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:: Checklist for manuscript submission ::
 | Post date: 2014/02/23 | 

  Checklist for manuscript submission


  1. Research articles should present novel research findings across translation studies or second/foreign language teaching or assessment.
  2. Research articles can be submitted for review in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or PDF.
  3. We prefer the use of a ‘standard’ font, preferably 12-point Times New Roman.
  4. The preferred length of manuscript is between 5000 and 9000 words.
  5. For the majority of articles, the standard format of Abstract, Introduction, Background, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions will be the most appropriate format.
  6. Titles do not exceed two lines in print.
  7. The manuscript should contain a single-paragraph abstract.
  8. Immediately following the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, separated by semi-colons (;).
  9. 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.
  10. In the Methods Section, describe your subjects, procedures, instruments, and design, each under a separate heading.
  11. We recommend that the Results and Discussion be combined into a single section.
  12. The headings are numbered.
  13. Graphics, schemes, equations, and tables are referred to in the text at least once, in the order in which they appear.
  14. The manuscript pages and references are numbered sequentially and consistently.
  15. Tables are numbered consistently, with chapter numbers, and have a table header.
  16. All images have a caption (with source information, when required).
  17. All principal and co-authors are listed together with their full postal and electronic mail addresses
  18. Use only italic or bold formatting to emphasize text
  19. Distinguish separate sections, and sections from headers, by a single blank line.
  20. Greek letters, mathematical symbols, and other special characters should be inserted via the “Insert” function of your word processor.
  21. Tables should be numbered per chapter and in order of appearance (e.g. Table 2.1, 2.2, etc.) and have a title.
  22. 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).
  23. Figures should have a caption, which is placed underneath them, and must be referred to in the text.
  24. The graphics should be prepared in a consistent style, using the same font type and lettering size and if possible the same scaling.
  25. All the sources quoted or cited (as primary or secondary sources) in the manuscript should be referenced.
  26. Multiple references from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc.
  27. 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).
  28. 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.’.
  29. 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.
  30. References to websites should give authors if known, title of cited page, URL in full, and year of posting in parentheses.
  31. The style guidelines of the last edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ( are the best help for referencing.
  32. The questionnaires, tests, checklist, etc. used as your data collection tools should be provided as appendix at the end of the manuscript.
  33. In case you have several appendices, identify them by letters A, B, C, etc.



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