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1. From 2022, the journal reviewers will give priority to studies that are original, bring a novelty in the research area. The quality of the results is supported by research.
2. Articles that will not be within the scope of the journal, in the topic of the issue, will be excluded without reviewing.
3. Bibliographic references ONLY in APA style: Mrkva, J., Mrkvova, A., & Kilmanova, F. (2021). Impact on learning French. Contemporary education 12(2). Doi code ...
4. Citing norm in the text:
Text text text (Mrkva, Mrkvova, Kilmanova, 2021) or (Mrkva, Mrkvova, Kilmanova, 2021: 56) text text text.
Mrkva, Mrkvova, Kilmanova (2021) say that text text text.

Description of the XLinguae journal´s article style
The Publisher encourages prospective authors to contact the corresponding editor as described below:
In 2023, these axes are determined:

JANUARY 2023 - Terminology and lexis (in academic English, Slovak, Spanish)
Call for papers: July 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022. All papers are to be sent to Editors´ and reviewers´ choice are based on multiple factors, including expertise and specific recommendations.
Editors and reviewers select the papers based on their expertise.
Editor: prof. Sukardi Weda

Dates and deadlines
submission of manuscripts: 10 July - 10 October 2022
results of peer review: 05 December 2022
submission of revised manuscripts: 28 December 2022
publication: January 2023

APRIL 2023 - Innovative methods and approaches in teaching languages (in academic English, Slovak, Spanish)
Call for papers: July 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022. All research papers are to be sent to Editors´ and reviewers´ choice are based on multiple factors, including expertise and specific recommendations. Research papers on theme and scope of the issue will be the reviewers´ priority.
Editor: assoc. prof. Jana Birova

Dates and deadlines
submission of manuscripts: 10 July 2022 - 10 October 2022
results of peer review: 10 February 2023
submission of revised manuscripts: 10 March 2023
publication: April 2023

JUNE 2023 - Philosophy (in academic English, Slovak, Spanish)
Call for papers: will be posted
Dates and deadlines
submission of manuscripts: 
results of peer review: 
submission of revised manuscripts: 

OCTOBER 2022 - French language, linguistics, literature and philosophy (IN PROGRESS)
Call for papers: 8 February 2022 - 8 April 2022. All papers accompanied with a short video must be addressed in French to
Issue editors: Jana Birova
Dates and deadlines
submission of manuscripts: 8 April 2022
results of peer review: 30 August 2022
submission of revised manuscripts: 20 September 2022
publication: October 2022

Authors may contact but not for submitting articles.
Only original research papers and reviews can be submitted to the XLinguae journal. According to the Slovak law statute Act n. 618/2003, the editor decides about copyright and does not offer any remuneration. It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the SVO, s.r.o. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the XLinguae journal, to the widest possible readership in paper and electronic formats as appropriate. The articles that were not called for will not be sent back to the authors. We strongly encourage you to send the final, revised version of your article, electronically, by mail to xlinguae(at) without paying the publication fee. In case the paper is accepted, authors are obliged to pay publication fee. All original articles are subjected to a double blind peer-review process.

If the XLinguae journal board decides to call for thematic issues or extensive empirical studies (up to 108 000 characters or 60 standard pages), these will be also peer-reviewed. Only after the decision of their publication, names of the reviewers will appear at the end of each long study due to its easy registration as a journal monograph.
Proofs will be sent to authors if there is sufficient time to do so and if there is a necessity to do so. ("Proofs" means proofreading sheets or corrected articles. Articles are corrected by our native speakers under condition they are on a sufficient level. Minor grammatical or orthographic changes are usually done in the end of the reviewing process. This sort of correction is communicated by mail in order to get author´s agreement).
Proofs in which reviewers ask questions or ask to reformulate paragraph or status are sent to the authors. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within few weeks. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.

