The submissions should be the result of personal research, and should not have been previously published. Estudios Irlandeses is committed to practicing the highest standards of publication ethics; if plagiarism is identified, articles will be automatically invalidated.
Illustrations, submitted as gif or jpg files, are welcome, but authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyright material.
Texts should be fully proofed for grammatical and typographical errors before submission.
All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by members of the journal’s advisory board. Please find our assessment form here.
All papers are therefore sent anonymously to two referees who are experts in the field. Their decisions on the suitability of the paper are independent and grounded on criteria of academic excellence. The judgement about which papers are finally accepted for publication is made by the Editorial Board, taking into account the referees’ reports. In case of controversy, a third expert is consulted. The final decision rests with the Editorial Board. The rejection rate of Estudios Irlandeses in the 2017 issue was 31,5%. In 2018 the rejection rate was 45,8%. In 2019 the rejection rate was 50%. In 2020, the rejection rate was 57,1 %.
Peer-review process can take up to three months.
Authors who submit a paper to Estudios Irlandeses can expect three different results:
-The paper is accepted for publication without further changes.
-The paper is accepted for publication provided the author modifies his/her work according to the referees’ suggestions.
-The paper is rejected because of serious objections made by the referees.
Submissions (preferably Word for PC) should follow the Style Sheet guidelines and should include the following information in a Cover Letter signed by the author:
Contributions should be sent via email in an attached file. Since this is an annual journal which is published annually in March, contributions for each issue may be submitted over the previous year up to the November the 1st deadline.