| | Post date: 2014/02/23 |
Checklist for manuscript submission
- Research articles should present novel research findings across translation studies or second/foreign language teaching or assessment.
- Research articles can be submitted for review in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or PDF.
- We prefer the use of a ‘standard’ font, preferably 12-point Times New Roman.
- The preferred length of manuscript is between 5000 and 9000 words.
- For the majority of articles, the standard format of Abstract, Introduction, Background, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions will be the most appropriate format.
- Titles do not exceed two lines in print.
- The manuscript should contain a single-paragraph abstract.
- Immediately following the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, separated by semi-colons (;).
- Quotations longer than 40 words should be written as block quotations, but quotations shorter than 40 words will appear with quotation marks in the running text.
- In the Methods Section, describe your subjects, procedures, instruments, and design, each under a separate heading.
- We recommend that the Results and Discussion be combined into a single section.
- The headings are numbered.
- Graphics, schemes, equations, and tables are referred to in the text at least once, in the order in which they appear.
- The manuscript pages and references are numbered sequentially and consistently.
- Tables are numbered consistently, with chapter numbers, and have a table header.
- All images have a caption (with source information, when required).
- All principal and co-authors are listed together with their full postal and electronic mail addresses
- Use only italic or bold formatting to emphasize text
- Distinguish separate sections, and sections from headers, by a single blank line.
- Greek letters, mathematical symbols, and other special characters should be inserted via the “Insert” function of your word processor.
- Tables should be numbered per chapter and in order of appearance (e.g. Table 2.1, 2.2, etc.) and have a title.
- Graphics and schemes should be numbered per chapter and in order of appearance (e.g. Figure 2.1, 2.2, Scheme 2.1, 2.2).
- Figures should have a caption, which is placed underneath them, and must be referred to in the text.
- The graphics should be prepared in a consistent style, using the same font type and lettering size and if possible the same scaling.
- All the sources quoted or cited (as primary or secondary sources) in the manuscript should be referenced.
- Multiple references from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc.
- Only articles that have been published or submitted to a named publication should be in the reference list; papers in preparation should be mentioned in the text with a list of authors (or initials if any of the authors are co-authors of the present contribution).
- All authors should be included in reference lists unless there are more than five, in which case only the first author should be given, followed by ‘et al.’.
- References to web-only journals should give authors, article title and journal name as above, followed by URL in full - or DOI if known - and the year of publication in parentheses.
- References to websites should give authors if known, title of cited page, URL in full, and year of posting in parentheses.
- The style guidelines of the last edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://apastyle.apa.org/) are the best help for referencing.
- The questionnaires, tests, checklist, etc. used as your data collection tools should be provided as appendix at the end of the manuscript.
- In case you have several appendices, identify them by letters A, B, C, etc.