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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 initial manuscripts should be as little formatted as possible.
  • File Formats: We prefer to receive manuscripts in ms Word (.doc or .docx) or rtf (.rtf) format and in pdf format. The pdf version should be identical to the Word document!
  • Font type and size: Default font is Charis SIL.
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    In case you are not able to use certain characters, we suggest you to mark these characters in a consistent way as this will ease replacement during the final formatting of the text.Please use font size 10 at all time.
  • Line spacing and margins: Please make sure to use single line spacing, and set all four margins at 2.5 cm. The default tab stops should be set at 0.5 cm, please refrain from using tabs to mark indents at the beginning of a paragraph.
  • Illustrations (Figures, Maps, Charts and Graphs) and tables: Tables and figures should be numbered. Illustrations should always be submitted as separate files in .tif or .jpg format! File names should always start with the number of the illustration (e.g. 1Figure). Please send only one version of each illustration! Mark in the text where each illustration needs to be inserted: [PLACE ILLUSTRATION 1Figure HERE]. Always provide a List of Illustrations with your manuscript!
  • Emphasis and foreign words: All foreign words, highlighting, and emphasis should be marked in italic. Use bold only for highlighting within italics and for headings. Please do not make use of FULL CAPS (except for focal stress and abbreviations) and underlining (except for highlighting within examples).
  • Sections and headings: Section headings should be bolded and consistently numbered.
  • Quotations: Use double quotation marks for text quotations in the main text. Quotations longer than 3 lines should be separated from the main text with a blank line above and below and a left indent, without quotation marks. All quotations must have an appropriate reference to the source.
  • Examples and glosses:
    Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3, etc.) in parentheses. In case your paper lays its focus on one language, the name of the language need not be given in every example. The first line of the example has to be italicized. The interlinear glosses should be aligned with line 1, please use tabs, not spaces to adjust the words. Morphemes should be separated by hyphens. The grammatical category labels should be given after each example. For instructions on glossing see the Leipzig Glossing Rules at . Please provide a list of the abbreviations used after the main text.
  • Notes: Use footnotes rather than endnotes. In English-language texts, footnote numbers should follow any punctuation marks. Keep notes to a minimum. Note indicators in the text should appear at the end of sentences and follow punctuation marks.
  • References:
    References in the text:  Hajdú (1970: 136)
    All references in the text should appear in alphabetical order the References section.The References section should be formatted as follows.
    For Monographs: Name, Surname Year of publication: Title. Place of publication: Publisher.
    Payne, Thomas E. 1997: Describing morphosyntax. Cambridge: CUP.
    Helimski, Eugen [Хелимский, Евгений] 1982: Древнейшие венгерско-самодийские языковые параллели. Москва: Наука.
    For Journals:
    Name, Surname Year of publication: Title. Journal, Pages.
    Honti, László 1979: Az ugor nyelvek jellemző vonásai. (Észrevételek az ugor egység kérdéséhez.). Nyelvtudományi Közlemények 81, 225–245.
    Articles/papers in edited volumes:
    Name, Surname Year of publication: Title. In Name, Surname (ed.): Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Pages.
    Honti, László 1998: Obugrian. In Abondolo, Daniel (ed.): The Uralic languages. London – New York:  Routledge, 327–357.
  • Proofs and Corrections:
    Short time after submitting you will receive a proof. The proof is sent as pdf files and we ask you to make your corrections in this pdf files. Please correct carefully, we send you only one proof!

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