About the Journal

Focus and Scope

ABRIU is a journal edited by Galician and Portuguese Studies (University of Barcelona) and the José Saramago Chair (Autonomous University of Barcelona). Its goal is to offer the academic community a space for debating textuality (literature, films, scenic arts, music, culture, history...) in the frame of Brazilian, Galician and Portuguese studies with a plural methodological approach. Each issue consists of a Monograph, along with miscellaneous articles, an Open Space and editorial book reviews. It is recognized by the University of Barcelona and it is published simultaneously in print and electronically with free access (http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/Abriu).


Peer Review Process

The journal ABRIU allows admissions — original texts only — for the following sections: Monograph, Miscellany, Open Space and Reviews. All texts for Monograph and Miscellany are submitted to at least two external double-blind peer reviews, which are confidential and anonymous, and based on methodology and style. The Editorial Board evaluates the reviews received and sends them to the authors together with the provisional decision on possible publication and instructions and/or changes that should be made (corrections, responses) and a definitive decision on its publication in a maximum of 6 months.
The Editorial Board entrusts the edition of the Monograph section to specialists.


Publication Frequency

ABRIU is an annual scientific journal. Release date: October (issues number 6 to 8: third trimester).


Open Access Policy

ABRIU provides free access to the full texts of all its contents immediately upon publication.

Once published, authors can post a copy of their articles in his/their websites and in an Institutional or subject repository providing acknowledgment is given to the original source.

In addition, the journal can be purchased on the web as an e-Book. Please, see the Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona's website.


Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices

ABRIU subscribe the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona.

The University of Barcelona promotes the open access publication of digital journals and endeavours to guarantee quality and conscientiousness in the transfer of scientific knowledge. The University is committed to ensuring that the articles it publishes and the publishing process itself observe the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It is therefore essential that all of the stakeholders in this process—journal editors,reviewers, technical editors and authors—know and act according to the Code.

  • Journal editors should:

- ensure that the decision to publish is not dependent on the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, country of origin, citizenship or political persuasion;

- publish regular updates on the responsibilities of authors, submission requirements, the arbitration system used to select the articles and the evaluation criteria to be applied by reviewers;

publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed and not make use of any article received for UB-specific research assignments without the author’s consent;

- guarantee confidentiality during the review process, meaning (a) the anonymity of reviewers and authors and the confidentiality of the content of the articles, the reports submitted by reviewers and any other type of correspondence with or between the editorial, consultant and scientific committees and (b) confidentiality in the correspondence between the author and the journal committees or reviewers when the author wishes to clarify, change or complain about some aspect of the article;

- make certain that the integrity of articles already published is respected;

- act swiftly to eliminate from the journal or refuse to publish any article that has been found to plagiarise information from other sources.

  • Authors should

- understand that they are responsible for all submitted content;

- notify the journal editors of any errors in their published articles so that the appropriate corrections can be made;.

- guarantee that the article and associated materials are original and do not infringe on the rights of third-party authors and, when there are co-authors, guarantee that the consent of all the authors is obtained before the article goesto press.

  • Reviewers and technical editors should

- apply revisions that are objective, informed, critical, constructive and unbiased, where acceptance or rejection is based only on the work’s relevance, originality, interest to the public in question and compliance with the style and content regulations in the evaluation criteria;

- meet deadlines when this is possible and promptly inform the journal editor when it is not;

- avoid sharing, spreading or reproducing any information from articles still under review without permission from the corresponding journal editors or authors.


Declaration of good practices in gender equality

ABRIU promotes good practices for gender equality and therefore encourages the inclusion of the category "gender" in research and the use of inclusive language. Likewise, we encourage authors to include information as to whether the original data of the research takes gender into account, in order to allow for the identification of possible differences.


Journal History

ABRIU is a journal created by Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos (Galician and Portuguese Studies), University of Barcelona, in 2012. Issues numbers 7-10 were co-published with the José Saramago Chair, Autonomous University of Barcelona. 

ABRIU has been directly by: Helena González Fernández (2012-2019); María Xesús Lama López and Jordi Cerdà Subirachs (2020-2021).

Past editorial Board Members: Sabela Labraña (2012-2013); María Dolores Villanueva Gesteira (2014-2019); Eva García (copyeditor, 2015-2018).