Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Atlantis is the journal of the Spanish Association of English Studies, AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos). Since 1979 it has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work in the area of English, covering a broad range of linguistic, literary and cultural topics.

The Journal has a decidedly interdisciplinary and international outlook and encourages contributions from across the world. It is open to the multiplicity of cultural, theoretical and methodological perspectives which characterise the contemporary field of English Studies, while also fully committed to offering readers only scholarship of the highest quality. After they have been processed through the journal submission system, including an initial selection by the Editorial Team to ensure their suitability to the journal's scope and scholarly standards, all proposals are strictly double-blind peer-reviewed by experts.

Atlantis is published punctually twice a year, in June and December, and includes articles and book review articles. The journal is widely indexed and disseminated through international platforms, therefore offering authors full visibility for their work.





Section Policies


Articles published by Atlantis must be the result of research. They should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words and, ideally, would have the following sections, although these need not be explicitly indicated in the text:

1. An introduction providing the context of the research and formulating the research question to be substantiated.

2. A brief review of the relevant bibliography, justifying the validity, originality, and scientific interest of the hypothesis or research claim in the light of existing scholarship on the subject.

3. The body of the article, in which evidence and facts prove the hypothesis or substantiate the research claim.

4. A concluding section, in which the contribution made to scholarship is neatly delimited and emphasized.

It is highly desirable for articles to have a sharp, clearly-stated focus, with aims made explicit from the outset and every section contributing to show the validity of the research and of its conclusions.

  • Mireia Aragay
  • Hortènsia Curell
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book review articles

Book review articles are substantial reviews covering a number of related books. They should aim at offering a comprehensive analysis of the literature on a specific topic or field through summary, classification, analysis or comparison of at least two published books with either complementary or contrasting views. At the same time, they are expected to incorporate the author’s assessment of the volumes in terms of their relative value and scope, as well as to indicate directions for future research. Review articles should therefore include a bibliographical revision of previous publications, a critical assessment of the debates involved and a description of the contributions made by the authors of the books to the main topic. The journal especially welcomes review articles of books which have appeared within two years of the date of submission. Review articles should be between 3,000 and 4,500 words long. Objectivity on the part of the reviewer is essential. Formal aspects such as style, layout, critical apparatus, reference system, etc. should also be attended to, complying with the journal’s guidelines.

  • Mireia Aragay
  • Hortènsia Curell
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Atlantis follows a strict selection policy. After they have been processed through the journal submission system, including an initial selection by the Editorial Team to ensure their suitability to the journal's scope and scholarly standards, all articles and book review articles undergo a double blind peer-review process carried out by members of the Board of Referees and by selected experts



Publication Frequency

The Journal is published twice yearly, in June and December.


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.


Circulation and Impact

Atlantis is published twice a year, in June and December, and keeps to its publication date very punctually. Each issue is about 250 pages long, and has a paid circulation of ca. 1,400 copies.

Atlantis is indexed in the following Thomson Reuters services:

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
  • Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities
  • Emerging Source Citation Index
  • Social Sciences Citation Index®
  • Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition
  • Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Atlantis is also indexed or abstracted in the following databases and directories:

  • ISOC-Sumarios de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
  • RESH, Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

De Gruyter Saur

  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR Online)
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (IBZ Online)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Fuente Academica Premier, Humanities
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • Humanities International Complete (HIC)
  • Humanities International Index

Elsevier BV

  • SCIMAGO Journal and Country Rank


  • Academic ASAP
  • Expanded Academic Index ASAP
  • General Onefile
  • Informe académico
  • Infotrac Onefile
  • Literature Resource Center


  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Literature Online (LION)
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography, published by the Modern Language Association of America
  • Periodical Index Online (PIO)
  • Periodicals Contents Index (PCI)
  • Sociological Abstracts


  • American Studies Journal Directory
  • Bibliography of European Journals for English Studies (BEJES), European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • CARHUS Plus+
  • CIRC Clasificación Integrada de las Revistas Científicas
  • CWTS Journal Indicators
  • DICE, Difusión y Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas
  • ERIHPlus, European Reference Index for the Humanities
  • Google Scholar Metrics
  • Índice H de las Revistas Científicas Españolas según Google Scholar Metrics
  • JSTOR Integrated Digital Platform
  • Journal Scholar Metrics
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • MIAR Matriz de Información para el Análisis de Revistas
  • ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
  • YWES. The Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford Journals)
  • Ulrichsweb (Online)











Subscription to paper edition

Yearly subscription rates (two issues per year, in June and December)

Individuals: €39 (membership of AEDEAN+ESSE included)
Individuals: €45 (membership of AEDEAN+ESSE+EAAS included)
Institutions: €65
Back copies: €12

Send subscription inquiries and address changes to the Treasurer of AEDEAN, Dr. Belén Méndez Naya, at the following e-mail address: belen.mendez@usc.es