INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
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By submitting your manuscript to PLC, you declare that the manuscript constitutes
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Manuscripts may be full-length articles (maximum 20-30 double-spaced pages typed on A4
paper including notes and references) or short communications (maximum 10 pages). These may include short articles, research reports,
discussions, etc. Book reviews should not exceed 5 pages. All articles should be preceded by an abstract (maximum 150 words) and
Submissions should follow the style and referencing system recommended in the Sixth Edition
of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The authors are responsible for acquiring the rights to quote from other
publications (text, tables, figures, illustrations).
Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams) should be numbered consecutively in the text.
Figure captions should be typed on a separate page. Photographs should be large prints with high contrast. Graphs and diagrams should be large
enough to allow reduction to 10x10cm.
Tables should be numbered and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be
submitted on a separate page with a caption.
Please supply your name, affiliation, the mailing address and phone/fax numbers and e-mail
address on a separate page.
Please do remember that ghostwriting and guest authorship practices are a violation of
academic integrity, and that it is the responsibility of the author submitting a manuscript to provide information about all persons
contributing to that publication.
All authors declare transfer of copyright to the Publisher, free of charge, if the
manuscript is accepted for publication.
Authors will receive electronic proofs via email for final correction. These must be
returned to the editor by the dates determined by the publication schedule.
For the authors of texts accepted for publication: Versita Open Access License
The review process for manuscripts submitted to Psychology of Language and Communication
All submissions, after a preliminary assessment by a member of the Editorial Board are sent out for a thorough evaluation to two or three peer
reviewers in a double-blind review process, i.e., the identities of authors and reviewers are not revealed.
Reviews assess the following aspects of the manuscript:
Presentation of the research problem in the context of the literature (assessed as being
unsatisfactory, satisfactory, exhaustive);
Clarity and logic of reasoning (assessed as being unsatisfactory, satisfactory, excellent);
Procedure of research and analysis of empirical material (assessed as being unsatisfactory,
Language correctness and formal aspects (assessed as being unsatisfactory, satisfactory,
A review must end with an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the submission should be accepted or
rejected for publication:
the manuscript should be rejected, it should not be published in Psychology of
Language and Communication (when a manuscript is strongly incompatible with the periodical's profile the reviewer may suggest that the
author submit it to a different periodical),
the manuscript should be returned to the author(s) with suggestions regarding necessary
corrections (to be followed by a review of the corrected text),
the text may be accepted as long as corrections are made, without the need for a
the text may be published as is.
Only texts with min. two positive reviews (i.e., approved by two reviewers) are accepted
for publication in Psychology of Language and Communication.