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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

Editorial board is encouraging the publication of research based on actual use of the Slovene language, i.e. on large databases of Slovene, as well as research on other languages, especially related languages. Studies should consider the possibilities of methodology using empirical approach and language technologies, related findings, and their transfer into practice – to language users.

The journal’s editorial policy is that manuscripts are reviewed within two months of their submission, and published as soon as they are approved for publication.

Authors should consider the following guidelines when submitting a manuscript:

1. Manuscripts can be submitted to ArticlesReviews or Reports. The section Articles contain manuscripts that meet the criteria for Original Scientific Article or Review Article, as specified in Typology of documents/works for bibliography management in Cobiss. The sections Reviews and Reports are intended for reports on publications (books, articles etc.) or events related to topics, covered by the journal, and for reviews of scientific and professional publications in the fields of corpus linguistics, language technologies, applied linguistics and empirical linguistic research.

2. The language of submission and publication is Slovene or English. Slovene papers must contain a longer summary in English, and vice versa. If the authors wish to write in English or any other language that is not Slovene, they should first consult the editors.

3. Manuscripts that meet the formal criteria will be blind reviewed by two referees. Thus, authors should submit their manuscripts in electronic form via the OJS system.

4. The autor is required to get permissions for copyrighted materials used in the article (e.g. photographs).

5. Article submission and review are free of charge. Our journal does not have article processing charges, that is we do not charge fees for authors when an article is accepted.

Formatting and style

When submitting a manuscript, the authors should use the journal template or follow the guidelines below:
1. Manuscripts for the Articles section should contain the following:

  • title (and subtitle) of the paper
  • abstract (15-20 lines)
  • 3-5 keywords in Slovene or in the language of the paper, and 3-5 keywords in English;
  • title of the paper and summary (up to 3,000 characters) in English (or Slovene if the paper is written in English or any other language);
  • contributions submitted to Reviews or Reports sections do not have an abstract and a summary in English; however, they do need to include a title in English;
  • main text of the paper should be in Georgia size 10pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified; special formatting features should be limited;
  • a list of publication under References using the APA style. Examples:

Books:

Biber, D., Conrad, S., and Reppen, R. (1998): Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gorjanc, V., and Krek, S., eds. (2005): Študije o korpusnem jezikoslovju. Ljubljana: Krtina.

Articles in edited volumes and conference proceedings:

Leech, G. (1992): Corpora and Theories of Linguistic Performance. In J. Svartvik (ed.): Directions in Corpus Linguistics: 105–122. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Erjavec, T. (2010a): MULTEXT-East Version 4: Multilingual Morphosyntactic Specifications, Lexicons and Corpora. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluations (LREC ’10): 2544–2547. Malta.

Articles in journals:

Biber, D. (1996): Investigating Language Use through Corpus-based Analyses of Association Patterns. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 1 (2): 171–197.
Erjavec, T. (2010b): Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and their Localisation. Infoteka, 11 (1): 3a–14a.

Dictionaries:

Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary (1987). J. Sinclair, P. Hanks, G. Fox, R. Moon and P. Stock (eds.). London, Glasgow: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.
Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika (1970–1991/web version: 2000). Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU. Available at: http://bos.zrc-sazu.si/sskj.html (date of access).

Corpora:

Gigafida. Available at: http://www.gigafida.net (date of access).
Cambridge English Corpus.
Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/catalogue/subject/item2701617/Cambridge-International-Corpus/?site_locale=en_GB (date of access).

Websites:

OpenWebSpider. Available at: http://www.openwebspider.org/ (date of access).
Creative Commons. Available at: http://creativecommons.org/ (date of access).

Online publications, software etc.:

Pew Research Center (2010): Americans Spending More Time Following the News & Ideological News Sources: Who Watches and Why. Available at: http://www.people-press.org/ (date of access).
TEI Consortium, eds. (2011): TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange: Version 1.9.1. Available at: http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/ (date of access).
Scott, M. (2008): WordSmith Tools: Version 5.
Available at: http://www.lexically.net/downloads/version5/HTML/index.html (date of access).

2. A manuscript can contain other sections, which are not mandatory. Examples:

  • acknowledgments (maximum 10 lines), size 9pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified;
  • longer quotations (more than 3 lines in length) should be set out as a separate paragraph, size 9pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified, without any quotation marks. The source should be provided in the main text and not at the end of the quotation.

3. The length for Articles should be up to 50,000 characters, excluding references. The length of Reviews and Reports should be up to 20,000 characters.

4. Text should be divided into sections and subsections, which are numbered and justified. We recommend using no more than three levels. Example:
1 TITLE – FIRST LEVEL (size 8pt, upper case, bold)
1.1 Title – second level (size 8pt, bold)
1.1.1 TITLE – THIRD LEVEL (size 8pt, upper case)

5. Please insert a page number at the bottom centre of every page.

6. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Table 2 etc..; Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.). Table/Figure caption should be placed below the table/figure, font size 9pt and left aligned. Each caption is concluded by a full stop. Each table and figure should be referred to in the text.

7. Footnotes should be given at the foot of the page and numbered consecutively. Footnote number should be in superscript, and provided after the punctuation or work to which it refers to.

8. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in their manuscript in which they do not own copyright, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

9. Authors are responsible for language and style of their manuscripts, therefore we recommend that they have their work checked and that they consider referee’s suggestions.

Articles

The section Articles contain manuscripts that meet the criteria for Original Scientific Article or Review Article, as specified in Typology of documents/works for bibliography management in Cobiss.

Reports

The sections Reviews and Reports are intended for reports on publications (books, articles etc.) or events related to topics, covered by the journal, and for reviews of scientific and professional publications in the fields of corpus linguistics, language technologies, applied linguistics and empirical linguistic research.

Reviews

The sections Reviews and Reports are intended for reports on publications (books, articles etc.) or events related to topics, covered by the journal, and for reviews of scientific and professional publications in the fields of corpus linguistics, language technologies, applied linguistics and empirical linguistic research.

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