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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  • Remember to include the metadata for all the authors (follow the Quick guide to online submission).

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines

Research articles: 5-7,500 words incl. references and bibliography.

Practice reports: 2-5.000 words inc. references and bibliography.

JAT accepts format-free submissions, however, authors will be asked to format their article once the article is accepted. If you want to submit format-free remember to include:

  • Title
  • An abstract
  • Figures / Tables
  • Research-funder information
  • Consistent citation format (JAT uses APA7)
  • References (JAT uses APA7)

Do not include:

  • Names and affiliations of the author(s)
  • Emails of the author(s)
  • ORCID ID of the author(s)

If you prefer to submit in the JAT template can download our final copyediting template here and use it to prepare your manuscript, however, please do not enter your name, affiliation, email, and ORCID ID when submitting your manuscript.

Please note that JAT follows the APA7 guidelines for referencing. Please consult the APA website for information on in-text citation and referencing guidelines.

Lay summary

Once the article is accepted we ask the authors to prepare a lay summary. A lay summary follows the principle of Open Science, namely, to disseminate research findings to a broad audience in plain language. It can help authors convey the impact of their work to technical and non-technical audiences. Consequently, it improves public engagement and impact, and makes the work relevant.  In JAT the lay summaries are displayed on the article landing page, alongside the regular abstract.   I am attaching our lay summary guidelines. Find out more about lay summaries and how to write them in our Guidelines for lay summaries.

Language policy

JAT accepts articles in English. As we strive for high-quality papers, including grammatically correct and transparent use of language, authors are advised to have their manuscripts checked by a native speaker, as it helps to ensure that the content is fully understood by the editorial board and reviewers. In addition, all accepted papers will be reviewed on language and style by JAT language editors. Please note that submissions can be rejected if the level of English writing is not adequate.

Online submission

All contributions should be submitted through the online submission system. To submit an article online you need to have an account with Journal of Audiovisual Translation. I you don't have an account, please register here. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.

Quick guide to online submission


We encourage all authors and co-authors to register for an ORCID iD. ORCID provides a digital name – or iD – that uniquely and persistently identifies researchers and other contributors to the research effort. We collect ORCID IDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata. Thank to that your work is attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. To learn more about ORCID, visit

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Special issue 2023: Beyond Objectivity in Audio Description

This special issue is for pre-accepted submissions only.


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