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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

General Guidelines:

1. Papers and abstracts should be written in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian and include five keywords.

2. Recommended length is 20.000-30.000 characters, including spaces.

3. Papers should be typed in Times New Roman (size 12) double-spaced, except for examples, quotations, references, footnotes and summary, which should be single spaced.

4. Short quotations (less than three lines) should be integrated into paragraph (in quotes), long quotations (more than three lines) must be indented, without quotation marks and single spaced, font size 10. Any modifications to a quote must be placed within square brackets.

5. Punctuation and spacing must adhere to the standard of the language in which the article is written.

6. Bibliography should be arranged into two sections: primary sources and references.

7. References should be incorporated into the main text in short form consisting of the surname of the author followed by the date of publication, and page number: (Kleiber 1992: 276).

8. In the bibliography, entries should be arranged alphabetically by surnames of authors. Multiple publications by the same author should be listed in chronological order.


Reference styles:

Book (authored or edited):

WERLEN, Iwar (2002) Sprachliche Relativität: Eine problemorientierte Einführung. Tübingen/Basel: A. Francke.

RAVELLI, Louise J./Robert A. ELLIS (eds) (2004) Analysing Academic Writing: contextualized frameworks. London: Continuum.

Translated work:

SAPIR, Edward (21969 [1960]) Il linguaggio. Transl. Paolo Valesio. Torino: Einaudi.


Article in journal:

KLEIBER, Georges (1992) “Article défini, unicité et pertinence.” Revue romane 27/1, 261–289.

Chapter or article in book:

PALTRIDGE, Brian (2004) “The exegesis as a genre: an ethnographic examination.” In: L. Ravelli/R. A. Ellis (eds), 84–103.

Electronic sources:

Le dictionnaire de la zone. 20 May 2010.


Formatting guidelines:

  1. The text should employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);
  2. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end;
  3. Where available, URLs for the references should been provided.



- on the website register and log-in as Author,
- open the User Home tab, choose New submission and follow the submitting process.

Submission of a manuscript:

Step 1: Select the appropriate section; Check off the submission checklist;

Step 2: Upload submission file;

Step 3: Enter Metadata (Author, Title and Abstract, Keywords, References, Supporting Agencies);

Step 4: Upload supplementary file in pdf;

Step 5: Finish submission.


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