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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.
  • See Author guidelines below. Please note the following:
    Our journal works exclusively with thematic issues with guest editors. There is only one issue per year. To submit a paper for a thematic issue, please see announcements:
    In other words, we do not accept papers outside thematic issues and only papers for which an abstract for a thematic issue has been accepted by the guest editors of that issue, can be submitted.
    Consequently, any paper submitted outside that process will be automatically rejected.
  • 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 or Microsoft Word
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Authors Guideline, which is found in About the Journal (
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Paper submissions

[!! Book review guidelines: see below !!]

Our journal works exclusively with thematic issues for which a call for call is issued each year. The best proposal is selected by the editorial committee and then, a call for papers for that issue is disseminated by the journal and its guest editors. See announcements:

In other words, we do not accept papers outside thematic issues and only papers for which an abstract for a thematic issue has been accepted by the guest editors of that issue, can be submitted.

Consequently, any paper submitted outside that process will be automatically rejected.

NB: Our journal does not charge fees for authors (APCs).

1. Style sheet


Page layout

  • Margins: normal, 2.5 everywhere
  • Orientation: portrait
  • Size: A4


  • Left and right justified
  • Main title, authors and affiliation center
  • Other titles, Figures and Tables, as well as their titles, left aligned


Font type: Calibri
Bold for all titles (main, 1st level, 2nd level, for figures, tables, etc.)
Size: 12 everywhere, but

  • main title: 18 + bold
  • title level 1: 14 + bold
  • other levels: 12 + bold
  • figure number in bold (above the figure, e.g. Figure 1), with Figure Title just under, in Italics. Same for Tables (see APA 7th). Number and Title: 11
  • citations in block: 11, indenting 1
  • footnotes, endnotes, header, references: 11

Line spacing: 1

Space before and after paragraphs: standard, 12 pt, but:

  • Space before and after main title: 24
  • No spacing between name of authors (bold) and affiliation (not bold)
  • Space after last affiliation and “Abstract”: 24
  • Space between Abstract title and Abstract text: 12
  • Space between Abstract text and 1st level title: 24
  • Space between 1st level title and paragraph or 2nd level title: 12
  • Space between 2nd level and 3rd level title (and so on): 12
  • Space between paragraphs: 12, no indenting
  • Space between a Figure or Table and its title: 6
  • Space before and after a Figure or a Table: 12 (except with its title)
    • Space between any type of text and a citation block: 12

Numbering: use Word

Bullets: bullet at indent 1, or 1.25 at level 3 (e.g. 3.2.1 xxxx)

NB: space before and after: it means that you have to make sure the space (or title, etc.) is added to the paragraph itself, so there is no "enter" between the paragraphs.

 2. Structure of the article


Authors (2021). Title of the article. Linguistica Antverpiensia, New Series: Themes in Translation Studies, 20, XX-XX.

Authors, affiliation, Orcid (centered)

Title of the paper

Firstname, Last name




Keywords: 5 keywords

1.    Title



Use endnotes, not footnotes.

Try to limit the number of endnotes in your document.

Do not use endnotes for simple referencing purposes.

References and quotations

See APA style (7th edition) sheet for details. Please see the following websites and documents:

!! changes compared to the 6th edition:

  • The publisher location is no longer included in the reference.
  • DOIs are presented as active hyperlinks. The label "doi" is no longer used. To find a doi, go to:
  • The in-text citation (parenthetical and narrative) for sources with three or more authors are shortened from the first citation. Include only the first author's name and "et al.".
  • URLs are no longer preceded by "Retrieved from," unless a retrieval date is needed.


  • If the quotation consists of fewer than 40 words, integrate it into the text and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks.
  • If the quotation exceeds 40 words, display it in a freestanding block of text. (indent = 1)

Translation examples and back translations

If the article (e.g., in French) contains translation examples in a language other than the language of the article (e.g., Chinese, German, …), back translations must be provided in the language of the article.

Article size

Limit your text to a maximum of about 8000 words. This number includes the references, endnotes and spaces.


Articles can be submitted in: English, French, German or Spanish. If you are not writing in your native language, have your text checked by a native speaker.

If alternative spellings exist (e.g., British and American English), choose one variant and use it consistently. For German texts, the new spelling is preferred, but texts in old spelling will not be rewritten.

3. Quality control

Even though your abstract has been accepted, we reserve the right to refuse contributions that

  • have been previously published,
  • are submitted after the stated deadline,
  • do not comply with the instructions of this style sheet,
  • do not correspond content-wise with the abstract,
  • fail to come up to the required language standards.

4. References

In-text citations and Reference list

  • Please use the referencing guidelines of the APA Publication Manual (7th edition).
  • However, when referring to a translated publication, include the following information in the references:
  • Translation into English: Condé, M. (1992). I, Tituba, black witch of Salem. R. Philcox (Translated into English. Original Tituba sorcière … Noire de Salem, 1988). Ballantine Books.
  • Translation into Dutch: Condé, M. (1989). Tituba. De zwarte heks van Salem. E. Klapwijk (Translated into Dutch. Original Tituba sorcière ... Noire de Salem, 1988). In de Knipscheer.
  • Translation into German: Condé, M. (1988). Ich, Tituba, die schwarze Hexe von Salem. D. Knaur (Translated into German. Original Tituba sorcière ... Noire de Salem, 1988). Ingeborg Ebel

Depending on the language of the article, you may need to use the following wording:

  • Translated into X. Original (for contributions in English) (e.g., Translated into English. Original)
  • Traduit en X. Original (for contributions in French) (e.g., Traduit en anglais. Original)
  • Übersetzt ins X. Originalausgabe (for contributions in German) (e.g., Übersetzt ins Englische. Originalausgabe)

The in-text citation should be as follows:

(Condé, 1988/1992) (the year of the original followed by the year of the translation)

Book review guidelines

LANS – TTS welcomes book reviews in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies and its neighbouring disciplines, with a particular interest in reviews from an interdisciplinary approach. The main objective of the review section is to introduce new books that bring important and impactful contributions to the field.

Book reviewers should consider the following guidelines:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the contents and a discussion of the work’s importance to Translation and Interpreting Studies.
  • Present a critical evaluation of or objective comments about the strengths and weaknesses of the work.
  • Consider the work’s place within its field, if possible making a comparison with other works on this or similar topic.
  • Address how readers may use and benefit from the work.
  • Write in clear and idiomatic English. If English is not the reviewer’s native language, it is the reviewer's responsibility to have the text checked by an English editor.
  • The reviews can be of books written in any language and not only English.
  • Word limit is 1000­–1500 (including references). Reviewers should use Calibri 12 with single line spacing and margins of 2.5 cm.

Please use the following format for the title of your review:

Munday, J. (2016). Introducing translation studies: Theories and applications (4th ed.). Routledge. (pp. 394)

Please add your name, affiliation and email at the end of your review:

  • Reviewer’s Name
  • Reviewer’s Affiliation
  • E-mail

Please follow the following submission procedure for reviews:

  • send you review proposal (title of the book to review) to the review editors (see below) by 30th June 2021
  • if your proposal has been accepted, send your review by October 1st, 2021.
  • send your review as a Word email attachment to the two book review editors of the journal
  • Please send your review as a Word email attachment to the book review editors of the journal:

Reviewers bear full responsibility for their reviews. Please note that the journal reserves the right not to publish reviews that are deemed unsuitable.

Thank you very much for your interest in reviewing books for LANS – TTS.


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