Author Guidelines

Editorial fees

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega does not charge any fee for processing, editing or publishing an article. The process is completely free and, from issue 18, contents are provided in open access.

Submitting a contribution

  • Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega only accepts original and unpublished contributions. Submitting a contribution does not guarantee its publication. Authors will receive an electronic communication stating if the article has been accepted or if it needs any modifications to be published.
  • The deadline is March, 1 (any delay must be duly justified) and the frequency of publication is yearly.
  • The submission file must be in an editable format, such as LibreOffice, Word or RTF.
  • The journal’s language of publication is Galician. However, contributions written in any other language may be accepted. When a contribution has obtained a positive review and has been accepted, Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega will provide a translation service into Galician, which will be free of charge.
  • The maximum length of an article (section “Estudos/Studies”) is 3950 words (15 pages), approximately. The minimum extension is 1830 (8 pages). The lenght of a review is from 750 words (3 pages) to 1370 (5 pages). The extension of compilations (“Recadádivas”) should be similar to that of an article. However, depending on the type of the compiled material, some exceptions can be made.


The journal’s style guidelines has been compiled in the following downloadble document: Stylesheet_CFG.pdf.

Apart from following the journal’s guidelines, if you wish to submit an article that belongs to the “ESTUDOS/PAPERS” section, it is highly recommended that you use our template. PLEASE, DOWNLOAD IT HERE:: 00_CFG_Modelo-Template.docx

Reviewing process

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega applies a double-blind peer review process to all the contributions in which the reviewers do not belong to our editorial board. As stated before, the deadline is March, 1 (any delay must be duly justified). Articles submitted before the deadline that meet the minimum criteria to be published will be anonymized and sent to two reviewers that are expert in the field who must issue a report on:

  • the coherence between the contribution and the research interests of CFG;
  • the compliance of the contribution with the quality criteria of the journal;
  • the contribution’s originality, relevance, pertinence of the methodology and the conclusions, presentation of the data, and bibliography;
  • the pertinence of publishing the contribution (as it is, or modified) or rejecting it.

A contribution will be published if the two reports are positive. If just one of the reviews suggests its publication, then the contribution will be sent to a third reviewer, whose assessment will be considered irrevocable. If the reports recommend the publication only if it is modified, authors must undertake the suggested changes within ten (10) days, if possible. Also, if authors wish to make an statement against the suggested modifications, the same time limit applies. Once the modified contribution has been received, the Editorial Board will agree on its publication or its final rejection. Editors may make slight amendments to the submited contributions with the sole purpose of correcting typographical or linguistic errors.

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega was a paper-based journal until issue 17 (2015) ―six months after the publication of the hard copy, a PDF version was made available for free at our website―. Since issue 18, the journal is only published online and the PDFs are available for free at (official website of Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades, Santiago de Compostela). Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega is included in bibliographical databases and repositories from all around the world that contain links to this journal, as specified in the journal’s credits, as well as in the “Impact and Visibility” section of this website.

Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega operates under a license CC-BY-NC-ND, which allows third parties to share the work, provided that its authors and its original publication are indicated. However, the content of the publication may not be used for commercial purposes and cannot be altered, transformed, or built upon. Futhermore, six (6) months after the publication of the issue, authors can reuse their work for non-commercial purposes. This means that, as soon as the article is published, authors are encouraged to disseminate it through non-commercial media (i.e.: institutional repositories, personal websites, social networks, platforms such as ResearchGate,, etc.). Also, six months after the publication, authors are authorized to translate and/or publish their contribution in other media (journals, books, etc.), provided that they are non-commercial, and the original publication is clearly cited. If authors intend to make an unauthorized use, they should contact the editorial board to discuss the matter.