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Guidelines for authors

Konin Language Studies welcomes previously unpublished articles broadly related to linguistics and applied linguistics. The contributions can be presentations of empirical research results, theoretical considerations as well as book reviews. The papers should be in the range of 6000-8000 words and book reviews about 1000 words in length. 

Each of the submitted articles is to be subjected to a blind review process conducted by two referees who are specialists in the field. Within the period of three months after submission, authors will receive acceptance notification, rejection notification or information on the necessary changes that need to be applied to their contribution before publication. The prerequisite for being accepted for the review process is the adherence to the following requirements of text formatting:

Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word or RTF files (MS Word 2003 or later). In cases where extensive graphics or phonetic symbols are used an accompanying PDF file is recommended. Each paper must contain an abstract of 150-200 words, up to 5 keywords, and a note about the author of about 100 words. A separate title page should be provided which, apart from the title of the submission, should also include full names of all the authors, their affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses. The title, but no information about contributors, should also be provided at the beginning of the text, preceding the abstract.

The manuscripts must conform to the specifications of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (sixth edition). Basic Information about the style can be found at:


Authors of texts accepted for publication in Studies in Konin Language Studies (KSJ) are required to complete, sign and return to the editor’s office the Agreement for granting a royalty-free license to works with a commitment to grant a CC sub-license.

Under the agreement, the authors of texts published in KSJ grant the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin a non-exclusive, royalty-free license and authorize the use of the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons sub-license.

The authors retain the right to continue the free disposal of the work.