This section includes detailed information for authors.

Manuscript categories

We accept the following types of manuscripts in either English (preferred; either British or American spelling consistently throughout) or Russian:

Research articles — complete reports on original research (with a suggested length of more than 10 pages).

Review articles — substantial overview of original research with a comprehensive bibliography (with a suggested length of more than 10 pages).

Research notes — brief reports on research results or research methodology, e.g. as part of an MA or Ph.D. course or thesis (with a suggested length between 5 and 10 pages).

Short overview articles — shorter overviews of original research (with a suggested length between 5 and 10 pages).

Discussion articles or Commentaries — opinion pieces on any relevant topic or an article published in the journal (with a suggested length between 3 and 5 pages).

Book reviews — reviews of books in the relevant fields (with a suggested length of around 2 pages).

The suggested length is in standard A4/Letter pages, excluding title, author’s details, abstract, keywords, references, and declarations. We do not limit the maximum length, however, anything exceeding 30 pages might require special consideration.

Your work must be original, previously unpublished, and is currently not under review by any other journal.

You must have all the rights for your work and have clearly designated your co-authors who are aware of your submission.

We now usually publish one article from any author in a year.

Essential title page information

All articles are accompanied by biographical information, abstract, keywords, and references. Biographical information includes name(s) and last name(s) (clearly define your last name in all capital letters), position, affiliation, city, state (for the USA), country and e-mail. Include the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) code at the top of your manuscript (required for indexing in some databases).

Limit the abstract to 100–250 words. Add 5–10 keywords separated by semicolons. Do not use capital letters for your keywords unless they are proper names or abbreviations. However, abbreviations should be avoided in keywords and abstracts.

Articles in Russian should have both Russian and English titles, author information, abstracts, and keywords.

Declaration of conflicting interests and funding is required unless you have nothing to report.

File formats

All manuscripts should be prepared using either Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or LibreOffice word processing software. The latter two are free. We would actually prefer it if you use LibreOffice and save your files in .odt format. We do accept files in .doc or .docx formats, but cannot guarantee that all special formatting is preserved in transfer (especially when you have complex illustrations, graphics, drawings, and tables).

Required templates

Please use the provided templates. For articles in English, use the EN template, for articles in Russian, choose the RU template.

Do not change the formatting (font, font size, interval, alignment, margins) in the templates.

If accepted your submissions will be adapted to the e-journal’s formatting and style. You will receive .pdf proofs to check that any special formatting is preserved.

Basic formatting

All manuscripts should be typed in standard A4 vertical pages using your word-processing software. Leave 2cm margins on all four sides.

LTS uses Cambria font. If your computer does not support this font you can prepare your manuscripts using Times New Roman or any other standard font. Type the whole of the manuscript in 12-point at the single interval, including all headings and subheadings.

In the title use capital letters only for the first word, proper names, and abbreviations. Type your name(s) and LAST NAME on the next line. Type your position, affiliation, city, country on the next line. Type your e-mail address on the next line. Include the abstract and keywords below. Please, never capitalize any titles, except your last name.

In all subheadings use capital letters only for the first word, proper names, and abbreviations. Please use the slightly altered IMRAD structure in either of the following strings:
a) IntroductionMaterials and methodsResultsDiscussionConclusion, or
b) IntroductionLiterature reviewMaterials and methodsResults and discussionConclusion.

Appendices should come at the end of the article between the main text and ReferencesAcknowledgments are not necessary if you have nothing to declare. Do not use your word processor’s formatting tools to differentiate between headings and subheadings of various levels – use figures instead.

Do not use the hyphenation function of your word-processing software. The text should be justified and single-spaced. Leave an extra line spacing between subheadings and body of text, text and illustration/table, illustration/table and text. Do not leave an extra line spacing between paragraphs.

Be modest with italics, boldface and underline. Use a consistent method of highlighting. Bear in mind that we use boldface for headings and subheadings. Longer examples (samples of actual texts) should be in italics with select highlights underlined or in bold.

Use your word processor’s or computer’s list of special characters if you need any. Examples from languages other than Modern English (for both English and Russian manuscripts) or Modern Russian (for Russian manuscripts) should appear in italics with a translation (if necessary) in single curly quotations marks ‘…’.

Illustrations and tables

All illustrations and tables should be included in the appropriate positions in the text and numbered consecutively. Scanned illustrations should be of good quality to be readable. Include only the necessary illustrations and tables to which you should refer in the text. Additional or bulky illustrations/tables may be placed in the Appendices section.

Table captions appear above the table as follows:
Table 1. Caption

Use a 10-point font for tables. If a table occupies the whole width of a page type its caption flush left. If a table is narrower than a page put the table and its caption (as well as notes) centered. Source or other notes appear under the table. See any current issue of the journal for more on how tables should look.

Illustration captions and notes (including source notes) appear under the illustrations as follows:
Figure 1. Caption

Notes to tables and illustrations are preceded by the word Note and a colon. Source notes are preceded by the word Source and a colon.

The captions, symbols in the figures, table titles and their contents in the Russian-language articles are necessarily given in two languages — Russian and English.


All quoted matter should be checked against the original source.

Regular quotations are run into the surrounding text and enclosed in quotation marks. The choice of quotation marks depends on what language your manuscript is written in.

If your submission is in Russian use angled quotation marks «…» and curly double quotation marks “…” for quotations inside quotations. If your submission is in English use curly double quotation marks “…” and curly single quotation marks ‘…’ for quotations within quotations. Please avoid neutral (straight) typewriter quotation marks.

