Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Revista de Estudos da Linguagem is a peer reviewed quarterly journal,  sponsored by the Faculty of Letters and the Graduate Program in Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais since 1992.  Its mission is to promote scientific advancement in the area of Linguistic Theory and Analysis, allowing researchers from Brazil and abroad to disseminate their original, unpublished research and contribute to scientific debate and progress in the area. Revista de Estudos da Linguagem is an open access journal and receives electronic submissions on an ongoing basis for its regular issues and within pre-established time frames and themes, publicly announced, for thematic issues.


Section Policies

Thematic issue 31:2 (2023): Processing linguistic variation

Revista de Estudos da Linguagem invites submissions for a thematic issue (v.31, n.2 (2023)) on "Processing linguistic variation". Texts may be written in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

The submission deadline is: October 25th, 2022.

Guest Editors: Raquel Meister Ko. Freitag (UFS), Marije Soto (UFRJ), Ana Paula Jakubów (UERJ).

Processing linguistic variation
The processing of linguistic variation is an interface domain involving sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neurosciences. Describing how variable input is processed and acquired is the aim of this thematic issue, with contributions that cover studies of linguistic variation from an experimental and descriptive perspective. Effects of sociolinguistic factors that a re controlled in an experiment and their relation to language production, awareness, salience, and language ideologies are expected in this thematic issue. Theoretical and methodological contributions are also expected, particularly how to balance the control required in experimental research with the observer's paradox from the sociolinguistics approach.

  • Janayna Carvalho
  • Raquel Freitag
  • Marije Soto
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Thematic issue 31:4 (2023): Multimodality through the lenses of Kress’ Social Semiotics

Revista de Estudos da Linguagem invites submissions for a thematic issue (v.31, n.4 (2023)) on "Multimodality through the lenses of Kress’ Social Semiotics". Texts may be written in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

The submission deadline is: February 01h, 2023.

Guest Editors: Záira Bomfante dos Santos (UFES), Clarice Lage Gualberto (UFMG), Vânia Soares Barbosa (UFPI).

Multimodality through the lenses of Kress’ Social Semiotics

From a sachet of salt and pepper to a parking sign. From a children's drawing to a website. From a classroom to an operating room. The multidisciplinary character of Gunther Kress's seminal work has inspired researches in several areas - Education, Design, Communication, Architecture, Film Studies, among others, since meaning-making, allied to cultural, ideological, political, and social aspects, is inevitably part of any human action. In this thematic volume, we aim to gather studies that adopt a multimodal approach anchored on the perspective of Social Semiotics, and start from the analytical tools proposed by Kress, to situate different discussions, such as: asymmetric power relations, identity issues, gender, style, teaching (pedagogical practices and teaching materials), among others, mediated through semiotic systems and resources. Thus, we invite researchers and educators to share their ideas and/or results of their researches, in papers or book reviews format, in which reflections and theoretical contributions on Multimodality are presented, grounded on the epistemological bases of Kress’s Social Semiotics.

  • Vânia Barbosa
  • Clarice Gualberto
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Pronominal Forms

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Noum Phrases

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Verbal Arguments

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Semantics: Tense and Aspect, Lexicon

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Peer Review Process

Every submission that meets the submission standards of the journal and the Code of Conduct and Good Practices will be initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, who will assess potential problems of authorship (such as plagiarism, republishing etc.). Cases of possible misconduct will be analyzed according to COPE’s flow chart . The Revista de Estudos da Linguagem adopts the double blind peer review system.

Papers are assigned initially to  two reviewers. In case there is a tie in reviewers' assessment, the paper will be assigned to another reviewer for a third assessment. Reviewers are expected to submit reviews within three weeks after the assignment. 

Reviewers are required to follow COPE Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.


Publication Frequency

This is a quarterly journal. Articles are published collectively as part of an issue with its own table of contents.


Open Access Policy

Revista de Estudos da Linguagem is an open access journal. We support free sharing of information, research methodology and data.  Readers and authors have free access to all sections of the journal. There are no submission nor processing fees.


We encourage authors to disclose data sources, statistical methods as well as any coding used in their papers. 



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


The Revista de Estudos da Linguagem follows the Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) Guidelines.

Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Confidentiality Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Disclosure and conflict of interest Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors' duties

Reporting standards: Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention: Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it. 

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Articles that originate from thesis and dissertations must make it explicit in order to avoid self-plagiarism. 

The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor  and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.


Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://https://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf

Accessed on November 12th, 2017.