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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be prepared for blind reviewing: neither the author's name nor the author's affiliation should be included in the manuscript, and references to the author's own work should be phrased in such a way that they do not reveal the identity of the author. Any other identifying information, including acknowledgments, should likewise be removed. . ARTICLES • are at most 7,000 words; • are in English; • have an appealing title and an informative subtitle; • carry an abstract of max. 200 words in English as well as in the author’s native language, plus max. 4 keywords in English; • contain the author’s contact information; • use endnotes; • contain a separate bibliography; • carry some personal information about the author at the end (where relevant: research subject, function, most important publications) under the header 'About the Author'; • may contain high resolution images within the text, preferably with a caption; • contain, if possible, hyperlinks. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CONVENTIONS Endnotes are formatted as follows: • Books: Author’s last name, first name, Title in italics. Place of Publication: publisher, year (if desired, a page indication in round brackets). • Journal’s article: Author’s last name, first name, ‘Title of Article.’ Journal Title in italics 00 [volume and/or issue number], year, pages. • Article in volume: Author’s last name, ‘Title of Article.’ In: Author’s name (ed.), Title in italics. Place of publication and year, pages. • If a source has been mentioned before, the following will suffice: author’s name followed by year of publication. To avoid confusion, a shortened (article) title may also be mentioned. Use Idem when repeating a source. LAYOUT AND INTERPUNCTION: EJLW uses MLA formatting and style (see: • Titles of long works like novels and anthologies are italicized. • Titles of short works like sonnets, short poems, songs, chapters, and short stories are placed in quotation marks "like this." • Commas and full stops go before "the quotation mark."


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs and DOI numbers for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. Author Guidelines concerning article set up, bibliographical conventions, layout and interpunction have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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