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Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. The manuscript also can directly send to

The personal data you enter to create your account will only be used for the stated purpose of the journal. All contributions are accepted on the understanding that they are the original work of the author(s) and will be checked on the iThenticate plagiarism detection software. The editorial team of LingCuRe reserve the right to edit contributions, for both content and style. You must be registered as an Author before you can submit an article to LingCuRe. If you are already registered as a Reader, but not as an Author, you need to login and upgrade your status by selecting the Author check-box. Once you have completed this step and are logged in, a New Submission link becomes visible on the User Home page.

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Publishing Ethics

LingCuRe Sections

  • Research Articles (up to 8,500 words) in the field of linguistics and cultural studies;
  • Article Reviews (up to 1,500 words);
  • Book Reviews (up to 1,500 words);
  • Please make a submission here or contact the Editors to explore the opportunities listed above.

Instructions for Authors / Contributors

General guidelines
Articles submitted to Linguistics and Culture Review should represent outstanding scholarship and make original contributions to the field. The Editors will assume that an article submitted for their consideration has not previously been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, either in the submitted form or in a modified version.

Articles must be written in English and not include libelous or defamatory material. Manuscripts accepted for publication should not exceed 8,500 words including all material for publication in the online version of the article, except for the abstract, which should be no longer than 200 words. Additional material can be made available in the online version of the article. 

Linguistics and Culture Review operates a double-blind peer-review process. To facilitate this process, authors are requested to ensure that all submissions, whether first or revised versions are anonymized. Authors' names and institutional affiliations should appear only on a detachable cover letter. Author's name(s) should be substituted by 'author' throughout the paper, e.g. in references to the author's own work. Submitted manuscripts will not normally be returned.

Manuscripts should be written in English and must be submitted online through our Online Submission Website.
Full Instructions. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions please visit the online submission website.

Articles should be original and should not include libelous or defamatory material.

Each contributor should provide a brief biodata of about 90 words listing main interests, recent publications, and a contact address. Email address is optional and the Corresponding Email is Mandatory. The biodata should also be included on the manuscript with author's details.

If your article contains extracts from other works, especially Figures, Tables, etc., please contact the authors and publishers before submitting the final version to seek permission to use their work. If primary data is to be included, research participants should have signed a consent form.

All contributors whose articles are accepted for publication will be required to sign a copyright assignment form, and to confirm that their article is original, accurate (in as much as can be ascertained in research), and does not include any libelous statements. Please download the LingCuRe guide for authors.

Forum pieces are usually reviewed by the Reviews and Forum Editor and are not sent for external review. Items for the Forum section are normally no longer than 2,000 words. Contributions to the Forum section and offers to review book publications should be addressed to the Forum and Reviews Editor.

They may consist of comments, statements on current issues, short reports on ongoing research (but NOT abstracts), or short replies to other articles.

Book and Article Reviews
The journal publishes reviews of books relevant to the field of Linguistics and Culture are normally no longer than 1,500 words. If you would like to review a book for Linguistics and Culture Review, please contact the Reviews Editor at the address below. Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted for publication.

Special Linguistics or Culture issues
The editors of Linguistics and Culture Review solicit special issues for the publication. Why publish in this Special Issue? (1) ​Special Issue articles are published together on American Linguist Association, making it incredibly easy for other researchers to discover your work. (2) Special content articles are downloaded on American Linguist Association twice as often within the first 24 months than articles published in regular issues. (3) Special content articles attract 20% more citations in the first 24 months than articles published in regular issues. (4) All articles in this special issue will be reviewed by no fewer than two independent experts to ensure the quality, originality and novelty of the work published.


Reference lists should be in American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style for Books and Articles. More details for latest edition...


Grant, L. S., Gode, B. S., & Amstrong, M. G. (2017). Ideology of translation concept approach on determining a decision by the translator. Linguistics and Culture Review1(1), 1-12.

Brandberg, A., & Amzel, I. A. (2017). Culture value on community life behavior of the phonetic and phonology. Linguistics and Culture Review1(1), 13-25.

Woodlove, G. M., & Vurly, M. E. (2017). Political discourse approach applied the current study issue occurred. Linguistics and Culture Review1(1), 26-37.

Vowel, G. E., Gorray, D. K., & Audrey, N. (2017). Stylistics on the linguistics text applied in a social approach to get a certain goal. Linguistics and Culture Review1(1), 38-49.

Keohin, H. C., & Graw, N. J. (2017). Linguistic and cognitive ability of children before five years old on their effort to communicate action. Linguistics and Culture Review1(1), 50-59.

Woods, A. (2018). American culture: A sociological perspectives. Linguistics and Culture Review2(1), 1-12.

Xiu, P., & Xeauyin, L. (2018). Human translation vs machine translation: The practitioner phenomenology. Linguistics and Culture Review2(1), 13-23.

