributions that have received favourable reports, the Editors reserve 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 Editors, who will weigh up the reports and the general interest of the subject matter of the article. Additional reports may also be sought.

The articles submitted should stick to the Publication Guidelines included in this volume (see below). The Editors may correct clerical or factual errors and introduce stylistic corrections without further notice.

For additional information, contact the Editors, Silvia Pellicer Ortín and Pilar Mur Dueñas, at the following address or via e-mail:

Silvia Pellicer Ortín (literature, film and cultural studies)

Pilar Mur Dueñas (language and linguistics)

Oana Maria Carciu (book reviews)

Revista Miscelánea
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
C/ San Juan Bosco, 7
Universidad de Zaragoza
50009 Zaragoza, SPAIN


Publication Frequency

The Journal is published twice yearly. Both the language and linguistics issue and the literature, film and cultural studies issue are published in December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Miscelánea does not charge authors any fees for article processing (submission, review or editing) or publication.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

For more information see Miscelanea's Copyright Notice. 

Anti-plagiarism Policy

Miscelánea guarantees the originality of the submitted manuscripts through the anti-plagiarism software Compilatio provided by Universidad de Zaragoza. This software detects similarities between texts submitted for publication and those published previously in other sources. Miscelánea will reject manuscripts that  contain plagiarism or self-plagiarism. 

Use of AI tools and techonology

Using AI-based tools and technologies for content generation, sucha as large language models generative Artificial Intelligence, and chatbots (e.g. ChatGPT), is not considered original, does not meet the criteria for authorship, and breaks our code of ethics. Authors are fully responsible for the originality, validity and integrity of the content of their research and submissions.

Exchange Policy

Miscelánea welcomes exchanges with other scholarly publications. Please write to:

Revista Miscelánea (Intercambios)
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
C/ San Juan Bosco, 7
Universidad de Zaragoza
50009 Zaragoza, SPAIN


The basic exchange rate for periodical publications is established on the basis of annual volumes. Quarterly, bi-monthly or monthly journals, or book series editors, may agree to establish other rates or complementary exchanges.

Circulation and Impact

Covered by the following databases and index lists:

- Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

- Bibliography of European Journals for English Studies (BEJES), published by the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

- DIALNET Portal de Difusión de la Producción Científica Hispana

- DICE  Difusión y Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

- Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists published by the Association of Research Libraries Washington, DC, USA

- DOAJ  Directory of Open Access Journals

- EBSCO Publishing

- ERIH Plus

- Index Copernicus International

- LATINDEX Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal

- Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts

- MIAR 2023

- MLA International Biography

- MLA List of Periodicals

- RESH  Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas del CSIC

- SCOPUS (Elsevier)

- SJR. Scimago Journal & Country Rank


SEAL OF EXCELLENCE FECYT. Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies has been awarded a Quality Seal for Excellence of scientific journals, granted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), a scientific body pertaining to the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, in 2016.

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