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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.
  • 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). Preprints are allowed.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end of the file.
  • The main submission file is in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice format. If publication has been created using Latex please provide all required tex files, supporting images etc. as a single zip file.

Author Guidelines


Research articles

The Journal publishes research articles, which are primary research works. A research article is one that provides new experimental outcomes and/or  replicates or disconfirms results. These articles typically aim to answer a research question, propose hypotheses, provide rigorous statistical analyses, and connect the implications of their findings to those of previous research.

Research articles are no more than 12,000 words and typically have the following structure in the Journal template (see more info in APA Style Guidelines):

  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Discussion

Members of the International Society of Experimental Linguistics are granted free publication and non-members are required to apply for membership.

Review articles and tutorial articles

The Journal publishes review articles and tutorial articles. These articles aim to synthesize previous research on a given topic and must be no more than 24,000 words in the Journal template. These articles can be a metanalysis paper, a synthetic and argumentation article base or a combination of the two.

Special issues

Special issues are of particular interest to the Journal and should concentrate on a specific research area. Guest editors usually undertake the publication process of special issues, which may consist of one review or tutorial article and some five research articles. The articles of the special issues have the same requirements as the research and the review and tutorial articles in the Journal template.

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Copyright notice

The Journal of Experimental Linguistics establishes high visibility and maximum exposure of your work — anyone can freely access an article published in The Journal of Experimental Linguistics. Thus, works are shared under the Creative Commons Attribution License.


Publication ethics

Authors of original research should present an accurate description of the theoretical and experimental background, followed by methodology specifics and results, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the work.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, or execution of the reported research and/or have authored the manuscript or revised it critically. Others who have made substantial contributions to the research reported, such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support, but who do not meet the criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors but should be acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all (and only) appropriate coauthors are included in the paper and that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Originality and plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written and submitted only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that these works are cited and/or acknowledged appropriately. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism may take many forms, from copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper, to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in any form constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is strictly unacceptable.

Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the contributions of others and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Authors should not use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the author(s) of the work involved. Funds and/or scholarships or any economic support in relation to the reported research should also be explicitly stated.

Open code and reproducibility

The Journal of Experimental Linguistics encourages authors to provide the code and the data for reproducibility purposes in repositories, such as GitHub or However, for the time being, the Journal does not host code or data.




Section default policy

Special Issue on Cognitive Linguistics

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