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The Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua (BAPL) is a biannual publication of the Academia Peruana de la Lengua (APL) that accepts and encourages the publication of articles, notes and reviews, especially on literature, linguistics and philology.


Manuscripts must be original and unpublished. The texts received are anonymously assessed by three experts in the specialty, or field of study, before being published. Our arbitration system uses external evaluators.

Subject matter and content

Articles may deal with a research topic in the areas of theoretical and applied linguistics, philology and literature. Interdisciplinary articles are also accepted where some aspect is related to language, the mind, text or discourse. The content of the articles is the sole responsibility of their authors. We accept empirical studies, reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, bibliographical notes and reviews.

Exemption policy

The BAPL is under no circumstances responsible for the opinions expressed, nor for the credibility or authenticity of the research work proposed by the authors in the published manuscripts. Denominations or references, expressed in an article, of a particular subject and product are exclusively the responsibility of the author.

General considerations:

  • Literal quotations should stand out with an indent larger than the paragraph. Quotations Shorter than 5 lines will be inside the paragraph enclosed in quotation marks, in normal font and not in italics. When quoting a passage, words, phrases or sentences not useful for the work may be omitted from the original, provided that they make sense. Ellipsis points in square brackets are used to indicate the deletion.

  • Words from other languages used in the text should be in italics, without quotation marks, bold or underlined. Latin words and expressions follow the rules of the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy).

  • Avoid footnotes. If they are necessary, they should not exceed three lines. Papers will preferably be accepted without footnotes. The font should be 10 point single spaced.

  • All articles with DOI must include it.

  • Tables and figures should be numbered. If authored by another, cite the source.

  •  The format for quotations and references is APA Style. You can use the following guide as a model.

  •  The author must attach the form of declaration of originality of the text, for any of the contributions below.

  •  Submitted manuscripts are required to cite and reference all data, program codes and other materials that were used or generated in the research.


The journal accepts three types of contributions: articles, notes and reviews, which comply with the approach and scope of the Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua.

Articles present the results of a research project and also constitute a contribution to academic-scientific knowledge and to the understanding of the phenomenon under study. Empirical research has a formal methodology, and its results are rigorously analyzed. The articles are submitted in at least 15 pages and should not exceed 25 pages, including references. Articles preferably cite 10 to 20 academic sources (books, journals, papers, videos, dictionaries, etc.), especially the most reliable and easy to trace or find.

Notes are research studies, reflections or experiences in brief format, as well as presentations of annotated lexical repertoires. The notes are submitted in 3 to 10 pages. They do not have a specific writing structure. Authors must show a solid and coherent exposition or argumentation. Authors may include a bibliography to support their claims. At least two sources are recommended.

Reviews are analyses and evaluations of a scholarly work (single-authored or edited book, journal, dictionary, lexicographic proceedings). They measure the research relevance of the subject. The reviewers evaluate the work published in an academic publishing house that they identify. Reviews are submitted in 2 to 4 pages; if meritorious, they may exceed a few pages, with the evaluation and authorization of the editorial team. Reviewers may include bibliography used to analyze the work, although this section is not mandatory, but preferred, at least two academic sources. In the reviews, the authors explain the organization of the study, structure their review following this organization, explain its contents and make evaluations. Reviewers should incorporate a positive or negative critical view. Reviews should preferably be of texts published during the past 2 years.

* Authors do not always submit their research as an article but as a note and vice versa. Editors may recommend the type of contribution received and help with its orientation and categorization.


The Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua publishes the authors' biodata (biography) within their contributions. This should contain academic and administrative information, academic interests, notable publications, and ORCID. The biodata extends to a maximum of 12 lines.

- An example of biodata: Sandra Bustamante is a linguist. She holds a master's degree in Linguistics from the Universidad de Lingüística del Perú. She is currently a PhD candidate in Linguistics. She teaches Language and Literature, Academic Writing, and Contemporary Theory. Her research interests focus on gender, citizenship, inclusive language. She is one of the authors of the book Escritoras y Papel (2018). ORCID: 0000-0002-9182-6071.



The Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua adheres to the APA Style Manual, 7th edition. The general rules of this edition can be found at the following recommended link: The APA Style Manual (7th edition) contains a complete list of style standards that should be considered when writing scientific articles. It provides a description of the different types of articles published in journals, ethical considerations and recommendations for the publication process ( Tables and figures should follow the APA format (7), be numbered and have a caption indicating the source of the table or figure. Images are submitted in JPG format in high resolution, over 1000px high and 300 DPI and are uploaded together with the manuscript.


Format for articles

  • Articles should have a minimum length of 15 pages and a maximum of 25 pages. A maximum length of 11,000 words is considered acceptable.

  • The type of font used should be Times New Roman 12-point font, one and a half spaced.

  • Articles should have a specific and concise title no longer than 12 words.

  • Articles should include the title in the original language and an English translation.

  • The author's academic affiliation should appear below the name. The author's institutional email address should also be included. Each author should be identified with only one membership.

  • An abstract, maximum twelve lines, five keywords, should be attached.

  • All titles and subtitles should be numbered. Preference will be given to empirical articles with the following structure: 1. Introduction, 2. Theory, 3. Method, 4. Results, 5. Discussion, 6. Findings.

  • References are presented in APA format; you can review this guide.

  • At the end of the article, you must attach a brief biographical note, no longer than five lines.

  • The author must send his/her ORCID identifier (in case he/she does not have one, he/she can create it here). In addition, should you have a Google Scholar profile and Scopus ID, please attach them.


Format for notes

  • Notes and critical comments have a maximum length of ten pages.

  • References are presented in APA format; you can review this guide).

  • At the end of the note, you must attach a brief biographical note, no longer than five lines.

  •  The author must send his/her ORCID identifier (if you do not have one, you can create it here). Also, should you have a Google Scholar profile and Scopus ID, please attach them.


Format of the Reviews

  • For reviews, the maximum length is four pages. The title of the review is made up of the complete data of the reviewed material (in the following order: Author. Title. Name of the editor, translator or compiler. Edition used. City: Publisher, year. Number of pages.).

  • The author's name should be indicated at the end of the review; the author's academic affiliation should be below the name.

  • If you include references, these are presented in APA format, you can review this guide.

  • At the end of the review, a brief biographical note, no longer than five lines, should be attached.

  • The author must send his/her ORCID identifier (if you do not have one, you can create it here). In addition, should you have a Google Scholar profile and Scopus ID, please attach them.


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