Ethical oversight and human subjects protection
The Journal takes seriously the issue of human-subjects protection and imposes the following guidelines related to ethical oversight and informed consent rules:
No investigator may involve a human being as a subject in research covered by these regulations unless the investigator has obtained the legally effective informed consent of the subject or the subject's legally authorized representative. An investigator shall seek such consent only under circumstances that provide the prospective subject or the representative sufficient opportunity to consider whether or not to participate and that minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence. The information that is given to the subject or the representative shall be in language understandable to the subject or the representative. No informed consent, whether oral or written, may include any exculpatory language through which the subject or the representative is made to waive or appear to waive any of the subject's rights, or releases or appears to release the investigator, the sponsor, the institution, or its agents from liability for negligence.

In seeking informed consent, the following information shall be provided to each subject:
(1) A statement that the study involves research, an explanation of the purposes of the research and the expected duration of the subject's participation, a description of the procedures to be followed, and identification of any procedures which are experimental.
(2) A description of any reasonably foreseeable risks or discomforts to the subject.
(3) A description of any benefits to the subject or to others which may reasonably be expected from the research.
(4) A disclosure of appropriate alternative procedures or courses of treatment, if any, that might be advantageous to the subject.
(5) A statement describing the extent, if any, to which confidentiality of records identifying the subject will be maintained.

As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, it comprises these types of studies:
Scientific studies
 with research results (template-page: 10-20 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields from linguistics, applied linguistics and philology, philosophy
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project registration number
- abstract in language you write the contribution as well as in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)
Extensive empirical studies (only when there is a Call for extensive empirical studies)
 (standard-page length: 60 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields and research from linguistics, applied linguistics and philology
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail address
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project a registration number
- abstract must be in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)
Book reviews
- a full bibliographic reference about the book that is (being) reviewed: author, title, town, editor, year, number of pages, ISBN (as title of the book review)
- types of the book reviews: a) informative (max. 1 page), b) analytical (max. 5 pages)
- author of the book review, full name and address of the institution the author works for, e-mail.


Citation form:
- message in text: (Harmer, 1991: 12) or (Harmer, 1991) or Harmer (1991: 12) or Harmer (1991)
- full references in the list of bibliographic references

Bibliographic references
Book bibliographic reference
Harmer, J. (1991). The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. ISBN 0582 04656 4
Birova, J., & Andrejcakova, M. (2010). Competence phonologique chez les etudiants en francais. OEP. ISBN 078 99 456 213  

Journal bibliographic reference
Lah, M. (2009). Évolutions des manuels. Didactique du FLE dans les pays slaves 2(2), pp. 9-12. ISSN 1337-9283.
Mrkva, J., Mrkvova, A., & Kilmanova, F. (2021). Impact on learning French. Contemporary education 12(2). Doi code ...

If there is a number of works cited from one author from the same year, please, use the following form: e.g. 1971a, 1971b... 
(no diacritic marks in the Bibliographic references, neither in brackets in the text)

Authors of research studies should present an accurate account of the work performed as objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts in MS Word must be submitted using the elements listed below and must be written in one of the following languages (Slovak, Spanish, French, Russian and English) following the rules of academic style where high-quality grammar and style are essential. 

Submissions must include:
- the main text of the very final author´s version of the scientific article about language, linguistics (phonetics, morphology, lexicology, terminology, pragmatics, stylistics, syntax), methodology of teaching language or translation, philosophy (without author´s identification) sent in attachment using the ARTICLE TEMPLATE format (title, introduction, main text, research results, conclusion, appendixes, bibliographic references, citations of relevant research mentioned in scientifically recognized monographs, databases - Scopus, WOS and scientifically recognized journals) 
- the personal questionnaire QUESTIONNAIRE format (sent as an attachement)
the following elements (to be sent in the e-mail): title, authors (maximally 5 authors), affiliations (academic institution address), contacts, academic e-mails, abstracts in English and in the language of the written text (Slovak, Czech, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian or English), key words in English and in the language of the written text (Slovak, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian or English), author´s agreement to receive a printed copy if the article is accepted, author´s note that the submitted article was not published elsewhere and is not under consideration by any other journal, a link to your university or academic website in case you do not provide academic e-mail address.

