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Author Guidelines

Key Formatting Issues
1. Document setup: The full physical page size including all margins will be 148mm x 210mm (A4) The five sets of margins: Header: 60mm, Top of main body: 25mm, Bottom: 40mm, Left: 30mm, Right: 30mm, Footer: 0.
2. Use Book Antiqua: 11 pts fonts for the main text and all additional parts except footnotes or endnotes (where you should use 9pts), and paper headings (where you should use 12pts). All text should be single-spaced.
3. Indent the first line of each paragraph by 5mm.
4. Indent quoted texts of greater than 2 lines or other texts which you think should stand out by 5 milimetres from both sides, and leave one line spaces between the top line and main text as well as between the bottom line and main text; and use 9 pts for all such text.
5. Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words) except for quotes within quotes.
6. Embed all non-standard fonts. To do this, open the file in which you want to embed fonts; click File, then Save As, then either click Tools and Embed TrueType Fonts or click General Options and Embed TrueType Fonts.

List of Abbreviations:
Include only if the relevant abbreviations are not standard. Also, if the abbreviations go on for longer than a page or so, place at the end of text, as if the list was an appendix.

Subheadings within articles:
For A-level subheadings, use 12pts, in bold. Leave three empty lines before, and one empty line after the subheading. For B-level subheadings, use 11pts in bold and italic (same as remainder of the text). Again, leave one empty lines before and none empty line after the subheading. Make sure all empty lines are 11pt.

Appendixes: Treat as papers, replacing the number by a letter: APPENDIX C

Other Text Issues
1. To ensure that there are no extra spaces in the document, use your software's find and replace command to substitute all double spaces for single spaces. Repeat this procedure until no double spaces are found.
2. When using m-dashes, do not leave any spaces before or after the m-dash, e.g. trying to be—assuming it works—some kind of nobility... Also, do not use m-dashes with other sorts of dashes.
3. Number your pages with font size 10 pts.

1. It is recommended that you use TIFF files for producing images or photographs, and EPS files for vector graphics (illustrations). All images including photographs must be included in the main Word or other files submitted.
2. Call your pictures or illustrations Fig. 1 or Ex. 1.
3. Images for printing should always have at least a resolution of 300 dpi at the size in which they are going to be printed.
4. The size in which images are intended for printing and resolution (300 dpi) is the minimum required for the original scan or photograph: images cannot be recalculated to a larger size at the same resolution or else they will lose quality.

5. Color images for printing should always be saved in the CMYK mode (not in the RGB mode). 
6. Insert each image in the .doc file but also send it as attachment in a separate file.

1. It is recommended that you use some sort of background colour like light grey for the title row or column of a table, and ensure that the text of titles is in bold. This can be achieved by clicking on the relevant cells of your table, and then clicking on Table, Table Properties, Borders and Shading, and then selecting a colour (preferably 20%-grey). The result should be as below.
2. Do not use different types of formatting for different rows or columns unless you would like to differentiate between headings and body text.
3. Entitle your table in the same way that you entitled your image.

The references list should contain all works cited in the text and only those. List them in alphabetical order by author/editor name. Do not use a long dash to indicate the same authorship as a previous entry. Repeat the author and date for each entry.

Journal article

- Author A. and Author B. C. (date), Title of article, only Journal Title in Italics, vol. no: page range.
- Ostermann A. C., Dowdy J. D., Lindemann S., Turp J. C. and Swales J. M. (1999), Patterns in self-reported illness experiences: letters to a TMJ support group, Language and Communication, 19: 127-47.
- Sage C. (2003), Social embeddedness and relations of regard: alternative “good food” networks in South-west Ireland, Journal of Rural Studies, 19: 47-60.

- Author A. and Author B. C. (date), Title of Book in Italics, Place of publication, Publisher.
- Shuy R. W. (1998), Bureaucratic Language in Government and Business, Washington DC, Georgetown University Press.
- Barber R.B. (2007), Con$umed, How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole; tr. it. 2010, Consumati. Da cittadini a clienti, Torino, Einaudi.
- Bourdieu P., Boltanski L., Castel R. (1976), La fotografia. Uso e funzioni sociali di un’arte media, Rimini, Guaraldi.

Article in edited collection
- Author B. (date), Title of article, in Author of the book (ed.), Title of Book in Italics, pages of the article, Place of publication, Publisher.
- Srivastava A. K. and Gupta R. S. (1990), Literacy in a multilingual context, in D. P. Pattanayak (ed.) Multilingualism in India, 67-78, Clevedon, Multilingual Matters.
- Pollock G. (1998), On Not Seeing Provence: Van Gogh and the Landscape of Consolation, in R. Thompson (ed.), Framing France: The rapresentation of Landscape in France,1870-1914, Manchester and New York, Manchester University Press.

Electronic references
Add availability information to the reference, e.g.:
 Durbridge N.H. and Stratfold M. (1997), Varying the texture: a study of art and learning, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1: 13-16, Retrieved on 10 October 1997 from

In your text, use the following format for citations:

Shuy (1998:57) claimed ...
First citation of article with more than three authors:

Ostermann, Dowdy, Lindemann, Turp and Swales (1999:231) suggest ...
Subsequent citations:
Ostermann et al. (1999)
Never use ‘ibid’ or ‘op. cit.’ forms of reference. Every reference and citation should be free-standing.


Quotations over 40 words in length should be given a new paragraph, using a named paragraph style. The citation (or just the page number[s], if the author and date are used to introduce the quote) should follow the final punctuation mark of the indented quotation, with no full stop after the closing parenthesis.
 (Shuy, 1998: 73-4)

Please remember:
1. The final abstract of your paper (1,000 characters (spaces included), and six key words must be in English.
2. Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words including tables, graphs, figures, and references



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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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  • 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.

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  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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