Instructions to Authors

Registration Procedure

You first need to either register here as an author for this publication or go to user home and log in if you are already registered. If you are registered for the Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts, which the Proceedings is a continuation of, you are already registered on this site with the same ID and password. If you have registered previously for another proceedings publication of the LSA, such as BLS or SALT, click on the link in the first paragraph of the registration form and supply your login credentials. Otherwise, fill out the full registration form and create your profile, making sure to check the author box at the bottom before submitting.

Article Submission Procedure

Having created the final version of your article in PDF format (up to 15 pages in length), following the specifications in the style sheet, for which there are links to both Word and LaTeX templates in the author guidelines, and having registered and logged in, you can start the submission process by clicking on the link for doing so either from your user home or from your author directory.

At submission step one: Read the Submission Checklist and, noting that you are in compliance with the requirements, check the box associated with each of the items, including the box concerning the Privacy Statement, which can be seen at the bootom of the page, and the Copyright Notice that appears below the checklist. If you are usiing copyrighted materials or have other matters that need to be disclosed, as per the Copyright Notice, enter the information in the field for Comments for the Editor. Other comments that may be of relevance to the editorial team may also be added there if you wish. And then, move to the next step by clicking on the save and continue button.

At submission step two: Click on the open file button, locate the PDF file that you have prepared for submission, and then click on upload. When the file name shows up on this page, click on save and continue to go to the next step.

At submission step three: Add the metadata that will be displayed on the landing page for your published article and will be used for search-engine indexing and for bibliographical cataloguing with agencies such as CrossRef. The submitting author will have their personal information automatically appear, populated from the information provided in their user profile. Click on add author as many times as needed to open up fields to add at least full names and email addresses for each additional author. You can also re-order the list of authors and select one of the additional authors to be the corresponding author. You need to enter the title of the article, bearing in mind that it should match the title entered in the PDF and that mentioned words (as in "the semantics of most") can be italicized using the HTML tags (e.g., the semantics of <em>most</em>). You should also enter a brief abstract, keywords, and a general subdiscipline identifier, such as semantics or psycholinguistics. The abstract should match what is in the PDF itself, although a condensed version might also be used, if that one deviates significantly in length or complexity from this example. In any caseit’s best to use plain text without whatever formatting code might come along with paragraphs copied and pasted from a Word or PDF file, for example. You can use the HTML editor or the other supplied editing tools for basic formatting and adding links. For IPA representations and examples in languages other than English, unicode characters pasted in as glyphs from online character lists or entered in code via the HTML editor should display properly for most users. Finally, an ORCID may, but need not, be entered for each author, using the http://orcid... format (not https). Although ORCIDs will not appear on the article view page, they will be entered into the CrossRef metadata, allowing ORCID auto-updating for your published article.

Skip submission step four, as supplementary files that you may want to make available to readers are to be handled by links in your PDF to items that you may place in institutional repositories or on social media sites, as detailed in the style sheet. Simply click on save and continue to go to the final step.

At submission step five: You should click on finish submission and then on the link on the next page to submit your article to the publishing queue and return to your user home.

You should receive an email from the system acknowledging that your submission was received and should also be able to see that it’s in the queue from your user home. The editorial team will add branding, DOI, and copyright information to the file and may make adjustments to formatting, style, and informational details in the list of references, and will contact you if assistance is needed in the finalization process. It is, however, your responsibility to check the status on the Editing page for your submission. The file in the Galley Format slot should be reviewed after the Layout Editor's proofreading has been marked as complete and the editorial team should be notified if corrections are needed.