Innovative contribution in the research field (linguistics, applied linguistics and philosophy)
The impact of an article is defined as the number of authors that have been influenced by it. Thus, the measure aims at quantifying the paper´s reach, putting emphasis on 

The paper should be formatted into Template pages, with the title in 9-point Times New Roman: main text, bibliographic references and professional signature, in single-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print (the best is to copy them into the text as a figure - print screen of the table). Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text. Other formats are not acceptable. Authors submit their papers electronically via e-mail to the Journal's Submission addresses:,,,

The paper should be sent from the academic institution e-mail address. If you do not use or do not have your academic institution e-mail address, you are supposed to introduce yourself in a detailed way, otherwise your paper might not be accepted as we cannot know whether you are an academic professional in the field of linguistics, applied linguistics or philosophy. 
The authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. If you need some corrections of your text in English language, please, use services. If your English is of sufficient level, the paper will be sent to review process. If editors decide that the paper requires large correction process, the author must have his article corrected elsewhere or he/ she might ask our editorial board and be charged some more fees. The authors should ensure they have written work of original contribution, the papers and/or works of other scholars have to be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are of unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception of a research study, or interpretation of the reported study. All those, who have made significant contributions, should be listed as co-authors (maximum 5 authors). They should be mentioned as those, who participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project so that they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author´s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
The scientific impact of the papers SJR (by Scimago) in XLinguae journal is assured by the established connections with the well-known indexing database ELSEVIER Products – SCOPUS (since 2011) and Scimago.
When sending a scientific paper, authors should note that papers are judged on a date-by-date basis and should respect the deadlines.

Publication Fee
The publication fee is 500 euros per accepted paper.
The publication fee is to be paid after the approval was granted by Scientific board and Editor-in-chief.
The scholars are recommended to use the e-mail address from which the paper was sent (payment announcement) so that their study may be easily identified.
The fee must be sent to the following account:
IBAN: SK8311000000002620148945, BIC (SWIFT) code: TATRSKBX
Bank: Tatra banka, a.s., Hodzovo námestie 3, 811 06 Bratislava
Invoice Address: Slovenská Vzdelávacia a Obstarávacia s.r.o., Petzwalova 30, Nitra 94911, Slovakia
IDnumber (ICO): 44618735

All manuscripts will be subject to a well-established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and considered on their significance, novelty and usefulness to the journal´s readership. We highly recommend you send us papers containing research, innovation, analyses. The reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The review process may take several weeks. Each paper will be provided with a paper ID for further reference and anonymous reviewers will be in contact with you via editors´ adresses. 

Manuscripts which do not reflect the journal´s scope will be excluded.
The review output will be one of the following decisions: 
A, Accept; 
B, Accept with minor changes (several points regarding bibliographic references or other formal mistakes or lapsus in the text); 
C, Reject (the paper is rejected if it does not correspond to the scope of our journal or if the author is committing malpractice, or if the research results do not reflect the correct methodology procedure, or do not introduce an original/ innovative study, or if no research is done, or the study has no relevant citation, or the study with a poor level of scientific language, a study considered by reviewers with poor or nearly no scientific impact in the research field). 
If required, the authors are supposed to revise the paper according to the reviewer's commentaries. After publishing, the authors will receive a copy of the journal and/or may download the study from the journal´s website. They are supposed to write it in the mail.
An invoice is sent to authors if they send complete information (name, address, country, codes, ID, or what they need to have on an invoice) to
All invoices are stored in archives. 

We kindly ask authors for patience, we employ people with special needs. Sometimes, it takes time.

Authors who are residents of the countries listed below will not be charged any fees (free of charge). The process of reviewing the articles is guaranteed by the publising house: 
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominica, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Libya, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanamar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nauru, Nigeria, Niue, Niger, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The complete versions of the journal issues in PDF are published on the journal´s website in January, April, June and October. 

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