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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.
  • The author has read the Author Guidelines for JHS (above).
  • The Author has created and owns the copyright to the Article.
  • The Article has not been published previously and is not under submission elsewhere.
  • The Author agrees to the Author Agreement of the journal. The acknowledgment email you will receive from JHS upon submission of your manuscript includes the Author Agreement. Please fill in the blanks, write your name and the date in the signature line, and return it via email to the editors.
  • We do not require that submitted papers be anonymous, since this is frequently an unattainable goal. However, the author of a paper has the right to remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout the review process. In that case, the author should take care to anonymize the paper, and should include in a clearly visible position on the front page the text "Submitted to Journal of Historical Syntax for anonymous review." The reviewers are then considered under obligation not to attempt to discern the identity of the author.
  • The Journal allows and strongly encourages posting of the manuscript to the Author's website and to LingBuzz or a similar archive. (Of course, this step should not be taken if the Author desires an anonymous review process.)

Author Guidelines

All submissions need to be submitted through the online system on this site. You'll need to register as an author before you can do that.

For initial submissions, we do not require any particular style. Please submit a pdf of your manuscript, with ample margins for reviewer notes. All references should include the full name of the author (including first names) and include links if they are available online. 

If you have any questions about whether a particular manuscript might be appropriate for JHS, please send us an email.

If you want to anticipate something close to the final typeset look of JHS, you are more than welcome to use the stylesheet of the journal and follow the formatting guidelines. Here is an Overleaf template which you can copy and use. You can also download the style files here. For anything not covered or not clear in the stylesheet, we recommend following the Generic Style Rules for Linguistics.

If your submission is accepted after the peer review process, we will provide you with detailed guidelines for the preparation of the final version. JHS hopes that authors can provide a considerable amount of the labour needed for the final copy-editing and typesetting process, since we are a not-for-profit scholar-led journal running on a very tight budget. In particular, we require all accepted submissions to be provided in LaTeX form, using the journal's template (see above), as experience has shown that this saves the editorial staff a huge amount of time and effort.

Some authors may not be able or willing to put the paper into LaTeX personally; for these authors, we recommend the services of Vítek Novotn´y (witiko@mail.muni.cz), who can typeset your manuscript in LaTeX at very reasonable rates, normally working out far less than the Article Processing Charges (APCs) required by many other open access journals. We are committed to not charging APCs, now or ever.

Author's Agreement

If your article is conditionally accepted for publication, you will receive the following form via email. Please fill in the blanks, write your name and the date in the signature line, and return it via email to the editors.

Publication Agreement and Copyright License

This is a publication agreement and copyright license (”Agreement”) regarding a written manuscript currently entitled, ______________________________________________________________, (manuscript title) (”Article”) to be published in “Journal of Historical Syntax” (the “Journal”). The parties to this Agreement are: _________________________________________ (corresponding author), _________________________________________ (individually, or if more than one author, collectively, “Author”), and the publishing editors of “Journal of Historical Syntax”, (”Publisher”).

  1. The Author has created and owns the copyright to the Article.
  2. The Author represents and warrants that s/he has the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights granted in this Agreement. The Author represents and warrants that the Article furnished to the Publisher has not been published previously. For purposes of this paragraph, making a copy of the Article accessible over the Internet, including, but not limited to, posting the Article to a database accessible over the Internet, does not constitute prior publication so long as such copy indicates that the Article is not in final form, such as by designating such copy to be a “draft,” a “working paper,” or “work-in-progress”.
  3. The Author and the Publisher agree that the Author may grant a Creative Commons copyright license in the Article to the general public, in particular an Attribution 4.0 License, which is incorporated herein by reference and is further specified at
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode (human readable summary at
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
  4. The Author grants to the Publisher a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, distribute, and use the Article in any form, either separately or as part of a collective work, including but not limited to a nonexclusive license to publish the Article in the Journal, its electronic archive, its paper archive, or any collection of the Journal’s works in any form whatsoever, copy and distribute individual reprints of the Article, and authorize reproduction and distribution of the Article or an abstract thereof by means of computerized retrieval systems.
  5. The Author retains ownership of all rights under copyright in the Article, and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
  6. The Author agrees that s/he shall not publish the Article in any other journal or edited collection, whether electronic or otherwise, in substantially the same form as the Article, without acknowledging prior publication in the Journal.
  7. This Agreement shall become effective and binding at the date of formal acceptance of the Article for publication by the Journal.


I HAVE READ AND AGREE FULLY WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Author:

Signed: ___________________________________________ Date: ___________

Publisher:

Signed: ___________________________________________ Date: ___________

 
Submission and Publication Policy
  1. Authors‘ rights

Authors retain the copyright to their articles.

In consequence, authors are free to publish their articles in other journals, repositories or websites. However, prior publication in the Journal of Historical Syntax must be acknowledged.

  1. Submitted and Accepted Version

Only articles that have not been previously published and are not under submission elsewhere are eligible for publication in the Journal of Historical Syntax. Therefore, the publication of a preprint excludes an article from publication in the Journal of Historical Syntax.

  1. Publisher’s rights

The Publisher is granted a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, distribute, and use articles in any form.

  1. Open Access

Articles in Journal of Historical Syntax are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Users are free to copy and redistribute the articles. They are allowed to transform the material and build upon it for any purpose.

However, proper credit to the author(s) is required. In particular, the name of the author(s), a URI or hyperlink to the licensed article (preferably the DOI) and a link to the license itself must be supplied. We would appreciate if you also referenced the Journal of Historical Syntax as source of the publication.

 
Ethics and Consent
 
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Where applicable, the studies must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee and the authors should include a statement within the article text detailing this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and reference number of the approval. The identity of the research subject should be anonymised whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardian). This ethics statement is based on that of Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

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