Submissions

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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). Please note that the journal only publishes original material including illustrations, maps or diagrams, as well as text.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
    Do not use field functions.
    Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
    Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
    Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
    Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • 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.
  • Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
  • Accessibility
    In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that

    * All figures have descriptive captions so that blind users can use text-to-speech software or a text-to-Braille hardware
    * Patterns are used instead of or in addition to colors for conveying information so that colorblind users can to distinguish the visual elements
    * Any figure lettering has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1

Author Guidelines

All submissions to Lexicography must be made online. Please make sure you have read the full author guidelines before beginning the submission process. To make a submission, you must be registered as an author and be logged in. 

Click here to download the guidelines which you will find in PDF format.  All articles are peer-reviewed. 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.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Please click here to download the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement in full.

Equinox Publishing is a leading publisher specialising in books and journals in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts. We recognise and believe in the integrity of good ethical practice in publishing in order to promote and maintain the quality our contributors produce. As a publisher, we uphold the standards set forth in the COPE code of practice (www.publicationethics.org), specifically for all contributing parties: author, editor, reviewer and as publisher.

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.

All articles submitted to this journal are subject to peer review (double-blind) and in doing so we (the publisher and editors) commit to taking all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Thus, in the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, we shall deal with allegations appropriately, including taking steps to retract or correct articles when necessary or to publish clarification and or apologies.

Equinox journal editors have access to (and are encouraged to use) CrossCheck, a plagarism-detection software system which identifies professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct.

Guidelines for Submission: Please study these before submitting

Original Paper

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Privacy Statement

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.  Emails (and affiliations) are required and will be made public through this site. As part of the submission process, you are required to enter your email address and this email address will be made public on the site. Our system requires this and providing contact details for authors of published articles is considered best practice to enable scholarly communication. Your physical mailing addresses will only be used to supply a physical copy of the journal if that is part of a subscription or free copy. We share mailing addresses only with third parties who handle the distribution of print copies -- our printers. We have confirmation from these suppliers that they operate in conformance with GDPR requirements.