Focus and Scope

Research in Corpus Linguistics (RiCL, ISSN 2243-4712) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal aiming at the publication of contributions which contain empirical analyses of data from different languages and from different theoretical perspectives and frameworks, with the goal of improving our knowledge about the linguistic theoretical background of a language, a language family or any type of cross-linguistic phenomena/constructions/assumptions.

RiCL invites original, previously unpublished research articles and book reviews in the field of Corpus Linguistics. The journal also considers the publication of special issues on specific topics, whose edition can be offered to leading scholars in the field.

Main areas of interests:

  • Corpus design, compilation and typology
  • Discourse, literary analysis and corpora
  • Corpus-based grammatical studies
  • Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
  • Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
  • Corpus and linguistic variation
  • Corpus-based computational linguistics
  • Corpora, language acquisition and teaching

Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

Submissions are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has been neither submitted to, nor published in, another publication. Concurrent submission to other publications will result in immediate rejection of the submission.

All manuscripts will be subject to a well established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and are considered on the basis of their significance, novelty and usefulness to the journal's readership. The reviewing structure will always ensure the anonymity of the referees. The review output will be one of the following decisions:

  • Accept
  • Accept with minor changes
  • Accept with major changes
  • Reject

The review process may take approximately three months to be completed. Should authors be requested by the editors to revise the text, the revised version should be submitted within two months for a major revision or one month for a minor revision. Authors who need more time are kindly requested to contact the editors. The editors reserve the right to reject a paper if it does not meet the aims and scope of the journal, it is not technically sound, it is not revised satisfactorily, or if it is inadequate in presentation.

Revised versions should follow the same requirements as for the final versions to format the paper, plus a short summary about the modifications authors have made and the author's response to the reviewer's comments.

Authors will receive the notification of acceptance by email from the editors, with the guidelines of how to finalize the other publication procedures.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published once per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Research in Corpus Linguistics is a fully open access journal. All content is freely and immediately accessible to readers under a liberal CC-BY license. The journal is supported by the Spanish Association for Corpus LinguisticsAuthors do not pay publication charges nor submission charges. Authors retain full copyright and all rights of reuse. Research in Corpus Linguistics allows text mining and other ways of accessing and using the content.