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Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Contributors

  • Contributions should be submitted by the system. Please, register as an author in the system to able to upload your contribution.
  • Contributions should include the titlename and affiliation of the author and the article itself (title, text, notes and references) and a brief biographical note about the author (50 words)
  • The length of contributions should be 9-16 standard pages (4000-7000 words) including references and notes
  • All tables, graphs and pictures should be in MS Word format
  • Copyright matters are the responsibility of the authors
  • Contributions should be written in Standard English

Style sheet: 

Please follow the recommendations below:

  • the contributions should use Times New Roman font family, font size 12, 1.5 line height
  • the title should be in bold capitals
  • section headings should be in bold and numbered
  • avoid using notes, if necessary, use end-of-text notes rather than footnotes
  • use double quotes, single quotes are to be used only when enclosed in double quotes and for linguistic definitions
  • use only one space between words and after punctuation marks
  • paragraphs should be indented, do not leave a blank line between paragraphs
  • spell out numbers one - twelve and all numbers in sentence-initial position
  • use italics for examples, published book titles, periodicals and foreign words and phrases not in common use; use quotes for articles, essays and parts of text (e.g. headings of chapters)

Please do NOT:

  • use varying styles in the MS Word document. Restrict the use of different font sizes and line heights to the minimum
  • use line breaks at the ends of lines
  • use the spacebar for aligning paragraphs and text positioning. Use the tabulator instead
  • include anything in the header section

Referencing

In-text citation

Simpson (1985: 317)

Books

Simpson, P. (2004) Stylistics. London and New York: Routledge.

Journal articles

Widdowson, H. (2000) 'On the limitations of linguistics applied.' Applied Linguistics 21/1, 3-25.

Article from a Collection

Thorhe, J. (1989) 'What is a poem?' In: Van Peer, W. (ed.) The Taming of the Text. London and New York: Routledge. 280-91.

Article in an Internet database

Hovy, E. H. (1995) 'The Multifunctionality of Discourse Markers.' In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Discourse Markers. Egmond-aan-Zee, The Netherlands, Jan 1995. Online document. 11 July 2005 .

 

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.

  1. Is the file submitted as an MS Word file (.doc)?
  2.  
    Does the contribution include the titlename and affiliation of the author and the article itself (title, text, notes and references) and a brief biographical note about the author (50 words)?
  3.  
    Is the length of your contribution  9-16 standard pages (4000-7000 words) including references and notes?


  4. Are all tables, graphs and pictures in MS Word file format?

  5. Are all copyright matters cleared?

  6. Is the contribution written in Standard English?
 

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.