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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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

References in the body of the text should be given in parentheses, with the last name of the author followed by the year of publication, e.g., (Bernal-Merino 2015) and, where relevant, with page(s) cited, e.g., (Dunne 2006, 125).

Book (monograph): Surname, Name. Year. Title of the Book. City: Publisher.

or:

Surname, Name and Surname, Name. Title of the Book. City: Publisher.

Esselink, Bert. 1998. A Practical Guide to Software Localization. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Book (edited volume): Surname, Name (ed.). Year. Title of the Book. City: Publisher.

O’Hagan, Minako (ed.). 2019. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Technology. London and New York: Routledge.

Article in a journal: Surname, Name. Year. Title of the article. In: Title of the Journal. Volume (number): pages.

Mangiron, Carme. 2021. Training Game Localisers: Teaching Method, Translation Competence and Curricular Design. In: The Interpreter and Translator Trainer. 15(1): pp. 34-50.

Article in an edited volume: Surname, Name. Year. Title of the article. In: Surname, Name (ed.), Title of the Volume. City: Publisher. Pages.

Jiménez-Crespo, Miguel A. 2019. Localisation Research in Translation Studies: Expanding the Limits or Blurring the Lines?. In: Dam, Helle V., Brøgger, Matilde Nisbeth and Zethsen, Karen Korning (eds.). 2019. Moving Boundaries in Translation Studies. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 26-44.

Internet resource: Surname, Name. Year (when accessed or when published if available). Title of the article. Link. Accessed on: date.

ESA. 2019. Essential Facts about the Computer and Video Game Industry. https://www.theesa.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ESA_Essential_facts_2019_final.pdf. Accessed on: 16 May 2022.

Unpublished dissertation: Surname, Name. Year (when defended). Title of the Thesis. Unpublished PhD dissertation (MA thesis…). City: Name of university.

Ressin, Malte. 2015. An Empirical Examination of Interdisciplinary Collaboration within the Practice of Localisation and Development of International Software. Unpublished PhD dissertation. University of West London.

AI: Company. Year. AI Name (Version or Date of Citation). Link.

OpenAI. 2023. ChatGPT (31 October 2023). https://chat.openai.com/.

Gameography: Videogame. Year (when first published). Country of developer: Developer name.

Age of Empires. 1997. USA: Ensemble Studios.

Appendixes: Appendix or appendixes should be submitted as a separate document entitled your surname_ appendix_L10NJOURNAL.doc.

Articles

We accept scholarly articles and scientific studies written preferably in English or in Slovak.

Full-length papers (not longer than 7,000 words) submitted for publication should contain the following:
- aim/purpose
- review of previous research on the subject
- research methodology
- research findings/results (evaluated and validated)
- evidence (documented)
- conclusions

The name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) should be given below the title of the article. The article should begin with an abstract (up to 200 words). An article written in Slovak should be followed by a summary (up to 200 words) in English.

All papers will be submitted for double-blind review.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the article is original and not plagiarized. Should any plagiarism be detected, the author will be placed on a blacklist and their further submissions will not be accepted.

Insights

We accept practitioners’ insights written preferably in English or in Slovak.

Full-length insights (not longer than 7,000 words) submitted for publication should contain the following:
- aim/purpose
- a short review of previous research on the subject
- methodology
- findings/results/practices (thoroughly described)
- conclusions (including recommendations for practice)

The name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) should be given below the title of the article. The article should begin with an abstract (up to 200 words). An article written in Slovak should be followed by a summary (up to 200 words) in English.

All insights will be submitted for double-blind review.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the article is original and not plagiarized. Should any plagiarism be detected, the author will be placed on a blacklist and their further submissions will not be accepted.

Reviews

Reviews on selected publications can be submitted in English or Slovak, ideally being 500–800 words in length. Please use Times New Roman 12-point font single-spaced throughout, with notes and references included.

At the top of the review, please place the following information in bold:

Author(s) of the reviewed book (Surname, Name) or Editor(s) of the reviewed book (Surname, Name (ed/s)). Year of publication. Name of the book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Below that place:
- Reviewed by your name + surname
- Affiliation (University)
- Your email address

Book reviews can be submitted all year round and will be published based on their thematic relevance to individual issues.

Interviews

Interviews with experts, academics, or practitioners can be submitted in English or Slovak, ideally being 500–1000 words in length. Please use Times New Roman 12-point font single-spaced throughout, with notes and references included.

The first paragraphs should introduce both the interviewer and the interviewee as well as the reason for the interview. The interviewer’s comments on responses must be denoted (in brackets or italics). The interview should be followed up by closing remarks or thoughts.

Below that place:
- Interviewer: your name + surname
- Affiliation (University)
- Your email address

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