Essay manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Lusophone Studies should not exceed 8000 words in length. They may be written either in English or Portuguese. All submissions must follow current MLA style (9th edition). All titles of works in Portuguese must be capitalized according to sentence-style.

Authors will receive acknowledgement of the receipt of their article. It will then be sent out for blind peer review. A decision regarding publication will be made in light of the reports submitted by reviewers. This process can take up to four months to complete. Reviewers often recommend alterations to improve the article; these will be forwarded to the author along with the recommendations of the Editorial Board. For a submission to be published, it must incorporate these recommended changes.