Call for Papers
The editors of Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito (LL / LD), the new international bilingual bi-annual online journal, invite original unpublished contributions from researchers, academics and practitioners alike, in Portuguese or English. Articles are welcome in any area of forensic linguistics / language and the law for Volume 2.1, to be published in July 2015.
Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito is completely electronic and freely available for everyone to download from the journal website. Because Language and Law has no printing costs it can be extremely flexible to individual author's requirements: not only can it publish quickly all the high quality articles it receives, but also it can cope with long appendices, reproduce illustrations, photographs and tables in full colour, as well embed sound files and hyperlinks.
All submissions must be made by email, in MS Word or Latex format, to the journal’s email address. Manuscripts can vary in length, but we suggest that they should be between 4,500 and 8,000 words and be preceded by an abstract of no more than 150 words in the language of the article and, if possible, in the journal’s other language as well. The abstract should also include up to five keywords. Contributors should indicate in the body of the accompanying email their name, institutional affiliation and email address(es). Articles submitted for publication should not have been previously published nor submitted simultaneously for consideration elsewhere.
In submitting an article, authors cede to the journal the right to publish and republish it in both the journal languages. However, copyright remains with the authors. Thus, if they wish to republish, they simply need to inform the editors and on publication send complete bibliographical data.
The deadline for contributions is January 31, 2015. All papers will be double blind peer-reviewed by the end of March 2015 and the issue will be published by the end of July 2015.
For further information on the journal, templates and author guidelines, please visit the journal webpage:
We look forward to receiving your contribution.
Malcolm Coulthard & Rui Sousa-Silva
Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito