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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.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format. This is because we need to be able to edit the journal information and the DOI that will be assigned to the paper in the header. The files will be turned into pdf-files after that and you will have an opportunity to review your contribution, before it is made public.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All images, figures, tables, parts of tables, etc. that have been published in other sources and/or by other people can be reproduced in LJES and shared under the CC-BY 4.0 license, without violating the existing Swedish copyright laws. For some materials, stating the original source following the agreed conventions of academic integrity may be enough, whereas for others a written permission from the copyright holder may be required, stating that the materials can be shared under the default CC-BY 4.0 license, or some other CC license.

Author Guidelines

Contributions can be submitted to the editors at any time. The contributions can be full research articles, reports, short squibs, and discussion notes. They can contain both completed research and work that is still in progress. The squibs and discussion notes in particular can be also observations and ideas about a topic and/or data that are intended to serve as basis for more substantial research in the future. The contributions can be multimodal and include images, audio and video, provided these materials can be shared publicly. There are no strict word limits for the submissions. Each submission under the same volume will have its own number. The exception to this will be possible special or themed issues, such as proceedings from symposia, conferences and workshops organized at the English Unit and/or by members of staff and affiliated researchers at the English Unit, where all the papers in the same special issue will appear under the same number.

The contributions will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). To view a copy of this license, see Creative Commons website here. Authors may ask also for a different license for their contributions. 

The copyright for the materials (the text and possible illustrations, images, tables, parts of tables, figures, and audio and video files) published in LJES will remain with the authors. The authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions from the copyright holders for reproducing and sharing materials such as illustrations, images, tables, and so on that have been previously published elsewhere and do not fall under the usual practices of quoting and/or citing other people's material for research purposes, under the appropriate CC license. The original authors / creators (and the original copyright holders, if applicable) should always be acknowledged, following the agreed academic conventions.

After an initial suitability screening, the contributions will receive comments and suggestions from the editors, focussing mainly on the formal aspects. The authors are asked to observe the following guidelines when preparing their submissions:


The contributions should have a short abstract that states the aims, the materials and/or data investigated, the methods and the findings. Use 10 pt font size for the abstract.


Possible acknowledgements should appear in a separate section, after the main text and the possible endnotes but before the list of references.

Referencing style

You can choose the referencing style that is most commonly used in your own field, such as:

MLA: MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition

Chicago, notes-bibliography style: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

APA: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth or Seventh Edition

Apply the same referencing style consistently to both the in-text references and the list of references at the end of your paper. When available, please include the DOI to entries in your list of references. You can consult the Crossrefs website here, to see if any of your entries is missind a DOI (copy-paste the list of references in the box). 


Font and font size:

Use Times New Roman, font size 12pt for the running text, for all quotations and examples, and for your reference list. Use Times New Roman 16 pt font size, bold, for the title of your paper, 12 pt font size, bold, for the name/s of the author/s and 14 pt font size, bold, for all section headings. Sub-section headings should have 14 pt font size, bold italics. For tables, you can use either font size 12pt or 10pt, for as long as the text is legible on a laptop-sized computer screen. The captions for tables and figures can also be either font size 12pt or 10pt. The abstract text could be in font size 10pt.

Headings and section headings:

After the title of your paper, leave one blank line, then write the name/s of the author/s (in fontsize 12pt, bold) and leave two blank lines before the first line of the abstract. Leave one blank line in between the abstract and the first section heading.

All sections should be numbered and the numbering should start from 1. Leave two blank lines above a main section heading and one blank line above a sub-section heading. Do not leave any blank lines between a heading and the first line of a new paragraph.

Paragraph indenting:

You can either indent the first line of each new paragraph or leave a blank line in between paragraphs (in which case you should not indent).

Line spacing:

Use 1.5 line spacing for the running text. Long quotations, examples that are set off from the running text, and tables may have single spacing. Footnotes may also be single spaced.


Use 2.5 cm margins on all four sides. Depending on your preferences, you can use full justification or left justification.


Pages must be numbered and start at page 1. Place the page numbers at the bottom of the page, right hand side.

Examples and visuals:

All examples should be numbered consecutively. All non-English examples should be glossed and translated into English. All tables, diagrams, images etc. should be designed to fit the page and they should be numbered (Table 1, Figure 1, etc.) and followed by a caption / title. Avoid tables and other visuals that span over several pages.


These should be written in either font size 12pt or 10pt. If you use endnotes, they should appear after the main text and before the possible acknowledgements.

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