About the Journal

Estudios de Fonética Experimental (Journal of Experimental Phonetics) is the double-blind peer-reviewed annual scientific journal of the Phonetics Laboratory of the University of Barcelona. It has been published since 1984. The readership of the journal includes phoneticians, laboratory phonologists and, in general, scholars interested in speech sounds.

Aims and scope

Estudios de Fonética Experimental (short title: EFE) publishes original research articles related to any branch of experimental phonetics (for example, articulatory, acoustic, perceptual, applied) and of laboratory phonology. It also publishes papers about theoretical aspects of phonetics, and reviews of books on phonetics and laboratory phonology.

Articles may be published in English, French, Spanish and Italian, as well as in Catalan and Galician.

Copyright and Licensing

All articles published online by Estudios de Fonética Experimental are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ES) License, unless otherwise noted. Estudios de Fonética Experimental is an open access journal. Estudios de Fonética Experimental is hosted by RACO (Revistes Catalanes amb accés obert) powered by Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. The copyright is not transferred to the journal: authors hold the copyright and publishing rights without restrictions. The author is free to use and distribute pre and post-prints versions of his/her article as well as published versions. However, preprint versions are regarded as a work-in-progress version used as internal communication with the authors, and we prefer you to share the published version of your paper.


All articles ara available in Open Access without APC. Nor authors nor readers are required to pay any kind fee.

Peer-review policy

Estudios de Fonética Experimental employs an external double-blind reviewing, which means that the referees and the authors remain anonymous throughout the process. All manuscripts submitted to the sections Articles and Miscellaneous are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined at the submissions section. Book reviews are usually not subject to peer review. They are, however, reviewed by an in-house Editor.

The peer-review process is explained in more detail at the submissions page.

Open Data Policy

Authors submitting an article to Estudios de Fonética Experimental are encouraged to deposit research data and code in a relevant data repository (e.g. in the Open Science Framework or the Banco de Datos Específico de Ciencias Sociales (ARCES, FeCyT)) and cite and link to the data in their article. However, we are aware that in many occasions, recordings cannot be published online; this is specially true in the case of clinical data. If due to your kind of work or your funding entity policies you cannot make your research available, we encourage you to include a statement in the article explaining why the data cannot be shared.

Publishing schedule

The complete yearly issue is published in December. Nevertheless, articles are available as online as soon as they have been accepted and copyedited, i.e. we follow a Continuous Article Publication (CAP).

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct of Estudios de Fonética Experimental follows the COPE Core Practices and the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona. Detailed instructions for authors, reviewers and editors are detailed below. Any issue that is not deal with in the following sections will be solved according to the COPE Core Practicesand the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona.

Duties of Authors

Authors should declare explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest that may have influenced the results obtained or the interpretations proposed. They must also indicate the sources of funding received for their research (if any) in an explicit way in the article (the template for authors contains an example of how this can be done).

The authors of the manuscripts guarantee that their work is original and that the manuscripts neither contain extracts from other authors nor contain other fragments from written works that were previously published by the same authors. Furthermore, the authors confirm the veracity of the data, namely that the empirical data have not been altered to verify hypotheses.

The authors guarantee that the list of authors includes the names of all those individuals who have made a scientifically significant contribution to the work, to the interpretation of the results and the actual writing of the article.

If the authors have gathered data about human voices and/or other personal data, they should include in a separate section or in a footnote a declaration about informed consent. The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send it if requested during the peer review or after publication.

Authors should notify the journal editors of any errors in their published articles so that the appropriate corrections can be made. When needed, the journal will publish a correction note containing corrections, clarifications, retractions or apologies.

Duties of Reviewers

The reviewers are committed to performing a critical, honest, constructive, and unbiased review of the scientific quality of the manuscript.

Reviewers should not evaluate articles for which they may have a conflict of interest.

Each manuscript assigned to a reviewer must be considered as confidential. Therefore, these texts should not be discussed with other people. Any information obtained during the peer-review process must be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes.

Duties of Editors

The editors ensure the selection of the most qualified reviewers for each manuscript, with the least possible level of bias.

The editors ensure that the decision to publish an article or not is not dependent on the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, country of origin, citizenship, political opinions or any other personal circumstance.

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

In case that there are co-authors, the editors will guarantee that the consent of all the authors is obtained before the article is published.

The editors undertake not to disclose information regarding the articles submitted for publication to other people other than the author, the reviewers and other editors. The editors are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscripts, their authors and their reviewers, in such a way that anonymity preserves the intellectual integrity of the whole process.

Editors should detect and avoid all possible conflicts of interest. Editors are required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer-review process if a competing interest exists. An editor cannot supervise the editorial process of an article or an author which he/she has colliding conflicts of interest. If a conflict of interest is detected, journal editors follow the COPE Core Practices,the Declaration of publishing ethics and best practices for scientific journals published by the University of Barcelona, and similar resolved cases about conflicts of interest.