Scripta Manent of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers is a peer-reviewed open access journal designed primarily as a resource for LSP teachers and researchers. 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. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on applied and theoretical research in languages for specific purposes (LSP), e.g. learning and teaching methods, teacher education, assessment of language, needs analysis, materials development and evaluation, discourse analysis, language policies, etc. Reviews of scholarly books on LSP and reviews of local LSP coursebooks are also welcome.
Submissions can be written in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish or Slovene ‒ preferably in the language that the manuscript focuses on. Scripta Manent welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts in the following categories:
These present empirical research using original data, as well as replicable and verifiable research methodologies. Manuscripts should include a clearly defined research question and a description of research methods, a description of results, and a discussion section where the practical implications of the research are clearly identified. Manuscripts should be preferably about 8000 words long without tables and references.
Research 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. Summaries in Slovene for authors who cannot speak Slovene will be provided by the editorial team.
These should draw on experiences with new LSP methods, materials, means of assessment and other areas of professional interest as well as practical applications of LSP description or analysis. Manuscripts describing carefully planned and executed experiments in the field of LSP are also welcome.
LSP teaching reports 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. They should be preferably about 4000 words long without tables and references.
LSP teaching reports 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. Summaries in Slovene for authors who cannot speak Slovene will be provided by the editorial team.
Apart from relevant scholarly books on LSP, Scripta Manent aslo publishes reviews of LSP coursebooks that have been published locally and should not be overlooked. Reviews should be a reliable and valuable resource for teachers and researchers.
Reviews should situate the book in its wider context of relevance, summarize the main arguments, identify the intended audience and who would find it useful, and address the reviewer’s own critical but constructive commentary.
While reviews of individual books should not exceed 1200 words, comparative reviews of books could be up to 2000 words in length.
While we welcome suggestions for reviews, unsolicited reviews are not encouraged.
Only e-mail submissions are accepted. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment in .doc, .odt or .rtf format, the name of the file should be bearing the first words of the manuscript title (e.g., BusinessReports.rtf).
The e-mail should indicate the name and surname of the author (where ambiguous, e.g. a double name, please indicate the surname by writing it in capitals), affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone number and the title of the manuscript. If there are more authors, these details have to be provided of each author and the name of the corresponding author has to be indicated. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Remove all identifying features from the paper and make sure that no author's name appears in the text, in-text citations or reference list.
All submissions should be proofread.
All contributions to the journal should be formatted and referenced using the APA Style (http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx). Please use font 12 throughout the article and do not apply text styles. Instead of APA style formatting of headings you can also use numbering (maximum three levels).
Scripta Manent does not accept submissions of previously published articles or manuscripts that are being considered for publication elsewhere.
All research articles, LSP teaching notes and book reviews published in Scripta Manent are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0. Authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. They will, however, assign to Scripta Manent the permanent right to electronically distribute their manuscript. (Please check the details in the Copyright section.)
The cost of all fees payable for permission to use copyright material shall be borne by the author.
In addition to being accountable for the manuscript, authors are also responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.
The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity.