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Author Guidelines

Ajakirjas Lähivõrdlusi. Lähivertailuja avaldatakse eesti-, soome- ja inglisekeelseid artikleid. Artikli maksimumpikkus koos kirjanduse loetelu ja lisadega on 50 000 tähemärki tühikuteta. Artikli alguses oleva ülevaate (samas keeles kui artikkel) soovitatav pikkus on 70–150 sõna (märkides mitte rohkem kui umbes 1000 märki). Eesti- ja soomekeelse artikli lõppu lisatakse inglisekeelne ning inglisekeelse artikli lõppu eesti-või soomekeelne resümee, mille maksimumpikkus on 4000 tähemärki.

Kaastöö vormistamisel palume järgida vormistusjuhendit (allalaetav doc-fail).

Autorluse varjamiseks on autoritele järgmised nõuded:

  • Microsoft Office’i dokumendist peab eemaldama kasutajainfo: File > Save As > Tools (või Options Mac-iga) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save;
  • PDF-failist saab autori andmed kustutada järgmiselt: Adobe Acrobat > File > Document Properties.


”Lähivõrdlusi. Lähivertailuja” -julkaisuun tarjottavat artikkelit voivat olla suomen-, viron- tai englanninkielisiä. Artikkelin maksimipituus kirjallisuusluetteloineen ja liitteineen on 50 000 merkkiä ilman välilyöntejä. Artikkelia edeltävän  tiivistelmän (artikkelin kielellä) tulisi olla 70–150 sanan mittainen.  Lisäksi artikkelin loppuun liitetään korkeintaan 4 000 merkin mittainen tiivistelmä, englanninkieliseen artikkeliin suomen- tai vironkielinen, suomen- tai vironkieliseen englanninkielinen.



The submissions are expected to deal with applied or contrastive linguistics involving Estonian, Finnish or some other Finno-Ugric language as a target language. The articles submitted can be written in Estonian, Finnish, or English. The recommended maximal length of articles (including bibliography and appendices) is 50,000 characters. The article should be preceded by an abstract (70–150 words) in the same language and followed by a summary (max. 4000 characters) in another language (English, if the article is in Finnish or Estonian; Finnish or Estonian, if the article is in English). After the summary, please give 5–10 keywords which describe the contents of the article.

Authors are asked to follow the Authors Guidelines (downloadable doc-file) to prepare their submission.

Authors should follow the instructions of Ensuring a Blind Review:

  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file, by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft Word application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs / DOIs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs bold, rather than italics. Please avoid excessive use of emphasizing.
    All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, and should be clearly labelled with a number and caption (with NO full stop at the end of the caption). Note that captions should be placed differently: above the tables, but below the figures.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. 
    Authors' biodata should be included on a separate sheet: title, authors' names, brief biographies, contact address, and acknowledgements, if necessary.
  7. The paper starts, after its title, with an abstract of approximately 150 words, headed "Abstract", and a list of keywords, headed "Keywords".
  8. The text of the paper should be structured in sections, decimally hierarchically numbered (i.e., 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, etc). No more than three levels of numbering should be used. Each section should bear a section title. The section numbering does not cover the Abstract and starts with the first section of the main text of the paper. References and Appendices are not numbered sections.
  9. Notes must appear as footnotes rather than endnotes. They are identified by consecutive superscript Arabic numbering. Please avoid excessive use of notes.
  10. Linguistic example sentences and formulas should be numbered on the left start of the line for cross reference by Arabic numbers enclosed in round brackets.
    Linguistic example sentences from languages other than text of the paper must be accompanied by a literal word-by-word gloss as well as an translation.
    For abbreviations, the authors are asked to use Leipzig Glossing Rules and List of Standard Abbreviations. Also the Childes Codes for Grammatical Morphemes are accepted.
  11. Full bibliographical references must appear under the heading "References" at the very end of the paper, alphabetically ordered by author's surname and chronologically ordered per author.
  12. Acknowledgements should not appear in footnotes.
  13. Appendices may be used for the presentation of detailed material supplementing the text. They appear under the separate headings "Appendix 1", "Appendix 2", etc. after the main text and References.

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The journal allows to reuse and remixing of content in accordance with a CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0. 


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