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Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts

What will LD&C publish?
LD&C publishes papers on all topics related to language documentation and conservation, including, but not limited to, the goals of language documentation, data management, fieldwork methods, ethical issues, orthography design, reference grammar design, lexicography, methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality, archiving matters, language planning, areal survey reports, short field reports on endangered or underdocumented languages, reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization efforts, plus software, hardware, and book reviews.

What is the preferred file format for submissions?
LD&C accepts manuscripts in electronic form only. Files should be formatted in one of the three formats: Rich Text Format (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc), or OpenDocument Text (.odt). The paper size should be US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches). The font should be Times 12 pt except for special symbols. In addition to the required .rtf, .doc, or .odt file, submission of a .pdf version of the manuscript, with fonts embedded and tables and figures in place, is encouraged.
Associated media files can also be submitted, please contact the LD&C for details of formats.

How do I submit to LD&C?
Submissions hould be uploadedvia the LD&C submission website.

May I submit audio and video files that complement my text?
LD&C welcomes audio and video clips that enhance the quality of a manuscript. When necessary, we will work with authors to include these in their publications. If you would like to submit sound or video files, please contact the editors at ldc@hawaii.edu for information about approved file formats.

How should a manuscript be formatted for initial submission?
Authors submitting manuscripts should follow the LD&C Style Sheet. Authors are also expected to include a brief (no more than 200-word) abstract with their submission.

What are LD&C's style conventions for published articles?
Language Documentation & Conservation editorial style follows The Chicago manual of style, 15th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). The LD&C Style Sheet is available in PDF format here.

Who holds the copyrights for articles published in LD&C?
The copyrights for all articles published by LD&C are held by their respective authors.

How does LD&C's Creative Commons license work?
LD&C has joined an emerging group of scholarly publications that license their contents through Creative Commons. All works published by Language Documentation & Conservation are made available through either a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (click here for a plain English description, or click here for the full legal text) or through an Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (click here for a plain English description, or click here for the full legal text). These broad licenses enable the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works and have been adopted by a growing number of scientists and scholars. Applying one of these standard licenses to your work will provide strong legal protection both to you and those wishing to use your work and will thus ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available.

When submitting an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by one of the above licenses. Please read about them before submitting your paper.

Book Reviews

Can anybody submit a book review?
LD&C publishes only solicited book reviews.

Book Notices

Who may submit book notices?
Although unsolicited book notices are allowed, the author should contact us first to see if we have already sent the book out for review, or if we have plans to do so. Book notices should be approximately 500 words and submitted directly to the Book Review Editor at ldc@hawaii.edu. The journal recommends that book notices be written by those who are not directly involved in the production of the work described in the notice. Book notices must be well-written, relevant and informative. Final authority on their publication rests with the Book Review Editor.

Submission of Products for Review

Where should I send books or technology for review?
Books, hardware, and software CDs for review should be sent to:

Language Documentation & Conservation
Department of Linguistics, UHM
Moore Hall 569
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
USA

For free software that is available online, please send the download location (URL) to ldc@hawaii.edu.

 

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 Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format(.rtf), or OpenDocument Text (.odt) document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
  6. 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 at the end of the document with the reference to their placement indicated within the text.
 

Copyright Notice

LD&C has joined an emerging group of scholarly publications that license their contents through Creative Commons. All works published by Language Documentation & Conservation are made available through either a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (click here for a plain English description, or click here for the full legal text) or through an Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (click here for a plain English description, or click here for the full legal text). These broad licenses enable the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works and have been adopted by a growing number of scientists and scholars.

Applying one of these standard licenses to your work will provide strong legal protection both to you and those wishing to use your work and will thus ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available.

When submitting an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by one of the above licenses. Please read about them before submitting your paper.

 

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ISSN: 1934-5275