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Hispania - A journal devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese

To choose the format you prefer:
  • Go to the AATSP website:
  • Log-in using your username and password.
  • Go to the EDIT MY MEMBER PROFILE page and select the Hispania format you prefer. NOTE: If you have already made a choice within your member profile, you do not need to do anything.

Hispania  Can Be Accessed Online 
AATSP members can view Hispania Online by navigating to blue menu bar, hover over publications, click on Hispania and then click on Hispania Online to access all issues of the journal from March 2010 to present. For access to additional online articles, please visit JSTOR.


AATSP Hispania Outstanding Publication Award (2015) has been awarded to John T. Maddox for his article in the September 2014 (97.3) issue of Hispania titled "AfroReggae: Antropofagia, Sublimation, and Intimate Revolt in the Favela” (pp. 463–76). Congratulations to the author! Dr. Maddox was honored at the Awards Banquet during the AATSP Conference in Denver, Colorado. 



December 2015 Issue of Hispania

The Editors of Hispania invite you to read the December issue (98.4) in print format and online. Dr. Karol Hardin wrote the state-of-the-state feature titled "An Overview of Medical Spanish Curricula in the United States.” In the article, Hardin outlines the key aspects of medical Spanish and offers insight into curriculum design. Dr. Joan L. Brown compiled and contributed to a special feature in this issue on Carmen Martín Gaite. In it readers will find a variety of brief essays that were inspired by the special session at the 2015 MLA Convention on the peninsular author fifteen years after her passing. The issue also boasts four contributions (two articles and two book reviews) about topics in Luso-Brazilian and Portuguese literature and linguistics. The remaining eleven articles and sixteen book reviews present a variety of topics in the areas about which Hispania publishes.


Hispania, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on language, linguistics, literature, literary criticism, film, culture, cultural studies, applied linguistics, and pedagogy having to do with Spanish and Portuguese. Throughout Hispania's history since its founding in 1917, it has published scholarly articles and reviews that are judged to be of interest to specialists in the discipline(s) as well as to a diverse readership of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

All manuscripts submitted for publication should display thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the subject and field. Further considerations in the evaluation of manuscripts include:

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge
  • Originality of method or focus
  • Organization of argument
  • Clarity of expression

Articles may refer to but not repeat previously published content. Articles and reviews may be in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Hispania is published quarterly (March, June, September, and December) and is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

For complete guidelines and procedures for submissions and peer review for Hispania, please visit and/or consult the documents below:

Frequently Asked Questions about Submitting to and Reviewing for Hispania

Author Guidelines

Peer Reviewer Guidelines

File Formatting Guidelines

How to Create Figures and Tables for Hispania

Contract for Publication in Hispania

Request for Permissions of Secondary Materials

Submission Checklist for Authors


Call for Reviews / Registering to Review

  • If you are interested in reviewing books and/or media, please contact Book/Media Review Editor Domnita Dumitrescu:
  • Hispania will not accept unsolicited reviews and does not publish reviews of works more than two years old. If you have a specific title in mind, please consult with the editor.
  • We especially encourage offers to review film and other media resources. Members of the AATSP who wish to be considered as reviewers of book/media reviews should upload their information at and send their CV to the editor at
  • Publishers and authors should submit their materials for possible selection to Domnita Dumitrescu, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032. Because of the number of works that correspond to Hispania’s broad scope, not all requests to review specific items can be granted.
  • Submitted materials will not be returned to publishers or authors, even if they are not selected for review.
  • An invitation to review does not guarantee publication.
  • All reviews must pass through a double-anonymous review process and publication decisions are based upon reviewer comments and the discretion of the editors.


Call for Copy Editors 

Jennifer Brady (Managing Editor, Hispania) would like to invite interested members of the AATSP to serve as volunteer copy editors for Hispania. Please send your CV to Dr. Brady at with a cover letter describing your experience copyediting manuscripts in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.


Many Hispania Articles Now Freely Available
As one of 200 journals participating in JSTOR’s Early Journal Content initiative, Hispania has made all of its contents published before 1923 available to the public. Please view a brief video tutorial for more information on freely accessing these materials.


Online Submission and Tracking System for Hispania

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript or reviewers who wish to submit reviews of books or other media should go directly to the ScholarOne website and complete the entire process online, as submissions will only be accepted through our online system found at the following URL.

