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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.

Author Guidelines

General information • Clear, easily comprehensible language • Concrete examples - in the text or in boxes - are welcome

Articles • About 4-5 pages, including illustrations, graphs etc. (1 page corresponds roughly to 4000 characters, including spaces) • Send texts by e-mail as Word file (MAC / Windows)

Presentation of the articles (layout) • Unnecessary formatting should be avoided • Bold type, italics, or quotation marks: please use them consistently throughout the text • Subheadings can be numbered up to a maximum of two digits (1.; 1.1; 2.; 2.2; …) • Charts and diagrams are to be kept simple, special needs concerning the layout need to be indicated • Photos are to be sent separately (JPG, PDF or TIF, with a minimal resolution of 300 dpi), the part where they are to be inserted in the text needs to be specified • BABYLONIA is printed black & white: no colour-coded images or diagrams • Each image/table/graphic has a title or a caption. References to tables/images/graphics inside the text are numeral (“in the table below” -> “in Table 1”)

Bibliography, quotations and notes • Footnotes and the bibliography should be limited to what is considered essential (the reading audience is from the educational context) • Any texts quoted in the article must appear in the bibliography • Some examples of a bibliographical reference within the text: (Rossi, 1989: 88) (Meissner & Reinfried, 1998) (Meissner & Reinfried, 1998: 88) • Some examples for bibliographical references at the end of the text: • Perregaux, Ch. et al. [Dirs] (2003). EOLE. Education et ouverture aux langues à l'école. Neuchâtel: CIIP, 2 volumes. • Ellis, N. C. (1998). Emergentism, Connectionism, and Language Learning. Language Learning, 48 (4), 631-664. • Krechel, H.-L. (1998). Sprachliches Lernen im bilingualen Unterricht: Ein Vehikel zur Mehrsprachigkeit. In: F.J. Meissner & M. Reinfried (Hrsg), Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, pp. 121-130.

Elements to be provided • abstract - Every article needs to be accompanied by a brief summary of its content (maximum 800 characters, including spaces) - The summary is to be written in the language used in the article itself and, if possible, translated into another language (Fr./ Engl./ Germ./ Ital./ Romansh, preferably of a different language family) - If desired, the translation can be written by the editorial staff of BABYLONIA
• Highlighted sentences The author should select 1-2 sentence(s) or main idea that he/she would like to be highlighted alongside the article • Biographical information A small, 5-6-line presentation of the contributor is desired (max 300 characters) • Picture The author provide a picture of himself (portrait format, minimal resolution 300ppi for 5cm width) • Addresses The author provides the postal and e-mail addresses to be published in the impressum

Proofs Any corrections to be made – after having received a proof copy in PDF format – should be made directly in the PDF file, as clearly as possible, and sent by e-mail within the deadline.

Complimentary copies for the author Authors will receive 3 copies of the issue containing their article. They also have the right of a free one-year subscription of BABYLONIA. The PDF version of their article can be downloaded directly from the website.

Copyright • When submitting an article, authors certify that the text submitted belongs to them, that it has not been published elsewhere (in part or in full) and that it is free of rights. They also undertake not to infringe upon the rights of any third parties. • Authors who wish to publish their article in open access should make a request to the editorial office. Under no circumstances can an article be made available before the next issue is published. • The articles are protected by copyright. However, republishing is generally acceptable as long as (1) the author and the editorial staff of BABYLONIA agree, and (2) the source is clearly mentioned. A copy of the newly-published article must be sent to both the author and the original publisher.

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