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    Author Guidelines

    Submission Guidelines

    Copyright and Format

    • The authors should ensure that the paper they submit to the Multilingual Discourses has not been previously published elsewhere and is not currently under consideration by another journal or publisher.

    If the author wishes to submit a translated and/or reworked paper that has been previously published in another language, they should contact the editors directly.

    • The text of the manuscript, including footnotes, bibliography and all appendices should follow the MLA citation style. For more information, please consult the most current MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
    • All files should be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format through the Open Journal System, following the guidelines on the Journal’s website.
    • The text of manuscript is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics if needed and uses underlining only for the URL addresses.
    • All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  All visual information of the manuscript, such as images, videos and other quoted material must comply with fair-dealing in Canada.
    • Following the ethics of the blind peer review process, the author's name and surname should be removed from the text of the manuscript and the names of all files.


    The text of the manuscript should be organized as follows: title, abstract (of no more than 250 words), text (with footnotes and visual info if applicable), appendices (i.e. tables, figures, or photos), and Works cited.

    • All necessary information about the author should be provided in a separate cover letter submitted together with the manuscript, following the guidelines on the Journal's submission page.
    • A separate cover letter should include the title of the manuscript, a brief biographical statement, including affiliation, research interests, and a list of up to three major publications or conference papers, mailing and email address.
    • For any transliteration, please follow the Library of Congress system.

    Length of Manuscripts

    • Full-length journal articles (a section of academic writing based on the author’s own research work and analysis) should not exceed 7,500 words, including footnotes and bibliography (Works cited).
    • Commentaries (a section of writing posted in response to someone else’s recent publication or research achievement; a replica in the discussion started in Multilingual Discourses or a different academic publication); and reviews (a section of writing summarizing and briefly analysing someone else’s recent work in a relevant field of study) should be no longer than 4,500 words.

    The Review Process

    All submitted manuscripts will be refereed by at least two reviewers – one reviewer working in the area of studies the article addresses, and one – outside the area. Responsibility of the latter is to ensure that the form and style of the article follow the principle of academic writing and address the main audience of the Journal (see the Vision statement for details).

    A double-blind anonymous system will be in place so that reviewers who receive a paper will not be aware of who has written the paper and authors who receive reviewer comments will not know who reviewed their work.

    The reviewers will be given six to eight weeks to review the paper and send their comments to the editors, who then will contact the author regarding all possible outcomes.

    If there are no changes or editions to be made, the paper will be published. Depending on the nature of revisions to be made, the time frame of publication may vary.



    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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
    3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
    4. The text is double-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. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
    6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

    Copyright Notice


    Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right ofthe 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 Multilingual Discourses.

    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 Multilingual Discourses.

    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). However, Multilingual Discourses has to be acknowledged as the first publication of a given work, providing a link to the original publication in Multilingual Discourses.

    All quoted material, including any visual information such as images, video, figures, and tables must comply with the fair-dealing copyright law in Canada.

    For more information, please consult the University of Alberta Copyright Information and Guidelines

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