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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • 1. The submission is the result of the author’s/authors’ own personal research and nobody else has been involved other than the stated author(s). The submission has not been previously published or submitted to another journal while under consideration by the editors of ES Review.
  • 2. The article is to be sent in as a Microsoft Word document.
  • 3. If the article contains images, illustrations, figures or tables, the author has checked that they are in their proper place within the text and not at the end. The author must also have the permission required to reproduce all images.
  • 4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. See section ‘About: Submissions.’
  • 5. When submitting to a section of the journal, the instructions in ‘Ensuring a Blind Review’ must be followed.
  • 6. When submitting an article in Step 3: ‘Introduction of Metadata,’ the author must make sure that his/her first name and family name, as well as email, are included. In addition, the title of the article and keywords, as well as the abstract in Spanish and English, must be included along with the submission. In order to include this information, select Spanish at the top of the page and include the information in Spanish, then select English and include the information in English. Authors must also give the information about their affiliation, the postal address of his/her institution, her/his academic position, and if he/she has one, should include their ORCID number.

Author Guidelines

All contributions to ES Review must be submitted online through the Login or Register button above. See below for submission requirements and instructions for authors.

1. Important Dates

Annual Call for Papers: May.

Deadline for submission of originals: 30th November. Submissions throughout the year will also be welcome, but publication in the current issue under preparation cannot be guaranteed.

Acceptance of originals: April.

2. Submission requirements

To be considered for publication, manuscripts should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

    1. Proposals should address theoretical or empirical issues related to the research areas within the journal's scope.

    2. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished and not in the process of revision or approved for publication in another journal.

    3. They must be adequately and clearly written.

    4. Articles must present a sound theoretical approach, a well-designed methodology, well-supported statements and results, as well as reasonable conclusions.

    5. Whenever possible, they should follow an internal structure similar to that of the IMRyD model (Introduction-Method-Results-Discussion) for the communication of scientific results. This way, the evaluators can rate the work considering the following rubric:

 -Introduction. The introduction should be understood to offer the object of study, describing the problem it attempts to address, the method of analysis and the primary and secondary sources utilized.

 -Development. The central part of the text should be used to analyze the object of study. Authors may utilize as many epigraphs and sections as necessary.

 -Conclusion. This section should be utilized to concretize in a systematic and precise way the results of the research. Important and original contributions offered by the research results should be emphasized, as well as possible research lines offered by the findings that can contribute to the debate of the historiographical community.

    6. Book reviews should include a concise and accurate summary of the book under consideration, providing a clear idea of the contents.

    7. The books reviewed should have been released in the last two years.

    8. The length of articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words including all sections (i.e. abstract, keywords, text, tables, illustrations, acknowledgements, footnotes and references); book reviews should be from 1,500 to 2,000 words in extension.

    9. Fully anonymise your submission. No personal details may appear in the text of the manuscript or in the properties of the file. Watch out for sections that may disclose your identity, for example a list of references that includes many of your works, or acknowledgements and any mentions of the study location, research institution, or major funders. Keep these as low as possible in your proposal; you will have the opportunity to include those details in your final version. Also, should your need to refer to your own work, please use the third person. 

    10. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of copyright material.

3. Formatting

Format your contribution using the corresponding template: Template for articles / Template for reviews.

  • File format

Download the custom template, save it in your computer, name it with the title of your paper, copy and paste the text into the corresponding section in the template, and save the file as a Ms Word-compatible format (DOC/TRF), not PDF.

  • Page setup

- Headers and footers must be left blank.
- Footnotes should be reduced to a minimum and follow the body of the text.

  • Boldface, underlining, italics

- Boldface, underlining and italics should be avoided unless they are used for foreign language, highlighting or emphasis.

  • Examples

- Examples should be indented.
- They should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses: (1), (2), (3), etc.

  • Sections and headings

Up to four levels of headings are permissible. Levels 3 and 4 must follow the pattern of level 2 in the template.

