Quick Guide

The following aspects are required for sending manuscripts:

- The manuscripts must be sent by the electronic platform. The author must register on such a platform to proceed with the submission.

- The author must provide an ORCID identifier of their open access academic profile.

- The submitted manuscript is a file in Microsoft Word format (.docx). It must be unpublished, preferably written in Spanish.

- The references must be processed by a bibliographic management software (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, among others). The citations and bibliographic references must follow the APA 6ta ed.

- In case of acceptance of publication, the author will be required to export the RIS file of the bibliographic references.

- The manuscript will be blindly evaluated by peers, prior pre-refereed editorial acceptance.

About the journal

Texts in Process (TEP) is an international scholarly non-commercial publication about the language and linguistics of Spanish that is double-blindly reviewed by international specialists. It is published since 2014 by ASICE-EDICE Programme in Europe (Stockholm, Seville) and Latin America (Buenos Aires). It publishes an annual volume with two biannual numbers (June, December), 350 pages, with an avarage 20 average articles per year. It provides complete and unrestricted open access, without charges or fees for shipping, reviewing, processing and publishing articles.

Publishing House
For over eighteen years, EDICE Programme (www.edice.org) has published the results of European and Latin American research projects on the phenomenon of politeness in Spanish. Up to 2018, EDICE Programme has published 12 books and more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, most of them available online as open access resources. This initiative positioned EDICE Programme in a prominent place in the academic community to which it is addressed. In 2012, this community created the International Association for Communication Studies in Spanish (ASICE), registered as a legal entity in Sweden under registration number 802467-0997 to guarantee academic freedom in pursuit of the democratic system and joint social advancement.


Texts in Process (TEP) is sponsored by Stockholm University and its Department of Romance and Classical Studies. Its edition and publication is possible thanks to the academic and technical knowledge of the staff at the universities mentioned in the Editorial Team section.

Declaration of Principles
The editors of Texts in Process (TEP) shares the principles of DORA and the Declaration of Mexico. They share the concern about the decrease of academic freedom in the European Community, Scandinavia and Sweden in particular [1], [2], [3], [4].

General features
Themes and scope

Texts Process (TEP) publishes scientific manuscripts about the language and linguistics of Spanish. In particular, TEP disseminates papers that provide thematic, theoretical, empirical and terminological research-based results within, but not limited to, the area of pragmatics, sociopragmatics, sociocultural pragmatics and discourse analysis. TEP is intended to be an agile channel for the dissemination of results of ongoing research projects, so it specializes in the publication of working papers leading to original research articles.

TEP accepts original research articles, working papers, drafts of partial research results, conference presentations, technical reports or research records. All manuscripts are reviewed and approved by members of the Editorial Committee, the Academic Committee and through a double-blind peer-review process involving international experts. TEP publishes one volume per year, with two issues in July and December. TEP is an electronic open access publication charges for authors without charges or embargoes to authors or readers.

Frequency of publication
Textos en Proceso (TEP) publishes one volume per year, with a total of approximately 300-400 pages in electronic format. Contributions are published at the time when the editing process is finished, so electronic updating occurs throughout the year.

Types of manuscripts
Textos en Proceso (TEP) accepts the following types of manuscripts for publication:

- Original research articles

- Working documents ('working papers')

- Draft progress or partial results of investigations

- Presentations to congressesTechnical reports

- Research sheets

Variety of language
Any accepted language variety is accepted as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. For example, peninsular or Latin American varieties of Spanish are accepted as long as one is chosen for the manuscript and such a choice is maintained throughout the manuscript.

Expected contents
For the original research articles, the following contents are expected in the structure of the manuscript:

- Summary. In Spanish and English, up to 200 words, it is briefly informed about the objectives, the theoretical and methodological frameworks, and the results obtained.

- Approach of the problem or research question, the objectives, the hypothesis and, if it were the case, the statistical analysis used.

- Theoretical framework

- Methodological framework and description of the data

- Analysis of the data (in cases of empirical research)

- Description of results and discussion

- References

- Biographical note of the author or authors in Spanish and English, up to 200 words.

In addition, authors are recommended to include the following contents:

- Collaboration. It is recommended to include a section at the end of the article where any type of collaboration done by people other than the author who do not justify their appearance as author are briefly thanked. The type of collaboration provided should be stated.

- Conflict of interests. This section must contain information on the relationships that could pose a conflict of interest. If appropriate, explicit mention must be made of the source of funding for the investigation.

