Article submission guidelines


All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed.

For initial submission, authors should submit their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form in a Microsoft Word file only, single -spaced with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides.

While submitting the manuscript authors must provide a concise and informative title of the article; the name(s), affiliation, and address of each author; a  structured abstract in English (150-200 words) that should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and five to ten keywords.

A STRUCTURED abstract should have around 150-250 words and it should contain the following sections (choose regarding the nature of the article):

  • Aim/Thesis, research questions
  • Concept/Methods: definition of core concepts, directly related research, research tools, design and procedure
  • Research findings and conclusion
  • Research restrictions (optional)
  • Practical application (optional)
  • Originality/Cognitive value

The structure of the paper

Papers should be divided into sections and, if necessary, subsections. The headings of these subsections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.). Authors are advised not to use more than three levels of displayed headings.

Papers should include:

  • An introduction
  • A theoretical background of the research
  • Methodology of the research
  • Research results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Information about authors


Information about the author

Full name
Academic status
Academic affiliation
ORCID (if available)


University address

City &Postal/Zip code


Personal profile

Please include your degrees, former academic affiliations, etc.
Please list your fields of academic interest.

Please list your  latest most important publications (no more than five publications).

(Length - up to 250-300 words)


Presentation of words visual materials (Figures and Tables)

Line drawings (FIGURES) should be submitted as reproducible originals.

They should be numbered consecutively, and appropriate captions should be provided.

Reference to any FIGURES should be given in the appropriate place where they should appear.

TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text.

TABLES should be created with Word’s table function, not as spreadsheets.



Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition. 

REFERENCE in the text should be formatted according to APA style. Follow the examples:

A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Use the word “and” between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.

Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports...
Research supports…. (Wegener & Petty, 1994)

A Work by Three to Five Authors: List all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source.

(Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993)
In subsequent citations, only use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
(Kernis et al., 1993)

In et al., et should not be followed by a period.

Six or More Authors: Use the first author’s name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses.

Harris et al. (2001) argued...; (Harris et al., 2001)

Two or More Works in the Same Parentheses: When your parenthetical citation includes two or more works, order them the same way they appear in the reference list, separated by a semi-colon. That means that they are in alphabetical, not chronological order (Berndt, 2002; Harlow, 1983).

Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names (E. Johnson, 2001; L. Johnson, 1998).

Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: If you have two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. Use the lower-case letters with the year in the in-text citation.

Research by Berndt (1981a) illustrated that...

Book (monograph): Montrul, S.A. (2008). Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism. Re-examining the age factor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dissertation: Anderson, B. (2002). The fundamental equivalence of native and interlanguage grammars: Evidence from argument licensing and adjective position. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University.

Book (edited volume): Brinton, D., Kagan, O., & Bauckus, S. (Eds.). (2008). Heritage language education. A new field emerging. London: Routledge.

Article (in book): Bullock, B.E., & Toribio, A.J. (2009). Trying to hit a moving target: On the sociophonetics of code-switching. In L. Isurin, D. Winford, & K. de Bot (Eds.), Multidisciplinary approaches to code switching (pp. 189-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Articles (in journal): Grosjean, F. (1998). Studying bilinguals. Methodological and conceptual issues. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 1(2), 131-149.

Bobaljik, J.D. & Wurmbrand, S. (2002). Notes on agrement in Itelmen. Linguistic Discovery1(1). Available from <>

Electronic, online sources: Liberman, M. 2006. Uptalk is not HRT. Language Log, 28 March 2006, retrieved on 30 March 2006, from <>



Article reviewing and preparation for publication timeline



Article submission

by 1 September, 2021

Article double-blind peer reviewing process

Reviews are returend by reviewers

by 1 October, 2021

Reviews are returned to authors for revision.

By 10 October, 2021

Authors make the necessary corrections in their papers according to reviewers'  comments.

By 30 October, 2021

The articles undergo final editors'  revision. The volume of papers is formatted and prepared for publication

By 15 November, 2021

The volume of papers is sent to Cambridge Scholars Publishing

By 10 December, 2021


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