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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, or RTF document file format.
  • URL addresses of quoted websites are updated and placed in footnotes and references
  • 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 (
  • ORCID number of the author should be provided.

Author Guidelines

We know that you, as an author, care deeply about your work. You want your article to be accessible, cited and used by the widest possible audience. Every year, we accept and publish more than 20 journal articles. We publish four volumes of the journal per year.

Articles are published free of charge.

The journal is designed to publish scholarly works of researchers and practitioners specializing in linguistics and law.

Preparing your manuscript

We welcome submissions in English, French and German. Guest edited volumes at the request of the guest editor may be published in Italian, Polish, Russian and Chinese.

Here you can download: Formatting standards and references as well as a sample article with a style sheet.  Authors should make sure that where available, URLs for the references have been provided. 

 Your paper should be logically structured.

 The following structures may be followed: 

1. The research paper should have the following structure:
- Abstract
- Key words
- Purpose of the research
- Scope of the research
- Methods used/Methodology/Approach/Design
- Findings
- Research limitations/implications
- Practical implications
- Originality/value
- Recommendations (if applicable)

2. The descriptive paper (summarizing the state of the art in the field) should have the following structure:
- Abstract
- Key words
- Purpose of the research
- Scope of the research
- Methods used
- State-of-the-art findings
- Recommendations (if applicable) 


It is necessary for the author to create the author’s profile and submit the paper onto the journal platform:

The authors are required to submit papers that have not been previously published, nor are submitted before another journal for consideration.

The submission file must be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.

Length: Articles should be between 30,000 and 50,000 characters with spaces in length.

Publishing process

  1. The publishing process on average takes about a year from the moment of article submission. We publish only articles with two positive peer reviews. Reviewers are appointed by the journal editor. The editors reserve the right to appoint a third reviewer in case of doubts. The editorial board reserves the right to publish selected articles without two reviews. We reserve a right to have one review in cases where the topic of the paper is very niche and it is not possible to find two competent reviewers. The information about negative reviews is passed to the author immediately upon receiving the second review. If the article requires corrections, it will be sent back to the author with a deadline for introducing necessary changes. If the author delays with returning the article, the editors reserve the right to reject it or publish it in the next journal volume.
  2. The status of your paper will change during the peer-review process from (i) paper submitted  successfully (ii) under review (iii) editor decision : accepted; revising required; resubmit to review; (iv) decline submission.

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