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Author Guidelines

Vestnik za tuje jezike is an interdisciplinary scientific and professional publication that publishes scientific and professional papers in the fields of linguistics, literature and  foreign language teaching methodology, reviews of relevant works and reports on significant events in these areas.

Papers can be written in Slovenian, English, French, Croatian, Italian, Macedonian, German, Russian, Serbian or Spanish. The authors are responsible for the proofreading of their papers.

The papers are to be sent to the editor by e-mail at, until 30th of June of each year. They can also be sent by regular mail to:

Meta Lah
Filozofska fakulteta
Oddelek za romanske jezike in književnosti
Aškerčeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana


The papers are blindly peer reviewed twice. The editor will inform the authors in the shortest possible time about any revisions that reviewers consider neccessary. The editor will not discuss with the authors the papers which are rejected by the reviewers.


The length of the article should not exceed 42,000 characters (including the abstracts and bibliography). The paper should include a summary in English and Slovenian (up to 150 words). If an article is written in a foreign language other than English, it may also contain a summary in that language or a summary in the language that is relevant to the subject discussed. The summaries are to be placed at the end of the article, after the bibliography. The order of the summaries is the following: Slovenian, English, summary in a foreign language (optional). Each of the summaries must be equipped with a title and five key words.

The reviews should not exceed 10, 000 characters. The reviewed publications  should not be older than 6 years. In addition to the author (or authors and editors), the review must cite the full address, year of publication, publisher, number of pages, ISBN and price of the reviewed publication.

Reports of events
The length of reports should not exceed 7,000 characters. We also welcome announcements of upcoming events.

Instructions for technical editing
For further instructions, please contact the editor of the journal:


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.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors are confirming that they are the authors of the submitting article, which will be published (print and online) in journal Journal for Foreign Languages by Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia). Author’s name will be evident in the article in journal. All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of the publisher.
  2. Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.
  3. Authors retain copyright and grant the publisher right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  5. 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.


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