Instructions for reviewers


The sending of originals for publication in Philologia Hispalensis is managed through the Open Journal Systems (OJS) system from the number 2016. In order to receive evaluation proposals, our editing team will register you as a reviewer and will provide you with a username and password that will allow you to access the system. You will receive them in an email under the subject “[PH] Journal Registration”.

Once registered as a reviewer, you must follow the steps explained below to perform your evaluation or decline to work on it. It is important that you inform us if you are unavailable to evaluate an article so that we can proceed to assign it to another reviewer.


  1. When you are assigned an evaluation proposal, you will receive an email under the subject: “[PH] Request to Review an Article”. It will provide you with the summary of the article, the deadline for the evaluation and a link through which you can accept or reject the proposed review.
  2. Log in with your registered username through the abovementioned link:
    <>. You can enter your username and password in the right column or in the “Start > Log In” route.
  3. In the “Active Submissions” screen (Start > User > Reviewer > Active Submissions), click on the title of the article whose revision you want to accept or reject.
  4. Another way to access your active submissions is the “Personal Area > My Journals > Philologia Hispalensis” route, which may be useful if you are registered in several OJS journals.
  5. Then, once you have clicked on the title of the article, on the “#[article reference no.] Revision” screen, you will again find the data of the “Submission to Review” and the dates of the “Review Programme”. To accept or reject the assignment of the evaluation, go to the first step of the “Review Steps” section.

  6. If you press the option “I cannot do the review”, you will access an email submission form. You only have to click on “send” so that we are aware that you will not be responsible for the evaluation and we can assign it to another reviewer.
  7. If you click on the “I can do the review” option, you will access an email submission form. You only have to click on “send” so that we are aware that you will be responsible for the evaluation. You will then return to the “Review Steps” section.



  1. The second point of the “Review Steps” is a reminder that you should consult the brief standards that appear at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the third point of the “Review Steps”, you will find the files you need to download in order to carry out the review, normally a document in pdf format with the manuscript submitted by the author.
  3. In the fourth point you can access the “Review Form”. Fill in all the fields that appear in it and finally click on “Save”. The concept “date of submission to the evaluator” refers to the date on which the reviewer receives the request from the editor. We remind you that this is indicated in the “Review Programme” section of the screen “#[article reference number] Review”. In the “date of delivery of the evaluation report” field, indicate the submission date of your evaluation. Please remember that you have a maximum of six weeks. The deadline is also indicated in the “Review Programme”, and you will receive a reminder when it is approaching. You can contact if you need any other clarification regarding any of the form data.
  4. In the fifth point you have the option of attaching files for the author or for the editors in case you consider it appropriate.
  5. Finally, communicate the result of your evaluation in section 6 “Select a Recommendation”. The “Select an Option” drop-down menu will only be active once you have submitted the evaluation form. Ignore the options “resubmit for review” and “resubmit to another site” and select one of the three remaining options: accept submission/publishable with amendments/reject submission.
  6. Click on “send the review to the editor” to finish the process.