Linguistics Applied

International Journal of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics


Details concerning

manuscript submission


1. Format, length, submission and layout


1.1. Format and length

- Format of submitted papers: doc., docx, or rtf;
- paper length: from c. 3,000 up to c. 6,000 words, font Times New Roman, 12 points, spacing 1,5, margins 2,5 cm on all sides;

- papers exceeding 6,000 words may be accepted but the threshold for acceptance will be higher

- pages of the manuscript must be numbered


1.2. Submission

- prospective authors are strongly advised to have their papers spell-checked and proofread by a native speaker before submission

- the galley proofs of papers will be sent to their authors for proofreading via email

- preferably, electronic versions should be sent via ONLINE FORM available in  the “Authors” tab, or, alternatively by Email to one of the addresses to be found in the CONTACT tab, and they should be accompanied by 2 hard copies (A4, typed on one side, pages numbered serially) sent to the

Department of English Studies (papers in English, Spanish, German, Italian) or to the Department of Stylistics and Linguistic Pragmatics (papers in Polish, Russian, French).


If there is a guest(s) editor, papers should be sent to the email address of the guest editor(s).



1.2. Layout

Sections and paragraphs in papers
-Sections should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper.
-Paper should start with an Introduction and should finish with a Conclusion.
1. Introduction
2. Conclusion
- Paragraph indentation – 1,25

2. References


References should conform to the following examples.

2.1. At the end of the paper


2.1.1. Book
Langacker, R. 1997.
Foundations of Cognitive Grammar. Stanford: Stanford University

Albertazzi, L. (ed.). 2002.
Unfolding Perceptual Continua. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Tyler, A. and V. Evans. 2003.
The Semantics of English Prepositions: spatial scenes,

embodied meaning and cognition. Cambridge: CUP.
Bloom, P., M. A. Peterson, L. Nadel and M. F. Garrett. (eds). 1996.
Language and Space.

Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.


2.1.2. Chapter in a book
Talmy, L. 1996. Fictive Motion in Language and “Ception”. In: P. Bloom, M. A. Peterson, L.
Nadel and M. F. Garrett. (eds).
Language and Space. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT

Press, 211-276.


2.1.3. Article in journal
Kreitzer, A. 1997. Multiple levels of schematization: a study in the conceptualization of space.

            Cognitive Linguistics 8/4, 291-325


2.1.4. Internet sources
Jones, H. M. 2003. Census 2001: Main statistics about Welsh. Welsh Language Board. Available at: Accessed 6 April 2006.
(IS 1) 2004 Welsh Language Use Survey: The Report. 2006. Available at: Accessed 12 May 2006.

The number in parenthesis is given by authors and it is a consecutive number of sources as they appear in the text.

2.2. In-text references


2.2.1. One author
Langacker (1987: 14) claims that…
According to Langacker (1987: 14), …
In line with the principles of the Lexical Approach (Lewis 1993)
Some scholars claim (Langacker 1987: 14, Talmy 2000: 56) that…

2.2.2. Two authors
Tyler and Evans (2003: 28) claim that…
According to Tyler and Evans (2003: 28), …
More than two authors:
Bloom et al. (1996) claim that…

2.2.3. Internet sources
If the author is unknown

Some scholars (IS 2) claim that...
If the author is stated

Some scholars (Jones 2003) claim that...

2.3. Footnotes, emphasis, quotations, examples

3.2.1. Footnotes and emphasis

Footnotes should confirm to the following requirements:

-Times New Roman, 10, single spacing

-footnotes should be used to provide further details rather than bibliographical details
- for emphasis use italics (NOT bold)

3.2.2. Quotations
Quotations should confirm to the following requirements:

- separate block, single spaced and indented left (1.25 cm), Times New Roman 10;
- short quotations (up to 2 lines): in the body of the text, italics, double quotation marks;
- Omitted fragments in quotations: [...].

3.2.3. Examples
Examples should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper, e.g.
(1)                   (a)

-         examples referred to in the text - (1a), (1b), (2)


3. Further information


3.1. Abstract, title, key words

-Please attach a short (c. 200-300 words) abstract of your article in English (regardless of the language of the paper).

- please add 3 key words (in English) to your paper

3.2. Author(s), manuscript, authorship and financial disclosure


3.2.1. Author(s) and manuscript

Please send the following information:

-Name of each author, affiliation with address, address for correspondence, Email address.

- If there are two or more authors each author should attach a short bio (100 words)
- Authors should submit manuscripts which:

(i)  present original research

(ii) have not been published already, are not in press, have not been submitted elsewhere,

      are not under consideration of publication elsewhere.

By submitting a manuscript Authors agree to add their papers to open access database of the journal (published on the journal website). 

3.2.2. Authorship

-It should be avoided at all cost to add an author if his/her contribution to the paper is very low or if s/he did not contribute in any way to the preparation of the submitted manuscript. This is a ghostauthorship practice and papers with ghost authors will not be accepted for publication.

-Papers should be written by their original authors, i.e. by persons who created the paper in terms of thesis development, research design, analysis of data and data description, etc. Papers written by a third party rather than by the author him/herself, as stated in the submitted paper, will not be accepted for publication as they will be treated as ghostwritingpractices. 

3.2.3. Financial disclosure

If a publication and/or research has been or will be (if accepted for publication) funded by an institution, association or other third party, it should be stated by the author (in a footnote on the first page of the paper). 



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