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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Vestnik za tuje jezike is an interdisciplinary scientific and professional publication that publishes scientific and professional papers in the fields of linguistics, literature and  foreign language teaching methodology, reviews of relevant works and reports on significant events in these areas.

Papers can be written in Slovenian, English, French, Italian, German or Spanish. The authors are responsible for the proofreading of their papers.

The papers are to be sent to the editor by e-mail at, until 30th of June of each year. They can also be sent by regular mail to:

Meta Lah
Filozofska fakulteta
Oddelek za romanske jezike in književnosti
Aškerčeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana


The papers are blindly peer reviewed twice. The editor will inform the authors in the shortest possible time about any revisions that reviewers consider neccessary. The editor will not discuss with the authors the papers which are rejected by the reviewers.


The length of the article should not exceed 42,000 characters (with spaces, including the abstracts and bibliography). The paper should include a summary in English and Slovenian (250 words). If an article is written in a foreign language other than English, it may also contain a summary in that language or a summary in the language that is relevant to the subject discussed. The summaries are to be placed at the end of the article, after the bibliography. The order of the summaries is the following: Slovenian, English, summary in a foreign language (optional). Each of the summaries must be equipped with a title and five key words.

The reviews should not exceed 10, 000 characters. The reviewed publications  should not be older than 6 years. In addition to the author (or authors and editors), the review must cite the full address, year of publication, publisher, number of pages, ISBN and price of the reviewed publication.

Reports of events
The length of reports should not exceed 7,000 characters. We also welcome announcements of upcoming events.

Instructions for technical editing

Times new roman 12, 1,5 space.



The author should adapt the abbreviations (for example: ed. or ur.) and punctuation to the language of the article.


  • Monograph:

UNGERER, Friedrich/Hans-Jörg SCHMID (1996) An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. (Learning about Language) Harlow: Longman.


  • Collection:

WANNER, Leo (ed.) (2007) Selected Lexical and Grammatical Issues in the Meaning-Text Theory: In honour of Igor Mel’čuk. (Studies in Language Companion Series, 84). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


  • Monograph or a collection with multiple authors or editors:

RÖMER, Christine/Brigitte MATZKE (2003) Lexikologie des Deutschen. Eine Einführung. 2. Auflage. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag Tübingen.


  • Article in a magazine:

LANGACKER, Donald W. (1987) Nouns and verbs. Language 63, 53—94.


  • Article in a monograph or a collection:

BEZZANELLA, Carla (2000) Tense and Meaning. D. Marconi (ur.), Knowledge and Meaning – Topics in Analytic Philosophy. Vercelli: Mercurio, 1977—197.


  • Dictionary

Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, 1991.


SSKJ. Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije, 1991.


  • Online resource:

Urban Dictionary Online. 20. november 2009. 



Sources must be listed in the text itself, formatted as (Cruse 2002: 96) or, if the author’s name is mentioned in the sentence: … Cruse (2002: 96) …


Footnotes should be used to add to the main text, not to list or cite sources.

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