About the Journal

Aims and scope

SELIM. Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature publishes articles, shorter notes, and book reviews that contribute to the advancement of Medieval English Studies and Comparative Medieval Studies. 

Peer review process

Originals submitted for publication will be pre-screened by the Editors. Once the Editors have run anti-plagiarism checks on the submissions, these will be double-blind peer-reviewed by, at least, two experts in the field of the paper. You may expect a decision in about eight weeks’ time.

Plagiarism statement

SELIM makes use of the plagiarism-detection software Turnitin. The originals submitted should not have been sent to other journals or means of publication. SELIM assumes that all authors have the intellectual copyright to their originals, and that other authors quoted as “personal communication” consent to being cited. Similarly, authors are responsible for securing the rights to include any picture or illustration that appears in their contributions. 

Publication ethics policy

As the scholarly journal of the association SELIM, this journal ensures compliance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The COPE’s core practices are equally applicable to editors and publishers.

Authorship and contributorship

Authors/co-authors listed in any contribution must fulfil all of the following criteria: (a) substantial contribution to the conception of the work and/or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data; (b) drafting or critical revision of the intellectual content of the manuscript; (c) approval of the final version prior to its publication. Upon reception of the proofs, the authors agree to check the proofs carefully, correct any typographical errors, and authorise the publication of the corrected proofs. If there are others who have made other contributions to the research, they should be acknowledged in a separate section (not in the author list).

Conflicts of interest / competing interests

Any potential conflict of interest should be disclosed by the involved parties (editors, authors and reviewers). Reviewers must refrain from reviewing individual manuscripts for which there is a conflict of interest (e.g. contractual or personal relationships which can impact the actions taken).

Complaints and appeals

Any complaints and/or requests should be addressed to the journal's General Editor. In the eventuality that discrepancies may arise, both parties (authors and editors) will try to solve them by amicable settlement. The General Editor will follow the COPE’s guidance in handling allegations.

Journal’s options for post-publication discussions and corrections

Exceptionally, the journal may publish an erratum note accompanying the manuscript in which a major error has been detected. Under no circumstances will spelling mistakes be considered in post-publication discussions.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

The identification and/or reporting of research misconduct (including but not limited to cases of plagiarism, data fabrication/falsification or citation manipulation) will prompt an investigation by the Editors. If malpractice is confirmed, the manuscript will be withdrawn from the journal’s platform and the conditions under which this withdrawal has taken place will be publicly stated. 

Open Access policy and copyright terms 

SELIM. Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature is an Open Access Journal licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) their work published in SELIM, as long as appropriate credit is given to the author, journal (SELIM) and publisher (Ediuno), and the URL link to the original publication is provided. SELIM does not charge any fees to authors.  

The Publisher (Ediuno) holds the copyright of the work published in the journal, favouring and granting its reuse under the license mentioned above.

© Ediuno. Ediciones de la Universidad de Oviedo

Self-Archive of the post-print editorial version of the article is granted to authors in personal and/or institutional webpages; a link to the journal's OJS website and full citation must be provided. SELIM and its URL https://reunido.uniovi.es/index.php/SELIM are the sole authorized sources to correctly reference the editor's version in all article citations. 


Indexing and abstracting

As of April 2023, SELIM is listed in the following reference indexes: CARHUSPlus, DIALNET, DOAJ, DICE, Dulcinea, ERIHPlus, ÍnDICES/CSIC, Latindex, MIAR, MHRA, MLA, and RESH.

Journal history and publication periodicity

SELIM was founded in 1987 to foster and encourage the scientific and scholarly study of Mediaeval English language, literature and culture in all its aspects. In 1991 the first issue was published, under the lead of Patricia Shaw, and ever since then it has released an issue per year. Previous and present issues of the journal are freely available online as PDF files.  

 Past Editors of SELIM

Nº 1 – 9 (1991-1999):

Nº 10 – 12 (2000-2004):

Nº 13 – 17 (2005-2010):

Nº 18 – 20 (2011-2014):

Nº 21 – 26 (2016-2021):

Antonio Bravo & S. G. Fernández-Corugedo

Antonio Bravo & Mª José Mora

Trinidad Guzmán & S. G. Fernández-Corugedo

Mercedes Salvador & S. G. Fernández-Corugedo

Jorge Luis Bueno Alonso & Nuria Yáñez Bouza