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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 send to another journal for consideration. In case of doubt, please contact the editors.

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, og RTF file format.

  • The text does not exceed 15 pages/33,000 characters (spaces included). If this is exceeded, please contact the editors.

  • References: Please provide a reference for all works cited. Be consistent in your presentation of references (see e.g. which is also available as a selectable style in Zotero, "NyS - Nydanske Sprogstudier"). In-text citations are given in parenthesis, not e.g. as footnotes. Please provide page numbers where appropriate.

    Please add URLs for the references if known.

  • Formatting

    Title: Short and precise. Descriptive subtitles are fine. Avoid footnotes in the title.

    About you: Please provide your name, institution, and e-mail on the first page of your article.

    Abstract: Please provide an English abstract of no more than 200 words.

    Keywords: Please provide approx. 5 keywords for indexing of the article.

    Font size: Use a font size 12 and line spacing of 1.15.

    Section headlines: Please use short and precise headlines and avoid footnotes in the headlines. Please use descriptive headlines and not just ”structural” headlines like ’theory’, ’analysis’, ’conclusion’.

    Headline levels: Please restrict yourself to no more than three hierarchical levels.

    Quotes: Shorter quotes are set in the running text and marked with ” ”. Longer quotes (longer than approx. three lines) are set in their own separate paragraph with a blank line above and below.

    Tables and figures: All tables and figures must be numbered. When referring to tables and figures, please use these numbers, e.g. ”In table 5 we see…”. Table titles are given centered above the table. Figure titles are given centered below the figure.

    Notes: Please avoid excessive use of notes. Use short footnotes if necessary.

  • Author bio: Please provide a short description of the author(s) (2-3 sentences). Please state your institution, your field of study and, if you wish, a little bit about your research interests. Please send this text to your editor.

    E-mail address: Please provide e-mail addresses to allow readers to get in touch, preferably both university e-mail address and private e-mail address. Write your email(s) on the first page of the article below your name and institution.

  • The submitted manuscript is not completely identical with an exam paper, i.e., the author(s) has/have prior to submission made some effort to change the manuscript into a journal article

Author Guidelines

Contributions are sent as plain text files, e.g. in MS Word. Please observe the page limit of 15 pages/33000 characters. Assign numbers to headlines to give a hierarchical order.

We have biannual deadlines for sumbissions on March 1st and September 1st. Manuscripts can be submitted outside of these deadlines and you are always welcome to contact the editors, but the editorial work will be organized around these two annual deadlines.

We aim to meet the following deadlines:

Deadlines concerning the spring issue:

  • 1 March: Author submits manuscript
  • 20 March: Comments from the editors
  • 20  April: Author submits revised version
  • 1 May: Comments from editors
  • 15 May: Proof reading
  • 1 June: Publish

Deadlines concerning the fall issue:

  • 1 September: Author submits manuscript
  • 20 September: Comments from the editors
  • 20  October: Author submits revised version
  • 1 November: Comments from editors
  • 15 November: Proof reading
  • 1 December: Publish


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