Lengthy quotations can be set off by leaving extra line spacing before and after them, as well as indenting from the left. Block quotations are not enclosed in quotation marks

Sources of data should be indicated in footnotes (not in a separate list at the end of the article) for long or important examples. It is always best to include this information (e.g. magazine title and date of publication for an example from a magazine). Footnotes should be in 10-point font. You might prefer not to include notes on short (less than a sentence) examples, especially those in a list separated by a semicolon.

LTS uses the author-date system of references to cited material in the body of manuscripts. Sources are cited in the text by the author’s last name, the year of publication of the work cited, and a page (or pages) number(s) in parentheses.


(Smith 2012), or (Smith 2012, 5), or (Smith 2012, 5–6) for books with one author or a chapter with one author in an edited book, or a journal article with one author;
(Smith 2014a), (Smith 2014b, 23) for different books by the same author with the same year of publication;
(P. Jones 2010), (T. Jones 2011), for books by different authors with the same last name;
(Smith and Jones 2010, 78) for books with two authors;
(Smith, Jones, and Bush 2008, 56–57) for books with three authors;
(Smith et al. 2007, 24–25), for books with four and more authors;
(Smith 2010; Jones 2011), or (Smith 2010, 54–55; Jones 2011, 43) for multiple references;
(“Just a funny joke”, 2006) for an online article without an author (give the title or the beginning of the title and date (or date of accessing the site).


LST uses the author-date system of references based on that described in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th or 17th ed.). All references in the text should appear in the References section.

References section is organized alphabetically and then chronologically and contains all (and only) works cited in the body of your manuscript. Please do not use any indention and do not apply a numerical list feature to your list of references. Only start each new reference on a separate line. All author/editor’s first names should be spelled out if possible.

DOI must always be used where available.


Dickson, Paul, and Robert Skole. 2012. Journalese: A Dictionary for Deciphering the News. Oak Park: Marion Street Press.

McLeod, Douglas M., and Benjamin H. Detenber. 1999. “Framing Effects of Television News Coverage of Social Protest.” Journal of Communication 49 (3): 3–23.

Page, Susan. 2014. “Just me, or is everybody talking faster on Fox than they did on CNN? Questioners and Hillary?” SusanPage Twitter account, 17 June 2014. Accessed 23 June 2014.

Chandler, Daniel. 1998. Personal Home Pages and the Construction of Identities on the Web. Accessed 5 June 2014.

Информация для авторов статей на русском языке

Вся библиография проверяется. Запрещены ссылки ради ссылок. Самоцитирование допустимо в пределах, объяснимых содержанием рукописи. Статьи на русском, в списке литературы которых нет источников на иностранных языках, рассматриваются только в исключительных случаях.

Статьи на русском языке сопровождаются двумя списками литературы.

Список литературы включает литературу на русском языке в порядке русского алфавита, затем литературу на иностранных языках, использующих латиницу, в порядке латинского алфавита, затем литературу на языках, использующих иные системы письменности.

Примеры оформления (в целом, в соответствии с ГОСТ Р 7.0.5−2008):

Иванов Дмитрий Петрович. Название книги. М.: Наука, 2018.

Петрова Анна Васильевна. Название статьи // Название журнала. Год. Том. Номер. Страницы.

Смирнов Виктор Андреевич. Название диссертации: дис. … канд. филол. наук. Москва, 2010.

Жукова Мария Ивановна. Название автореферата диссертации: автореф. дис. доктора филол. наук. Санкт-Петербург, 2019.

Горбунов Дмитрий Михайлович. Название статьи // Название сборника материалов конференции с указанием даты. Минск, 2017. Страницы.

(Автор.) Название статьи или страницы в интернете. URL: адрес статьи или страницы (дата обращения: 1 марта 2019).

Второй список называется References и составляется на латинице в порядке латинского алфавита. Все источники на русском (и иных языках, не использующих латиницу) приводятся в транслитерации и с переводом названий (в квадратных скобках).

Transliteration from Russian should be done at Martin Podolak website, version ALA-LC no diacritics. For translations we recommend DeepL.


Arutiunova, Nina Davidovna. 1988. Tipy iazykovykh znachenii: Otsenka. Sobytiia. Fakt [Types of linguistic meanings: Evaluation. Events. Fact]. Moscow: Nauka. (in Russian)

Bazhenova, Elena Aleksandrovna. 2003. “Kategoriia otsenki” [Category of evaluation]. In Stilisticheskii entsiklopedicheskii slovar’ russkogo iazyka [Stylistic encyclopedic dictionary of the Russian language], edited by Margarita Nikolaevna Kozhina, 139. Moscow: Flinta. (in Russian)

Il’ina, Nelli Vladimirovna. 1984. Struktura i funktsionirovanie otsenochnykh konstruktsii v sovremennom angliiskom iazyke [Structure and functioning of evaluation constructions in modern English]. PhD dissertation. Moscow. (in Russian)

Khoroshilova, Oksana Anatol’evna. 2010. “Otsenochnyi kontsept ‘good/khoroshii’ kak strukturnyi element angliiskoi i russkoi iazykovykh kartin mira” [Evaluation concept “good/khoroshii” as a structural element of English and Russian linguistic world views]. Vestnik Adygeiskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta [Adygeya State University Bulletin], no. 4: 179–183. (in Russian)

Final considerations and submission

Check before submitting your manuscript that:

  • It has been spell-checked and grammar-checked.
  • All references mentioned in the References are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • All comments and highlighting have been removed.
  • Any figures, artwork, or graphics accidentally left in the file have been removed.

Please see further information about reviewing and publication ethics.

Note: The first five volumes of (SamaraAltLinguo E-journal) adhered to looser style requirements, particularly in respect to citations and references. However, starting with the sixth volume all submitted articles should follow the current style guide.