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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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 the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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 meta.lah@ff.uni-lj.si, 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
Slovenia

 

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.

 

Articles
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.

Reviews
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: meta.lah@ff.uni-lj.si.

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