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Author Guidelines

Guidelines of Culturalistics: Journal of Cultural, Literary, and Linguistic Studies for the article contributors :

The Board of Editors is pleased to invite you to publish your papers in our journal which is published three times a year (September, January, and May).  The following are guidelines for the authors of Culturalistics: Journal of Cultural, Literary, and Linguistic Studies.

  1. The article has not yet been published and submitted elsewhere, including in conference proceedings by giving a written statement from the contributor that the article sent does not contain plagiarism as supplementary file when submitting.
  2. The submission and review are totally online. Therefore, the author should submit and check the progress of the article on
  3. The full article is written in English, typed in Times New Roman 11 pt, margins all 2,54 cm, single spaced on A4 paper. The text is 5 - 7 pages in length, including references, and tables/ figures with MS Word.
  4. The article structure consists of three parts: a) essential title page information ; b) abstract and key words; c) content of the article.
  5. The essential title page information is: a) title (max 20 words; 16 pt); b) complete name (without academic title; 13 pt); c) affiliation and address (present/permanent; 9pt); and d) e-mail (9pt).
  6. Abstract length 100-200 words, and keywords (3-6 words). Abstract heading (12 pt, bolt type). Abstract body text (10 pt, single space). Keywords (10 pt, separated by semicolon).
  7. The article contains: 1. Introduction (without subheadings) consisting of background of the study, problems/aims, review of literature or previous research, and theoretical framework; 2. Methods (for research-based articles); 3. Results and Discussion presented in sub-headings; 4.Conclusion; and 5.References primarily taken from journals in the last 5 years of publication.
  8. Quotations should be integrated in the text, except for those exceeding 3 lines. Separate quotations should be formatted with Left Indent: 0.5 and Right Indent: 0.5 and typed in 1 space, without quotation marks.
  9. The author of books/articles cited should be completed with: “year of publication” and “pages” (when necessary). For instance, Levinson (1987:22) said that….; Hymes argues that….(1980:99-102) ;  Interpreting process of text production is conducted  through situational context and background knowledge or member’s resource (MR) (Fairclough 2001: 118). 
  10. Cited sources are identified by a number, starting with 1. These numbers relate to a numbered list of sources (reference list) at the end. See example below:
  11. References should be typed in Arabic numerals in square brackets in the list in the order where they appear in the text or that run consecutively through the paper, as follows.
For book
[1]Foley, William A. Anthropological Linguistics: An Introduction. Cornwall: Blackwell Publishing, 1997.
[2]Lagarsfeld, Paul F., and E. Katz. Language of Social Research: A Reader in the Methodology of Social Research. New York: Free, 1965.
For articles
[3]Heath, J. “Borrowing”. In R.E. Asher (editor). Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics. New York: Elsevier, 2001.
[4]Charles, M. “Argument of Evidence? Disciplinary Variation in the Use of the Noun that Pattern in Stance Construction.” English for Specific Purposes, 26, 2007, pp. 203-218.
For articles from the Internet
[5]Dolby, Nadine. “Research in Youth Culture and Policy: Current Conditions and Future Directions.” Social Work and Society: The International Online-Only Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, 2008, Accessed 20 May 2009.
[6]Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 16 Aug. 2002, Accessed 4 May 2009.
For articles from newspaper
[7]Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.
For articles from video/cassette recording
[8]The Usual Suspects. Directed by Bryan Singer, performances by Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro, Polygram, 1995.
[9]Costa, Jr. (Speaker). Personality, Continuity, and Changes of Adult Life. (Cassette No. 207-433-88A-B). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 2009.
For articles from CD-ROM
[10]Preiss, B. and Nixon, J. 2004. The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect. (CD-ROM). New York: Byron Press Multimedia.
[11]Nirvana. "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Nevermind, Geffen, 1991.

The article template can be downloaded here.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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