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Fontes Linguae Vasconum

Journal of Basque Linguistics, aimed at the academic community and published since 1969.

Nabigazio hizkuntza / Idioma de navegación / Navigation language

Euskara     -     Castellano     -     English

Description and objectives of the journal

Fontes Linguae Vasconum is a biannual academic journal dedicated to Basque linguistics and philology which has been published by the Government of Navarre since 1969.

It publishes original articles on the following topics: historical and synchronic linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, typology, discourse analysis, translation and interpretation, computational and corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, classical and contemporary literature, sociolinguistics, variation, dialectology, lexicography and lexicology, historiography, the preservation, recovery and teaching of the language, and the publication and study of old texts, always with reference to the Basque language. It also publishes book reviews and special monographic issues. 

The contents of the journal, which are both empirical and theoretical, are aimed at the international scholarly community and aim to enrich academic debate, always giving priority to articles which bring an innovative vision to and address current issues in the sphere of Basque language studies.

All the articles published, including those in the special issues, are subjected to comprehensive double-blind peer review to guarantee the quality of the journal's contents. The entire publishing process is completely free for authors, and the journal, in line with its commitment to an open access policy, provides readers with free open access to all the contents online, under Creative Commons licensing.

All the issues of the journal

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Editorial Board

  • Chief editor: Ekaitz Santazilia Salvador (Public University of Navarre/Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa, Spain).
  • Carolyn J. Benson (Columbia University, USA).
  • Iñaki Camino Lertxundi (University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU, Spain).
  • Lyle R. Campbell (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA).
  • Lisa L. Cheng (Leiden University, The Netherlands).
  • Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Nemur, Belgium).
  • Joaquín Gorrochategui Churruca (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU, Spain).
  • Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (Universidad de Murcia, Spain).
  • José Ignacio Hualde (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA).
  • Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain).
  • Georg A. Kaiser (Universität Konstanz, Germany).
  • Joseba Andoni Lakarra Andrinua (University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU, Spain).
  • Danilo Manera (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy).
  • Céline Mounole Hiriart-Urruty (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, IKER UMR5478, France).
  • Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland, USA).
  • Liina Pylkkanen (New York University, USA).
  • Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University, The Netherlands).
  • Mario Santana (University of Chicago, USA).
  • Blanca Urgell Lázaro (University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU, Spain).
  • Secretary: Paz Ezcurra Barrena (Government of Navarre, Spain).


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Navarrería Street, 39
Phone: 848 424691


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If you want to publish in Fontes Linguae Vasconum:

1. Adapt your text according to the rules for the submission of originals.

2. Make sure bibliographical references conform to style rules according to APA.

3. Fill in the article identification details document.

4. Optionally, you may use the checklist to make sure your paper complies with all the requirements.

5. Send the anonymous text, article identification details document and the rest of files (if any) to fontes@navarra.es.

The whole process of publication is free of charge for the author.

Review system

Double blind peer review.

Manuscript review report.

Article acceptance and publication process

Upon receipt of the original, the editorial board will determine whether the work should be rejected or ac­cepted for review within a maximum period of one week. If it is accepted for review, it will be sent to two ex­ternal reviewers who will decide, within a maximum period of one month and a half, if the article should be:

  • Accepted: if both reviewers qualify it as «publishable» or «publishable with the suggested improvements». 
  • Rejected: a) If both reviewers consider it «unpublishable», or b) If one reviewer considers it unpublishable and the other asks that the second version be sent again for review. 
  • In the process of being accepted: a) If both reviewers ask that the second version be sent for review. b) If one reviewer considers the article publishable or publishable with the suggested improvements, and the other considers that it should be rejected or asks that the second version be sent for review. In this case, the article is sent to a third reviewer. If this reviewer considers the work publishable or publishable with the suggested improvements, the article will be accepted. If he/she considers that it should be rejected, the article will be rejected. If he/she asks that the second version be sent for review, then it will be sent. 

In all cases, the author will receive notification of the decision taken. Except in the first case, the article will be returned to the author so that he/she can make the changes suggested by the reviewers or withdraw it from publication.

After receiving notification of the final approval, you must send the declaration of authorship and transfer of rights to fontes@navarra.es as soon as possible.

Code of ethics

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Open access    

Institución Príncipe de Viana provides unrestricted online access to all the contents of its journals from the moment of their publication. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) 


The opinions and facts expressed in the articles are the sole responsibility of their authors. Institución Príncipe de Viana accepts no liability whatsoever for the credibility and authenticity of the articles.

Repositories, databases and classification systems. Impact indices

Capes; Centro de Documentación César Borgia; COPAC; Copernicus International (ICI);  Dialnet; DICE; DOAJ; ERIH Plus; Generalif; INGUMAInRech; ISOC; ISSN Register online; Latindex; Linguist List; MIARMLA-Modern Language Association database; Recolecta; REGESTA IMPERII; ResearchBibRESH; Road; Scientific Indexing ServicesSJIF; SUDOC; ULRICH’s; ZDB.

ICV (ICI) = 76.78

ICDS (MIAR): 6.5

Dialnet Métricas 2019: 0,063 (C2)

Classified in ANEP and CIRC group C and in CARHUS group D.


Print version: 0046-435X.

Electronic version: 2530-5832.

ISSN-L: 0046-435X.


185 x 285 mm.

Editorial office and administration


Phone: +34 848 424732 / +34 848 424691

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Fontes Linguae Vasconum