Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Mission: To publish scholarship that challenges old paradigms, presents new perspectives, and advances understanding and appreciation of the Latino diaspora.

Scope & Description: Academic journal focusing on the linguistic, cultural and literary diversity of cultures in contact, especially within Latino communities in the US.  The Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe publishes both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) as well as creative scholarship.  The BR/RB will feature empirical research in the areas of bilingualism, applied linguistics, the social context of minority education, and ethnic scholarship.

To engage the readership with multiple forms of representation, we seek out scholarly activity expressed through the literary and visual arts. The BR/RB accepts a variety of genres including scholarly articles, short stories, poetry, literary criticism, and book reviews, in English or Spanish. 

The BR/RB does not accept previously published work or papers that do not foreground Latino communities situated in the US.  Response time to submission is 2-3 months.

 

Section Policies

Editor's Note/Carta del Editor

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research and Criticism / Investigaciones y Crítica

Our mission is to publish scholarship that challenges old paradigms, presents new perspectives, and advances understanding and appreciation of Latino diaspora. The Journal will feature empirical research in the areas of bilingualism, applied linguistics, the social context of minority education, and ethnic scholarship.  All works must be original and require APA format.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature / Literatura

Our mission is to publish scholarship that challenges old paradigms, presents new perspectives, and advances understanding and appreciation of Latino diaspora.  To further engage the readership with multiple forms of representation, the Journal will seek out scholarly activity expressed through the literary and visual arts.  All works must be original.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Visual Arts / Artes Visuales

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews/Reseñas

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Authors will submit a blind copy of the submission, including a separate cover sheet with contact information.  The editor or journal manager will send the blind copy to a reviewer on the editorial board, who will use the BR/RB review form to evaluate the piece.  A deadline for the review will be assigned by the editor or journal manager (usually a three-week time period).  Feedback will be provided to the editor and to the author for suggestions for: acceptance, acceptance pending required revisions/edits, or rejection.  Authors will be nofied of the decision, and if revisions are needed, the author will typically have two weeks to make the required revisions and resubmit.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...