1.1. At the beginnning of the article, indicate on separate lines
- the title, as concise as possible, and preferably not exceeding one line;
- author name(s), followed by professional affiliation (for each author).
1.2. At the end of the article, indicate an author contact name and address where a copy of the issue may be sent (professional address, phone number, email address).
1.3. Provide 2 abstracts for the article, one in French and one in English, of a maximum of 120 words each.
1.4. Provide the title of the article in both French and English.
1.5. Provide a maximum of 4 keywords (in both French and English), if possible based on the list of keywords available on the RFLA website.
1.6. The usual length of an article is between 6000 and 8000 words or 46000 and 56000 signs (including spaces). All parts of the article must be included in these figures (abstracts, tables, figures, bibliography).
As every article begins on an odd page number, authors are asked to keep articles to an even number of pages. An odd number of pages would result in a blank (and unnecessary) page.
1.7. The typescript must be sent to the coordinator of the issue or to the Chief Editor in both .doc (or .docx) and .pdf format.
2. Main body of the article
2.1. Articles should use A4 format (or equivalent) with left and right margins of 4 cm in Times New Roman size 10 pts, one and a half line spacing, with no predetermined style sheet or formatting.
2.2. Paragraphes should be numbered (avoiding automatic numbering) in the following manner:
- 1. / 1.1., 1.2., etc. / 1.2.1., 1.2.2., etc. /
- 2. / 2.1., 2.2., etc.
Titles of paragraphs, using bold print, should be brief (not exceeding one line).
A blank line (using a simple return) should be inserted before each new paragraph.
2.3. All Examples should be numbered continuously throughout the article and the numbers given in parenthesis: (1), (2), etc.
Reference within the text to preceding or following examples should be made by mentioning the number in the following way: e.g. see example (12).
In the case of an example in non-Latin characters, authors should add to the example, on two different lines, a word by word version and a translation.
- Footnotes should be inserted automatically at the bottom of the page.
- Footnote reference marks should be placed automatically in superscript and not in parenthesis.
- Footnotes should be used for comments only and should not exceed eight lines.
- Footnotes should not contain biographical references (these should be integrated into the text, and appear in full detail in the bibliography).
2.5. Tables, figures and graphs:
- Size: width not in excess of 12 cm, frame included.
- As the journal is printed in black and white, avoid use of colour. Different shades of grey or differently marked curves should be used.
- Tables, figures and graphs should be numbered continuously in the article and should be accompanied by a brief caption.
- The appropriate text (e.g. Figure 2, Table 4) should be inserted before a Table, but after a Figure or a Graph.
In the main body of the text, tables, figures and graphs should be referred to by their number and not by formula such as “see the following table” as formatting considerations can lead to position rearrangements.
2.6. Quotations in the text should make use of inverted commas.
Quotations of more than sixty words should be disconnected from the text and appear in a smaller type font and with a larger left margin.
3. The use of special fonts and styles
- Bold characters: to be used only in titles and numbered paragraphs.
- Italics: to be used only in the following cases: book titles; words and phrases in the text written in another language; short examples quoted in the text.
- Phonetic characters: phonetic transcriptions should use the International Phonetic Alphabet, and should not go beyond the precision needed for the analysis the text demands. Different types of transcription in the same article should be avoided.
- Other special fonts of non-Latin characters are to be indicated clearly and should be accompanied by a PC-compatible copy.
- Punctuation: Standard punctuation rules of the language of the article should be used.
For articles in French: capitals do not receive accents.
4. Bibliographical references
4.1. For citations and references within the text, the surname of the author should be given, together with year of publication, and, if necessary, the relevant page numbers (e.g. Dubois 2003, 41-46).
It may be necessary to distinguish between different publications of the same author in the same year by a small letter (a, b, c) after the year of publication.
Multiple references should be arranged by date and separated by a semi-colon (Dubois 2003; Dupont 2004).
For references to co-authored works, “and” should be used in full when in a sentence (“Dubois and Dupont (2002) claim that…”). The symbol “&” should be used when both author names appear in parenthesis, as in the following: “It has been claimed (Dubois & Dupont 2002) that…”.
References to unpublished and / or inaccessible work should be avoided, with the exception of Masters / Doctoral theses (with the mention “unpublished PhD thesis”) since these can be consulted at the university where the degree was obtained.
4.2. The complete list of quoted references without any addition of names, titles and authors should be given at the end of the article in alphabetical order of the surnames of the authors.
Please indicate where the work was published, the name of the publisher, and the exact pagination in the case of an article.
In the case of a new edition of a work or an article, the year of its first publication should be given, and the year of subsequent publications should be mentioned after the title.
If there are more than three authors, the names of these first three should be given followed by “& al.” in italics.
If the article is available on the Internet (other than via sources such as by Google Books) the full URL should be given in brackets after the mention of the place and name of the publisher, followed by the date of last access in parenthesis.
Additional information should be given in the bibliography in the language of the article: place of publication (“Londres” for an article in French, “London” for an article in English).
The titles of books, or articles published in reviews should be complete, and should follow the pattern of the examples given below:
- Benveniste, E. (1966). Formes nouvelles de la composition nominale. Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, LXI-1, 82-95. In Problèmes de linguistique générale 2. Collection TEL, Paris, Gallimard, 1974, 163-176.
- Cabré, M.T. (2003). Theories of terminology. Their description, prescription and explanation. Terminology, 9-2, 163-200.
- Dury, P. (1997). Etude comparative et diachronique de l'évolution de dix dénominations fondamentales du domaine de l'écologie en anglais et en français. PhD thesis, University Lumière-Lyon 2. Lille, Editions du Septentrion.
- Humbley, J. (2003). La néologie en terminologie. In Sablayrolles, J.F. (éd.), L'innovation lexicale, Paris, Champion, 261-278.
- McNamara, T. (2000). Language Testing. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Meillet, A. (1903). Introduction à l'étude comparative des langues indo-européennes. Paris, Hachette. 1908 revised edition, republished 2010, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Library Collection-Linguistics.
- Nadji, F. & Boudia, D. (2001). Guide de rédaction des références bibliographiques. Villeurbanne, Doc'INSA. (last access 14.03.2002).
- Paulussen, H. (1999). A corpus-based contrastive analysis of English 'on/up', Dutch 'op' and French 'sur' within a cognitive framework. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Gent.
- Pinto, S., Ozsancäk, C., Tripoliti, E. & al. (2004). Treatments for dysarthria in Parkinson's disease. Lancet Neurology, 3, 547-556.