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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 has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Authors' names have not been included in the manuscript, nor in file names.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text must use 1.15 spacing and use a 12-point Times New Roman 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The journal welcomes submission of the following types:

  • Research Article
  • Reflections on Teaching Practice
  • Reflections on Professional Practice
  • Book Review

Articles are submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere previously and that they are not being submitted simultaneously to another journal.

If the author uses material protected by copyright, it is the author’s responsibility to acquire any necessary permissions and they are personally responsible for the payment of any fee related to copyright that may be applicable. Authors are also responsible for obtaining any ethical clearance necessary for the publication of their article.

Length: Research articles should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (or Chinese characters) in length. Submission to the Reflection sections can be 3000 - 5000 words (or Chinese characters) or more. Book reviews can be 1,000 words or more.

Language: We consider mainly contributions in English using consistent spelling conventions either in BrE (British English) or AmE (American English), though quality papers in Chinese can also be considered. For papers in Chinese, an extended English abstract of 500 words is required.

Style Guidelines 

Articles should include the following components: title, author’s name, institution, ORCID (if there is), abstract, keywords, main body (1, 1.1, 1.2, …, 2, 2.1, 2.2, …), references, bio-note (within 250 words), email, corresponding address.

The text must use 1.15 spacing and use a 12-point Times New Roman font.

Reference style: The APA referencing system must be used. For details follow the APA style link.

Footnote and/or Endnote: No content footnotes should be used; instead they should be replaced with references or clarifications in the text.  Copyright permissions should be properly stated as footnotes not end notes.

Trademarks: All trademarks should be denoted as trademarks, not just usual proper nouns.

 

Conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose any financial or other conflict of interest that may be deemed to influence the results or interpretation of their study. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Editors and Editorial Staff as Authors

Editorial staff or editors shall not be involved in the processing of their own academic work. Submissions authored by editorial staff/editors will be assigned to at least two independent outside reviewers. Decisions will be made by other Editorial Board Members who do not have a conflict of interest with the author on whether their submissions ought to be published or not.

Research Article

In order to maintain quality, we place emphasis on the Originality, Significance and Rigour of the submission. Originality is understood in terms of the innovative character of the study: whether it engages with new and/or complex problems; develops innovative research methods, methodologies and analytical techniques; provides new empirical material; and/or advance theory or the analysis of doctrine, policy or practice. Significance is assessed in terms of the submission’s contribution to adding new knowledge to the field in theory or practice and may be theoretical, methodological and/or applicable. Rigour refers to the methodological design, and robustness and appropriateness of the concepts, analyses, theories and methodologies deployed within the submission. Account should be taken of such qualities as the integrity, coherence and consistency of arguments and analysis, and the due consideration of ethical issues if any.

The articles to be accepted for publishing need to be those adding new knowledge or developing concepts, techniques or outcomes, demonstrating rigorous research design and techniques of investigation and analysis, and written with sound logic and clear presentation.

Reflections on Teaching Practices

 

As the column of ‘Reflections on Teaching Practice’ is a unique section of this journal, which is not commonly seen in other journals, indicative guidelines are provided here. In addition to the above requirements, submissions to these two columns need to include the following as essential components of content:

1. A comprehensive description or summary of the teaching, training or professional practice, activity and experience that you reflect on. For example, the translation or interpreting process, the translation or interpreting project, the translation or interpreting product, the translation or interpreting activity, the translation or interpreting training experience, etc.

2. A structured and in-depth discussion or reflection on the teaching, training or professional practice, activity and experience.

3. What best practice, typical problems, useful solutions, trends about the profession, or useful activities can be summarised from this?

Reflections on Professional Practices

 

As the column of ‘Reflections on Professional Practice’ is a unique section of this journal, which is not commonly seen in other journals, indicative guidelines are provided here. In addition to the above requirements, submissions to these two columns need to include the following as essential components of content:

1. A comprehensive description or summary of the teaching, training or professional practice, activity and experience that you reflect on. For example, the translation or interpreting process, the translation or interpreting project, the translation or interpreting product, the translation or interpreting activity, the translation or interpreting training experience, etc.

2. A structured and in-depth discussion or reflection on the teaching, training or professional practice, activity and experience.

3. What best practice, typical problems, useful solutions, trends about the profession, or useful activities can be summarised from this?

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