Submissions

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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.

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

Peer review policy

JAT uses a two-step review process. First, all articles submitted to JATare  evaluated by an Editor to see if they are acceptable for peer review. When an Editor is listed as an author or has a conflicting interest in a manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to handle peer review. 

Submissions that pass the editorial review go through double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are kept hidden. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not reveal their identity. Additionally the received papers are subjected to such the process of "depersonalization," i.e. removal of author's affiliation and any personal metadata.

The peer review period is from 3 weeks, it can be changed during the editorial process.

When making a judgment, editors will read peer-reviewed papers, but they are not bound by the opinions or suggestions included therein. A single peer reviewer's or the Editor's concern could result in the paper being rejected. Peer review reports are sent to authors together with the editorial decision on their submission.

Peer reviewer selection

  • Editor(s) are expected to obtain a minimum of two peer reviewers for research articles.
  • In the most exceptional of circumstances, when two independent peer reviewers are not possible to secure, the Editor may act as a second reviewer or make a decision based on only one report. If this is the case:
    • Editor must have a sufficient amount of knowledge in the area if acting as a second reviewer
    • Editor should sign the review to ensure transparency in the peer review process
    • Any single reports should be detailed and thorough
    • The first reviewer should be senior, on topic and have published recently on the subject

 

  • Manuscripts that do not report research findings, such as Editorials, Book Reviews or Practice Reports, may be accepted without peer review. If the issue is within the' area of competence of the Editorial Board, such manuscripts should be evaluated by one of the Editorial Board members. If the topic is not within the area of expertise of the Editorial Board, such manuscripts should be evaluated by at least one independent expert reviewer.

Conflict of interest

Before accepting an invitation to evaluate an article, potential peer reviewers should notify the Editor of any potential conflicts of interest.

If in the process of working with the manuscript the existence of a conflict of interest or circumstances that do not allow the peer reviewer to perform the peer-review objectively and impartially are discovered, the peer reviewer should notify the Editor immediately.

The following citations are considered conflicts of interest:

  • Co-authoring publications with at least one of the authors in the past 3 years.
  • Being colleagues within the same section/department or similar organisational unit in the past 3 years.
  • Supervising/having supervised the doctoral work of the author (s) or being supervised/having been supervised by the author(s).
  • Receiving professional or personal benefit resulting from the review.
  • Having a personal relationship (e.g. family, close friend) with the author(s).
  • Having a direct or indirect financial interest in the paper being reviewed.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, i.e. the appropriation and/or presentation of thoughts, ideas, inventions or work of others as your own, is deeply unethical, and will not be tolerated. It is therefore very important that all sources are presented appropriately in the ways presented in our guidelines. Please note that you must state the source even if you quote indirectly or paraphrase the work of someone else, and regardless if the source of the original is in written, spoken, online or other form. We also demand that you avoid self-plagiarism, i.e. presenting work previously published by yourself somewhere else without stating the source, as that implies that this is new work, and violates the copyright of the original publisher. 

As of January 2023 all articles submitted to JAT will be routinely screened for plagiarism through iThenticate.

ORCID ID

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 www.orcid.org.

  • Supervising/having supervised the doctoral work of the author (s) or being supervised/having been supervised by the author(s).
  • Receiving professional or personal benefit resulting from the review.
  • Having a personal relationship (e.g. family, close friend) with the author(s).
  • Having a direct or indirect financial interest in the paper being reviewed.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Repository policy

Authors publishing in the Journal of Audiovisual Translation may deposit the following versions of their paper in an institutional or another repository of their choice :

  • Submitted (pre-print) Version

We recommend including an acknowledgment of acceptance for publication and, following the final publication, authors may wish to include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]."

  • Accepted (peer-reviewed) Version

The accepted version of an article is the version that incorporates all amendments made during the peer review process, but prior to the final published version (the Version of Record, which includes; copy and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services, and the addition of bibliographic and other material.

The version posted must include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

  • Published (version of record) Version 

Version of Record, which includes; copy and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services, and the addition of bibliographic and other material. Version of Record may be shared only after the article has been published in JAT. 

When published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles' DOI must be set.

Publication fees

Authors publishing in the Journal of Audiovisual Translation face no financial obligations for the publication of their article.

Digital Preservation

JAT is preserved through PKP Preservation Network.

 

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