The European English Messenger
Notes for Contributors
The European English Messenger is the official newsletter of ESSE, the European Society for the Study of English. Its purpose is to disseminate information and views about English Studies in Europe and to foster intellectual and scholarly cooperation and development. The opinions expressed by the Editor and contributors are their own responsibility. The Messenger is distributed free (around 7,500 copies) to all members of ESSE's constituent associations and appears twice a year. The range of contributions welcomed by the Editor includes notes, commentaries and articles (for example, reports of activities of ESSE member associations; reports on teaching and research activities within the field of English Studies in various universities, countries or areas; scholarly articles; and creative writing in English). Announcements of forthcoming events, book reviews, conference reports, and information on other matters of interest to university teachers of English Language or Literature and to those engaged in English Studies research are also welcome.
Correspondence regarding ESSE's activities should be addressed to the President or the Secretary. Correspondence dealing with the work of its constituent associations should be sent to national representatives, whose addresses are listed in the inside back cover.
The tables of contents of all the issues are available at http://www.essenglish.org/messenger.html From issue 15.1 (Spring 2006) onwards, articles may be downloaded in pdf format. This service is restricted to paid-up members of ESSE who receive the printed edition of the Messenger. Issues 15.2 and following are also available to EBSCO subscribers.
All material in The European English Messenger is © Copyright ESSE and the individual contributors, unless otherwise stated. Requests for permission to reproduce such material should be addressed to the Editor.
The submission of articles which are then accepted for publication implies acceptance of the following rules.
1. The contributor grants ESSE exclusive rights to publish his/her contribution in print and, at a later stage, in electronic form (as a password-protected pdf file, downloadable from the ESSE website). The contribution is understood to include all material submitted for publication, i.e. text, figures, tables, graphs, abstracts, references, and all supplementary material accompanying the contribution.
2. Provided that the author gives a full bibliographical reference for his/her contribution when it is published (see below), the author may:
• share print or electronic copies of the contribution with colleagues;
• use all or part of the contribution, without revision or modification, in personal compilations or other publications of his/her own work;
• use the contribution within his/her institution for educational or research purposes.
If ESSE receives any request to reproduce material first published in The Messenger, the request will be forwarded to the original author, and if the author agrees to reproduction no objection will be raised by ESSE, provided proper acknowledgement of the original publication is made. ESSE will normally ask the following text to accompany republished material: "Copyright ESSE and [Author’s Name]. First published in The European English Messenger XX/Y 20ZZ". Any fee paid for reproducing the material will go to the author, but ESSE will not negotiate fees on behalf of authors. If the author wishes to re-publish such material elsewhere, then ESSE will raise no objection, provided acknowledgement of original publication is given as stated above.
3. In submitting a contribution the author warrants that:
a. it is original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;
b. the author has obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the contribution (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by the author, and that the author has acknowledged the source;
c. in the case of a multi-authored contribution, the person who submits it is authorized to answer on behalf of all the co-authors.
If material is submitted to the Messenger for publication which is copyright, in whole or in part, it is the responsibility of the person submitting the material to obtain permission to reproduce the material and to find out what form of acknowledgement should be printed and/or what fees should be paid. Under no circumstances will ESSE be held responsible for the payment of such fees.
If material submitted to the Messenger for publication is not already copyright, as will normally be the case, then copyright will be claimed upon publication and will normally then be held jointly by the author and ESSE, unless otherwise agreed and stated in the Messenger.
Please submit your contribution by email to the Editor as a .doc file, attaching also a pdf version if it requires the use of special fonts. Also provide a short bionote (indicating your affiliation) and a postal address. When preparing your text please remember to:
• number the pages progressively (in the heading -- outer corner)
• indent paragraphs (1 cm)
• insert notes at the foot of the relevant page.1
The entire text, including references and footnotes, must be justified, with the exception of titles and headings, which should be ranged left. Word-breaks should be avoided.Any images should be supplied as separate .jpg files. Please note these will not necessarily appear in the same position in the text as you suggest.
The recommended font is Times New Roman (11 pt; footnotes should be 9 pt).
Short quotations (2-3 lines) should be placed within the text between double quotation marks " ". For longer quotations leave an empty line before and after the quotation and increase the left margin by 1 cm.; omissions should be signalled with three dots between square brackets: [...]. Square brackets are also to be used to signal remarks by the author.
Modified meanings should be placed between single quotation marks, whereas highlighted items or items in languages other than English will be in italics.
For in-text referencing you are welcome to follow the conventions that typically apply in your field. If in doubt, please adopt the (author: date) system. In that case references are listed alphabetically by author at the end of your contribution. Please make sure all entries are actually cited in your paper and give full details -- e.g.:
Brown, Penelope / Levinson, Stephen C. 1987. Politeness. Some Universals in Language Usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Görlach, Manfred 1992. Text-types and Language History: The Cookery Recipe. In Rissanen, Matti et al. (eds) History of Englishes: New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics, Berlin: Mouton, 736-761.
Hyland, Ken 1996. Writing without Conviction? Hedging in Science Research Articles. Applied
Linguistics, 17/4, 433-454.
Please avoid abbreviations -- also in the text and footnotes. Only the simplest and most common are acceptable (‘etc.’, ‘i.e.’, ‘e.g.’. ‘et al.’). Appendices must appear at the end of the text, after the references.
Book reviews and conference reports
Please provide full details of the book or event concerned in the title, followed by your name and affiliation -- e.g.:
Name and surname of the author of the book, Title of the book. Place of publication: name of the publisher, year of publication. Number of pages, price, ISBN (both HB and PB if applicable).
Name and surname of the reviewer (affiliation, country)
"Official title of the event", Place, dates of beginning and end of the event.
Name and surname of the reporter (affiliation, country)
Calls for papers
Please provide full details of the event or publication under discussion -- e.g.:
• Acronym and full title of the event
• Place and dates of beginning and end of the event
• Deadline for proposals
• Contact address (name and email address of main contact person)
• URL of the event (website address)
• Working title of the book or title of the host journal
• Deadline for proposals
• Contact address (name and email address of main contact person)
Do not hesitate to contact the Editor if you have any queries. For contact details see inside front cover.
The deadline for submissions to the Messenger is 1 February for the Summer issue and 1 September for the Winter issue. Should there be a backlog of submissions accepted for publication, publication will normally follow the order in which contributions were received.
The editor reserves the absolute right to accept or reject submissions for publication. The editor also reserves the right to make changes to texts submitted, including shortening texts or making linguistic changes, without consultation with the author. Changes which substantially affect the meaning of the text will, however, be cleared with the author before publication.
1 Footnotes should be indented as in this example, with no gap between footnotes. Within the text, the footnote reference number should follow the word in question or a punctuation mark, with no blank space.
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