About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Revista Ibérica was founded in 1996 under the auspices of AELFE, the European Association for Languages for Specific Purposes (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos). Since then, it has published academic contributions from experts in linguistics, discourse studies, professional communication and language pedagogy, and has become one of the best known journals in the field. Since 2003 it has appeared regularly twice a year, with occasional special issues.

Aimed at all those interested in new trends in specialized communication and languages for specific purposes, Ibérica publishes scholarly but appealing articles about all aspects of specialized languages, how they are used, and how they should be taught. Its Reviews section includes critical reviews of newly released publications. Although Ibérica is now published entirely in English, we accept articles about other languages and reviews of books published in other languages. All articles are accompanied by an abstract in Spanish. Ibérica also has a dedicated You Tube channel with video abstracts: https://www.youtube.com/@IbericaJournal

The journal subjects all contributions received to a peer review process; see "Instructions for authors".

Open access policy

Revista Ibérica provides open access to all published content to facilitate its dissemination and promote research, supporting the free exchange of knowledge.

Anti-plagiarism Policy

To ensure the originality of the manuscripts, the journal will use the Turnitin anti-plagiarism tool.
Decisions regarding the similarity assessment criteria will be made at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.
The check for possible plagiarism will be carried out before the peer review process begins.


The content of articles is the sole responsibility of the authors. In no event shall Ibérica or AELFE or its editors be responsible for the credibility and authenticity of articles.
Authors wishing to include images, figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Declaration of good practices

Academic journals must adhere to high ethical standards. The editorial board, editors, editorial team and peer reviewers of Ibérica subscribe to the ethical standards set out in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors del Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).

Publication Fees

Ibérica does not charge authors any fee for submission of manuscripts or publication of articles.

Publication Frequency

Ibérica is published twice a year (Spring and Fall) and consists of approximately 400 pages, including 8-12 articles and 2-5 book reviews.


Ibérica is registered with the ISSN number: 1139-7241

Inclusive language and equality

Ibérica adheres to the goals established by the United Nations whereby “using gender-inclusive language means speaking and writing in a way that does not discriminate against a particular sex, social gender or gender identity, and does not perpetuate gender stereotypes”. (https://www.un.org/es/gender-inclusive-language/index.shtml). Ibérica encourages authors who are working with social data to take into account the sex of the subjects with a view to detecting possible differences and/or discrimination.

Data protection

The data collected from registered users of Ibérica falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it enables collecting aggregated data on submissions and publications, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions.

The data will not be sold by this journal nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. You may request the removal of your data from our databases at any time.