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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. Our journal is published on a quarterly basis.

Preparing your manuscript

The journal accepts papers in English, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

Formatting standards may be loaded here. The journal uses references recommended by the Chicago Manual of style. To load detailed information on formatting references click here. 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)

  1. 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) 

Publishing process

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 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.

The status of your paper will change during the peer-review process from (i) With Editor to (ii) Under Review to (iii) Review Completed to (iv) Decision in Process to (v) either Accepted or Requires corrections or Rejected. 

Submissions

Authors shall submit papers to the following e-mail address: lingua.legis@gmail.com. The e-mail should be titled: article submission. Additionally, the author should state in the e-mail under which topic out of the listed below the article fits:

(i)              Forensic linguistics

(ii)             Legal translation

(iii)            Court interpreting

(iv)            Legal linguistics

(v)             History of law and legal systems

(vi)            Language rights.


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.

When submitting a paper the author should send by regular post hand signed statement which can be loaded here. 

 

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.

  1. Papers that have not been previously published, nor are submitted before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file must be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. URL addresses of quoted websites are updated and placed in footnotes and references
  4. The paper should be prepared in accordance with guidelines for authors
 

Copyright Notice

1.1 The Author hereby warrants that he/she is the owner of all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Work and that, within the scope of the present Agreement, the paper does not infringe the  legal rights of another person. The owner of the copyright work also warrants that he/she is the sole and original creator thereof and that is not bound by any legal constraints in regard to the use or sale of the work.

1.2. The Publisher warrants that is the owner of the PRESSto platform for open access journals, hereinafter referred to as the PRESSto Platform.

2. The Author grants the Publisher non-exclusive and free of charge license to unlimited use worldwide over an unspecified period of time in the following areas of exploitation:

2.1. production of multiple copies of the Work produced according to the specific application of a given technology, including  printing, reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means (reprography) and digital technology;

2.2. marketing authorisation, loan or lease of the original or copies thereof;

2.3. public performance, public performance in the broadcast, video screening, media enhancements as well as broadcasting and rebroadcasting,  made available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them;

2.4. inclusion of the Work into a collective work (i.e. with a number of contributions);

2.5. inclusion of the Work in the electronic version to be offered on an electronic platform, or any other conceivable introduction of the Work in its electronic version to the Internet;

2.6. dissemination of electronic versions of  the Work in its electronic version online, in a collective work or independently;

2.7. making the Work in the electronic version available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them, in particular by making it accessible via the Internet, Intranet, Extranet;

2.8. making the Work available according to appropriate license pattern Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) as well as another language version of this license or any later version published by Creative Commons.

3. The Author grants the Publisher permission to reproduce a single copy (print or download) and royalty-free use and disposal of rights to compilations of the Work and these compilations.

4. The  Author grants the Publisher permission to send metadata files related to the Work, including to commercial and non-commercial journal-indexing databases.

5. The Author represents that, on the basis of the license granted in the present Agreement, the Publisher is entitled and obliged to:

5.1.  allow third parties to obtain further licenses (sublicenses) to the Work and to other materials, including derivatives thereof or compilations made, based on or including the Work, whereas the provisions of such sub-licenses will be the same as with the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Creative Commons sub-license or another language version of this license, or any later version of this license published by Creative Commons;

5.2. make the Work available to the public in such a way that members of the public may access the Work from a place and at a time individually chosen by them, without any technological constraints;

5.3. appropriately inform members of the public to whom the Work is to be made available about sublicenses in such a way as to ensure that all parties are properly informed (appropriate informing messages).

6. Because of the royalty-free provision of services of the Author (resulting from the scope of obligations stipulated in the present Agreement), the Author shall not be entitled to any author’s fee due and payable on the part of the Publisher (no fee or royalty is payable by the Publisher to the Author).

7.1. In the case of third party claims or actions for indemnity against the Publisher owing to any infractions related to any form of infringement of intellectual property rights protection, including copyright infringements, the Author is obliged to take all possible measures necessary to protect against these claims and, when as a result of legal action, the Publisher, or any third party licensed by the Publisher to use the Work, will have to abandon using the Work in its entirety or in part or, following a court ruling in a legal challenge, to pay damages to a third party, whatever the legal basis

7.2. The Author will immediately inform the Publisher about any damage claims related to intellectual property infringements, including the author’s proprietary rights pertaining to a copyrighted work, filed against the Author. of liability, the Author is obliged to redress the damage resulting from claims made by third party, including costs and expenditures incurred in the process.

7.3. To all matters not settled herein provisions of the Polish Civil Code and the Polish Copyright and Related Rights Act shall apply. 

 


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