  • Illustrations, tables and figures (excel/gif/jpg)

- They should be included in a separate .doc file.
- They should follow a consecutive numbering (using Arabic numerals).
- The preferred position should be indicated in the text in this way:

4. Style sheet

All contributions published in ES Review must conform to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Edition. It will guide questions of citations and referencing, and, as much as possible, issues of grammar and style.

  • Language

- Authors can choose either American or British spelling, but consistency is required.

  • Quotations in the text

- Brief quotations (less than 40 words) must be inserted in the main text within double quotation marks.

- Long quotations (more than 40 words) must be inserted in a separate paragraph and indented from the left-hand margin.

- Quotations of verse lines should be indented when these are four or more than four.   

  • Bibliographical references in the text

The author’s last name and page references, if applicable, within brackets, e.g. (Highet 36).    

  • List of references

- References should be listed alphabetically.

- Names of authors must be written as they appear on the title page of the publication.

- When there are several entries by the same author, do not replace the name with dashes: provide the full name in all the entries.

  • Sample references

A few instances are here provided, but authors should consult the MLA Handbook (8th edition) for specific uses.

Journal Article

Connor, Steven. “The Strangeness of Charles Dickens.” English Review, vol. 2, no. 4, 1992, pp. 2-6.


Highet, Gilbert. Greek and Roman Inluences on Western Literature. Oxford UP, 1949.

Edited Work

Grazia, Margreta de, and Stanley Wells, editors. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. Cambridge UP, 2001.

Book Chapter

Saglia, Diego. “Iberian Translations: Writing Spain into British Culture, 1780-1830.” Romanticism and the AngloHispanic Imaginary, edited by Joselyn Almeida, Rodopi, 2010, pp. 25-51.

Electronic Document

Hume, David. “Of Superstition and Enthusiasm.” Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (LF ed.) [1777], Online Library of Liberty, edited by Eugene F. Miller, oll.libertyfund.org/titles/hume-essays-moral-political-literary-lf-ed.

Materials from Archives and Collections

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. Circa 1400-10, British Library, London, Harley MS 7334.

Auden, W. H., and Klaus Mann. Prospectus. Decision Magazine Papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale U Library, MS 176, box 1, folder 20.

Moore, Marianne. Letter to Bryher. 28 Sept. 1954. Bryher Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale U, GEN MSS 97, box 38, folder 1373.

Borges, Jorge Luis. “Thorkelin y el Beowulf.” 1955–60? Jorge Luis Borges Papers, Harry Ransom Center, U of Texas, Austin, section 2, container 1.14, ff. 1r–11v.

5. Submission Process

Before submitting, make sure you have read the Submission Preparation Checklist above and that your proposal complies with all items listed.

    1. Remember your manuscript must be formatted in either one of these templates Template for articles / Template for reviews and saved as a MS Word-compatible format, e.g. DOC or RTF (not PDF).

    1.1 Articles need to be fully anonimised. The preliminary identifying sections in the template should be left blank.

    1.2 Please use the corresponding sections in the template to provide a 100-word abstract and 5 keywords or phrases, both in English and in Spanish. The abstract and the keywords should convey the essential aspects of the contribution. A summary of the various sections of the article must also be provided.

    2. Authors of articles are asked to provide the following information in a separate MS Word file (to be uploaded at the same time that they upload the article):

- Author’s full name*

- Institution/Affiliation

- Department

- Position


- Institutional address

- Institutional e-mail

- Declaration that your proposal is not under consideration by any other publication

* If there is more than one author, please include all the information from each.

    3. Authors of reviews must submit a brief CV in a separate MS Word file (to be uploaded at the same time that they upload the review).

    4. In order to ensure your manuscript is ready for peer-review, remove all identifying markers from the file properties of your proposal.

    5. To submit your two files (proposal and personal details/brief CV), use the link above: Login or Register.

        You will be guided through a five-step submission process:

    6. Required declarations. In additon to the declaration in 5.2 that your proposal is not under consideration by any other publication, please note that, upon submission, you will be required to consent to the following:

        - Abide by the terms of the journal's copyright notice.

        - Have your data processed under the privacy statement.

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