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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.

  • 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. Recommended length of articles: 8,000-12,000 words.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in "About the Journal".
  • The submission has been proofread by a native speaker of English (if written by an author/authors who is/are not native speakers of this language).

Author Guidelines

We invite articles of 6,000-12,000 words (excluding notes, references, examples and their translations) on topics relevant to the journal (as described in the "About the Journal" section). Initial submissions should follow the journal’s "Submission Preparation Checklist".  Papers should be appropriately structured into clearly identified and labelled sections, with an Introduction outlining the general argument, a main part illustrating this argument (which may be distributed over several labelled sections) and a conclusion. They must be preceded by an abstract and followed by an alphabetical list of references. References should be indicated in the main text by author-year references. Footnotes are reserved for important background information that cannot be easily integrated into the flow of the main text, and should be kept to a minimum.

The sections of the main part may contain at most two levels of subsections each. Numbering of sections and subsections should follow the following schema:

1. Introduction

2. Main section

2.1 Subsection one

2.1.1 Sub-subsection one

2.1.2 Sub-subsection two

2.2 Subsection two

3. Conclusion


Papers should be written in a clear and succinct style. Technical terms may be used as long as they are either clearly defined in the text or belong to the theory transcending stock of fundamental technical terms in literary theory or linguistics. However, authors are asked to keep in mind the interdisciplinary nature of the readership of this journal and adjust their use of technical terminology accordingly.

After an article has been accepted, authors will be sent a template to be used for the preparation of the final manuscript.

If you wish to propose a Special Issue, please contact the editors directly for guidelines and a proposal form.

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