For authors

For authors

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 PL  EN. The journal uses references recommended by the Chicago Manual of style. To load detailed information on formatting references click PL     EN. 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:
Key words
Purpose of the research
Scope of the research
Methods used/Methodology/Approach/Design
Research limitations/implications
Practical implications
Recommendations (if applicable)

2.         The descriptive paper (summarizing the state of the art in the field) should have the following structure:
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.

Authors shall submit papers to the following e-mail address: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. . 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.
By submitting a paper the author explicitly and automatically accepts the following terms and conditions of the Statement for publication in Comparative Legilinguistics:

The author of work submitted for publication in Comparative Legilinguistics, a journal published by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (hereinafter called the Article) represents that:
a) the Article which is the objects of this Statement has been written by the Author and is a result of his/her scholarly work and does not infringe copyright of other persons,
b) the Author’s copyright to the Article are not limited as far as the Statement objects are concerned,
c) he/she agrees for publishing the Article in the journal titled Comparative Legilinguistics (Legilingwistyka Porównawcza),
d) on the day of signing this Agreement the Author shall gratuitously transfer non-exclusive property copyright onto the Publisher within the following scope: repeated publication and distribution of all and every subsequent editions of the Article in Comparative Legilinguistics (Legilingwistyka Porównawcza) and in particular recordation of the Article, its multiplication in printed and electronic forms on all known electronic data carriers, distribution, publication, leasing of the copies of the multiplied Article and rendering them available to public via computer networks and in particular the Internet.
e) the disposal of rights specified under letter d hereof shall not be limited in time, by a language version or territory.
f) the Author represents that he has submitted a complete and final version of the Article.
g) the Author shall authorize the Editor-in-Chief or the Topical editor to have the Article proofread and corrected if need be.

Plagiarism and ghostwriting policies
Plagiarised papers will not be accepted. In the event of detecting violations of copyright, including plagiarism and ghostwriting after the publication of a paper, the author is solely liable for any breach. The journal reserves the right to publish information on detected breach with apologies to the author(s) whose rights have been violated including reference to the paper in which such breach occurred.
Copyright Notice
Authors who publish with Comparative Legilinguistics agree to the following terms and conditions:
(i)   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.
(ii)  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.
(iii)  Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the publication of the paper in the journal.