- Permissions The persons mentioned in the acknowledgments must have expressed their consent to be mentioned. The authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from said persons.

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be unpublished, preferably written in Spanish, with an extension of between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Contributions in other languages ​​are also accepted, at the discretion of the editors. Manuscripts must be sent electronically through this platform.

The submission of manuscripts presupposes, on the part of the authors, the knowledge and acceptance of these instructions as well as the editorial norms.

Electronic files
It is expected an electronic file of Microsoft Word (.docx). In case of acceptance of publication, the electronic file will be requested separately from the list of references in RIS format, generated from a manager of citations and bibliographic references.

Bibliographic references manager
In order to administer the intratextual appointments and the subsequent automatic generation of the reference list, with the subsequent generation of the RIS electronic file, the authors are requested to use any of the following bibliographic reference managers:

Zotero (recommended, free and open source)





The use of a bibliographic reference manager, in addition to reducing errors or omissions in the aforementioned, enbales a shorter publication times, lower production costs and enriched internationally indexation with the services located for that purpose.

For sending the manuscript, the authors will be asked for the persistent ORCID digital identifier.

Peer review process
Texts in Process (TEP) follows the following evaluation process:

1. The editors receive the manuscript, evaluate its adaptation to the editorial guidelines and decide in the first instance its acceptance.

2. If accepted, the work is sent to the Academic Committee and external reviewers, who send a report to the editors. The identity of the authors and reviewers remain anonymous.

3. From the report of the Academic Committee, the editors make the final decision regarding the publication of the manuscript. This can be: a) accept it; b) accept it with changes; c) request changes and reassess the possibility of publication; d) reject it. The decision is informed to all those involved in the process.

Anonymity in the peer review process
Since the review process is blind, the manuscript should not have any data that could reveal authorship. Do not place the names of the author (s) in the manuscript. In the case of self-citations or bibliographic self-references, replace them by the following legend, highlighted in yellow [OMITTED].

For the publication of the manuscript, the editors of Texts in Process (TEP) shall request the authors to sign a publication agreement, which includes a declaration of ownership of the copyright on the article and the non-assignment of its rights to a third party prior to publication. The agreement also includes a declaration of conflict of interest and recognition of financing, if any. It must be included with the final version of the manuscript accepted for publication copies of the permission to reproduce third party material (such as illustrations, graphics, tables or texts of more than 1,000 words), over which the intellectual right is not possessed.

Plagiarism control
To avoid infractions by plagiarism, the editors of Texts in Process (TEP)  shall submit the manuscripts to the textual controls that offer the following tools:

- The Plagiarism Checker

- DupliChecker

- PaperRater

Also, the editors follow the regulations provided by Stockholm University, which can be consulted here.

Sustainability model
Texts in Process (TEP) is open access without charges or fees for authors and without charges, fees or embargoes for readers in their electronic format. The financing of these activities is borne by the researchers themselves thanks to the contribution of universities and research centers. For example, work is done by donating experience and time by professionally editing such scientific production.

Open access policy
Texts in Process (TEP) is an open access electronic publication without charges or embargoes for authors or readers. Readers can access and view the content without registering or logging in. It is governed by a Creative Commons Recognition 4.0 International license.

ASICE-EDICE Programme has always believed that open, unlimited and unrestricted access to specialized academic publications is a vehicle for academic freedom and scientific rigor. All volumes published directly by ASICE-EDICE Programme are freely accessible resources.

Texts in Process (TEP) is archived through LIBRIS at the National Library of Sweden and ICI World of Journals

The names and e-mail addresses entered in the electronic platform Texts in Process (TEP) will be used exclusively for the purposes declared by this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or another person.

Style guidelines
Texts in Process (TEP) uses the standards and style published by the American Psychological Association in its sixth edition (APA 6th ed.) for the styles of citations, references, tables and illustrations. Any aspect not covered by the guidelines summarized here must be resolved according to the APA style handbook 6 ed.

General format of the manuscript
If Microsoft Word is used, use A4 size sheet, with font Times New Roman 12, double space spacing and default margins.

Titles and sections
All the sections must be numbered consecutively and according to the level in question. It is suggested to the authors not to use more than three levels of titles for the sections.

Italics should be used to indicate emphasis. As far as possible, please avoid the use of bold letters. Under no circumstances use underlining.

Footnotes are used in Times New Roman 10 typography and single line spacing and justified paragraph left and right. Do not use the notes to specify bibliographic references, which should be in the main body.

The number of the note must be a superscript number, without punctuation marks or parentheses. Do not leave a space between the word and the number of the note.

