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Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies is an electronic quarterly for research in the broad areas of English language, linguistics and Anglophone literature. It welcomes contributions from all subdisciplines of linguistics (theoretical and applied) and literary studies (literary theory and literary criticism). It also provides a forum for contrastive (cross-linguistic, cross-cultural) and interdisciplinary research in the areas of linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and intercultural communication.


Linguists, applied linguists, literary scholars, translation scholars, scholars interested in intercultural communication and cross-cultural research.


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All papers published in Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies can be accessed for free, without any limitations; full texts of the papers can be read, downloaded, copied and printed for all lawful purposes from the journal’s website:

The authors retain copyright in their articles. The authors can deposit their papers published in Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies in their institutional repositories and other repositories of their choice. Crossroads does not charge any publication fees to authors or their institutions.


Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies publishes mainly research papers and review articles (reviews of academic books not more than 3 years old). The submissions must be original, not previously published, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies does not publish reviews of literary works, film reviews or adverts of any type.

In addition to regular issues, Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies publishes thematic issues. Thematic issues may contain research papers, review articles, and interviews. Deadlines for submissions to thematic issues are announced in the Announcements section. Researchers wishing to propose a thematic issue should contact the Editor-in-chief at the following address: 

Articles submitted to Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies must be compliant with the journal’s Code of Ethics.


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. 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.


Papers can be submitted all year long. To submit a paper, authors are requested to register on the journal website and click the "Make a Submission" button.


All contributions should be in English. Submitted papers must be original (i.e., not published or submitted for publication elsewhere). Before the submission, manuscripts should be spell checked and grammar checked.

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 (150-200 words, summarizing the aims of the paper, its main points and findings), and 5-8 keywords.

Papers in literature and culture studies should use MLA format (9th edition):

Papers in linguistics should follow the following guidelines:


  • 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.