What is the main reason you would recommend that other graduate students submit manuscripts to SPR?

I would recommend it because SPR is a part of the important institution AATSP, and it being a graduate journal encourages graduate students to try to publish what they have been working on for class or for their own research.” – Erik Garabaya Casado, University of Utah / Universidad de Oviedo

“I really think all graduate students should have the experience of publishing in a supportive journal like SPR before going out into the world.” – Larissa Goulart, Northern Arizona University

“It is a great opportunity to publish, gain confidence and learn how an academic journal works.” – Ignacio D. Arellano Torres, The University of Louisiana at Monroe

Smooth process and good feedback.” – author Spanish and Portuguese Review Volume 7

What stood out to you about working with SPR?

The professionalism involved in the process, and the commitment to publish the issue timely.” – Omar Osorio-Amoretti, University of Connecticut

The patience of editors, and how respectful they wereI believe it is a great initiative.” – Juan Miranda, University of California, Davis

“It was smooth, easy and informative…It is an excellent learning experience for any graduate student who is publishing for the first time.” – Angelica Amezcua, Arizona State University

I found the feedback from reviewers and editors helpful for developing my writing and argument, and I was glad the process went so smoothly…The process was easy, collaborative, and helpful.” – Allison Braden, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The editorial comments were helpful in crafting a better paper.” – Sean Hill, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University

Rethinking the submitted article.” – author Spanish and Portuguese Review Volume 7

I think that the feedback I received from the reviewers was very helpful to improve my paper, and I also appreciate the time that the editors spent formatting my paper for publication.” – Erik Garabaya Casado, University of Utah / Universidad de Oviedo

What part of the submission process did you find to be most helpful?

The comments on the manuscript.” – Omar Osorio-Amoretti, University of Connecticut

It was helpful that every time I sent an email with questions I received a prompt response.” – Erik Garabaya Casado, University of Utah / Universidad de Oviedo

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I would recommend SPR due to their willingness to work with graduate students, and their ability to keep me on track with due dates, along with their attention to detail. I was very grateful for the level of communication. Whenever I had a question or concern, I was met with a response very quickly, which made me feel confident that my work was in good hands!” – Morgan L. Schneider, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Dear Spanish and Portuguese Review Published Authors,

Thank you for providing us the opportunity to read your manuscript, work with you during the rigorous revising process, and proudly publish your piece in our annual graduate student journal. 

If you have previously published with SPR, we would love to hear your feedback on what your experience was like working with our editing and peer reviewing team at SPR. 

Would you please take 10 minutes to fill out this questionnaire and share your thoughts with us? Please think about your experience from the time of initial contact, through the editing phase, to publishing.

We would like to be able to share your review of SPR and our processes with future graduate students as they embark on the journey of academic publishing. Your testimonials may be shared in marketing collateral online, on social media, our website, and in emails. You may choose to have your testimonials shared anonymously. 

Thank you for taking the time. Your dedication to quality research and journalism, and contributing to the scholarship of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian languages and cultures is the reason we are here for you and our graduate student community.

Please reach out if you have any questions spr@aatsp.org

Thank you!