About the Journal

Focus and Scope

CLINA is a Translation Studies journal that addresses the growing need for dissemination platforms to showcase recent advances in Translation, Interpreting and neighboring disciplines. It also seeks to promote the growing body of research currently being produced along these avenues of inquiry. Under the auspices of the Department of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Salamanca, one of the earliest champions of the discipline in Spain since 1992, this broad-based, cross-disciplinary journal clearly focuses on the field of Translation Studies. Understood as the theoretical and practical study of a set of activities which results from one text referring to another in an attempt to reactivate or reconstruct within a new linguistic, cultural and ideological context the communicative acts encoded in the first text, Translation Studies is a distinct, widely-recognized discipline that is becoming increasingly prominent in an ever more globalized world. Because human communication is the essence of every human activity, and because the re-contextualization of this communication in other languages and cultural contexts is an undeniable feature of the world we inhabit, the journal’s focal point is wide-ranging and all-inclusive. The contributions on these pages examine translation and interpreting as processes and products, and they also include studies on interlinguistic and intercultural communication.


The journal’s name, CLINA, alludes to the complex and interconnected nature of translatorial and communicative phenomena. In a number of fields such as biology, economics, genetics, linguistics, mathematics and meteorology, a cline is a space of transition, a gradient that traces a path from one space to another while establishing intermediate models, forms, types and norms at significant waypoints of development. The variation and the difference between words said and how those words are reproduced, between an original text and a translation, between truth and how truth is represented, between oneself and the other are all characteristics of translation, interpreting and fields akin to ours. This is the spirit behind the journal CLINA, which with this issue takes its first step forward.

Peer Review Process

All contributions presented will be analyzed by external raters according to strict criteria of scientific quality. It is the job of the Editorial Board to emit the final decision based on the reports of the reviewers.

Frequency of pubication

Clina publishes two issue per year (June and December). It is a bi-annual publication.

Open Access Policy

This Journal offers open access to its content, based on the principle of offer the public free access to research results and helping greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a file storage system distributed among the participating libraries and allows the creation of permanent archives in the Journal with a view to conservation and restoration.

No Charges for Levied Processing Contributions or for Publication in Open Access Format (APC)

The Journal does not levy charges for processing of articles, nor for editing them or publishing them in open access format [article processing charges (APCs)]

Sections of the Journal

The Journal Clina is divided into several sections:

  • Editorial.
  • Articles: these allow readers to further explore the main theme addressed in the Journal.
    In the case of articles sent for publication in a monographic issue, these contributions must be in line with a given topic, chosen by the Editorial Secretariat of the Journal.
  • Reviews.

Commitment to Research Submitted by New Authors and Authors from Developing Countries

The Journal Clina supports the research carried out by authors or research teams from developing countries, especially from Latin-America, whose texts are presented in scientific language, preferably in English or Spanish.

We are also committed to new authors from all over the world who wish to send articles written in these languages.

Permission to Self-Archive and Digital Preservation

Authors are authorized to publish on the internet (for example, in institutional repositories or personal web sites) after publication (in no case prior to the review, layout or even in the phase of proof-reading); in the event of embargo, immediately after this has expired. It is also permitted in cases in which the costs of APCs (article processing charges) have been paid to the Editorial Board. These measures are designed to foster the reading and citation of contributions and to achieve greater and faster dissemination of the work published (see The Effect of Open Access)

The Journal can be accessed from the two main repositories of the University of Salamanca:

This Journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among the participating libraries, allowing them to create permanent archives of the Journal with a view to preservation and restoration.

Identifiers of Author/s and Contributions Submitted

The Journal Clina requires authors to be registered in ORCID in order to standardize the citation of its publications.

Dissemination in Databases

The Journal is committed to the provision of XML metadata or in other specific formats, immediately after publication in «eUSAL Revistas» and before three months have elapsed in order to foster diffusion in databases (Proquest, Ebsco, Elsevier, DOAJ, CrossRef/DOI).

Download Statistics

The authors whose articles have been published since October 2020, can see the download statistics in the article file. Those prior to that date will have to be requested from the Editorial Office..

