Guidelines for Authors

If you wish to submit an article to Localisation Focus–The international Journal of Localisation, please adhere to the detailed guidelines found here and the more general guidelines below:

  • Citations and references should conform to the University of Limerick guide to the Harvard Referencing Style
  • Articles should have a meaningful title
  • Articles should have an abstract. The abstract should be a minimum of 120 words and be autonomous and self-explanatory, not requiring reference to the paper itself
  • Articles should include keywords listed after the abstract
  • Articles should be written in U.K. English. If English is not your native language, it is advisable to have your text checked by a native English speaker before submitting it
  • Articles should be submitted in in .doc or .rtf format
  • Article text requires minimal formatting as all content will be formatted later using DTP software
  • Headings should be clearly indicated and numbered as follows: 1. Heading 1 text, 2. Heading 2 text etc.
  • Subheadings should be numbered using the decimal system (no more than three levels) as follows:
    1. Heading
    1.1 Subheading (first level)
    1.1.1 Subheading (second level) Subheading (third level)
  • Images/graphics should be submitted in separate files (at least 300dpi) and not embedded in the text document although low res placeholders are permitted in the document
  • If images/graphics are included the word count should be reduced accordingly to take account of the reduced space for text
  • All images/graphics (including tables) should be annotated with a fully descriptive caption
  • Captions should be numbered in the sequence they are intended to appear in the article e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. or Table 1, Table 2, etc.

Authors should also submit the following

  • Their full name
  • Their affiliation (university, employer...)
  • A contact email address (this will appear at the end of the article)

Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

Localisation Focus – The International Journal of Localisation is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring  ethics in publication and quality of articles in publication. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published.

All authors submitting material to Localisation Focus – The International Journal of Localisation affirm that the content and associated materials are original and do not infringe the copyright of anyone. By submitting content, authors also confirm that the submission has full consensus of all the authors and it was neither submitted nor published previously.

If you would like to submit an article or would like more information, contact us.