Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JES is the journal of the English Studies Division at the University of La Rioja. It accepts for publication, after favourable reports from two anonymous referees, original scholarly contributions in all research areas within the domain of English studies (linguistics, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, film studies, etc.). Proposals for publication may fall under one of the following three categories:

  • Research papers involving empirical investigations and methodological or theoretical studies within the field of English Studies (min. 15 and max. 30 double-spaced pages).
  • State of the art reports of recent books covering issues relating to the area of interest of the journal (max. 8 double-spaced pages).
  • Notes and squibs (max. 6 double-spaced pages).

Exceptionally, and with a positive report by the Editorial Board, contributions which exceed these maximum lengths may be considered for publication on the grounds of their scientific relevance.

JES only accepts for publication contributions written in English.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Reseñas de libros

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Contributions for publication will be sent to two anonymous referees proposed by the members of the Editorial Board and/or Advisory Board. In order to be accepted for publication in JES, contributions should be informed positively in relation to the following criteria:

  • Originality and interest concerning the subject-matter, methodology, and conclusions of the study.
  • Relevance concerning current research in the field.
  • Knowledge of previous research in the same field.
  • Scientific rigour and depth of analysis.
  • Accuracy in the use of concepts, methods, and terms.
  • Relevance of the theoretical implications of the study.
  • Use of updated bibliography.
  • Correct use of language and correction in the organization of contents and other formal aspects of the text.
  • Clarity, elegance, and conciseness in the exposition.
  • Suitability to the range of topics of interest for the journal
Evaluation reports will be carried out anonymously within three months from their reception. Once the evaluation process is completed, authors will receive a statement of the editorial decision together with an anonymous copy of the reports on which the decision is based. The editorial decision will be considered final.


Publication Frequency

This Journal is published yearly.

Journal items are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents.


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.


Publisher copyright & self-archiving policies

  • Author can archive publisher's version/PDF
  • On authors personal web site or institutional repositories or on funders designated website/repository after publication at the funders request or as a result of legal obligation immediately after publication.
  • Non-commercial no-derivatives use.
  • Published source must be acknowledged.
  • Must include set publisher statement:
    - First published in Journal of English Studies [volume and number, or year], published by Universidad de La Rioja (Spain).
    Set phrase to accompany link to published version:
    The original publication is available at: publicaciones.unirioja.es/revistas/jes


Indexation and quality analysis

Journal of English Studies is included in the following databases:

A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology

Communication & Mass Media Index


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Latindex (Catálogo)

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Modern Language Association Database

Scopus (2012-2014, 2017-) Source Details


Also it is included in several resources for scientific journals quality analysis:

CARHUS Plus+ 2018. Sistema de clasificación de revistas científicas de los ámbitos de las Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades desarrollado por AGAUR. Filología, lingüística y sociolingüística: C; General o multidisciplinar: D

CIRC. Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas

      Clasificación Ciencias Sociales. Categoría: B

      Clasificación Ciencias Humanas. Categoría: B

CiteScore (Scopus Journalmetrics) 2018 = 0.07


Cite Score Percentile Rank

Cite Score Rank

Arts and Humanities: Language and Linguistics



Arts and Humanities: Literature and Literary Theory



Social Sciences: Cultural studies



Social Sciences: Linguistics and Language



ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

MIAR Modelo de Identificación y Evaluación de Revistas. ICDS (Índice Compuesto de Difusión Secundaria) 2018 = 9.8

SCIMAGO Journal and Country Rank (2018) H Index = 2

      Arts and Humanities. Language and Linguistics: Q3

      Arts and Humanities. Literature and Literary Theory: Q2

      Social Sciences. Cultural Studies: Q3

      Social Sciences. Linguistics and Language: Q3


SCImago Journal & Country Rank


Sello de calidad FECYT (since 2019)


Plagirism Policy

Papers submitted to Journal of English Studies will be screened for plagiarism using Safe Assign plagiarism detection tool. Journal of English Studies will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.