Smith, V., Florence, K., & Maria, F. (2018). Semantics in cultural perspective overview. Linguistics and Culture Review2(1), 24-31.

Borris, D., & Zecho, C. (2018). The linguistic politeness having seen on the current study issue. Linguistics and Culture Review2(1), 32-44.

Chemmel, U., & Phillipe, R. (2018). The role of pragmatics in cross-cultural. Linguistics and Culture Review2(1), 45-59.

Peniro, R., & Cyntas, J. (2019). Applied linguistics theory and application. Linguistics and Culture Review3(1), 1-13.

Li, Z. X., & Huan, C. Y. (2019). Chinese and North American culture: A new perspective in linguistics studies. Linguistics and Culture Review3(1), 14-31.

Liu, S., & Alley, F. (2019). Learning from the historical culture of American people for the current society. Linguistics and Culture Review3(1), 32-47.

Collins, L., & Jisum, C. (2019). The role of linguistics studies on the political debate. Linguistics and Culture Review3(1), 48-59.

Latupeirissa, D. S. (2019). Naturalness of verbs in Kupang Malay language. Linguistics and Culture Review3(1), 60-69.

Figures and Tables: Where a Figure or Table is to be inserted in the text, on a separate line write

Figure and Table
The Tables and Figures themselves should be inserted at the body of the article, or in a separate file. Each Figure and Table should be clearly labelled with number and caption. They should be numbered Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.

Headings: No more than two levels of heading below the title. Headings should not be numbered.

Inverted commas: Use single quotes except for quotations within quotations.

Notes: endnotes not footnotes. Number using Arabic numerals.

Oxford comma (serial comma): insert in a series: 'this, that, and/or something else'.

Paragraphs: No line space should be left between paragraphs. The first line of new paragraphs should be justified with align left no tab, straight after a heading. Do not use a hard return at the end of a line in running text, except at the end of a paragraph.

Quotations from other works should not be put in the central body paper but any inaccuracies or inconsistencies should be queried. Quotations of more than three lines should be displayed and indented. Check that page numbers of the source have been provided.

Spaces between words or after full points and colons: should be a single word space with 0 pt.

Spelling: British or American English: the author should state which. Check for consistency. A hyphen can be used. Endings: use -ize endings where allowed, even in British English.

Supplementary Data: Only directly relevant material should be included in the full text of manuscripts. Supporting materials and Appendices which are not essential for inclusion in the full text, may be published as online-only Supplementary Data. This should be submitted for review, in a separate file or files from the manuscript. Most common file formats may be used: .doc; .ppt. .xls; .tif; jpg. The authors should ensure that the Supplementary Data is referred to in the main manuscript at an appropriate point in the text. It cannot be altered or replaced after the paper has been accepted for publication.

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers

Your paper will be published under an Open Access license if it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:
Title of content; author; original publication; year of original publication; by permission of [rights holder].
This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.

Electronic Manuscripts

Linguistics and Culture review has an electronic style sheet as some journals do.

Hyphenation and justification: turn off.

Line numbers: include line numbers in your submission. 

Page breaks Do not insert page breaks in the text. Do not insert extra spacing to avoid widows or orphans: page breaks will be different in the typeset proofs.

Proofread and spell check your work when you have finished.

Software: Please let us know which word-processing software you are using. Please do not convert files to ASCII-it is easier for us to convert from a word-processing program, and any formatting will be lost.

Make a back-up of all your work!

If you detect any virus on your machine, please inform all your LingCuRe contacts immediately with full details.


Proofs will be sent to the author for correction and should be returned to Linguistics and Culture Review by the deadline given.

Open Access License at LingCuRe

This is the most restrictive of the Creative Commons licences that LingCuRe offers. This licence allows users to download and share the article for non-commercial purposes, so long as the article is reproduced in the whole without changes, and the original authorship is acknowledged.

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  • Articles published online in LingCuRe cannot be published in another journal without the explicit approval of the LingCuRe Editors;
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Copyright (c) Linguistics and Culture Review. Acceptance of an author's copyright material is on the understanding that it has been assigned to the Linguistics and Culture Review subject to the following conditions. Authors are free to use their articles in subsequent publications written or edited by themselves, provided that acknowledgment is made of Linguistics and Culture Review as the place of original publication. Except for brief extracts, the Linguistics and Culture Review will not give permission to a third party to reproduce material from an article unless two months have elapsed without a response from the authors after the relevant application has been made to them. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce extracts, figures, or tables from other works.

Upon the new manuscripts of submission section at Linguistics and Culture Review will be invited to complete an agreement on the copyright license.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Linguistics and Culture Review may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify LingCuRe immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication, the editorial office will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that the copyright license does not retain copies of rejected articles.

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