Tinta Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Founded in 1981 and under the name of Tinta: Research Journal of Hispanic and Lusophone Studies, this publication has already a long tradition in spite of the intermitent volumes over the years. In 2019, Alba Constenla (Class of '20) and Pedro Craveiro (Class of '21) worked on the journal’s revitalization, trying to make it more appealing and adapting it to a digital format. 

The journal is dedicated to the publication of unique research on various fields of academia including literary criticism, language, translation, comparative literature and interdisciplinary studies. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to Tinta. Manuscripts must be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, or English. We also publish reviews, and original literary translations both from and into those languages. The journal can also publish texts from conferences and oral communications previously presented in an academic setting.

If you are interested in contributing to Tinta as an author, guest editor or reviewer, please send your CV or article to spanport-tinta@ucsb.edu.