Guidelines for contributors

I. Articles

artsThe journal solicits and accepts only original, unpublished work. Articles can be written in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Authors who submit manuscripts written in a language other than their native one are advised to have their manuscript carefully edited and proofread by a native speaker of the respective language. Manuscripts should be submitted both electronically and in a hard copy. Please, email manuscripts in Microsoft Word DOC format to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hard copies should be mailed to the journal’s address. The message accompanying e-mail electronic submissions of anonymised manuscripts should indicate: (i.) title of the paper; (ii.) author’s first and last names; (iii.) affiliation, including the place of institution; and (iv.) author’s email address. Each submission should contain a short abstract (1 400 characters) in Bulgarian, English and Russian. Submissions should not exceed 30 000 characters. The abstract should be followed by a maximum of 5 keywords. The manuscript should be organized as follows: title; abstract; key words; text; references; appendices (if any). Correspondence and email address(s) of the author(s) should be typed at the end of the text. Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word, font size 12 pts., line spacing 1,5 and 2,5 cm margins. Footnotes should be in 10 pts., single spacing and should be included in the text. They should be indicated by superscript numbers in the text and be kept to a minimum. Footnotes should only be used for additional information and not to give bibliographical information.

References in the text should follow the usual author-date-page format: (Aarts 2011: 3-4). For multi-authored (three and more authors) works only the first author should be given followed by et al.: (Heine et al.). When referring to more than one work in single parentheses, the authors should be ordered alphabetically.

In the REFERENCES part of the manuscript authors are advised to follow the examples provided below:



Seidlhofer, B. 2011. Understanding English as a Lingua Franca. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Radden, G. and R. Dirven. 2007. Cognitive English Grammar. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamin Publishing House.

Article in book

Thornburg, L. and K. Panther. 2000. Why we subject incorporate (in English): a post-Whorfian view. In Pütz, M. and M. Verspoor (eds.) Explorations in Linguistic Relativity. 319-345. Amsterdam /Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Article in journal

Masini, Fr.. 2009. Phrasal lexemes, compounds and phrases: A constructionist perspective. - Word structure 2/2: 254 – 272.

Review article

Murphy, G. [review]. 2011. How words mean: Lexical concepts, cognitive models, and meaning construction. By Vyvyan Evans. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009. pp. xvii + 377. – Language 87/2: 393– 395.

Electronic sources should be cited as follows:

Evans, V., B. Bergen and J. Zinken. 2007. The Cognitive Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview. at (accessed 19 August 2009).


BNC: The British National Corpus, version 3 (BNC XML Edition). 2007. Distributed by Oxford University Computing Services on behalf of the BNC Consortium. URL:

COCA: Davies, M. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA): 425 million words, 1990-present. Available online at

FrameNet at Copyright 2000-2011, International Computer Science Institute.


II. Reviews

Reviews should not exceed 14 000 characters. Reviews are entitled by a full bibliographical specification of the work under review as shown below:

F. S h a r i f i a n. Cultural Conceptualisations and Language, Theoretical framework and applications. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2011. pp. xvii. + 238.

S. P a l i g a. Etymological Lexicon of the Indigenous (Thracian) Elements in Romanian. Bucureşti, Fundaţia Evenimentul, 2006. pp. 398.