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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 Microsoft Word, RTF or ODF, 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in theĀ Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The submission is original work with the work of others indicated by quotations marks and referencing that conforms to an established referencing system ie. APA, Chicago, or MLA.

Author Guidelines

Style: APA 7th, Chicago 15.B or MLA

Length: 4000 - 6000 words

Abstract: provide an abstract of 200 - 250 words.

Sections: should be numbered, use no more than two levels of numbering.

Emphasis: should be in italics, no underlines nor bold face.

Examples:    should be numbered and referred to by number

glossing of examples: use Leipzig glossing rules

Figures and tables:

should be numbered,  be referred to by number and have captions.

Table captions should be placed above the table

Figure captions should be placed below the figure

Quotations: use double quotation marks punctuation marks should be placed outside the quote, e.g.: "A scientist, whether theorist or experimenter, puts forward statements... and tests them step by step" (Popper 1959:4).

Numerals: zero to nine are spelt out. 10 and above are given in numerals, except when initiating a sentence

Percentages in scientific notations: always use numerals: e.g.: 9%

Plagiarism: All work will be checked for plagiarism.

Fees: There are no fees to submit or publish with the journal.



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