Focus and scope

Cadernos de Linguística (CadLin) is an online scientific journal exclusively dedicated to the publication of articles accepted and presented at events of the Brazilian Linguistics Association. The journal does not accept submissions unrelated to Abralin events.


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 public platforms, such as Preprints, Scielo, and Psyarxiv, 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.

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%.

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.


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

Creative Commons License

CadLin Journal follows the International Noncommercial-ShareAlike Attribution 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


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