Mission and scope

Cadernos de Linguística (CadLin) is an open-access journal dedicated to the publication of articles accepted and presented at events organized and/or promoted by the Brazilian Linguistics Association - Abralin. It publishes peer-reviewed scholarly research in the core domains of linguistics. CadLin operates under a continuous publication model where articles are posted online as soon as they have completed the production process. 


The journal publishes one volume per year, subdivided into numbers that are published continuously. Each number brings together articles that were presented at an event organized by the Brazilian Linguistics Association.

Open Science

The Open Science movement proposes guidelines for collaborative, shared, and public scientific practice. In line with the Open Science guidelines, CadLin adopts an open access policy, encouraging the publication of preprints in a preprint server that supports public commenting, and the sharing of analysis data sets, instruments, statistical analysis scripts, scripts, and additional materials, in open repositories, such as Zenodofigshare and OSF. In addition, the evaluation process of Cadernos de Linguística is double-unblinded: the author(s) and the reviewers are not anonymous to each other. We believe that this transparent process helps to re-establish bonds of trust with the community and allows reviewers to be recognized and rewarded for the important work they do. The reviewers’ contribution is duly credited in the published article.

Ethics and Good Practices

CadLin Journal is committed to maintaining high ethical standards and good publication practices, and its editorial conduct is guided by the international principles of the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Therefore, editors, reviewers, and authors follow guidelines for their work in the journal before, during, and after the publication process of each issue. In general terms, the editors commit themselves: (1) to investigate any instance of plagiarism or self-plagiarism by means of antiplagiarism programs when a manuscript is submitted; (2) to choose referees who do not have a conflict of interest with the authors; (3) to make the decision about the submission, based on the referees’ evaluation, the focus, and scope of the journal, the originality of the manuscript, and the compliance of the text with the guidelines for authors. This decision is made based on the editors’ reading of the text after receiving the opinions of reviewers.

In relation to the reviewers, the members of the editorial team of the journal and ad hoc reviewers commit themselves to (1) respond to the request for an immediate opinion, accepting or denying it, in order to ensure the promptness of the entire evaluation process; (2) reject the evaluation if they perceive any conflict of interest in relation to the manuscript; and (3) notify the editors if they perceive the similarity between the manuscript and other published texts of which they are aware.

Finally, the authors already in the submission process declare that: (1) the contribution is original and unpublished, and does not involve plagiarism and/or self-plagiarism; (2) in case the manuscript uses images (books, internet, etc.), the authorization for the use of images was sent to the editors of CadLin Journal; (3) in the case of texts with more than one author, declare the role of each author in the production of an article, according to the CRediT taxonomy; (4) in case the work has had financial support, disclose the source(s); and (5) review the text based on the relevance of the comments made by reviewers; if it considers that any comment is not relevant, explain to the editors about its decision.

Peer Review Process

The texts submitted for publication in CadLin Journal are evaluated in two stages. The first stage, under the responsibility of the editors and/or the organizers of the thematic issues, consists of verifying that the text meets the norms of the journal and ABNT, at which time the texts may be disqualified. In the second stage, under the responsibility of consultants—members of the editorial team of the journal or ad hoc reviewers—the texts are evaluated by the double-unblinded system of peers regarding content and writing and may be rejected entirely, fully approved, or with exceptions (when they need to be revised to meet the requests of reviewers). The editorial board may refuse the publication of articles that do not meet the editorial standards. In the case of any research involving human beings or animals, the certification of prior approval of the ethics committee will be required, and therefore the protocol number must be mentioned in the text for it to be published. Texts approved by the editorial committee are then published with the express authorization of their authors, who are responsible for the respective legal responsibilities related to the information conveyed in them.

