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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.

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The review process

Crossroads uses double-blind peer review, which is why the authors must ensure that their name(s) and all other identifying features are removed from the paper, both from the main text and the references. The editors ensure that all papers submitted to Crossroads are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers who are experts in their fields and who are affiliated with different institutions than the authors. If the two reviewers reach opposing conclusions, a third reviewer is appointed. The review process usually takes up to 12 weeks. The average number of weeks between submission and publication is 18.

Manuscript format

All contributions should be in English. Submitted papers must be original (i.e., not published or submitted for publication elsewhere). The manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words. The preferred font is Times New Roman (12pt). The text should be single-spaced and divided into sections with appropriate headings. All tables should be titled and numbered consecutively. Examples should be given in italics and numbered consecutively. Examples in languages other than English should be followed by the English translation in single quotation marks.

Abstract and keywords

The text should be preceded by an abstract (100-150 words, summarizing the aims of the paper, its main points and findings), and 5-8 keywords.


References should take the following form:

  • one author (Wierzbicka 2003: 20);
  • two authors (Huddleston & Pullum 2002: 101);
  • three or more authors (Quirk et al. 1985).

The reference section should only include the works referred to in the text. It should have the following format:


Langacker, R. W. 1991. Concept, Image, and Symbol. The Cognitive Basis of Grammar. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Blank, A. & Koch, P. (eds.). 1999. Historical Semantics and Cognition. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Book chapters:

Horn, L. R. 2004. Implicature. In: L. R. Horn & G. L. Ward (eds.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, 3-28. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Articles in journals:

Bach, K. 1994. Conversational impliciture. Mind and Language 9: 124-162.