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Journal of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers

ISSN: 1854-2042

Submission guidelines


Scripta Manent of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers is a peer-reviewed journal designed primarily as a resource for LSP teachers involved in secondary and tertiary education. It is committed to contributing to the professional development of its readers around the world by publishing manuscripts that strive to bridge theory and practice in the LSP teaching profession.


Scripta Manent is published twice a year exclusively on the World Wide Web with each issue focusing on a special theme. Manuscripts covering topics other than those advertised are also welcome as long as they focus on languages for specific purposes.


Scripta Manent welcomes submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts in the following categories:




:: We welcome articles that draw on experience with new LSP methods, materials, means of assessment and other areas of professional interest as well as practical applications of LSP description or analysis. Articles describing carefully planned and executed experiments in the field of LSP are also welcome.


:: Articles should seek to balance theory and practice by ensuring that practical descriptions relate to underlying theoretical principles and theoretical concepts to their practical applications. They should show awareness of recent work carried out in the area on which they report.


:: Articles can be written in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish or Slovene, i.e. in the language that the article focuses on.


:: The list of sources should contain only key references.


:: Articles should be preferably 3000 words long and should not exceed 4000 words. Please give your word count at the end.


:: Articles should include an abstract in English of 120 - 150 words in length, keywords (up to six), and a summary of about 400 words summarizing the main points in Slovene. The editors of the journal will provide the summaries in Slovene for authors from other countries.




:: Please contact the editors if you are interested in writing a review for Scripta Manent (see the e-mail address at the end of the guidelines).


:: Reviews of individual books or software should be maximum 1200 words long, while comparative reviews of books or software should not exceed 2000 words.




General Guidelines




:: Only e-mail submissions are accepted. Send your manuscript as an attachment in the Microsoft Word format (*.doc), the file bearing your own name (yourname.doc). The body of your e-mail should contain your full name, postal and e-mail address, telephone number and the title of your article.


:: Please use font 12 throughout the article and do not apply text styles. Use capital letters for the title and underlined letters for headings. No reference should be made to you as the author.


:: All submissions should be proofread.


Citations, References


:: All contributions to the journal should comply with the APA style - 6th edition (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/).


:: When making references in the text of your manuscript to other publications, please refer to the author's name and year of publication, e.g. "Bhatia (1993) alludes to the possibility of". Quotations should additionally be followed by page numbers, e.g. (Douglas, 2000: 248-49).


:: The list of references should be arranged in alphabetic order by author's names following the style of the examples below:


Curado-Fuentes, A. (2002). Tasks for Business Science and Technology English: Evaluating Corpus-driven Data for ESP. English for Specific Purposes World, 1(1) [online]. Available: http://esp-world.7p.com/Articles_1/issue_1.html (7 July 2004).


Flowerdew, J. and M. Peacock. (2001). Research Perspectives on English for Academic Purposes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Hunston, S. (2001) Colligation, Lexis, Pattern, and Text. In M. Scott and G. Thompson (Eds.), Patterns of Text (pp. 13-33). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Johns, A. M. (2002). Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.


Mauranen, A. (1993). Contrastive ESP rhetoric: metatext in Finnish-English economics texts. English for Specific Purposes, 12(1), 3-22.


Reviewing Process


:: Step 1: The editors first review each submission received to see if it meets the basic requirements for publication in the journal and if it is of sufficient quality to meet the standards of Scripta Manent. Authors of manuscripts are notified by e-mail as to whether their submission has been sent out for blind review or, if not, why not.


:: Step 2: All submissions that meet the basic requirements for publication are blind reviewed by two editors or external reviewers.


Terms of Acceptance


:: Scripta Manent does not accept submissions of previously published articles (print or online) or manuscripts that are being considered for publication elsewhere. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor of any similar work that has been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.


:: Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to Scripta Manent the permanent right to electronically distribute their article, but authors will retain copyright and, after the manuscript has appeared in Scripta Manent, they may republish their text as long as they clearly acknowledge Scripta Manent as the place of original publication, and obtain permission from the publisher.


:: The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity.


:: The cost of all fees payable for permission to use copyright material shall be borne by the author.


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