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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).
  • The manuscript uses the NALS template for Word.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements described in the NALS template.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


NALS Journal does not use online submission. Please submit to:

The ideal length of contributions in characters (including spaces) is 10,000–20,000. Please follow either British English or US English conventions for spelling and expression consistently. Authors who are not native English speakers may be asked by the editors to have their paper checked by a native speaker of English.

The NALS guidelines and template is adapted from that used in the  Oslo Studies in Language (with kind permission from general editor Atle Grønn).

Download the NALS template, fonts and guidelines for submissions in Word.


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