The Journal of Language and Aging Research invites the submission of original research reports dealing with the intersection of aging and language. The submission must be unpublished original work and may not simultaneously be under consideration for publication in another journal or in a book. (Manuscripts that have appeared in an earlier version in a working papers volume may be submitted to the journal.) In cases where all or part of a submission is an English translation of an article or chapter that was previously published in another language, please contact the editors prior to submission.
Manuscripts should be submitted online using the portal available on the journal’s website. A detailed list of submission conditions follows. Beneath that list you will have the opportunity to start the submission process.
As part of the submission process, corresponding authors are asked to confirm or accept the following conditions on behalf of all authors of the article.
☑ 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).
☑ You are submitting two documents, as outlined in the instructions for authors: The text of the article and an informational document.
☑ The submission files are in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
☑ Where available, persistent identifiers (e.g., DOIs) for the references have been provided.
☑ The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Unicode font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
☑ The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the instructions for authors.
☑ The author (for a single-authored paper) or corresponding author (for a co-authored paper) grants the journal the unrestricted right of first publication on behalf of all authors.
☑ The author/corresponding author declares in his/her own name (in case of multiple authors: in the name of all authors) to have written the submitted work himself/herself (in the case of multiple authores: themselves) and to be its author(s) in the legal sense.
☑ The author/corresponding author assures that he/she is authorized (in the case of multiple authors: by all authors) to make the declarations listed here, and that he/she (in case of multiple authors: and all other authors) can dispose of the rights of distribution to the extent stated; in particular, that no rights of third parties conflict with the publication. In this respect, the author severally (in the case of several authors: all authors jointly) indemnifies the journal, the Hamburg State and University Library, and the publisher Hamburg University Press from third-party claims.
☑ All published articles in this journal are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. By submitting a manuscript, the author (in the case of multiple authors: the corresponding author on behalf of all authors) accepts publication after successful peer review under the CC BY 4.0 license.
☑ The author (in the case of multiple authors: the corresponding author on behalf of all authors) accepts distribution of the article’s metadata after successful peer review under the CC0 1.0 universal license.
☑ In the case of a successful peer review, all figures must be provided in vector format (e.g. *.eps, *.svg) or as high-resolution pixel images (e.g. *.png) at 300 dpi or higher. (See the instructions for authors of the journal.)
☑ In accordance with the journal’s ethical guidelines described in the instruction for authors, the paper and/or the informational document (as appropriate) contain statements on the following: (1) author contributions, (2) data availability, (3) adherence to legal and ethical data protection principles, (4) funding information, and (5) conflicts of interest.
☑ Upon a successful peer review, the authors will each sign and submit an author’s agreement granting permission to the journal to publish the article.
☑ The author has been informed of the option of subscribing to the Language and Aging Research newsletter.
In the instructions for authors you will find additional information on all mandatory metadata that must be provided during the submission process.
Detailed guidelines for the formatting of contributions and a template in MS Word format (*.docx) can be found here.
Original article-length reports of research on language and aging. We welcome submissions from all disciplines. Research article submissions will undergo double-blind peer review. Submissions should not normally exceed 10,000 words.
➟ Submit a research article.
Original reviews of books, corpora, or similar publications on language and aging. Submission of reviews will only be accepted when invited by the journal editors, and will be reviewed by the editors before publication. Reviews will normally be no longer than 2,000 words.
➟ Submit a review.
Original discussions of issues in the field of language and aging. Submission of editorials will only be accepted when invited by the journal editors, and will be reviewed by the editors before publication. The expected length of a given editorial will be outlined in the invitation.
➟ Submit an editorial.
Work that does not fit into any of the above sections (e.g., obituaries). Submission of miscellaneous items will only be accepted when invited by the journal editors, and will be reviewed by the editors before publication. The expected length of an item for the miscellaneous section will be outlined in the invitation.
➟ Submit an item to the miscellaneous section.
Article Processing Charges (APCs)
This journal is a pure open access journal. The journal does not charge either article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges. For authors, neither the submission nor the publication of articles in the journal incurs any costs.
Articles in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.