Submission Guidelines

Email submissions of between 5000 and 8000 words to as MS Word attachment.  Put 'eJournal' in the subject line of the email.

Article Introduction

Each article should contain the following at the beginning:

Title: Subtitle

  • Name of the author(s)
  • Contact information for authors (affiliation and email)
  • Abstract (no more than 200 words)

Formatting and template

We only accept contributions in MS Word, RTF, or plain text. No PDF, please. Authors are encouraged to use the Styles in this Word template.

Otherwise, articles should be single spaced throughout. Leave one line space between paragaphs. Do not use tabs or spaces to indent new paragraphs. Avoid inserting empty paragraphs to format page layout, etc. Do not insert empty lines after section headings.


Your contribution should be structured following the numerical system which means 1. or 1.1. or 1.1.1.  Only subchapters up to the third level are accepted (hence no


Please use numbered endnotes rather than footnotes.

Figures (including Tables and Images)

All figures should appear in the article and should be captioned and numbered (consecutively throughout the article rather than according to chapters or subchapters).

Quotations and References in the Text

Short quotations should appear in the main text in single quotation marks. Where the author's name is given in brackets do not use commas between author and date. For example:

According to Fowler (1991: 25), 'representation, in the press as in all other kinds of media and discourse, is a constructive practice'.


Metaphors are ideological in so far as they 'can contribute to a situation where they privilege one understanding of reality over others' (Chilton 1996: 74).

Quotations longer than 3 lines should be indented in the text without quotation marks.

References to multiple works should appear as follows:

Racism and ethnic inequality have been a staple focus of CDA (van Dijk 1987, 1991, 1993; Wodak 1996).


References appear at the end of the article and should be ordered alphabetically. If you have more than one reference to the same author(s), please list them chronologically (where necessary using YEARa, YEARb etc.).


Fowler, R. (1991) Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press. London: Routledge.

Hart, C. (2006) Analysing political discourse: Toward a cognitive approach. Critical Discourse Studies 2 (2): 189-194.

van Dijk, T. (2002) Ideology: Political discourse and cognition. In P. Chilton and C. Schaffner (eds.), Politics as Text and Talk. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp.203-238.