*All papers MUST be withing major focus of the journal which is on language in relation to gender and sexuality. *
- All articles published in JLS are peer reviewed. For initial submission, authors should deliver their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form (MS Word, accompanied by an identical PDF file), double spaced with 3 cm/1 inch margins, with font Times New Roman, 12 pt, throughout. Do not use headers. The first page should contain the title of the article, an abstract (100–150 words), and a list of five to eight keywords (do not capitalise keywords and separate them by commas). Preferred article length is 8,000 to 9,000 words. Please use the JLS manuscript guidelines below already for the FIRST VERSION of your submission. For any formal aspects that are not treated in these guidelines, please consult recent issues of JLS as a point of reference.
- Contributions must be in ENGLISH. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper proofread by a native speaker before handing it in. Spelling should be American English or British English, and consistent throughout the paper.
- Authors are kindly asked to use NON-DISCRIMINATORY LANGUAGE in their articles. More specifically, they should make an effort to use gender-fair, non-heteronormative and non-stigmatising wording wherever possible. For example, avoid the term homosexualwhen referring to people and nominal uses of sexual descriptive adjectives (a bisexual, gays etc). Trans-identified individuals should be referred to with the pronouns that they prefer.
- Authors are responsible for observing COPYRIGHT laws when quoting or reproducing material. The copyright of articles published in JLS is held by the publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted by the publisher provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.
- Papers should be reasonably divided into SECTIONS and, if appropriate, subsections. Paragraphs are marked by indenting the first line. Only the first paragraph after each heading stays unindented. The headings of sections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1; 1.1.1). First-level headings are in bold, third-level headings in italics. Only the first word and potentially occurring proper names are capitalised in headings:
- Forms that are analysed or discussed in the text need to be italicized (e.g. the word gay; the phrase that’s so gay). Do not use quotation marks for this purpose. Non-English language material must be accompanied by an English translation in quotation marks (e.g. schwul“gay”). LINGUISTIC DATA EXCERPTS need to be consecutively numbered, noted in italics and accompanied by an English translation (where necessary).
Passages that are left out in data excerpts should be marked as […].
- Short QUOTATIONS in the main text must be written in quotation marks. Quotations that are longer than three lines should be indented and set off from the main text (without quotation marks). Passages that are left out in quotations should be marked as […]. For all quotations, the source must be specified, including page numbers.
- FIGURES should be submitted as reproducible originals, numbered consecutively, and provided with appropriate captions. All figures must be referred to in the main text and their envisaged place should be indicated in the manuscript.
- TABLES should be numbered consecutively and must be referred to in the main text.
- Notes should appear as FOOTNOTES (not endnotes). They should be concise, kept to a minimum, and numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Authors who make excessive use of footnotes will be asked to drastically reduce their number. In the main text, footnote numbers are placed after the punctuation mark in a sentence.
- REFERENCES IN THE TEXT should look as follows:
Single author: Paradis (2004) notes … , Paradis (2004: 112) notes …
Two authors: Baugh and Cable (1999) note …
Three or more authors: Hay, Wright and Bent (2005: 112) note…
Works that have been written or edited by more than three authors should first be quoted by listing all authors’ names. For all additional quotations of these works, an abbreviated form should be used: Campbell-Kibler et al. (2002) note…
References in brackets should have the following form (the order of names is determined alphabetically, not chronologically):
(Paradis 2004, Smith & Timm 2001, Turner, Warner & Young 1997)
With page numbers: (Paradis 2004: 105–110; Smith & Timm 2001: 49; Turner, Warner & Young 1997: 111f.)
Note that for a range of continuous pages or years a long dash (–) needs to be used between figures (e.g. 105–110; 1999–2003). This is relevant both for in-text references and the references section.
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS and TRANSCRIPTION CONVENTIONS (if needed) should be placed before the references section.
- REFERENCES SECTION: All publications mentioned in the main text must be included in the references section and vice versa. References are listed in alphabetical order. In general, titles of books and journals are capitalised, while titles of articles are not. At least one of the authors’ and editors’ forenames must be given in full (except for scholars that invariably use initials in their publications).
JLS Author Guidelines