About the Journal

The International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) is the academic journal for scholars from around the world whose research focuses on contemporary Iberia (20th and 21st-century). IJIS publishes work from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and it particularly welcomes articles that apply a comparative or intertwined methodology to the study of Spain and Portugal and consider other identities, cultures and nationalities (Andalusia, Asturias, Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, etc.) and communities (Sephardics, Romani, immigrants, etc.).

IJIS is interested in – but not limited to – research in areas such as:

  • History and memory
  • Economy
  • Social sciences (including diasporas and migrations)
  • Political science (including foreign relations, particularly within the European Union)
  • Urban studies
  • Education history and policy
  • Literary and cultural studies (including arts and film studies)
  • Translation studies
  • Media studies
  • Gender studies
  • Tourism and travel studies
  • Sociolinguistics and language learning

To be submitted for peer review, research articles should make an innovative contribution to the body of knowledge on contemporary Iberian affairs and be grounded in the relevant literature. Prospective guest editors are welcome to approach the co-editors, Dr. Esther Gimeno Ugalde (esther.gimeno.ugalde@univie.ac.at) and Dr. Santiago Pérez Isasi (santiagoperez@campus.ul.pt), with a proposal (2-3 pages) for a themed issue. The proposal should include a list of intended authors and their academic affiliations, along with titles and single abstracts for all the suggested contributions.

In addition, IJIS’s Open Forum section offers a platform for shorter commentaries on contemporary events, trends, and debates as well as for interviews, opinion pieces, and ongoing research projects. Short academic articles with a critical or methodological perspective related to any field pertaining to Iberian studies will also be considered for publication in the Open Forum. Prospective contributors should submit material to Dr. Deirde Kelly (kellyd13@tcd.ie) and Dr. Jared Larson (jared.larson@humboldt.edu)/.

Book reviewers and publishers should approach one of the following review editors directly: Review Editor (Spain): Dr. Caroline Gray (c.gray1@aston.ac.uk) or Review Editor (Portugal): Dr. Teresa Pinheiro (teresa.pinheiro@phil.tu-chemnitz.de). Unsolicited reviews are generally not accepted. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please contact the review editors first.

IJIS publishes predominantly in English, with a limited selection of articles in Spanish or Portuguese. Research articles are selected through a double-blind peer review process that seeks to be inclusive, within scholarly parameters. Our aim is to publish accepted articles within six to nine months of initial submission.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price

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