Submission and copyright
November 12, 2012 — 23:39

Submitting a manuscript

Editorial board is encouraging the publication of research based on actual use of the Slovene language, i.e. on large databases of Slovene, as well as research on other languages, especially related languages. Studies should consider the possibilities of methodology using empirical approach and language technologies, related findings, and their transfer into practice – to language users.

The journal’s editorial policy is that manuscripts are reviewed within two months of their submission, and published as soon as they are approved for publication.

Authors should consider the following guidelines when submitting a manuscript:

1. Manuscripts can be submitted to Articles, Reviews or Reports. The section Articles contain manuscripts that meet the criteria for Original Scientific Article or Review Article, as specified in Typology of documents/works for bibliography management in Cobiss. The sections Reviews and Reports are intended for reports on publications (books, articles etc.) or events related to topics, covered by the journal, and for reviews of scientific and professional publications in the fields of corpus linguistics, language technologies, applied linguistics and empirical linguistic research.

2. The language of submission and publication is Slovene or English. Slovene papers must contain a longer summary in English, and vice versa. If the authors wish to write in English or any other language that is not Slovene, they should first consult the editors.

3. Manuscripts that meet the formal criteria will be blind reviewed by two referees. Thus, authors are asked to ensure that their manuscripts are anonymous, and that they follow the format and style guidelines (see below) or use the journal template for MS Word or OpenOffice.

4. Authors should submit their manuscripts in electronic form, using one of the following formats: doc, docx, odt and tex (can be compressed in a zip file). The submission should be made directly to Editorial board via email:

5. Authors should also submit a statement (as a separate document) containing:

  • names and surnames of the authors;
  • affiliation(s) (in the language of the paper);
  • email addresses;
  • a statement that the submitted manuscript has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • a statement that the author agrees with the availability of the article under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence.

6. The autor is required to get permissions for copyrighted materials used in the article (e.g. photographs).

7. Article submission and review are free of charge. Our journal does not have article processing charges, that is we do not charge fees for authors when an article is accepted.

Formatting and style

When submitting a manuscript, the authors should use the journal template or follow the guidelines below:
1. Manuscripts for the Articles section should contain the following:

  • title (and subtitle) of the paper, using Georgia size 12pt, upper case, 1.5 line spacing, left aligned;
  • abstract (15-20 lines), Georgia size 9pt, left and right indent of 0,5 cm, 1.5 line spacing, justified;
  • 3-5 keywords in Slovene or in the language of the paper, and 3-5 keywords in English; Georgia size 9pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified;
  • title of the paper and summary (up to 3,000 characters) in English (or Slovene if the paper is written in English or any other language); title should be written in upper case, size 12pt, 1.5 line spacing, left aligned; text of the summary should be in size 9, 1.5 line spacing, justified;
  • contributions submitted to Reviews or Reports sections do not have an abstract and a summary in English; however, they do need to include a title in English;
  • main text of the paper should be in Georgia size 10pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified; special formatting features should be limited;
  • a list of publication under References, size 10pt, 1.5 line spacing, left aligned; hanging paragraphs with indent of 1 cm, ordered alphabetically and chronologically. Examples:


Biber, D., Conrad, S., and Reppen, R. (1998): Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gorjanc, V., and Krek, S., eds. (2005): Študije o korpusnem jezikoslovju. Ljubljana: Krtina.

Articles in edited volumes and conference proceedings:

Leech, G. (1992): Corpora and Theories of Linguistic Performance. In J. Svartvik (ed.): Directions in Corpus Linguistics: 105–122. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Erjavec, T. (2010a): MULTEXT-East Version 4: Multilingual Morphosyntactic Specifications, Lexicons and Corpora. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluations (LREC ’10): 2544–2547. Malta.

Articles in journals:

Biber, D. (1996): Investigating Language Use through Corpus-based Analyses of Association Patterns. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 1 (2): 171–197.
Erjavec, T. (2010b): Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines and their Localisation. Infoteka, 11 (1): 3a–14a.


Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary (1987). J. Sinclair, P. Hanks, G. Fox, R. Moon and P. Stock (eds.). London, Glasgow: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.
Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika (1970–1991/web version: 2000). Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU. Available at: (date of access).


Gigafida. Available at: (date of access).
Cambridge English Corpus.
Available at: (date of access).


OpenWebSpider. Available at: (date of access).
Creative Commons. Available at: (date of access).

Online publications, software etc.:

Pew Research Center (2010): Americans Spending More Time Following the News & Ideological News Sources: Who Watches and Why. Available at: (date of access).
TEI Consortium, eds. (2011): TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange: Version 1.9.1. Available at: (date of access).
Scott, M. (2008): WordSmith Tools: Version 5.
Available at: (date of access).

2. A manuscript can contain other sections, which are not mandatory. Examples:

  • acknowledgments (maximum 10 lines), size 9pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified;
  • longer quotations (more than 3 lines in length) should be set out as a separate paragraph, size 9pt, 1.5 line spacing, justified, without any quotation marks. The source should be provided in the main text and not at the end of the quotation.

3. The length for Articles should be up to 50,000 characters, excluding references. The length of Reviews and Reports should be up to 20,000 characters.

4. Text should be divided into sections and subsections, which are numbered and justified. We recommend using no more than three levels. Example:
1 TITLE – FIRST LEVEL (size 8pt, upper case, bold)
1.1 Title – second level (size 8pt, bold)
1.1.1 TITLE – THIRD LEVEL (size 8pt, upper case)

5. Please insert a page number at the bottom centre of every page.

6. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Table 2 etc..; Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.). Table/Figure caption should be placed below the table/figure, font size 9pt and left aligned. Each caption is concluded by a full stop. Each table and figure should be referred to in the text.

7. Footnotes should be given at the foot of the page and numbered consecutively. Footnote number should be in superscript, and provided after the punctuation or work to which it refers to.

8. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in their manuscript in which they do not own copyright, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

9. Authors are responsible for language and style of their manuscripts, therefore we recommend that they have their work checked and that they consider referee’s suggestions.

Open Access Policy

The journal Slovenščina 2.0 provides immediate open and free of charge access to its content on the principle of open science and in the aim of supporting global exchange of knowledge

Copyright and licenses

All content of Slovenščina 2.0 is licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Slovenščina 2.0 applies the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license to all published material. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, copy, remix, transform and/or build upon the content for any purpose, even commercial, as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published.

No separate publishing agreements are signed between the author and the publisher. Authors retain copyright and the publishing rights of their work without any restrictions.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post the journal’s published version of the work online (e.g., in institutional repositories, on their own websites), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Slovenščina 2.0.

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