Peer reviewers and journal staff will also be using the system for all peer reviewing and other correspondence. If you would like to submit an article or book/media review or become a peer reviewer, please visit the Hispania online submission and tracking system and click on "Register here”. From there, you will be guided to enter your personal information, create a user ID and password, and choose keywords that best relate to your areas of expertise. You will receive your login ID and password via e-mail once this process is complete. If you have previously registered, simply click on "Log In” when you enter the site and enter your user name and password.

This online system allows Hispania's editors to streamline the submission and review processes, speed up acceptance and revision times, and automatically track information, such as author and reviewer data, keywords, and other content related to the publication of Hispania.


Subscription Questions
Please direct inquiries related to individual Hispania subscriptions to AATSP to Questions regarding institutional subscriptions should be sent directly to the Johns Hopkins University Press.


Hispania Policy Statements

Conflict of interest: Reviewers have the responsibility to disclose any known or suspected conflict(s) of interest and should thereby withdraw from the reviewing process. Such cases might include but are not limited to (1) the review of article or book/media review manuscripts for which the author is identified for any reason, (2) the review of books/media written by current or former colleagues, academic mentees, or others whose authorship compromises the integrity of the evaluation, and (3) any other circumstance that concerns the reviewer’s financial, academic, or personal interests.

Disclaimer: The material published in Hispania reflects the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the editors or the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The editors of Hispania and the AATSP, therefore, accept no liability for the views expressed in book reviews, articles, or other content of the journal. 

Responses: Authors who believe that their work has been seriously misrepresented in a book review or article may send a response to the editor, who reserves the right to publish it as appropriate.

Multiple submissions: Please submit only one original article manuscript for review to Hispania at a time. The journal does not allow multiple (simultaneous) submissions of original manuscripts.

Resubmission of manuscripts: Hispania receives many more manuscripts than we can publish, and we must make difficult decisions to accept only those that make a substantial, novel contribution of broad interest. As such, manuscripts returned to authors without advancing toward publication cannot be resubmitted for review.

Institutional Research Board (IRB): It is the policy of Hispania that all submitted research using human subjects (surveys, experimental studies, ethnographic studies, and others) at all educational levels does not violate the norms and regulations for the use of human subjects at the researcher’s home institution, especially in those situations in which a review board oversees the use of human subjects in research. Hispania reserves the right to ask for documentation should the need arise.

For more information about IRB and certificate, go to, click on protecting human research participants, click on registration, click on create account, and complete the modules. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Open Access Statement and Policy:  Hispania and the AATSP are committed to the broad dissemination of scholarly work. Currently, Hispania is available to active AATSP members in print and electronic formats and to individuals-at-large through Project MUSE, JSTOR, and libraries worldwide. In an effort to further increase access to Hispania, select journal materials have also been made available on its Open Access page. These files are freely downloadable for personal, educational, scholarly, and other non-profit use. Additionally, upon formal request, Hispania will grant permission to authors (and coauthors) to self-archive an official PDF of their published materials on institutional repositories only. To request permission, please contact AATSP Coordinator of Member Services, Tracy Miller, at 


Hispania Editors



Sheri Spaine Long

Contact with inquires related to the editorial content of the journal and status updates for manuscripts under review at


Book/Media Review Editor

Domnita Dumitrescu, California State University, Los Angeles

Contact with interest in reviewing books and/or media at In order to review, you must be registered in the online submission and review system.


Managing Editor
Jennifer Brady, University of Minnesota Duluth
Contact with inquiries related to submission guidelines and technical concerns regarding the ScholarOne system at


Assistant Managing Editor

Conxita Domènech, University of Wyoming

Contact with inquiries related to copy-editing procedures and guidelines at


Associate Editors

Isabel Álvarez-Borland, Holy Cross College

Milton M. Azevedo, University of California - Berkeley

Catherine Bellver, University of Nevada - Las Vegas

María Carreira, California State University - Long Beach

Francisco M. Carriscondo Esquivel, Universidad de Málaga, España

Joseph Collentine, Northern Arizona University

Benjamin Fraser, East Carolina University

Edward H. Friedman, Vanderbilt University

David William Foster, Arizona State University

George D. Greenia, College of William and Mary

Josef Hellebrandt, Santa Clara University

Todd Hughes, Vanderbilt University

Ethel Jorge, Pitzer College

David Knutson, Xavier University

Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville

Julio Ortega, Brown University

Raquel Oxford, Independant Scholar

Salvatore Poeta, Villanova University

Harry Rosser, Boston College

Jason Rothman, University of Reading, UK

Joyce Tolliver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bill VanPatten, Michigan State University


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