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

After an initial assessment, all articles published in this journal will undergo an exhaustive, double-blind, external peer-review process.


Publication Frequency

Loquens is published twice a year.


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:
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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.


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