Reviewers are more than welcome to work with a colleague as co-reviewer. A co-reviewer is a researcher, ofter more junior in their career, or a technician who evaluates an article alongside a more senior (invited) reviewer. It is a valuable learning experience that we are pleased to support when used properly. The senior reviewer can only have one adequately competent co-reviewer. Besides, co-reviewing is an excellent way to mentor new reviewers. An invited reviewer can co-review a manuscript with a co-reviewer, as long as they tell the journal when they agree to review. The completed reviewer report form should be submitted to the journal, including the name and affiliation(s) of the co-reviewer within the ‘Comments to the Editor’ box of the form. We will then add their details to our database and send them an email to say thanks. The senior reviewer should be the primary point of contact for the review and is ultimately responsible for it. The senior reviewer and co-reviewer should agree on the phrasing of the review, and both reviewers must follow the same rules about competing interests.

Editorial Process Time

The time between the submission of a manuscript and the first response from a reviewer 3 weeks. The time between the submission and the publication of manuscripts varies widely and is related to several factors, including the number of rounds required for an editorial decision to be made. On average, the articles, once accepted, are published in two weeks.

Rejection Rate

The rejection rate for papers submitted to CadLin is 55%.

Research Culture

CadLin seeks to encourage and recognize responsible behaviors in research, and to promote a research culture that supports collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and openness. CadLin invests in research culture in a variety of ways.

CadLin's editorial process produces, as output, detailed feedback on the manuscript for the authors, including requests for revisions and suggestions for improvement. The detailed feedback is published as part of the paper, along with the author's response to the feedback.

We believe that this approach corroborates the scrutiny and curation of a peer-reviewed publication.

Privacy Policy

The names and addresses informed in this journal will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.

Open Access Policy

CadLin does not charge authors for publication. This journal offers immediate free access to its content, according to the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the general public promotes the worldwide democratization of knowledge.

Retraction Policy

CadLin supports and follows the principles and standards recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE - Publication Ethics Committee) - an international organization of reference in integrity and ethics in scientific publications. It declares that the editorial process, selection, and publication criteria follow the rules of conduct and ethics, in accordance with the COPE Code.

The editorial practice in the case of scientific misconduct (plagiarism, self-plagiarism, falsification or fabrication of data, misuse of references or citations, duplicity, authorship dispute, among others) follows the procedures, checklist, and guidelines of the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE. CadLin uses plagiarism and self-plagiarism tracking tools, and authors should be aware of the implications provided for in the legal provisions of the Brazilian Penal Code (Article 184) and the Copyright Law (Article 7, third paragraph of Law No. 9,610 , of February 19, 1998 – see Law No. 12,853, of 2013).

In the event of misconduct on the part of authors, editors, and reviewers, the article will be removed from the review process, and this journal may, at the decision of the editorial board, refuse to receive future submissions from the author(s). When the misconduct is committed by one or more of the editors, they will be removed from their duties in the journal. And if the misconduct is practiced by an ad hoc referee, he/she will not make new contributions to the journal, and his/her role as an evaluator will be deactivated.

CadLin assumes responsibility for publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions, errata, expressions of concern, partial retractions, removal, withdrawal of the published article, among other clarifications that may be necessary. Therefore, if misconduct is identified after the publication of an article, it may need to be updated with additional data, with corrections, with errata, with retractions, or with its complete withdrawal.

If misconduct is detected, depending on the type and severity of the case, perpetrators may suffer one or more of the following penalties:

  1. Be formally clarified about any misunderstandings that have resulted in misconduct.
  2. Be mentioned in a formal notice or magazine editorial detailing the misconduct.
  3. Have the case formally reported to the perpetrator's misconduct supervisor or funding agency.
  4. Be prevented from submitting new manuscripts to the journal.
  5. Have the case formally reported to a professional organization or higher authority for further investigation and action.

For cases and situations not foreseen and announced on this site, CadLin assumes the guidelines and recommendations of COPE. All measures will be taken based on the guidelines of this International Ethics Committee.


The copyright of articles published in Cadernos de Linguística belongs to their authors.

Creative Commons License

CadLin Journal follows the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).


CadLin is currently indexed at Biblat, Citefactor, CIRC, CLASE, Diadorim, JournalTOCs, Latindex, LatinREV, Livre, MLAQOAMSciteSumários, TOP Factor and WorldCat.


This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a file system distributed among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration.