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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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point 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.
  • IMPORTANT: We require ALL submissions to include page and line numbers to assist with the review process.
    To insert line numbers to your Word document, see below.
    Click the Layout tab, select 'Restart Each Page' from the drop down menu under 'Line Numbers', save the document.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

All submissions to East Asian Pragmatics must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process.

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First, click here to download the guidelines which you will find in PDF format. The guidelines pertain to article and book review submissions. All articles are peer-reviewed.  Please contact the Book Review editor before submitting a book review to ensure that the book you wish to review has not already been assigned. We will acknowledge your submission upon receipt and let you know the anticipated timeframe for a decision. If your article is accepted, we will send you further instructions for submitting the final manuscript of your article.

Note: if your first language is not English, please have your manuscript read by a native speaker prior to submission. Equinox does not offer substantive re-writing services. If you need assistance, we recommend that you hire a freelance consultant such as Proof-Ed

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We have communicated these standards to our journal editors who share in our aims for ethical publishing practice and agree to work towards these standards throughout the editorial process. Together, we ensure the ongoing excellence and quality for which Equinox is recognised.

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Copyright Notice

The editors will not consider manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers. It is assumed that once you have submitted an article to this journal, it will not be sent to other publishers until a decision about inclusion has been made. Only by special arrangement will the editors consider previously published material. Full details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here.

Click Here for the contributor contract, which you should print, sign and email/mail back to Equinox once your manuscript is accepted.  

If your paper has been accepted for Open Access Publication after normal peer review and the OA fee paid, we will send you a different contributor contract reflecting the appropriate Creative Commons license. 

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