Instructions to authors

Style Sheet Guidelines

Please follow the instructions below in order to help the editors, the authors and the publisher to work efficiently:

1) the article should be formatted in the template for authors available at the bottom of the page: Article template for authors submitting a manuscript;
2) abstract: between 200 and 300 words, in English;
3) keywords: between 5 and 7 keywords in English, two spaces below the abstract;
4) indentation: 1.5 cm (please do NOT use TAB); tables, diagrams and pictures should be numbered and inserted in the text.
5) footnotes (not endnotes) should not include bibliographical references, but additional information (quotes, explanations, etc.). They should be numbered starting with 1, inserted automatically from Insert Note, and written in Times New Roman, font size 10;
6) in-text references should be placed in brackets, next to the quote or paraphrase, as illustrated here: (Munteanu 2000: 30), where Munteanu = the surname of the author, 2000 = the year of publication, 30 = the page;
7) (bibliographical) references: below the text, font size 10, single-spaced, indented.
Each article or study, except for reviews, should contain References, where all the works referenced in the text must be listed.
The style to be used for references:
8) for author books: SEMINO, Elena 2008: title (in italics), place of publication, publisher.
E.g.: SEMINO, Elena, 2008: Metaphor in Discourse, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
If relevant, the title should be followed by the volume and the author(s) of the introduction, translation, edition, notes and so on, as well as by the edition, as specified on the title page.
9) for chapters in collective volumes:
E.g.: GOODNIGHT, Thomas G., 2009: The Duties of Advocacy: Argumentation Under Conditions of Disparity, Asymmetry and Difference, in Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen (eds.), Pondering on Problems of Argumentation: Twenty Essays on Theoretical Issues, Argumentation Library Series, volume 14, Amsterdam: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., pp. 269-286.
If the editor of the volume is not mentioned on the title page, *** should be used instead.
10) for articles: RODRIGUEZ-PINZÓN, Diego, MARTIN, Claudia, 2003: article title (in italics), in “journal title” (between inverted commas), volume (in Roman numerals), number (if the case), pp. (the pages between which the article is printed).
E.g.: RODRIGUEZ-PINZÓN, Diego, MARTIN, Claudia, 2003: The International Human Rights Status of Elderly Persons, in “American University International Law Review”, XVIII, 4, pp. 915-1008.
At the end of each entry in the list of bibliographical references a full stop should be used.
11) Spelling and punctuation. Citation methods
The spelling and punctuation marks specific to the language in which the article is written should be used.
E.g.: In English, a comma should be placed before etc. and inverted commas (quotation marks) should be placed at the top: “xxx”. British English spelling, in combination with the suffix -ize, should be used in abstracts and in the articles written in English.
In the text, at the end of quotes, the footnote number should precede the punctuation mark (full stop, comma, etc.), as follows: “…”5. If the sentence ends immediately after the quote, the full stop should be placed outside the inverted commas. If the quote itself ends in a punctuation mark, it should be placed inside the inverted commas, while the sentence punctuation mark should be placed outside them.
E.g.: As Elena Semino notes, “There is also considerable variation, however, in the kinds of scenario that may be creatively exploited.”.
Quotations that are longer than three lines should be block-indented by two spaces (left block indentation), written in font size 11, and separated from the text (one space above and one below).
The meanings of words should be placed between simple inverted commas: E.g.: linguistics is ‘a science that studies language and its norms of development’.
12) Italics should be used for the titles of volumes cited in the text and listed under References, as well as for highlighting examples (words, phrases or excerpts):
E.g.: “The only Romanian word borrowed from the Latin imperator is împărat”.
Underlining and double highlighting (bold and italics) must not be used at all.
The manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will be sent back to the authors for revision.
The recommended article size is between 5 and 12 A4 pages. The authors are solely responsible for the correct referencing of the sources used in their articles, as well as for the accuracy of the data presented.