If the footnote refers to an entire sentence, place the number outside of any punctuation mark. Otherwise, place it immediately to the word1 in question. Authors are encouraged to use footnotes with discretion.

Textual quotations
Brief quotations (less than 60 words) should be in the body of the text and with double quotes. Single quotes should be used for an appointment within an appointment. The longer textual quotes should start in a separate paragraph, in Times New Roman 10, single line spacing and indented accordingly.

Examples, glosses, translations
The examples should be numbered consecutively with their glosses aligned and, if necessary, a translation with single quotes. For example:


Example in the original language, in italics

Glossa word by word, in round

'Translation in a foreign language, if necessary, using single quotation marks'


Use tables only in case it was essential to order the exhibition and thus facilitate reading. A table must not exceed 50% of the space on a page and must be inserted in the body of the text.

In the case that you need to present a lot of data in an ordering table, you must redistribute the content in different related tables or include it as an appendix.

Each table has a numbered identification correlatively and a brief description, both placed at the top or at the beginning of it. Use bold letters for the numbering of the table and italics for its description. For example:


Table 1. Brief description of the table



The identification must precede the table.

Columns and rows in a table must have headings in a consistent manner. If necessary, place any legend, notes or calls below or at the end of the table.

These can be used if the source or source of information contained in the table should be cited.

Use illustrations only in case it is essential.

An illustration must not exceed 50% of the space of a page and must be inserted in the body of the text.

Each illustration bears a numbered identification correlatively and a brief description, both placed in the lower part of the illustration. Use bold letters for the numeration of the illustration and italics for its description. For example:



Illustration 1. Brief description of the illustration


The identification must follow the illustration.

Any appendix or annex must be included in the same manuscript, after the references section. It must be clearly identified and numbered correlatively if there is more than one.

Editorial policies for citations and references
APA standards 6th editionare adopted for the citation of bibliographic references, including their order, placement, elements, punctuation and typographical uses.

The citations and references must be managed through software used for this purpose. In case the manuscript is accepted for publication, the RIS file of the references will be required.

Quantity of references
It is suggested that the authors maintain a minimum of 10 references and a maximum of 50.

By international standards, up to 20% of "self-citations" (that is, citations to works or documents of the author) will be allowed in the body of the manuscript and no more than 3 in the references section.

Updated references
At least 50% of references to articles in scientific journals are suggested to authors.

Secondary sources
The citation of original works consulted in secondary sources is allowed, although a moderate use of this type of sources is recommended. In these cases, the original bibliographic reference will be accompanied by the phrase "Cited in: ..." and the reference of the secondary source.

Intratextual appointments
Citations in the text should include the last name of the author (s) or publisher (s), year of publication and page numbers where appropriate, according to the APA style 6th edition:

- Smith (2002) (Smith, 1979, 2001) (Smith, 2000, p.24)

- (Smith, 2002, pp. 250-253) (Smith and Jones, 1976) (Smith, 1991, Jones, 1992)

- (Smith et al., 2003, p.10) (Smith, 1970a, 1970b) (Smith, [1992] 2004)

If the work has more than two authors, the first time is mentioned with all the surnames. In the subsequent mentions, only the last name of the first author is written, followed by the phrase "et al". If there are more than six authors, "et al." Is used from the first mention.

The expressions "ibid" or "op. cit. ", but the appointment must be repeated. Indicate the exact page number or page rank in each case; for example, (Smith, 2002, pp. 250-253) and not (Smith, 2002, pp. 250ff).

List of references
All the works cited, and only such works, should appear in the references section at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order by author. The works of the same author are ordered chronologically. All references must include place of publication and editorial. In the cases that require it, include numbers of pages cited, volume and number for magazines. Do not use abbreviations to refer to the magazines or books cited.


Surnames, A. A., Surnames, B. B. and Surnames, C. C. (Date). Article title. Title of publication, volume (number), pp. xx-xx. doi: xx.xxxxxxx


Surnames, A. A. (Year). Title. City: Editorial. Surnames, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

Surnames, A. A. (Year). Title. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxx.xxx

Chapter of a book

Surnames, A. A. and Surnames, B. B. (Year). Title of the chapter. In Surnames, A. A. (Ed.),

Title of the book (pp. Xx-xx). City: Editorial.

Surnames, A. A. and Surnames, B. B. (Year). Title of the chapter. In Surnames, A. A. (Ed.),

Title of the book (pp. Xx-xx). City: Editorial. Retrieved from http: //www.xxxxxx