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Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts

Contributions are welcomed from all countries. When submitting a manuscript for consideration, we ask that authors consider a few basic guidelines. They are designed simply to allow our reviewers to work on the manuscript with minimum complications. At the time of submission, authors are asked to complete two forms; Author Information & Declaration and Copyright Transfer Agreement.

There is no limit on article length, but manuscripts longer than 40 pages (including footnotes and references) are not encouraged. The manuscript will be sent for review with the name(s) of author(s) removed.

An abstract of approximately 200 words and a list of 4 to 8 keywords should immediately follow the title. Authors have rights concerning their own research and work, and the works are recognized as their own achievements. Upon submission of an article by the Journal, the authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm, or any other reproduction of similar nature, and translations. At the time of submission of a manuscript, authors will be asked to submit Copyright Transfer Agreement and Author Information & Declaration as well.

Authors’ Names

1. If there are three or more authors, the corresponding author should be mentioned first, followed by the others.

2. Authors’ names should be written in full, not as initials.


1. Authors should use quadruple space between sections.

2. Authors should use the following section numbers for headings: 1., 1.1., 1.1.1.,… 2, 2.1., 2.1.1.,…

3. Section numbers should start with I (not 0). If the article has a short introduction (one to three paragraphs), authors should not give it a number or a title. A longer introduction may have a number as well as a title.

4. Authors should include titles for sections and subsections, following the capitalization conventions for English listed in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois). Type the numbers and titles in roman type.


1. Authors should indent quotations with quotation marks.

2. Authors should not hyphenate words containing prefixes unless a misreading will result; hyphenate if the stem begins with a capital letter: Proto-Athabaskan.

3. Authors should indicate ellipsis with three periods, close set, with a blank space before and after.


Abbreviations should be explained at first occurrence.


1. All notes to the body of the text should be numbered serially throughout the manuscript.

2. Reference should be made for each footnote in the text with a raised numeral following the relevant passage, not enclosed in parenthesis.

3. Authors should type all notes to the body of the text as footnotes.

4. Authors should place any acknowledgement footnote at the end of the title of the paper, keyed with an asterisk.

5. Each footnote begins with as a raised reference number (no punctuation).

VI. Numbered Examples

1. The author should type each numbered item on a separate line with the number in parenthesis; use lowercase letters to group sets of related items:

  • (1) a. Jack and Jill ran up the hill.
  •     b. Jack and Jill ran up the bill.
  •     c. *Jack and Jill ran the hill up.
  •     d. Jack and Jill ran the bill up.

2. Authors should refer to numbered items as (1), (1a), (1a, c), (1a-d) in the text.

Glosses and Translations of Examples

Examples not in English must be translated or glossed appropriately. Sometimes, both a translation and a word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme gloss are appropriate.

1. Authors should place the translation or gloss of an example sentence or phrase on a new line below the example.

2. Authors should align word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme glosses of example phrases or sentences with the beginning of each original word.

3. Authors should observe the following conventions in morpheme-by-morpheme glosses:

3.1. Place a hyphen between morphemes within words in the original, and a corresponding hyphen in the gloss.

fog-okfel probal-ni olvas-ni
will-1sg try-inf read-inf

3.2. Abbreviate glosses for grammatical categories and list the abbreviations in a note.


1. In the text, a reference identified by means of an author’s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parenthesis and page number(s) where appropriate.

2. When there are more than three authors, only the first author’s name should be mentioned, followed by ‘et al’.

3. In the case that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lowercase letter such as ‘a’ and ‘b’ after the date to distinguish the works.

Dowty (1980: 32)
Farmer & Harnish (1987)
Couturat et al. (1903)
Hausser (2001a, 2001b)


Authors should provide a full bibliography at the end of the manuscript with the heading References. In addition, authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Arrange the entries alphabetically by surnames of authors.

2. List multiple works by the same author in ascending chronological order.

3. Use suffixed letters a, b, c, etc. to distinguish more than one item published by a single author in the same year.

4. Replace given names with initials: Lehiste, I., but Lehiste, Ise.

5. Be sure that each entry contains the following elements in the order given:

(First) author’s surname, initial(s). Year of publication. Full title and subtitle of the work. For a journal article: full name of the journal, and volume and issue number, inclusive page numbers for the entire article. For an article in a book: In [initial(s) and surname(s) of editor(s)] (eds.), title of the book, inclusive page numbers. For books: the edition, volume or part number (if applicable) and series title (if any). Place of publication: Publisher.

6. Use the following examples as guides:

Poser, W. 1978. Impersonal Passives and the Unaccusative Hypothesis. Berkeley Linguistics Society 4.1, 157-189.
Yip, M. 1991. Coronals, Consonant Clusters, and the Coda Condition. In C. Paradis & J. Prunet (eds.), The Special Status of Coronals: Internal and External Evidence 61-78. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

7. In some languages, such as Finnish, French, and Estonian, capitalize only the first letter of the initial word in the title, unlike English.

Tables and Figures

1. Tables should begin with a table number and title.

2. Column headings should be center aligned; column entries should be centered or left aligned; numeral entries should be right aligned.

3. It is the author’s responsibility to provide a camera-ready copy for all figures. Figures should be accompanied by a separately typed list of figure numbers and captions.