Author Guidelines

Encuentro is published annually. Authors are invited to submit articles, accounts of experiences and innovations, book reviews and notes in the fields of applied linguistics, language teaching and learning, values and interculturality, literature teaching, and related matters; accounts of classroom research and innovation may also be submitted. The contributions may be written in Spanich, English, French, German or Portugese,

Articles should be original work of relevance to the journal’s stated fields of enquiry. Articles should review previous work in the field, offer coherent and cogent analysis, make proper use of research concepts and methods, and present conclusions together with a statement of implications regarding the improvement of language learning and teaching and of teacher training.

All submissions are refereed and authors will be notified of their acceptance or rejection.

The deadline for submissions is 31 October. Contributions should be sent to:

English language teaching
Manuel Megías:
Fernando Cerezal:

French language teaching
Carolina Jiménez:

German language teaching
Georg Pichler:

English literature teaching
Jonathan Sell:


Formatting Guide

Articles should not exceed fifteen pages (reviews and comments five pages) with lines spaced to 13 pt. All articles will include one abstract, running to no more than ten lines in Spanish and another in English, French, German or Portugese, together with five keywords. Articles should be formatted in Microsoft Word and submitted by e-mail.

The following general guidelines should be observed (issue 15 of the journal may be used as a model). Submissions failing to observe these guidelines will be returned to their authors for revision.:

-Body text: Times New Roman (TNR) 11 pt.
-Capitals must be accented appropriately.
-Single space between punctuation marks /,/ /./ /?/ /!/ /;/, etc. and the start of the following word.
-Closing quotation marks precede any full stop.
-Long quotations should be indented and set in TNR 10 pt.
-Use British quotation marks /“...”/. For quotes within quotes use single quotation marks /‘...’/.
-The article title should be centred and set in upper case TNR 14 pt., bold; below it should appear, centred, the author’s name set in TNR 12, bold; on the next line should appear the author’s institutional set in TNR 12. Two lines below that should appear the abstracts set in TNR 10 pt., one in Spanish, the other in the other language.
-The author’s name will appear at the end of a review. Details of the work under review must be given at the head of the review.
-If necessary, footnotes will be used, set in TNR 10. Textual references will give author’s surname, year of publication, year and page(s) (Stern 1988: 17).

If desired, a bibliography may appear at the end of the article, set in TNR 10 and observing the following guidelines:

-Books: Surname (capital for initial letter), initials, year of publication, title (of book, journal or periodical) in italics, place of publication and name of publisher: Esteve, J.M. 1997. La formación inicial de los profesores de secundaria. Barcelona: Ariel.
-Articles: Surname (capital for initial letter), initials, year of publication, title between Spanish quotation marks, name of publication in italics, volume and page numbers: Cross, D. 1995. “Language teacher preparation in developing countries”. Forum, 33/4, 34-51
Amstrong. T. 1998. “...”. http://jefferson...


ISSN: 1989-0796