Golden Roads to Open Access

Salamanca University Press, will implement Golden Roads to Open Access as of 2015, and it will be possible to access complete texts in PDF format of the Clina journal meeting the provisions of Enactment 14/2011, 1st June, concerning Science, Technology and Innovation.


Contributions must be original, unpublished and should not have been submitted to «translation, interpreting and intercultural communication»

  • IBIC SUBJECTS: CFP: Traducción e interpretación
  • BIC SUBJECTS: CFP: Translation & interpretation
  • BISAC SUBJECTS: LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting

Language, Identification of Text Authorship


Contributions will be published in English or Spanish.


The texts must always be identified with the following data:

  • English: Title, Abstract and Key Words (+intro).
  • Spanish: Título, resumen y palabras clave (separated by semicolons)


The authors must specify their affiliation:

  1. Name: Lower case
  2. Second name: Lower case
  3. Surname(s): Lower case
  4. E-mail address: institutional but neither G-mail (generic) nor similar, etc.
  5. ORCID: previously registered in ORCID
  6. The institution: University or Research Institute
  7. Country
  8. Full postal address.

Ethics and Accountability of the Journal

Upon submitting their originals to the Journal, authors must commit to accepting the usual procedures in the scientific community; only originals that have not been published previously and that are not undergoing review by other journals can be accepted. Thus, the originals sent to the Journal will cannot be sent to other journals while they are still undergoing review by our Journal.

Authors must respect international norms concerning authors’ rights to the text, graphics and other materials included in their contributions submitted to the Journal for publication. In turn, the editors, the editorial board and the reviewers of the journal will ensure the integrity of the research is maintained, which in the first instance is the responsibility of the authors, reminding them of the use of software «Turnitin Ephorus» https://moodle2.usal.es/mod/page/view.php?id=260582. Accordingly, authors are requested not to engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism


  • The Editorial Board will not be responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed by authors in articles published in the Journal.
  • Once an article has been accepted for publication, it is assumed that all the authors have agreed to its diffusion, the right to reproduction in any format belonging to CLINA Journal.
  • Once the article has been published, the author will receive a separatum in PDF format from the Journal in which it has been published.


This Journal adheres to the principle of transparency and good practices set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Concerning © and CC BY-NC-ND Rights

Authors publishing in CLINA Journal must agree to accept the following conditions:

The authors conserve the copyright © and cede the publication rights to Salamanca University Press, under the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows third parties the possibility of distributing and exhibiting the article as long as they cite the authorship, it publication in the CLINA Journal, the specific issue, and the pages on which the information appears. Derived works for commercial purposes not authorized by the editorial Board are not permitted.

Authors may engage in other independent and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive diffusion of the version of their article published in CLINA Journal as long as:

  • It is clearly indicated that the work was published in the CLINA Journal, together with the specific issues and the pages on which the information quoted appears.

The information of the Journal will be transmitted to Sherpa / RomeoDulcinea, etc.



CLINA supports the "Declaration of San Francisco on evaluation of research" - DORA.

Information on the specific contribution of each of the authors to the published articles

The order of signatures/affiliation in the article should reflect the effort and contribution.

Registration funder of articles published

The funding agency(ies) external to University must be indicated, indicating the reference(s) of the project(s) in the framework of which the research that has given rise to the publication of the article has been carried out. This information should be referenced by the authors in the acknowledgements in the article. The corresponding author in charge of submitting the article to «eUSAL Revistas» must include this metadata at the time of the submit in the corresponding section.

Good editorial practices in gender equality

Good practice in gender equality requires that:

  • Articles should include, as far as possible, the use of inclusive language;
  • Authors should include full names (not just first initials), at least in the metadata;
  • Being aware of the protection of personal data, the journal would appreciate information on the sex of the signatory(s) in the metadata, in order to enable the identification of possible gender differences;

Interoperability protocols

The OAI-PMH protocol is used with the route <httpsrevistas.usal.es/uno/index.php/clina/oai>