Submission Guidelines

Procedure for Submitting Manuscripts

Authors should submit their manuscripts online via "submit my manuscript" on the homepage of the journal. Manuscripts are accepted only in Word format. First-time users must create an account first.

Contact Information: Lectito BV, Cultura Building Wassenaarseweg 20 2596CH, The Netherlands,


Manuscript Preparation

-Papers should be in English. Either British or American the spelling should be consistent throughout.

-Papers submitted to Lectito Journals for publication should not be under review with another journal

-Articles should not exceed 9.000 words inclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Book reviews should be less than 2500 words.

-Authors should prepare their manuscripts in a way that does not give away their identity. Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as two separate files.

General rule

The text should be delivered as 'flat' as possible, preferably without lay-out
Whatever style you use, please use it consistently
Limit the use of subtitles, if possible to 2 levels below the main title of the contribution


Page setting: A4 format with (minimum) 2 cm margins on all four sides
Always use one font and size, preferably: Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Use line spacing 1,5 throughout
Justify your text both on the left and right
Switch off the MS Word automatic hyphenation function
Words you like to have in italic or bold have to be written this way in the text
Your manuscript must be numbered consecutively from the first to the last pages


Complete sentences have to be placed within "double quotation marks"
Partial quotations have to be placed within 'single quotation marks'.
Quotations running over more than one line: start each line with an indent on the left so that the quotation becomes a separate text block
Partial quotations keep their place within the running text corpus
Omissions in quotations are mentioned with rounded brackets (...)
Additions and clarifications are placed within square brackets [...]

Attention: for every inclusion of text fragments, images, and data under copyrights, the author has to request and receive permission of the original author or rightful claimant. The author and not the publisher is responsible in this respect.

Special words

Foreign words are placed in italic or within 'single quotation marks', as the author prefers
In case of an edited volume: please contact the editors for the use of a uniform style
Specific terms are placed within 'single quotation marks'


Use one hard return in the body of the text only to end a paragraph. In all other cases, let the text automatically wrap around
Indicate new paragraphs with a tab, not with an extra blank line

Notes and References

Use the MS Word-note function
For notes, references and the bibliography use a uniform style and choose the system that is standard within your research field. Notes should be placed at the end of each page. Do not use footnotes except where explicitly recommended.
Note numbers should appear as superscript numbers in the text and be numbered sequentially.
Notes should always be double-spaced and the same point size (12pt) as the main text.
Reference and Bibliographical lists must always be arranged in alphabetical order by author.

Our preferred style for referencing is as follows: Author, Initials. (year of publication). Title. place of publication: the name of the publisher. Please ensure that it is consistent throughout the notes, references and bibliography.


Pike, K. L. (1967). Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behaviour. The Hague: Mouton.
Makkai, A. and Lockwood, D. G. (1973). Stratificational Linguistics: A Reader. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Chapter in Book

Veltman, R. (1982). Comparison and intensification: an ideal but problematic domain for systematic functional theory, in J. Benson and W. Greaves (eds), Systematic Perspectives on Discourse (pp. 15–32). Norwood, NJ: Ablex,


Halliday, M. A. K. (1961). Categories of the theory of grammar. Word, 17(2), 241–292. DOI (If available)

Conference papers

Published paper:
Gouadec, D. (2001). Training translators: certainties, uncertainties, dilemmas, in B. Maia, J. Haller and M. Ulrych, (eds.) Training the language services provider for the new millennium: proceedings of the III Encontros de Tradução de Astra-FLUP, Universidade do Porto, 17 March. Porto: Universidade do Porto, 31-41.


Web document:

Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (2006). Being Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic: a Kit for Small Businesses, Government of Australia. Available at: (Accessed 28 February 2009).


Byrd, K. (2013) Report on Sufi-Yogi Dialogue. Available at: (Accessed 1 March, 2013).

Dialogos (n.d.) Create inspired futures. Available at: (Accessed 26 March 2013).

(Please use 'n.d.' to indicate that no date for the document or web page is available, both in the in-text citation and in the bibliography.)

NCVO (2013) Budget 2013: NCVO's Response. Available at:'s-response. (Accessed 26 March 2013).


Newton, A. (2007) Newcastle toolkit. Angela Newton blog. 16 January. Available at: (Accessed 23 February 2007).

Newspaper articles

The Independent (1989). Limits to mutual tolerance (editorial), The Independent, 18 February.

Jones, J. (2013.) Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – review, The Guardian, 26 March. Available at: (Accessed 26 March 2013).

Every work quoted from or mentioned in the text must be included in the reference/bibliography. Please check that all references are present and that dates in the text and the references are identical.

Where there are two or more works by the same author in the same year, they should be distinguished by 1997a, 1997b, etc.

Never carry the use of op. cit or ibid. over from one chapter to another.

When quoting a work by two or more authors, use et al. in the text, but give all the authors' names in the references/bibliography.

Works should be cited in the text by the name/date system: that is, give the author's surname, year of publication and the page reference immediately after the quoted material, i.e. (Jones 1998: 64).

Include page reference numbers for all direct citations.


Tables should be compiled using tabs (as few as possible); not spaces!
Keep in mind: the maximum width of the table on the page is 12 cm


Figures should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI in the format in which they have to be printed
Figures will only be printed in black and white unless other agreements have been made with the publisher

Text corpus

In the body of the text, indicate clearly within square brackets where the table/graph/figure should be inserted
Use the same numbering in the separate file as in the body of the text. This reference consists of the number of the chapter and the order of rank. For instance: [figuur 1.1]


Place each figure on a new page in your file 'Figures'.

The image files should be JPEG, TIFF or EPS.

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