Submission guidelines for authors

Copyright: Authors are responsible for observing the laws of copyright when quoting or reproducing material.

Submissions should be made electronically as e-mail attachments at the following address: All submissions should be made electronically (in Word for Windows .docx files or compatible).

Manuscripts should be in either British or American English consistently throughout; if you are not a native speaker of English it is advisable to have your text checked by a native speaker before submission.



The preferred setting is 11 pt Times New Roman, single line spacing, page size 168 x 240 mm, margins = up, down 1,7 cm ; left, right 2,1 cm;


Emphasis and foreign words:

Use italics for foreign words, highlighting, and emphasis. Bold should be used only for highlighting within italics and for headings. Please refrain from the use of FULL CAPS (except for focal stress and abbreviations) and underlining (except for highlighting within examples, as an alternative for boldface).


Title: bold, capitals, centred, 16 pt, one lines pace above, one lines pace below

The title should be followed by the names of the authors (bold, italics, capitals, 11 pt), their affiliation (normal, on new line, 11 pt) and e-mail addresess (normal, on new line, 11 pt), and abstract and key words (normal, 9 pt, left indent, one space above)


The abstract should be:

accurate: ensure that the abstract objectively reflects the purpose and content of your paper.

self-contained: define abbreviations and unique terms, spell out names, and give reference to the context in which your paper should be viewed (i.e., it builds on your previous work, or responds to another publication

concise and specific: abstracts should not exceed 120 words. Be maximally informative, use the active voice, and include the 4 or 5 most important key words, findings, or implications.

key words: After the abstract, please provide a list of up to 10 key words, separated by commas, that indicate the most important topics, languages or language families, methods and/or frameworks used in the article.


Chapter headings

Chapters or articles should be reasonably divided into sections and, if necessary, into subsections. Please mark the hierarchy of subheadings as follows:

Heading A = bold, two lines space above and one line space below

Heading B = normal, one line space above and one line space below

Heading C = italics, one line space above, text on new line

Chapters should be numbered (e.g., Heading A = 1.; Heading B = 1.1.; Heading C = 1.1.1)


Text quotations

Text quotations in the main text should be given in double quotation marks. Quotations longer than 3 lines should have a blank line above and below and a left indent, without quotation marks, and with the appropriate reference to the source. For terms or expressions (e.g., “context of situation”) please use double quotes. For translations of cited forms use single quotes.


Tables and figures

All tables and figures (pictures, graphs etc.) should be labelled. The label for tables is placed above a table, the label for figures is placed above a figure.



Table 1 (bold): Description of the table (normal). 9pt, centred, one line space above and one line space below



Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3, etc.) in parentheses and indented. Every next level in the example (a), (b) gets one indent. If the glosses should be aligned in the final product, please also align them, with spaces or tabs, in the file and hard copy/PDF submitted for production.



Notes should be kept to a minimum. Note indicators in the text should appear at the end of sentences and follow punctuation marks.



It is essential that the references are formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines, as these cannot be formatted automatically.

References in the text: These should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Clahsen, 1991, p. 252) or: as in Brown et al. (1991, p. 252). All references in the text should appear in the references section.

References section: References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. The section should include all (and only!) references that are actually mentioned in the text.

Authors/contributors are encouraged to supply – with a reference, not instead of – the DOI if they happen to have that information readily available.




Selkirk, Elisabeth O. 1984. Phonology and Syntax: The Relation between Sound and Structure. MIT Press.


Chapter in book:

O’Brien, Sharon. 2011. Collaborative Translation. In Y.Gambier and L. van  Doorslaer (eds.),  Handbook of Translation Studies, Vol. 2, 17-20. John Benjamins.


Article (in journal):

Witczak-Plisiecka, Iwona 2020. A Few Remarks on Legal Translation and Intercultural Encounters. Research in Language, 18(3), 265-281.