Focus and Scope
The major scope of The Grove is literatures in English, critical theory, English language and linguistics, translation, English as a foreign language and cultural studies.
The Editor kindly invites submissions in English or Spanish of original unpublished articles and book reviews within the domain of the above topics, as well as unpublished poems or short literary contributions.
Articles and book reviews for publication should be submitted through the website of the journal: http://revistaselectronicas.ujaen.es/index.php/grove
Contributions should be unpublished and not considered for publication elsewhere.
Peer Review Process and Publication Ethics
Selection of contributions
Given that The Grove receives more submissions (articles, reviews and fiction/poetry) than it can publish, our peer-reviewers are asked to consider the quality and originality of each paper accepted for publication. In general terms, to be acceptable a paper must deal with one of the fields of study covered by our journal, be original, provide substantial evidence for its conclusions, and prove relevant for the specific field. Additionally, we will be looking for methodological rigour, theoretical consistency and innovation, stylistic merit, and academic seriousness. Typically, an unsolicited paper will be sent to two peer-reviewers and may be approved, rejected, or approved with modifications, in which case detailed reports will be sent to the author(s); the paper will be evaluated again unless the editors consider the modification of minor importance. Author(s) will be requested to include title, abstract and keywords in Spanish and English. The final publication of the papers and the section where they will appear will be determined by the editorial board.
The submitted papers will be considered for publication if they receive favourable reports from specialists in the author’ research field. At least two anonymous referees will evaluate the unsigned manuscripts submitted for publication to The Grove.
Plagiarism is the unethical act of using others’ prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original authors and sources. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics, and some cases of self-plagiarism can also be considered a form of scientific misconduct. Therefore, all manuscripts submitted to The Grove will be checked using the plagiarism detection software Turnitin to prevent the journal from publishing plagiarized content.
If the plagiarism detection program presents a high similarity index the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the editorial staff and not considered for publication in the journal. However, citation improvement may be required if the similarity index is considerably low. After undertaking the necessary corrections, the manuscript could be resubmitted.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to its content, based on the principle of offering the public free access to the research and helping to create a greater global exchange of knowledge.