As the editorial forum it is, EN LETRA has two means of publishing:
Each of these products has its own target and parameters. While the En Letra journal has been conceived to be a academic review according to the most rigorous international standards, the platform is designed to be a kind of written speaker’s corner – a space where students can have their baptism by fire in the art of scientific writing.
Since February 2015, we publish articles in Spanish, English and Portuguese – if they are your mother language.
The evaluation process for both spaces starts by submission of the article to our Managing Editor , via firstname.lastname@example.org. After a confirmation e-mail -which is always sent within the term of 72 hours, all articles are refereed by a double blind, peer-review process.
Evaluation for publishing in the platform is resolved by three (3) referees, whose votes are sent to the author within fifteen (15) days since the article submission. In case of approval, the author is required to have a WordPress account in order to be added as an En Letra Digital contributor – in such way, we can edit your article after it is uploaded.
Longer and more demanding is the examination for publishing in the En Letra journal. The standard procedure involves the intervention of five (5) referees, whose votes are also sent to the author, while its proceeding may take as long as forty-five (45) days.
Please, bear in mind that we require the submission of a sworn statement on the original condition of the article, its authorship and a transfer of the intellectual rights by the author. No article shall be published under any circumstances if this requirement is not fulfilled.
Regarding our criteria for considering the articles submitted, EN LETRA resolves according to the following principles:
- given our purpose of sparking the debate of public affairs, all our articles are strictly required to consider relevant matters;
- regarding their form, articles have to be systematically structured, which means that its arguments have to be exposed and developed coherently –i.e. without contradiction- and cohesively -with non-omissive continuity-;
- since production and reproduction are not the same, only original texts are eligible for publishing;
- if the academic discourse is founded on sources, the applying articles must be too; and
- finally, we expect to publish good, finely created – in other words, well-written texts.