Instructions for Authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to us, Linguistic Research. The following instructions will ensure that we have everything required so your manuscript can move through peer review, revision, and publication in a smooth manner. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible to make sure that your manuscript satisfies the journal's requirements.

1) About the Journal

Linguistic Research is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing original research of high quality. Please see the journal’s Aims and Scope for information about its overall focus and peer-review policy. Also, please note that this journal only publishes articles written in English.

2) Peer Review

Linguistic Research is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your manuscript has been assessed for suitability by the Editors, it will then be double blind peer-reviewed by independent expert referees. Therefore, authors are requested to submit:

   - A blinded manuscript without any information about author names and affiliations in the text or on the title page. Self-identifying citations and references in the manuscript should be avoided.

   - A separate title page, including the manuscript title, all author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author. Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should be included on this page as well.

3) Type of Articles

Linguistic Research welcomes the submission of 1) original, full-length articles, with a maximum length of 40 single-spaced manuscript pages; 2) short squibs; 3) reviews; and 4) theoretical position papers.

4) Language

The journal's language is English. American English or British English spelling and terminology can be used; however, either should be used consistently throughout the article.

5) Manuscript Submission

A. Title Page

The title page should include:

   - The title of the manuscript

   - The name(s) of the author(s)

   - The affiliation(s), academic position(s), and address(es) of the author(s)

   - The e-mail address(es) of the author(s)

   - An abstract of 150 to 250 words without any undefined abbreviations and unspecified references

   - 4 to 7 keywords

   - Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information

B. Main Text

  1. Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted either in Hangul (.hwp format; more preferred) or in Word (.doc/docx format) with page numbers.

   - If you use Hangul, download a sample article in .hwp here and apply the journal style sheet to your manuscript, wherever relevant (e.g., plain text; tables; figures; examples; citations; references).

   - If you use Word, download a sample article in .pdf here and understand how the journal style sheet works and apply it to your manuscript, wherever relevant. In doing so, use 10-point Times New Roman for text consistently. Note that our publisher uses Hangul to edit and publish articles; therefore, your manuscript in Word will be converted to a .hwp file and in turn to a .pdf file and the formatting of your manuscript will be adjusted accordingly.

   - In your manuscript, use italics for emphasis and use tab stops for indents and example/gloss alignments, not the space bar.

  2. Headings

   - Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

   - Do not capitalize the first letter of each word in the headings.

  3. Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

  4. Footnotes

Always use footnotes, not endnotes. Footnotes may be used to provide further information. Note, nonetheless, that they should not consist only of a reference citation and they should not contain any tables and figures.

  5. Glossing

Follow Leipzig Glossing Rules.

  6. Citation

Cite references in the text by name and year (and page number when needed) in parentheses.

   - Ko (2016: 25) argues that repetitive RDCs express information focus and convey non-presuppositional information, ...

   - Ahn and Cho (2016) also adopt a representational approach.

   - Iteration provides a further distinction between comitatives and coordinates (McNally 1993; Dalrymple et al. 1998).

  7. Reference List

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications should only be mentioned in the text. References should be ordered alphabetically by the last names of the first author of each cited work.

Journal Article:
Kim, Jong-Bok. 2004. Hybrid agreement in English. Linguistics 42(6): 1105-1128.

Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2008. English syntax: An introduction. Stanford: CSLI publications.

Book Chapter:
Sag, Ivan A. and Thomas Wasow. 2011. Performance-compatible competence grammar. In Robert Borsley and Kersti Borjars (eds.), Non-transformational syntax: Formal and explicit models of grammar. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Master's Thesis/PhD Dissertation:
Kamada, Kohji. 2009. Rightward movement phenomena in human language. PhD Dissertation. University of Edinburgh.

Conference/Workshop Proceedings:
Sag, Ivan A. 2010. Feature geometry and predictions of locality. In Greville Corbett and Anna Kibort (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Features, 236-271. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

6) Additional Documents along with Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript means that you acknowledge that you are fully aware:

   - that it has not been submitted to various journals for simultaneous consideration;

   - that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else;

   - that it has not published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work is an expansion of previous work;

   - and that its publication has been approved by all the co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute where the work has been carried out.

It also means that you understand:

   - that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation;

   - and that if there is a suspicion of misconduct, the journal will carry out an investigation and this may lead to "an immediate rejection of the manuscript", "a placement of an erratum with the article", or "a complete retraction of the published article", depending on the publication stage and the nature of the severity of the infraction.

To confirm that you have read and fully understand all of the above statements, please sign this document and send it to us when you submit your manuscript.

In order to expedite the review process and set the fees for peer review and publication, fill out this form and send it to us along your manuscript submission as well.

Your manuscript and additional documents should be submitted to


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