Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Language, Linguistics and Discourse Journal

Summary of Important Items when submitting a manuscript

  • Be certain that your manuscript contains suitable material for the journal (Please see the scope of the journal).
  • Out of scope articles will be returned to authors without review.
  • Please read the Aims & Scope of the journal.
  • Please read LLDJ Publishing Ethics. 
  • Grammar, spelling, and accuracy are considered the most important screening criterion. If your manuscript contains errors in English, it will be returned. Non-English-speaking authors are encouraged to have their manuscript checked and edited by Eminence Editing.
  • Manuscripts, which do not meet the novelty, significance, and competence criteria (Aims & Scope of the journal) will be returned to authors at any stage, at the discretion of the Editor.
  • References must follow APA formatting (
  • Ensure that figures are adequately labeled (coordinates, scale bar, orientation) and the resolution is sufficient for publication scale.
  • Choose the appropriate article type (Article, Application, Review or Short Note articles – Scope.
  • If you are submitting a revised manuscript, CLEARLY address, point-by-point, to the comments provided by the reviewers. This includes any request for improvements in the English.
  • The format of your manuscript must be in a word processing format (i.e. MS Word or LaTeX). DO NOT SUBMIT PDF DOCUMENTS.
  • The document shall be submitted a single column and double-spaced lines.

Submission checklist

  • This list should be used prior to the submission of the article for review.
  • All papers must be submitted to the Editor using the Electronic Submission System or by email (
  • Please do NOT send it as a hardcopy.
  • Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
  • Ensure that the following items are present:
    • One Author designated as corresponding Author.
    • All necessary files have been uploaded Keywords All figure captions
    • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
    • Further considerations Manuscript has been “spellchecked” and the English grammar is correct.
  • For information on language editing please see
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).
  • For any further information please contact the Author Support Department at

Publication Fees

Article Publication: 100.00 (USD)

If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs.