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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  • The contribution is original and unpublished, and has not been submitted for publication to another journal. If this is not the case, justification should be given in “Comments to the Editor”.
  • The files to be submitted are in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or RTF format (provided they do not exceed 2MB).
  • URLs for all references have been supplied when available.
  • The text is double-spaced and uses a 12-point font. Italics, rather than underlining, are used for emphasis (except for URL addresses). Figures and tables are inserted into the text, and not provided at the end in the form of annexes.
  • The text is formatted in accordance with Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Original articles are welcome about any aspect of translation, including: descriptive studies of translated texts in different languages, periods, cultures and media; theoretical papers about translational issues; papers dealing with the practice of translation in different domains (technical, pragmatic, literary, scientific, legal, audiovisual etc); interpreting; translator training and translation pedagogy; research methods in Translation Studies; translation technology, etc. All articles will be blind reviewed by external specialists. Articles should be 6000-8000 words long (including notes and references)

Book reviews of 1000-1500 words are also welcome of recent publications in the field of translation

Articles and book reviews should be uploaded onto the Translation Matters editorial system together with an Abstract (150 words) and short Biographical Note (50 words). The Author’s full name, affiliation and email contacts should be provided

The text should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font. Italics should be used for emphasis, rather than underlining (except for URL addresses). Figures and tables should be inserted into the text, rather than provided at the end in the form of annexes.

All other formatting should be in accordance with the Harvard Style. See:

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