Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Loquens seeksto promote further advancement and understanding of the most distinguishing feature of human beings: speech. The complex nature of speech means that it can be approached from many different perspectives which go beyond the limits of the often isolated fields commonly imposed by academic research. Loquens aims to tackle the interdisciplinary character of speech analysis by publishing papers that deal with any and all aspects of the speech sciences.

The following non-exhaustive list is an example of the possible fields where speech is the object of study:

Acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual phonetics
Phonetic variation (Diatopic, Diastratic, Diaphasic)
Phonetic change (Sound change)
Methodology of phonetic research
Presentation and analysis of Speech Corpus
Phonological theory
Phonological phenomenon analysis (from any model or method)
Computational phonology
Diachronic phonology
Historiography of Phonic Studies
Speech recognition technology
Speech synthesis
Dialog systems
Speech technology applications
Pathology of language acquisition and development
Speech and articulatory pathology (Neurological, Organic, Functional)
Pathology of Hearing
Speech Rehabilitation Techniques
Stages and processes of phonic development
Acquisition of phonic components in bilingual children
Evaluation of phonetic-phonological development
Learning models and algorithms
Acquisition of the phonic component in L2 (in comparison with L1)
Dialog between research in acquisition (L1/L2) and teaching practice
Error diagnosis
Contrastive Phonetics as applied to teaching/learning
Phonetic characterization of voices
Voice Comparison
Automatic speaker identification and verification
Methodology of judicial expertise
Speech functions (Linguistic, Paralinguistic, Extralinguistic)
Vocal Technique
Vocal coaching /training
Professional voice

Papers submitted to Loquens should fall within the scope of the Journal, be scientifically sound and well written, and make an original and significant contribution to the field of study.


Section Policies


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Short notes

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Peer Review Process

Loquens will confirm receipt of all original manuscripts received.

The Editorial Board may reject an article without evaluating if it does not adhere rigorously to the guidelines, both formal and content, or if its contents do not fall within the scope of the journal.

After this preliminary analysis all articles will be submitted to an external review according to the double-blind peer review process in which at least two external referees will participate, appealing to a third party if necessary. Those referees should be prestigious researchers specialized in the subject. The anonymity of both the author and the reviewers will be maintained, however, the lists of external reviewers who have collaborated with the journal in previous years will be published periodically, with prior authorization.

Authors will be notified on the acceptance or definitive rejection of the article.

Dates of receipt and approval will be indicated in each published article.

The Editorial Board, attending the external reports, will be in charge of making the decision on whether to reject or accept each article.


Publication Frequency

Loquens is published in one yearly volume, divided into two half-yearly issues appearing in June and December.


Open Access Policy

Loquens is an open-access journal available under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons License.
There are no processing charges.


Anti-plagiarism Policy

Editorial CSIC is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative started by Crossref to screen published and submitted content for originality.

Through Similarity Check, we use the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted or published manuscripts.

By depositing all of our content in the Similarity Check database we allow other Similarity Check members to screen their submissions against our published articles.

Further details on our authorship, originality and plagiarism policies can be found in our Good editorial practice guidelines section.

Crossref Similarity Check


Authorship identification

This Journal applies the ORCID ® persistent digital identifier as a way to ensure proper authorship normalisation.


Sales and Subscriptions

Subscriptions Contact
Editorial CSIC
Vitruvio, 8. 28006 Madrid
Sección de Revistas.
Phone: +34915681402
E-Mail: publ@csic.es

You may purchase single full issues or subscribe to the digital collection as PDF through the following vendors:
Casalini Libri s.p.a.
Digitalia US


Exemption of responsability

The opinions and statements in the articles are the sole responsibility of the authors. The CSIC is not responsible in any way for the credibility and authenticity of their content.


Indexing systems

Loquens is covered by Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, ERIH Plus and REDIB. Also included in Latindex Catalogue.


Interoperability protocols

Loquens provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.


OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0
Dublin Core Metadata

URL for harvesters:



Digital preservation policy

This journal develops various processes in order to preserve permanent access to digital objects hosted on its own servers:

- Backups.
- Monitoring of the technological environment to foresee possible migrations of obsolete formats or software.
- Digital preservation metadata.
- Use of DOI.

The files published on this website are available in easily reproducible formats (PDF, HTML and XML-JATS labeled according to NLM Journal Publishing 3.0).

This journal is part of the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN). PKP-PLN generates a decentralized archive system distributed among collaborating libraries in order to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation of the authentic original version of the content and its restoration if necessary.

A list of journal issues currently preserved in the PKP PN is available.

Digital preservation policy will be periodically reviewed by Editorial CSIC.


Research data policy

We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access.

There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules.

Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC.

DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC.

If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".


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Heated Conversation. Renee Kahn (Nueva York, 1945-). Acrylic on canvas, 2009.